As of 8am this morning, (June 5), RV-9 N556RM, made its first flight at the Chester Catawba Regional airport in South Carolina.
The plane performed as expected for a Van's Aircraft - perfect!
Wind was from the North at 4mph, temperature was 65 degrees, barometric pressure was 29.89. Took off, climbed to pattern altitude at 100mph, made the turns in the pattern, throttled back, flaps at 80mph, got 70mph on final, the mains touched, very slight hop, mains back down - stuck, tail dropped a short time later, taxied back to hangar.
What a glorious day! She flies!
Started this project in April 2006, first flight 12 years and 2 months later.
'Bought dern time!
"Pilots: Looking down on people since 1903"
RV-9, N556RM, O-320, Dual PMags, Catto 3 blade.
Phase 1 completeded - FLYING Phase 2
Mosquito XEL kit in garage being built.