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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,910
Posted By RV7Ron
I hate to pile on but I also completely agree...

I hate to pile on but I also completely agree with the previous posts...and he has one heckuva good friend to agree to that ride along. :) On the other hand, great job getting yourself ready for solo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,940
Posted By RV7Ron
It depends a lot on the environment too. At a...

It depends a lot on the environment too. At a flight school (rather than independent) they are ultra-conservative these days. A mishap can shut down a business. I had to do a checkride with the chief...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,253
Posted By RV7Ron
Great job Mr. Shook! Those bronze lindy's are...

Great job Mr. Shook! Those bronze lindy's are getting harder and harder to win I think...your plane looked great. More hardware coming back to Colorado, nice work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,198
Posted By RV7Ron
VERY COMFORTABLE walking shoes...you are going to...

VERY COMFORTABLE walking shoes...you are going to cover some serious miles...yes, miles.

Have good tie-downs (flyties for me) and use them properly, the afternoon t-storms that roll through every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,025
Posted By RV7Ron
I figured you would like it. When is it going to...

I figured you would like it. When is it going to be done? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,952
Posted By RV7Ron
Thanks sir! I am CS...which does help, but thats...

Thanks sir! I am CS...which does help, but thats a whole 'nother can of worms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,952
Posted By RV7Ron
I have an IO-375 (dyno-ed at 200hp) and fly out...

I have an IO-375 (dyno-ed at 200hp) and fly out of an airport at an elevation of 5700' at the base of the Rockies--which I also fly over. No doubt, I wish I had a bigger engine. When a hot summer day...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,201
Posted By RV7Ron
Thanks for sharing...this will plant a seed to...

Thanks for sharing...this will plant a seed to remember my CIGAR checklist. I have taken off with the side canopy latch unsecure so I know I am vulnerable to such an event.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,155
Posted By RV7Ron
Very much in agreement, I am about 5 chapters in...

Very much in agreement, I am about 5 chapters in and really enjoying it. These boys were the essence of who we are today. Always getting things done with what they had on hand, working through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,296
Posted By RV7Ron
I was priviledged to watch firsthand how a very...

I was priviledged to watch firsthand how a very "professional" first flight should be conducted with Jim "Gringo" Gray flying chase--these boys know what they are doing and I've learned plenty from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,155
Posted By RV7Ron
Congrats Ron! I recently just competed in my...

Congrats Ron! I recently just competed in my first IAC contest at the Air Force Academy and had a blast, finishing second in Primary. Flying acro at a field elevation of 6500 ft is no easy task, let...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,739
Posted By RV7Ron
Marv was great and I am happy customer. I really...

Marv was great and I am happy customer. I really like the fact I can put it behind my seat, out of the baggage area. Its a well built product.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,741
Posted By RV7Ron
I put in a smaller version of the Tuckey...

I put in a smaller version of the Tuckey tanks...9 gals on each side, and after a year of flying, am thrilled with how they have functioned and would do it again. I would leave out the fuel pumps...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,258
Posted By RV7Ron
The best one I've read, by far, is "Better...

The best one I've read, by far, is "Better Aerobatics" by Alan Cassidy. He really does a good job of explaining the nuances of just about each and every maneuver you can think of.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,380
Posted By RV7Ron
For me, it was skyrocketing CHT's on climbout. My...

For me, it was skyrocketing CHT's on climbout. My flight was at high altitude so leaning for best power on takeoff translated to the CHT's taking off on me (in hindsight, maybe should've just gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,435
Posted By RV7Ron
Yes'r...I've been told I can get hangar space...

Yes'r...I've been told I can get hangar space with the rest of you so I plan to fly in. And the girlfriend is coming too...but I think you meant the airplane?? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,435
Posted By RV7Ron
I plan to...in the S2C, not the RV.

I plan to...in the S2C, not the RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,435
Posted By RV7Ron
Thumbs up buddy! Hope to see ya out in Colorado...

Thumbs up buddy! Hope to see ya out in Colorado again this year...Air Force Academy contest the end of April! Can't beat that setting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,969
Posted By RV7Ron
I was reluctant to obstruct my pristine view in...

I was reluctant to obstruct my pristine view in the tip-up and mostly just got it for the girlfriend's comfort, but I have to admit after using it for a year, its a game changer...as others have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,829
Posted By RV7Ron
As Bob's hangar mate, I have seen this and it...

As Bob's hangar mate, I have seen this and it looks as good in person as it does in the pics. Its nicely done, which is to be expected from these two. I have only one question, "when's it going to be...
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By RV7Ron
Bryan, welcome to the Mile High City! We have a...

Bryan, welcome to the Mile High City! We have a facebook page and a yahoo page, check out my blog site for address links. I am hangared at BJC in a row of several flying RV's and two under...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,805
Posted By RV7Ron
I've had three go out in 130 hrs. Dynon was kind...

I've had three go out in 130 hrs. Dynon was kind enough to replace the first two at no charge, but with this third one I gotta think it is something with my installation? These things are pretty...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,834
Posted By RV7Ron
Thanks, I was a little surprised also...to be...

Thanks, I was a little surprised also...to be honest. I'd be glad to email a high res version to you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,834
Posted By RV7Ron
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/ronduren5...

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/ronduren5/4O7A1561-final_zps5217552b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,368
Posted By RV7Ron
Bobby, dont feel bad, valid question...most of us...

Bobby, dont feel bad, valid question...most of us have been there. I remember posting in my blog early on that I was amazed that I could screw up a rivet with a pneumatic squeezer...it should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,561
Posted By RV7Ron
I just went through this. Although I did a build...

I just went through this. Although I did a build blog with lots of pictures and detail, I dont think anyone looked at it, if they did they didnt mention it specifically. They pretty much just took my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,456
Posted By RV7Ron
I seen this yesterday at the hangar and actually...

I seen this yesterday at the hangar and actually stopped in my tracks and did a double take! Nicely done Mary! Definitely a nice touch. The sikaflex on your canopy is looking good too.
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,043
Posted By RV7Ron
Always a treat talking airplanes and flying with...

Always a treat talking airplanes and flying with Hans...nice videos Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,433
Posted By RV7Ron
Giddy up!

Most definitely interested, as long as its not too far to travel...and what a great idea. I have 6 hrs dual acro in a Pitts and a Giles and have volunteered at a few IAC contests while my plane was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,887
Posted By RV7Ron
Isnt that purdy!?? Congrats...won't be long now ;)

Isnt that purdy!?? Congrats...won't be long now ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,007
Posted By RV7Ron
Thanks Sean, we had a great time. Definitely my...

Thanks Sean, we had a great time. Definitely my first experience flying to a Halloween party! How is this for an in-flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,804
Posted By RV7Ron
I put the RB unit on with vertical induction,...

I put the RB unit on with vertical induction, forward facing FI and crossover exhaust. It was a serious PITA and Rod had to mfg some custom spacers for me. Check out my blog for pics. As for the RB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By RV7Ron
Jesse, I had the same issue. I found Mike Busch's...

Jesse, I had the same issue. I found Mike Busch's EAA webinars quite helpful to educate myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,164
Posted By RV7Ron
Good work sir, well done!

Good work sir, well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,853
Posted By RV7Ron
I met Alan by chance at a fuel stop in Llano, TX...

I met Alan by chance at a fuel stop in Llano, TX this summer. He approached me, immediately gave me a firm handshake, complimented my airplane and started asking airplane questions. Thats always a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,178
Posted By RV7Ron
I met, and watched Patric at his first contest of...

I met, and watched Patric at his first contest of the summer at Lamar, CO. I then followed his progress throughout his journey all the way to Nationals--it was inspiring to see through his videos and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,422
Posted By RV7Ron
I have exchanged a few emails with Seth over the...

I have exchanged a few emails with Seth over the last couple years about his RV7, and he was always kind enough to help me out. Now its my turn. I look forward to flying with you one day sir...heal...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,071
Posted By RV7Ron
+1 We are flying out to Las Vegas for the Red...

+1

We are flying out to Las Vegas for the Red Bull Air Races in less than two weeks and are intending to hit some airports along the way...Page, Grand Canyon and Sedona...and now, because of your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,266
Posted By RV7Ron
70 kts on final, 65 kts over the fence with full...

70 kts on final, 65 kts over the fence with full flaps works well for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,200
Posted By RV7Ron
I certainly dont want to throw Rod under the bus,...

I certainly dont want to throw Rod under the bus, he was great helping me get it installed with a crossover exhaust and vertical induction (not easy), but I wouldnt do this mod again. First, my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,944
Posted By RV7Ron
I had the same problem. The shorter wingspan on...

I had the same problem. The shorter wingspan on the RV leads to a lower ground effect than what I was used to, which contributes to the problem. Going against the grain, I refused to give up on three...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,608
Posted By RV7Ron
I've had two EGT probes go out in the first 100...

I've had two EGT probes go out in the first 100 hrs. These failures started with jumpy readings, followed by mostly going out...although every now and then they would flicker to life. I called Dynon,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,335
Posted By RV7Ron
Cut that sucker already! Get that thing...

Cut that sucker already! Get that thing flying...I need a wingman!

Seriously though, good questions. I used the die grinder and the cutoff wheel supplied by Van's...cuts it like butter. Just secure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,622
Posted By RV7Ron
As the hangar mate that Bill is referring to, I...

As the hangar mate that Bill is referring to, I wholeheartedly agree, Jonathan was some of the best money I spent on my project and a helluva nice guy. PM if you want to know more about my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-02-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,634
Posted By RV7Ron
Nice video Chris. I was going to pop in Sunday,...

Nice video Chris. I was going to pop in Sunday, but the weather looked sketchy. Steamboat is one of my favorite places to visit in the CO mountains.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 46,994
Posted By RV7Ron
I currently have the 10" SkyView (un-touch) and a...

I currently have the 10" SkyView (un-touch) and a GDU375 in my plane. I didnt want to put all my eggs in one basket and liked features from both companies. I also thought they were essentially neck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,463
Posted By RV7Ron
Actually he does mention 65 hrs-ish...

Actually he does mention 65 hrs-ish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,463
Posted By RV7Ron
As another data point, I had the exact same crack...

As another data point, I had the exact same crack at just about the same HOBBS time. I thought I did a good job strengthening everywhere else around the oil cooler...didnt dawn on me to also add a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,178
Posted By RV7Ron
Nice job ol' hangar mate! Bill and I got our...

Nice job ol' hangar mate! Bill and I got our airworthiness certs the same day and I know firsthand all the hard work he put into the plane coming down the stretch as we worked side by side long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 33,103
Posted By RV7Ron
Add in two more...the girlfriend and I will stop...

Add in two more...the girlfriend and I will stop by
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,979
Posted By RV7Ron
And there's that...Chris and the boys always put...

And there's that...Chris and the boys always put on a good show!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,130
Posted By RV7Ron
That would be me, a beginner with 6 hrs dual...

That would be me, a beginner with 6 hrs dual acro...even though I was trained not to do a split-s, I had a brain fart while doing solo acro. But...even though I was silly enough to do the ol 'roll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,130
Posted By RV7Ron
Agreed. A 'simple' roll when done improperly, or...

Agreed. A 'simple' roll when done improperly, or without proper training, can get you in real trouble. A split-s...is one way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,137
Posted By RV7Ron
Strategically placed wood dowel fiberglassed (and...

Strategically placed wood dowel fiberglassed (and pre-stressed) inside the tip will stiffen it right up. Got the idea off here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,979
Posted By RV7Ron
Jerry, I've been going to this for years...and...

Jerry, I've been going to this for years...and its evolved quite a bit. In fact, its usually held at my home airport (BJC). At one time it was definitely more of a 'fly-in', now it is mostly an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,652
Posted By RV7Ron
Very nice! you got a lot of work ahead of you...

Very nice! you got a lot of work ahead of you sir...safe flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By RV7Ron
Nice job guys!

Nice job guys!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 669,523
Posted By RV7Ron
Yes, it sure is. My canopy cover fits in there...

Yes, it sure is. My canopy cover fits in there nicely. I got the idea from somebody who did it on an RV8...albeit with the previous style wingtips that have a more flat top surface. With the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 669,523
Posted By RV7Ron
Introducing my "new" RV7...Wablosa

Although, I wouldn't call her "finished", especially the interior which isn't quite there yet...but this is pretty close. Photos are the handiwork of one Mr. Doug Reeves as posted on the VAF front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,037
Posted By RV7Ron
I was at the Lamar contest...volunteering, since...

I was at the Lamar contest...volunteering, since my RV is in the paint shop and my instructor and her S-2C were also not in attendance, I had no bird to fly. It was great meeting Patric, listening to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,025
Posted By RV7Ron
Thanks sir

Thanks sir
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,025
Posted By RV7Ron
As Sean detailed, I did go this exact same route....

As Sean detailed, I did go this exact same route. You will need to specifically ask Van's for this option as they don't advertise it very well. I just got out of phase I and unfortunately haven't...
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