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Old 07-15-2022, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
Tom's Dream now has an airworthiness certificate.
Well done, that's excellent news.
Tom was a dear friend of mine and and he told me how glad he was his project went into (your) good hands.
Thanks for seeing it through and for sharing, made my day.
Mario from Frankenberg, Germany
RV-7, emp. done, wings close to being ready for inspection, canoe flipped and parts of the finish kit in just about every room of the house
2022 contribution sent - thanks for this awesome space DR
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Old 01-09-2023, 06:56 AM
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Ok, this one's been finished since 2002 but it's such a cool pic!

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Old 01-11-2023, 07:17 AM
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I'm surprised I'd forgotten to share a photo on this thread in 2022 after Falsi-Fighter became airworthy, but here's one of the best I have so far. It doesn't look like this right now; the wheel fairings are off for winter, being repaired and redesigned after the first-round damage that seems to be a common occurrence with wheel fairings. 84.6 hrs. as of last Monday. Still work to do, but she seems to like to fly.
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - now free to fly with impunity.
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Old 01-11-2023, 07:23 AM
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Looks great Martin!
-Mike G
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Old 07-18-2023, 03:19 PM
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Default 99.999% Finished!

This was a father son project. My dad and I got our air worthiness certificate in October of 2021. We have flown it a bit working out the bugs and tweaking the avionics. We just picked it up from the paint shop. The pictures don't do the paint justice, as always. The metallic black really shines! All that is left is out tail art, pilot insignia, painting of the prop and some interior detail work.
We spent a couple weeks coming up with our paint scheme and couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

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Old 07-19-2023, 07:09 AM
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Looks fantastic, well done!
RV-8A, waiting for first kits to ship!
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Old 09-04-2023, 08:59 PM
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Default Shiny RV

It does everything as advertised. I have GRT EFIS, JOI 930 TSO engine monitor, Trig comm and Transponder with ADSb in/out. Instruments in rear cockpit Upholstered interior, heated seats.
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