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Old 10-30-2014, 10:50 PM
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Well I'm legal. Thanks to everyone on this board for your advice and comments - couldn't have done it without you. Special shout-outs to locals Rich S and Denny M for flight time and tech support, and to Dave (yes that Schmetterling's Aviation blog guy) - lunch and/or beers on me if we ever meet some day - you saved me from myself a few times!

Also Barb B at Van's deserves a lot of credit for helping keep this thing on track over 2 years!

First flight tent Nov 4. Then test phase, wheel pants/paint/throttle redo...does it ever end? lol.





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Old 10-30-2014, 11:05 PM
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Nice interior. Does it end ? Heck I can't finish mine and I bought it flying
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:35 AM
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Nice job, it looks very nice. Congratulations.

You've made the mistake of flying it before you finished it. It's such a nice flying airplane that it's tough to stop! I've got a few things I'd like to change but can't bring myself to stop flying it.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:09 AM
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How come it says Vans aircraft as the builder?

Did you have vans build it?
Interior looks nice. I like the seats. Simple but nice
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:51 AM
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How come it says Vans aircraft as the builder?

Did you have vans build it?
Interior looks nice. I like the seats. Simple but nice
Built as an E-LSA has to have Van's as the builder.

Abby and Flightline deserve all credit for the seats - saddle leather with cream - i think I drove her crazy over a year with questions. I think the upgrades were definitely worth it.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:54 AM
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If it ELSA Vans will be the builder on the reg. If it is EAB, then the last name of the builder will be registered.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:12 AM
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Very nice job. Have fun and enjoy the fruits or your labor.

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Old 10-31-2014, 10:42 AM
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I love those interior colors. Can't wait to see it painted!
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:33 AM
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Very nice! I love the interior.

Any chance to see a picture of the panel?
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:49 PM
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Well I'm legal. Thanks to everyone on this board for your advice and comments - couldn't have done it without you. Special shout-outs to locals Rich S and Denny M for flight time and tech support, and to Dave (yes that Schmetterling's Aviation blog guy) - lunch and/or beers on me if we ever meet some day - you saved me from myself a few times.
Wow, thanks for the thanks! It's always nice to hear that the writing work helped someone out.
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