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Old 07-21-2014, 05:10 PM
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Unhappy Bittersweet Anouncement

This is one of those good news / bad news posts. First the bad news. Over the last few days I've been packing my RV7, parts and tools into a storage unit. How long it remains there is not known.

The worst part is the unknown period of time. I'll get it out of storage when my living situation stabilizes. I was amazed at the number of tools and hardware that I have that are really for nothing more than building a plane. The general purpose tools that I am taking with me fill a cabinet drawer in the garage. Everything else is in the storage unit. Why?

Well that is the good news part. The family and I are moving back to Texas. That's where the job wants me, so that's where we're going. We'll be renting in McKinney until we get the house in Arkansas sold. Once we get settled I'll put out the call for a place to build. There is a lot I'm going to miss about Arkansas, and I can recommend it highly if you're looking to relocate. The move begins immediately upon return from OSH '14.
Gil Brice
McKinney, TX EAA-1246
RV7 - Working on fuse, fuel, brakes etc...
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:19 PM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is offline
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Location: Meridian ID, Aspen CO, Okemos MI
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I just moved from Colorado to Idaho and my plane is in 3 different storage units and parts in my garage. At least it is all here so I am one up on you there. They travel pretty good on a trailer so don't worry about that. Get settled and then get back into the building game! Best of luck.
Williamston MI
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:25 PM
TrueAirSpeed TrueAirSpeed is offline
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Default I too did that

In 2008 after moving it four times for jobs. It'll work out.
Terry Small
RV-7 "Sasha" (1000th completed), IO-390, SJ cowl, ww prop
Deferred by combat (OEF '04 - '05, AH-64A) Donates by choice and love the OT humor.
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When you're at the end of your rope tie a knot in it, and hang on . . . .Joe Back
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:49 PM
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A poll is in order. How many times did you move your project before completion?

Seems like it is common. I moved twice. When I start to say it during a conversation, the builder I'm talking to start nodding and says, yeah, me too.

Keep heart!
Bill Pendergrass
ME/AE '82
RV-7A: Flying since April 15, 2012. 850 hrs
YIO-360-M1B, mags, CS, GRT EX and WS H1s & A/P, Navworx
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:52 AM
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I moved once, to get away from an ex-wife!
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 750 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:28 AM
PJSeipel PJSeipel is offline
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Location: Albany, GA for the moment
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I've moved my RV-10 five times. Yuma, AZ to Norfolk, VA to Quantico, VA to Jacksonville, NC to Monterey, CA to Albany, GA. I'm hoping to fly it out of GA instead of trailering it yet again, but that will depend on my work situation...

PJ Seipel
RV-10 #40032
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemmingman View Post
There is a lot I'm going to miss about Arkansas, and I can recommend it highly if you're looking to relocate. The move begins immediately upon return from OSH '14.
I've never lived in Arkansas but my mom lives in Springdale and my brother in Fayetteville, and I've visited them several times. NW Arkansas really is a nice place.

Good luck with your move and getting your build back on track!
Joe Zuffoletto
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Fullerton, CA (KFUL)
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