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Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-09-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By crabandy
Great pics as always Pete! I sure hope I have...

Great pics as always Pete!

I sure hope I have 2000+ on my lycoming when I visit my girls in college, times a flyin’!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-05-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By crabandy
I Forgot My Airplane's BDay

I totally forgot until FaceBook reminded me of my most liked post from 5 years ago today......When my project became and airplane. It's a crappy pic of a pic but my FAA DAR handing over the goods...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,738
Posted By crabandy
My second plenum was too heavy, but everything...

My second plenum was too heavy, but everything else was right and I'm still using it! Well, after I modified the front end again.......it's just fiberglass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,116
Posted By crabandy
I’m still in +/kiddo! Guy, understand the...

I’m still in +/kiddo!

Guy, understand the astronomical cost and time. Thanks for finding another way to make it work!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By crabandy
I need a 10!

I need a 10!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-26-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Ah Thanks Pete!

Ah Thanks Pete!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-26-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Marvin and Sandy, Double Thanks again, we loved...

Marvin and Sandy,
Double Thanks again, we loved the visit and can’t wait to do it again!

Andy & Hope
Forum: Midwest 10-25-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By crabandy
Pete, you crack me up! Also a pretty darn good...

Pete, you crack me up! Also a pretty darn good reason to fly...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-25-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
One last look at one of the COOLEST grass runways...

One last look at one of the COOLEST grass runways I've landed on.

https://photos.smugmug.com/DC-2018-with-Hope/i-NWRvmG9/0/6fda423f/L/IMG_1273-L.jpg

The Iphone wasn't able to capture the true view...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-25-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
A couple pics of the assembly...

A couple pics of the assembly...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-22-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Foam ribs glassed into the floor...

Foam ribs glassed into the floor bottom.

https://photos.smugmug.com/DC-2018-with-Hope/i-nZMGSG8/0/58baf599/L/IMG_1252-L.jpg

The stringer mold is pressed into the hull by the steel beam, they fill...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
I've been a waterski/watersports junkie for about...

I've been a waterski/watersports junkie for about 13 years before I discovered airplanes, since we were so close I just had to take a tour. We were greeted by this fiberglass shell being cleaned...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
It was still breezy when we took of from Tangier,...

It was still breezy when we took of from Tangier, definitely a good time to stay low and out of the 45 knts on the nose and the Restricted...
Forum: Texas (North) 10-21-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By crabandy
Tis a good day and a Great Landing!

Tis a good day and a Great Landing!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By crabandy
Looks lik fun!!

Looks lik fun!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Enjoy the trip Mark! I believe it was your thread...

Enjoy the trip Mark! I believe it was your thread earlier that made me aware of the W00 airport.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=164710
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Anytime Pete, I really enjoy people taking me...

Anytime Pete, I really enjoy people taking me along on all their trips and just my way of giving a little back.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
After the Basilica tour the clouds and rain...

After the Basilica tour the clouds and rain started to clear and we Metro/taxied our way back to W00. I filed W00..Churk..KTGI and 030 for lateral and vertical clearance of the restricted areas. We...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Our early departure flight the next morning was...

Our early departure flight the next morning was delayed due to some rain showers and low ceilings, We hoisted our backpacks (backpacks are way easier to carry than suitcases) and jumped on the Metro...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
I pretty sure we parked next to each other at OSH...

I pretty sure we parked next to each other at OSH 2015 when I brought Hope for the first time.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Tom, that is Awesome!

Tom, that is Awesome!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Whew, I was scratching my head and re-reading...

Whew, I was scratching my head and re-reading FAR’s and NASA Reports! I’ve got a call into my local FAAST rep just in case.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Bud, Wilco! Sandy, hope to meet up again as...

Bud, Wilco!

Sandy, hope to meet up again as well! I wish I had a recommendation but really just winging it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
Next was the National Gallery of...

Next was the National Gallery of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
After lunch was the Smithsonian Natural History...

After lunch was the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, we chose it because of all of the animals it contained.

https://photos.smugmug.com/DC-2018-with-Hope/i-tNdDnp5/0/748b9a9a/L/IMG_1118-L.jpg

We...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
We woke up and hit the streets, I was searching...

We woke up and hit the streets, I was searching for a coffee shop on the way to the Metro. I ordered a cup and asked Hope if she wanted a Hot Chocolate. She wanted to try a Cappuccino........what...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
After about a 15 minute Uber ride we made it to...

After about a 15 minute Uber ride we made it to the Metro, took another 15 minutes to figure out the metro cards and turnstiles.......We stuck out like sore...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
I recently took the DC SFRA course, but still...

I recently took the DC SFRA course, but still felt more comfortable flying IFR into the SFRA. My final destination was W00, Freeway airport.

I filed KHWY..BRV..OTT..OTT020010..W00
(OTT020010 was a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,161
Posted By crabandy
DC and East Tennessee Trip

So I bid my vacation a year in advance to try and catch the Petit Jean weekend, I missed it by one weekend this year. Oh well, I'm still loading the airplane and taking my oldest daughter Hope...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By crabandy
Ahhh, Thx Doug! Seeing and reading this helps...

Ahhh, Thx Doug!

Seeing and reading this helps reinforce the moments with my kiddos.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-09-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By crabandy
Like Bran, with my students I go “hood off” prior...

Like Bran, with my students I go “hood off” prior to cloud entry and exit as it produces its own unique challenges. I have to ignore outside references and focus on instruments for at least 30...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By crabandy
Thx for the report!

Thx for the report!
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By crabandy
Gil already posted the thread, it so far I’m...

Gil already posted the thread, it so far I’m happy with this WIFI camera for engine/airframe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By crabandy
Word, the jingle of keys will bring my lil’ dude...

Word, the jingle of keys will bring my lil’ dude running as I’m not driving anything solo as long as he’s around!

This “take apart” airplane has been a hit at our house, Christmas is coming up for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By crabandy
Been there and still there part of the...

Been there and still there part of the time.....Perhaps I'm getting better at this parenting thing or perhaps the kiddos are listening to reason (neither likely) ...or perhaps its all the kiddo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By crabandy
Pete, I'm enjoying this stage and looking...

Pete,
I'm enjoying this stage and looking forward to the next! Love seeing your posts with the fam!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By crabandy
Hmm, perhaps I should fly into Freeway next...

Hmm, perhaps I should fly into Freeway next time.....
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,442
Posted By crabandy
Hoping to add to and not de-rail this thread. I...

Hoping to add to and not de-rail this thread.

I installed these baffle/cylinder wraps on my parallel valve engine, I ended up removing them for testing etc. I can tell you they stick like you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By crabandy
Cowling to Leg Fairing Seal

I've been wanting to seal my cowling to leg fairings for a while after reading others tips on VAF, on the side by side RV's the lower cowling pressures push air right down the gearleg to the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By crabandy
I used KHEF several years ago and found it quite...

I used KHEF several years ago and found it quite painless in/out IFR, ATC assigned route in and DP out. Virginia Railway Express (vre.org) has a station 1/2 mile from the FBO for a ride into town and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By crabandy
I've done condition inspections in Jan-March,...

I've done condition inspections in Jan-March, August and September. Plus and minus to all.

We cleaned the wheel pants tonight, since they were clean and handy we re-created a pre-airport photo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By crabandy
5th condition inspection

It's "Maid Oliver's" 5th condition inspection, I never imagined how it would morph into our family's lifestyle. Summertime is too busy, and winter time too cold so when exactly is the best time to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-30-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,064
Posted By crabandy
Congrats on 15!

Congrats on 15!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,698
Posted By crabandy
Awww, congrats you two!

Awww, congrats you two!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By crabandy
I wanted my throttle to feel comfortable and a...

I wanted my throttle to feel comfortable and a natural reach. I sat (simulated being buckled in) in the seat and reached out with my throttle hand and touched the panel with my index finger finding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,198
Posted By crabandy
Just another another thought.....think further...

Just another another thought.....think further out. But it’s twice as hard because you actually have to listen further out too.

I like to build a mental picture of what the pattern is going to look...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By crabandy
Inspection Mirror

I found this articulating and lighted inspection mirror with a clip no less in the women's makeup isle at Wal-Mart for less than $10. It comes with a USB to micro usb charging cord.

Lights off for...
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By crabandy
Hahaha, I can totally picture this!

Hahaha, I can totally picture this!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By crabandy
I used a pop-rivet with the mandrel punched out...

I used a pop-rivet with the mandrel punched out (similar to static port) near my leading edge landing light cutout. I can access the tube/rivet junction inside the cutout.I tried to match the angle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By crabandy
Based on Pete’s photos and advice I purchased...

Based on Pete’s photos and advice I purchased this little WIFI camera via Amazon Prime for $25.99. I liked the semi rigid flat cable because it has a smaller “footprint” going through the spark plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,166
Posted By crabandy
The circle cutter was definitely a no-go on the...

The circle cutter was definitely a no-go on the steel bracket, I bought a 2 3/8 bi-metal hole saw to finish the hole.

I started making the phenolic spacer, I screwed the phenolic to a scrap piece...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,166
Posted By crabandy
I've decided to keep the gascolator for...

I've decided to keep the gascolator for now.

I've also decided to add a 1/16" inch Phenolic spacer between the carb and sump, the 1/16" inch should work with the existing studs and airbox to cowl...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,326
Posted By crabandy
Somewhat relevant I hope..... I had the oil...

Somewhat relevant I hope.....

I had the oil cooler in the stock position behind cylinder #4, I thought it was stealing air from #4 cylinder and preheating the air to the oil cooler. I made a remote...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,146
Posted By crabandy
Guy, My lil' dude and I had fun meeting/hanging...

Guy,
My lil' dude and I had fun meeting/hanging out with you and your lil' dude at the OSH Social. Plan on seeing you guys again Oct 5,6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,166
Posted By crabandy
Bill, I have a “roving probe” made from this...

Bill,

I have a “roving probe” made from this little guy DanH recommended:

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/texas-instruments/LM34AH-NOPB/LM34AH-NOPB-ND/182346

As far as specific fuel line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,166
Posted By crabandy
Nope. It’s not a regular preflight item either,...

Nope. It’s not a regular preflight item either, right or wrong because the cowling must be removed for access. Whenever I remove the cowling I turn on the boost pump and sump the gascolator checking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,166
Posted By crabandy
After flying 20 hours with the larger heat...

After flying 20 hours with the larger heat shield, I'ld have to say it has helped with the fuel boiling in the carb. I haven't had an issue on my hot quick turns, but its been a little cooler than...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-04-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By crabandy
Left Wing Pics

Auto-Pilot doing the flying with a shallow turn at the IAF when I pop into a big hole in the BKN layer and catch the wing reflecting the sky above. It only lasted a handful of seconds but I managed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,948
Posted By crabandy
Bummed work’s not gonna allow even a short PJ for...

Bummed work’s not gonna allow even a short PJ for me and a kiddo this year :(.

On the other hand, if cleanup lasts into Mon/Tues I may be able to be one of the Indians on the backside. Let me know!
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,719
Posted By crabandy
Oh Doctor!

Oh Doctor!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By crabandy
Mike, you got it. The 2 switches keep the systems...

Mike, you got it. The 2 switches keep the systems separate and very easy for checklist flow -flying- emergency ops. Both switches on for normal ops, if (already had and flew halfway across the...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,461
Posted By crabandy
Hmmm, I'll try the Private Messages. I had to...

Hmmm, I'll try the Private Messages.

I had to use O-ring to AN flare fittings instead of the usual NPT to AN flare fittings on most Lycomings for oil cooler. Trying to remember where I found them...
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