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Thread: First flight of Stewart Headwind N96DR

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    First flight of Stewart Headwind N96DR

    May 23, 2017 she took to the skies after a 2 year build. Empty weight of 498.6 pounds. Scratch built from plans. Hummel 1915cc engine rated at 65hp. A Tennessee Propeller provides the thrust. Cruises at 80MPH.
    Enjoy the video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMh8xSRmpkA&t=6s

    Inflight video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q92sk9wGuiU

    Dave Rigotti

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    Congratulations and well done!
    Jeff Point
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    Quote Originally Posted by drigotti View Post
    May 23, 2017 she took to the skies after a 2 year build. Empty weight of 498.6 pounds. Scratch built from plans. Hummel 1915cc engine rated at 65hp. A Tennessee Propeller provides the thrust. Cruises at 80MPH.
    Enjoy the video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMh8xSRmpkA&t=6s

    Inflight video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q92sk9wGuiU

    Dave Rigotti
    Dave, where is the airplane located?

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    Congrats!

    But you missed the runway on your landing!
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    Great job Dave, Don Stewart's Headwind will never go out of style!

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    Well done, Dave - looks great!

    How how about writing it up for the "What Our Members Are Building" section of Sport Aviation?

    We'd want about 300 words about and a nice, clean high-res picture, sent to editorial@eaa.org.

    Hope to hear from you!

    Regardless, congratulations again -

    Hal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Boatright View Post
    Dave, where is the airplane located?
    Registered in Chesterland, Ohio.

    Ron Wanttaja

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    Congrats! What a great looking airplane.
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Boatright View Post
    Dave, where is the airplane located?
    Located at Geauga County Airport about 40 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio (7G8)

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Giger View Post
    Congrats!

    But you missed the runway on your landing!
    "Coriolis effect" go me!

    Dave

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