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Old 07-10-2012, 07:18 AM
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Default VH-VNZ First Flight

Hi All,

You know how it is, the cut hands, lack of social life, short temper, long days, dwindling bank account, and then one flight makes it all worth it,

that was today for RV-7 VH-VNZ out of Bankstown, Sydney Australia.

When the controller said how'd she go I could only mutter... I cant talk for grinning!!!!

Thanks for everyones and in particular this website for all your much needed support. See you at OSH.

Rgs Chad Boot
Rv-7 Slider
Aerosport IO-375
Hartzell BA
Dual Dynon Skyview
A Gobsmacking Classic Aero Interior
Aeroled lights
Everything JDair has
How Good is Vertical Power!!!
to top it off Bonehead composite's cup holders!!

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:25 AM
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Awesome...and yes, I remember all of the above.

Congratulations on joining a rather elite fraternity of airplane builders worldwide!

Rv10 Sold
46 years ag pilot/CFI
Air Tractor 502/PT-6
Building RV-12, Wings, fuse, emp complete. FWF in progress.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:32 AM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations on the fledging

Good looking plane, I really like Crux on the tail.
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 07-10-2012, 11:19 AM
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Great job Chad. What are you going to build next?
Gil Brice
McKinney, TX EAA-1246
RV7 - Working on fuse, fuel, brakes etc...
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:27 PM
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Great job also Chad.
Hope your test flights are going well, looking forward to some speed reports.
VNZ... V= Vans, NZ = New Zealand ?
Jamie lee
Brisbane, Australia
RV7A - Now Flying.
0-360,carb,catto 3 blade.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:16 AM
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Congradulations Chad. Wow! It seems like only yesterday I met you in the hangar when Richard moved his -7 there. Well done. Your -7 looks great.
Cameron McCarthy
RV-7 wings and tail finished.
Fuselage progressing - slowly....
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:47 AM
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Congratulations! That's a sharp looking bird!
Brent Owens
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Columbus, OH
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:51 AM
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Default Congrats

Nice job Chad. I really like your paint job.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:15 AM
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Congrats Chad! great job!
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
Joint Venture with Aircraft Specialty
Teflon Hose Assemblies for Experimentals
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RV7A Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan, on hold while we develop new products for RV builders
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:30 AM
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Default Beautiful!

Hey Chad......congratulations!! NICE looking to see the panel!

Yol Bolson!
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