RV 8 first flight 30 Aug 13

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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by AntonKruse » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:39 am

Very nice indeed.
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by Rob K » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

Great looking 8.

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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by ilikeadornier » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:56 am

First flight successfully completed on friday morning 30 Aug 13.
First flight lasted 1hr.No major snags.
Slight left roll with ailerons nuetral.
A/H on MGL indicating slight left bank when flying straight and level.
The aircraft has flown 9,6 hrs so far and the engine parameters are all good with no overheating issues.
Engine is still using oil indicating that the run inn is progressing well,at the moment it is being flown balls to the wall.
Thanks to the test pilot Dawie van Staden who did the first ,and subsequent flights over the weekend.
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by Jan » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:50 am

Well done guys =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Unread post by Jan » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:51 am

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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by ilikeadornier » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:13 am

Hi everyone here some pics of the big day will post more later.
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by Pheonix137 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:05 pm

She looks lovely! congratulations on the first flights guys!
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by ilikeadornier » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:16 pm

Test flying continued today,this is one of the air to air shots taken.
The aircraft now has 11.4 hrs and only a few minor snags that are easy to sort out.
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by savas » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:32 pm

Awesum and well done
Out of curiosity what type of snags did you experience
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by Jan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:39 am

Out of curiosity what type of snags did you experience
I assume "AC too fast" is one of the snags. :twisted:

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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by ilikeadornier » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:51 am

1) The aircraft has a tendency to roll to the left when stick neutral.
2) Baffling rubber front left was folding back on itself (fixed with two pieces of velcro).
3) Front part of lower cowling slightly chaffing against snorkel(fixed using anti chaff tape).
4) intersection rubber between fuselage and wing on lower right wing came loose (fixed using glue)
And on a subsequent flight the rubber on the upper left wing came loose (fixed using glue)
5) EFIS went dead twice in 11.4 hrs requiring a power off ,power on to reset(still working on this one)
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by ACE MAN » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:56 am

Wrt your snag no1. Is this at cruise speed and is the tendency less or rolling to the right at low speed / glide speed?
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by Jan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:52 am

WRT your wing root rubbers coming loose.
Drill two small holes (like button holes) through the rubber and the wing root at various places.
Then use safety wire from the outside to the inside to fasten. It is almost invisible an the rubber will never come off again.

Roll tendency (heavy wing) can easily be fixed - Dawie knows how. But wait until you have the socks and shoes on before fixing it.
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Re: RV 8 almost ready for test flight.

Unread post by savas » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:20 pm

ilikeadornier wrote:1) The aircraft has a tendency to roll to the left when stick neutral.
2) Baffling rubber front left was folding back on itself (fixed with two pieces of velcro).
3) Front part of lower cowling slightly chaffing against snorkel(fixed using anti chaff tape).
4) intersection rubber between fuselage and wing on lower right wing came loose (fixed using glue)
And on a subsequent flight the rubber on the upper left wing came loose (fixed using glue)
5) EFIS went dead twice in 11.4 hrs requiring a power off ,power on to reset(still working on this one)
Wow you can hardly call these snags, amazing achievement all that building, and these nilly willy items

Well done and enjoy [-o< =D> =D>

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