http://youtu.be/ApwXBLocMJ8

Aircraft passed airworthiness inspection. Had three small gripes, was able to fix on the spot. Fuel valve handle needed to be painted red, needed another "Experimental" sticker in the cockpit, and had to adjust cable retainer strap closer to the pulley at the aft baggage floor.

Aircraft flies great! Controls are responsive. Left wing is a touch heavy, Need a trim tab on the flaperon.

As Grandma used to say..."GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING" !

Steven Winn

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Comment by Elmer Webster on November 27, 2012 at 12:36pm

Congratulations and welcome to the successful builders club!  The first flight adrenaline rush is the initial reward but the 701 just keeps on giving! The more you fly it, the more you'll want too!   Thanks for the video! 

Comment by Chris Aysen on November 26, 2012 at 8:58am

Congrats Steve! Fine Job!

Comment by Mason Bullard on November 26, 2012 at 8:46am

MY - D - FINE

Be safe and enjoy!

Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on November 25, 2012 at 5:15pm

Congrats from Idaho

Blue skys ahead!

Mack

Comment by Bob McDonald on November 25, 2012 at 7:46am
Congrats on 1st flight. Enjoyed the video.
Comment by Tim Smart on November 24, 2012 at 1:32pm
Congratulations, enjoy!
Comment by James R Depfer Sr. on November 24, 2012 at 1:21pm

Congratulations. I just made my first flight yesterday (just 2 takeoffs and landings in the pattern), and also had a heavy left wing. Everything else seemed fine. I just finished attaching  a small trim tab on the right flaperon with duct tape and will test it tomorrow.

Comment by Jock Struthers on November 24, 2012 at 1:03pm
Congratulations. You have lots of fun ahead of you. Re being left hand heavy - mine was the same. After checking flapperon settings etc, Caleb from Zenith suggested bending the trailing edge of the right hand flapperon down rather than a trim tab which I did and the problem was solved. I bent the outer flapperon edge down about a little over 5mls doing it step by step over the first few flights. Balance is also important. If I am on my own, I keep more fuel in the right tank. Other way round and the left hand wing becomes a little "heavy" again.
Comment by Dan Stanton on November 24, 2012 at 12:37pm

Great news. You'r going to love it!

You might want to play with the linkage a bit before you put a trim tab on.

 

Dan

Comment by Ken Ryan on November 24, 2012 at 12:03pm

Way to go!

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