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Old 12-01-2017, 02:28 PM
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Default First Flight N16DK

On 27, November 2017, RV-7 kit #72938 officially became a flying machine!

I took the build over from the original builder, Terry Gudz, as a project to work on with my Dad. Terry had completed much of the main structures and I figured it would take us a year to get it to flying status. That was 4.5 years ago. We did all the electrical wiring, instrument panel, avionics installation, and final assembly. Empty weight came in at 1055 lbs.

The first flight was a thrill as the plane took off and climbed like a rocket in the cool, Chicago fall morning. The only issue was a heavy left wing at cruise speed.



Video coming soon.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:44 PM
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Talking Congratulations

Matt, congrats on the new fledgling
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:58 PM
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Congratulations!!!
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:32 PM
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Congrats, from one Delta Kilo tail number to another!!
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:48 PM
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:25 PM
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Hi All,

Thanks for you comments! An exciting day to be sure.

Finally got around to finishing up the the first flight video. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/5WvlOW-sH4A
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