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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,501
Posted By MikeyDale
Wow Andy! Very exciting! Once you have lived with...

Wow Andy! Very exciting! Once you have lived with your plane, you will forever be ruined from anything else!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By MikeyDale
I had the same issue a year ago! After a week of...

I had the same issue a year ago! After a week of hand wringing and total confusion, I turned the testor around and had instant success! The sad part is this was my 3rd condition inspection! I got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By MikeyDale
Praying for Suzanne and you! Have a GREAT time!

Praying for Suzanne and you! Have a GREAT time!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By MikeyDale
Beautiful plane! Congratulations and great...

Beautiful plane! Congratulations and great perseverance!
Forum: COMM 08-17-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By MikeyDale
I bought one of these and just use the voice...

I bought one of these and just use the voice recorder or video recorder on my cell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,627
Posted By MikeyDale
We would all like the crowds to be smaller but...

We would all like the crowds to be smaller but you cant have everything! Personally, I had never arrived on Friday before the airshow started before and I was worried nobody (Homebuilt Campers) would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,627
Posted By MikeyDale
Talking We had a great time and it was worth the effort...

We had a great time and it was worth the effort and expense! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,494
Posted By MikeyDale
We arrived 1 pm Friday with a fairly crowded but...

We arrived 1 pm Friday with a fairly crowded but stress free process. I can tell you they have been bringing in planes much faster this year. First time I've been in with no weather to worry about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By MikeyDale
Our huge Coleman tent weighs 14 lbs but its a...

Our huge Coleman tent weighs 14 lbs but its a luxury to stand up and put my pants on! My homemade EAA tiedowns go on the firewall secured behind the passenger brakes. My 6 lb soft tool pouch goes...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By MikeyDale
Me! I'm going 4th in a row!

Me! I'm going 4th in a row!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,131
Posted By MikeyDale
I have flown the pattern at Oshkosh more than...

I have flown the pattern at Oshkosh more than once looking down and seeing 80 mph so be prepared! Also when practicing at your local airport, make a normal approach at the numbers then hit the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice Bill! I am dreaming of a Grand...

Very nice Bill! I am dreaming of a Grand Canyon/Las Vegas trip! The raft excursion sounds like a must! Thanks for the write up and pictures!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By MikeyDale
Super size worked great for my slider 7

Super size worked great for my slider 7
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,659
Posted By MikeyDale
Great write up Mike! I loved it!

Great write up Mike! I loved it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By MikeyDale
I painted mine and it looks as good as the day I...

I painted mine and it looks as good as the day I painted it after 4 years of flying! I used Dupli-Color Engine Enamel purchased from an Auto Parts...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-29-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By MikeyDale
Actually, you are supposed to declare and pay tax...

Actually, you are supposed to declare and pay tax on anything you buy over the internet tax free at the end of every year, Aircraft or not. I found this out a year before I finished mine. I called...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,263
Posted By MikeyDale
I think you are on the right track for sure! I...

I think you are on the right track for sure! I was planning to build a simple RV9 with a Catto 3 blade prop when I found a RV 7 project near me so I was lured away from my original path but I think...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By MikeyDale
Unfortunately, if anything, you want the cowl to...

Unfortunately, if anything, you want the cowl to be low in association to the spinner because your Lord mounts are going to break in and your engine will sag up to 1/4". Search for threads on this,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,269
Posted By MikeyDale
My 7 IO 360 with the same set up has done the...

My 7 IO 360 with the same set up has done the same thing since I started flying in 2015. I insulated all firewall forward fuel lines, took out an elbow going into the red cube, repositioned the red...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-03-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By MikeyDale
Congratulations! I may need you guidance to get...

Congratulations! I may need you guidance to get mine someday!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By MikeyDale
Best tip I ever got was using Hammered rattle can...

Best tip I ever got was using Hammered rattle can paint. The hammered texture makes it easy to blend in repairs if needed later. I just hope they do not discontinue it somewhere down the line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By MikeyDale
I had planned to build a 9 and ended up building...

I had planned to build a 9 and ended up building a 7 as I got a good deal on a nearby project. The 9 would have been better at landing on my farms private strip with a lower approach and stall speed....
Forum: California 09-27-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,035
Posted By MikeyDale
I went there and landed 2016. Was a little rough...

I went there and landed 2016. Was a little rough as you can tell in my video but I will certainly go back someday. Lunch in the diner was great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKBOR7cXVtk
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,176
Posted By MikeyDale
Must be a thrill starting this project with all...

Must be a thrill starting this project with all that experience! I am enjoying your progress!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,861
Posted By MikeyDale
Thanks for sharing that Guy! What a great...

Thanks for sharing that Guy! What a great adventure for you and your son!
Forum: ADS-B 09-06-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,887
Posted By MikeyDale
I got the letter. Funny thing is, I had just...

I got the letter. Funny thing is, I had just gotten back from a 2400 mile round trip to Oshkosh but the flight that they tracked discrepancies was 2 days later on a 20 mile flight around my 1 horse...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,603
Posted By MikeyDale
Great adventure Caleb! Brings new meaning to...

Great adventure Caleb! Brings new meaning to "Getting there is half the fun!". I enjoyed your story and I'm glad you met someone who enjoys being by your side!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,809
Posted By MikeyDale
Wait Larry, I have a CS prop running 2400 RPM.

Wait Larry, I have a CS prop running 2400 RPM.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,809
Posted By MikeyDale
I attended the "Leaning the right Way" this year...

I attended the "Leaning the right Way" this year but I have also watched the webinar on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-tKyiUZ3ts before. I also experimented a lot on the way home from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,677
Posted By MikeyDale
We made down as far as Sherman, TX to visit the...

We made down as far as Sherman, TX to visit the grandkids. Sure was hard descending from that cool air to 103 degrees on the ground! My only disappointment was I wanted to do the Chicago lakeshore...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 44,792
Posted By MikeyDale
It seems to me by watching arrivals that safety...

It seems to me by watching arrivals that safety on the runways trumped the safety at Ripon this year. Planes landed one at a time in leisurely fashion while the furball boiled at Ripon. I think this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,697
Posted By MikeyDale
We made it Saturday at about 1700. Was 5 miles...

We made it Saturday at about 1700. Was 5 miles from Ripon when the call came from approach that the field went IFR. Scrambled back to Portage to wait and gas up. Took of in the rain a few hours after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By MikeyDale
I'm not sure if Aviation Products is still in...

I'm not sure if Aviation Products is still in business but I installed one and love it. I believe that Aircraft Spruce sells an identical one call Homebuilders Tailwheel or it may be the same one and...
Forum: California 06-23-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,709
Posted By MikeyDale
I totally agree! She should at least give it a...

I totally agree! She should at least give it a chance! RV 7 is the easiest tailwheel I've ever landed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,326
Posted By MikeyDale
When I started flying my 7, I always thought...

When I started flying my 7, I always thought something was wrong with my engine. After landing on taxi it would pop and chug! I kept thinking my plugs were fouling! I even bought a set of fine wire...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,971
Posted By MikeyDale
Chicken Feed! I'd say it was totally worth every...

Chicken Feed! I'd say it was totally worth every penny!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,971
Posted By MikeyDale
Wow Larry! What a great adventure! How much fuel...

Wow Larry! What a great adventure! How much fuel did it take?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,925
Posted By MikeyDale
QT Halo! Are They the best? Don't know! But I fly...

QT Halo! Are They the best? Don't know! But I fly 1200 miles to Oshkosh and forget I have em on! I'm happy!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-26-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,095
Posted By MikeyDale
Great Plane and great flight! Congratulations!...

Great Plane and great flight! Congratulations! Let the Fun begin!

And by the way, that boy of yours has a special talent! Best first flight video I've ever seen!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,476
Posted By MikeyDale
We met some folks that got there Wednesday before...

We met some folks that got there Wednesday before the show last year. Just Parked themselves and set up camp then visited local attractions every day till the show started.

Just don't expect all the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-23-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By MikeyDale
I have a 4 pipe Vetterman exhaust in my 7 and I...

I have a 4 pipe Vetterman exhaust in my 7 and I love it! Sounds great and heater is awesome in the cockpit! I called Vetterman and he told me just what I needed. Great service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,079
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,753
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,727
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,942
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,942
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, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,241
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,294
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, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,606
Posted By MikeyDale
Great news Andy!

Great news Andy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,662
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice! Welcome to the flying club!

Very nice! Welcome to the flying club!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,647
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,039
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,406
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,130
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,206
Posted By MikeyDale
Beautiful plane! Love the video!

Beautiful plane! Love the video!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,376
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
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