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Tom Dubrouillet | Rock HIll, SC RV-8 #83563

Congratulations to Tom, who sends us a belated first-flight report on his RV-8!

RV-8 N563RV had its first flight on 1/9/19 after 2 years and 9 months of building and painting. I used standard wing and tail kits with a QB fuselage kit.

She’s equipped with Lycoming IO360 and Hartzell CS Prop, and a Garmin G3X touch panel.

I had about 1000 hrs in 4, 6, 7A, and 8 models and 563RV performed exactly as expected, with no trims required for straight and level flight.

The RV grin was apparent after the first flight.

I just rolled past 250 hrs on the bird, and love it. Now I’m starting to get the itch to build again and thinking about a 14!

Thanks Van’s for a great design family!!