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Old 12-28-2020, 05:07 PM
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Default RV-10 gone..

Hi guys..well, my -10 is sold and itís going to the Atlanta area, the new owner an airline type. Iím worried about shedding a tear when it leaves my hangar, I really do love the airplane....something Iíve never felt for any other airplane, including my AT-6 or Cessna 310...the airplane is simply amazing.

Oh well, Iíve finished both wings and the fuselage of my RV-12, working on the firewall area waiting for the UL engine and avionics......some comfort anyway.

Rv10 Sold
46 years ag pilot/CFI
Air Tractor 502/PT-6
Building RV-12, Wings, fuse, emp complete. FWF in progress.
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Old 12-28-2020, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by pierre smith View Post
Hi guys..well, my -10 is sold and itís going to the Atlanta area---------- Iím worried about shedding a tear when it leaves my hangar
Yep, pretty hard to watch your 10 fly away.


Congrats on the sale.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 12-28-2020, 05:29 PM
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I'm sure it has made great memories with more to come in the -12.
RV10 N821BS coming soon
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Old 12-28-2020, 05:50 PM
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Wow! One chapter ends and another begins.....
Todd "I drink and know things" Stovall
RV-10 N728TT - Flying!
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:09 PM
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Good on your sale Pierre. Someone lucky got a nice plane. You will be sad watching it fly away. I was sick to my stomach for days after mine was picked up and flown off by its new owner, and am still not over it! I think the RV-10 is one of the most coveted planes on the ramp, and for good reason!
David C.
Howell, MI
RV-10: #41686 Under Construction
RV-9A: #90949 Under Construction
RV-10: #40637 Completed/Sold 2016
Cozy MKIV:#656 Completed/Sold 2007
"Donor Exempt" but donated through Dec. 2021
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Old 12-29-2020, 09:12 AM
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It's a ways off, but if you build your little bird with as much care as your big bird, you'll be sad too, when that RV-12 flies off with a new owner, in the future.

Saw it when I bought my RV-12 from the original owner... we still stay in touch, he misses it.
RV-12, KWHP based

"Time to Spare, go by Air."
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Old 12-29-2020, 09:37 AM
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I have managed to stay in touch with the new owners of previous RV's - it is part of the responsibility of the build process and ownership. I have been able to provide insight into some things about all 3 aeroplanes, including when we apparently got the nav lights wrong on the second 12......

They are clear in colour, poorly marked and the wings were upside down..... leave me alone

Don't shed a tear - look forward to staying in touch and adding a new friend to your social group.

RV12 - put a switch in the fuel pump line or else it will drive you crazy on the ground....
"I add a little excitement, a little spice to your lives, and all you do is complain!" - Q

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