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Old 01-23-2022, 03:41 PM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (1/22/22 - 1/23/22)

.. So what did you do with your RV/RV kit this weekend??

Me -- I didn't really do anything with my RV. As a matter of fact, soon I won't even own one (!) but I did do something with my Debonair that involves an RV.

Yesterday, we flew from Fallbrook (L18) to Oceano (L52) for lunch. We had a very good lunch at the Rock & Roll Diner. Beautiful day for a flight; the Santa Ana winds were blowing, so I thought that it may be bumpy, but it wasn't too bad at all. Looking at PIREPS, north of SNA and south of SMO, and as far east as PSP, it was obvious that there was turbulence at the lower altitudes, but we did not feel much of anything. 10,500' up and 11,500' down. Great flight. The temperature was just right, and the Debonair was performing great - 200 KTAS at 10,500'

What makes this RV related? When we walked back to the airport, as I walked back to my airplane, an RV-8 pulled up. I had a brief conversation with the owner, who was looking forward to getting it painted soon. He came in from HWD.
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:44 PM
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Normal 'ole flying stuff for me...

... and what goes up...

RV-4 - 160HP O-320 - Sensenich GA
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:35 PM
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Location: Utah
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Managed to do two Touch-and-Go on ice near Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport. Ice fishermen nearby were excited. Sorry no pictures left camera in the truck
Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:44 PM
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Default Read Mike Busch on Engines

Finished reading "Mike Bush on Engines". What a great read, seriously. Highly recommended.
Then went out and flew some flight test profiles.
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RV-6 / O-360 / CS, 1600+ hrs, 1st flight Sept. 1999
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Old 01-23-2022, 08:00 PM
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Dreamt about flying it while I worked on a kitchen remodel….
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Old 01-23-2022, 10:55 PM
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Default RV Weekend

The weekend started off nerve racking as I coaxed my wife into the plane with me (a rare event). Turns out it there was some pretty significant wind inversions we had to fly through in our short flight. Luckily I prepared her for the worst so she wasn't scared with a few bumps. I then proceeded to have 2 good landings to help build her confidence. Whohoo!

Sunday I flew with a friend East over Lake Tahoe to explore a few Nevada airfields- Dayton Valley (O34) and the Taildragger Cafe in Minden (MEV). As I landed at Dayton there was someone taxiing to leave and I inquired on CTAF about a pilots lounge where we could relieve ourselves and stretch. The departing pilot said he wasn't from the area, and while he wasn't aware of any pilot facilities, there was a friendly couple sitting in their driveway watching the traffic and enjoying the sun. We taxied over to the driveway and spent the next few hours in fantastic conversation with a famous member of this forum! This community is so awesome...

Here are few shots from the flight over Lake Tahoe.
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Old 01-23-2022, 11:50 PM
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Inst.allied new alternator and then flew to Yuma Arizona for dinner. Alternator now puts out 14.5 volts no doubt about it. My olde alternator was at 13.5. Thanks Jerod for the quick ship! Now home and flying to another airport tomorrow to get the booster 7 minute walk away.
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Old 01-24-2022, 12:10 AM
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I pulled my motor and plan on taking it and a brand new crankshaft down to Premier this Tuesday. I'll be sitting on my hands for the next few months.
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Old 01-24-2022, 04:31 AM
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Default frozen fiberglass

Chipped away at the last bit of fabrication - upper intersection fairings. These RVBits fairings are good quality but they will require modifications to fit around the Grove Gear legs and brackets. Trying to do fiberglass work in an unheated hangar during MI winter can be problematic... but I'm trying to resist the urge to hibernate until spring.
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Old 01-24-2022, 07:21 AM
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Default Too cold

No flying for me and the 8 this weekend...
Brutal cold... -32C (-26F) in the morning

If not the cold, winds and or snow...
Must be patient...
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