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Old 10-15-2019, 04:42 PM
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Louavul Louavul is offline
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Default First Flight

Well, the math don't lie, it's been 18 years since we began this journey.

During all of it I've leaned heavily on this web site for ideas, procedures, traps, etc. A couple of names stand out; Doug Reeves for hosting, Sharpie, Kahuna (still owe him a root beer), Bruce Hill, Richard Leonardo for suggesting I look into the product, the list goes on and on.

Of course my wife who has been in there at every step in every aspect getting down and dirty. And my Lord who said I'll supply everything you need to make this happen (1 Timothy 6:17).

A little adjustment for a heavy right aileron and let the adventure begin.

watch that second one to the end for some bonus material.
Steven Hild
Rio Communities, NM USA
RV-7, N590SC Flying
Contributing annually since January 2002
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:45 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations

Steve, congrats on the new fledgling
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:00 PM
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Location: Highland Village, TX
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Thumbs up Outstanding Steven!!!!

Congrats on the first flight sir!!!!! Many happy returns and a pleasing phase one!

Well done!!!!!

Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:10 AM
KitfoxJoe KitfoxJoe is offline
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Location: Woodbridge,va
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Default Congratulations!

18 years. Wow. Now that's a man that does not give up! Congrats. Watching your video brings me back to my first flight. It's amazing how things change. Now you go to the hangar not to build but to fly. Joe
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:43 AM
Maxrate Maxrate is offline
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Location: League city, TX
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Steve, congratulations! Thanks for posting your total build time. I?m going into my 10th year and believing for my engine next. Have fun!
Mark Malone, RV7
Wings complete, SB 14 complied with, canopy and cowling in progress, Up on the gear.
N442MM reserved

2021 Donation gladly paid..
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:52 AM
dreed dreed is offline
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Location: Camas, WA
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Awesome- Congratulations! Talk about about dedication

Forgive me as I've only slept about 8-9 hours in the last couple days but my first thought was that like a child from birth to 18 years old and now ready to leave the nest.

Again, 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 10-16-2019, 08:45 AM
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And I thought my twelve year build was a long time. Congratulations.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:32 PM
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Congrats on this great accomplishment!
Jereme Carne
RV-7A Flying as of 03/2021
Exempt but gladly paying!
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