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Old 08-26-2012, 02:21 PM
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Default N100WL is a flying airplane

Yesterday, our -8 project of 14 years and 6 months finally released it's earthbound shackles and took flight. Pilot reported it flew great.

Now on to fixing squawks and completing phase 1.





Edit: Finally got the video spliced together. http://youtu.be/9HtGi0NzDqU
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:27 PM
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Default Congrats!!!

Wade, way to go

Photos are required, you realize.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:14 PM
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Congratulations Wade! Can't wait to see it!
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:18 PM
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Great to hear it Wade! You're right - a long time coming....
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:40 PM
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Default Video proof

Thanks. Finally got the video up, added to first post.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:50 AM
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You must have bought the first kit!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:08 AM
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Congratulations! By the time mine flies, it may well be 14 years too. You give me hope!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:36 AM
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Default ...carrier qualified????

...man Wade, you NAILED that landing.........on what can only be called a 'challenging' runway & gradient! ( I'd call it akin to a heaving carrier deck!)

I wonder what the notam says when water is gushing out of those 3 huge culverts.....& across the runway!!!!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:38 AM
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...and I love the N-number!
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:08 AM
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...man Wade, you NAILED that landing.........on what can only be called a 'challenging' runway & gradient! ( I'd call it akin to a heaving carrier deck!)

I wonder what the notam says when water is gushing out of those 3 huge culverts.....& across the runway!!!!
Thanks for the compliment, but I was not flying. Very long story, but at the very last minute (violating every first flight plan , no doubt) a local Reno race pilot and former RV-8 owner, John Hall, climbed in because of the crosswind.

As for the water, you don't ever have to worry no matter how much it rains, because the runway is about 15 ft above it. Of course if you go off the runway there.....you may have other issues.
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