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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,231
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, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,377
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,377
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,945
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,389
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,216
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, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
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, 06:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,009
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,166
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, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,166
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,286
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, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
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, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,353
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
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, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,286
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, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,419
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, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,196
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
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, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,582
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,455
Posted By MikeyDale
Great news Andy!

Great news Andy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
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, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice! Welcome to the flying club!

Very nice! Welcome to the flying club!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,545
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,212
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, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
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, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
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, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,983
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, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By MikeyDale
Beautiful plane! Love the video!

Beautiful plane! Love the video!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
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
Forum: California 10-16-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,455
Posted By MikeyDale
Gibbs is great! We got a rental car from them for...

Gibbs is great! We got a rental car from them for a very reasonable price! We flew in from the West and Flight Following took care of us all the way in until just before contacting MYF approach! Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By MikeyDale
Finally flying the Grandkids!

For three years these kids would come visit me and see my project in the hanger and I would tell them, "Someday, you are gonna fly with me in this thing!". Three years was almost half a lifetime for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,460
Posted By MikeyDale
I live in West Texas and did install an...

I live in West Texas and did install an Anti-Splat Cowl Flap. I do not need it most of the time but it sure is nice to have when I do. It adds very little weight and is easy to install. Better than...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By MikeyDale
Great Video! Makes me want to do some flying!

Great Video! Makes me want to do some flying!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,388
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats! Very exciting!...........Can you tell...

Congrats! Very exciting!...........Can you tell me where you got that cushion in the left seat?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By MikeyDale
Instructions say to drill a small hole in the...

Instructions say to drill a small hole in the lowest point of the snorkel to allow water to drain. Seems kinda pointless to strive for a complete airtight seal and then drill a hole! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By MikeyDale
Wow! Great picture and plane Jack!

Wow! Great picture and plane Jack!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 340,798
Posted By MikeyDale
Looks great Greg!

Looks great Greg!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,805
Posted By MikeyDale
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Sadly, we will miss this year! ......Being scheduled a week later to the first Weekend in November knocked us out of getting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
Posted By MikeyDale
I use my wifes old Galaxy 4 Android phone to run...

I use my wifes old Galaxy 4 Android phone to run Avare and it has all my music on it as it allows use of up to 64 GB micro SD card. I can make all the playlist I want and play them thru the intercom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice! So many people have no idea what a...

Very nice! So many people have no idea what a wonderful freedom we enjoy with these planes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,514
Posted By MikeyDale
Great pics! That was a trip to remember!

Great pics! That was a trip to remember!
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,519
Posted By MikeyDale
I started flying with Dynon Effis 2.5 yrs ago and...

I started flying with Dynon Effis 2.5 yrs ago and never looked back! Maybe it is because I stared at that panel for a year and a half while finishing my 7 but I had no problems transitioning to 100%...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-08-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,724
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice write up Mike!.........Also, I enjoyed...

Very nice write up Mike!.........Also, I enjoyed that beer party!...Maybe a little too much! :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,496
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats!............One more good reason to...

Congrats!............One more good reason to build a side by side with a removable stick!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By MikeyDale
Music is a big part of my life! I have been using...

Music is a big part of my life! I have been using this Bluetooth speaker for a year now and it is really good! It is not small but it will fill your hanger with sound with a nice warm bass bottom...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,519
Posted By MikeyDale
I built these out of scrap aluminum pieces I had...

I built these out of scrap aluminum pieces I had laying around to teach my wife to land the RV7 in an emergency. Attached securely with zip ties they work good. Now if I could get her excited about...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,263
Posted By MikeyDale
Loved- Old and New Friends! New HBC pavilion!...

Loved- Old and New Friends! New HBC pavilion! Friendly and Helpful Volunteers! Cool Weather! Air Show every afternoon! RV Social! Sunday Evening Beer Tasting! Lycoming Engine Disassemble and Assembly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,942
Posted By MikeyDale
It was a great time! Thanks Dan and all the...

It was a great time! Thanks Dan and all the sponsors!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,263
Posted By MikeyDale
Great pics! Thanks for posting!

Great pics! Thanks for posting!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,588
Posted By MikeyDale
If you have 5-6 years, you better get started...

If you have 5-6 years, you better get started now, these things don't build their selves!
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,122
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,919
Posted By MikeyDale
Talking Better get the popcorn! I see where this threads...

Better get the popcorn! I see where this threads headed! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,286
Posted By MikeyDale
Last year was my first fly in trip to Kosh. I got...

Last year was my first fly in trip to Kosh. I got on Google Earth and got familiar with railroad track and Ripon, Fisk, and landmarks along all the possible runway approaches. I watched a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By MikeyDale
I have read 2,999 of them Jessie! :p

I have read 2,999 of them Jessie! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,429
Posted By MikeyDale
No need for tickets or passes, just the HBC sign...

No need for tickets or passes, just the HBC sign in the window, they will fix you up when you get there. Last year I had to slow down to 70kts on downwind coming in at 1:00 PM on Saturday before the...
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