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Old 01-19-2021, 05:50 PM
resrob66 resrob66 is offline
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Default My RV8 finally flies!

Well almost 11 years to the day my slow build RV8 took flight. Flew straight as an arrow, ball centered and no heavy wing issues. Has the ShowPlanes fastback mod and cowling. Garmin G3x avionics. Titan IO-370 engine with an MT 3 blade prop. Only got one flight in before the weather turned bad, can’t wait for more to come.

One more reason to keep pounding rivets!

RV-8 Showplanes Fastback
Finally complete!
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Old 01-19-2021, 05:57 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations!!!

Robert, congrats on the new fledgling

Love the lines of the ShowPlanes setup.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 01-19-2021, 06:13 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
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Nice looking airplane. Congratulations!

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Old 01-19-2021, 06:36 PM
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Location: Oregon
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That is a beauty!
I bet it was a great feeling of accomplishment when she flew!

Nice work!
RV-7A in progress
Private pilot, ASEL!
EAA 105 Chapter 7S3
Bi-annual financial contributor

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena..." Teddy Roosevelt
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Old 01-19-2021, 06:47 PM
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Location: Jesup, GA
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Default Sweet!

Phase 1 Flight Testing
Garmin IFR by Stein
Lycoming IO-360 (180HP)
MT 3 Blade CS
N84TH / Registered and GA sales tax paid! $@&!;:?)(!
N3159F C-182 @ KJES
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:09 PM
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Location: Utah
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Nice shots Robert congratulations! There is a cool formation team by you Smoke On Aviation you would be a great addition to that fine group. They are slow movers though with a 9 in the midst
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:03 PM
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Default Awesome!

Congrats....a day you will never forget. Enjoy your new escape from all he stressors below!

RV-8 build
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:12 PM
DavidHarris DavidHarris is offline
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Location: Upland, CA
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Congratulations. There is nothing like flying a plane that you built yourself. Be careful in Phase 1!
David Harris
Vans RV-7A N47HM
First Flight March 2020
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:26 AM
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Location: Hannover, Germany
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Default Godspeed!!!

Congrats………!!!! Well done!!
Maiden flight done by yourself, can´t beat the feeling, can ya???

Nice Bird.
RV-8 count, 1up!
RV-8 QB Germany
ECi XIO-360
Dynon SV

Flying since 11th July 2020
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Old 01-20-2021, 04:29 AM
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Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
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Congrats for sure, well done.
Looks like a ROCKET!!
Bob Martin
RV-6, 0-360 Hartzell C/S, Tip up, 1200+TT
James extended cowl/plenum, induction, -8VS and Rudder. TSFlightline hoses. Oregon Aero leather seats.
D100-KMD150-660-TT ADI2- AS air/oil seperator. Vetterman exhaust with turndown tips.
Louisa, Virginia KLKU N94TB
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