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Old 09-24-2016, 02:31 AM
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Yesterday I made the maiden flight with my new RV-8. It was a QB kit and kept me busy for the last one and a half years.
The flight was uneventful and just everything worked as expected. No need to correct the flight controls and all engine parameters are in the middle of the green. Oil temp is on the low side and even CHT was only 350 F with 75% power - I expected higher CHTs!
At higher airspeeds the rear of the canopy is lifting may be 1/4 inch or so and there was quite some air rushing in from behind. After landing I found a minor oil leak on the center fitting of the inverted oil valve. Retorqued the fitting and glued some soft rubber seals inside the rear of the canopy skirts and today on flights 3 and 4 all was perfect. What a fun plane !!







Contrats. Hope to fly with you soon. Visit EDML Landshut for a coffee.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:02 AM
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Hermann, what a great looking plane! Makes me want to head to Germany and collect on the ride you offered!
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:17 AM
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What a fine looking RV-8 Herman.

Congrats on the build and first flight.

Perfect 3 point landing attitude over grass, did it settle in without a bounce?
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:35 AM
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Hey Bob - any time. I owe you something!

On this very first landing it did in fact bounce, our field is kind of rough with some bumps and obviously I hit one. The picture was made just before the one already posted and a short burst of power gave me a second chance for the 3-pointer.

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Old 09-24-2016, 10:31 AM
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I like your prop Herman, am thinking about changing to constant speed.

What is the make and model?

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The prop is a Whirlwind 74RV. When I received it I thought it is too nice to put on an airplane more so on a wall for decoration. But then I still would need another one....
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:20 AM
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The prop is a Whirlwind 74RV. When I received it I thought it is too nice to put on an airplane more so on a wall for decoration. But then I still would need another one....
Thanks for info on prop.
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