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Old 05-31-2020, 09:45 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Location: Highland Village, TX
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Smile What did you do with your RV this Weekend (5/30/2020 - 5/31/2020)?

....getting it started.
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.

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Old 05-31-2020, 10:50 AM
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Dan 57 Dan 57 is online now
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Life's short... Enjoy!

RV-6.9 #25685, slider, O-360-A3A (carb/dual Lightspeed II), MTV-12-B, HB-YLL owner & lover
RV-4 #2062 HB-YVZ airframe builder
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:21 AM
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Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
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Default Airworthy!

There's a time for all good things to come to an end.

Time to stop the building; time to start the flying!

I received my airworthiness certificate yesterday, a great way to kick off the weekend. Our local DAR, Richard Ortenheim (Skyview Aviation, KTCY), had to drive over since the field was low IFR that morning. We pre-prepped all the paperwork via email prior to the inspection. The inspection went well; no significant issues were found -- and all jam nuts were tight!

I requested and received a large Phase 1 test area (in magenta below) south and east of SF Bay Area, which conveniently includes Harris Ranch, a popular and delicious fly-in steak place in the Central Valley (you can drive in, too). Don't know when in the program I'll make it down there, but it's a good option to have!

Just need to finish up some transition training and wait for fog-free weather.

Thanks to everyone here on VAF that made this build possible; this is an invaluable resource and you are a wonderful community.
Bill Bencze
N430WB RV-7 @KHAF, Flying 100+ hrs
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:26 AM
flyguy61 flyguy61 is offline
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Location: Dexter, Oregon
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Default wiring wing stuff and such

I wired my stall warning system and completed the ailerons. Now found out I got all left main ribs for the flaps. Call Vans Monday.
started RV-10 2/19
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Old 05-31-2020, 02:30 PM
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Location: Utah
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Originally Posted by wjb View Post
There's a time for all good things to come to an end.

Time to stop the building; time to start the flying!

I received my airworthiness certificate yesterday, a great way to kick off the weekend.

Most excellent Bill! I looked over your testing ?box? that?s a pretty country down there. When you are done head my way. We don?t have marine layers
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:42 PM
PHOTO01 PHOTO01 is offline
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Got a little Sunday morning formation flying in today:
"Photos or it didn't happen.."
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:12 PM
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There was a wee bit of formating in central TX this weekend. I’m sure the pictures will be along shortly.
Scott Card
CQ Headset by Card Machine Works
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RV-9A N4822C flying 2200+hrs. / Cedar Park, TX
RV8 Building - fuselage / showplanes canopy (Done!)
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:09 PM
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Location: Rosharon, TX
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Pic from the Temple clinic. Great Time!!!

Nick "Rehab" Nafsinger
91TS Rosharon, TX
RV-4 Bought 2019, Day to Day Restoration while still flying. SDS EFI IO-360, Hartzell CS, DanH inspired custom intake, G3x Panel
RV-8 SB, "Back burner project."
RV-10 Built 2010, Sold 2019
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:13 AM
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Location: San Jose, CA
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Default Flying For Breakfast-Covid 19 Style

I went on a short flight to CVH to give some business to the restaurant on the field. Although in that county you can dine at the restaurant, I decided to social distance and eat out at the plane. It was nice to get away for a bit.

Kelly Johnson
San Jose, CA

Pink slip issued: 5/7/12

First flight: 5/28/12, Memorial Day.

Phase I Complete: 8/18/12!
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:13 AM
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Location: Garden City, Tx
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Default Roundtrip to Florida (again)

Didn't get any decent pics this time around, but it was time to go pick up the 172 from Jesse Saints place after the new panel install. My uncle and I departed Friday afternoon and overnighted in New Orleans, landing at an almost completely deserted KMSY. Signature did us a solid good deed there, handling everything as requested and giving us a courtesy car overnight because "ain't nobody else here and we won't need it" - and indeed he was right, the whole airport was deserted.

Ate way too much good food at Kenner Seafood Market just around the corner, and flew out in the morning for X35. Got the 172 and did several local area test flights, watched the SpaceX launch (unfortunately on the iPad rather than close enough to see it in person) and then launched back for KMSY again for the evening - for more good seafood and Signature continued their outstanding service for us again. Fought thunderstorms the whole way and snuck into KMSY right between two major cells, and then fought thunderstorms all the way back home Sunday morning. Headed out for Lago Vista KRYW for cheap fuel but the pumps were down, so we hopped to Georgetown KGTU and topped off there, and then headed for San Angelo KSJT to drop off the 172 with our local shop for annual, then home.
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 900 hrs and counting; 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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