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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-07-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By odens_14
At least your (grand)kids acknowledge that it's...

At least your (grand)kids acknowledge that it's your plane, my 3 y.o. "dad can we go fly my plane today?". No complaints here though :D.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-01-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By odens_14
Is your LEMO plug in good shape, I might be...

Is your LEMO plug in good shape, I might be interested; my kid just broke one of mine. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By odens_14
I voted no leak for more than 6 months, but my...

I voted no leak for more than 6 months, but my wings are polished so I don't know if they have the minuscule leaks that cause the paint bubbles which seems like most of the complaints.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By odens_14
Thanks guys! that's a good idea to buy one...

Thanks guys! that's a good idea to buy one replacement so I can throw one in the tool bag. it will also make the quick switch easier having one all ready to go. I'll order 1 replacement and a few...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By odens_14
Fuel Tank Quickdrain: Repair or Replace

after almost 10 years, one of my quickdrains on the tank has developed a slow leak that I need to address. I see Van's sells both a full replacement and just the o-ring. My question is the o-ring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By odens_14
If it were me I would use an insured escrow...

If it were me I would use an insured escrow company just for a little extra insurance on the financial side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By odens_14
Hi Al, I fly behind a Odyssey, which is the same...

Hi Al,

I fly behind a Odyssey, which is the same as the voyager, but larger screen.

Here are a couple youtube videos that a distributor did that go over the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-09-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,955
Posted By odens_14
IF the FAA does follow through and expand LSA to...

IF the FAA does follow through and expand LSA to include higher gross weight and 4 seats; I've got my money on Van's making a plane to fit the max of those specifications, whatever they may be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By odens_14
If you really have the itch to build, I agree...

If you really have the itch to build, I agree with Robin8er. Buy the tools, practice kit(s), and the tail. Try to find someone who's done it before to help you along; but if you can't don't panic,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By odens_14
I lived in Vermillion (KVMR) for quite a few...

I lived in Vermillion (KVMR) for quite a few years, It's a very nice airport if your just looking to fuel up and grab lunch in town. Pay attention to wind because it can really get blowing in the...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-16-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By odens_14
another tip is to buy a cheap portable power...

another tip is to buy a cheap portable power pack, I think I got mine for something like $20 bucks, it had enough power to charge both my phone and sons tablet each night. I'd plug that in during...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By odens_14
My whole family is coming in the ground based RV...

My whole family is coming in the ground based RV Thurs-Sun. will be the first time in Scholler since I was building (I flew the RV in to HBC 4 times in the interim). Will miss flying in, especially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,589
Posted By odens_14
This is an important distinction, for me the FSDO...

This is an important distinction, for me the FSDO did do a cursory inspection and also had me pull the plane out for a run up, but it was certainly not a thorough inspection. the whole interaction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,589
Posted By odens_14
You just have to get your timing right. When I...

You just have to get your timing right. When I called the Rapid City, SD FSDO to schedule my inspection I was expecting a month or two or longer as I was on the opposite end of the state, he said...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By odens_14
Another point, no one is going to be standing 2...

Another point, no one is going to be standing 2 feet away from a jetliner admiring the paint job. I'm guessing Delta isn't as picky about paint quality as the average RV owner either.

But that's...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-20-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,898
Posted By odens_14
This is not during Airventure week, the other 350...

This is not during Airventure week, the other 350 days of the year Oshkosh airport is just a relatively quiet towered field.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By odens_14
non-owned aircraft/renters insurance could be an...

non-owned aircraft/renters insurance could be an option; as it doesn't sound like the friend is partner yet.

You couldn't charge rent without a LODA but i believe it's still legal for primary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,465
Posted By odens_14
I agree that any potential airplane owner needs...

I agree that any potential airplane owner needs to seriously consider the costs and if it fits in his/her budget. For me, I'm pretty sure my build came in below average $$$ due to my budget; this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,465
Posted By odens_14
funny story that somewhat relates...one day I was...

funny story that somewhat relates...one day I was in the grocery store when my wife commented on how expensive walleye was and how glad she is we can just catch ours. I reaaaly don't want to know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By odens_14
I'm pretty sure they only make one run of them...

I'm pretty sure they only make one run of them and sell out pretty quickly; although I've seen some sold on here so maybe another member can help you out.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,413
Posted By odens_14
Could you please verify it doesn't say something...

Could you please verify it doesn't say something along the lines of "This aircraft is to be operated under VFR, day only, unless appropriately equipped for night and/or instrument flight".

If so,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,767
Posted By odens_14
Yes, if staying in HBC you'll hear the live music...

Yes, if staying in HBC you'll hear the live music at the beer tent until Midnight and EAA blasts yodeling over the loudspeaker at 7:00 AM every morning. Depending on your sleep schedule one of those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By odens_14
I was just going to comment the same, my FAA...

I was just going to comment the same, my FAA inspector required them as well. he was happy with me just adding OFF stickers on the bottom of the switches, I made them on my label maker while he was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,381
Posted By odens_14
Giving Tommy the benefit of the doubt (although...

Giving Tommy the benefit of the doubt (although it certainly could have been worded more carefully)...I'm thinking the point he was trying to make is having 10,000 hours in a crewed airliner doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,444
Posted By odens_14
This is one reason I haven't done it yet and that...

This is one reason I haven't done it yet and that my wife is very against it. I've briefly looked into it and by the time you add up all the incidentals I just decided spending $1,500 to tick my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,929
Posted By odens_14
Quiet here too, I did find my pdf backups so I'm...

Quiet here too, I did find my pdf backups so I'm not worried about it anymore.
Forum: California 03-08-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By odens_14
Unfortunately this is going to become more and...

Unfortunately this is going to become more and more common with all online sales. the pertinent supreme court case is South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Essentially before this case a seller had to have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,032
Posted By odens_14
Awesome! The gears are turning in my head to get...

Awesome!

The gears are turning in my head to get my boys in the back now and have some questions.

Is he connected to the intercom in any way?
How is the car seat secured?
Brand/model of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,134
Posted By odens_14
:confused: the point of being a paid advertiser...

:confused: the point of being a paid advertiser is marketing, the other 50% is bonus information for the community at large.

DR allows advertisers to make marketing posts, and Gallagher's maybe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By odens_14
Am i interpreting the quoted statement correctly:...

Am i interpreting the quoted statement correctly: it's always the #1 thermocouple(TC) reading cool, even when that TC is connected to another cylinder?

if that's correct, it cant be anything with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,929
Posted By odens_14
I just sent an email to rob to be part of the...

I just sent an email to rob to be part of the data dump so we'll see. It's a bummer the site is no more but I'm glad if appears he's giving users the ability to retrieve their data. I'm not sure if...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By odens_14
Another thing to consider is how often you will...

Another thing to consider is how often you will be working on the kit. for me 20 hours in a week was significantly more productive than 20 hours in a month; even though it's the same amount of shop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,299
Posted By odens_14
Sorry for the thread creep...Scott can you tell...

Sorry for the thread creep...Scott can you tell me more about the ear plugs you use on your halo, looks like they might last longer than the standard yellow ones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By odens_14
as weird as it sounds, after polishing liberally...

as weird as it sounds, after polishing liberally sprinkle cornstarch and wipe with a microfiber towel; that will remove all the black residue around rivets and skin joints. I didn't do any sanding...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-30-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,562
Posted By odens_14
I thought the same thing when I watched it last...

I thought the same thing when I watched it last night. Another thing also stuck out to me, could the exhaust hanger be broken on the passenger side of the -7A? it looks like it's moving at 17:37,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By odens_14
If you are planning on giving your son half...

If you are planning on giving your son half ownership you'll definitely want to talk to a CPA about this. In addition to possible sales tax there are also possible gift tax implications depending on...
Forum: COMM 11-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,522
Posted By odens_14
with the Halo's, are you sure you have the plugs...

with the Halo's, are you sure you have the plugs inserted properly/all the way? Are the plugs relatively new (I replace mine every 8-10 flying days)? I've never heard anyone be unhappy with their...
Forum: ADS-B 11-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By odens_14
Trig T22 + TN72 = Rebate?

Can someone clarify for me if I buy the bundle of the Trig T22 transponder, TN72 GPS, and TA70 antenna if I would qualify for the FAA $500 rebate?

On the FAA site the TN70($$$) is all that's listed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By odens_14
This reply is only if you're desiring a "vanilla"...

This reply is only if you're desiring a "vanilla" RV; that is per van's plans no modifications

I too struggled with the overload for a while, until I finally realized just how much time it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,870
Posted By odens_14
+1 even a large box truck from penske/uhaul/etc...

+1 even a large box truck from penske/uhaul/etc would only be a couple hundred dollars. I know from motorcycle experience what even a loose strap or corner of a blanket can do to a paint job out in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By odens_14
quite a bit but the two main ones are: -NetJets...

quite a bit but the two main ones are:
-NetJets is a for profit company, their rates are higher than their cost.
-NetJets is providing transportation, with pilots; not simply access to the plane you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By odens_14
You will need to change ownership but it...

You will need to change ownership but it shouldn't typically trigger sales tax if done correctly, at least that's the case in Minnesota. You'd want to transfer from owner to the LLC while owner is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By odens_14
Larry, I haven't done any real digging, just an...

Larry, I haven't done any real digging, just an idea for now.

I'd have a hard time believing the FAA could say anything as long as there is a bona fide ownership interest, albeit a small one. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By odens_14
Full disclosure I haven't done this yet and am...

Full disclosure I haven't done this yet and am not a lawyer; so there may be unforeseen issues with my idea.

I too have been kicking around the idea of looking for a partner, but don't want a messy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,662
Posted By odens_14
Yes running one tank to empty without using the...

Yes running one tank to empty without using the other is dangerous, as in your situation you can't be sure the other side is useable. However, even a simple balancing of fuel mitigates this risk. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By odens_14
It sounds like the plane is flying, so I would...

It sounds like the plane is flying, so I would use van's recommendation. Play with the buttons for 15-20 min, start up and go flying for 30 min or so would get the battery topped off I would think. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By odens_14
I did the majority of my build in an uninsulated...

I did the majority of my build in an uninsulated detached garage in Duluth, MN, you're not going to find much colder.

as you indicated your comfort will effect how much you work on it. Invest in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,852
Posted By odens_14
When I used to subscribe to XM I always paid a...

When I used to subscribe to XM I always paid a year at a time, and made them delete my credit card info so they couldn't automatically charge me when it expires and never had a problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,852
Posted By odens_14
+1 on ADSB, the hardware I use is a Stratux I...

+1 on ADSB, the hardware I use is a Stratux I purchased on VAF used for ~$100 that feeds either my cell phone or tablet running the Avare app (free). So the cost savings is really substantial. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,662
Posted By odens_14
I too try to consolidate my fuel in one tank when...

I too try to consolidate my fuel in one tank when I need max endurance, but this has always worried me so I'm not running till my engine quits.

However, if you know you're about out of fuel in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By odens_14
1. I "lightly" (one pass with the orbital, one...

1. I "lightly" (one pass with the orbital, one with the cyclo) polished the bottom of my wings only during the initial polish, it's been 8 years now with only wiping the bottom down once a year...
Forum: COMM 10-22-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,698
Posted By odens_14
You're in luck Rainer just announce a...

You're in luck Rainer just announce a intercom/audio panel over on the MGL group: http://www.mglavionicsusers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3514
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By odens_14
AFAIK it's not yet available in the US, I emailed...

AFAIK it's not yet available in the US, I emailed Matt (US distributor) when Rainer (Owner, South Africa) announced it was shipping back in early July. He said it would be about a month before it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By odens_14
Least Expensive IFR/ADS-B upgrade

Hello all,
I'm starting the planning phase of a panel upgrade, with the goal of being IFR and ADS-B legal for the lowest cost.

Current Panel:
MGL Odyssey G2
Garmin 396
MGL V10 Comm
TruTrak backup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,513
Posted By odens_14
6'4" 34" inseam and comfortable in my RV-7 with...

6'4" 34" inseam and comfortable in my RV-7 with the rearmost seat position and frontmost rudder position.

One thing I would put out there; I have conforfoam seats, in the summer I have no issues...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 10-01-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,106
Posted By odens_14
the reason see and avoid works as well as it...

the reason see and avoid works as well as it does, judging by how few mid air collisions we see, is that there are at least two sets of eyeballs looking. the thing I always try to keep in mind is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By odens_14
I was planning on at least one pmag when I got to...

I was planning on at least one pmag when I got to 500 hrs, if this ends up being something that requires substantial work on the mag that's likely the direction I'll go.

With regards to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By odens_14
Thanks for all the suggestions, looks like I'm on...

Thanks for all the suggestions, looks like I'm on the right track looking at the ignition. I'll check the plugs again this weekend and if they're OK I'll likely seek some experienced help as I don't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By odens_14
yes, I've check timing but never needed any...

yes, I've check timing but never needed any adjustment. I also know about the 500 thing as well, I'm hoping mine didn't give up 100 hours early!!! I'll pull the plugs again and see if that tells me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By odens_14
New Hot Start Problems

I fly an RV-7 with the IO-360 w/ slick mags it has about 400 hrs on it. Recently, I've had trouble with hot starts. I use the full throttle mixture cut-off dance; which up until this summer has...
Forum: Safety 09-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,393
Posted By odens_14
My experience: Two times I have had my primary...

My experience: Two times I have had my primary latch open on my tip-up -7 due to me not getting it completely latched before takeoff. both times my secondary latch on the "roll bar" was closed so it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 57,183
Posted By odens_14
With what appears to be some difficult approaches...

With what appears to be some difficult approaches at the end! I feel tired after practicing approaches for an hour! Truly amazing! Congratulations!!!
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