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Old 06-24-2019, 06:20 PM
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SeanB SeanB is offline
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Default First Power to Panel

This is my third attempt to get one of these planes built (long story). It is the first time one of them seems "alive" to me. So excited to get power turned on to the panel for the first time! As you can see in the pics, more wiring remains, but so far so good.

This is gonna sound like an acceptance apologies.

Thank you:
  • Geoff Combs at Aerosport Products for producing such exceptional products (carbon panel, inserts that are painted and laser etched/ labeled, and the rocker switches). Your service is always top rate!
  • Stein and produced wiring harnesses I could never have created on my own. Besides being such awesome work, having these taught me a lot by having an example of how it's supposed to be done right in front of me. The drawings you produced are a huge resource for me. Also, always there if I need help.
  • Chad Jensen of Astronics. If you charged for questions, I'd be broke. Chad has always been very approachable and helpful as I learned facets of my VPX Pro. The more I learn of this device, the happier I am to own one.'ve been a solid resource along the way!
  • My very patient friend (9A builder) John Armstrong. He hung in there to help get me to this point. Regardless of my learning curve and occasional stubbornness. I've learned a lot...thanks, pal. Bob Condrey... you as well. Thanks, my friend.
  • And certainly not last or wonderful wife, Tracey. She is always so willing to jump in and help. She runs wiring, helps Sika canopies, set hidden interior LED strips, and so much more. Lots of encouragement and support, too. I'm so blessed!

Now back to building.....

Colorado Springs, CO
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:26 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
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Congrats! Always a rush to apply power and see all the pretty lights...and no smoke? Even better!
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:02 AM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
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Nice panel Sean!

Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
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RV7A Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan, on hold while we develop new products for RV builders
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:35 AM
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Looks great! Really like the overhead shot of the whole plane.
First Flight 12-17-2020
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:15 AM
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Wow! Looks fantastic. Congratulations.
Dan Reed
Camas, WA
RV-7A - N167DR
First flight 5/25/2021
Phase 1
2018/19/20 VAF dues paid
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:25 PM
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Impressive panel Sean! I am jealous. Back in the dark ages of pre iPhone/pre iPad we tried hard to make affordable choices. We even bought some spare smoke in case we need to replace it. Good job man good job!

Where is N666BK?

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Old 06-25-2019, 08:35 PM
Dave12 Dave12 is offline
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Lucas electrical parts produced a lot of smoke!
Wag Aero Sport Trainer built,sold and wrecked
N588DF RV12 #336 built, sold and alive and well in New York
N73DF RV12 #244 built, sold and alive and well in Florida
N91 RV RV9 I wish I could say I built this one! Mark Santoleri hit the ball out of the park on this gem.
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