Home > VansAirForceForums

- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Old 07-29-2011, 02:16 PM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,300
Talking 40

She is free now. She deserves it. Flawless performance, by the Book of Vans, documented.

There were all necessary attributes; training, first flight and so on, every little thing an experimental test pilot needed. She saw redlines and high temps, landed on grass and kept pace with a powered parachute, was this much from Class A and never let me down.

First Flight picture by fellow VAF member.

Then cousin figured out my secret program and caught me in the air chasing baby clouds on my 15th hour

My DAR worked hard to get me sizable test box from two fsdos. But with RV speeds even this area was small. On one side was The City That Never Sleeps,

ocean to the east, then Hindenburg Forests to the south.

Those are strange woods. Firing ranges and amusement parks are good neighbors

The only thing to complain a bit is the quality of the air but it's DEP job, I just wash and go.

Many thanks from the bottom of my heart to Doug for this amazing resource and to all good people I've met through VAF. Keep pounding those rivets it's rewarding.
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.

Last edited by Vlad : 07-29-2011 at 02:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 02:54 PM
NYTOM NYTOM is online now
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 1,002
Thumbs up Outstanding!

Congratulations Vlad. You did it. The start of great adventures.
Fly safe brother.
Tom Norwood
Classic "Short Tail Six" A Model N822PM (Res)
98% done, 94% to go! Oh so close!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 03:09 PM
Fearless's Avatar
Fearless Fearless is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Crestwood, KY
Posts: 828

Congrats Vlad. We missed you Tuesday night. Maybe this time next year I'll be in your shoes flying my 40 off. One can hope.
RV-9A Based K6I2
Working on Phase 1
Building RV-12 with brother
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 03:14 PM
Greg Arehart's Avatar
Greg Arehart Greg Arehart is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Delta, CO/Atlin, BC
Posts: 2,298

Congratulations Vlad. Now it's time to start thinking about all those possible modifications (including the wheel pants) etc.

Greg Arehart
RV-9B (Big tires) Tipup @AJZ or CYSQ
N 7965A
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 03:32 PM
tkatc's Avatar
tkatc tkatc is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,747

Congrats my friend!! You should be VERY proud. Now get that tracker fixed!!
My ATC opinion is NOT an official FAA recognized opinion, so any advice you get from me is ONLY my opinion.

Track my RV7A!!

Bought my flying -7A
Building an -8! (Fuse)
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 03:40 PM
Paul K Paul K is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Comstock Park, MI
Posts: 900
Default 40

Congrats Vlad! From someone who is looking forward to that day, I can't imagine how it feels.

Would love to get a list of anything that needed fixing, modifying, or changing during the first 40.
Paul K
West Michigan

Unfortunately in science what you believe is irrelevant
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 04:09 PM
Sig600 Sig600 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KRTS
Posts: 1,798

Nice! Now get the fairings on and hit the road!
Next?, TBD
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 04:21 PM
RickWoodall's Avatar
RickWoodall RickWoodall is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,335
Default Good job

Way to go Vlad. The 9 is just amazing. Got me home from KOSH in 1.5hrs...usually a 8-10 hour drive. Ground speed over 230mph for some of it due to some favourable winds.

LOVE the 9. Should you ever find yourself flying in my country..drop a line and happy to buy you a few Canadian beers.
Rick Woodall C-GSTT "ghost"
9a -TMX io-320, catto three blade, dynon skyview with a/p. 800+ hrs in 6 yrs flying.

Osh 11,12,15,17. Sun N Fun 2013. Flew to Cali/up pacific to Washington/Vancouver/crossed the Rockies east across Canada. North to Red Deer Alberta and Moosonee Ontario East to Maritimes Canada. South east to Jekyll Isl on atlantic, Cedar Key and Key West too! 4 trips and 14 islands of the Bahamas too! Flown turtles and dogs for Pilots n Paws too. Love our Rv's
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 04:25 PM
Michael White's Avatar
Michael White Michael White is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cartersville, Georgia KVPC
Posts: 915

Congratulations Vlad! You deserve the accolades...she's a beauty.

+1 on the wheel pants know it's indecent to fly without pants!
VAF #136
N424LZ Reserved
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 04:31 PM
rv7boy's Avatar
rv7boy rv7boy is offline
Forum Peruser
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Austinville, Alabama
Posts: 2,287
Thumbs up

Congratulations...and nice touch with the photos of your "box."
Don Hull
RV-7 Wings
KDCU Pryor Field
Pilots'n Paws Pilot
N79599/APRS Automatic Position Reporting System

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." Miriam Beard

"It should be added that the sublime beauty of the facture brings within the realm of discourse the substructure of critical thinking. " -using Doug's Art Critique jargon link and my birthday, I get this!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:04 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.