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Old 03-23-2012, 05:23 PM
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Default First Flight - N74VB

After 6.5 years of building, I took N74VB on the maiden flight yesterday morning. The hard work, blood and sweat paid off, with interest. Man, what a feeling. The plane flies great; straight and true, and on the numbers. The Barrett IO-390 and 200RV prop are an amazing combination. It's as smooth as sitting in a car, and boy did it climb!!!!!!!

I have a Sam James plenum and cowl, and actually have to find a way to get my CHT's a little warmer. Even after leaning, they are a little on the cold side (OAT was 49F).

After leveling off, I was indicating 185mph WOT and 2450rpm. After leaning fuel flow was 11.1gph.

(I'll post a pic later.)

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:41 PM
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Default Awesome!

Nice going Bart! That is a heck of an accomplishment!

Looking forward to your pic(s)!

Enjoy phase 1!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:47 PM
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I have a Sam James plenum and cowl, and actually have to find a way to get my CHT's a little warmer. Even after leaning, they are a little on the cold side (OAT was 49F).
Bart, again my compliments for the apparent nice baffle work. Remember we're looking for a James cowl pressure measurement candidate....please keep it in mind.

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After leveling off, I was indicating 185mph WOT and 2450rpm.
Which is without wheel pants no doubt.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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We need pics, so I can steal your paint scheme!! just kidding.

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:52 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bart, well done

Photos????
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:47 AM
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Congratulations !!!

One more RV Grin !!!

Have fun with your great flying machine !!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:09 AM
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What Fun!

thanks for the pics
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:28 AM
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Congrats, Bart, on the build and first flight.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:29 AM
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Congradulations Bart, we have been waiting to hear the news; can't wait til you bring her back to NC.

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Old 03-24-2012, 06:58 PM
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Great pictures Bart!

Good luck with the rest of the hours!
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