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Old 06-12-2012, 08:52 PM
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Today was a maintenance day for the ONE. JJ (JonJay on VAF) showed up at Vans and took on the maintenance task. An oil change and a close inspection revelealed nothing much amiss with the bird. Prototype Shop guru Scott McDaniels lent a helping hand and a watchful eye...



An engine run test was conducted with JJ at the helm to assure all was well...



Even the 'NW Tour RV-1 #3' pilot, Len Kaufman, showed up in his RV-8 to sit in the ONE and taxi it. You may know Len by his other name, 'Nel', in Lauren Paine's writings...



"Honey, You'll never guess what airplane I'm sitting in!"

Parkside EAA105 Chapter meeting up next for the ONE...
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:01 PM
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You know, I think there's a picture of the ONE up on that wall of photos on the back of the hanagr, isn't there? Sort of a "full circle" thing....
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You know, I think there's a picture of the ONE up on that wall of photos on the back of the hanagr, isn't there? Sort of a "full circle" thing....
Yup, there sure is...
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:27 AM
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"The airplane climbs great and settled in right about 117-120Kts for the trip, appeared to be around 8,500' for the 1st leg to Medford.

Escort abeam Mt Shasta...

Landed KMFR for fuel and a much needed leg stretch.

Seventh inning stretch @ Medford...

Tired, hungry, and still grinning..."


Joe,

Would much rather have escorted you in RV-1 to KMFR than sitting here in Greece on Fire Standby Duty. Thanks for the post and hope Butch & Bryan had a chance to look her over.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:11 AM
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Joe had his hand in the maintenance too. I let him finish up safety wiring the gascolator screws, the hard ones next to the inlet elbow.


You have to leave your mark somewhere. I left mine on the inside of the rear baffle. It was fun seeing all the names written there, people I have met like Rosie, and people I would like to meet like Tate and Danny. Cool. Lot's of hands put there efforts in.


Of course, if there is safety wire within a hundred feet of me, there will be blood! Nice contrast with the yellow.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:51 AM
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Joe,

Would much rather have escorted you in RV-1 to KMFR than sitting here in Greece on Fire Standby Duty. Thanks for the post and hope Butch & Bryan had a chance to look her over.

Blue Skys My Friend,

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Hey Rotor!

How's it going? I thought of you when we stopped by Medford Air, but knew you were probably still in Greece. Hopefully they are treating you well over there. I also though Butch and Brian Milani might want to have a look at the ONE but they were not around. I even had the receptionist at the FBO try to give them a call. No joy... Besides we were being pushed for daylight and couldn't have hung around all that long. Let me know when you are back so we can get you more wingtime...
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You have to leave your mark somewhere. I left mine on the inside of the rear baffle.
I left my mark on the Airworthiness Certificate.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:07 AM
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You know, I think there's a picture of the ONE up on that wall of photos on the back of the hanagr, isn't there? Sort of a "full circle" thing....
Yup.
It is on the wall right next to were the right wing tip of the One is positioned.

It is an old calendar photo. Part of the Wall of Fame that has developed on the hangar wall over the years (I think there is about 12 years worth of calendar photos there).

The photo was shot at OSH 91. If I remembr right, the owner had just completed a (sort of) restoration and attempted to repainting it to look like it had when Van original sold it. I believe the owner had flown it up from Tx.
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Yup.
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The photo was shot at OSH 91. If I remembr right, the owner had just completed a (sort of) restoration and attempted to repainting it to look like it had when Van original sold it. I believe the owner had flown it up from Tx.
The owner of the RV-1 in '91 when the photo was taken at OSH was Mr. Ted Filer whose home field then and now is RWJ Airpark in Baytown, TX. Mr. Filer purchased the RV-1 in '89 and using every photograph and resource he could put his hands on, re-painted the RV-1 to match Van's original paint scheme. Mr. Filer's home and hangar opens onto a beautiful grass strip at RWJ Airpark, and a best guess from Mr. Filer (no log entries) is that during the 22 years he owned the RV-1 he flew it between 800 and 1,000 hours. Following is an ownership summary of the RV-1...

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Old 06-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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Ernie, you didn't own the ONE for very long ... but your ownership made a whole lot of things possible !
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