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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!

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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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Old 02-09-2020, 11:05 AM
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Default Congratulations

Congrats on the new fledgling
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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.
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:08 PM
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Default Congratulations!!!!

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

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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
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Congrats, what a sharp looking airplane!
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:56 PM
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Congratulations!
I thought I was becoming dyslexic. My RV is N48HT (!)
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:57 PM
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Congrats Tim----long time, but worth it!
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