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Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-13-2012, 3:12 PM Reply   
Hey guys, will be soon wrapping up a lengthy construction project on my homebuilt experimental Vans RV-7. I would like to use this beautiful example for my paint with this 197 as inspiration for the colors.

I was thinking the blue would be the red, the gray would be the black and the lower strip silver with the top stripe of course being the black, but would love input!
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Old     (wakeandsnow27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-16-2012, 7:58 AM Reply   
That RV-7 was painted by a local shop to me here in AZ where I've had custom work done.
Insanely gorgeous.

Im a little confused though- you have an RV-7 that you want painted like the blue one, but using the colors from that MC?
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-17-2012, 7:10 AM Reply   
Ty, that is correct! I love the scheme they chose.
Old     (DealsGapCobra)      Join Date: May 2010       06-18-2012, 7:58 AM Reply   
You are going to love that plane and congratulations on nearing the end of the build!

I am just completing the first wing on a Giles 202 project myself...many years left in the build for me.
Old     (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-18-2012, 10:07 AM Reply   
here ya go
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Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-18-2012, 12:33 PM Reply   
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! I think it looks awesome, any one with input, or ideas on changing it around?
Old     (Fiveflat)      Join Date: Sep 2010       06-18-2012, 12:34 PM Reply   
Those Vans are incredible! I wish I had finished my license!
Old     (dhill)      Join Date: Aug 2010       06-18-2012, 12:35 PM Reply   
incredible job on the photoshop request!
Old     (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       06-18-2012, 1:14 PM Reply   
Black Stripe instead of Silver on the landing gear?
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-18-2012, 1:18 PM Reply   
You guys think black on the whole bottom with silver stripes would be to bold?, I agree on the landing gear and yes he did and incredible job!
Old     (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-18-2012, 5:15 PM Reply   
damn! dude killed that photoshop. good to see that Robert A stepped up and helped out!
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-18-2012, 7:14 PM Reply   
I agree Robert A you are the man. I have not seen such awesome photoshop work since the LonVisable thread. Needs a Photo of Lon out the canopy.

Matt whats it costing you to get your RV4 wheels up? Thats a cool looking plane
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-18-2012, 7:31 PM Reply   
It cost more than I budgeted. I went with the 200 hp option which cost more then the 180 I had planned for. I also splurged on the panel with solid IFR so upgrades wouldn't be wanted later. This paint job is going to cost and I just ordered the "smoke" kit. So all told about 120,000.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-18-2012, 8:03 PM Reply   
Wow that seems like a great deal for what you have or are gonna have. Seeing how this is a wakeboard forum and your into boats I have to ask you what you think of the ICON A5
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-18-2012, 8:25 PM Reply   
I think it is a really really cool toy. It is and not meant to be a serious mission aircraft. It's slow,can't carry much or go far but it is neat as heck.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-18-2012, 8:31 PM Reply   
Is the RV4 fully aerobatic. Im guessing so because you got the Smoke Option.
You have to post pic's of your plane we would all love to see it
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-18-2012, 8:36 PM Reply   
The model I'm building in a rv7 and yes it is. +6,-3 g.
Old     (patrick232)      Join Date: Aug 2008       06-19-2012, 5:57 AM Reply   
One of my buddies built his RV-10, but did not stop there. He has started another company to make parts for it. Not sure if any fit your plane, but here is the link. http://www.aerosportproducts.com/
Old     (wakeandsnow27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-19-2012, 6:17 PM Reply   
Wow- insane shop job on that RobertA.

Im not a fan of the black stripe. I like the contrast of the light charcoal on that silver more, like the blue one has. Just my .02!
Old     (sbronco68)      Join Date: Mar 2011       06-22-2012, 8:28 PM Reply   
Funny to see Van's RV's on here. Here is the RV-6A my dad built nearly 10years ago. Full Glass Dynon panel, amazing plane.
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Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-23-2012, 5:05 AM Reply   
Very cool! At EAA to boot.

Last edited by duckguy; 06-23-2012 at 5:07 AM. Reason: F
Old     (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-24-2012, 12:29 PM Reply   
No problem. Photoshop has come a long ways and makes things like this a lot easier. It also helps to be bored at work.

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