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Old 02-26-2017, 08:29 PM
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Default Another first flight

Cold calm morning at PVF. Handed Doug the keys. Time to see what it does. He orbited the field several times within glide distance. Returned and reported straight and true. Does not have a heavy wing. No rigging to adjust. ICom gave us some fits with all of the possible program parameters. Small oil leak at a rocker cover.

Terrible video even after editing. Oh, well, better then none at all.

3 years and 9 months of steady work. Our landscaping reflects my lack of interest in anything other then the RV.

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Old 02-26-2017, 08:59 PM
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Congrats! Can't mistake Placerville!
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:10 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Blain------big congrats on the newest fledgling in RV land

Great day for a first flight.
Mike Starkey
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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 02-27-2017, 06:43 AM
BillL BillL is offline
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Congratulations on First Flight!

Hoping soon

Yea terrible video, but I made one for another guy and it is really really hard to get close or use a long lens to capture a full screen, accelerating image. Where is that dot in the sky anyway?

Still - it captured the moment!!

Op Lims in hand 12-7-17
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:55 AM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
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Congrats on the first flight Blain!
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC
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RV7 Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:32 AM
David-aviator David-aviator is offline
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Congrats on build and first flight of N82ST, Blain.

Airplane looks great, sounds great.

Nothing flies as well as the RV-8.
David Domeier
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RV-7A...Sold #70374
The RV-8...Sold #83261

I'm in, dues paid 2017 This place is worth it!
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:34 AM
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Nice lookin plane! Congrats!
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:14 PM
Chkaharyer99 Chkaharyer99 is offline
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Great job Blain/Doug.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:15 PM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is offline
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Blain, it is great to see you in the air. What a thrill it will be for you to be flying all over the place! Best of luck and hope your phase 1 goes well. Your plane is beautiful. Nice work.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:54 PM
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Wonderful! Excellent! Keep us posted on Phase progress.
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