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Old 01-17-2020, 01:04 PM
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Default First flight of N20GL

Today was the first flight of N20GL.
Short take off roll, a little waggle to confirm controls, then up to 3500' to orbit until everything stabilized.
Only surprise was when the panel went blank and rebooted without the #2 radio. I'll have to sort that out- perhaps a loose connector. I had anticipated the possibility of EFIS glitches, so it was a non-event as far as flying. I had my iPad ready at hand but the system rebooted before I even had time to reference it.

Landing was smooth as well.

The wife and I in front of the plane before take off

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Old 01-17-2020, 01:26 PM
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Default Congratulations

Congrats on the new fledgling
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:50 PM
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Congrats. Glad to hear it went well.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:27 PM
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Heck ya! Congrats!
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:37 PM
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Congratulations on your first flight and wishing you a smooth PHASE 1!!!!

Outstanding accomplishment and wishing you many decades of enjoyable flight!!!

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Old 01-17-2020, 02:52 PM
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Congratulations. What a great way to start 2020!!!!

It really is an amazing accomplishment. In the big scheme of things few people build and then test fly their own airplane. It may seem a bit common place here at VAF, but otherwise it is really special.

Now go fly and smile!
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:00 PM
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Well Done! We want pictures all over your flying bird. I want to see the panel and how the interior came out, please.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:43 PM
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Nice job and congrats Leo, not sure why there?s no snow in your picture but if you want to see some come up to kcad sometime😊
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:22 PM
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It was a beautiful day in southern Michigan for that first flight today so congratulations!
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:41 PM
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Default Thanks to all

Thanks to all. It has been an amazing journey, and so now a new one begins.

I will put together some photos in the next few days. I would like to get some photos outside and we are getting dumped on tonight and tomorrow.
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