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Old 11-14-2015, 09:30 PM
Bevan Bevan is offline
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Location: BC
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Thanks Larry. It's the best picture I got but I gotta say it looks even better in real life and flies better than it looks. SOOO happy. "Keep pounding those rivets!"

It feels good to be able to say that.

RV7A Flying since 2015
O-360-A1F6 (parallel valve) 180HP
Dual P-mags
Precision F.I. with AP purge valve
Vinyl Wrapped Exterior
Grand Rapids EFIS
Located in western Canada
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Old 12-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Stan Bahrns Stan Bahrns is offline
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Location: Effingham, IL
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I finished mine in 2006

Stan Bahrns
N868B 365 hrs
RV12 40 hrs
Effingham,(southern) ILL
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:13 AM
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Janekom Janekom is offline
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Location: South Africa
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So on Friday 26 February 2016 I have put another RV7A in the air. It is a QB that someone no longer with us started (RIP) and I have finished it in 14 months.

The panel is dual Skyview and the engine is a Superior XP-IO-360 with a Hartzell CS at the sharp end.

No snags during the maiden flight and four further flights were done. As you can see it was quite hazy and a lot of low cloud around, but at least not as hot as during the previous few days. It flies straight and fast like any RV should . The paint scheme is based on a F86 sitting in Seattle in the Museum of Flight.


This is the sixth RV project for me. I wish the three owners many years of RV adventures.
Jan Hanekom
South Africa
Approved Person nr 325
RV10 - ZU-IBA - Flying and getting lots of TLC
RV10 - ZU-XOX - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-RVI - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-MER (Bought back)(Sold again) Flying
RV7A - ZU-JAD (Sold Flying)
Dues paid for 2022 WITH A SMILE
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:17 PM
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:13 PM
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Location: La Sarre, Qu?bec, Canada
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Smile RV-7A C-GMYL

Some great pics of my RV-7A. Now 42h on the hobbs and I truly love it !!
A dream come true !

Martin "Closterman" Rousseau
Piper Cherokee C-FEYI (sold)
RV-7A C-GMYL Status : FLYING with perpetual RV Grin!!!
RV-9A Status : Tail & Wing 90% Fuselage: 10%
Hatz Classic : building wings (on hold)
Donated to VAF (12-2017)
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:17 AM
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Location: Wilsonville, OR
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I am THRILLED to say our RV-7 is COMPLETE (at least mostly complete ) now that she has a paint job. The fine folks at ArtCraft paint in Santa Maria, CA did a wonderful job turning our vision into reality!
First flight was in May 2015, which gave us a little over a year to work the kinks out before painting.
Build log updated with pictures of the painting process.

Trevor Conroy ATP, CFII, MEI
Airline Pilot
First Flight - April 12, 2015

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Old 09-21-2016, 10:52 AM
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Location: Gardnerville Nv.
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That looks nice, those swoopy lines are not an easy thing to do, I tried but aborted due to lack of an artistic hand. So, is she faster with that sleek paint?
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:34 AM
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Noah Noah is offline
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Location: Rhode Island
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Wow, beautiful Trevor! Looks like she's doing 200 kts even sitting on the ramp!
Highest Regards,

Noah F, RV-7A

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. -T.E. Lawrence
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:45 PM
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Raymo Raymo is offline
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Location: Richmond Hill, GA (KLHW)
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Very nice! I plan to fly for a year before painting as well (and save up for a quality job).
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 09-21-2016, 01:49 PM
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beautiful Trevor. Very nice
Geoff Combs
RV-10 N829GW 865hrs
1940 Piper J3 Cub
Rans S21
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