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.  

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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!

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The paint scheme is by Trick Communications of Hudson WI and was professionally shot by Pirate Air Aircraft Painting of Cambridge MN.
Go to www.paulhove.com/rv-7.htm for additional pictures of the project.

Paul Hove 651-779-0747