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Old 04-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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Default RV-1 On the Move!

Looks like the ferry flight from Savanah to Columbia is underway!

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...j7Mr0hTpOaeoUR
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:08 PM
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Default Yup!!!

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Looks like the ferry flight from Savanah to Columbia is underway!

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...j7Mr0hTpOaeoUR
It is now in Columbia, SC (KCUB).

Thanks to Bob McDonald (President of EAA Chapter 1514 and designer/builder of his OWN plane) for taking good care of it in Savannah.

Thanks to Tom Roberts (President of EAA Chapter 242, RV7A builder and RV4 builder) who ended up flying me to Savannah and escorting me back to Columbia.

Of course, this being my hone base, I hear on the radio as I am coming in "... nobody's watching!! tee hee ". And then when they see the "adjusted gear leg", I hear "... I didn't think you landed THAT hard! ". Yup, these are my buddies.

Time for a bit of maintenance and a couple of "features".
This will be done while it is here at my home base for a week or so.

Maybe some more photos later. Maybe.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:00 PM
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Great job once again CB - we got your message but were out on a lunch run ourselves. I am hopign that the Garmin contribution to the project will catch up with the airplane at your place.

Paul
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:02 PM
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Default Thanks for the report, James

Good to hear it is safely settled into it's next temporary home. Now, check those tire pressures!
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:27 PM
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Great job once again CB - we got your message but were out on a lunch run ourselves. I am hopign that the Garmin contribution to the project will catch up with the airplane at your place.

Paul
If it does, I am motivated to make it work.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:31 PM
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Default Done already ...

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Good to hear it is safely settled into it's next temporary home. Now, check those tire pressures!
With Bob's help, I pulled the wheel pants and per Van's suggestion lowered the tire pressure. I **think** it helped. I also think I need to try a lower still pressure. Will do that later. After:

Oil change
Better fuel calibration
Check on airspeed calibration
Potentially improved navigational aid or repositioning of current
Replacement of a few screws
etc ...

None of which are likely to happen today as I am fighting a cold.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:27 PM
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Default RV-1 on the move

Headed to Suffolk! http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...j7Mr0hTpOaeoUR
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:24 PM
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It would appear the autopilot is working perfectly!

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Old 04-25-2012, 05:16 PM
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Delivered today with Ron Schreck at the controls up to Suffolk VA.
Dropped the tire pressure from 19 to 12. More better.
No visible drop in the tire though. Those big 6" tires and that light weight RV-1... Probably could go a couple more pounds less.
I managed to get SPOT working. Little buttons not very intuitive.

Cruised at 9.5k' and 125KTAS.

She is off to the next adventure.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:39 PM
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Excellent Report Kahuna - thanks again to you and the Team for taking good care of the "ONE" this month. I think you've definitely set a modern altitude record for the airplane!

Paul
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