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Old 03-10-2012, 11:09 PM
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Default N433BC

It's been airworthy for 6 months..but I'm behind posting a pic for this thread...


Brian K. Morrow
N433BC "Muttley" RV-7A Flying
N433BM "Dastardly" RV-12is EMP, FUSE, WINGS Done..FINISH in progress.
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"Maintain thy airspeed...Lest the earth arise and smite thee..."
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:37 AM
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Default Way to go

Way to go Brian! Sure does look nice. Congratulations!
Robert Cutter
RC & Moonpie
RV7 slider - First flight 5/3/14
Over 500 hours on the Hobbs now
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:29 AM
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Default Looking good!

Nice job Brian! Looks fantastic inside and out! I'm sure it flies as good as it looks!
Brent Owens
EAA Chapter 9 Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Columbus, OH
RV-8 'Contrary Mary' flying
N784DE S/N #82614
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:50 PM
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Default Thanks for the inspiration

Thank you all for the ideas on paint.
Larry Buller
RV7A slow build, Tip up, IO360 200hp, Catto 3 blade, Dynon Skyview, arinc 429, ems, SV transponder, Garmin GNS430w, Aera 560, Dynon D6.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:22 PM
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I’ve always wanted to make a post here (hope it's OK); my RV-7 has been airworthy for about three weeks.
It’s hard to believe it has taken me years to build.
A bit too much time spent pouring over build-logs, catalogs, and forums
I enjoyed exploring all the details and systems – I met a lot of interesting folks too.
...Now I hope somehow it can make it to AirVenture this year
Next time I won’t build my RV in a simulator…sheesh

these aren’t my paints –mine’s unpainted

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:31 AM
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In case anybody missed it, the pictures in the previous posts are digital renderings, not actual photos! That is some serious talent to make those - really nice work!
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 03-29-2012, 07:04 AM
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Default Meet Stella!

After two years of flying her, Stella finally got to the paint shop (T&P Aero Refinishers in Salinas, Ca) and I flew her home a week and a half ago. 3 very good friends, Harry Crosby (Rv6), Steve Richard (Lancair ES), and Ray McCrea (Long EZ), gave me rides back and fourth and helped put her back together. Ray set up his still camera to take a shot every 10 seconds I think and then put together this time lapse covering the couple of days to put it together. In the final shots the rear fairing isn't in place as we didn't fly it back that day and there was still some buffing to do, but I was desperate to see her outside!

Can't wait to get back from tour and fly her. I think I'll be able to make Golden West this year so it should be fun to take her out and stretch her wings.

All best

Jeremy Constant
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jon Clements View Post
RV-7 S/N 72920 VH-JWC
Little River, Melbourne, Australia.
Standard kit - 3 1/2 year build / 2000hrs approx
Long Range Outboard Leading edge tanks (300L total fuel capacity).
AeroSportPower IO-360-M1 180HP Inverted Fuel/Oil
Hartzell Constant Speed Blended Airfoil
Dual GRT HX EFIS and EIS. Garmin 430W. Avmap EKP-IV. Trutrak DII VSGV. SL-40. GTX-327. PSE 9000EX. Approach Fast Stack integration.
Hooker Harness. Classic Aero Interior.
PPG Deltron Paint system (Audi colours: Solar Orange, Daytona Grey, Aluminium Silver).

Currently in Phase 1 with 15 faultless hours on the Hobbs...

Never thought I would fall in love with an aircraft...?!

How the leg room with the center console?
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:15 AM
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Default not too bad

Originally Posted by BHunt View Post
How the leg room with the center console?
I have flown in Jons aircraft and its no different to one without the centre console when your sitting it.

Its slightly ( only slightly ) tighter when getting out and other than that it has nothing to do with leg space.

Its probably a problem if you have a healthy waist line however.

If you like your hamburgers I would do some experimenting with the centre console before doing it.
Gus Bisbal


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Old 07-07-2012, 11:49 PM
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Default Finally got a new suit of clothes ... :-)

First flew last January but had no clothes 100 hours flying time later and two months at Glo-Custom (Grady's place) and she has a new outfit! Charger Red over Gray and Black Pearl Checkers. Airbrush work by Shark.

Still have to put the interior in, but this is the way we will be in Oshkosh.

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Hope to see all in Oshkosh. Will be with the Mid South RVator group in the camping area.

Bill S
7a Got the Grin....Big :-)
KORK Arkansas
Mid South RVators

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