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Old 01-20-2016, 09:47 AM
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Default Tailwind Tuesday - Monday also

Since Doug did his front page showing the great tailwinds on Tuesday, I had to mention my flight on Monday.

I flew the RV-12 I built to it's new owner in Florida on Monday. During the first leg, I flew at 7500 and had 10 - 20 kt tailwind.

On the second leg & third legs, I went up to 9500 and had a 40+ kt tailwind. I was making 160 - 165 kts over the ground! Not bad for a 115 Kt airplane. (I was showing 110 indicated & 122 true airspeed)
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:33 AM
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So now, what's next, Rick?
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:43 PM
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So now, what's next, Rick?
I'm about two-thirds of the way through a full panel upgrade on my 7A, so that will keep me busy for a few weeks.

I'm not sure that I'm ready to commit to another build project right away but that may change
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:46 PM
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Since Doug did his front page showing the great tailwinds on Tuesday, I had to mention my flight on Monday.

I flew the RV-12 I built to it's new owner in Florida on Monday. During the first leg, I flew at 7500 and had 10 - 20 kt tailwind.

On the second leg & third legs, I went up to 9500 and had a 40+ kt tailwind. I was making 160 - 165 kts over the ground! Not bad for a 115 Kt airplane. (I was showing 110 indicated & 122 true airspeed)
As the recipient of your beautiful-build -12, I'm delighted you climbed to 9,500 to find that 40 kt tailwind. I got the plane that much faster. Personally, I'm afraid of heights, so I rarely go that high. I've never found an answer to the question about my love for flying vs. my fear of heights. Ben
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:29 PM
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As the recipient of your beautiful-build -12, I'm delighted you climbed to 9,500 to find that 40 kt tailwind. I got the plane that much faster. Personally, I'm afraid of heights, so I rarely go that high. I've never found an answer to the question about my love for flying vs. my fear of heights. Ben
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:43 PM
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Rick or Ben,

Has the plane been painted? Can you post a picture?
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:48 PM
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Ben designed the paint scheme. GloCustom did the painting.

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Old 01-21-2016, 05:48 PM
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Hey Rick......the plane looks fantastic!!!!!! So different from what I saw naked last visit congratulations on the sale and new owner.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:48 PM
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Looks great! Thanks for posting the photo!
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