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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)


RV-6 225WD
Ed Sterba prop
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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!
Gil Brice
McKinney, TX EAA-1246
RV7 - Working on fuse, fuel, brakes etc...
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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.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo Da Vinci

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Citabria 7GCBC
Cessna 180, sold
RV7 I0-360 C/S, Slider, AP, Glass, etc. sold.
RV6 O-320 F/P, Slider, AP, Steam, etc., sold
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:54 AM
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Default Big Congrats

Big Time Congrats Dave ....

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

Have fun and be safe in Phase 1 .....
Gary Palinkas - Gman.... VAF #161
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RV-6 "Sassy" Flying 400 hrs since Oct 2011
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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!

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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!
Bill Peyton
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by tkatc View Post
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!
Bill Pendergrass
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RV-7A: Flying since April 15, 2012. 850 hrs
YIO-360-M1B, mags, CS, GRT EX and WS H1s & A/P, Navworx
Unpainted, polished....kinda'... Eyeballin' vinyl really hard.
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