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Old 01-31-2022, 11:00 PM
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Default PH-MNX First Flight (RV-7)

Hi,

After four years of building-fun, it's now time to get some flying-fun.
Initially I planned five years to build my RV-7, but the Corona lockdowns
in the Netherlands saved me a lot of commute time, which I could spent
on my RV.

Since I've never flown an RV-7 and only have 80 hours (65 Cessna 150,
15 in a Cub for tailwheel conversion), I thought it might be prudent to ask
a retired Dutch Airforce pilot (who also flies an RV-7), with me on my first flight.

Oh also, this is the first RV-7 in the Netherlands with a ULPower 520iSA
engine. It's a really light 6-cylinder engine with a lot of power.
I had to shift the engine forward (and extend tho cowl) to get the CG right.

Here's the first flight of PH-MNX.
https://youtu.be/0CXRdksgESo

The Grin at the end says it all!
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Old 01-31-2022, 11:39 PM
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Default Congratulations!!!

Marcel, congrats on the new fledgling
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Old 02-01-2022, 12:50 AM
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Congrats Marcel! Time to update your signature! Enjoy!
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Fresh Ukraine update and photos from RV-6 owner Alex 28 June 2022!
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Old 02-01-2022, 10:00 AM
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Congrats Marcel, yet another Euro-RV to take to the air

Nice paint scheme, and what a GRIN!
Read about your powerplant. We have an -8 flying over here with a ULPower UL520i, also had to lengthen the nose somewhat, you probably even know the aircraft (HB-YES).
Anyway, time for you to reap the profits from your time and expenses, enjoy
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Old 02-02-2022, 06:24 PM
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Nice. Impressive work with engine.
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Old 02-02-2022, 06:49 PM
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Congrats! enjoy flying the Phase 1 to work thru the squawks. looks and sounds good!
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Old 02-02-2022, 06:58 PM
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Great paint job! Could we see a pic of the entire aircraft?
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Old 02-02-2022, 09:45 PM
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Sure here's an overview photo.

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Old 02-02-2022, 11:15 PM
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Wow! What a beautiful bird! Well done and congratulations.
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Old 02-03-2022, 06:11 AM
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Congratulations! Beautiful aircraft 👊 I look forward to hearing about the UL performance 👍
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