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Old 12-20-2020, 09:23 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (12/19/2020-12/20/2020)

...gettin' it started.
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Old 12-20-2020, 10:14 AM
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What did I do with my RV this weekend, you ask? Well, since you asked, I guess I'll tell you. I'm getting ready to do the hardest thing I've ever had to do on this build... actually, one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life. I'm preparing to undo all you see in these photos... and remove my engine because it cannot fly as built. Sorry... but you asked.




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Old 12-20-2020, 10:30 AM
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I want to apologize for starting this thread with such a depressing post. As builders, sometimes our world can be so wonderful... at other times it can be devastating. All of life is like this. I will not let this defeat me, for I have many wonderful experiences in my future as the owner and pilot of an RV-8, and I will see them come to fruition. I know I can count on the support of all who visit and maintain this site, and that gives me the strength to conquer this adversity and reach my goal with all its joys. Feeling down... but looking up.
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RV-8 #83507 - empennage at hangar; currently working on finishing canopy & wing tips.
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http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
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Old 12-20-2020, 11:33 AM
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Donít fret over your post. A big part of why many of us frequent these pages is to support each other and even vent about setbacks. Most of us will not have to cope with as big a problem as yours right now. Hang in there.

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Old 12-20-2020, 11:42 AM
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Delivered Christmas presents to the grand kids. A 1hr flight beats a 5 hr drive anytime
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Old 12-20-2020, 12:55 PM
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Some six-ship fun with the Gulf Coast Raptors. Harvey, Paddy, Curtis, Lonn, Jeff, Mike.
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Old 12-20-2020, 02:57 PM
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Default Balanced the Carbs

First time balancing the carbs on my Rotax (purchased rv-12 n July). Didnít think they were bad as I had very little vibration. But now, WOW sheís SMOOOOOTH!
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:05 PM
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Flew on RPP toward Colorado the only valley had light to moderate chop.
Gates of Lodore to the right.



Spotted couple hunters and some wildlife.



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Old 12-20-2020, 04:08 PM
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Default Panel upgrades

One week into my IFR upgrade. Took a week off work and got a lot done. Got the MGL V16 and N16 radios installed under my map box, finished all of my wiring harness conversions for that and the PMA8000B audio panel. Built a radio rack/panel insert to hold my relocated GTR200, the audio panel and the GPS175 that I have on order. Also added a 4 breaker secondary avionics buss. I installed the access panel kit. And lastly, today I converted my keyed ignition switch with 2 magneto toggles and a push button. This went well, but have some issues with understanding that I posed in a separate thread.

All I have remaining is the COM2 and NAV antenna installations and reinstalling the rack items and avionics that I removed to protect while making metal dust. Just discovered that I ordered and received a LH Archer wingtip NAV antenna when I wanted to install it in the right. Guess I'm moving it to the left side, I was wondering why it looked to be upside down.
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Old 12-20-2020, 05:16 PM
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Not too much to report for this weekend.

Yesterday, I flew the RV-14A in the morning, and the RV-9A in the afternoon. Just did some landings and exercised the planes.

Heading to Northern California at the end of the week for Christmas...
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