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Old 11-26-2022, 01:51 PM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (11/26-27/2022)

...getting it started. v/r,dr
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Available as Contract Pilot (ATP. PIC typed in G-V(450/550) and Phenom 300). Flying resume.
  • Part time: G450/550 and Phenom 300 seat support at CAE (KDFW).
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Old 11-26-2022, 02:25 PM
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Kept plugging away at the new RV-8 rudder for my 7A. Possible formation flight and breakfast run with Tony "Hawk" Malley Sunday morning.

Sid "Scroll" Mayeux, Col, USAF (ret)
52F NW Regional/Aero Valley Airport, Roanoke TX (home of DR's Van Cave)
"KELLI GIRL" N260KM RV-7A tipper

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Old 11-26-2022, 03:46 PM
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Gave rides to three of my teenage cousins that were in town for Thanksgiving one of whom is a pre-solo student pilot. She's the serious looking one in the first photo - concentrating on keeping it straight and level. The other two had never been in a small plane before. They all loved it!
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Old 11-26-2022, 05:09 PM
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Got a ride in early this morning just as the sun came up. Cathedral Rock in the dark just off the wingtip. Had to fly a wide pattern to give way to 6 hot air balloons occupying downwind.

A beautiful, cold, still air morning. Perfect fall weather in Sedona.

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Dave Binkley
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Sedona, AZ
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:59 PM
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Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams on a Thanksgiving Day flight:

Carl N.
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Old 11-27-2022, 07:11 PM
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Had a team bonding and familiarization day to kick off our airshow display team for 2023.

I think this is the loudest noise I've ever been part of making. Use good speakers, turn the sound up, go heavy on the bass.

Ten RVs and a Yak-55. Our full strength will include another two RVs who couldn't make it this weekend, and smoke systems for all the airplanes that don't have them. Will spend the first half of the year working up a routine with break-off formation aerobatic elements to give the crowd something to look at while the main formation is repositioning. Gonna fill the air with aluminum, smoke, light and noise, it'll be epic.

Jeremy Miller
Don Harvie
Ollie Geraghty
Kevin White
Eddie Seve
Brayden Rowley
Mal Kains
Glenn Bridgland
Pete Grogan
Mark Newton
Richard Talbot

- mark
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Old 11-27-2022, 07:20 PM
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Default Baffles

It is just baffling….

Side note: the remaining parts to be fitted will fit on a bench top.
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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 2023, worth every penny

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98% done, 2% left to go
To Go: wing mounting, engine baffles, wing tips, move to airport

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Old 11-27-2022, 09:04 PM
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Default Inspirational…

We took our 8 from SSI to Austin not only to visit the family for Thanksgiving, but more importantly to help celebrate my moms 104th birthday. She’s still fit as a fiddle and sharp as a tack. She’s been a pax in my 8 several times and even rode in formation with us.

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She is and has always been my inspiration.
Jerry "Widget" Morris
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Old 11-27-2022, 09:20 PM
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After preheating the engine during the day I went up at sunset (after the winds died down) to test my recently activated AOA display. The test failed; I had neglected to calibrated the display yet. (D'OH!) I got some more Garmin G3X installation reading to do. It was still a good night to fly so I had some fun, captured some video that was different from my usual fare and got in four really nice landings at dusk. Managed to get the video posted this morning.
AOA Display Test Flight 221126:
Martin J Filiatrault
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Old 11-27-2022, 09:26 PM
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ID:	34345Had a early Christmas delivery Saturday to the grandkids.25 minute flight beats a 1 1/2 hour car drive anytime.
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