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Old 03-03-2013, 06:02 PM
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Default First Flight!

I flew my plane for the first time this weekend! It's just as nimble and light as everyone says it is. Great visibility and PLENTY of power. It was a cold, breezy, overcast day with light snow falling just east of the field, but I was only in town for the weekend so I couldnt be too picky. Its tough living 3000 miles away from my plane! Now I just need to figure out how to get it across the country.






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Old 03-03-2013, 06:10 PM
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Cool looking plane and I know how the 3 flies. Engine, prop and panel details?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:39 PM
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Default Congratulations!

It's great to hear that you finally got a chance to fly her yourself Rob - you put a lot of years into it, and then had to watch it from the wrong coast for over a year - that would be tough! (Heck, I am in California for the month, and Tsam is back in Houston....that's bad enough.)

Here's hoping you get a lot more hours soon - take a week of and enjoy a TRUE cross-country.

Paul
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:48 PM
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Outstanding Rob!

Good to see you had a chance to fly her.

The paint job looks great!

Congrats!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:55 PM
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I've seen your plane in person couple times Rob. Beautiful machine you built. Congratulations on your first flight!
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:25 PM
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Rob congrats - even with all of the joking we give you. Good seeing you.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:25 PM
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Congratulations! I still love that paint scheme... Excellent idea!
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:20 PM
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Congratulations, Rob. Great to hear you've flown and enjoyed it. Stay safe!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:08 AM
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Congratulations, Rob.
Good to hear you were finally able to get teh keys from your father!

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:28 AM
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Excellent news!

Here's hoping that you get lots more flying in it soon. I'm really glad to read that you've gotten to fly it.

Dave
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