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Old 10-31-2017, 06:49 AM
Simon Hitchen Simon Hitchen is offline
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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!
Simon Hitchen
Port Perry, ON, Canada
7 Tip Up, Titan XIO-360, Sensenich FP Prop, Dynon Skyview, GTR-200, GTX-327
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:02 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, 07:05 AM
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Wow! Awesome landing. Congrats!
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:51 AM
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Simon: Congratulations! Beautiful accomplishment, Beautiful airplane, Beautiful video.
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Rio Communities, NM USA
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:08 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, 01:41 PM
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Glad to hear it Simon. Way to go.
Gil Brice
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:14 PM
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Congratulations good sir!
Jereme Carne
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:12 PM
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Congratulations Simon!

Nice paint scheme.

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Old 10-31-2017, 06:14 PM
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Big congrats and achievement.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:16 PM
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Awesome!! Congrats!
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