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Old 09-30-2012, 10:18 PM
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airguy airguy is offline
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Default Major problem on my 9A project

So I'm working along today, made the final holes on the canopy and working on the canopy skirts. Lots of cardboard boxes in the cabinets with expensive avionics waiting their turn next, engine in a crate 20 feet away, life is looking pretty good for a change.

Wife calls. She's pregnant.

Life just took a left turn through the bar ditch, heading for the fence. Gonna be different!

Airplane schedule and budget just took a big hit, but it's going to be worth it!
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 900 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:24 PM
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-kevinh, Track my RV-7A, flying, alas, sold in 2013 after 450ish hours. (I'm now building something different)
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:37 PM
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Rut Row... Congrats!!
Retired N622DR - Serial #V7A1467
VAF# 671
Repeat Offender / Race 007
Friend of the RV-1
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:56 PM
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Wonderful news, Greg! Your child will love your airplane someday.

Stephen & Tyson Humphrey
father-son team building new lives and an RV-9
VAF Donors: 2008 to 2014 * Friends of the RV-1
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:05 PM
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Default Buy everything now...

Buy everything now before she clicks on to what's got to be cut back on lol...

Congrats... Life will be different from this day forward... In a good way....
Justin (JAY)
RV7 #72135
Under construction
Australia, QLD
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:31 PM
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My wife says "he obviously didn't spend enough time on the plane."
N994 reserved for an RV-8A
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:44 PM
Wayne Gillispie Wayne Gillispie is offline
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Default Sell the plane.

Start a -10. Congratulations.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:54 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Many congratulations, Greg (and wife)!!!!

It's a net positive. Nobody would have a 2nd if it wasn't.

And, you're kid will think it's strange when a friend DOESN'T have a plane in the garage. Mine felt that way growing up.
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:37 AM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Congrat's. Our little guy is a joy...

But... You'd better get moving on that -9 project. Once a kid arrives, your build routine is gonna go out the window...
Kyle Boatright
Marietta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:14 AM
QueueCT QueueCT is offline
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Location: Redding, CT
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Ain't that the truth. My -9A went on hiatus for 4 years after the twins arrived. The good news is that you have the expensive stuff purchased already.

As said above, build it, fly it, start a -10.
John Qudeen
RV-9A Fuselage (ready to roll the canoe)
N211EG (reserved)
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