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Old 05-28-2019, 07:45 PM
rvdave rvdave is offline
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Congrats Ethan!
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:55 AM
Avengerboss Avengerboss is offline
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Location: Ramona, Calif.
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Default First flight

Congrats Ethan. It's a great day when 6 years of work comes together on a plane you built yourself.
Finished and flying our 10
finished & flying 14A assist build
Building another 7 !!!
Started another 14A assist build
Built: two 7s, two 8's, two 9As,10,12, RANS S7
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:19 AM
rongawer rongawer is offline
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Location: Brentwood, CA
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Default Congratulations!

I know itís a great feeling! May you have many years of great adventure.
Ron Gawer

- RV10, Build in progress.
- RV12, N975G, "The Commuter"
- Several others that are now just great memories for me.
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:21 AM
falcon900guy falcon900guy is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vero Beach
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Originally Posted by ethand View Post
After 6 years and 2 days of building, RV-10 N77319 took flight on Friday May 24th. Airplane flew well with the most significant squawk being the pitch trim was backwards (quick VPX change)

We orbited the airport for about an hour, confirming everything looked good before returning to Terra Firma to allow the RV grin to take hold.

The most appropriate word I could come up with when friends and family asked was "surreal".

Thanks to Bruce Hill for taking a few pictures and hosting them on his website:

On to phase 1!!


congratulations! its an awesome feeling and your airplane looks awesome.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:47 PM
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bruceh bruceh is offline
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I was glad to be a part of this RV-10 first flight. Congrats!

BTW, I've commented all of the photos now with some captions.
Bruce Hill
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:49 AM
Shays Shays is offline
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Ethan, good on you man!
RV10 with Builder Assist
2019 VAF Dues Paid.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:18 AM
whodja whodja is offline
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Default Congratulations!

Hope to see you at EAA
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:36 PM
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Congratulations! Happy to see that fuselage fly finally
Llama (RV-10), flying, 450 hours.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:21 PM
fastfloyd3 fastfloyd3 is offline
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Location: Saint Charles IL
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Nice pics.
Working on Cabin cover (how long will I have to say that?)
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