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Old 06-29-2022, 03:28 PM
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Hi all my RV aviators . Just joined the forum today . So thought I would show you my new RV 6 .
Completed all the test flying in January as well as my conversion . I left the spats off while practicing landing at all the short Grass runways. She has all of 48 hour in total
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Old 06-29-2022, 03:41 PM
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Mark, Congrats and welcome! I see you have the same wing lockers as my 6 but my plane uses wheel pants and not "Spats" (Kidding). What conversion did you do?
Kirk
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Old 06-29-2022, 03:52 PM
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Hi Kirk

I did my taildragger conversion . I have only flow trikes all my life . So was fun getting use to it.
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Old 06-29-2022, 03:58 PM
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Hi all my RV aviators . Just joined the forum today . So thought I would show you my new RV 6 .
Completed all the test flying in January as well as my conversion . I left the spats off while practicing landing at all the short Grass runways. She has all of 48 hour in total
Mark, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 06-29-2022, 07:02 PM
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Congrats Mark. Itís a beautiful airplane. I have a question. I am at the finishing stage of my RV6 build, and Iím considering using a vinyl wrap for the instrument panel. It looks like you may have done that too. If you indeed did that, how did you cut out the holes on the vinyl after laying it down, for your rounded toggle switches? My thinking is an exacto knife, but hoping for a more precise method. From what Iíve read, the vinyl wrap is relatively easy to install, and pretty durable. Whatís your experience (if youíve actually done that)?
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Old 06-30-2022, 05:57 AM
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Hi there .Thanks I am enjoy her.
Yes you getting to the exciting stage.
My panel is carbon fiber. The experience I have with vinyl , is limited. A friend of mine marked his out and used a sharp stanly knife to cut the vinyl. The other method is cut all your openings on your panel. Then stick you vinyl onto your panel, then cut through the holes . you will get it more accurate like that.

Trust this helps. Send some pics

Mark
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:12 AM
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Very nice !
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:49 AM
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Mark, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
Thanks Mike . Nice to read all the info from other RV builders.

Im off to Oshkosh at the end of the month
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