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  #241  
Old 03-05-2012, 06:36 PM
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Default Four New First Flights Posted!

Folks,

Four new First Flights have just been posted. Congratulations to all!

#109 Len Hendleman, 11 Nov 2011
#110 Rick Morse, 22 Nov 2011
#111 Malcolm Belcher, 17 Jan 2012
#112 Ed Groot, 14 Feb 2012

In addition:

#105: Added co-builders' names
#74: New photo added
#91: New photos added
#55: New photo added

Enjoy!

Don
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:37 PM
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Default New photos of #69 (SN 120168)

Dave Cooper just sent me two new photos of his RV-12. His is #69. He purchased N68CK (SN 120168) from Ken Scott, Builder (Van's Aircraft). Dave has named 120168 "Freedom Bird" and assigned a new N-Number: N869DC.

His photos have been posted to the Photo Album.

Thanks, Dave! Enjoy!

Don
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:04 PM
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Default N412BR "SWEETIE" First Flight!

Today was the successful first test flight of RV-12 N412BR "Sweetie."

Sweetie was moved from the garage to the airport on Sunday April 8th, and the airworthiness inspection completed on Tuesday April 10th, registered as E-LSA.

This is kit number 412, assigned N412BR (from "Billy Ray" Hollifield - my actual name, and "Bravo Romeo" sounds better than "Bravo Hotel" over the radio!), and with a first test flight today (4/12) at 10AM CDT.
So - 4-12 / 4-12 / 4-12 !

The flight went great - no problems of any sort! 30 minutes, 2 landings. Not sure until the next flight, but she might not even need a rudder wedge.

Now, on to the detailed PAP checkout flights. Rather than do flight test #1 in the PAP, my EAA tech advisor wisely advised to "go up, feel out the plane, get comfortable, and land. Adrenaline usually prevents a bunch of detailed engineering data collection." Well, he was right! Stayed up 30 minutes, landed full stop, then did another T/O and full stop landing. It was WONDERFUL! I was also very glad I took the 5 hours of RV-12 transition training from RDOG and JETGUY in Denton Tx. a few months back. Thanks guys!!!

I believe that this is the first customer E-LSA Skyview example. (There is an E-AB in the UK with dual Skyview's - pics have been posted in this forum.)

Three pics below, taken the day before the inspection during taxi testing. You will note a few missing screws in the panel - because my next step was to adjust the potentiometers. They are all there now, as well as the rest of the interior. Abby at Flightline did a beautiful job!

SEE YOU AT OSH!

Oh - someone noted to me that the Ray Allen Stick Grips are upside down. I tested both ways and liked this best! From some other pics, seems I am not alone.

For many more pics, go to this public album: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3&l=a2b29e894a

WHEW!!!
Bill Hollifield N412BR





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Old 04-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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Congratulations Bill. It's been a long time coming but obviously worth the wait!
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:14 PM
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I am so happy for you Bill, congratulations on building a beautiful plane and getting it off the ground!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:33 PM
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Default Congrats!

So happy for you Bill! Very exciting. Thanks again for all your support and experience as others continue to move to where you are now!

Be safe!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:41 PM
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Great job Bill! Your going to love her. Are we going to have a four ship to Oshkosh? Oh, Thanks for the endorsement.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:27 AM
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Default Nice looking airplane

Congratulations - well done
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:02 AM
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Is a transponder part of the Skyview system??
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:40 AM
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Thumbs up You bet!

Yes it is.
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