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  #21  
Old 06-27-2022, 05:18 AM
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Default Great job

It keeps getting more exciting step by step!
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Old 07-04-2022, 04:55 AM
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Default One more milestone down, one to go!

After almost 7 years of building, RV7, SN 74466 officially morphed from kit, to aeroplane, with the issue of a Phase 1 CofA!

The weather is looking promising over the next few days. 🤞

The longer engine mount, with the 3 blade GT ground adjustable prop put the CofG smack in the middle of the envelope.

BEW - 1114.9lb

Happy Days😀
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4th July 2022, Phase 1 CofA issued!
5th July 2022, First flight😬😀😀😀
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Old 07-04-2022, 08:12 PM
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Nicely done, and it's all painted too!
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Old 07-05-2022, 04:16 AM
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Thanks Draker.
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Flying friends RV7ís
Built RV7 empennage.
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Working FWF now.
4th July 2022, Phase 1 CofA issued!
5th July 2022, First flight😬😀😀😀
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Old 07-05-2022, 04:27 AM
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Talking First Flight today.

Completed my first flight today. What an experience.
Handles well, just like an RV should. Needs a touch of right rudder. Pulled the cowls, all clean, everything where it should be. One of the guys in the hangar flew chase and got some air to air shots.

Enjoyed it so much, went and did it again!

Keep pounding those rivets, it sure is worth it in the end😀
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Flying friends RV7ís
Built RV7 empennage.
Wings done
Fuselage mostly done.
Working FWF now.
4th July 2022, Phase 1 CofA issued!
5th July 2022, First flight😬😀😀😀
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Old 07-05-2022, 04:35 AM
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Congratulations! Start of a whole new chapter in The RV world.
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Old 07-06-2022, 05:54 AM
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Thanks Philip.
It’s great to have it flying.
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Built RV7 empennage.
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Fuselage mostly done.
Working FWF now.
4th July 2022, Phase 1 CofA issued!
5th July 2022, First flight😬😀😀😀
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:20 PM
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Congratulations!
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Old 07-07-2022, 05:15 AM
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Thanks clam
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Flying friends RV7ís
Built RV7 empennage.
Wings done
Fuselage mostly done.
Working FWF now.
4th July 2022, Phase 1 CofA issued!
5th July 2022, First flight😬😀😀😀
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Old 07-07-2022, 12:57 PM
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Wow Joe. Nice looking plane! Congrats!!!
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