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Old 06-07-2010, 07:08 PM
davestapa davestapa is offline
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Location: Woodstock, GA
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Default Niner Seven Kilo Echo Flies

After 8 years of construction, N97KE, a RV-9A flew Saturday June 5th for the first time. It was built by my brother, Keith, and me. First flight occurred at Calhoun, Ga (CZL). Flight was uneventful with some minor squawks, most of which were taken care of that afternoon. The airplane is equiped with a Advanced 3500, Garmin 495, and a Zaon. Weight came in at 1096 Lbs. The fun begins. For those who know me-NO SOY BEANS were hurt in this endevor.
David E
Woodstock, GA
RV-9A N97KE Rehomed
Kitfox 5 N97DE Grounded
RV-10 N96KE Flying
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:16 PM
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SWEET! I am right behind you.
Tony Phillips
N524AP, RV 9 (tail wheel)
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:12 AM
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Default 1st flight

Congrats Dave! Looks Sweet.

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Old 06-08-2010, 10:33 AM
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Location: Crestwood, KY
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Cool, I like it it when the 9/9A flying number climbs.
RV-9A Based K6I2
Flying - out of Phase 1
Building RV-12 with brother
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:58 AM
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Location: Marion IA
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congrats! Nice paint job, both inide and out. Please post more pics!
Dave Gribble VAF #232
Building RV-9A N149DG (slider, IO-320, IFR)
Restored and Flying Beech Super III N3698Q
Marion IA

Struggling with fiberglass

There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings." Wilbur Wright, 1905
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:11 AM
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Location: Taylorsville, GA
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Cool, Dave. Good job. Come see us. We should be in your test area!
Jeff Rhodes - Taylorsville, GA
RV-9, 7 - going fast
BC-12D - going slow
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:35 AM
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congrats! pics/vids!
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