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Old 05-06-2011, 08:55 AM
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The Blue Crab Bay Co is dangerously convenient when stopping at KMFV !

I'm looking forward to this year's "Soup on Sunday" down at Campbell airfield. There are usually a few RV's stopping in for the chilly and a hot dog :-)
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:58 PM
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For those planning to stop in at 53VG, Iv'e setup a website (53VG.com) and have an introductory video to

https://vimeo.com/38607291

(I'm loading higher resolution video to the airport website but it will take a few hours on my really slow DSL connection)

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:22 AM
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For those planning to stop in at 53VG, Iv'e setup a website (53VG.com) and have an introductory video to

https://vimeo.com/38607291

(I'm loading higher resolution video to the airport website but it will take a few hours on my really slow DSL connection)

Well done Glenn! This is interesting when did you hire those people?

....From time to time this page will get updates from the flight line about field conditions, the maintenance crew about the aircraft based here, the airport manager is around (occasionally) to let you know of recent visits and activates, and once in a great while, the staff from the the Salmon Farm Inn leave a note here to announce special events of their own.


We visited last year, strongly recommended.










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Old 03-22-2012, 08:26 AM
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I'm jealous! I guess was there way before Vlad, he seems to go everywhere, but Glen wasn't there and I was driving. I am looking forward to my next visit to the Blue Crab Bay Co.

I wandered onto your airport website and see the paint scheme you are leaning towards. I like it and would suggest a bit of yellow on the nose to balance the scheme, as they were painted in the day.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:44 AM
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Always welcome to stop in to 53VG. If there is an issue with the runway, it will be on the official website (http://53VG.com)

As for the TBD paint schemes, you are correct that most had the forward portion of the cowl painted red or yellow or Hawaian blue or black or lemon or gray or ...

Given the RV-8 does not have a round engine, the "speed ring" effect of painting the forward portion of the cowl looked odd on my sketches.

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:41 PM
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How hard was it to level, clear, build, etc?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:50 PM
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Always welcome to stop in to 53VG. If there is an issue with the runway, it will be on the official website (http://53VG.com)

As for the TBD paint schemes, you are correct that most had the forward portion of the cowl painted red or yellow or Hawaian blue or black or lemon or gray or ...

Given the RV-8 does not have a round engine, the "speed ring" effect of painting the forward portion of the cowl looked odd on my sketches.
Photoshop is your friend.

I think maybe just the painting the spinner would balance it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:39 AM
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Sig,

The 1900' of runway was relatively easy to prepare as it was active tilled soil. It took about a day with a combination of disk tiller, bulldozer, tractor rake, spreader, and roller. The longer and more tedious effort has been getting good coverage with Bermuda grass. It's looking much better in its 2nd year

The 200'+ of trees on the approach end of took about 10 days with two chainsaws (plus band aides, sun block, bug spray and numerous tick checks).

Anyone interesting in what it's like to fly into 53VG can check out the video and animation at http://53VG.com
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:49 AM
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I like the video of the pattern.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:09 AM
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Congrats on your new airstrip! Look forward to visiting you down there. The DELMARVA peninsula is a great place to fly. Regards, Bill
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