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Wildhorsesracing last won the day on October 28 2017

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About Wildhorsesracing

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  • Birthday 04/01/1962

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    M20C "The Mooney Pit"

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  1. The original stripping and polishing of the plane took 2 months but subsequent polishings every year only took 3-4 hrs.
  2. I have been flying a couple of years now without a canopy and love it (see pic). The RV-7 can handle more luggage than you are allowed to take on most airlines. I fly VFR only anyway and can vouch that landing a biplane is anything but "stabilized" so I should enjoy flying it.
  3. Thanks, I have been enjoying this freedom with my Hatz Biplane, looking forward to earning my repairman's certificate for the RV-7.
  4. Well, I am driving to FL tomorrow to pick up the wings and empennage for an RV-7. Should be fun building an airplane, looking forward to the life experience!
  5. My size 13 shoes wouldn't fit well in my biplane so I would fly it barefooted, I tried the Vibrams but it just didn't feel comfortable. I finally found a pair of slip on converse shoes that are thin enough to cover my feet and not interfere with the pedal movement. I hate flip flops too! I had a pair of these shoes for a while, I got used to the feel between my toes, but since I walk heel to toe the lack of padding on the heel eventually made me stop wearing them.
  6. I'm 5'10" and my wife is 5'2" - we sat in an RV-4 for size and it fit fine, but the RV-4 has limited baggage space.
  7. I can count on one hand the # of times I have actually had someone in the back seat of my Mooney in the last 6 years, I wanted to find something smaller and possibly faster with room for luggage for two people. That's what I have heard as well, the RV Grin is real. I am leaning towards the 6 and 7 primarily for the comfort and baggage space. I am looking for one that is close and I can finish or finished and been flying long enough to need refreshing. I have a Hatz Biplane for fun and love it, looking at the RV to replace the Mooney.
  8. Funny thing is, my fuel caps were not polished, they were plastic so I left them the original color.
  9. I've owned my Mooney for 6 yrs and can count the # of times I had someone in the back seat on one hand...
  10. That's what I have heard, fast and fun. I have the Mooney for fast and a Biplane for fun - thinking about consolidating into one aircraft.
  11. I am thinking about buying or building one, anyone have one before? Did you enjoy it? If you sold it - why?
  12. I don't recognize it, I was just down at Odell-Williamson Field (60J) a couple of weeks ago.
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