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Mon Mar 2, 2015.  1253Z

Quick hop to Canada for lunch ...Vlad

It was a nice ride. OAT was all right. People in TX seen worse. Preheat in several sessions. Ignite the burner, remove a cover and warm yourself in the car. During the warming make two calls to border patrol on both sides of the fence. Clear to go ...


FINAL CT PASSED! I BEAT THE CANCER! 5 years out and it's official!

...our friend Jim Pappas!

To all of my VAF family, and various fellow flyers lurking here, who have been on this journey with me I just couldn't wait to post it here.

How do I thank folks like Doug and his family, the Avery's, Mike Lauritsen, Rosie and Tuppergal and JimmyB and his bride, and all my RV travel gang, and so so many more that I can't possibly list you all.

You kept me going in the dark times and the good, and I can never repay that in full.

I now have a new life, a fresh start with a wonderful lady, who literally is my life, and has given up so much to care for me, and to love me, and to follow me down here to Paradise here in Kiawah Island, SC area.

Out of paint shop - too pretty to fly ...russcoburn


RV-9A Status ...Victor in Maple Valley, WA

Started talking about my build over the RV-9 area, but figured it would be better to give updates on the build over here.

Just completed our first sub assembly, the vertical stab. We've already prepped all of the internal parts for the HS and the rudder, so diving into assembling them soon. Should have them completed within the next week or so.

It's nice to have a actual stopping point for one evening... LOL


Calendar Wallpaper Updated Over The Weekend...Ed Hicks photo.


Fresh Out of Stein's Shop

"Very nice RV8 using Garmin G3X EFIS. Also of note is that this panel is using Robert Paisley’s EFII and Buss Manager system as well as Vertical Power. Makes for a very nice and clean install into a standard non-modified RV8 panel."


So this is TX....     Rob Ray


Wing Jack warning!!!

This week we started our first annual on our RV10. We had inspected the wheels and brakes and decided to replace the tires and brake pads and service wheel bearings all in one shot after initial inspection. During the build we had the RV10 up on the stands numerous times with these wing jacks with no problems.....Well today we had a problem.  ...


New RV-7A owner ...John von Linsowe in Metamora, Michigan

Today I became the new 'caretaker' of RV-7A N715AB. This fine example was skillfully built by Gary Kremers and his talent and craftsmanship show through in every detail. I am looking forward to hours and miles of enjoyment with the help of this forum in operating and maintaining the 7A.


Dad's Tools

...a really sweet thread.   You'll be glad you poked around in this for awhile.


RV-4 Status ...Gregg Brightwell


Ice/Snow Again on North Texas

We got another round Friday (Google Traffic grab below from Friday - note all the accident symbols).  500 accidents in Dallas alone on Friday (they have 1 snow plow I think).  I don't know how you folks up north do this for such a large chunk of the year.  You're stronger willed than me!

I started to drive out to the airport Friday morning before it started, but turned around about halfway.  Good head work.

Unusual for DFW (below).  Susie and I stopped at the middle school football field on the way to the grocery store to 1) get a picture and 2) explore the ABS capabilities of the car in the empty parking lot.  That's her about to throw a snowball at me.  You'll have to trust me that there is a football practice field behind her.  School let out at noon.  Wild packs of kids running in/out of the house - wolfing down food and disappearing as wet blurs.  Some I'd never seen before, and it was wonderful to watch.  The dryer ran all day.


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