Paul Hove, Lake Elmo, MN
RV-7, N527RV, First flight June 2007

RV-7A (#70345) N347RV received its airworthiness certificate on June 23, 2007. Test pilot Doug Weiler flew its initial flight on June 26
th. The plane flew straight but had a heavy right wing. Adjusting the right aileron 3/32” corrected the problem and it now flies hands off without any trim tabs. The plane has 135 hours on the tach and is an absolute dream to fly.  


The plane sports a powerful Don’s Dream Machines Lycoming IO-360-EXP with 9.2:1 compression pistons, a phase III cam with fuel injection, custom intake tubes and custom Vetterman exhaust. It swings a Hartzell Blended Airfoil CS prop. The panel hosts a Dynon D10A EFIS and D10 Engine Monitor, a Garmin 296 GPS, ICOM A200, GTX327 Transponder, and a Navaid two-axis autopilot. The upholstery was sewn by Flightline interiors in Wind Lake WI. Being a Lake Elmo, Minnesota based aircraft, it also features heated seats!


The paint scheme is by Trick Communications of Hudson WI and was professionally shot by Pirate Air Aircraft Painting of Cambridge MN.
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Paul Hove 651-779-0747