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Old 08-31-2019, 05:14 AM
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Default Last Hoorah! Wanted - RV-8

Well, Brian left yesterday with Aurora (RV-7) and what a great airplane it is. In the end, the airplane ended up back where it belinged and we made a couple of great friends in Brian and Kris.

Now, on my 68th birthday, my son and I are looking for what may well be my last airplane. Everyone says you should put down your wishlist so here goes:

RV-8
*IO-360 or O-360 (either one will work but IO gets extra points)
*Glass or round gages but I really like at least a graphic engine monitor
*Great construction quality (I recently went to two years of school and got my A&P just so I could better understand and maintain RVs.
*Prefer painted but would consider non-painted if the seller recognizes there’s going to be a price difference between the two.
*Constant speed prop - yes, it must have a constant speed prop
*We probably can’t afford a dolled up, maxed out 8 but if the bones are great, we could probably make yours better. (Ask Brian about Aurora).
*Canadian airplanes can work - we’ve done it before

In short, I’m getting older and after many, many years of my son and I flying all kinds of airplanes including the A-10 Warthog (son) and the P-51 (me) the RVs are our favorite fun machine. We have both spent a lifetime in aviation, love to fly and whichever RV-8 we eventually acquire, we will take incredible care of it. We are reasonable buyers that like to make friends and develop friendships thru airplanes and aviation.

So, if you have an 8 that is, or may be in the near future, for sale, please contact me. We’ve got an empty hangar that needs to be filled.

Thanks everyone

Rob Traynham

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Old 08-31-2019, 05:30 AM
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I wish you all the best when you find an 8, I have one (conventional U/C of course) and having flown a lot of diff types (not Worthog or Mustang though) but C150's to Airliners the 8 simply fits me like a glove Best Vans desgn ever but I am biased
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:53 AM
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Now, on my 68th birthday,
Congrats on another trip around the sun
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:51 AM
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Well, Brian left yesterday with Aurora (RV-7) and what a great airplane it is. In the end, the airplane ended up back where it belinged and we made a couple of great friends in Brian and Kris.

Now, on my 68th birthday, my son and I are looking for what may well be my last airplane. Everyone says you should put down your wishlist so here goes:

RV-8
*IO-360 or O-360 (either one will work but IO gets extra points)
*Glass or round gages but I really like at least a graphic engine monitor
*Great construction quality (I recently went to two years of school and got my A&P just so I could better understand and maintain RVs.
*Prefer painted but would consider non-painted if the seller recognizes there’s going to be a price difference between the two.
*Constant speed prop - yes, it must have a constant speed prop
*We probably can’t afford a dolled up, maxed out 8 but if the bones are great, we could probably make yours better. (Ask Brian about Aurora).
*Canadian airplanes can work - we’ve done it before

In short, I’m getting older and after many, many years of my son and I flying all kinds of airplanes including the A-10 Warthog (son) and the P-51 (me) the RVs are our favorite fun machine. We have both spent a lifetime in aviation, love to fly and whichever RV-8 we eventually acquire, we will take incredible care of it. We are reasonable buyers that like to make friends and develop friendships thru airplanes and aviation.

So, if you have an 8 that is, or may be in the near future, for sale, please contact me. We’ve got an empty hangar that needs to be filled.

Thanks everyone

Rob Traynham
Good luck Rob. I said exactly the same thing a couple of years ago and still do, "My Last Hoorah." Purchased an -8 that was perfect for me.

"74-07?" Is that your UPT class number? Mine was 74-01. We are getting old.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:11 AM
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Jim,

Moody AFB 74-07. Yep, old age is sneaking up on us!
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:51 AM
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I am just a few years younger than you and just purchased a F1 rocket for my last hurrah. I wanted a RV8 but could not locate a good one at the time. As soon as I closed on the Rocket several eights popped up. Something good will show up soon!
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:29 PM
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Hi Rob, check your PM's
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:37 PM
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Don,

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Rob
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:42 AM
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Okay people, Rob is a caring helpful guy. Payback time, let’s help him out.

If you have or know of a finished or even majority finish RV-8, with good bones. Rob and Ruston are the guys who will treat your dream plane with the same love and care you did. Rob likes quality stuff and is ready for this next chapter.

My transactions, selling & now buying, with Rob have gone off with a hiccup. He’s honest, straightforward and easy to talk too. I’d trust him with anything.

So contact Rob and feel good that your beauty will have the caretaker it deserves.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:53 AM
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Thanks Brian. It works both ways.
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