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Old 11-11-2016, 01:50 PM
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Default Brake Fluid

I distinctly remember entering the hanger the day after bleeding my brakes, it was a little messy, and the smell of the brake fluid. For the first time, it smelled like a real, functional airplane.
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:39 PM
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Gunpowder whafting from a most excellent target session.
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:08 PM
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The smell of the cabin when I slide back the canopy to begin a preflight on my RV9. I consider a consistent cabin smell to be an important preflight item.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:51 PM
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All this time I thought those young Eagles were tearing up getting out of your -6 cause they were sad the ride was over. 😜
Ouch! I hear you are quite close to first flight.
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:54 AM
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Default First flight

Mark,
First flight this past week and all is good. It's a climber with that engine/prop combo and the slow flight characteristics are exactly what I was wanting. Right now just flying the pattern at 65mph getting the feel of it and avoiding all those hard-to-understand Diamond trainers.

The smell of leather and avgas are my favorite second only to hot racing tires after qualifying.

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Ouch! I hear you are quite close to first flight.
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:42 PM
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Default Favorite Smells

Ozone... Jacobs Ladder... Getter... As a kid working in my dads TV shop brings back the days.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:59 AM
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I worked as a flagman for crop dusters in Texas during my teen years. Without a doubt favorite smell was the exhaust from the 450 H.P. radials on those Ag-Cats. Climbing up on the wing to load the hopper and the smell of the engine exhaust mixed with the rice or fertilizer I was loading into the hopper was heaven!! Ahhhh, the good old days!
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