First flight in my Corvair powered Zenith Ch 650 was yesterday evening, May 4, at Shelbyville Municipal Airport. What a blast! She flew great with no surprises. Trimmed up nicely. Thanks to my great first flight ground crew and of course my wife for supporting me thru the build journey. On to flying off my Phase 1!

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Comment by Malcolm George Bennett on May 9, 2011 at 2:21am
Congratulations on a job well done, now let the fun begin.
Comment by Tim Garrett on May 6, 2011 at 8:35pm
Congratulations! Picture perfect landing! Welcome to the world of flight test!
Comment by Jacky Winters on May 6, 2011 at 4:09pm
Comment by dennis grassos on May 6, 2011 at 5:17am


Comment by Patrick Hoyt on May 5, 2011 at 9:40pm

That is truly inspirational.  Well Done!  

Comment by Dave Gardea on May 5, 2011 at 8:40pm
Hi Joe, glad you enjoyed the video. My CHTs were slightly higher than they should be so I did limit the time in the air for the first flight. I have some work to do with the cowling and baffling tomorrow to resolve this. Thanks //Dave
Comment by joseph aloof on May 5, 2011 at 8:27pm
hey dave nice video   how were your temos on the corvair   jope
Comment by Dave Gardea on May 5, 2011 at 8:10pm

Thanks everyone for the nice comments and congrats. I appreciate this builder community and the help and feedback provided. Very cool to be able to share this milestone with everyone. Thanks!



Comment by Rebecca Anne Shipman on May 5, 2011 at 7:05pm
Great Job!  Nice flying, and a good looking plane.  Congratulations.
Comment by Greg Walsh on May 5, 2011 at 6:19pm

Well done and congratulations.


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