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Old 10-12-2019, 09:38 PM
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Default Thanks!

Originally Posted by scsmith View Post
Congrats, Mickey, It has been a long haul for you. Wew!
Thanks Steve! Now I've got to get inspections and paperwork done - not a trivial task it seems, but will be interesting I'm sure.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:00 PM
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hey Mickey, well done!
airplane, paint design, airport (LSGY?). All the best for the flights, I'm not too far if ya need help
Life's short... Enjoy

DC aka Dan

RV-6.9 #25685, slider, O-360-A3A (carb/dual Lightspeed II), MTV-12-B, HB-YLL owner & lover
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:51 PM
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Default Updated pic...

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:27 AM
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Default long time coming

Well after 8 years and 8 months, my RV8 Flew on 7 Nov 2019 with no snags and beautiful control!!
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:36 AM
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Looks great (and cold!)
2000 RV-8A | O-360, SDS CPI, FP, G3X Touch, VP-X, EarthX | Eastern Shore | KESN
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:49 AM
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Default intake baffles

hovering around 0C so I built some intake baffles to help with cold weather flying.

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IO-375-M1S with Whirlwind 74RV
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:53 AM
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Congratulations Jerek!

Try to post a picture for us.
Jeff Parker
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C195 - Flying (N4469C)
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:13 PM
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Default van's rv8

Hi, let me introduce myself- I am Jarek Teresiński from Poland.
Core and wings of the plane I ordered on November 2016. On May 2017 my first package arrived with KIT to build. On July I had stared building plane under the watchful eye of master aircraft mechanic- Henryk Wicki, who built few Vans RV 6,7,8,10, 14. He also renovate and build replics of historic planes with his crew. They are amazing people and experienced mechanics. So it was amazing time of learning and working with Vans and other planes.
The build of the Vans ended on May 2019. Next the test?s flights and all formal procedures were taken. And on January 2020 the plane was finally ready to fly. Due to weather first two session of flights with the experienced pilot were on the March 15th. Eleven days later when weather was better I started my independent flights. The first 30 minutes I spend on the ground just having fun with the plane (for example doing circles and low taking off and landing along the runway). Next I made my first independent flight (**** yeah) and also the flight to the aircraft zone and my first independent landing. Landing on three points escpecially without passenger is not the easiest one. I also have only a little experience with the back wheel. When weather conditions are good I try to fly as much as I can. Also I have my first attemps with the acrobatics and the landing with the side wind. Since beginning I am trying to land on three points. I already have 4h 53min of independent fly and 55 min of training with the experienced pilot. I enjoy a lot flying and working. Amazing plane with the engine Lycoming 200 hp and MTV- Propeller 3 blades. Thanks to you and all you Vans crew.
Best regards from Poland,

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Old 05-13-2020, 11:52 PM
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Default FINALLY DONE........ WELL 99.99% ANYWAY......
Phase 1 Flight Testing
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Old 05-14-2020, 08:08 PM
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