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Pete Miller’s RV-7 | McKinney, Texas RV-7 #72477

Congratulations to Pete, who recently wrote in to let us know that he has flown his new RV-7 for the first time:

On Friday, September 24, my RV-7 N174PM took off from Aerocountry with Chuck Wilson at the controls. Jeff Hansen flew chase in his RV-4. Chuck reported that it flew very well. There was a small gathering of Aerocountry and EAA friends, new and old, and we celebrated afterwards. This project started on Thanksgiving of 2009, when I brought home a tail kit that I bought from a friend at work. Through just shy of 12 years, I kept at the project even through some pretty challenging life events. It was very therapeutic to step away and do some work. The airplane is all standard-build, with an Aerosport IO-360 and the stock Hartzell blended airfoil prop. The panel is all Dynon Skyview VFR, with 2 10″ screens and 2 com radios. The interior is from Classic Aero. The airplane weighed in at an even 1100 pounds. My beautiful bride has also been a relative latecomer to the project, but she is excited to get this done so we can start traveling. She loves to fly and aviation is in her blood as well.

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