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Simon Coombs’ RV-10 | Cairns, Australia RV-10 #41884

Congrats Simon on the first flight of his RV-10!

Finally got her in the air and I am one very happy RV flyer.

I can report 19 Months after commencing the build in April 2018 my RV10 VH-NWD flew for the first time. Pretty much went off without a hitch and is a dream to fly. Have only put a few hours on the clock however I can report she is very stable and will make an excellent cross country machine as advertised.

My setup is fairly standard. Lycoming O-540 with a Whirlwind 77HRT Constant Speed Prop. Avionics is Dual 10” Dynon Skyview screens and accessories. Interior is custom made with fibreglass instrument panel, centre console and overhead console.

I have to thank the Van’s staff for their support during the build but mostly Nancy as my key contact.

Thanks to Mick Guzwell, a close friend who helped a lot not only with the build but to polish off a couple of coldies at the end of the day.

Big thanks to my wife for her help during the build and making one of my dreams come true. I am very much looking forward to traveling around Australia in the not too distant future with the family.

Have attached a couple of pics. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of my RV grin nor pics of the interior since completion however have attached one of a family flying session in the shed back in September. Things we do while we are building… ha ha

And she's off!!Thanks Lloyd English for the video.

Posted by Catherine Coombs on Saturday, December 7, 2019