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Old 11-16-2015, 06:44 AM
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Congratulations for the accomplishment.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:33 AM
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Default Congratulations!!

Now, that's a place where I would love to fly over... Been out and about for a few years, navigatings its peaks, tunnels and waters, I can only fly over Hong Kong in flight simulator... All the best, fly safe. If you come to Brasília, my hangar is yours, Captain.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:02 AM
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Hi VAF!!

Apologises for not being the one who post the great news, I was swamped with e-mails and post event commitment that I haven't sat down just yet to write a proper post flight report. More to follow with pics and vids....

One to begin with...more to come
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJIl...E#action=share

Cheers!
Hank
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First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam

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Old 11-16-2015, 10:34 AM
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Default Wow!

A big congratulations to all of your team.

Best,
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:25 PM
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Default Typo?

$1,500,000?
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:10 PM
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$1,500,000?
Hong Kong dollars. At the current exchange rate, it's about USD193,000. Still a bit steep but I imagine there were a lot of import tariffs and duties and such. Maybe Hank can comment?
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:30 PM
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Default Congratulations

That is a great accomplishment. Quite a bit of hurdles to overcome.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:15 AM
HighSchoolBuilders HighSchoolBuilders is offline
 
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Default Cost

Depend on what you take into the account of the cost of the airplane or the entire project. Everything has to be imported to Hong Kong, and the shipping often cost more than the item itself. Give you a few examples, the tailwheel bearings need replacing, they are $3 a piece, and the shipping cost $45; The instrument panel from Stein cost $1200 to ship, and the insurance for the first flight alone cost $11000USD. The government charged us $2500 for that one flight. Fuel is $22/USG and they comes in a barrel of 53gal. Oil is $15USD a quart....the list goes on. It gets to the point where we can't stop because of money, so much has been invested, it carries so much hope from everyone involved.
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First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam

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Old 11-17-2015, 06:14 PM
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Default Posted more photo at "First Flight"

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...=113150&page=5
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First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:09 PM
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Default Congrats!

And to think, I was worried about how much $ I've got in mine..........
SWEET! SUPER COOL!
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