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Old 12-23-2013, 12:58 PM
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Exclamation Best Christmas present ever...!

Today 11:34 UTC I got airborne after 1 year and 2 month of building.
The first flight took 20 minutes over the airfield and was smooth and without any stress moments. It flies like on rails...

My RV 8 is now officially a RV 8 CB registered as D-ERVC
Equipped with a Lycoming IO-360 Angle valve, a MT 3 blade counterweight aerobatic prop. and a single 10" dynon skyview with auto pilot.

Simply:

It's a dream!!!

I wish everyone a great Christmas time and happy new year!!
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:03 PM
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Today 11:34 UTC I got airborne after 1 year and 2 month of building.
Christoph, congrats on the new fledgling
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:08 PM
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Congratulations. What a holiday present !!!! Could not be better timing.
Be safe and have fun on each of the next flights. Cheers
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:21 PM
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That sure is a awesome Christmas present...
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:42 PM
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Congratulations Christoph! Good luck with your flight test program.

Fly safe, and have fun.

Merry Christmas,
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:36 PM
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Thumbs up Holly ****

Seriously 1 year and 2 months to build an 8. I cant imagine. Holly cow batman that is some serious production. You sure you used all the bolts and rivets??

Enjoy your new plane, fly safe and fly lots. May 2014 be a heavy flying year.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:04 PM
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Thumbs up Holly ****

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Seriously 1 year and 2 months to build an 8. I cant imagine. Holly cow batman that is some serious production. You sure you used all the bolts and rivets??
My thoughts exactly !
Fly safe and congratulations Chris.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:30 AM
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That breaks the previous record (that I'd heard of ) of 16 months.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:51 AM
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Herzlichen Gl?ckwunsch und immer Happy Landings.
Bitte poste doch mal ein paar Bilder von Deiner -8.
Frohe Weihnachten!
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:06 AM
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Congratulations!!
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