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Old 04-20-2017, 02:20 PM
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Congrats!! Excellent news and good luck with the test flight.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:07 PM
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Thumbs up It flys!

Today was the big day, with a nice calm morning after a few windy days.

Getting ready, in a borrowed hangar with less taxi distance -



It takes off - lift the nose slightly and up it went at a DA of 4000 ft -



And the required (and long awaited) grin after -



No big surprises but some radio problems.
1. Com #2, the Apollo GX65, squealed.
2. Com #1, Skyview had a loose knob on the frequency select.

And a high CHT on take off and climb which will hopefully go down a bit as the rings are seated.

No big deal, I just stayed on the Multicom frequency, the first issue I think is an internal preset setting needed for the mic. gain, and the second is fixed with a small allen key.
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:50 PM
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Way to go Gil!! That's a big deal!
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:09 PM
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Fantastic! Congratulations!!

Good luck in the flight testing.

Fly safe. Have fun.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:15 PM
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Fantastic! Congratulations!!

Good luck in the flight testing.

Fly safe. Have fun.
Thanks Kevin.

Did you see where the hat came from? That's Victoria, BC, not Victoria TX.

Haven't flown to Ottawa yet, but a trip to see an old roommate in Quebec is definitely on the cards. Got Mode S and a real Class III medical.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:30 PM
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Congrats gil! Simply awesome man
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:55 PM
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Congrats, and have a safe Phase 1!
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:25 PM
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Go fly every day you can...... you will never get tired of the way you feel like part of the plane.



Congratulations on your flight..... IAT!
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:27 PM
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Congratulations! Gil

You are one of the most respected and knowledgable contributers on this site. I couldnt be happier for you. Have a safe Phase 1. All the best.
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