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    Joe Perdue took delivery of a Patrol Quick Build kit in mid November 2018. It has been ready to fly for almost a month but weather and DAR delays have delayed first flight. Last night before dusk there was a break in the weather and winds so Joe got in 3 flights. He was really happy with how the plane flew. Very impressed with how the shock struts behaved on landing. More to come as Joe gets to fly his Patrol more. Mark Joe Perdue 1.jpegJoe Perdue 2.jpeg

  • #2
    Congrats Joe and Mark on another Patrol in the air!

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    • #3
      Wow, that was a quick build.

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      • #4
        Very nice looking plane. Congratulations!
        Scott Ahrens
        Bearhawk Patrol Plans Built
        #254

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        • #5
          Pretty plane. Makes me feel like I really did pick the right one to build.
          Gerry
          Patrol #30

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          • #6
            That’s a beautiful Patrol! Am I understanding correctly that the plane was built in 6 months?

            Bill

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            • svyolo
              svyolo commented
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              If it was, he didn't spend 24 months trying to figure out how to do things. My second build, would take 6 months. My first. 16-24.

          • #7
            Indeed, Joe built his Patrol in about 6.5 months. Joe also runs a business so it was not a retirement project that he could spend all his time on. It is outstanding that he completed it so fast. Mark

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            • #8
              Feeling suitably humbled... But what a gorgeous Patrol!
              Jim Parker
              Farmersville, TX (NE of Dallas)
              Patrol Quick-Build Serial # P312

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              • #9
                Extremely nice looking build for such a short time. He obviously was committed to his project!! Congrats on your first flight!

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                • #10
                  Sometimes I think those who do not show there face on this forum have a higher and faster completion than folks like me (us). On the other hand this forum really helps me navigate the process, and help develop skills and knowledge for building. There is a balance. Those who don't need it can go to town on the build!
                  Brooks Cone
                  Southeast Michigan
                  Patrol #303, Kit build

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                  • Mark Goldberg
                    Mark Goldberg commented
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                    You are 100% right Brooks. While research and discussion on the computer are needed, the airplane is not getting built while we are sitting at our desks. Out in the shop is where the building progress happens. Mark

                • #11
                  How many Patrol kits have been sold, and how many are flying?

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                  • Mark Goldberg
                    Mark Goldberg commented
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                    I believe around 30 Patrols are now flying. Maybe we have sold around 70 kits. Mark

                • #12

                  Congratulations on completion of a beautiful plane!
                  I am also impressed on the build time! What is Joe's prior building or aircraft maintenance experience? My building experience so far is that I have spent far more time wondering/figuring out what to do than actually doing! None of it is very complicated if you just know what to do!

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                  • #13
                    beautiful bird congratulations!!!

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