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

Unread postby freeflyrush » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:56 pm

Damn that RV7 is cool!

Spent an hour and a half in it flying over the vall river and dam. The RV goes like Hell but handles like an angel! Even in my limited experiance its not difficult to tell that this is a special aerie!
I have got my mind set on building one and flying it like a sandf trainer!

Just wanted to say thanks again to Rudi for taking me for a spin and being very willing to answer all my questions and concerns!

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

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:02 am

freeflyrush wrote:Damn that RV7 is cool!

Spent an hour and a half in it flying over the vall river and dam. The RV goes like Hell but handles like an angel! Even in my limited experiance its not difficult to tell that this is a special aerie!
I have got my mind set on building one and flying it like a sandf trainer!

Just wanted to say thanks again to Rudi for taking me for a spin and being very willing to answer all my questions and concerns!

Shot Rudi!


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

Unread postby PJL » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:43 am

Nice one Rudi =D> =D> =D> =D>
......and welcome to Avcom Justin :D

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

Unread postby freeflyrush » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:43 pm

I have been reading this post and I am in awe at the workmanship!

Its easy to get in an aeroplane and go for a spin and not truley take into account all the work involved in putting the thing together.

Man Rudi i dunno if you inspired me or just scared the hell outta me reading this post hahahahahhahahah

One thing is for sure though i def want an RV

:) <-RV GRIN TATOOED TO MY FACE
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby Bearcat » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:22 pm

Rudi busy converting another Avcomer into the way of RV thinking ....not that Rare Bear needed much convincing though :D
Not even an industrial steam iron would be able to take the grin off Rare Bears face today :lol: :lol:
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby Bearcat » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:55 am

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

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

Unread postby ibeaton » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:40 am

Really pretty in flight pics.

Nice ones Bearcat.

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Unread postby RudiGreyling » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:43 am

Bearcat wrote:Rudi busy converting another Avcomer into the way of RV thinking ....not that Rare Bear needed much convincing though :D
Not even an industrial steam iron would be able to take the grin off Rare Bears face today :lol: :lol:
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Thanks for the AWESOME pictures Bearcat.

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Keaton aka Rare Bear got his long awaited RV flip...Ditto on industrial steam iron, nothing will get rid of that smirk.
I think he got the ride of his life. Conditions were perfect Sunday! He got to experience all phases of RV flight, photo ship included!
Rare Bear any comments???
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby Pheonix137 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:00 pm

Damn those are awesome inflight photos! RV's are hot looking airplanes! I am sure you still get a kick out of it, everytime you open the hanger door!
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby Air Bear » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Rudi - you have an incredible machine there! I can't fully explain the feeling of utter ecstasy I experienced on Sunday. I am still smiling and as I think back to the flight, the smile only gets larger . Vans calls it total performance, what they should call it, is Total Freedom. That flight was absolutely brilliant, as is your aircraft. The build is fantastic and it is definitely become of my goals to build one (and hopefully to the same standards as yours).
As I proof-read this post I realise how impossible it is to put the feeling into words.

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

Unread postby Bearcat » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:53 pm

I wonder who set the fastest time and won the handicap at the Kitty Hawk Air Race today :D :D
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread postby Vaughan » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:34 pm

Congrats Rudi!

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

Unread postby DDO » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:27 am

Baie geluk Rudi!

Wat is jou geheim vir die ekstra knope?

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

Unread postby RudiGreyling » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:05 am

Thanks Everyone!

RVs don't only have a pretty face, but they have bite too.

So let's see a RV won SUN'n'Fun Grandchampion & best Kit build, Won several fun Ralley, won kitty hawk air race...what still left to prove?

I love me RV!



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