After 4 years and 7 months and a little over 2500 hours, my new RV-7 is officially complete. I just got it back from the paint shop at Wipaire in South St. Paul, MN and it looks great!! Wip does a great job and although they paint mostly Cessna Caravans, Beavers, Otters, and lots of floats, they have done about a dozen RVs. Dave Utsch is the shop manager and he will take the time to come up with a quality look. Paint design is by Scheme Designers who are GREAT to work with. Hope to be at OSH this Wednesday. The only thing left now is to fly it!!
In front of my hangar at Lake Elmo, MN. Finish is a combination of Imron, Dupont Standox, and AcryGlo for the clear coat.
This is Brandon who did most of the actual labor on the airplane. Total time in the shop was 5 weeks.
Interior is by Classic Aero with their new Sportsman side panels. Avionics by SteinAir. AFS 4500s, Garmin 430 and SL 40 with Garmin audio panel and transponder. TT autopilot with VNAV. XM weather.
First trip with my favorite first officer. Stopping for fuel in North Platte, NE on the way to Colorado Springs.