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    Yargh! Two more members just purchased RV-14...

    Yargh!
    Two more members just purchased RV-14 kits. One sold his Sling (granted, he had some good reasons to do so).

    I can't fault them much, Van's makes a good kit for a very good plane. I'm...
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    I built F-22s for a while. Nice plane, but a...

    I built F-22s for a while. Nice plane, but a little expensive. Most of the trapezoids are for stealth (look at how many parallel leading edges there are on the thing).

    But... Trapezoidal surfaces...
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    I do like Wittman's designs. Innovative,...

    I do like Wittman's designs. Innovative, bare-bones, and efficient. Almost like they were designed by a racer ;) Of the Buttercup, Wittman once said it was the only plane he designed that went faster...
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    Wittman Wingtips

    I find the Tailwind and Buttercup to be fascinating aircraft. But I always wonder about the effectiveness of the Trapezoidal Wing Tips. I have read that Steve did a test flight with just one tip...
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    True. And that's kind of what brought me to begin...

    True. And that's kind of what brought me to begin this thread. Too much of any one topic is too much for any organization. All Van's, all the time is closing in on too much. I mean... the Rotorway...
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    You make a good point. What I am hoping to do is...

    You make a good point. What I am hoping to do is open the minds of the RV drivers a bit to other planes. Right now the Pres is assisting with a Sling build - apparently the entire plane is wrong and...
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    Beautiful! A very classic (and classy) airplane....

    Beautiful! A very classic (and classy) airplane.

    Thank-you, Ron.
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    I took a shortcut and bought an incomplete kit....

    I took a shortcut and bought an incomplete kit. The previous builder did some darn nice work, but it sat for a while. It needs a few repairs, some sanding and re-varnishing, and new fabric.
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    That is some really interesting information. ...

    That is some really interesting information.

    Yeah... Van's makes up a large portion of home-builts. Like I said, they are nice planes, but they are not the end-all and be-all of the EAB community....
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    I agree. Most kit-built planes are RV's. They are...

    I agree. Most kit-built planes are RV's. They are 1) darn nice, 2) have excellent kits, and 3) are very well developed aircraft. They do, however, take the some of the "E" out of the "EAA".

    Part...
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    Good advice. I think if I volunteer, it will at...

    Good advice. I think if I volunteer, it will at least lead the current president to something of a "come to Jesus" moment. There are other people in the club who are looking at planes that are not a...
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    My chapter has some tunnel vision going on

    Hey all.
    I am building a single-east, wood-and-fabric plane. I joined the EAA in search of some support and expertise. Unfortunately, my chapter is pretty much a Van's Air Force Booster Club.

    I...
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