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Old 03-07-2019, 11:10 AM
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Default Flying my new RV6a home

After a year of searching for a plane, originally looking Mooneys'. I have decided to go with a Vans RV6a. You just can't beat the technology and price of an experimental.
Since I did not build, I am looking forward to getting to know all about this airplane and working on it with guidance. I am a really big advocate of owner assisted and want to learn as much as I can. Super excited for the adventures to come! This is my solo flight after receiving transition training from a CFI.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:17 AM
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Congrats, Chuck! If you like doing it yourself, you've bought the right plane. And welcome to VAF!
RV-8 #81077 Super Slow Build
Dynon Skyview HDX, Titan IOX-370, Dual P-Mags, AFP FM200A FI, Whirlwind 200RV CS Prop
First Flight 11/20/2016
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:19 AM
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Congratulations and you'll definetly get the best bang for your buck. In my opinion, owner assist condition inspections is a great learning experience in getting to personally know your plane.
RV-4 0320\D3G 160, Whirlwind 200GA 70".
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:31 AM
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Good job on the video!
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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Old 03-07-2019, 11:59 AM
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Default Welcome to VAF

Chuck, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
Mike Starkey
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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 03-07-2019, 01:19 PM
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Congratulations, Chuck. I just did the exact same thing a few months ago. I'm loving it so far, except I haven't gotten to fly nearly as much as I'd like with terrible weather just about every weekend for the past three months. I am enjoying tinkering on the plane and learning as I go. This community has already been invaluable to me.
Jim Bedsole
N62MG - RV-6A "Promises" - bought flying
Dues Paid
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:19 PM
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Default Congrats!

Good for you Chuck. I entered this special club in the same way 3 years ago. I now have permagrin. You will too. Blue Skies and Tailwinds
Jeff Kersey
RV7A Purchased Flying
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:59 PM
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Congratulations Chuck!!!
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Camas, WA
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:48 AM
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Default Congrats

Great video Chuck,

Congrats on the new ride.
Geoff McHarg
2022 dues gladly sent
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:39 AM
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Thanks everyone. I plan on making a lot more videos in the future with the adventures in this plane. Come share the experience subscribe to my YouTube, “Chuck_kc”.

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