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Old 06-08-2017, 09:52 PM
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Default RV7 on the Beach

Landed on and took off from WA beach. RV can do it!





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Old 06-09-2017, 06:23 AM
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I suggest you put the drain plug in tight and fill with fresh water....shake for 5 mins then drain, repeat process until sodium residue is less than .002 ppm
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:30 AM
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Which drain plug are you talking about?
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:32 AM
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Which drain plug are you talking about?
That would be the "bilge" drain plug!
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:40 AM
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Ahh. I see. Thanx Mel, but I thought a RV will only float if the approach speed was to high.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:54 AM
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And always check your port running light. You don't want to get hit by a stray Sea Gull on that side when the sun is low on the horizon.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:15 AM
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Nice! So.......how did you get back in without tracking all that wet sand into the plane?
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:03 AM
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Beautiful plane. The action shot in photo 1 came out awesome.
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:03 PM
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Shawn,
I'm going to do this on the right coast.

Looking for the "Zen" spot.

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Old 06-28-2017, 03:36 PM
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Bret,

Haven't checked this post for a while. The only drawback of landing on the beach is the cleaning part. Not so much about the salty sand, it's an easy hose over. But getting the sand out of the cockpit is a major task. Make sure I will bring another pair of shoes next time.
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