This morning, Anne and I drove to the airport and met three friends at 7am for the first flight. Two of the friends are AP and the other is the Tech Consoler and photographer. The APs smoked over the airplane as well as me doing a very through pre-flight.

The first flight only lasted 20 minutes in the air, but that was enough to get things sorted out and land without incident.  Then it was off to breakfast, then home to sleep.  I didn't sleep all that well last night.  Later that same day I went back to the airport and flew another 70 minutes without the ground crew.  It was 97 degrees and 3000 density altitude.  Just getting used to the airplane and following along Andy Elliott's flight test plan.  It flies just like an airplane, even slipped it in for the last landing and everything is looking good so far.

I will post some videos later when I get a chance to edit them some.  Now it's off to bed because tomorrow morning is looking like a good flying day.

Flying out of KPHN is right on the Canadian border at the southern end of Lake Huron.  Really pretty and it was like the sky and the airport were all mine today.

Ron Lendon
Detroit, MI

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Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on July 8, 2012 at 11:57pm

Congrats from Idaho

Blue skies ahead!


Comment by David Gallagher on July 2, 2012 at 12:29pm

Way to persevere!  It would be nice to see it at Oshkosh next year.



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Comment by Ken Pavlou on July 1, 2012 at 9:07am

Congratulations Ron!  I look forward to seeing your plane at a future event.  Judging by your kitlog photos it looks like you did a fantastic job building it.  Good luck with phase 1 testing.

Comment by Bob McDonald on July 1, 2012 at 5:51am

Congrats on first flight :>)

Comment by Dave Gardea on July 1, 2012 at 5:49am
Woohoo .. a big congrats to you Ron! Excellent having your AP friends and tech counselor present for the event. I look forward to the video, pics, and Corvair report!

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