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Old 12-10-2013, 07:28 PM
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Default Jumping back in the pool and building a RV-10

Well, after spending from 2008 to 2012 building my RV-7A, I realized that I liked building nearly as much as flying. After kicking it around for a while (and getting my lovely wife's approval for the 2nd time!), I've decided to jump back in the pool and build a RV-10. I received empennage kit 41515 early today.

While I have thoroughly enjoyed flying my 7A for the past 18 months, there have been numerous times when I wished I had a bit more room. By the time the 10 is done, my kiddos (who are nearly 11 and 9 now) will be getting close to leaving the nest. I'd really like to get involved with PilotNPaws and think the 10 will work wonderfully for that mission. It will also be a fantastic cross country plane if the kiddos decide to go to college a distance away.

I realize that this means that I will have to part ways with my 7A sometime in the next 2-4 years to help finance the 10, but it will be a lot easier knowing that the next one should be nearly ready. Building the 7A, I was sad to see it finished, as I finally felt I knew what I was doing, about the time it was done!

Anyway, time to dust off those tools and get busy. Looks like I'll be hanging around here for a bit longer.

Jason Tremble
RV-7A (Flying and Sold)
RV-10 in process (@#$$%# Cabin Top & Doors)
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:13 PM
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Congratulations Jason

I haven't even finished my -8, but I'm already thinking about what's next after that. I can't even contemplate never building again after going through the learning curve once...what a waste it would be.
RV-8 #81077 Super Slow Build
Dynon Skyview HDX, Titan IOX-370, Dual P-Mags, AFP FM200A FI, Whirlwind 200RV CS Prop
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:44 PM
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Great choice Jason----you can do it!
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
Joint Venture with Aircraft Specialty
Teflon Hose Assemblies for Experimentals
Proud Vendor for RV1, Donator to VAF
RV7A Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan, on hold while we develop new products for RV builders
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is online now
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I've contemplated a 10 several times and just haven't been able to pull the trigger. Good luck with your build - they are great airplanes, and the kit quality is astonishing to this RV-6 builder.
Kyle Boatright
Marietta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:36 AM
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Welcome to the club. Be sure to stop by the RV-10 HQ when you attend OSH this year.


Take the plunge, it's only money, you only get to live life once!

Bob Leffler
N410BL - RV10 Flying
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:12 AM
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Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Thumbs up Have fun

Have fun on the new build project. I'm just starting a new build myself. I just received my -12 empennage kit last week.

The main reason that I'm doing a -12 is because I was able to convince my wife (after a long time of trying) that it is the most economically viable and not as time consuming.

Maybe a -14 will be in my future next year.
Rick Aronow,
Flying 7A Slider;
Jacksonville, FL
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:37 AM
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Default That's funny...

...I'm building a 10 and thinking about building a 3,4 or 7 next. Then occasionally, I get the itch to go full bore and build an open cockpit bipe!
Mike Rettig
EAA Chapter 301
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