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Old 05-17-2016, 12:01 PM
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Default 265WD First Flight!

Well, I (we) did it.... On Friday,(yes, Friday the 13th , but it was Top Gun day so that overruled my superstitious tendencies) our RV-10 took flight for the first time, after 2.5 years of building, with me at the controls.... For the most part it was an uneventful flight. Had some high CHTs and the oil door popped open after about 10 minutes, but other than that,she flew beautifully. Leaped off the runway in what seemed like no time at all and before I knew it I was 2000 feet off the ground. Stayed in the pattern and only flew for about 15 minutes. She flew straight and true and very well balanced. (We fixed the oil door too, been a PIA since day one... Needed to be even stiffer and the latches needed more bite)
Since then I've flown another 6 hours including the 45 minute hop to take it to Cleveland Airport outside of Tulsa to drop it off for paint.
I can't say enough good things about working with Barrett Precision and EFII. The engine starts easy, runs so good and so smooth. Combine that with the 3 blade MT, it is the smoothest plane I've ever flown.
Also a big shout out to Stein and his crew that have helped with all the little questions that arise. And the G3X guys have been instrumental as well.
Took until now to post this because... Well, I'm happy to say, I was busy flying!

My mother in law got a couple shots,but they are from behind as they had driven down to the departure end of the runway to make sure everything was ok... She said the plane was too fast to keep up with!!












Yep...that's the grin.... What a rush!



All tucked in yesterday at the paint shop. (Our DAR gave me a corridor to the painter)

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Old 05-17-2016, 12:05 PM
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Congrats!!
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:08 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

John, way to go

Bet we will see this on tomorrows front page.

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Old 05-17-2016, 02:13 PM
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Default Congratulations!

Congratulations, John! Do you have any testing numbers that you can post?
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:19 PM
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Congrats on the first flight!
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:39 PM
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:18 PM
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Excellent!
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:48 PM
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Good news! Happy testing!
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:03 PM
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Congrats on the first flight!
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:30 PM
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Congrats John - great feeling isn't it?

Awesome "Grin" by the way......
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