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Old 09-02-2012, 08:50 AM
JakeLewis22 JakeLewis22 is offline
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Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Default It Flies!

The pile of parts that's been going together in my garage for the last 4 years, 9 months is officially a "flying machine". The first flight on Saturday 9/1/2012 was uneventful. The airplane flies straight and level without any need for trimming. I'd like to thank the VAF community. Many of you unknowingly contributed to the project through the search function on this site.

I have to say it's a bit surreal. How long does it take for it to sink in that the plane is flying? (Notice I didn't say finished, I know it will never be finished)

Jake Lewis
RV7 - N223J
"First Flight September 1, 2012"[/size]
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:53 AM
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congrats and beautiful paint job!

Last edited by blueflyer : 09-02-2012 at 03:06 PM.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:58 AM
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Location: Bealeton Virginia
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Default AWESOME!!!


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How awesome. Its continuing to see guys like you making their first flight that really keep us motivated!!!!

NICE PAINT JOB....fantastic!

Bob "Skyking" Corriveau
Yes I paid my =VAF= membership dues!
RV-8 QB Reserved N212KB

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"Nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished without inspiration, determination, and perspiration!"
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:17 AM
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I may steal that paint scheme; love it!
Carl - - Morrison, CO
Airworthiness cert issued 12/24
best X-mas present I could have hoped for!
paid 'til 10-19
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:19 AM
humptybump humptybump is offline
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Great achievement and great looking pics !
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:30 AM
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Location: Chandler, AZ
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Default Excellent!!!

Enjoy the fly off time so the real fun can begin!!

Congrats and good luck.
Darwin N. Barrie
Chandler AZ
RV-7 N717EE-Flying (Sold)
RV-7 N717AZ Painted and Complete
2021 Gold Lindy Grand Champion Kit Plane
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:34 AM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congrats!!!

Congratulations on the new fledling.

Vans Hobbs meter has been getting quite a workout lately
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

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 09-02-2012, 11:16 AM
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Congratulations! Nice looking paint scheme!
Mike Hoover
Columbia, SC
N194MH first flight on 08-26-12
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:39 AM
Rupester Rupester is offline
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Location: Mahomet, Illinois
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Default Huge congrats to you ...

... on that BIGtime event. VERY nice looking bird.
Terry Ruprecht
RV-9A Tip-up; IO-320 D2A
S. James cowl/plenum
(Dues paid thru Nov '18)
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Joe Parish Joe Parish is offline
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Location: Sioux Falls, SD
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Great accomplishment Jake! Enjoy all your hard work. Fly safe.
RV-9A N525XC
Superior IO-320
Dynon HDX
Flying as of 5-4-18
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