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Old 12-26-2013, 09:48 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Seattle
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Default First Flight N89SE

So it took about 14 years!
In a perfect winter afternoon, with temps in the upper 30s, no wind, blue sky, and near sunset. With the sun behind on final.
I only flew the circuit once and landed, the prudent thing with an alternate engine. It ran wonderfully and the RV-8 airframe was totally awesome.
Marilyn had me fly her RV-4 to 'check for a vibration' but I think she wanted me to have a warm up flight, and I'm grateful.
Thank you, every one who helped, offered advise, or simply put up with me.
Thank you Doug Reeves for this 'place'.
Now on to flight development, wheel pants, a little more paint, and lots of flying!
Marilyn and I are looking forward to making that radio call "RV flight of two".
Next destination: Formation Clinic! (after 39.8 remaining hours of Phase 1)
For the detail oriented persons who know me:
I always predicted the first flight would be on Friday. I was anticipating doing this tomorrow, but on that one fateful high speed taxi test, I simply neglected to pull the throttle at .7 Take-off speed.
Scott Emery
EAA 668340, chapter 326 & IAC chapter 67
RV-8 N89SE first flight 12/26/2013
Yak55M, and the wife has an RV-4
There is nothing-absolute nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing around with Aeroplanes
(with apologies to Ratty)
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:03 PM
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Location: Utah
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Scott congratulations! You set the bar pretty high after phase one. Formation Clinic is something I would like to attend too some day. Please report back during and after flight test.
Where is N666BK?

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Old 12-26-2013, 10:27 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Scott, congrats on the new fledgling
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

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 12-27-2013, 09:15 AM
John Courte John Courte is offline
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Congrats! VAF needs a "Like" button.
RV-7 N313TD
SOLD 7/2/2020
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:02 AM
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Location: Meridian ID, Aspen CO, Okemos MI
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Very nice Scott. I have been following your progress here and on your site. It looks like you have a good combo with plane and engine. I admire the extra time and expense trying something new. I wish I had the skills! Best of luck with your phase 1 and then - see the world!
Williamston MI
O-320 D2A
Flying N376E
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:52 PM
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Congrats Scott! Can't wait to see the plane at one of our meetings!
Andy Karmy
Covington WA

RV-8 - Flying!
RV-9A - sold

Dec 2021 Paid
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