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Old 11-28-2020, 03:53 PM
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Bsquared Bsquared is offline
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Default First Flight today N144BL. RV-14A

2 years 7 months slow build. No major issues and all of my temps were great. I have the 5” flange and scat tube on my cooler. @85% power I had 375 on the high CHT and 1400 EGT. Oil temp never went over 180.... YEE HAW that was fun. Only real issue was some rubbing of the Vetterman exhaust on the cowl exit hole. Builder error.
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In Phase 1 testing

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Old 11-28-2020, 05:58 PM is offline
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Amazing, congratulations!
Time to update your signature
Rich K.

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Old 11-28-2020, 06:20 PM
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Default Congratulations!!!

Brian, congrats on the new fledgling
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 11-28-2020, 06:27 PM
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Outstanding news Brian! Many congrats and a wonderful phase one.

Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:37 PM
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Brian, that is great. I bet it was one of the most rewarding things you have done. Congratulations and have a great phase 1.
Williamston MI
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Old 11-28-2020, 08:40 PM
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Sweet Brian! 2 years 7 mos "slow" build? Mine took 8.5 years. Enjoy the plane ... these things are sooo much fun to fly!
Bill Bencze
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:33 AM
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I was Brian's DAR and can honestly say it is a flawless build. Great first flight and congrats!!
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:32 AM
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Congrats, this is an awesome milestone and only fun from here on.
N825SM RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
N825MS RV14A - IO390 - Flying
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