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Old 05-06-2019, 03:31 PM
Bigspoon17 Bigspoon17 is offline
 
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Hey, all! I just wanted to take a second and introduce myself to the group. I recently ordered a -14A empennage kit and the tool kit from Cleaveland will be here Wednesday. I'm a first time builder, but I'll have some help from my dad and my girlfriend, so it will be a team effort. I've ordered both practice kits from Vans so I hope to be driving the first rivet by this weekend. I live in the Pensacola, FL area so if there are any builders - or even just the curious - around that want to check out the build or share tips I'm all for it! My build log is here:

http://7echocharlie.com/

It's not much yet, but soon to be filled with lots of posts about the build! I'm looking forward to building and participating in discussions here on the forum!

Thanks,
Eric
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:41 PM
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Hi Eric,

Welcome to the madness!

I'm building a -14A in the Orlando area. It's a hike from Pensacola, but you're more than welcome to visit and see the project whenever you'd like.

Good luck!!
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:44 PM
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Eric, welcome aboard
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:44 PM
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Hi Eric,

Welcome to the madness!

I'm building a -14A in the Orlando area. It's a hike from Pensacola, but you're more than welcome to visit and see the project whenever you'd like.

Good luck!!
Too bad I didn't post this a couple of weeks ago; I was just down there! I'll be back through that way toward the end of summer so maybe I can stop by then!
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:47 PM
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Too bad I didn't post this a couple of weeks ago; I was just down there! I'll be back through that way toward the end of summer so maybe I can stop by then!
Just say the word. In the meanwhile, if you ever want to ask a question offline or would like to run something by me (former EAA Tech Counselor & Flight Advisor and RV repeat offender), please feel free to PM me anytime.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:50 PM
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Just say the word. In the meanwhile, if you ever want to ask a question offline or would like to run something by me (former EAA Tech Counselor & Flight Advisor and RV repeat offender), please feel free to PM me anytime.
Ohh, you're playing a dangerous game, my friend!

Just kidding! I'll likely take you up on that offer at some point, but I'll reserve that for a real problem/question. Thanks for the offer!
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:10 PM
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Welcome Eric!

We'll help all we can to steer ya through 'the madness'. <g>.

We've all been there. It's doable!!!!

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Old 05-06-2019, 04:12 PM
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You are going to have a blast! Excited for you
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:00 PM
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Welcome Eric!

We'll help all we can to steer ya through 'the madness'. <g>.

We've all been there. It's doable!!!!

v/r,dr
Thanks, I'm sure I'll need the help!
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:00 PM
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Thank you! I'm very excited, myself!
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