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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By mrblob
I'd say purchase a car booster seat at Target or...

I'd say purchase a car booster seat at Target or the like, and cut a notch in it for the stick. That's what I do for my son in my RV-7 and it works great. Best part, you'll only be out about $20.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By mrblob
I have both an A20 and X in my RV-7. Honestly, I...

I have both an A20 and X in my RV-7. Honestly, I like them both, but find the A20 to be a bit more comfortable.

Bonus to having the latest model: last year at OSH I walked them over to the Bose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By mrblob
I just got mine a couple weeks ago. PM me your...

I just got mine a couple weeks ago. PM me your email and I'll tell you everything I know!

Paul
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,390
Posted By mrblob
Hey all, I agree, these really do apply to...

Hey all,
I agree, these really do apply to tricycle gear, too. Most tailwheel students show up with 152 or 172 time, and none of these habits well developed. As Dan's example illustrates, even a...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,390
Posted By mrblob
The Five Rules of Taildragging

Hey everybody!
I decided to start making some flight instruction videos. Here's my first attempt that covers the Five Rules of Taildragging.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up-RKRdrZro

Since I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By mrblob
Fixed it. I think I copied the link before I put...

Fixed it. I think I copied the link before I put the photo in my VAF shared album.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By mrblob
Thanks everybody! It was a fun flight! We've...

Thanks everybody! It was a fun flight! We've had quite a few more since then including stuff like a day trip to Disneyland. I'll have to put together a video of all his other flights. Here's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By mrblob
My son's first flight

So, it's actually been about three and a half years since I took my (then) three year old son for his first flight in our RV-7. I took some video at the time, but never got around to editing it into...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By mrblob
try before you buy...

I have a Titan IO-370 that I've been flying for about 4 years and 350 hours on my RV-7. Dual P-mags, Hartzell BA prop. It runs smoothly, sips gas in cruise, and performs very well. Prior to the...
Forum: Safety 07-10-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By mrblob
belt positioning booster

I use a belt positioning booster in my RV-7. Started using it when he was 3. He's 6 now. Last year I hacked a notch out of it for stick clearance. Works great!

Previous thread:...
Forum: California 06-11-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By mrblob
E55 Ocean Ridge/The Sea Ranch - Car available

Hi all,
I recently left a car (2002 Mini Cooper S) at the Ocean Ridge Airport (E55) in Gualala, CA on the Sonoma/Mendocino coast. It's an absolutely beautiful area. There are some camp sites by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,750
Posted By mrblob
Yeah, that's mine. Thanks!! The scheme is...

Yeah, that's mine. Thanks!! The scheme is starting to get around. I based mine on a very similar -7 in dark blue, and at Osh last year saw it in a burgundy/red that looked pretty good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,917
Posted By mrblob
I moonlight at a flight school here in San Luis...

I moonlight at a flight school here in San Luis Obispo, CA. They charge $75/hour for instructors regardless of the type of training (used to have different rates for primary vs. advanced training). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By mrblob
You could try these. Somebody mentioned them in...

You could try these. Somebody mentioned them in a comment above.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/headset_access25.php?clickkey=4196309
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,750
Posted By mrblob
Works great for me!

I've posted this video before, but it's relevant here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZFWOAsz_Nw
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,124
Posted By mrblob
I second the vote for a unicycle.... but it...

I second the vote for a unicycle.... but it should be an electric unicycle. I posted this video a earlier in the year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZFWOAsz_Nw

Also, San Luis Obispo or Paso...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,757
Posted By mrblob
Wow! I didn't expect such a great response. ...

Wow! I didn't expect such a great response. Thanks for all the kind words! I'm glad you're enjoying it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,757
Posted By mrblob
Osh' 2016 Trip video

Hey all,

I cobbled all of my photos and video clips from this year's Oshkosh trip together into a video. Flight was from San Luis Obispo CA , south over Sedona, Las Vegas NM, then up through...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,914
Posted By mrblob
Glad to see it's in the air! Congrats!

Glad to see it's in the air! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,140
Posted By mrblob
The one in the video is a Ninebot One P and runs...

The one in the video is a Ninebot One P and runs about $1300. I have another one called an IPS Zero which is about half the cost, a little smaller, and a little lighter weight.

Here's the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,140
Posted By mrblob
Airport Transportation - RV compatible

I've solved the "last five miles" problem! This is a self balancing electric unicycle. Kind of like a one wheeled Segway. It's very compact (I can easily fit two plus regular gear in the plane),...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By mrblob
Dip Stick O-Ring part number

I need to replace the big orange o-ring on the oil dip stick. It got tightened too tightly a few times and split. I have a Titan IO-370, but its probably the same size as a Lycoming. Anybody have...
Forum: Job Board 06-18-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,889
Posted By mrblob
Job Opening - Propulsion Engineer

We're looking for two engineers at my Lockheed Martin site here in San Luis Obispo (KSBP). For both positions, we're looking for expertise in small engines specifically for use in Unmanned Aircraft....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By mrblob
I was not happy with the original quote I...

I was not happy with the original quote I received from Artctaft, so I told them what my budget was. They accepted with so little hesitation that I wish I have then a lower number. Tell them what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By mrblob
I used Artcraft. I'd post a photo of my plane,...

I used Artcraft. I'd post a photo of my plane, but I'm working on my phone right now. You can see it in my Virtual Hangar thread. The quality of the paint job is very good.

The price was great, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,831
Posted By mrblob
Happened once to me. You can fix it with a new...

Happened once to me. You can fix it with a new roll pin. I try to keep the o-ring lubed, and not set too tight, and the whole thing operates a bit smoother. I carry an extra fuel cap just in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 261,041
Posted By mrblob
Complied with SB

For anyone keeping score, I complied with the Service Bulletin on my -7. I didn't keep close count, but I think it took 20-25 hours all said and done.

After the Service Bulletin was released in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,356
Posted By mrblob
same combo

I have a Titan IOX-370 with vertical induction, as well. I have the Vetterman Exhaust supplied from Vans with my Firewall Forward Kit. Everything fit great. I have no complaints.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,431
Posted By mrblob
same thing

I had the same thing happen to mine. Opened it up, and found the micro usb charge port was soldered directly to the board. It ripped all the pads off the board when it broke free, so I couldn't fix...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,112
Posted By mrblob
Boomerang and two RVs

We went up for a fun photo shoot with some of my buddies on Friday evening.

Photo Credit: Nick Camacho (I'm sure he'll add some more and higher res images)
Photo ship: Maule M7 flown by Ben...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,261
Posted By mrblob
I've flown with my 3 year old, not a 1 year old,...

I've flown with my 3 year old, not a 1 year old, but here's what I know:
For general hearing protection, you can get "Ems for Bubs" earmuffs. http://earmuffsforkids.com/

I think the best kids...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 05-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,746
Posted By mrblob
Got some air to air shots

I got a handful of really nice air to air shots at the 2014 West Coast Formation Clinic. Photo credit to Pat...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 65,502
Posted By mrblob
I finally have some images to post in this...

I finally have some images to post in this thread. Photo credit to Pat Dulaney at the West Coast Formation...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 04-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,746
Posted By mrblob
Briefing Stick

I ordered a custom briefing stick of my plane from Aviatorgear.com. Turned out great!!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y0QR-8CIHh4/U1XpLTqT6uI/AAAAAAAAMEo/JJnUVd2Bj54/s800/IMG_1633.JPG
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By mrblob
Thanks Mike. Definitely learned my lesson about...

Thanks Mike. Definitely learned my lesson about the backup! I called GRT, but their voicemail says they're all at Sun n' Fun. I figure between posting here and on the Yahoo group, I'll get some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By mrblob
GRT Horizon WS problem

I have a dual screen Horizon WS setup in my RV-7 and have been flying since 2009. I flew on Sunday without any issues. This afternoon, I flipped the master, and my secondary screen came up with...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 04-01-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,746
Posted By mrblob
Titan Engine Website

Check it out: I'm on the Titan Engine page:
http://titanengine.com/customers/customer-Paul-Kendrick.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,140
Posted By mrblob
Tip: Child Booster / Car Seat that fits an RV

The car seat is a Graco Belt Positioning Booster. It doesn't have a harness of it's own, or hook into the plane. Set it on the seat, put the kid in it, and use the airplane harness to hold them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,938
Posted By mrblob
George, The car seat is a Graco Belt Positioning...

George,
The car seat is a Graco Belt Positioning Booster. It doesn't have a harness of it's own, or hook into the plane. Set it on the seat, put the kid in it, and use the airplane harness to hold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,938
Posted By mrblob
My boy's first flight!

After 3 year's of building excitement and hype and waiting so the boy could enjoy this flight as much as me, I finally took my son Xander for a flight on Sunday. The wait was worth it! He had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,753
Posted By mrblob
RV Haiku

Cuz why not, that's why. Feel free to contribute more:

Two notches of flaps
Red over white I'm all right
Landing smooth as silk

Titan Stroker purrs
hundred and seventy knots
Magic Carpet Ride
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,179
Posted By mrblob
Bearhawk?

You could probably scratch build a Bearhawk on the relatively cheap (dollar-wise, not time-wise), and outperform your 172. I find myself in a similar predicament. I'd love to own a -10, but at a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 261,041
Posted By mrblob
No cracks?

2009 RV-7
380 Hours TT
360 hours with a H-6 Subaru and Sensenich 3 blade carbon
20 hours with IO-370 and aluminum Hartzell BA
Always operated on pavement
light acro
50/50 towbar / no...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,544
Posted By mrblob
Beer Run!

I enjoyed our California weather yesterday by making a Beer Run from San Luis Obispo out to Redlands. Picked up 6 growlers from Hangar 24 Brewery, flew home, and enjoyed a nice post-flight debrief...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,083
Posted By mrblob
David Casey

There was an accident in the waters off of Oceano airport yesterday. Not much information out yet, but the sheriff identified the pilot as David Casey of Friday Harbor, WA. His information matches...
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,754
Posted By mrblob
Congrats, guys! Glad to see you got it back in...

Congrats, guys! Glad to see you got it back in the air!
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,746
Posted By mrblob
RV-7 N143JL Paul Kendrick

Paul Kendrick's RV-7 N143JL s/n 70537...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By mrblob
ECi IO-370

I have an ECi IO-370 that I just put in my RV-7. I opted for 8.5:1 pistons instead of 9.0:1, so it's in the 198 HP range instead of 205. Easier on the prop with the lower compression, still ample...
Forum: California 09-18-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By mrblob
Wine

There's a winery down the road in Templeton (5 miles south of Paso) called Bella Luna. Their flagship is called Fighter Pilot Red. The fella who owns the place just flew Czech Mate (Yak-11) to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,663
Posted By mrblob
I have a Sam James Shorty with standard baffles. ...

I have a Sam James Shorty with standard baffles. I had a SJ plenum lid, but didn't like the way it fit when I started playing with it. Also, after asking lots of people, the consensus was that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By mrblob
I'm getting up to about 425 in climb, then they...

I'm getting up to about 425 in climb, then they come right back down in cruise (ECi says redline is 475 on this engine). I'm getting 390, 390, 380, and 375 for most of the flight with oil at about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By mrblob
I ordered the engine complete direct from ECi. ...

I ordered the engine complete direct from ECi. They have a sister company that actually does the assembly. I think they're called American Engineering (or something like that... I'd have to check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By mrblob
Yikes. I was so naive. I wrote that before I...

Yikes. I was so naive. I wrote that before I was flying the Subie. At the time Eggenfellner was being fairly responsive to my issues, but I was still giving him money. That was also during his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By mrblob
First flight - again...

Last October, I flew the 358th hour on my RV-7, then removed the Subaru Firewall Forward. Since then, I've been working on installing a proper airplane engine. I started down a path with a...
Forum: Propellers 08-16-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,915
Posted By mrblob
bushings

I haven't checked to see what dimensions you're looking for, but I have the following bushings sitting on my shelf:

Qty 1: 72060-S Qty 1: 72061-S Qty 4: 72062-S

If any of those will work for you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,643
Posted By mrblob
My Experience

I received my new engine on July 15 and will probably be flying this weekend. I work during my lunch break almost every day, a couple hours in the evening three days a week, and about 6-8 hours each...
Forum: Propellers 07-20-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By mrblob
Thanks for the advice! I managed to loosen the 6...

Thanks for the advice! I managed to loosen the 6 screws, rotate the arm and stops to the correct new position, and tighten the screws back down. Not easy to get in there to do all that with the...
Forum: Propellers 07-19-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By mrblob
MT Governor confusion

I installed my MT Prop Governor on the back of my new IO-370. The arm on the governor, as it arrived from Van's, points down when installed. That means that the spring loaded position of the...
Forum: Propellers 07-17-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,038
Posted By mrblob
FSDO

I contacted the San Jose FSDO for concurrence on my engine and prop change, and the reply I got back was "it's really an honor system thing.... but yeah, I concur." Printed, added to the log binder....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,250
Posted By mrblob
I went with dual P-Mags and the Precision...

I went with dual P-Mags and the Precision Silverhawk vertical induction fuel injection. I've had my mind made up on the P-mags for a long time. Didn't really consider other ignitions. I chose the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,250
Posted By mrblob
My ECi 370 is here!

Woohoo! My new ECi IOX-370 arrived today! Delivery date got delayed by a couple weeks, so ECi picked up the tab for expedited freight shipping. Customer service has been great! Can't wait to get...
Forum: Propellers 07-13-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By mrblob
ECi IO-370

I emailed Hartzell to ask about restrictions with this prop and the ECi IO-370. They gave me the same restriction that's been posted above: Continuous operation is prohibited above 24 manifold...
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