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Old 05-02-2018, 12:55 PM
jjbardell jjbardell is offline
 
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Default I'm now an owner :)

Hi everyone. Thought I would introduce myself. After a lot of searching which almost felt like a quest at times, I am proud to officially join the VANS community as an owner.

My first build was a Sonex. The goal was to see if I liked owning and building. One of those was proved true, I love owning my own plane. The other, not so much. I love spending my time in the air, no question about that.

The search for an RV took the better part of a year. After a several failed attempts, followed by a failed pre-buy, my luck changed and a perfect bird popped up not far from my home base.

Thanks to Vic for all the help and time over the past year. I have learned a lot and look forward to learning from everyone.

I am now a proud owner of an RV-9A tip up powered by an O-320. I've logged 14 hours in the past week and couldn't be happier. So glad to be a Vans owner. Hope to meet some of you at Oshkosh this year.

I'd post a pic, but don't think I can yet. May be too new to the forum.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:20 PM
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:08 PM
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Congrats!

Here is some help with picture posting (General Forum sticky)

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ead.php?t=1696
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:17 PM
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Only 14 hours? In a week? You better pick up the pace if you're gonna justify ownership!
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:06 PM
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Only 14 hours? In a week? You better pick up the pace if you're gonna justify ownership!
Those are beginner numbers, you gotta pick those up.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:30 PM
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Hey Josh, so that was an expensive RV-12 ride I gave you eh? The Rv grin doesn't wash off or fade away. No more tinkering, enjoy the new bird. Bob K at Lewis.
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:29 PM
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Josh,

Glad to see you over here. I saw your report of you buying an RV9A on the Sonex board along with the post about the sale of your Sonex.

I finished my 14 last summer, got it painted over the winter and got back from Sun n Fun with 160 hours on it.

Fly down to the south side sometime. I'm at C56 (Bult field) in Monee. I have my Sonex and my 14 crammed in my hanger. I've sadly decided to sell my Sonex this summer. I have over 400 hours on it.

You'll love the RV.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:23 AM
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Those are beginner numbers, you gotta pick those up.
Sounds like I need to go flying tonight as it's unacceptable to not represent the Vans community properly.

It's great to hear from you Bob K. Look forward to the first set of Young Eagles as that is my favorite thing to do. I am also looking at getting into the Pilots for Paws organization as well. The RV grin definitely bit me and I am so happy to be powered by a Lycoming vs. my prior power plant.

Bob M, I would love to come down and see your 14! Perhaps in the next few weeks after I work through a few open items on the plane.

Cheers,
Josh
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:25 AM
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Congrats!

Here is some help with picture posting (General Forum sticky)

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ead.php?t=1696
Thanks! I didn't realize I have to do my own hosting. Makes sense.
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Reserved: N67LJ [11323] - Zenith 750 [In Progress]
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