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Old 06-11-2011, 01:34 PM
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Bob found in his search, yes indeed, this is the airplane that we were shown in a hangar at Dunham Field on the east side of Houston a couple of years ago. I had dropped in to do a TC visit for builder (now flyer!) Chuck Elsey, and he said that he had something to show me before we looked at his RV-6. The RV-1 was tucked back in a corner, recuperating from a ground loop. I took some pictures and asked a few questions that eventually lead to the owner of the airplane. At that point, I put the proposition of acquiring the airplane to some RV friends here in Texas, and that set the wheels in motion. In several visits with Dick VanGrunsven over the intervening time, we became quite sure that this was, indeed, his first ?RV?, and when the opportunity came to close the deal a few months ago, I reviewed the logbooks.

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Paul, really happy & excited that you got RV-1 to the right group. It's funny, but that July day that I first showed you the airplane down in Crosby wasn't just by chance, I had a feeling that day that you were the right guy to show the plane. The events that have occurred through your efforts are certainly no surprise. Let me know anyway I might help in this effort.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:13 PM
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I'd emphasize that while Louise and I have the pictures and write-ups, and have had the privilege of being involved so far, there are many folks that have been other key folks (like Chuck) that have gotten this thing going, and we expect many, many more to be involved as the project gets rolling.

It really was a magical moment when Chuck showed me the RV-1 for the first time, and we are just glad to have been a part of brining it back to the forefront!

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:08 AM
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Will there be an opportunity for people to donate to a restoration fund?
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:40 AM
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Will there be an opportunity for people to donate to a restoration fund?
Absolutely! The "Friends of the RV-1" non-profit will be looking for all sorts of help, including financial contributions. As we said in the original announcement, the web site is on the way, and we'll be looking for contributions of time, talents, and resources of all kinds. We want everyone in the community to feel that they have been a part of this airplane's history.

Money will obviously be important, as will building talents, operational expertise, and organizational work. Getting the airplane flying is only the first step - organizing a flying tour of visits to events and EAA chapters will be a big part of the effort, and believe me, that will require effort. But I beleive in the people of this obsession, and look forward to an amazing year of the community coming together.

More to come....

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Old 06-12-2011, 11:12 PM
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Default N1583 not the original

N1583 was restored in Sacramento by a member of VAF and friend of mine. At the time I believe he thought there were three RV-1's made. N5827N is the original as far as I have ever known. I have some photos of the restoration of N1583 in progress but they are not in digital form. He offered to sell me N1583 at one point but I had no interest in a single place plane at the time.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:27 PM
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Paul, check your PMs
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:22 PM
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I have received quite a few PM's with offers of help for the RV-1 Project, and all of the offers are welcome! Right now, we're just getting organized, and the web site is being developed, so hopefully, it will be easier to volunteer in the near future. In the next couple of weeks, the airplane is going to be inspected by some well-known and highly experienced RV mechanics, the engine is going to be removed for a good going-over by one of the best shops in the RV world, and we'll be building a work list of things that need to be done to make it airworthy. We've already got a couple of well-known suppliers lined up for electrical parts, avionics, and engine accessories, so we're well on the way!

When we have a comprehensive list of the parts and work we need to get it done, we'll throw it out there to see what folks can contribute in the way of supplies and time.

Personally, I'm glad that the airplane is up at RV Central, or I'd never get anything done on the -3 in our hangar!
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:32 PM
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And it would end up with a glass panel..........
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:26 AM
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And it would end up with a glass panel..........
Gasman, you are crackin' me up! LMAO
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:07 AM
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And it would end up with a glass panel..........
Oh, most certainly! Every one of those round gauges in the RV-1 will still have glass in 'em....

Right now, I'm not sure that they all do.
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