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Old 11-05-2016, 05:53 PM
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Google has stopped supporting Picasa. I will try to find a new link to the photos.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:53 PM
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Google has stopped supporting Picasa. I will try to find a new link to the photos.
Everyone's photos have been moved from picasaweb.google.com to photos.google.com by Google.
A new link to this new location should now work. Please email me if you have difficulties.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for putting these back online, Don! It's good inspiration for those of us still building.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:26 PM
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Yes, thank you for restoring the link Don.

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Old 01-10-2017, 11:58 PM
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Default N312RD with paint

Finially got Mis Betty-Jeanne back from paint shop. Hope picture will post.
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:53 AM
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Default First Flight N219EM

I flew my E-SLA RV-12 N219EM for its first flight yesterday. I flew for 50 minutes out of KTVY. The airplane flew beautifully. Other than a few minor adjustments to control surfaces and prop pitch, there were no squawks.

I built the airplane in my basement with the incredible support of my wife and family.

Special thanks to Sterling Langrell at Vans for his professional and dedicated technical support. I also appreciate the fabulous transition training I received from Jose Gutierrez at Vans.

Michael Wardle





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Old 01-15-2017, 12:43 PM
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Congratulations and she looks great!

Nice scheme, simple lines, I like it!

Garmin or Skyview?
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:51 PM
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Congratulations, Michael! Looks good! Does it fit in the trailer in the background?
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:49 PM
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Michael- Good going! Congratulations.

+2 for the paint scheme ... nice looking.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:55 PM
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Thanks for the compliments and questions!

Avionics? I went with the Garmin G3X, ADS-B In/Out, and autopilot servos without the extra autopilot controller.

Paint. The paint scheme came as a result of selling the old family boat in order to build the project. I wanted the plane to match the boat. I have lots of great memories with that boat. I didn't want to match it exactly; just enough for me to give a nod to the old boat. I appreciate how Abby at Flightline worked with me on the custom interior. Here's a picture of the old boat:



I work for a sign manufacturer, so we did the paint in the shop. We used the Sherwin Williams Genesis System (Gloss White) and the trim is automotive vinyl. The vinyl is "Avery Supreme" (Gray sw900-832-o, Dark blue sw900-681-o). The interior is rattle can Rustoleum silver hammered.

Trailer. The gray cargo trailer in the background was used to transport the wings from my home to the airport (I moved the airplane back home after the paint trip in the U-Haul). I built the EAA wing cradle, and rolled the wings into the trailer. The fuse was loaded onto a flat deck trailer:



I intended to trailer the plane when I started building, but gave up after moving the airplane from my home to the shop for painting. When I moved the airplane for painting, I used a U-Haul. I moved it in two loads; the wings in one, and the fuse in the other.

The practicality of trailering was tossed out when realized how easy it would be to damage the airplane when trailering. Fortunately, I never had a mishap, but it freaked me out enough to give up on trailering. I have a shade hangar at Salt Lake International, and that's good enough for me.

Here's a picture of the fuse in the U-Haul that I used for transporting the plane for paint. It's the biggest size they rent. I built simple ramps for the mains, and used the loading ramp for the nosewheel. It's a decent way to transport the airplane if the tail feathers aren't attached.



I hope that helps!

Thanks,

Michael
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