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Old 12-27-2011, 08:11 AM
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Default First Flight

First flight of N80CU on 12-1-11
Thanks for all the help provided by VAF
Ronald Parker
First Flight 12-1-11
RV8 IO-390
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:55 AM
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Congrats Ron! Stunning!!!
Brent Owens
EAA Chapter 9 Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Columbus, OH
RV-8 'Contrary Mary' flying
N784DE S/N #82614
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:44 PM
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Awesome checkerboard on the rudder
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:11 PM
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Default Congratulations!

That makes two big rv grins on the same day.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:04 PM
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Fantastic paint scheme! Congrats!!!
Gary Robertson
Cresson (50F), TX

RV-12 Built / Sold / Flying
Currently Flying: Cessna Skylane 182
* Hoping Vans decides to offer a bush plane, before I order something else! **EDIT**: got tired of waiting, and bought a '46 J3 Cub!
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:08 PM
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Default Congratulations!!!

Beautiful paint. Is there checkerboard anywhere else on the bottom other than the flaps?
Chris Smith
Maule M5-180C (Sold)
RV-6 O-360 CS (Sold)
RV-4 O-360 FP (Sold)
Full-time in the other type of RV....
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:16 PM
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Way to go Ron

You got the checkers in the right places!!

Can't wait to see it in person, It looks awesome. I feel a two ship photo op creeping up
Marshall Jacobson

"Miss Sue"

RV-8 80749 slow build taildragger
7.5 year build first flight Dec 2005
SOLD at 540 hours and 10 years of FUN
Watkinsville, Georgia
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:37 PM
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Wow, Stunning aircraft. If I ever decide to actually build a 8 can I steal it for my paint job?

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:50 PM
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Default Awesomeness

That is one sweet looking ride! Judging by the prop and motor, it's Bad Arse too! Congrats!

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:04 PM
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Nice -8, congrats on your first flight.

I look forward to seeing it in person. Maybe we can hook up at GMU sometime.
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
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