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Old 02-15-2014, 01:27 PM
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Awesome!! Oh, how I wished I had got my license years ago.

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Old 02-21-2014, 09:59 AM
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Awesome!! Congratulations, RV4 is one of my favorite planes. Total performance.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:05 AM
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Great choice guys...barrel rolls o fun..!
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:22 PM
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Did my first flight in the RV yesterday and all I can say is "WOW!".

I think I was more nervous than the day I soloed in a Cessna 152!
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:49 PM
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You are back in California??? Where again??
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:09 PM
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Very neat, Jeanette! I had no ideas you flew full-scale.

I've always been partial to RV-3s. I would need an -8 if I wanted to carry someone else!
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:37 PM
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:53 PM
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No joke!
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:36 PM
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WOW!
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:05 PM
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Very nice! I bucket rivets in my uncles RV-6. Great airplanes!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:48 AM
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Mith, we're back at Beale AFB again. Hubby is flying the MC-12 this time, not the RQ-4.

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Very neat, Jeanette! I had no ideas you flew full-scale.

I've always been partial to RV-3s. I would need an -8 if I wanted to carry someone else!
Always had a love for flying full scale...just didn't have the funds after college to stay consistent.

Yeah, if hubby and I want to fly this together we BOTH need to lose a few pounds...mostly me. We easily throw one of our kids in the backseat and go. We're checked out in the Aero Club's planes so if we decide to all fly somewhere, we'll snag a Warrior or C172 and go!

I guess we'll have to do paper, rock, scissors to see who gets the RV on the first leg. :-)

Eventually we are looking to build and IFR RV-14, but this is a fun plane to teach us the ins and outs of owning/maintaining.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:36 PM
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I take it this is you guys' first airplane? I think you did a wise thing by going Experimental. I've heard of some maintenance nightmares (read: costly parts from Cessna/Piper/Beech) for certificated airplanes. If I wasn't so focused on my family's Cessna 170B, I'd probably go the experimental route as well. I flew a lot in middle and high school, but got pretty heavily involved with pattern right about the time I was old enough to take my checkride. I figured the airplane would always be there and flew models more than I did full-scale because I could fly a lot more with R/C than I could even paying for Avgas. Once my dad sold the airplane and the Super Cub I flew was torn down for a recover, I found out just how lucky I was and how affordable flying was in retrospect. I went from $40/hour to $150/hr in the Maule I was going to finish my private in, but ended up moving to Illinois before I could finish. If I just had a time machine...

Anyway, great looking little rocket ship you guys have. Enjoy it!
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:42 PM
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What airport are you keeping your airplane at?
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:06 PM
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I take it this is you guys' first airplane? I think you did a wise thing by going Experimental. I've heard of some maintenance nightmares (read: costly parts from Cessna/Piper/Beech) for certificated airplanes. If I wasn't so focused on my family's Cessna 170B, I'd probably go the experimental route as well. I flew a lot in middle and high school, but got pretty heavily involved with pattern right about the time I was old enough to take my checkride. I figured the airplane would always be there and flew models more than I did full-scale because I could fly a lot more with R/C than I could even paying for Avgas. Once my dad sold the airplane and the Super Cub I flew was torn down for a recover, I found out just how lucky I was and how affordable flying was in retrospect. I went from $40/hour to $150/hr in the Maule I was going to finish my private in, but ended up moving to Illinois before I could finish. If I just had a time machine...

Anyway, great looking little rocket ship you guys have. Enjoy it!
Yes, this is our first stab at owning a plane. Al and I have wanted an RV since we first got married (almost 14 years). I have been watching Barnstormers for about the last year but I've been looking for reasonably-priced RVs and Aeronca Champs with electrical systems. I really love some of the old, simple planes. My first ride was in a J-3 Cub...what I wouldn't give to own a nice J-3 someday!

The maintenance costs are what really attracted us to this plane! New tires...less than $100. Brakes...really cheap. Only uses about a quart of oil every 18 hrs. We bought a new tailwheel for it and that was pretty inexpensive as well (and we sprung for a good one). We have a friend who owns his own airplane repair shop (A&P, AI) so we have annuals covered for a while...Al will do the maintenance and get it signed off. Al also has his A&P certificate...just has to finish up the requirements for his license.

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For now we have a hangar at Sutter County, but I'm on the waiting list to move over to Yuba County when/if a hangar opens up over there. That's where the Aero Club planes are based and would make sense for us to all go to the same airport when we start doing family trips.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:40 PM
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GREAT! Wish I was in the (financial) position to do something like this. I'm lucky I'm not flying rubber band power planes in R/C
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