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Old 04-02-2020, 10:28 PM
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Congratulations, Don! Good to see it's finally flying!
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:47 AM
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Congrats, Don. Good to see AF1 up where the eagles venture. Now, where is the Honda emblem?
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:46 PM
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:51 PM
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That's what I am talking about! Now, I sure would like to have a spinner like that.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:30 AM
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I have not personally flown it yet, my test pilot only has one other RV12 to compare it with. He claims he can detect the fact that it is a bit heavier, but prefers it to the ELSA one I have.
Hey Don,
Good to see AF1 finally take to the air.
Full marks for perseverance! Glad it flies well.
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:46 AM
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Congrats Don! Glad to see you're airborne!

Congrats to N112DR as well!
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:46 PM
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That spinner is well worth the money. I have closeups of it running - TOTALLY aligned, no wobble or movement, the way they all should be made I feel.

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That's what I am talking about! Now, I sure would like to have a spinner like that.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:25 PM
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Talking First flight N962TF

First flight of N962TF took place at Hollister, California KCVH September 19, 2020.

There are way to many people to thank! The support staff at VAN’S helped answer many questions, gave excellent advice and Mitch(the president) even answered the support phone line one day too. All the kind humans helping at EAA Chapter 20, other plane owners and builders in and around San Carlos(KSQL) gave endless support. And folks on this forum have allowed us to stand on the shoulders of giants. Additionally, many young aviators helped along the way learning and having fun building this plane.

This is a rough short video created with video from my phone ...

https://youtu.be/wTs5sAj2wLg

The plane is flying frequently and always brings folks back with a monster smile on their face.

Lastly, thank you dad for listening, giving awesome advice and helping. You rock!
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:26 PM
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Congrats Thomas! I am not a builder but I imagine there must be a tremendous sense of pride.
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:20 AM
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Congrats Thomas! I am not a builder but I imagine there must be a tremendous sense of pride.
Yes, it is really fun to finish the build and fly! The plane has 23 hrs flying and creating monster sized smiles now too!
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