VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 06-02-2018, 05:31 AM
jjbardell jjbardell is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Chicago
Posts: 88
Default RvPilotLife Trip Report #1

It was time to take the RV on itís first x-cntry trip with my wife. We chose a shorter trip to see how she performed. It beat all our hopes and expectations, but thatís not surprising given the Vans history.

Made a little blog with a cool video descending into Chicago the way home. Hope you enjoy reading.

https://rvpilotlife.wordpress.com/20...ravo-airspace/
__________________
Cheers, Josh
N67LJ RV9-A
rvpilotlife.wordpress.com
Ď18 supported!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-02-2018, 06:21 AM
Capt Capt is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 211
Default

That was a great log, how did she perform? I assume you mean the planes performance ?
You Yanks are so lucky to have great airspace a& accomodating ATC, down under we small planes are to be swatted like pests by our ATC!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-02-2018, 07:45 AM
jcarne's Avatar
jcarne jcarne is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Worland, Wyoming
Posts: 604
Default

That is an awesome detailed post of your trip, loved reading it! It's reports like this that make me keep pushing through my build.
__________________
Jereme Carne
PPL
RV-7A Emp. done
Wings mostly done
Fuselage almost done
Finish kit arrived
Exempt but gladly paying!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-04-2018, 07:42 AM
JonGruber85 JonGruber85 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 32
Default

Great write up! I did the "same" trip over the weekend to a friend's wedding. Landed about 20 miles south of you in Plainwell. We opted straight over the lake. And I just brought my -6 to mobile avionics at 3CK for panel upgrade. Swing over there to check it out if you'd like! I'm sure I'll see you around one of these days 👍
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-04-2018, 10:33 AM
ppilotmike's Avatar
ppilotmike ppilotmike is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,794
Default Cool!

Thanks for the write up.
__________________
Mike Rettig
EAA Chapter 301, President www.eaa301.org
VAF Dues Current: as of 01/15/18
RV-10 (41PX Reserved) Fuselage
F-14 (Pedal Plane - Daughter's Project) "Flying"
http://www.mykitlog.com/mikrettig
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Kentsrv7a's Avatar
Kentsrv7a Kentsrv7a is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 125
Default

Great write-up. I did my training and earned my PPL at 3CK back in 1981. Looks very different now according to Google Maps!
__________________
Kent Stitt
RV-7A
TMX-IO-360w/ P-Mags, Hartzell CS Prop, Slider,
Dual Garmin G3X Touch w/ GTN-650
Currently flying!

2018 Dues Paid!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-04-2018, 04:09 PM
dbuds2's Avatar
dbuds2 dbuds2 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
Posts: 384
Default Building a Plane - EASY. Ironman - 1/EASY!

WOW, gotta meet. I'm impressed with everyone doing an Ironman, and both of you. Makes marathons seem like a jog round the block.

You'll love the RV.
__________________
Bud Smith, RV-8, ECI IOX360 , Dual PMags, Dynon SkyView, Whirlwind 200GA, IFR and N88ZP has "slipped the surly bonds of earth".
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:48 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.