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Old 04-19-2019, 07:58 AM
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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.

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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)

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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!!
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:22 AM
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What?s next?

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Old 04-19-2019, 08:28 AM
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Awesome! Congratulations.

Pics or video (or it didn't happen)
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:11 AM
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Congrats!!
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:03 AM
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Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it?
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:51 AM
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Way to go James!!! Proud of you!
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:25 AM
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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.



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