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Old 04-05-2020, 10:09 AM
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Default Michigan Sunset

The clouds finally broke in Western Michigan. Beautiful evening for a flight in the 10.








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Old 04-05-2020, 11:20 AM
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Hey Gary,

Surprised we didn?t run into each other out there! Sue and I were between Grand Haven and Holland at about the same time judging from your sunset photos and ours.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:30 AM
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Got an early start to the weekend on Thursday, given conditions were too perfect not to fly. Took a lunchtime vertical distancing break and headed North along the lakefront. Chicago approach was quiet as a mouse and there may have been two arrivals to ORD fly overhead the whole time. Getting close to doing my first oil change...looks like I will be going solo on that given the current constraints. Have enjoyed around 25 hours in this ride since picking her up in mid-February...still grinning. Thank you RM!



I'll probably "run" into you one of these days along this route...if it's VFR this is what I'll take going to work. Look out for a red/white RV-9A at 2500' with FlyLED wigwags (installed mainly for this reason).
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:40 AM
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I finally got back up in the air after a month. My Skyview screen had issues displaying, so it went back to Dynon for repair. I got that back in the airplane on Friday, but I had trouble updating the map data. It would hang during file extraction. The ominous warning about no powering down during this operation had me afraid to power off and restart. So during my hopeful waiting, I let the battery drain for an hour before I gave up. I tried a couple of times with the same hang during file extraction. It seemed to just be an issue with the USB stick. Anyway, I attempted to start up the airplane and the battery quickly let me down. I put it on the charger overnight. Next day, with a new copy of the map data on a different USB stick, it quickly updated just fine. Battery was back charged fully, so the airplane fired right up. I was due for an oil change (4 months since my last one). I took the airplane around the pattern 7 times, then spent the rest of the day doing the oil and filter change. There is really no place to go for breakfast or lunch, since everything around here is closed up or take-out only. The airport was pretty quiet for a nice Saturday. I did see a couple of other RV'ers out there working. Roee Kalinsky is back working on finally getting his RV-7A project put together after an extended hiatus. He was practically done when I started on my RV-9A about 10 years ago! Wings and engine are on, and he was dealing with a leaky quickbuild wing tank. Bill Judge was also there having flown his RV-8 over from Gillespie. A couple of RV's did a two ship formation flight, and another RV-8 was out flying.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:47 AM
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Default Fitted my Ultimate Gustlock

After a bout with 40+ gusts in MDW the other day and trying to tie down the aircraft while it was trying to weathervane with every gust, I decided my gustlock solution (seatbelt) was problematic. I returned the next day to find the seatbelt unbuckled. Evidently I didn't secure the belt well enough, but luckily there was no damage. I decided it's time for a solution to ensure greater protection.

Received my Ultimate Gustlock from Allan on Friday so in between ferrying summer/winter junk between hanger and house, I tested and fit my new gustlock.

What a fantastic device!

AntiSplat Aero's Ultimate Gustlock was very easy to install, compact, and secures flight controls very well. The only thing that I found different from the bench demo on Allan's site was my sticks are cut down a bit from what I assume is standard, so the height of the lock prevents the elevator from being completely faired with the stab.

Thanks for the great product!

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Old 04-05-2020, 12:03 PM
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The sky was clear and nearly cloudless here along the Gulf Coast. I didn't think I would get a a picture that was too good but I was wrong. I love a beautiful sunset.

IMG_2572 by Paul Gray, on Flickr
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:44 PM
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Had great weather, no ceiling for a change with low winds so I gave my 8 and me a good work out doing climb and glide tests. 1.1 hr going up and down. Vy and Vbg at 1588 lb, flaps up, 2400 rpm, came out the same - 96 KIAS, 110 MPHIAS.
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Old 04-05-2020, 03:59 PM
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Stirred up the oil, looked up to see down, practiced a couple wheel landings, and RTB with a crisp overhead pattern for a 0.7!
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:23 PM
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AntiSplat Aero's Ultimate Gustlock was very easy to install, compact, and secures flight controls very well. The only thing that I found different from the bench demo on Allan's site was my sticks are cut down a bit from what I assume is standard, so the height of the lock prevents the elevator from being completely faired with the stab.
You know, I've never been able to get this geometry to work out on mine so that the elevator is in trail. If it is, then I can't get the part that goes on the stick to align properly so that both top and bottom are in contact with the stick. Must be some combination of stick and position of the rudder pedals and such. I just live with it...IIRC, it puts it in an elevator down position, and it's a 7A, so I don't sweat it much, but it does bug me.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:32 PM
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Stirred up the oil, looked up to see down, practiced a couple wheel landings, and RTB with a crisp overhead pattern for a 0.7!
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Did I miss something Bruce? When did you move out of Jersey?
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