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Old 03-07-2014, 08:11 PM
DHeal DHeal is offline
 
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Thumbs up Another Successful First Flight!

Flew my new RV-12 E-LSA (#120496) today on its first flight! Weather was spectacular and all went very well during the 50 minute initial flight. Slightly heavy left wing and the usual slight right rudder needed at @ 5,000 rpm cruise. All can be tweaked.

My Airworthiness Inspection was performed on Valentine's Day by two great FAA Oakland FSDO inspectors. It took me about three years of spare time to build the plane. Pictures to follow when I figure out the posting process!

Now its time to fly off the 5 hours doing Van's PAP procedure and I'm ready for fly-in season!

Keep building out there!!
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:05 PM
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That's terrific David. Stay safe and keep us posted on Phase 1 testing.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:29 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the RV fly club. Enjoy phase one and save flying

Post some pictures of the grin and flight
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:48 AM
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Default Congratulations!!

David, big congrats on the new fledgling
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:41 AM
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Way to go Dave! Congrats from Peck's Lake!
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:36 PM
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Default Congratulations Dave

First flights are things in life that we will never forget!
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:39 PM
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Report your flight to Vans and ask what "flying number" -12 you are and let us know!
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:07 AM
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Dave,

When you are ready for a little cross country, come on down to Livermore and I'll buy you lunch.

Love to see the Airplane.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:27 AM
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A deal -- we'll meet at Beebe's! PM me your phone number.

BigJohn -- Check your PM.
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RV-12 E-LSA #120496 (SV w/ AP and ADS-B 2020) - N124DH flying since March 2014 - 1,080+ hours (as of Oct 2021)!
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:20 AM
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Good job, David! Congratulations!!
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