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Old 04-09-2020, 08:47 AM
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Harald Harald is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Essenrode, Germany
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Talking RV-7 D-ESOT First Flight

Dear RV friends,
I would like to share my successfull D-ESOT RV7/72535 first flight happiness in this amazing, entertaining and helpful VAF. I enjoyed working on my RV every minute and, like many of you, the building process was accomplished by up and downs, sense of achievement, and also moments to cry due to paint issues. Thank you Doug for this information platform, as a passive member I read regularly in the forum and got specific information for my project from it. I also got information about new products and the corresponding addresses to spent a lot of money
D-ESOT configuration is: ECI Titan OX-360 A4HIN (-FIS) with Silver Hawk FI, Christen inv.oil, Andair loud fuel pump , Andair gascolators, G3X touch single screen/all you can connect, GNS430W, GTR225A, PS5000X, GTX335.
The first flight was conducted in EDVE (Braunschweig) by Georg from Hamburg, enjoy viewing the video:

Best regards,
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:13 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Location: Highland Village, TX
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Beautiful plane you have there. Many happy returns and flights sir!

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 04-09-2020, 09:37 AM
Freemasm Freemasm is online now
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Default Herzliche Gl?ckw?nsche


You didn't mention but I'd bet there is a German MT Propeller pulling you along; possibly one of the few components where the shipping price didn't exceed the price of the component.
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Old 04-09-2020, 01:40 PM
SuperCubDriver SuperCubDriver is offline
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Location: Germany
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Harald - congratulations for the maiden flight!
Another one here in Germany - beautiful plane - you will like it!
RV-7 flying, IO-375 w. P-Mags, 200RV Prop

RV-8 flying, IO-375, P-Mags, 74RV Prop
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:33 PM
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GaryK GaryK is offline
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Location: Zeeland, Michigan
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Congrats on the first flight, the plane look great.

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Old 04-09-2020, 07:10 PM
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Location: Tampa, FL
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Default Congratulations!

Excellent build, excellent flight, excellent video.

You must be very proud.

Vans RV6 flying
SZD 48-2 sold
2018, 19, 20 Dues paid
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:00 AM
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Default Congrats!

Looks great! I wish you many years of enjoyable flying!
Mickey Coggins
"Hello, world!"
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Old 04-10-2020, 06:24 AM
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Daida Daida is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hannover, Germany
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Herzlichen Glückwunsch aus der “Nachbarschaft”.
Ich hoffe demnächst zu folgen.....

Congrats from “near by”.
Hope to do the same in the near future.

See you around.
Many happy landings.
RV-8 QB Germany
ECi XIO-360
Dynon SV

Flying since 11th July 2020
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Old 04-10-2020, 12:15 PM
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Erimo Erimo is offline
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Location: Marcoussis, France
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Congrats ! Great plane.

you don't know how lucky you are to be able to fly in Germany with this sky
RV 14A - #140252 - Flying
2021 Dues Paid
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Old 04-10-2020, 08:57 PM
AirbusPilot AirbusPilot is offline
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Location: Santiago, Chile
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Felicitaciones Amigo!!!
Fernando Abasolo
Santiago Chile
SubSonex waiting for tailkit to arrive
Flying phase II RV-8 (SCSE) Serial Number 83290, Tail Number CC-AJC
Flying RV-8 (SCTB) Phase II 600 hours and counting since February 22nd 2010
Serial Number 82727, Tail Number CC-PXG
Lyc. IO-360, Hartzell Prop
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