I guess I am officially a repeat RV offender...

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I guess I am officially a repeat RV offender...

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So I just bought an RV-4 tail kit...time to get my head back in the game!

8)
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Post by captain_john »

Good for you!!!

When will it be done?!?

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Same day as last time. Friday.
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Awesome!!! Gonna beat you getting my Hatz done. I'm shooting for Tuesday. 😊

Great news Chad.
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Post by TomNativeNewYorker »

quick or slow build? tip up or slider canopy? tail dragger or tricycle gear? lycoming or subaru? glass or steam gauge cockpit? bourbon or scotch?

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Chad,

Awesome! Looking forward to tracking your progress. Let the weathervaning begin! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Thanks guys! yeah I'll have to find a new way to create a website for this build. Or maybe I won't...I don't know, I can't decide. :wink: :lol:
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Post by stevewiz »

Congrats Chad. Hope you kept all your tools from your last build. We will be looking forward to another inspection visit from you in the next couple of months
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Well I WISH I would have kept them all...I have some, but will have to repurchase a lot of it. :o
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Let me know what tools you need Chad. I inherited a bunch from a friend who recently passed away. I think most of them are from Avery's basic RV kit. He'd be glad to contribute them, I'm sure, as would I.
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That would be amazing Jeff!! Thank you. Let's chat on the phone soon...I have some other things to chat with you about.
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Gimme a call sometime. Cell number is the same.
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Will do...thanks!
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Post by Spike »

So out of curiosity Chad, why did you decide on another RV?

There is lots of good stuff out there and I know some of it you have eyed up in the past. It would be neat to hear about your decision making process for round 2.

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That's a really good question Spike...one that has a couple of factors that I can't go in to yet (personal life stuff), but as many of you know, this isn't really round two...it's more like round 7 or 8.

Round 2 was a Thatcher CX4, sold just before completion
Round 3 was a Tailwind, built wood ribs and then metal ribs, had a nearly completed fuselage, sold it.
Round 4 was a Cougar restoration, sold before complete.
Round 5 was the EAA Zenith 750, now flying in the EAA flying club.
Round 6 was a Cubby, built ribs, sold it.
Round 7 was a Mustang II project, but I don't really count this one as I didn't do much to it before selling it.

So...round 7 or 8? I've been looking for a project for a long time, and I had so many starts on plans built airplanes before making a decision that it was just too much without an airplane of my own to fly. Another pre-punched RV didn't interest me as I've been there and got the t-shirt. So...I think I've found some middle ground here. I've had RV-4 preview plans for a long time, and when a tail kit became available at a very reasonable price, and where I'm at in life (that personal crap again), I decided that I would give it a go to start building a non-prepunched kit that will require some plans built skills, but with some hand holding from Van's via instructions...and I'm uber familiar with metal.

I also love tandem taildraggers... 8)

So without going too much further in to my situation for now, that's where I'm at. :wink: :wink: 8)
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You're starting your -4 the same way I did. I bought a completed tail and wings in progress. Went from there. I still think the -4 is the best flying of all the RVs. At least of the ones I've flown. Enjoy the journey.
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Thanks Scott! Still enjoying the Rans???

EDIT...just saw your sig...sorry. :oops:
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It's okay. I took the landing gear off landing at a strip I should have had nailed. Oh well. The plane was for sale anyway and the insurance company bought it.
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Post by Spike »

Actually Chad. while its your 8th project or so, I think its going to be the 2nd one that you finish. :mrgreen:
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Let's hope so Spike!! 8)
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