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Old 03-21-2019, 05:08 PM
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Default RV Law of ?

A stab at comedy. I’ll get the ball rolling with:

"RV Law of Clean Leading Edges / Dirty Belly"
If you just clean the leading edge of your wings after a flight, the longer a visitor stares at them the probability of them believing the belly is also clean approaches one.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:06 PM
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Default Law Two

RV LAW OF STATED PERFORMANCE NUMBERS
If you state any performance number on your craft someone in the audience will have always have a better one for theirs.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:47 PM
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Default RV Law of Tailwheel Superiority

If you even think A model, be prepared for the fuel and flames.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:56 PM
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Default The law of

The RV humility law
The more someone compliments you on your workmanship on your RV, the more mistakes and dings you will point out.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:03 PM
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RV humility law corollary: As soon as you start to think you are a competent builder, you bungle a part and humbly call the mothership for a replacement.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:22 PM
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Default ... Vectors.

The RV Law of Vectors.

No matter how many times you checked...
? and rechecked...
...no matter what precautions you took...
? the drill bit is ALWAYS perfectly aligned dead center with your thumbnail.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:11 PM
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The RV Laws of Opinions

1st Law: "The first law states that for every opinion about building/flying/maintaining an RV, there is an equal and opposite opinion."

2nd Law: "The second law states that the entropy of any discussion about an opinion will always increase."

3rd Law: "The third law states that the entropy of any discussion around an opinion approaches a constant value just prior to being locked by a moderator."
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by DeltaRomeo View Post
A stab at comedy. I?ll get the ball rolling with:

"RV Law of Clean Leading Edges / Dirty Belly"
If you just clean the leading edge of your wings after a flight, the longer a visitor stares at them the probability of them believing the belly is also clean approaches one.
But if you just walk away without ANY cleaning, the visitor with think the plane is already clean. And if the visitor was a passenger, they will be so thrilled with the flight that no amount of dirt/grease/oil will be even slightly noticeable, because they are not nearly as anal as we are!
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:55 AM
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Default The Law of Auto-Resolving Problems

If the aircraft starts to make a strange sound and subsequently the sound goes away, the problem has not resolved itself; there's at least a 50% chance it's gotten worse.

==dave==
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:36 AM
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Default The Law of Perversity Tending to the Maximum

  • Everything affects everything else. There?s no such thing as one domino.
  • Any small item dropped while working in the engine compartment will never come out the bottom.
  • Any small dropped item that hits the floor will not be in the direction you saw it bounce.
  • The ?most likely? explanation/cause/solution is only applicable to other airplanes ? not yours.
  • There are only three places in RVs that fuel leaks will occur:
    • bad places;
    • really bad places;
    • and much worse places.
  • There?s always something.
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