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DeltaRomeo 02-04-2006 02:02 PM

Show Us Your Rocket!
I'll get the ball rolling. Instructions on how to insert an image HERE.

Welcome aboard, Gentlemen.


N395V 02-04-2006 08:05 PM

N395V SN#69 365hrs IO 540 250HP
Me, my boss, and the plane at 0V2 Salida Colorado

N395V 02-04-2006 08:21 PM

With an RV 8 at 64GA

(ed: Milt, I re-uploaded that pic to a clickable thumbnail so it wouldn't push the subsequent repies off the page (large images do that). Hope you don't mind, and welcome again to the group! B, dr)

N395V 02-04-2006 08:29 PM

Flyby at T82

N395V 02-04-2006 08:43 PM

Over Memphis at 11.5

N395V 02-04-2006 08:50 PM


Hope you don't mind
Not at all. :) I am all thumbs when it comes to this computer stuff :eek:

N395V 02-04-2006 08:58 PM

Fun over MCB

N395V 02-05-2006 09:32 AM

Escort Duty

Over NE Oklahoma on a return leg from a 3600NM tour of the Western US.

The 235 Apache was our freighter.

N395V 02-05-2006 09:41 AM

It also works as an interceptor

This is Jim Crunkleton in his RV8 absconding with my wife. She has the checkbook, credit cards, and all the money so I had to get her back.

Forced him down at the Mallards landing flyin where I saw Vics RV 10 and Jim Franks almost finished F1 along with several other RVs

Michael White 02-05-2006 12:22 PM

I wandered around your Rocket at the Mallard's Landing Fly-in, taking several pictures. Here are a few of them.

A beautiful airplane for sure.

Tom Martin 02-05-2006 03:02 PM

The blue one
Here is a picture of the blue HRII that I built
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Tom Martin 02-05-2006 03:19 PM

The red one
And this is a picture of my Red HRII

mark manda 02-06-2006 12:55 AM

photos by me

184KS 02-17-2006 09:46 AM

under construction

f1rocket 04-17-2006 10:21 AM

My "Temp" Paint Job

This is my temporary paint job. I tried painting it myself but it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. So I stripped it and made an appointment with Grady at GLO Custom for November.

In the mean time, I'll terrorize Indiana in my Russian fighter.

Tom Martin 05-15-2006 12:57 PM

Evo 1
Here is a picture of my EVO F1. It has passed the final inspection and I am just waiting for the flight permit

f1rocket 06-11-2006 03:43 PM

Tom Martin 06-22-2006 11:36 AM

Here are a couple of pictures of the EVO1.

smokyray 10-12-2006 04:34 AM

Here is a picture of my 97" HR2 I recently bought as a "bizness plane". It lives alongside my RV4 I finished in 97'...(It's parked in my driveway!)

LyCon IO-540 dynoed 315HP/3000RPM...gotta love it!

Rob Ray[IMG][/IMG]

f1rocket 12-03-2006 01:38 PM

Just got back from the paint shop. More pictures at

Michael White 12-04-2006 04:52 PM

Absolutely stunning!

szicree 12-04-2006 07:56 PM

That is one amazing looking plane. With each completed plane I see on here it becomes harder to think of these as "home-built". When you tell someone you're building a plane in your garage they sure don't picture a beauty like this. Congrats on a magnificent looking plane.

N395V 12-07-2006 06:51 AM

Another top job Randy.

cjensen 12-07-2006 08:12 AM

Beautiful Randy!! I just remembered I have a couple of pics of you doing a fly-by at a little fly-in over in Indiana, northeast of Indy, from this summer. I'll see if I can dig those up in the next couple of days...

Your Rocket is STUNNING!!!

:cool: :cool: :cool:

cjensen 12-09-2006 10:33 PM

Finally got around to REMEMBERING to find those pictures from The Last Resort fly-in this past summer Randy...

f1rocket 12-10-2006 05:00 AM

Looks a little different now. Amazing what a paint job does.

Thanks for posting the pictures. The Wilson ice cream social is a "must do" fly in each summer.

mark manda 03-05-2007 01:10 AM

HR-2 almost ready for wings
We're getting closer.

210TC 03-28-2007 03:01 PM

See Video clip
See video clip @ 4 blade MT sounds wild outside, in the **** pit total silence compared to 2 or 3 blade.
Camera man said Rocket came by to fast and it caused him to shake :eek:

cjensen 03-28-2007 03:44 PM


Those look like "stock" photos from the internet to me. Not necessarily THE airplanes they rent.

I think the owner of that website is a VAF member (Milt I think...), not any sort of scam if you ask me.

mark manda 04-17-2007 03:05 PM

90% done -- maybe

(milt i'll go check out your site for a place to sell my 7a)

N395V 04-17-2007 04:23 PM

Lookin good Mark

mark manda 05-30-2007 03:04 AM

down to the extra stuff
I'd be done if it weren't for the extras....

I didn't finish in time for Bakersfield's L45 EAA fly In this Saturday June 2nd where all the Rockets show up to play golf with John Harmon. I was close but no cigar.

mark manda 07-09-2007 02:46 AM


Dan Checkoway with stopped by along with John Harmon. Thanks!

only things I wish I had is a lipstick camera monitor and a couple VAF stickers. thanks to you guys and gals for all the info; wish me luck on my airworthiness inspection!

finished on my big 5 0 birthday too! :)
"born on the 7th of July"

osxuser 07-09-2007 09:46 AM

I didn't know you were building a Rocket mark... what made you decide to ditch the sissy wheel? :D j/k

Good luck on the Phase 1.

mark manda 07-10-2007 04:21 AM

well, I figure I have an Anna Nicole model and a Paula Abdul version!!! :)

I got dinged by the FAA Inspector for .030 safety wire on the prop bolts. (I didn't think the .040 would go thru there, it does now.)

A starter cable sitting too close to the exhaust.

Crankcase vent tube venting right on top of the exhaust pipe.

And nylocks on the front rudder pedal and cable assy.

20 hrs. Phase One
60 nm miles
$$$ one bottle of water; our tax dollars at work!!!

(you probably won't hear from me for a while. gotta fly now :) )

osxuser 07-10-2007 09:33 AM

Interestingly enough, Hartzell tells you to use .032 wire on the prop bolts. I found that out when we installed our new 3-blade on the Cardinal. The 'standard' .040 is something that every mechanic I know swears by, but the hartzell manual doesn't bear out.

Jamie 07-10-2007 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by osxuser
Interestingly enough, Hartzell tells you to use .032 wire on the prop bolts. I found that out when we installed our new 3-blade on the Cardinal. The 'standard' .040 is something that every mechanic I know swears by, but the hartzell manual doesn't bear out.

Yep, I have the Hartzell prop too. An A&P/IA stopped by my hangar one day and mentioned the .032 safety wire on my prop and said I needed .040. I pulled out the manual and showed him the .032 callout. He said it was the first he had heard of that and acted very surprised. I've heard it time and time again that .040 should be used, but I guess the prop manufacturer knows best??

Congrats Mark on the airworthiness certificate! Fly well & fly safe.

logansc 07-10-2007 11:44 AM

Mark: Love your plenum chamber! Can you tell me where you got it and if there were any special issues with installing it?



mark manda 07-10-2007 06:22 PM

thanks for the replies!!!

I'm going back to .032 then. Since the Rocket made one circuit and came right back down(cut the .041 off) and the prop's off the plane along with the governor.

And the B and C alternator popped the 50a C.B.

Regarding plenum-- Massey's aircraft in Shafter,CA makes a rough one but mine got sliced down the middle to fit right and it took me one year to get it looking the way it does. But the inside is what counts, I just wanted it show worthy or when I get to do an oil change. ;)

thanks for the kind words.

59.9 gals. capacity
57.9 useable
$233.33 fill up!

dan 07-10-2007 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by mark manda
Crankcase vent tube venting right on top of the exhaust pipe.

Just curious what the gripe was there?

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