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Old 04-27-2020, 09:14 PM
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Thumbs up N87PR First Flight Today

Today I flew over to Bowling Green, KY to do the first flight of N87PR. My buddy Doug Rohrer built this RV9A and wanted me to do the first flight for him, because it's been a while since he has flown. I went over a few weeks ago and did the inspection before the DAR inspection. The DAR signed it off Friday and the weather wasn't very good over the weekend but today was perfect. Only thing that didn't work was the airspeed, that wasn't a problem for me, but would have been for Doug and that's why he wanted me to do it, I landed it perfectly by feel. Congratulation Doug, she fly's fine.



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Old 04-27-2020, 09:20 PM
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Congratulations on first flight.
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Old 04-27-2020, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Bobby for being the test pilot today. I was indeed rusty and have no experience behind a glass panel, so it was a no-brainer to ask Bobby to make the first flight in a new airplane with a new engine. He has done this several times now. If any of you other builders out there need a test pilot, Bobby is your man, and he will fly to you in his beautiful RV-7A.

Now I need to figure out why I don't have any airspeed indication on the G3X...
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Old 04-27-2020, 10:51 PM
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Congrats!!! Looks great!
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Old 04-27-2020, 11:18 PM
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Congratulations! Inspiration for my project, so thanks for that!
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Old 04-27-2020, 11:24 PM
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Thanks Greg. You can add one to the RV flying airplane counter!
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:58 AM
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Doug, enjoy your new airplane after all of your hard work! Congrats.

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Thanks Bobby for being the test pilot today. I was indeed rusty and have no experience behind a glass panel, so it was a no-brainer to ask Bobby to make the first flight in a new airplane with a new engine. He has done this several times now. If any of you other builders out there need a test pilot, Bobby is your man, and he will fly to you in his beautiful RV-7A.

Now I need to figure out why I don't have any airspeed indication on the G3X...
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Old 04-28-2020, 10:00 AM
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Congrats!!
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:04 PM
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Today I flew over to Bowling Green, KY to do the first flight of N87PR. My buddy Doug Rohrer built this RV9A and wanted me to do the first flight for him, because it's been a while since he has flown. I went over a few weeks ago and did the inspection before the DAR inspection. The DAR signed it off Friday and the weather wasn't very good over the weekend but today was perfect. Only thing that didn't work was the airspeed, that wasn't a problem for me, but would have been for Doug and that's why he wanted me to do it, I landed it perfectly by feel. Congratulation Doug, she fly's fine.



Congratulations on the first flight! Feel free to shoot us an email at G3Xpert@Garmin.com for help addressing those CAS messages, and to take a look at the airspeed issues.

Thanks,

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Old 04-29-2020, 09:34 AM
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Congratulations Bobby!
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