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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-15-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Travis, Iíll take it if I may, please. Iím in...

Hi Travis,

Iíll take it if I may, please. Iím in Charlotte.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Jimbot
PM sent to your Yahoo.

PM sent to your Yahoo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 74,243
Posted By Jimbot
Re: David Pauleís Comment, I totally agree with...

Re: David Pauleís Comment,

I totally agree with everything in your comment for the next Vans Aircraft model...except the low-wing configuration.

IMHO, Vans needs to add a high-wing model to their...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,638
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Paul, Thanks for putting this fun video...

Hi Paul,

Thanks for putting this fun video together.

The more posts and videos I see lately on the RV-12 have me thinking that it is not just an inexpensive-Operating plane for fun/quick weekend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 74,243
Posted By Jimbot
If you do create this experimental aircraft...

If you do create this experimental aircraft configurator, please add Rotax-power (choice of 912iS, 914 and 915), twin-engine and high wing as available options please ;-)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By Jimbot
Great story and photos! Thanks for taking the...

Great story and photos! Thanks for taking the time to post this for everyone to check out.

About 20 years ago, my dad took an extended vacation (here in the U.S., typical annual time away from work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,569
Posted By Jimbot
Re: Silicone

If I made add to combsdís post...

...high-quality waxes/polishes do NOT contain silicone. Silicone does help provide a nice shine...but it doesnít last very long (some cleaning products companies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,569
Posted By Jimbot
Gasman makes a great point - if you have a good...

Gasman makes a great point - if you have a good protectant on your paint, the bugs will just wipe away.

Our customers have had very positive things to say about just how easy bug removal is after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,979
Posted By Jimbot
Very cool - congratulations! :D How many hours...

Very cool - congratulations! :D

How many hours did it take you to build? Iím curious since I think you said you utilized the QB kits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jimbot
If your aircraft's paint is intact but just...

If your aircraft's paint is intact but just faded, you might want to try our SUPERBIRD Aircraft Paint Restoration System that makes your paint - white or colors - bright and shiny once again.

Plus,...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Paul, I really enjoyed both this and your...

Hi Paul,

I really enjoyed both this and your first RV-12 video that covered all construction. Thanks for creating these fun and informative videos!
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By Jimbot
Wow, very cool! The 14 looks like it would be a...

Wow, very cool!

The 14 looks like it would be a fun build - I would like to build one myself someday.

Iím a couple hours away in St. Pete Beach...but if you ever need a second hand for a marathon...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jimbot
Mr. Bogash, Thanks for posting this excellent...

Mr. Bogash,

Thanks for posting this excellent RV-12 travel story filled with informative text and equally outstanding imagery!
Forum: RV-3 05-23-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By Jimbot
Safe, scratch-free cleaning of Lexan/plexiglass

I hope you have success in removing your windshield scratches.

FYI - to eliminate the chance of scratching when cleaning your windscreen in the future, please consider using our SUPERBIRD "Super...
Forum: GPS 04-25-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,054
Posted By Jimbot
This is a really neat addition! I was looking at...

This is a really neat addition!

I was looking at the 660 at Sun-n-Fun. Maybe I'll have to get one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Simon, Welcome to these Vans Air Force forums...

Hi Simon,

Welcome to these Vans Air Force forums :D

When I was looking at building an experimental aircraft a few years back, I spent about 2 years studying dozens of models, before I narrowed the...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,997
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Bill, Thanks for taking the time to write...

Hi Bill,

Thanks for taking the time to write this very informative post! :)
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 369,995
Posted By Jimbot
Geoff, Congratulations on the awesome...

Geoff,

Congratulations on the awesome upgrade!

Now that right there is the very definition of ďpanel pornĒ ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 344,144
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Chris, Maybe it's just me...but I can't see...

Hi Chris,

Maybe it's just me...but I can't see any of the photos that you posted.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 35,979
Posted By Jimbot
Keith, Wow - that is a GREAT-looking paint...

Keith,

Wow - that is a GREAT-looking paint scheme!!! Congratulations on such a wonderful bird, both inside & out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Jimbot
Hello, You might want to consider joining EAA...

Hello,

You might want to consider joining EAA 309, the Charlotte, NC chapter of the EAA. They have a late-model DynaVibe prop balancer available for member use. I have never used it, but my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Jimbot
Since it's a 13 hour drive, I say pick it up...

Since it's a 13 hour drive, I say pick it up yourself. That's not really a terribly long distance.

When I purchased my used Lycoming 0-320 engine a few years back, I had to drive from North Carolina...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Jimbot
Great story! Wonderful effort by those kids,...

Great story! Wonderful effort by those kids, volunteers and Eagle's Nest - too cool!
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,470
Posted By Jimbot
Wow, that paint scheme looks great! Congrats!

Wow, that paint scheme looks great! Congrats!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-29-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,930
Posted By Jimbot
Pete, Sorry to hear of your loss. So sad, my...

Pete,

Sorry to hear of your loss. So sad, my condolences :(

I know when my boy, Boris (8 yr old German Shepherd mix), goes to that big dog park in the sky, Iím going to be heartbroken for quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Jimbot
Merry Christmas to all yíall RVers and Doug...

Merry Christmas to all yíall RVers and Doug Reeves and family!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,169
Posted By Jimbot
Throwing my $0.02 into the ring...I would have to...

Throwing my $0.02 into the ring...I would have to agree with the aforementioned high-wing design for the discussed reasons.

There are A LOT of Cessna 170/172, 180/182/185, etc. out there, and a lot...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-25-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jimbot
Congrats, Mike, looks very clean and functional....

Congrats, Mike, looks very clean and functional. I especially like that gray textured finish.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Paul, I did a quick Google search and found...

Hi Paul,

I did a quick Google search and found this link to Airpark lots for sale in the Carolinas:

http://www.nc-airparks.com/listed_lots.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By Jimbot
UPDATE: Forgot to mention that, according to some...

UPDATE: Forgot to mention that, according to some folks I know who live at Long Island Airpark, they allow a dwelling (apartment/home) to be built within a hangar as long as said dwelling is at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,779
Posted By Jimbot
I'm at my place in North Carolina...but my home...

I'm at my place in North Carolina...but my home (condo) in St. Pete Beach, FL looks like it's in the direct path of the hurricane, unless it shifts direction. It's at least a second floor unit, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jimbot
Congratulations, Jesse! I very much enjoy your...

Congratulations, Jesse! I very much enjoy your posts/info, and I must say that it is great when I read so many complimentary posts on VAF talking about how generous and helpful you are to so many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,825
Posted By Jimbot
Way to Go, Audrey!!!

Wow, what an AMAZING accomplishment! Congratulations on your new degree.

It's been fun to follow you along your journey via your dad's occasional updates, and I'm looking forward to following your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jimbot
Talking Hi Doug, One of our EAA chapter members is a...

Hi Doug,

One of our EAA chapter members is a retired professional photographer. I'll check to see if he's going to Osh this year.

I'm going up there this year, so let's plan on meeting up! Can't...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,112
Posted By Jimbot
Paul K, Thanks for the great report & pics. I...

Paul K,

Thanks for the great report & pics.

I have friends in the Detroit area, so some day when I fly up there I will have to take them on an island adventure ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,668
Posted By Jimbot
I'm not sure if I will be there on that Sunday...

I'm not sure if I will be there on that Sunday yet or not, but if so, I would be happy to help out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,865
Posted By Jimbot
Hi All, Great stories - very interesting and...

Hi All,

Great stories - very interesting and inspiring!

I'm nothing special finance-wise (middle-class/income guy) who always wanted to learn to fly.

Lucked out and got my dream job more that 20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,025
Posted By Jimbot
Congratulations and thank you!

Doug,

Congratulations and many thanks on VAF's 10th anniversary!

I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work in creating such a unique, lively and thriving web entity. As a newbie to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,633
Posted By Jimbot
Hi All, I would like to chime in if I...

Hi All,

I would like to chime in if I may...

This is a great and very eye-opening thread (on a number of levels!), and I would like to second the idea of this topic becoming some sort of permanent...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,148
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Happy Birthday! :D Neat post & pics -...

Hi Doug,

Happy Birthday! :D

Neat post & pics - very informative!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,348
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Scott, Thanks for the reply. I didn't mean to...

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply. I didn't mean to offend anyone...especially from the "mothership" :eek:

Yup, I totally understand that there is tremendous value in a modern-day Vans kit.

I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,348
Posted By Jimbot
Not trying to "stir it up" or cause some...

Not trying to "stir it up" or cause some controversy, but as far as pricing is concerned...

...a friend of mine recently gave me some old (mid 90s to early 2000s) issues of the EAA "Sport Aviation"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,176
Posted By Jimbot
Ditto what Mike Starkey said. I will pass mine on...

Ditto what Mike Starkey said. I will pass mine on to my EAA chapter when I'm done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 74,243
Posted By Jimbot
I second the comment re: metal part production...

I second the comment re: metal part production process.

I was looking at that latest RANS airplane at Oshkosh with an aerospace engineer friend of mine (he knows infinitely more about this stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 74,243
Posted By Jimbot
I agree with rgmwa - I think they now have a...

I agree with rgmwa - I think they now have a pretty complete lineup that likely covers the most viable (profitable) areas of the market. As a result, I could see them updating the 7, 8 and 9 models...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,021
Posted By Jimbot
I'm with the Charlotte, NC EAA chapter and I will...

I'm with the Charlotte, NC EAA chapter and I will make our group aware of this as well.

Hopefully it shows up...and soon!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,914
Posted By Jimbot
Thumbs up Congratulations, Jesse!!! :)

Congratulations, Jesse!!! :)
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jimbot
Thanks for posting some pics. Wow, it does look...

Thanks for posting some pics. Wow, it does look very nice! :)
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jimbot
Hi JackinMichigan, Could you please post some...

Hi JackinMichigan,

Could you please post some pictures here so we can take a look? Glad to hear you found what sounds like a very nice solution...and at a very reasonable cost!
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 496,192
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Tim, I hope you and the missus are...

Hi Tim,

I hope you and the missus are well.

Glad to hear you are back at it again. Also, congratulations on the new house, sounds really nice!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,188
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Wow, the paint looks great!!! Kind of...

Hi Doug,

Wow, the paint looks great!!! Kind of reminds me of the recent McLaren F1 car paint schemes...but your ride is faster (at least until the team finally gets their act together)...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,474
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Great info. Congratulations again on...

Hi Doug,

Great info. Congratulations again on building one heck of a nice 9. Can't wait to check it out in person on my next trip to SoCal. :D

Take care,
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,148
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Jmoose, I'm a member of EAA 309. Every...

Hi Jmoose,

I'm a member of EAA 309. Every Tuesday evening a bunch of us members meet at a hangar at the Lake Norman Airpark in Mooresville, NC. It's close to JGR I believe. We are building an RV-9,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-12-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,338
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Wow, great video! Your 9 looks like a...

Hi Doug,

Wow, great video! Your 9 looks like a blast to fly. Looks like the hard part will be getting it slowed down in time for landing :D

Your comments on training in the RV7 and comparing it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,964
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Congratulations!!! Your RV looks great!...

Hi Doug,

Congratulations!!! Your RV looks great! Having followed your meticulous and well conceived/planned build on VAF, I am not surprised the least bit that it flew beautifully "straight out of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 82,160
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Sorry I haven't gotten a chance to read...

Hi Doug,

Sorry I haven't gotten a chance to read your updates and congratulate you sooner...congratulations!!!:D

Wow, your 9A looks great!!! Nice clean panel, too.

I've been busy for the last few...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 82,160
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Merry Christmas! Congratulations - your...

Hi Doug,

Merry Christmas! Congratulations - your 9 looks great! I still can't believe how quickly you built that bad boy.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-11-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,321
Posted By Jimbot
Cool video - thanks for sharing! That's an...

Cool video - thanks for sharing!

That's an awesome panel too! I'm curious, is that a full-tilt Garmin GTN 650 nav/comm/gps or the GTN 625 (minus the nav/com)?
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-18-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 82,160
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Wow, everything looks great! And you...

Hi Doug,

Wow, everything looks great! And you made the VAF front page! :D
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,274
Posted By Jimbot
Dennis, Wow, that's some really amazing...

Dennis,

Wow, that's some really amazing high-quality work!

I'm curious: when you mentioned that your RV-12 is really fast, what sort of speeds are you seeing?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,154
Posted By Jimbot
Doug, I'm so sorry to hear of your beloved...

Doug,

I'm so sorry to hear of your beloved mother's passing. My sincerest condolences.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,798
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Great report and pics! And congrats on...

Hi Doug,

Great report and pics! And congrats on the incoming QB fuse. Your great VAF posts on your RV-9A progress that I've been following have been a real inspiration. Main thing holding my...
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