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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By dreed
I am traveling for business this week, but I have...

I am traveling for business this week, but I have a brand new Slick at home (went with P-Mags) I think it needs one AD, but have never been used. I'll take a look when I get back home.

Also, have a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By dreed
Thanks Guys- problem is I have the VS glass on...

Thanks Guys- problem is I have the VS glass on (for the 9 rudder) and wasn't smart enough to attach with screws, I'll take a look next week when I return from a work trip to see how easily I could...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By dreed
Thanks all. Would I be crazy to just make a 2nd...

Thanks all. Would I be crazy to just make a 2nd VS and have a VS/8 Rudder combination?

VS is pretty quick to make, not hard to swap

Dumb idea?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By dreed
Thanks all- bummer on the VS glass being...

Thanks all- bummer on the VS glass being different. I am sure I have the old VS glass in a box somewhere. One more project I guess.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By dreed
RV-8 rudder

Dumb question, but about to move the fuse to the painter. I have the RV-8 rudder from my original emp kit that I complected years ago (minus glass).

Is the glass fairings/tip of the VS the same for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By dreed
I vote 2 5600's too. You'd have plenty of room...

I vote 2 5600's too. You'd have plenty of room for dual comms, and I am sure you could find a place for a backup Dynon/Garmin. I plan on putting one on the roll bar forward brace, but you could...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-05-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,682
Posted By dreed
Darn it... Very sorry to read this. RIP and...

Darn it... Very sorry to read this. RIP and prayers to family and friends.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By dreed
Isn't the carry through different on the 9 as...

Isn't the carry through different on the 9 as well?

Also, as I recall the H-Stab on the RV-9 is perpendicular to the wing and larger than the RV-7, whereas the RV-7 is smaller and tapered toward the...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By dreed
I thought there has been a lot of talk (on here...

I thought there has been a lot of talk (on here as well) that white is now the preferred color, even while flying. I seem to recall someone even calling a flight surgeon friend of theirs that was...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 80,942
Posted By dreed
Beautiful plane infltc2s!

Beautiful plane infltc2s!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By dreed
Swap tipper for slider :-)

Swap tipper for slider :-)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By dreed
I second what Scott said- you need to get it a...

I second what Scott said- you need to get it a little narrower so when you get the canopy on it'll spring out a little and slide smoothly.

Also, I do notice mine is a little stiffer in cold weather.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,432
Posted By dreed
I think the flying public deserves some of the...

I think the flying public deserves some of the blame too. While I wasn't around in 1978 (I was, but was a very little guy), I've got to imagine there were fewer people flying and people were more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By dreed
I am not 100% but I believe it used to be...

I am not 100% but I believe it used to be Vetterman but they've switched vendors a few years ago. You can still get them from Vetterman (delete the exhaust from the FWF kit). This is what I did (390...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By dreed
Congratulations!!!! Looks like a beautiful 10!

Congratulations!!!! Looks like a beautiful 10!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,033
Posted By dreed
Add me to the "I don't want to know" category. 7A...

Add me to the "I don't want to know" category. 7A QB, new IO-390, Hartz Composite C/S, AFS quick panel, upgraded mount nose gear, pro paint, full classic aero leather, and on and on and I'm still not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By dreed
Talking [QUOTE=Dan Langhout;1391490]A group of us from...

[QUOTE=Dan Langhout;1391490]A group of us from Moontown (3M5) planned a flyout Saturday down to Gulf Shores, AL (KJKA) for some seafood at LuLu’s. Problem was, the weather turned crappy in south...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By dreed
Lots of good stuff here already- many of which I...

Lots of good stuff here already- many of which I have done.

I'd also add-

Supertracks canopy mod if doing a 6/7/9 slider
Anti-Spat almost a 14
Control Approach Rudder pedals
Berringer nose wheel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,037,536
Posted By dreed
Looking great Dave!!!!!! Starting to feel like a...

Looking great Dave!!!!!! Starting to feel like a real plane I bet.
-dan
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,623
Posted By dreed
I can see them all just fine

I can see them all just fine
Forum: Interiors 11-22-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By dreed
I am sure they could help, but the forward sudden...

I am sure they could help, but the forward sudden stop with the head still moving (and torso belted in solid) is likely the far more damaging/fatal part.In race cars this was greatly reduced by the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-21-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,037,536
Posted By dreed
Wings and tail first paint pics

Got these from the painter tonight-

The light in the booth is pretty bright, the base is more of a dove gray but looks white in the pics. He said they'll all get a good cut/buff/polish

Pretty...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-04-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 121,769
Posted By dreed
Looks great Jereme! Sounds like yours may have...

Looks great Jereme! Sounds like yours may have been a little easier than mine, but I am super happy to have made the switch. Nothing against the old design, but this seems much better.

I think the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-01-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 32,437
Posted By dreed
Awesome - in its natural home. Looks great!

Awesome - in its natural home. Looks great!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By dreed
Hey All- I picked up the new mount late last...

Hey All-

I picked up the new mount late last week. We were able to get the old mount off and the engine pulled on the first day. The new mount and engine are back on now.

The new mount wasn't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By dreed
Would the Hartzell Composite work?

Would the Hartzell Composite work?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,712
Posted By dreed
Hey Tom and Suzanne- Add me to the list of those...

Hey Tom and Suzanne- Add me to the list of those who was not aware, but all the best for the two of you. Go have fun!!!!
Forum: Safety 10-28-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,028
Posted By dreed
This lifehammer looks like a good alternative....

This lifehammer looks like a good alternative. Seatbelt cutter, some weight and a ceramic punch....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By dreed
Not on weather, but I have three cars with Sirius...

Not on weather, but I have three cars with Sirius and I have to do the call/dance every year to get anything close to reasonable.

May try and see if you pay in advance for 12 months what they'll do...
Forum: Northwest 10-25-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By dreed
Bill- I've got a hangar in Camas (Grove 1W1)...

Bill- I've got a hangar in Camas (Grove 1W1) which is about a 25 minute drive... but my plane is still not flying and is in currently another hangar and parts are in paint right now. I really doubt...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By dreed
Have it in my hot little hands (OK, back of my...

Have it in my hot little hands (OK, back of my car really). I'll post some pics tomorrow if anyone cares to see them
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By dreed
Good news! Got a call my undrilled mount is ready...

Good news! Got a call my undrilled mount is ready for pickup. I have to drive right be there Thursday, but I may need to find some time tomorrow to make the trip.

I'll post pics once I get it and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,978
Posted By dreed
Love these pics! Good dad!

Love these pics! Good dad!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By dreed
Undrilled Larry? Do you recall when you ordered?

Undrilled Larry? Do you recall when you ordered?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By dreed
Thanks Ray! It seems like far more of the drilled...

Thanks Ray! It seems like far more of the drilled mounts are arriving which is great. Those of us doing the retrofit are getting anxious :-)

Can't wait to see them in the flesh.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By dreed
Anyone get the undrilled new gear yet?

I spoke with Vans last week about something else and they said they're starting to arrive. I was supposedly #1 or 2 on the list, but still haven't got the call yet.

Getting antsy- just wondering if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By dreed
Awesome- Congratulations! Talk about about...

Awesome- Congratulations! Talk about about dedication

Forgive me as I've only slept about 8-9 hours in the last couple days but my first thought was that like a child from birth to 18 years old and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,968
Posted By dreed
Exactly my thought

Exactly my thought
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By dreed
I think there is progress being made in this...

I think there is progress being made in this area. With the newer VR stuff, you pop on the headset and you should get that immersive experience. Not sure how it'll work with interacting with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By dreed
I did see on the flightchops they had some gear...

I did see on the flightchops they had some gear from "realsimgear" and when I looked at their site they did have a GTN650 and 750 bezel setup along with 430/530. Not cheap ($500?) and they also has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By dreed
Thanks Phil- Agree, nothing like stick time in...

Thanks Phil-

Agree, nothing like stick time in the real thing. Definitely would be used for instrument procedures and possibly some fun.

Good to hear about the flight sim 2020
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,324
Posted By dreed
Anyone use a sim at home?

Was catching up on some old Flight Chops on youtube yesterday. In one, they had put together a pretty nice sim setup and it got me thinking it might be good for me to do something similar. I am still...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,812
Posted By dreed
It's been a long time since I was on the emp, but...

It's been a long time since I was on the emp, but as I recall I screwed up more than a few things and made several trips down to Vans. Fast forward to the side skirts on the slider and maybe 2-3 sets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By dreed
Not 100% sure, but when you look on their site...

Not 100% sure, but when you look on their site they still have it listed. I'll call and ask today
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By dreed
Hmm... I am pre-cut/wired for a 540 and given the...

Hmm... I am pre-cut/wired for a 540 and given the "free" Lynx L3 Transponder or the Avidyne one I may need to pull the trigger then sell the "free" stuff to recoup some of the cost.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,291
Posted By dreed
Mel- Sorry- was not my intent to infer it was...

Mel- Sorry- was not my intent to infer it was legal. Actually, from watching the video I think the guys were pushing it even if legal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,291
Posted By dreed
Wasn't there a video on here recently of someone...

Wasn't there a video on here recently of someone doing just this? Skydiver out of a 7 (may have been a 6) with the canopy removed. Can't find the link
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 675,664
Posted By dreed
Well- I am sure it was worth it!!!!

Well- I am sure it was worth it!!!!
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,402
Posted By dreed
Echo chamber in here- but... Great story and...

Echo chamber in here- but...

Great story and that is a GREAT looking bird!

Congrats.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 675,664
Posted By dreed
Congratulations!!!! Beautiful airplane. Must be...

Congratulations!!!! Beautiful airplane. Must be an amazing feeling.

8 years? Wow- I am not too far behind you. What serial #? I am 581.
Forum: Propellers 10-06-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By dreed
Interesting- I wonder if that Hub is a lot...

Interesting- I wonder if that Hub is a lot lighter? I have the 2 blade composite Hartzell and as I recall it's just under 44 lbs (including spinner).

Surprised an extra blade would be 2lbs lighter....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By dreed
I too cannot see it.

I too cannot see it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,649
Posted By dreed
Ahh... makes sense. Thanks Ron!

Ahh... makes sense. Thanks Ron!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,649
Posted By dreed
OK, I may be showing my RV ignorance here (still...

OK, I may be showing my RV ignorance here (still building), but why would you put the bleeder on the bottom? Are you just cracking the lines at the to bleed now vs using the bleed screw? You can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By dreed
Nothing really to add other than that chromed...

Nothing really to add other than that chromed spinner looks fantastic!

I've got the Hartzell composite prop and their spinner and that spinner looks easily as nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By dreed
Looks like you need a shutterfly account to view...

Looks like you need a shutterfly account to view no matter what link you click
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By dreed
You could probably flatten that little dimple out...

You could probably flatten that little dimple out with no issue it'd likely never show.

I wouldn't worry about the drop/flex and if you are like probably everyone else on here - you'll have at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By dreed
Thanks Blake! Still jealous that you'll have...

Thanks Blake!

Still jealous that you'll have your stuff soon but glad to see that people are getting the updated parts.

Mine looked like this about 2 days before they announced the new mount....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By dreed
Blake- have you drilled your firewall already or...

Blake- have you drilled your firewall already or is it undrilled? If that latter I know a few people have received them already.

My engine was hanging and I had just started on the cowl when the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By dreed
big second on using scrap to verify. you can...

big second on using scrap to verify. you can check the angle and get the microstop set perfectly
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By dreed
Thanks all- Sorry, should have been more...

Thanks all-

Sorry, should have been more specific, but yes the new style mount/gear.

I was told a few weeks back 2-3 weeks, but called this week and they weren't able to give me an ETA. Sounds...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By dreed
Anyone get their new undrilled mount yet?

I can't really complain as my project set collecting dust for 10+ years, but I am running out of things to work on while I wait for the mount/gear.
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