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Old 03-31-2021, 11:17 AM
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Default Bought my first RV!

It's an RV-8A, beautifully built back in 2002 by an aerospace engineer. Sold in 2017 to a mechanical engineer, and now in the hands of another mechanical engineer. Kind of ironic! I love the faux weapons panel...since I'm a gun designer and own a firearm manufacturing company it's kind of amazing that this plane "found me". I'm not new to RVs, having been non-equity partner on an RV-6A for around 4 years on my buddy's plane. This one is a bit faster and I find I can easily cruise at 165-170 KTAS. The panel is good but there are a couple of changes I'd like to make. Overall very happy with this purchase! BTW, I "sanitized" the tail number until the registration transfers over to me.




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Old 03-31-2021, 04:09 PM
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Default Gorgeous

Sounds like a long term grin machine! Enjoy!
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Old 03-31-2021, 11:38 PM
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Guns-Rockets-Bombs beats the heck out of Spare. Have fun!
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:32 AM
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Congrats! Great looking airplane and panel.
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Old 04-01-2021, 05:43 AM
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I had a Honda VFR with a "Front Machine Gun" switch. Once I took it to the shop for a new tire and the service ticket came back reading "Front Machine gun inoperable"
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Old 04-01-2021, 06:22 AM
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Mark, welcome to KCLW! -- Try to get a hangar down here on "RV Alley" =

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Old 04-01-2021, 01:01 PM
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Thanks, Ron! I'd take ANY kind of hangar, since I'm currently stuck in a tie-down near the AWOS antenna! I guess it'll be better soon when the snowbirds head back North.
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:11 PM
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Thanks, Ron! I'd take ANY kind of hangar, since I'm currently stuck in a tie-down near the AWOS antenna! I guess it'll be better soon when the snowbirds head back North.
Funny how that works...right now here in Minnesota, we have at least a few vacant hangars. They'll fill up about that same time...
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:04 PM
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Congrats!!!
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:22 AM
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Nice Ride! Congrats!
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