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Old 02-28-2012, 02:15 PM
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Default First Flight N242BD

N242BD had a successful first flight this morning, launching at first light on a cold (13F), beautiful Montana morning. Flight went well, a few minor squawks. Engine ran great, no high temps probably thanks to the cold ambient OAT and the oil cooler valve. Thanks to all who have helped, I'll be making sure to thank you personally. Wow, what an airplane - thanks to Van's for such a great product.

I started July 1, 2009, Serial Number 40084. I'll get pictures up sometime soon.
Bryan Douglass
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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Default Another flying -10

Congrats on the first flight to a fellow NW pilot. Warning: Distances may appear shorter than you are used to.
Doug Nebert - RV-10, #40546 (SB), started 2/2006, low compression O540 with older CS prop, 375+ hours on Hobbs. Flying since August 2010. Based KONP, Newport, OR
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:05 PM
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Hooray! way to go Mr Douglass. Can't wait to see it all put together.
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
Brian, N155BKsold but bought back.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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Default Wahoo!

Congrats Bryan! Now we have to get flying together. When is that three forks race again??? Maybe with three RV-10's I won't come in last. Last year I came in 2nd, which was last.
A&P RV-10 Flying 1000+ hours
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the Hobbs ratchets up another notch
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 02-28-2012, 04:18 PM
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Default Wonderful

RV-4 715hr Sold
RV-10 "School Bus"
I have changed my User Name to the correct spelling as it became availible. Please direct all correspondence to Weasel
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:52 PM
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Congratulations Bryan!
Bill Peyton
RV-10 - 1380 hours
First Flight Oct 2012
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:02 PM
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Default Congratulations!

Welcome to the RV 1st Flight Club!
Dennis Roberts
Wake Forest, NC
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ddnebert View Post
Congrats on the first flight to a fellow NW pilot. Warning: Distances may appear shorter than you are used to.
Okay, that may be old, but it was new to me. Very funny.
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:15 PM
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Congrats Bryan!

You're keeping me motivated to get'er done.....

I think the RV-10 area will be growing again this year at OSH.

Bob Leffler
N410BL - RV10 Flying
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