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Old 09-16-2015, 09:22 PM
davep1969 davep1969 is offline
 
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Smile "Pink" Slip Issued today

Where do I begin? From the start, Nov 2005 empennage kit purchased and wing kit ordered, Dec 2006 Used Lyc O-360 purchased, Dec 2007 Fuselage kit ordered, June 2008, youngest son Robert (my master bucker) graduates HS and Oldest son Ryan graduates college, July 2009 Oldest son gets married, Jan 2010 Finish kit ordered, Sept 2010 Bucketload of avionics purchased, Dec 2010 Classic Aero Leather Heated Seats and interior, keep going there is a finish line. Feb 2011 Granddaughter born, Just installed used engine discovered with a cracked crankcase, remove disassemble and basically overhaul, Sept 2011 father passes away intending to be my first passenger. Keep going, cut canopy, fiberglass, epoxy, priming, painting. March 2012 wife has open heart surgery, keep going, move project to airport hangar, install wings, GASP drill rear spar attach bolt hole, Whew! more parts added, electrical wires terminated, systems tested, prelube engine, calibrate fuel tanks, Oh my gosh it starts and runs smoothly! Today a DAR accompanied by the FAA reviewed, prodded, poked, questioned and finally handed it over. 2,456 man hours, $66,899, 3,584 days (9years, 9 months, 24 days) Empty Weight 1053 or $63.53 a pound what a deal!
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My wife says it looks like a pink slip, I said its because I have been laid off as a builder and must now be an operator
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:25 PM
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Congratulations!
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:33 PM
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Good job Dave! Fabulous looking bird.
I'm sure we will see you out there.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:42 PM
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Very nice.
Love the Navy scheme. Post a pic once you get it all back together.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:47 PM
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Congratulations on getting laid off!
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:56 PM
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Before it was opened up for inspection.
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40 years since I flew T34s at Pensacola, FL, my magic carpet time machine is about to be launched.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:32 PM
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I like it!
Helped a friend restore a C model T-28 that was a VT-5 Saufley bird for while.
Same scheme, teeth and all.
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RV-8 with the Showplanes Fastback conversion
Emp completed except for glass work
Wings completed except for bottom skin and glass work
Fuselage underway
N18451 reserved
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:20 PM
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Very nice Dave! Are you at Aurora? Would love to see it in person some time!
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:56 PM
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Lenhardt Airpark 7S9
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:04 AM
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That paint job looks "right" on that plane. Downright stunning! Great job.
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