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Old 09-20-2009, 11:20 AM
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Default First Maiden Flight of RV-12 124BJ

Well guys it happen this morning At 7:45 AM . As I mentioned earlier I want to take it to an airport with a LONG runway (1mile) . My grass strip is a bit short for a test flight ,so I trailered it up to Madison SD. attached is a picture of that After some taxi testing. This morning it flew and it is a well designed craft. I have 2400 flight hours in my Challenger 2 (high wing 2 seat pusher rotax 503) So I knew that the fast responses on the controls would be something I would have to be attentive to. Well my brian knowns it by my hand and feet needed some schooling. Attached are some pictures of the flight . I had my sons girl friend flying in an RV 8 to get some in flight shots .


I cant write any more until later. Right now its Miller time.

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Old 09-20-2009, 11:23 AM
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Cogratulations! I'm really excited to see how further flight testing goes with your '12
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:38 AM
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Wow, Congratulations. I'm very excited for you. It only gets better. It sounds like an RV-12 IS still an RV.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:39 AM
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One more picture od Maiden flight . This RV 8 in case for photos .




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Old 09-20-2009, 11:41 AM
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One more note . No flight issues every thing stable. No problem with power plant every thing running in normal ranges.


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Old 09-20-2009, 03:36 PM
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Really glad things went well for you ! Good job !

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Old 09-20-2009, 04:10 PM
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Way to go Brad...you're our hero!
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:02 PM
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Brad,

Congratulations!! I am looking forward to the same in the near future. Could be as soon as 2-4 weeks!! So happy to hear everything seemed to be normal.

Did you notice one wing heavier than the other?
Was the ball centered, hands/feet off?
How close was the IAS stall to the published numbers?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:42 PM
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Looks good Brad, let us know how she flew!
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:02 PM
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Default Maiden Flight

Congratulations Brad!!! I guess we've got to change OUR color scheme now...our plane is going to be white also, with some kind of blue something going down the side.
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