The Bubble Run by Cool Events, which was scheduled to take place on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh grounds today, Saturday, September 9, was canceled in January. Please visit their website to contact them at https://bubblerun.com.
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9,000th Customer-Completed Van’s Airplane Flies in Denmark
April 14, 2015 - Van’s Aircraft, Inc. has announced another major building milestone this past week as Thomas Damm, EAA 534298, of Billund, Denmark, flew his newly finished RV-8 Mistress II for the first time on Thursday, April 8. That was the 9,000th customer-completed RV to fly, according to Van’s.*
A pilot for the Scandinavian Airlines, Damm acquired the kit from a friend and spent the last nine years, three months building the airplane. “On the first flight I saw 170 KTAS at 5,000 feet at only 24'/2400 rpm,” Damm wrote in his first flight report. “You guys produce great airplane kits!” Damm is a member of EAA Chapter 655 located in Stauning, Denmark.
The airplane is powered by a Superior XP IO-360 turning a Whirlwind 200RV constant speed prop. On the panel, according to Van’s, is a mix of round gauges and a small Dynon D1, with a Garmin 296 and a SkyDemon MD GPS. Damm added custom Grove airfoil-shaped gear legs and Show Planes’ Fast Back canopy kit.
According to Van’s, 9,000 RVs with an average wingspan of 27 feet parked wingtip to wingtip would form a line of aircraft 46 miles long, occupy a rectangle measuring about 151 acres, and generate 1,620,000 hp (at 180 hp each).*Note: At the time of writing, the Van’s “Hobbs meter” had increased to 9,006! Learn more.