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Old 01-30-2012, 05:02 PM
panheadmark panheadmark is offline
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Location: Minnetonka. MN.
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Default RV-9A first flight

I am very happy to report the first flight of RV-9A, number 91317 N622BE. Minnesota Wing tech guru, mentor,
and all around good guy, Tom Berge did the honors and reported that it flew Great with no heavy wing and all temps in the green!

N622BE is a slow build RV-9A equipped with an AeroSport O360, dual Lightspeed ignition, Dynon D100, D120, dual axis auto pilot,
Garmin SL-40, GTX-327. She will be at KANE during phase 1 and then based at KMIC. This day has been a long time in the making
and it was Great to see her in the air!
Special thanks to Tom Berge for all that you do, Bernie Weiss for allowing me the use of part of your hanger,
Alex Peterson and Pete Howel, two Great hanger mates!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:09 PM
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Congrats Mark!!! What a GREAT day for you and Tom! Glad to see the Minnesota Wing continuing to grow. let's get that 40 flown off and plan some trips!

By the way for the rest of the group, this picture doesn't do Mark's plane justice. His workmanship and paint skills are amazing. She is a true beauty!
Peter Fruehling
St. Paul, Minnesota - Based at ANE
RV-4 - Sold
RV-7 - Sold
RV-10 - Partners in N829EC
2019 Dues Paid - Have you paid yours?

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:10 PM
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Great news and Congrats!

Only one problem, you are going to pull the wings off with that BIG engine!

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!
SC86 - Easley, SC
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:17 PM
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Default Congratulations!

Nice! It's time to paint the cowling.
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:18 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good job Mark
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

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 01-30-2012, 06:02 PM
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Congratulations Mark!!!!!

You are going to love that engine/prop/airframe combo----fast, smooth, reliable, easy to fly, and minimal maintenance expense!!!



Dave B.
RV9a/ECiIO360/James Cowl/WW RV200 Prop
Flying since 3/06 and still smiling!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:16 PM
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Default Congrats!

I look forward to my first flight with an O-360 and Catto 3 blade prop also. Fly safe, Glenn
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:35 PM
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Mark - congratulations, great accomplishment! I say we run that "store bought" airplane out of the hangar, and that you stay! Oh, yeah, it's the hangar owner's plane...
Alex Peterson
RV6A N66AP 1750+ hours
KADC, Wadena, MN
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:11 PM
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Excellent job. You're just the inspiration I needed tonight.
Don Alexander
RV-9A 257SW Purchase Flying - O-320, Dynon D100
RV-9A 702DA (reserved) Finish Kit IOX-340
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:26 PM
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Default Nicely done

Mark.... I'll get there one of these days
RV-9A (empennage completed, both wings completed, fuselage and finish kit completed, engine hung, working on panel and wiring)
N677AT reserved
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