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Re: Another flight report

Robert Cringely
 

I believe Enid was on the LEFT side.


On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 1:04 PM Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:
So, I might as well throw my flight report in. In these times of COVID we want to maintain social distancing so I decided to just make it a day trip to the FOD. The trip from Southern Illinois Airport, KMDH, to KWDG is 417 nautical miles. I left Carbondale right before the tower opened and flew for about half an hour on top of some broken low-lying fog.   I had updated my Garmin 196 database day before, but when I got to the airport I was dismayed to find that Oklahoma was not in it. Since I last updated the database, they split the USA into two halves. Carbondale is on the right side and Enid was in the wrong side.  So I just used Avare on my tablet which was fine. It was nice and smooth and I used flight following so Sandy could follow my progress. It was a good trip. Two hours and 45 minutes. Bruce said he was following me on FlightAware I said I was doing about 200 miles an hour.   My Dynon was showing 180 mph TAS.

I made it to Enid just in time to say hello and then goodbye to Dave Dugas and the rest of his pit crew.

It was nice hanging around with the remainder of the group and a nice pizza was served up by Honey Lamb. I also was awarded a nifty little trophy for the High Time Quickie. I'm showing 2,080 hours right now.

I departed a little before 3:00, it was quite a bit bumpier than the arrival trip. You can see looking on FlightAware (N202SH) the morning flight was a lot straighter than the bumpy afternoon flight. You can also tell that I don't have an autopilot. The  headwind was about on my nose, so I was only making about 150 kts. groundspeed, sometimes worse.

About 80 miles out, I flew directly over the Pauhuska H76 airport at 5,500 feet,  I could see Dave's yellow truck still in front of the hanger. This was about 3:30 in the afternoon.

My engine is producing some noise over the radio, which made it challenging to pick up all the frequencies that ATC was giving me. I'll have to work on that one,  it might have something to do with my electronic ignition.

Further along, there were some beautiful cumulus, making the ride very very pretty. Enid to Carbondale landed at the 3-hour mark. The runway next to our T-hangers sure looks skinny compared to the Enid runway.

So it was a good day with almost six hours of flying  and I was rewarded with a beautiful wife and an adult beverage.

About 9:00 the next morning, I got a call from Dave dugas, and he was in Dayton Ohio already! Turns out he drove most of the night, with just a 2-hour nap in there somewhere. What a madman.

Thanks again to Bruce and Joanne you guys did a great job as usual. I wonder who's going to take care of it next year?

Sam Hoskins
Q-200


Another flight report

Sam Hoskins
 

So, I might as well throw my flight report in. In these times of COVID we want to maintain social distancing so I decided to just make it a day trip to the FOD. The trip from Southern Illinois Airport, KMDH, to KWDG is 417 nautical miles. I left Carbondale right before the tower opened and flew for about half an hour on top of some broken low-lying fog.   I had updated my Garmin 196 database day before, but when I got to the airport I was dismayed to find that Oklahoma was not in it. Since I last updated the database, they split the USA into two halves. Carbondale is on the right side and Enid was in the wrong side.  So I just used Avare on my tablet which was fine. It was nice and smooth and I used flight following so Sandy could follow my progress. It was a good trip. Two hours and 45 minutes. Bruce said he was following me on FlightAware I said I was doing about 200 miles an hour.   My Dynon was showing 180 mph TAS.

I made it to Enid just in time to say hello and then goodbye to Dave Dugas and the rest of his pit crew.

It was nice hanging around with the remainder of the group and a nice pizza was served up by Honey Lamb. I also was awarded a nifty little trophy for the High Time Quickie. I'm showing 2,080 hours right now.

I departed a little before 3:00, it was quite a bit bumpier than the arrival trip. You can see looking on FlightAware (N202SH) the morning flight was a lot straighter than the bumpy afternoon flight. You can also tell that I don't have an autopilot. The  headwind was about on my nose, so I was only making about 150 kts. groundspeed, sometimes worse.

About 80 miles out, I flew directly over the Pauhuska H76 airport at 5,500 feet,  I could see Dave's yellow truck still in front of the hanger. This was about 3:30 in the afternoon.

My engine is producing some noise over the radio, which made it challenging to pick up all the frequencies that ATC was giving me. I'll have to work on that one,  it might have something to do with my electronic ignition.

Further along, there were some beautiful cumulus, making the ride very very pretty. Enid to Carbondale landed at the 3-hour mark. The runway next to our T-hangers sure looks skinny compared to the Enid runway.

So it was a good day with almost six hours of flying  and I was rewarded with a beautiful wife and an adult beverage.

About 9:00 the next morning, I got a call from Dave dugas, and he was in Dayton Ohio already! Turns out he drove most of the night, with just a 2-hour nap in there somewhere. What a madman.

Thanks again to Bruce and Joanne you guys did a great job as usual. I wonder who's going to take care of it next year?

Sam Hoskins
Q-200


Re: Home

 

 Hello,
Thought I'd send along another group of photos for ya'lls enjoyment....maybe
They're pretty much made up of the field trip to the town with the funny name where Dave's plane was except there was no town in site.
Dave was a very good sport considering the stress he was under.  We all worked well together toward a common goal.
No doubt the highlight of my trip.
 
The last photo is the what greeted me through much of IL.  I wondered why Sullivan, MO was calling for IFR when every where else was VFR.
Well.....I found out when I got there.  I did wait until it went VFR to traverse that area and ended up scud running in mist at 1200' for a few miles.
Flying that low in unfamiliar terrain one keeps an eagle on the map for tower locations.
 
The clouds were quickly coming up to my altitude, 7500', so thought I'd just run below...bad decision!  So punched back up at first chance.
Should have stayed where I was.
My trip from Terre Haute, IN consisted of 1378 statue miles more or less, 75.3 gallons and 9.4 hrs on the airplane (Thorp T18) with an avg fuel burn of 8.01gph and 18.3 mpg.
The fuel cost per hour came in at about $5.95 
 
Thanks again to everyone who were able to attend and especially to Bruce and Joanne.
Thank you
Keith
 
 
 
 


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From: "Kevin  Boddicker" <trumanst@...>
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Home
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 15:48:47 -0500

I too made it home about 12:30.
Nice tail wind first leg. Great tailwind second leg.
That means a crosswind at home. Managed that too.

Thanks to B,J for their hospitality again!
6.2 hours to Enid. 4.7 hours home.
Both ways, the last hour and a half was fairly rough air. No hill for a climber though!

Hope to see everyone next year!

Kevin






Re: Field Of Dreams 2021

 

I'm very upset I was too sick to go poking around the Q's this year. 


Re: New FOD Top Hit

John Hoxie
 

The lyrics are so very true. 39 -½ years since I  started.


On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 10:21 AM, Jay Scheevel
<jay@...> wrote:

For those of you who could not understand our singing or could not attend this year, here’s a copy of the new FOD theme song, as premiered at the group BBQ dinner! Thanks to Bruce for the fine musicianship and to Joanne for putting up with us.

 

Cheers,

Jay


Re: Field Of Dreams 2021

Bruce Crain
 

Jon, they say “good lookin’ is in the eyes of the beerholder”!  😉. And I did find a few pop tops in my pickup.  🤣
Bruce


On Sep 20, 2021, at 11:48 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

Somebody tell Dave that he's got a bent pushrod tube.
He should look into that before the next flight.  :)



Re: Field Of Dreams 2021

Frankenbird Vern
 

 Dave.. let us know your bird was extracted with no "truck hash".  Ya..WOULD recommend the pushrod be looked at..but the connecting rod ventilated VW case should be ok!! JB weld ...fixes everything in Oklahoma. I tihnk the Pawhuska O'Reilly's has it on the shelf. 

 Grins. 

 On the serious side..  I am please and admire you that made the successful ON FIELD precautionary landing.  Your skill in flying your Q under this type of event is a valuable lesson. Hats off Dave!  Keep us informed please. 

Vern
Mannford Ok   


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Finley <jd@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2021 2:49 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Field Of Dreams 2021
 
I made it home - Yay! 
Trip home was into the wind, of course. Slowest ground speed seen was 125kts, best was 158kts. Still not a fan of headwind but it doesn't seem to matter, it finds me anyway.  Made a quick stop at Tucumcari, NM for fuel and spent a good part of the trip pretty low to avoid the wind. Managed to purge 7,296 airborne bugs from along the the route.

A few photos for all to enjoy...

Kevin's arrival:


A few photos of the Dave Dugas rescue. He started his drive east to MA late afternoon on Saturday. Last I heard, he was making good progress.











Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New FOD Top Hit

Jay Scheevel
 

Put in the long range aux tanks and fly it across the pond, Richard. Good luck with your final steps.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Thomson
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 11:39 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New FOD Top Hit

 

Great song Jay, although I may not have to sing that much longer :-)

Rich T.

On 20/09/2021 17:21, Jay Scheevel wrote:

For those of you who could not understand our singing or could not attend this year, here’s a copy of the new FOD theme song, as premiered at the group BBQ dinner! Thanks to Bruce for the fine musicianship and to Joanne for putting up with us.

 

Cheers,

Jay


Re: New FOD Top Hit

Paul Fisher
 

Great song.  The only thing worse than being stuck in builder's prison is having a flying airplane and STILL not making it to the FOD.  I really missed you guys this year.  Usually my cheeks hurt for days from laughing so much!

Hopefully next year!  

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF

On Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 09:21 Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

For those of you who could not understand our singing or could not attend this year, here’s a copy of the new FOD theme song, as premiered at the group BBQ dinner! Thanks to Bruce for the fine musicianship and to Joanne for putting up with us.

 

Cheers,

Jay


Re: Home

Frankenbird Vern
 

 Good flight Kevin. KC is sometimes is a mess. Weather starts in and they send folks to the four corners of Earth!


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:38 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Home
 
KDEH Decorah Iowa.
625 statute miles from Enid via the route I took.
A bit east to stay out of Kansas City airspace. 


On Sep 19, 2021, at 6:06 PM, ryan goodman via groups.io <elboy0712@...> wrote:

What field is home Kevin?


On Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 15:27, Bruce Crain
<jcrain2@...> wrote:
1.5 hour difference is phenomenal!  Glad your home!  Had a great time playing with you and the gang!  Sweet looking TriQ!
Thanks for coming!
Bruce
> On Sep 19, 2021, at 3:48 PM, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:
>
> I too made it home about 12:30.
> Nice tail wind first leg. Great tailwind second leg.
> That means a crosswind at home. Managed that too.
>
> Thanks to B,J for their hospitality again!
> 6.2 hours to Enid. 4.7 hours home.
> Both ways, the last hour and a half was fairly rough air. No hill for a climber though!
>
> Hope to see everyone next year!
>
> Kevin
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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Re: Vance Bash!

Frankenbird Vern
 

 Good deal, Charlie. Gotta get some nose art for DragonVair.  The Zenith guys at Arlington had International "No Naders" on the cowling.  

Frankenbird Vern 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 11:53 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Vance Bash!
 

Glad you got home safely, Charlie. Good to see you again, as always. Tell Robert we missed him.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of One Sky Dog via groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 10:50 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Vance Bash!

 

Landed safely in Benson! 

 

Spent the night in Demming, NM because of pop up SIGMET cu-nimbus lightning turbulence the usual dry line stuff. That was after bumping along for hours through Texas and New Mexico.

 

Dave was amazed by the airplanes and the group and I second the FOD brings amazing things and people together.

 

I will winter over exploring the Tri-Pacer limits and mine exploring slow flight and learning dirt flying.

 

The final sorting of the squawk list and test flying the Dragonvair is planned.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Charlie One Sky Dog





 

On Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:26 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:

Jimmy,

 

We ran into the dry line 150 miles before Roswell mild turbulence and sinking air kept us below 7k. We ran up against SIGMET at Demming, NM.

 

We stopped for the night, weather looks good this morning. Should be a easy cruise along I-10 to home.

 

Stay well!

 

Charlie “One Sky Dog”



 

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, 6:53 PM, JMasal via groups.io <JMasal@...> wrote:

Thanks all y'all For photos and safe arrival home reports.It was another SAFE event (that me and my second-in -command

missed to avert any risk to ol Covid 19,17,64r and etc. Glad to speak to you reprobates by video thanks to HoneyLamb.

Return WX westbound seemed uneasy... wonder about the groundspeed on that Tri-Pacer??? Mebbe they'll be home

next week??

 

The King Quicker

 

 

 

 



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Re: Vance Bash!

Frankenbird Vern
 

 Charlie..I know your not changing your Tri Pacer engine but overheard some conversation at FOD on the Lycoming O-320 updates that triggered a memory and I said I would look into.  

 The info I remembered about the Titan 340 is in the March and June issues of Kitplanes magazine.  There are differences in the 340 of course..and those clearly described in the article series by Marc Cook who owns a GlaStar. 

Also, ironically 

 The title on the March issue about overhauling a O-360..related to this is "get friendly with the UPS driver (or Vern) that knows his way to Tulsa"  This same shop is where I am taking both my Corvair Standard Nitrided Cranks to mag check. I figure they might know something about steel crankshaft inspections. 

 So my path for engine and my particular history for the projects.  I will have two reliable 2850cc aircraft engines with probably less than $7000 TOTAL cost in each powerplant ($14,000 estimated for two engines). That includes the $1000 5th bearing mod.   

 I will tap threads with my tooling for the safety shaft provided mag check in Tulsa verifys good to go (not difficult to do). One crankshaft is from a 140 hp.. the other is a 180 hp that I know personally the history of. 

 The 140 crank is unknown except the car was driven about 60,000 when it dropped an intake valve seat and the car then sat unloved in a Washington State back yard under blue tarps for about 20 years. I found it on Craigslist Seattle in 2007. The car was an all yellow 1965 Monza 2dr 4 speed and had an all black interior. I installed a good running $250 110hp smog engine and sold the car. The 140 would run but of course very weak and backfiring in the carbs. I paid $1200 for the car and as I say..sold it and then the 140hp parts later for quite a bit more than that. I think total profit was around $1200 or so.  It took me 3 days to swap the engine..about 6 hours a day work (remove and replace). I cleaned the car and fuel tank and all brake hydraulics were replaced. About 2 weeks time.   

 I kept all the aviation related items required, but bought one good 110hp case. I also have good 95hp 1964 heads for one and 110hp 1965 heads for the other engine.  Keep in mind I also owned and drove a 1965 Yenko Stinger, and my daily driver then was a 1965 Monza (110hp Automatic) that I had since I was 17 years old. I learned to drive in Seattle when I was 14 years old in a 1963 "three on the tree" Corvair "95" Van we had in my Dad's janitorial business.   

 The 180hp was originally from my uncles car. He was a Navy Pilot in WW2 and owned a Taylorcraft that I did a recover with him when I was in 5th and 6th grade (1965, 1966). I bought the engine from my Aunt for $100 when Dale passed away from COPD in the early 1990's. The engine had sat pickled under tarps in the corner of the shop since 1966. The Corsa car he owned was totalled by a garage fire. He pulled and saved the engine thinking he might build for it sometime. The car had less than 10,000 miles when totalled out!  I sold the rare Turbo case, heads, and related other items to other Corsa club memebers for quite a bit more than $100. They were MORE than happy to be able to correctly restore the rare car they had, and I was pleased to be able to assist too.  

 I write these facts to inform others that IF the Corvair is one option they might consider, with a littel hunting it is still fairly easy to buy items that will in fact return a profit for your core engine. It's NOT rare to make these kinds of deals, especially since we do not need a running engine or car.  Pretty easy to get a "challenge" car like the 140 I bought and end up with money in your pocket to pay for some of the conversion parts.

 Not everyone is a gearhead or even interested in doing this (building the engine) but even with a limited background these particilar powerplants are remarkably easy to work on and the parts are not at all a challenge to find, plus there is a ton of reliable support available totally for free. 

 Charlie can relate his engine find. In his case the lady of the house had a serious problem with $20,000 for a greasy ol "airplane engine" that might have taken more than that to repair. For sure it would have cost a serious pile of change to overhaul later. 

        Vern


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 11:50 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Vance Bash!
 
Landed safely in Benson! 

Spent the night in Demming, NM because of pop up SIGMET cu-nimbus lightning turbulence the usual dry line stuff. That was after bumping along for hours through Texas and New Mexico.

Dave was amazed by the airplanes and the group and I second the FOD brings amazing things and people together.

I will winter over exploring the Tri-Pacer limits and mine exploring slow flight and learning dirt flying.

The final sorting of the squawk list and test flying the Dragonvair is planned.

Thanks everyone!

Charlie One Sky Dog





On Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:26 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:

Jimmy,

We ran into the dry line 150 miles before Roswell mild turbulence and sinking air kept us below 7k. We ran up against SIGMET at Demming, NM.

We stopped for the night, weather looks good this morning. Should be a easy cruise along I-10 to home.

Stay well!

Charlie “One Sky Dog”





On Sunday, September 19, 2021, 6:53 PM, JMasal via groups.io <JMasal@...> wrote:

Thanks all y'all For photos and safe arrival home reports.It was another SAFE event (that me and my second-in -command
missed to avert any risk to ol Covid 19,17,64r and etc. Glad to speak to you reprobates by video thanks to HoneyLamb.
Return WX westbound seemed uneasy... wonder about the groundspeed on that Tri-Pacer??? Mebbe they'll be home
next week??

The King Quicker






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Re: New FOD Top Hit

Richard Thomson
 

Great song Jay, although I may not have to sing that much longer :-)

Rich T.

On 20/09/2021 17:21, Jay Scheevel wrote:

For those of you who could not understand our singing or could not attend this year, here’s a copy of the new FOD theme song, as premiered at the group BBQ dinner! Thanks to Bruce for the fine musicianship and to Joanne for putting up with us.

 

Cheers,

Jay


Re: Field Of Dreams 2021

 

I second Corbin on the next year 

Mike N.  200QK


On Sep 20, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

Somebody tell Dave that he's got a bent pushrod tube.
He should look into that before the next flight.  :)


Re: New FOD Top Hit

Frankenbird Vern
 

 I like it! Lord knows not a one builder on this site hasn't had them blues!

 Good news..today I chatted with the contractors to complete my hangar.. Frankenbird is finally going to have a REAL house!!

 I told him I was heading to the Pacific Northwest to get them dollars but he said .."not to rush too much.. apparently there is a serious shortage of concrete!!" WHAT?? I never heard of that but I guess Portland Cement is backordered for at least a month. Wow! Never seen that happen before in my lifetime. 

 I'll get back to Oklahoma on the holiday shutdown so I will be moving the entire kit from my storage unit back into the closed hangar on my property.  After then going to surprise my family in Krasnodar...to spend New Year with them (in Orthodox country's like Russia, New Year is the same as our Christmas..so it is a major holiday). I'm pretty jazzed because I miss my mother-in-law and our funny stories. She is like my own mom was..love her to no end! Gotta get my Visa status updated as soon as I can. 

 My Brother-in-law and his family are there too. Going to be a very good holiday. I will be sure to wear my Q hat and Shirt for the photos!

 Vern   


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 11:21 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] New FOD Top Hit
 

For those of you who could not understand our singing or could not attend this year, here’s a copy of the new FOD theme song, as premiered at the group BBQ dinner! Thanks to Bruce for the fine musicianship and to Joanne for putting up with us.

 

Cheers,

Jay


Re: Vance Bash!

Jay Scheevel
 

Glad you got home safely, Charlie. Good to see you again, as always. Tell Robert we missed him.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of One Sky Dog via groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 10:50 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Vance Bash!

 

Landed safely in Benson! 

 

Spent the night in Demming, NM because of pop up SIGMET cu-nimbus lightning turbulence the usual dry line stuff. That was after bumping along for hours through Texas and New Mexico.

 

Dave was amazed by the airplanes and the group and I second the FOD brings amazing things and people together.

 

I will winter over exploring the Tri-Pacer limits and mine exploring slow flight and learning dirt flying.

 

The final sorting of the squawk list and test flying the Dragonvair is planned.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Charlie One Sky Dog





 

On Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:26 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:

Jimmy,

 

We ran into the dry line 150 miles before Roswell mild turbulence and sinking air kept us below 7k. We ran up against SIGMET at Demming, NM.

 

We stopped for the night, weather looks good this morning. Should be a easy cruise along I-10 to home.

 

Stay well!

 

Charlie “One Sky Dog”



 

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, 6:53 PM, JMasal via groups.io <JMasal@...> wrote:

Thanks all y'all For photos and safe arrival home reports.It was another SAFE event (that me and my second-in -command

missed to avert any risk to ol Covid 19,17,64r and etc. Glad to speak to you reprobates by video thanks to HoneyLamb.

Return WX westbound seemed uneasy... wonder about the groundspeed on that Tri-Pacer??? Mebbe they'll be home

next week??

 

The King Quicker

 

 

 

 



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Re: Vance Bash!

One Sky Dog
 

Landed safely in Benson! 

Spent the night in Demming, NM because of pop up SIGMET cu-nimbus lightning turbulence the usual dry line stuff. That was after bumping along for hours through Texas and New Mexico.

Dave was amazed by the airplanes and the group and I second the FOD brings amazing things and people together.

I will winter over exploring the Tri-Pacer limits and mine exploring slow flight and learning dirt flying.

The final sorting of the squawk list and test flying the Dragonvair is planned.

Thanks everyone!

Charlie One Sky Dog

On Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:26 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:

Jimmy,

We ran into the dry line 150 miles before Roswell mild turbulence and sinking air kept us below 7k. We ran up against SIGMET at Demming, NM.

We stopped for the night, weather looks good this morning. Should be a easy cruise along I-10 to home.

Stay well!

Charlie “One Sky Dog”





On Sunday, September 19, 2021, 6:53 PM, JMasal via groups.io <JMasal@...> wrote:

Thanks all y'all For photos and safe arrival home reports.It was another SAFE event (that me and my second-in -command
missed to avert any risk to ol Covid 19,17,64r and etc. Glad to speak to you reprobates by video thanks to HoneyLamb.
Return WX westbound seemed uneasy... wonder about the groundspeed on that Tri-Pacer??? Mebbe they'll be home
next week??

The King Quicker






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Re: Field Of Dreams 2021

Anthony P
 

Somebody tell Dave that he's got a bent pushrod tube.
He should look into that before the next flight.  :)


Re: Back home and flight report

Frankenbird Vern
 

 Jay..  probably didn't look but all of the birds here in Oklahoma (and Kansas) have Arnold Schartznegger legs. They spend most of their lives walking..too windy to fly unless it's one way trip (whatever downwind is that day). I think that is why there are more birds in Nebraska in Summer and more of them in Texas in the Winter. They migrate but not by choice. Grins.  

 Happy to learn you didn't have to fit the rotors over the hills too much! I've seen some rather wicked events on the west range of the Sangre de Cristo.  Mountain waves to make records too if you can survive your kidneys getting beat up long enough to reach them!

 Maybe I'll see some of you at Arlington EAA if I am still at the job in July. Last time I was there not a single tandem wing arrived.  Only one or two RV's.. (haha).

Vern


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Subject: [Q-List] Back home and flight report
 

Made it back home about 2PM my time (3PM if you are living on Tulsa time 😊). Thanks to the Crains for surpassing their own hospitality records year after year!

 

Now for a brief flight report:

 

Abstract:

Slogged through massive head winds! Made it home.

 

Details:

Thought life was good when I took off from Enid with a small tailwind and smooth air. That changed before I even exited Vance MOA’s. First I lost 5 mph, not bad…oh now, 10 mph, then 25 mph. Can this get worse?  How about 30 mph. Tried different altitudes, even down low, same deal, but bumpier.

 

Better land at Liberal KS and put on some more fuel. Could not download my data from the flight computer there because parked on the ramp, the airspeed was reading close to 30 mph, so the EFIS thought I was still flying! Put my finger over the pitot for 20 seconds and solved the problem.

 

OK, more fuel and off I go to my original fuel stop at Triniidad. Same headwinds, but worse. Wind direction has come around to almost on my nose now…I am seeing 105-110 mph (TAS is showing 155-160). My mind drifts back to my Cherokee 140 days, but hey now the OAT has increased from 23 to 28 and now the sun is on my shoulder…. So I land in Trinidad and put some more fuel in it and launch from there.

 

I am looking at wind forecasts over the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo range and La Vita pass. Showing 25 knots from the SW, so that is doable and I don’t see any lenticulars. So I start my cruise climb to try to get 12,500 before I try anything over the range. Good news is I have plenty of time to climb, since I am only seeing high 40’s mph over the ground: Hope no one was watching on Flightaware, they will think I am driving the courtesy car from WDG!

Still not enough altitude for my comfort, so I turn back away from the mountains to continue climbing, Same airspeed ~105, but now my groundspeed is high 160’s (moving away from home)!

Find a nice saddle to cross into the San Luis valley and now I only have 20 mph headwind alleluia. Call FS and extend my flight plan, good to go.

 

Had the Kevin Boddicker style 90 degree crosswind at home, but that seemed like a welcome relief. Plane is sleeping in its comfy hangar now.

 

Glad everyone else got home in style. Will wait to hear from Charlie. I am sure he will have a good story or two.

 

Cheers,

Jay


Re: New FOD Top Hit

Jerry Marstall
 

Awesome!! Love it. 
Jerry 

On Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 12:21 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

For those of you who could not understand our singing or could not attend this year, here’s a copy of the new FOD theme song, as premiered at the group BBQ dinner! Thanks to Bruce for the fine musicianship and to Joanne for putting up with us.

 

Cheers,

Jay

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