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Old 12-16-2012, 12:05 PM
SteveHRV7 SteveHRV7 is offline
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Location: Okemos, Michigan
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Default First Flight of N807SH

First flight of my 7a "Defying Gravity" was on 10/21/12. I was hoping to have some additional pictures or subsequent flights but the weather here in Michigan has been horrible any time I have had time to fly. I envy all you folks in good weather states! The flight went smoothly. The IO-375 ran perfectly. The flight was completely uneventful - which is a very good thing. Now if it would just clear up... Thanks to Van's for a great plane and to VAF for the support from so many builders to actually complete this project.

Steve Houghton
Okemos, MI
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:54 PM
timandmeli timandmeli is offline
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Location: Coffee Springs, Al
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Default Re: first flight

Let me be the first to congratulate u on a job well done. What a great feeling to have accomplished the feat that you have. And as much as I enjoyed building, I like being in the flying phase of RV ownership even better. I bet you cant wait to hit a few flyins and answer the question "are you the builder?" with Why yes I am. Congrats and well done.
Tim Pethel
Coffee Springs, Al
RV-8A SB Wings Done
Fuse done
Airworthiness cert issued.
Flying as of 08/12/12
Out of Phase 1
200 hours
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:20 PM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations!!

Way to go
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 12-16-2012, 05:36 PM
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Congratulations, very nice looking RV you have.
Ed Martin
Donations 1/19 & 6/19
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:54 AM
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Location: Yorktown, VA
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Thumbs up Congrats!

Congrats on your accomplishment! I know the grin still hurts! Mine hasn't left yet! Let the fun really begin!
Kent Stitt
TMX-IO-360w/ P-Mags, Hartzell CS Prop, Slider,
Dual Garmin G3X Touch w/ GTN-650
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:50 AM
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Default Big Time Congrats

Big Time Congrats Steve for a job well done.

However, that paint job looks oddly familiar

Stay safe in Phase 1 and let us know your progress.

Gary Palinkas - Gman.... VAF #161
Venice, Fl
RV-6 "Sassy" Flying 400 hrs since Oct 2011
Lycoming 0-360 A1A, FP Sensenich Prop
SARL #19 .... Van's Calendar March 2015
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