Nearly there

The popular range of RV kitplanes

Moderator: Moderators

Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:56 pm

First flight in her today.
Big smile.................
Gerald Williams
User avatar
Ryan Beeton
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1486
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:53 pm
Closest Airfield: FALA
Location: Jhb
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ryan Beeton » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:10 pm

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!

Congrats Ger, you must be over the moon!!
Carpe Diem
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:20 am

6 flights later, a two ship.
3 flights later, a 4 ship.
The full 5 ship next weekend

Very sweet to do aeros solo and in formation. Exceeded my expectations
Gerald Williams
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Mon May 05, 2014 3:41 pm

The team got our public display tickets today. All go for 2014.
Shows booked for the UK, Ireland and Denmark so far.
Gerald Williams
User avatar
Raeflyer
Frequent AvComer
Posts: 772
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:53 pm
Closest Airfield: FAGM
Location: JHB
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Raeflyer » Mon May 05, 2014 5:31 pm

Ger wrote:Three done, two to go.
Hey Ger,
What 3 bladed prop is that on G-EGRV? Have you compared the 2 bladers with it?
✈✈✈ Stephen Haupt ✈✈✈
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Mon May 05, 2014 6:17 pm

Two of the 8's have MTV props.
We can't find much difference between them and the two bladed hartzell 74 inch blended props.
3 possibly climbs a little better, the 2 cruises slightly faster. I'm only talking a few knots.

The biggest difference is the price.

They are our findings and by no means gospel
Gerald Williams
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Mon May 05, 2014 11:12 pm

4th May 2014
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Gerald Williams
Goose1
Frequent AvComer
Posts: 656
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:20 pm
Closest Airfield: FAWB
Location: Pretoria, FAWB
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 7 times

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Goose1 » Tue May 06, 2014 7:11 pm

=D> =D> =D>
Hans de Beer
AME A and H
PPL A and H
RV8 ZU-KEA
User avatar
AC6T
Tree Tousand
Tree Tousand
Posts: 3621
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:46 pm
Has liked: 37 times
Been liked: 5 times

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by AC6T » Fri May 16, 2014 12:48 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Looks great.

6T
If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. - Bob Hoover
Life is not a malfunction. (Johnny 5)
A.K.A Bruce Wayne
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Thu May 29, 2014 11:24 pm

All 5 now fitted with smoke and cleared by our LAA.
Our final weekend of work up before our first show the following weekend.
Thereafter, we head to Denmark and then Ireland.
Gerald Williams
User avatar
ACE MAN
Fower Tousand
Fower Tousand
Posts: 4110
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:53 am
Closest Airfield: FAKT+VHHH+FAPX
Location: iKhaya mina 22N114E
Has liked: 576 times
Been liked: 174 times

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by ACE MAN » Fri May 30, 2014 7:42 am

:smt023 :smt023 :smt023 :smt023
IITYWTMWYBMAD
Nomakhanjani
¯¯VAF¯¯
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:33 am

Our pre season build up

http://youtu.be/yKDPmX5aXFk
Gerald Williams
User avatar
Rob K
Too Tousand
Too Tousand
Posts: 2140
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 5:20 pm
Location: Bryanston, Tedderfield
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Rob K » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Ger wrote:Our pre season build up

http://youtu.be/yKDPmX5aXFk
Absolutely STUNNING - great flying and great sequences.

Rob
SAFETY FIRST AVIATOR
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:20 pm

Rob K wrote:
Ger wrote:Our pre season build up

http://youtu.be/yKDPmX5aXFk
Absolutely STUNNING - great flying and great sequences.

Rob
Thank you Rob.
It's changed a bit since the build up, for the better we think.
We will get a video of the display in Denmark on the 20th and post it.
Gerald Williams
Ger
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:38 pm
Closest Airfield: EGFH
Location: UK, EGFH
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Nearly there

Unread post by Ger » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:52 pm

Just came back from Denmark where we were invited to their national airshow. Over 120,000 people there and some fantastic fast jets, teams and pistons. A full days programme, mostly clear but very wind conditions.
We were on between an F18 Super Hornet and the Red Arrows.... No pressure then !
As it turned out we walked away with best civilian display.
Very happy and a memorable weekend.
Can't wait to get back in 2016
Gerald Williams

Return to “Van's Aircraft”