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Old 05-19-2020, 07:13 PM
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Default N717AZ Flies

After a too long of period my new RV7 took flight this morning for a short shakedown flight. The 7 is equipped with a Lycoming/Barrett 220hp IO390 and Whirlwind RV74 prop.

Avionics include AFS dual 5500T's, Garmin 750, remote Garmin 330ES, TruTrak Gemini 880, CO Gaurdian, Garmin SL40. AeroLED's, VPX-Pro, Approach systems wiring hub.

Shortly after takeoff, I lost the oil pressure and manifold pressure indications. I was sure the problem was in the connectors for each. I rejoined the pattern and landed. Sure enough the connectors had come loose. They were fixed and a full inspection done. More flying in the morning. The 18kt direct crosswind now is keeping me flying.

I cannot thank my friend Ron Moring enough for his help and prodding to get the plane done. Also, Rob Hickman, Tim Haas and Stein Bruch for their continued help and patience while getting everything set up.

More later!!
Darwin N. Barrie
Chandler AZ
RV-7 N717EE-Flying (Sold)
RV-7 N717AZ Painted and Complete
2021 Gold Lindy Grand Champion Kit Plane
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:29 PM
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Default Congratulations

Originally Posted by RV7Guy View Post
After a too long of period my new RV7 took flight this morning for a short shakedown flight.
Darwin, been wondering about the status of your new bird.

Photos are mandatory ----- you know that.

Congrats on the fledgling
Mike Starkey
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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 05-19-2020, 09:13 PM
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RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done
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Old 05-19-2020, 10:24 PM
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Trent Flemming
Marshall, TX
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:21 AM
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Congrats Darwin on #2

Bruce (BOOMER) Pauley
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:57 AM
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Ron is a good guy and it is good to know he kicked you in the hind end to "get 'er done"!
Bill R.
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Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:19 AM
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Many congrats Darwin!!!!

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 05-20-2020, 09:52 AM
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Congratulations! I know it has been a long road. Looks like you are out flying as I type this (FlightAware!).

Nice to have another RV on the field.
Bill York
Stellar Airpark (Chandler AZ)
RV-6 N477DH
Eagle II N92CE (sold)
Hiperbipe N777HT (sold)
PA22-160 N9322D (sold)
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:54 AM
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RV-8 N118KB (#81125) - Sold
RV-14A N114KB (#140494) - Sold
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:03 AM
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Biggest CONGRATS ever!!! And ummmm..... yes pics please.
Paul Gray
Foley, Alabama
N729PG..... 500+ hrs
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