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Old 04-19-2019, 07:58 AM
JHartline JHartline is offline
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Location: Carrollton, GA 5GA2
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Default N8402 flies after 4 1/2 year build

On March 29th slow-build project S/N 140184 was officially pronounced an airplane by Vern Darley. Great guy and tons of RV-specific knowledge. I was very confident in my work after his inspection.


April 7th around 4PM...I’m 3,500 MSL over west Georgia in an airplane I took out of boxes piece by piece and put together with the help of a wonderfully supportive family and some pretty awesome neighbors. (Also Vans, Lycoming, Steinair, Emagair, Garmin, Flightline Interiors, B&C, Airflow Perf, TS Flightlines)


33 hours of phase I to go, then paint.

One of the coolest things was looking out at the trailing edge of the wing with the flaps in reflex. Arrow straight from root to tip. . Fun to fly? Yeah baby!!
James Hartline
Carrollton, GA 5GA2
RV-14 - First flight 4/7/2019. Phase I complete as of 9/11/2019!!

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Old 04-19-2019, 08:22 AM
Discus2b Discus2b is offline
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Location: Willis Gliderport
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:28 AM
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Awesome! Congratulations.

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RV-14A #140376
N196 (Flying)
2019 Bronze Lindy
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:11 AM
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Turner Billingsley

RV-14A built/sold N14VB
RV-12iS in progress as of October 2020
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:03 AM
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kbalch kbalch is offline
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Location: Clermont, FL
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Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

RV-8 N118KB (#81125) - Sold
RV-14A N114KB (#140494) - Sold
N114KB Build Site
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:51 AM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
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Location: Ridgeland, SC
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Way to go James!!! Proud of you!
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
Joint Venture with Aircraft Specialty
Teflon Hose Assemblies for Experimentals
Proud Vendor for RV1, Donator to VAF
RV7A Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan, on hold while we develop new products for RV builders
Ridgeland, SC,
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:25 AM
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caryr caryr is offline
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Location: northwest georgia
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Very Cool, James

We have got to get together and compare grass strips.

Yours looks very nice

Ours is in Taylorsville , just a few minutes north of you

2 family RV's, 1 Taylorcraft, and one C-172 on the field.

Cary Rhodes
Taylorsville, Georgia
Van's RV-7
First Flight April 2004
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