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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 PM
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Default RV-6 N225WD First Flight

The FAA said that N225WD was airworthy last Friday. This morning, my super slow build, drill all your your own holes, RV-6, kit number 22209, put the grin on my face exactly 12 years to the day that I put the first entry into my builders log. Total build hours 1438.

Flew as advertised. Transition training with Jim Delveau helped take most of the worry out of this morning's adventure. Flew out of Gardner, KS muni (K34)



Taxiing back in (Sorry for focus, my wife was nervous too)







Grinning



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Old 11-14-2012, 08:15 PM
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What do you mean drilled all your own holes? Never heard of this before!!

Congrats, man!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:00 PM
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Congratulations Dave. Way to hang in there!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:38 PM
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Congrats !
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:15 AM
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Default first flight

Congrats. Nice looking 6.

You sure do have the RV grin on :-)

Enjoy phase one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:54 AM
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Big Time Congrats Dave ....

I can relate .... 14+ years for my -6.

Have fun and be safe in Phase 1 .....
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:44 AM
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The perseverance some of you guys have just totally amazes me sometimes!

A big congratulations and admiration for hanging in there so long!

Enjoy,
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:09 AM
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Gotta love that grin. I'm just up the road at KTOP. Maybe we can get some BBQ at K81. Congratulations Dave.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:17 AM
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Congrats! Nice looking paint!
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:00 PM
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What do you mean drilled all your own holes? Never heard of this before!!

Congrats, man!!
Agreed. My prepunch kit was cheating and QBs are right out!

Congratulations Dave!
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