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Old 01-05-2021, 03:33 PM
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I mounted a Garmin VIRB camera behind my RV14A's roll bar and filmed its ride to the airport yesterday on the back of a flat bed tow truck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L95Esyfo9M. It was not nearly as stressful as I expected it to be.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:52 PM
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That is really clever.

Nice panel!
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:01 PM
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Did you haul that to a painter in pieces to have it painted ? Looks great by the way
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:43 PM
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Congratulations. Iím a few hangars over in G10...160 hours on mine but still unpainted. Supposed to go to the shop next month. Stop over.

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Old 01-05-2021, 05:49 PM
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I mounted a Garmin VIRB camera behind my RV14A's roll bar and filmed its ride to the airport yesterday on the back of a flat bed tow truck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L95Esyfo9M. It was not nearly as stressful as I expected it to be.
Nice! Before all that "tech" existed, we just drove behind the tow truck on the big day and took pictures at the stop lights. A moments day indeed!
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:55 PM
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Your roads must be better than ours. I spent a lot of time really tying down the airplane to the truck bed. Right hand lane of the interstate is really torn up by the big rig traffic. By the time I arrived at the airport, one wheel chock was gone. Glad I tied the wheels down.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:22 PM
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Did you haul that to a painter in pieces to have it painted ? Looks great by the way
I didn't and thank you. I painted it myself. It managed to do an OK job but not as nice as professionally painted. I did it in stages since I did not have very much space. The wings were painted many months ago and the fuselage just last week. I did this in my garage which I set up as a paint booth. It cost be about $700 in PPG Concept which I have used before and seems to be kind to non-professionals.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:25 PM
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Congratulations. Iím a few hangars over in G10...160 hours on mine but still unpainted. Supposed to go to the shop next month. Stop over.

Tom
Tom, I am pretty sure I saw you very recently. I drove by and saw a really cool looking RV14A with its engine running in the hanger row which I think was G. I look forward to meeting you.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:34 PM
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That is really clever.

Nice panel!
Thank you. Credit is really to the Garmin camera. It even records intercom and radio through BlueTooth. No wires. It is amazing how far these things have progressed. I bought mine on eBay.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:42 PM
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Next evolution will be to point the camera(s) to the side and capture the expressions of astonishment of your fellow drivers and their passengers.
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