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fcordrey 01-22-2017 09:00 PM

Finally starting
 
I've have been looking and reading for some time now. I really got serious about RV's this past summer and went beyond just walking past looking. I was still trying to define my mission and was between the 7 and the 9.

I decided to do the EAA Sport Air sheet metal class that was held in Manassas Va. this past September just to see what it was all about. I really enjoyed it! I then found someone to give me a demo 9A flight in late fall. Very nice airplane but my desire to do light acro just rules it out. So fast forward through the holidays and other life distractions and I find myself in touch with another very generous forum member beginning of this month. We arrange to meet and he gives me a demo 7 flight on 1/15 ....that did it!
I've wanted to fly a 7 for at least 3 years now and that flight confirmed that is what I want.

I came home and talked it over with my WONDERFUL wife who thinks I am crazy but is supportive! So with out waiting any longer I placed my order!

I just got through inventorying the empennage tonight and organizing my rivet/small parts bin . I ordered tools before faxing in my order to Vans and still don't have all the tools in yet! Oh well....a lot of information to look over.

No tools to work with and lots to read over. More to come...And lots of questions I'm sure.

Mike S 01-22-2017 09:10 PM


fcordrey 01-22-2017 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike S (Post 1143993)

Might need to have this made into a poster for my garage!

Adam W 01-22-2017 09:36 PM

Great news
 
Frank

great news about your project. I jumped in a year ago and have enjoyed it beyond expectation. The forum is such an incredible resource and source of camaraderie. tons of enjoyment so far. ive completed the empenage kit and im better than half way through the wings.

Lemmingman 01-23-2017 06:45 AM

One piece of advice, Frank. Spend less time surfing the web and more time building. You can find yourself researching for hours. If you just follow the directions and just dive in you'll surprise yourself.

jcarne 01-23-2017 06:47 AM

Frank welcome! I jumped in a few months ago and am just now working on the horizontal stab. If I stay a bit ahead of you you can learn from my mistakes! haha

jcarne 01-23-2017 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lemmingman (Post 1144026)
One piece of advice, Frank. Spend less time surfing the web and more time building. You can find yourself researching for hours. If you just follow the directions and just dive in you'll surprise yourself.

This is a good bit of advice, I found myself researching too dang much and not building enough, it's easy to fall into that one...

daddyman 01-24-2017 06:31 AM

Welcome to RV
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fcordrey (Post 1143990)
I've have been looking and reading for some time now. I really got serious about RV's this past summer and went beyond just walking past looking. I was still trying to define my mission and was between the 7 and the 9.

I decided to do the EAA Sport Air sheet metal class that was held in Manassas Va. this past September just to see what it was all about. I really enjoyed it! I then found someone to give me a demo 9A flight in late fall. Very nice airplane but my desire to do light acro just rules it out. So fast forward through the holidays and other life distractions and I find myself in touch with another very generous forum member beginning of this month. We arrange to meet and he gives me a demo 7 flight on 1/15 ....that did it!
I've wanted to fly a 7 for at least 3 years now and that flight confirmed that is what I want.

I came home and talked it over with my WONDERFUL wife who thinks I am crazy but is supportive! So with out waiting any longer I placed my order!

I just got through inventorying the empennage tonight and organizing my rivet/small parts bin . I ordered tools before faxing in my order to Vans and still don't have all the tools in yet! Oh well....a lot of information to look over.

No tools to work with and lots to read over. More to come...And lots of questions I'm sure.

Welcome,
Things you can expect to find at the Vansairforce.net:
1. support for tech
2. camaraderie
3. encouragement
4. fun

Although you've chosen the -7, You are welcome to be my backs eater in RV-4.

Way to go!

Daddyman
dues paid +

daddyman 01-24-2017 06:32 AM

That is back seater.
 
Intended to write back-seater

Daddyman:)

bret 01-24-2017 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lemmingman (Post 1144026)
One piece of advice, Frank. Spend less time surfing the web and more time building. You can find yourself researching for hours. If you just follow the directions and just dive in you'll surprise yourself.

Or....if you have a computer at work......and doing work orders and......other stuff........


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