Thank you for your numbers Steve. How did you adjust and check the engine gets 16G/H at full power before first flight?
I didn't check for 16GPH before
first flight other than running the AUX Pump and measuring fuel at the hose going into the "Integrator / servo" which showed 40 gph. I figured with this kinda of test the only thing left that could have starved the engine of fuel was plugged nozzles. So the only thing I did was run full throttle for about 20 seconds on the runway prior to take off. It held full power fine. The brakes could hardly hold it. So I took off because of the need to break-in the engine before glazing the cylinder walls. I took a photo of the panel during climb out and that's how I know what the numbers are. Here is link to that photo.
But I know how you are "thinking" or "feeling" about this first flight and fuel flow. My runway ends at the Pacific Ocean so was my RV going to get me to 500 feet and out over the ocean and then stop running? It was possible. PS, the ocean is 40F in Puget Sound. I did wear a life preserver. I did have ground crew. I did not have Coast Guard, but probably should have.
I did communicate with Lycoming and they reminded me that the NEW engine had been run and tested at their factory and that it is ready to run for 10 hours before any oil change. They reminded me this is not like a field rebuilt engine that needs more testing. They assured me that if I got fuel to the Integrator or servo the rest of the engine would run. So . . . I'm glad that first flight is complete.