24 June 05 - TVRVBG Meeting @ Moontown


Well, it's about time for another monthly meeting of the TVRVBG. This one is a cookout at Moontown, which is not to be missed: Moontown on a summer evening is just entirely too cool, and also this meeting involved really good food, by which I mean really good food. Rembrandt had his canvases, Michelangelo had the Sistine Chapel, and Terry Burk has his grill.

In any case, in order to get an RV ride, I drove out to DCU in order to hitch a ride over to 3M5. Here's what resulted . . .


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RVs on the ramp at DCU - left to right is Dave Stafford, Bob Butler, Sam Buchanan, and Jeff Crabb.
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Nifty clouds as we're leaving Decatur.
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Sam and I are in the number two slot . . . there's Jeff, who's flying lead.
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There's Dave in the number three slot.
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Dave again, with Bob bringing up the rear.
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Downtown Huntsville, looking south.
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On final at Moontown. Jeff's just touching down.
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We brought the mostly-completed panel for the -7A that's in progress in Dad's garage . . . here it is being investigated.
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Ed was unable to sell his "slightly used" crankshaft.
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I mean . . . a little duct tape and that should be as good as new. It's for an experimental plane, right?
Ahem.
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Neat tipper/slider mod on a -9A.
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Doug Preston (and his -7) made it up from Bessemer.

These next two pictures are probably more interesting to me than to most other folks because I am planning on duplicating these style hinges and flush-mounted door on the map box that we're still working on. This is from Jim Harchanko's -7A, and according to Jim, the hinges that he used are 1/2" hidden barrel hinges (item number 28555) from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Their website is at rockler.com and their phone number is 1-800-279-4441.


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RVs on the flightline . . .
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Tom and Kevin made it in after we got there . . . this is probably the best turnout I've seen in awhile - 11 or 12 RVs.
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Good food and lots of RVators talking.
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Sunset behind Sam's 399SB.
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Doug Preston departs.
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Tucking 399SB back into its hangar.

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