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They are really nice and quite the update from the RV-7/RV-9. (I built and fly an RV-9A). If I were to build another Van's, I'd seriously consider the RV-14. Just a skosh more room, but the lower fuselage longerons make getting in and out, plus visibility much better. The tip-up canopy also has hidd...
- Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:27 am
- Forum: Logbook Memories
- Topic: Solar Eclipse trip to Oregon and Idaho
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This trip will be in the memory banks forever. I headed up to Oregon for the EAA 292 Wings over Willamette event, then over to Garden Valley, Idaho to do some whitewater rafting and to see the Solar Eclipse. Photo album is here.
Well, we made it to Oshkosh and had a wonderful time there and also on the way to/from. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to stick around and make the tie-down party. However, I was wearing my UCAP tee-shirt when the EAA video crew interviewed me on Wednesday about my airplane. Haven't seen anything p...
- Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:08 pm
- Forum: Aircraft Ownership
- Topic: Three years of flying my RV-9A
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I've been flying my Van's RV-9A now for three years. It now has 384 hours. Just got it back from finally getting a paint job. Terribly expensive, but totally worth it. Now I can really call it "DONE". :D So I have a couple of blog posts now online about the painting work , reassembly and m...
Re: Wake Turbulence We flew the RV-9A into South Valley Utah (U42) on a nice calm day and got tossed 90 degrees by a vortice left by an airliner overhead headed north into Salt Lake City (KSLC). No warning, just boom, and you are rolling... I had to apply full ailerons to get back to level. Just the...