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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Polishing aluminum

I own a 1947 Luscombe that I have been flying and polishing for over 50 years.
I use the Nuvite process. Depending on how the skins are, you might want to do an initial polish then finish up with...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,928
Posted By Vern
So sorry!

The loss of a spouse is almost unbearable but you will make it, surrounded by your many friends on VAF, your family, and your faith that you expressed.

I lost my wife in 2012 and used my RVs to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Posted By Vern
Flipped RV-6A

Look up the story of the late Frank Eldridge of Waycross, Ga

He landed upside down in shallow water. The rapid flip forced him to slide under the shoulder harnesses into the baggage area

He punched...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-04-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,805
Posted By Vern

A local flew several hundred hours with an LS engine in his 10 but eventually replaced the LS with a Lycoming

Lots of starter issues . Dependability issues on fly outs with our group. The joke was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Vern

Since I asked the original question a year ago , I pulled the Dynon unit and put a cover over the hole. I installed a Garmin com panel so my audio would be setup for two com radio use.
Forum: Southeast 01-12-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Tuesday luncheon

Mellow Mushroom on 74 north in Peachtree City

11:30 every Tuesday

Attendance varies 5-25

Shooting range afterwards for shooters. Formation flights for others

Come join us!
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By Vern

Iíve had one mounted up above the rudder pedals pilot side.
Good for ATIS / clearances
Handy occasionally
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By Vern
Smile Rivet sorting

Good opportunity to get the wife or kids involved. Empty egg cartons and muffin pans work great but labeled small paper mouthwash cups make it easy to pour into other storage containers

In the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,725
Posted By Vern
Smile Weight savings

Not knowing you I have an observation of myself first of all and then other RV buds.

Some are willing to spend tons of money and effort but not on their own weight. Many of us could stand to lose a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Aileron trim

On my 2005 6A I originally had the springs under the seats aileron trim.I hated it.

With trim buttons on my stick I finally got to use them by installing the very old Vans aileron trim kit I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By Vern
Talking Too short

Years ago while flying OV-10s for Sam , I wrote up a plane for having too short of a relief tube. Over the years the tube had been worn and trimmed and really was very short.

Imagine the guffaws in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,767
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Delay of new certification process

Got an email from the FAA today that the new digital process has been moved out to the end of March 2020.
Good move!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Vern

My local auto parts store had about 5-6 various suitable ones in the store. I bet online sources have many more.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,289
Posted By Vern
Loss of spouse

So sorry Tom. Although 50% of us typically will experience this loss,it is overwhelming when it happens. My own wife fought a courageous losing battle with cancer for about 8 years and nothing else...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,767
Posted By Vern
Builder log

No answer on builder log yet but I noted that EAA just released a digital builder log

The FSDO used to keep a copy of your certification files At the FSDO and forward the paperwork to Oklahoma City....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,767
Posted By Vern
Exclamation New DAR procedures

I’m a DART in the Atlanta FSDO.
The new procedures begin Jan 1,2020 For us.

The website applicants use is:


The manual to use it is under the...
Forum: Job Board 11-05-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Vern
Ag pilot

There is an ag pilot school in southwest Georgia at Bainbridge.KBGE
Forum: Propellers 09-15-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By Vern
Prop flange

The bolts should match your prop for security. New collets for your crankshaft are available. Use a home made removal and installation tool using ordinary sockets, washers, and a same threaded bolt...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Vern

FAA has a free manual for downloading

Vans paperwork also has a chapter on it
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-17-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Vern
Smile Unit in Peachtree City

Have one in Peachtree City, KFFC
Hangar D30
Forum: Southeast 08-12-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Vern
Smile Peachtree City weekly RV luncheon

You (and everyone else) is invited to our weekly pizza luncheon at Mellow Mushroom on highway 74 in Peachtree City every Tuesday at 11:30

Attendance varies from 5-25 depending on work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By Vern
Exclamation Operating limitations apply

Operating limitations may prohibit devices attached to your rv which allow something to be dropped

Use caution!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,289
Posted By Vern
One manís junk: anotherís treasure

Park your junk next to an old typical rental or trainer and suddenly your Vans junk shines like a diamond. Fly them and you will choose the junk over a worn out rental.

In the Air Force I once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Updated DAR process

Modernization and transition from a paper based DAR process to a web portal system will begin soon. An applicant web portal is being developed along with a new updated form library. DARs and FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Vern
Dar service

Just like Mel, I do the final documents ready for signature in an attempt to avoid hassles for the client and the Feds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By Vern
Ops lims

Ed,the pax warning and flight plan language have been around a long time. The latest FAA order is 8130.2 J

It explains some. The Ops lims are now generated by DARs using a job aide computerized form...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,448
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Great turnout : great presentation by Vic

The Falcon RV Squadron Safety meeting was very well attended with at least one attendee from Oregon-Greg from Vans Aircraft, and a San Diego RV'er.

Vic presented about thirty items that he says show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,465
Posted By Vern

Careful on application of heat via heat gun or heat lights. A friend just melted his finished 8 canopy with 'just a little heat'.

A hot summer day is perfect heat!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,465
Posted By Vern
Exclamation Drilling plexiglass

You want to drill it soon so it doesn't grow longer.

A small finishing nail or brad will work, or use a number 40 bit held against concrete to dull it.Try it first on a scrap.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Posted By Vern
As a DAR

I carry an electric engraving pen and spare data plates. I recommend short names for builders and planes.
I also tell applicants to reverse the fancy data plate and engrave on the back of it the only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By Vern
Eastman Georgia a&p

Good environment, jobs available at nearby Warner Robins AFB working on F-15s, C-5, C-130 etc

Has a flight program also
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Vern

You will see more rv s under construction at Synergy East than at the EAA class. Itís impressive to have a dozen projects in one hangar in various stages.
However, if you come to Spruce east for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,566
Posted By Vern

The old 8130-7 pink slips are still ok to use but the govt isnít buying anymore.instead, a single document that includes the new printed 8130-7 and operating limitations are current way you get your...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Vern
DAR services

Thanks Sam!


Iíve inspected many Tennessee Valley planes at Moon Town,Decatur, Huntsville,etc

Vern Darley
770 310-7169
Vern Ďatí
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Vern
Hard to reach bolt

The hard to reach bolt under one of the gears typically can be removed by a cylinder base wrench

Also, engine work requires the parts manual in addition to the service manual
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By Vern
So glad you took the leap!

Iíve read the site since the early days. Itís been a wonderful resource of facts and friends!

Congrats on the anniversary

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,818
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Salina, a great venue!

My father was based there at former Schilling AFB 1960-62 where he was contracting officer for the Atlas ICBM program. I remember the based ramp covered in B-47 bombers and KC- 97 tankers.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Shout out to Vic Syracuse upon grand opening

The weather man missed most of his forecast and a good number were able to attend Vicís grand opening events at his Baseleg aviation hangar newly constructed at Falcon Field (kffc).

Thanks for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Vern
Dynon SV-Intercom -2S Opinions ???

Is anyone using the Dynon SV-Intercom in lieu of a traditional audio panel?
Your opinion please?

The manual says that if you have two radios you need a microswitch to select the radio that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Vern
No DAR work during government shutdown

Atlanta DARs are not able to do inspections during the shutdown. Donít know about other offices.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By Vern
Smile Dar life

Find a DAR and perhaps you can get a few pre- inspection visits to make sure you are on the right track

Three ways to find one: FSDO,Mido, dar list on this site along with recommendations on...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-24-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By Vern

Oshkosh would provide many more workshops and vendors for your purposes and give you much more bang for your buck. I attended the very first sun n fun
Scheduling a specialized rv construction class...
Forum: California 12-18-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Livermore trip

Thanks for all the suggestions. Hopefully we will arrive Livermore on Dec 26 to pick up the RV.

Forum: California 12-17-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By Vern
Livermore to El Paso routing?

East coaster looking for recommendations for routing and weather advice from locals . RV from Livermore,Ca ultimately to Georgia via southern route thru El Paso


Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Vern

Go ahead and cut a hole for a prop control just in case there is a future upgrade
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,193
Posted By Vern
Buss linked devices...

Can both go out, best comfort is to have some simple backup in case the fancy screens go south for IFR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,772
Posted By Vern
Oil tube

Contact any engine rebuild shop or preferred airports for a used one
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By Vern

Whatever works for your schedule and budget.
Paint is not a factor for issuance of an airworthiness certificate as long as you have the required n number and other marking.
Forum: Interiors 08-25-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Vern
Install all the seat back hinges

Install all the strips of hinges on the floor and when you drill the holes for the rudder bar blocks drill close middle and as far as possible

No one person usually owns a plane forever and the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,610
Posted By Vern
Rudder pedals

Suggest some rubber heater hose tie wrapped on the bottom tube or use one of the commercial products that bolt on the bottom tube

Perhaps a pair of flying shoes?

If still a problem, consider...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,115
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Lynx

I have one in my 1947 Luscombe. I wanted a visual and voice warning since this is my standard kid hauler

I like it very much

WX and winds aloft are a plus
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,789
Posted By Vern
Drama going on at KFFC

Same drama going on here in Peachtree City,ga
The faa policy seems to be prompting this. Once any organization taps into the Ďfreeí government money source they own the organization in spite of it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Vern

Been there multiple times. Great service
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Vern

Calipers,digital or old fashioned
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By Vern
Rv7 brakes

Bad idea
Servicing will be a nightmare over your lifetime
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Vern

Have them contact Africa Inland Mission.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By Vern
Enlarging gear sockets interior

Use the same technique. Some brake cylinder hones with some oil on them allow you to slightly enlarge the gear sockets. You can also use stones in a power drill, or some of the emery paper in a slot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By Vern
Axle fix

Get a roll of plumbers sandpaper ( actually a long roll of emery cloth) used to clean copper fittings. Big box stores sell it in about a 2” x 2” box. It is fabric backed and will help you dress the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,557
Posted By Vern
Recommended tires

Iíve had good service with Desser monster retreads. They happen to h ave a July sale going on now and are usually on sale at Oshkosh
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,557
Posted By Vern
Exclamation Tires

Must replace as you have noted. Are you familiar with the how to replace an rv tire? If not, there are tools and techniques you will need to learn. Suggest you find a fellow RV owner to demo, or hire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,174
Posted By Vern
Talking Pink Slips!

We DARs could laminate one remaining 8130-7 pink slip to use in the hero photo, then hand builders the new version. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,174
Posted By Vern
Smile DAR News

I haven't seen any other DARs post on this change, so here's the scoop.

A nationwide 'upgrade' to FSDO DAR processes in underway, one FSDO at a time.

One benefit to RV operators is that instead...
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