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Forum: RV-3 12-06-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 121,891
Concur & can you get the thing off if you have to...

Concur & can you get the thing off if you have to exit? This from the F1 Rocket #3 guy.

Tangential topic...no a/c in a bubble canopy = very high thermal gain :-(

I think i will like gull wing doors...
Forum: Rocket 11-15-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,046
Grant learned a bunch on that setup, this one is...

Grant learned a bunch on that setup, this one is a little prettier, both are very functional. This has all the internal and external A/I. Jeff would have crushed at Reno this year but nose gear doors...
Forum: Rocket 11-15-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,046
It’s a fun thread we can drift. Grant Semanske in...

It’s a fun thread we can drift. Grant Semanske in Seattle (he builds Jeff Lavelle’s Reno package). Dave Bectold did the CF layups, he’s built over 30 Glasairs. 30! He’s the Art Chard of Glasairs. ...
Forum: Rocket 11-15-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,046
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bsxv905ziidurw3/Photo%20...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bsxv905ziidurw3/Photo%20Oct%2015%2C%2011%2006%2000%20AM.jpg?dl=0

Old airplane

New airplane...
Forum: Rocket 11-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,046
Rocket Bob!!!! Clever flap gizmo made of...

Rocket Bob!!!!

Clever flap gizmo made of unobtanium but thatís not the story!!

You have wings on that thing!! Youíve been holding out:-)

Good show, canít wait till you get to fly it.

Cheers
HR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Rich on beech talk thereís a saying: It didnít...

Rich on beech talk thereís a saying:

It didnít happen unless thereís pictures:-0

Very happy for u & the 3.

Regards
HR
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Welcome back Randy. You always amazed me with...

Welcome back Randy. You always amazed me with your quality and professionalism in your builds. The f1 rocket I built was a contemporary of your 8. You of course did a slow build faster:-)

Have...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,774
Very sad, condolences to family, friends and...

Very sad, condolences to family, friends and colleagues. I always pray airshow guys have landings equaling takeoffs. He lived well and passionately.

HR
Forum: Flight Testing 09-09-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Congrats Jeff. Now.....Repeat offender? Enjoy for...

Congrats Jeff. Now.....Repeat offender? Enjoy for a while!

Howard R.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,442
Buy a V35B :-) Build your RV, Enjoy.

Buy a V35B :-)

Build your RV, Enjoy.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,044
Nice! Noticed the playground pic near the AF...

Nice! Noticed the playground pic near the AF tanker.....Careful there youíll be selling your current airplane and build a 10...

Or buy a PC24, maybe a V35B (recommended for family :-)

Good journey...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,836
My alerts drove us nuts last year to the extent...

My alerts drove us nuts last year to the extent of wasted neurons clearing the alerts. Head inside to do it as well. Just like FMS entries in big airplanes one gets diminishing returns the closer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,836
After reading this yearís iteration and last...

After reading this yearís iteration and last yearís experience it seems one recommendation makes sense. If you have a mass arrival slot or single ship (B1) and WEATHER IS ACCEPTABLE, do it. Otherwise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,836
Same thing Sunday last year, ifr, marginal vfr,...

Same thing Sunday last year, ifr, marginal vfr, b2osh shutdown then field opens. Bam total insanity. This is part 2. I could see this about to happen again.

I’ll fly the new airplane in next year on...
Forum: Rocket 07-09-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Vne
Views: 3,479
You mean aerodynamic stuff works in other...

You mean aerodynamic stuff works in other airplanes? I think youíre fibbing Vince. That TAS stuff is just CRAZY. Canít wait to see the skunkworks side of the rocket house!
Forum: Rocket 07-08-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26
Vne
Views: 3,479
Used an RV4 tail on #3 F1 rocket with .020...

Used an RV4 tail on #3 F1 rocket with .020 elevator & rudder skins. Worked fine & always respected VNE. Too slow, twin turbo Glasair III RG close to flying. Flutter tested to 360 knots. Better.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,250
I owe Vlad a public apology. He flew Fencer Dís,...

I owe Vlad a public apology. He flew Fencer Dís, Sukoi Su-24s back in the day. That is equivalent to accusing a lawn dart guy (F16, who works for a living) of flying the F15. So unfair, so needlessly...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-28-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,250
Nice views, keep in mind Vlad is a seriously good...

Nice views, keep in mind Vlad is a seriously good aviator. He flew MIG 23ís for Uncle Samsky back in the day. BTW Vlad just saw one at AF museum WPAFB last week.

Memphis Belle very nicely...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-19-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,637
Jim helped me on bunches of F1 questions during...

Jim helped me on bunches of F1 questions during the build & resolved many questions after flying it. He was a gentleman. The Indy bunch was blessed to have him close. I met & flew with him once at a...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,508
Silver? :-) Good job Tom. HR

Silver?
:-)

Good job Tom.

HR
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,250
Tom I still need to learn what the shiny silver...

Tom I still need to learn what the shiny silver stuff is! I forgot after I built the f1 rocket..

24 years? Fun!

Tailwinds
HR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,355
Got it all. This is Jeff Lavelle's package. The...

Got it all. This is Jeff Lavelle's package. The package was put together by the builder of Jeff's engine. Got it covered on all bases. No the prop is not junk after five hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,355
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q764/hr18/IMG_...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q764/hr18/IMG_4408_zps5fet8x31.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,355
Jeff Lavelle holds sport gold qualifying and lap...

Jeff Lavelle holds sport gold qualifying and lap records in race 39. 401 is slow for him. He is breaking in a new engine....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 132,282
Let's let Scott reflect in his logbook. I will be...

Let's let Scott reflect in his logbook. I will be still,,,,and listen.

Respectfully
HR
Forum: Rocket 07-14-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,608
Wow Mr Brad Hood that gets ones attention. Enjoy!

Wow Mr Brad Hood that gets ones attention. Enjoy!
Forum: Rocket 07-01-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,124
Tom What is carbon fibre? I've been knee deep...

Tom

What is carbon fibre? I've been knee deep for the past 4 years in vacuum bagged CF. Is this that strange silver material the RV14 appears to be made from? The parts that I make now are strong...
Forum: Rocket 06-21-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,124
Do it Randy!!!! Vince get some hardware at OSH,...

Do it Randy!!!!

Vince get some hardware at OSH, resuscitate this thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,614
Tom! Go to the Bahamas! I met so many nice...

Tom!

Go to the Bahamas! I met so many nice Canadian sailors in the Bahamas a few weeks ago. Now your new mission, Canadian pilots!

Best
Howard
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
SH Karl. Well done. HR

SH Karl. Well done.

HR
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,595
Doing good, in the Bahamas. Bonanzed in, out...

Doing good, in the Bahamas. Bonanzed in, out Friday. I will take GIII RG next year to SNF, OSH & I hope RNO.

Good to see u still in the shop. BTW I made an access door in the tailcone of the GIII....
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,595
Tom I must ask an even more basic question. What...

Tom I must ask an even more basic question. What is that shiny silver material the airplane appears to be of??? How slow is it??? What screwdriver do you use?

This is in fun Tom!

Thx!
HR
Glasair...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Very much, has your UV resistance been...

Very much, has your UV resistance been satisfactory? Also I have rivets and a couple of scratches from cutting too. Those imperfections would bleed through from what I understand.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Carl I've done 3 panels with single stage ppg too...

Carl I've done 3 panels with single stage ppg too and agree it is a nice finish. I've done overlays too and its nice.

If you use type III anodizing NOT ALODINE, it results in a hard coat that is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Instrument panel finish

Has anyone considered or done an instrument panel with an anodized (silver or gold) finish vs paint, powder coat, or overlays?

I was staring at my raw cutout and the bulb went off! Weight savings,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,092
Here is my journey YMMV. Built #3 F1Rocket. Liked...

Here is my journey YMMV. Built #3 F1Rocket. Liked it, pretty but truth is not so fast. Just goes more quickly from one corner of the envelope to the other than a 4 cylinder. Sinks like a man-hole...
Forum: Rocket 12-11-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,124
Vince at the risk of thread drift criminal status...

Vince at the risk of thread drift criminal status I must emphatically state this is fabulous! You guys are gettin down and dirty after what I feared was rocket death. Mark & Vince here is the new (?)...
Forum: Rocket 12-08-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
They do fit perfectly with "hooks" to keep up...

They do fit perfectly with "hooks" to keep up (lessons learned from a wise Reno man & lovely CF too) and yes you are correct <250 for the fixed gear crowd. I am more interested in 400ish.
:-) Sorry...
Forum: Rocket 12-07-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,124
Solution: GIII RG with TIO540AE2A! Doing it! Yep...

Solution:

GIII RG with TIO540AE2A! Doing it! Yep I'm aping Jeff Lavell's package....and yes composite & side by side. Did I mention tapered wing???

So clear
HR
Forum: Rocket 12-07-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
RG

Mark

What is this fixation on fixed gear???
So slow...
N360KT

Hmmm
HR
:-0 btw in fun
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-14-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,258
Great pics, did a similar deal with the family...

Great pics, did a similar deal with the family this summer in the Bonanza. Overflew Grand Canyon in Dragon corridor. Some areas make you suck up seat cushion in a single engine!

WVM ssoo glad to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,602
Moments

Bob once in a while we get lucky. When I was stationed at Zweibrucken AB GE in the 80's I briefly met Adolf Galland at a Dedaelion dinner at Ramstein AB. I was a 20 something USAF know nothing pilot....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,602
Moments

My wife and I blundered into him talking with a friend of his in one of the vendor hangars (C?) at OSH '97. I said, "that's Bob Hoover!" She said with her "then" knowledge of aviation, "Does he sell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 36,059
Rockets

But Vince, Rockets are so.....slow. Inside joke, he knows of what I speak 😀.

HR
N360KT
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,797
glass

I built an F1 and now am in last year of a GIIIRG. Glass is not tough, just itchy on a large scale. Metal is more fussy with all the bits and pieces. Both are very satisfying. Engine is a TIO540AE2A....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,424
Thumbs up THX!

Thank you all for your feedback, this forum is remarkable regarding civility and EAB reach. My conclusion is VPX is not a Blue Mountain meltdown candidate and a solid product(s).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,424
VPX thoughts

Ladies, Gentlemen:

I am finishing specs on my current build Glasair III RG. I built and flew an F1 Rocket that had Blue Mountain EFIS 1 then Dynon 10" Skyview with Truetrak EFIS SG as a backup to...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,615
You guys need to understand Tom is a master!...

You guys need to understand Tom is a master! Listen when he speaks. The rocket community benefitted greatly from his thoughts:-)

Tom why a 14?
Forum: Rocket 12-01-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,857
I shared with Mark my solution to the SX300...

I shared with Mark my solution to the SX300 conundrum. I texted him pics of my current build. I would do it here if I could figure out how :-(

Hint: N360KT reserved, TIO540AE2A with A/I and 600+...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 567,330
Dan I would love to know your performance during...

Dan

I would love to know your performance during and after Phase 1. I built F1 Rocket #3 (6 years flying at KNQA and still love it) and have mentally built an airplane that looks EXACTLY like yours....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 567,330
Talking It's a keeper, a Rocket with Van's support! Smart.

It's a keeper, a Rocket with Van's support! Smart.
Forum: Autopilots 09-09-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Same experience with TruTrak and Dynon. First...

Same experience with TruTrak and Dynon. First class operations. 696 is panel mounted and VERY easy to remove.
Howard Rhodes
F1Rocket #3
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-17-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,684
I am my son's cub scout den leader and can report...

I am my son's cub scout den leader and can report they love machines. I took my den of 8 boys to the the FedEx MD11 sim in memphis, couldn't tell who liked it more the dads or kids! They all landed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,759
Enthusiasm

OSH cans, bottles, and distills enthusiasm. That's OK, just do an honest self appraisal with regard to diligence, skills and $. Lift doesn't generate flight, $$$$$ and hard work do. How fast, high...
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