Rough River 2016

Before departing . . .

MY seat! :)Prepping to go, from Chesapeake, VA

In the air . . .

Flying high! 10,500 ftFlying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ftFlying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ftFlying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ftFlying high! 10,500 ft

Flying high! 10,500 ft

At RR . . . all parked.

On the ramp at RR!

Just a quick note about RR for me.  I love talking to all the folks and checking out the birds, but in general when I take pics I’m looking for the details of what different builders have done, either uniquely or just high quality that would be good to emulate.  There are a couple of pics of entire airplanes, but even with those I was probably capturing paint scheme ideas!

Checking out rudder lines . . .

Checking out ruddersChecking out rudders

Local scenery . . .

Falls of RoughFalls of Rough

Interesting tidbits

Neat trickGIB strake window

Cool checklist

Tie down

Vari-Ezes

Vari-EzeBill Jame's Vari-Eze

Long-Els

Long-EZ

Long-EZ

Long-EZ - Florida based

Long-EZ

Cozy MKIV

Cozy IVCozy IV

Marco’s Bird:

Marco's autopilot servoOil cooler

Marco giving Mike Beasley a ride!

Marco giving Mike Beasley a ride!

Jim Voss’s Long-EZ:

Nose Hatches……………………………Nose Hatches

…………………….Vent & oil check door

Very customized Long-EZ:

Clean EZ!

Nice baffling!

Nice rudder lines

Wheel Pants & Baggage Pods:

Jim Voss's wheel pants

Wheel pant & baggage pod

baggage pod

Baggage pods

Baggage pods

Baggage pods

Baggage pods……………………………Baggage pods

…………………….Baggage pods

Backend stuff:

Engine stuffProp stuff

Cozy nose Oil Heat:

Oil Heat

Oil Heat

Oil heat & hingesTire tube air gap filler

Saturday CSA Meeting
Marco, me & Chrissy Bush off to the right:

At RR Saturday CSA Meeting

Marco, me, Chrissy & Terry Schubert presenting:

At RR Saturday CSA Meeting

Mike Toomey gettin’ out of Dodge!

Mike Toomey heading home...

Me & Marco, back in the air & heading home (via Parkersburg, WV):

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Backseat iPad with Foreflight, fed via Stratus ADS-B receiver… works great!

Homeward bound...

On the ramp at Parkersburg, WV:

On the ramp at Parkersburg, WV

Back in the air, heading home to KCPK – Chesapeake:

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Starting our decent into Hampton Roads area, just east of Richmond:

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!Homeward bound... 11,500 ft!

Entering the Hampton Roads area:

Homeward bound... descendingHomeward bound... descending

Homeward bound... descendingHomeward bound... descending

Homeward bound... descendingHomeward bound... descending

Homeward bound... descendingHomeward bound... that's Norfolk, VAHomeward bound... that's Norfolk, VA

Homeward bound... that's Norfolk, VAHampton Roads

Homeward bound... that's Norfolk, VAHampton Roads

Homeward bound... that's Norfolk, VAHomeward bound... that's Portsmouth, VA

Coming up on KCPK – Chesapeake:

Ahh, KCPKOn base to Chesapeake

Back at home base!

RR mission complete!

MC.

 

Recent Posts

Project Update

Hey Guys,  

Well, it’s coming up on about 6 weeks since I’ve been back on the build.  Made some decent progress on a lot of smaller tasks, and hope to be transitioning into some of the bigger airframe component builds here soon.

First off, I’ve been slowly organizing some of the info on my build log.  Essentially adding menus –such as Canopy Latch Hardware under the Chapter 18 – Canopy– in attempt to avoid having all chapter info lumped under one big page. Unfortunately, one of my last WordPress updates (I think is the culprit) reformatted my pics so they’re much larger in size, and thus have turned sideways to fit on various pages.  I try to update them a few at a time, but honestly this won’t be fixed until after this project is a true airplane.

While awaiting (initially) on some hardware for the canopy latch, I regressed into some tooling up in what I considered critical tooling systems required for my highly esoterically-designed (e.g. “one off”) components.  Those tools being my 3D printer, the plasma cutting table, and the milling machine.  The good news is the 3D printer appears to be back online.  The plasma cutting table is what I consider at bare operational capacity… it has issues on which I’m dealing with Langmuir Systems.  The major mods to the mill (besides CNC) are complete, and I can slowly start bolting it back together and get it operational.

So I’ll be transitioning back onto the canopy (Chapter 18) once again first, then with the remaining big build finishes: the nose (Chapter 13), followed up by the strake build (Chapter 21), and then knocking out the winglet/rudder install (Chapter 20).  All in haphazard synergistic fashion of course!

Cheers!

  1. Chapter 18 – Back off canopy! Leave a reply
  2. Chapter 18 – Mods kill us! Leave a reply
  3. Chapter 18 – My 12 steps . . . Leave a reply
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  5. Chapter 13/18/22 – Bob is back! Leave a reply
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  7. Chapter 18 – All compromise… Leave a reply
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