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ecurington 03-01-2020 06:55 AM

N104EW Is Flying
N104EW received its airworthiness certificate on Jan 31 2020 and flew first flight Feb 17 2020. Slow build kit approximately 3000 hours build. All work completed mostly by myself including wiring and paint. Wife and sons did help with impossible do it yourself tasks.

First flight was mostly non event. I did get 5 mile radius over the airport for the first 5 hours on my operating limitations.

IMG_1528 by Eulice Curington, on Flickr
IMG_1520 by Eulice Curington, on Flickr

Eulice Curington
RV-10 N104EW Flying

RV12JT 03-01-2020 07:42 AM

Congratulations! What an accomplishment, the paint is spectacular. Good luck with the 40 hour fly off and a lifetime of flying adventures.

lr172 03-01-2020 08:54 AM

Congrats. Plane looks great. Enjoy the Phase I testing.


leok 03-01-2020 10:14 AM

Congratulations ?. I just finished my phase 1.

? but 5 hours within a 5 mile radius, ouch. This plane likes to git up and go! With engine break in as well. Make that like a 5 mile DME circle to land (at 170 knots) and 34 circles will do it!

SPX 03-01-2020 10:25 AM


Is there something unusual about your build that provoked the 5 mile radius for 5 hours?

Robin8er 03-01-2020 10:42 AM

Congrats! That's wonderful!

JTJones 03-01-2020 11:48 AM


9GT 03-01-2020 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by SPX (Post 1411414)

Is there something unusual about your build that provoked the 5 mile radius for 5 hours?

I wondered the same thing. :confused:

ecurington 03-01-2020 06:55 PM

5 Mile Radius
Nothing drastically different about my plane. Vans experimental YIO540D engine with a vans Hartzell blended prop. I thought it unusual at the time but did not question the DAR. He came with the op limitations prepared.

Anyway the 5 hours are behind me now, but couldn't say for sure I kept it within 5 miles. Just did the best I could to comply.

Flight testing is going good. She is a nice flying plane.

Eulice Curington
N104EW Phase 1

Bill Boyd 03-01-2020 07:28 PM

I sure hope that 5 miles for five hours doesn't become a trend.

Congratulations on the sign-off and first flights! Beautiful specimen.

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