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Old 04-14-2017, 08:44 AM
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Congratulations Paul ...

Now you can look forward to the Adrenalin rush of your first flight ... and wearing the "RV grin".

Happy Flying,
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:39 PM
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Dang. That's gotta be some kind of record for a first-time builder. Congratulations!
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:43 AM
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Dang. That's gotta be some kind of record for a first-time builder. Congratulations!
Thanks Kevin, I doubt it's a record but I was really happy to finish in a year. I screwed up the timing of ordering the Finish Kit, so I ended up having about 10 weeks without anything to work on....that was hard!!
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:25 AM
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It's a really neat event when all the sweat, blood and tears finially get rewarded. Congratulations, you are going to find you have built one of the greatest flying machines!
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:01 PM
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Congrats Paul!
The real Fun begins in the air. More exciting that taxiing in the court

I will be watching for the first flight video!
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:37 PM
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Congrats Paul!
The real Fun begins in the air. More exciting that taxiing in the court

I will be watching for the first flight video!
Oh, I have no intention of flying it, I just want to taxi around. Flying is dangerous and insurance is very reasonable for a "taxi only" policy!!
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:46 PM
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Burns less gas too! --- Important with current AVGAS prices!😜
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:53 AM
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Well done, Paul. Congratulations!
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:10 AM
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Default Moving Day!

Last Thursday was moving day, the little RV-12 finally got a peek at a real runway





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Old 04-24-2017, 12:25 PM
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Congratulations! I just got mine earlier this year. I was especially taken back by the photo with the wings off! I had a DAR travel to me (for $1250.00) saying he wanted the wings off, when he got here his boss said he could not give me the AW because the wings were off! (But he would be glad to come back when the wings were on for another $1250) Some of the confusion comes from a DAR saying he wants it all opened up as ready for a condition inspection, but being unaware that the wings come off on a 12 for a condition inspection.
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