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Old 01-06-2020, 07:13 PM
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Dan, what color is your RV? Is that a silver kinda color?
GM Silver Birch on top, and a generic white pearl.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:17 PM
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Flew for 30 minutes and changed the oil.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:36 PM
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Flew with my son and did some formation with a neighbor in a Cessna 195. One of the other pilots took a few photos.

And this is my first photo posting using Postimage. Hope it works!

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Old 01-06-2020, 08:31 PM
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Flew from 1A3, Copperhill, TN to KSFB on New Years Eve and then returned Jan 6. Great flights with wife and puppy.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:52 PM
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Flew from 52F to NEW with friends. Got to spend a whole day at the WWII museum and of course over indulge in some of the best food on the planet. 3.6 hr flight home landing with 5 gal / side.

Out of curiosity: What is everyone else's fuel mins in IO-320 powered RVs?
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:46 PM
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Saturday: Gorgeous day, so up for an hour of messing around practicing some lazy-8's and over to Carlsbad for a landing.

Sunday: I got to ride shotgun with BillC and the Ramona Formation flying gang. That was very cool. I expect now I'll have to join them and continue the fun and learning everything formation-wise.
After that I was hungry so I flew solo off to Hemet for a quick lunch special (BBQ beef sandwich was tasty). I got an email asking for some potential assistance fixing a busted up wing tip that met its fate against a car which carelessly backed into the airplane (RV-6A). Did a detour to Santa Monica around and under the LAX Bravo to take a quick look at the damage, and then on the way back I stopped for gas in Corona.

3.6 hours (not counting the right seat time).
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:05 PM
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I got an email asking for some potential assistance fixing a busted up wing tip that met its fate against a car which carelessly backed into the airplane (RV-6A). Did a detour to Santa Monica around and under the LAX Bravo to take a quick look at the damage, and then on the way back I stopped for gas in Corona.
You're doing aircraft repairs now? Hey, want to install an Advanced Flight Systems panel? :-)

BTW, KSDM has gas for $3.99/gallon now, if you happen to be in the area.

To keep this on topic, I ended the weekend by flying up to Santa Monica for maybe my last, or one of my last, meals at the Spitfire Grill. It's closing some time in the near future. New owner, and they're going to renovate it and open a new restaurant once that's done.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:13 AM
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Last week I (finally) managed to get some photos of our family RV-6 in front of the WWII-era hangar at KTHA:

1999 Vans RV-6, Tullahoma, 01Jan20
https://photo01aviation.smugmug.com/...an20/i-GmD9xMb

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Old 01-07-2020, 12:33 PM
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Mark Dickens, thanks so much for that picture; it confirmed my own suspicions on the finished shape of the aft firewall, and illustrated some helpful modifications. I had already concluded that my guesstimate at oil cooler location was optimistically high; I've ordered some replacement parts and your photos well help my rebuild greatly.
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:41 PM
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GM Silver Birch on top, and a generic white pearl.
Looks very good in that low warm sun.
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