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Old 03-25-2023, 07:18 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend (March 25, 2023 through March 26, 2023)

… getting it started
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since 2007 (started it in 1996).
  • Part time: Phenom 300 right seater (class D sim CAE KDFW). 400+ sessions.
  • Available as Contract Pilot. ATP. PIC typed in Phenom 300 and G-V(450/550). Flying resume.
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Old 03-25-2023, 07:40 AM
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Default Uncle John’s Fly-In

Capt Sandy and I made our first visit to Triple Tree on Friday for the 2nd annual Uncle John's Fly in. Nice flight even with 40 to 50 knot wind on our beam. We were the second plane to arrive on Friday. Smaller turnout than I or the organizers seemed to expect. I think there were about 15 airplanes parked when we left about 1pm.

Fabulous, smooth 400'x7000' grass runway. Very nice facilities. Custom made mower. Looking forward to returning for the South Carolina Breakfast Club in August and the Triple Tree Fly-in in September.

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N174RT (RV-7A) first flight 5/31/11, 2102hrs as of 5/7/23
Tip-up, Lycon IO-360 EXP, WW 74HRT, AFS 5600T, AF-Pilot, IFD440, SL-30, echoUAT, D100 for backup, CQ1 headsets, CMW E-Lift

Our other riveted aluminum monocoque RV is a 2012 25' Eddie Bauer Airstream

Past aluminum monocoque vehicles:
N601RT (CH601HDS) First flight 5/03, 1550hrs after flying 8 years: 912ULS, GNS430W, SL-30, D10A Sold
1995 Midnight Pearl NSX w/BBSC Sold

EAA Chapter 105 board member 2010->2015
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Old 03-25-2023, 08:00 AM
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Default /Crocodile Dundee/

"Now THAT'S a mower..."

I bet that thing could do my 2100' x 50 in one pass down to the far end. Done. The following week, I could mow again on the return trip!
Bill Boyd

Hop-Along Aerodrome (12VA)
RV-6A - N30YD - Built '98 / sold '20
RV-10 - N130YD - 80 hours
66 years running stock DNA
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Old 03-25-2023, 08:41 PM
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Picked up my airplane this week and flew it home from Oshkosh Friday/Saturday. Popular Grove did the tear down/rebuild. Also had them IRAN the cylinders with them grinding the valves and installing new guides. Dual PMags were installed and so was a new 3 blade MT 9 prop by Myers. It sure runs smooth! I also had them install a FLYLEDS Wigwag switch - nice addition!

Do have a few squawks to address but overall I’m extremely pleased with the work Myers Aviation did restoring my RV7A to flying status and Popular Grove’s engine and cylinder work. In fact it’s better now than before last summer’s prop strike at Airventure. Looks great and flys even better!

Seating the cylinder rings is underway. Good start on that with two hours of test flights at Oshkosh and 5.6 hour, two leg return trip at 24 inches manifold pressure and 2400 rpm with 12 gal/hr to keep CHTs down. Highest CHT on takeoff/climb out was around 395 (#4) with cruise CHTs for 1,2 &3 between 310 to 325 with #4 the highest at 355. Need to get the oil temp higher because it stayed around 155 - which is too low to burn off condensation - but it was cold at Oshkosh and for the return legs.

I really want to thank Global Insurance through AOPA’s Assured Partners for being there when I needed them. Global recommended Myers Aviation and thankfully I took their advice. It was a smooth process.

I left OSH Friday before last night’s big snow storm. RON at Des Moines to let weather get past my second leg flight. Long, busy and tiring week. I’m really exhausted but at least N523RM is back in the air and now home. YEA!
Jim Harris ATP, 2008 RV7A, 2nd owner, N523RM (2015) Superior XPIO-360 B1AA2, MT9 CS prop, Two PMags, Dual GRT Horizon EX with ARINC, EIS, Garmin 340, 335 w/WAAS gps, Dual 430s (non-WAAS), TruTrak 385 A/P with auto level & trim, Tosten 6 button Military Grips, Dynon D10A w/battery backup, 406 MHz ELT, Mountain High O2, CO2 monitor, Flyleds Works system, Custom Interior, TS Flightline hoses, ETX900 Battery, Bruce Cover

Retired - Living the dream - going broke!

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Old 03-26-2023, 08:16 AM
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Smile Flight to Florida

We made the flight from Texas to Florida on Saturday. Lots of zig zagging around isolated cells but we made it to Gainesville, Florida. First cross country trip this year. Got 38 hours on new engine in 7 now. Got a downtown hotel and had a nice evening.

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RV7a N967BT 2154hrs.
RV10 N143EB 1050 hrs.
Granbury, Tx
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:07 PM
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Took the RV-4 up for a Sunday flight.

With two jobs, two airplanes of my own, another airplane that I fly for work, and a motorcycle in the garage, I just don't have enough time in the day, to do anything as much as I want.. so the RV-4 doesn't get as much use as I'd like. But I do love having it, because you can't beat views like this! Plus, RV flying is good for the mind.. it's a type of fun and relaxation that only the motorcycle rivals.

Today, I went looking for a waterfall, and the waterfall didn't disappoint.
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Old 03-26-2023, 04:51 PM
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Replaced my ELT battery and finished resealing the tank and installing the fuel sending unit.
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Old 03-26-2023, 05:20 PM
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Flew back from a wonderful week in the Bahamas. I flew from Michigan to Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera where we rented a house on the beach last weekend. My wife and I had a great vacation, saw a SpaceX launch from the air near Cape Canaveral, and visited friends in Greenville, SC on the way home. Another great experience due to a decision years ago to build an RV.
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RV 14A Kit #140588
Airworthiness Certificate Issued 1/9/2021
First Flight 1/23/2021
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Old 03-26-2023, 05:32 PM
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Default Can’t compete with the islands…

A nice test flight over Norwalk. Everything seems happy after CI7. One more test flight before coming out of the five-hour phase one following the conversion from the Ellison to MS 4MPA.
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RV-9A N183RC/90432: tip-up, O320-H2, Dynon D180, CPi2, Sen GA, at KLPR
RV-8 83718, wing kit, tanks done, rear skins ready, working ailerons finally
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Old 03-26-2023, 06:08 PM
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Default O22

California's "atmospheric river" gave us a break over the weekend, so I flew over to Columbia (O22) with a few other local airport bums for a nice lunch.
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RV-7A (N12VD): Flying RV in Phase 1
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