I finished N188DW and inspection was completed in the fall of 2012. First flight was November 6. All went well and the plane has been a delight to fly now for over 100 hours. It is powered by an Aero Sport Power IO-375 with dual P-Mags turning a Whirlwind 200RV. An all Garmin IFR panel including the G3X makes navigation and engine management straight forward and adds to the fun. My first cross country was to Oshkosh 2013 fulfilling a goal I have long held; to fly a plane built with my own hands and park it at the show.
Thanks to the great sport aviation community here in Houston with a special shout out to Doug Knab for his help and encouragement. And a final very special thanks to my wife Susan who is always supportive of whatever I want to do. When a task produced less than pleasing results and I was a bit down, it was her encouragement that kept me going.
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