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Old 11-27-2022, 10:20 PM
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I flew out to Catalina Island with my son for the obligatory buffalo burger and ice cream sandwich, plus a bit of a history lesson on the island.

The terminal building is historical in itself, and there's also a wall of old photos showing some neat moments from the past. One of them is a 1912 photo of Glenn Martin flying over Catalina in a flying boat he built in a Santa Ana church basement.

My son is playing Little League these days, so he was intrigued by the fact that William Wrigley owned the island and built the airport so he could fly the Chicago Cubs out for spring training.

We also got a picture of him standing in a little stairway "window", which is where my wife and I took one of our more iconic photos back in the day.

--Ron
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:35 PM
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Finally found 20 minutes to work on my neglected RV, tapped the new seal in place and ready to re-install my rebuilt SD8 on the vacuum pad.
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:45 PM
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Me and two of my boys went to our favorite city/airport Sky Harbor in Duluth, MN (KDYT).
Duluth puts on a special Christmas light attraction, Bentlyville. Great flight and the boys loved the lights and meeting santa! We got there had dinner, visited the show, and flew home in a little less time than just the roud trip drive would have taken, love our little time machine!
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:29 PM
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Me and two of my boys went to our favorite city/airport Sky Harbor in Duluth, MN (KDYT).
Duluth puts on a special Christmas light attraction, Bentlyville. Great flight and the boys loved the lights and meeting santa! We got there had dinner, visited the show, and flew home in a little less time than just the roud trip drive would have taken, love our little time machine!
We would be interested in seeing how three people fit in a 7!
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:56 PM
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We would be interested in seeing how three people fit in a 7!
Iíve had 5 souls on board my 7 beforeÖÖÖ
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:47 PM
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We would be interested in seeing how three people fit in a 7!
...snuggly, in fact I was commenting to my wife it might be the last time, they grow fast!

(On mobile, not sure why we're upside down)
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:50 PM
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Picking up Grandparents for Thanksgiving.
First Class seats for everyone!!!
What a great airplane!!!
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:59 PM
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Skipped all the lines and hassle of holiday travel and flew my RV-6A from Sacramento to Los Angeles to visit family. 8+ hour drive versus 3 hours door to door in the plane. We are very fortunate to be able to enjoy this freedom and travel option.

Picture is south of Bakersfield as I head north to Sacramento area.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:12 PM
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I knew I should have finished these before I started flying because it is too much fun flying to work on the plane! Iím getting closer - they are fit and other than needing about 5 hours of filling, 5 hours of sanding, and then finding some above freezing place to paint, Iím almost done!

I did fly with them today and found myself going about 10 knots faster when I turned down wind than normal after takeoff. Maybe it was the wind pushing me along but Iím going to say it is the gear fairings!

I included a couple pictures of my engine heater. If I leave it on all night, my oil is over 90 degrees by morning at 15 degrees outside temp. Very easy to set up and the heater was $12 from the big A.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:26 PM
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I knew I should have finished these before I started flying because it is too much fun flying to work on the plane! I’m getting closer - they are fit and other than needing about 5 hours of filling, 5 hours of sanding, and then finding some above freezing place to paint, I’m almost done!

I did fly with them today and found myself going about 10 knots faster when I turned down wind than normal after takeoff. Maybe it was the wind pushing me along but I’m going to say it is the gear fairings!

I included a couple pictures of my engine heater. If I leave it on all night, my oil is over 90 degrees by morning at 15 degrees outside temp. Very easy to set up and the heater was $12 from the big A.
Cool colors of lights! I like your preheater solution Rocky good job! Not sure I would leave it on overnight. Does it have a sort of overheat sensor?

PS I saw in one of your recents pictures you made an elevated den at the back of your hangar. Any details?
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