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Old 06-03-2012, 04:20 PM
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Default First engine start

Hi all,

Well I'm getting closer. First engine start was today. Six years in and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Tried yesterday but the starter solenoid was bad so...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkaN0xyHES4
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:38 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tim, congratulations on the first start.

Gettin closer..............
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:00 PM
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Way to go Tim. It looks good. I am guessing you will be waiting for the runway to open back up with pink slip in-hand. Are you and Paul going to get inspected at the same time?
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:34 PM
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Thumbs up Catto

You're going to really like that prop! Good luck.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:50 PM
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big day..congrats.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:03 PM
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Good on ya, Tim! Good job!
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