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Old 03-06-2016, 01:26 PM
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I sold my RV-4 and I think I'm coming down with something it is very serious...

Serial builders disease.

I told myself NO WAY NO NO NO WAY was I _EVER_ going to build another airplane ever again. But I really miss my RV-4 fastback and every other plane I look at isn't as good.

So I'm on the first step... admitting I have a problem. What do I do?

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Old 03-06-2016, 01:31 PM
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Rocket of course
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:53 PM
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I sold it for my first to go to college. I'm thinking I may do a very long build of another RV-4. 70's style, from raw stock mostly. Air Parts, Inc is on my way home from work... stop in every few months and get another sheet of .032 or some angle stock.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:37 PM
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RV3B as light as possible should make your symptoms go away.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:43 PM
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That is definitely in the hunt. I owned a RV-3 from 1997 till about 2003. I loved it and I wouldn't mind flying it again. I can safely say it was the best flying airplane I ever flew.
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:18 PM
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I sold my RV-4 and I think I'm coming down with something it is very serious...

Serial builders disease.

So I'm on the first step... admitting I have a problem. What do I do?
Organize the shop, get the tools ready, order tail
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:43 AM
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You've already had 2 RVs. Maybe it's time for something different.....a Christen Eagle!
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:44 AM
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You've already had 2 RVs. Maybe it's time for something different.....a Christen Eagle!
....or really challenge yourself and scratch build a Bucker. Then you can say the second best flying airplane you have ever flown is an RV3.
No disrespect to the Eagle.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:59 PM
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You've already had 2 RVs. Maybe it's time for something different.....a Christen Eagle!
My partner on the RV-3 bought one and let me fly it. It was a unique aircraft as well.
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:17 PM
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Slow build F1 Rocket or F4 Raider....

I just happen to know that parts are slowly becoming available again!
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