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Old 03-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Stevea Stevea is offline
 
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Cool First Flight

After making a serious run at the "world's slowest builder" award, I finally decided RV-6A S/N 22980 was ready to fly. First flight was Saturday 3/8/14. The only thing to say is it was MOST DEFINITELY worth the wait!

My brother was designated photographer and took some great photos.
http://zerofourtango.smugmug.com/Air...806A/i-FnCvzg8

Looks like I am #8600 on the Van's Hobbs meter.

Keep pounding rivets..........
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:05 PM
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Congrats, enjoy phase 1!
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:08 PM
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Congratulations!!

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Old 03-15-2014, 06:29 PM
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Nice gallery brings back memories of 2011. Congratulations!
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:07 PM
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Default Congratts!!!!!

It only took 15 months to first flight with our "Quick build" 9a and I was excited to finally (LOL) get it in the air. I cannot imagine how excited you must be to push the throtte in and feel it leave the ground, AWESOME!!!!!!

Nice holding of the front wheel "off" on landing!!

Have fun!!

Bob
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:13 PM
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Woot! Hooray!

Can't wait to see it at Oshkosh!
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:24 PM
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Nice holding of the front wheel "off" on landing!!

I have 6 hours and 35 landings with Mike Seager to thank for that! Funny thing was, until I saw the pictures, I still wasn't sure I held it off enough.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:28 PM
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Can't wait to see it at Oshkosh!
Me either!
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:52 PM
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Congrats! It's a great feeling!
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:24 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!

Congrats on a flying airplane...
now the fun work begins. Fly, fly, fly!
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