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Doug Volkmer’s RV-7 | Lincoln, NE RV-7 #71616

Congrats to Doug on the first flight of his new RV-7! He wrote in to report:

My RV-7 took to the skies on April 18th, 2021 at the experienced hands of Doug Roth. I built this plane with a ‘keep it simple’ approach. My instrument panel is rather sparse. I have an analog airspeed indicator and altimeter sandwiched around a Dynon D-6 EFIS that I bought second hand. I also have a GRT 4000 EIS and a Garmin GTR 200 Comm Radio. A single axis TruTrak autopilot will keep me straight and level and a Sandia transponder tied into a Garmin GDL-82 that will satisfy Charlie airspace requirements. With no paint on the plane, a fixed pitch Sensenich prop and a light panel my empty weight came in at a lean 1036 pounds. My plane is powered by a Lycoming O-360 A1A engine. Looking forward to really getting to know this airplane!

Video here: https://eaa569.org/videos/dougrv7video.html

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