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Old 05-13-2023, 07:58 AM
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Default What did you do with your RV this weekend? (5/13-14/2023)

...getting it started. v/r,dr
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Old 05-13-2023, 06:17 PM
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Default Brakes

My friend and I bled the brakes. See details in my VAF build log. (Search pilotjohns on VAF)

They say when you run out of things to do, it will be time to fly.
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Old 05-13-2023, 07:25 PM
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Checking out some scenery in the Cascades just south of Concrete Wa (3W5) after meeting some new friends there ... what weather!!!
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Old 05-13-2023, 07:47 PM
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Default 72 platenuts

Installed 72 platenuts for mounting wingtips. Thatís 144 rivets w/countersinks for those counting. I think Iíve got the burning desire to install platenuts officially out of my system!
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Old 05-13-2023, 08:27 PM
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Default Lasers!

Lasers make everything better!

Time for condition inspection, and was trying to find a good way to check timing since my starter doesn't have a timing mark. I used a laser level to transfer the case split line over the baffles to the back of the starter ring -- picked up the idea from another VAFer.

Surprisingly easy to hack together with spare wood in the hangar ... and it showed that that the timing was more advanced than desired, about 27 degrees. A couple quick mag bumps and we were back in spec.

Passing along some photos in case it will help out you all...
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Old 05-14-2023, 12:55 AM
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Practicing the "overhead break" - looks like I started a little early.

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Old 05-14-2023, 05:20 AM
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Lasers make everything better!

Time for condition inspection, and was trying to find a good way to check timing since my starter doesn't have a timing mark. I used a laser level to transfer the case split line over the baffles to the back of the starter ring -- picked up the idea from another VAFer.
Works great. I have been doing it exactly like that for 15 years.
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Old 05-14-2023, 07:56 AM
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After 18 years of flying N339A, we've crossed the 2000 hour threshold! That calculates to 111.111 Hours per year. In that time we've managed to fly to all the lower 48 states, Canada and five islands in the Caribbean.

Landing at 276 different airports. Not bad for my garage built airplane with a used H2AD engine, which now has 2780 hours on it.

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Old 05-14-2023, 07:58 AM
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After 18 years of flying N339A, we've crossed the 2000 hour threshold! That calculates to 111.111 Hours per year. In that time we've managed to fly to all the lower 48 states, Canada and five islands in the Caribbean.

Landing at 276 different airports. Not bad for my garage built airplane with a used H2AD engine, which now has 2780 hours on it.
Quite the milestone. Congrats Scott!
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Old 05-14-2023, 09:21 AM
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Default Wing tip nutplates....

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Installed 72 platenuts for mounting wingtips. Thatís 144 rivets w/countersinks for those counting. I think Iíve got the burning desire to install platenuts officially out of my system!
Oh, that brought back some (?pleasant) memories! I did the same thing and am glad I did. I have had the wing tips off several times, including putting in the wing tip lighting system. Screws make it a much easier job....
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