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Old 10-27-2019, 06:46 PM
mlinett mlinett is offline
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Default First flight RV10 N408ZW

July and I took just over 3 years to build the RV10 quick build kit. We have a Barrett engine, Hotel Whiskey extended tanks, Anti Splat cowl flaps, airflow air conditioning , Fly LEDS lighting ,and a panel by Rob Hickman?s team at advanced. Mel Asberry inspected the plane on 10/25/19 and we got it ready for the first flight on 10/26/19. Our first flight was from 5TX0 to KGLE where we met Justin Wylie in his RV10.

July and I could not have built the plane without the help of our friends and neighbors Marc Wiese, Matt Plaisier, Rick Kazubec, Joe Migis, John Watson, Bob van Duyn, Myron Nelson, Justin Wylie, Gary Zilik, and Tony Kirby.

Special thanks to Rhonda Bewley and Allan Barrett for a great engine and Rob Hickman for all of his help.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:31 PM
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Congrats, was great to see it fly!
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:54 AM
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:15 AM
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Outstanding news! May you have many trouble free hours!
Bill R.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:56 AM
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Congrats on the flight. Post some photos when you get time. It encourages those that take a little longer to complete our build.
Brian Lester
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Finish Kit - in progress
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:10 AM
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Congratulations on the achievment! I'd like to see a few pictures as well. Anything special or any advice for first flight? Mine is coming up soon as well!
Tim Huneycutt, Capt, NCANG
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:09 PM
Jlinett Jlinett is offline
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Default Some Pix

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Old 10-31-2019, 07:54 AM
rgbewley rgbewley is offline
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Default Congratulations!

Congratulations Mike and July. Knots up!
Rhonda Barrett-Bewley

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Old 10-31-2019, 11:13 AM
RandyAB RandyAB is offline
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Location: St Albert, Alberta, Canada
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Can?t wait to see the videos! Congratulations!
Randy P.
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RV10 - QB wings and fuse. Working on cabin top
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:29 AM
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Default Fantastic!

Mike.....Awesome job by you and July That will surely get you places faster than the C-177!
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