RV-7 N646RC (Builder # 71194) flew for the first time on the morning of October 4, 2011 after 8 years of construction with Jerry Ronk at the controls. All went well except for a yaw trim issue.
The plane is equipped with a Mattituck/ECI TMX O-360,WhirlWind RV-200 Prop, Dynon D-100/D120, Ifly 720 GPS, Garmin SL-40 Com, Garmin GX-327 Transponder, Tru Trak Digiflight IIVS Autopilot. It flew for 18 months to work out all issues prior to paint. The empty weight after paint is 1073lb.
I would like to thank Jerry Ronk, Mike Howard, TW (Tom Wieduwilt), Ron Wood, Kevin Faris, Jerry Mason, Jim Gallamore, anyone else I forgot in EAA Chapter 80, and of course, my wife Carolyn (she actually bucked a few rivets before she decided it was too hard) for support and advice for the last eight years.
Location: Omaha, NE
e-mail address: [email protected]