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Old 04-29-2019, 07:48 AM
Hongie Hongie is offline
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Location: Mackay Australia
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Originally Posted by benjam View Post
Hello All.

Another newby joins the ranks of RV8 building.

My shed is small, but hopefully big and functional enough. The tools are on their way and the empennage kit is here.

Wish me luck...
Welcome mate, I'm an RV7a owner and aspiring builder at some stage, swing past Caboolture at some stage if you want some inspiration, many nice RVs here.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:50 AM
chopperchops chopperchops is offline
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Hi Ben,
PM sent...I think...
Rob Chopin
Wings done, fuse in progress.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:15 AM
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That plane will change your life. have to put in the time.

You know to eat an elephant right?

One bite at a time.

Never let the project sit untouched for more than a day or two. Momentum is the key...keep it rolling.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:12 PM
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I'm in the exact same spot.

Empennage in hand, tools on the way.

Good luck
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:04 PM
benjam benjam is offline
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Good Luck to you too.

Hongie, thanks for the heads up. It was visiting those RV8s in YCAB that gave me the impetus to proceed!

Now for one more bite of that elephant. If only the rest of the tools would get here...
Trying to keep the QB fuse build progressing...
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:59 PM
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Location: Virginia Beach
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Well I've been lurking for a few years. Just agreed to purchase a friends RV8 project. He's having some medical issues and ask me if I'd like to take it over. I've been thinking about building an RV8 for a few years. I believe that taking over his project is the right thing to do. God willing I'll get it done and he'll get to fly in it.

Wings are 2008 slow build and mostly done. Fuselage is 2012 quick build with very little done. Flight control surfaces and flaps are done. Going to have a tech counselor look it over with me and then jump in and get started.
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