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Mar 22, 2023  Issue #5,782. (previous day's news)

3/21 Update ...Timinfla2 RV-10

It's been a month now! Man how time flies.

Liz and I have been spending a lot of time at the hangar, mostly figuring out where the project left off and where we go next. Oh and tons of time organizing, reorganizing, buying tools and then yes some more organizing.
I was VERY hung up trying to fabricate the four F-10104 rudder cable links because the material was so unbelievably hard to cut - 0.050 4130 steel.

The FBO has a jump shear that didn't even put a dent in it. The local legend here at the airport happens to be only a few hangars down from me and it took him about 5 minutes to whip up links for me that would have taken me 5 weeks. Thank God for Wes - Liz and I have said that about a hundred times already and we've barely started building.


Flying for food ...Roy Thoma this past weekend

Saturday I flew solo to Cleveland TN (KRZR) for the $10/plate CAP breakfast. Nice conversations with several folks.About 120nm each way from Hensley.
Sunday my neighbor Pat joined me and we flew to Columbia, SC (KCAE) for our first meeting of the South Carolina Breakfast Club. Another $10/plate breakfast prepared by EAA Chapter 242. 30 airplanes and about 80-90 attendees.

About the South Carolina Breakfast Club: "It's a home cooked southern breakfast, great fellowship and flying! Every other Sunday since 1938, pilots & aviation enthusiasts in and near South Carolina have meet for breakfast. That's it! No dues, no meeting requirements!" The SCBC missed a few meetings during WWII and more because of COVID. Pat and are now lifetime members!

Today (Monday) Capt Sandy and I flew to Elizabethton (0A9), borrowed the courtesy car, had a nice lunch at The Southern Restaurant, then shopped "antique" stores for an end table before returning to the airport, filled the fuel tanks and had a nice short flight home.


Under wing antenna location?

The image is from Stein Air FAQ webpage. I only have a single comm antenna under the pilot seat, but if I needed a second would put it under the passenger seat. Contrary to Stein, put my ADSB antenna on the bottom behind the baggage bulkhead.


Part 3 Now Online ...Kitplanes


Finally Getting Around to Building the Tail ...cgeyman 9A

"I want to be back in phase 1. the fun part.  finally getting around to building the tail. on right elevator now. ?engine in December if Lycoming can come through."


Vic's New Maintenance Handbook for RVs is Out


Upcoming Events from the VAF Calendar

03-25-2023: FREE BBQ & Fly-In Springfield, MO 3DW
04-15-2023: 2nd Annual Paul Canton Fly-In @ KOBI - Woodbine, NJ
04-29-2023: West Coast Formation clinic, Madera CA
04-30-2023: West Coast Formation clinic, Madera CA
06-03-2023: RVSocial Ramona airport


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  • SLSA Sales and Customer Relationship Coordinator
  • Builder Technical Support Specialist
  • TIG Welder
  • CNC Punch Press Operator
  • CNC Machinery Operator
  • Hardware Coordinator/Puller ...a page for what we know to date.

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