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Old 10-25-2013, 06:19 AM
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Default First Flight

Received my Air worthiness yesterday morning and spent the rest of the day putting it back together and getting another weight. 1081#. 6 pm with the weather calm and the traffic low and no one around I snuck it out for about 6 laps around the pattern 1500' and 142 knots for engine break-in. Temps were great and plane needed no trimming. Only squawk was no sidetone on the radio or at least I could not hear it with the RPM's up. Man is that a pain to talk on the radio when you can not hear yourself. Did not have time for a glamour shot but hear is one after I put it back in the hanger.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:32 AM
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Congrats Mark! Nice looking bird!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:36 AM
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Congrats. Fun times ahead!!
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:19 AM
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Congratulations. Could you have set the speed record for a build? Glanced at your builders log and saw that you just started a couple of years ago and it was a slow build. Amazing work. Enjoy!
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:26 AM
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Default Congrats !!!!!!

and welcome to the Flyin' Niners!
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:35 AM
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Great news! Another flying -9 taildragger! You are going to love it!

Check your PM's.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:13 PM
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Another baby leaves the nest. WAY TO GO!

Did you post to Vans and watch the RV Hobbs meter increment up one?
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:30 PM
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Wow cool! I can't wait to post one like this, but, I think I will be more excited.....Woooot Wooooo, HAY EVERYONE! I just flew the plane I spent 1/4 of my life building!!!! Yaaaaaa!, ok, that's just me, but congrats!
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:07 PM
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Thanks guys. Last night was the best night sleep I have had in two months.
All the hard work and anticipation are now past. The day has come and gone. Now to the fun parts. Well building was a blast too.
Hers the glamour shot.

Yeehaw!
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:16 PM
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That's a beauty Mark. Congratulations and pmany happy years of flying.
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