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Old 03-27-2021, 09:28 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this Weekend (3/27/21 - 3/28/21)

...getting it started.
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PS: My RV-6 is apart for annual. New landing lights!!!!
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Old 03-27-2021, 02:33 PM
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Default Haskell

Coffee and doughnuts at Haskell, 4 RV's, 3 Chipmunks, 1 Hyperbipe (very cool aircraft), old bell helicopter, and a mix of certified aircraft, good morning. The flew figuring how the SL30 works in ILS/Localizer mode using the standby function, and figured out where the 375 would go in the panel if I upgrade. Non RV related but finished covering the Champ project and ready for primer.
Productive day all around
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Old 03-27-2021, 03:46 PM
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Default Testing my IFR equipment

Just finished installing my IFR equipment this past week, cranked out a new W&B yesterday, gained a few pounds (me and the plane). Sent off my application to remove the VFR Only operating condition. Time to put my pilot hat back on as I only managed 8 flights for 8 hours since I started the upgrade in early December. Went out and played a bit, finished off a 1.6 hour flight with a simulated LPV approach to missed and a couple of turns around the hold on the published missed. Tower was departing a Lockheed Electra as soon as I crossed overhead on the missed so I was restricted to a 500' minimum (approach is 250' min). Great flight, felt so good to be back out there. Rewarded myself with an unnoticeable landing and pulling if front of my hangar just in time to watch a medivac helicopter land on the neighboring apron.

This coming week I start getting some dual IFR time, need to get 10 hours before writing my exam on May 10.
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Old 03-27-2021, 04:49 PM
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Flew several deliberate runway overshoots turning final to shoot video for a loss of control presentation at Sun 'n Fun, including the Expanded Envelope Exercises. (Tuesday at 11 at the AOPA site).

I knew when I started up that I'd be low priority, so wasn't too upset that I had a 15 minute ground hold. Once in the air, though, all the other traffic was gone and I got whatever I asked for.

One of the videos was **perfect**.
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:23 PM
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Left SoCal this morning to fly up to Northern California.. Sacramento today, Redding tomorrow. Home on Monday.

Beautiful day to fly; the best I can remember in recent days. Very clear, and perfectly smooth at 8500'
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Old 03-28-2021, 02:13 AM
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Inventorying the wing kit!
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:08 AM
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I put some epoxy and micro balloons on the top of the forward skin where it meets the canopy. While my fuel servo is in Tulsa getting rebuilt and my airplane is sitting in my hangar. I did change the oil too, the airplane has 9.5 hours on it now.

But, I did get in some 172 time.
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:36 AM
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Post Replaced nose gear leg per SB

RV12 with only 130hrs. I bought it at 60 hours. I haven’t “robustness tested” the nose gear yet (the mains is another story )

During preflight yesterday noticed what ‘may’ be a developing crack. Well, ‘may’ was good enough for me to change plans and knock out the Service Bulletin. Luckily, I already had the part as they’re back ordered to kingdom come with Van’s.

Today, I’ll do the Engine Mount standoff Service Bulletin since I already have the cowl off and engine hoist out. That’ll be a quick one to complete. And then the 12 will have all SBs complete. ...until the next one
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:51 AM
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RV12 with only 130hrs. I bought it at 60 hours. I haven’t “robustness tested” the nose gear yet (the mains is another story )

During preflight yesterday noticed what ‘may’ be a developing crack. Well, ‘may’ was good enough for me to change plans and knock out the Service Bulletin. Luckily, I already had the part as they’re back ordered to kingdom come with Van’s.

Today, I’ll do the Engine Mount standoff Service Bulletin since I already have the cowl off and engine hoist out. That’ll be a quick one to complete. And then the 12 will have all SBs complete. ...until the next one

OHHHH, it won't be quick.......something else will show it's ugly face.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:16 AM
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Flew in the Presidential TFR to get fuel for a Easter trip next weekend.
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