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Forum: Safety 09-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,331
Posted By DBone
stick length

Maybe stick length is the new primer... "Cut the stick" is advice I give to every builder I talk to. I can't stand flying other RV's with the long stick. With my hand on the grip for takeoff and...
Forum: Northeast 07-19-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By DBone
KBVI - Beaver County Hangars?

I know we have a few BVI owners here. I'm taking a -10 there Wed-Sun next week. Anybody know of an open hangar spot?

Dave
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-25-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By DBone
Massey Ranch Airpark (X50) Florida - Info?

Asking for a friend not on VAF. Does anybody live/fly out of or otherwise have info on the Massey Ranch Airpark (http://www.masseyproperties.com/Massey-Ranch-Airpark-6-11.html) in central...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By DBone
RV-10 CFI in NC?

Asking for a friend in North Carolina -

He has access to a -10, but he needs a CFI checkout for insurance purposes. Insurance is telling him the CFI needs to have at least 10 hours in a -10. Does...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By DBone
Downside of job

Pants and shoes... The worst part of my job!
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By DBone
Dynon AP74 in -10 - Looking for settings

Is anybody happily flying a -10 with the Dynon AP74 autopilot? If so, can you share your AP settings? I've flown it and made adjustments using Dynon's AP flowchart, but since the flowchart is...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-17-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By DBone
your contact info

Colin - I may have something for you at TKI. PM me your contact info
Forum: Midwest 09-23-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By DBone
Grand Junction KGJT hangar for 2 nights?

My wife and I were looking at Grand Junction as part of a multi city trip next weekend, arriving Saturday leaving Monday. Found out today after talking to the FBO that there is an air show on...
Forum: COMM 09-05-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By DBone
QT Halo causing stuck mic

I tried emailing Phil at Quiet Technologies, but it's been over a week now, and nothing... I think he's a one man show, so I'm trying to give him some slack, but in the mean time, I thought I'd see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,784
Posted By DBone
cheap from walmart

we opted for 2 shades with suction cups that fold up to a tiny circle. Stow them away when not in use, and when you use them, you can put them anywhere you need to.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By DBone
takes a little practice

It takes a little practice to operate the tip-up without banging the opposite side on closing as you describe. When standing on the pilot side and you're closing the canopy... As you are lowering...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-29-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 43,514
Posted By DBone
Home safe

Taco and Cannon are home safe. 2000nm in one day easily doubles my previous longest flying day in the rv. But my own bed is gonna feel pretty sweet. Last i heard from sharkbait and chappy, they were...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-11-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 43,514
Posted By DBone
Tracker

I'm guessing multiple airplanes on this trip have tracking capability (spot, aprs, etc), so others may chime in with their URL's as well. Here's the link to our Spot tracker. We launch from Dallas...
Forum: GPS 04-05-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By DBone
Garmin 696 battery question

I've had my 696 mounted in the panel powered by the avionics bus for 7 years now, and it has worked flawlessly. I pulled it out to update the software and maps, and the battery can't keep the thing...
Forum: Florida (South) 03-08-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By DBone
SRQ hangar for a week?

Does anybody have any connections at SRQ for a hangar for a week starting this Saturday (3/11)? I have somebody picking me up, so I don't need a car. Just looking to park my bird inside somewhere...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-13-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By DBone
the cheap and easy approach

I printed a bunch of 3-view drawings from vans web site and bought a small box of colored pencils then summoned my inner child and colored until my heart was content!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-24-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,226
Posted By DBone
BVI - my old home

I grew up in Hopewell and fly my RV to BVI to visit my parents at least once a year. I didn't know there were any RV'ers there, but now I know who to ask for hangar space when I'm coming to town!
Forum: COMM 03-22-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By DBone
sounds like what happened to me

working fine one day and nothing the next. A local Garmin dealer bench tested it for free and confirmed no transmission. It went back to Garmin, and they replaced the transmitter for their standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,040
Posted By DBone
timeline?

Guy - I'm about to go through this same upgrade, so I'm watching this thread for more info. How long from the time you sent it off to Garmin until you received the upgraded unit back?
Forum: Texas (North) 02-07-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,479
Posted By DBone
great news

How's the runway? We were going to head up there today for lunch, but I had full fuel plus a passenger, and I don't like going in there heavy with the nose wheel. Went to GPM instead, which has...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-04-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,053
Posted By DBone
no help on the hangar, but...

Seismo - if you have any free time and want to grab lunch, we can meet in Tyler (KTYR) for a burger.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-30-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By DBone
i may be able to help

Not sure where you are, but I'm at Aero Country (T31). I have 2 -7A's in my hangar, and you are welcome to sit in them to gauge rudder pedal position options. I won't be flying the rest of this...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,172
Posted By DBone
some have no choice

If I relied on only practicing in IMC conditions, I'd never be able to stay current. I think a good mix is the best way to stay proficient. Practicing in IMC is good, but as others have stated,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 99,652
Posted By DBone
hello from Antigua

We have 2 special kids following our trip from Annapolis, MD, so we just wanted to say hi from the beautiful island of Antigua!

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/0_Taco.jpg
Forum: Florida (South) 03-05-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,643
Posted By DBone
Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ)

Does anybody have any connections at SRQ for a hangar for a week starting Saturday (3/7)? If not, does anybody have an FBO recommendation? Looks like there are 2, Dolphin and Rectrix. Rectrix...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-17-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,172
Posted By DBone
Aero Country

There is almost always space available at Aero Country. It's just not advertised anywhere. When you get a little closer, let me know. I'll ask around and help you figure out your options here.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,255
Posted By DBone
might have a spot

I might have a spot at Aero Country. A non-flying Bonanza has sat in the corner with no way to get out, and that's been fine. But the owner is currently having an annual done, so I don't know if he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,156
Posted By DBone
web site to check out

Lots of good advice given already, and a lot of it is how I got my wife on board (pun intended). But something that hasn't been mentioned is Rosie's web page (http://www.paulrosales.com/). During...
Forum: Midwest 09-15-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By DBone
Kansas City Hangar (MKC) - 1 night 9/23

I have a business meeting in KC super close to MKC on Wed morning 9/24. I'd like to fly in the night before and leave right after the meeting (3pm-ish). It looks like Signature has ramp fees and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,710
Posted By DBone
camping spot purchased

We'll be in RV camping spot #76 (see camping map here: http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/docs/default-source/Maps-Diagrams/vip-camping-map.pdf?sfvrsn=0). The RV camping area is seen on this map...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-18-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,872
Posted By DBone
crate

Jason - Have you talked to the people at PnP? When I started doing the missions a few years ago, they sent me a crate free of charge compliments of their sponsorship by Petmate, makers of crates. I...
Forum: Southeast 05-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By DBone
Fuel Stop SE of Memphis?

I need a fuel stop ideally somewhere SE of Memphis on a trip from Dallas, TX to Gatlinburg, TN this weekend. Ripley, MS (25M) has the cheapest 100LL around at $4.85/gal, but I don't mind paying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,389
Posted By DBone
You are correct. Garmin Virb Elite. The "elite"...

You are correct. Garmin Virb Elite. The "elite" version is what gets you the gps and accelerometer data. They have a very cool map function too, but it's a work in progress. When I view the video...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,389
Posted By DBone
Video from Echo 2

Here's how it looked from echo 2 with camera mounted on top of fuselage pointed to the right. After takeoff I sped up the playback while we drone along then I actually stopped recording until the 3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,642
Posted By DBone
if you need a hand...

Colin - if you need a hand when you do this, let me know and I can try to be there. PM me your contact info and we can talk more.
Forum: International 02-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,947
Posted By DBone
Bahamas not the problem

Noah - there are certainly more experienced people here that will chime in, but I'll throw my 2 cents in. My understanding is that the Bahamas weren't the problem. I've flown there twice and didn't...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By DBone
room at T31

Colin - I have room at T31 if you're interested. Email me david <dot> buono <at> yahoo <dot> com if you're interested.
Forum: Texas (North) 02-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By DBone
Try T31

Not sure how often they come up for sale at TKI, but there are a few for sale at T31 (just 8 NM west). Mine is one of them. We just bought a bigger lot and plan on building a house on it. You can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,326
Posted By DBone
Join your local eaa chapter

Phil - I'm going to add something I haven't seen yet... Join your local EAA chapter. Chapter 1246 is based in McKinney and chapter 168 meets in Farmer's Branch. Both are good EAA chapters and both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By DBone
BVI

Dan - Sounds like you got some good advice, so I have a question for you. Are you from that area? I'm from Hopewell, and all my family is still in that area. I just spent a week up there with my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,340
Posted By DBone
I would not take this lightly. Maybe it's just...

I would not take this lightly. Maybe it's just because I'm used to NOT having the headrests, but I consider it a pretty big mark against the idea. On a long x-country flight with a passenger, we're...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-16-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By DBone
another option

For Addison, I've used Atlantic before with good results. I live close to the airport but am not based there. When weather or schedule has forced my hand, I land at Atlantic and call my wife or a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 137,536
Posted By DBone
Our Track Page

Buono's leave Dallas on Friday and will be making a few stops before meeting up with the group in Miami. Here's our spot tracker page for those following along:

www.tinyurl.com/spotn517ad
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-02-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By DBone
Hangar space at TPF?

Anybody have any hangar space at Peter O Knight (KTPF) airport that can fit an RV-7A for a few days? We'll be parked there for 2 nights (this Saturday/Sunday 4/6-7) visiting my sister on our way to...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,511
Posted By DBone
One more video

Here's the entire flyover shot from the stands

http://youtu.be/WLBassUlAOw
Forum: Formation Flying 11-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,511
Posted By DBone
looked great

In the stands for the fly over, and the crowd LOVED it! Looked great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,079
Posted By DBone
definitely has promise

The field of nano-tech has come up with some great inovations over the last 5-10 years. I've been following the "anti-water" technology for a while now. I think it has great promise as an airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,998
Posted By DBone
+1

Count me in for 1

Thanks!
Forum: International 06-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By DBone
FBO for Victoria, BC Canada (CYYJ)

Anybody have any experience in Victoria? Looks like there are 2 on the field, Shell Aerocentre and Esso. I can't find any info on GA friendliness or current fuel prices. Any help out there in VAF...
Forum: Oregon 06-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By DBone
KUAO FBO?

We'll be in Aurora for a couple of nights towards the end of June to visit Vans and see the area. Any PIREPS out there for FBO's? Looks like there are 3 on the field, and the fuel is about the same...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,683
Posted By DBone
Time Of Useful Consciousness

I've seen this table in different spots, but everybody's different so it's a general guide but by no means absolute.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_of_useful_consciousness

The table says you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,683
Posted By DBone
question about barb fitting

This question is to Guy and Bob or anybody else that did something similar - I am putting my own system together, and all the parts haven't arrived yet. Maybe the answer will be obvious once I get...
Forum: California 02-19-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,919
Posted By DBone
Thanks for the help!

Lots of good suggestions! I'll have to go over them and see what's going to work for us. I especially love the "how to see San Fran in a day" sample itineraries suggested by gasman and buggsy2. ...
Forum: California 02-18-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,919
Posted By DBone
Best Airport For Seeing San Francisco

Wife and I are planning a 2 week west coast flying vacation for this June (actual dates not set yet). With so much to see, we have to be efficient so local knowledge is key. You'll probably see...
Forum: Oregon 02-14-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,905
Posted By DBone
Best Airport To See Crater Lake

Wife and I are planning a 2 week west coast flying vacation for this June (actual dates not set yet). We'd love to see Crater lake but were wondering which airport to use. The closest looks to be...
Forum: Midwest 01-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By DBone
Info on Flying into Wichita, KS area

My wife and I have a wedding to attend in Wichita the weekend of January 27-29, and we plan on flying. I'll take the <2hr flight over the 5.5+ hour drive any day.

The wedding looks to be in the...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By DBone
I love mine!

I have the 35W MR-16's from http://www.planelights.com and I couldn't be happier. I've been told multiple times that I look like an airliner coming in on final. I'm based at Aero Country (T31) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,813
Posted By DBone
count me in

RSVP for 1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By DBone
IFR training

I first bought the Jepp book (big text book looking thing). It is exactly that... A text book. Very dry and boring to read, but great information. I didn't do very well with that, so I bought the...
Forum: Photography 08-23-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,759
Posted By DBone
another vote for Sony Vegas

+1 for sony vegas... I had version 8 and recently upgraded to version 11. I have no Mac experience, so my view is just of the PC world. I think Sony Vegas is the best balance between usability and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,531
Posted By DBone
don't forget about chapter 168

Will - Don't forget about EAA chapter 168. Tons of great RV knowledge! www.eaa168.org
(www.eaa168.org)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-09-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 116,518
Posted By DBone
One more update

Buono's are tied down at Kissimmee for a few days while we play a little more! The short flight from Cedar Key to KISM was no problem yesterday. We spent all day at EPCOT today and plan on Magic...
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