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Old 06-03-2012, 04:00 PM
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Default RV-1 Reno visit.

My wife Laura and I flew up to Reno/Stead this morning to see Bob and the RV 1.

I got my transition briefing done fairly quickly.



After the feeling of claustrophobia wore off, I decided to let someone else fly the next leg.

Laura fits much better



Too bad she doesnt have her ticket yet............

After the trial fitting fun, I gave Bob some stick time in the 10.



I think he liked it



And, for your entertainment, the RVs 11



Entire album is here, if you want to see more.

https://picasaweb.google.com/mikesta...eat=directlink
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:14 PM
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You kow Mike, in all the excitment of an airline pilot actually completeing a four-day trip ON TIME, we sort of forgot - have they had a party/reception at Reno yet? Was that what you went up for?

Paul
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:19 PM
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You kow Mike, in all the excitment of an airline pilot actually completeing a four-day trip ON TIME, we sort of forgot - have they had a party/reception at Reno yet? Was that what you went up for?

Paul
I really dont know if there was a reception party yet or not------I think Bob went to a movie for his anniversary or some such when he got back.

I basically went up there because I could. And to try to figure out what I can do to help with the escort to Golden West.

Plus, Bob has been bugging me for a ride in the 10
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:58 PM
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Default Nose gear drag

Mike,

I think your RV-10 would cruise faster if you mounted the nose wheel fairing straight. (see last picture)

I think a few A-320's have tried their nose gear that way, and while it seems to work OK, its not the preferred orientation.

I'm glad Bob got to fly the -10 though....


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My wife Laura and I flew up to Reno/Stead this morning to see Bob and the RV 1.

I got my transition briefing done fairly quickly.



After the feeling of claustrophobia wore off, I decided to let someone else fly the next leg.

Laura fits much better



Too bad she doesnt have her ticket yet............

After the trial fitting fun, I gave Bob some stick time in the 10.



I think he liked it



And, for your entertainment, the RVs 11



Entire album is here, if you want to see more.

https://picasaweb.google.com/mikesta...eat=directlink
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:08 PM
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Mike,

I think your RV-10 would cruise faster if you mounted the nose wheel fairing straight. .

Yaw correction, would you believe? How about a stand in for a chock to keep the plane from rolling into the fence??

I thought you were going to be there today??
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:19 PM
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I definitely think Laura is a better fit! You look pretty cramped.

Glad you made it over to Reno.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:58 PM
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I definitely think Laura is a better fit! You look pretty cramped.
Yep, and double yep
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:05 AM
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I got my transition briefing done fairly quickly.

After the trial fitting fun, I gave Bob some stick time in the 10.

I think he liked it
Oh yeah he did!

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Mike,

I think your RV-10 would cruise faster if you mounted the nose wheel fairing straight.
Yes, but if you move the stick fore and aft just right, and give it some extra power...it bounces along quite nicely!

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I'm glad Bob got to fly the -10 though....
It was great! Smooth, fairly quiet, realy nice flyer...quite the Caddilac ride, if'n ya ask me! Pretty dog-gone nice wing too!

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I definitely think Laura is a better fit! You look pretty cramped.
Oh, perhaps a tad! But I'm here to tell ya, he got in, and the canopy closed. He got out on his own too, so Mike's a fighter pilot at heart!

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You kow Mike, in all the excitment of an airline pilot actually completeing a four-day trip ON TIME, we sort of forgot - have they had a party/reception at Reno yet? Was that what you went up for?

Paul
Hmmm...I'll let that first remark pass Iron...I'm sure you meant all those other airlines...ahem! As for the party, we did have a BBQ on Friday upon arrival. Usual suspects from the R3 BBQ, just a bit smaller, given it was 1300 (yep, on time!) on Friday.

Couple pics:
Reno gang and escorts:


RV-1 and Escorts on the ramp at RTS:


RV-1 in the pole position on racer's row...where the Sport and Unlimited line up for start-up!


Good burgers and good fun!

Still trying to get my mojo back up to do the wrap up post on the tour...will git 'er dun before the -1 leaves my barn!

Fun morning...thanks to Mike and Laura for coming over the hill, and for my RV10 Fam 1 flight!

Cheers,
Bob
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:02 AM
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Love that last photo! Now, don't get any ideas about keeping the -1 in Reno for a few more months
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:54 AM
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Wish I was home to be there.
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