Chapter 1114

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Posted by Tal Holloway on August 10, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Empennage complete, QB fuselage and wings delivered

Flap and Aileron

Posted by Haribole on April 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Clamped the flap and aileron to the right wing and aligned them. Marked the position of the hinges to rivet nutplatesduring final assembly.

Hangar Flying the Bearhawk

Posted by Haribole on March 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (2)

After placing the seat on a plywood to check the slider adjustment, I could not get off the seat :) Was sitting for almost 20 minutes before I could force myself out of a trance like state.... 

Greg Vouga - RV-7

Posted by Greg Vouga on January 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

My RV-7 originally started out as a tricycle gear, but I recently converted it to a taildragger. Why? Cuz it looks cool!

I've been flying it since 2008 and now have about 800hrs.


Lycoming IO 360180 HP, Hartzel constant speed prop, Advanced Flight Systems EFIS w/ synthetic vision, Garmin SL30 Com, Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel, Garmin GNS-430W Nav/Com, Trutrak Digiflight IIVSGV Autopilot, AFS Angle of Attack Indicator

Chuck Borsuk's Pietenpol

Posted by Chuck Borsuk on December 18, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Pietenpol project started in July 2010. I have had my “private” since 1995, but have not been able to fly much in the past 5 years. My other love is woodworking, so I decided to marry my two passions. When I started to look at wooded airplanes, I discovered two things – EAA 1114 and the Pietenpol. Jack Phillips was kind enough to give me a ride in his beautiful Piet and the rest in history. I have also really enjoyed the time I have been able to spend with the guys at the Bear Creek Aero Club.

 You can view my blog at

Dennis Roberts' RV-7 Project N713DR

Posted by Dennis Roberts on October 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

After 6 years of construction, my RV-7 project is now completed!    :lol:

Check out my builder's blog at

Features:  Lycoming IO 540 260 HP / Airflow Performance fuel injection system  / Hartzel constant speed prop / Dynon Skyview 10” PFD/EMS with synthetic vision / Mode S Transponder with Traffic displayed on the PFD / Garmin SL40 Com / Garmin GMA 240 Audio Panel / Prewired for Garmin 430W upgrade Nav/Com / Custom Leather Interior by Classic Aero Designs / Custom trimmed Aviator leather side panels and baggage compartment / Cabin and baggage area carpet / Custom colored Hooker Harnesses and Pads.

Made the 1st flight November 18th 2011

RV-12 SN 395 now flying as N124BX

Posted by JPBernoux on September 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (4)

Born in France, lives Raleigh, NC since 1987

Expected 1st Flight: Spring 2012

This is my daughter Anne, helper and ground tester:

Now you see how optimistic I was only 2  years ago: First flight took place 09/11/2013. It's all VANs fault, of course  :/

For updates see:

Michael Crowder's Sonex

Posted by Michael Crowder on September 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (5)

Below is a picture of my Sonex project.  The project took me 1000 hours and 5 years to complete.  The first flight was in October 2008 as a Tri-Gear configured Sonex.  In 2010, I converted it to a taildragger and I've been very happy with the conversion.  The airplane cruises at 140-150 mph burning 6.5 gph.

Things unique to my Sonex...I have a Jabiru 3300 120HP 6 port fuel injected engine, Electric Flaps, and all the bells and whistles you could want.

Upcoming Projects/Additions:  Wheel Pants, Wing Leading Edge Tape, Hangar Wing Covers, Custom Tug and Towbar. Flap to Fuselage Seals.

More pictures can be found at my webpage....

BCAC Stits SA-7D Skycoupe

Posted by EAA 1114 Webmaster on September 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Here is the first posting of an EAA1114 project.  The Bear Creek Aero Club, formed by EAA1114 members and headquartered at the Bear Creek Skunkworks (Terry Gardner's hangar at Eagles Landing, Pittsboro, NC), is completing its first project, a rare Stits SA-7D Skycoupe.   This airplane, designed by the famous Ray Stits, was one of the most popular homebuilts of the 1960s.   You'll find our main blog at this link.  General Aviation News published a brief article on our efforts on 9/1/2011, read it here.  Below is an image of a completed Skycoupe.  We plan to take ours to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 and other area events.  Anyone interested in helping us complete the Skycoupe, contact me, Kent Misegades.

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