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Old 02-28-2021, 06:41 PM
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Flew out to Las Cruces today.. home tomorrow.

This is my third time out here in as many weekends, and I'm pretty sure each time I get here, it's windier than the last!

Nothing to complain about though .. 170 KTAS in total comfort. What's not to like?
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:18 PM
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I flew to Dauphin Island, Alabama. Only across Mobile Bay for but still a beautiful and peaceful place that never gets old. There are restaurants that will come pick you up at the airport then bring you back. My usual is the Pelican Pub... only a 10 minute walk. Another place that will pick you up is Islanders Restaurant. Their number is 251-861-2225 with hours of 8A to 9P 7 days a week. Dauphin Island... a great destination for lunch!


Well, I can't get pics to post as thumbnails. :-( I put some information above.
Hey Paul, Thanx for the info on this. Been wanting to go there for about a year now, but figured the restaurants would all be closed due to covid. (Bit of a trek from Atlanta) Now I'm gonna go (Also need to get requalified for carrier landings.
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:22 PM
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Default Finished the wings

I’ve been waiting a while to finish up the last panel of the wings, just in case I wanted to install stuff in there. I’m at a point where it made sense to close them up, so my wife and I drove the last of the rivets about 2 hours ago.

We’ve finally had a warm weekend up here, and Saturday was too nice to spend in the shop, so I pushed out the spam can and we went to have lunch in Marshfield (MFI) with one of my wife’s college friends. Grabbed a “Fly Wisconsin” stamp at Taylor County as well, and in the “winning of hearts and minds” category, took my wife’s college friend’s mother for her first ever GA plane ride. I was told by my wife and previously mentioned college friend that the smile on the ramp could clearly be seen from the terminal building.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:35 PM
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Default Flying high and low

Not actually this weekend, but last Wednesday.

Approaching Mt. Whitney from the west (center right):



The wind was from my left and I was about 15000'. When I got close, the turbulence convinced me not to fly between Mt Russel (foreground) and Mt Whitney, so I flew on the upwind side of Mt. Russel:



Then it was downhill all the way to Furnace Creek (L06) at -210':



Before we left the area I made a very low pass over the runway and had the wife document the altimeter:



Highest to lowest points in the lower 48 states, only 69nm apart!
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:27 AM
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Default Runway condition

How is the runway at Furnace Creek?
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:02 AM
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Did a little formation acro.
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Old 03-01-2021, 01:20 PM
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Friday was Beautiful so I went up and performed more Sawtooth climbs.
I used Paul Dye's suggestion of starting the climb at or very near the climb target speed and then adding pitch and power. That worked much better than
starting at high speed and trying to get on a slower speed before hitting the test band.
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:59 PM
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Default New PMAG

Test flew my newly installed PMAG. Replaced a 700+ hour Bendix mag with the PMAG. Ran into a few installation hiccups caused by my inexperience, but got great assistance from Tom @ TSFLIGHTLINES to devise a system for getting manifold pressure to the PMAG. Test flights went well and now there is no drop in RPMs on my right Mag!

Also got night current (after I was comfortable the Mag was working). My home airport lost night privileges over a year ago and just got them back, so all the pilots at our airport have been busy getting night currency back.
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Old 03-01-2021, 04:07 PM
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Default Furnace Creek PIREP?

What is the condition of the runway at Furnace Creek?

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Not actually this weekend, but last Wednesday.

Approaching Mt. Whitney from the west (center right):



The wind was from my left and I was about 15000'. When I got close, the turbulence convinced me not to fly between Mt Russel (foreground) and Mt Whitney, so I flew on the upwind side of Mt. Russel:



Then it was downhill all the way to Furnace Creek (L06) at -210':



Before we left the area I made a very low pass over the runway and had the wife document the altimeter:



Highest to lowest points in the lower 48 states, only 69nm apart!
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:36 PM
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N781DM took to the skies today. It was a great first/test flight. Now the real fun begins.
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