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Old 04-03-2021, 08:46 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this Weekend (4/3/21 - 4/4/21)

...get'n it started. I'm down for annual (LED landing lights (AeroLEDs) going in - a little closer to the lens than the originals and with Monkey's fabbed bracket we can use the existing holes and nutplates). Less work!

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Old 04-03-2021, 12:36 PM
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I plan on flying my RV-12 tomorrow, Easter Sunday, to celebrate 50th anniversary of my first solo 4-4-71.

If weather is good tomorrow, and flight happens as planned, I'll post some pics.
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Old 04-03-2021, 01:19 PM
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Fly-out to Sedona for the weekend. Two RVs, three T-6s, three 450 Stearmans.
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Old 04-03-2021, 04:29 PM
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Finally switched my EFIS airspeed display to knots (was mph). Wrote down several important speeds. Took the plane up to run several power on/off clean/landing config stalls to note the airspeeds.

Oh and I tried the new comms in my MS22001 O2 mask. They worked great as well.
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Old 04-03-2021, 05:01 PM
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Avoided fires while I continue with phase 1 testing.

Also, the first time I have ever intentionally shut the engine off in flight! I feel like my glide numbers are actually useful now.

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Old 04-03-2021, 05:10 PM
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Avoided fires while I continue with phase 1 testing.

Also, the first time I have ever intentionally shut the engine off in flight! I feel like my glide numbers are actually useful now.

IMG_0610 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Flew to Greenville, SC (KGMU) with my bride to have lunch with our daughter, son-in-law, and 6-yr old grandson at the Runway Cafe and watch him enjoy the aviation-themed playground. I may be biased, but I think mine is the best looking plane in the row.
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Flew from San Diego to Santa Paula (KSZP) to enjoy lunch with a friend and his daughter. Very nice flight up and back, a busy day in Santa Paula, and a packed airport restaurant!

Flying up to KSZP, as I flew over KLGB, I flew over Plummit as he was on short final in his RV-10.
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Old 04-03-2021, 06:12 PM
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Let the autopilot fly the published missed approach on an ILS -- on all previous approaches, ATC assigned the missed approach instructions, so this was a first. Also used synthetic vision and highway in the sky, just for familiarization, although I never use either routinely. And, of course, read the manuals before the flight for familiarization and after the flight for confirmation. Also tried a new function on the ground after landing.

I'm still amazed with how busy things can get right after takeoff. Flying the glass requires currency just like tailwheel does...
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Only way to get true glide numbers. You can also see how big of a difference there is between fine and course pitch! After a bit of data collection, push the mixture back in and she fires right back up. Just make sure you are within glide of an airport and your ability to dead stick it in! Lol
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