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Old 07-22-2016, 10:03 PM
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Default RV 14A, one more flying!!!

And then there were "8"! Pink slip yesterday and 1st flight today.
First time builder. Big GRIN. What a great plane this is. Thank you Vans.
Flew great. 5000' for 1.5 hours. 75% power OAT 70' F. CHT,s 330 to 370. EGT's 1200 to 1250, fuel flow 16 gph. Oil temp 210'. All good. 24 in. mp. 2500 rpm. TAS 150.

Keep pounding those rivets. Your turn will come soon.

All the best,
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:37 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Rich, congratulations on the new fledgling
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:16 AM
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Congratulations!
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:07 AM
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Many congratulations Rich. Hope to meet all of the new "14" flyers at S&F and Oshkosh in 2017. Hey, "14 FLYERS " sounds like a T shirt design!
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:35 AM
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And then there were "8"! Pink slip yesterday and 1st flight today.
First time builder. Big GRIN. What a great plane this is. Thank you Vans.
Flew great. 5000' for 1.5 hours. 75% power OAT 70' F. CHT,s 330 to 370. EGT's 1200 to 1250, fuel flow 16 gph. Oil temp 210'. All good. 24 in. mp. 2500 rpm. TAS 150.

Keep pounding those rivets. Your turn will come soon.

All the best,
What, no pictures? No video? Congrats, you will love this plane.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:53 PM
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The fuel burn feels a bit high. Vans has it at a little over 10gph (granted at 8000'). Wasn't expecting that big a difference. Is this what other flying -14's are seeing?

Gotta say though... seeing customer built ones flying are giving me great impetus to keep pounding rivets!
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:01 PM
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Default Pedal to the Metal for break-in

Need to run the new engine pretty hard --- so fuel flow will suffer, for awhile.

Great job getting the -14 flying ---- looking forward to seeing a lot more of them!

Ron
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:05 PM
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Need to run the new engine pretty hard --- so fuel flow will suffer, for awhile.
Thanks Ron! I didn't consider that!
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