One and a half years of working early in the morning before the family was up, and she's finally ready to fly (and I'm not divorced!)...
It can be done! Now what am I going to do between 5 and 7 am every morning? I guess I'll go flying!

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Comment by Mark LaPierre on May 14, 2015 at 6:20pm

Sweet airplane.  Are you planning on weighing it down with a paint job, or are you going to leave it shiny?

What are your plans for flight testing?  Are you current in the 601, or do you have someone selected who is, for your initial flights?

Comment by David Banahan on May 14, 2015 at 7:28am


Comment by Jacky Winters on May 13, 2015 at 6:52pm

Congratulations!!!  I remember this day for N663WW so very well.  What a feeling of great pride and accomplishment it is.  For all of you still building - and two of use took nearly 3 years to finish a half-built project we bought - it is WORTH IT!  The 601 is SUCH a nice flying airplane.  You now have many happy flying memories to make - ENJOY!

Comment by Jon Reddick on May 13, 2015 at 12:53pm

I've definitely got to give a public word of thanks to William Wynn for some help he gave in the last week getting ready for this day.  A week before the DAR was to come, I discovered a design flaw in my homemade intake manifold that sent me scrambling for a cure.  I caught William by phone on his way out of the shop and purchased a stainless intake.  He ran back inside, wrapped one up and shipped it out the same day. Perfect fit, and completely solved my issue.    I would also recommend getting a copy of their flight ops manual.  It has an incredibly well written section on test flights that would benefit anyone regardless of the engine they choose.  

Comment by Brad W. Eikenbary on May 13, 2015 at 12:04pm

Congratulations Jon.  Looks great!

Comment by Ron Lendon on May 13, 2015 at 11:42am
Congratulations, fly safe.
Comment by Curtis Eggen on May 13, 2015 at 9:43am

That is great. Congratulations. Looking forward to the FFV (first flight vid)!

Comment by Zenith.Aero on May 13, 2015 at 9:25am


Comment by Bryan Walstrom on May 12, 2015 at 9:15pm

Congratulations! That is awesome! And what a great idea for a work schedule... now that our little one has arrived maybe I will adopt that new schedule. I am up half the night anyway since she is feeding all the time!

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