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Old 08-06-2015, 07:44 AM
BillFear BillFear is offline
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Location: Sherrills Ford, NC (Lake norman area)
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Default Wow

Stunning, congratulations!
Bill Fearheiley
Lake Norman, NC (14A)
RV7a N705RP (no longer own)
Contribution in for 2017, money well spent
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:48 AM
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Location: Indepenence, Oregon
Posts: 375

Great scheme and colors. I like the way you did the numbers. Mine is on page 34 with different colors and embedded numbers. Brian definitely came up with a winner to match paint with airframe.
Bruce Patton
Rans S-20 Raven 796S flying since 2019 (slowly)
RV-6A 596S flying since '89 (Sold)
HP-18 5596S flying since '83
RV-10 996S flying since 2014, quick build wing and slow build fues., - dual Skyviews with complete system, two radio and not much else. Interior completely finished with Zolatone. CF plenum. 1624 lbs, FLYING after a 21.5 month build.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:01 PM
Smizo Smizo is offline
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Location: Lake Winola PA
Posts: 8

Andy, it was a pleasure working with you and had a great time painting your airplane. We are honored you selected us to paint your RV and took pleasure in putting the attention to detail in the finish that you put into your build! Enjoy your bird and stop in anytime for lunch!

Chris Murley
Griggs Aircraft
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:02 PM
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Location: Huntsville AL
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Default Now that it's done...

Been done and flying for a while. But it's an honor to finally be able to post here...

Justin Twilbeck
RV-10 N521TW
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:13 PM
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Location: Marietta, GA (KCZL)
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Thumbs up Great job!

Impeccable workmanship and a job very well done. I loved seeing the photo on your site with Ayla helping with goggles equipped. Now lets hear some trip reports!
Brian Unrein
RV10 N42BU 1,000+ hours!
First flight 6-16-12
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:03 PM
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Thanks Brian. Yeah she was very proud of herself to be "helping" daddy. : ).
Justin Twilbeck
RV-10 N521TW
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:03 PM
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Location: Oklahoma City
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Originally Posted by J Twilbeck View Post
Been done and flying for a while. But it's an honor to finally be able to post here...

That plane is amazing! As I start this process I'm going to be bothering you with some questions I'm afraid.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:26 PM
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Location: San Diego, Ca
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Default Hello #MissWhiskeyDelta

Well.... I can finally post in this thread... I guess that's the goal right?
So here she is... Truth is, she's been done for a while. We flew to KOSH, but the graphics weren't 100% complete. And we finally had a chance to take some real pictures.
She has affectionately become know as "Miss Whiskey Delta"... #misswhiskeydelta

So, the plane was painted, then all the graphics were done in vinyl. I specifically asked for a lightweight paint job. The Paint is AKzo Nobel, the Silver and black are paint the rest is vinyl... all said and done we only added 16lbs to the airframe with paint and graphics...

Really happy with the outcome. It's a super fun plane to fly. Still learning the avionics getting comfortable shooting approaches, but it's coming together. I'm getting slightly above the published numbers. I'm pretty impressed on how fast I can go in economy cruise @ 2200x20" 155KTAS or more....
The engine is SOOO smooth, it's like a turbine. it's ridiculous. Even on shut down, it doesn't shake like wet dog. It just stops.
Full EFII Set up, runs great. Can't say enough good things about it. The engine starts like a car. I'm still working on getting my fuel mapping dialed in so it's completely hands off, but that's only because I've been too busy flying to stop and take notes and change some settings.... One afternoon and I will be done with it.

The list of people and companies to thank is long...

It would not have happened if my father-in-law, Shayne hadn't gotten a wild hair and convinced me we could do this at Oshkosh 2013.... His 4th plane and now he's finishing a 9 as well.

Robert @ EFII... Simply phenomenal product and customer support, the wealth of knowledge there is unreal. I've learned a ton about engines along the way.
Allen and Rhonda @ Barrett... Truly a pleasure to work with and now have become friends... (Allen, I'm picking you up over Thanksgiving to go for a flight!!!)
Stein and his guys @ Stein Air. Did an amazing job and helped a lot along the way.
Zac and Geoff @ Aerosport, Great help with some custom and one off items.. I think I bought their entire menu....
Andrew, Lucas and Zak @ Tru Track.... Tons of help for an autopilot clueless builder (me)...
Bryan @ Showplanes... always answers the phone and knows the answer to the question.
And of course, Modern Image here in San Diego for the vinyl work.... Truly pro work!!! and this was their first plane... They usually just mess around with Ferraris, and Lamborghinis...
John Walker
RV-10 N265WD
"Miss Whiskey Delta"
KMYF, San Diego, Ca.
KEOS, Neosho, MO

Crew Chief
Grove Aero Super Legacy Reno Racer,
twin turbo, IO-540,
full EFII management system

Race Coordinator STOL Drag coming to Reno, 2019
"so I got that going for me... which is nice."

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Old 09-26-2016, 07:40 PM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations!!

John, big congrats on reaching this milestone.

Absolutely love the Show Planes cowl, rest of the plane is very nice too.

Hula girl------
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Stunning John. Well done!!
RV 10 builder
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