No bird ever flew nonstop from New York to Tokyo, or raced 15 miles high at triple the speed of sound.                                                                                                   
  But birds do something else.
  They do not conquer the air; they romance it.

  Peter Garrison


Jur's RV7 Aircraft Factory
1566 hours and counting...                      

Some decisions in life are bare of any obvious logic.

This is definitily how I want my RV-7 to look like.

This bird belongs to Paul Paeleman, a Belgian builder based at Sanicole (Leopoldburg). Paul invited me in Oct 2010 to give me an impression on how the RV-7 performs and behaves in flight. 'Skypassion' is a masterpiece of craftmanship and clearly build with a lot of passion and eye for little details.  What a difference in experience with flying the cessna's I have been flying until now. Just some key thoughts: smacked in your seat on take off, extremely responsefull on cruise flight and approach, smooth slow landing speed and remarkable control on the ground.

Yes that's really how I would like mine to be. Well, I'm only 2000 hours away from that point, so let's go build! (Update Dec 2011: 2000 hours, hahahahaha, make that 4000 )

Thank you Paul for that wonderfull experience. It made the decision on which kit to build much much easier.

I didn't know about the expression 'RV Grin' in October 2010, but I can assure you that I had my first RV Grin while flying this bird.
I ordered my preview plans the evening I returned from the flight.

Caution !

Some advice on reading my log for fellow builders !

In some articles, I made corrections at later date on the original article to rectify my own stupidities or faults. Read through the entire article if you intend to use my findings/experiences on your own project !

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