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Old 01-09-2021, 10:40 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? (1/9/21 - 1/10/21)

...getting it started.
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 01-09-2021, 03:17 PM
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bjdecker bjdecker is offline
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Location: Georgetown, TX
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Default Good Vibrations

Balanced the prop/engine...I'll just leave this here
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Brian Decker
Retired Firmware Guy and Airplane Builder

2020 RV-14 QB -- Under construction - Tailcone & Empennage Complete.
2018 RV-7 QB -- Built, Flying
2007 RV-7 QB -- Built, Drowned, Resurrected and flying
1998 RV-8 QB -- Started, Sold
1986 Mooney 205SE
1980 Mooney 231

Aided and abetted building a number of other RV's.
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:02 PM
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DaleB DaleB is offline
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Location: Omaha, NE (KMLE)
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Cut a big hole in the wing. Were waiting on parts for a couple of SBs anyway, figured it was as good a time as any to put in the landing light. Its nerve wracking to chop big holes in a perfectly good wing.

Omaha, NE
RV-12 # 222 N980KM "Screamin' Canary" (bought flying)
Fisher Celebrity (under construction)
Previous RV-7 project (sold)
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:06 AM
PilotjohnS PilotjohnS is offline
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Location: Southwest
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Default Winter Build

Well its winter time, everyone is building!
Me, I made a run for firewall forward wiring. That stuff is expensive, but only do it once. Gotta build while the beaches are closed/ cold!

I feel like I am living in a movie; building a plane so that one day, I can escape the madness.
John S

WARNING! Information presented in this post is my opinion. All users of info have sole responsibility for determining accuracy or suitability for their use.

Dues paid 2021, worth every penny

RV9A- Status:
Tail 98% done
Wings 98% done
Fuselage Kit 98% done
Finishing Kit 35% canopy done for now
Electrical 65% in work
Firewall Forward 5% in work
Fiberglass 0%, thought i was building in metal?

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Old 01-10-2021, 08:53 AM
Redbud40 Redbud40 is offline
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Location: Tx
Posts: 95

Flyover for gone west Bourland field resident Mike Yeti Schriever. Delta pilot, A-10 pilot, ( KC Hogs) RIP YETI.

Departure pass after A-10 Ceremony missing man.
Mike Robinson
RV-6a N731CK
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:31 AM
Chkaharyer99 Chkaharyer99 is offline
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Location: Pilot Hill, CA
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Did my flight review with instructor Mary. Departed KLHM > KMHR > KSAC > KSMF > KLHM. Been awhile since Ive carried a passenger. The dual instructions was awesome.
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:56 PM
SPX SPX is offline
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Location: San Diego
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Flew "my" RV-9A for the last time, as I delivered it to its new owner in Denver. Left San Diego at 0600, made a quick stop in St Johns, AZ, and then on to Denver Centennial.

Despite having a 14 in the hangar now, and that being a better fit for what I do with the airplane (and the 14 being easier to get in and out of, due to some mobility problems for my passenger..which was the driving force for me), I was sad to see it go. My 9A was the source of many great memories, lots of learning, and occasionally, some frustration. I think that can be said of ALL of our RV's, right?

Beautiful flight to Denver, and a nice flight and conversation with the new owner.
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:38 AM
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Got some aviating in. On Sat, flew to KGMU to finally celebrate Christmas with our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We were in isolation over the holidays since my wife was diagnosed COVID positive on 12/21. On the way home had some beautiful sunset scenes coming back to Lake Oconee. On Sunday, I just went up and did some flying around the lake area. 3.3 hours logged for the weekend!
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Jim Bedsole
N62MG - RV-6A "Promises" - bought flying
Dues Paid
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:21 AM
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Burned off some more of my 40 hours on Saturday and Sunday. The air in central New Hampshire was glass-smooth yesterday so it was a perfect opportunity to do some checkouts of the G3x Touch autopilot and play with the G3x Lean Assist function. Also got to wing-wag at my wife, dog and in-laws at the north end of the lake.

It was one of those days where you forget about all the frustration of building and just enjoy some RV awesomeness!
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Dave Setser
EAA Technical Counselor
Nashua, NH (KASH)

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Old 01-11-2021, 07:24 AM
WA85 WA85 is offline
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Added another crack to my RV-8 canopy. Seems like I get one every winter
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