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Old 06-02-2018, 06:31 AM
jjbardell jjbardell is offline
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Default RvPilotLife Trip Report #1

It was time to take the RV on it?s first x-cntry trip with my wife. We chose a shorter trip to see how she performed. It beat all our hopes and expectations, but that?s not surprising given the Vans history.

Made a little blog with a cool video descending into Chicago the way home. Hope you enjoy reading.
Cheers, Josh

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Old 06-02-2018, 07:21 AM
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That was a great log, how did she perform? I assume you mean the planes performance ?
You Yanks are so lucky to have great airspace a& accomodating ATC, down under we small planes are to be swatted like pests by our ATC!!!
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:45 AM
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That is an awesome detailed post of your trip, loved reading it! It's reports like this that make me keep pushing through my build.
Jereme Carne
RV-7A Flying as of 03/2021
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:42 AM
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Great write up! I did the "same" trip over the weekend to a friend's wedding. Landed about 20 miles south of you in Plainwell. We opted straight over the lake. And I just brought my -6 to mobile avionics at 3CK for panel upgrade. Swing over there to check it out if you'd like! I'm sure I'll see you around one of these days 👍
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:33 AM
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Default Cool!

Thanks for the write up.
Mike Rettig
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:39 PM
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Great write-up. I did my training and earned my PPL at 3CK back in 1981. Looks very different now according to Google Maps!
Kent Stitt
TMX-IO-360w/ P-Mags, Hartzell CS Prop, Slider,
Dual Garmin G3X Touch w/ GTN-650
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:09 PM
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Default Building a Plane - EASY. Ironman - 1/EASY!

WOW, gotta meet. I'm impressed with everyone doing an Ironman, and both of you. Makes marathons seem like a jog round the block.

You'll love the RV.
Bud Smith, RV-8, ECI IOX360 , Dual PMags, Dynon SkyView, Whirlwind 200GA, IFR and N88ZP has "slipped the surly bonds of earth".
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