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Old 02-07-2013, 12:45 PM
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Default Built my RV-9......in ONE Day!!

In preparation for my RV12 kit coming next week, I thought I'd hone my building skills. So I went out and bought a RV9 kit and completed in in one day. I did, really.

Okay, so it's a radio control RV-9. I've been looking for some wall art for my den and I happened to stop into my friendly hobby shop looking at the latest n-scale trains. Lo and behold, there's the RV9 kit, on sale no less. Regular price $179, on sale for $149, on sale for $99! Heck of a deal.

I'm pretty sure the kit has been discussed on the forums before. It is an excellent kit, already finished, all I had to do was bolt it together. It took me about 4 hours.

Here it is mounted. Cheaper than most pictures, etc I've been looking at and way more cool. BTW, the window it is above overlooks my hangar so the RV9 is right at home.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:37 PM
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nice wall art ! ... way to formal (and clean) an office
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:56 PM
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I assume that $99 kit doesn't include powerplant or avionics

Looks great!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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Being non-aerobatic, might I suggest a more straight-and-level mounting?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:56 PM
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Greg, I think Randy's wall has artificial gravity to go with the orientation of the artificial sun.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:49 PM
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I did notice that the interior structure was not primed so that's a big negative.
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427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:06 PM
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RV-9 in one day... big deal, it was a QuickBuild kit!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:34 PM
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Taildraggers are MUCH quicker to build....
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:04 PM
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Everyone who has completed an entire build knows that the panel and firewall fwd takes 90% of the build time...
So if you had actually fully completed your RV-9 it would have taken at least 9 more days
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:22 PM
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Where did you find that kit for $99? That would be a good deal.
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