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Old 11-24-2011, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for your service to us all - I do appreciate.

As you might expect, avionics are the big change in the last three years. A little reading here and on the various manufacturers web sites will bring you up to date quickly.

Best of luck and skill with your new build.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:30 PM
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I'm one. I'm building a -6.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:48 AM
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great news to have you back. if there was a dream plane to fly the warthog is in the top two for me. just picked up warthog by william l smallwood. flying the a-10 in the gulf war. any thoughts on flying the a-10? best of luck in getting in the air in a rv!!! see you in the pattern. planning on flying out to tuson in may for a college graduation celebration. thanks for your service!
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:15 AM
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Welcome back to both the states and the RV community! Thanks so much for your service to our great country! Without the men and women serving and keeeping us free we would not have the freedom to pursue hobbies like this!
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:09 PM
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It's great to be back! Thanks for all the kind words. All I can say is thank you for allowing me to fly the greatest ground attack aircraft ever designed with nearly unlimited 30MM at hand. It's been great!

I'll definitely be in contact with those around Tucson. Again, I can't wait!
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:45 PM
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Jay, first off, thanks for your service to our great country.
Second, I know of an RV8 project almost exactly where you left off. And the price is right. Located in South Alabama.
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:30 PM
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Jay,

Great to hear that you're returning to the land of the Big BX. Hope you can stop by Denver on your way to Tuscon. I know it's not an RV-8, but I'll take you up in my RV-7A if you'd like.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:54 AM
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Default Strobes no more

One big change recently has been that old school high-voltage strobe lights are out - LED strobes (and position lights) are in.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:13 AM
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Default An RV-8 after flying hogs?

I suppose you realize the RV-8 will be at least twelve times faster than your hog was...you may need to work on the reaction speed a bit.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:00 PM
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I suppose you realize the RV-8 will be at least twelve times faster than your hog was...you may need to work on the reaction speed a bit.
Well, I can keep up in the hog most of the time. When I was flying the T-38, I always felt 3-5 seconds behind. Maybe the RV-8 is the perfect compromise!
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