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Old 08-28-2012, 11:14 AM
hjacquart hjacquart is offline
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Default First flight of RV-6A, N624XP, kit # 22369

On Thursday, 8/23/12 at 1830 hours my RV6A, kit # 22369 slow build, non pre-punched, took to the air for the first time. The plane performed as advertised and flew very well. After 4 and a half years of building pretty much every spare minute I could muster. It was a thrill to get it in the air for the first time.

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:18 AM
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Default Way to Go!

Congratulations to you!

Another 6 in the air! pictures of the grin please!

Brad Ransom
RV-6A 180HP-acquired
RV-4 180HP-acquired
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:50 AM
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Default Congrats!!

Howard, congrats on the fledging of your new bird
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 08-28-2012, 02:24 PM
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OMG.. your 6 is older then mine, #24966,, Congratulations! Now you get to love how the 6's fly!
RV-6 (AircraftWraps Sept 15, 14)
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:19 PM
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Default Congrats!

It's a great feeling to finally see your project join the birds!
Brent Owens
EAA Chapter 9 Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Columbus, OH
RV-8 'Contrary Mary' flying
N784DE S/N #82614
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:26 PM
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Congrats! Hard to beat a day like that!
Mike Hoover
Columbia, SC
N194MH first flight on 08-26-12
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:34 PM
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Default Wow!! That's fast..

Wow!! 4 1/2 years is really fast considering it was a very slow build kit.
Congratulations! I know you feel great... and you should!

Welcome to the flying club. :-)
Builders: John & Amanda
Model: RV 6A
Based - KJWY
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:26 PM
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It's great to see another slow-build 6 completed and flying. That definitely takes perseverance.
Neal Howard
Airplaneless once again...
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:47 AM
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Congrats on the first flight!!!
Colin P.
RV-6A #20603
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:49 AM
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Default Well Done

What an accomplishment! Some guys like to build, some like to fly. Hope you can make the transition. lol It's a funny feeling to just check the oil and gas and go. You'll be amazed how little horse power will keep you in the air. At 15 inches, I'm still cruising 110 MPH.
John D. Artz, EAA 71811, 100+ Young Eagle flts
Adopted Dave's 6A
MXL Ultralight, only bleeding after 3 landings
Scorpion Two Helicopter, big mistake
PA-28 and 210E Centurion
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