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Old 10-31-2017, 07:49 AM
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Default First flight

I'm really pleased to report that on the 25th of October/2017, after a longer than expected build time, RV-7 C-FCSH took to the air for the first time.

Everything went as expected with no major issues. The left wing is a little heavy but was trimable, that'll be addressed shortly.

The time stamp on the video was out by a few years, ooops.

I can assure you all that it's a great feeling to fly the maiden flight, well worth all the effort. I completed 6.5 hours over the next few days, such a fantastic little airplane. LOVE IT!

Enjoy the video!

https://youtu.be/kWSrgOTY164
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:02 AM
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Congrats! Crisp video from the cockpit, and did you even feel touching the ground?!
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:05 AM
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Wow! Awesome landing. Congrats!
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:51 AM
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Simon: Congratulations! Beautiful accomplishment, Beautiful airplane, Beautiful video.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:08 AM
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Great to see another Canadian amateur-built aircraft take to the air. Congratulations!
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:41 PM
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Glad to hear it Simon. Way to go.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:14 PM
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Congratulations good sir!
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:12 PM
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Congratulations Simon!

Nice paint scheme.

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Old 10-31-2017, 07:14 PM
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Big congrats and achievement.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:16 PM
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Awesome!! Congrats!
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