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Old 01-12-2022, 03:51 PM
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Default First-time RV-8 buyer; looking for pre-buy inspection! NM, AZ

Hey RVnators, excited to be a part of the group. RV8 experts are hard to find. Know any experimental/RV-8 aircraft inspectors that could do a pre-buy in the (1) Clovis, NM or (2) Tucson, AZ?

-Jorge
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Old 01-12-2022, 04:37 PM
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Did more research. Found this: https://vansairforce.net/dar.htm
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:46 PM
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Hey RVnators, excited to be a part of the group.

-Jorge
Jorge, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Prebuy inspections are tough at the moment. Went through same thing when I purchased my 8 last year. Talk to owner, then mechanic who does condition inspections on RV's in the area, then a friend to go check it out. Little stuff to fix but no major surprises.
Try to reach out to any RV'rs in Tuscon/ Phoenix area?
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Old 01-12-2022, 07:56 PM
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Contact Tom Altruda here on this forum. User name : Taltruda

He did the pre-buy on mine, and flew it from Saint Louis to NJ.

RV8 builder and RV4 owner, he's also an A&P and flies for a major airline. Great guy, excellent mechanic. Knew everything to look for, and showed up prepared and ready to work.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:06 AM
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Thanks for all the tips, fellas! I'll keep working.
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Old 01-17-2022, 02:06 PM
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I am able to do a pre buy in Tucson. Multiple builder.

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