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Old 09-29-2019, 09:46 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend (9/28-29/2019)

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Old 09-29-2019, 10:44 AM
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Vlad Vlad is offline
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Location: Utah
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I am far away from my RV but my good Dagestan buddy just did first taxi runs. I am glad to be part of it

Where is N666BK?

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Old 09-29-2019, 12:39 PM
Flandy10 Flandy10 is offline
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Location: Peachtree City, GA
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Default College Football anyone?

Three out of last four weekends, it's been college football trips. Have plane, will travel. First two were back to back trips to West Lafayette, IN.

It runs in the family.
Alumni from 1989, 1991, and future Alumnae 2022.

Second weekend I brought along my 1990 Alumnae.

But this weekend, we stayed a little closer to home and were in good company for the night. The boys and their toys....

My daughter is a senior at "that" school and the whole clan came along for the game. Picked up the son at his school and flew to KTCL.

She is in Sports Media and normally works in the booth editing tape, but the big boys (CBS) were in town so she was working grip on the field.

Great to have the family together, even if for only a short time.
Another successful RV filled weekend!
Scott Flandermeyer
Rv-10 TDI 330 hrs
Fayettevile, GA

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Old 09-29-2019, 01:11 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
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Location: Laguna Hills, CA
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Flew to Mojave Spaceport for breakfast. Always fun to peek inside the Scaled Composites hangar...I saw both ARES and Proteus.

So nice to have a smooth air flight. I got pummeled by turbulence last week flying up to Lake Powell, but the sunset flight over the lake was calm and serene.
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart

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Old 09-29-2019, 02:15 PM
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Location: Richmond VA, USA
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Default WV this weekend

Flew to Lewisburg, WV to hang out with some old friends. Terrific times. And much better than driving!!!

My buddy from TX arrived in his TBM.
N929JA, 2007 RV-9A
Based W96: New Kent International Aerodrome
(near Richmond, VA USA)
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:50 PM
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Default US National Aerobatic Championships

I flew back home to Falcon Field (FFC), Peachtree City GA from the US National Aerobatic Championships In Salina (SLN), KS, 714 nm each way.

I had flown there earlier in the week to support the contest by volunteering in the various necessary positions and see some friends. I was able to deliver some parts I picked up at Spruce that a competitor needed. I did not fly in the competition. I've come to realize that I'm going to need to get the right tool for the job. I'm never giving up my RV-8, but I'm currently looking for both an Extra and a partner in the S. Atlanta metro area.

By the way, Ron Schreck was the CD (Contest Director) for the event and he did a masterful job of organizing and running the championships. The event is similar in scale to a small air show. We had nearly 100 contestants that flew 300+ flights and dozens of volunteers worked to pull off the class act event. Everything from site prep, to hangar space, fuel, the FAA, the city, banquet facilities, rental cars, hotels, etc all needed to be planned and coordinated. Ron's been working on this for many months and his efforts paid off as it was one of the most successful national championships in recent years.

However, we only had one RV compete this year. Oliver Spatscheck came all the way from NJ in his RV-8. I'm sure Ron will update the leader board when he recovers, but Oliver had a very respectable finish with a 76.29%, beating out a Pitts and an Extra. Way to go Oliver! Great to see you again.

On the way back, I filed IFR and climbed to 17,000' to get through a line of thunderstorms near Springfield MO. I had a nice smooth ride and a fantastic view of the storms. I love my UAvionix ADSB! At 17K, I was burning 7.4 gph and getting about 170 kts TAS. I am sure going to miss my IFR and night capability getting to and from contests if I ever do get the Extra. Most of the Extra's are restricted from Night and IFR use even if properly equipped. The flight manual on the certified craft requires Day, VFR use only. Many of the older ones are Experimental.

In any case, it was a super fun week! I hope every one else had a fun-filled and safe weekend.
Jerry Esquenazi
RV-8 N84JE
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:06 PM
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Flew the -8 to see an old friend in Shreveport and help him get the gear on his RANS S-19 kit...

RV-8 #81077 Super Slow Build
Dynon Skyview HDX, Titan IOX-370, Dual P-Mags, AFP FM200A FI, Whirlwind 200RV CS Prop
First Flight 11/20/2016
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:17 PM
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Default Fun Weekend

Yesterday we finally had some cooler weather with clouds so flew IFR to HMT for breakfast, then on to AJO for the Spruce Customer Appreciation sale event. Met Chris Smith who's building a -10, and some old friends (both vendors and attendees) at the sale.

Today we flew to L35 for breakfast at Thelma's. A nice tailwind had us in the 200+ Knot club again! Topped the tanks then back home before noon. Time machine!

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Old 09-29-2019, 06:46 PM
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Short local flight. 0.3 Hobbs / 2.0 gallons on Sunday 29 September 2019.

My GAD13 arrived from Steinair. The GAD13, CAN Bus termination, and connector weight 3.8 Oz.

Started looking where I am going to mount it. GMU11 is in under the vertical stabilizer and I wanted to mount it there BUT Garmin has a recommended two-foot or more separation from the GMU11. That would put the GAD13 in the tailcone and I really do not want to work in that location.

There is room behind the panel in front of the G5s on the "sub-panel" or bulkhead in front of the panel. GAD13 mounted and should get wiring done tomorrow. Will find out if my 'homemade' OAT works after setting the G5s for the GAD13. IF my 'homemade' OAT does not work, then I will need to purchase one of the recommended $100 OAT probes. Two contacts, a little wire, some time, and $5 for brass tubing using parts I already had on hand is not a lot of wasted money or time if it does not work.

Gary A. Sobek
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3,400+ hours
Where is N157GS
Building RV-8 S/N: 80012

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To those who love aviation, the sky is home.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:52 PM
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I stared Saturday morning with a session of aerobatics practice, departed the circuit to the west and climbed to 5000 ft, HASSLE checks done I started with loops followed by stall turns, barrel rolls and finished with a half loop with roll off the top;

Loops: today I practiced maintaining the G coming until reaching the inverted then float it a little, check wings level, allow speed to build on the down line, start to pull and aim to recover at the same height and speed.

I have a bad habit of pulling to the left on the way up so I did a whole series of loops making sure I maintained a strait up line feeding in right rudder as required and ensuring I pulled strait back on the elevator.

Stall turns, didn't get one right, I either kicked too soon or allowed the RV to go past the vertical line, most of the time I was not kicking in left rudder fast enough or feeding in enough right aileron and forward stick to ensure a nice vertical down line, lots of fun but much more practice needed.

Barrel rolls left and right, managed to get the nose nice and high before rolling and maintaining the pull, looking for same speed and height for the recovery.

Tried a roll off the top at a slower speed, I normally do these at 150 knots but my instructor suggested a little slower and pull harder, I don't think I pulled hard enough as I wallowed out of them at the top.

Flew back to home base feeling satisfied and decided I would fix two EGTs that have been acting up, #1 has been intermittent for a while, when I pulled on the wires they came out of the connector so problem solved, double over the wire and re-crimp.
#3, has not been displaying at all, pulled terminal apart and re-crimped, it was working on the ground but as soon as I started to engine it stopped working again, ugh, hate these sort of electrical issues.

Too lazy to pull the cowls again I flagged it as a problem to get sorted next time I change the oil.

Eddie Seve
Sydney Australia
First Flight 16th July 2012
RV-7 Phase 2, 30 Oct 2012
1100 hrs Feb 2020
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