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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By ChrisF16
That's the theme song from Black Sheep Squadron....

That's the theme song from Black Sheep Squadron. Surely I'm not the only one who grew up watching Pappy Boyington every week.

And thanks, yes I LOVE my RV-4!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-08-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By ChrisF16
Flights for Lt Col Cole's 102nd birthday!

I was honored to participate in the flyovers for Lt Cole Dick Cole's 102nd birthday bash this week. I was #4 in a flight led by a 1944 SNJ (T-6) and the other flight was led by the B-25 Yellow Rose...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-08-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,142
Posted By ChrisF16
Turns out I can put any text at that node and the...

Turns out I can put any text at that node and the browser honors the iPhone original orientation when viewed by itself. Unfortunately, if any text is at that node in the VAF image link, it ignores...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-08-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,142
Posted By ChrisF16
Portrait mode?

I have been able to get photos to display in portrait by adding halie.com/scale/25/portrait/xxx.jpg in the browser, but in the VAF photo link, it ignores both scale and portrait and just shows 100%...
Forum: Safety 08-24-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 50,394
Posted By ChrisF16
5C1

I have more space now. Could easily take one small RV and an RV-10. Or 2, possibly 3 small RVs.
Forum: Safety 08-24-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 50,394
Posted By ChrisF16
Boerne (San Antonio) 5C1

I have room for 1 RV in my hangar in the airpark at Boerne Stage (5C1). I'm working on shuffling planes with neighbors so I may be able to add 1 - 2 more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By ChrisF16
squeeze

Hey Danny,

I should be able to squeeze it in with mine. I have a 40 x 50 with a J-model Mooney and an RV-4 in it. I arranged them the other day to get a Cessna 150 in there for a buddy (who found...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By ChrisF16
There wasn't a tie bar. It's an '89 build that I...

There wasn't a tie bar. It's an '89 build that I bought a few years ago. I'll have to look that up and see if I can add it. I wonder if the design change is to improve the strength without the tie...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By ChrisF16
PART CHANGED

Same thing happened to mine a couple months ago. I ordered that boss mount from Vans and had a momentary aggravation when I noticed it's built differently now. The one in your picture is the old way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,067
Posted By ChrisF16
Check Filter Buttons

When the list pops up showing things around where you held your finger, look at the buttons on the bottom. They filter the list so you'll need to make sure it's defaulting to "All" to see the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,429
Posted By ChrisF16
I found the expanded physician's version of the...

I found the expanded physician's version of the checklist for this item. It directs them to:

"determine there is minimal to no cranial intrusion."
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,791
Posted By ChrisF16
Saw this thread, thought I'd check in on him....

Saw this thread, thought I'd check in on him. Yep, there he is crossing another border...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101803275/SeniorVlad.jpeg
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By ChrisF16
Mine is one of 3 on Boerne Stage Airfield (5C1)...

Mine is one of 3 on Boerne Stage Airfield (5C1) NW of San Antonio.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 366,984
Posted By ChrisF16
I like the "Big Brother" / "Mini-Me" pictures....

I like the "Big Brother" / "Mini-Me" pictures. I'd forgotten that I had managed to get a shot like that of my -4. Here it is in a row of "Blue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,477
Posted By ChrisF16
Pick another number...

Smoky,

You of all people should know to pick a different number than RV-16. If there's a "16" in the RV family, it needs to be single-seat, single-engine, fire-breathing, afterburning, 9G,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,561
Posted By ChrisF16
Of course, one way to ensure oil pressure loss...

Of course, one way to ensure oil pressure loss won't result in an overspeed is to make sure you do not have inverted fuel either. A dead engine won't overspeed ;)

I crack myself up sometimes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,804
Posted By ChrisF16
What is the breakfast time window for Saturday?

What is the breakfast time window for Saturday?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,480
Posted By ChrisF16
My condolences and prayers for all of you. You've...

My condolences and prayers for all of you. You've been a great son for her.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-30-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By ChrisF16
Llano

Frank, the place you want to go is Coopers BBQ in Llano. Great BBQ and Larry who runs the FBO is a fixture for all fly-to-eat-ers in S. Tx. The airport can get pretty busy on a nice Saturday with all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,668
Posted By ChrisF16
Yes Charlie, I installed a WeMo a couple of weeks...

Yes Charlie, I installed a WeMo a couple of weeks ago in our hangar. It works great so far. The app seems to be reliable and I check it occasionally since I'm paranoid that some power glitch might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,781
Posted By ChrisF16
In weather textbooks the definition of "Mountain...

In weather textbooks the definition of "Mountain Wave Turbulence" should have that "Nasty clouds" picture!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,673
Posted By ChrisF16
Tossing my nickel...

Every Thud driver that went north is a hero to me. I regret never meeting him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,112
Posted By ChrisF16
I was there just for Friday. The weather was...

I was there just for Friday. The weather was great and they were having record numbers for early in the weekend. Didn't hear how the final numbers were. Here's a video I made of my trip.

Reklaw 2013...
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By ChrisF16
What you did for that community worked exactly as...

What you did for that community worked exactly as it did 90 years ago, when it was called barnstorming. We owe so much of what we have today to those folks coming back from WWI with their surplus...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-25-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,801
Posted By ChrisF16
A tip I got that helped me a long time ago....

A tip I got that helped me a long time ago. Include a fix in each ARTCC. One along your route in JAX center, ATL center, etc.
Forum: RV-4 07-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By ChrisF16
Steve and Hans, I have an older -4 and was...

Steve and Hans,

I have an older -4 and was having all kinds of trouble bleeding brakes also. Couldn't get the air out. I attempted to flip the master cylinders but there was no clearance between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,203
Posted By ChrisF16
another +1

I had the same experience. Mine was at least 7 years old and stared cutting out at the end of flights. I sent it in to let them diagnose it and quote a repair. The troubleshooting was difficult and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,555
Posted By ChrisF16
Way to go Joe! Congratulations and I'm looking...

Way to go Joe! Congratulations and I'm looking forward to seeing it at breakfast one Saturday (after Oshkosh).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,791
Posted By ChrisF16
In Florida, that cloud formation is known as the...

In Florida, that cloud formation is known as the "Hanging Chad" :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,994
Posted By ChrisF16
Really hard to choose so I'll just list 3 not...

Really hard to choose so I'll just list 3 not named so far:

Jekyll Island, GA
Gaston's, AR
Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont, KS (my wife loved taxiing down the road into town).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-26-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,489
Posted By ChrisF16
With that line of countermeasure flares leading...

With that line of countermeasure flares leading right to your RV, you had better be glad it was just a peacetime training mission going on in there otherwise Snoopy was about to take a heat-seaking...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-29-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,465
Posted By ChrisF16
Durant

Make sure that your stop in Durant, OK is at lunch or dinnertime. Take the airport van and go downtown to the corner of Main and 1st St (doesn't get more "downtown" than that) and eat at the Roma...
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,472
Posted By ChrisF16
I've got two words for you: "Smoky Ray". Get in...

I've got two words for you: "Smoky Ray". Get in touch with Rob "Smoky" Ray on this forum. He's an RV-4 finding machine!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,290
Posted By ChrisF16
When F-16 pilots are young and bulletproof, they...

When F-16 pilots are young and bulletproof, they may not all be RV wanna-bes at the moment, but if they're smart they are all RV GONNA-bes ;-)

Worked that way for me.
Forum: RV-4 04-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,618
Posted By ChrisF16
Fightin' words!

The RV-4 is not from a "lesser" state, it's from a whole 'nother country.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,628
Posted By ChrisF16
"Ghosted" checkers

This RV-4 that I purchased is a "Bluenose" tribute, but they "ghosted" subdued checkers everywhere that it's blue to tie in with the checkered...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,979
Posted By ChrisF16
Flashbacks

Wow! Does that ever send me back. Back to 1986 when I was an F-16 student at MacDill. Avon Park was our bombing range. The fake airfield you were flying over was the "tactical" section of the range,...
Forum: RV-4 02-04-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,876
Posted By ChrisF16
The '89 160 hp short-legged RV-4 that Smokey...

The '89 160 hp short-legged RV-4 that Smokey delivered to me is very fast as well. I've only done one real speed test with it so far when an RV-8 driver wanted to see how fast I could go in the -4....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 199,814
Posted By ChrisF16
I've been a software guy for USAA for the last 19...

I've been a software guy for USAA for the last 19 years. Six years of that time I was in the TX ANG flying F-16s one day a week (USAA used to have a 4 day work week). Now I am a systems architect and...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,994
Posted By ChrisF16
Additional hint

I fly VFR and IFR with my iPad 1 all the time (have also used a 2) and don't have any trouble seeing the screen, however, I do turn the brightness all the way up.

Do the same double-click on the...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,994
Posted By ChrisF16
He skipped a step. Double click the home button,...

He skipped a step. Double click the home button, all the running apps pop up at the bottom, then touch one of them and hold it for more than a second or so and they all get a close symbol (although...
Forum: RV-4 11-22-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,775
Posted By ChrisF16
@Smoky: +1 on the F-16 A model! Especially the...

@Smoky: +1 on the F-16 A model! Especially the Block 10 small tail widow maker! YEE - HA!

Pardon the interruption. Now back to your regularly scheduled RV-4 thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,979
Posted By ChrisF16
Veterans Day Perspective 2011

I love to fly and I love freedom. A long time ago I fought a war that no one will look back on with any nostalgia. Our war was "cold". We flew every day and the power and capabilities we demonstrated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,053
Posted By ChrisF16
I've said 2 out of 3 of those. (before you ask,...

I've said 2 out of 3 of those.

(before you ask, I've said #1 and #2)
Forum: Texas (South) 10-24-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,342
Posted By ChrisF16
The restaurant across the highway is called the...

The restaurant across the highway is called the Cotton Gin and you're right, it IS excellent. They also have B&B cabins and would be a great place to stay. http://www.cottonginlodging.com/

I have...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-23-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,342
Posted By ChrisF16
For BBQ you MUST fly over to Llano (KAQO). Get...

For BBQ you MUST fly over to Llano (KAQO). Get there early because you will be joining several other pilots (a dozen or so on a nice Saturday) in one of the 15 passenger vans that will make several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,810
Posted By ChrisF16
Thanks Brent and Deal. I look forward to meeting...

Thanks Brent and Deal. I look forward to meeting you Deal and any other RV'ers. I'm looking forward to learning everything I can about the airplane.

Deal, I used to fly Vipers in the TXANG at Kelly....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,810
Posted By ChrisF16
It is N925HE.

It is N925HE.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,810
Posted By ChrisF16
Happy New RV-4 Owner!

My name is Chris Watson. I've been lurking here while shopping for an RV-4. I saw several helpful posts by SmokyRay and contacted him to help me find a healthy, flying RV-4. He did an awesome job...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,628
Posted By ChrisF16
On a T-37 navigation flight in pilot training out...

On a T-37 navigation flight in pilot training out of "Willie" (Williams AFB, AZ) I had finished the low-level route and was entering the pattern at Davis Monthan with my instructor, a very large...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-08-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By ChrisF16
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