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Old 11-25-2021, 07:31 AM
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Default First Flight C-GEMQ

Saturday early morning, November 20th 2021
RV-8 C-GEMQ took to the skies for the first time !!!

Flew beautifully for 40 minutes.
1/4 to 1/2 ball on the right to correct and maybe a little heavy right wing, to confirm with further tests.

25MP/2500RPM at 3000 ft/-5C resulted in 162KTAS, no wheel pants, no wing to fuselage fairings.

Despite a complete engine run check, the engine burped/pulsed +/- 100 RPM a few seconds after take-off.
Too lean mixture (my fault), once corrected the engine ran very smoothly.
CHT's in the 350's except #3 of course at 380ish. Considering modifying the rear baffle or adding washers.

Tested the flight behavior with flaps, test stalled twice before landing, all ok.

The landing was uneventful.
What a machine !!!

The RV grin is for real !!!
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:39 AM
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Saturday early morning, November 20th 2021
RV-8 C-GEMQ took to the skies for the first time !!!
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Great work, Eric! Really a wonderful feeling, isn't it?
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:54 AM
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Congratulations!
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:11 AM
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Congratulations, Eric, you are going to LOVE that airplane. I know I sure miss mine... :-(
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:37 AM
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Congratulations, Eric! Good to see another Canadian completion!
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Old 11-25-2021, 03:53 PM
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awesome news!

congratulations eric!!!!

remember us talking about it over a desk at a conference, a while back ;-)
like years *G*

enjoy the testing phase and hope you can take magali along soon!

cheers,
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Old 11-25-2021, 04:29 PM
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Congrats! I look forward to that day.
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Old 11-25-2021, 06:13 PM
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That's terrific. Congratulations, Eric.
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:32 PM
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Fantastic news. Congratulations. Must have hauled *** with today’s temps too!
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:38 PM
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Congrats! Enjoy the next phase of the journey!
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