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Old 01-16-2018, 03:58 PM
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Default First Flight, another RV7 takes to the sky!

Good friend Mike Ciaccio made his first flight yesterday at 52F, everything went smooth as expected. Congratulations Mike!!

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Old 01-16-2018, 04:18 PM
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Default Congratulations

Awesome. Congratulations!
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:22 PM
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Looking good!
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:35 PM
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Default Congratulations!

We hope to follow with our RV-7A within a month.

Favor to ask - could you have him take some clear pictures as to how he implemented the key lock with the JD Air canopy release handle?

Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:08 PM
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Congrats on the great day!
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:50 PM
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Thumbs up Congratulations Mike !!!

I've been wondering if had your first flight yet. Glad to hear all went well but I was confident that you and the plane would both do great.

You did a great job on the build. Now the real fun starts.

See you soon.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:58 AM
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Congrats! Now the fun begins and you'll wonder what to do with all the extra time you have post build.

Though, as others have stated, we never really finish working on our pride and joy. Lots of upgrades and improvements in your future!

I finished my -7A almost a year ago and hope to hit 150 hours before the end of January when the CI is due
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:32 AM
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Nice and congratulations! Can't wait to do the same. Hopefully 2018 for me!
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:35 AM
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Well done, Mike, and a nice looking machine. Get that Phase 1 done.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:01 PM
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Congrats Mike! Enjoy!
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