Had fun flying and making this video. Thanks to Cliff Weaver for flying the chase plane during the flight.

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Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on March 25, 2011 at 9:44pm

Congrats from Idaho!

Like the paint scheme!

Happy flying and blue skys


Comment by James Roberts on March 19, 2011 at 12:28am
beautiful paint job as well...
Comment by Tim Garrett on March 17, 2011 at 5:09pm

Congratulations! You will never forget the first flight even if you didn’t have it on video. The chase plane shots are very cool. 

You had a visible exhaust at 3:45. I haven’t noticed that before on the Jabirus. Might be running a little rich? Might just be the head on view?

Thanks, now I’ve got Kenny Loggins stuck in my head. :)

Comment by Thomas Makibbin on March 11, 2011 at 5:05pm
I have had that happen to me, but in this case it was just a low battery with a cold engine.  I ended up removing the cowling, jumping the battery and ground running to charge and warm the engine.  Now, when it is cold out, I preheat the engine and the Jabiru fires right up and purrrrrs...
Comment by Michael Herder on March 10, 2011 at 5:05pm

Nice.  Good job.  I liked the 2:38 cut too.  Can I guess fuel selector off?  That jab will run a while with that fuel in the bowl.  Ask me how I know.  Done that at least twice now. My rule of thumb is, even if my engine and CHT, oil and all else is fine warm, I won't take off unless the engine has been running long enough that it would be impossible to only be running off fuel in the bowl >3 minutes to be on the safe side.  Not a worry for me since my run up and check lists take while.

Comment by Bob McDonald on March 10, 2011 at 6:08am
"Whoo Hoooo!" Great job on building, flying and video of the first flight.
Comment by Joseph F. Truncale on March 9, 2011 at 7:32pm

Great job, great flight, great video.



Comment by James Cameron on March 9, 2011 at 2:33pm
The point at 2:38 cracked me up
Comment by James Cameron on March 9, 2011 at 2:32pm

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