February 20, 2018. Issue
Tuesday morning at 0800 the winds were 50
kts at 3000 feet, and two hours later it was 50 kts at 6000 feet.
Overcast, warming and humid enough to turn the hangar floor into a
slip and slide. Obviously it was a maintenance day. :-)
Please excuse the early push on the Tue edition - board mgt tonight at
John Goodloe RV-8 Rotating.
Weekend with the Grandson ...MarkW
Found out last week that my son will be moving
further away. This makes seeing the grandson more difficult. I have
in the past been able to fly from Orlando to Charleston SC on a
Friday afternoon, pick up the grandson and return him Sunday
evening. A move to Virginia will make this a little more difficult.
So I decided to take advantage of the good weather and RV speeds and
pick him up this weekend for another visit before the move.
Due North to Minneapolis ...Pete Howell
Andi and I have been helping to care for her mom
down in Ames over the last few months and Little Kate is a sophomore
at Iowa State - so the RV kinda knows the way all by herself.....
The heartland terrain is not exactly exciting, but add a bit of
sunset and some settings on the camera phone, and it looks almost
From the flight home Saturday - complete with JJ Abrams lens flare!
RV-12iS forward lower fuse mating problem ...B.Collins
I wonder if there are supposed to be two more slots on the
forward end of the mid fuselage skin.
When you make the lower forward fuselage, there are two large -- for
want of a better word -- ribs that rivet to the bottom skin and the
firewall; these also hold a engine mount bracket/gusset.
You don't rivet the most aft hole on each, though, because those are
common to the mid-fuselage skin too.
Damage to foot box? RV4 ...337 Driver
This is some damage from a previous accident 25+
years ago that is left on an RV4 I'm looking at. The owner claims
this area is non structural and it passes air worthiness. What say
you RV experts? The wings were replaced at the time of the accident
so I have to question why this was not repaired even IF its non
structural and deemed air worthy.
Nose wheel pant bracket
Q: A couple of the brackets that secure the nose
wheel pant are broken on my -7A and Im trying to figure out the
correct part numbers to order. Vans is closed today, but searching
here I found a reference to V-1013C-L and -R. However, I need both
front back brackets and I dont think they are identical, so I have
missed something. Can anyone help me out?
Old style. I believe your looking for; U-813D Left & Right.
U-813C Left & Right
Build Status Report ...Andrew Z RV-7
Some Interior Shots ...Luke
...spotlighting James Jula RV-7A
(RV-12) Potential cracking in the horizontal stabilator front spar
(RV-12) Anti-Servo Tab cracks