2005 LOE5 RV Fly-in! · · PAGE 179.
October 15, 2005: This RV-9A from Olathe,
Kansas is powered by an Eggenfellner
4-cylinder Subaru engine. Two radiators are located at the front of the cowl to
cool the engine. The oil cooler is located down below the prop with a separate air
intake. The builder reports that it does not matter if the oil cooler is present
since the engine cooling is from the two big radiators up front.
When I finally got down to the last two rows of airplanes, I found several
builders assisting an RV owner who bought a flying RV-7A. The rudder counterbalance
weight rib and skin area was fractured and "flopping" around. The local
A&P provided the scrap aluminum and pop rivets to make the repairs and observed that
good repair procedures were being used. Both sides of the rudder top rib and spar
received doubler plates on the outside of the rudder skin allowing the pilot to fly the
airplane home for permanent repairs. One of the builders used a big BLUE marking pen
to make the repair less noticeable.
Since this is LOE5 banquet night, everybody put the airplanes to bed early for
the night. One pilot came by to report the possibility of bad weather again tonight,
but it passed well to the north of our location.
It is time for breakfast and to get ready to leave the El Paso area heading East this morning. I have photos from the banquet ready to post on the next pages, but that has to wait until I get home on Monday.
October 20, 2005: I have come back to this
page to add two additional photos I found on a web site
created by Larry Pardue. Larry lives near Carlsbad, New Mexico and always gets
to the LOE-RV Fly-in since it is close by for him. He posted a page about the 2005
fly-in that has TWO pictures showing the Enterprise. Rather that use his server
bandwidth, I have posted those two pictures here to use MY server bandwidth. I don't
know if Larry took these two photos on Saturday morning or Sunday morning before my
departure, but here they are!
Judging by the rain water on the ramp, I would have to say the above photo was Sunday morning, and the photo below was on Saturday morning.
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