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Old 03-07-2021, 07:26 AM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Location: Highland Village, TX
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (3/6/21 - 3/7/21)

Getting it started.

Saturday post-hangar cleaning session:
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (flying resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:55 AM
jbDC9 jbDC9 is offline
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Location: Houston, TX
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Whoa, for once I actually had an “RV weekend”!... Saturday morning flew from Houston up to Sulphur Springs to a fly-in; was a huge turn out, looked like 75+ airplanes of all types. Then over to Mt Pleasant to check out the warbird collection, but the hangars were all closed up, booo. After that, I wandered around a bit, ended up at Atlanta, TX (ATA) for lunch. Did y’all know there’s a Whataburger right outside the airport gate? Gimme a #1 combo all the way with a Dr Pepper please. Burp.

Then, home to do a quick oil change. Barely spilled a drop, cleanest oil change I’ve ever managed. Still gotta cut open the filter, I’ll get to that in a coupla days...
John Bixby
RV-8 QB sn 82030 - 1st flight Nov 2006
1800+ hrs
Houston, TX
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:04 PM
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Plummit Plummit is offline
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Default Interesting weekend

Saturday the wife and I flew to KCRQ for a great breakfast.

Today (Sunday) was IMC so we filed for KCMA thinking it would be a nice change, Joined the GPS Zulu approach with Magoo who then turned us over to Camerillo tower. They were barely VFR and getting quite busy. We were cleared to land number 3 behind a Cessna 190. Just short of the runway we were told to "Go Around", which probably should have been instructions to fly the missed, but when asked I cancelled my flight plan and then they told us that there was a "mishap" on the runway and it was going to be awhile.

So we diverted to Santa Paula, had a great breakfast plus it was "First Sunday" so the airport was open to the general public.

All in all it turned out to be a great day - but maybe not so great for C-190 N190RC....
The report I got was Ground looped and flipped.
(edit) The VC star says they did not require medical attention. There is a RV connection; RV-6A builder and pilot Paul Rosales (Rosie) knows the pilot as they are both based at Rosamond Skypark in CA.

2021 Donation Made

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Old 03-07-2021, 05:36 PM
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Did a round trip from Tampa up to Charlotte NC and back. Pretty rough today but we had a righteous tailwind on the trip back and averaged over 200kts GS.
Todd "I drink and know things" Stovall
RV-10 N728TT - Flying!

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Old 03-07-2021, 06:43 PM
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Dan Langhout Dan Langhout is offline
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Default Another Pilots n Paws Mission

A momma and her 3 puppies were headed to Tampa, FL. The foster brought the dogs to me at Moontown (3M5) this time. I flew them down to Lake City, FL to meet Luiz who was flying them the rest of the way to Tampa.

A photo of the puppies - everybody likes puppies!

Dan Langhout
2021 =VAF= Dues PAID . . . . .
RV-7 N528DP slow build
First Flight July 26th, 2014
810 hours and counting . . . .
Now based at Moontown (3M5)

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Old 03-07-2021, 07:04 PM
Darren Kerns Darren Kerns is offline
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Default Ohio River Flooding

Took off and flew south from KFRH to survey how bad the flooding was. Picture does not give it justice.

Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
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Old 03-07-2021, 09:54 PM
ty1295 ty1295 is offline
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Default WW2 Vets

A local group of us have been planning this for a couple months, waiting for the right weather, and today was it.

Back in December a WW2 vet was looking for Christmas cards to cheer him up. I caught wind of the story, made some contacts and fast forward to today here we were doing a 6 ship mini airshow for him and 2 other WW2 vets at Leroy's house. Having just turned 99, his war record is an interesting read in itself. It was an honor to be able to show our appreciation for what these men did.
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Old 03-07-2021, 10:25 PM
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I managed to turn a simple oil change into a most-of-the-day affair.

The oil change went really well. It's the 50 hour since overhaul oil change so I took a sample and will be sending it to Blackstone. I may be a few hours early to get meaningful data, but it's not much money in the grand scheme of things and I want complete trends as this overhaul ages.

I tightened a few bits and pieces and secured a few things that were chafing, but what really screwed me up is that I managed to disconnect the wires going to my fuel pressure transducer. I've got an old VM1000 system and I could've sworn I have an installation manual for the bugger, but my house is a disaster and I just can't find the manual.

I ended up searching the ends of the internet to find what amounts to a pinout description for the fuel pressure transducer. Plugged everything in and re-cowled the plane for the second time today and all is now right with the world.

I'm off work for the next 3 days, so I topped off the tanks with plans to fly to breakfast and maybe a lunch or two over the next 3 days. I can't seem to ever get enough of flying little airplanes. I've put about 75 hours on my Glasair 1RG and 50 hours on the RV since mid-July, 2020.

I did a little full speed run yesterday to warm the oil up. I've got the gear leg intersection fairings removed as well as the wheel pants. To add to the drag, the wheel pant brackets are installed and hanging in the wind. At 6,500' density altitude, I was making 24.7" of manifold pressure and turning 2680 rpm. I did a 4 way run and averaged 167.25 knots true. It'll be interesting to see how much I gain with the fairings and wheel pants.

I did a little formation flying with a P35 IO-520 powered Bonanza last week and I think he was as fast as I am. I'm now motivated to get the pants and fairings installed. Can't have a spam can keeping up with me!
Rod Woodard
Brighton, Colorado (CO12)
RV-3 IO-320
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Old 03-08-2021, 03:47 AM
RV10Man RV10Man is offline
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Flew N781DM to Haskell (2K9) for breakfast Saturday morning, with my brother Mitchell in trail in N159MA. He gave 3 rides in his -9A. I think we have a prospective new builder now, lol. Then on to Grand Lake (3O9) for lunch at the airport. Burned about 27 gallons of 100LL.

My landing at Haskell was the first landing at an airport other than the home drome since FAA sign off. I think my engine is getting close to broken in now, so it's probably time to start the real phase 1 flying.
N781DM became an airplane 2/8/2021
First flight 03/01/2021
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:44 AM
KayS KayS is offline
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flying close to my home at Lindau - Lake Constance. these mountains are the beginning of the austrian alps. the first row of mountains in the foreground belongs to germany.

scenery in 12.5 kft was breathtaking. smartphone pictures can't do justice.
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