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Old 03-06-2013, 06:38 PM
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Default Why wait til' spring? We're building a plane here.

We transported my fuselage to the airport last September 16th and I was hoping to make some progress before Our Canadian winter set in. I ended up working nearly every day off through the winter ( I only work 8 days a month ) taking a break at Christmas and for a few other obligations. There were days when it was -20 C inside the less then airtight hangar. We have a little building that we could warm up in and grab a coffee, but I ain't gonna lie to ya, it was cold. A lot of people told me I was nuts, but I already knew that.

As I step back and look at what was accomplished over the winter months, I'm glad I kept at it. There's not a lot left to do and it's nearly ready for the MDRA inspection. Had I waited until spring, I sure it would be mid summer before it was ready to go. I'm feeling pretty good about the whole thing.


Unloading at the airport September 16, 2012




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Old 03-06-2013, 06:43 PM
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AWESOME! Nice work, Paul!
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:48 PM
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Beautiful looking ride Paul, congrats.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:49 PM
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Nice! How to get job like this?


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Old 03-06-2013, 06:53 PM
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Default Way to go!

Paul,
Very nice!!!

I hope to see you and your 8 at Oshkosh.

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:58 PM
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Wow! Where is the link to the build log? I need tips.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:02 PM
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Absolutely beautiful paint job. I love the colors.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:10 PM
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Outstanding effort! Good job Paul
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:11 PM
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Nice! How to get job like this?


Vlad,

It's tough!

In order to become a firefighter, you have to master eating until your tired, then sleeping until your hungry.
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I think that paint job looks very sharp. Nice work.
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