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Old 05-04-2020, 08:38 AM
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As for me, I only worked on the airplane Saturday. After 228 hours, spread out over 118 work entries from 2/4/19 to 5/1/20, my baffles are finally complete. Not totally thrilled with the outcome - the front bottom inlet seals were troublesome and make fitting the bottom cowl a pain - but they are essentially complete.

After securing the top cowl and checking seal fit with a borescope, I took a break, stepped back and reacquainted myself with the rest of the fuselage. Hello, airplane... missed you...

Sunday I stayed out of the shop, choosing instead to visit the hangar and exercise the vehicles... first the bicycle (and myself), then the Toyota station wagon, then the KLR650 (which I'm hoping to sell this spring to help fund the payment of my MI Sales and Use taxes this year and get the RV-8 registered).

Rode the KLR for 40 miles, then put it back in the hangar and took the Mustang for a long top-down drive before heading home and relaxing. Jumping back into the fiberglass finishing grind today... maybe.
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Old 05-04-2020, 09:51 AM
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Moved to the airport.


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Old 05-04-2020, 09:51 AM
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Thank for the gorgeous pictures Claude.
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Old 05-04-2020, 10:29 AM
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Claude, did you drop down & check out the methane bubbles in the ice on Lake Abraham? (second lake pictured)
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Old 05-04-2020, 11:41 AM
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Claude, did you drop down & check out the methane bubbles in the ice on Lake Abraham? (second lake pictured)
No, I blew past there at 9500' and 150kt ground speed. Didn't think to take a closer look. A 4000' descent in there would have been interesting.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:36 PM
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Out fooling around Sunday evening. Dropped some flap and eased up in slow flight on some buddies in an S-7. Kirk whipped out his fancy new iPhone, and sent this later.

It's done with a photo-to-sketch app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-ske...ng/id448162988

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Old 05-04-2020, 01:48 PM
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Like AV8ER, this weekend I decided to capitalize on the reduced airline traffic to land my RV-7 at what is normally one of the busiest airports in the world!



I'd done twice before the covid era but that was in the middle of the night once traffic had died down. To do it during daylight hours would normally be unthinkable. Awesome flight!
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Old 05-04-2020, 02:46 PM
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Out fooling around Sunday evening. Dropped some flap and eased up in slow flight on some buddies in an S-7. Kirk whipped out his fancy new iPhone, and sent this later.

It's done with a photo-to-sketch app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-ske...ng/id448162988

Cool flying hat.
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:38 PM
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Default Flying Picnic

Flew to the Appalachians to Mountain City, TN ( 6A4), with my wife, grabbed the crew car, drove to Cherokee National Forest and hiked on a beautiful creek-side trail to the Virginia state line...where the trail abruptly ended. Enjoyed a delicious chicken salad picnic, then returned home straight through CLT Class B...easy to do nowadays, since I didn't hear a single radio call to/from an airliner! All in all, a 4-state romp, done with ease, thanks to my RV-8.




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Default Pictures show up yet?

I redid the photos following the google photos tip I found. Can you see them yet? I sure wish there was an easy way to get google photos to work. The trick seems to get google photos to "pops out" so that when you copy the image location it works.

Geoff

[ed. No sir. I don't see them - you have to set Google pics in a 'shared' folder. v/r,dr]
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