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Old 01-22-2019, 12:47 AM
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Default 748PK is a bodacious RV-9A aero-plane

OK builders, it?s true. Do something on the project every day (in my case, days per thing is the practical unit of measurement) and eventually you really can?t think of anything else that needs to be done before calling in the DAR.

No squawks from the inspection and paperwork in order?748PK is an airplane as of Monday January 21st, 2019. Ordered the emp kit December 26, 2005 and went ultra-slow build all the way, partially dictated by sending two kids thru college in the intervening years.

Had the privilege of introducing myself to Ironflight, who was the speaker at EAA Chapter 663?s annual dinner, on Saturday night. Our chapter VP told Paul to give me his best advice ahead of the upcoming inspection, and he said, ?Jam nuts! Vic Syracuse is on an absolute tear?.? Happy to report they were all snug and striped when I checked (again) Sunday night!
Kurt Haller
P-town, CA (10 min from KLVK!)
N748PK, RV-9A
Flying as of 13 July 2019

VAF dues last paid 30 Dec 2020
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:56 AM
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Default Congratulations

Kurt----congrats on the newest Vans "Aero-plane"

Good luck in phase 1.
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 01-22-2019, 03:54 AM
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Kurt, Big Congrats! Now it gets really fun and build work load drops off considerably. Tell Vic that jam nuts will always become loose, "it's a mechanical thing", put some Loctite on those.
Steve Melton
Cincinnati, OH
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

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Old 01-22-2019, 08:33 AM
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Congratulations on your completion, what an accomplishment!

We'll be waiting for some pictures or a video detailing your first flight.
Chris Hrabe
Eden Prairie, MN
Phase I
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:09 AM
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Your DAR looks very familiar. I'm buttering him up yet to inspect mine in a couple of years!

Good luck with your first flight! OAK is within a 25 mile radius if you want to fly it in to show her off!
Dues paid (2020)
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Empennage - done(ish)
Wings - done(ish)
Fuselage - done(ish)
Finishing Kit - Somewhere in there
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:52 PM
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Congrats on another RV-9A entering the skies. Have a safe Phase 1.
Bruce Hill
RV-9A N5771H flown over 900 hours!
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:41 AM
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Good job Sir good job! This would be said by my late buddy you probably knew too. Safe air seminars together if I am not mistaken?.. Happy testing and please keep us informed how it goes Kurt.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:53 AM
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Congratulations! Hope to be not too far behind you :-)
Dan Reed
Camas, WA
RV-7A - N167DR
First flight 5/25/2021
Phase 1
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:10 AM
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Nice! Well done, sir!
RV-14A #140376
N196 (Flying)
2019 Bronze Lindy
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:44 AM
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Enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!!
Bill R.
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