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Old 11-05-2013, 11:28 AM
Warden Warden is offline
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Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum. I just bought and I'm going to start an -7 emmpennage kit. I bought it from a previous owner whom only completed the vertical stabilizer and a small portion of the horizontal stabilizer. I must say that the workmanship is outstanding. My compliments to this builder and for the trusting words from Mr. Jay Pratt which helped me to make this decision. I look forward to beginning the project and will, in all likelyhood, be asking for assistance from this forum.

Best regards,
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:58 AM
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Hi Warden,

I'm in pretty much the same boat as you - bought a partially-built empennage and wing kit from a great previous owner. He even took the time to teach me and have me practice some Vans RV build basics under his supervision - dimpling, riveting, deburring, etc.!
Jim Hall
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:59 AM
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Warden, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:15 PM
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Howdy Warden, I'm just around the corner from you in IL.Have fun with your 7.
Ed Martin
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:39 PM
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Where about in mid mich?
I am in Windsor, I am trying to wear out my gear landing at all the airports I can find in Michigan?

Likely a lot of fellow builders close to you.
Rick Woodall C-GSTT "ghost"
9a -TMX io-320, catto three blade, dual dynon hdx with a/p. 900+ hrs in 8 yrs flying.

Flew to Osh 11,12,15,17,19. SNF 2013. West to Cali /Washington/Vancouver/crossed the Rockies north to Red Deer east to Moosonee and over to maritimes. South to Jekyll Isl, cedar key, and Key West etc. 7 trips and 17 islands of the Bahamas. Flown turtles and dogs for Pilots n Paws too. Love our Rv's
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:26 PM
Warden Warden is offline
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Thanks everyone!

Rick, I'm about 15 miles south of Lansing. Small town of Charlotte (FPK).

Dues Paid for 2013
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:59 PM
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Welcome Warden and Jim.
Lots of sage advise here.
Search a component before building it. Saves mistakes.
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
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Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (3,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit done. Working FWF
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:20 PM
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What kind of primer did he use? just kidding, welcome to the party!
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:40 PM
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I am doing a project in East Lansing and have been here since the beginning of July. I miss working on my 9A and would love to come see your project. Im heading back to Colorado for a few days but once I get back, we will have to get together. Have fun - that it what it is all about!

I will PM my contact info to you.
Williamston MI
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:24 AM
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Glad you are getting started, You will love the RV7. Feel free to call if you have questions.
Jay Pratt VAF #2
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