Matt's RV-8 Project



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Date:  4-17-2010
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  First Taxi Test - HD Videos

Here are three videos of the very first taxi test for RV-8 N998RV! Brakes worked good and ground handling was excellent. This is a short trip down to the West end of the field where the compass rose is. The GRT electronic Magnetometers needed to be calibrated.

First Taxi Test - Run 1

http://www.youtube.com/MattsRV8?v=11578GQkg3Y

There were some issues getting the #2 Magnetometer to calibrate on the first run down to the compass rose. We taxied back to the hangar (no video since Craig was shooting stills with the Nikon on this trip). After taking the tail fairing off, pulling out both Magnetometers, and pulling out all three EFISs, I realized that I had the system wired such that calibration of the #1 Magnetometer has to be done from the #1 EFIS, and calibration of the #2 Magnetometer has to be done from the #2 EFIS. Its an issue with the serial output lines from the EFIS and the fact that you can't calibrate two Magnetometers at once.

I gave it a little extra throttle and got the tail up a couple of times on this run! Sweet!

First Taxi Test - Run 2

http://www.youtube.com/MattsRV8?v=N1LfnHiN4tM

Both Magnetometers were calibrated and it was getting late and cold. We headed back to the hangar to call it a day. Be sure to wait for the end of the video as there is a shot with the Sunset in the background that is pretty awesome.


Second Taxi Test - Run 3

http://www.youtube.com/MattsRV8?v=QfC2R5ChuS4

What a great day!! Thanks to Craig for the help and camera work!
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First Taxi Test - Run 1

First Taxi Test - Run 1

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First Taxi Test - Run 2

First Taxi Test - Run 2

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First Taxi Test - Run 2

First Taxi Test - Run 2

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