VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > RV General Discussion/News
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-14-2021, 04:31 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
unfluencer
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Highland Village, TX
Posts: 4,235
Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (Aug 14-15, 2021)

....I flew Saturday morning (11 day non-RV dry spell due to life). Storms in the area made for 74*F temps and pleasing visuals. Fuel run and some more engine data recorded to plod over sometime. Some water seepage into the cockpit has me thinking I need to update my wet setup a bit. Will work on that. Pretty good shower SE of my home field on the return - flew over the field to check the wind sock for outflow but they where I left them.

What a welcome change to our area after so many weeks of 100*F heat indexes. The mental battery is recharged for a bit <g>.

Full size HERE.


Full size HERE.


Full size HERE.

v/r,dr
__________________
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: VansAirForce.net since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.

Last edited by DeltaRomeo : 08-15-2021 at 09:03 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-14-2021, 04:54 PM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,419
Default

Flew to three places today. Checked a mountain airstrip. Beautiful but rough for RV.



Then flew over Aspen to the highest airport in the country to get the cheapest gas in the area. Leadville Colorado. The gas will stay $4 until supply runs out might last till Xmas.





Even managed to get groceries and a six pack somewhere in WY before turbulence starts.

__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-15-2021, 03:46 PM
goatflieg's Avatar
goatflieg goatflieg is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Clarkston, MI
Posts: 810
Default

When not dealing with more car woes (long story), worked at the hangar on the empennage final assembly. Couldn't resist rolling the fuselage outside and practicing cockpit entry, canopy actuation and exiting cockpit. Back at home, completed basecoats on left wing. Should have both wings painted and at the hangar this month.


__________________
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - registered; final assembly continues; still putting out my own brush fires.
Builder websites:
http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/goatflieg
Dues paid for 2021... extra payment included for psychological therapeutic services rendered.

_______________________

Have you ever gotten the feeling you were smarter than you could ever prove?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2021, 03:54 PM
PilotjohnS PilotjohnS is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southwest
Posts: 1,724
Default Wiring

Well I cant compete with Martin; just wow.

I continue to wire the panel into plane
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	6488289E-4A93-4E54-A7B4-1491C0F9DD26.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	513.8 KB
ID:	14703  
__________________
John S

WARNING! Information presented in this post is my opinion. All users of info have sole responsibility for determining accuracy or suitability for their use.

Dues paid 2021, worth every penny

RV9A- Status:
95% done, 15% left to go
Electrical/Panel 95% done
Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?
www.pilotjohnsrv9.blogspot.com

Last edited by PilotjohnS : 08-15-2021 at 04:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-15-2021, 04:01 PM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,419
Default

Nobody can compete with Martin John. I like that huge cardboard box you put your backpack on
__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-15-2021, 04:44 PM
PilotjohnS PilotjohnS is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southwest
Posts: 1,724
Default Ha Ha

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
... I like that huge cardboard box you put your backpack on
Ha Ha. Hopefully it will be an EMPTY box in a week.

And Vlad, Thanks for the flying picks, somehow I feel we are not worthy.....
__________________
John S

WARNING! Information presented in this post is my opinion. All users of info have sole responsibility for determining accuracy or suitability for their use.

Dues paid 2021, worth every penny

RV9A- Status:
95% done, 15% left to go
Electrical/Panel 95% done
Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?
www.pilotjohnsrv9.blogspot.com

Last edited by PilotjohnS : 08-15-2021 at 04:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-15-2021, 08:06 PM
Jvon811's Avatar
Jvon811 Jvon811 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: KFNT Central Michigan
Posts: 223
Default Great Lakes STOL Competition

This weekend was the Great Michigan Bush Company's inaugural "Great Lakes STOL" competition. I, of course, had to represent the RV contingent

I almost got Van's published numbers for the RV-4 with my 160hp, FP airplane. I blame my larger takeoff numbers on the fact that I'm not near the body weight I'm sure Van was when he was testing... Still! Van's Aircraft shows 300' TO and Landing distances on their website. I achieved a 336' takeoff and a 425' landing while sliding to a stop on the wet grass! Pretty fun to see what my little RV-4 can do against some of the more conventional "Bush" planes.

It was quite fun rolling the tailwheel on the ground and just clearing the line before pulling the power and braking.

And then I speedily passed them all after the event on their way home

Such a fun event and I hope we get a bigger turnout next year.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	238126461_539840164007909_6684132397426387868_n.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	277.3 KB
ID:	14707  Click image for larger version

Name:	239168997_539832607341998_4954954847325799787_n.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	68.4 KB
ID:	14708  Click image for larger version

Name:	238342361_10165727857310105_266737947046683068_n.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	62.5 KB
ID:	14710  Click image for larger version

Name:	238910059_10224671722754407_7793305991299839832_n.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	100.6 KB
ID:	14711  
__________________
-Justin

RV-4 N249P
O-320, Dual P-Mags, Warnke Prop, Short legs, Manual Flaps, GRT Sport EX

Last edited by Jvon811 : 08-15-2021 at 09:51 PM. Reason: Added more pics
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-15-2021, 08:37 PM
goatflieg's Avatar
goatflieg goatflieg is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Clarkston, MI
Posts: 810
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
Nobody can compete with Martin John.
That may be true... but only because I refuse to compete. Furthermore, if elected, I will not serve...
__________________
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - registered; final assembly continues; still putting out my own brush fires.
Builder websites:
http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/goatflieg
Dues paid for 2021... extra payment included for psychological therapeutic services rendered.

_______________________

Have you ever gotten the feeling you were smarter than you could ever prove?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-15-2021, 08:51 PM
Lemos Lemos is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Julian, California
Posts: 80
Default

Took off from Borrego Springs on Friday and flew to Riverside for lunch and gas. Then took off and headed north to Salinas for a weekend getaway. Flew home today. I ❤️ my RV!

Tonight, bought a 9A slider. Figured what the hell? Should be a blast.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-16-2021, 06:02 AM
steve murray's Avatar
steve murray steve murray is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Flat Rock, North Carolina
Posts: 391
Default Dirty RV10

My normally clean RV10 is dirty with bugs, grass inside and out and I am very happy about this. Great weekend at Moontown Airport (3M5) flying children and family off a grass strip. Some of the very young ones (too young to sit in back by themselves) simply enjoyed taxing up\down the runway. Great use of an airplane.

Jerry Barnett, owner of the FBO\field was so friendly and welcoming!!

Will get it all washed up and clean this week.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1366.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	247.3 KB
ID:	14712  
__________________
Steve


RV10 - Flying (Jan 2020)


RV8 - Built 2006- Flown 800 hours Sold 2021

RV4 Kit Purchased 2021
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:22 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.