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Old 06-12-2012, 01:13 AM
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Default RV-1 Northwest and on to OSH Tour

Daryl (Maverick) Sahnow (Vans employee) and I had a very enjoyable flight home yesterday after a long and windy weekend at the Golden West Regional Fly In. After a good turnover brief from Tim Cone and phone briefs with Paul and Bob Mills, we departed KMYV. The airplane climbs great and settled in right about 117-120Kts for the trip. Least headwind appeared to be around 8,500' for the 1st leg to Medford.


Escort abeam Mt Shasta...


Landed KMFR for fuel and a much needed leg stretch. I found that my butt and legs began to feel uncomfortable after about an hour and a half into the first leg. The other impression was that this airplane seems really LOUD even with my Bose headsets! On the second leg I used earplugs in addition to the Bose for additional relief.



Seventh inning stretch @ Medford...

We landed KUAO Aurora State around 9:20 or so with clear skies plenty of ambient light (we are nearing the Summer Solstice next week, so twilight here extends quite late).


Family shot...

Rolled the ONE into the hanger with all of it's factory family, took a couple of pics to document the occasion, and headed for home after a long day.


Tired, hungry, and still grinning...
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:24 AM
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Man, there's a lot of yellow paint in that picture!!
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:36 AM
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Joe,

It must feel really great to be part of an historic event like this... bringing her home to the nest and the rest of the RV family. I'm anxious to have an up-close look at her Thurs. evening at our chapter 105 fly-in and BBQ!
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:29 AM
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Man, there's a lot of yellow paint in that picture!!
yeah baby!

I think I saw in the builder manual that they all come yellow and deviating from the plans will take time and money.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:48 AM
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Default Only Two Taildraggers?

What has happened at Van's. I remember when the tricycles were rare! Now the RV-1 looks to be only the second taildragger in the hanger.

Got to admit, the RV-1 adds some class to the place! I'm proud of the work I contributed to this very worthwhile project.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:16 AM
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I just clicked on the thread, not thinking where Aurora is. When I saw the shot of The One in the big hangar with the other RVs, I thought, "Wow ... somebody has a lot of time and money to build so many RVs ..."

The next thought was, "And I've seen those RVs before. Yeah, I recognize THAT one from Oshkosh ... and THAT one ..."

Duh.

Good to see Grandpappy back home with the kids.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:13 AM
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There is a lot of yellow paint in that Picture! Most yellow I've used in years.

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:33 AM
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There is a lot of yellow paint in that Picture! Most yellow I've used in years.

Really nice Paul.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:25 PM
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Some routine maintenance, a short test flight and a couple landings today to hone up on my short field technique in the ONE. Expect to see a good crowd of ONE admirers at Parkside on Thursday.
How did she fly? Like an RV of course! Well, more like the RV's we know ugly cousin, but I won't judge....
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:38 PM
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It must feel really great to be part of an historic event like this... bringing her home to the nest and the rest of the RV family. I'm anxious to have an up-close look at her Thurs. evening at our chapter 105 fly-in and BBQ!
Bruce,

This is grass roots aviation and colaboration at it's best! I truely am humbled and thankful for the opportunity to participate in this historic experience. It's the folks involved, those supporting it, and the sharing of ideas and information that make it a successful endevour.
See you at Parkside!
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