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Old 05-14-2014, 12:12 AM
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Thumbs up RV-8 C-FHRY First Flight

I'm happy to report I had my first flight on my newly purchased RV-8, 1 hour and counting as C-FHRY . Very happy with the airplane, handles like a little fighter .

This is my redemption for selling my RV-8 project 10yrs ago (empennage/wings completed/fuse nib)

I'm definitely glad I had 9hrs with Mike Seagar in his -7 as this definitely prepared me for my first solo. Landings were as expected and I performed a nice tail low wheel landing, the 45lbs of ballast in the rear baggage definitely helped as my CG was 80.7. The stick forces were nice and no lack of elevator trim.

One thing I found was after letting the tail come down slowly and once I pinned the tail down she got a little squirrelly... I'm pretty sure I was over controlling as the tail link on the tail wheel makes control pretty sensitive.

Thx for all the great info on this forum, I've been quietly absorbing as much info as I could searching just about every subject!!

Dave


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Old 05-14-2014, 12:14 AM
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I'm happy to report I had my first flight on my newly purchased RV-8, 1 hour and counting .

Dave
Dave, welcome to VAF--------what a great first post
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:57 AM
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Dave,

I like the name of your airplane... would fit me well.

I, too, find that after the tail comes down I get the slow speed squirrelies.

Loosening my chains helped, as did teaching my feet to not over correct. My feet are slow to learn. Too far from my brain.

Don
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:24 AM
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Congratulations on your first flight. I have about 10 hours on my plane, and change from the link to the chains. I think my brain is too far from my feet also. I own and fly a J3-cub, and think I'm used to the chains.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:54 PM
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Thumbs up Congrats from the east country

Congrats on your first flight Dave,
I am pretty sure I just saw you fly over Joffre while I was out for a noon walk!
When I saw your homebase I figured I better touch base with you. I have an RV9A that is moving out to Stettler for final assembly later this month. Next time you feel like challaging the famous Stettler crosswinds, do a full stop and come say hello. I have two hangers at the airport, the big blue one with my blue CH701 Stol and the white/red hanger with the RV9A. I'll likely be living there for the month of June.
I am booked into Mike Seager for 10 hours of transition in early July so you'll have to share some experiences gained there.
Really looking forward to my second first flight.
Cam Andres
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:27 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the good ship VAF, Dave. Beautiful bird you have there.

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Old 05-14-2014, 02:29 PM
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Congratulations!

It's nice to see another -8 take to the Canadian sky. My son lives in Airdrie so I may head out that way one of these days.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:54 PM
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Congrats on your first flight Dave,
I am pretty sure I just saw you fly over Joffre while I was out for a noon walk!
When I saw your homebase I figured I better touch base with you.

Cam Andres
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Nevis AB
Hi Cam,

Yep that was me, today was a just go out and have fun day!! So I put 1.6 on the Hobbs and can't stop grinning

We will have to get together one of these days, would love to see your -9A project.

Dave
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:23 PM
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Default Sweet sounding RV8

She sounded really strong Dave, not sure if you have any mufflers on but don't change a thing in the noise department. While I was stopped doing the "airplane stare" a co-worker joking asked me what that airplane was, how many people it had on board and what movie they were watching. I got 3 out of 3 on that one. He thought I was making it up.
Looking forward to connecting in the future.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:19 PM
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Default Congrats!!! Could it be.....

Laser's -8! It certainly was in the hands of a very skilled pilot/owner before you. No doubt that -8 was very cared for and flown right! I'm sure he was sad to see it go.

Enjoy your new ride!

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