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Old 04-23-2016, 07:12 PM
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Default Motivation

For those of you looking for a little push, a little motivation, N214SW has 10 hours on her. Today an RV-6 pilot with thousands of hours went up with me and he is an experienced aerobatics pilot. We did a full loop and a couple of rolls, then brought him back to the airport to get his plane and do some aerial photography. It is really slow without the wheel pants and we decided no more aero until those get put on, which should be within the week, hopefully. Here is a pic from today.

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Old 04-23-2016, 07:50 PM
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I didnt want to hijack Stoney's thread, but thought I'd share this for motivation, at least for me anyway.
Client in the Atlanta area needed some help with plumbing the engine in an RV. ( No specifics here on purpose to protect the innocent). Airworthy modes of transportation, or flight crew for a fast trip to 3J1 didnt materialize. SO---4 hours DRIVING, 2 hours making the plumbing changes, 4 hours driving back to Ridgeland, just in time to take my wife to dinner.
Motivation-----for those of us that need to go see people----that seals it for me. Gotta get re-acquainted with my 7.

Tom

PS---great job Stoney---very proud of you!
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:55 PM
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Default Thanks to God that Tom is back

Not to hijack this thread, but I am so very happy to hear that Tom is active and mobile again. Welcome back brother.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:00 AM
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Stoney,
That is one great looking airplane. Thanks for taking the time out from flying and testing to keep us posted. (I'm not sure I could)

The inspiration of your first flight has given me renewed motivation for sure. Keep us posted and be safe!
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:42 AM
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Stoney----we are all curious on the performance numbers, after you get the pants and fairings on. Keep us updated!
Tom
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:51 AM
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Way to go Stoney. Finally some great spring weather for phase 1.

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Old 04-24-2016, 11:46 AM
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Stoney, this is just the kick in the rear that we need for our motivation. I should be about 3 months behind you.

Steve
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:02 PM
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So you obviously are doing the two-pilot phase 1 thing. Did this cause any issues, paperwork or otherwise, with the DAR? Or are they all 'with the program' by now?
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:14 AM
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So you obviously are doing the two-pilot phase 1 thing. Did this cause any issues, paperwork or otherwise, with the DAR? Or are they all 'with the program' by now?
It must be stipulated in your operating limitations. My DAR told me he was going to put it in regardless in case I needed it. I wanted it and I'm glad I did. There are lots of setup things that need to be airborne (autopilot, AOA, etc.) and its most helpful to have someone help keep it level and eyes out the window. I'm not skilled at aero, but if you are going to do it, it has to be documented in Phase 1, so again it helps to have my friend.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:19 AM
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Stoney----we are all curious on the performance numbers, after you get the pants and fairings on. Keep us updated!
Tom
Cylinder #2 runs hot and until I get the wheel pants on, I'll have to limit more flying. Hopefully more speed, less drag will help that. I have been having to fly it rich to help keep it below 400, so I'll be replacing some spark plugs, but better than replacing cylinders.
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