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Old 08-30-2011, 08:20 AM
jdicker680 jdicker680 is offline
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Default Are there any Harmon Rockets in the Southeast?

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I am in the process of trying to decide what type of RV to purchase. I have narrowed down my choices to an RV4, RV7, RV8, or a Harmon Rocket. The problem I usually have with airplanes is making sure I can fit in them comfortably, I'm 6'1" and 185 lbs (I'm pretty leggy). I have sat or rode in all of the RV's listed above except for a Harmon Rocket. Does anyone have one around the southeast that I could come by and sit in for a few minutes to see how it fits? We don't have to take a flight (even though I wouldn't refuse an offer!), I really just want to see how it fits me.


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Old 08-30-2011, 08:27 AM
Sid Lambert Sid Lambert is offline
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You'd fit in my -4 fine. There is a guy in Newnan with an F1 and a guy near Chattanooga with a Harmon that frequent the local fly-ins but no Rockets at the airports around us that I know of.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:00 AM
jdicker680 jdicker680 is offline
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Let me know next time you will be over at the airport. I will come by and check out your RV4 for a few minutes. I know the Harmon Rockets are about 4" wider in the pilot seat, and about 6 inches longer in the passenger seat. I would just like to see how much room I would have in the front seat for my maps, charts, etc since most of my missions are 400 nm cross country trips.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:48 AM
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Default Hi Jason

Ditch the maps and get an me....I've been using charts and approach plates since 1966 and the new SkychartsPro app blows them all away! Maps for anywhere in the USA, plus all the IFR approach plates and low altitude enroute charts...for $20 a year!!

BTW, Lee Logan has an F-1 Rocket at Ridgeland, S.C...just north of Savannah. There will more than likely, be a Rocket or two at the Triple Tree fly-in on Sept 8th-11th.

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Old 08-30-2011, 12:15 PM
jdicker680 jdicker680 is offline
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Thanks for the information on triple tree. I wasnt planning on going but it sounds like I might need to rearrange my schedule. I guess im an old fashion type guy I like my paper charts. Im always asking myself "what if" while I am flying in the air. I agree if I solely used my ipad it would keep my necessities to a minimum but I just like having easy access to my charts, flight bag, handheld radio, etc just in case.

I have read lots of details regarding the F1 and the Harmon Rocket and personally I like the Harmon better. Nothing against the F1, just my personal preference.

I dont mind flying an hour or so to check one out if its available.

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:05 PM
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I don't think there is enough size difference between a Harmon and an F1 to make much difference; either way, I plan to drop by Triple Tree on Saturday early. Won't stay much past noon I don't think, since I'm helping friends with their RV-8 build most weekends, but if you're around and would like to try it on for size, mine is solid blue.


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