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Old 11-16-2015, 08:28 AM
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I like it!!!
RV-9A (empennage completed, both wings completed, fuselage and finish kit completed, engine hung, working on panel and wiring)
N677AT reserved
Superior XP O-320, 160HP
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:06 PM
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Vans battery box is made from steel - Are you not worried about all that aluminium on the front of the firewall holding a heavy battery in case of a fire ??

Slooow RV6, no hole, builder in UK
Paid up for 2015 ...
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:57 PM
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If there is a fire, the insulation on ALL the wires will burn up and short out before the battery drops out, in either case, I will be landing or parachuting......or high diving into a lake! good point tho :=)
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:12 AM
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Here it is aftter the 2nd test run of the engine. 1st run was without prop, 2nd was with prop. Runs great, just have some minor issues to iron out.

Jeff Caplins
(started: Feb 2002 --> Completed: May 2016)
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:06 AM
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That engine looks familiar

Andy Simpkinson
RV-9a Subaru engine.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:02 PM
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Wow. Seems like it took a year. Oh Yea, it did. More pics on the blog.
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
wirejock at yahoo dot com
Donated 01/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (2,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit, now FWF
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:05 PM
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Looks great Larry. You will be flying in no time.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:19 AM
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Location: Richmond Hill, GA (KLHW)
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Looks like mine did about a year ago. I will soon be on landing gear with an O360-A4M attached to the front and finishing kit arriving in mid-Feb. My [aggressive] goal is to fly this summer. Waiting for stars to align
RV-7A - Slider - N495KL - First flt 27 Jan 17
O-360-A4M w/ AFP FM-150 FI, Dual PMags, Vetterman Trombone Exh, SkyTech starter, BandC Alt (PP failed after 226 hrs)
Catto 3 blade NLE, FlightLines Interior, James cowl, plenum & intake, Anti-Splat -14 seat mod and nose gear support
All lines by TSFlightLines (aka Hoser)
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:28 AM
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Good progress Larry. We are close in the build cycle, I'm about to start the wing joining process.

Wow! That's a nice option to be able to just pick up the phone and call the Van's hot line!!
RV-7 Slow Build - Sold

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Old 01-07-2016, 02:42 PM
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Nice job! Keep up the great work!!
Zac Holcomb
Future builder of something, someday.
I live it through all of you. Thanks!
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