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Old 08-30-2020, 10:33 AM
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Hey all you cool cats and kittens 😉. I am new to this forum and I am in the process of planning a build. My plane of interest and budget is a 7. I am hoping to find a kind fellow aviator with a 7 near me that hopefully I could take a ride in. Fuel is on me! The east coast rep has a 10 and 14 but no 7. I intend to try those aircraft as well but I really want to test out a 7. Hope to hear from you guys.
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:41 AM
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Jeremy, welcome aboard
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:43 AM
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Old 08-30-2020, 11:10 AM
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Hey all you cool cats and kittens 😉. I am new to this forum and I am in the process of planning a build. My plane of interest and budget is a 7. I am hoping to find a kind fellow aviator with a 7 near me that hopefully I could take a ride in. Fuel is on me! The east coast rep has a 10 and 14 but no 7. I intend to try those aircraft as well but I really want to test out a 7. Hope to hear from you guys.
Welcome. Good choice!
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Old 08-31-2020, 11:37 AM
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Thanks guys! I canít wait to start the endeavor. Any tips or advice?
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Old 08-31-2020, 11:57 AM
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Thanks guys! I can’t wait to start the endeavor. Any tips or advice?
Yes.
Lots of tips on my blog. Feel free. There's also a Basic Builder Log spreadsheet. One tab is the complete 7(a) inventory.
#1. ALWAYS do a search beforre starting a component and look for specific tips or gotchas. Don't make our mistakes.
#2. When in doubt, STOP! Walk away and ask. Don't make our mistakes.
Have some fun!
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HS SB, empennage, tanks, wings, fuse, working finishing kit
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Old 08-31-2020, 11:59 AM
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Best advice I got was "do something everyday".
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:11 PM
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Thanks guys! I canít wait to start the endeavor. Any tips or advice?
Just be aware that this "ride" will be one of the most expensive rides of your life.

Even though it is well worth it in the long run.
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Old 08-31-2020, 02:58 PM
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Highly recommend that you befriend a local builder with experience. He or she will save you many anxious moments and sleepless nights and help you through the rough spots.

Weíve already made most of the mistakes and we are happy to make sure you doní repeat them. And donít underdimple!

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Old 08-31-2020, 03:48 PM
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Thanks guys! I canít wait to start the endeavor. Any tips or advice?
The hobby is time consuming and quite spendy. Run your calculator more then once before committing
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