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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By Vlad
Rick welcome! Set your priorities. Itís much...

Rick welcome! Set your priorities. Itís much easier to get private pilot license than airworthiness certificate for your homebuilt. Itís surely possible to do it simultaneously but itís a lot of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-30-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 151,934
Posted By Vlad
Cedar Mountain Utah

18 nm southeast of Huntington 69V at 7600 feet elevation there is a well groomed airstrip over two thousand feet long. It's called Cedar Mountain if you are ever in Utah and looking for an adventure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Perfect! My aircraft is 1500 nm away but we have...

Perfect! My aircraft is 1500 nm away but we have a club Cessna to putt around. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By Vlad
Very cool Devin thanks for sharing! I haven't...

Very cool Devin thanks for sharing! I haven't flown over the Hudson for a month and already missing it. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,761
Posted By Vlad
Those pests are regulars at my airport. They are...

Those pests are regulars at my airport. They are hiding in the woods most of the day and start encroaching toward the runways by the dusk. They are not scared at all. Multiple herds up to dozen...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-25-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good job Gavin!

Troy glad to see you back online! Your PIC did a good job on the video. It's fun to see him sleeping in the left seat :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-24-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,904
Posted By Vlad
Hite UT03

When it's not hot and windy fly to Hite UT03. The airport is located within a National Park. Great runway, pretty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Vlad
If you are still building and plan to fly some...

If you are still building and plan to fly some years unpainted, seal the bottom fuselage seams before riveting. Otherwise oil from the breather will find its way inside the fuse.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-23-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Vlad
On the road again Flying Gypsies. I am jealous. I...

On the road again Flying Gypsies. I am jealous. I will catch you in Ajo sometime in January if you are still there. My long term base may be couple RV hours north of you. Keep burning that gas keep...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-21-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 151,934
Posted By Vlad
Hey Al glad to hear! I'll catch you sometime...

Hey Al glad to hear! I'll catch you sometime after Xmas :D

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/gadabout%20gaddis/gg9.jpg...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-21-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 151,934
Posted By Vlad
Hidden Splendor Airstrip, Utah

Hidden Splendor Airstrip is located about 15 nm northwest of Hanksville KHVE. Its location is in the ForeFlight database and any search engine could yield a lot of information. The elevation is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 275,559
Posted By Vlad
Steve the flap hinge covers are still there....

Steve the flap hinge covers are still there. :D

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Easing%20the%20maintenance/flap%20hinge%20covers%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-19-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Vlad
I have old intel on MM Smokey. Thanks for the...

I have old intel on MM Smokey. Thanks for the update. Might check it out before Xmas :)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-19-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Vlad
You told me about it 7 years ago Rocky and you...

You told me about it 7 years ago Rocky and you were right. Hite and Hidden Splendor are among them...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Vlad
Iíve heard it was graded couple years ago. Thanks...

Iíve heard it was graded couple years ago. Thanks for ref will check it out.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-19-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Vlad
Cedar Mountain

It is. Perfect for RV. Touch down 100 feet down the runway if tailwheel. There are some exposed rocks at the beginning of westerly runway.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-19-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Vlad
Couple visual clues. Anyone? 7000 something feet...

Couple visual clues. Anyone? 7000 something feet elevation :)

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/A%20tale%20of%20RV/F58E0C7A-63E5-4BA0-B3A6-E910FF627DFB.jpeg...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-18-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,470
Posted By Vlad
Talking Mystery Airstrip. Where?

Anybody been here? Smokey its your bandit territory. Don’t tell me you don’t know this one...
Forum: Propellers 11-17-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By Vlad
I can vouch for Frankís work. Put over 300 hours...

I can vouch for Frankís work. Put over 300 hours on his prop rain or sleet or UV not a dent in clear coat.
Forum: Northeast 11-17-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Vlad
That part of MA you are referring to is a...

That part of MA you are referring to is a taildragger territory. A closed society they donít like us with training wheels, except Turbo :D

You will love 6A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By Vlad
My kind of weather :D

My kind of weather :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,339
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Looking good Cheif! Keep pounding.

Looking good Cheif! Keep pounding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 275,559
Posted By Vlad
Fairlead pair installed on a project in...

Fairlead pair installed on a project in Arizona.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Easing%20the%20maintenance/fairleads%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up It looks like you are enjoying every minute Jeff....

It looks like you are enjoying every minute Jeff. Your hard work came to fruition have fun! Please share your experiences to motivate future builders.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By Vlad
Perfect weather to play off shore. Found an...

Perfect weather to play off shore. Found an abandoned boat.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/stranded%20boat%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Vlad
I could use the armrest too. Good job David!...

I could use the armrest too. Good job David! Question; the manual aileron trim how it handles? Obstructed?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,769
Posted By Vlad
Welcome to best hobby on Earth! VAF archives have...

Welcome to best hobby on Earth! VAF archives have tons of useful information for a new builder just keep digging if your question is not immediately answered.
Where in BC are you located? Love your...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations!

Happy testing! We know the feeling :)


https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Hop%20Along/27.jpg (https://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Hop%20Along/27.jpg.html)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,548
Posted By Vlad
I would vote for the whole thing. Take a closer...

I would vote for the whole thing. Take a closer look at the drains. If you fly a lot you exercise them very often. I replaced mine after 7 years they rusted away and stems were too wobbly. I burn a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Vlad
100-150 depending on the OAT. High time Lycoming...

100-150 depending on the OAT. High time Lycoming O-320 cable driven tach.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-20-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By Vlad
Bruce thanks for interesting photo gallery. A...

Bruce thanks for interesting photo gallery. A unique fly in indeed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,022
Posted By Vlad
You have one of the best tire brand on your RV4....

You have one of the best tire brand on your RV4. If they are not dry rotten and not overly worn keep rolling. Usually the outer threads are worn more than inner and we often flip them.

I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,680
Posted By Vlad
Looks cleaner then mine :D

Looks cleaner then mine :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Vlad
Stock Matco for 3K hours (shipped to Alan as a...

Stock Matco for 3K hours (shipped to Alan as a core) :D
Bought a used Grove on this forum and have it since then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,514
Posted By Vlad
Speaking of lead acid batteries, does anybody...

Speaking of lead acid batteries, does anybody know if they have cycle limits? I replace my PC680 every two years on average. The battery takes over 2000 start cycles per year. It never sees the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 275,559
Posted By Vlad
PM on the way Steve. Address and phone # included...

PM on the way Steve. Address and phone # included thanks.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Vlad
Been there in 2012 and got a ride thanks...

Been there in 2012 and got a ride thanks Carl!

Our fellow RVator and balloonist Noah Forden is participating in a race this year https://balloonfiesta.com/Americas-Challenge-Live
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,441
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations Jeff and Becca! Job well done! I...

Congratulations Jeff and Becca! Job well done! I will be in your woods in several weeks. We have to go to the same place we flew in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 275,559
Posted By Vlad
Steve let us know when these are available. My...

Steve let us know when these are available. My buddy needs one yesterday :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,562
Posted By Vlad
Talking Undisclosed location

I am far away from my RV but my good Dagestan buddy just did first taxi runs. I am glad to be part of it :D

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/EDE7F8E0-5830-4F00-A379-728694320FDB.jpeg...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By Vlad
Welcome Steve! Good to have you here. Have you...

Welcome Steve! Good to have you here. Have you decided on primer yet? Itís humid here the empennage need a good coat of primer. :)
Forum: Northeast 09-20-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Vlad
69N Slatington is my favorite hiking spot. The...

69N Slatington is my favorite hiking spot. The road is scenic and it intersects Appalachian Trail. Blairstown 1N7 is on a trail too bike or hike.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Vlad
Rivet them and forget about it. Those were the...

Rivet them and forget about it. Those were the most painful to do alone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,877
Posted By Vlad
Last suggestions for you Jim. If there was no...

Last suggestions for you Jim. If there was no visible smoke in the cockpit but a strong smell it could be exhaust gases. It happens very rare usually if you are idling while holding short and there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,807
Posted By Vlad
Nice looking valves Pete. Keep it running don't...

Nice looking valves Pete. Keep it running don't stop. Watch closely do not abuse it. I personally know a motor like yours making double time +. ;)
Forum: California 09-02-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By Vlad
Great response I was waiting for your post Jeff....

Great response I was waiting for your post Jeff. I am still wondering how could you survive many hours in a Russian built RV without any mods. With pedals all the way back for a shorty like myself....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,877
Posted By Vlad
Walt couple years ago I was flying in a very cold...

Walt couple years ago I was flying in a very cold temps for quite long. In the pattern at my destination I could not deploy flaps as usual the motor seemed very slow. It took three times longer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,877
Posted By Vlad
Yes it could Jim. Open the cover between the...

Yes it could Jim. Open the cover between the seats and thoroughly check the motor and wiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,877
Posted By Vlad
I would rule the breather out. Something is...

I would rule the breather out. Something is melting in the cockpit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,742
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations! Welcome back.

Congratulations! Welcome back.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Vlad
Hi Mitch, I operate an RV all year around with...

Hi Mitch,

I operate an RV all year around with training wheel on the nose. Winter brings unique challenges. Taxiways often slippery and you have to be very careful while taxiing in the wind. You...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,195
Posted By Vlad
Don't buy it. Build yours. As Bill Repucci once...

Don't buy it. Build yours. As Bill Repucci once said Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,260
Posted By Vlad
That is crazy. How do we get to Hummel tomorrow?

That is crazy. How do we get to Hummel tomorrow?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-30-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,294
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up That's our guy! Zack as soon as you are out of...

That's our guy! Zack as soon as you are out of Phase One vee vont two tok to you :D

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/5%20mph%20no%20wake%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,846
Posted By Vlad
That would be unbeatable Turbo. :D These two...

That would be unbeatable Turbo. :D

These two aircrafts still need to fly over 200 hours to reach cumulative 10K :D


https://rv-pilots.eu/Images/Oshkosh-005k.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Vlad
Did you mention FUEL and FOOD? I will be heading...

Did you mention FUEL and FOOD? I will be heading your way shortly. :D

Just kidding Tim welcome to the obsession I see you are interested in a 14. Jokes aside just get the first kit and start...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Vlad
Good time was had. Thanks Governor for organizing...

Good time was had. Thanks Governor for organizing this mini air venture!


https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/A%20tale%20of%20RV/Limestone%20-%201_1.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Vlad
Governor instructed us to fly over Museum. Being...

Governor instructed us to fly over Museum. Being a sweeper for the group I did a low pass and flew as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Vlad
I flew over Limestone AFB six years...

I flew over Limestone AFB six years (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=99441&highlight=limestone) ago. Couldn't get permission to land that time. David Valcik did a great job...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,253
Posted By Vlad
Nope. Keep it that way welcome to the...

Nope. Keep it that way welcome to the Disorganized Club. Since you voluntarily cut one year off your build time I suggest get the empennage kit, get basic cheap tools online or borrow and start...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,294
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good job congratulations! If we add all our hours...

Good job congratulations! If we add all our hours we finally can beat Turbo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 67,074
Posted By Vlad
It's a lot in my opinion. Check the bolt.

It's a lot in my opinion. Check the bolt.
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