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Old 01-30-2021, 08:38 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend 1/30/21-2/1/21

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Old 01-30-2021, 09:26 AM
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Where's the bananas? I always have banana on my Cherrios... But today it was oatmeal.

Waiting for the proseal to cure on my right tank repair job.

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Old 01-30-2021, 09:27 AM
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Out of town for work still.

This is the saddest start of a “what did you do with your RV this weekend“ thread I have seen yet.
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Old 01-30-2021, 12:24 PM
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Default Saturday winds N.TX

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Old 01-30-2021, 01:37 PM
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Broke some stuff on the farm, and had to make a 911-level run for parts while a crew of workhands were opening up a ditch. Went from our private strip at 73XS to KGNC for pipe parts in winds that were 32G38 on the ground and saw 65 knots at around 6000'.

It was .9 going there and .5 coming back - I saw 215 knots groundspeed at 9500'. It was a little faster down low but just too rough for comfort so I just kept climbing.

Flying in this kind of wind is easy. Landing is a little interesting. Taxi and parking are when things get western.
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Old 01-30-2021, 02:02 PM
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Default I should have gone flying....

...but alas I've got the cowls off and the seats out for a couple of projects and I'm waiting for a fuel gauge to show up.

Started thinking about making aircraft jacks.
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Old 01-30-2021, 05:06 PM
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Default First Flight for Great Kid

I had the opportunity to take up our friend's son Friday night. He is interested in obtaining his pilot's license and making a career of it. This was his first flight in a small airplane.

He did a great job and I was so proud of him. I hope I have spurred his interest to go after his dream.

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Flew down to Marathon in the Florida Keys for lunch.
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Nice weather here, a little chilly -10C or so. I went out for a short test flight without my transponder (on its way back from an update to ADS-B out power). Purpose of the test was my newly installed MGL N16 Nav radio with Bob Archer Type 1 antenna. Last test failed outright, I had the in hangar avionics shop redo my SMA termination and today I quickly added an extra ground connection to the antenna. Picked up the closest VOR climbing through 2500' AGL, about 54 NM out. Kept the signal for all but 30 seconds a few miles later. Tested an intercept with the autopilot and it worked great. Test definite success.

My V16 COM radio is another story. Not the greatest antenna performance and it's mostly unusable. Not sure what the next steps are on this one.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:39 PM
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Brutally cold day but I went up anyway. I had too after watching thierryroussel1 and his video of flying his Nieuport 28 replica in Winter with that open cockpit and all.

Shivered through 6 speed calibration squares at 7000 where the OAT was 10. Drafts in the plane never bothered me before

Bright sunshine, few clouds, snow covered land, beautiful ocean.

Glad I went.
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