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Old 07-22-2012, 04:57 PM
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Default N722DW paint finished - I think it's finally done!

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.
Doug Weiler

Hudson, WI
president, Twin Cities RV Builders Group
RV-4, sold
RV-7 completed and flying N722DW, 930 hours
Based Lake Elmo, MN (21D)
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:20 PM
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Default Wow

Drop dead gorgeous awestruck by the interior. I see it's hard to get away from having some "red" on the tail.
RV-4 '88-'09 Built & Sold
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:25 AM
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Default Holy Cow !

What a gorgeous MACHINE !!!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:39 AM
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Beautiful, Doug. I second your observations about Dave Utsch and his team at the Wipaire paint shop.
David Maib
RV-10 N380DM
New Smyrna Beach, FL
VAF Paid 1/1/2022

"In '69 I was 21, and I called the road my own"
Jackson Browne

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:12 PM
Antonio Carvalho Antonio Carvalho is offline
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Default PR-ZJV

Hi Friends!
I'm proud to share with you some pics of the newest Brazilian RV7... and it's Mine!!!!
Now i just waiting for the paper work from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency to fly this baby to his home!

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:31 PM
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Nice job, Antonio! I like the color scheme too. The green and silver are good together.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Antonio Carvalho Antonio Carvalho is offline
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Originally Posted by Michael White View Post
Nice job, Antonio! I like the color scheme too. The green and silver are good together.
Thank You!!!
I like it too!
That are the colours of my Soccer Team... it's a personal tribute!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:38 AM
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Default Sharp!

Congratulations Antonio!
Sharp looking 7 and you have good reasons to be proud.
Check your PM.
Ernst Freitag
RV-8 finished (sold)
RV-10 IO-540 8.5:1
Running on 91 Octane E10 mogas since 2011
We all get what some of us deserve
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:39 PM
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Default Out of the paintshop

Just out of the paintshop, need to find time for the return ferry flight.

The picture don't really show the deep dark green (think of a english Jaguar color).
RV-7A #72588 - F-PSGA
VAF #484 - Donated 2022

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:01 PM
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Don't look now but your paint shop used zip-a-tone on your tail feathers... Nice job, looks very nice.
Patrick Kelley - Flagstaff, AZ
RV-6A N156PK - Flying too much to paint
RV-10 14MX(reserved) - Fuselage on gear
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