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Old 01-09-2018, 04:09 PM
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Default First flight today (January 9, 2018)

Finally, it?s been an eight year part-time project but we had a decent day here in Michigan for a first flight. 1.5 hours breaking in a new engine at 75% power and all performed as expected. Chts below 350, oil temp butterfly worked great to adjust oil temp to 200. Fast and heavy on the controls at those settings, did a lot of autopilot flying, checking systems. Today was basically keeping eyes on engine gauges, a few stalls, slow flight. Landings need some work though, takeoff was sweet.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:17 PM
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Super cool, congrats to you. Hope to be there someday myself
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:29 PM
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Congratulations Dave. Enjoyed the visit back in August.

So Jealous.

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Old 01-09-2018, 04:31 PM
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Default Congratulations

Dave, congrats and enjoy the grin
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:40 PM
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Congratulations to you!!!
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:40 PM
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A Big Congrats!!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:25 PM
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Awesome for you!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:28 PM
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Thats great Dave. Do you have a set program for your 40? I am a bit behind you but hope to do my first flight early spring. Keep us up to date on how things are going and your flight reports. Have fun!
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:38 PM
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Congratulations Dave! It is an accomplishment not many experience.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:50 PM
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I?m trying to record video mainly for my review but apparently didn?t hit record on my primary camera but a short clip from my second camera of my planned go around is here, I know it?s poor video, but

https://youtu.be/Iyjgc1PlG7U


And the real first landing

https://youtu.be/o67Ufpn873A
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