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Old 01-04-2017, 07:57 PM
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Well for those that have grown used to me in the 6 years on this board, a milestone was passed today with the official change of my pile of parts into an AIRCRAFT! Only thing left in the bucket is "Test Pilot", coming soon! It better come soon, I turn 80 years old this year
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:01 PM
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That's great Don. I have been following your build for a long time. Thanks for the motivation and have fun with your fly off of the hours!
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:49 PM
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Congratulations Don! You're never too old to have fun!
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:05 PM
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Well for those that have grown used to me in the 6 years on this board, a milestone was passed today with the official change of my pile of parts into an AIRCRAFT! Only thing left in the bucket is "Test Pilot", coming soon! It better come soon, I turn 80 years old this year
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Outstanding Don....job well done. You do realize there are not many (taking the population in the USA into consideration) who accomplish something like this.. we are a wierd breed. But few know the joy we share...and we get to fly it!!!
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:09 PM
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Congratulations, Don.

I also have been following you on this forum, ever since you brought those boxes home, on the back of your pickup truck. I will never forget that picture. For many that have not seen it, please post it again (would make a great "before" and "after" comparison). I got a big kick out of it. That was the beginning of the journey, eh?

I admire your tenacity, great sense of humor and humility. This world would be a much better place, with more like you in it. I mean that.

Good luck with your testing and happy landings.

March on soldier!
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:35 PM
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Woo hoo, Don! Not to worry about testing -- like they say it's a safe airplane just barely able to kill you!😜
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:26 PM
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Congratulations, Don! Keep us posted on how testing goes.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:29 PM
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You mean when the entire plane fit on the back of my pickup? This was six years ago this month.
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QUOTE=Driftdown;1139244]Congratulations, Don.

I also have been following you on this forum, ever since you brought those boxes home, on the back of your pickup truck. I will never forget that picture. For many that have not seen it, please post it again (would make a great "before" and "after" comparison). I got a big kick out of it. That was the beginning of the journey, eh?

I admire your tenacity, great sense of humor and humility. This world would be a much better place, with more like you in it. I mean that.

Good luck with your testing and happy landings.

March on soldier![/quote]
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:12 AM
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Congratulations, Don! After all the trials and tribulations and a good deal of entertainment over the years, it's great to see that AF-1 has finally cleared the last big hurdle.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:05 AM
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Kudos are due my friend. You are a tenacious individual.
Now, don't go through planes like you do vehicles.
Phase 1....Get'r done!
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