Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Saturday, September 26, 2009

3.6 hrs
Clean and prime front and baggage ribs, longerons, and bulkheads.
Remove right 470 skin.
Cut 1" hole.Finish 7/16 and 3/4" holes in 915 seat ribs.

Finish deburring both 470s.
Start dimpling 470s.
On the bike ride this morning, was riding down Lakeway Blvd and crossed the arrival end of 34 just as Phil Thompson's beautiful 7A flew over. Was looking up at the bottom of his plane on very short final. Wow! And there was an RV6 in the tie down area, built by Bill Truax.

You might know about the drought we're having in Central Texas. Here is the portion of Lake Travis off of Lakeway City Park. I'm standing in what's supposed to be 10 feet of water.

This is a wide stretch of water where a marina sits, and a floating restaurant, Johnny Fins. Don't know where the restaurant went. The lake has retreated to about 200 yards to the left. The level is 635' at the time of this picture. Normal is 680. I've seen the water covering the trees on the hill to the right.

This sign would normally be just underwater.

Friday, Sept 25
A few moments of deburring and pulling clecoes, but not enough to log.