EI VII First Flight

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EI VII First Flight

Post by hum » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:52 pm

Brand new Vans RV7 EI VII took to the air for the first time yesterday witnessed by several forumites. A very nice machine it is too!! :D

Well done to Brian and Stewart on your achievement!

Nice photo by bluebeard captures the magic moment - huge performance from a light strong airframe with an injected 180 HP lycoming driving a high performance MT 3-blade composite prop..

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Post by alphaLaura » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:41 pm

I have some fantastic photos of VII too, not to mention some videos of that fantastic climb performance. I shall get Flyer1 to upload them...
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Post by DonalMW » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:55 pm

A uniquely "Irish" looking picture. These Vans are getting really popular. And rightly so, they look fantastic.

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Post by Bluebeard » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:06 pm

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Post by Bluebeard » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:10 pm

Sorry, that photo upload didnt work very well! :oops:

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Post by willo » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:11 pm

Another one, excellent stuff!!

Many congrats on VII, was it Brittas that it was flying from?

Where will it based?

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Post by michael747 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:19 pm

Sweet machines, I had a nice look at EI-DIY at the EIAB Fly-In on Saturday, Another beautiful machine.
I'll have to find one to go for a spin in...... I can see me buying/building one in the next decade :lol: And maybe paint it like a Giraffe :lol: :lol:
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Yes

Post by hum » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:22 pm

Yea, it was from Brittas, don't know for sure where it will be based, possibly Birr.

I think bluebeard's 'blue' shot is probably the view from the ground about 10 seconds after liftoff climbing (zooming :twisted: ) at best climb speed ... Felt a bit like the space shuttle... had to stop as it was about shoot up into controlled airspace 1 minute after liftoff without a flightplan... :shock:

Harry is working on a vid... :D

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Post by Bluebeard » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:42 pm

Yes the "blue carpet" shot (sorry about that - just learning how to post images!) was taken a fraction of a second after the other one, as 'VII climbed skywards away from the audience.

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I got to see some more of 'VII from its six o'clock later as I tried unsuccessfully to catch up :( and I expect we'll see a lot more of it disappearing into the distance .......... looking forward to Harry's video!

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Post by OnTheNumbers » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:34 am

Very nice, very nice indeed. Many years of happy flying to you both Brian and Stewart. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

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You made it in the end!

Post by hum » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:56 am

Faster!! :shock:

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You got there eventually :D
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Post by Nanolight » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:15 am

Like the way VII is the roman numeral for 7. Class!

Or was that just an astounding coincidence?
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you mean like this one?

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:D Image :D

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Post by Sweeney » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:45 pm

Seriously, where are all these funky rv's coming from! :)
Should have a convention.
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latest flying cow vid

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