Pete's RotorWay/JetExec Helicopter Page - N105PS

It's Done !!!

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  First 40 Hours
  Top 10 Reasons
  T-62T-32 Turbine
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  "Doghouse" Cowling
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  Interior Fiberglass
  Directional Control Pedals  
  Throttle and Collective
  Fuel System
  Oil Cooling System
  Gearbox Vents
  Cabin Air System

      Well, it has been a 14 year-long labor of love, but I think I can finally say that it's done! JetExec N105PS received its special airworthiness certificate on 4/5/2014. The picture above was taken on 11/26/14 out toward Owyhee Reservoir, after completing the FAA mandatory Phase I flight testing. N105PS is now free to roam!

      My compliments to both RotorWay International and KISS Aviation for their excellent kits and design. All of the components for both kits were very well built, and the instructions, pictures, plans and videos were well thought out and easy to follow. Thanks especially to:

            Russ Gerrish for the absolutely fantastic job he did putting together the JetExec Construction Manual; and he, Dave Domanski (KISS Aviation) and Joe Bedo for all their pioneering efforts developing the JetExec.

            The RotorWay Owners Group (ROG) Forum for the comaraderie and the incredible wealth of knowledge and support provided by the web site and its members; especially to Ron Curry for creating the site, Dave Epperson for moderating the JetExec forum, and Homer Bell for all of his contributions. And of course, Roger Stierli for creating and maintaining the JetExec Owners Information forum.

            And finally, my family and friends for enduring this endeaver.

      It's time now to start exploring as much as possible all of the beautiful countryside and wilderness Idaho (and the U.S.) has to offer. Wish me luck!

            Pete S.

Last Updated: November 27, 2014 | Send Mail to: Pete Swanstrom
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