2014 Anahuac Fly-In

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Not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
Steve McGowan is the second to arrive (does this make him #2?).

During the week should should start getting more of our visitors, this year should be a great fly in, I'm really looking forward to it.
Yes tell Steve I said he is #2!!!

Good observation Mike!!!
 

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Not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
:whoo: .......The party:party::party::party: IS ON!!!!! :peace:

record time down .... good traffic flow minimal stops (& found a new faster route thru Dallas!!) ... we made the 700 miles in 11.75hrs ( best prior was 12!) .... had just minutes of light left when we arrived ... with awesome teamwork we got OZ'rora unloaded & the trailer set up for camping! ..... the Chap 62 hanger is FULL! :lol:

Gorgeous weather ... the best ever fly-in coming up .... SteveW. is smiling down on us!:D :angel:

Steve McG ...showed up after finding the local Walmart & Bonzer is enjoying a doggie playmate in Elsie .... Kent's AWOL (Barhopp'n???;)!
OK now I know you guys are in for trouble!!!!:first:
 

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We will make hangar room for anyone wanting to attend.

If we run out of room, I will personally move all three of my gyros out to make room for visitors. without you, we would not have anything.
 

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Mike, how many guys are camping at the airport? I'm thinking about bringing the RV over (currently in the shop for generator work). Either that, or I just fly over.
 

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Right now we have Kent, Steve, and Chris and Jim. Mark will also have his RV and Danny will probably be there with his camper.
 

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Will be there with my wife in the MTO on Saturday (if I can keep her warm in the freezing 86 degree weather we're scheduled to have.)

REALLY looking forward to it!!! It's been a trying week here at my office, will be a nice bit of R&R.
 

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I will not be flying but hope to drop in for a bit Saturday for lunch.
 

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As mentioned, my RV is still in the shop due to a failed generator. My wife said she won’t come without power. I’d prefer to camp out instead of just flying over for a few hours. Mind if I plug into the hanger outlet?
 

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Early-bird days

Early-bird days

...have been a blast ..... some nice flying .... perfect weather & nice winds ... mostly calm - on the ground level!

Danny & Linda supplied a lovely lunch yesterday! :first:

A Gaggle of 4 flew to Winnie mid-afternoon. Kent - Danny - Stacy & Chris ..... 4 very diverse gyros ... from UL to MTO ..... Stacy needed to refuel to be certain of a good reserve with the headwind on the return!
Pretty country & great visibility ..... see all the way to downtown Houston!

Hoping to fly down to the coast & seafood shack today!

Wed eve ... after my first flight in OZ'rora @ a fly-in :D..... Steve offered to take me around in THE BLACK! :eek:..... never thought I'd say yes ... but curiosity & desire to experience the "old-style" pitch unstable gyro type .. won the toss & off we went ..... great new experience .... low-rider - no front-pod - out in the wind .... nursing the rotor up to speed .... learning how to manage pitch diversions with no horiz---stab! Great instructor for these old-style machines! :hail: Was not nearly as heavy & shaky as some had described it!

Boo ( Don Bouchard) arrived with his machine yesterday & the club members had an interesting time erecting a new large canopy ... good ole cheap Chinese engineering .... good thing Steve McG ... had plenty of experience with them & some good shortcuts/advice!

Looks like we are ready for some fun & activity the next 2 -3 days!

No excuses ... git o'er here ... anyone in reasonable distance! :lol:

:party: ....IS ON!!!!
 

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As mentioned, my RV is still in the shop due to a failed generator. My wife said she won’t come without power. I’d prefer to camp out instead of just flying over for a few hours. Mind if I plug into the hanger outlet?
That's what most of our campers do.
 

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Sounds like fun.
I'm gonna have to get my lazy butt over there sometime and enjoy your flyins.
 

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Chris,
How is that front end handling that runway?
If I remember correct, that place was the ultimate test for the shimmy damper.
 

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I've been meaning to get some close up photos of the surface to show you guys what to watch out for.

As mentioned, I've had airplane buddies who had a shimmy for the first time there.


Chris,
How is that front end handling that runway?
If I remember correct, that place was the ultimate test for the shimmy damper.
 

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I can bring an LCD projector to show an outside movie if you want. I can also bring my rope & scale for a static thrust test if anybody wants to try it.
 

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We have everything for a thrust test, we do it quite frequently when we build gyros.

The projector would be great, we have a lot of gyro videos we can play.
 

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Absolutely "Bloody fantastic" mate!

Absolutely "Bloody fantastic" mate!

Chris,
How is that front end handling that runway?
If I remember correct, that place was the ultimate test for the shimmy damper.
Today I did a long slow work-up of rotors (calm wind!)over the nastiest lumpiest bit of paved 12 runway ... had my nosewheel on the ground WAAAY longer than I am normally comfortable ..... solid ALL the way!!! :whoo: ...also on the lumpy-anthill ridden turf runway 17 ... with today's prevailing wind from the S .... doing my usual 1/2 metro-launch ... rapid- soft field style TO's ..... performed admirably ... no hint of shimmy ... have it cranked to the max ... as steering is a little tougher than optimal! ... I'll back it off a tad when I get home to the smooth stuff! :hail: .... just an awesome piece of work! :peace:

THANK-YOU , THANK-YOU JAKE!!! :plane: :)
 
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Today I did a long slow work-up of rotors (calm wind!)over the nastiest lumpiest bit of paved 12:plane: runway ... had my nosewheel on the ground WAAAY longer than I am normally comfortable ..... solid ALL the way!!! :whoo: ...also on the lumpy-anthill ridden turf runway 17 ... with today's prevailing wind from the S .... doing my usual 1/2 metro-launch ... rapid- soft field style TO's ..... performed admirably ... no hint of shimmy ... have it cranked to the max ... as steering is a little tougher than optimal! ... I'll back it off a tad when I get home to the smooth stuff! :hail: .... just an awesome piece of work! :peace:

THANK-YOU , THANK-YOU JAKE!!! :plane: :)
Thank you for the update Chris. Now go have some fun.
Glad the shimmy damper is working well.
 
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