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Two days from paint

Postby svanarts » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:09 pm

Well the time has actually come. The day after tomorrow I launch for Yerington, NV. I'll take a before picture of the plane and then post an after picture when it's all done. I'll also do a trip report and try to take some pictures of the flight over and the paint shop just in case anyone is interested in that sort of thing. Crossing the Sierras is not hard but it is not completely safe either; wish me luck, pray, or whatever you feel comfortable with! :)
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Postby cjensen » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:12 pm

Will do Scott! Lookin' forward to the pics along the way, and the after paint shots!

8) 8)
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Postby dons » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:24 pm

Have a good trip Scott, you'll get even more people asking about it after the paint job I'm sure. Nothing like a cool looking airplane to draw attention on the ramp.
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Postby svanarts » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:52 pm

Two days from paint - NOT!

I should really check the weather before I post things here. :oops:

The problem is we have some weather moving in this weekend over the Sierras. I'm going to push this back to midweek sometime next week. Same drill, I'll post trip pictures when I get back.
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Postby Spike » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:27 am

When you get your bird back I have a feeling you will forget about selling it :mrgreen:
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Postby svanarts » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:21 pm

Definately won't be in a hurry.
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Postby svanarts » Tue May 13, 2008 8:26 pm

Just got a call from Matthews Aviation that they are done painting the RV-4. Not much I can do about it this week because the family and I are camping in Zion National Park in Utah. As I type this I am watching the last of the sun's light on the peaks of the canyon.

He got it done a lot sooner than I thought he would. I'll let you all know when I pick it up.
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Postby weezbad » Tue May 13, 2008 9:33 pm

[quote="svanarts"] As I type this I am watching the last of the sun's light on the peaks of the canyon.

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pics :oops: sounds cool
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Postby Spike » Fri May 16, 2008 12:06 pm

:worthless:


I always wanted to use that one.
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Postby svanarts » Fri May 16, 2008 7:07 pm

Wilco. Soon as I upload them to picasa.
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Postby svanarts » Sat May 17, 2008 8:00 pm

weezbad wrote:
svanarts wrote: As I type this I am watching the last of the sun's light on the peaks of the canyon.

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pics :oops: sounds cool


You got it...

Image

And just after sunset...

Image

That was the view sitting in front of my camper. Here's a link to the raw pictures if anyone is interested.

http://picasaweb.google.com/svanarts/Zi ... ryceCanyon

Was a nice week with the family. Something I promised them after spending so many weeks getting the airplane ready for paint. :)
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Postby weezbad » Sat May 17, 2008 8:51 pm

scott,
great looking family you got there. thanks for sharing the pics. now my wife wants to go :roll: ...dont think i'll make utah but mayby the grand canyon. :wink:
the sky is how i remember New Mexico when i was a kid. the sky in south carolina is almost white in the summer. every now and then the humidity will get reall low and we get a nice blue but nothing like out west. great pics....i almost didnt see the lizard. I feel like a little boy when i see pics like this. it makes me want to camp, hike , 4 wheel and many other things. i do miss the west :cry: :lol:
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Postby svanarts » Sat May 17, 2008 10:36 pm

It was cool just driving there. Saw scenery from just about every cowboy movie I saw as a kid.

If you can make the Grand Canyon you can make Zion. It's only two hours away or so. Make a day trip out of it. That's what we did for Bryce.
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Postby JohnR » Sun May 18, 2008 10:05 pm

Nice Scott! Makes me miss the days when I lived in Wyoming.
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Postby Spike » Mon May 19, 2008 10:49 am

So where are the pics of the plane dude?!
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Postby cjensen » Mon May 19, 2008 1:03 pm

Spike wrote:So where are the pics of the plane dude?!

That's what I'd like to know!
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Postby svanarts » Mon May 19, 2008 9:04 pm

There is newly finished RV-8 that is going to the same paint shop in early June. My same buddy is going to fly me over in his RV-6A, the RV-8 will chase us. RV-8 guy will take his plane apart, then they will help me put my plane together, RV-8 guy rides back in my buddy's RV-6A and then I fly chase back. Clear as mud?

Bottom line, RV-4 pics of White Lightnin' soon.
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Postby cjensen » Mon May 19, 2008 9:39 pm

As clear as mud can be!! :lol: 8)
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Postby svanarts » Sat May 31, 2008 9:53 pm

Okay, the count down to getting the RV-4 back is on. My friend is set to fly me back to Yerington next Saturday. I can't wait to bring her home!
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Postby cjensen » Sat May 31, 2008 11:02 pm

svanarts wrote:I can't wait to bring her home!

I can't wait to see it!!!
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