Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > RV General Discussion/News
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-14-2020, 02:07 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Highland Village, TX
Posts: 4,246
Default What did you do with your RV this Weekend (3/14-15/2020)

....getting it started. Some RV folks went to the STOL competition at KGLE, but it was rainy and I think they drove.
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 02:59 PM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 584
Default $100 Meatloaf?

Wasn't on the weekend - cold and snowy here. Tuesday I moved my transponder antenna out from hidden between the exhaust pipes to under my wing. Thursday I combined a test flight with a $100 hamburger run - actually a C$60 meatloaf run - to a great restaurant southeast of me. Flying Monkey Cafe at the Beiseker, AB airport (CFV2). Short 25 minute flight, good airport, good food, good times.
Claude Pitre
RV-9A #91081, C-GCPT
Dynon SkyView HDX, IO-320 and WW 200RV C/S. Flying as of August 6, 2018

Added GPS 175 and authorized for IFR April 1, 2021

Interactive map of all of my flights here
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 06:30 PM
SPX SPX is offline
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 574

With somewhat marginal weather, I decided to stay close. So, I got the RV out of the hangar and flew it down to Montgomery Field (MYF), home of Marv Golden Pilot Supplies. I needed some oil, and I figured that Marv's business probably was pretty slow right about now... so why not head down there and support him a bit?

After getting the oil, I supported a local donut shop and then headed back home. Total flying was 40 minutes or so, but still, it was great to get the RV out.

More rain coming, I hear...
Paid, Jan 2021
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 06:49 PM
Ed_Wischmeyer's Avatar
Ed_Wischmeyer Ed_Wischmeyer is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 1,577

Yesterday was instrument flying practice, hand flying rather than using the autopilot. Still spending too much time at one time fussing with the avionics and not flying the airplane. I'm within instrument standards, not really within CFII standards and nowhere near ATP standards -- even though the book says they're the same.

Really need to get the manifold pressure lag taken care of... it increasing workload a lot!
RV-9A at KSAV (Savannah, GA; dual G3X Touch with autopilot, GTN650, GTX330ES, GDL52 ADSB-In)
Previously RV-4, RV-8, RV-8A, AirCam, Cessna 175
ATP CFII PhD, so I have no excuses when I screw up
Vaccines kept me out of the hospital but COVID still cost me a month of living, all told...
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 07:19 PM
petehowell's Avatar
petehowell petehowell is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MN
Posts: 2,297
Default Moxie and Kate!

I got an early start on the weekend Thursday afternoon. Moxie and I did a river scouting mission. She is to the point she thinks she is Puppy-in-Command...

Scored a nice shot of the Mississippi south of St Paul on the loop around.....

Saturday brought Kate home from Iowa State for spring break and Corona-mandated online classes. We headed out for lunch and social distancing to the nice terminal building at KUBE. Kate was EXCITED to be back in the air!

Said terminal building has Kate's favorite automated back massage machine - getting her to leave can be a challenge.... Social distance mission accomplished, the only people we talked to were on the radio........

Bonus shot from last weekend when I went to South Bend to check up on mom. Western Wisconsin is beautiful just after sunrise....


Amateur Plane - RV-9A N789PH - 2450+ Hrs
Amateur Radio - KD0CVN
Doggies Delivered - 25+
St. Paul, MN

Last edited by petehowell : 03-14-2020 at 07:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 10:51 PM
Earl Findlay Earl Findlay is offline
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
Posts: 85

Today I flew from my home base to get some gas about 35 miles away. Came back and stopped at a local 2000' runway airport. First try I was too fast, at about the 1000' point I was still airborne. I poured on the gas and got the heck out of there. Came around for another try, under better airspeed and altitude control and greased her on.

Today reminded me of this YouTube video
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2020, 09:21 PM
catmandu's Avatar
catmandu catmandu is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sierra Nevada
Posts: 1,012

I was in Maryland this week. My friend there has a new to him -10. First oil change done at 50 hours gave an oil analysis that was, different. Blackstone mentioned all their historical data for this particular model of engine was based on 30 hours average oil time, so the thought was let's target 30 hours for the next couple of oil changes to have a better chance at comparing something. The plane is headed to Vic's shop week after next for a condition inspection, and needed some oil time to get very near the magic 30 hour mark while in Georgia. I asked if I could rack up some time doing a good deed, and was told "Of course!"

Jumped on Pilots 'N Paws and found a trip that fit the bill: Kitties in NC needed to go to New England. Did some quick coordination via text and launched out Saturday morning. Picked up some lucky cats and headed north. One was a bit noisy so I brought him out of the crate to get a view. Not sure if it helped or not.

Alls well that ends well, the cats got to their new home, and by changing altitudes, I got tailwinds on all three legs!

The folks in New England asked if it was possible to send some crates back south, and with the coming trip to Georgia, I agreed to haul cargo. So now, I know how many crates can fit into a -10 with only the pilot riding along.

Mike C.
Sierra Nevada
RV-6A bought flying (for sale soon)
Super-8 bought flying

Last edited by catmandu : 03-15-2020 at 09:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 08:15 AM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,445

Saturday was one of those rare days. I wish we had a deice truck.

I drove 65 miles to Rock Springs WY to get gas. Siberia!

It should last me for couple days playing after work

Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 02:46 PM
tfriendshuh tfriendshuh is offline
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Western Slope
Posts: 152

Gitche Gumee

[ed. Tim died in the crash of his biplane 9/17/21. Deepest condolences to all his family and friends. V/r,dr]

tim CP ASEL & S

2006 RV-8A N6677F

1943 Boeing Stearman N19BB

Last edited by tfriendshuh : 03-16-2020 at 02:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 06:03 PM
Capt Sandy's Avatar
Capt Sandy Capt Sandy is offline
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Or
Posts: 116
Default Siberia

That looks so BRRRR!!! You need to head farther south, man! BTW, do people ask you if you just started flying (because your plane is unpainted). We get that question all the time. Curious what your response is.
Have fun weekend flying, and be sure to button up!!
- Capt Sandy
Sandra Thoma, USCG Capt.
Call sign Sunshine
GLC and Right Seat, RV-7A
N174RT, Builder and Pilot Roy Thoma

To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not to Yield
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:43 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.