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Old 10-14-2012, 10:25 PM
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Default First Flight Report - 72302

From: JR Davis
To: Vans Forum

Subject: Vans RV-7A, Ser. No. 72302, First Flight 10/06/12

After 3 years of steady work my second Vans project is out of the hangar and in phase one testing.
My RV-7A is sweet and straight.

The first flight provided pure joy.

? The engine ? 180 HP Lycoming YIO-360-M1B
? Hartzell scimitar constant speed prop
? Instruments

o Dynon Skyview times 2
o Dynon autopilot
o Dynon transponder

? Becker VHF
? Classic Aero interior
? The empty weight is 1142 Lbs.

Thanks for an outstanding FORUM.

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QB RV-8 SerNo 84002 on order - a keeper
QB RV-8 N114A Built, Flying and Sold
QB RV-8 N114NH Built, Flying and Sold
QB RV-7A N4310D Built, Flying and Sold

Dues paid 2019/2020/2021/2022

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:02 AM
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Default Congrats!!

John, congratulations on the new fledgling
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Rv-10, N210LM.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:06 AM
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Default Congratulations

Great job! Looks like a nice bird! Enjoy phase 1.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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Gotta love that RV Grin John, congratulations Mate !
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:24 PM
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Great job John. Enjoy the new baby and stay safe.
Thank you for your service.
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Airworthiness cert issued 12/24
best X-mas present I could have hoped for!
paid 'til 10-19
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:07 AM
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Default New Bird

Congrat! I have seen the new bird in action and she is a beauty.

Jim P.
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