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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
No reply

I have tried to contact the Wellers regarding fly-in dates on several occasions. I have received no replies. They did receive my images of the event though, which are posted...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,508
Posted By Lycosaurus
LOCK

I replaced my avionics master switch with a locking toggle switch.

https://media.digikey.com/photos/APEM%20Comp%20Photos/631H~22V.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-15-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
Weller Farm Fly-in date for 2019

No date posted yet, but I would imagine it will be beginning of September sometime (my guess is Sept. 9). I will post on this site when I find out.

The Wellers will likely post their next fly-in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-13-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
Runway in use was 01. Slight wind from the south,...

Runway in use was 01. Slight wind from the south, but the runway is uphill as you said, and aids in shortening stopping distance. I did not find it particularly difficult (other than some trees at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-13-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
We'll make sure to try to meet for the...

We'll make sure to try to meet for the Memphemagog winter event. http://www.ctq2.org/flying/flying-on-the-ice/

Not when this happens, but I am sure Vlad knows all the details :-)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
Vlad made it there around 11:00, and we straggled...

Vlad made it there around 11:00, and we straggled in about 12:00. I was hoping to at least see Vlad fly by.

For next year, keep this link handy: http://www.ctq2.org/flying/

For our US pilots: A...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
Arrival of an Antonov...

Arrival of an Antonov AN-2
https://i.imgur.com/BlkKueV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/R84HjRi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7x2yXY0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FwzuFzx.jpg

Hummel Bird. We had seen the same...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
Vlad made it too! He flew in earlier in the...

Vlad made it too! He flew in earlier in the morning but did not land ... it's a Russian...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
https://i.imgur.com/8vbk9dY.jpg https://i.imgur.c...

https://i.imgur.com/8vbk9dY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6VdWz1q.jpg

Beefalo burgers being cooked
https://i.imgur.com/O3e0BMZ.jpg

Hungry pilots
https://i.imgur.com/gBwQ1x2.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Lycosaurus
Carp ON to Stanstead QC

Last Sunday we flew to the Weller Farm (http://www.ctq2.org/) (CTQ2) in Stanstead following a lunch invitation for Beefalo burgers. Hmmm. Took about an hour and
20 minutes and though Montreal air...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-08-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,520
Posted By Lycosaurus
Vibrations - Gone

Installed Russ' o-ring intake kit last weekend. Took it out for a test flight, wow, my vibrations are gone. Manifold pressure at idle is around 10 inHg. Nice smooth running at low idle. Nice...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-15-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,928
Posted By Lycosaurus
Amazing scenery

John, with your videos and Vlad's previous trip photos, you are taking us all along for a good ride. Thanks. Looking forward to the next installments.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,928
Posted By Lycosaurus
Hello Vlad :-) John, we are also anxiously...

Hello Vlad :-)

John, we are also anxiously awaiting progress reports and photos.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 104,258
Posted By Lycosaurus
Can't get enough ... keep them pictures coming

Vlad,

You could make a mint selling access to chapters of your life. Can't wait for next installments of your trip photos.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-30-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By Lycosaurus
Planned RV Fly-out to KCGS Washington DC

Hello All,

We had a weekend flight to Washington, landing at College Park (KCGS) several weeks ago. Missed visiting the aviation museum at College Park (they have one right at the airport). How...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-20-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By Lycosaurus
I have no problem with my age, it's my body that...

I have no problem with my age, it's my body that thinks otherwise.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-20-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By Lycosaurus
Mark, I take it you missed the Washington DC trip...

Mark, I take it you missed the Washington DC trip report:
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=150405 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=150405)

The secret is out, so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-20-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
It sounds and looks a little more convoluted than...

It sounds and looks a little more convoluted than it really is (I take it Doug was having some fun with that). First thing is to talk to the airport manager and they will walk you through what to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-19-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By Lycosaurus
Fill it out, print it, sign it, scan it.

Fill it out, print it, sign it, scan it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
How to get PIN, fingerprinting etc.

I have posted how to obtain the FRZ PIN, especially from a Canadian's perspective.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1181338#post1181338
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-18-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By Lycosaurus
Getting the FRZ PIN, Washington DC- just DO IT

In order to fly in to the Washinton DC Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) you need to have a unique PIN code that positively identifies you to the Potomac TRACON when you file a special flight plan (for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
Thanks for the comments. An interesting angle...

Thanks for the comments.

An interesting angle for viewing the Whitehouse is from the rooftop of the Washington Hotel. There is a bar at on the rooftop, so we thought we might just pay a visit....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
Smile Time to head back to the airport and to the...

Time to head back to the airport and to the weather briefings, secret-handshake flight plans, Canadian customs declaration etc. I had already filed the eAPIS on Friday, so that was taken care of....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
Lincoln...

Lincoln Memorial
http://i.imgur.com/3cejlae.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1MZMdI9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pwBPrRS.jpg

Upon the recommendation of our host Rand, we celebrated my 60th at the Old Ebbitt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
National Library of...

National Library of Congress
http://i.imgur.com/9MbcCJf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CQOobD0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1rSXBAQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SpYobv6.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Qk01qZS.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
Our RV9’s panel is a few switches short of being...

Our RV9’s panel is a few switches short of being called a command module.
http://i.imgur.com/9BEuhfr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mz7j22Y.jpg

Sometimes a camera's perspective does funny...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
While the motto below may not always ring true,...

While the motto below may not always ring true, the landing may not be as much fun if the pilot was intercepted by an F15 in the FRZ.
http://i.imgur.com/ihcsiHL.jpg

College Park has an aviation...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lycosaurus
June 2017 - Capital to Capital (Ottawa to Washington DC)

Ottawa to Washington DC

I have wanted to visit Washington D.C. for the longest time. My first visit was many years ago (I was 18 then, can you believe it) with my high school friend Jack. We managed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By Lycosaurus
The good and the bad of Nav Canada

Nav Canada has worked out pretty good for us over the years, with a fixed fee of $70 odd dollars with tax for us small GA owners. I can fly VFR or IFR with that.

The downside recently has been that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
Storms were brewing in the Midwest, with Snow in...

Storms were brewing in the Midwest, with Snow in Colorado, flooding in other states. Time to leave. Filed IFR due to ground fog. Heading for Pittsburgh for refuel and CBP eApis departure...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
The King Center - Martin Luther...

The King Center - Martin Luther King
http://i.imgur.com/JoVhAQy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tnNnsFv.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JzW6BdB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IXTU1rq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OryDkGZ.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
Delta Flight Museum also has a 747 in the parking...

Delta Flight Museum also has a 747 in the parking lot.
http://i.imgur.com/omrpdMi.jpg

Wire bundles with tie-wraps. Oh the horror!
http://i.imgur.com/4yA8aYm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/H5Rm00G.jpg

Our...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
Two days in Charlotte NC. Very nice place, but...

Two days in Charlotte NC. Very nice place, but time to go visit Atlanta.

http://i.imgur.com/uOk17Wi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/x5L3lo5.jpg

After a short 1 1/2 hour flight, we take in the Delta Flight...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
A walk in the park ..... Charlotte Freedom Park....

A walk in the park ..... Charlotte Freedom Park.

http://i.imgur.com/pLZtWiz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nTyejeK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IzTY0pq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/m1an0pR.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
Carolinas Aviation Museum ......

Carolinas Aviation Museum ... continued.

http://i.imgur.com/YHLMXQO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/C5Ik9IT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ix7kPbw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TCEo4X6.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
Arriving at KCBE, Cumberland Regional, MD. Note...

Arriving at KCBE, Cumberland Regional, MD. Note the cottages on arrival path.
http://i.imgur.com/KKsQEDd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Anlvf0L.jpg

Arrival in Charlotte (KEQY...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Lycosaurus
May 2017 Ottawa - Charlotte - Atlanta

Weather is warming up, but not too quickly in Ottawa. Shirley and I both had a week off planned, and the weather looked might good going south. We fancied visiting Charlotte, and go play tourist in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,312
Posted By Lycosaurus
Maybe pads are glazed

Glazed brake pads will likely require replacement (you can sand the brake pads, but in my opinion it is better to replace). I had the same issue as the original poster (poor braking). I replaced the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,398
Posted By Lycosaurus
Bigger Better

Another option is an iPad Pro like Vlad has in his plane:

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/4071%20-%201.jpg

For our panel however the mini-2 is just...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-18-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,326
Posted By Lycosaurus
I was using fuel lube early on and found it just...

I was using fuel lube early on and found it just gummed up the works in cold weather. I spray some LPS-2 and that seems to help, but when it is that cold, all bets are off.

Temps in the cockpit are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By Lycosaurus
ACK E-01 ELT battery terminal corrosion

Every year I send my ELT to the avionics shop for inspection and calibration.
Done so for last 8 years, but this time I found some corrosion before sending it out....
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,326
Posted By Lycosaurus
headset on the dog

While the photo is quite funny in itself, the real purpose of the hat and spare headset was that we were trying to muffle the engine and wind noise from our dog's ears.

Cold I can handle, but the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,173
Posted By Lycosaurus
Congrats on your mission Dan. We have to wait at...

Congrats on your mission Dan.

We have to wait at least another 5 months here before we can utter the word "balmy" again.. I'm jealous.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,326
Posted By Lycosaurus
part 4

Pit stop in Chicoutimi CYRC. Fuel and stretching legs.

http://i.imgur.com/OpTkD8J.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LwsW5Lj.jpg


Some nice weather on departure from Sept-Iles, however some light snow was...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,326
Posted By Lycosaurus
part 3

Lucie, part of the ground crew of PnP in Sept-Iles. Thanks.

http://i.imgur.com/sEoW9Hk.jpg

Our passenger with plenty of warm blankets to huddle in.

http://i.imgur.com/4J60fgU.jpg


Matt and Dave's...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,326
Posted By Lycosaurus
part 2

Sept-Iles Airport - CYZV

http://i.imgur.com/5bq58P8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Vm56led.jpg

Matt/Dave's plane and ours ready for refuelling. What a nightmare trying to remove the fuel caps. No...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,326
Posted By Lycosaurus
PnP mission Ottawa - Sept-Iles and back

What to do on a cold -28C morning.... why not fly two RV7 and one RV9 to Sept-Iles QC from Ottawa ON, a 500 nm leg and bring back some dogs for PnPC.
We had 7 pups and two adults of which they...
Forum: Safety 10-04-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,293
Posted By Lycosaurus
Thumbs up Lithium Battery - fire fighting with water (FAA)

Did not know this ...

Seems that using halon to extinguish fire and using water to cool the lithium batteries is one of the recommended fire fighting techniques recommended by the FAA. No lithium...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,736
Posted By Lycosaurus
Sorry Ron, but I don't think alcohol is an...

Sorry Ron, but I don't think alcohol is an approved chemical to use on our 'glass'. My understanding is that it can cause crazing as well.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-25-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 124,559
Posted By Lycosaurus
Trip of a lifetime is likely an understatement....

Trip of a lifetime is likely an understatement. Looking forward to the next 16 day installments.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-22-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By Lycosaurus
Boston is definitely great city to visit. Could...

Boston is definitely great city to visit.

Could not have gone to KPYM even if we planned it since there was a presidential TFR that encompassed that airport. Actually, now that I look at the TFR...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By Lycosaurus
On our way back home on Saturday...

On our way back home on Saturday...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By Lycosaurus
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n115/lycosaurus...

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n115/lycosaurus/160819%20Boston/IMG_0270%20Medium.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n115/lycosaurus/160819%20Boston/IMG_0276%20Medium.jpg

http://i110.photobuc...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By Lycosaurus
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n115/lycosaurus...

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n115/lycosaurus/160819%20Boston/IMG_0238%20Medium.jpg

Orpheum Theater. From Wikipedia: "One of the oldest theaters in the United States, it was built in 1852 and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By Lycosaurus
Ottawa - Boston getaway

Shirley and I both took a Friday off and headed out for a Boston weekend. The weather forecast for Ottawa was not looking great for Sunday, so we had already anticipated a Saturday evening return...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 37,877
Posted By Lycosaurus
Those are some nice photos Vlad. Keep 'em...

Those are some nice photos Vlad. Keep 'em coming.

Read about the Diomede islands, Tomorrow and Yesterday. You were just shy of being in Tomorrow. Ahhhh, time travel.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 37,877
Posted By Lycosaurus
Might be a one way ticket for Vlad.

Might be a one way ticket for Vlad.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-03-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,749
Posted By Lycosaurus
Funny footnote in the guidance document

"*This FAQ is dedicated to our Tech Support guru Ken Scott, who spent the better part of 15 years asking for this document to be written only to retire shortly before its release."

I remember asking...
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-02-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,521
Posted By Lycosaurus
Byonics "extended" warranty :-)

This is a public Thank You to Allen of Byonics. I bought my tracker a few years ago, and just in the last two years I was getting some intermittent transmission. Finally got around to doing some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,871
Posted By Lycosaurus
GNS-480

Any chance you might be able to do firmware upgrades (ads-b gps position source feature) on a GNS-480?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,518
Posted By Lycosaurus
I purchased DSS2X121-0045B-ND from Digikey,...

I purchased DSS2X121-0045B-ND from Digikey, though have yet to implement my backup battery plan for the radios. Very low voltage drop, has two independent Schottky diodes in a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,627
Posted By Lycosaurus
1 cup of 100LL applied to the bead? I read that...

1 cup of 100LL applied to the bead? I read that somewhere...
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