Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

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What a Flying December!

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:32 pm

Hi RVators,

Wow what a fantastic flying December! After the coast to coast trip I stayed home over the holidays, but flew almost every day :twisted:
Gave at least 5 new guys their first RV flip, hosted an american pilot and showed him a bit of the country from the sky Loskopdam and Groblersdal.
Flew to a couple of new airfields in an hours range, and stayed over one night at Zebula Lodge.
Got some additional Aerobatic Instruction, I'm practising loops now :P :mrgreen:
RV Zulu 7 has now clocked 100 Hobs hours, without any glitches!

I love my RV!
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby savas » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:33 pm

Hi Rudi, all the best for 2009
Was at FASI one am filling up with ZS-PMW, and you were departing for Dunnotar.
Seems to me that you are REALLY enjoying the luv of your life, and please PM me your cell.
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:46 am

Thanks Savas, jip I am enjoying her, all the best and you have PM...Rudi
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby Hugo Stark » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:33 pm

Hi Rudi,

Dankie vir die mooi fotos en inligting oor julle trippie. Dis sommer puik.
Groete
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:55 pm

Rvators,

My friend send my this pic today taken during my visit at Zebula a week ago.
Zebula...The bush lodge where the aiplanes drive on tar and the cars on the dirt :P :twisted:
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GRoete,
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby bladerunner » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:36 am

Hi there Rudi,

Saw you parked at Zebula and had a closer look - fantastic workmanship! And you definately had more fun getting there than me :D
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby THI » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:44 am

Hi Rudi,

Net vir interessantheid, wat was jou gem brandstofverbruik?

Vliegtuig lyk amazing! Baie geluk.
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:08 pm

THI wrote:Hi Rudi,

Net vir interessantheid, wat was jou gem brandstofverbruik?

Vliegtuig lyk amazing! Baie geluk.


Thanks guys,

Hi THI,
op die ho"eveld i.e 7500ft +
as ek vinnig wil gaan LOP +/- 190 MPH TAS +/- 32 Liter per uur.
as ek ekonomies wil gaan LOP +/- 170 MPH TAS +/- 25 Liter per uur.
op MOGAS.
ROP kan vinniger gaan maar dan gaan brandstof verbruik baie op i.e 40 liter per uur, so maak nie s'n vir daai laaste bietjie nie.
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EAA visit 17 Jan 2009

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:02 pm

Hi RVators,

Well the EAA came to visit me and Angelo's hangar to inspect our RV's, see a short RV construction video, Eat boerewors rolls, be Merry, and tell Flying stories. We thought 20-25 people would attend...much to our surprise 44 people pitched in 14 Aircraft (7 RV's, 2 Savannah Skyjeeps, 1 Cherokee, 1 Cheetah, 1, Bonanza, 1 Samba, 1 Cessna 170)

Getting Ready for the RV construction Video
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Ready in their movie seats
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Why they all came: To inspect 2 RV's...
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Angelo's new RV7A
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And some Boerewors Rolls
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Thank you EAA for a lekker day! =D>

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What A Flying Weekend

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:42 am

Hi RVators,

We had a lekker flying weekend :D
First up was the Fun Navigation Rally at Rand Airport. 3 Other RV's attended.
I am proud to announce that our (Ferdi, myself and RV Zulu 7) beginner's luck manifested again, and we won the rally again, making it two in a row :twisted:. I am looking forward to the next event at Brits, hold thumbs for our hatrick :wink:
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Then on Sunday savas came to visit, he is interested in the RV12, and he has not had a flip in a RV yet, something we had to remedy.
I think he enjoyed it, (he can chirp in later), but I also think I ruined his cessna 172 flying days :twisted:
The RV12 apparetly feels and flies just as light on the control as the other RVs, so he had to experience it.
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I Love my RV
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Re: What A Flying Weekend

Unread postby George » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:04 pm

RudiGreyling wrote:Hi RVators,

I am proud to announce that our (Ferdi, myself and RV Zulu 7) beginner's luck manifested again, and we won the rally again, making it two in a row :twisted:. I am looking forward to the next event at Brits, hold thumbs for our hatrick :wink:


Congrats. If you win it you will have to enter the advance class.. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby savas » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:46 pm

yeah Rudi, you have given me some huge problems :( that RV of yours is stunning, and a real joy to fly. The best way that i can describe it, is if anyone has ever flown Radio Control A/c......its like flying a proper pattern a/c as opposed to a Stik/Falcon etc, with obvious the RV being the pattern a/c. I have had yrs of experience flying pattern, and I can honestly say its similar.............. point it and it goes, turn and it turns...........all this with 2 fingers on the stick.
I had had a brief flight at OSH 07, but did not actually get to feel, what i experienced yesterday, i can really understand Rudi's continues statement, 'I Love my RV", i have a dilemma, I WANT ONE.
So , any takers I have a lovely '75 C172M, immaculate condition, really is , to swop for a RV7 :D :D [-o< [-o< [-o<

thks Rudi.....................for destroying my sanity.
George

Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby George » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:50 pm

Savas
Like the rest of us RV converts - Bookmark the following pages.
http://www.vansairforce.net
http://www.barnstormers.com
http://www.trade-a-plane.com
AND [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< the rand recovers to R6 :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

PS
Am sure you could get a buyer for the 172 and for similar cash will get a nice -7. Then get CAA to approve Part 96 ops at same school as 172 was in and you will never get to fly it because it will be running at 100% capacity :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby savas » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:54 pm

Hi George, today i was browsing all those websites, and yes the minute the Ront strenghtens, im in with a chance, and will then keep it all to myself, bugger the schools. what a machine. =D>
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:57 am

Hi George/Savas

Building is a huge portion of becoming a RVator as well.
If you miss the building portion you missed "a right of passage" oppertunity he he.. :twisted:
That is why you find a lot of buyers, want to become builders afterwards. Building it exactly how they want it.

I love my RV, and enjoying it thorougly every weekend.
PS: Come to think about it whats on this weekend, I need a RV destination? :wink:

Groete
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