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Wallpaper Calendar for October ...courtesy the talented Ed Hicks.


15hr report ...Andy Karmy RV-8

[ed. About as motivating a post as you could ever want to read!  dr]

I know I really enjoyed reading the early reports of phase I when a number of the rest of you were going through it, so here's my short update.

9 days, 15.2hrs of flying... WOW it's been awhile since I've flown this much.

As of now I think the engine is mostly broke in, the temps have stabilized and are generally below 400 when not climbing under full power. My hottest Cyl is #2 and it's always the hottest in most any situation. Have to start looking at some cutting down of the fin blockers in front of 1&2 since the rear Cyls are the coolest. In 15 hours I have added 1 quart of oil thus far, so it's using a bit, but not too much. The dual P-mags have been flawless thus far and start and run easily. The Catto prop seems pitched right, but it's hard to tell completely since I don't yet have the wheel pants installed.  continue


A trip to the islands - video...Dgamble

The early fall weather has been great in Central Ohio. I took the opportunity to make one last trip up to the islands. I took a co-worker with me - it was her first time in a small plane. She says she enjoyed it. You be the judge. ...


Transiting an "R" ...Vlad


Status Report ...John Gross

Slowly but surely it's starting to look like something.


LOE'14 Begins Friday!

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Press Release

EVERYONE should have a LOW OIL LEVEL SENSOR in their aircraft!  If you don’t, why not? Are you able to detect a low oil level while you are in flight? Many of us can’t without a low oil level sensor. We just received a new batch of our Low Oil Level Sensors. This has been a popular choice for RVs and other aircraft. It will fit right in most O-360 engines and lots of others too. We also have a shorter model we can offer now for shallower oil pans. If you want a custom sensor designed for your aircraft, let us know. See our Low Oil Level Sensor and more at


The RV-Specific Gatherings Coming Up

LOE'14 (Oct 3-5).  Texas

Petit Jean (Oct 24-26).  Arkansas

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