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Old 06-04-2018, 07:57 AM
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Default Godspeed

Prayer with you.
Dean Eiland
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:17 AM
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This is going to be fascinating to watch. Wishing you all the best, John.
Glen Palmer
Toronto, Ontario
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:30 AM
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I can help you a lot in your Australia and Vanuatu legs.

probably also in a few other ways if you wish to contact me. I did help Ryan campbell in a small way with his youngest solo attempt and record.

David Brown

DYNON Authorised Dealer and Installer

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Old 06-04-2018, 08:52 AM
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Default Just curious

Wish you well on this adventure!

Questions: what type of fuel tank modifications have you made to accommodate the very long legs you’ll be flying? What is the impact on planned maximum gross weight? What will be your longest leg?

Fly safe.
Jim Harris, RV7A, 2nd owner, N523RM
IO-360, Hartzel CS prop, Older Aerotronics built panel Dual GRT Horizon WS, GRT EIS, Garmin 340, 335, Dual 430s, FlightBox hard wired to WS, Dynon D10A with internal battery (backup EFIS)
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:12 AM
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Default Ready to fly to Greenland?

Looks like he is about ready to cross over to Greenland. I can't tell by the tracking if he is heading out today or just landed in Iqaluit.

What an adventure.
Meridian Idaho
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:35 PM
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Default North Atlantic crossing

I am waiting for an appropriate weather window to open later this week for the crossing to Greenland. Icing conditions are still of great concern, so I will play it safe and be patient. Updates are posted on my blog along with new photos.

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Old 06-15-2018, 09:25 PM
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Default Made it to Greenland

Looks like he had his first big crossing and made it to Greenland. If I am reading it correct, about 4.5 hour flight. What an adventure.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:16 AM
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that's the way I read it. 4.5 hrs.
Steve Melton
Cincinnati, OH
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 700+ for all

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Old 06-16-2018, 06:24 PM
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in Hodenhagen, Germany (EDVH) is our 50th annual meeting of the OUV, which is the German organization for experimental Aircraft and at the same time the VAN's meeting of 2018.

It starts on Friday 22. until Sunday 24. of June. If you are interested in meeting european builders.

It is near your route. between Hamburg and Hannover.

PH-CRJ RV6A at EDVM, Germany
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:04 AM
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Default Awesomeness

What an epic trip!

I'm curious about the mods req'd to get 30 hrs worth of fuel on board. Outboard tanks? Bladder in the cockpit? Both?
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