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Old 07-14-2012, 07:11 PM
gerrychuck gerrychuck is offline
 
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Default RV-6A C-GERZ: Gerry Julian

C-GERZ was born N242UL in 2003, built by Ulrich Luhnau in Houston. It went through two more owners; one in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the gentleman I bought the plane from just outside of Kansas City. I bought the aircraft last summer, went through the delightful process for importing a homebuilt into Canada (not that bad, actually), and flew for the first time Oct. 1, 2011. Beautifully built aircraft with about 340 hrs tt, a factory O-360 A1A, Sensenich FP prop, nice VFR panel with steam flight gauges, a Becker com, TT autopilot, KMD 150, and EI engine gauges. I have EI dual fuel gauge and an EI fuel flow gauge ready to go in, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Has a Ray Allen/MAC G207 grip on the pilots side, with electric elevator and aileron trim, and the simpler grip with just PTT on the copilot side. Seat cushions are Classic Aero. Since the panel pic was taken I have also added a g-meter on the center post. I've also installed the Nose Job brace from ASA (along with the Lip Skid and modified nose wheel) with it's larger fairing since these pics were taken. I have 35 hrs on the airplane to date and have enjoyed every single minute!


P1000287 by gerrychuck, on Flickr

P1000285 by gerrychuck, on Flickr

P1000284 by gerrychuck, on Flickr
IMG00067 by gerrychuck, on Flickr

P1000281 by gerrychuck, on Flickr

P1000280 by gerrychuck, on Flickr

And the results in flight: 1st at a moderate bank angle (I have a hard time keeping it at less than 60 degrees and 2 g's!) over the Saskatchewan prairie:

IMG-20120218-00018 by gerrychuck, on Flickr

And - what I look like every time I fly GERZ!

IMG-20120218-00013 by gerrychuck, on Flickr
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RV6A "Second Wind" C-GERZ (born N242UL)
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:00 PM
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Smile I bet that smile is permenant.

Very nice Gerry. I hope to have one very similar to yours very soon.
Fly safe!
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:02 AM
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Used to work on G-CERZ, so i rubbed my eyes some times to get it right
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:33 PM
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Very nice Gerry. I hope to have one very similar to yours very soon.
Fly safe!
I hope so too! Good luck with your build.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:36 PM
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Used to work on G-CERZ, so i rubbed my eyes some times to get it right
Too funny! My sons picked the call sign from those available that involved some semblance of my name, our family name or my initials, etc. Read phonetically, it leaves no doubt who the plane belongs to lol.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:22 PM
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Default Right reat

Ok you HAVE TO wipe that foot print off the right seat!! Nice plane!
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:39 PM
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Ok you HAVE TO wipe that foot print off the right seat!!
Agreed! I usually step between the seats, but it an be a challenge with size 14 feet, and my son has 16's!
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:20 PM
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Default Second Wind

In honour of my new lease on life and flying (lets hear it for cardiothoracic surgeons and understanding people at Transport Canada!), I have christened the 6A "Second Wind". Just got some vinyl cut and applied with the new name and thought I should update this thread with the new look! Many thanks to Flyboy1963 for his help in getting going on this little project; much appreciated!


Pense No. 160-20130623-00102 by gerrychuck, on Flickr


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Pense No. 160-20130623-00099 by gerrychuck, on Flickr
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O-360 A1A, Sensenich FP prop

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:39 PM
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Default Nicely done Gerry

....so next question; has anyone at the pumps said
"...what's the name about??? "

that's part of the fun eh?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:37 PM
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Yup! I explained it to a bunch of people at a flying club bbq we hosted at our hangar Friday night, and I hope to be explaining it to many others for years to come
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