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Old 04-19-2020, 09:50 PM
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Location: Hopkinsville, KY
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend 4/17/20-4/19/20

My buddy David Adams and I flew our RVs to KBNA - Nashville, TN and did a touch n go, just because they are slow right now and seemed like something neat to do.

See more pics on my site below!
Bobby Hester - Builder/Pilot/A&P
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N857BH RV7A XP-O360 - Garmin G3X ADS-B IN/OUT 2020 Compliant
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:27 AM
ty1295 ty1295 is offline
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Location: Jeffersonville, IN
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Saturday afternoon I got my 2nd formation practice in. Still with a safety pilot, but I have been told everything is on track.

This is the ultimate VFR flying for sure, and you really start to become one with the airplane.
Jeff Scott
RV9A First Flight 9/30/19
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Old 04-20-2020, 10:04 AM
Aviatrix439 Aviatrix439 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Mountain View, CA
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Riveted the skin on the rudder and left elevator. Rudder trailing edge was glued and left to sit with the angle-aluminum, fingers crossed that it comes out straight when we de-cleco it today. Check out the blog for pictures and details.
- Kacy

RV-7 Build
- Empennage: Completed! 160 hr
- QB Wings: Delivered
- QB Fuselage: Delivered
- Finishing Kit: Delivered
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:34 AM
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Location: Omaha, NE (KMLE)
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Finished up the condition inspection and flew again -- finally. We swapped out the SL-40 and old intercom for a GTR 200B; what an improvement! We also had the prop refurbed by Sensenich and the front half of the hub replaced so we won't need to tear it all down every 50 hours. The prop is balanced much better now, with a LOT less noticeable vibration. We'll still get it dynamically balanced, but the improvement is quite noticeable.

Omaha, NE
RV-12 # 222 N980KM "Screamin' Canary" (bought flying)
Fisher Celebrity (under construction)
Previous RV-7 project (sold)
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Old 04-20-2020, 04:40 PM
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Location: Garden City, Tx
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Had some good IMC here on Saturday, got 2.1 hours practice in actual and shot 6 approaches, 4 of them down to true minimums.

Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 900 hrs and counting; 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 04-20-2020, 08:22 PM
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Great pic!
RV 7 500 hours and counting
20 donation done
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Old 04-20-2020, 08:53 PM
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A quick trip to the lake to take care of some springtime chores. Yes, Pie is missing her front tooth....she was wiggling another lose one as we were loading up. Despite the look on Lil' Dude's face (more his fighting off a nap look) he loves riding in back, he even calls it ahead of time like "shotgun."

We flew down at 11,000 above a layer of clouds, weather was better than expected as the clouds ended just before our descent with T-storms about 40 miles south.

A buddy was just launching in his Skywagon as we were arriving, after a quick briefing I joined up on his wing and managed not to embarrass myself too bad. I love watching Lil' dude who like myself can't not watch an airplane go by....

RV 7 500 hours and counting
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:41 PM
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Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
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Default Yukon AV8R local flights around Lake Laberge, Yukon

Went for a couple rips up and down Lake Laberge in the RV-4 Friday and Saturday evenings. Lake's still ice covered, but spring's on it's way. Thought about landing on the lake, the snow looked very shallow and ice looked smooth. Maybe next time.

Friday April 17:

Saturday April 18:

Rather than upload the photo's to a service one by one which, for me, is quite time consuming, the Gallery app on my Android phone automatically creates a slide show with one button push, that can be easily uploaded to Youtube. One upload gets all the photo's uploaded together in one slideshow/video. It was so easy I decided to upload a few more past flights. Sorry about the background music, it was picked by the app! Easy, but a bit cheesy
Andy Muir
C-GYMW RV-6 180hp Hartzell CS Prop
C-GJIP RV-4 160hp Sold
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:12 PM
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Location: kansas
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Originally Posted by crabandy View Post
A quick trip to the lake to take care of some springtime chores.
Looks like Golden Aerodrome. So sad no Flying Circus this year.

Larry Vandegrift
ULPower 260is
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Old 04-22-2020, 04:46 AM
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Location: Clarkston, MI
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Working on the top cowl. Won't bother sharing photos; boring and discouraging. Another dark forest of the journey... but journey I must.
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - registered; final assembly continues; engine remounted.
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