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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By WyoDave
Cool Found some lenses!

It looks like DeltaTango has got me fixed up with a set of replacement lenses at a more than fair price! Thanks, DT!

For others that may be in need of these lenses, apparently Sound Mfg. (Kent, WA)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By WyoDave
Different tip

Josh, that's a different style wing tip.
Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By WyoDave
90 degrees

Mine is 90 degrees and the VA-148 is what I need.:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By WyoDave
I'll double check

DeltaTango, in the photos I have it appears to be 90 degrees. But to be sure, I'll drive out to the airport and take a look. To be continued...
Thanks much!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By WyoDave
Possible lead, Sound Mfg

FlyLEDs only has one set of the lenses left and will only sell them with the lighting upgrade. I'm sure it's a worthwhile upgrade, but I can't justify the money/time right now for the whole thing. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By WyoDave
Anyone???

Surely someone has wingtip lense replacements:(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By WyoDave
Wing tip lens replacement

I need to replace the wing tip lenses on my RV-6. The wing tip part number is W-415-L. Van's tells me they no longer carry replacement lenses for this wing tip. Does anyone know where I could get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,889
Posted By WyoDave
Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul

If I'm just cruising around the mountains on a "therapeutic" flight, an occasional loop and roll here and there, Drift Away (Dobie Gray) will always be on the play list.:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,797
Posted By WyoDave
Cockpit well sealed?

Is your cockpit well sealed? Canopy, Stick boot, etc...? I live in western Wyoming and regularly fly in ground temps around zero. At altitude often well below zero. When I first bought my 6 it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up And the winner is... KMAN. This time

Thanks for all the input! I'll have business near each airport and need to pick up someone at BOI. So either works equally well for location. It's just a matter of arranging what comes first. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Thanks for the info!

That's what I figured. I'll probably try out KMAN. This is a pretty quick trip. Pretty much fly in, have a meeting/meal, fly back home. I'll catch you another time. Thanks!:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By WyoDave
Smile KBOI vs KMAN

I have some business coming up in the Boise/Nampa area. Is KBOI very RV friendly, or would KMAN be a better bet?
Thanks!
Forum: Rocket 02-26-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,516
Posted By WyoDave
RV-14 wing?

I currently fly an RV-6 and just about to start construction on a Rans S7S. I see there are F4’s being built with RV-4 wings, RV-8 wings, and…? Could an F4 be built with RV-14 wings? I have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,593
Posted By WyoDave
Praying for the best!

Praying for the best!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-01-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,775
Posted By WyoDave
Question Airport/FBO near Leander, TX

My wife and I will be flying into the Austin area on Monday, 4/4. The plan is to rent a car and wander around several days in search of wild flowers, eat BBQ, and possibly take a look at a Bearhawk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,316
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up I'll wave as you fly over

I'll wave as I drive by KBPI on my way to work! I'm currently working on a well about 25 miles SW of BPI at ~10k elevation:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,284
Posted By WyoDave
Any reason to save a cracked canopy?

Several years ago I replaced the canopy on my slider 6 after the old one suddenly developed a ~3' long crack. I'm saving the front piece cut off from the new one. Is there any reason to hang on to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By WyoDave
Wink The wind blows too much over there!

You're on the wrong side of the state! Come over to Pinedale and we'll cruise around the mountains and see how many critters we can spot!:) Come to think of it, I believe I'll go do that in the...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 07-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,235
Posted By WyoDave
Red face I did it, too.

Once while climbing out of KSHR (Sheridan, WY) over the Big Horns, I noticed it was a bit breezy in the cockpit. Turns out I forgot to latch the slider on my -6. It was open about an inch. I slid...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-18-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,618
Posted By WyoDave
27 G34 90 degrees

Most of my flying is here in Wyoming so I've had opportunity to land in cross winds quite a bit. The most I've landed in is 27 G34 90 degrees off the runway:eek:. The gust made it difficult to hold...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-14-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,370
Posted By WyoDave
Cool How about Pinedale?

Jay, I suspect hanger space at KPNA could be arranged:D
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,264
Posted By WyoDave
I use the forward hinge point

On the seat bottom I use the forward most hinge. At the top, the seat back is against the cross bar. Originally the seat bottom was in the 2nd hinge and felt too upright for my preference. It was...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,806
Posted By WyoDave
Cool Pinedale is the place

Afton is a nice place. Driggs and West Yellowstone are, too, but they are pretty far out of your way. Pinedale, however, is right on your route. Long runway, lots of hotels, and a few decent...
Forum: RV-4 02-05-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,140
Posted By WyoDave
Red face Well, since you asked...

I think the -4 (with it’s cheeks, the swept gear, the smaller tail) just looks like a sporty little plane is supposed to look:cool: Whether FB or stock configuration. The paint job shouldn’t be an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,660
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Oh Mercy Yes!!!

My wife has a battery powered Gerbing vest. She wears it under a jacket. We have made the round trip from Pinedale WY (PNA) to Sheridan WY (SHR) in our RV6 several times in the last few months (new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,660
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Direct compaison, passive and Zulu

They are not CA's, but my QT Halo's are passive. And I would expect similar to the CAs. I've had the chance to do back to back comparison with Zulus on two occasions. Overall I would say the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-02-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,412
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Mine works fine!

I didn't build it. But I fly an RV-6, O-360, CS, and Ellison TBI. I don't have any hot start troubles, no vapor lock, runs great at WOT. I seem to have more leaning capability than carbs typically...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-27-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,189
Posted By WyoDave
I want one too!

My RV-6 also has a non-C VM1000. It showed fuel flow symptoms the same as described before permanently indicating 0. A few years ago I looked into repairing but the cost seemed unreasonable. So...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Foil tape works for me

On my RV6 with an O360, I just cover ~75-80% of the inlet hole on the inside of the baffle with foil tape. My round trip on Saturday saw ambient temps from single digits to mid 50's F (KPNA-KSHR). ...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,421
Posted By WyoDave
Angry Thanks for posting this! I know a guy that did a...

Thanks for posting this! I know a guy that did a similar stunt in phase one testing of his 7:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By WyoDave
You'll have a blast

I took the EMT and Basic Aerobatics with Jeanne about a year ago. Learned a bunch and had a blast! I suppose technically the Super D is a more capable acro mount. But what I noticed when I got back...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,251
Posted By WyoDave
Wink Good ol' KPNA

Well maybe you haven't heard :p but just a short hop to the south are the friendly folks at Pinedale! We like everyone!:D
I hope the sale works out. Let me know.
Forum: Midwest 08-28-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By WyoDave
6's and 3

I think there are a couple of 6A's and maybe a 3 in Laramie. I live in Pinedale, WY and my 3rd kid is now in his 2nd year at UW, so I cruise over there on a fairly regular basis.
Well, actually my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,883
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Blue Lion...

Now aren't you glad I nagged you into some pic's? Made front page news:cool:
That's a fun looking little 3 ya got there!!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 135,611
Posted By WyoDave
Hat Sighting, Fremont Peak WY

Ok I'll give this a try. In July 2010, my son Landon, one of his buds, and I climbed Fremont Peak. From our house, or anywhere around Pinedale, Fremont is the most prominent of the peaks you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up It's on Vimeo...

Sounds like Jon Thocker's video. It's on vimeo.com rather than utube. That, along with Tree Top Flyer, is one of my fav's:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,975
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Maybe next year

I had really hoped to make it. But after a lazy summer, I got busy at work. The lazy summer was nice, though:) Got to replace my canopy, fly my 6, climb mountains, catch fish:cool:
Jay, stop by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,305
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up I was 47

I had wanted to since I was a kid. Took ground school when in my teens, but no money to fly:( Over the years I would look at the airplane magazines, but never saw planes that looked: fun to fly,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,992
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Not the way most people do it, but...

FWIW, a newbie's .02

I had 90 hrs total, 5.5 hrs TD time when I started flying my 6. I'm sure the 6 is somewhat different than an 8, but should be close. I worried alot about cross winds initially,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,606
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Wind River Wheels

If your Wind River stop is at Pinedale (PNA), I could loan you a set of wheels for a day or two. I would offer you a bedroom. But with 2 kids packing up for college, their bedrooms could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Thanks

Thanks, Dave! Is that something I can buy locally? If so, I'll just buy what I need. I'll probably need it for something else some day. If not, then yes, I would like to borrow them.

Actually,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By WyoDave
Hole for canopy latch?

I probably read right past it in my searches:o But what is a good way to cut the big hole for the canopy latch on a slider?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,237
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up If I can do it...

I had about 85 hrs in 172's. Then got 5.5 hrs TD training in a 185. Then a month later bought a 6 and got another 5ish hrs dual in it, which I believe is what the insurance required.
The RV-6 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,948
Posted By WyoDave
MMO ingredients

FWIW...the primary ingredients of MMO are Stoddard Solvent and a light hydraulic oil. Stoddard Solvent is an effective fuel system cleaner (Chevron Techron). The hydraulic oil is similar to ATF,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 50,097
Posted By WyoDave
Talking Thankful

Thankful!!! Very Thankful, that you and your daughter are with us and recovering:D
Forum: Safety 03-16-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,598
Posted By WyoDave
Been there...

Thanks for the wake up call! We've all made similar mistakes:o
In a previous job, 20 or so yrs ago, I investigated industrial accidents as part of my job. In almost every case, the involved person...
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 245,984
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Nice job, Jake

Jake,
Thanks very much for that report. It answers a number of questions I've had about just such a conversion. One other question: I've never been in a Fast Back 4, but it appears it would...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By WyoDave
What Greg said...

I had wondered if doing like Greg suggested, giving temps time to adjust, might have minimized the chance of this happening. I wasn't thinking so much in terms of vibration as much as the prop wash...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs down -25F, cracked canopy

More than anything else, I use my RV6 to generate smiles.:D But my kids have all been alpine ski racers. So now that I'm no longer ground bound, I also use it to chase my son around to various...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,681
Posted By WyoDave
Wish I had more gray hair...

Quite a few years back, my hair started turning gray.
Then it started turning loose...:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By WyoDave
FWIW...my experience

I had a similar question a few years ago. Eventually I decided that with a wife, kids, and working 70-90 hrs/wk, building didn't realistically fit my situation. So, a year ago, with around 85 hrs...
Forum: RV-4 09-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,633
Posted By WyoDave
Cool Let the lines do the talking.

With the clean, classic lines of a fastback -4, I would go with a simpler, classic sort of paint scheme. One that compliments rather than distracts from the lines. To me, -4's (fastback or stock)...
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,408
Posted By WyoDave
continuous power limitation?

I don't really keep up with LSA rules. But would it be possible to write in some continuous power limitations like Cub Crafters has done with the Super Sport Cub to keep cruise speed down? There is...
Forum: Midwest 09-17-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By WyoDave
Driggs is still closed

Driggs(DIJ) is closed for another week. Jackson has quite a bit of over flow from there but can probably take care of you. If Jackson is a little too crowded for you, come down to either...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,556
Posted By WyoDave
Red face ...no, i haven't fixed it yet...

I figured everyone had forgotten about this by now. When I got busy at work I got really busy, so not much trouble shooting yet. But on recent local flights up to 10k every thing is normal. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,288
Posted By WyoDave
Question Tubes/Tire match?

I'm about to order tires/tubes for my 6. I thought ordering the right size tire/tube should be a no-brainer. But after reading this thread, I guess I'll go ahead and ask this rather than order the...
Forum: Midwest 05-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,030
Posted By WyoDave
Smile wind, runway, and stuff...

The wedding is at Cuchara, so assuming we can land relatively close we should be able to bum ground transport from family. Just looking at the terrain, I would guess if there is much wind it's...
Forum: Midwest 05-12-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,030
Posted By WyoDave
Wind? Oh, yeah...

Ah, yes. The wind. I do recall a number of times driving down I25 and having to crab into the wind just to stay on the road:eek:. Guess I'll just have to watch weather and decide when it gets...
Forum: Midwest 05-11-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,030
Posted By WyoDave
Question La Veta, CO (07V)

Does anyone have experience with the strip at La Veta, CO? I'm going to a wedding near there in a couple of weeks. AirNav and Google Earth both look like the condition is a little on the gnarly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,556
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up Thanks for the advice!

Unfortunately I have not had time to pursue this problem, yet. After a couple of leisurely months, work got busy again. The energy industry is kind of feast or famine. So you take it when you can...
Forum: RV-4 04-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,199
Posted By WyoDave
Thumbs up My $.02, I bought one.

My situation was similar. I considered building. But at this point in my life building just didn't fit with the priorities in life. One of my priorities was to have a flying plane while my teenage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,556
Posted By WyoDave
Lightbulb Just as I suspected...

...That is: I don't know enough to know what I don't know.:o

The ignition system was tested about 50 hrs ago and reported all ok.

What would be suspect about the Ellison?

I'm running 100LL.

I...
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