Originally Posted by fixnflyguy
My first flight included break in, as I had just built the engine as well as the plane. Because RVs are so well documented, I had all confidence the aircraft would be just fine, and any trim issues would be negligent. My focus was the basic engine parameters and following break in procedure. I briefed my ground "watchers" I would be in the air over the field for a bit over an hour. I didnt worry about slow flight checks to validate stall vs airspeed indication until the very end of the flight. After an hour of full to varying high power settings, I did a couple slow downs to stall and then landed. Almost 1.5 on the Hobbs on first flight.
This is my exact thinking as well.
I'll be test flying as soon as the wx permits, AND breaking in a new engine at the same time.