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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Vlad
Michael if you are replacing the hoses with...

Michael if you are replacing the hoses with Lycoming original parts, mark the edges on intake pipe before cutting the old ones. It will help you to gauge their position first time. Have fun there is...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Vlad
I just ran my calculator Charlie and I was amazed...

I just ran my calculator Charlie and I was amazed learning that the stock belt on my alternator made nearly half a billion loops since 2011. Still no cracks or cuts. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,033
Posted By Vlad
Well said CJ!...

Well said CJ! :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Fly%20ins/a6.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Vlad
They work till first wash. Then you can poke a...

They work till first wash. Then you can poke a hole in it for your index :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Vlad
Nothing will happen to them Jeff. Install as you...

Nothing will happen to them Jeff. Install as you wish. When you start flying the cable ends will be well lubricated with engine oil. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Vlad
Thank you Scott. Btw my RV9A buddy and I will be...

Thank you Scott. Btw my RV9A buddy and I will be passing by 50-60 nm north of you on a Turkey weekend. We can coordinate an express VAF meet-n-greet somewhere on Colorado/Utah side. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Vlad
Will be in your mailbox in couple weeks Dave....

Will be in your mailbox in couple weeks Dave. Would appreciate if you post their finds here.



That's affirmative Scott. None. Enjoy your 9A what an excellent machine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Vlad
Bobby I will keep the aux fuel pump for another...

Bobby I will keep the aux fuel pump for another year. A fuel hose leading to carb need to be changed it shows a spot by the heat reflector. I'll keep the motor running I have an ambitious plan for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Vlad
Totally stock per plans Bruce. I locktited the...

Totally stock per plans Bruce. I locktited the bolt threads only.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Easing%20the%20maintenance/gear%20leg%20hole%20-%201.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By Vlad
Lightbulb 3,000 + hours nose gear bolt replaced

Short story long that's how the stock nose wheel gear bolt looks after 6 years of constant abuse. RV9A with over 3,000 of flying hours and 4,200+ landings some of them at places I wouldn't even think...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,005
Posted By Vlad
Is there a better aircraft then your RV8 Jim? I...

Is there a better aircraft then your RV8 Jim? I want to see it and good luck with the sale. :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Fly%20ins/IMG_0688.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,815
Posted By Vlad
It's Don McNamara's old "Smokey"...

It's Don McNamara's old "Smokey" (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=90018&page=2) you can ask him directly. :)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,391
Posted By Vlad
WX last week of November

My good RV buddy (Sibirsky) and I are planning to roam Wild West on turkey day weekend. What kind of weather to expect at the end of November? Should we stick to larger airports/FBO with the ability...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Vlad
It looks outstanding from the air. Over Carolinas...

It looks outstanding from the air. Over Carolinas I spotted a white RV couple thousand feet below. A quick call on local frequency confirmed it was Casper... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,485
Posted By Vlad
They are. A lot of things can fit in the...

They are. A lot of things can fit in the container. :D


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/TP%20-%201.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,485
Posted By Vlad
It was a team effort Scooby. A brilliant engineer...

It was a team effort Scooby. A brilliant engineer from Mass helped. Based on DanH idea. :)


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/onion%20bombing%20-%201.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,485
Posted By Vlad
Talking I can launch small pumpkins out of this device....

I can launch small pumpkins out of this device. :D

PS. Local FSDO came to look at it and put me back in phase 1 for 5 hours....
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By Vlad
Plastic water bottle fits pretty well. Cut (or...

Plastic water bottle fits pretty well. Cut (or puncture) the bottom, insert and pour into it. Discard after usage. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 405,895
Posted By Vlad
Yes David thank you!

Yes David thank you!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 405,895
Posted By Vlad
It's progressing nicely David. Hey if you have...

It's progressing nicely David. Hey if you have plans handy can you take a look at brass bushing specs? Inside the control column below the stick. Mine has an untolerable play and I want to machine a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-13-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Vlad
You can't go wrong with any set

It shouldn't be unless you are hunting for top brands. Or your abacus is missing a bead. :D

I spent around $600 at Oshkosh booth (Avery) and it was enough to complete the empennage. Compressor was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,553
Posted By Vlad
Looks great Scott I am jealous. Can I borrow your...

Looks great Scott I am jealous. Can I borrow your RV signature/nickname for two years? You don't need it anymore. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By Vlad
Good job Al! Captain Luke will love the extra...

Good job Al! Captain Luke will love the extra room of RV14! :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/Rangeley%20Lake/Luke.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Vlad
Nice video Jon! It's never gets old indeed. A lot...

Nice video Jon! It's never gets old indeed. A lot of interesting planes are passing via corridor. Two days ago it was a Hawkeye by GWB. Constantly catching on a Robbie all the way down to the Clock. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-05-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Posted By Vlad
Low pressure would cause inside shredding like...

Low pressure would cause inside shredding like this one. Seen similar symptoms on a foreign pilot board some years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Vlad
KAEG

I was comfortable at Double Eagle KAEG during Baloon Fiesta. Plenty of tiedowns, good weather. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,299
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Wohoo! Congratulations Al let's throw a party...

Wohoo! Congratulations Al let's throw a party after Phase One! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By Vlad
What Carl said....

What Carl said. :)


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Easing%20the%20maintenance/FAB%20bend%20-%201.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-28-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 87,520
Posted By Vlad
Small world Brian. Was great talking to you at...

Small world Brian. Was great talking to you at the restaurant I wish I weren't on a run. That mighty Cub of yours caught my eye you put some serious hours on that amphib. Thanks for a nice try to pay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Vlad
Would love to Turbo! What kind of requirements I...

Would love to Turbo! What kind of requirements I need to meet?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By Vlad
Stick with us Brad. We are a friendly bunch. You...

Stick with us Brad. We are a friendly bunch. You may encounter a light turbulence down the road but most of the ride with VAF is smooth. Welcome!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-26-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By Vlad
Beautiful country you have there Troy. Flew past...

Beautiful country you have there Troy. Flew past Fairmont mid June on my way from Russia. Incredible scenery. That valley full of clouds is surreal.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up This is incredible! I am mapping your route Eddie.

This is incredible! I am mapping your route Eddie.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By Vlad
After couple thousand hours of flying I had...

After couple thousand hours of flying I had considerable play in elevator trim tab due to an elongated hole. I fly an RV9A. A good friend of mine machined a bushing out of a rivet. Fits perfect feels...
Forum: Northeast 09-24-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By Vlad
He sold his 8 and got himself a nice 10! My buddy...

He sold his 8 and got himself a nice 10! My buddy liked it and now wants one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Vlad
Smile They are still common

There are still many places you could play at. Alvord Desert would fit.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Alvord%20-%201.jpg


Tonopah dry lake bed (not the fenced area)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Vlad
I installed oil pressure switch from Vans...

I installed oil pressure switch from Vans firewall forward kit and it developed a leak after 3K hours. There is a better alternative from BandC.aero http://www.bandc.aero/pressureswitchspdt.aspx :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up I am already studying it thanks Mike! :)

I am already studying it thanks Mike! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,663
Posted By Vlad
David thanks for excellent references. Will...

David thanks for excellent references. Will report the results here.




Rocky targa needs extensive work I don't have neither time nor facility as of now. Winter is coming... :)

Rob, thanks for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,663
Posted By Vlad
Broken plexi corner

I am wondering if there is a method to repair a broken canopy corner. I can remove couple screws and pry the plexiglass from the frame. Any suggestions?
Glue? Transparent tape from both sides maybe?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By Vlad
James if you go to less then smooth terrain on...

James if you go to less then smooth terrain on occasion the best idea would be to remove the pant. I cracked the fairings multiple times. If there is Broken NW Pant Club I would qualify as a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By Vlad
I squeezed 6 non-autopilot hours out of stock...

I squeezed 6 non-autopilot hours out of stock fuel tanks in 2012. RV9A FP carbureted, partial power takeoff. Good ANR headset and Classic Aero seats made it quite a pleasant experience. Routinely do...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,505
Posted By Vlad
2017 Columbus Day weekend

CJ you mentioned a possible meet-n-greet here http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=153421 on Columbus Day weekend. How many beds are vacant for Sat night if any? :D
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By Vlad
Talking I promised my Russian buddy at least 30 RVs to...

I promised my Russian buddy at least 30 RVs to look over during annual Belfast Flyin. He bit the bullet, bought the ticket and flew commercially for the show. He owns and flies an RV9 Cetus company...
Forum: Northeast 09-12-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By Vlad
Talking Three Russian Stooges

Three Russian RV stooges (a Canadian, a Motherlander and an American) initially planned to perform at Belfast wharf kitchen on Friday night. However the Canadian RV was struck and totalled by a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By Vlad
Good job Mike! Don't rush with Phase One. :)

Good job Mike! Don't rush with Phase One. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 317,376
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Elegant. A lot of prime real estate for your...

Elegant. A lot of prime real estate for your future RTW sponsors Greg. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,136
Posted By Vlad
Challenging but possible.

I have couple of those under my belt. Where I was literally limited by those numbers. It could be done in RV9 for sure just need some practice as Terry said. Every knot of a headwind component and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Vlad
RV9

I have a close combination Jim a FP Catto and a carburated 320. Visited Ledville in the middle of July at nearly full gross. The runway there is very long but lengthier takeoff distance and anemic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Vlad
You made my day Bill. Indeed I retracted the...

You made my day Bill. Indeed I retracted the flaps in the flare didn't use any brakes saved my bald tires and worn pads....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Vlad
I did. In 2016 after S-n-F. Great runway but no...

I did. In 2016 after S-n-F. Great runway but no facilities. I met a Medevac crew there they advised how to navigate via adjacent Restricted airspace. :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,973
Posted By Vlad
John don't overthink it just pack and go! Plan at...

John don't overthink it just pack and go! Plan at least two weeks. It's a chunk of good old US there waiting for a great cameraman like yourself. You would be pleasantly surprised how easy it is....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,973
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Nicely done Shawn!

Great video thanks Shawn! I am already missing the flying paradise. Smart man didn't go to Barrow on top. Those clouds are loaded with hard water could easily trap anybody above them. One week is...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By Vlad
It is the bushing and it's not limited to RV10...

It is the bushing and it's not limited to RV10 model. I noticed the play in pitch after couple hundred hours. Still the same slop after 3K on my RV9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,799
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Enjoyed it.

Some year I am going to make it. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Vlad
Well written piece nice video thanks for...

Well written piece nice video thanks for promoting the hobby!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 834,921
Posted By Vlad
That's a big difference Bruce....

That's a big difference Bruce. :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Alton%20Bay%20Kitty%20Hawk/Bruce%20at%20Alton%20Bay%20-%201.jpg
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 103,106
Posted By Vlad
Talking 5 fun strips in one day

How to visit 5 different grass airstrips in one day? Go to Spurwink flyin near Portland, Maine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Vlad
They don't like switching. :D PS. Call the help...

They don't like switching. :D
PS. Call the help desk there is a real person there they will explain the software part. eApis is not needed in your case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Vlad
It will lock you out of the system for 10 min...

It will lock you out of the system for 10 min then will ask to change password. Give it a day it will be all right tomorrow. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Vlad
Russian VFR chart

I have a Russian VFR chart I used for flight planning. Could cover a couple sqare feet of a classroom wall. Excellent paper quality. Let me know the address if you want it. Could add an Australian...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-16-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By Vlad
Banff airport no more

I researched Banff on my recent trip and was told "emergency only" they mean it. I flew over it a perfect field it's a shame the visitors are not welcomed.
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