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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By Paul K
A agree with everything said but just the fact...

A agree with everything said but just the fact that we are talking about it here is exciting! Shows there are a lot of people thinking about it.
Forum: Southeast 01-13-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Paul K
Thanks Steve, I'll give you a call as things...

Thanks Steve, I'll give you a call as things develop.
Forum: Southeast 01-12-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Paul K
Looking for advice Atlanta area

Have a quick overnight business trip to Atlanta GA next week and looking for a RV friendly airport. Client recommends KPDK but looks like it is serviced by Signature, not my first choice. Open to...
Forum: Midwest 01-12-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Paul K
It sure felt good not to have the air hurt my...

It sure felt good not to have the air hurt my face! Most of the snow is gone!
Forum: Midwest 01-10-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Paul K
Hey Pete, Same here in Michigan! Finally got...

Hey Pete,

Same here in Michigan! Finally got out yesterday for the first time in three weeks. Didn't get to 40 but close enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By Paul K
Just make sure every connection can be reached...

Just make sure every connection can be reached with two hands after the skins are installed! Real pain trying to tighten a fitting or connecting a plug with one hand, blind!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,931
Posted By Paul K
I didn't know it existed when I started my...

I didn't know it existed when I started my project but was introduced to it by a friend soon after, THANK GOD!!! My project would have never turned out as good or complete as it did without this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,528
Posted By Paul K
Two observations: I only pay attention to post...

Two observations:

I only pay attention to post counts when something is being offered up for sale. Like when a 430w is offered by someone for a rediculas good price and it is their first post....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Paul K
This may sound simplistic but I just clean them...

This may sound simplistic but I just clean them with a little avgas and then rub them on an old candle. Good coat of wax. Makes them easy to take out and put in.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,688
Posted By Paul K
I too run two alternators but not all the time. ...

I too run two alternators but not all the time. In fact I run the 60A main all the time xcept to occasionally test my backup alternator. Then I switch off the main and switch on the B&C to make...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,241
Posted By Paul K
Sorry, second post?

Sorry, second post?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,241
Posted By Paul K
I printed a list for every task large or tiny for...

I printed a list for every task large or tiny for every weeks task for 5years. At the end of the week I printed a new one starting with the task I didn't get to from the previous week and new task I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,241
Posted By Paul K
"Paint your wheel pants one color!" This was...

"Paint your wheel pants one color!"

This was before I had ever flown my 7a and I asked why? "So they are easier to fix when you damage them". Didn't understand until two years of flying, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Paul K
Backup battery is the answer!

Same here, I've always had backup and just flip on the backup switch as soon as I arrive at the hangar. By the time I am done with my preflight, it's ready to go. I start the engine with the HX's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Paul K
I have 4 reproduction Oshkosh AeroShell posters I...

I have 4 reproduction Oshkosh AeroShell posters I can put in a tube and mail. You need a couple of flying cows!
Forum: Midwest 08-07-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Paul K
Gary, Would be great if you can make it! If you...

Gary,

Would be great if you can make it! If you are coming and want to hang around, I will make arrangements to park you up with the rest of the Lindy winners. That would make 4 at one fly-in! ...
Forum: Midwest 08-07-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Paul K
Clark, Come to Sparta Michigan 8D4 next Saturday...

Clark,

Come to Sparta Michigan 8D4 next Saturday for our annual fly-in. We will have a 4, 7, 7a, and 10 plus what ever fly in. The 7a and the 10 are Lindy Winnie's so good to look at, heck, they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,986
Posted By Paul K
Hey, I'm in that photo! I guess lots of us can...

Hey, I'm in that photo! I guess lots of us can say that! Thanks to Dan and all the sponsors for another great event.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Paul K
Have had mine for three years, use it a lot and...

Have had mine for three years, use it a lot and love it! Simple, light, and very solid.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Paul K
Sorry about that, fixing it now.

Sorry about that, fixing it now.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Paul K
I have a couple sets of rocker switches and the...

I have a couple sets of rocker switches and the indicators if interested. Let me know.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-09-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,512
Posted By Paul K
It's very quiet!

It's very quiet!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,512
Posted By Paul K
Beaver is an interesting place but not very...

Beaver is an interesting place but not very touristy. It is an island that is stuck in a time from the past with a very slow quiet pace. There is an Irish Pub in town that serves food but few other...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,512
Posted By Paul K
N Fox Island part 3

We heard reports of snakes, lots of snakes, but none to be seen!

The walk to the beach only takes about a minute and is an easy downhill trail. There is a marker at the bottom to help find the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,512
Posted By Paul K
N. Fox Island part 2

Circled the island once then set up for the landing. Beautiful view, difficult to stay on task and not look around at the beaches and water. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,512
Posted By Paul K
jeffsvan, WOW, not our experiance at all! There...

jeffsvan,

WOW, not our experiance at all!

There is a trail directly to the beach on the South end of the runway next to the camping area. Easy 1 minute walk. Never saw a snake or bug! Sand was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,512
Posted By Paul K
More photos and story as time permits. Tomorrow,...

More photos and story as time permits. Tomorrow, landing and parking.

I serve our local county as a reserv officer and spend some time in Impalas. All currently being changed our to Tahoes. Crown...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,512
Posted By Paul K
North Fox Island, MI

During a visit for a family funeral, my son and his wife came home from
Vandenberg AFB and as an added bonus, stayed with us for a couple extra days. His wife left early for Denver to pick up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,003
Posted By Paul K
My docs group was purchased by a major hospital...

My docs group was purchased by a major hospital group and they said no way! Liability not worth the few dollars. Scheduled with my AME for a renewal of my 3rd class. BTW, AME also said no.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,403
Posted By Paul K
If you think it's an issue of dirt, paint, or...

If you think it's an issue of dirt, paint, or other FOD, I cut a slit length wise in the threades with a dremmel. The slot cleanes out any materials without cutting new threads or making the "hole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Paul K
Back up battery installed to power both screens...

Back up battery installed to power both screens and the EIS. Procedure is to power up the backup circuit and wait for the screens and EIS to boot and function. Turn on the master and start the...
Forum: Reviews 05-18-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,650
Posted By Paul K
Nothing new here! Top shelf.

Nothing new here! Top shelf.
Forum: Safety 04-24-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By Paul K
Bob, that's the way I understood it as well! ...

Bob, that's the way I understood it as well!

On the purely practical side as opposed to the scientific side, everyone has their own limits with multiple factors unique to each of us. I as a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,072
Posted By Paul K
Last year we arrived Sunday early and after we...

Last year we arrived Sunday early and after we were tied down the guard at the gate in the SW corner of HBC allowed a friend to drive his car out to my plane to deliver my tent. (Don't ask why I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,072
Posted By Paul K
Hey Mike, My son and I are planning to arrive...

Hey Mike,

My son and I are planning to arrive Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. If we arrive in time, we'll be over to help however needed. Last year was loads of fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,986
Posted By Paul K
Thank you! I will introduce him to you.

Thank you! I will introduce him to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,986
Posted By Paul K
Hey Dan, I know the rules and I haven't missed...

Hey Dan,

I know the rules and I haven't missed an event in years but, my son is coming home for two weeks from the Airforce and has never been to OshKosh. I asked the wife to give up her spot this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Paul K
Mine started going from very low readings to 30+...

Mine started going from very low readings to 30+ gallons! (21 gallon tanks). In addition, my red cube flow transducer varies from normal 7.6 to crazy 63+ gal/hr readings and my fuel pressure is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-30-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By Paul K
Impressive! I want one!!!

Impressive! I want one!!!
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-17-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By Paul K
Thanks for the catch! You saved a lot of folks a...

Thanks for the catch! You saved a lot of folks a lot of time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,905
Posted By Paul K
I built a 7a and absolutely no regrets at all! ...

I built a 7a and absolutely no regrets at all! For me it's perfect in every aspect. That said, I have flown a 10 and fell in love with it. There is no logical reason for me to own one but if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 30,277
Posted By Paul K
All good suggestions and observations. If this...

All good suggestions and observations.

If this were my RV at this point in time, I would do the deepest inspection possible with the plans in hand. Look for any and all areas where the builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By Paul K
Did it in my C-177 years ago but haven't found...

Did it in my C-177 years ago but haven't found the right conditions yet to do it in the RV. Friend of mine did an almost vertical takeoff in his Cub a couple of years ago with the wind down the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,629
Posted By Paul K
Aside from all the temp problems, you have to...

Aside from all the temp problems, you have to admit that thick, clear, and smooth air make for some really fun flying!

Went out last weekend with a temp of about 30, clear, no wind, light on fuel...
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,971
Posted By Paul K
Congrats Bob! Glad to see you're still in the...

Congrats Bob! Glad to see you're still in the game.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,305
Posted By Paul K
I C&Ced two panels in my forward skin along with...

I C&Ced two panels in my forward skin along with spacers and backers, all for a perfect fit. Check the link in my signature for about 500 build photos, the photos still display but without the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,033
Posted By Paul K
Hey Bob, I know the owner and the plane! Chris...

Hey Bob,

I know the owner and the plane! Chris belongs to our chapter and will be bringing the plane to us at Sparta often. I'll keep an eye on both of them!!!

Hope to see more of you on line and...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-13-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,437
Posted By Paul K
Just for the fire hazard alone, I would not build...

Just for the fire hazard alone, I would not build a paint booth in my wood house! I built a booth in my barn and constantly fought with the balance between having enough air flow and loosing too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,288
Posted By Paul K
Whatever! Mine looks fast! Can't emagine not...

Whatever! Mine looks fast! Can't emagine not having a hot rod finish look.
Forum: Reviews 12-08-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,490
Posted By Paul K
Same here! Very happy.

Same here! Very happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,906
Posted By Paul K
Gave it to our local A&P who keeps a large...

Gave it to our local A&P who keeps a large collection of "fixtures" available to anyone who wants to use them. Everything from wing jacks to fuse rotation stands.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By Paul K
You didn't define your mission or budget. I have...

You didn't define your mission or budget. I have two 8.4s and have never had any issues with reading or crowded screens. Also, some of you don't agree with this but no round anything! Note: both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,336
Posted By Paul K
We are lucky to have natural gas and use overhead...

We are lucky to have natural gas and use overhead radiant heat in both ny workshop at home and in the hangar at the airport. Keep the hangar at 50f all winter, just enough to make working and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,179
Posted By Paul K
Used to call ourselves a flight an in a "flight...

Used to call ourselves a flight an in a "flight of 3". Now we call ourselves a party as in a "party of 3" because we are always having more fun than the others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,489
Posted By Paul K
Test cards for every flight! Keep them simple...

Test cards for every flight! Keep them simple and the early flights short and very specific. I found I was so busy completing each task that I didn't have time to have anxiety. Many of the first...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,941
Posted By Paul K
We were there end of September and no bugs at all...

We were there end of September and no bugs at all except dragon flies when we left. Also, we only walked to the South beach, a very short walk of a couple hundred feet on a nice path down to the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,941
Posted By Paul K
Vlad, Make sure you don't miss North Fox Island,...

Vlad, Make sure you don't miss North Fox Island, just opened last year. This is a wilderness island, no population, no buildings, no electricity, no phone service, no emergency services, you get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By Paul K
After several trips with the wife, she complained...

After several trips with the wife, she complained about not being able to see over the panel. I had no idea she was having this issue, didn't tell me sooner, so I installed a 4 inch pad under her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Paul K
Yes, used the cowl to make a mold to make the...

Yes, used the cowl to make a mold to make the plenum. Used carbon fiber and WEST Aero epoxy then kiln post cured it. I have lots of photos if interested.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-27-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,154
Posted By Paul K
Great video! So much more intense than my...

Great video! So much more intense than my arrival Saturday. Got to appreciate these controllers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,042
Posted By Paul K
Everything Tom said but also there is a weight...

Everything Tom said but also there is a weight and balance issue and a pure volume problem. No problem if I go alone but a big problem if I go with my wife. She hasn't figured out how to go light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By Paul K
Gongrats! Very impressive seeing all of the...

Gongrats! Very impressive seeing all of the completed and flown in planes. I looked them over carefully and they are beautiful. As my wife and I were inspecting then, we met several of the...
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