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Old 01-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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Default Defying superstition

Today, friday the 13th, N169MJ took to the air for the first time! Stan Kremp flew his RV-7A as chase with my wife along as photographer. No big issues: slight canopy skirt "buz" above 120 KIAS and AP fuel injectioin seems to be a little on the rich side at idle. What a hoot!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:37 PM
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Congratulations!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:37 PM
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What a lucky day! Congratulations, Jim! Pix?

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:38 PM
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Congratulations Jim! No worries on the date - we have the number "13" painted on the side of our RV-3....of course, we didn't fly it TODAY!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:41 PM
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Today, friday the 13th, N169MJ took to the air for the first time!
Big old congrats to you
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:48 PM
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Today, friday the 13th, N169MJ took to the air for the first time! Stan Kremp flew his RV-7A as chase with my wife along as photographer. No big issues: slight canopy skirt "buz" above 120 KIAS and AP fuel injectioin seems to be a little on the rich side at idle. What a hoot!
Jim congratulations from other "unlucky" set of numbers Well done!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:57 PM
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You just broke the curse! Now Friday the 13th is lucky!
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:43 PM
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I did my first .9 of tail wheel time last week in a 20 knot xwind.

We flew yesterday for 1.5 with much more favorable conditions. I waited until we got back in the FBO to say that we had just flown a tail dragger on Friday the 13th.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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Ain't it fun?
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:45 PM
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Cool..

The AFPs always seem to be rich at idle..Your supposed to ajust it but I never did..i just play the red knob likes it a trombone..

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