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  Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend. 


RV Delivery Van (pun intended) ...catmandu trip report

"...My daughter packed her car full last week to return for her spring semester at Salisbury, but neglected a few 'critical' items."  continue


Pink Slip ...Bob Collins(AA) of Mukilteo, WA

Yesterday my RV-7A N927BC (serial 71080) received its Special Certificate of Airworthiness and is ready for Phase One .

Another Pink Slip ...RV7AJeremy of Tucson, AZ

Looks like Bob Collins and I had the same great news on the same day. I also received my AW cert yesterday from the FAA; the Scottsdale FSDO was very easy to work with. RV-7 Serial number 73827: four years, one month and two days of building. A huge public thank you to Paul Merems (DRDT2 guy) for all the help, guidance, and support during my last two years of building!


Journey Begins ...AndyWW of Englefield Green, UK

Hi everyone. I received my empennage kit #74424 yesterday (RV-7).  It's going to be a long journey, and I'm going to need a lot of help from this amazing community of pilots!
Thanks in advance....

Status Report ...Ed Fleming of Harare, Zimbabwe


RV-14 Panel Instrument Progress ...Stein

"I know many of you have been in contact with me/us directly or with Vans regarding panel options for the RV-14. To that end, I though I'd take a quick moment to at least post some progress pictures of what we're doing here. Most are already aware we provide many of the wire harnesses for the rest of your kits, but we've also been working with Vans and Garmin to put together some panel package options that will plug right into the rest of the wiring in your plane and make it both easy on your wallet and easy for installation."  continue


What do you think of this idea?


Another beginning ...Jason Ellis RV-10

Howdy all.

Welp, I pulled the trigger.

I have ordered tools (I'm sure this is an ongoing thing) and the tail kit! I'm very happy and extremely excited.

I was already pretty much sold on the notion but Bill Thomasson flew up from Atlanta in his -10 and let me sit in his baby.. Wow.. It's perfect! This absolutely sold me.

This is exactly the right plane for me and my mission; Plus, I get to build it!


Working on adding an RV-10 section to my website and will be thorough on filming and documenting the process.

Status -8 ...Philip (N546RV)


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