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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-13-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Hi Gary, I don't think trading out Sedona for...

Hi Gary,
I don't think trading out Sedona for PIMA would have gone over too well with the Mrs. As it turns out though, we didn't make it to Sedona either, so I think I can see another trip south...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-13-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Need Uber

There's no doubt about that, Andy. We've blown a lot of money on rental cars and taxis.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-12-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Titan II missile museum

Our recent trip to Tuscon to see the Titan II missile...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

I'll admit that the last thing Oregon needs is more Californians, but we went anyway.
It was a quick overnight getaway to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum at McMinnville Oregon.
On the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Hi Colin, First, I really like the work you did...

Hi Colin,

First, I really like the work you did on the oil door and hidden hinge.

I found out that my oil door would pop open right at 200MPH with the same latch as you have, and I also have an...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-16-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Eclipse: 21 August 2017

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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,072
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Local news

I've gotten some local attention on my 48 state trip in the form of a newspaper article from the Grass Valley...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-16-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,072
Posted By joe_rainbolt
4th part is coming shortly

Sorry about the delay. Work got in the way of fun, once again. Expect the 4th chapter tonight or tomorrow.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,072
Posted By joe_rainbolt
48 States in two weeks

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Welcome to the group, Bob. Nice pics and...

Welcome to the group, Bob.

Nice pics and airplane. I am curious about your route. What was the rational for going the long way? Sightseeing or perhaps just enjoying the trip? The reason I ask is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-23-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Bodie and Lone Pine

A ghost town, the eastern slope of the Sierras, and a bicycle crash. All in a day's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,502
Posted By joe_rainbolt
I confess: I made the same mistake

I made exactly the same mistake as I was about to paint my elevator. I considered re-skinning, but I felt that the damage caused by me removing all those rivets was a greater risk than a fiberglass...
Forum: California 05-05-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,700
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Think you know how to fly precisely? Try flying...

Think you know how to fly precisely? Try flying formation. I'm one of the 'new red scary guys' that tried formation flying for the first time at this year's Madera event. For me it was an amazing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Like this?

Mine is mounted near the spar on my 7A. It can be easily reached with your right hand and no linkage is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Lassen and Shasta

My latest day trip takes us up to 14,000' and down to (nearly) sea level. Along the way we get close up views of the snow capped peaks of Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta. The flight time on this trip was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-05-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,048
Posted By joe_rainbolt
750 mile day trip

The actual flight time was a little over 5 hours.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-03-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,048
Posted By joe_rainbolt
750 mile day trip

Snow capped mountains, desert, and Pacific ocean all in one day thanks to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,309
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Thanks for the info

Thank you to all that responded.

Tbone and 6 Gun --
Thank you for the offers of hospitality I may contact you as my plans develop. Keeping in mind the vagaries of weather it seems like this kind of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,309
Posted By joe_rainbolt
The 48 state traveling salesman

Hi All,
I'm looking for input on a proposed 48 state "road"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Congratulations Blain. I had the privilege of...

Congratulations Blain.
I had the privilege of having Richard Dilbeck inspect my plane as well. In addition to the inspection, I also received some education. I think of it as a win-win. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,833
Posted By joe_rainbolt
After I built my targa out of carbon fiber I...

After I built my targa out of carbon fiber I found that the stiffness at the rear of the canopy was improved. The shakiness is mostly gone and the twist introduced in the canopy while raising or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 367,217
Posted By joe_rainbolt
KGOO & KLLR

On the ramp in front of my...
Forum: Safety 11-04-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,577
Posted By joe_rainbolt
This topic need not get overheated if we limit...

This topic need not get overheated if we limit our discussion to those pilots who are actually in violation of CFRs. I think all of the anecdotes given would clearly fall outside of legal if not...
Forum: California 10-24-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,682
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Alpine Co. 10/22/16

It was nice to meet you all. I'm sorry I missed a few because I had to leave so early, perhaps next year.

It was a scenic trip over the mountains from Grass Valley that passes Lake Tahoe to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,773
Posted By joe_rainbolt
We'll be there

Count two more in. Can't wait to meet all of you. And thanks to Dan H and the sponsors.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 855,516
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Announcing first flight of N819RV

On the morning of 4 July 2016 N819RV, an RV-7A, took flight for the first time from KGOO. The length of the flight was about 30 minutes during which no significant problems were noted.
The plane...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,305
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Just enough is OK, more tools is better.

One thing to consider is that even when working alone you may benefit from having more than one of certain tools. For example, I like having two cleco pliers. One to misplace, and one more to use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 393,490
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Smile Now dogs in the shop?

I'll help the thread drift with my constant companion.

When I started in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,872
Posted By joe_rainbolt
shop comfort = reduced build time

My two cents:
The time spent making your shop as comfortable as you can will be paid off handsomely in reduced build time. If your shop is a nice place to be, you will be eager to get there and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,257
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Please read more carefully before departing the handle

Jon,
Mr. Smith is a frequent poster on this site. Having some familiarity with his thoughtful contributions over the last few years allows me to suggest that perhaps you have misread his post. He...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,234
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Motivation to fininsh

Great trip report. It is exciting to think about all of the as yet unsampled, by me, craft beers that will be within reach when I finish my plane. I'm going out to the shop now...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Tipup ingress/egress

I recently completed a test fit of my cockpit interior and instrument panel. This was the first time I got in and actually sat on the seats and looked at the range of the control column for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 861,272
Posted By joe_rainbolt
big yellow handle

Hi Lowpass,

It's funny that you should bring that up. The very same thing happened to me when I was a teenager riding in my cousin's Firebird. Except that I was the handle puller. Well I managed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 861,272
Posted By joe_rainbolt
New panel 99%

Haven't posted on VAF in a while, so here is my panel 99%...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Van's crate

I used blankets under plywood from a Vans crate. In two pieces, one side slightly overlaps the other. The floor is very sturdy and I have found that using just one side is permits working on the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-30-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,048
Posted By joe_rainbolt
So sorry to receive this news. Bob put the...

So sorry to receive this news. Bob put the Experimental in EAB. I specifically looked for his posts and always learned something. He will be missed greatly.
Forum: Interiors 10-25-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,634
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Got a 6, 7, or 9 and seats with headrests?

I like the looks of the Classic Aero 'Aviator' seats with the headrest. Does the headrest make it very difficult for the passenger to retrieve something from the baggage area in flight?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,598
Posted By joe_rainbolt
When I was doing the Z bracket thing and looking...

When I was doing the Z bracket thing and looking for information, I uncovered all of the lore surrounding the 'Checkoway' method, but not much in the way of a cook book like, step by step,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,508
Posted By joe_rainbolt
repeat offender

I managed to make it to the fuel tanks before drilling a finger. I thought I was past that part of the learning curve...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,750
Posted By joe_rainbolt
It's great to hit that first milestone

Nice going on the VS. You'll probably be working on your wings before you know it. Might want to check out the lead time now if you are running a 'just in time' factory ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 855,516
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Congrats, Gil. It looks like we are on the same...

Congrats, Gil. It looks like we are on the same schedule :) I rolled mine last weekend.

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Forum: Tools 09-02-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,831
Posted By joe_rainbolt
I really like that roll around. I have something...

I really like that roll around. I have something similar for my automotive tools, but I never made the connection to get one for the aviation tools. That is such a great idea.

For those just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,837
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Constructively educate

Although not yet an aircraft owner, as a builder, I have no difficulty whatsoever understanding the point of view (and rage) of the owner returning to his or her aircraft and spotting a toddler...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,143
Posted By joe_rainbolt
hand rivet puller is sufficient, but not preferable

I suspect that there are not many pull rivets in the RV14, so the manual model is fine -- as others have already said.

However, I can't recall ever buying a tool and then thinking "Oh, I wish I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,414
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Me too

I'll have to second what Bruce said above. Mine looked exactly the same as his did. There are other locations besides the floor stiffeners which also require a joggle in the aluminum angle, such as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,755
Posted By joe_rainbolt
a rivet a day keeps...

Like others have already said. Do something every day if possible.

I don't know if my schedule is at all typical, but I work about two hours each evening during the work week, Mon-Thur, and then I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Thanks Don, and I agree, that it's too nice a TV...

Thanks Don, and I agree, that it's too nice a TV for a shop. I had to move the TV from my house to the shop after I accidentally put a small scratch in the screen. It doesn't affect the TV in any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By joe_rainbolt
A Harbor Freight solution

I have found a roll-around parts caddy to be a great time saver. Mine started with Harbor Freight parts rack (Item #95551) already on wheels. I just added a white board to the top and clamps on top...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,436
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Dollies under wind stands

One comment on the rolling stands. I found the the locking casters on my rolling EAA workbench are sometimes not enough friction to stop movement of the bench if I'm really pushing on it.

For my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,624
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Yes, that was the idea. The little black thing...

Yes, that was the idea. The little black thing sticking up from the center monitor is a camera that tracks head movement and is coupled into the flight sim. To be able to turn your head and see out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,624
Posted By joe_rainbolt
Ah ha, Jerry, I see your two monitors and raise...

Ah ha, Jerry, I see your two monitors and raise you one. Seriously, that is a very nice office.

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Forum: Builder Website Links 01-03-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,332
Posted By joe_rainbolt
RV 7A project blog: www.roughandreadyaerospace.blogspot.com

Excess time causing trouble? Bleed off a few minutes safely at my project blog below. I personally guarantee the roughandreadyaerospace blog to be free from all useful information. Go ahead, the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 28,041
Posted By joe_rainbolt
RV 7A, Rough and Ready CA

Joe Rainbolt
USA
Rough and Ready CA
RV 7A tipup planned


I've been working on this project for 1 year. The Empennage is done and the wings are in progress. Like to waste time? Click this link to...
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