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Old 06-25-2022, 09:58 AM
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Default First flight RV-9a

Uneventful first flight- but high CHTs of 430 cylinders 1 and 2- need to cut down the air ramps. Fixed pitch Sensenich composite prop- really miss my prior constant speed engine on my prior plane. Flew well, starting phase one and still doing engine break-in.
O-360 thunderbolt Lycoming
G3x and GTN 650.
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:08 AM
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Now to shake the gremlins out and get 'er done!

Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2022 dues paid
N16GN flying 1,150 hrs and counting on 91E10; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
Pending Repeat Offender - 10 kit is on order. TDI? Turbine? Stay tuned!
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:50 AM
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Congrats, welcome to the 9'er fleet! Might want to wait on chopping down the air dams until after break-in, just so you can see where the CHT's ultimately settle down to beforehand.
Scott Balmos - RV-9A N112SB
Cincinnati, OH, KHAO
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Old 06-25-2022, 11:59 AM
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Default Congratulations!!!

Cal, congrats on the new fledgling
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 06-25-2022, 01:19 PM
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Thats great. I hope you already have your wheel paints and fairings done because once you start flying, they will never get done! Have fun and make sure you record all the data.

PS - hope you didnt get any of the flooding they got at Yellowstone area. I love Missoula.
Williamston MI
O-320 D2A
Flying N376E
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Old 06-25-2022, 06:18 PM
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Congratulations! Good job Cal!
Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:26 PM
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Default Thanks everybody!

Everyone at VAF has been an inspiration, and provided great mentorship. Thanks for your tips and advice along the way.
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:39 PM
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This aircraft may have been involved in an incident at KMSO yesterday. I was told by an EEA'er who witnessed the incident, and knows the pilot and subject RV-9, this was the second flight.
'83 LongEZ - N888EZ 3,371 hours (sold)
'89 LimoEZ - N26EZ 686 hours (sold)
'71 V35B
Next: Rans S-21 or RV-15 - need something to build

Last edited by deek : 06-30-2022 at 12:23 AM.
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Absolutely heart breaking! Prayers for the man!

Taylor, AZ (KTYL); Builder #74649
RV7 N789YZ; XIO-360-M1B built by JB Aircraft Engines
67 Cherokee 180C - Flying
My flight bag is made by Dewalt!
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:42 PM
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Prayers to the pilot. And hope for a full recovery.
2021 rv-7a built and flying
Donated 12/20/21
Rv-14a under construction
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