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Old 06-13-2012, 03:53 PM
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Default Flying to OSH - What should I bring?

I did a search and didn't come up with a prior thread discussing this - I'm preparing a checklist for my flight into OSH. I'm including procedural things like trip planning, NOTAM review, Arrivals procedure, etc. Also a list of Personal items (clothes, sunscreen, etc).

How about things I will be needing for my plane? I'm thinking the following:

1) Canopy cover
2) Oil
3) Tow bar ???
4) Tie down kit
5) Basic Tools for enroute maintenance/repair
6) Spare tire tubes
7) Towels & Cleaners (for plexi & airframe)

After all - if I can't get it in OSH, were in the world can I? I'm sure this isn't complete, but any obvious item(s) missing?
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:59 PM
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No tow bar needed. All other items look good.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:01 PM
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:12 PM
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While not exactly necessary, it's not a bad idea to bring along cowl plugs and a pitot tube cover. I doubt that any birds will decide to build a nest in your inlet overnight, but some ornery kid might stuff a pop can in there or something.

Another item to consider is a way to secure your flight controls to keep your ailerons/elevators/rudder from flapping in the breeze.

And, if your RV is REALLY spectacular ... some crime scene tape to cordon off the plane and some white masking tape to make an outline of a body behind the wing -- and a note that says, "The last person to touch this plane ended up in the morgue."

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Old 06-13-2012, 04:42 PM
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No tow bar needed. All other items look good.
Depends on what you are flying and how much it rains. Some actually bring boards to park on so wheels don't sink in the sod/mud. If you have a trike, I would bring the tow bar. Especially if you have a RV-10.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:02 PM
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Depends on what you are flying and how much it rains. Some actually bring boards to park on so wheels don't sink in the sod/mud. If you have a trike, I would bring the tow bar. Especially if you have a RV-10.
I attended "Sloshkosh 2010" and yeah, having some pieces of plywood to park the tires upon was definitely the smart thing to do. Saw a few airplanes with the mains sitting happily on small plywood rectangles... saw many airplanes sunk into the mud up almost to their axles too. I'm definitely going to make myself some plywood pieces for both the mains and one for the tailwheel too.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:26 PM
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No tow bar needed. All other items look good.
Absolutely not true, if you have a nosedragger. As a test- go taxi onto some grass, preferably slightly damp, then push your airplane backwards 90deg into a parking spot 20 feet away, without a tow bar. Cause chances are good you'll have to do exactly that at Oshkosh.

The -10 folks are generally very good about bringing towbars, the rest of the RV community, not so much.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:34 PM
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Hmmm. I didn't see ANY RVs with/using a tow bar. IF in the off chance you have to parallel park your "A" model on some tight country lane, you CAN just push down on the tail a bit to raise the nose. Yeah, I'm ready for all the naysayers, bring it on.

I do like the small boards to park on so you don't sink into the soft sod though.
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I did a search and didn't come up with a prior thread discussing this - I'm preparing a checklist for my flight into OSH. I'm including procedural things like trip planning, NOTAM review, Arrivals procedure, etc. Also a list of Personal items (clothes, sunscreen, etc).

How about things I will be needing for my plane? I'm thinking the following:

1) Canopy cover
2) Oil
3) Tow bar ???
4) Tie down kit
5) Basic Tools for enroute maintenance/repair
6) Spare tire tubes
7) Towels & Cleaners (for plexi & airframe)

After all - if I can't get it in OSH, were in the world can I? I'm sure this isn't complete, but any obvious item(s) missing?
Big paper sign that says where you desire to park. Your big boy pants (for arrival and landing).

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:31 PM
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Well, you asked, so here's the list my husband & I use in his RV-6...

RV Packing List for staying in a hotel:

pills/medicine/first aid kit
cosmetic bag/shaving kit
cell phones & chargers
sunscreen/lip balm
sunglasses
hats
bug repellant(?)
flashlight(?)
chairs(?)
cameras & batteries/charger
shampoo,conditioner,soap,toothpaste
backpacks
hair dryer(?)
water bottles
brush & comb
snacks
toolbag - oil, windscreen cleaner, cordless screwdriver
tie downs
towels for OshKosh dorms...(the provided ones are thin!)
jeans, shorts, shirts
undies, socks
shoes, flip-flops (2 prs. shoes for OshKosh)
rain jacket
belt(s)
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for Camping in the RV, add:

tent
mattresses
pillows & cases
sheets
sleeping bags
hat lights (great for night trips to port-a-john!)
trash bags
tote for shower
towels

Hope this helps!
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