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Old 03-21-2016, 03:30 PM
DragonflyAero DragonflyAero is offline
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Location: Greensboro, NC
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Default Another RV

On the day of my 60th birthday N321BV, RV-7 S/N 74171 received its Special Airworthiness Certificate!! The maiden flight will take place soon when schedules and weather are coordinated.

Here are the basics:

RV-7 Standard build
3 years 1 month elapsed construction time
2070 hours logged construction time
Superior IO-360-B1LD2 engine (horizontal induction)
Whirlwind 200RV prop
Christen inverted oil system
Dynon Skyview EFIS, EMS, COM & I/C, ADAHRS, XPDER, ADSB, 2 axis autopilot
1086 lbs. empty weight
Bill Vinson
RV-7 Standard Build
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:45 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations!!

Happy Birthday, and congrats.

Pretty sure you will love the present
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 03-21-2016, 04:29 PM
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Default Congratulations

Congratulations. That's awesome.
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
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Donated 01/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (2,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit, now FWF
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:52 PM
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Very nice! Great job! Congratulations!
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:07 PM
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Happy Birthday Bill! Nice present indeed. Enjoy flying!
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:59 PM
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Fantastic! What a great birthday present.
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:25 PM
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Wow! Pretty fast for a sixty year old! Congrats!
Mike Hillger
Garden City, Texas
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Dues Paid
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:18 PM
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Wow! If I did the math right, that's about 37 months. I passed age 60 46 months into my build and wasn't even close to ordering the finish kit...
Miles (VAF# 1238, Paid up as of 12/20)
RV-7 TU 904KM (reserved)
Wings Fitted and Finish Kit on site

Construction Log
Empennage Album, Wings Album, Fuselage Album

1955 Cessna 170B flying since 1982

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' -Unk.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:09 AM
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Default Well Done Bill!

Great job, and welcome another NC RV to the local airspace! Where is your Phase1 area? Im holding an RV/Rocket gathering at 8A7 on the 16th of April if your flying by then..we have several RV's and an F1 Rocket based there, with 2 more RV's almost ready for first flights. Are you basing at KGSO? My day job is there, so I will keep a watch for you !
Bill E.
8A7 / Advance NC
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:19 PM
DragonflyAero DragonflyAero is offline
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I have been retired the last 2 years so got to work on it pretty much full time. What a difference that makes!!

The plane is based at KBUY, test area 100 miles. Mid April is probably a little early to think I will be venturing away from the airport but hopefully I can meet up with you all another time!!

Bill Vinson
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