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DeltaRomeo 11-24-2019 07:53 AM

What did you do with your RV this weekend. (Nov 23-24, 2019)
...getting it started. v/r,dr

plehrke 11-24-2019 08:41 AM

Did my Biennial flight review then flew another hour to celebrate.

gfb 11-24-2019 06:28 PM

Dropped her off to get painted. I now need to cmoe up with something to do with myself till Jan 20th :)

Tom023 11-24-2019 06:38 PM

Flew off the final Phase 1 hours. Total time = 43.4 !

N546RV 11-25-2019 06:28 AM

Hung the vertical stab. Was all ready for yesterday to end with me riveting the splice plate on and having it attached by just bolts, only to find edge distance issues with the rivet holes at the end of the forward spar.

So instead I ended the day with an email to the mothership. Pretty sure I can just add another row of rivets here and be OK (I found a post here where someone said they got this exact suggestion), but given the part of the structure we're talking about, I want to hear directly from home base on this one.

Next up: putting those flappy things on the back and getting them connected to the waggly thing in the cockpit.

FlyingBanker 11-25-2019 06:36 AM

Got it back from condition inspection on Friday (thanks Vic Syracuse!) and flew it home after a brief stopover at 6A2 to check on the status of my instrument panel upgrade order. On Sunday after church, flew with the bride to Barnstormers Grill at Alexander Memorial - GA2 - formerly Peach State Aerodrome for Sunday lunch buffet. Beautiful fall weekend in the south.

swjohnsey 11-25-2019 06:52 AM

Flew the newly acquired RV-4 from Bishop, TX (07R) to Fredericksburg (T82) to check out the Hanger Hotel and eat breakfast at the diner then on to Uvalde (UVA) topped off and back to Bishop. I was trueing out around 170 kts at around 8,000 ft at 2400 rpm and 21 in burning about 9.5 gph.

hpdmp3486 11-25-2019 07:41 PM

Finally cut the two wing spars bolt that were found loose on inspection. The washers were not put on so you could never tighten them to torque specs. I have the RV9A so getting to them was difficult, forming a wrench to fit into the opening was a task. We got the right side off but the left side nut was rounded. Had to use a Dremel with an extension, a few carbide bits, two hours of laying in a difficult position, and finally got the nut off. New bolt, with a washer, and nut tightened and torqued. Huge step out of the way. Finally can get the mechanic back out to approve the changes.

crabandy 11-25-2019 10:13 PM

I strategically waited till the wife was at work to sneak the seatbelts into the washing machine after a brief pre-treat, they made a lot of noise but came out nice and clean! They were pretty dry out of the washer but I laid them over a chair to air dry completely. Pretty sure the only dirty spots came from maintenance.

A little inspection/Service bulletin on the wing.

I've grown tired of snagging my shirtsleeves and bag straps on the corners of my seatbacks, I trimmed them off and am currently installing a small strap of .063 to join the 2 angles together.

Lil' dude joined me as usual and went to town cleaning the belly.

Lil'dude also managed to spill the container of tail fairing screws off the bench, he found them all but 1.

Malndi 11-25-2019 11:57 PM

Red One in the right seat
We had the honour and pleasure of being joined by a former RAF Red Arrows lead who flew right seat with Eddie for some formation followed by a nice lunch at the HARS museum.

A thorough gentleman and very generous with his knowledge. His insights were greatly appreciated and will no doubt assist us to enhance our own flying.

A new RV grin was firmly installed!

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