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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,661
Posted By GLPalinkas
Turbo is the man

Hey buddy that's AWESOME. Quite an accomplishment. Let's do Sebring soon as I get back from Ohio.
Forum: Florida (South) 01-15-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,625
Posted By GLPalinkas
Dang... I missed it

Nice write up Turbo. I have been away from VAF too long. Lots has happened. Sorry I missed the Old Farts fly-in. I certainly qualify ....LOL
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-29-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,284
Posted By GLPalinkas
Thanks for the virtual ride gang. It was fun, as...

Thanks for the virtual ride gang. It was fun, as usual. Maybe someday we will time it right and make it with you.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,284
Posted By GLPalinkas
Safe travels gang. If you need anything passing...

Safe travels gang. If you need anything passing back thru Florida on the West coast, let me know. Glad to help out. I wish I could have joined up but family obligations prevent it from happening....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,117
Posted By GLPalinkas
SkyKing Bob’s 60th Birthday Party at SnF courtesy...

SkyKing Bob’s 60th Birthday Party at SnF courtesy
of his lovely wife K and a few VAF Friends….

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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-07-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,147
Posted By GLPalinkas
I was not fortunate enough to be called a friend...

I was not fortunate enough to be called a friend of Joe's.
Our casual run-ins at Van's Sun n Fun booth were all I had.

It is hard to lose a friend. I lost one this very day to the same disease and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,995
Posted By GLPalinkas
Another great aviator gone West. Like many here,...

Another great aviator gone West. Like many here, spent some time chatting and getting a photo taken at the Cleveland air show many, many years ago.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,045
Posted By GLPalinkas
Just asking guys, no offense meant, but isn't...

Just asking guys, no offense meant, but isn't Fuel Lube just what it sounds like? A lube to get fittings on easier. I use it on all flared fittings but never on pipe thread fittings. I found the fuel...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 119,128
Posted By GLPalinkas
WOW

Vlad, Wild, Wild ride with you my friend. Congrats on another AWESOME adventure and another splendid trip report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,852
Posted By GLPalinkas
Ditto here. However, I did manage to do a mild...

Ditto here. However, I did manage to do a mild ground loop with my wife aboard once.... Told her I was just trying to make a quick turn off. :D

Glad all is well Steve and we are all here learning a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,804
Posted By GLPalinkas
I think I would take advantage of this offer if I...

I think I would take advantage of this offer if I was looking to rebuild the older tail.

I built my -6 with the -8 tail and never looked back. Flies great and is pretty fast for a O-360 with a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-25-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 119,128
Posted By GLPalinkas
Vlad, you are THE MAN. Keep it coming. Sorry you...

Vlad, you are THE MAN. Keep it coming. Sorry you couldn't stop by for a Sharky's-on-the-pier beverage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,630
Posted By GLPalinkas
http://i64.tinypic.com/4trhwh.jpg I personally...

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I personally use the backpacking, lightweight but expensive camping gear but I like to camp in my RV-6. What could be better than sleeping with your airplane....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By GLPalinkas
Steve, the photos are all blank. Not loading.....

Steve, the photos are all blank. Not loading.....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 36,534
Posted By GLPalinkas
Bill....Wait.... What, I missed him. I would have...

Bill....Wait.... What, I missed him. I would have hopped over to take pics of him in the pond with Big Fred. :D

Actually, his track didn't show Bent Willies. Maybe turned off for low level gator...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-09-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,777
Posted By GLPalinkas
Glad I could help. Meridian has great service and...

Glad I could help. Meridian has great service and people. Hope to see you at Sebring Weds mornings for the RV breakfast. Usually 10-12 RV in summer and lots more in winter. Plan arrival around 0800...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-05-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,612
Posted By GLPalinkas
Consider it done Anthony. I'll add you to my...

Consider it done Anthony. I'll add you to my email blast and if in the future you decide to opt out, just let me know.

It will be nice to meet some more new RV friends.....




Looking forward to...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-04-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,612
Posted By GLPalinkas
Roger, can't wait to see the new bird. Is KSEF in...

Roger, can't wait to see the new bird. Is KSEF in your designated phase 1 area or do you have to wait until your hours are flown off?



Great Fred. It'll be good to see you again. You find a hangar...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-03-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,777
Posted By GLPalinkas
First, congrats on the new to you -6a. I...

First, congrats on the new to you -6a.

I recently flew that same route (well, to Venice on the other side of Florida) and stayed at KMEI Meridian, a few miles North of 2RO.

GREAT people at the...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-03-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,612
Posted By GLPalinkas
Dawn Patrol to Sebring

Met some new RV friend's from Merritt Island....



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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 36,534
Posted By GLPalinkas
You rock Vlad. Your having fun. Stay safe my...

You rock Vlad. Your having fun.

Stay safe my friend and let me and Turbo know when your headed our way.
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,723
Posted By GLPalinkas
Congratulations Roger and Myra. Well done. Keep...

Congratulations Roger and Myra. Well done. Keep us posted on first flight and phase 1 testing.

See you at Sebring....

Gman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,886
Posted By GLPalinkas
Don't pass up looking at VAF weather page,...

Don't pass up looking at VAF weather page, accessible from the upper left corner of the home page. It's very complete and I use it most often.

http://www.vansairforce.net/weather.htm

Additionally,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,252
Posted By GLPalinkas
Herman, you have an outstanding looking RV-8....

Herman, you have an outstanding looking RV-8. Congrats on your achievement. Stay safe in first flight and further testing.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By GLPalinkas
There was an excellent article in a very old...

There was an excellent article in a very old Kitplanes magazine about panel switch layout and the reasons for logical thinking. Safety being the most important.

Groups of 5 switches were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,785
Posted By GLPalinkas
Another youngster further encouraged. Way to go...

Another youngster further encouraged. Way to go Vlad. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Northeast 06-28-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,022
Posted By GLPalinkas
Happy Birthday Vlad from the Venice RV Gang....

Happy Birthday Vlad from the Venice RV Gang. Sorry we missed it.

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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 120,743
Posted By GLPalinkas
I love Mole Field. I have based there when I...

I love Mole Field. I have based there when I "summer" in Cleveland. Hi to Mark and Konrad (T-craft) from me.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-28-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,058
Posted By GLPalinkas
I haven't had much luck fishing anywhere in New...

I haven't had much luck fishing anywhere in New Mexico. Tried Cochiti Dam. Same problem. Water temp 40.

I came thru Tucumcari also. Pretty remote place. I avoided all of the rain in Texas,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,360
Posted By GLPalinkas
Vlad, Iím still waiting for us to do Bent...

Vlad, Iím still waiting for us to do Bent Willies. Maybe we can get Kevin to join along.



Nick, I wonít fly cross-country that far without a gun in the airplane. Seems stupid not to have a survival...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,360
Posted By GLPalinkas
Part 3

Part 3

Fast forward two weeks, My bride of 20 years loaded and ready for the return flight…

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,360
Posted By GLPalinkas
Part 2

Part 2


Next day West Texas turned into lumpy terrain and then gave way to LOTS of wind farms….

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,360
Posted By GLPalinkas
Honey, can you pick me up in Albuquerque?

Part 1

Honey, can you pick me up in Albuquerque?
Well, you bet I can.

I get to see my grandson’s first birthday party to boot.

All packed and ready for an early launch…. Leaving South Florida...
Forum: RV-3 05-25-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By GLPalinkas
Way to go Steve.... Keep us posted in testing...

Way to go Steve.... Keep us posted in testing phase. (Richard, thanks for sharing)

One of the best RV's around. Wish I had the energy and time to build a -3.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-23-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,490
Posted By GLPalinkas
Mel, as usual, is right on. I had the same...

Mel, as usual, is right on. I had the same decision to make when building and went with the counter balanced -7 tail.

However, I do a lot of cross country in mine and I notice less tail shake in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,845
Posted By GLPalinkas
Awesome job Jeff. Mike is the best. Took me 14+...

Awesome job Jeff. Mike is the best.
Took me 14+ also but it is Soooo worth it.
Enjoy and keep us posted on phase 1.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-19-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,071
Posted By GLPalinkas
David, Very sorry for your loss.. My deepest...

David, Very sorry for your loss..
My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Stay strong my friend.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,038
Posted By GLPalinkas
I agree with Jeremy. I use mouse milk every time...

I agree with Jeremy. I use mouse milk every time the cowl comes off.
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,109
Posted By GLPalinkas
Jesse, you are a class act and a terrific...

Jesse, you are a class act and a terrific ambassador for RV nation.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,653
Posted By GLPalinkas
+1 - fix it the correct way. Repainting rivets....

+1 - fix it the correct way. Repainting rivets. Question remains: Is this a show plane or a go plane?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,448
Posted By GLPalinkas
AWESOME Write-up Mike. Look out Vlad. :D On...

AWESOME Write-up Mike. Look out Vlad. :D

On another note, I wish the HBC wasn't out in the middle of nowhere. No one is ever hanging around the times I have gone to check it out.

I went to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,524
Posted By GLPalinkas
Talking SnF Venice RV guys

Made it home from Augusta in time for a SnF run Saturday morning. Located a svelte pickle ball Turbo and two fats guys. :D (yes, I need the DR no sugar diet)
Vlad was UTL but arrived safely....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,299
Posted By GLPalinkas
Big time congrats Chris. Have fun and stay safe...

Big time congrats Chris. Have fun and stay safe in phase 1. Keep us posted.

See you in Sebring for the Weds morning RV breakfasts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,318
Posted By GLPalinkas
Congrats to all the RV boys. Sorry I missed it...

Congrats to all the RV boys.
Sorry I missed it but camping was out of the question with the weather front coming through.

Maybe next time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By GLPalinkas
+20 :D on Carroll County KTSO. Amish pies and...

+20 :D on Carroll County KTSO. Amish pies and all.... Cheaper fuel and 100nm SouthEast of KPCW.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,318
Posted By GLPalinkas
Might just try and hop up for a day or two to...

Might just try and hop up for a day or two to cheer you guys on. Camping is available for those who may want to watch the show more than one day.
Jesse, warm up the "head". :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,195
Posted By GLPalinkas
Antiquated Garmin 196 (battery powered), iPad...

Antiquated Garmin 196 (battery powered), iPad mini, iPhone 6, and my Stratus.

Vlad, an extra GPS wouldn't hurt and you can get a 196 on the cheap....just saying. :D
Forum: Northeast 02-23-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,314
Posted By GLPalinkas
Fred (VETE76) requested that I post this for...

Fred (VETE76) requested that I post this for him......


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Forum: Northeast 02-22-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,314
Posted By GLPalinkas
Hey Fred, when you chiming in? More info needed....

Hey Fred, when you chiming in? More info needed. When you coming back to Venice?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,321
Posted By GLPalinkas
Man, I really miss the old RVator's. Thanks for...

Man, I really miss the old RVator's. Thanks for the link Walt. Even the pdf version would be a welcome return..... just saying Van's. Something I would pay for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,900
Posted By GLPalinkas
+1 ... My -6 came in at 1034 lbs. She is lighter...

+1 ... My -6 came in at 1034 lbs. She is lighter than most -6's I see. Not the lightest but I can really tell the difference in handling when she is fully loaded or when flying other "well equipped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By GLPalinkas
Just missed you then. In Sept 69' we rotated to...

Just missed you then. In Sept 69' we rotated to Iwakuni to fly 24 hr air support when the USS Pueblo was captured off N Korea. Wild and wooly maybe, I wish I remembered it. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By GLPalinkas
Beautiful Rocket.... Lee, your stint in VMFA-115...

Beautiful Rocket....

Lee, your stint in VMFA-115 didn't happen to be 68'-69' in F-4's did it?

Gary
VMFA-334 68'-69' DaNang and Chu Lai
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,358
Posted By GLPalinkas
Kyle, thanks for the update. Seems like a very...

Kyle, thanks for the update. Seems like a very complex problem. I hope your new sender cures the problem.

Hopefully, someone else will chime in with ideas. I have none.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,866
Posted By GLPalinkas
Vlad, Got this pic from SkyKing Bob and his...

Vlad, Got this pic from SkyKing Bob and his lovely bride yesterday. He said he was celebrating "Blizzard Day" in style.:)

Then it really hit and I've not heard from him since....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,696
Posted By GLPalinkas
Guy, Congrats on the new -10. It would be tough...

Guy, Congrats on the new -10. It would be tough to see my -6 go.

Seems like you already have a name for her..." TK" or "Two Kids":D

Do you KAEG guys do any special RV get-togethers? I'm still stuck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By GLPalinkas
+1 on the nylon strap secured to my flap housing...

+1 on the nylon strap secured to my flap housing (on a -6)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,358
Posted By GLPalinkas
So, Kyle, have you figured out your pressure...

So, Kyle, have you figured out your pressure issues? New pump installed? Keep us posted.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,166
Posted By GLPalinkas
Like Kyle, I have used this technique ever since...

Like Kyle, I have used this technique ever since I can remember (Taylorcraft for 18 years). That is until I first tried my Desser Monster Retreads, like Bob, they wouldn't budge. Maybe more surface...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,237
Posted By GLPalinkas
AWESOME job David. You beat me by 12...

AWESOME job David. You beat me by 12 years...:D

Stay safe in phase 1 and keep us posted.

ps I'm in ABQ for the next few weeks. Where are you base? Love to visit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,732
Posted By GLPalinkas
Matt's Pre-VAF, Matronics RV-List internet board...

Matt's Pre-VAF, Matronics RV-List internet board kept us early builds in the loop.

Best to you Matt and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 12-31-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 93,383
Posted By GLPalinkas
Great job Brian. Sorry I missed the Fly-in this...

Great job Brian. Sorry I missed the Fly-in this year. Hopefully, 2016 strikes again. :D
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