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Old 08-16-2012, 05:56 PM
acroflyrgirl acroflyrgirl is offline
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I didn't stay very long, this was just off the airport.

Next stop, Independence

All tucked in for the night. Bring on the fly-in
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:56 PM
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Good stuff Cathy. Please continue keeping us informed.
Larry Pardue
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:29 PM
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Default Thanks for the great pictures

i enjoy them while sitting here in my office working! Have fun.
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Contribution in for 2017, money well spent
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:39 PM
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Default Vortex generators

Great pictures. I have to ask... Do you notice any difference of any kind of performance with the addition of the vortex generators? I have always wondered about those things on smaller aircraft...
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:43 PM
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Default RE:Great Thread and ???


I have really enjoyed this thread and really look forward to the next installment.
I will be up that way next week!!!!! (7S9) Waiting on a new oil probe from GRT. It was supposed to be here today...oops...thread creep.

One question what is you tent of choice? Why? Sleeping Bag and Pad of choice?Why?

Continue to have fun. Again thanks for a fun read!!!!
Frank @ 1L8 ... RV7A ... N74BZ (SOLD)
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:44 PM
acroflyrgirl acroflyrgirl is offline
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Sorry my trip thread started in the wrong spot.

The VG's came with the plane and I have no experience without so can't say.

As for tenting gear, nothing special. Cheap tent with attached poles so I don't lose them, an REI bag and a Thinsulate pad.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:02 AM
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Awesome! Looking forward to more of the trip. Often I mention the "RV" to friends and they first think I am talking about the type that you see at the lake with slide-outs or being pulled behind diesel trucks (what I always called campers). In a sense the RV is that too. A great "Recreational Vehicle".
Newcastle, OK
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:02 AM
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Default Great Motivation!


Thanks for taking us along on the trip! It's posts like this and of course the "VLADventures: Russian around the country in his RV" that are posted that keep builders motivated while dreaming of their own future adventures!

Yol Bolson!
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:17 PM
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Default Mecca

Today I have gotten to meet many people thanks to my wonderful hosts Keith & Linda pointing me in the right direction.
Jim a WWll pilot, let me ask him all sorts of questions and I was quite taken by his many recounts of days gone by.

Jim in turn introduced me to many local RV builders and flyers and others who fly various machines.

Next I was able to follow some folks over to Lenhardt Field for coffee. There I met many more pilots and a cool group of women there one of which recently flew her Cub all the way to OSH for the big Cub gathering. Another who is building from scratch a beautiful bush plane. Awesome craftsmanship. I look forward to seeing the finished plane.
Several other women aviators who all share my same love. How nice is that!

After a nice tour of some cool projects we walked back into the FBO and I found out about a little lunch over at Aurora. Jerry VanGrunsven was also flying to Aurora and let me follow him over.

We landed and I taxi'd behind him and pulled up right in front of Van's factory. Then Jerry gave me a tour of the whole operation before getting to partake in some fresh grilled burgers across the ramp.

independence, home to this years Van's Homecoming

Me and Jerry V

Their RV 8A

Flying all the way from Lenhardt to Aurora, enroute

Taxiing into Van's. I'll bet many builders and dreamers alike have flown into this very spot in anticipation of picking up their kit.

Parking in front of the Van's hangar. Every RV ought to come here to visit it's birhplace, so to speak.

Whew, posting on a cell phone is a exercise in patience. After several fat fingered edits, viola!

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:23 PM
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Looks like you are having good time Cathy! Come to our coast some day!
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