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cgeyman 06-25-2022 09:58 AM

First flight RV-9a
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Uneventful first flight- but high CHTs of 430 cylinders 1 and 2- need to cut down the air ramps. Fixed pitch Sensenich composite prop- really miss my prior constant speed engine on my prior plane. Flew well, starting phase one and still doing engine break-in.
O-360 thunderbolt Lycoming
G3x and GTN 650.

airguy 06-25-2022 10:08 AM


Now to shake the gremlins out and get 'er done!


sbalmos 06-25-2022 10:50 AM

Congrats, welcome to the 9'er fleet! Might want to wait on chopping down the air dams until after break-in, just so you can see where the CHT's ultimately settle down to beforehand.

Mike S 06-25-2022 11:59 AM

Cal, congrats on the new fledgling:D

rockwoodrv9 06-25-2022 01:19 PM

Thats great. I hope you already have your wheel paints and fairings done because once you start flying, they will never get done! Have fun and make sure you record all the data.

PS - hope you didnt get any of the flooding they got at Yellowstone area. I love Missoula.

Vlad 06-25-2022 06:18 PM

Congratulations! Good job Cal!

cgeyman 06-25-2022 07:26 PM

Thanks everybody!
Everyone at VAF has been an inspiration, and provided great mentorship. Thanks for your tips and advice along the way.

deek 06-28-2022 04:39 PM

This aircraft may have been involved in an incident at KMSO yesterday. I was told by an EEA'er who witnessed the incident, and knows the pilot and subject RV-9, this was the second flight. 06-28-2022 04:50 PM

Absolutely heart breaking! Prayers for the man!


Blake 06-28-2022 07:42 PM

Prayers to the pilot. And hope for a full recovery.

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