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Old 02-17-2006, 07:14 AM
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Default My Baby!

Flying for a little over a year now with 350+ hrs, man is she great!
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:29 AM
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For a simple rudder trim, put a spring from the right rudder pedal to the bracket on the firewall. Adjust the spring to get the tension you want and it will take the place of a tab on the rudder. This worked great on my RV6. I started out with a spring a little too long and just kept cutting it shorter until I got the tension I wanted. I got the spring at Home Depot for around a dollar for a package of two.
(You really don't need any adjustment on the left pedal.)
If you want it adjustable, just hook the spring to a vernier control cable or some kind of lever allowing you to tighten/loosen the spring.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:07 PM
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Looks Outstanding, Mark!!!

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Old 02-18-2006, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 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]

Hi Pat!

My Sport Aviation magazine is open to the page with your plane on it right now!!!

I love the paint scheme! Nice job! Just thought I would say hi!

...and Mark, the view over the turtledeck IS THE BEST!!!

Nice work, guys!

RV-7 Flying - 1,400 Hours
TMX-IO-360, G3i ignition & G3X with VP-X
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:15 PM
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Default Patriotic

Originally Posted by Walt
Flying for a little over a year now with 350+ hrs, man is she great!
Seeing your post, I had to immediately stood up and salute my monitor. Nice G

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Old 04-12-2006, 09:32 PM
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I may have a site soon at soon. here's some links to some photos on the web..

Happy flying

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Old 04-16-2006, 12:32 AM
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72hrs.-- here's my 7A and my niece Gerrica, yesterday at Santa Monica's Typhoon Restaurant. (life is GOOD!!!)

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Old 06-29-2006, 08:42 PM
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I don't have a pretty paint job but it flies beautifully
Doyle Reed, Casper 2
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:59 AM
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Default N357RV finally painted!

I have been flying since Oct 1, 2005 but I finally got it painted! It's like having a brand new airplane again! I couldn't be happier, everything came out better than expected. Colors - Jetglo Flag Red, Acryglo Phantom Gray, Acryglo Titanium all on Jetglo Matterhorn White. Just in time for OshKosh! See you there!

Rusty "Rooster" Williams
N357RV RV-7A Tip Up (flying and Painted!) - 1560+ hrs.
Superior XP-360, carbureted, Hartzell 74" Blended Airfoil Prop
Grand Prairie, TX
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:00 PM
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Default RV7 Painted and finished

While i am not the owner of this RV7, I was allowed to paint it.
I used PPG Blaze Red Pearl, Olympic white, and a Platnium Pearl silver. Clear coat was 2021. I am hoping to get some pics of it in the air soon, perhaps ill let its owner do that....
hope yall enjoy.
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