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Old 01-09-2018, 03:09 PM
rvdave rvdave is offline
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Default First flight today (January 9, 2018)

Finally, itís been an eight year part-time project but we had a decent day here in Michigan for a first flight. 1.5 hours breaking in a new engine at 75% power and all performed as expected. Chts below 350, oil temp butterfly worked great to adjust oil temp to 200. Fast and heavy on the controls at those settings, did a lot of autopilot flying, checking systems. Today was basically keeping eyes on engine gauges, a few stalls, slow flight. Landings need some work though, takeoff was sweet.
Dave Ford
Cadillac, Mi
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:17 PM
unitink72 unitink72 is offline
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Default awesome

Super cool, congrats to you. Hope to be there someday myself
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:29 PM
ethand ethand is online now
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Congratulations Dave. Enjoyed the visit back in August.

So Jealous.

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Old 01-09-2018, 03:31 PM
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Default Congratulations

Dave, congrats and enjoy the grin
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 01-09-2018, 03:40 PM
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Congratulations to you!!!
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Built RV-4, RV-6, 2-RV-10's, RV-7A, RV-8, Prescott Pusher, Kitfox Model II, Kitfox Speedster, Kitfox 7 Super Sport, Just Superstol, DAR, A&P, EAA Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor, CFII-ASMEL/ASES
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:40 PM
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A Big Congrats!!
Bill Peyton
RV-10 - 700 Hrs
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:25 PM
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Awesome for you!
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:28 PM
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Thats great Dave. Do you have a set program for your 40? I am a bit behind you but hope to do my first flight early spring. Keep us up to date on how things are going and your flight reports. Have fun!
Meridian Idaho
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:38 PM
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Congratulations Dave! It is an accomplishment not many experience.
David C.
Howell, MI

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Old 01-09-2018, 07:50 PM
rvdave rvdave is offline
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Iím trying to record video mainly for my review but apparently didnít hit record on my primary camera but a short clip from my second camera of my planned go around is here, I know itís poor video, but

And the real first landing
Dave Ford
Cadillac, Mi
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