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Old 06-04-2017, 05:23 PM
Dorfie Dorfie is offline
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Default N245JM no longer project only, now a flying machine!

N245JM took to the air Thursday May 25. It surpassed all my expectations, performed very well, temps stayed within limits and was easy to fly and land. The whole experience was awesome. It is a beast!!! It has now flown close to 10 hours, not a single issue, still running high power to break engine in.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank VAF and all its members. It will be impossible to say how many ideas (MANY) were implemented during the build, the endless stream of advice and knowledge expressed on this website that has proven to be of great value as well as the encouragement to keep going.

I would like to thank SteinAir who built my panel. Everything in that panel worked as it should. Everything that did not work was through my ignorance and stupidity. I am especially grateful that after about 2 years after receiving my panel they still take my calls and e-mails, answer my questions and give good advice and guidance patiently. Thank you Doyle!!

Thank you to my family for their support!! I was blessed to have some of my family present. (Wife, daughter and grand daughter)

Thanks to all on this website. I am a blessed and happy man!


PS. I will ask Jan Hanekom to post a picture.
RV10 Flying, N245JM
2018 dues paid with a smile
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:25 PM
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Doug Geib
RV8 empennage complete
QB wings started
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:12 PM
Thor RV10 Thor RV10 is offline
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Congrats to you! This is an enormous undertaking.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:47 PM
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Great news!

May you have many more trouble free hours!
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:20 PM
CDN CDN is offline
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Default First Flight

Congrats! I hope the feeling of accomplishment and pride is with you every time you step in the airplane. It really is a great design.
VAF Donation made Feb 2018
RV-10 C-GNCX Flying and LOVING IT!
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:49 AM
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Janekom Janekom is offline
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Location: South Africa
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Default Congratulations Johan

Congratulations Johan,
I am sure the family will have many hours of fun flight in this wonderful flying machine

Jan Hanekom
South Africa
AP 325, AMO 1256
RV10 - ZU-XOX - (Fuselage)
RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-RVI - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-MER (Sold Flying)
RV7A - ZU-JAD (Sold Flying)
Dues paid for 2018
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:58 AM
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Bill.Peyton Bill.Peyton is offline
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Congrats Johan. The fun now begins!!
Bill Peyton
RV-10 - 780 Hrs
First Flight Oct 2012
Aviation Partners, LLC
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:11 AM
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Way to go Dorfie!!!
Todd Stovall
RV-10 N728TT - Flying!

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Old 06-05-2017, 06:06 AM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
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Congrats Johan----enjoy it!!!
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC
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RV7 Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:22 AM
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Default Woohoo!

Mike Rettig
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F-14 (Pedal Plane - Daughter's Project) "Flying"
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