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Paul M 383



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:06 am    Post subject: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

On Thursday 6 Feb 2020 at 1545 UTC, Popham (EGHP) Runway 08 saw the first take off of Europa XS Mono G-PLPM, at the hands of her builder, Paul Mansfield.

It was a textbook first flight: 25 mins airborne, 47 kt clean stall, 39 kt with flaps. A negligible roll to the right after about 20 seconds hands-off, and a slight left wing drop on configured stall.

I have many many people to thank for their help, support and encouragement over the last 20 years(!), so please forgive me if I have left your name off this list; you know who you are:

Jackie for all the inspiration, motivation and saying no to the sillier ideas I had along the way; Andy Draper for endless invaluable advice and tips; the late, great, Nev Eyre for all the tricks; Pete Jeffers for final inspection and David Joyce for his nagging to get finished and flying!

Sexy Susie the Fibreglass Floozy Flies!

Video from the second and third flights here: https://youtu.be/eIdkZkJAwSw

Cheers,

Paul M

G-PLPM
XS Mono Kit 383
Rotax 912ULS
Woodcomp 3000N 1625mm 3 blade prop
Smart Avionics CSC-1 constant speed controller
Dynon Skyview
Funke ATR833 VHF com
Trig TT21 transponder
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:16 am    Post subject: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Gorgeous! Congrats!
(Are you on the facebook group?)
Cheers!
Pete Z
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On Feb 10, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Paul M 383 <europaul383(at)hotmail.com> wrote:



On Thursday 6 Feb 2020 at 1545 UTC, Popham (EGHP) Runway 08 saw the first take off of Europa XS Mono G-PLPM, at the hands of her builder, Paul Mansfield.

It was a textbook first flight: 25 mins airborne, 47 kt clean stall, 39 kt with flaps. A negligible roll to the right after about 20 seconds hands-off, and a slight left wing drop on configured stall.

I have many many people to thank for their help, support and encouragement over the last 20 years(!), so please forgive me if I have left your name off this list; you know who you are:

Jackie for all the inspiration, motivation and saying no to the sillier ideas I had along the way; Andy Draper for endless invaluable advice and tips; the late, great, Nev Eyre for all the tricks; Pete Jeffers for final inspection and David Joyce for his nagging to get finished and flying!

Sexy Susie the Fibreglass Floozy Flies!

Video from the second and third flights here: https://youtu.be/eIdkZkJAwSw

Cheers,

Paul M

G-PLPM
XS Mono Kit 383
Rotax 912ULS
Woodcomp 3000N 1625mm 3 bladed prop
Smart Avionics CSC-1 constant speed controller
Dynon Skyview
Funke ATR833 VHF com
Trig TT21 transponder
Garmin 695 GPS




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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Congratulations, lovely looking mono.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:26 am    Post subject: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Paul, Many congratulations. Looks great! David (Chief nagger!) GXSDJ


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--> Europa-List message posted by: "Paul M 383" <europaul383(at)hotmail.com (europaul383(at)hotmail.com)>On Thursday 6 Feb 2020 at 1545 UTC, Popham (EGHP) Runway 08 saw the first take off of Europa XS Mono G-PLPM, at the hands of her builder, Paul Mansfield.It was a textbook first flight: 25 mins airborne, 47 kt clean stall, 39 kt with flaps. A negligible roll to the right after about 20 seconds hands-off, and a slight left wing drop on configured stall.I have many many people to thank for their help, support and encouragement over the last 20 years(!), so please forgive me if I have left your name off this list; you know who you are:Jackie for all the inspiration, motivation and saying no to the sillier ideas I had along the way; Andy Draper for endless invaluable advice and tips; the late, great, Nev Eyre for all the tricks; Pete Jeffers for final inspection and David Joyce for his nagging to get finished and flying!Sexy Susie the Fibreglass Floozy Flies!Video from the second and third flights here: https://youtu.be/eIdkZkJAwSwCheers,Paul MG-PLPMXS Mono Kit 383Rotax 912ULSWoodcomp 3000N 1625mm 3 bladed propSmart Avionics CSC-1 constant speed controllerDynon SkyviewFunke ATR833 VHF comTrig TT21 transponderGarmin 695 GPSRead this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=494736#494736Attachments: http://forums.matronics.com//files/20200206_145416_sm_718.jpghttp://forums.matronics.com//files/20200207_110229_436.jpghttp://forums.matronics.com//files/img_20200207_wa0017_925.jpghttp://forums.matronics.com//files/20200208_173133_sm_832.jpghttp://forumsp; (And Get Some AWESOME FREE Gift= --> http://www.matronics.com/contrip; -Matt Dralle, List Admsp; - The Europa-List Email Forum ww.matronics.com/Navigator?Europa-List" target="_blank" rel="noopener nsp; - MATRONICS WEB FOm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://forums.matronics.cosp; - NEW arget="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://wiki.matronics.com< - List Contribution Web Sit a href="http://www.matronics.com/contribution" target="_blank" rel="n========


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Congratulations, Paul! And what a beauty she is….

Enjoy - and I hope to meet you on one of the upcoming Europa meet ups.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Congrats Paul...lots of beautiful flights now.

Olivier

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On Thursday 6 Feb 2020 at 1545 UTC, Popham (EGHP) Runway 08 saw the first take off of Europa XS Mono G-PLPM, at the hands of her builder, Paul Mansfield.

It was a textbook first flight: 25 mins airborne, 47 kt clean stall, 39 kt with flaps. A negligible roll to the right after about 20 seconds hands-off, and a slight left wing drop on configured stall.

I have many many people to thank for their help, support and encouragement over the last 20 years(!), so please forgive me if I have left your name off this list; you know who you are:

Jackie for all the inspiration, motivation and saying no to the sillier ideas I had along the way; Andy Draper for endless invaluable advice and tips; the late, great, Nev Eyre for all the tricks; Pete Jeffers for final inspection and David Joyce for his nagging to get finished and flying!

Sexy Susie the Fibreglass Floozy Flies!

Video from the second and third flights here: https://youtu.be/eIdkZkJAwSw

Cheers,

Paul M

G-PLPM
XS Mono Kit 383
Rotax 912ULS
Woodcomp 3000N 1625mm 3 bladed prop
Smart Avionics CSC-1 constant speed controller
Dynon Skyview
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Trig TT21 transponder
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Congrats!   Best feeling in the world

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On Thursday 6 Feb 2020 at 1545 UTC, Popham (EGHP) Runway 08 saw the first take off of Europa XS Mono G-PLPM, at the hands of her builder, Paul Mansfield.

It was a textbook first flight: 25 mins airborne, 47 kt clean stall, 39 kt with flaps. A negligible roll to the right after about 20 seconds hands-off, and a slight left wing drop on configured stall.

I have many many people to thank for their help, support and encouragement over the last 20 years(!), so please forgive me if I have left your name off this list; you know who you are:

Jackie for all the inspiration, motivation and saying no to the sillier ideas I had along the way; Andy Draper for endless invaluable advice and tips; the late, great, Nev Eyre for all the tricks; Pete Jeffers for final inspection and David Joyce for his nagging to get finished and flying!

Sexy Susie the Fibreglass Floozy Flies!

Video from the second and third flights here: https://youtu.be/eIdkZkJAwSw

Cheers,

Paul M

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XS Mono Kit 383
Rotax 912ULS
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:03 pm    Post subject: Re: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Beautiful aircraft. You’re in for lots of fun!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:37 pm    Post subject: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Paul,

Congratulations on the first flight of your beautiful Europa.

The fun has just begun!

Blue skies & tailwinds,
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On Thursday 6 Feb 2020 at 1545 UTC, Popham (EGHP) Runway 08 saw the first take off of Europa XS Mono G-PLPM, at the hands of her builder, Paul Mansfield.

It was a textbook first flight: 25 mins airborne, 47 kt clean stall, 39 kt with flaps. A negligible roll to the right after about 20 seconds hands-off, and a slight left wing drop on configured stall.

I have many many people to thank for their help, support and encouragement over the last 20 years(!), so please forgive me if I have left your name off this list; you know who you are:

Jackie for all the inspiration, motivation and saying no to the sillier ideas I had along the way; Andy Draper for endless invaluable advice and tips; the late, great, Nev Eyre for all the tricks; Pete Jeffers for final inspection and David Joyce for his nagging to get finished and flying!

Sexy Susie the Fibreglass Floozy Flies!

Video from the second and third flights here: https://youtu.be/eIdkZkJAwSw

Cheers,

Paul M

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Rotax 912ULS
Woodcomp 3000N 1625mm 3 bladed prop
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Well Done Paul!! She's a beautiful plane.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Beautiful aircraft Paul. Bring it to the LAA Rally, you'll stand a good chance of winning the "Best Europa at Show" Award.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

I’ll second Bobd’s comment as mine won’t be there this year 😁.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:56 pm    Post subject: Re: G-PLPM First Flight Reply with quote

Congratulations Paul! Immaculate Europa, enjoy! The test flying stage is all important, check those fuel filters often.
From old Classic pilot, probably hanging up the gloves soon.

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