Congratulations to Captain John on his first flight!

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Postby kevinsrv7 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:05 am

Nice work Dude!

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Postby BSwayze » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:35 am

Wow, this is AWESOME news! Congrats, CJ!!! Fly safe and enjoy the journey. :)
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Capt John.s First Flight!

Postby stanman » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:25 am

Cogratulations and very Well Done!!....Enjoy the flying!........rgds to all ..stanman
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Postby captain_john » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:05 pm

Thanks again Guys!

I am still dialing things in. This is the part I have been waiting for!

:wink: CJ
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Postby captain_john » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:01 pm

Took her for a rip yesterday.

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I took this picture behind my friend Mitch's house at the airpark.

Maybe I will put a red stripe on it?!?

:roll: CJ
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Postby Wicked Stick » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:32 pm

CJ, congrats on your first flight and entering phase 1.
Stay safe and have fun !
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Postby captain_john » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:57 pm

Thanks Dave,

It is alotta fun and runs great!

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Postby gbrasch » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:29 pm

Congrats, the scotch is on me at OSH 15! Glenn
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Postby captain_john » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks Glenn!

I am looking forward to it!

:wink: CJ
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Postby simatos » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:19 pm

Cj Amazing!! project is in the air-Congrats. Im just buttoning in last items for my G3X. By the way I thought you looked prety sharp in The Canadian Tuxedo, Cheers ah??? From the Great White North!!Gary

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Postby captain_john » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:04 pm

Thans Gary!

It has been quite a fun time testing the plane! I have seen as much as 239 knots groundspeed and 180 knots true. I have also seen 2 knots groundspeed on the low side.

What has simply blown me away is the autopilot. It has so many features I haven't been able to try them all!

I am about halfway through my test program now and stand a chance to do a fair amount of flying during the Christmas vacation.

These planes are simply incredible!

You are going to love it!

:wink: CJ
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Postby simatos » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:43 pm

sounds amazing, I'm just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, You will have a High Speed Christmas. Best wishes with the flight and electric checkouts and Best Wishes to you and the RB crew for the Holidays, Cheers G

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CJ turned 40!

Postby bullojm1 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:48 am

I got a text from CJ letting me know his RV-7 turned 40. Congrats...now the real fun begins!


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Postby captain_john » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:17 pm

Thanks Mikey! I was going to upload this and a few other pictures but the gallery isn't working for me again.

I am looking forward to the flying!

This thing is quite a machine! The G3X autopilot is incredible!

:wink: CJ
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Postby stevewiz » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:05 pm

Congrats on getting the 40 on. Now you have a whole big world to explore. We are many years away from that point. Captain John, did you have any big issues during the test period.
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Postby captain_john » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:03 pm

Thanks Steve!

I did have a heavy left wing and figuring out the autompilot was something to behold! It literally does EVERYTHING!

When I got up to about 35 hours, I felt confident that my plane was good for longer legs. Things are getting more predictable now.

You have quite a road ahead! Enjoy the trip!

:mrgreen: CJ
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Postby bruceh » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:18 pm

CJ,

What did you do for your heavy wing? I have the same issue. Rigging is all set fine (far as I can tell). I played with adjusting flaps and ailerons but nothing seemed to fix it. Same issues with or without gear leg fairings, so that isn't it.

I ended up taping on a small wedge (for now) on the underside of the right aileron. I'm contemplating riveting on a small tab (1" X 6") in the center of the right aileron that I can bend and adjust further as needed before any painting. My former hangar partner's Cirrus has a similar trim tab.
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Postby captain_john » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:54 pm

Someone emailed me a pdf that came from Van. In the end, I squeezed the trailing edge of the aileron.

There are several things to check before you actually squeeze a trailing edge. Let me see if I can find the document in electronic version.

:). CJ
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Postby captain_john » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:55 pm

Found it!



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