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Old 09-19-2021, 06:40 PM
PilotjohnS PilotjohnS is offline
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Default Ready Panel One

Panel ready for power up test
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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?
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Old 09-19-2021, 06:49 PM
crabandy crabandy is offline
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Location: Ottawa, Ks
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Busted my kiddos out of school for the day Friday and flew to KFYV for a pitot static check and brunch with an uncle I hadn’t seen for over 10 years. Met my parents at the lake and did some skiing with Pie and Lil’ Dude.

Flew to the Lost Bridge Village 40AR flyin on Beaver Lake Sat late morning, more lake time and water sports Sat afternoon.

A little IFR on the way home for an OT shift on Sun.
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RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done
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Old 09-19-2021, 10:21 PM
rcsilvmac rcsilvmac is offline
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Location: NorCal
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Default Bumpy ride

It was bumpy ride this weekend in NorCal, but I was so happy to be breathing fresh air, I didn't mind!
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2021 Dues paid
RV-6 with training wheel
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:08 PM
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Default Adding second Emag and modifying the panel labels

I've been running a Pmag on the right side with the old magneto remaining on the left for many years now, and I finally decided to dump the left mag and put a Pmag on that side as well. So that was this weekend's project. It probably would have been a half day project except for having to add another CB which meant taking the panel off, drilling a new hole, and redoing the labeling -- so, pretty much all weekend.

I labeled my panel using using the PulsarPro FX process which basically uses a laser printer and laminator to create custom decals that go on with silkscreen-like results. The thing I like about this process is that I can do it all in the shop and it gives me the flexibility being able to modify after the fact. The downside is, it's a fairly tedious process that takes some practice to get just right. But the results are worth it.

A couple of these photos show the 3-point temperature strips that I use instead of the single-shot one that comes with the Emags. I prefer these because they let me know how close I might be getting (or how much over), to get an idea whether more blast cooling is needed or something before it's too late.

Anyway that's pretty much all done but not flown yet, tomorrow I'll button things up and see how it goes.

PS. Anyone looking for a used Slick impulse magneto off a Lyc. O360 with 1600 hrs on it, + spacer + new-ish ACS harness + plugs that have less than 100 hrs on 'em? PM me!
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Randall Henderson
RV-6 / O-360 / CS, 1600+ hrs, 1st flight Sept. 1999
Outstanding Workmanship OSH 2000
Airport committee chair & AOPA ASNV for Seaside, OR Municipal (56S),
Donated August 2021
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:07 AM
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Elevators, done.
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:00 AM
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Default Texas Cross-Country

Saturday, 9/18/2021

Flew the RV7A over to San Antonio for the first visit to my son at his Physician Assistant university program and “new” apartment. One hour plus flight vs. 3 plus hours drive over there.

Southeast Texas weather Forecast was VFR with scattered Thunderstorms. Return flight was challenging, in-cockpit ADSB-IN weather displays of the cells are a tremendous safety enhancement. “Scattered” t-storms formed a temporary red-cells wall west of Eagle Lake, so a spontaneous stop-and-wait at BAZ was required. Rewarded with a rainbow southwest of Houston as the trip was ending. A great day!

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RV7A - purchased flying 05/2020
RV6A - sold
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:58 AM
VANDawg VANDawg is offline
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Location: SE Ga
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Default Flytoday, agree with you on adsb in

We used that feature to help dodge nasty cells headed back into Jacksonville on Sunday morning.
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:14 AM
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Default Return to CH2A

Technically it wasn't my RV; an RV-14 and a Chipmunk... but still worth sharing.
after 21 months of waiting I was finally able to head to Windsor and attend the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association's Annual General Meeting at their now-known-as Canadian Air Museum. Jumping through the bureaucratic and medical hoops was the hard part; the border crossing was easy. Arrived early and got about an hour of pattern work (or as they say, circuits) in the Chipmunk with Chief Pilot Dave Carrick. Also spent more than an hour with Steve Thorne in the famous FlightChops Canadian Aviation Museum RV-14, continuing the engine break-in. After the flight we went out for lunch before the 3:00 p.m. meeting. An altogether great day.

Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - registered; final assembly continues; still putting out my own brush fires.
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Old 09-21-2021, 10:59 AM
datsclark datsclark is offline
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Default Engine hung!

I don't have a lot of updates on here, but i hit a big milestone this weekend! Engine hung!

RV7A/TU Finishing Kit
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:10 PM
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Default Engine

Congratulations. That's awesome
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
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Donated 01/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (2,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit, now FWF
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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