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Old 05-10-2018, 06:25 AM
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Please save electrons by not saying it has no wings on, that is as old as primer wars. It was a short, idle run to check systems at home and we are very pleased indeed. Once again, just super impressed with what Vans produces and we assemble.

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Old 05-10-2018, 06:59 AM
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Congrats Mike! I did my first hour of engine testing without wings installed (since we don't have wing tanks, that really helps!) However, I didn't have a beautiful backdrop like you, just my driveway. Looks like a gorgeous day in sunny Northern England Cheers, Paul
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:30 AM
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What a great sound! Congratulations! I actually tried taxi testing mine without the wings. That was a mistake because without that mass to either side, it was REAL squirrely on the runway. I aborted that run in a hurry.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:25 AM
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Mike -

You need a thatched roof on that thing.

And Bob's your uncle....
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:09 PM
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If nothing else, you were able to blow a considerable amount of dust off the canopy. :-)
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:41 PM
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If nothing else, you were able to blow a considerable amount of dust off the canopy. :-)
That's what I was going to say...

Inspirational Mike! Congratulations! Nice grass too.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:37 PM
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If nothing else, you were able to blow a considerable amount of dust off the canopy. :-)

Darn - you noticed that as well !!!!!!
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:38 PM
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What's that Honey? Have I swept off the driveway for the party this weekend? Uh, ya, all taken care of!
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:04 AM
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Nothing like doing engine checks in the garden.

I love it!
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:08 AM
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You are going to miss having a plane sitting on your backyard lawn.
You got to love the 0.2s dust removal off the canopy, I guess that what Dyson is dreaming of.

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