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Old 01-22-2012, 02:26 PM
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Set up a Photobucket or similar account and everyone will be able to view the pictures.

Very cool videos.

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Old 01-22-2012, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the operational update. Looking forward to the photos, (worth a thousand words.) :-)
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:48 PM
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:34 PM
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Great pictures! I sure miss my dads 4 on skis! Getting my 8 on skis as soon it is flying is prio 1!

/Dennis
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:06 PM
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Photos are Great! Thanks. Look forward to more of your words on this venture as well as more photos. I am very interested.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:12 PM
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Excuse me, Im from Louisiana, that looks really cold! What kind of heating system do you have? I plan on flying my 8 in cold weather, I would like some info on how you did your heating system. I am installing heated seats in mine. The info I have is that the Vans heater system leaves some to be desired. Ideas welcome. Thanks.

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Old 01-25-2012, 04:45 AM
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For me, the stock heater is adequate only for moderate temps, not cold with out blocking the several fresh air leaks in the cabin. I have heard you can double the heat setup. I have not seen this setup. You may wish to search for heater options on here, VAF.

Also, you may want to research the several options to block the incoming fresh air from places that are not sealed to the outside. Aileron tube holes from fuselage to wing roots, flap linkage holes, rear of canopy, etc. People have made fixes for these which may be important in cold weather.

Your heated seats will be nice. My wife would love that. Good luck and keep us posted.

I want a set of the wheel skis.
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Cessna 180, sold
RV7 I0-360 C/S, Slider, AP, Glass, etc. sold.
RV6 O-320 F/P, Slider, AP, Steam, etc., sold
Citabria 7KCAB rental
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:29 AM
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I have a stock heater it is insufficient for our very cold temps in Ottawa Montreal area when temps drop below 0f or -20c both my RV7A & RV8 are in a heated hangar, that helps and I wear downhill ski pants sweater and jacket and typically its cold on sunny days and the greenhouse effect of the canopy keeps it comfortable no gloves but they are stored close by. The 8 is drafty from behind the canopy skirt eventhough I have a good rubber seal and I'm designing something innovative to address that. The bulk of my flying is during moderate temps and the heater is adequate. Canadians have adapted to the cold and we bundle up in layers.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:11 AM
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Default Heated vest.

I wear a heated vest when I ride my Harley in cool weather. It uses a fused wire setup from the battery and just plugs in. If your body core is warm the rest of you seems to stay warm. I don't see why it wouldn't work and seeing as I'm in Canada, I'm thinking of giving it a try when I get going. You can buy them at any motorcycle place.

Platenut, your skis are awesome. I flew a Challenger II on skis for years, there's nothing like it! Looks like I may have to get a set for my 8.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:37 AM
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...Also landed on the Ottawa river snowmobile trail..
Hey Pat, hopefully we will have good weather for the Ottawa river landing at Mo's Fly-in (end of February) to get some hot chili. See you there.
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