VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #1  
Old 08-30-2012, 10:41 PM
Dvalcik's Avatar
Dvalcik Dvalcik is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Royersford, PA
Posts: 883
Thumbs up She has left the nest



I am beaming with pride ? my baby took to the air today. After 11 months I am now entering phase 1 and starting a new adventure. I have to thank Jetguy for his help. He had first honors punching the first hole in the sky with N25DV.
After flying we had to tweak a few things, she had a heavy left wing. After checking the flapperons we needed to put a few turns in the heim joints the left flapperon. Also adjusted the idle down just a little, and re-pitched the 3 blade Sensenich.

Weather was perfect - wind calm and 80 deg

A few photos before we ran out of daylight.
.

.

.


I will post more photos and video tomorrow after flying in tomorrow morning.



Good night with a big RV grin!!!!!!!!!
__________________
David
EAA 1250 KPTW
Royersford, PA
david@rv12pilot.com
2021 VAF Supporter


RV12 #568 EAB
* Started 9/30/2011
* 1st flight 8/30/12


http://www.rv12pilot.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/dvalcik
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-30-2012, 10:48 PM
izzybear's Avatar
izzybear izzybear is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 335
Thumbs up Congrats!

This is what my Dad would call a "Red Letter day!" Congrats David... they sure do look nice with air under those wheels, don't they!
__________________
Jim
RV-8 N223GT (reserved)
Builder # 83331
www.mykitlog.com/izzybear
VAF Dues gladly paid up till December 2021

"The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish." - Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2012, 11:07 PM
Mike S's Avatar
Mike S Mike S is online now
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
Posts: 16,100
Default Congrats!!

David, congratulations on the big one
__________________
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-30-2012, 11:23 PM
Dvalcik's Avatar
Dvalcik Dvalcik is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Royersford, PA
Posts: 883
Default

Mike, I have been validated now that I received your comments from the mother ship VAF -
LOL

You have to be the leader of the welcome wagon.

Thanks I do appreciate the comments. If you make it out to the east coast let me know.
__________________
David
EAA 1250 KPTW
Royersford, PA
david@rv12pilot.com
2021 VAF Supporter


RV12 #568 EAB
* Started 9/30/2011
* 1st flight 8/30/12


http://www.rv12pilot.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/dvalcik
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-31-2012, 04:37 AM
Skykingbob's Avatar
Skykingbob Skykingbob is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bealeton Virginia
Posts: 577
Default AWESOME!!!

David,

WOW....nice photos!!! Didn't see the one with the RV grin What a fast build...gonna have to have you fly down here and give me a hand with the -8

If you are ever down in Northern VA....stop in and we will have a cup of coffee. I am by Culpeper (KCJR). Enjoy the Phase I

YOL BOLSON!!!
__________________
Bob "Skyking" Corriveau
"PRINCE TRAPPED IN A PILOT'S BODY"
Yes I paid my =VAF= membership dues!
RV-8 QB Reserved N212KB
ATP
CFI/CFII/MEI

Build Site: http://www.mykitlog.com/skykingbob/

"Nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished without inspiration, determination, and perspiration!"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-31-2012, 04:39 AM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,440
Default

Congratulations David!
__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-31-2012, 08:23 AM
JerryG150's Avatar
JerryG150 JerryG150 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Posts: 348
Default good work ...

I'm still trying to get over the fact of 11 months to build... WOW. The pictures are great! Congratulations, be safe and have a great time with your RV-12 prize!
__________________
"Time, be careful how you spend it ... cause it isn't going to last."
VAF #1037
Reserved N124JG for RV-12
"12 for Jerry G.
http://jerryg150rv12.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-31-2012, 09:35 AM
Dave12 Dave12 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Elkton, Md.
Posts: 1,745
Default

Congratulations Dave. FYI, Vlad has been outed! Through careful, tedious investigation it has been determined that he is "The most interesting man in the world". You know, the guy on the Dos Equis beer commercial? The guy that mosquitos don't bite out of respect! When he does pushups he does not push himself up, he pushes the planet. That's him.

Vlad, a few days ago I invited you to wild and wonderful Cecil Co., Md. and you asked "What you have intersting in Cecil Co."? Answer-Not much, that's why we need you!!!
__________________
Wag Aero Sport Trainer built,sold and wrecked
N588DF RV12 #336 built, sold and alive and well in New York
N73DF RV12 #244 built, sold and alive and well in Florida
N91 RV RV9 I wish I could say I built this one! Mark Santoleri hit the ball out of the park on this gem.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-31-2012, 09:49 AM
panhandler1956's Avatar
panhandler1956 panhandler1956 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,686
Default Congratulations

A great accomplishment! Congratulations!
__________________
Brent Owens
EAA Chapter 9 Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Columbus, OH
RV-8 'Contrary Mary' flying
N784DE S/N #82614

www.fixedwingbuddha.com
Follow me on Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-31-2012, 08:37 PM
Dvalcik's Avatar
Dvalcik Dvalcik is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Royersford, PA
Posts: 883
Smile PREP from todays flights

Today was even better ? now have approximately 5 hours of testing. I flew the plane and John continued flight testing. We are racking up the hours and really dialing it in. We added only one wedge to adjust rudder trim and adjusted the heim joints for the heavy wing last night. Now she is fly?s level with hands off.

Re-pitched the 3 blade and runs like a champ ? smooth at 5500 rpm. She flew about 115 ? 116 kts without wheel pants. Climb is about 950 ft per min with density altitude at 1750. Finished fine tuning a few things, idle is now correct; the Grand Rapids autopilot is working great after completing some configuration setting today.

Adjusted the trim speed ? I have a vertical power and set trim speed at different power settings. This is a nice feature.
Dave Farmer came in is 12 an was chase plane for photos. It was good to be able to ask about his readings and we matched up very good from temp, speed, altitude, heading, etc?

Tomorrow another 5 ? 6 hours of flying fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



OK the GRIN!


Photo from Dave's RV12
.

.
.

Good thing John is not to shy - LOL put him in front of a camera who knows what you will get. Don't know if he is not having as much fun as I am. A slow 3 ft pass for a photo opportunity.
.

.

.
Last ones for the night. I will try to post the video tomorrow.
.

.
__________________
David
EAA 1250 KPTW
Royersford, PA
david@rv12pilot.com
2021 VAF Supporter


RV12 #568 EAB
* Started 9/30/2011
* 1st flight 8/30/12


http://www.rv12pilot.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/dvalcik
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.