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Old 09-19-2017, 05:26 PM
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Just use 1 gallon freezer Ziploc bags like the glider guys do.

My longest glider flight was 8.5 hours.
Mine too. But didn't use the bottle or ziplock bags on that flight. (I was a lot younger then! ;-)
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:31 PM
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"Convenience Bags" like this https://www.amazon.com/Convenience-B.../dp/B0006GWSKI are great for those long trips - they have a funnel opening and a one-way flap so they won't spill, and you don't have to mess with a lid. They weigh next to nothing and take up almost no space, so I keep a few of them in the plane at all times.

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Old 09-19-2017, 05:47 PM
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Mine too. But didn't use the bottle or ziplock bags on that flight. (I was a lot younger then! ;-)
If that was in the dry Western desert you would have been sick and dehydrated by the end, even as a youngster...
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:59 PM
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If that was in the dry Western desert you would have been sick and dehydrated by the end, even as a youngster...
You are absolutely correct, dehydration is a real issue, and not to be taken lightly. It was out of Ephrata, WA, and forgot the pee bottle that day. Desert like, but not too hot that particular day, but still dehydrated. Never did that again. But youth does make a difference!
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:12 PM
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Your RTW trip is far more than I have on my bucket list.

I run a 23gal AUX tank in my RV-8 regularly. While I seldom do legs over 5hrs, I do a number of 7+ hour days into locations without fuel.

It's important to stay hydrated. Thus, I always have a TravelJohn packed in the cockpit (http://amzn.to/2xkyAg3).

Flight physiology is important and your plan to expand your flight duration envelope is a good process.

I wrote a frank post a few years ago which outlines my preparation for domestic trips: http://elder.ninja/blog/p/4898
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:13 PM
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Bill Harrelson is the guy to talk to.
You got that right. Around the world, over the poles
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On Jan. 12, Harrelson flew from New Zealand to Hawaii, a 3,825-nautical-mile, 21-hour, seven-minute leg.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:25 PM
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Not me but Ron Schreck. He has the standard Van's seat cushions on this 20 hour flight around North Carolina.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:09 PM
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Many seem to have forgotten that before the around the world Bill flew the Lancair nonstop from Guam to Florida. World record for weight class-distance in a straight line.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:48 AM
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651 NM / 750 statute on 29 gallons. RV7 with 42 gallon tanks, down low +- 3500 msl. LOP 7.2 GPH.
KSLR/ Sulfur Springs,Tx to KMQJ/ Indy Regional to KBAK/ Columbus,In.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:41 AM
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We also flew from CXP (air races) Monday, home to Tucson. Made it all the way to HII (2 hrs) before stopping for "lunch".
I have those pittle packs in my plane but admit I'm skered to try them. My guess is that you menfolk have much better odds of hitting the target, so to speak.

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