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Old 09-16-2017, 05:10 PM
VPYVO VPYVO is offline
 
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Default Time to change my Signiture Another first flight. Australia

As you all know everybody always asks when will it fly? My answer always was...
16 Sept 2016. Ok why so specific? My 60th birthday of course.
Well one year later on my 61st birthday the stars aligned. After a frustrating delay of two weeks due work , weather and a bad head cold my RV7 took to the air.
The first takeoff was so quick and short!
"Kamina" flew dead straight , everything worked and an hour of circles over the field flashed by, with a small skip on landing. Had a good look around and Took her up for another 20 mins. More today.
Thanks to Doug and all on VAF for the incredible resources.
Engine is an Aerosport IO 360.
6 year build.
Pics here https://www.omaru.com.au/robs-plane
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RV7 VH-RRA flying Sept 2017
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:21 PM
XPPilot XPPilot is offline
 
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Default First Flight

Congratulations! Looks nice!
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:46 PM
Bob Redman Bob Redman is offline
 
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Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Default CONGRATULATIONS

G'day Rob,

Happy Birthday - and congratulations for both milestones. Your aircraft looks superb.

Best regards,
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:10 AM
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Congratulations Rob.
That is one very nice RV.
Where in Melbourne is the aircraft based?
Cheers,
Joe
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:54 AM
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Default Coldstream

Coldstream Joe.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:03 AM
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Well done. Congratulations!!!
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:16 AM
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Default Congratulations on your first flight!

Congratulations! That is one beautiful airplane you have there.

Wishing you many decades of flying enjoyment!

Kindest regards always,
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:23 PM
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Congratulations Rob!
Looks like she was worth the wait.

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Old 09-17-2017, 05:24 PM
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Congratulations Rob....nice!!!!
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:13 PM
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Congratulations Rob! She's a beauty.
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