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Old 07-07-2012, 03:38 PM
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Kevin, congrats on a great beginning of your project. 4+ months with family is a pretty decent build rate for the emp. Keep up the good work!

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:28 PM
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Thank you!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:33 PM
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Good stuff Kevin! Keep taking pictures like this, you'll love looking back at them after your done!
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:33 AM
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Default Another RV-8 First Flight

N317DC took to the sky for the first time over Northern Nevada on a dawn patrol launch at 06:00 10 Jul 12. Absolutely a joy to fly. Exceeded all expectations. Planning 40 hours Phase I over Stead then fly her up to Medford for paint. Hanger doors will be open during the Reno Air Races. Come on by, get out of the sun and have a cold one. Thanks for sharing all the great information on this site.





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Old 07-11-2012, 09:41 AM
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Dave, congratulations on the new fledgeling
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:21 AM
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Congratulations Dave! That's a clean looking -8 you got there!

Enjoy phase 1 and beyond!
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:53 PM
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Default What canopy did you use?

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N317DC took to the sky for the first time over Northern Nevada on a dawn patrol launch at 06:00 10 Jul 12. Absolutely a joy to fly. Exceeded all expectations. Planning 40 hours Phase I over Stead then fly her up to Medford for paint. Hanger doors will be open during the Reno Air Races. Come on by, get out of the sun and have a cold one. Thanks for sharing all the great information on this site.


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Dave, may I ask what canopy you used. Have been mulling over tint vs. non-tint options, and was worried about tint being too dark for night ops, but yours looks just about right for day or night ops - nice looking bird - congrats!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:04 PM
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Great job Dave, it was good to meet you at the weekend and cheers for taking some time out to show me around, I'll bet she looks even better in the air!

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:44 AM
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Default Canopy tint

That is a Todds canopy on my RV-8 I am very pleased with tint and shape. I haven't flown on a dark and stormy night with yet but I think it will be just fine.

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:47 AM
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