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Old 06-16-2013, 08:53 PM
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Brandi Brandi is offline
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Default The first year

Today marks the first anniversary of our first flight! In the past 365 days we've flown 239 hours, gone to 59 different airports in 14 different states and 2 other countries.

And... She goes to the painter after OSH!!
Brandi Unrein
RV-10 / KCZL / 1000+ hrs ✈️
First flight: 6/16/12
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:56 PM
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It has been a pleasure watching you two build and fly your plane. Wow, 239 hours in the first year. You are using it exactly as it should be used. I can't wait to see it after paint! Thanks for the stories.
Williamston MI
O-320 D2A
Flying N376E
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:34 PM
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Impressive and very cool! Continue to fly safe.
Louise Hose, Editor of The Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
RV3B, NX13PL "Tsamsiyu" co-builder, TMXIO-320, test platform Legacy G3X/TruTrak avionics suite
RV-6 ?Mikey? (purchased flying) ? Garmin test platform (G3X Touch, GS28 autopilot servos, GTN650 GPS/Nav/Comm,
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RV8, N188PD "Valkyrie" (by marriage)
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:37 PM
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Default Really?

Has it been a year? Wow! Felt like yesterday when I read the post of your first flight. I've got to get mine finished!

David Halmos
RV-8, RV-10
Portland, OR
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:26 AM
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Default Your post stimulated some thought

I've been flying the RV-6A the Jeanine and I built now since March of 2004 and I have flown several places. I didn't think of it as a competitive thing but a little fun memory exercise. I went into Excel and created a simple two column file and entered all the states in column A and a "X" in column B for the states I have landed out RV-6A in. It makes you think a little to remember a specific airport or city visited and not just gloss over the list thinking, "well, I must have landed there." The task can have its own memory rewards and future thoughts. Thanks for the stimulation.

Bob Axsom

State Landed RV there
Alabama X
Arizona X
Arkansas X
California X
Colorado X

Florida X
Georgia X
Idaho X
Illinois X
Indiana X
Kansas X
Kentucky X
Louisiana X
Maryland X

Missouri X
Montana X
Neveda X
New Hampshire
New Jersey X
New Mexico X
New York
North Carolina X
North Dakota
Ohio X
Oklahoma X
Oregon X
Pennsylvania X
Rhode Island
South Carolina X
South Dakota X
Tennessee X
Texas X
Utah X
Washington X
West Virgina
Wisconsin X
Wyoming X

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Brandi View Post
Today marks the first anniversary of our first flight! In the past 365 days we've flown 239 hours, gone to 59 different airports in 14 different states and 2 other countries.

And... She goes to the painter after OSH!!
The down time for painting is a bummer. Congrats on the flying! WOW!
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:17 PM
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Thumbs up Congratulations!


I devoured every page of Brian's and your blog while trying to get the nerve up to order our tail kit. I appreciate the private emails answering my questions especially regarding tools. LOVED the pictures from your Bahamas trip--it's one of our planned destinations. But my favorite picture from your blog is the picture of you sewing the seat covers. It seemed to put an exclamation point on the fact that a couple can do EVERYTHNG to put the airplane together. I'm not saying we WILL. It's just nice to know we can.

Looking forward to seeing the paint job.

Congrats on the anniversary.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:17 PM
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Cool Cool

Keep having a good time while we can.

I have noticed our plane is getting a lot of wear and tear.
RV-4 715hr Sold
RV-10 "School Bus" - +1800hr counting
RV-10 N7631T 820hr Sold
RV-8 700+hr
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:28 PM
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Brandi & Brian
I still think about the weekend you picked up your Tailcone. What a fun weekend. I still remember when you came around the corner in the smaller truck. All I remember saying was oh **** it won't fit. But it did.

Congrats on 239 hrs

Geoff Combs
RV-10 N829GW 865hrs
1940 Piper J3 Cub
Rans S21
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:35 PM
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Default Congrats!

Along with this milestone, shouldn't there be some obligatory retrospective about what you did just right, would do different, are going to upgrade, etc? I get the feeling that the building never quite ends...

I too should thank you for helping to motivate me to get started as I followed your progress.

fuse kit in progress
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