Larry Howard's 1931 Laird LCB test flight went perfect today. I was entrusted with ride one. This spirited beast was airborne in 4 seconds and out climbed my son Jay in our Cessna 185 flying chase. The airplane is a joy with wonderful control harmony and light effective controls, a true thoroughbred of the sky. The aircraft is very well mannered on the runway with good visibility for a radial biplane. The big 440 Wright really sounds right for sure with a throaty growl. After the 0.7 test hop we re-pitched the prop and Larry and I had a chance to fly the airplane together for an hour. Larry got a chance to fly his masterpiece with a big happy grin and a sparkle in his eye.