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Old 01-24-2023, 11:17 AM
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DR, I was curious how many of us Jurassic (old) RV builders were left out there still checking the site, encouraging new builders or just surviving life.
I found these old forgotten pics yesterday and thought I’d share and challenge other Jurassic RV dudes to do the same with epic photos.

If you started your tail kit 20 plus years ago, (34 for me)check in with a cool photo or comment how you’re doing now!

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Smokey


First (of 27) coast to coasts

1997 visit to Wright memorial

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Old 01-24-2023, 11:39 AM
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Awesome! 27 C to C, that is an accomplishment in itself!

Thanks for the photos!
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:40 AM
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Jurassic alright

A very younger me unloading my RV-4 kit #2062, date 21 September 1988, location Weiterstadt-Darmstadt South of Frankfurt.
The -4, baptized HB-YVZ, still happily crisscrosses the skies of Europe today
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:45 AM
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Started (2) RV-6 DEC 1989 with assistance of Red Marron. Both flew MAR 1993 and still flying. Sold N168TX AUG 2018.
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:49 AM
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Started 1995, first flight 2000, 2000 hours still going strong.

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Old 01-24-2023, 12:02 PM
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Thanks for starting this thread Smokey.

Ordered RV6 empennage kit on Sept. 9, 1991. $740 plus $15 for crating.

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First flight May 26, 1996 out of Danbury, CT.

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Still looking good after 27 years.

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"Jurassic Builders!" Love it. On the other hand, that means that I'm OLD!

My RV-8 tail kit arrived on 6/25/96 and the first flight was on 7/23/09 by Capt. Danny King ("Beautiful Doll" -- the plane's name, NOT a descriptor for the builder!) That's just over 13 years and 1883 hours of build time.

My last flight in N8RV ("Smokey") was on 4/12/2016. "Smokey" now resides in Texas and is flown regularly.

I, too, was a bit younger then. I HAD HAIR! LOL

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared...AnqgMfVK-VwE7W

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared...Na_en7r_XP5FF0

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared...CfRmNUUDwrVBzP

[Sorry for the links. I followed the instructions to post the pics, but nothing showed up.]
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Old 01-24-2023, 01:37 PM
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I bought RV-4 #2667 tail 2nd hand un-started in 1993, finished building 2010, loved every minute! We all enjoyed internet free building when you didnt have time to peruse the net looking at stuff. RViator copies with the pages worn out and builders group gatherings. Bingelis books were the gospel, and you had to lay out every hole and build jigs to keep it straight. Good times!!
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Old 01-24-2023, 01:52 PM
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Started N159SB as an RV-6 back in 1999. Hard to believe I sold her 23 years later. Now fighting the urge to start an RV-12IS.
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