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Old 11-24-2019, 07:53 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend. (Nov 23-24, 2019)

...getting it started. v/r,dr
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:41 AM
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Did my Biennial flight review then flew another hour to celebrate.
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:28 PM
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Dropped her off to get painted. I now need to cmoe up with something to do with myself till Jan 20th



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Old 11-24-2019, 06:38 PM
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Flew off the final Phase 1 hours. Total time = 43.4 !
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:28 AM
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Hung the vertical stab. Was all ready for yesterday to end with me riveting the splice plate on and having it attached by just bolts, only to find edge distance issues with the rivet holes at the end of the forward spar.

So instead I ended the day with an email to the mothership. Pretty sure I can just add another row of rivets here and be OK (I found a post here where someone said they got this exact suggestion), but given the part of the structure we're talking about, I want to hear directly from home base on this one.

Next up: putting those flappy things on the back and getting them connected to the waggly thing in the cockpit.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:36 AM
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Got it back from condition inspection on Friday (thanks Vic Syracuse!) and flew it home after a brief stopover at 6A2 to check on the status of my instrument panel upgrade order. On Sunday after church, flew with the bride to Barnstormers Grill at Alexander Memorial - GA2 - formerly Peach State Aerodrome for Sunday lunch buffet. Beautiful fall weekend in the south.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:13 PM
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I strategically waited till the wife was at work to sneak the seatbelts into the washing machine after a brief pre-treat, they made a lot of noise but came out nice and clean! They were pretty dry out of the washer but I laid them over a chair to air dry completely. Pretty sure the only dirty spots came from maintenance.





A little inspection/Service bulletin on the wing.



I've grown tired of snagging my shirtsleeves and bag straps on the corners of my seatbacks, I trimmed them off and am currently installing a small strap of .063 to join the 2 angles together.





Lil' dude joined me as usual and went to town cleaning the belly.





Lil'dude also managed to spill the container of tail fairing screws off the bench, he found them all but 1.

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Old 11-25-2019, 11:57 PM
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We had the honour and pleasure of being joined by a former RAF Red Arrows lead who flew right seat with Eddie for some formation followed by a nice lunch at the HARS museum.
https://hars.org.au

A thorough gentleman and very generous with his knowledge. His insights were greatly appreciated and will no doubt assist us to enhance our own flying.

A new RV grin was firmly installed!

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Old 11-26-2019, 06:24 PM
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Carl, I think you are in range of them.
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:56 PM
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Default Whit and I flew the VFR Corridor

This past weekend, I flew my RV-4 from WBW to N43 to Pick up Whit while his RV-4 was down getting new brake lines. He flew me from N43 (in my plane) to breakfast at N40. From there we swapped seats and decided to fly the VFR corridor in NYC. Whit is a 767 FO at United Airlines. He's very used to the view only 4,000 higher on the visual into JFK. We also flew the coastline at 400' in the small area that allows you less than 5 miles away from JFK without talking to anyone. Pretty awesome experience and we've already began to plan a four ship RV-4 formation flight up the corridor in the spring. We will surely share those pictures when the time comes!







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