After six and a half years, I received an airworthiness certificate on August 2, 2018. The first two flights were on August 10, flown by my highly experienced RV friend, Tom Berge. I completed the flight testing in early October. I then flew the aircraft up to Hibbing, MN for a paint job at Midwest Aircraft Refinishers.
They finished the project in late December and I flew it back to KANE on January 3. The guys did a great job with the paint job, which is meant to honor an American hero, Col. Bud Anderson. The aircraft has an Aero Sport Power IO-360 driving a Catto three-bladed prop. It has a Classic Aero Design interior.
The instrument panel has a Dynon Skyview, D-6 backup, Garmin 650, PS Engineering com control panel and a I-Pad mount on right side, with a charger and a cooling fan. The aircraft flies as great as it looks.