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Old 12-11-2011, 08:34 AM
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Congratulations Paul.....but hey, send Louise up!

Everybody together now

SEND L.....

(and then can I go next?)
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:02 PM
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Congratulations. special plane for special people.

12/10 is always a special day around here, as it was our 32nd anniversary.
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:16 PM
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My congratulations to both of you. Looks like a delightful and capable little airplane. I'm sure it will be a great and well rounded performer with your engine/prop selection. Best I can say is 'good luck', enjoy your new airplane, and be careful. Well done!
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:20 PM
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glad to see you back posting Rick, I hope this means you are recovering well. I wish you the best this Christmas season.
nothing special here...
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:29 PM
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We appreciate all the many congratulations, and are humbled that so many have found this project as exciting as we have. I hate to single anyone out, but dang, it's great to see Rick Gray posting again - it's a long road Rick, but we all know you're going to run it to the end!

I now have a grand total of two hours and thirty four minutes of RV-3 time....and can't wait to get more. I thought I'd flown responsive RV's before - there is no discernible motion of the stick in normal flight - light and nimble (and this is NOT a lightweight example of the breed) - and quick!

Organizing some pictures now.
Paul F. Dye
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:43 PM
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Well, I'm late to the party.... again. Take a few hours off from the computer and see what happens.

Big time congrats Paul and Louise, and of course....Junior.

It doesn't seem that long ago you told all of VAF you were starting an -3. It feels like we were all in the room during the "birthing" process.

ps....Welcome back Rick.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:50 PM
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Fantastic. Thanks for sharing your progress as you built. You guys did a great job and are very inspiring. Enjoy!
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:26 PM
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Our good friend Ernie Butcher took some great photos on the ground yesterday and this morning and then generously shared them with us. I've put them into a Picasa album at:

The album starts with pre-First Flight preparations and briefing, followed by departure, landing, and post-First Flight prepartations. Since Ernie wasn't with us for the 2nd Flight departure or landing, that flight isn't documented. The last group of photos show Junior's departure from its off-field landing site this morning, the planes third flight.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:41 PM
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Congrats to the both of you!!

Did I miss something? What is this off field landing stuff?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Brantel View Post
Congrats to the both of you!!

Did I miss something? What is this off field landing stuff?
"RV-3 Flight Number Two....."
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished. Discount for Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters.
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