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Old 09-12-2021, 05:56 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (9/11/21 - 9/12/21)

…getting it started.

I’m in the sim all weekend at the side hustle. Missing the RV <g>

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 09-12-2021, 12:25 PM
texdog texdog is offline
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Thumbs up Fly over

We had 10 airplanes do a fly over for Vets, fire and police in Harper, Tex. They had a parade after our fly over. We had a missing man formation.
T82 Fredericksburg,Tx.
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Old 09-12-2021, 12:26 PM
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Default Parked the RV

So I could fly Young Eagles in the Cessna this weekend! Oh yeah, this also doubles as a "hat sighting".

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2021 Donation Made

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Old 09-12-2021, 01:54 PM
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Default Added cooling louvers

I had oil temps higher than i wanted.
I had to throttle back during steep full power climbs, even in moderate temps.

To improve the airflow out of the bottom cowl, to get rid of the hot air i attached a “spoiler” to raise the suction on the outlet.
It worked, but i didn’t like it too much….

This weekend i put in cooling louvers from the automotive motorsport world.
I figured that speedwise we are in the same ballpark and some aerodynamic brainwork went into them.

It took a bit of time till i was ready to make a cut into a perfect painted cowling, i sanded down the outer layer of the honeycomb and epoxied the whole part in (flush). After filling and sanding i put a fibreglass layer ontop of everything.

I like the look of them.
Temps are right where i want them to be.
Gained 7 KTAS in comparison to the “spoiler”.

Cowling will eventually being painted again after 10-15 hours of operation and if no cracks appear.

p.s. still being jealous that i did not make it to the formation clinic in Trento, Italy. But this is a story some others have to tell………

p.p.s. Admins, if you want to move this post to“Fiberglass”, i am fine with that.
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Old 09-12-2021, 02:54 PM
74-07 74-07 is offline
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Default This weekend

Gave my new friend and neighbor his first RV ride. Note the RV grin. Works every time!
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RV-8 sold
RV-7 sold
RV-8 flying
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Old 09-12-2021, 03:10 PM
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Which reminded that there are other things way more important in life than anything RV (or not...) related...
Life's short... Enjoy!

RV-6.9 #25685, slider, O-360-A3A (carb/dual Lightspeed II), MTV-12-B, HB-YLL owner & lover
RV-4 #2062 HB-YVZ airframe builder

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Old 09-12-2021, 03:48 PM
PilotjohnS PilotjohnS is offline
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Default Lights, Camera….

Really trying to get all the wiring done so I can fire up the panel then move on to firewall forward. If I have typos, I am still seeing spots from the position light test. I dont dare open my eyes with the strobes.
Seriously, the rules say either a beacon or strobes must be operating while engine is running. Not sure what I am going to do on the ground, the strobes are going to be bright.
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Dues paid 2021, worth every penny

RV9A- Status:
95% done, 15% left to go
Electrical/Panel 95% done
Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?

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Old 09-12-2021, 07:37 PM
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:25 PM
PHOTO01 PHOTO01 is offline
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On 09/11/2021 we enjoyed a short beach flight - a wonderful way to end the day and celebrate the freedom to fly on such a momentous date..

On Sunday morning we headed north to McCollum Field for lunch at the Elevation Chophouse and Skybar:

After enjoying a delicious meal, I checked out a couple classic aircraft on the ramp including a Lockheed "Jetstar" and a turbine DeHaviland "Caribou":

We found a pretty RV-6A parked alongside our RV-6!

On the flight back south towering buildups were everywhere..

After passing over KCEW, Eglin approach took us alongside the western edge of the VFR corridor and right over Hurlburt AFB:

Despite the high overcast and cooler temps, Pensacola Beach seemed busy as ever..

Before landing at 82J we had the unique chance to fly right over NAS Pensacola since the airspace was closed for the weekend:
"Photos or it didn't happen.."

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Old 09-13-2021, 05:47 AM
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Default NAS Pense

I see the Blues had the day off...
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