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Old 10-17-2017, 12:52 PM
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I expect this request to throttle down as the magic number gets close.

It would be a shame if an RV6A built and registered in 2004 to be the 10,000th completion.......
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:23 AM
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Just sent mine in - RV6a N53KT 1st flight July 8th 2017. 25 hr sign off done July 20th, Oshkosh bound July 21st.
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:40 PM
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So the Hobbs Meter an Van's Aircraft has now hit 9901.
9942 this morning, 41 new First Flights in 16 days.

Only 58 to go with 73 days in which to do it.

I'm forecasting the magic 10,000 on Christmas day this year, 'Strayan time, that is!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:53 PM
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I'm not in the "never reported" category but I will be getting my 9A project inspected in the next couple of weeks and the first flight shortly after. I'll shoot you all a note when she slips the surly bonds.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:29 PM
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I sent mine in 2 days ago. RV10, first flight May 29 2017!!
Got a reply from Mitch Lock too!.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:07 AM
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The current Hobbs Meter count is 9952 so we are already half way there in only a bit more than three weeks.

Keep those reports coming, and we we may hit 10,000 before the new year.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:13 PM
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Default Keep those first flight reports coming.........

A big Thank You to everyone that has stepped up and submitted first flight reports recently (many for airplanes that have been flying for a number of years now)

The HOBBS METER has now hit 9961 so we only have 39 to go to hit 10,000.
Since we did 60 since the beginning of October I think we could do this by the end of the year.

Keep those reports coming, and please don't hold out to try and be the 10,000th submitted.

I have a feeling that the office is going to shut off the meter somewhere near the end and the recognized 10,000th will be assigned to a first flight that in calendar time happens just before the announcement is made (not an RV-6 whose first flight was unreported from 2003).
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:13 AM
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Added another- the RV-9A I completed for a friend earlier this year.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:45 AM
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Added another- the RV-9A I completed for a friend earlier this year.
Thanks Lars, but more info is needed.

Customer # and name currently registered to the account for the airplane at a minimum. N number would be nice.



A bit of interesting trivia.....

Last night I used the Wayback Machine to look at the earliest versions of the Vans Aircraft web site.

In May/1997 the hobbs meter was sitting at a count of 1618 RV's known to have had first flights.

So in the first 25 years of Van's Aircraft a bit over 1600 RV kits were completed.
In the next ~20 years, ~8400 RV kits have been completed.

Quite an exponential growth......
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:34 AM
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Just sent a notice for RV-4 N914RV, built in 1991 (s/n 2462). I'm the 2nd owner; no idea whether the builder sent a 1st flight notice.

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