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Old February 14th 04, 02:12 AM
R&R Sherwood
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Default Glasair 1-RG first flight

I now know the adrenaline rush that other builders get during their projects
first flight. Last Jan 17th, after 11 years building, my Glasair 1-RG and
I took to the sky. First flight was cut short because of high oil temps,
I think the temps are now cured. So far we have 8 flights, testing gear
retraction and start exploring both ends of the speed envelope, 205 MPH to
date, will continue opening the envelop as flights progress. This Glasair
is powered by a 230 HP, Subaru EG-33 removed from an SVX. Propeller is
an MTV-18, 3-blade electric constant speed.
Russell Sherwood
Houston TX


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Old February 14th 04, 02:28 AM
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R&R Sherwood wrote:

I now know the adrenaline rush that other builders get during their projects
first flight. Last Jan 17th, after 11 years building, my Glasair 1-RG and
I took to the sky. First flight was cut short because of high oil temps,
I think the temps are now cured. So far we have 8 flights, testing gear
retraction and start exploring both ends of the speed envelope, 205 MPH to
date, will continue opening the envelop as flights progress. This Glasair
is powered by a 230 HP, Subaru EG-33 removed from an SVX. Propeller is
an MTV-18, 3-blade electric constant speed.
Russell Sherwood
Houston TX


Like your first solo, that first flight will be with you forever.

But dam, Russell!

Not many of us make first flights in THAT kind of machine.

wOw
!

Richard
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Old February 14th 04, 03:06 AM
Del Rawlins
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In R&R Sherwood wrote:
I now know the adrenaline rush that other builders get during their
projects first flight. Last Jan 17th, after 11 years building, my
Glasair 1-RG and I took to the sky.


Congratulations and I want to thank all of you people who have been
posting about your first flights here lately. It is a big source of
encouragement to those of us who are still building to be reminded that
there is eventually a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Old February 14th 04, 03:40 AM
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"R&R Sherwood" wrote in message
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I now know the adrenaline rush that other builders get during their

projects
first flight. Last Jan 17th, after 11 years building, my Glasair 1-RG

and
I took to the sky. First flight was cut short because of high oil

temps,
I think the temps are now cured. So far we have 8 flights, testing gear
retraction and start exploring both ends of the speed envelope, 205 MPH to
date, will continue opening the envelop as flights progress.


That's a hot little plane. Are you wearing a chute during testing?


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Old February 15th 04, 01:02 AM
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No chute ..... just a Nomex fire suit.


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That's a hot little plane. Are you wearing a chute during testing?



 




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