Congratulations to Captain John on his first flight!

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Congratulations to Captain John on his first flight!

Postby bullojm1 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:38 am

Captain John had his first flight of his RV-7 yesterday! Congrats!

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The RV Grin!
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CJ, I'm a bit worried about your attire here....you've been hanging out with the Canadiens too much - you're wearing 2/3 of a Canadian Tuxedo!
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Woo Hoo!

Postby aparchment » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:14 am

Congratulations brotha!

Really happy for you.

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Postby plbarrett2004 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:12 am

Congratulations!!!!
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Postby cjensen » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:53 am

Saweet!!!! So happy for you CEEJAY! Big time RV grins for ya! 8) 8)
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Postby stevewiz » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:19 pm

Congrats to you. Very exciting I'm sure.
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Postby joe plihal » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:07 pm

Very Nice!!! Congratulations!!!

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Postby Vlad » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:46 pm

Now I know why Machineman was landing at Plymouth on Sunday afternoon. I happened to be in the air in the vicinity of Boston. Congratulations Captain!


Here is the brief history of the build :lol:



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Postby leffler » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:20 am

Congrats!

It's certainly an ego boost to fly an aircraft that you built.

Enjoy!

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Postby Spike » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:04 am

Wow this is ridiculously awesome.

Congrats CJ!! It has been awesome to walk with you through this journey. You are tenacious!

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Postby painless » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:20 pm

How awesome is that??? Wicked awesome! Way to go CJ!
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Postby Brantel » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:58 pm

Awesome CJ! Great job!
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Postby captain_john » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:59 pm

Thanks guys!

It has been quite a journey.

I have some minor squawks like dialing back my prop governor and trimming the #2 cylinder head baffle. I also have a heavy left wing that I need to deal with.

Getting the radios to work as I want will take some saddle time. I need to get the sidetones at the same volume and tune out some occasional interference.

The Baja Designs landing lights are incredible! Thanks for the tip Mikey!

VPX works REMARKABLY WELL!!! Chad, that is an endorsement.

The Mattituck/Eci engine is GREAT!

Thanks to all of you and the people here at my airport that helped me through the process like Billy and Speedpants!

The real excitement is only beginning!

:) CJ
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Postby captain_john » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:02 pm

As my CFII always said as we were cleaning up the airplane and making our way off the runway:

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That is stuck to the inside of my tip up canopy to look at at each shut down.

8) CJ
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Postby bullojm1 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:45 pm

Mike Bullock

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Garmin GTN650 | GRT Dual Sport SX EFIS
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Postby captain_john » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:00 pm

RV-7
Garmin G3X with VP-X & a TMX-IO-360 with G3i
It's all over but the flying! 800+ hours in only 3 years!

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Postby Joe Parish » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:18 pm

Joe
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Postby bruceh » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:14 pm

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And you get to have company along for the Phase 1?

Postby bruceh » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:01 pm

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Postby speedpants » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:26 am

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Postby captain_john » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:07 pm

RV-7
Garmin G3X with VP-X & a TMX-IO-360 with G3i
It's all over but the flying! 800+ hours in only 3 years!


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