Funny, but I feel like I have two airplanes. The reality is I own one, N784DE which is an RV-8 that I built and currently fly.
The other airplane is more ‘borrowed’ than owned. And it’s not a single airplane, but a fleet of them that look like a fertility experiment gone bad – they are all identical except for their tail numbers (Falcon 2000).
Both of these airplanes share another common trait besides my stewardship – they both have ‘best in class’ handling. What do I mean by this? The control feel on both these aircraft are phenomenal. Not twitchy, but responsive. I deplore airplanes that fly like a wayward semi-truck. I much prefer to fly with my fingers and not worry about who’s really in control. And don’t take my word for it, ask folks who have flown airplanes in these lineages and they will tell you the same thing.
To see more details about the building of my RV-8 go here: www.mykitlog.com/owens