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Old 09-12-2019, 01:16 PM
Desert Rat Desert Rat is offline
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Wichita KS
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Default New to me Kit

After what seems like lifetime of flying other peoples airplanes, a couple of years ago I started getting serious about an RV.

I won't bore you with the details of all the analysis paralysis I went through, but I had pretty much finally settled on a 7 and even though I was hoping to find a deal on a used kit, I'd given up on ever finding one that was both a decent quality and close enough to go through the hassle of bringing it home.

I was planning to buy a new emp kit on Sept 5th because it's my birthday, but on the 4th a guy here in town reached out to me to see if I was still interested in buying his 7 wing and emp.

Timing was right, price was right, and the location couldn't be beaten. 2 days later I had it in the garage. How cool is that?

It needs some rework, but I couldn't have asked for an easier transaction and I'm really excited to dig in.

After the dust settled, I started a kit log with the new EAA program. Here's a link if anybody is interested. Feel free to comment, as I'm sure I'll have tons of questions and mistakes made along the way.
Terry Shortt
AGI, CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P, Janitor
RV7 Empennage & Wing done
Fuselage in process
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Pilotjim77 Pilotjim77 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: CHESHIRE, MA
Posts: 238


Best of luck with the build!

Purchased July 2019: RV-6 0320 Whirlwind Ground Adjustable Prop

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Old 09-12-2019, 02:03 PM
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Mark Dickens Mark Dickens is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Collierville, TN (KFYE)
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As one Sept 5th birthday to another, congratulations!
RV-8 #81077 Super Slow Build
Dynon Skyview HDX, Titan IOX-370, Dual P-Mags, AFP FM200A FI, Whirlwind 200RV CS Prop
First Flight 11/20/2016
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:47 PM is offline
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Taylor, AZ
Posts: 80

Congratulations, Terry!

I'm also an AZ builder working on a 7. I'm about two years and 3 months into my project and am working on the bulkheads for the fuselage. I work on my project every chance I get, which usually means long hours in my garage on the weekends. I have a full-time job and a family, so not much progress is made during the week.

Good luck!

Taylor, AZ (KTYL); Builder #74649
RV7 N789YZ (reserved) - Emp done; SB Wings done; SB Fuse done; FWF in progress
XIO-360-M1B 9.0:1 pistons; built by JB Aircraft Engines
67 Cherokee 180C - Flying
USAFA - Son (class of 2022)
Donated Q4, 2021
My flight bag is made by Dewalt!
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