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Old 02-12-2018, 05:48 PM
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Default First Flight

Holy Cow--did the deed this morning. 5am at the field. Canopy would not close.
could not find the flash light. got it sorted out, spilled my coffee on the wing which immediately froze. Cleaned that taxied out and took off. Engine hot in Climb CHT 420's cooled a bit in level flight but then got manifold press drop to 4!!
WTHeck........I didn't know it could go to 4. Back to field. Trimmed baffles off the front of the forward cylinders, fixed the interference with the seat. Off again Temps better, squelchy radio and the manifold pressure gremlin seems to have disappeared. I'm exhausted but ecstatic........Perfect day really Yahoo Thanks to all you guys for your encouragement and help over the years........Cheers Gary
(wish I knew how to put in a photo). [ed. Mucho congrats Gary on our first flight!!!! Like others are saying CONGRATS ON YOUR GREAT DAY!!! How to on the pictures at: http://www.vansairforce.net/articles...ums/images.htm. v/r,dr]

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Old 02-12-2018, 05:55 PM
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Congrats on the great day! Hope you figure out how to link some pics and video. I use flickr for my pics
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:00 PM
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I use postimg.com. Drag and drop easy. Congrats!
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:11 PM
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Default Congratulations

Gary, congats
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:16 PM
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I use postimg.com. Drag and drop easy. Congrats!
Just tried postimg.com and the only thing that comes up is a notice that postimg.com domain is for sale.


[ed. I think he meant postimg.ORG........not .com. v/r,dr]
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:23 PM
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Congrats Gary. It’s postings like this that inspires the likes of me. I want to be there one day with my first flight.
Nervous were you, I can imagine.
Please post pics.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:41 PM
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yes I was really wound up initially, didn't sleep much last night but once I got going the whole experience consumes your brain, so much going on. Machine flew so nice too. Tonight I will sleep like a Rock!!!!
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:47 AM
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yes I was really wound up initially, didn't sleep much last night
Just wondering Garry, did you have people on the ground just in case.
Iím getting close to that day myself and thought also that 5 AM would be a good time. A ton of folks have told me they want to be there for my big day but Iím afraid thatís the last thing I need. I have a 24 hour Life Flight chopper stationed next to me and was going to tell them they might have a customer but otherwise just have a few guys from my EAA chapter there. Bet your heart rate was off the charts taking the active. Outstanding.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:01 PM
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I had 2 buddies there but I didn't want to make it a circus so did it early and
"under the radar"............
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:18 PM
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Default Congratulation

i hope to be there in Sept.

Thanks for sharing that a little nervousness was present. Heck i feel nervous just thinking about taking this 8 year project off the ground.

Where in Van did you fly? Boundary?

Did you arrange to fly close to airport for first few minutes? I have talked to Tower and they will allow me a S.E. section of CZ within gliding distance of active for first flight. "Awsome" i said.

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