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Old 03-24-2014, 11:10 PM
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Default fresh wax after too many years - RV-6A

after seeing Rian wax his -7 this weekend I was inspired. I used to wax n3773 every annual, but have gotten lax lately. looks pretty good for a 17 yr old plane that has flown the equivalent of 8 times around the world. I had vinyl graphics before vans used it on their -9 proto [they called me with questions]. I switched to round inlets long ago, copying lancairs,[before sam james cowls were avail] after repeated cracks with the stock inlets and reports that air actually flowed out near the center of those rectangular inlets. at one time I tried extending the carb inlet right up to the prop like I had seen on reno racers. high angle of attack brought on a stumbling of a starved engine. that got sawed off real quickly! now my mods are like adding a step for my passenger and, ugg, old 14-01-31 spar cracks [what a pain that was].


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Old 03-25-2014, 07:30 AM
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What a good looking plane. I love to see the ones that have stood the test of time and proven themselves.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:38 AM
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Nice! What kind of tape did you use for the silver ring on your spinner?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:04 AM
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.....at one time I tried extending the carb inlet right up to the prop like I had seen on reno racers. high angle of attack brought on a stumbling of a starved engine. that got sawed off real quickly!
Years ago at OSH I parked next to a couple of RVers who had been featured in the mags due to their speed mods, one of which was the extended air intake. At the time it was getting a lot of attention, but it soon faded from public view. I have wondered why we never heard anymore about that mod....maybe we know now.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:11 AM
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You have a beautiful airplane and that only comes from lots of love. My spam can (Sky Pig I) is a 1968 bonanza that shocks people when I tell them her age. If you keep them in good shape, the planes will provide lots of trouble free service.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:59 AM
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chrome pinstripe tape. they warn you not to use it for curves, and I have had problems with it in spots. the yellow and grey is pro quality vinyl and bullet-proof.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:03 PM
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we flew to orcas island once before the paint. a lady getting off a Kenmore air flight [amphib] said to my wife, "you flew here in that?". my wife proudly responded, "yes, and it's flies faster than the plane you came in on".
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