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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By MikeyDale
I saved 35% off of a kit price and just ordered...

I saved 35% off of a kit price and just ordered the materials from Mueller's in Texas and built my hanger/shop/living quarters myself. I copied a friends basic design and made modifications to suit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,594
Posted By MikeyDale
EAA have plans for tie downs on their website. I...

EAA have plans for tie downs on their website. I built them for almost nothing. Seems very strong and light.
EAA Tie Down Plans...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,168
Posted By MikeyDale
Keep in mind that painting will add weight to the...

Keep in mind that painting will add weight to the tail! If you decide to paint, keep number of coats to a minimum especially on the bottom surfaces........ One advantage to a heavy prop is the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By MikeyDale
Mary Jane told me she was retiring from being the...

Mary Jane told me she was retiring from being the host but I believe her daughter in law is taking over.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By MikeyDale
Wife and I went last year and HBC was the best...

Wife and I went last year and HBC was the best part! Mary Jane made dinner every night and supplied everyone with beer and such from donations. Be sure to bring some warm camping gear cause we didn't...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-09-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By MikeyDale
Thanks for the great report! I love Lahitas...

Thanks for the great report! I love Lahitas though haven't been in a long time. I used to fly there and play in a band that played the New Years Eve party almost every year in the 90's!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By MikeyDale
I can remove my entire "ALL PINS" cowl in about...

I can remove my entire "ALL PINS" cowl in about 10 minutes. Less than 5 for the top cowl only. I remove the horizontal pins first to relieve any tension on the more difficult firewall pins. The first...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-12-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By MikeyDale
Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great trip!

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great trip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,368
Posted By MikeyDale
Great news Andy!

Great news Andy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By MikeyDale
I love the Halos! I can fly from Texas to Oskosh...

I love the Halos! I can fly from Texas to Oskosh and forget I had them in!...And I can wedge my seat a little higher so I can see over my nose taxiing in my tail dragger!....And I can wear my hat,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,719
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice! Welcome to the flying club!

Very nice! Welcome to the flying club!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By MikeyDale
Make sure you don't have a flat tire! :p

Make sure you don't have a flat tire! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,139
Posted By MikeyDale
I read VAF religiously for a year before I...

I read VAF religiously for a year before I started my project! Being a first time builder and new to the "ExperiMENTAL" world, I couldn't get enough! I would have never struck out on this adventure...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-23-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,950
Posted By MikeyDale
I got my early training in a John Deere 4440...

I got my early training in a John Deere 4440 pulling a 9 row lister! The markers left a small centerline mark and I wanted the straightest rows in the county! The outside busters would catch a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,935
Posted By MikeyDale
Beautiful Plane! You must have been very focused...

Beautiful Plane! You must have been very focused for a 14 month build!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By MikeyDale
I suspect you could put 100 mechanical pumps on...

I suspect you could put 100 mechanical pumps on it and the out come would be the same. I have the same system and these fluctuations drove me crazy the first year. I have a dynon and she warns me...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-15-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By MikeyDale
I landed at Executive last year and it was great!...

I landed at Executive last year and it was great! Not much traffic and a very interesting jet engine display in the FBO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,917
Posted By MikeyDale
Your gonna love it!....How much gear do you need?...

Your gonna love it!....How much gear do you need? It does take careful planning and packing but my Wife and I camp with a tent, chairs, cooler, and all kinds of stuff and still have room for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By MikeyDale
Beautiful plane! Love the video!

Beautiful plane! Love the video!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By MikeyDale
What a great memory! He sure was eyeing those...

What a great memory! He sure was eyeing those buttons when you took off! :p
Forum: California 10-16-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,055
Posted By MikeyDale
Gibbs is great! We got a rental car from them for...

Gibbs is great! We got a rental car from them for a very reasonable price! We flew in from the West and Flight Following took care of us all the way in until just before contacting MYF approach! Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By MikeyDale
Finally flying the Grandkids!

For three years these kids would come visit me and see my project in the hanger and I would tell them, "Someday, you are gonna fly with me in this thing!". Three years was almost half a lifetime for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,571
Posted By MikeyDale
I live in West Texas and did install an...

I live in West Texas and did install an Anti-Splat Cowl Flap. I do not need it most of the time but it sure is nice to have when I do. It adds very little weight and is easy to install. Better than...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By MikeyDale
Great Video! Makes me want to do some flying!

Great Video! Makes me want to do some flying!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,974
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats! Very exciting!...........Can you tell...

Congrats! Very exciting!...........Can you tell me where you got that cushion in the left seat?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By MikeyDale
Instructions say to drill a small hole in the...

Instructions say to drill a small hole in the lowest point of the snorkel to allow water to drain. Seems kinda pointless to strive for a complete airtight seal and then drill a hole! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By MikeyDale
Wow! Great picture and plane Jack!

Wow! Great picture and plane Jack!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 331,252
Posted By MikeyDale
Looks great Greg!

Looks great Greg!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,704
Posted By MikeyDale
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Sadly, we will miss this year! ......Being scheduled a week later to the first Weekend in November knocked us out of getting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By MikeyDale
I use my wifes old Galaxy 4 Android phone to run...

I use my wifes old Galaxy 4 Android phone to run Avare and it has all my music on it as it allows use of up to 64 GB micro SD card. I can make all the playlist I want and play them thru the intercom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice! So many people have no idea what a...

Very nice! So many people have no idea what a wonderful freedom we enjoy with these planes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,535
Posted By MikeyDale
Great pics! That was a trip to remember!

Great pics! That was a trip to remember!
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,041
Posted By MikeyDale
I started flying with Dynon Effis 2.5 yrs ago and...

I started flying with Dynon Effis 2.5 yrs ago and never looked back! Maybe it is because I stared at that panel for a year and a half while finishing my 7 but I had no problems transitioning to 100%...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-08-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,354
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice write up Mike!.........Also, I enjoyed...

Very nice write up Mike!.........Also, I enjoyed that beer party!...Maybe a little too much! :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,127
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats!............One more good reason to...

Congrats!............One more good reason to build a side by side with a removable stick!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,099
Posted By MikeyDale
Music is a big part of my life! I have been using...

Music is a big part of my life! I have been using this Bluetooth speaker for a year now and it is really good! It is not small but it will fill your hanger with sound with a nice warm bass bottom...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By MikeyDale
I built these out of scrap aluminum pieces I had...

I built these out of scrap aluminum pieces I had laying around to teach my wife to land the RV7 in an emergency. Attached securely with zip ties they work good. Now if I could get her excited about...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,962
Posted By MikeyDale
Loved- Old and New Friends! New HBC pavilion!...

Loved- Old and New Friends! New HBC pavilion! Friendly and Helpful Volunteers! Cool Weather! Air Show every afternoon! RV Social! Sunday Evening Beer Tasting! Lycoming Engine Disassemble and Assembly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,662
Posted By MikeyDale
It was a great time! Thanks Dan and all the...

It was a great time! Thanks Dan and all the sponsors!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,962
Posted By MikeyDale
Great pics! Thanks for posting!

Great pics! Thanks for posting!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,225
Posted By MikeyDale
If you have 5-6 years, you better get started...

If you have 5-6 years, you better get started now, these things don't build their selves!
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,791
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,577
Posted By MikeyDale
Talking Better get the popcorn! I see where this threads...

Better get the popcorn! I see where this threads headed! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By MikeyDale
Last year was my first fly in trip to Kosh. I got...

Last year was my first fly in trip to Kosh. I got on Google Earth and got familiar with railroad track and Ripon, Fisk, and landmarks along all the possible runway approaches. I watched a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By MikeyDale
I have read 2,999 of them Jessie! :p

I have read 2,999 of them Jessie! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,192
Posted By MikeyDale
No need for tickets or passes, just the HBC sign...

No need for tickets or passes, just the HBC sign in the window, they will fix you up when you get there. Last year I had to slow down to 70kts on downwind coming in at 1:00 PM on Saturday before the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,789
Posted By MikeyDale
Jerry, you and your crew are the best! Last year...

Jerry, you and your crew are the best! Last year was our first trip in my 7 and you volunteers made HBC wonderful! Weather permitting, we will be there Saturday morning so we can get ready for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-10-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By MikeyDale
I used the trash bag method to blow mine up last...

I used the trash bag method to blow mine up last year! Very light weight. It worked but you have to be patient.... I would like to leave my hammer at home this year but I'm not sure I could borrow...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By MikeyDale
I painted mine and used the wingwalk stuff. They...

I painted mine and used the wingwalk stuff. They still look fine after 240 hrs other than a little wear on the pilot side rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By MikeyDale
Cant remember where we bought these umbrella clip...

Cant remember where we bought these umbrella clip ons but they have been a great asset while watching the airshow everyday! ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,980
Posted By MikeyDale
Love it! Love it! Love it!

Love it! Love it! Love it!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By MikeyDale
I would put several coats of wax on the tape....

I would put several coats of wax on the tape. Nothing more scary as not being able to get the parts separated after it all cures!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By MikeyDale
Thanks for all the great ideas but it looks like...

Thanks for all the great ideas but it looks like we will be staying with a friend!
Larry, I look forward to seeing you in HBC or maybe in the air along the way! Andy, may take you up on that offer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By MikeyDale
Oshkosh Trip Layover Suggestions?

My wife and I hope to fly towards Oshkosh from West Texas on Friday morning and overnight somewhere within 200 miles or so South for an early Saturday morning arrival at Airventure HBC. This would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By MikeyDale
Trust me, you will get plenty FREE advice talking...

Trust me, you will get plenty FREE advice talking to pilots at Oshkosh! :D Just get out there and ask questions, most pilots/builders will talk your arm off!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,353
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats! When is the first flight?

Congrats! When is the first flight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,447
Posted By MikeyDale
I fought with this issue for some time, mostly...

I fought with this issue for some time, mostly because I couldn't figure out where I wanted to mount it. It needed to be in front because of cg issues but I didn't like it between the seats or on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By MikeyDale
I needed it as forward as possible for W&B. I...

I needed it as forward as possible for W&B. I finally decided to mount it under the bracket that holds my throttle/mixture/prop rpm cables under the sub panel. I replaced the shorter bracket screws...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,325
Posted By MikeyDale
I see a few Future Aviators in these pictures! :)

I see a few Future Aviators in these pictures! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,177
Posted By MikeyDale
Awesome! Looks great!

Awesome! Looks great!
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,568
Posted By MikeyDale
First time flying in and camping last year in our...

First time flying in and camping last year in our 7. Best thing we did was come in Saturday! The most entertainment we had all week was taking a handheld radio down to 18 and watching the arrivals on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,231
Posted By MikeyDale
Nice write up Ed! Wife and I took off from...

Nice write up Ed!

Wife and I took off from Sherman, Tx Sunday afternoon with a 90* 30kt crosswind:eek:, climbed and finally found smooth air at 10k but heading Southwest and headwind was showing 79...
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