F1-EVO rocket, kit 102
First flight May 19, 2006
Total Hours 1182.9
Engine time since complete rebuild with new Lycoming cylinders, bearings, etc.: 255.8 hours
Primer paint scheme
IFR certified equipment
complete radios and intercom
No damage history. I am the only pilot on record, other than Mark Fredrick, who flew it once at our farm.
For a number of years I raced in the Sport Aircraft Racing League with the F1 EVO, and did very well in my class. The races were cross country 100 to 400 miles long. My best time was at the Rocket 100 race in 2010. My average speed was 238.6 knots which was my personal best in the six years that I raced. Improvements in drag reduction contributed greatly to the increase in speed from the first year but also experience in judging winds aloft, and holding a steady course, played a big part in increase of average race speeds. I retired the airplane from racing, at that time, as I was approaching my VNE of 240 knots.
I have built a total of 11 airplanes, one RV4, two RV7s, one RV10, two HR2, four F1 rockets and my personal favorite, the F1-EVO. My first HRII won a workmanship award at Oshkosh.
Selling for personal health reasons.
Contact Tom Martin