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Old 12-29-2017, 10:12 AM
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Default Waiting for Spring...

Snug as a bug in rug...


Jim Stricker - EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
Bought Flying RV-12 #120058 Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 750

LSRM-A Certificate 2016 for RV-12 N633CM
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father - CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:07 PM
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Default Brrrrrrr that looks cold

That is why I live in Texas
RV-3 Rebuilding
RV-9 Flying and having fun, experimenting and having fun, did I mention flying and having fun?
Maule M5-235C SOLD
Stinson L5 SOLD
Grumman AA1A SOLD
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jrskygod View Post
That is why I live in Texas
And that's why I live in Arizona. (Spent 5 1/2 hrs from FFZ/AZ to F46/Rockwall TX, and 5 1/2 DAYS getting back at the end of Sept). Reminded me of the John Denver song about Toledo OH, with the line "I spent a week there one day." VFR across West TX with low ceilings.

Your warm sunny days must be priceless when the snow melts.
RV-6A QB Tip-Up, 1st Flight 3/18/17
O-360-J2A (modified & F/I), Sensenich FP (cruise)
VP-X Sport, Dynon SkyView, VFR day
(FFZ) Mesa, AZ - N234GB -
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Jrskygod View Post
That is why I live in Texas
Except it's 9 degrees here this morning. 9. Just 9 of them little rascals.

At least it's dry, we only got about 1/4" of ice here.
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2022 dues paid
N16GN flying 950 hrs and counting on 91E10; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:47 AM
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Default Cold in Florida

It is also cold here in Florida
It is only 48 degrees today

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Old 01-01-2018, 12:21 PM
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You poor, poor babies. -4 here at the moment, and I don't think it's been above zero since last week. Nice and sunny, though. Looks like a perfect day to go fly. Last night was -15...

Omaha, NE
RV-12 # 222 N980KM "Screamin' Canary" (bought flying)
Fisher Celebrity (under construction)
Previous RV-7 project (sold)
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:35 PM
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Default It?s a struggle

It?s 57 here a struggle, but we?re making it through. ha.
Ron Gawer

- RV10, N762G, Build in progress.
- Several others that are now just great memories for me.
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:47 PM
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Two days ago I managed to get the shop area in my hanger In Gladwin, MI (KGDW) up to a tropical 22* F using a 150,000 btu propane torpedo heater. Got a good 4 hours of work done before the gas regulator froze up and the heater stopped working!
David C.
Howell, MI
RV-10: #41686 Under Construction
RV-9A: #90949 Under Construction
RV-10: #40637 Completed/Sold 2016
Cozy MKIV:#656 Completed/Sold 2007
"Donor Exempt" but donated through Dec. 2021
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:02 PM
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Default Same here...

100,000 BTU propane heater running continuously got the workspace of the hanger from crisp 18F to a rather comfortable 40F. But as soon as it shut off(I have a t-stat that has a one hour max run time) it got cold quick. 12F 10G18 outside at KLPR. But the 660 and GDL 39 got installed.

Maybe someday this year I'll be able to fly. December was a bust. Phase one is dragging...
RV-9A N183RC/90432: tip-up, O320H2, Ellison, Dynon D180, CPi2, Sen GA, at KLPR
RV-8 83718, wing kit, tanks done, with a four year plus plan - on hold due to home move
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:06 PM
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We haven?t seen a 20F OAT for a couple of weeks now. I?m very fortunate to have a 34x40 attached heated hangar at home, which I keep at 50F 24/7. I turned it up to 55 the other day to fit the wings on my -7, and with all the walking around involved in that process it got too warm and I turned it back down. For just hanging out out there, it?ll go from 50 to 60 in about 10 minutes. I?m the second owner, so I don?t know the R-values, but the two outside walls are 6-inch construction, the 12x40 door has 2-inch foam board, and there?s about 2 feet of insulation above the 14.5? ceiling.

Miles (VAF# 1238, Paid up as of 12/20)
RV-7 TU 904KM (reserved)
Wings Fitted and Finish Kit on site

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1955 Cessna 170B flying since 1982

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