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    3D Printing Could Take Aviation to New Heights

    Interesting article on Thomasnet.com https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/3d-printing-could-take-aviation-to-new-heights/ Finally some interesting innovation with engines, though it won't mean much to GA for sometime.
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Great thought. We do have a club in town. I'll check them out closer. Thanks!! The RV-6 has has been brought up several times... I am definitely considering just buying one and then start on the bush plane. Cub is definitely an option but don't really want the tandem which is why I have the...
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Thanks Todd! How far along are you? Happy with the Kit so far? Jerry
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Thanks Guys! I'll take a closer look at the BEDE!
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    That's a beautiful plane Denny! I am completely heads down on with a new client the rest of this week but I will try to give you a shout on Friday. Thanks!
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    TTF - just realized that the link you provided went directly to both the plans and the construction manual. Never imagined I would find them for free!! This is awesome!! Thanks again. These are going to the printer tomorrow for enlargement to blueprint size. Definitely going to build this...
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    TFF Thanks! Space not so much a concern. As I said, it would be just me about 90% of the time. Speed, I want to be in the 160-180 range for the CC mission. I do like the Bearhawk and had the 4-place at the top of my list as a back country / family cruiser. As far as the build time I was...
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    This is an avenue I have not explored. I guess I assumed that a wrecked HBA would just be trashed, fairly foolish now that I think about it. Where would I look for these? The regular places - Barnstormers, T-A-P, Controller?
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Well, its confirmed. I can now go to my CFO and say that all the experts concur and that we should immediately begin the acquisition process. i.e. "See Honey, all the guys think I should buy a plane immediately."
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Sigh... I knew this was going to happen, but, of course, you are all correct. So the consensus that I see building is go buy me a decent cross country HBA along the lines of an RV X and start building the bush hopper. Which makes perfect sense given my age, and available time (although I do...
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    All great advice! Thank you.
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Not a bad way to go. The Bearhawk 4 place is already at the top of my bush plane list.
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Riggerrob, I am considering a kit from all those above. But the idea of "just another RV" doesn't excite me. I am at the point in my life that I want to take the time and do it my way. Time and money are not the issue, its personal satisfaction that I am looking for. I grouse about the...
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Exactly my thought!
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Daleandee - Welding skills are always good to have. Mine are ok, but need honing before I tackle a tube build. Not that this is a problem. I briefly looked at the Tailwind. Maybe I should take a harder look! Thanks for the suggestion!!
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    BJC and KArmarepair - Thanks for replying! I'll take the questions one at a time. 1. Typical trip that I would fly myself is in a 400 mile radius of Charlotte. Outside of that would almost always be commercial. Not currently IFR but plan to be by the time (ref those 1,000s of hours) the...
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    Which mission to satisfy first?

    Hi guys, I am glad to have finally begun this process and I must say that Covid-19 was the final straw that pushed me over the cliff to start this insane journey. I became a pilot several years ago as a gift to myself for my 50th birthday. I've been renting occasionally and kept fairly active...
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