Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:58 pm
RVs are straight forward to fly, the A bit only matters on the ground.
Be prepared to walk around grinning inanely for a while.
It will be somewhat nose heavy, be careful to land on the mains and keep the nose leg unloaded.
With a wobbly prop flaps are only required on short final, definitely not for take off - you have plenty of power to drag yourself into the air and wont get the flaps away in time.
Approach speed is 70kts minimum, it will take effort on final to maintain that speed, lower approach speeds will result in very little float or flare, just an 'arrival'.
Tail strikes are quite easy - use a blip of power if the aeroplane sinks unexpectedly.
I found it took me much longer than I thought it should to learn to land an RV-6A well repeatedly, several 10s of hours. I can't tell you what the key was - it just took a while to get the knack. I ended up landing it like a tail dragger that rolled out with a reasonable view...
Many people find it tricky to maintain an constant altitude in an RV-anything, not unusual, just takes practice.
I know you asked for a flight test report - I don't have one, the points above will see you through the first few hours until you can figure it out for yourself. Enjoy yourself, I've had one for 17 years.