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Old 05-21-2021, 10:18 PM
crabandy crabandy is online now
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (5/21-5/23)

I suppose I’ll get it started and attempt the new and better pic hosting!

Finished the oil change and under cowling lube and look-see just in time to pick up my lil’ dude after school. Back to the airport to toss our bags in the RV and pop some clouds for an hour on the way to the lake. I hope he never loses his enthusiasm for flying with dad.
Lots of varying layers made for a scenic and interesting flight!
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RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done

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Old 05-22-2021, 10:10 AM
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Default A few touch n gos at KCID

Got a bit of pattern work in before the drizzle started.
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RV9A - N649DS - 132 hours
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Old 05-22-2021, 05:58 PM
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Default Baird to Terre Haute

Baird the German Short Haired Pointer needed to get to Chicago. I took him from Muscle Shoals, AL (KMSL) to Terre Haute, IN (3I3).
As you can see from the photo, I carefully briefed Baird before the flight.

Dan Langhout
2021 =VAF= Dues PAID . . . . .
RV-7 N528DP slow build
First Flight July 26th, 2014
818 hours and counting . . . .
26 Pilots N Paws Flights
Now based at Moontown (3M5)
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Old 05-22-2021, 06:20 PM
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Looks like you passed the pic hosting challenge.

Nice performance! 160 KTAS at 7.2 GPH = 25.55 statute mpg at 184 mph.
Cheers, David
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:15 PM
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Default Changed the oil and took a short flight

One of the cadets and I were testing the range of a low power transmitter by driving around town, and we wound up close to the airport. I asked if he likes to fly, and of course, he said yes. So he helped me change the oil (who knew that was fun), and after we took a short flight before the weather rolled in. Click image for larger version

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Blues skies

Geoff McHarg
2021 dues gladly sent
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Old 05-23-2021, 04:23 AM
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Practiced landings.

Lately they haven't been the greasers that I like. I wasn't managing that last foot very well.

When this happens I know that some bad habit has crept in. So I stayed in the pattern yesterday and shot 6 landings. Last 3 were greasers.

Also the wind shifted and the pattern was busy so I got to change runways mid-pattern and ATC kept calling for long downwinds and changing left traffic to right and back to left, searching for numbers 1,2 and sometimes 3 who are landing first. This was actually very good because most of my approaches are straight-in approaches.

I also chose to go around once as I was doing a touch and go, and the plane ahead of me was coming to a full stop. I judged that ATC placed us a little too closely together so that was good practice too.
Flying RV-8 N880BC
2021 Dues - happily paid.

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Old 05-23-2021, 08:56 AM
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Default Went out with a photographer

Friday afternoon we went out with a photographer for a quick shoot out of Heritage Field. Ken was the photographer and he just sent this to me. Had a great day flying with Mike for this photo op.
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Old 05-23-2021, 11:22 AM
Tom023 Tom023 is offline
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Default Repairs weekend

Weather kept me on the ground this week so completed Saturday the following:
- replaced faulty EGTprobe
- replaced Sky Tec starter under warranty
- installed Aircraft Specialty twin wing root fuel filters replacing the single Andair filter
- installed AFP auxiliary fuel pump replacing the Andair pump
- installed ASA oil separator
RV14A #140083
Flying! 8/12/19
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Old 05-23-2021, 01:10 PM
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Default Rudder Trim

I bench-tested the components for electric trim on my RV-8A's rudder. The two aluminum parts on the right form a bridle (I think that's what it's called) that captures the right rudder cable just forward of the spar. The red/black wires are connected to a DPDT center-off polarity reversing switch.

Still to do: mount actuator's clevis to the forward baggage compartment wall (near the right rudder pedal) and find a console location to mount the switch. And remove my fixed rudder trim tab.
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Old 05-23-2021, 02:08 PM
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I've been making things pretty in and around my aft avionics shelf.

All bundles finalized, adel clamps temporarily attached:

Harness branches going forward (under the right armrest) and aft (for the ADAHRS and tail stuff):

Testing final fit with the adels screwed in and the baggage well in place:

Making nice tidy wire bundles sure is satisfying.
-8 fuselage in progress (remember when I thought the wing kit had a lot of parts? HAHAHAHAHA)
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