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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I know back in the day when the factory folks...

I know back in the day when the factory folks were flying from Portland to SnF they would draw straws to see who got the RV-9A. That airfoil seemed to take the bumps a little better. Now with the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-14-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I'll add a little grid of links up near the top...

I'll add a little grid of links up near the top this week. Keep the URLs coming that you use regularly. Like I said....work in progress ;^). v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By DeltaRomeo
http://blogs-images.forbes.com/keithflamer/files/2...

http://blogs-images.forbes.com/keithflamer/files/2017/04/MotoArt-1200x675.jpeg

Art smart - make a desk out of it....that can at least be used!!!! ;^)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,706
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I’m as stunned as everyone else to hear this...

I’m as stunned as everyone else to hear this horrible news. It’s a very sad time for our RV Community.

This one hurts. Just about everyone here knew of Jon.

Offering up prayers to all the family...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,832
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Nope. http://www.vansairforce.net/rules.htm...

Nope.

http://www.vansairforce.net/rules.htm please. Numbers 3 and 5.

b,d
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-01-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Very sorry for your loss, Dan.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with. From your writings Allen seemed like to really good guy.

Sincerest condolences.

Doug
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Chandelle Entry Speed? (commercial manuevers)

I searched 'Chandelle' in the forums and found Rick using 120-125kts for his in an RV-7A. Practicing for the commercial check ride.

Can I get some data points on what others are using as an entry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Nope. I took my checkride in my RV-6

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=130588
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-24-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,906
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Related to 'Whistle Pissers'

Story told to me at our airport.

Guy's Dad was an A&P, and occasionally someone would show up and say, "Say Friend, what do you charge for a condition inspection?" When they would hear the price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Take the reins and run with it!!!! Let me know...

Take the reins and run with it!!!!

Let me know how I can help. I serve at the pleasure of the Guy.

b,d
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,843
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Hi Guy! I never got your email (was away from PC...

Hi Guy!

I never got your email (was away from PC for four hours). I don't own the LOE name, but I can't think of a better use of it. Sounds like you're the new LOE guy <grin>. Go get 'um and let...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By DeltaRomeo
And don't forget the hurricane relocation list...

And don't forget the hurricane relocation list at:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=34006

Please add your info to that thread if you can offer a spot.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By DeltaRomeo
And THAT is how that happens.....

Had a similar convo with the spousal unit about twenty years ago when I started building the -6. "Audrey can fly in it when she's 18." She was about three at the time....

Fast forward a few years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,775
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I've written an 'RV-15' document summarizing...

...all my thoughts on the subject. Give it a read if you're bored, or like Super Cubs <g>.

Link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g7jgx-6MVMksVX6sNHoyUoIrXbCw_zwJ/view

v/r,dr
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,566
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Landed!

Wow. Amazing. Congratulations!!!!!


http://www.vansairforce.net/DE_Q3_2018/VAFDR_01%20Aug.%2031%2005.47.jpg

http://www.vansairforce.net/DE_Q3_2018/VAFDR_02%20Aug.%2031%2005.48.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,693
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Hang in there Mel <g>.

First, congrats on the sale. You and Ann have been a HUGE part of my RV life. I bet that was tough to watch.

I understand you're building a high wing bush type now, so keep us in the loop on that ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,336
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Luigi, THANK YOU for posting this. I can't...

Luigi,

THANK YOU for posting this. I can't imagine how gut wrenching all this must have been for you, your family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to detail your thoughts so that we can...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-29-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Where U Been VAF'n?

...in pictures. A thread to spotlight users viewing VAF in weird places. I'll get the ball rolling.... Below under the Carvair on the ramp at KGLE (Gainesville, TX). They built 21 and this was...
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,194
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Outstanding Ron!!!! Many Congrats!!!!! Cool...

Outstanding Ron!!!! Many Congrats!!!!! Cool video.

v/r,dr
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-19-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By DeltaRomeo
OSH'18 Trip Writeup ...Mark Carey RV-10

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RAS_8mOunI_ZXjC3iVNsPTuYKoc9K6X0/view

20 page PDF.

(posted for Mark).
v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,775
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Looks like the Rans Clan just signed a power...

Looks like the Rans Clan just signed a power forward :D. Mike, hope you won’t blow us off - I’ve grown kind of fond of you being the unofficial ‘Walmart front door greeter’ here. :)

Congrats on...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,644
Posted By DeltaRomeo
DIY Lifting Creeper?

Has anyone in the RV world built a DIY lifting floor creeper? Something like the guy here, but with a twist. There are a few threads about people buying lifting creepers, but I was specifically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,775
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Example of Things My RV Won’t Do…but wish it would.

This morning 0800 at the ‘remote office’ 3n.m. east of my home field in the shared Cub - a 2 1/2 minute flight and maybe a cup of fuel. Dried up part of a creek/lake that some of us have started...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,775
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I worked up a RV high wing proposal of sorts back...

I worked up a RV high wing proposal of sorts back in 2012. You can read it at: http://www.vansairforce.net/rv-15.pdf. Back then I got 100 signatures saying they would build it - Van wanted to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,775
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up RV-Bush Plane gets my vote.

RV-Super Cub.

Please.

Modern day plans and a devoted, passionate user base. The perfect compliment to your existing RV. Total FLIGHT ENVELOPE Performance! I would order the tail kit the day...
Forum: Job Board 07-31-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Avionics Wiring Help Needed (Fort Worth, TX)

My buddy Jay Pratt is looking for a helper who is skilled at wiring up avionics in RVs. Contact info: http://www.vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm

Give him a call if interested. The number of people...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,294
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thursday RV Formation (airshow)

Gary Sobek pictures.

Link: ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-26-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,294
Posted By DeltaRomeo
OSH'18 Photo Album Links

....starting the annual thread, and looking forward to URLs posted here.

v/r,dr
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,320
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up I forgot stuff. Can you fly it down maybe?

Yes.

Nothing too visually pretty to report on this flight - Saharan Dust haze and brown grass. But the RV flexibility is what I was hoping to spotlight.

The spousal unit is down in Waco right now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,757
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Congrats!!!!

....and welcome to the site! I'm sure you'll have a blast with the new toy, and please keep us in the loop with your adventures <g>.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Sahara Dust in N. Texas

Took these this morning and thought I would share. Very interesting morning light from the RV here in N.Texas the past couple of days (and next few). Search ‘Sahara Dust Texas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,339
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Tom, thank you for the update.

I can't even begin to imagine what a gut check all this has been for you and your wife. Know that Susie and I have you in our prayers and stand ready to help in any way you need. Just tell us where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I got my tailwheel endorsement in my RV-6. Had...

I got my tailwheel endorsement in my RV-6.

Had fun and glad I did it.

v/r,
dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thank you Bruce! Adding these now.... v/r,dr

Thank you Bruce! Adding these now....

v/r,dr
Forum: Safety 07-04-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By DeltaRomeo
VAF Front Page

http://i66.tinypic.com/20hua8x.png
Forum: Texas (North) 07-01-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,874
Posted By DeltaRomeo
(3) RV 8's in my hangar (52F)

...an 8, an 8A and an 8 (under construction).

Stop by!

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Welcome Jim! (I can't believe I beat Mike to the...

Welcome Jim! (I can't believe I beat Mike to the welcome!).

Looking forward to hearing about your RV adventures in the future, and again welcome.

v/r,dr
Forum: Texas (South) 06-02-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Adrian, I live in DFW. Maybe we could meet up...

Adrian,

I live in DFW. Maybe we could meet up for lunch or dinner. Keep me in the loop!

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Agreed and congrats on your FF. Outstanding job...

Agreed and congrats on your FF. Outstanding job to both you and your son.

v/r,
dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Congratulations Chad!!!! Looking forward to...

Congratulations Chad!!!! Looking forward to more flying posts down the road.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,857
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Where can I get one of these?

...asking for a friend.
v/r,dr

https://photos.smugmug.com/MiscB2018pQ2/i-DXFJFhc/0/47785d9f/X2/IMG_9145-X2.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 04-26-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Welcome to VAF, Jonathan. As usual, Mike beat me...

Welcome to VAF, Jonathan. As usual, Mike beat me to the welcome <G>.

Hey, guess who also lives in Lewisville, TX?

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A: Me! (Highland Village is in Lewisville...)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By DeltaRomeo
PM sent with link to 8A that is FS (currently in...

PM sent with link to 8A that is FS (currently in my hangar).

v/r,
dr
Forum: Safety 04-22-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,010
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I think that the thread has run its instructional...

I think that the thread has run its instructional course and is now turning into a he said she said thing now - so it’s probably a good time to go ahead and lock it down and let those parties...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,010
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Vic, Thank you for that detailed reply (and...

Vic,

Thank you for that detailed reply (and peak into your busy world). 20 hour day (yuck).

Kindest and best,
dr
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,235
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Exclamation SB 18-03-06 Posted

RV-12 (Powered with Rotax 912ULS) ALSO SEE Revisions and Changes
Replace the throttle return...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By DeltaRomeo
1. Yes 2. Yes ...and welcome. Come to lunch...

1. Yes
2. Yes

...and welcome. Come to lunch with us Thursday. You can park your plane in my hangar.

v/r,
dr
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Welcome aboard, Rich! We've all been...

Welcome aboard, Rich! We've all been there....it's a journey and you don't even know what you don't know (but you'll learn). And it's worth it.

Welcome again!

b,d
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Justin, I'll be out there 9am Tuesday morning if...

Justin,
I'll be out there 9am Tuesday morning if you want to relocate to my hangar. You can keep it in there for the weekend if need be.

v/r,
dr
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,093
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Exclamation SB 18-02-02 Potential cracking in the horizontal stabilator front spar

Issued today:


RV-12. Before further flight.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb18-02-02.pdf

"Inspect stabilator front spar for cracks. If cracks are not present the aircraft may be returned to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,015
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thank you!

Well now we know. Thank you. I figured somebody with the same style would recognize it. If anyone has (2) lens kits they are parting out, please let me know.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,015
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Can you identify this wingtip lens?

Can somebody help me identify the maker of this plexi lens? It's on a circa 2010 8A (non-batwing) and we believe the lens was heated to make the Whelen bulb fit. There is a desire by the new owner...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 01-25-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,357
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Probable Cause List Updated 1/25/18.

(16) new probable cause documents have been published since the last update of the RV Accident Probable Cause Listings page at:

http://www.vansairforce.net/AccidentsAndSynopsis.htm (8.6MB...
Forum: Tools 01-17-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Retractable Wheels on Workbench

This was featured on the front page of VansAirForce.net on 1/17/18. Duplicating here.

Video of wheels being extended/retracted:
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/MiscPublic/i-P6QN8Md/O

Wheels are...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-07-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 94,838
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Outstanding Brian!!!! Many...

Outstanding Brian!!!! Many congratulations!!!!

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By DeltaRomeo
That's what I do also. I compose in a word...

That's what I do also. I compose in a word processor and then copy/paste into the forums. Let's me think about things all day (or days) if needed.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Great vid, Axel, and wonderful getting to see you...

Great vid, Axel, and wonderful getting to see you and your Dad over the holidays.

U da man!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Hello again and apologies in advance for this...

Hello again and apologies in advance for this commercial.

There are about 36 hours or so left in 2017 if you would like to get that 2017 honor system donation in under the wire using a credit card....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Exclamation VAF Honor System Donations Down 14% in 2017.

Please excuse this commercial, but there are less than three days left in 2017. If you haven’t sent in your 2017 honor system donation and would like to do so here at the end with a credit card,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Merry Christmas everyone!

...and a Happy New Year from Susie, Audrey, Tate, Moondog and myself.

Hope you're getting to enjoy the day with family and friends.

Warmest regards to all,
dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,145
Posted By DeltaRomeo
10,000!

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/press_releases/Vans_10000_Flying.pdf

v/r,
dr
Forum: Texas (North) 11-17-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Yup.

John, you can store your RV in my hangar at 52F FOR FREE. Give me a shout when it gets a little closer. I'm very happy to help.

vafdr

NOTE: For anyone visiting 52F in their RV I would suggest...
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