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Old 07-23-2014, 07:19 AM
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Hey Warbo V2.0,

Just in case you do not know, Bob (Rags) is an ex RAN and RAAF fighter guy, he has a very HUGE??as much as he is humble and will deny it, but he has a HUGE reputation and I have seen him first hand in the cockpit?.from a few metres away, so his flying is not in dispute.

his building by evidence of a RV& registered in his name is rather tidy too.

But as for beer??..

we have a common friend or three, so keep lots of



on hand
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:42 AM
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Hmmm, not sure about the Warbo V2.0 tag .. if I'm older than the Moree Warbo then I'm going to claim the Warbo V1.0 title

I've known Rags for a while .. he was instructing when I went through 2FTS in the late 70s
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:23 PM
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G'day folks,

David Brown is a gregarious bloke, passionate about life, & aviation in particular. Like most of us he has his idiosyncrasies. Some of you may have noticed that, occasionally, he lapses into hyperbole.

I have never been a fighter pilot. I have had the honour of serving in two fighter wings, but that was because a fighter pilot noticed a has-been and never-quite-made-it chopper pilot reservist asleep in a O's mess arm chair with a newspaper in his lap. He recognised me, noticed signs of life, and offered me a job in his HQ because he could not find any spare fighter pilots.

As to talent - you are only as good as your last landing - it was adequate.

Two flights in two months is a contributing factor. I need to fly more.

Gents, thanks for the kind words about me and the aircraft, although we both are showing signs of hangar rash.

Warbo - always available for free advice, and a yarn.

David - Blemish will be staying here tonight, and both of us will be at a reunion in Sydney Friday/Saturday - do not disturb before Sunday arvo ! Enjoy Oshkosh.

Rob - good to hear of your progress.

Best regards,
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:23 AM
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Default Latest tool DRDT-2

Only a few more tools needed now - well at this stage anyway. Stu Hutchison turned up at my desk this morning carrying this!


Got the Front End Kit from Experimental Aero but the cost of shipping the frame to Australia was outrageously expensive so Stu offered to build the frame for me. Stu is building a Rocket (at the 90/90 stage now) and has every tool known to man (and probably some not known to man!) but he is also brilliant at building anything, as you can see. Many thanks Stu.

If you live in Australia and want one of these without having to pay a fortune in shipping costs get in touch with Stu and he'll knock one up for you. He has an ad in the classifieds on the SAAA website.
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:28 AM
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:38 AM
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Well the day my shed was completed was the day my empennage kit arrived in Sydney. I picked it up there to save on the freight costs to Canberra.

Who knew an empennage kit would fit in a Hyundai Getz?


And home safe and sound


Now to finish fitting out the shed and get to work
G'day Ian,

How did you get your kit delivered to Aus. Air or Sea. Who with?

Thanks
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:04 AM
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Have sent you a PM Ian

Cheers
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PA-28-140 VH-IAL
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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:23 PM
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Default About bloody time!

Well, I've been slowly getting my workshop organised. It seems like there's always something else that has to be sorted before I start building. And while I've had that mindset it seems like the time has gotten away from me and I still haven't lifted a tool to actually begin the build ... until yesterday. I figured if I didn't do something soon I would end up spending the next few years setting up the perfect workshop. So I'm pleased to say that I have now knocked over Step 1 in the build instructions. How many hundreds (or is it thousands?) more to go?? I'm reminded of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, who said "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Here's to the journey.

Here's a couple of pics.

Break the edges of the HS-609PP - before
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Break the edges of the HS-609PP - after
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Round the ends of the HS-609PP bars
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RV-7A #74351 Empennage finished (including the tips)
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https://rv7warbo.wordpress.com/

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:17 PM
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Onya Warbo !

See you in Auckland.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:16 AM
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Been a while since I posted here but I have been making progress albeit very slowly. I got to the step in the plans instructions that said, "Congratulations! You've finished the first major sub-assembly on your new airplane." Figured I should post a pic

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RV-7A #74351 Empennage finished (including the tips)
RV-8 VH-DAF (part-owned)
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