'lik lik baloos'...spreads her wings!!

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stanman
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'lik lik baloos'...spreads her wings!!

Postby stanman » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:39 pm

Well...my RV8...is finally airborne!....I flew first flight on July 1...and since then have been doing an hour at a time ...mainly concerning myself with engine run in...and generally getting to know the a/c...It flies very nicely!...seems quick!...temps and pressures all look good!...may be a rudder trim tab in my future.?...ie.needing slight right rudder..level at 2.500ft...26..map 2500rpm...IAS..approx 164...leg pants only..some variation between my grt efis and dynon re ball deflection....... would appreciate input from other RV8 builders...re.. rudder trim tabs?...40 hr test period...so lots more work to do!!....rgds to all... stan :)
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Postby Spike » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:37 am

Wow I love to hear when these birds take flight. Of course we need pics!!

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Postby captain_john » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:45 pm

Stanman, Congrats on the little bird!!!

That is GREAT!!!

Yes, Spike is right... WE NEED PICTURES!

:) CJ
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Postby cjensen » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:03 am

AWESOME stanman!!! Pics please! We need pics!!!
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Postby lancef53 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:50 pm

That is awesome!! It is gonna be fast if you are at 164 without pants!
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stanman
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re performance...lik lik baloos...

Postby stanman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:34 pm

the 164 kts is IAS...an average of the ASI...GRT Efis....and Dynon...ie 3 sources(..they could be all wrong of course!)...@2500'....26map 2500rpm...full rich....I have a ram air induction system....plenum...and a pmag on r/h side...CHT.s ...are very good...ie 345...355....oil temp 175 ..180....I have leg pants...but no upper or lower intersection fairings...and no wheel fairings..as yet...I had the impression that I was around book figures ..ie expecting about 180 Tas...with everything on!....I.m trying like mad to send some pictures...but having trouble uploading to my gallery...rgds to all stan...p.s 180hp...IO360 superior...Hartzell..M2yr bf7497.prop

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Edited by Spike: Added images. check the post source to see how its done.
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Postby captain_john » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:21 am

Stanman!!!

Quite nice!!!

I wasn't expecting a painted plane. Did you paint it before assembling it?

Hmmmm, wondering if I should do that too?

Looks great!

:) CJ
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Postby Brantel » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:00 pm

Very nice...congrats.
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Postby hydroguy2 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:20 pm

captain_john wrote: Hmmmm, wondering if I should do that too?


Yes you should
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stanman
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re photos...

Postby stanman » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:48 am

Firstly ...many thanks to spike for uploading my photos!....(i was having a devil of a time!! :bang: ...I will try to transmit the latest photos ..ie full livery...cockpit decals...signage ..wing/fuse fairings installed...empennage fairing installed..etc...they look better!...Yes C.J....I painted it before Cof A...ie mainly for weight and balance etc..(Altec...Marine.. 2pack polyurethene..modestly priced!...and easily repairable!!)..Also thanks to everyone for your kind comments!...rgds to all....stan
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