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Old 01-12-2016, 09:04 AM
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Default Radial powered RV-8R flies!

I am happy to announce that the RV-8R has flown for the first time! She was test flown by my father, Mike Kelly at 8:00 am EST. test conditions 45 F, clear skies, calm winds. Chase plane was a 160 Hp RV-9.

She flew straight and true, and did two circuits over the airport to a landing. Engine and oil temps remained low. The propeller from GT performed flawlessly and cycled to maintain 3300 engine rpm. Top speed achieved was 130 knots. At one point the chase plane said he was at full throttle and couldn't catch up. These are all very preliminary numbers and will be verified with more test flying. But for now I can say that 10 years of painstaking effort have come to fruition.
Time to un cowl and inspect. A huge thanks to everyone who made today possible!

Video is posted below.

http://youtu.be/1JdpyV60IlQ
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:10 AM
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Default Great job

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But for now I can say that 10 years of painstaking effort have come to fruition.
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That is really great!. Ten years! That is dedication!!!!
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:13 AM
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Congrats! Proud moment after all those years and hours of work.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:18 AM
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Now that is an alternative engine. Great job! Nice video. Looks and sounds really cool.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:18 AM
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Very cool! Congratulations!!
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:20 AM
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Default Congrats

Good Job.
Plane looks awesome.
Thanks for Video!
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:22 AM
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Default Congratulations

Congratulations. That is awesome.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:23 AM
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No excitement, just the trill of success. Boring, just the way you planned it! Well done sir!
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:36 AM
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I am happy to announce that the RV-8R has flown for the first time!

But for now I can say that 10 years of painstaking effort have come to fruition.
Brian-------fantastic news, congratulations many times over
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:40 AM
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Very nice!
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