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Old 09-02-2013, 07:30 AM
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Nope, don't think so. I debated it and determined that there's not that much of a benefit for me to install it. I'm glad Van's decided to include it in the kits going forward, but I don't think it's that important.

Now, I may change my mind after I start flying but for now, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:15 AM
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Nice, neat workmanship!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:27 AM
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Just completed the leak test after letting the tank sit for several days. No leaks!!! Yea. Proof that you can use fuel tank sealant sparingly and in the right places and get a good seal.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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Default 10-05-13 - Wings on, controls and wheel pants done

Wings are on, controls have been installed, and the wheel pants are done. Getting ready now to paint the interior.

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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:50 AM
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Default 10-15-13 Interior Painted



Everything prepped and ready to go.



Base coat/clear coat system applied in a custom color to match my leather interior. Now I can re-assemble and finish the canopy.

All the pictures are here: http://www.rv12.pflanzer-aviation.com/finishkit05.htm
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:10 AM
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Looks really nice, Randy! Has Abby sent your interior to you yet? Wait until you see that craftsmanship! You'll love her work- if you haven't seen it by using her products in your other planes before?!

You'll be in the air in no time!
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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She is shipping it this week. Yea, Abby did the interior in my Rocket. Great work and great service.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:40 PM
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Default Improving the Air Conditioning :)

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She is shipping it this week. Yea, Abby did the interior in my Rocket. Great work and great service.
Obviously I am not flying yet. However, I have been told it works WONDERS, to modify Abby's side panels- where they cover our high-tech 'air conditioners'

The side panels have some mesh sewn into them, where the openings are located that cover the air vents. I've been told by two people flying already, that removing this mesh makes a HUGE difference in airflow coming inside the cockpit. You'd think the tiny mesh wouldn't make that much of a difference, but apparently it does. One guy was in the copilot seat and pulled off the side panel in-flight to do a test before cutting out the mesh. Apparently it made such a difference that they cut out both sides of the mesh upon landing.

Just something to think about before attaching the side panels- although it appears they'll be easily removable with the Velcro attachment.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:32 AM
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Thanks.

I only ordered seat cushions and carpet. I an installing my own custom interior once my 5 hours have been flown off and it is legal to do so.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:57 PM
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Default 11-04-13 Canopy Completed

I just finished up three weeks of very intensive work to finish up the installation of the canopy. I built the fairing off the airplane and then glued it in place using fuel tank sealant.





I finished both the inside and outside. I am very happy with the way things turned out. Details of the install are documented here.
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Greenwood, IN

www.pflanzer-aviation.com
Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold


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