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Old 02-20-2017, 01:53 PM
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Default First Flight For RV-8 C-FDTQ

The weather finally improved enough to go for first flights combined with engine break in this weekend. All in all got in 6.6 hr with air under the tires. We have a friend who is also a test pilot in the certified world do the honours. He is also an RV-3 owner and has experience in the 6 & 8A and a lot of other stuff. His reputation is that if there is the slightest snag he will find it. I'm glad to say his list was short and mostly minor. It flew straight, stalled clean & straight, handled like an 8 should, and ran very smooth.

Son started his check out. Mine will start after I shift the ground adjustable rudder pedals aft to make up for my lack of height.

Here is the first flight video. Sorry the wind noise messes with the beautiful sound from the IO-375 four pipe.

https://youtu.be/uw6xU-Qbxls
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:06 PM
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Congrats Dennis. All the best in your test phase. Bring her down to Stanley(CCW4) NS sometime. Our Fly-In is always the Labor Day weekend.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:17 PM
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Blue skies. Will look forward to seeing you above essex county. You sure got a great break in the weather to get some hours in.
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:01 PM
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Congrats on successful first flight.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:38 PM
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Congrats! That is a huge milestone!
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:50 PM
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Dennis, Congratulations! Can't wait until I report the same with my own RV-8. I'm in Michigan, but not far; I'm a member of the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association in Windsor, and would enjoy meeting you sometime, see your aircraft and talk 8s for awhile. Let me know if that's a possibility. And if you ever need hospitality in southeast Michigan, let me know. KPTK is an easy port of entry, and I can offer temporary hangar space if you were visiting the area.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:14 AM
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Congratulations! You have an amazing Paintjob, are there more detailed Pictures?
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:20 AM
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Congrats! Let the fun begin!
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:12 AM
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Wow, that's one heck of a crosswind for a first flight! And was that a flock (or two) of birds crossing the runway on final approach? Kudos to your test pilot!

Congratulations!
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:19 AM
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Fine looking airplane, congrats on first flight.

Good landing in gusty cross wing.
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