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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-10-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By mbauer
Hopefully I'll be able to take you up on that. ...

Hopefully I'll be able to take you up on that. Looking forward to eating some bugs as well...

Best regards,
Mike
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-10-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By mbauer
[QUOTE=Vlad;1301482]Hey Mike there are no set...

[QUOTE=Vlad;1301482]Hey Mike there are no set dates yet but initial plans are centered around 4th of July. Two aircrafts are committed and working on their visas. The third one is still in decision...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-09-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By mbauer
Real Chrome Paint

Here are a few interesting options:
http://www.sprayonchrome.com/index2.html = have to buy a complete system

Spray cans here or choose the bottles, I bought this but haven't tried them yet (1 can...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By mbauer
Hi Vlad, Thank you. Unless something happens...

Hi Vlad,

Thank you. Unless something happens with my plan to fly South, won't have the time to go West. Using all my vacation for the Southern flight.

If something happens and I can't make it,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-09-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,013
Posted By mbauer
Hi Vlad, When do you plan on doing this? ...

Hi Vlad,

When do you plan on doing this? Interested.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By mbauer
This Might Help

You can download a 3-view from Vans site and then color using different programs. Once done you can cut it out and glue like I did on the link below.

Using AutoCAD eventually built a paper model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By mbauer
Pre Heat

Why not pre-heat the engine? A couple of hair dryers will warm it up quick. That is what I use for winter flying.

Two hair dryers in the cooling inlets and one down below where the exhaust pipes...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-04-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
[QUOTE=Vlad;1300001]Yes, I am assembling a...

[QUOTE=Vlad;1300001]Yes, I am assembling a caravan.:D

If you show up down South as you previously planned I will be still here and meet you. If not climb that career ladder more gas money. And see...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-03-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
Hi Vlad, Fantastic photos! I see you like to...

Hi Vlad,

Fantastic photos! I see you like to fly "way" out over the water!

Invasion? July 2019? Year early? I'll be here on full alert!

Planning on hedge hopping down south myself, plan is for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-03-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
Internet Upgrade

Hi Rockwood,

Upgraded my internet, old connection, couldn't watch videos or upload.

After the upgrade started watching some posted here, finally decided to upload these.
Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
Fairweather mountain to Yakutat

Leaving Fairweather Mountain and almost to Yakutat. Will land at Yakutat, top the tanks off and fly across Prince William Sound to get to Kenai. Anyway that is what the plan is.

One last look at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
Fairweather Mountain

Fairweather Mountain is the highest mountain in British Columbia, Canada.

Flying along the West side with a close look at it.

Here is the Link:...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
More Video of Mt Crillon

Mt Crillon is a huge mountain. Mount Crillon drops 9,000 feet (2,700 m) in less than 4 mi (6.4 km) on both its north and west faces. It is part of the Saint Elias Mountains. Mt Crillon is located in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
Crossing From Alaska Southeast Islands to the Mainland

Mt Crillon is the big mountain in this movie. Finally leaving the islands behind. Mt Crillon is a high peak of the Fairweather Range, the southernmost part of the Saint Elias Mountains.

Just about...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
44-Miles To Petersburg (PAPG)

44.4 Miles to Petersburg (PAPG), Alaska. 12 o'clock you can see a mountain with snow cap, Petersburg is in the valley nook you can see between the base of the snow capped and the slightly closer...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
Border Crossing: Canada to Alaska

Short video showing what it looks like when leaving Canada and crossing into Alaska.

Mention center on the radio. For this flight, had requested flight following. Great way to travel this part of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
Back Near Civilization Again

The Skeena River w/ road to Prince Rupert, Canada. Getting close to Alaska, haven't seen any roads for along time.

221-miles before reaching Petersburg, feels great to almost be there with plenty of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
More Video

Another short video of the mountains. After viewing a few of these, note, keep showing the instruments and inside conditions.

Trust me, when flying over this kind of terrain, best to keep an eye on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By mbauer
May 28, 2017 BC Coastal Mountain Flight

Flew down to Boise, ID just before Memorial Weekend 2017. Reason was to pick up my RV that was "stranded" there during a flight back to Alaska.

Purchased my RV-6 on-line. Through VAF was able to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By mbauer
PM Sent

Hi Andy,

Wondering if you have sold this yet. Interested in finding out more.

Was wondering which size it is and if you are willing to ship to Alaska if I pay the shipping?

Best regards,
Mike...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-30-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By mbauer
Platforms

Agree with you on the platforms. Have an old school set of Power Grips, they work better than anything I've used. Help with the bunny hop when a little extra speed and an un-expected water...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-29-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,477
Posted By mbauer
Congratulations on finding what you wanted! I...

Congratulations on finding what you wanted! I paid less than 40k myself, been real happy with the RV so far, a few bumps, but nothing major as far as any issues.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By mbauer
Carb Ice Can Happen Quickly

Here in Alaska need to watch for carb ice all the time.

Found a couple of charts that help, great to use before heading out for the pre-flight:

Temp in deg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By mbauer
Type Of Shop Heater?

What type of shop heater are you using?

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By mbauer
Really Interesting Numbers

Really like looking at those numbers.

Now asking, wonder how many of each is still flying, and how long production vs., percentages for the same number of RV's.

10% of 100,000 says something for...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-21-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
New 3D Model of a RV-6

A friend who designs paper models designed a download for the RV-6 using my proposed paint graphic.

Someone asked about how to build a paper model, well I'm in the process of doing a "Build-Thread"...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-20-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By mbauer
Awesome!

Thank you for the estimates on the cash outlay, in particular curious about the paint booth cost.

Any tips on construction? Was thinking of using 2x2 and then a thin strip of wood to hold the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-09-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
New Design Being Worked on

My simple boxy design was created using 2D techniques, a friend who designs using 3D is drawing up a complete model. His designs are way beyond what I do.

Here is an example of what he is working...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-09-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Hi Rockwood, Yes, the drawing and photos don't...

Hi Rockwood,

Yes, the drawing and photos don't show the real colors. The yellow is very bright, however it and some of the other colors were washed out under the bright light I used.

The laser...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-09-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Model Design

On another website for paper models, I have been posting a similar thread. One of the designers, way better than me, has posted a quick 3D drawing of the RV-6.

I've asked permission to copy and...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-08-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Model Build Revision 15

Hi Ed,

I plan to experiment more with the model. Gives better look for fit of graphics. Thinking I will be able to add skins to attempt different looks.

Will be doing a model or skins of your...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-07-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Worked all Weekend On Design

Spent most of this weekend working on my design upgrades.

Couldn't find a happy place for the head cape feathers, finally brought in some eagles in flight to get an idea or two. I think I found...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-05-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Major Upgrades This Weekend Planned

Hi Rob, thank you for the comments.

Hi Ed, Yes, will try something like your design-also will be working on creating an actual 3D model for the fuselage along with being able to use different...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-05-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Simple Paper Model

Mirrored the basic work, then printed it out on two sheets of 90# Cardstock. Cut and glued.

This is what I ended up with:

https://image.ibb.co/bOLeWz/RV_Paint_Model1_Copy.jpg

Now I see what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 427,040
Posted By mbauer
Three Tail Draggers: One Photo

Today at lunch was at the airport to take some pictures of my RV for my paint project.

Boy did I time it right! Three tail draggers in this photo, RV-6, DC3 and flying in the far right background...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Thank you once again, Rockwood has sold your...

Thank you once again, Rockwood has sold your design modification to me! Awesome job Rockwood!

Didn't get a chance to work on the updates last night, worked on some mapping for a group of friends...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-01-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Saturday flew my daughter for her first trip to...

Saturday flew my daughter for her first trip to the Harding Ice Field. Right at sunset. Have a few photos to upload. No clouds, so there wasn't a really colorful sunset, just a few shadows and...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-30-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Rendition # 9-10

Modified Graphic, removed the wing detail on the fuselage, fit the head to the engine cowling, simulated the ivory color of the present paint.

Removed some of the wing feathers, opened up the tail...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-29-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Hi Vlad, Once the condition inspection is done...

Hi Vlad,

Once the condition inspection is done in Feb. 2019, and insurance paid for, hoping to have enough money to fly down. Looking at May 2019 for the trip.

Oh, I get it: You're volunteering to...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-28-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Rendition #7

Tweaked the wings to a final look. Notice there is more white area between the blue. Tried to shape this area more like an actual eagle wing. I'm happy with the...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-28-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Updated Fuselage/Tweaked the Wings a Little

Rendition #6

Great thing about AutoCAD: Can save old versions and draw new ones by cutting/pasting.

This is the 6th version; Today I brought in a photo of an eagle flying with a side view. I then...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Updated Graphics

Took the advice to enlarge the body. Not sure what pattern to use for the feathers though. The abstract design is not quite what I want, will think on it some more. Maybe something like an abstract...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-25-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,410
Posted By mbauer
Thanks For Posting This Thread

Just read through it all. Interesting process, thank you for sharing your experience with the vinyl.

Something to think about for my project.

Do like your colors and final look!

Best...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-25-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
I agree with you on ED, he nailed it, was exactly...

I agree with you on ED, he nailed it, was exactly what it is lacking.

Your comment on the 3D is correct. One of my hobbies is designing 3D paper models that fly.

A RV is slightly out of my range...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-25-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Thank you for the nice complement! The body was...

Thank you for the nice complement!

The body was done first, I scaled a photo of an eagle to the wing. I then copied the photo and located it over the fuselage view, using lines from the wing...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-25-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Hi Rockwood, Great to hear from you. Yes, you...

Hi Rockwood,

Great to hear from you. Yes, you need to make it up 2020-Check with Vlad.

I'm trying to get things together enough to fly down next summer for my vacation. Possibly 4-weeks. Plan to...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-24-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Wow, you are correct about anatomical size....

Wow, you are correct about anatomical size. Eagles have huge wings and small bodies, really like what you did! Awesome! Will re-think this a little, great ways to improve have been mentioned. Kind'a...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-24-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Great , thanks for the info. I'll send an email...

Great , thanks for the info. I'll send an email once I'm done with the updates to the design.

Yes, Agree about the blue on the head, plan is to enlarge the details like you mention. This was a...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-23-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,271
Posted By mbauer
Adding Paint To All Ready Painted RV-6

I'm thinking of changing/adding to my already painted RV-6.

Spent this weekend drawing up a planned addition. Want to paint this on top of the Ivory white color. Colors added will be red, white...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By mbauer
Similar RV-6 Learning Experience

When I bought my RV-6, had similar issues. Thought it was just me having issues learning to fly a tail wheel.

Decided to ask some questions here. Learned real fast I needed to look at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By mbauer
Hope You Enjoy Your Road to the Private Pilot License

Understand why you would want a RV. They are fantastic airplanes!

To learn to fly in an Experimental means searching for a CFI that will instruct in one.

About the only thing an instructor can't...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-08-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By mbauer
On-Line Color Search

Have you tried an on-line color match calculator?

Use them all the time to find colors to use with my drawing program.

Quick search brought this one up for auto colors: ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,010
Posted By mbauer
LPS-1 or -2 or -3?

I see a few here use the LPS brand to lubricate the rod ends.

Some use the LPS-1 while others mention the LPS-2. Curious about LPS-3 since it is a longer lasting rust inhibitor.

Has anybody used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By mbauer
Some here have said they use power all the way. ...

Some here have said they use power all the way. If you truly remove power at base and plan to make the runway, you are doing steep turns close to the runway. Traffic pattern will be close to runway...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By mbauer
Risk Is Everywhere

As stated above almost everything we choose to do has Risk. It depends on how you choose to manage it that counts.

With ground vehicles there are plenty of laws that govern how to manage it. Same...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,577
Posted By mbauer
Thank you For the Replies!!!

Sounds like it was the EZ stuff. Think I'll clean them up and use the tri-flo for now. Only way I can get them out is to make sure that I press down on the vertical bolt.

They bind when trying to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,577
Posted By mbauer
Such A Thing As Lube For the O-Ring on the Fuel Cap?

My fuel caps are getting harder and harder to remove and then put back. When I first purchased my RV-6 it had some kind of "product" that seemed to help, now that stuff is acting like a glue.

Is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-11-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By mbauer
Great Photos

Great photos Vlad! Used to drive Hwy 40 when traveling from Denver to my home, located in Idaho, back in the early 1980's.

Now can see some of the area from the air, Thank You for sharing the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-04-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,784
Posted By mbauer
Agree with CJ on this, just need to check weather...

Agree with CJ on this, just need to check weather and verify freezing levels, usually really accurate.

Carb icing is a different story, must always look at carb icing as probable due to our high...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By mbauer
Hi Vlad, Great to hear from you again. Still...

Hi Vlad,

Great to hear from you again. Still amazed at your photos. You have a great eye and talent for taking photos! From going through your threads pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,784
Posted By mbauer
Cowboy Bar right in the center of Jackson, has...

Cowboy Bar right in the center of Jackson, has silver dollars all over the actual bar! I prefer the skiing myself! Lots of elk viewing while there-airport is between protected elk range and town,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-19-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By mbauer
Agree About Traffic Rules

Yes, Vlad, not only in my backyard, hours and hours of flying Hueys there in the 1980's.

True about the Goat and Sheep, easy to spot if you know where they're at. Knik River is a popular 4-wheel...
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