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Old 01-12-2016, 10:43 PM
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Default One less naked plane

After flying naked (the plane, not me) for just over four years, she's finally got paint!

Paint was done by Steve Evans of Top Gun Aircraft Paint Refinishing out of Mason County Airport (T92), Mason, TX. Steve was a pleasure to work with and he kept me very informed of his progress via text messages. Prior to mine, he completed an RV-6 in a military paint scheme that I stopped in on a couple of times - absolutely beautiful. If you're interested, he can be reached at 432-210-9766. No relation, just a satisfied customer. Paint is Sherwin Williams Jet-Glo in Matterhorn White, Marlin Blue, and Black.

Mason, TX worked out very well from a logistics point of view. Being right at 100 miles away made it easy to help with disassembly/assembly and putting eyes on the actual work rather than relying 100% on pictures.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:17 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:33 AM
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Default Sweet!

Image saved to my great paint jobs reference folder!

That is one super beautiful plane. Well done sir!!
Garet Hess - Edmonton, AB
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:28 AM
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Beautiful machine
Guilherme Plassmann (Brazil)
RV7A (Mr Flame) slow kit S/N 74285 Finished 04/14/15😀😀😀😀flying
Superior IO360
Sterba prop
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Donation made 2016
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:33 AM
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Lovely. Just lovely.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:49 AM
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WOW! What a great looking plane! The blues blend beautifully, and I'm a HUGE fan of the checkerboard (that'll give you 2-3 knots right there).

Well done, Dave. Are you taking her to OShkosh this year?

Sid "Scroll" Mayeux, Col, USAF (ret)
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:00 AM
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Curious if you discovered a down-side to flying naked for that period of time (I plan to fly 1 to 2 years before paint but might consider doing it sooner if it significantly adds to the prep work.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:20 AM
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Default Curious

Originally Posted by Raymo View Post
Curious if you discovered a down-side to flying naked for that period of time (I plan to fly 1 to 2 years before paint but might consider doing it sooner if it significantly adds to the prep work.
Very nice paint job.
Larry Larson
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:21 AM
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Very nice, David. I really like the paint job.
Deene Ogden.
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:35 AM
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An elegant seven. She will definitely turn heads.
Where is N666BK?

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