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Old 02-17-2020, 07:06 AM
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I?m just beginning my RV 7A build, though I purchased a second hand nearly completed empennage kit and wing kit. I?m looking for someone in my area who might be interested in being a mentor for me as I get started.

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Old 02-17-2020, 07:08 AM
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:40 AM
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I?m just beginning my RV 7A build, though I purchased a second hand nearly completed empennage kit and wing kit. I?m looking for someone in my area who might be interested in being a mentor for me as I get started.

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Gregg Larson
Canton GA (Cherokee county)
Stick dot rudder at gmail dot com
Four zero four five four three six one two nine
Text or call
I would suggest you sign up for the next Fundamentals Class taught at Synergy Air South in Newnan (KCCO). You will learn a lot even in just one day and get to see numerous builds underway. Knowing what quality construction looks like is invaluable.
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:50 AM
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Join EAA and attend a local chapter meeting. You'll find a Mentor. Spend a few hours building a practice kit. Drill it apart and reassemble. Should help a lot.
I would help another Larson if we were closer in distance.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:06 PM
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I would suggest you sign up for the next Fundamentals Class taught at Synergy Air South in Newnan (KCCO). You will learn a lot even in just one day and get to see numerous builds underway. Knowing what quality construction looks like is invaluable.
I second this! The class and instructors are great! Even got to meet a couple guys that are currently building their RVs in the same hanger.
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:42 PM
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Hi Gregg,
I built an RV6A and currently have 350+ on the Hobbs. If I can help in any reasonable way, even if it's just encouragement, let me know! I'm also based at KCNI if you want to drop by.
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Old 05-18-2020, 03:57 PM
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Thank you for your input. I have been occupied lately with other weighty issues and haven?t been able to get back here.

I have taken the synergy air course, and built all of the practice projects.

I am an EAA member but don?t see a chapter very close. Maybe I?ll have to travel a bit to the closest one when this virus debacle clears up.

Looking forward to a fun build and on the job education.
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:25 PM
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I?m just beginning my RV 7A build, though I purchased a second hand nearly completed empennage kit and wing kit. I?m looking for someone in my area who might be interested in being a mentor for me as I get started.

Thanks

Gregg Larson
Canton GA (Cherokee county)
Stick dot rudder at gmail dot com
Four zero four five four three six one two nine
Text or call
Can't Mentor but you have a great surname!
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Estes Park, CO
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Donated 01/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (2,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit, now FWF
Disclaimer
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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