Flight Testing

01 Jul Approach speed

Great comments from test pilot and RV8 builder Kevin Horton: 1.3 Vs works well on larger aircraft, where 30% of stall speed is a fairly large number. But on a smaller aircraft, 30% of stall speed might not...

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03 Aug Flying Attitude

A great article from Doug Rozendaal: --> RV-List message posted by: "Doug Rozendaal" >> --> RV-List message posted by: linn walters Snip >> >> with crosswinds. The plane was the same, but I wasn't. Best of luck, >> Linn >> Linn, You are correct,...

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28 Jun Parachute links

I'll probably be wearing a parachute and helmet when I do the flight testing - just in case. Here are some links to suppliers and information: http://www.butlerparachutes.com/ http://www.strongparachutes.com/ http://www.softieparachutes.com/ http://www.nationalparachute.com/page2.html http://www.pia.com/silver/ShopInfo.htm...

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05 Apr V-speeds

Here are some V speeds that I snagged from somewhere on the internet: V1 | Take-off decision speed V2 | Take-off safety speed (minimum) Va | Design maneuvering speed Vb | Design speed for maximum gust Vc | Design Cruising...

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