Van's RV-7A #71183.
Ordered QB kit 12/20/2002. Began work 5/2003.
N17HH assigned and registered.
First flight 8/17/2006, Phase 2 October, 2006

This aircraft has been used as the test platform in the development of  an EAA article with accompanying spreadsheet and the 2010 presentation at Oshkosh.
How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there's a reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly! - J.L. Seagull

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This is the factory prototype
 Picture Van's Aircraft, Inc.
This is how it looked until recently. This is how it looked until recently. This is how it looks with the new 3 blade prop.


Performance:
  • WOT 75% 8700' density altitude 175 kts TAS, 2650 rpm.
  • At 6300 DA (7500') 7.2 gph LOP (BSFC approx .40) 156 kts 21.8 MAP x 2340 RPM = 60% ((gph x 14.9)/180)
  • Static: 2150+ rpm, Climb 2150+ rpm at 110 kts, >1500 ft/min below GW

Configuration:


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Status August 17, 2006: First two flights. RV Grin. Phase One has begun. October, 2006 - Phase one has ended! Painted 5/7/07.
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