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Old 12-30-2018, 07:24 PM
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Default Unbelievable!!

Finally...

After a week of fighting the flu, I managed to get to the airport and strapped on my RV-8.

I can't say that I wasn't nervous..I sure was, but once the power was poured on, all trepidation left and it was down to business.

What an amazing feeling....Incredible!!!

The only issues I had was a heavy right wing, a D180 that screamed stall at me the entire flight (my programming mistake) and a MP issue that I have to resolve.

There are so many I have to thank. My family, you're the best! Manny Rosario and the boys at Enterprise Air...your ACES!. Rob Baldasaro, thanks for the paint work!. Simon Hitcheon, thanks for my RV checkout and the support!! All the others from this site for the help and guidance, much thanks!

For those of you still building...keep moving forward every day...These are amazing aircraft!!





It wasn't a perfect weather day, but the end result..PRICELESS!!
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:02 PM
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Congratulations! That?s awesome!
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:41 PM
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Congratulations, Don!

While you say you've spent a week fighting the flu (yuck!) the reality is our weather has also been tremendously yucky. Glad you found a good day to slip the surly bonds in your new machine. What an incredible feeling!
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:21 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:41 PM
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Congratulations Don! You?ll no doubt love the 8. Happy & safe flying.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:20 PM
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Fantastic Don !

Congratulations ! Hope to see you up at CYRP when you have flown off your phase 1

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Old 12-31-2018, 02:44 PM
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I never heard of anyone strapping on a GLOV, must be something new, teenage slang!!!
Congrats on your flight.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron B. View Post
I never heard of anyone strapping on a GLOV, must be something new, teenage slang!!!
Congrats on your flight.
True enough, but it sure fits like one!!!

Cheers,


Don
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:15 PM
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Awesome!!!! Looking forward to hearing more. Got final inspection next week so I?ll be flying in 2 months waiting for paperwork I?m sure.

Congrats!!!
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:11 PM
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Default Congrats

Enjoy and fly lots
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