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Old 12-10-2012, 10:46 AM
tfarrell839 tfarrell839 is offline
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Location: Canby, OR
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Lightbulb RV-10 Composite Class

There will be an RV Composite class held in Watsonville, CA at Aircrafters on Feb. 23 & 24. The class is really helpful (ask around!) and focuses on mating the top to the fuselage. This year there will also be some focus on trimming and sealing the doors. Info below:

. . . RV Composite Class

This course will provide an overview of the composite parts and techniques used on Van's Aircraft RV-10 kits. We will focus on correct materials and processes, fitting the composite top and doors, cowl, spinner, fairings, and other composite parts. You will receive hands-on training to identify and use all necessary materials. Examples of completed and in-process assemblies will be available to view.

Who: Dave Saylor and Tim Farrell.

Dave: I started working with composite kitplanes in 1998. I'm an A&P/IA, and I have finished my personal RV-10 project, along with many other composite and aluminum projects. I received my BS in Aeronautics from San Jose State.

Tim: I have spent most of my time working on Lancairs and teaching owners of kitplanes fiberglass and carbon fiber techniques and tricks is what I have always enjoyed most.

When: February 23 and 24, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)

8AM-4PM Saturday
8AM-3PM Sunday
Where: AirCrafters, Watsonville Airport (KWVI), 140 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA 95076


Class size is limited to 15 builders
$425 payable by cash, check or credit card
Please call or email to register, even if you have emailed expressing interest in the last few days.
50% deposit is required before February 1st, 2013. Balance due before class starts.

The nearest major airport is San Jose International. It's a 45 minute drive to KWVI.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:52 AM
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If you are a RV-10 builder, this class will save you time with your finish kit. Well worth the expense. They will show you some tips, so you don't have to re-invent the wheel when it comes time to start working on your cabin cover and cowl.

Bob Leffler
N410BL - RV10 Flying
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:39 AM
orchidman orchidman is offline
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Location: Oklahoma City
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If you have not helped someone else fit thier -10 top and are getting close to doing ours, this is a MUST CLASS.
I fit my top in less then a full day.
Make a wrong cut and you sure can cause a lot of trouble for yourself. After this class I had no problems cutting and sanding to get the perfect fit.
Gary Blankenbiller
RV-10 N2GB Flying
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:38 AM
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Location: Flagstaff, AZ
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The link in the OP doesn't work. I was going to ask what the policy was if I sign up and can't make it due to weather. I'm teaching, so driving there on Friday and back on Monday won't work; I'd travel via RV, weather permitting.
Patrick Kelley - Flagstaff, AZ
RV-6A N156PK - Flying too much to paint
RV-10 14MX(reserved) - Fuselage on gear
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:19 PM
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Count me in!
Ed Kranz
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:13 PM
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Greenley Greenley is offline
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Location: Dowagiac, MI
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Are these classes ever taught say they don't fall on a Saturday? Or, any thought of making a video of the class?
Bill Greenley
My RV-10 is now traveling, watch out world!!!!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:43 PM
tfarrell839 tfarrell839 is offline
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Default Oops!

Oops! We got caught up in an update to the web page. I'll get the info transferred over to this page shortly:

And it will be on our Facebook soon too.

On another note . . . We have a new webpage. That's exciting
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:11 PM
tfarrell839 tfarrell839 is offline
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Default Class on

We can announce that the class is on. There are still a few spots left, but we have enough people to go ahead. If you did not get an email from me and you thought your spot was reserved, please contact us.

Also, we defined the return policy:

Our refund policy will be the following: full refund before feb 1. After that, you are committed to the 50%. We're all pilots and we all understand the effects of weather. I would ask that you have a backup plan in case you are weathered in, but in the case that you are flying in and can't make it do to weather, we'll refund 50% and the remainder can be applied to another class or shop time.

Great! We're excited.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:28 AM
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Default class

do you do this class twice a year and if so when is your next class. thanks bruce
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:28 AM
E. D. Eliot E. D. Eliot is offline
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Default Class for RV-12 builders?

I'd be very interested in a like class for RV-12 builders. Although I am far from needing fiberglass skills now, I would attend later this year.

Is there RV-12 specific interest? Maybe this post will help decide that. What say you RV-12 builders?
Building finally
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