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Nov 6, 2006
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Private/Instrument pilot with 200 hours but no time since about 2002.

Started a skybolt project in 1994, first plane project and first of anything signfigant that I have attempted to build.Not a whole lot of support back then, Hale was there and was very helpful but phone calls are just not the same as what you can get over the internet.

Got through the wings and basic fuselage, made many mistakes. Eventually they added up to a point that I just wasn't about to spend any more hard earned money on the project.But I did learn how to gas weld, and just overall learned a lot about building a tube and fabric airplane. I consider that one my practice project.

Took up motorcycling, rode the hell out of them, its gotten old so now itsback to building an airplane.

Agonizing over building an RV-8 or Skybolt. The level of support for the RV's is incredible, they are a great airplane and will do all i want to do with a plane...but....my heart is not there for it. I did send off for the info pack though.

Lots of great info on this site and I am amazed at the builder websites.....such detail, great photos, and great building tips, all available at the touch of a key.Nothing like that back in 94.


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