Well, after my first 5 hours flying my XL I can report that this is a fantastic aircraft. It flys hands off with minimal trim, I must have been very lucky setting up the rudder alignment as it tracks straight and true with no rudder input. The Jabiru engine has plenty of power and am working out what to set the adjustable prop at. Currently getting 105kts at 2900 RPM. Am getting a lot of wind noise through the canopy frame so will look at sealing that better. With only 5 hrs so far am looking forward to many more. To all still building, keep at it as the reward at the end of the tunnel can't be measured or overstated. First flight in your own creation really can't be described adequately.

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Comment by Tim Garrett on August 24, 2013 at 8:26pm
No luck, you followed the guides and drawings and probable checked it three times (or more). Congratulations on your milestones! 410 hours later and sitting at 10,000 ft in the 800 lbs of aluminum I built with my own hands, I'm still amazed. Enjoy yourself and be safe!
Comment by Chris Sinfield on August 21, 2013 at 5:06am
Well done. Great to see another one airborne.
Comment by Allan / Zenair Australia on August 11, 2013 at 4:47pm
Hi Darryl
Great to hear you are having so much fun
Comment by Patrick Hoyt on August 11, 2013 at 8:03am
Darryl, it's so good to hear of your success. Hearing of your experiences now as a "flyer" really brings back that incredible feeling that we've had upon flying our creations. Many people share in your excitement.

- Pat

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