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Old 12-27-2019, 10:11 PM
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Default Another Successful First Flight

N11LR took to the sky today for it's maiden voyage. One hour flight went without incident. Seemed to have a bit of left wing heavy, but later realized that I had burned off way more fuel in the right tank with all of the ground run in, and by the end of the flight was levelling off a bit, so too early to tell. Barely a 1/3 of a ball off, so not much rudder trim will be required. Thanks to the 40* air temps, highest CHT didn't go north of 380. I was expecting an initial CHT drop in that first hour, but never got it. Oil temps climbed to and remained steady at 193 for the whole flight.

All in all, a good flight and an exciting culmination of 1.5 years of full time building. looking forward to further exploring it's envelope after a couple more breakin flghts at high power.

I ended up with an empty weight of 1630. No interior yet.


N64LR - RV-6A / IO-320, Flying as of 8/2015
N11LR - RV-10, Flying as of 12/2019

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Old 12-27-2019, 10:26 PM
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Congratulations!!!! Looks like a beautiful 10!
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:29 AM
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Great news Larry!
May you have many trouble free hours!
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:19 AM
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Congratulations! Good luck with the rest of the flight testing.

I put in 4.5 hours today - hoping to be up with you soon!
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:04 AM
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Congrats Larry - hope to be in your shoes early this spring. I?m sure its a wonderful feeling to get the thing in the air and not have any major squawks!
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:29 AM
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Congratulations!!! Hope the weather cooperates so you can finish the test period soon. Then the real fun starts!
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:41 PM
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Congrats on the first flight!
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:47 PM
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Good stuff Larry!
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:55 AM
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Congratulations! Hope the Phase 1 goes smoothly!
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:42 AM
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Congrats Larry! Swing by UGN sometime, or I can head down to 06C in the -7.

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