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Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 10/08
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Leaving in a few hours to head North of Reno to Dead Cow Lake.

A group of STOL aircraft owners have an annual GTG on the dry lake bed. Should be interesting as I used to do bush flying in Alaska during my off hours with the USAF.

They have a STOL/DRAG contest to see who can take off and land in the shortest distance. These guys are good, most have records of 100 feet or less, and this is at a field elevation of 8000 feet. Lots of home built aircraft there!

This is really another shake down run for the Breakaway after the front suspension work. Still have that annoying clunk when turning at slow speeds.


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
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Helio #1, "Ol' Number 1", was based at the JAARS center in Waxhaw, NC, near the little farm Tere and I had in the 80s. We actually flew in Helio #2, taking pictures of our farm. JAARS also had a beautifully restored and fully functional DC3 that our son and daughter flew in on a trip to Liberty University. The flight path coming into the airport at JAARS went right over our place. JAARS is an acronym for Jungle Aviation And Radio Service, part of the Wycliffe Bible Translators.


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I am back! Lots of videos on Youtube if you are interested. 35 miles of the worst washboard I have ever driven. Could not go more than 10 MPH and even then I think it loosened every nut bolt and screw on the RV.

Good weather, during the day in the 70s and at night high 20s to low 30s. Furnace was going on every 7-9 minutes just to hold 60 degrees thanks to the lack of good suitable insulation. Diesel started instantly no preheat, just cranked and 1-2 compression strokes was running!

Dead Cow Lake was very smooth but VERY dusty

Some where around 400 airplanes and over 1000 people!

GREAT FLYING, STOLDRAG contest really showed the skill of some of these pilots. Saw the Fly Geyser beautiful colors, Saw the 747 body that is at the burning man site, crazy! These two attraction are just a short distance away.

Would I do it again? Sure but will find a different route to get in and bring a propane heater


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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