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Old 02-07-2021, 08:36 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 (2/6/21 - 2/7/21)

...gettin' in 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 02-07-2021, 08:58 AM
JFCRV12 JFCRV12 is offline
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Location: Liberty Township OH
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Default Cold and smooth in SW Ohio

Quick 1 hour above the cold. 22F in the ground
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2021 Dues Paid!
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Old 02-07-2021, 04:30 PM
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Dan Langhout Dan Langhout is offline
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Location: Huntsville, AL USA
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Default Another dog (puppy) rescue

Flew a pair of 3-day old cleft palate puppies from Little Rock, AR to Cullman, AL. Puppies this young get transported in a cardboard box with blankets and hot water bottles to keep them warm. They were going to a rescue lady who tube feeds them. One of them unfortunately expired on the trip - but the other one is doing fine.

It was definitely an IFR day with a solid undercast spanning the entire length of the trip.

Got to shoot approaches at all the airports. I managed to pick up some ice during the descent into North Little Rock Municipal (KORK). No obvious handling changes, but it definitely got my attention since this was my first encounter with ice!

Dan Langhout
2021 =VAF= Dues PAID . . . . .
RV-7 N528DP slow build
First Flight July 26th, 2014
757 hours and counting . . . .
Now based at Moontown (3M5)
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Old 02-07-2021, 07:43 PM
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Old 02-07-2021, 08:32 PM
SPX SPX is offline
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Location: San Diego
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Nothing too exciting.. just a flight for about 45 minutes to keep the juices flowing. Hope to do more flying in about a week when work offers a little quiet time.
Paid, Jan 2021

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Old 02-07-2021, 08:51 PM
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Location: Litchfield Park, AZ
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Completed right / left fuel supply and vent line fabrication.

Note: Nevermind the wire location. I'm not done securing all my runs yet. These will be above the fuel line when complete.

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Carlos in Arizona
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Wittman Tailwind W8 N53CH (built & sold)
Pazmany PL-1 N2029 (bought & sold)
RV7 - N537TC (reserved & building)
Emp, Wings & Fuse done - working on FWF

"The air is an extremely dangerous, jealous and exacting mistress. Once under the spell most lovers are faithful to the end, which is not always old age." - Winston Churchill
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:22 PM
Lemos Lemos is offline
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Location: Julian, California
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I flew from base down to the pilot store at Montgomery field in San Diego. I picked up a new Bose headset then attempted to fly to Santa Barbara. Learned at Montgomery that I donít know how to hot start this motor. Killed the battery. Got an external jump start and flew to Santa Barbara. This morning at startup battery was dead. Another jump start. Landed back home and shutdown and you guessed it, battery was dead. Looks like I fried it. New battery being placed on order tonight

I do enjoy this airplane but itís humbling as it teaches me know little I know.
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:57 PM
Jslow2 Jslow2 is offline
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Location: Cement City
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Ordered it, from Barb no less
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:12 AM
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uk_figs uk_figs is offline
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Location: Tulsa, OK
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Default Completed condition inspection on engine

Finished the condition inspection on the engine compartment, and after 12 years decided to replace the baffling material and try to do a better job this time, mounted with screws and nuts vs rivets so that I can improve or make changes if required. Also put silicon tape on the engine mount under every zip tie stand off after reading some threads on VAF.

Everything looking good and engine fired on 2nd blade

Will be too cold this week to work in hangar, arctic blast arriving

Dave (Figs) (RV-7 N256F, Flying)
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Old 02-08-2021, 12:59 PM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
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Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Default Way too cold

I'm a fair weather flyer, but usually not to bothered by flying when it's cold out, -20C is about as cold as I'll brave. We are in a deep freeze right now, it was -43C this morning with -56C wind chill. So no, no flying this weekend. Maybe next weekend if the cold breaks.

I did manage to do a little work on the plane on Saturday, upgraded my Skyview to 16.0, re-installed my newly upgraded transponder. Waiting for my long lost GPS 175 to arrive.... And today it did! So I'll be heading out to the airport one evening this week to install that with its antenna and the Dynon ARINC module. Most of the physical work is done, so shouldn't take too long.
Claude Pitre
RV-9A #91081, C-GCPT
Dynon SkyView HDX, IO-320 and WW 200RV C/S. Flying as of August 6, 2018

Added GPS 175 and authorized for IFR April 1, 2021

Interactive map of all of my flights here
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