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Old 09-26-2017, 09:51 AM
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Smile N214WJ First Flight

I'm happy to report that on Saturday, September 23rd 2017 N214WJ (RV-14A Ser# 140328) took to the skies for the first time! The first flight was conducted with assistance of Vic Syracuse in the right seat utilizing the Additional Pilot Program. The aircraft flew wonderfully. This is the second RV I have built and finished, completing an RV-7A back in 2009. I received the Emp/Tailcone kit August of 2016. 13 months and 1400hrs from start to first flight building from a "standard" build kit. The aircraft is equipped with an IO-390 and Hartzell prop, along with a dual screen Garmin G3X system. It's in the process of being vinyl wrapped in place of paint.

Video of the first flight

https://youtu.be/sShUG7B2G-s





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Old 09-26-2017, 10:05 AM
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Fantastic, congrats! I have followed your build blog closely for the last year
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:16 AM
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Congratulations on your mildstone.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:29 AM
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That's fantastic! Congratulations. More pics!
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:20 PM
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Great pictures and video. I love the sound of that engine too.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:04 PM
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Congratulations!!! I'm now busy mass reading your blog!
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:06 AM
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Congratulations Jared! Looks great, and 13 month build is pretty amazing as well. I'm on the other side of town if you get bored and want to finish up my wings in your spare time
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:28 AM
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Default Well done!

13 months is incredible.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:26 AM
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Default Well done!

Jared did a superb job of building this kit, making my job on both the inspection and the first flight, utilizing the Additional Pilot Program, a piece of cake.

Congrats to Jared!

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Old 09-27-2017, 08:40 AM
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Congratulations great to see.
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