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Old 11-09-2005, 08:29 AM
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Location: Chuckey,TN
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Thumbs up N320nw, Rv-7a

Here's a picture of my RV-7A in formation flight about 2 weeks ago.
I first flew on 24 March of this year and now have about 85 hours on it.
(Lost 2 months of Flying in the summer while it was painted.) Flies great and I'm Lovin it!

So keep pounding those rivets because once you start flying you don't want to stop!!!!

Marc Bravo

Last edited by MBRAVO_FL : 11-09-2005 at 08:47 AM. Reason: Some typo's
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:20 PM
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That is one of the most beautiful planes I've seen.

but I just screwed up my company's computer screen using a sharpie to black out that white gizmo on that beautiful engine cowling.
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:58 AM
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Formation Flight?? I take it that is you in the left seat??? Here's a little tip that you should never forget.......NEVER....NEVER take your eyes off Lead.....PERIOD!!
Rick Gray in Ohio at the Buffalo Farm - RV6 Sold, RV8 project completed, F1 Rocket AND a Quickbuild RV10 are under construction!!
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:20 AM
bmurrish bmurrish is offline
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Hey Rick, you might want to check out the pictures of Marc Bravo's panel on the "show us your panel" thread. He set it up for PIC from the right seat. In the picture of him flying, I see his eyes glued on the plane to his left.
William Murrish
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:28 AM
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Hey Guys,

Just got back from Paris today and saw the post about watching lead. In my plane the PIC seat is in the right side and I always had lead in sight (if not you breakout or go lost wingman if in WX.) Some background on me. I am a USAF military trained pilot, flew C-141's and then was a T-37B Instructor Pilot at Sheppard
AFB training guys from all over our NATO allies countries in the ENJJPT Pilot training program. (ENJJPT stands for Euro Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training, and is used by all of our Nato Allies). I have alot of hours in formation flying and just love it. That was one of the reasons for building the RV. (I really wanted an 8 bad but my wife will not sit there in the back looking at the back of my head).
So when your #2, your job is to just be there and tell Lead that he's on fire!!!
Anyhow, I was 2-ship and 4-ship Lead qualified and we actually flew 3 foot fingertip in the weather!! So if you ever want to go Fly formation just give me a call....It'll be fun.

Thanks for looking at my PICs--I'm really happy with the way the RV turned out, It's a great all around airplane.

Marc Bravo
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:49 AM
Flyrod Flyrod is offline
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GaryK, Wow, Now thats my kinda RV7!! OK...OK I am feeling real generous today......... I will give you $95,000.00 cash Money!

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:49 PM
Liberty Ship Liberty Ship is offline
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Default The Liberty Ship

The Liberty Ship has about 85 hours and belongs to builder/owner Pat Lee, a member of the Dreamland Squadron at Haller Air Park.[IMG]
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:29 AM
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Phase One-- 23hrs. flown since last tues. I like this view

Can't stop thinking about where to slice that big tail for the electric trim tab.

Last edited by mark manda : 02-16-2006 at 11:20 PM.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:37 AM
Bob Axsom Bob Axsom is offline
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Default Awsome Mark

It looks perfect. I have the same itch to scratch with respect to rudder trim. I put on the wedge and it generally fixed the problem but I'm not completely satisfied (too often I look during different flight regimes and the ball is not centered the way it should be). I'm thinking something like the spring arangement Van offers for roll trim. It works very well for me. I just haven't figured out an clean configuration yet.

Bob Axsom
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:57 PM
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I have the same itch to scratch with respect to rudder trim
Anybody ever tried vgs on one side or the other of the vert stab to center the ball??

Milt Concannon
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