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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By DonFromTX
My hands are 80 years old and badly abused. I...

My hands are 80 years old and badly abused. I bought a couple of the pneumatic ones and was quite disappointed, sold them both and went back to hand operated, liked them better. Try one out first...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By DonFromTX
That is quite correct. I bought the cheapest HF...

That is quite correct. I bought the cheapest HF bandsaw for my build,
it did everything I wanted it to in fine shape. I have a top of the line Craftsman in the hangar, never used it even once, it...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,921
Posted By DonFromTX
You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in...

You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in approx 3l(0.8 gal(US)
of fresh oil." Drops you off there, never saying to add to correct dipstick level or whatever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By DonFromTX
And thank you for sharing all that. You have no...

And thank you for sharing all that. You have no idea how proud this old (I just turned 80) pilot is to hear such a story.
Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!!
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,921
Posted By DonFromTX
Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this...

Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this thread as well, which apparently is incorrect.
QUOTE=Jolly;1179976]Rotate the prop first to get the tank gurgle. This pushes the excess oil back to...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,921
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar,...

Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar, but it was quite specific about adding 3 liters..
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,921
Posted By DonFromTX
I ran out of time yesterday, but after following...

I ran out of time yesterday, but after following all the instructions carefully, after adding the 3 liters of new oil and hand propping it 20 revolutions, the oil level was still far too high. Is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-29-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By DonFromTX
I can agree, I got sticker shock as well when I...

I can agree, I got sticker shock as well when I started shopping.
In all fairness, the bike is "only" $799, but to get the integral 7 speed transmission the cost goes up a lot, and if you plan on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By DonFromTX
For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a...

For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a lot of the reason was that they seem to be very happy with hearing aids. They are great with hearing aids I found out.
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,899
Posted By DonFromTX
For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.

For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,098
Posted By DonFromTX
What a beautiful airpark! Take a look by...

What a beautiful airpark! Take a look by clicking on this link: http://www.thevalleyairport.com/
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,136
Posted By DonFromTX
Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am...

Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am surprised no one has mentioned the Swift Fuel UL94. I am on a campaign to get it at my airport and it would seem to be ideal for many of us. Has...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By DonFromTX
:D:rolleyes:

:D:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By DonFromTX
Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed...

Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed it.
Interestingly, this shows how inconsistent the FAA and the DAR's are, I flunked my first AW "inspection" because the wings were not installed (even though ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By DonFromTX
I am so disappointed. When I put a bargain for...

I am so disappointed. When I put a bargain for sale like this on this site, it is usually gone in minutes, or maybe hours on a slow item. Not even a nibble yet on this one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt...

Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt cheap, but has been wonderful lighting, easy to install as well. I would not change for any other system. I have never exceeded my electrical...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By DonFromTX
I am sure you are right, I just meant ones I have...

I am sure you are right, I just meant ones I have seen and spoke to the owner.
Worthy of note, each owner was very happy with the Corvair.

QUOTE=E28POWER;1220109]Actually, I think there are over...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By DonFromTX
Another factor to consider, I am aware of 5...

Another factor to consider, I am aware of 5 Zenith 601/650 flying with Corvair, zero RV12. Getting the W&B plus engine mount and cowling would be much simpler on the Zenith.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By DonFromTX
Electric Dahon for Sale

If you have liked the idea of a fold up electric bike, you probably have seen that what appears to be an ideal combination is the BaFang crank mount motor and a Dahon Vitesse I7 bike, fits in most...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By DonFromTX
In case you are interested, I have a friend who...

In case you are interested, I have a friend who has built a very nice Corvair engine for his Turner project, but has come across an 0320 to use instead,
so the Corvair is for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,570
Posted By DonFromTX
Talking Well, DUH, "Hail to the Chief" as if I really had...

Well, DUH, "Hail to the Chief" as if I really had a choice
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,389
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting, I never thought about that even. I...

Interesting, I never thought about that even. I made so many modifications to what started as kit 461, I felt I owed it to Vans to not call it an RV12.

many
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,389
Posted By DonFromTX
I never had the problem, I call mine "Air Force...

I never had the problem, I call mine "Air Force One". It always gets some puzzled looks even from pilots, then I have to explain it is not a nickname I use for it, but that it is actually registered...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
Update. This post has brought up some...

Update. This post has brought up some interesting posts, as well as an FAA policy that can be read with some loopholes that one would not probably ever get caught ignoring.
I have recently found a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow that is bad. Now I am unsure if I want to...

Wow that is bad. Now I am unsure if I want to change out the tubes to the new one, might even be worse than what is in there!. It would not be so bad if I could get down on the floor, roll the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By DonFromTX
Part of the problem is old age. At 80 it still...

Part of the problem is old age. At 80 it still seems like a new car should be around $1500 yet, whatever happened there?
I got my new tube from Vans today and was surprised to actually see something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By DonFromTX
I am about to try it out as well, went to HF...

I am about to try it out as well, went to HF today, going to use it tomorrow to change out a leaky tube. Looks pretty ideal for t he task.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By DonFromTX
Let me preface this with the statement that I...

Let me preface this with the statement that I have the utmost respect and admiration for Vans and their products and methods.
That said, it would have been fun to be a fly on the wall when they...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By DonFromTX
Ah ha, another challenger! I have to do the...

Ah ha, another challenger! I have to do the caliper thing now just to prove I am right! Anyhow, I do have a set of gauges to confirm my theory. Shucks, I don't even understand WHY someone would say...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,379
Posted By DonFromTX
I don't think I was quite clear. Obviously the...

I don't think I was quite clear. Obviously the idle adjustment will not be touched, no need to. As shown in the photo, if the arms are each put back EXACTLY in the position they were when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 366,751
Posted By DonFromTX
Congratulations! It just gives me goosebumps up...

Congratulations! It just gives me goosebumps up my spine when I see such accomplishments.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By DonFromTX
My original post was not to rehash the screwing...

My original post was not to rehash the screwing we get, but to see if anyone had any ideas WHO is getting rich!
I feel sure if Vans could get these tubes for a lower price, they would pass it on to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By DonFromTX
That was a heck of a sale, I too took advantage...

That was a heck of a sale, I too took advantage of it,I have three tires and tubes on the shelf! I went for the retreads too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By DonFromTX
The Buck Stops Where?

Just ordered a new 500x5 inner tube from Vans, priced at $56 or so. After ordering, i thought to check for better prices, and found this: Chief Aircraft $79, Aircraft Spruce $59, Sky Geek $90 and...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,379
Posted By DonFromTX
I think I am about to make a major (to me)...

I think I am about to make a major (to me) announcement about my woes.
Thanks for the advice on the adjustments, I have done many multiple carb adjustments on motorcycles. I have a gage set and had...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,379
Posted By DonFromTX
Review of Old Thread

I flew Jetguy's 12 with the MacFarlane and loved it. I have one to install on my 756TS plane, but standing between the wing and a whirling prop in my old age unsteady stance worries me. I can see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By DonFromTX
Of course, here is a link to their website: ...

Of course, here is a link to their website: www.wingsandwheels.com

QUOTE=Canadian_JOY;1212219]Don - for the sake of posterity and to help others who might be facing the same challenge, perhaps you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By DonFromTX
Glad to see I am not the only one! I built my...

Glad to see I am not the only one! I built my plane with a couple of cheapie standard hand squeezer and a pneumatic one. I have since acquired the Main Squeeze and have not liked it a bit! When I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By DonFromTX
I found a supply for the "Becker slide lock" for...

I found a supply for the "Becker slide lock" for only $9 here in the USA,
so problem solved. Thanks everyone for all the help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By DonFromTX
D Seb connector help

This photo is the back of a Becker radio, I cannot find a connector that will hook on those little arrowhead things. Where can I get a female connector like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By DonFromTX
I always listen to a Chief Warrant Officer, since...

I always listen to a Chief Warrant Officer, since I am one also!
The VA says these aids I am getting cost over $6000, so I am not going to cheap out on them. I turned down the "all in the ear" type...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By DonFromTX
Thanks a lot for all the good information! I am...

Thanks a lot for all the good information! I am sort of thinking that the Bose A20 would be a good match for me, Sporty's will let me try out any set I choose for 30 days each, very generous I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By DonFromTX
I should have qualified my statement. The local...

I should have qualified my statement. The local MIDO refuses to even talk about an inspection - period. I had a friend at the FSDO who was compassionate to my build (had been to my house several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,238
Posted By DonFromTX
I have no idea if sn 461 or 576 were previously...

I have no idea if sn 461 or 576 were previously reported as done.

QUOTE=rvbuilder2002;1210670]Your are not likely to get one.
It is just info to update a database. Did you need to know whether...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,238
Posted By DonFromTX
I did that 10 days ago, and no response yet.

I did that 10 days ago, and no response yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,635
Posted By DonFromTX
Unhappy The assumption you made that age 76 is the same...

The assumption you made that age 76 is the same category as age 106 is somewhat sad.:o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By DonFromTX
I went thru a mess with that also, finding a GOOD...

I went thru a mess with that also, finding a GOOD one is also important. My success was finally contacting the local FSDO, they recommended an ex FAA employee that was doing them and had a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow! Why aren't any of his kind down here where...

Wow! Why aren't any of his kind down here where I could use him?
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By DonFromTX
The Viking puts a little more weight on that part...

The Viking puts a little more weight on that part than normal, and as a very rusty pilot I figure I can abuse it more than the normal guy. The price to pay for failure (maybe prop, nose gear, wheel...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By DonFromTX
Birthday Present

Just what I wanted - a nose fork that I can really abuse!
http://i67.tinypic.com/23swsqs.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
You sure got that right! I just got three hours...

You sure got that right!
I just got three hours of BFR ground training for free from AOPA last weekend! Highly recommended source of training
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
Wish I could have qualified. Last medical was 25...

Wish I could have qualified. Last medical was 25 years ago as well.
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,414
Posted By DonFromTX
My Cherokee pitched down as well, must have been...

My Cherokee pitched down as well, must have been something hooked up backwards:D
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
I have double checked this with the FAA. Not...

I have double checked this with the FAA. Not only am I a Sport Pilot now,
the other requirement they brought up was their requirement "However a pilot may NOT take a flight review in an aircraft for...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
I never said it was a requirement Mel, just that...

I never said it was a requirement Mel, just that the FAA says that (not just "someone"). In fact if you care to read the FAA publication called "Conducting an Effective Flight Review", you will find...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
I had given up at one point, but not now. To...

I had given up at one point, but not now. To answer several posts (Thanks guys, I really appreciated them all) a Sport Pilot cannot take a flight review in anything other than a Light Sport, and...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
Excellent idea, I had never even thought of them,...

Excellent idea, I had never even thought of them, thanks. Same problem though, none of them probably have ever even flown a 12! I will check.
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By DonFromTX
Crying in My Beer (Long and Sad Post)

It has been 10 months today since I got my airworthiness certificate on the 12 I built. It is still sitting forlornly in the corner of the hangar, anxiously awaiting a pilot to fly her!
I felt my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,238
Posted By DonFromTX
Why not make it easier for us to check. I don't...

Why not make it easier for us to check. I don't know if one I bought with low time was ever reported, and there is no easy method to find out. We could also check on our friends aircraft as well...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 211,628
Posted By DonFromTX
Congratulations! I too have a Viking 12, AW cert...

Congratulations! I too have a Viking 12, AW cert in January,
still looking for some CFI with enough guts to go up in an Experimental to give me a BFR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By DonFromTX
I have TWO RV 12's, wouldn't be a hoot if I won...

I have TWO RV 12's, wouldn't be a hoot if I won it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By DonFromTX
My new fangled jobs do it all automatically, no...

My new fangled jobs do it all automatically, no volume controls or channels.
I guess I will get to do some experimenting.
QUOTE=redbaron;1207627]My hear aids have 3 channels one set for restrants 3...
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