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Old 12-04-2011, 08:08 PM
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Talking RV-10 First Flight

Today was an incredibly great day for the first flight of my RV-10.
Deep blue sky, calm winds, balmy 70 degrees and best of all family and friends attending with full support.
William Black who is the local RV Guru offered to fly chase in his Harmon Rocket. The flight was uneventful (the way I wanted it) but still a very exciting event. All systems functioned as expected and the plane flew hands off. Temperatures were somewhat low with CHT's running around 300F and oil
temps around 175F at 2500 RPMs and 24inches of manifold pressure.
I received a lot of help from aviation enthusiats everywhere but best of all was a chance to fly Jae Chang's RV-10 just a couple of days ago.
Thank you all.








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Old 12-04-2011, 08:24 PM
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Default Nice !!

Congratulations!
Very pretty 10!

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:06 PM
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Ernst, congratulations.

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:16 PM
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Congrats Ernst!!!

I look forward to hearing more!

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:25 PM
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Awesome! Congrats!
Nice paint job.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:28 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good job buddy
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:59 PM
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Default What is that?

Very nice. I just hate seeing all the finished ones when I haven't even started!

Now for the big question...
WHAT IS THAT LAST PIC?? Are those cookies or something? I was thinking cake with picture printed on it but it looks like a cookie! If so enjoy you're cookies and airplane!
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:21 PM
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Talking Yes, Cookies

Thank you.
A while back there was someone posting first flight pictures and
he had napkins with his tail number printed on it.
Couldn't let him get away with that.
Being a Pastry chef/baker I wanted to out do him with an edible N number image print on a cookie.
More pictures to follow, just winding down now after a very exciting day.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:48 AM
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Great job Ernst! Please keep us posted on your future flights. Aside from the first flight, do you have any favorite memories from the saga?
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:31 AM
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Congrats!

With all these first flights this week, it helps to motivate me to go out the hangar in the cold and get mine finished!

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