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Old 06-11-2016, 02:57 PM
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Checking and double checking equipment before inspection, here's pics of static/dynamic, nice and steady







Will adjust prop to 23 degrees and see what it gives in static rpm.

And yes, to everyones amusement the word "fart" on the em'cy checklist is speed in swedish
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:35 PM
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Default em'cy...

Yes well it kind of just made sense to name actions after how switches and levers are named but I agree it looks somewhat unordinary

Intensions were to make the checklist work for me and to be similar to the others I'm used to, also it's very preliminar and will be determined when phase 1 is finished I guess

Currently severly engaged at work but will try to make it to the club on my lunch break, so maybe we meet.

Have a nice trip Magnus
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:20 PM
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Default First flight

Recently got the paperwork from local EAA and Transport Agency as well as the radio license after approved inspection of EAA/TA Surveyor

First flight took place june 30th at local airport Visby, Gotland (ESSV) and lasted 41 minutes.
Initially had a somewhat hard time to follow ATC maximum altitude instructions, this is a quick litte airplane and things happens much faster than in a PA-22 or TB10
Engine worked satisfactory, maybe fuel pressure is a bit on the high side. Have to check with a pressure gauge and compare with EFIS/EMS.
EFIS airspeed differed some from steam ASI at higher speeds, not sure why yet?
The airplane is also a little heavy on the left wing, to be sorted later on...

Overall very happy to have come to this phase of the project and I'm really looking forward to investigate behaviour and characteristics at flight trials.



Video of first flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGRaFGijfLo

I guess it's time to move this project into another thread

Finally; a big thanks to VANS, VAF and everyone thats been involved in this project for making it come true.

Thanks// Carl
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:47 PM
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All the RV's are cool but the -4 holds a special place in my heart, I always love seeing a new RV-4 take to the air. Congratulations!!!
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:27 PM
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Congrats!!

Not going to lie...I had a juvenile chuckle when I read that your -4 "Farts" at 71 knots! Happy flying, and lets hope you never actually have to "fart" in her!
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:16 PM
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Fantastic news about the first flight!

Feels great to know that it has been in the air and that it worked so well.

Congratulations to a successful first flight!

/Fredrik
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:39 PM
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after all the hard work enjoy the phase 1! I suspect you're going to like it even more.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:09 AM
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Nicely done Carl, another RV-4 in the sky. You are going to love this airplane, but I suspect you already do!

Enjoy the thrill
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