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Old 07-16-2017, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Martin View Post
This is a wonderful thing seeing a new rocket in the air again. Has there ever been a better looking aircraft?
Well, there are a few with tapered wings...
Rob Prior
1996 RV-6 "Tweety" C-FRBP (formerly N196RV)
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:29 PM
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Default Awesome Paint Work

Vince wanted to post pics of my new F-4 fresh from the paint shop and I said ok only to showcase the phenomenal job Jonathon McCormick and his team did for me. I have a lot of experience in the warbird industry having managed Vintage Fighters for 25 years. We restored some remarkable WWII fighters and won Grand Champion multiple times with 2 Corsairs, P-47D, and the P-51. Our paint work was all done by the legendary Sky Harbour Aircraft Refinishing in Goderich Canada. When they finally ceased operations I was very concerned about finding a shop that could do the kind of great detail work that Sky Harbour had done. I met Jonathon a few years ago and he really impressed me! I have no interest in what colors people like or what scheme they prefer. This post was strictly to brag on Jonathon and his team! I am notoriously particular with all aspects of the build and especially the paint. Simply put, Jonathon's Evoke Aviation paint shop has done the best work I've seen and that's tough to do!
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:19 PM
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Thank you guys for the feedback and kind words! I'll have more photos on our website soon!

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Old 07-16-2017, 08:29 PM
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That plane is so sexy it's difficult for me to keep this post G rated.

Just let me say, congratulations on an outstanding looking aircraft. I showed one of the photos to a friend of mine and he said, "That's straight up Top Gun."
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:22 PM
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Great job Jonathan and crew! It is stunning! It's got some elements of Gary Ward's MX2 and is a direction I was considering when I was painting my airplane. Beautiful!!!
Jerry Esquenazi
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:21 AM
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That is one beautiful plane! how do you get in and out without scratches on the wing root, fly in socks?
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:16 AM
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Wow, that's truly one of the most beautiful kit-built airplanes I've ever seen. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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Old 07-28-2017, 02:49 AM
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I would hate to fly that thing and mess up that awesome paint job.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:26 AM
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Fit and finish looks superb. Almost too nice to fly and get it covered in bugs! Drool.

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 448.3 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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Old 07-29-2017, 09:37 PM
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Smile Congratulations To Brad and Planeschemer

They won Grand Champion Kit Homebuilt today!!!!
4 cylinder Rockets Rock!
Thanks to Vince Frazier and Mark Friedrick for their efforts to bring the F1/F4 kits back.
RV-4 N8ZD Sold
Phat -4 under construction
regular VAF donor despite being exempt

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