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Old 09-23-2022, 06:53 AM
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My goodness, how homebuilding has changed...
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Old 09-23-2022, 07:43 AM
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My goodness, how homebuilding has changed...
Where HAVE all the builders gone?
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Old 09-23-2022, 09:55 AM
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RV-10 Signature Series paint starts at $32,900. Worth every penny.
It looks like Iíll be cleaning out the hangar paint booth and doing one more plane myself. Even with high end PPG urethane base and clear coat the last plane (just at two years ago) material cost me ~$5K retail. $30K+ is just way too much for this poor working slob.

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Old 09-23-2022, 10:02 AM
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Default Vlad had the right idea

I have always admired Vladís choice, and bold plane usage.
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:14 AM
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I have always admired Vladís choice, and bold plane usage.
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$30K buys a lot of AV Gas. Bare bones may be the answer.
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:19 AM
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They do a great job but their price tag is way too high, even for the job they do.
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:25 AM
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This just goes to show youall , experimental has been taken over by big money, just like rest of sports ! ( former big block injected modified racers builder )
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:36 PM
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Default Evoke design

I had Evoke create a design based on a simple example I gave them and it turned out great. They gave me a paint slot of 8/24. That said my plan is to have a local pro paint my airplane in parts using evoke stencils. Just another option to avoid the high cost of painting with evoke and the wait.

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Old 09-23-2022, 02:05 PM
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Well, what can I say. Prices have gone up on just about everything these days. Some people choose to spend $40k or more on their panel. Or take a shortcut with quick build. I did the slow build, modest panel, and chose to put that money towards a high quality paint job. The beauty of it is we all get to decide for ourselves.
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Old 09-23-2022, 03:31 PM
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Default You won't regret it!

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Well, what can I say. Prices have gone up on just about everything these days. Some people choose to spend $40k or more on their panel. Or take a shortcut with quick build. I did the slow build, modest panel, and chose to put that money towards a high quality paint job. The beauty of it is we all get to decide for ourselves.
Steve,

I am amazed at the self-appointed arbiters of what is an appropriate amount to spend on a paint job. When I checked a few minutes ago, there were 155+ airplanes on the Evoke Signature Series queue (mine included) - so clearly there is an incredible demand for Jonathan's product and level of quality.

He did my RV-7A 4 years ago and I still get a huge grin every time I walk by the plane. I expect you will do the same for many years. What I used to think might be disdain for those of us who don't do our own paint and go to someone like Jonathan is probably something else. Don't let them get to you.
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