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Old 06-20-2018, 02:50 PM
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Smile first flight today

I made my first flight today.Pleasant aircraft and easy to land.
Perhaps the first RV 14 in France.
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:14 PM
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Congratulations! Do you have any pictures or video?
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:37 PM
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Congrats and fly safely
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:54 AM
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Congratulations Georges !

Yes, it's the first in France and the only one for fews weeks or months ;^)
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:05 AM
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Congratulations Georges,
The fisrt -14 to fly in France, and I believe amongst the first in Europe too.
Now it's just pleasure of flying in a fabtastic machine.
Happy landings.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:20 AM
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I made my first flight today.Pleasant aircraft and easy to land.
Perhaps the first RV 14 in France.
Georges
So tell me how it went with some detail. Did you feel any pull left or right? Any heavy wing? And trim challenges? Did you have any cross control needs or attitude issues? How long did you fly? What was on your mind about what might happen?

I'm asking, because I'm getting close to first flight. I plan to get a few days of training in a similar RV-7A. And I'm wondering, what will I do if after lift off the plane wants to hard turn right, or pitch up. Will I have to fly with very un trimmed stick? Might be a challenge.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:33 PM
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Too awesome! Congrats!
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:50 PM
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Felicitations, Georges! Tres bien fait!
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:03 PM
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Congrats!!!

BTW, in Sweden we are allowed to copy others noise test data if the configuration is basically the same (Same aircraft, engine and prop) So if anyone have or will do an EASA noise test on an RV-14/RV-14A with a 390 and a 74 inch prop, I would love to get a copy of the result. (I will make mine public if I have to do it myself)

As far as I know you have the second RV-14 flying in Europe.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:43 AM
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Sglynn don't worry about take off ,There is no tendency for hard turn.The only thing that is surprising is how fast you will be in air so increase the power slowly to have more time.
My first concern for the first flight was to check the temperatures as my engine is equipped with 2 Pmags so the flight was short (1/2 hour).
Today I made an another flight with more time to look at the ball.
The ball is centered in cruise flight and there is no noticeable heavy wing.
i made a stall and there is nothing special to say.
At hight speeds trim response is too fast so I have to set a slower speed motor in the Dynon for the next flight.
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