Engine Start!

One Week Wonder with wings and prop. The Van's crew immediately removed the wings after engine start and brought the plane back into its shop.

About 7 pm on Saturday, the Van's crew put the wings on and brought the One Week Wonder out onto the adjacent street for a successful engine start. A spontaneous crowd gathered around and applauded the effort while audible sighs of relieve were heard from the Van's folks.

Van's crew rushes in after successful engine start before an appreciative and spontaneous crowd.

Within minutes after engine stop, the wings were removed, the plane went back into the shop, and the crew headed to dinner. We hope to have a video link available later tonight.

First engine start video, curtesy of Greg Hughes:

Louise Hose

Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

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