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Old 12-03-2013, 10:41 PM
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gladiator68 gladiator68 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Olympia
Posts: 71
Thumbs up Congrats!

Beautiful plane and I hope you get that beautiful woman to ride with you.......

Hats off to craftmanship for both!
Rick Glatthaar
Olympia, WA
Tail done, wings done,
Fuselage "almost" complete, working on wiring/panel
Sending $10 monthly in 2021.... Thanks Doug!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Viperjet Viperjet is offline
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Location: Calgary,Alberta,Canada
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Default Proud to be an RV'r

Hi guys,

Thanks for the warm welcoming to the VAF. We bought the plane in July from Murray Lawton in Ontario (meticulous build) and have since logged over 75 hrs flying across Canada and most of the Midwestern US. It is absolutely mission perfect for the two of us. Next summer we are taking it down to the Bahamas and then over to the Baja. We can't wait to get traveling in it again. There are not a lot of places to fly up here in Calgary during the winter but it sure is pretty in the mountains on a clear day.

Besides making the RV the best looking plane anywhere we stop, my lovely wife also does her share of the maintenance and upkeep. Last month she installed the new ignition switch as my back had an issue laying upside down in the cockpit.

I wish I could have built my own RV but with my schedule that would have been a decade long project at best. I guess I'll have to be satisfied with just flying one instead !!

cheers, Andrew & Veronika Squires

Viperjet N899VJ

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Old 12-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Don't worry about not building the plane. After about 5 years you will have made enough changes and mods that you will think you did build her.

John Morgan
John Morgan
Atlanta, GA KPDK
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:01 PM
PropMan PropMan is offline
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Location: Donie,Texas
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Edit. Deleted per Antoine.S request.
RV6-N164FJ sold sadly
Legal Eagle w/Verner 3VW
Rans S7s
RV4- in progress

Last edited by PropMan : 02-14-2018 at 07:39 AM.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:31 PM
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Location: Bealeton Virginia
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Antoine.....Welcome to VAF you will find lots of help & camaraderie here! Congratulations on your beautiful -6.

Bob "Skyking" Corriveau
Yes I paid my =VAF= membership dues!
RV-8 QB Reserved N212KB

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Old 01-03-2014, 03:32 PM
dealfair dealfair is offline
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Location: George West, TX
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Originally Posted by Antoine.S View Post

the fiber parts are covered with real aluminum, A real mess to apply on rounded surfaces! but can be polished exactly as the rest of the plane and permit a uniform looking as the shine is leaving between the polish acts.

hopping you'll like the result!

That is very impressive Antoine!! Oh I like what you've done. Super nice! Welcome to VAF & years of fun.
Deal Fair
RV-4 (N34CB)
George West, TX (8T6)
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:08 PM
Antoine.S Antoine.S is offline
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Location: Amiens (LFAY)
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thank's all for your welcome!

if some one want's info on the covering with aluminium it will be a pleasure to help too!
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:11 PM
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Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 30
Default N6CT is Flying

Another RV-6 is flying and we are having a great time. About two years ago we bought this uncompleted project from Mrs. Virginia Short, a few years after her husband Bill passed away. Unfortunately, he was not able to see this airplane fly but I did promise Virginia a ride when it was completed.

The building process was a great learning experience but flying it is so much better. We received the pink slip on Nov. 12, 2013, and today we got it back from the paint shop.

A big thank you to all the guys at the Southeast Ramp at Sanford, FL KSFB, technical support from Vans Aircraft, the search button that gave me invaluable direction on how to build it better and more importantly was a guide showing what works and what doesn?t work. This depth of knowledge is a huge advantage we have building now learning from those that have passed this way before us.

The paint scheme design was a collaboration effort between my wife Terri and Matthew Sample matthewsample2 at Matthew provided the much needed computer design skills necessary to create this unique paint scheme. The aircraft was painted by Joe Dinolfo of Hawk Aircraft Painting in Tampa, FL. Joe was a great guy to work with throughout the entire paint process. His team really brought this airplane to life.

Like most of us, I feel there is little chance of completing something this big without the support and encouragement of my family and especially my wife Terri. We are now looking forward to flying to a lot of great places and meeting new people in the process.

RV-6 Curt & Terri Sullivant

Curt & Terri Sullivant
Longwood, FL KSFB
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:23 PM
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Location: Edgewater, FL. X50
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Sweet. Good job Curt and nice paint Terri.
RV9 - N14MW - Flying
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:03 PM
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What a beauty. Can't wait to see it around.... maybe Sebring Wednesday breakfast bunch.
Gary Palinkas - Gman.... VAF #161
Venice, Fl
RV-6 "Sassy" Flying 400 hrs since Oct 2011
Lycoming 0-360 A1A, FP Sensenich Prop
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