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Old 01-17-2022, 10:16 AM
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Went up for a quick evening flight just to circle up over my home airport (56S) before a fast moving low stratus layer overtook the airport -- as a few miles west the low clouds formed this wave as they banked up against Tillamook Head.

That is an awesome sight from above. Can't wait until I can make those flights too! I am close so will be a short flight.
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Old 01-17-2022, 10:31 AM
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After three weeks of almost non-stop rain, last week we finally got some VFR days in the Portland area. I didn't go anywhere in particular, just sightseeing around town and trying to not let myself get too rusty.



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Old 01-17-2022, 02:46 PM
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First flight over DFW (4500 msl). Not a big deal for a lot of people but a first for us. Still pretty cool.
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:07 PM
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After three weeks of almost non-stop rain, last week we finally got some VFR days in the Portland area. I didn't go anywhere in particular, just sightseeing around town and trying to not let myself get too rusty.
I love that "sightseeing around town" can involve popping up over snow-capped volcanos. We are so fortunate to have these amazing machines and to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:10 PM
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Have been teaching myself some basic riveting/nut plate techniques to repair some cracked wheel pant fairing brackets.

4 attempts to get one of them right but finally got em' all re-assembled and put back on the airplane.

I'm slow but I learn.
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Old 01-17-2022, 06:56 PM
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Flew it 45 minutes, then started taking it apart...annual time.

On the list for this year, R&R a corroded throttle/mixture cable bracket. Radiant heating baked off all the paint. High temperature accelerates corrosion. I was kinda surprised to see how much surface material was gone when I bead blasted it. Not enough to be dangerous, but a good lesson.

FWIW, it's now been modified with some ears and nutplates, in order to attached a more extensive heat shield. That's the old cable shield in the photo, with all the prior insulation removed.
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:30 PM
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First flight over DFW (4500 msl). Not a big deal for a lot of people but a first for us. Still pretty cool.
What I find interesting about this picture is "what's missing"

ME! Because I am on vacation!

If redoing my baffling for the forth time can be considered "vacation"
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