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Old 03-14-2018, 06:27 AM
Kupde Kupde is offline
 
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Planning to move my RV-10 to Tampa Exec for final assembly and Phase 1 testing. Anyone know of any issues with Tampa Exec for Phase 1? Anyone have suggestions for an area to request for Phase 1.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:30 AM
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Look for a local DAR, perhaps the individual who will eventually sign you off. He has done this before and will have the answer.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:45 AM
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Good morning,

My project is at Tampa exec. There are several Rv's on the field, my hangar neighbor just did his phase 1 here and I did not hear of any problems. PM me your hangar when you get moved in, I would love to stop by and welcome you.

Also, I do not know of a local DAR, the FSDO is not very user friendly, people on the field I know of have used DAR's who had to come in from out of the area, good luck.

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Old 03-14-2018, 09:37 AM
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Default Phase one test area

Non Certified engine you'll get a 25 mile radius for at least part of your Phase One time. I got 50 a mile radius after twenty hours.

That said, if you head due north, just south of KBKV there are many wide open fields for your initial testing and within the 25mi. East is nothing but woods and subdivisions all the way to KZPH and east of there is more trees and swamp. Kinda ugly for alternate, unplanned landing sites.
South is densly populated Tampa, west is more Tampa, the heavy population of Pinellas County and the Gulf.

Not many choices for the first couple of hours, the open fields south of BKV were my choice.

DAR's are tough to find in our area. FSDO should be able to provide names. You may have to pay travel expenses. I know that Vic Syracuse has come from Atlanta area to our area in the past.

PM if you ever want to chat or visit us at ZPH.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:27 AM
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Planning to move my RV-10 to Tampa Exec for final assembly and Phase 1 testing. Anyone know of any issues with Tampa Exec for Phase 1? Anyone have suggestions for an area to request for Phase 1.
I am based at ZPH, which is where I did my Phase 1, and it was a good spot for it. Two long runways and lots of open space nearby. Only a few minutes flying time from Tampa Exec and would still be well within your testing area. Much cheaper fuel than VDF, as well. Watch out for skydivers.

Regarding DAR's, I was fortunate to be able to time my inspection with SNF, and Vic Syracuse was able to do it while he was down here for the week. If he hadn't been, I would have paid him to come down anyways.

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Old 03-14-2018, 09:34 PM
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I can across the bay CLW Clearwater is uncrontrolled and great field..Tom
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:55 PM
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I can across the bay CLW Clearwater is uncrontrolled and great field..Tom
CLW does not allow Phase 1 testing, last I heard. Hangars are also pricey.

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Old 03-16-2018, 02:56 PM
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Kevin, We have a hangar at KZPH that we would like to sub rent starting after Sun-n-fun and we won't need it until first part of Dec. 815-291-8864. Thanks Ron
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:59 PM
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Thanks for the offer Ron. Iím planning on Tampa Exec due to proximity to home and work but again much appreciate the offer.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:00 PM
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I'm working on my RV-10 and will be moving it there in a few years. Would love to stop by and see yours.
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