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Old 07-11-2021, 08:08 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (7/10/21 - 7/11/21)

...getting it started. My cowl is still off <sad face>.

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Old 07-11-2021, 08:16 AM
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Thanks for asking.
Got the engine mount shimmed. Trying real hard to get engine in before Osh 2021. The shims add 0.132 degrees of right thrust.
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:23 AM
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Just got back from doing some right pattern work, coordination practice, and engine out procedures. Getting ready for Osh.
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Old 07-11-2021, 02:12 PM
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A bunch of firsts for me on Friday. Filed IFR for the first time and flew 2 non-simulated approaches - an ILS and a GNSS LPV. Was the first time I'd tried my N16 NAV radio with a GS/LOC. Performed great. Was using foggles, so it counts as simulated IMC.

IFR training cranking up to high gear, I need about 18.5 more hours of simulated IMC to qualify for my rating. Need a flight test as well. The goal is to finish it in the next 4 weeks so I can use the ticket on a cross continental trip coming up in mid August.
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:24 AM
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I finished the basecoats on my canopy skirt:

Since I have to wait for lower humidity to apply the clearcoat (in about a week!), I decided to put the spiral on my spinner with an industrial grade sharpie. I made a silly little video about it and put it on my YouTube channel; see link in my signature.

In other aviation-related news, I hung out with the CAF at PTK during their AirPower History Tour. The B-24 Diamond Lil, P-51 Gunfighter, T-6 and Stearman were in attendance. The B-29 couldn't come in with the longer runway closed, and wouldn't have attended anyway due to a maintenance issue. I was supposed to get an extended ride in the Stearman, but it was cancelled twice (Thursday - weather; Friday - maintenance) and I couldn't reschedule a third time. That's ok; I'll use the refund to pay for my canopy cover. Also made a video of selected startups, taxis, takeoffs and landings; not my greatest work but may be of interest; also on my YouTube channel.

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Old 07-12-2021, 07:28 AM
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Climbed out of the thick humidity in central Texas for a bit. I maintained 59 degrees F. Music on, power back and enjoyed the cool air.

Or maybe it was a, heavy and slow, refresher . Call it what you want.
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:35 PM
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Finished the big cut on the canopy, many builders dread this job, but it was one of the easiest and fulfilling jobs so far.
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Still have gin but ran out of tonic. A quick 1 hour hop over scorching desert to the closest supermarket yielded some. Valley Food of Saratoga WY is within a quick walk from the airport KSAA. You can see the market abeam next to Hacienda Motel





Not that I like diet but it's the only quinine they have

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On Saturday I parked the RV so I could use my C-172 to fly Y.E. I flew 3 flights for a total of 7 kids. I don't know why but I'm starting to like the Y.E. flights! Especially the part near the end where I ask the kids if they like Roller Coasters.....

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Old 07-13-2021, 07:33 AM
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Still have gin but ran out of tonic. A quick 1 hour hop over scorching desert to the closest supermarket yielded some. Valley Food of Saratoga WY is within a quick walk from the airport KSAA. You can see the market abeam next to Hacienda Motel


Not that I like diet but it's the only quinine they have

Does your gin and tonic recipe include Tomato's?
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