It finally happened. A very cool, but calm day.
Heavy left wing, but otherwise very familiar handling characteristics. The cabin heat worked nicely at 6500 ft and 25F. A little draft from the spar box.
Smooth and wiggled at ~47 kts with 20 deg flaps. Nice cruise at ~150kts with 23" and 2340 rpm.
Now comes the tuning, data collection and airmanship proficiency improvement.
Several people deserve some personal thanks, as well as the VAF members at large. A new beginning.