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11-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Hey guys, I didn't get a response on the Team Rocket forums, so I'm trying here. I'm putting my flight manual together for the DER getting ready for first flight. Looking at the sample F1 manual it seems to show aerobatics permitted up to 2000 lbs and through the full CG range. Is that right???? Seems like there should be a reduced max weight and some limitation to the CG? Any inputs welcome.

11-11-2015, 09:52 AM
I would restrict the weight to 1850lbs, and use about 95 on the aft limit. Spins with two souls on board has not been tested as far as I know.

Then again, you built it, so you can assign your own limits after testing.

Sounds like the fun is about to start for you! Congrats!

And: thank your your service.

Carry on!

11-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Hi Mark,
and, congrats to you Swany to be ready for your first flight.
Not to hijack the thread, but I've always said the only airplane that I would trade my RV-4 for is the F-1. I still would love to have the F-1 lite (hot 4 cylinder, maybe tapered wing). Any news on the possible reintroduction of your kits?

11-11-2015, 06:07 PM
Thanks Mark. We have some friends who just moved to Boerne. We might have to come and visit.