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Old 02-09-2020, 09:06 AM
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Default N84TH Flies!

April 23rd, 2010 the tail kit for my RV8 arrived. After almost 10 years of building, she flew for the first time yesterday. Even though I have had my transition training and are quilified to fly her. I don't have the tailwheel experience nor the understaning of the intracacies of engine performance "should and should not's". Knowing I would have Vic Syracuse be the DAR, I had him come down a few years ago to make sure I was headed in the right direction. Last month when I put in the paperwork for an inspection, I asked if he would be the "test pilot" for my maiden voyage, he agreed. Yesterday, I received my "airworthiness certificate" and Vic flew the plane. All was good! I plan to get a few more hours of training over the next few weeks and begin phase 1.

Huge shout out to Vic and "BaseLeg Aviation" for keeping me headed in the right direction!


RV-8 N84TH
Garmin IFR by Stein
Lycoming IO-360 (180HP)
MT 3 Blade CS
C-182 N3159F
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:24 AM
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Default Awesome!

Congrats Tim,

The 8 is such a wonderful plane to fly!

Enjoy the phase 1!

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Old 02-09-2020, 09:36 AM
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Default Beautiful!


Be Safe!
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:05 AM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations

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 02-09-2020, 11:31 AM
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Default Congratulations

Congratulations Tim!
You?ll soon find out how much fun the -8 is.
Karl Richcreek
N151TK "La Otra Chica"
Flying as of August 14, 2015
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:08 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default Congratulations!!!!

Mucho contrats on the first flight and wishing a painless phase 1.

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 02-09-2020, 01:15 PM
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Great looking airplane!
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:28 PM
crabandy crabandy is online now
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Congrats, what a sharp looking airplane!
RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:56 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
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I thought I was becoming dyslexic. My RV is N48HT (!)
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:57 PM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
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Congrats Tim----long time, but worth it!
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
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