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Mar 19, 2009, 07:25 PM
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Finally Finished


I've been lurking for awhile with most of my airplane efforts directed twoards finishing my RV-8A. If flew for the first time on 12/6/08 and the test hours
were finally flown off this month. Pictured below is the first flight with my
wife (she liked it). Previously 40 hours were flown in the test area assigned
to me (roughly Chino to North San Diego to the west edge of the Imperial Valley) and the panel picture is on one of those flights. The new EFIS and
Engine monitor is real nice compared to the round gages in the RV-6. As you can see on the GPS, 175 knots (201 mph) across the ground at about 65%
power is not to shabby (did have a little tail wind ). Now I can get back to some RC stuff. The new Alfa 109F is on my list.
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Mar 20, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Looks awesome Tom! Glad to see you got it finally finished!


I too am excited to see the 109F. I'm already working on getting the radio components ready. I'm figuring Six weeks before H-L has it. So that'll be mid-late May. Just in time for summer flying in New England.
Mar 20, 2009, 07:43 PM
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Thanks. Ride offer still stands. It flys great. Just like the models, the tri-gear is much less demanding than the taildragger to land. I still have a T-craft to put together (model) but will get the 109 as soon as it is out.
Mar 20, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Sounds good. I haven't forgotten. Trust me.

If you run into issues with your T-Craft or 109, shoot me an IM and we'll chat.

I tired pre ordering one of each of the 109s today, but no luck.
Mar 26, 2009, 06:57 PM
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That is REALLY COOL! Congratulations!

Hey, BTW, you may find this just announced Hangar 9 ARF interesting?!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HAN4840
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Mar 27, 2009, 04:36 AM
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Damn you Jon, I wanted to tell him.
Mar 27, 2009, 09:05 AM
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heh heh heh .... sorry John!
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Mar 28, 2009, 12:24 AM
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Oh, I don't care...But Tom was the first thing/person I thought of when I saw the thread posted here. Anyone else, I wouldn't have said a word, just pulling your chain.
Mar 28, 2009, 12:26 AM
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I figured as much .... just funnin' back a little with ya' John! The real deal he has looks really sweet!
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Mar 30, 2009, 10:15 AM
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That's cool


Thanks guys.... I might have to get one of those if even to hang up in
the hangar. I had considered a checkered tail but decided on having
it look the same as my previous RV. A funny story about the paint job.
There is a guy in Portland, Randy Lervold, who painted his RV-8 like my
six. http://www.romeolima.com/RV8/Paint.htm
His was a much photographed RV. I wonder if that is where Horizen got
the paint scheme idea. Randy painted his new RV-3 the same.
Apr 01, 2009, 05:49 PM
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That's pretty cool. I think you posted one I while back that had been painted up like and FW-190. The RV-4's do look a lot like a little fight plane.
Dec 29, 2009, 12:38 PM
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Chino


Hi Chino Tom, What is Chino like,the reason im asking is that im comming over from the UK for the Planes Of Fame air show in may and will be staying in Chino for 2 weeks
Cheers Ian

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