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Old 03-26-2023, 06:58 PM
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Default It flew!!

I got to fly it!

Just a short hop over to Siskiyou Co. to tow gliders, but this is the first time the RV-8 has flown since November. I did a mod on the lower cowl, reducing the cowl exit area to 37 in^2, and installing an electric cowl flao.

The paint on the lower cowl never did stick rigght - I made a mistake of some kind years ago with the activated UV Smoothprime and it did not bond correctly, so my lower cowl has had big blisters for years. So this winter, I finally took care of it.

Anyway, it felt great to get to fly it again. Too soon to say anything about the change in temps from the cowl exit change, since it was 26F at 5000 ft, so not exactly a representative test for cooling.
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Old 03-26-2023, 06:59 PM
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Another .9 hours on RPP (Rust Prevention Program). We are weather locked here in the Intermountain West couldn't go anywhere for weeks.
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Old 03-26-2023, 07:03 PM
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Default Chicken Killer Escapes to Tennessee

George the Jack Russell mix is a sweet dog - but he apparently can't abide chickens. His owner surrendered him to the shelter in North Carolina. I picked him up Sunday at the Statesville Regional Airport (KSVH) near Charlotte and flew him to the Maury County, TN airport (KMRC) near Columbia to meet the folks from the rescue organization.



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Old 03-26-2023, 09:48 PM
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Default An Award Worth Sharing

On Saturday evening EAA Chapter 113 held our annual Awards Banquet, where I received a Completion Award plaque for my RV-8. Normally I wouldn't share that as newsworthy, but I laughed hard when I flipped the plaque horizontally and examined the back. Just what I need... another project! Geez it's always something with that airplane mutter mutter mutter...
(If you look closely, I'd already laid out nail holes for the fix before I took the photos. Anything to avoid working on the wheel fairings.)
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Old 03-27-2023, 05:11 AM
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Default AFTER ALL.........

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On Saturday evening EAA Chapter 113 held our annual Awards Banquet, where I received a Completion Award plaque for my RV-8. Normally I wouldn't share that as newsworthy, but I laughed hard when I flipped the plaque horizontally and examined the back. Just what I need... another project! Geez it's always something with that airplane mutter mutter mutter...
(If you look closely, I'd already laid out nail holes for the fix before I took the photos. Anything to avoid working on the wheel fairings.)
The RV-8 IS aerobatic. I would consider hanging it like it is.
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Old 03-27-2023, 07:09 AM
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Default Logged 30.5 hours towards the ATP.

Dropped by Uncle John's Flyin and had a nice chat with Skip and Pat on Friday while logging 6 hours before getting serious about logging some time and flew 12.1 on Saturday and 12.7 on Sunday.



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Old 03-27-2023, 08:15 AM
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Started work on the VS rear spar!
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Old 03-27-2023, 11:47 PM
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I moved a friendís beautiful RV-8 to the hangar at my house. I flew on the wing of another friend and his passenger took a bunch of pics. Sadly, the reason Iím flying this plane is that my friend passed away last fall and I have sold the plane for the estate. I moved the plane to my hangar to take care of some transponder issues.

I hadnít soloed an RV-8 until last week. The insurance company accepted my 400-ish hours of RV-3 time and 16k+ total time as adequate so I gave it a whirl. I maintain that the RV-8 is kinda a family truckster compared to my RV-3, but itís still pretty darned nice. I think if the buyer had been unreasonable in the pre-buy, I would have bought the plane for myself!
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Old 03-28-2023, 12:06 PM
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Flew back from a wonderful week in the Bahamas. I flew from Michigan to Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera where we rented a house on the beach last weekend. My wife and I had a great vacation, saw a SpaceX launch from the air near Cape Canaveral, and visited friends in Greenville, SC on the way home. Another great experience due to a decision years ago to build an RV.
Brian, I recognized the runway from the picture posted on the front page. That runway is so rough I thought I had a flat tire when I landed.
We enjoyed our stay there a few years ago but still prefer Hope Town. Limited on restaurants on Eleuthera.
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Old 03-29-2023, 12:39 AM
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I took Friday off so I could do a long weekend of airshow practice in the RV-6 with the largest civilian formation display team in the southern hemisphere.

I'm paired up with another RV-6 as a synchro pair. Let's just say that opposing passes are a lot of fun when they're briefed, risk-managed, and properly timed.

I got to try out my shiny new instrument rating on the way home. It was surprisingly enjoyable to be insufferably smug in a room full of VFR pilots on the last day, all staring at their iPads wondering if they'll get home or have to spend the night in a country town, while I'm projecting a cheshire-cat grin and filing.

(they all found appropriately sized holes and got home in due course. You can only begin to imagine how tedious I'd have been if they'd had to deck it somewhere and wait )

Pic: Arriving over the Sydney Basin at 7000' without a problem in the world

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