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Old 11-23-2009, 05:47 PM
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Default You are definitely an RV-8 owner if

Your chest, right knee and butt/hamstrings are killing you because you spent yesterday climing up and down your left wing too many times to count, kneeling down with all the down hill pressure on your right knee and the fuse/canopy rail's sharp sides digging into your chest for 2 hours while you were bent over and stretched out removing those darn screws and panels and otherwise working on your fuel selector valve, fuel tubing and other under pilot seat area stuff...
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:42 PM
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Default You're definately an RV-8 owner if...

... you can't fit into an RV-4

Having long legs I barely fit so this comment is pointed at myself. Sadly, I feel like you are describing after raking leaves in my yard for half a day.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:45 PM
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Talking You are definitely an RV-7 owner/builder if

Your neck is cricked from holding your head up, your back is aching because it's been bent backwards over the wing spar, your knees are sore because they've been bouncing off of the bottom of the seat support, your toes are bruised because they've been hitting the aft bulkhead, and your headache is killing you because the blood has been rushing to your head as you climb, headfirst, under the panel to finish wiring the intercom...
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:54 PM
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Default thanks for the chuckle

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Your neck is cricked from holding your head up, your back is aching because it's been bent backwards over the wing spar, your knees are sore because they've been bouncing off of the bottom of the seat support, your toes are bruised because they've been hitting the aft bulkhead, and your headache is killing you because the blood has been rushing to your head as you climb, headfirst, under the panel to finish wiring the intercom...
I could easily follow what u were doing and it does suck. Pain is part of the right of passage!
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:53 PM
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Been there, done that, have the scars to prove it. Now I just pull the front and rear seat backs out and put in a couple of pillows in strategic places so I can lay down to work. I even pull the rear stick out sometimes to get a little more comfort. It's still tough working under the panel but better!
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:19 AM
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Sweet sweet pain! It lets us know that we are alive...
I hate going under the panel to work. It is a true labor of love and I dread it. It reminds me of my martial arts days...I knew that it was going to hurt, but it sure felt good when the bout was over.

In my estimation, building one of these aircraft requires climbing to the top of Mt. Discipline!
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:50 AM
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I am 6'7".... twice as far to bend.....twice as sore......
... but what fun !!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:12 AM
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Default You are definately an RV8 owner if....

......you are certain that your wife thinks the back of your head and neck are the sexiest parts of your body.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:14 AM
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Default You are definitely an RV-8 owner if ...

... you insist that your wife ride in the back seat of your car when you drive anywhere.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:37 AM
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REAL RV-8 owners don't lay on their backs to work on the panel - they TAKE IT OUT and work on it on the work-bench, like the Big Man intended.....
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