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Old 06-01-2017, 11:41 AM
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Congrats! When is the first flight?
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:18 PM
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Location: ALTA LOMA, CA
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I have 7 hours in Rueven's 7A but want a few more. Weather cancelled my flite with him tomorrow. Rescheduled for next Tuesday. First flite in mine will be shortly thereafter. Anticipation ........😉
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:12 AM
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Smile Van's # 9700

Yesterday 6/16 was first flite of my Vanessa. According to Van's site they claim 9,699 flyers. So I have identified mine as # 9,700. And the 1,581st RV7/A. Rocket Man Fred Laforge and RV9A Doug Kott were there for guidance. Short 30 minute flite. The RV grin was acquired, and still there today. Getting her set up and dialed in will be FUN. If u have a Dynon VPX panel, make sure u calibrate your flaps. Hope to be headed to OSH next month. Keep banging them rivets!
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:54 PM
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Location: Laguna Hills, CA
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Go, Keith!

A fun and safe day for everyone. It was great to be on hand to witness the flight.

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Old 06-20-2017, 01:42 PM
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Curious what your top speed is without the gear fairings. Mine was around 155K all out and could get almost to 2600 RPM. I just finished installing the gear fairings but haven't yet flown to see how much the gear drag was slowing me down.

According to the build manual, the drag of a non-A robs 12-15 MPH, which equates to 27 HP.
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O-360-A4M w/ AFP FM-150 FI, 1 PMag, Vetterman Trombone Exh, SkyTech starter,
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