When Was the Last Time...

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Last time you touched a man rated Homebuilt

  1. 1 Day

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
  2. 1 Week

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. 1 Month

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. 1 Year

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  5. More than a year/Never

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. 1 Day

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
  7. 1 Week

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  8. 1 Month

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  9. 1 Year

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  10. More than a year/Never

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Nov 3, 2015 #1

    Toobuilder

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    ...you worked on, flew, or even touched a man rated homebuilt airplane or part?

    And can you provide a brief description of the experience?


    Yesterday I opened the canopy to retrieve some paperwork, a few days ago I flew it and did some stalls, and two weeks ago I manufactured and installed new polyurethane engine mount isolators of my own design.
     
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    gtae07

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    This past weekend I caught a ride in a friend's RV-8A. Did not take Dad's RV-6 because I'm technically past my BFR date, the airport was crawling with feds, and I'm pretty rusty on formation stuff.

    Before that it was Labor Day weekend; did aerobatics and took my wife and my sister's fiance up.



    I'm not counting working on my RV project because it's not man-rated yet.
     
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    Toobuilder

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    My poll... It counts!

    I'm trying to differentiate "real" aircraft from drones and models.
     
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    don january

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    Worked on my KR2 last night and doing some sanding on the TM today.
     
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    Worked on a Waiex project all day yesterday at the hangar then came home and worked on the tail wheel for the Neirrh (just put it back on after a little clean up work I did on Saturday). "Touched" a Nieuport 17, RV-6, Sky Ranger and Glass Air III.
     
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    If I got it right, there are seven, 7, aircraft registered as "experimental", in other words "homebuilt aircraft" in Norway.
    To get close to one more often I would have to move. Or start to build one myself.
     
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    bmcj

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    That's a rather personal question!
     
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    I have touched an Aircam, 2 single seat Stardusters, a Helicycle, and a RV7 in the last two weeks. The Helicycle I was helping the owner get it ready for sale; I do the inspection for him every year. Aircam, some nicknack work; it is due its inspection. RV7 I touched. The Starduster that flies, I did the inspection during the summer, but I did touch it in the last two weeks, and the other I took the strobe power supply out and contemplated covering the fuselage. I could go touch a 3/4 Storch project, RV4, RV4RG, RV8, Piet, Smith Mini if you want me too; those are the only hangars I can get into this minute. As for flying, I have been in the Aircam and the RV7 this year, but it was earlier in the year.
     
  9. Nov 3, 2015 #9

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    Scrounged some SS at a metal recycling business for a firewall penetration on the Glasair project yesterday. Flew the Sportsman couple of days ago.


    BJC
     
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    Put the battery charger on the SSSC ( Single Seat Super Cub) and epoxyed on 4' of plywood on a wing leading for the JMR Special. I work 5 days a week doing something on homebuilts.
    Fridays and Saturdays of each week Dallas and I work on Bearhawks.

    Dan
     
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    Dana

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    I got in a quickie today on the way home from work, just enough time for 3 circuits of the pattern on a beautiful Indian summer evening, the last landing was one minute before sunset. :)

    Dana
     
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    Down here, a "quickie" referrs to something different from what you described.


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    I got a quick ride on Friday evening for about 30 minutes but got down well before sundown. I work evenings except Fridays so that's about the only weekday that I can fly unless I go in the morning.

    Wanting to fly to the Corvair College in Barnwell, SC this coming weekend but the weather doesn't look promising. At best I may get to fly over and say hello only to return quickly before the rain comes.

    Dale Williams
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    108.4 hours / Status - Flying
    (Myunn is in the "Completions" section of Kitplanes for November 2015)
     
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    Just got my registration papers today, so my RV-8A is legally an airplane. Touched about 2 hours ago.
     
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    I think it was about about a month ago (I'm a couple of drinks into my evening so forgive me for not being absolutely sure) I was taking pictures of the cockpit of a friend's RV for an upcoming paper. This involved sitting in and touching the aircraft.

    Unfortunately the weather wasn't good enough to go flying.
     
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    I know. I used the word intentionally... but it was such a beautiful evening and the landings on the grass were so nice it was almost orgasmic... :cool:

    When I first bought my plane and brought it home and it was sitting in my front yard sans wings, I poured myself a Scotch and went and sat in the cockpit sipping it, just letting it all soak in.

    Dana
     
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    Last night, i rigged the nose wheel and rudder cables on my plans / scratch built plane. replaced the fuel filter, made up a new crimp cable for the rigging. all in preparation for the first flight coming up as soon as i get it finished.

    Robert
     
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    Last night I was cleaning the adhesive off of the wings and ailerons of my N3-Pup in advance of recovering them.
     
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    For me it was closest to a month ago when I got to fly the first Air Camper (well, a reproduction using some parts of it, anyways) then a couple days later I put a bunch of time on a homebuilt Champ that predates the 51% rule.

    Unfortunately the planes I work with and the planes I play with are pretty far apart and at the moment I'm just too busy with other things to be building something of my own.
     
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    It's been over a year since I've touched any airplane at all. My non-work life has been a challenge the last eighteen months or so, and aviation is a luxury for which I haven't been able to make the time to enjoy.
     

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