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Old 08-02-2016, 07:57 AM
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Default My New Toy

I recently purchased a flying RV-6 and had a chance to fly it for the first time yesterday. It flew beautifully. It is a basic set-up but has the big O-360 up front. The Performance Propeller wood prop provides a very smooth, very fast ride. Excited to say I am an RV owner......!

Now I need to figure out what to do with my RV-7 QB kit that has been sitting in the garage..!

N542DP sitting in her new home:

RV Grin in full effect:

John Canty
RV - 6 (SOLD)

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Old 08-02-2016, 08:07 AM
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Default Very Nice

Very nice looking airplane. Send me a pm with details on your 7.
Mechanical Engineer
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:26 PM
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She looks Really Pretty ! 😎
14 planes owned ,11 bought ,3 built .
RV-8 N808H ,Sold
RV-6 Sold 😔
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:35 PM
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Very cool. Great pics. Enjoy.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:50 PM
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Awesome plane! Mine's pretty basic too, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Lightweight and less to go wrong. Enjoy!!
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jmcanty3 View Post
Now I need to figure out what to do with my RV-7 QB kit that has been sitting in the garage..!
It took me a few years to convince myself to do it, but I sold my -7 kit parts after I was flying my purchased -6. Unless you need the extra gross weight, you won't get anything more out of a -7 than you already have in your -6. At least, not in any significant sense. A tiny bit faster, a tiny bit more room in the cockpit, but that's about it. You'll get more range from the larger tanks in the -7, but unless your bladder can support it, the benefit is moot.

The real benefit of completing your -7 would be in ease of installation for things like autopilot, smoke system, AHARS units, etc, or if you had plans to make modifications that could only be easily done during the build, like larger fuel tanks or something like that.
Rob Prior
1996 RV-6 "Tweety" C-FRBP (formerly N196RV)
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:19 PM
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Congratulations! Looks like a nice clean ship.
What to do with your kit? Well, they are very marketable.
However, if you can find the time and $$ to work on it, even if it takes you ten years, there is very little this hobby has to offer that is greater than flying the machine YOU built.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.

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Fiat G.46 -(restoration in progress, if I have enough life left in me)
RV1 - Proud Pilot.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:09 AM
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Default RV 7 qb

PM sent.......................
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:14 AM
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Default Clean hangar!

Yes your new toy looks great! However, that hangar is wayyyy tooo clean.😊 Mine has not looked that good since I started my build.
Marvin McGraw, 5TN4
RV-14. #140039 Complete
Flight hours: 750+
2021 Dues Paid
The Dues Paid note is a reminder for me
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:27 AM
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Congrats on the purchase. Send me a private message with details on the -7. Thanks!
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