N410BL Flies!

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N410BL Flies!

Postby leffler » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:22 pm

About 5pm at KDLZ, N410BL took it's first flight with me as the pilot. Geoff Combs, Phil Newlon, Renee Leffler, Zac Holcomb, Lynn Coriell assisted me with the first flight. I did a couple touch and goes with Geoff in his RV-10, then it was my turn. I want to thank everyone that helped me today.

Geoff Combs following me to the runway as the chase plane.

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N410BL departs earth for the first time!

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Taxing back to the hangar. Successful flight!

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Joe Strausbaugh, Lynn Coriell, Geoff Combs, Bob Leffler, and Renee Leffler. Photo taken by Phil Newlon. Thanks to all of them for their help and assistance.

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Postby stevewiz » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:35 am

How exciting. The plane looks great and congratulations.

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Postby painless » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:14 am

Awesome!!! Congratulations! Enjoy that RV grin!
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Postby bruceh » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:27 pm

Way to go, Bob! Hope you have many, many more.
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Postby hydroguy2 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:52 pm

woohoo! now enjoy the ride, it only gets better from here.
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Postby captain_john » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:59 am

Bob, great job!

You have got to be thrilled!

Can't wait to see it in person!

:) CJ
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Postby Spike » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:14 am

That is soooo cool to hear. I love the colors to boot.

So now the big question, wanna sell it?

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Postby leffler » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:02 am

Spike wrote:That is soooo cool to hear. I love the colors to boot.

So now the big question, wanna sell it?

Spike


The bigger question is can you afford it? :mrgreen:

I would sell in an instant for the right price. However, the right price is about twice the market price at the moment. :o
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Postby Joe Parish » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:15 pm

Congrats on the first flight Bob! Stay safe and enjoy.
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Postby Spike » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:52 am

Oh Bother!
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Postby cjensen » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:22 am

Way to go Bob!! Congrats!!
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Postby leffler » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:05 am

It's amazing that the RV-10 flies much better when the fuel pump actually works. Replaced it over the weekend and now things work as they should. I had an enjoyable hour test flight late yesterday afternoon. Now, back to Phase I testing.

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Postby captain_john » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:25 am

What do you mean by, "when the fuel pump actually works"?

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Postby Spike » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:24 am

Great question. Maybe I am glad that he wouldn't sell it to me!

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Postby leffler » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:14 am

captain_john wrote:What do you mean by, "when the fuel pump actually works"?

:? CJ


Sorry I missed the question. I just noticed it this morning.

My mechanical fuel pump failed on the first flight. Which made for a highly anxious trip around the pattern to land. Fortunately, the electric fuel pump handled the job quite well and allowed me to land with out any issue.

It was a very tense few seconds until I figured out what was wrong. It was a mixed blessing. I overlooked turning the boost pump on during the pre-flight check list. Had it been on, I probably wouldn't have known there was an issue with the mechanical pump.
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Postby captain_john » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:21 am

Wow!

That makes for some excitement!

:o CJ
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