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Old 05-22-2022, 10:26 PM
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Yesterday I continued in my never-ending quest to beat electrons into submission.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:56 PM
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Snapped this pic of downtown Seattle with Cu-Nim's building in the background over the Cascades, on the way back from lunch at Chehalis on Saturday.

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Old 05-23-2022, 03:42 AM
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Yesterday I continued in my never-ending quest to beat electrons into submission.
No need to beat them into submission as they are pretty well adapted to go the way of least resistance. Really the electrons are beating you into submission to go the way you want them to go. Anyway that is how I always felt.
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:22 AM
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The Utah back country is an amazing place - the terrain & scenery is spectacular!! The flying was actually last weekend when a weather window opened up. This weekend was spent processing video.

I camped at Escalante (1L7) with two other RV's from San Diego and a friend in a Bearhawk. Fuel at Cal Black (U96) was the least expensive in the area. Many hours spent enjoying this amazing area!! Utah and RAF have done a really fantastic job with their aviation facilities.

The first of the videos is here.

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Old 05-23-2022, 06:47 AM
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My soaring club hosts an annual Family Day at one of our member's private strips in the Shenandoah valley. Naturally, I chose a 15 minute flight in the 4 over the hour+ drive on 66 and 81. They parked me front and center and there were a lot of questions from the floppy hat crowd, most of whom don't fly power planes.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:52 AM
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Started polishing the 8.
Before, during and after photos.
Only 3 passes of "C" compound.
Skin was quite abused during the 9 year build and successive moves.

Still to do, the fuselage and the "S" compound.

No plan to spend thousands of hours to get the perfect mirror finish.
This is and will be a regularly flown airplane, not a museum piece...

Considering how smooth the skin becomes after polishing, I have to expect some extra speed...
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:20 AM
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Snapped this pic of downtown Seattle with Cu-Nim's building in the background over the Cascades, on the way back from lunch at Chehalis on Saturday.

Nice picture Carl. What a pretty place to fly.
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:22 AM
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Wow, great video. I would love to know your camera settings. PM sent. Thanks

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The Utah back country is an amazing place - the terrain & scenery is spectacular!! The flying was actually last weekend when a weather window opened up. This weekend was spent processing video.

I camped at Escalante (1L7) with two other RV's from San Diego and a friend in a Bearhawk. Fuel at Cal Black (U96) was the least expensive in the area. Many hours spent enjoying this amazing area!! Utah and RAF have done a really fantastic job with their aviation facilities.

The first of the videos is here.

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Old 05-23-2022, 08:19 AM
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Snapped this pic of downtown Seattle with Cu-Nim's building in the background over the Cascades, on the way back from lunch at Chehalis on Saturday.

This weekend was a great day to fly around here! was supposed to do my IFR stage check Sat. but the plane went down for its 100hr
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:13 AM
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Finally had a friend (non builder) help with the buck bar on some rivets.
I may have not stressed the importance of holding said bar parallel to skin.
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After, second time, thought wiser to take a break.

How do I "fix" these blemishes?
Thanks for any input.
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