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Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By rackley16
Thank You so very much Claude for sharing all of...

Thank You so very much Claude for sharing all of this. I am a very low time student pilot with the "mid life" dreams of piloting my own airplane. All of the things you have described are struggles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,981
Posted By rackley16
I will get training some day. I am entering the...

I will get training some day. I am entering the world of aviation a little late. Most of you guys have flown your whole adult lives, evidently. Just being able to fly was a life long dream for me....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-01-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By rackley16
Wow! That is a beautiful plane! Very nice.

Wow! That is a beautiful plane! Very nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By rackley16
I just listened in. Good stuff, Doug! You did...

I just listened in. Good stuff, Doug! You did great. Don't worry about not knowing what you're doing....It never stopped me, and you should see the things I've created. ;) Actually, you wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,022
Posted By rackley16
Oh heck yea! I'll take ya out for a burger and a...

Oh heck yea! I'll take ya out for a burger and a beer.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,116
Posted By rackley16
Cool! Congrats!!

Cool! Congrats!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,022
Posted By rackley16
That was a fun read. Albeit a bit scary in the...

That was a fun read. Albeit a bit scary in the beginning.....You are truly blessed Andy. Best of luck to you, Pie and your whole family! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,716
Posted By rackley16
Thank You bkervaski and Terrye for the response...

Thank You bkervaski and Terrye for the response and the info. Very much appreciated. I am going to look into putting together something to run it on and use it to help my education into the IFR...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,716
Posted By rackley16
Alright, sorry for the side track guys, but I...

Alright, sorry for the side track guys, but I gotta ask because I am an older guy that never had a computer until about 15 years ago and never had video games.

That said, is Xplane worth while as a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 67,791
Posted By rackley16
Well, look at the bright side. At that temp the...

Well, look at the bright side. At that temp the pretty blue film on the parts is color coordinated with your bobolones. So you'll have that goin for ya.:p
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,108
Posted By rackley16
Ryan, I am sure you are in good company as there...

Ryan, I am sure you are in good company as there have been many mistakes made over the years in building many RV's. Someday you will look back and smile about it, I am sure. I have been where you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,210
Posted By rackley16
1. Work more on the RV while losing weight. 2....

1. Work more on the RV while losing weight.
2. Complete PPL while losing weight (I'm a little behind the aviator curve...:o)
3. Start my IFR training while losing weight
4. Continue working on last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 98,388
Posted By rackley16
Or, you could stay warm by working faster!:p I...

Or, you could stay warm by working faster!:p



I kid! I kid! Couldn't resist. Thanks for all your postings, I really enjoy following along on everyones builds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,109
Posted By rackley16
Wow! That is a fantastic paint job! You did a...

Wow! That is a fantastic paint job! You did a really awesome job on your build. Congrats!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,150
Posted By rackley16
Ha, that was a head scratcher for a minute. Then...

Ha, that was a head scratcher for a minute. Then I remembered where I grew up (about 100 miles north of you), and the whole idea of specific chores that are done in the fall came rushing back. Its...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,530
Posted By rackley16
By the looks and the description I would check...

By the looks and the description I would check the case halves for alignment of the bearing bores. sounds like there is case distortion or the crank is bent. That bearing got hot.

Does your friend...
Forum: California 11-04-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,521
Posted By rackley16
Ha Ha Ha that brought a chuckle. I grew up on a...

Ha Ha Ha that brought a chuckle. I grew up on a ranch in South Dakota where my parents raised a small herd of bison as a side to a large herd of beef cattle. I recall this exact temperament of the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-03-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,584
Posted By rackley16
Congrats! Not old hat to me, as I have yet to...

Congrats! Not old hat to me, as I have yet to even complete my initial PPL!!!!!!! The simulated IFR training is actually my favorite part. I aspire to follow in your foot steps and get an IFR...
Forum: California 10-30-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,521
Posted By rackley16
Just yesterday I was talking with a buddy of mine...

Just yesterday I was talking with a buddy of mine who is still active duty. Catalina airport came up and he told me about the Marine Corps doing the work. He knows the chief engineer in charge of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,252
Posted By rackley16
Well. I love RV 's. I am building one, but my...

Well. I love RV 's. I am building one, but my first love was the Temco Swift. It is one sexy plane. The Super Swift is not really a slouch. Even the old 125 hp planes are still just plain classy. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By rackley16
That is really cool. I wish I would have had...

That is really cool. I wish I would have had that type of opportunity when I was in High school. Congrats to you and the students!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By rackley16
Well done!! Congrats!! The pic with you and...

Well done!! Congrats!! The pic with you and your arms raised int he air in triumph pretty much says it all.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,796
Posted By rackley16
What sad news. Prayers and Condolences go out to...

What sad news. Prayers and Condolences go out to his family and friends. that video of him and his daughter doing some aerobatics steamed me up a bit.

So sad.
Forum: Propellers 09-27-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,752
Posted By rackley16
Well heck, if you are still around in 5 years or...

Well heck, if you are still around in 5 years or so (that's my estimated timeline for the build), I will definitely take you up on the offer. It might take longer. :o
We shall see.

In the mean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,596
Posted By rackley16
Did you use the 518 without the silk thread? I...

Did you use the 518 without the silk thread? I am assuming so as the approved method from Lycoming calls out for not using the tread with the Loctite.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By rackley16
AME George W. Merkle 2910 Jefferson St. ste...

AME George W. Merkle
2910 Jefferson St. ste 103
Carlsbad , Ca. 92008

(760) 729-2381

He is literally 91 years old. He was a really great AME for me. He is a bit talkative, but a very nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,572
Posted By rackley16
Wow. I have watched that video taken by beach...

Wow. I have watched that video taken by beach goers a few times before. I am eagerly awaiting the part 2.

Thanks for sharing. I hope to learn things that could help me in the event of a similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By rackley16
Nice! Congrats on the first flight. The plane...

Nice! Congrats on the first flight. The plane looks really nice.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,662
Posted By rackley16
Wow! Great trip report and the pictures were...

Wow! Great trip report and the pictures were fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Someday I hope to do the same. That looked like a really fun time.
Forum: California 07-28-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By rackley16
Prayers to all involved. I used to do some...

Prayers to all involved. I used to do some Calfire dozer work in another life when I was much younger. It can be scary to say the least. Most people don't realize the depth of destruction in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,069
Posted By rackley16
Wow. Prayers sent for continued improvement for...

Wow. Prayers sent for continued improvement for your wife and for you to keep being strong for her. Wishing you and Suzanne all the best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By rackley16
Switch the plugs and wires to a different...

Switch the plugs and wires to a different cylinder and see if the problem moves with parts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By rackley16
Yea. That's scary. How many hours since they...

Yea. That's scary. How many hours since they were new? Has the head ever been really hot or suspect of shock cooling?

How long did it take to get n the ground once it started acting up?

If that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,898
Posted By rackley16
Thank You Bob for that excellent explanation. I...

Thank You Bob for that excellent explanation. I can honestly say I learned something new today. This was kind of timely anyway as we are doing "under the hood" training time for my PPL. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,721
Posted By rackley16
Wow! Really cool. Congrats and thanks for the...

Wow! Really cool. Congrats and thanks for the video! Exciting stuff!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,898
Posted By rackley16
I have a question. Pardon my ignorance, but I am...

I have a question. Pardon my ignorance, but I am a mere student pilot still, and Instrument rating will be next year, at the earliest.

I have heard that ordinary vacuum gyros can be upset in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By rackley16
That is a sweet plane! congrats!

That is a sweet plane! congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,010
Posted By rackley16
I can say from years of working in Q.C. and...

I can say from years of working in Q.C. and having my A&P rating, all of my measuring tools and any shop measuring tools are calibrated at a regular intervals. Period. A torque wrench is a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-25-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,692
Posted By rackley16
Congratulations! That was a great video. ...

Congratulations! That was a great video. Thanks for sharing your adventure. Well done.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-12-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By rackley16
That was a really nice read, smokyray. I am with...

That was a really nice read, smokyray. I am with you in the statement freedom isn't free. It costs. The price is high, but the pay-off is well worth it. From a
former Marine who traveled pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By rackley16
Wow. Nice write up. After reading that, I can...

Wow. Nice write up. After reading that, I can guarantee when I complete my RV I WILL be doing the OSH trip to OSH. Sounds like more fun than a barrel full of monkeys.
Forum: California 05-05-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By rackley16
What if you purchased a kit from a private seller...

What if you purchased a kit from a private seller that could not finish it and paid cash? Possibly at a pretty good savings verses a new kit from Van's? Would you report that? How would they know...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By rackley16
I'm no plane builder yet, but do you really want...

I'm no plane builder yet, but do you really want fuel in the cockpit with you in the event of an emergency like an electrical fire or worse? Oil is one thing, but avgas or even Mogas is whole other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By rackley16
Thanks all! I will give Avware a try. Again, I...

Thanks all! I will give Avware a try. Again, I am sorry if this is really basic or the wrong section. I did look and nothing really fit for my question. Thanks to those who replied. I need all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By rackley16
advise on weather app

Hi all. I am a student pilot at the present so most of this is all new, please bear with me.

What is a good weather app for an android system phone that is a free sign up? My "smart phone" is an...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By rackley16
It will come in really handy if you ever need to...

It will come in really handy if you ever need to check crank run-out or end play. It can be used to check valve lift. Basically anywhere that needs a precision linear measurement, and that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,801
Posted By rackley16
You could run mogas in a low compression engine...

You could run mogas in a low compression engine safely. Really low, like < 8.5:1. The problem then becomes the loss of power associated with low compression. As well as poor combustion.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,314
Posted By rackley16
Why does this site not have an I-trader system? ...

Why does this site not have an I-trader system? Is it cost? I don't know, but other sites I have used for other hobbies have a rating system I am sure people are familiar with. It helps for sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,434
Posted By rackley16
Cool story. It was fate.;)

Cool story.

It was fate.;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,784
Posted By rackley16
Wow! Great job!

Wow! Great job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,579
Posted By rackley16
Thanks OP for bringing this up. Your thread is a...

Thanks OP for bringing this up. Your thread is a very timely one after yesterday. I had some serious thoughts if this whole pilot thing was going to be for me. I didn't know that there were many...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,349
Posted By rackley16
That is awesome! Congrats!

That is awesome! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By rackley16
Way cool!!! You mean I am not the only crazy...

Way cool!!! You mean I am not the only crazy one. Everyone in my family thinks I am a nut for building a plane. Let alone before I even know how to fly.

Good job, and congratulations on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,861
Posted By rackley16
Thanks for sharing OP. Keep up with the info as...

Thanks for sharing OP. Keep up with the info as it progresses. I too want to do vinyl wrap when mine get to that point. Just debating if I want to try to tackle it myself or hire a Pro. So I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By rackley16
I agree with Kentlik. I too, weld a lot at work...

I agree with Kentlik. I too, weld a lot at work for a living and the hazards of burning substances that are not cleaned off are very hazardous. The risk of some epoxy getting in between the joint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By rackley16
Ask them for a material cert? I used to get them...

Ask them for a material cert? I used to get them all the time from material suppliers when I worked on certified aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,760
Posted By rackley16
Well that is good news. I was not around here...

Well that is good news. I was not around here for the beginning of this thread, but the ending is shaping up to be pretty darn good.

Glad to hear you wife is winning the battle. Will say a prayer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,554
Posted By rackley16
Thats awesome, congrats!

Thats awesome, congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By rackley16
Even here in Kommifornia it is still 100 times...

Even here in Kommifornia it is still 100 times better than any other country I have been in. I saw quite a few of them in my travels in the Marine Corps and as Dorothy would say. "There's no place...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,333
Posted By rackley16
Wow. I certainly hope he is OK. It looks as if...

Wow. I certainly hope he is OK. It looks as if that is him standing in on of the pics. If it is, that's a good sign he's alright.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,055
Posted By rackley16
Absolutely perfect. The dream unfolded in living...

Absolutely perfect. The dream unfolded in living color before my eyes.

congrats and well done!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,877
Posted By rackley16
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