I flew my Sonerai 2LS for its first flight after the FAA determined it was airworthy, they were right. The controls were very responsive as expected just think about moving them and the plane responds. Flew around getting a feel for the coordination in turns and slow flight, slowed down to 60 in straight and level flight. Plane was handling great but further testing was cut short when I smelled something burning, It smelled like a transformer getting to hot so I thought it might be the Voltage regulator. The original plan was to fly some approaches before landing but now I was determined to land on the first attempt. 70 over the threshold, elevator still very responsive , I flared a little high but the plane set down nicely on the grass. The grass is a little rough, its not normally used as a runway but there are a few guys starting to. Well now back to work on the plane, it was the GP voltage regulator that melted and blew the melted material around the front of the cockpit fortunately the breaker blew. IT was a new GP 35amp Alt and regulator, it had 4 hrs of engine test running on it and seemed to be working ok. Has anyone had any problems with a GP 35 amp alt? Seems like the regulator couldn't handle the 35amp alt. I estimate I am drawing about 6 amps with everything on.