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Old 06-21-2015, 04:53 AM
HighSchoolBuilders HighSchoolBuilders is offline
 
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Default Hi Paul

Hi Paul,

I just checked out your page and many congratulations for the completion of your RV10! The plane is beautiful, you must be very proud!

Thanks for the heads up on the Alternate air source and engine run. I will give it a test when we run our engine. I am ready to put the standard Van's alternate air door if it doesn't function as expected.

The ultimate goal is to fly the airplane around the world, once that's done, I am hoping to donate the aircraft for youth flight program similar to the EAA Young Eagle program if they let us keep it in Hong Kong. I am baby stepping for now, get the first flight done before pushing for any further commitment from the government. They told me seven years ago that I can't build and fly my own airplane in Hong Kong, now I am getting one flight, who knows what will happen after the first flight. It's frustrating, and at the same time, exciting not knowing what will happen next.
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:03 AM
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Default ALT AIR SOURCE

Terry,

Here're some photos of the spring loaded closed alternate air door. This is yet to be tested, but a fellow builder had this on his two RVs and it works. Comments are welcomed and I will post the result when I run my engine.





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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:15 AM
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Default Relocation

Monster crane vs. RV8


First flight...and I am not onboard


6.5 years of work, hanging 20' above


A small modification is needed to fit this onto the RV
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:30 AM
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Default W&B, Engine run

W&B in progress


ZFW 1150lbs


Fuel arrived, we can only get them in a barrel of 200 Litres, at $22/USG...ouch.


We were not allow to run the engine above idle at the maintenance hanger, despite the fact that the idle thrust of a GE90-115B is more than the static thrust of a IOX360.


And we are not allow to taxi before the engine is tested, so we pushed 2km to the engine run up bay.


Minor oil leak in the first run, after tightening a loose fitting, all indications normal. She is ready for her first flight.
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:53 AM
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Default Getting ready

ADS-B works!


Final trimming and touch up


Even paint scheme requires approval from the government


My panel


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Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:51 AM
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You're just keeping us in suspense: I know it's flown, 'cos I saw a photo of it on Facebook. Where's the video?

I'm guessing it'll move to Shek Kong very soon?

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Old 11-17-2015, 09:58 AM
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Default Video...

Hi Mark,

I don't know how to post a video...yet.

Here's the link to the local news:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJIl...E#action=share

The RV8 departed from Hong Kong International Airport at 0615 local time, flew for 30 minutes, climbed to 5000?. She?s slightly right wing heavy, but otherwise very healthy. The aircraft landed and taxi back to the hanger for a quick check, then departed for her second flight at 0720L, this time with the presence of family, students and friends, for 15 minutes at 3000?.

Unfortunately, the government at this stage is not allowing us to fly again in Hong Kong airspace. We are seeking alternate locations in China or even US or Australia to complete her phase I, then begin our world tour, hopefully by summer of 2016.

Sunrise at 5000' above Hong Kong


Landing on 07L at VHHH
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:41 PM
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Fantastic effort Hank!

There will never be images quite like those posted here, ever again...

Well done my friend!
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:52 PM
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Congratulations, this is amazing!

Did you really spent 1.5 million USD for the plane?
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:12 PM
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Hong Kong Dollars, though it's still insane:

1,500,000.00 HKD = 193,521.66 USD

Is the high cost due to shipping costs alone???

Congrats though, enormous effort I'm sure ... which makes it even more of an accomplishment.
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