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  #141  
Old 11-01-2010, 06:11 AM
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Jim Ashford's RV-12, kit # 120155, N 82JA performed it's first flight October 12, 2010 at Independence, OR (7S5) with the builder at the controls. The flight was terminated early due to high CHT. The problem located and cured, subsequent flights were normal. Final test flight was accomplished Oct 22nd.
Thanks, Bill Boyle, for sending me more info about Jim and a photo of his plane!

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This is the third airplane Jimmy's built. He also has an RV-7A that he fly's
almost daily. Jim flew P-47's during WWII and retired as the commander of
the Hawaii Air National Guard.
He's quite a guy.
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Hey Don, . . .
it’s very interesting and motivating to the rest of us.
We here in the airpark are proud of Jim for his accomplishments and service.
Bill
Jim's photo and info has been posted to the Photo Album.

Don
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:07 PM
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Default Congratulations, Bob Schy, on SN 120367's 1st Flight! (#61)

Congratulations, Bob Schy, on your 1st Flight in N367RS on 20 Oct 2010!
Your plane's photo has been added to the Photo Album.
Your first flight was in Apple Valley, Utah.
Safe and happy flying!

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:50 PM
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Default Congratulations, Louis Toth, on your 1st Flight on 2 Nov 2010!

Congratulations, Louis Toth, on your successful 1st flight of N239LT, SN 120239!
I understand your first flight was on 2 Nov 2010!
I wish you many hours of satisfying and safe flying!

I have posted a photo of your RV-12 in the Photo Album.

Don
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:09 AM
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Default Congratulations, Ron Edmark, on SN 120191's 1st Flight! (#63)

Congratulations to Ron Edmark on the first flight of his RV-12, N95HW, SN 120191!

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Today... Nov. 14, 2010 at 18:35 Zulu time N95HW (an RV-12) lifted into the air at the Lebanon Airport (M54). I did a couple of trips around the airport pattern and landing 18:55 Zule to check for oil leaks then took-off again... put a total of 1.4 hr on the Hobbs. The only issue is a heavy left wing and I need extra right rudder.

-Ron
The VAF community wishes you many safe and happy hours of flying!

A photo of your plane has been posted to the Photo Album.

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:28 AM
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Default Congratulations to Joe Gores on his 1st flight! (#64)

Congratulations, Joe, on the first flight of your RV-12, N375RV, SN 120023!

Wheels up on 15 Nov 2010 at Ray Community Airport (57D) in Ray, MI.

Thanks for sending photos, which are now posted to the Photo Album!

Wishing you many happy and safe hours of flying!

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:13 PM
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Default Another Texas 12

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Well, I hope this picture went through...

Christmas came early for this Repeat Offender. RV 12 120264 lifted off late this afternoon after some fun fast taxi's and leak checks.
No wind... off in 4-500 feet, strong climb at 75K. Handles much better than expected. Very responsive in roll. Straight-ahead stalls. This bird is RV6A lite. You can land it without an airspeed indicator. Visibility unrestricted.

Got a heavy right wing and need some right rudder trim. What a wonderful little bird!

Thanks to all on Forum who publish builder blogs...incredibly helpful. Thanks to those who post...you're helping everyone behind you. Doug, thanks for a great venue for builders.

Special thanks to Jetguy; your courtesy and generosity will be paid forward.

South Texas builders: Give me a few weeks to work through the test cards and I will be available for familiarization flights.

Jim in Boerne
RV 12 N233TX flyin'

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:40 PM
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This is the closest RV12 to me, and the only one I have ever even seen! Looked like it came out of a carefully controlled factory!
I am holding you to that familiarization flight Jim!
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:30 AM
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I am attempting to post the photo of Jims 12:
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:05 PM
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Default rv120059 first flight

HI our rv120059 rego 19-7518 took to the air under the controls of gerard lappin late november on landing he said what a fantastic aeroplane flies like a dream so thanks to gerard now up to 11 hours and all is going great
ashley and wendy victoria australia [/IMG]
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:50 PM
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Default N413EH First flight

First Flight Photos. Now have 40 Hours / Installed light kit since photos were taken:

http://picasaweb.google.com/gfrels/E...AE&feat=email#

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