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Old 05-20-2014, 07:22 AM
jtrollin jtrollin is offline
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Location: Leesburg, va
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Default N798HJ First Flight This Morning!!!

Snuck out to the airport and took her around the pattern 3 times. I am in the DC SFRA so my options on the first flight were limited as I did not want to do a low pass over a mountain range on my first flight.

No one was there to witness it, but kind of wanted it that way incase things did not go well. So I really have no proof of the flight other than my RV grin :-)

39.75 hours left to go!

Flew really well. RPM readings seemed off (was showing 2850 at one point) when I set power for 2600 RPM I was only doing 110 kts which seemed slow for the 10 on an IO 540. Trim tabs also move backwards from normal, easy fix in the G3X menus though.
John - Leesburg VA
Phase 1 Complete
Vans Builder Number: 40923
798HJ Reserved
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Zac@AerosportProducts Zac@AerosportProducts is offline
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Congrats!! Good to hear. Cant wait for some pictures of flight #2!
Zac Holcomb
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I live it through all of you. Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:57 AM
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Location: Bettendorf, IA
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Congratulations!!!!!! Now get your camera crew there and share your RV grin with us.
Charlie Hammes
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:01 AM
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Congrats! The fun begins!
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:23 AM
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Location: Southern Michigan
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Congratulations John. Like Pierre posted once, The more you fly the -10, the more you fall in love with it. You will now know why.
David C.
Howell, MI
RV-10: #41686 Under Construction
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:48 AM
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Congratulations - now the true fun begins!
CharlieWaffles - But you can call me "Mark"
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:35 PM
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Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 678

Congrats on the maiden flight!
Tim Huneycutt, Capt, NCANG
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2021 VAF Dues Paid!
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:47 PM
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Location: Utah
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Congratulations John! If this spot is within your Phase One box stop by on Sunday
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:52 AM
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RV 7 590 hours and counting
21 donation done
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:07 AM
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Location: Bealeton Virginia
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Default Great!!

Hey John.....Congratulations! If HWY is in your Phase 1 area....stop by and give me a call.
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