Coming back from the Fernandina Beach get-together

This is a really crummy video taken during the trip back home to show how bad the visibility was and let you hear the Corvair in flight in a KR2.
Jim Brewer, Brian Kraut and wife Kim, Colin Rainey and wife Beverly and I got together in Fernandina beach for lunch and to catch up with each other.  I have known Colin for a long time, but never met him before this day.
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Trying to show the KR flying with no help from me. I am in a climb at 3000 RPM and 100 MPH getting about 500 FPM.
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This shows what I said above
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Temps during the climb
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Above the cloud layer
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Which was a bit skimpy at first
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More documentation showing the top of the climb at 8100 ft.
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The engine started sputtering a bit, and I figured it had had enough, so decended to around 7500 for a while
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The clouds are beginning to build. I got in 1.3 hours today, leaving me with only 3.1 to go.
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It was very cool up there, and I wish I had stayed for another hour. It took about 30 minutes to get there at 3000 RPM. When I head to the Gathering this year, I am going to have to pour the coals to it.
Slide Show of the Black Bird flying it's first fairly long cross country, to the airports tha set the boundries for the test area.If you want to see all the pics in a slide show, click on the Slide Show EXE on the right. Downloads in about 5 seconds with DSL or better.
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Just left KCUB for my first "long crosscountry" in the Black Bird. The goal is to calculate the fuel burn at 3000 RPM, and burn off some hours.
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It was about 75 degrees out with a layer of puffy clouds at 3500 feet and another layer much higher.
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So, I just let her climb at about 200 fpm til I got to 4000 feet.
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My route would take me around KCAE, south and West, then North to KFDW.
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Here we are between the layers, small cumulous below, and cirus above. This made for a very smooth, almost hands off flight.
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Running at 3000 RPM at a little over 3000 feet, climbing, and getting around 115 MPH. The EGT and CHT temps are right where they should be.
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The oil pressure is running 75, and the OT is right where it should be.
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Here you can see the numbers in the Dynon, and the planned course for the day, on the ATC.
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Enjoy the "cloud" pics below.
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Upon landing back at KCUB, I checked the hours and fuel consumption. Today's flight was 3.0 hours, bringing the total to 33.6, leaving 6.4 hours to go. With .8 hours since previous top off, that makes 3.8 hours on 13.4 gallons or 3.52 GPH at 3000 RPM. Next, I will check it at 3200 RPM.
Air to Air 
Black Bird in the air Slide Show

1. Me in the preflight briefing room.

2. James Clark and the person who took the pics.

3..... Me flying the Black Bird

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Running up for the photo shoot. It was mis-firing on the elec ign, so I leaned it out and finally got it running smoothly on both. Then we took off in a flight of two, James Clark Commander of the flight and photo shoot plane.
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Streight and level over Columbia, SC
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In a real hard slip at 130 MPH.
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What it looks like from the cabin of the Black Bird
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These pics were taken on the flight back from Orangeburg today.
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This was the first flight away from the home airport.
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I was trying to get pics in all directions but it was a little bumpy at times.
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Home airport, CUB, streight ahead. Another 2.2 hours and 5 landings today.
First FlightThis is the only one I have right now. You should use a broad band connection and something that will play a WMV file. On my computer, it plays on WinDVD, which I think came with the operating system.
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Taxiing to the end of 13. Pictures are taken from the chase plane.
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Chase Plane, RV6 and N64KR getting ready for departure.
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Flying at 1500 ft. near the airport.
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Chase plane keeping a close watch
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A happy camper. YEEEEHHAAAA!!
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Taking some pics to document the readings.

The EGT is about 1200 and the CHT, about 250.

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Running 2600 RPM and the OT is 195 and the OP is about 35.
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AT 2600 RPM, she is only doing 105 MPH. I saw around 130 with 3000 RPM.
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After a short time at 3000 RPM, I noticed that the Oil Temp was rising. I have determined that there is not enough air getting into the oil cooler.
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Out the right, Owens ( KCUB ) is out there, out of the pic on the right.
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Out the left. You can see the Broad River in the distance.
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Can't tell if that is a YEEEEHAAAA grin, or a scared to death grin.
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The mod to the cowling to install the NACA vents for cabin air and heat. The fresh air duct really works. It gives a lot of cooling air to the cabin. It is much better than the first location which you can see patched up. The heat vent is in the same place on the other side.