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- Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:16 am
- Forum: Fly-in Planning
- Topic: Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Gathering of RV's - June 18th
- Replies: 16
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Event weather updates will be available at: http://www.eaa1384.org There will be door prizes and pilots may register in advance or upon arrival. We encourage pre-registration as it helps us plan accordingly, but it is NOT mandatory! You can pre-register by following this link: http://goo.gl/forms/vf...
All good advice above. I'll reiterate / add a couple of thoughts. Bruce hit the nail on the head. Pick a mission and stick to it. From what you've described it sounds like you want side-by-side seating, VFR, non-aerobatic airplane. This narrows the choice down to the RV-7, 9, 12, or 14. If you don't...
- Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:41 pm
- Forum: The Hangar
- Topic: New Forum software is online and ready to use!
- Replies: 10
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Looks great Mike!
Thanks all. Here's the response from Ken @ Van's: "Actually, that's darn close to perfect alignment. Nail it down before it gets away." Even after reading that it is still bothering me. So, I'm going to leave it alone for now. If it still bothers me when I start flying I can fix it then.
After drilling the elevator horns, I have a slight mis-alignment. With the elevator horn drilled and bolted at both ends I clamped the right elevator at the counterweight. http://papalimabravo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/img_9167.jpeg The result is a slightly high left counterweight arm. It only ...
I'm using automotive Delfleet Essential two part epoxy primer, and corresponding paint, for my interior. Some people use the jet flex or other aviation specific paints, but in my judgment they are more trouble than they are worth. I have yet to meet a builder who used rustoleum rattle can paint and ...
I received my Show Planes Fastback kit today, and I must say I'm impressed with the company, the kit, and the instructions. Bryan has been responsive to all my questions, and the kit quality is top notch. I can't wait to get started! I have been considering a fastback kit since the beginning of my b...
Agree completely with Mike on AKZO. I've used it for all my priming (except the QB fuselage). Its bullet tough, relatively easy to work with, and dries very quickly. I sprayed my AKZO in a garage, outside, and in the hangar. It dries so quickly over spray is not an issue. Highly recommended. That sa...
- Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:56 pm
- Forum: Flight Tales
- Topic: Flying in Santiago, Chile!
- Replies: 5
- Views: 4371
In early January, I traveled to Santiago, Chile as part of a short term study abroad trip for my MBA program. When I travel, I try to meet new people wherever I can. RV builders and pilots are an added bonus! Knowing the trip was coming, I contacted Fernando Abasolo via VAF to see if he'd be interes...
- Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:49 pm
- Forum: General Construction Questions
- Topic: Fast build kits?
- Replies: 2
- Views: 3173
I can't speak from personal experience as I've been slow-building thus far, but I plan to order a quick build fuselage in the very near future. Everything I have ever heard concerning the build quality is that it is very well done.
- Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:19 am
- Forum: Help Me Decide!
- Topic: QB RV-7 vs RV-14 cost for first time builder
- Replies: 8
- Views: 28308
John, Chad's post is right on the money, and sufficiently thorough that I can't add a lot. I will reiterate that you shouldn't worry about skills in choosing a kit. Pick the RV you want. When I started building my -8 I had virtually no knowledge or skills, nor did I have any tools. Fortunately, the ...
- Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:12 am
- Forum: The Hangar
- Topic: Congratulations to Captain John on his first flight!
- Replies: 52
- Views: 26523
Of that, 15 have to be with a CFII, the other 25 can be with a friend who has an instrument ticket (Calling Peter Barrett - want some free beer in exchange for RV rides???). Does this sound correct? You've got it dead on. (40 actual or simulated, and 15 of those with CFII) The only additional point...