Yesterday morning weather was good so made the first flight with my 701. I had never flown a 701 before or a plane with a joystick. The angle of attack at take off surprised me a little so the take off was a little sloppy. Flew for 45 minutes remaining over the Rushville IL airport. All temps stayed in the green and everything was looking good. I had to make some adjustments on the flaperons, when I landed, because I had to hold the stick pretty hard to the right to maintain a level flight attitude. I then did a good inspection of the plane to check for leaks or anything else I could find wrong. Everything looked good, so went and ate breakfast and came back to the airport and flew for another 45 minutes. By then the wind had picked up to around 15 knots. I did a few more landings and tied the plane down for the night. I will do a good preflight and check this morning and do more flight testing today.

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Comment by Mike Webster on September 16, 2010 at 4:09pm
Thanks to everyone for the congrats. I appreciate it. I'll have to admit, there is no feeling quite like taking off in an aircraft you built. Especially when you realize everything is going to hold together and it really does fly.
Comment by Bob McDonald on September 16, 2010 at 12:09pm
Congrats...well done !
Comment by Kevin McCune on September 15, 2010 at 4:29pm
Congratulations Mike!
Comment by Sebastien Heintz on September 15, 2010 at 12:15pm
Comment by John Ellis on September 14, 2010 at 4:58pm
Congratulations, it must feel great.
Comment by Ron Lendon on September 14, 2010 at 6:16am
Congratulations Mike. Boy that's gotta feel great!
Fly Safe.
Comment by Mike Webster on September 13, 2010 at 7:12pm
Thanks everyone. Chris, I have the Jab 2200. Sweet little engine. Will post some photos a little later. Planning on paint next spring after all adjustments etc. are done.
Comment by Harmen van der Velden on September 13, 2010 at 7:05pm
congratulations, one of the greatest feelings of accomplishment you can have in a lifetime. Enjoy the memories, they will last forever.
Comment by Ken Sandine on September 13, 2010 at 5:21pm
Congratulations, Mike! First flights give me a little more juice to get my 750 in the air.
Comment by Chris Aysen on September 13, 2010 at 10:11am
Congratulations!!! What engine do you have?

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