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Old 12-08-2019, 11:27 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend (12/8-9/2019)?

...getting it started.

I'm still doing an oil change <g>.

Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Part time: Contract Pilot (PIC type in Embraer Phenom 300). Flying resume.
  • Part time: Phenom 300 (currently) and Gulfstream 450/550 (soon) Seat Support at CAE (KDFW).
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:02 PM
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airguy airguy is offline
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Made a hot round trip from Midland to Houston and back yesterday to sign the papers on a shiny new ride for my wife. She'll pick it up in a couple days. You can't do that without an airplane!

17,000 on the way down there with 30 knots on the tail, 10,000 on the way back with about 15 on the nose, 5.2 hours roundtrip.
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2022 dues paid
N16GN flying 950 hrs and counting on 91E10; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.

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Old 12-08-2019, 12:57 PM
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Dan Langhout Dan Langhout is offline
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Default Flyout to Gulf Shores, AL . . . no, wait . . . Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge, TN

A group of us from Moontown (3M5) planned a flyout Saturday down to Gulf Shores, AL (KJKA) for some seafood at LuLu’s. Problem was, the weather turned crappy in south Alabama. What to do? Why - fly north instead to Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge (KGKT) at the foot of the Smokies of course!

4 RV’s with 7 folks wheels up from Moontown at 0900 for the approximately 1 hour flight to KGKT. Beautiful weather and scenery on the way up, particularly as we got up into the Knoxville area and the mountains. Landed and took our place on the ramp at KGKT.

Lunch at Holston’s Kitchen in Sevierville was the plan. Got one of the courtesy cars and managed to get all 7 of us to the restaurant by making 2 trips. Great lunch at Holston’s - recommended!

Back at the airport after lunch, we toured the Tennessee Museum of Aviation which is right on the field (large hangar in the background of the photo above). This is a really nice little museum and well worth your time if you find yourself in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area. Lots of aviation artifacts and aircraft including two P-47’s which fly periodically.

Had to get a group picture of the motley crew on the ramp, then it was time to go.

The weather was still great for the flight back. Quite a bit of haze, but that is what the Smokies are all about right?

All in all, a fun outing on a beautiful Saturday!
Dan Langhout
2022 =VAF= Dues PAID . . . . .
RV-7 N528DP slow build
First Flight July 26th, 2014
848 hours and counting . . . .
28 Pilots N Paws Flights
Now based at Moontown (3M5)

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Old 12-08-2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by airguy View Post
Made a hot round trip from Midland to Houston and back yesterday to sign the papers on a shiny new ride for my wife. She'll pick it up in a couple days. You can't do that without an airplane!

17,000 on the way down there with 30 knots on the tail, 10,000 on the way back with about 15 on the nose, 5.2 hours roundtrip.
I like the way you are using your RV Greg.
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:46 PM
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Finally finished up the condition inspection (5 weeks), my lil' dude helped me grease wheel bearings and inspect the landing gear portion of the inspection.

Flew a .9 to grab some EAA breakfast at K34 followed by making the kiddos slightly woozy flying circles around the future grass strip contemplating approach/departure/runway locations.

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Old 12-08-2019, 08:41 PM
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I returned from Europe on Saturday and assessed that jetlag and fatigue was inconsistent with an IMSAFE check, so I visited the hangar to clean the dust and wildfire soot off the RV-6 and put it on the battery tender.

Safety first!

- mark
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:10 PM
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Finished rigging the elevators; control stops are trimmed appropriately. Next up, rigging the rudder.

Also, my A&P neighbor wandered over and complimented my workmanship, nice to know.
-8 fuselage in progress (remember when I thought the wing kit had a lot of parts? HAHAHAHAHA)
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:28 AM
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Default little engine that will !

got the Rotax hung on RV12 & mostly wired up this weekend
Bob Costello
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:04 AM
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It was a tumultuous weekend for me. At 0230 EST Saturday, Pearl Harbor Day and coincidentally my father's birthday... it was also the actual birth day of my first grandson. Joseph Rodney Haines has landed safely; he and mother Naomi (the rosy riveter that helped me put the top aft skin on my RV-8) are doing well. After not much sleep and the usual Saturday morning breakfast with the PTK gang, I paid a visit to Naomi and Joey at the hospital before heading over to Windsor to get an hour of instruction in the CH2A Chipmunk; if you're interested, check out the video on my YouTube channel. When I got home Saturday afternoon, it was definitely Beer O'Clock; rested and basked in the glory of the day. Sunday we visited with Joey... and through all this I did manage to get some work done on the RV-8 this weekend. The bottom cowl hinges were dialed in and the cowl hung on its own for the first time. Now working on the Skybolt flanges along the top edge of the bottom cowl. So... yeah... good weekend.
(BTW I've been to the Tennessee Museum of Aviation; very cool place.)

Martin J Filiatrault
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:45 AM
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Default Operation Good Cheer

I joined about 250 of my close personal friends flying Christmas gifts for foster care kids all over Michigan for Operation Good Cheer. My flight was from the PTK base to Holland MI, (KBIV).
We were blessed with good weather, and a whole bunch of controllers with a huge amount of professionalism and patience 😎
Dennis Glaeser CFII
Rochester Hills, MI
RV-7A - Eggenfellner H6, GRT Sport ES, EIS4000, 300XL, SL30, TT Gemini, PMA6000, AK950L, GT320,
uAvionixEcho ADSB in/out with GRT Safe Fly GPS
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