First Flight

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  1. Oct 23, 2005 #1

    planecrazzzy

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    It's not finished until it FLIES..... after alot of paperchasing and getting myself up to speed with tailwheel endorsement and 5 hrs in a like aircraft....I finally flew my plane after 4 yrs of building.....
    I did some fast Taxi and flew the tail.....Then a faster taxi and lifted slightly.....on the third one I planned to lift off and "feel" the airplane, if the Trim was too bad....I'd put it back down , The trim was PERFECT , I gradually added power and started the climb over the airport to check the "approach" to stall speed.....then I brought her back down and had a Great landing.....about a 15 min flight - Noneventfull
    Gotta Fly...
    Mike in MN


    Here's some pictures of that day.....:ban:
     
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  2. Oct 23, 2005 #2

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    Testing Trim

    Still making the decision to commit aviation...
    Gotta Fly...
     
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    Climb out

    Commited now...
     
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    Success !

    Now , It'll take two weeks to get this stupid GRIN off my face !
     
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    Mike,

    CONGRATS!!! Looks like the WX cooperated for you!

    Ya gotta love it!

    :ban: CJ
     
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    Good stuff

    Now that's what it's all about!!!!!:ban: May the stupid grin never leave your face.:D

    CAB
    Bearhawk #862
     
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    Congratulations! I'm neon-green with envy! :)
     
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    wow, congratulations from me too!

    Nice job. What Kolb model is it? I had a Kolb Ultrastar, (ultralight) that looked like yours only the boom was high and the engine was low, behind the seat. Just an open framework.
    I did not build it but learned how to fly tail draggers with it, not the recomended method but it worked for me
    Wally
     
  9. Oct 24, 2005 #9

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    Thanks Guys

    Hey , Thanks for the replies guys....

    The plane is a Kolb - Firestar II , 503 w/B box, Dual Carbs, Dual Elec ignition ,Dual Ducati ignition , 3 Blade 66" IVO , GPL starter , EIS w/ VSI and remote switches, Narco AT155 Transponder and AR850 encoding Altimeter, miZer fuel gauge/ fuel flow meter, and I painted it after one of my old R/C planes......

    That whole process is here :

    http://www.geocities.com/planecrazzzy/Planecrazzzy.html


    Gotta Fly...
    Mike in MN N381PM

    PS I LOVE the "VSI" on my "EIS"
     
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    Oh WAY TO GO Man!
    I'm jealous too! :D
     
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    Ditto.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2005 #12

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    Congrats -

    Mike - heartiest congrats on your first flight last Sunday. It is always a thrill to have your creation, your "baby" in flight for the first time.

    Between hurricanes, come down to SE Florida, where the flying is great.
     
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    That is Outstanding news!! Very Cool!
     

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