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Old 06-06-2021, 07:40 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (6/5/21 - 6/6/21)

...getting it started. v/r,dr
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: 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.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:48 AM
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Default I wore the boy smooth out...

I took a morning flight up to Lamesa to meet about a dozen other guys for breakfast ( and my 7-year old went with me for the first time on that trip. He gorged himself on french toast and bacon, and then we went to San Angelo to play with cousins for a bit. He couldn't keep his eyes open on the trip home. It was a good day.
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Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 850 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 06-06-2021, 11:51 AM
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Location: Savannah, GA
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Finished unpacking from a 3,600 nm trip from Savannah, GA to North Las Vegas with a planned stop en route each way.

The RV-9A greeted each bump in the western sky as if they were long lost buddies. It got tiresome real quick...
RV-9A at KSAV (Savannah, GA; dual G3X Touch with autopilot, GTN650, GTX330ES, GDL52 ADSB-In)
Previously RV-4, RV-8, RV-8A, AirCam, Cessna 175
ATP CFII PhD, so I have no excuses when I screw up
Vaccines kept me out of the hospital but COVID still cost me a month of living, all told...
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:38 PM
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Location: Clarkston, MI
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For the past two weekends, I've been working around my RV-8... struggling with paint booth mods and a bad back. Crank up those sympathy violins...
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - registered; final assembly continues; still putting out my own brush fires.
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:00 PM
Ex172Owner Ex172Owner is offline
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Location: Perry, KS
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On Friday, I made and installed a new canopy slide catch, so I can hold the canopy open about 6 inches for taxi. This is essential in this hotter weather, but it's too much wind and noise if the canopy slides all the way open. Works like a charm, I may have to patent it.

Saturday, Al Stuber (6A) and I flew from LWC to 96KS, a private grass strip near Glasco, Kansas, for a birthday party. There were three other -8s and a 320-MPH Glasair, flown by former USAF F-16 pilots, doing formation aerobatics for the crowd.
Doug Tilghman
RV-8 N801MC, completed 2003 (4th owner)
Builder: Chuck Carlbom and Tony McPeak, assisted by PlaneBuilders, Medford, OR (Workmanship Award, Oshkosh 2003)
Based Lawrence KS (LWC)
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