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Old 03-31-2015, 01:19 PM
Todd Copeland Todd Copeland is offline
 
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I wanted to introduce myself here to the group. My name is Todd Copeland, I just bought wing kit #5 from the original buyer and I am looking very much forward to building my RV-14. My dad and I build together, we have completed and are flying a Glastar which now has more than 400 hours on it and we are nearly finished with a Glasair III. I should be doing the first flight in the next two months or so. We decided we wanted to build one more airplane before we stop building and I wanted to go to an RV for all the obvious reasons, especialy the straight forward buildable nature of the Vans kits. I am excited about the RV-14 and its capabilities as well as the room inside. While it won't have the all out performance the Glasair does, it will be a great sport airplane when it's done.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:51 PM
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Welcome to VAF Todd, glad to hear you're so excited. I'm one of the gang waiting for the finishing kit to proceed.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:02 PM
Todd Copeland Todd Copeland is offline
 
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If I had started at the introduction of the kit I would be in your shoes. I was concerned initial that they are taking so long for the finishing kit but then I thought about it and realized its Vans, it will be there. After the Glasair III taking five years I am sure I my dad and I could do the Rv 14 in two years if we wanted to hurry but we won't be, we are going to take our time and enjoy the process. I imagine if I were waiting for the finish kit I might be a little uptight about it by now though.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:47 PM
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Welcome Todd. Sounds like we will be asking you for advise. Enjoy the build and treasure that time with your dad.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:59 PM
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Todd, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:34 PM
Todd Copeland Todd Copeland is offline
 
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Welcome Todd. Sounds like we will be asking you for advise. Enjoy the build and treasure that time with your dad.
Good advise.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:30 AM
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Good Morning Mr. Copeland,

If you and your dad need any tools or spare parts (over 1,000 cleco's in the box), just walk 200 feet east and help yourselves. I think you still have our hangar key!

Dave & Kathy C.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Bruce Russell Bruce Russell is offline
 
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Todd,
You might want to check your records. According to my paperwork I have wing kit #5(140005). If we have the same serial number I need to call Van's and see what's up.
-Bruce
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:56 AM
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Welcome aboard Todd!
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:23 AM
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Hi Todd, Jerry Sparks from Arizona. Also built and own a Glastar and building a 14. Hope to meet you in person someday.
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