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Old 07-18-2019, 07:44 PM
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Default New Mount/Nose Gear

Hey- Just curious how many of you are going to move to the new mount/nose gear on your 7A's (flying or building).

I got a call yesterday and sounds like Vans is really close on those who've not drilled their firewall yet. Those of us who have may have to wait a little longer.

Anyone else get a call this week?

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Old 07-18-2019, 07:54 PM
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Yes. Got the call. I drilled my firewall for a rotisserie. Even though the holes are only 3/16" and exactly i the predrilled holes, Eric said to wait for the undrilled mount. That's fine. I've got plenty to do.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:01 PM
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Have my finishing kit ordered for my 7a. Going with the new engine mount and nose gear. It will be ready around the second week of September
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:50 PM
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I received the call as well. I am going with the new set up. Should be here late August. Seemed like a small price to pay for what seems to be a needed upgrade.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:24 PM
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I got called today. I already drilled my firewall so I have to wait for the undrilled version. All two months of waiting... There is only so many things I can do before I get that engine on, oh well though, such is life. Looking forward to the upgrade.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:35 PM
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Jereme-

Feeling the same way! I have the engine hung, wiring run, etc. Stinks to pull it off but another couple months is worth it in the long run for sure.

Thankfully, just started to make little nibbles at the bottom cowl. Hope I don't need to add any glass back.

Shot from 2 weeks before they made the announcement. Not a ton more done other than a little more wiring in the FWF after I snapped this.


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