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Halloween was a scary night for me!

from By Patrick Gilligan

I barely slept, each time I heard a faint email notification I jumped, I was alert and on pins and needles. Michel's RV8 was loaded with 200 gallons of fuel, in six fuel tanks (one external belly tank), scientific air analysis equipment, dry suit, inflatable raft and survival gear. Also he installed RV8 Wheel/Skis in Tasmania, extra weight and drag. I only flew my RV8 with my wheel/skis in cold weather at half the weight of Michel's RV. At his time of departure from Hobart the temperatures were +16c deg. meaning his RV8 was required to have a slightly higher angle of attack to compensate. more

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