Murphy Rebel ZK-VAN (kit #798) flew on Saturday, October 24, 2015. After 9 years and many, many hours she flew at Omaka, New Zealand. Powered by an Aero Sport 0320 with dual Light Speed Plasma II+ electronic ignitions, she purrs like a pussycat. The instrumentation is a 10" Dynon SkyView – mainly for the EMS system.
The first flight was made by Alister Yeoman – ZK-VAN was his sixth Rebel maiden flight. The airplane is very much part of the family - our two boys were 1 and 3 when the kit arrived, now 10 and 12 and proud as of dad’s achievement. Wife Rachael is happy and has an ever growing “to do” list around home now that the other woman is flying.
Over 10 hours flown now and having fun! Thanks to Murphy – it's a great little plane.
First flight video (and no I don't have a constant speed prop, a C-180 started doing a run up):
First landing - landed long just in case: