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Old 06-17-2016, 05:07 PM
TimO TimO is offline
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Default RV-14 First Flight

Hey all, had a great first flight today in N14YT. The plane flew perfectly, and I was happy to find that all the temps were great. My CHT's were in the low 300's and oil temps were in the mid-180's to mid-190's when doing full power climbs. It climbs like a rocket and OAT is around 90F today here. It wasn't as stable as the RV-10 but that's not a seems to have a bit better roll rate and should be not quite an RV-7 but fun for Aerobatics. We'll have to find that out after a few more hours. Otherwise, it's very nice to be near the end of being in the shop and be able to spend more time in the sky. I still have to finish the wheel and leg fairings to earn my higher top speeds, but that's about it...I'll post a pic or two later. Time to get back in the cockpit for some more air time to get rid of these flyoff hours.
Tim Olson - CFI
RV-10 N104CD - Flying 2/2006 - 1400+ hours
RV-14 N14YT - Flying 6/2016 - 350+ hours
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:12 PM
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Default Congratulations Tim

No.6. Hope to join the ranks soon.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:16 PM
Nova RV Nova RV is offline
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Location: Leesburg, VA
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Congrats! Seeing more 14s fly give all of us still years off a boost of enthusiasm for keeping the builds going.
Chris Moon
Leesburg, VA

CFI-I ASMEL, ATP, B-1900, A319/320, B-757/767, B-737, Flight Engineer-Turbojet

RV-14A kit # 140243 (flying as of 11/18)
VAF 2018 and 2019 paid
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:35 PM
Mike H Mike H is offline
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Location: Savannah
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Congratulations sir, job well done!
Mike Hammond
RV-14A kit S/N 140170
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:40 PM
Ron B. Ron B. is offline
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Glad to hear everything went well, been thinking of you all day wandering.
Congratulations well deserved.
Thanks Ron
RV-14 Flying
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:49 PM
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Congratulations! Can't wait to see the pics.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:52 PM
Gary 40274 Gary 40274 is offline
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Default Good job

That makes number two for you. Keep it up

Gary Specketer
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:50 PM
n982sx n982sx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
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Congrats, I've been watching your build and assuming you were close.

It's motivating to see these airplanes come alive.

For me, I'm fitting the canopy, Stein is building my wire bundle, the prop has arrived, the engine is on it's way and so is the firewall forward kit.

I don't think this summer, but fall is penciled in for me.

Good luck with your flight tests.
Bob Meyers

Built and Flying RV-14A N626KM SN 140093
Built and Flying Sonex N982SX
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:43 AM
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Congrats an please continue to update your blog it has been a great inspiration so far.
RV-14 kit #140138
Flight testing
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:49 AM
jswareiv jswareiv is offline
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Default First Flight

Hey Tim, congrats. Sounds like you had a great flight.
First RV-14 Flight 04/17/2016
Serial #140087, N214SW - Sold
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