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Old 10-29-2012, 05:22 AM
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Default First Flight N58DG

I am pleased to report that Sunday, Oct 28 was the first flight of RV-8 N58DG, Serial # 82397.

All went well with minor issues noted... it flew and handled well, even in blustery conditions (the windsock speaks volumes).

I spent 4 1/2 years building, with the last four months especially grueling (it was typically 104 degrees and 80% humidity in the hangar --- welcome to Florida!!!).

Whew!





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Old 10-29-2012, 05:44 AM
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Congratulations Don on a momentous achievement.

Good, luck with your phase 1 testing.


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Old 10-29-2012, 07:37 AM
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Default Awesome!!!

Don,

Thats AWESOME!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:34 AM
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Excellent! Keep us up to date on how phase 1 goes.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:43 AM
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Default Congrats!!

Congratulations for having "slipped the surly bonds"
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:48 AM
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Default Congratulations !!!!!

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:57 AM
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Nice job! This is was one of the most memorable moments in my life!

Congratulations!
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:25 AM
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Did you report to Mothership? The picture with windsock volume would make a perfect entry into RV history book. Congratulations!
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:40 AM
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Congrats, enjoy your new airplane !

I suppose you'll have the same 'irresistible euphoria' I had

Just '80' kit before you

82317
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:22 PM
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Default Right on!

Started my RV-8 QB on Sunday!...
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