Sunday 20 Sept 2009
0.2 air time
0.2 flt time
7.3 hrs to go to finish the official flight test phase


Circuits at mid CG. I wanted to get used to how the aircraft lands at this CG before moving back to the aerobatic aft CG limit.


  1. Three touch and goes and a full stop landing. There was no one else in the circuit, so I did closed pattern pull ups to a very tight downwind, and a tight, steep final turn to a very short final.

Local RV builder Patrick Valade snapped this very nice photo during one of my touch and go landings.

New Snags:

  1. None

Existing Snags:

  1. Max rpm still decreases late in the flight.
  2. SD-8 Alternator - must run power wire to regulator.
  3. Small amount of right rudder pedal force needed in cruise. Need to add a wedge on the left side of the rudder trailing edge.
  4. Pitch trim speed of movement is slow during a touch and go. Need to try it with the pitch trim speed governor removed.