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Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,183
Posted By Vlad
I leave them on the glare shield. One less thing...

I leave them on the glare shield. One less thing to forget :)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-13-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Vlad
RVs in Mexico?

Do we have Mexican GA pilots (RV builders/flyers) on this board? I have couple questions.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-12-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By Vlad
Happy travels to sky squadron Robert. Good man.

Happy travels to sky squadron Robert. Good man.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-12-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By Vlad
Congratulation to mysterious whoever bought this...

Congratulation to mysterious whoever bought this aircraft. Life will never be the same :)
Forum: Northeast 12-08-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Vlad
To reduce couple rivet heads Dremel would work if...

To reduce couple rivet heads Dremel would work if you are handy. They have tons of nice attachments. If it's sitting very proud drill it out carefully and reset.
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Vlad
Well said Scott well said...

Well said Scott well said...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-07-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,978
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Ladies having fun! Thanks for bringing us along....

Ladies having fun! Thanks for bringing us along. :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By Vlad
Nice run Paul! Next time try chasing the Glory...

Nice run Paul! Next time try chasing the Glory Ghost closer to the clouds. When the layer is thin of course. You would be surprised what you see :)

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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-06-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Vlad
Nice! Maybe we need a dedicated thread about our...

Nice! Maybe we need a dedicated thread about our airplanesí birthdays. Mickey are you listening? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By Vlad
The same size goes with fuel quick drains under...

The same size goes with fuel quick drains under the wing and gascolator. A good idea is to carry a 1/8 plug (not breathable) in your emergency kit. In case you get a fodder in a O-ring and need to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vlad
You can squeeze them using a no-hole yoke. Here...

You can squeeze them using a no-hole yoke. Here is the how to help (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/25-Thin-Nose-Pneu-Yoke/productinfo/SNYT255/#.XAM5fi2ZNFw).
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-01-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Vlad
Bob, John, thank you.

Bob, John, thank you.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-30-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,683
Posted By Vlad
Wow $31 per gallon of Avgas! My highest fuel was...

Wow $31 per gallon of Avgas! My highest fuel was $12. Great story updated John thank you for the offline message as well. I have a similar trip in mind but too many unknowns not sure I can handle it.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-29-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Vlad
Question Which Indicator for MX12 Nav/Comm?

A friend of mine from far away is modernizing a very old panel. He thought I am an avionics expert but I am not. He just bought a used MX-12 Nav/Com similar to pictured below and now he is looking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Vlad
Thank you Tom. I was puzzled recently by a...

Thank you Tom. I was puzzled recently by a synchronous deviation of CHT and EGT proximity to a harness explains it.
Forum: APRS Tracking 11-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 36,934
Posted By Vlad
Happy Thanksgiving

10 minutes with a stylus


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 162,972
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Perfect!

Received thank you very much Steve and Amanda!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By Vlad
Welcome Curtisairfamily! You live in a beautiful...

Welcome Curtisairfamily! You live in a beautiful country been to your airport couple times. Come to Mooselookmeguntic flyin on ice 2020 in your new RV8. It's just 60 NM west of you :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,444
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Oshkosh 2019 Winner!

Great scheme good job! Can land and taxi on muddy surfaces no dirt visible. Can fly for weeks without cleaning the belly. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By Vlad
You will be alrite Joby. Just work on your...

You will be alrite Joby. Just work on your landings you will develop a safe technique very fast.

Well, if you get carried away and befriend these types better get a roll of good duct tape. Helps to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By Vlad
Great view from a Sedona hotel room. Thanks for...

Great view from a Sedona hotel room. Thanks for bringing us with you Joe!

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Forum: RV-12 11-14-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By Vlad
Thatís a timely thread. I sold my folding bike...

Thatís a timely thread. I sold my folding bike couple years ago and now thinking of buying again. Whatís new and affordable these days?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 162,972
Posted By Vlad
Steve quick question. I replaced left flap...

Steve quick question. I replaced left flap recently and lost red nut and head buttons https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/flap-bracket-fairing-set-with-hardware They are not listed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,889
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Nice! That's quite a progress in RV building...

Nice! That's quite a progress in RV building Bruce. When I visited on Labor day the fuse barely started :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-11-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By Vlad
Nice scenery David. Can you bump up the...

Nice scenery David. Can you bump up the resolution?
Forum: Northeast 11-07-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By Vlad
Wow that's a great deal for those "collecting" RV...

Wow that's a great deal for those "collecting" RV models. I know at least two qualified pilots but they already flown the 9 :)
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 58,586
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Congratulations Chris for job well done! Time to...

Congratulations Chris for job well done! Time to start collecting those Ambassador airport stamps. :)

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By Vlad
Terry my RV recently shed some skins. Flying...

Terry my RV recently shed some skins. Flying unprimed unpainted since 2011 tied down under the elements by North East coast. I was very pleased to see the internals sparkling clean. External that's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-03-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By Vlad
Yes, I am assembling a caravan.:D If you show up...

Yes, I am assembling a caravan.:D

If you show up down South as you previously planned I will be still here and meet you. If not climb that career ladder more gas money. And see you soon Mike... in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-02-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good memories

Enjoyed your short video clips very much Mike! What a great memories. Coastal mountains are spectacular this is my 2014 views of Mt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,518
Posted By Vlad
Yes, CJ commanded the project and BillyH...

Yes, CJ commanded the project and BillyH engineered it. I just supplied parts. Actually there were three projects of similar launchers under way in different parts of the country but two hasn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By Vlad
Once. On purpose some years ago staying in close...

Once. On purpose some years ago staying in close pattern and accumulating. It progressively became rougher and application of carb heat followed by landing didnít improve much. I suspect the air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By Vlad
Exactly my experience. I assembled the major...

Exactly my experience. I assembled the major components in an unheated space. You will survive Tim. Just don't cut the canopy and work with fiberglass during winter time. :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Welcome Nate! Nice to see another build in the...

Welcome Nate! Nice to see another build in the North East. Dig through VAF archives there is an enormous knowledge base here. Mark other builders' websites. Ask here. Questions like which primer to...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By Vlad
Talking Правда

True. Couple years ago there were couple aircrafts in the circuit of Lachute and they commed in French. A request in English went unanswered so I switched to Russian, joined the pattern and landed....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-22-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By Vlad
Injector Ring

Where time goes Pete? 5 years have passed already since I flown the Ring. Thanks for memories. :)

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,113
Posted By Vlad
Man this is awesome! I am tired of cutting TP...

Man this is awesome! I am tired of cutting TP rolls :D:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,121
Posted By Vlad
me too

The same here Steve. I've even read up to Alex Peterson post before realizing it was 10+ years ago. Getting old... :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 459,927
Posted By Vlad
Talking Look at this! What a perfect morning news and...

Look at this! What a perfect morning news and motivation!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,823
Posted By Vlad
Well executed! You guys should get the creative...

Well executed! You guys should get the creative director an ANR headset.

PS; Mark, from Iceland to Greenland what kind of permits do they require prior to entry? Would appreciate a reference. PM or...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up I remember that TRACON building. Was on a tour...

I remember that TRACON building. Was on a tour with a group of GA pilots several years ago. Learned a ton about the other side of the radio.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Vlad
Question Oil system flush how to?

Is there a method to flush engine oil system? I rinse the sump occasionally with couple quarts of gas and I flushed out oil cooler couple times. How could I flush the whole system? What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Vlad
Water doesn't stay long in that state in my...

Water doesn't stay long in that state in my woods. As soon as sun is up it melts. Might take couple hours before airborne again...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Vlad
Yes, it's even easier to remove them after water...

Yes, it's even easier to remove them after water hardens. You just chip the bugs off :D

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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,979
Posted By Vlad
Good man Jon rest in peace. Never met you thanks...

Good man Jon rest in peace. Never met you thanks for good advice you gave me though the years.
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By Vlad
In my opinion not practical. If I read correctly...

In my opinion not practical. If I read correctly with the hangar you have three locations. The most efficient time spent on the project would be in the shop in your main house. While you surely can...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-08-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By Vlad
Love your stories Josh thanks for sharing them....

Love your stories Josh thanks for sharing them. The 9 is such an incredible time machine. You are getting around. Itís addictive isnít it? I fly several days a week for groceries, hardware store,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Vlad
Unimak

Cool stuff there on Unimak Island :D


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Vlad
I was thinking of re welding the right one to...

I was thinking of re welding the right one to make it more narrow.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Vlad
Removing passenger rudder pedals

I don't have brakes installed on the right side of my RV9A. Has anybody removed or modified passenger rudder pedals to be removable? Resale value and training flights aside there is some real estate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By Vlad
If you are talking of DC Pro-X with smaller cups...

If you are talking of DC Pro-X with smaller cups I had an opportunity to test those. No comparison with A20. Noise will beat you up by the end of the day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By Vlad
Good question Ivan. A20 pads last longer in the...

Good question Ivan. A20 pads last longer in the North East. Come back :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By Vlad
I would say there is a difference in favor of the...

I would say there is a difference in favor of the latter. I flew with X for several years logged over 3K hours and loved it. Light, crisp sound, a perfect headset. Then I purchased A20 to try it...
Forum: Northeast 10-03-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Vlad
Michael I’ve been flying to KRUT for years. They...

Michael I’ve been flying to KRUT for years. They have a restaurant in the terminal. I haven’t seen any RVs there. Saw several flying met couple guys but the community is not like where you are coming...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,884
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good job Rocky!...

Good job Rocky!

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Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Vlad
Jim I didn't find any. The drawings/manual were...

Jim I didn't find any. The drawings/manual were well written back in 2006. I didn't make any modifications everything stock everything by the plans no "gotchas" :)
Forum: Painting your RV 10-01-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,884
Posted By Vlad
Then EdH will fly to AK to take a calendar...

Then EdH will fly to AK to take a calendar picture of your eagle over Harding Icefield. That would be a winner photo. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,853
Posted By Vlad
Tom there should be a 45 degree fitting from the...

Tom there should be a 45 degree fitting from the gascolator. It will take care of all the kinks of longer hose you are talking about.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Vlad
It's a thick one like craftsman. There was a...

It's a thick one like craftsman. There was a rubber plug inside which confused the sales tech. He was 100% sure that thing fits. Discarded the insert - perfect tool :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Vlad
I just brought a Tempest spark plug to a NAPA...

I just brought a Tempest spark plug to a NAPA store and they found me the right socket. :)

PS; Yes, I did fly to the store...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-29-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,884
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good reason to fly to Alaska again Mike. To...

Good reason to fly to Alaska again Mike. To update the picture :D

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Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Vlad
Here we go...

Here we go Sir.

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