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Old 05-10-2016, 05:05 PM
DragonflyAero DragonflyAero is offline
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Default First Flight

As requested, here are a few pictures.

RV-7 N321BV made its maiden flight today. The flying characteristics were flawless. The Dynon Skyview system worked perfectly I have a new engine so need to do the run-in over the first few hours and used the autopilot which allowed me to closely monitor all engine readings as I made racetracks on the sky over the airport. The only problem noted was some roughness from the E/I. The mag side ran smooth as silk.

On return I removed the cowling a found a few fittings I needed to snug up before the next flight. I also contacted Electro Air and they provided suggestions on how to correct for the E/I roughness.

Another RV takes to the air!!

This site have been a huge help over the course of my build. Thanks to everyone!!!
Bill Vinson
RV-7 Standard Build

Last edited by DragonflyAero : 05-11-2016 at 01:08 PM. Reason: Added picture link
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:16 PM
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congratulations! Right on!
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:23 PM
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That's fantastic news Bill. Knock out that Phase I!

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Old 05-10-2016, 05:33 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
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Awesome! A huge congrats on what must've been a thrilling flight.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:42 PM
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:51 PM
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Hey Dragon Bill, congratulations. Have fun with phase 1.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:28 PM
LuisR LuisR is offline
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:42 PM
Bill Dicus Bill Dicus is offline
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Default 1st flight

Congrats. What an achievement!
Bill Dicus
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:45 PM
Adam W Adam W is offline
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Default awsome news

congrats inspiring!
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:47 PM
Michael Henning Michael Henning is offline
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Oh what a feeling. Congrats!!!
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