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I have been just doing my thing with the airplane and not posting too much here about it. It got us to talk about something else here, like ATIS, AWOS, and crazy intersection names near Boston. How many of you have been checking on my site without me posting updated links like the one below?http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a128.htmJerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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I HAVE.I've been checking here daily, as I always do. But I find no links to follow to see what the latest is on the RV-9A."He's *gotta* be making progress on that aircraft. Maybe's he's sneaking them in under the carpet?"So I find the most-recent link here and proceed through your site.Getting tricky here on us, are you Jerry? Well, I'm on to you! :-lolHeck, I don't really need to access this forum anymore. But... of course... I will. :-)You'e got yourself a shiny new aircraft there, Jerry. Congratulations! http://www.handykult.de/plaudersmilies.de/...y/xyxthumbs.gif[table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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I always have the "What's New?" section at the top of the home page "current" with a link to the news of the day on the most recently posted page. No matter what is going on, you can always access that page or any previously posted pages from my home page at www.n2prise.org to see anything on the web site.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Bob,Have you saved my home page as one of your browser favorites?Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Jerry,My Favorites list is so cumbersome that I use it only for websites that I figure I might want to visit again. For most websites that I visit regularly, I use the iTouch software associated with my Logitech keyboard. But for your site, I just fish a link out of this forum.Sorry for my slow response, but I've been very distracted recently. My 90-year-old mother is in the hospital. :-([table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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Robert,I know what you are dealing with about your mom. My mom passed away in April last year. She got what she wanted, a quiet passage in her bedroom at my sister's home after her multi-year illness.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Why would I not have a picture of this momentous occasion? Because I was the guy in the seat with my hand on the starter key. There are two pictures on the page below, but the text tells the story.http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a130.htmThe first engine start should be in the next working session!Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Hi Jerry,Looks like things are coming together nicely. A very nice job of safety wiring the prop! Do you use safety wire pliers? I still use the old hand over hand twist method although I do own safety wire pliers. I guess it's true you can't teach an old dog (or mechanic) new tricks. :-)There was some interesting info on the Bellanca chat board about exercising the prop on a new engine. One of the members said instructions that came with his new engine from the manufacturer said not to exercise the prop during engine run up while breaking it in more than one cycle and to limit the RPM drop to 150 rpm. It claimed that exercising it excessively or more than 150 rpm could cause the piston rings not to seat properly. Did you get any info on this?Ed Weber a.k.a Cap'n Tall

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Ed,I use the pliers. And I have not been told anything about exercising the prop vs seating the rings. I know to keep the RPM up on the high end for much of the first few hours of Hobbs time. If the weather is good here over the weekend, I will get to run the engine for the first time to taxi up to the other end of the field to the compass rose and calibrate both compasses in the airplane, the wet one and the remote solid state magnetic sensor for the Dynon unit. I will be posting more pictures before bedtime tonight (Friday).Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Still no engine run time yet, but the battery is just about fully recoved from being deeply discharged. Just use the menu page link and then check the "What's New" links below my picture.www.n2prise.orgJerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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I will be getting up at 4 AM on my 58th birthday, May 31, 2005. By 5 AM I will be at the Chattanooga Airport. The flight up to Cincinnati leaves at 6 AM. The connecting flight to Portland, Oregon leaves CVG at 9:15 AM. It arrives in Portland just after 11 AM PDT (2 PM Eastern Time). At least the ride from CVG to PDX is a first class seat.Speaking of seat cushions and the interior, they are due to ship in the middle of June. As for today, I can see clearly now. You can see why by looking at this link:http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a132.htm#May30Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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...and 3.9 hours to go to meet my transition training needs. I have to run to another lesson in about 20 minutes. You can get the details on my home page and on page 132. Follow the link from the home page.http://www.n2prise.org/Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN(In Scapoose, Oregon today)

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I am finished and finally got the feel of things, and better weather today. Mike apologized for the weather yesterday. He said he usually liked to save the bad stuff for the last day after the "student" develops a feel for the airplane. The landings were better today when I finally go the "sight picture" between my eyes and the location of the wheels to the runway. I have no more flying pictures to post, but I did get a new hat with my N2PZ number on the back and a suitable message on the front. I also got a new shirt with pocket (a must for me), the picture of the RV-6A that I flew, and the words "I survived RV training at Scappoose" on the front. I will be posting a picture of those on the web site shortly. Use my home page to find it. When the link appears on my home page for June 2nd, it will be online.www.n2prise.orgJerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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My mom died Sunday night, and unfortunately it happened in the hospital. At 90 I knew she would be passing soon, and my one wish was for it to happen at home. But it was not meant to be.I will love my mom eternally, and will miss her dearly for the rest of my life. ;([table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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Most sincere condolences to you, Bob, on this terrible loss. Life is just full of sorrowful events and this must be the worst of all. Very sorry for you.Best regards.Luis

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Our condolences to you and your family Bob. We'll look for that added star in the evening sky that is her's.Regards,Ed Weber

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I have three new pictures to share from a short fiberglass session at home this evening. It was a hot one today, keeping me from the airport to get some other post-travel chores done at home. You can see what happened on the airplane construction by clicking on the link below.http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a133.htmJerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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When I got to the airport this morning, I noticed the hangar doors were already open when I walked into the FBO office. There is an AT-6 "Texan" in the hangar where I have been assembling my RV-9A. The owner/pilot came out to celebrate "D-Day" with some throaty sounds of his big radial engine. When I got to the hangar, my airplane was the only one left inside. I quickly moved it to the center aft wall of the hangar and moved my work tables and wing storage cart back there as well. That was the position I originally had when I first moved into the hangar. I wanted this location NOW since it would give me easy movement of the airplane in and out of the hangar without the need to move any of the other four airplanes that live there.Now, you have to go to my web page to find out the good news from today's session at the Collegedale Airport! The home page has a new photo, so you may want to start there.http://www.n2prise.orgOr you can go directly to the new page then come back to the home page.http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a133.htm#June6Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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No GRIN in those photos. I had a small one after I realized that I had left the LSE ignition circuit breaker OUT, then everything ran smoothly on both sets of plugs on that next start and brief engine run. The "RV GRIN" will definitely be visible after the FIRST FLIGHT!There is still more to do to get ready for inspection day tomorrow! The details will appear before bedtime tonight at:http://www.n2prise.org.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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It is Wednesday, June 8th, time for the designated airworthiness representative to do what I have been preparing for. I woke up an hour before the alarm clock today and will be heading out to the airport to remove the various inspection covers as required.Yesterday had some taxi tests and the initial calibration of the magnetic compass while the airplane was parked on the compass rose at the north end of the airport runway in the run-up area. Two pictures of that work are posted on the web site.www.n2prise.orgJerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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The DEED is DONE! I have the pink slip and the first flight could be tomorrow if weather permits. The details of today are at this URL:http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a0135.htmTomorrow is the day that I will pass 2000 hours of construction log book time.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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