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Back From Oshkosh 2018

Posted by on August 10, 2018 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (4)

Kathy and I had a great Oshkosh again.  I was up Sunday thru Saturday with a quick flight home Wednesday night and a flight back with Kathy on Thursday morning.

I've had trouble posting so if this one goes through I will post more details later along with an update of my RV-14 adventures.

To the airport!

Posted by on May 17, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Wow, the middle of May and...

   Both the RV-14A fuselage and the Sonex are at there new home at C56

   I've got 8 hours of transition training completed

   Got my high performance endorsement

   Got a flight review completed

   Wings ready to move to the airport and on the plane this coming Sunday

   I have my BasicMed completed, so with the high performance endorsement I'm legal to fly the 210hp ...

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Getting exciting now!

Posted by on March 15, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

As of the first week in March I have the prop mounted and the engine installation is complete on my RV-14A.

I have a number of non building tasks planned or completed already. I have decided to move the 14 to C56 (in Monee IL) instead of KGYY (Gary IN). I think I will probably end up moving the Sonex from Gary to there instead of the other way around. The hanagers are nicer and have remote control heat. Heat didn't matter with the Sonex since I don't fly it much in the winte...

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Parts, parts and more parts!

Posted by on August 2, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A lot has happened since April.

I am now swimming in parts.  The engine, firewall forward kit, avionics, wiring, landing gear and big pieces of fiberglass.

The good news is that it is all fitting together nicely and the RV-14A  build is coming along nicely.  I'm targeting the end of September to move to the airport with a first flight anytime about 3 to 4 weeks after that.  November 2016?

I put it in writing so it is un...

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How about an update.

Posted by on April 26, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Kathy and I flew into Clow for breakfast last week. I wanted to check out the new runway and Kathy wanted to check out where Chicago Center is in Aurora. Our son is an enroute controller in LA Center and he is transfering to Chicago Center next January. Kathy is helping him figure out where he is going to live.

I thought the new runway was terrific. Taxing was not an issue as the transition to the raised and leveled runway was gentle enough.  Breakfast at Charlie's was ...

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Six month update.

Posted by on March 16, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been six months since I posted last.

I didnt get to Crossville for the Sonex flyin that was mostly weathered out again. I have had some flying activities however. In November, I had my flight review with fellow chapter member and Sonex builder(sold for a share in a Pitts!) Dan Walton.

I did have the plane out a few times over the winter but not much. Looking forward to the warmer weather coming up.

i have gotten a lot of building done on the RV-14A. The fuselage is most...

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2015 Activity

Posted by on September 13, 2015 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I thought I would add a new post as a lot has happened since the last one in February of 2014.

The Sonex is still flying great and I have over 350 hours on the HOBBS meter. It's been to two Airventures since the last post but I was weathered out of the ASA flyin at Crossville TN in 2014.  I hope to make the 2015 event in about a month.

Speaking of Airventure.  In the last post I see that I failed to mention that Kathy and I decided to build anothe...

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2013 Wrap up

Posted by on February 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been almost a year since I posted here. I had a lot of great flying last year including another trip to Crossville TN for a Sonex flyin in October 2013. We had 40 Sonex aircraft attend. It was the largest gathering yet of Sonex aircraft.

Kathy wasn't able to fly with me much this summer but we had one great day together.  We got out early on a gorgeous day and flew to Davenport Iowa.

Kathy loves to look at rivers from the air so we flew out low a...

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Got some flying in over the winter

Posted by on May 4, 2013 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This winter I was able to get some flying in, unlike the last two.  I made myself a nice little engine preheater that raised the engine oil temp 40 degrees above ambient in an hour.  It is made with a small 1800 watt electric heater from home depot along with some air ducting attached to it.

I got up in January and February for several times.  I've put on about 20 hours since December including a bunch in April so I have a good start on the flying season.

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