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Old 06-28-2018, 07:21 AM
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Default I'm years out

Really exciting to see! Keeps the dream alive.
I think Steve's comment "respect" was well stated.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:21 AM
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Default Congrats!

Congratulations!
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:27 AM
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Very cool - congratulations!

How many hours did it take you to build? Iím curious since I think you said you utilized the QB kits.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:47 AM
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How many hours did it take you to build?
It's really hard to say on the hours, but it was 14 months first rivet to first flight, best guess 20-25 hours per week on average, two people.

It helps to have that second person organizing, finding parts (and tools ) and bucking rivets.

Also, doing as much as possible in your shop/garage at home is the trick, those 2-3 hours of work in the evening really add up where otherwise you wouldn't be inclined to drive the the hangar.

Oh, and I don't even want to know what I've spent on next day and two-day shipping. There are many $10 parts we paid $20 to ship to avoid being held up for 3-4 days.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:14 PM
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Congratulations on your first flight of a very nice RV-14A!

Btw, I placed an order for the RV-14A empennage kit on the same day as your first flight. Looking forward to joining you in the air ... in 3-5 years.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:19 PM
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Congratulations, sir!
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:05 PM
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Bill,

Sincerest congrats!! I hope you'll continue to post updated information and to add your two cents on a regular basis. Enjoy reading your posts.

Fred
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:01 PM
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That's how we do it Bill! Love the Firefly reference.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:28 AM
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Default RV 14 First Flight

Awesome Video.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:30 AM
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Congrats!!

There are few better feelings in aviation than the sense of pride and accomplishment one enjoys following the successful first flight of a homebuilt.

I remember that feeling well from the first flight of my -8 in 2002 and am looking forward to earning it again when I fly my -14A - hopefully late next year.
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