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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,948
Posted By brianwallis
Vic is right!!! Do the right thing....

Just got done with a super thorough prebuy (now annual) and guess what got checked.... ALL the valves (everything around them too) and everything else we could see with one of those fancy 180 degree...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-30-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,549
Posted By brianwallis
Godspeed my friend

You will be missed. He was a fantastic man.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By brianwallis
Silly goose

I swear it's a panorama photo.....
Forum: Job Board 06-28-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,503
Posted By brianwallis
I have :). Looking forward to hearing back from...

I have :). Looking forward to hearing back from a certain recruiter in two days or so..... Super super close to 1000 PIC... Looking into a SIC program right now... It's hard to support a family on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By brianwallis
Trial and error....

The first trial was 20 min or so for two big letters.... The rest took about 3 hours.... Phew!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By brianwallis
Tracing

The IPad with the electronic sectional has a protective case over it. An ink pen was used for the letters and the auto center function was off. It took some really careful slow flight to do tight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By brianwallis
Recording feature on ForeFlight/message in the sky

The King Air type rating was expensive.... It broke my soul to sell my RV-3 to help pay for all this and then the recruiter says "you are 67 hours short for our minimums of 1000 PIC". Well darn and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,194
Posted By brianwallis
yeek...

Just recently (last week) I was at a gathering of drones/FPV racing and saw quite a few "mile high" stickers on their boxes..... It seems to be quite popular with the FPV crowd. It was a bit scary to...
Forum: Job Board 06-21-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,503
Posted By brianwallis
Flying Job Needed

Hello everybody. I sold my precious RV-3 to pay for my multi/commercial/IFR as well as my KA350 (BE300) type rating. I'm looking hard for a flying job overseas. (AP/IA/TS/Single and Multi Commercial...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Update

Hello everybody, please forgive me for my long absence. It's been a LONG year of 12-14 hr days and sometimes not even the family got a call. I had to make a lot of sacrifices to pay for everything...
Forum: Safety 03-02-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 61,785
Posted By brianwallis
62GA

Seven Lakes 62GA 50Wx40D... I had to sell my beautiful baby (RV-3) to pay for my multi/commercial/IFR so now it's empty. 3k grass strip. brianpwallis at the hotmail server for fastest response....
Forum: Northeast 02-13-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By brianwallis
rv-4

N146ZX? That looks quite interesting.... Looks like a mooney front on an RV-4....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By brianwallis
Thank you very much for the compliment sir....

Thank you very much for the compliment sir. Kyle's aircraft is SO nice. If your airplane is gone... it's not me but it WILL be back in an hour or so. Kyle was a unique customer for me in that he had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By brianwallis
aww shucks!

Mike caught me sucking my gut in that photo he linked to!! The prop boxes are out for calibration but will be back real soon. Mike was customer number one on the "HIGH DOLLA" Dynavibe unit. All the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,902
Posted By brianwallis
TOP SECRET

HOW DARE YOU!!! I can't believe you exposed the new top secret RV-17!!!!! It was painted by Van himself up to look like a F-14 to keep it a secret!!!! Seriously... Welcome to the good ship VAF!!!...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,171
Posted By brianwallis
Adam Smith

Says the silent hand of competition will always be there. You can bet your bottom dollar that all the avionics boys are delving in to this with all hands on deck. They are doing their research and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Checklists

Hey folks, there was a post (2 actually)put on here for people not reading and stickies and who or what prefers etc... IMHO that was quite rude and I deleted it. I am always happy to help whoever...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
BAM!!

Current up to here! It's a beautiful day!!! GO FLY!!!!
Best,
Brian
Forum: Propellers 02-04-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By brianwallis
Thank you sir

Thank you sir. All the credit goes to Dynavibe. Guys, I saw his old backplate. It's a mess. Thank you for the kind words. I do not work for Dynavibe but I do a ton of balances and they support me at...
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,678
Posted By brianwallis
Love it!!!!!

I have both the old one and the new one. Incredible customer service, they always work well. I stand behind them 100%.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By brianwallis
Wow!!!!!

Handed the transponder to the guys at Becker, had a burger, picked it up and it works now! The rx board had failed but it's linked to the transmit board so it would not transmit. Fast friendly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,638
Posted By brianwallis
Wheels

Conventional wisdom....
1. When installing a wheel, always assume it is a weapon.
2. Always deflate said tire during assembly and dis-assy.
3. Red dot on tire goes where the valve stem exits the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By brianwallis
Becker xpdr woes

Wellllll drat. Installed a Becker xpder. It shows F 8 which is what flight level I'm at on the ground.... ATC can see me but not the transponder. It's a prebuilt harness. I swapped the coax cable...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
BAM!!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!!!! 65k views? dang....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By brianwallis
Easy to check

Hello Trevor, go to your local aircraft mechanic, they will have a program like T-Data or ATP or such. It's a much easier way to navigate the legal waters than doing a website search. The mechanic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Current

Current up to here! Enjoy!!!
Best,
Brian
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
as requested

Current up to here. Hope everybody is well.
Best,
Brian
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-29-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Howdy

Hello everybody, sorry to take so long but since the rules change for the ATP written at the end of the month (just to take the written will cost you MEGAbucks more in training), I've been buried in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,088
Posted By brianwallis
birdstrike

Hearing that an RV got a birdstrike from the rear is a first.. ;P Great setup though.... Kudo's to those of you who attend classes for formation.
Best,
Brian
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,650
Posted By brianwallis
yup

Pierre is right... hard not to go digital. I do carry a paper backup but still, don't use them much.
Best,
Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By brianwallis
Lucky MAN!

You sir.... are a lucky man! Keep that woman happy!!!!! I am in almost the same boat. She likes it, is still warming up to it. Will have to take her up in the -9 or -6 whatever comes my way. Or I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,646
Posted By brianwallis
Thoughts and prayers

Best to you and your Mom Doug. Here is to a speedy recovery.
Best,
Brian
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Caught up to here. Germany was awesome, spent 2...

Caught up to here. Germany was awesome, spent 2 yrs there. Funny story about skydiving and beer, a bucket of ice water and large orange paddles... The good news is that for the first jump, after the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Caught up!!!

Lets put this into perspective.... two days ago while standing in line for the "food" - The word chocolate caught my eye.... it was next to the word gravy. being one that like to try new things and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By brianwallis
Don't forget

Don't forget (cfr) 91.207 (d). * Corrosion has been found inside the ELT's also... (says check the battery for corrosion but while your are there....). If you ever have and ELT that won't do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,910
Posted By brianwallis
Lots of options

You could always get an RV-9! :) Then when you are feeling sporty, move on up to a -7. Or build the -7 you want while you learn in the -9! Grummans are great also. The -7 is not a bad airplane to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Caught up!!!

Unless you did not post your email address. My sincere apologies for taking so long, been a long ways from home if you get my drift. I'm tired and I really want a pizza not made of goat/camel cheese...
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Welcome Ben!

You and your wife were most gracious. Welcome to the good ship VAF! Ben and his wife were both there at the start of the fly-in and helped set up. We had just arrived from the local big box store...
Forum: Southeast 03-11-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
WOW!!!

Moose! Great pics!!!!! Thank you so much for posting those photos!!!!
Forum: Southeast 03-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Airshow passes

The passes for the airshow did not count :) Any direction is fine!! :)
Forum: Southeast 03-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
My pleasure!!!

It was great to meet you finally Dan, what a sweet ride! Everybody that showed up was fantastic. Moose will post some pics soon. Dan, that thing sounded like a hot rod!!!!
Best,
Brian
Forum: Southeast 03-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Make A Wish

Make a wish will be getting 200.00 (and a car if they accept those). Thank you all for your help. Special thanks to Rebel Flight for the airshow and letting me fly with them!
Forum: Southeast 03-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Dennis, you are awesome!

It was our pleasure, we ended up having 3 waves of people. We had tons of fun. The burbon pork, peach cobbler and green beans were fantastic and supplied by the mustard seed restaurant in town. Make...
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Wow!!!

My pleasure!!! Thanks for letting me be part of the airshow!!!! Gotta get that smoke system in ASAP!! Somebody please post some pics!!! :D
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Raffle Winner!!!

452314. Free prop balance or W&B!!!!
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Awesome turnout!!!

Very nice!!!
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Party started

Weather is perfect. Field is good. 1030 official start. 1130 official chow. RV-3 shirt on!
Forum: Southeast 03-07-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Catering is confirmed

Field is good, catering is confirmed, suggest 1 flyby to North prior to ldg. Chow starts at 11:30. Please feel free to bring a dish to share even though catering will be here. Meat, 2 sides, dessert...
Forum: Southeast 03-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Driving Directions

Take 75 south from Atlanta exit 205, left for 8.5 miles to center of Jackson on 16. Turn left on Covington St (36) for 0.6 miles, bear right on Stark Rd for 3.2 miles, rt on Singley Rd, rt onto...
Forum: Southeast 03-01-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Make a wish

Any charity money for this event will be for the local Make A Wish foundation. I'll take cash but would much rather have checks made out to them directly if at all possible.
Make-A-Wish® Georgia
1775...
Forum: Southeast 02-27-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Phew

As long as it goes towards charity, I promise not to take it as an insult :) I'll admit the word svelte does not come to mind....
Forum: Southeast 02-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
Gentlemen, the gauntlet has been thrown, it is...

Gentlemen, the gauntlet has been thrown, it is officially a charity fly-in!!!
Whoever donates the most decides if I wear the bikini or not ;) but I'll still wear it for the photo session. Maybe we...
Forum: Southeast 02-16-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
I'll do it for charity...

A while back, a young man passed away, if I remember correctly it was the Grandson of the Averys. Julian maybe? If we put 2,000.00 in the pot for charity, I'll wear a bikini and pose with the...
Forum: Southeast 02-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
oh ye of little faith! :)

I'm almost insulted... LOL!!!!!!!!
Forum: Southeast 02-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,555
Posted By brianwallis
RV fly-in March 8th 2014 SE of ATL

Catered, donations accepted for food. 62GA Seven Lakes (not GA62) 122.9 land to the North, takeoff to the South. Parking at north end of strip. Just shy of 3k grass. 4 miles west of base of Lake...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,591
Posted By brianwallis
Poof!!!!

Current up to here. Always happy to help!!!! :) 53,000 views? Y'all (notice correct punctuation) feel free to call anytime. Should be home from an overseas tour real soon and I'm looking to do some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,461
Posted By brianwallis
Avionics last

Choose your airframe (lots of VAF browsing for sure) and pay attention to the classifieds and other websites that people frequent. You'd be surprised how many tail kits you can pick up for half price...
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,131
Posted By brianwallis
VERY NICE!!!

WOW! absolutely beautiful! My -3 was nicknamed "nanner puddin" for a while but the color was different, now she looks like a P-51. Oh what a paint job will do! Looks like she was well thought out!...
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By brianwallis
Come on over...

I've got a -3 halfway between Atlanta and Macon. It's a drive but there are plenty of nice RV's very close to here as well.
Best,
Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,403
Posted By brianwallis
Costs...

A 40x50 slab 4 inches thick cost me about 7300. I insulated below the slab, put down wire and pex tubing so I could heat it. That was another 1200 including the water heater and valves. I sealed the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,785
Posted By brianwallis
Very nice!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with the project. (I'm not rich but Tony was a really good guy and I'd like to see his project take flight). I was never lucky enough to call...
Forum: Propellers 12-13-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,866
Posted By brianwallis
So far so good

I sent my prop back because I needed a repitch (granted this was a SWAG on what I needed because 1 - it was a new prop design and 2 - it had more hp than a normal RV-3.) I was going past 2700 with...
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