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Forum: Propellers 12-06-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By rv7boy
Dave (the OP), when you get this repaired and...

Dave (the OP), when you get this repaired and flying come back to this thread and tell us the results.

That is, how bad was the damage, and how was it repaired? And, is the performance the same as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By rv7boy
Hey Mike, Congratulations! And welcome to the...

Hey Mike, Congratulations! And welcome to the club. I switched to BasicMed back in the summer and haven't looked back. That and getting the ADS-B rebate check yesterday made 2017 a very good year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,776
Posted By rv7boy
I agree with you StuBob, and I am an engineer but...

I agree with you StuBob, and I am an engineer but I'm in my 60's! :eek:
You make some valid points.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,274
Posted By rv7boy
Excellent post, Scott. Not many of us (if any!)...

Excellent post, Scott. Not many of us (if any!) think our paint scheme will also be used on a casket.

As Mike said, I also like the 57 Nomad hearse. Not many of those still around.

Thanks for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,776
Posted By rv7boy
Or how about a high wing with the choice of two...

Or how about a high wing with the choice of two wing designs...a fast version (ala Wittman Tailwind) or a slow version wing design (ala Cub or Husky). IMO, the trusty IO- or O-360 would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations on your completion and first...

Congratulations on your completion and first flight of N767T just a few days ago. And thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,272
Posted By rv7boy
In addition to the completion of the RV-12, I...

In addition to the completion of the RV-12, I offer sincere congratulations for going through heart surgery and then getting back into the air. With modern medical technology, especially for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-22-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By rv7boy
Calendar

Weasel gets an “Attaboy” for including this on the VAF Calendar. Wish I could attend. Should be a good time. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By rv7boy
Learning from the Clarinetists...

In our high school band we wore white gloves, and the clarinet players always cut out the finger pad areas of their gloves. Touch screen pilots may have to do the same thing. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks, Paul. After downloading it and quickly...

Thanks, Paul. After downloading it and quickly reviewing it, I believe it to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in building an airplane.

Another good reason to subscribe to KITPLANES(r).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-01-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By rv7boy
Nice video! Nice RV! Good job!

Nice video! Nice RV! Good job!
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By rv7boy
I also cannot say from memory whether it was 90...

I also cannot say from memory whether it was 90 or 150 Hz. But it only happened to me when I was within 5 feet (apx.) of the runway and going counter to the ILS direction. I can't say for sure if...
Forum: COMM 10-23-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By rv7boy
I've had the same experience, at least 3 times,...

I've had the same experience, at least 3 times, and until your post, Larry, I thought it was my leg hitting/rubbing the jack/plug connection on my subpanel (on a C172). It only happens to me during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By rv7boy
VAF CALENDAR

Jason, this would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar. The link is front and center, above, and it will get a lot more visibility than bumping a thread.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,151
Posted By rv7boy
I thought about attempting to do so...and I'm...

I thought about attempting to do so...and I'm sure some other moderators thought about it, too. And then I decided, "No way!"

Thanks for saying this, Paul.
Forum: Southeast 10-03-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By rv7boy
This would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar....

This would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar. The link is above and it will be more visible.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,411
Posted By rv7boy
Lotus lightness

I had the pleasure of driving a 1998 Lotus Elise in a rally last Saturday. Weighing less than 1600 pounds due to an aluminum frame, fiberglass body, and the lack of such things as a radio, sun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,022
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks

Thanks, Carl. I believe this is the second time you have bailed me out. I guess I "owe you one." I am reminded of the comic strip character Pogo (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_(comic_strip))...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,022
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation FAA Airman Certificate database all messed up!

I did a quick validation of information in the FAA Airman Certificate database. (https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/airmeninquiry/)

Folks you should check your information.

I queried the database...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,022
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation I'm MIA!!!

Yikes! :eek:

I went to the FAA Airman database inquiry link provided in Post #3 and discovered I'm not listed!! My deceased brother and my son who has been inactive for over 15 years are both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By rv7boy
Search the forums

If you do a Search in the VAF forums for "Fuel Tank Trailer" you'll find several people who have shared their experiences. Many are in the RV-12 forum rather than the General Discussion/News...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By rv7boy
Thank you, Pat. Thank you, Galin. These two...

Thank you, Pat.



Thank you, Galin.

These two posts are very valuable and informative.

This thread is very educational.
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By rv7boy
I understood that, too, but I haven't found it...

I understood that, too, but I haven't found it yet except in blogs and social media. I've been reading material on ADS-B from FAA, AOPA, Garmin, Appareo, Sporty's and others, and I haven't found...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By rv7boy
What do you mean by "painted?" I take that to...

What do you mean by "painted?" I take that to mean "on radar." But I don't think there is a link between ATC's radar and the ADS-B system. If so, tell me how, because I haven't found that yet in...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By rv7boy
Questions about ADS-B

Okay, so I'll ask the neophyte questions...

Did you receive the traffic alert because the twin had ADS-B out? Or better stated, would you have received an alert if the twin was not equipped with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 319,481
Posted By rv7boy
Very nice, Greg. I really like the colors and...

Very nice, Greg. I really like the colors and the scheme. You should be proud. I know it's been a long journey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,201
Posted By rv7boy
Mike Busch has an interesting blog entry...

Mike Busch has an interesting blog entry (https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2017/08/25/the-shameful-lycoming-rod-bushing-ad-affair/) about this SB/AD situation. Whether or not you like him, he has an...
Forum: Safety 08-30-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,140
Posted By rv7boy
I understand...

Yep,

My path to a Third Class Special Issuance medical certificate was different than yours but I can fully appreciate your experience. Because of a leaky mitral valve I had to go the S.I. route...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,283
Posted By rv7boy
Specifically, post numbers 14, 17 and 18 have...

Specifically, post numbers 14, 17 and 18 have Google links that are not working!!!

WE CANNOT SEE YOUR PHOTOS!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,283
Posted By rv7boy
LORD, HAVE MERCY! I am overwhelmed!!

LORD, HAVE MERCY! I am overwhelmed!!
Forum: Safety 08-21-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,907
Posted By rv7boy
And being aware of where the CG is at the end of...

And being aware of where the CG is at the end of a flight is extremely important, too.
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,625
Posted By rv7boy
Showoff! :D

Showoff! :D
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,625
Posted By rv7boy
Tony Bengelis' Idea

I first saw this in one of Tony Bengelis' many books. If you're building an airplane and don't know who Tony Bengelis was, then shame on you. :) Maybe he got the idea from someone else, I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By rv7boy
Hi Jereme, If you need some NASA bling, and since...

Hi Jereme,
If you need some NASA bling, and since you are an educator, I encourage you to contact the Educator Resource Center at the UW campus in Laramie. Here's the link....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,884
Posted By rv7boy
An old fighter pilot, eh? I'm thinking there are...

An old fighter pilot, eh? I'm thinking there are a few "old fighter pilots" in the DFW area that you should link up with, starting with maybe Danny King.
Forum: Tools 08-16-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,654
Posted By rv7boy
Jon, what I was referring to was the idea of...

Jon, what I was referring to was the idea of using different dies for different thicknesses and for every underlying stack, as described in flion's post above. And to quote flion's summary...
Forum: Tools 08-16-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,654
Posted By rv7boy
This thread reminds me of a comment made by my...

This thread reminds me of a comment made by my EAA Tech Counselor and friend who inspected my empennage. He said,"Don, you need to decide if you're building a showplane or an airplane to fly."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By rv7boy
I have been a " Van's Fan" since Sun'n Fun '93....

I have been a " Van's Fan" since Sun'n Fun '93. During those 24 years I have seen a lot of airplane kit manufacturers either go out of business, get gobbled up by bigger companies, or convert their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By rv7boy
Gentlemen, Gentlemen, If your engine was built...

Gentlemen, Gentlemen,

If your engine was built (new), repaired, or "...overhauled between November 2015 and February 2017" AND the engine model number appears on the list in the previous post, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,632
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, what a great way to start Monday morning by...

Wow, what a great way to start Monday morning by reading about your "Special Delivery!"

Congratulations, and thanks for taking the time to share it with us. This old guy got a bit misty-eyed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,383
Posted By rv7boy
Bah, humbug! It'll probably be raining and...

Bah, humbug! It'll probably be raining and overcast in my part of the country. Plus, a NASA manager has scheduled a Safety Review for a Soyuz mission to International Space Station for that day. Of...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-04-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,438
Posted By rv7boy
Looking good, Chris. Any chance the municipality...

Looking good, Chris. Any chance the municipality in charge of Airport Road could re-route the north leg before that vacant field is developed? I'm confident you guys have already discussed this,...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,657
Posted By rv7boy
Known IMC in an S-LSA

Here's an example (https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20170404X04612&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA)of an ATP who had just transitioned from a C182 to an S-LSA (not an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,924
Posted By rv7boy
I used to dream of building a grass runway. (Now...

I used to dream of building a grass runway. (Now I dream of finishing my RV7.) Glad to read the ideas about grass types. I used to think I would sow the "landing zone" (first third on each end)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,447
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Back to the Future!!!

Surely this is a typo...

"This RV8 was issued its Transport Canada C of A, on 21st December 2017..."

If not, then I think I see a DeLorean in my driveway!! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,532
Posted By rv7boy
I'm reading this thread and after reading just...

I'm reading this thread and after reading just the introductory paragraph where the author in question says,

"...Back in 2000 I was scheduled to make a power point presentation at that year's Air...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,665
Posted By rv7boy
What, no NASA displays? NASA used to have a...

What, no NASA displays? NASA used to have a dedicated building with several volunteers available. Were they not there this year?
Forum: Canada 07-28-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By rv7boy
This surely would make a good addition to the VAF...

This surely would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar. Lots of folks check the calendar for places to go, things to see, etc. And Doug frequently links to it from the VAF News page.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 88,817
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Two 1957 Chevrolets

Vlad,
In post 141, second photo, you captured the image of two 1957 Chevrolets. The one in front is a two door Station Wagon, and the second one is a Bel Air two door hardtop, a very desirable and...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 07-25-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,793
Posted By rv7boy
There are photos available, in the Document...

There are photos available, in the Document Management System.

I assume everyone has access to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,624
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Cool Temps

I heard temp of 19 C on the KOSH ATIS. That's 66 F! Wow, what a good year to go to Oshkosh! No wonder they are having large crowds. :eek:

Have any numbers on total attendance been published?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,624
Posted By rv7boy
I notice Bob Leffler (N410BL, RV10) changed his...

I notice Bob Leffler (N410BL, RV10) changed his IFR flight plan to go from central Ohio to Oshkosh through Michigan and across Lake Michigan rather than his first plan of curving around the south...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 53,141
Posted By rv7boy
I usually overnight at Dekalb Illinois on...

I usually overnight at Dekalb Illinois on Thursday night and depart before 6:00 AM for a RIPON checkin just prior to 7:00 AM. In 2012 I was the ONLY airplane from RIPON to touchdown at OSH....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 88,817
Posted By rv7boy
What a heart-warming story, Vlad. Thanks so much...

What a heart-warming story, Vlad. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure.
Forum: Fiberglass 07-12-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,685
Posted By rv7boy
Ah, Horton hears a "WHO!" :) Glad you spoke...

Ah, Horton hears a "WHO!" :)

Glad you spoke up, Dan.
Forum: Fiberglass 07-12-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,685
Posted By rv7boy
Important Fiberglass Thread

Bill, I assume you've read the "Bible" for RV-ers on how to fabricate with fiberglass.

Here's the thread. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=22931&page=10)

"Moses" (the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-09-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By rv7boy
Hey Doug, I can vouch for Dan. I met him at Reno...

Hey Doug, I can vouch for Dan. I met him at Reno Air Races in 2008. You two will get along fine. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By rv7boy
Try Glue Dots...

Try Glue Dots...
Forum: Northeast 07-05-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By rv7boy
VAF

You might consider putting this on the VAF Calendar. The link is above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,164
Posted By rv7boy
Obviously my description of fins was not...

Obviously my description of fins was not understood. Vetterman indicated the studs don't work.
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,306
Posted By rv7boy
I remember Bob tied his 6A to a couple of stakes...

I remember Bob tied his 6A to a couple of stakes and maybe a tree when he tested that engine. But he did have the wings on.
Don't forget the fire extinguisher! We had no fires but I was ready just...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By rv7boy
It's going to last...what? Maybe two minutes at...

It's going to last...what? Maybe two minutes at any single location? And it may be bad weather...
Bah-Humbug! I'll just stay at home.
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