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Old 12-29-2017, 05:06 PM
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Dvalcik Dvalcik is offline
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Default Last flight for 2017 - cold day in Maine

My last flight for 2017, cold day in Belfast. -17c and -23c @ 3000 ft. Got the chance to get close to 40 min of flight time searching for warm air, but no luck (just cold).

I installed the Bender mod and have an in-flight adjustable oil cooler shutter. I was able to keep the oil temps up to 215 to 220 not too bad with some warm air from the heater.

Wish everyone a great and safe New Years!
Royersford, PA
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RV12 #568 EAB
* Started 9/30/2011
* 1st flight 8/30/12

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Old 12-29-2017, 05:25 PM
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beautiful pictures. I am now ashamed to admit I cancelled a flight here in Louisiana today because I was too cold at 32*F.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:06 PM
John-G John-G is offline
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Location: Northeast Ohio
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David ...

Thanks for posting the video and especially for including the shot of the "ice grippers" you use to get your bird back into the hangar. After 35 + years out in California I'm still learning about practical gear for the winters here in northeast Ohio.

I have a north facing hangar that is very prone to ice dam buildups which needs to be chopped through to make way for the wheels. However, there is also typically a thin sheet of ice extending further out from the ice dam in front of hangar door that must also be navigated.

Just ordered a set of "ice grippers" which should solve the ... how to get the bird in & out of the hangar by myself ... dilemma.

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

RV-12 Wings, Empennage, Fuselage, Finishing, Avionics and Powerplant kits all completed
Now Flying!!

Donation paid until September 2022

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Old 01-01-2018, 11:46 AM
Dave12 Dave12 is offline
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Happy New Year Governor!
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