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Old 03-24-2018, 09:49 AM
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Default RV-10 First Flight :-)

I completed the maiden flight yesterday in my RV-10 !! I wanted to get it done before the spring snow storm we have going on today !! These aircraft are the ultimate in delayed gratification. She fly’s great. All the engine CHT's and EGT's were very reasonable. I closed the cowl flaps right after take off. The engine oil temp leveled off at 206 degrees, and i was running WOT at 5500 Ft. I saw at one point 178 knots TAS straight and level. Now on to the flight test program and teaching myself how to work all the whiz-bang goodies and features in the Garmin avionics and autopilot. I've flown a Super 8 for years, but I am rapidly getting to love this 10 !

Here are a bunch of pictures from the event:

Waiting for my chase plane and friends to show up.



Pulling her out. You can see John Hubble's beautiful 10 in the background.






Strsight on view.




Some of the details, thanks to Aerosport Products.



Close up tail shot.




Bugs eye view.





Getting ready to start.




Taxiing out.




It's done !! I can even use the plane for another day too !!!

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Old 03-24-2018, 09:55 AM
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Larry-----congrats on the new fledgling

Seems to me that I helped load this into a truck a couple years back---did you get it from Cameron Park?
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:05 AM
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That sounds right. I bought the untouched kit from John and Karen Agee. Let them know that it's flying next you see them:-).
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:11 AM
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That sounds right. I bought the untouched kit from John and Karen Agee. Let them know that it's flying next you see them:-).
Will do.

Enjoy !!!
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:39 PM
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Congrats on your first flight!

How Far East can you fly during phase I?
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:53 PM
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Default Intake

Congrats. Looks like your lower intake is removable. Can I ask why?
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:47 PM
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Congrats Larry, awesome airplane can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:13 AM
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Congrats. Looks like your lower intake is removable. Can I ask why?
Looks like this is another Rod Bower setup.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ighlight=Bower
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:41 AM
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Congrats Larry! Beautiful plane!!!
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:18 AM
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Nice! Congratulations.

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