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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,439
Posted By bhassel
If you've never built a plane before, you don't...

If you've never built a plane before, you don't know what you're missing; you don't know if you'd enjoy it or not.

I had never built anything other than computers before I started a plane. Now I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,762
Posted By bhassel
Great idea! I was surprised that the RV-15...

Great idea!

I was surprised that the RV-15 wasn't listed.

However, with the inter-dimensionality of the new updated 9. I can see where speeds exceeding light speed would be difficult to compare to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,517
Posted By bhassel
RV-15 Spar cap - LOL! Well we can dream. Bob

RV-15 Spar cap - LOL! Well we can dream.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By bhassel
I love the sign. The real question is, do I...

I love the sign.


The real question is, do I primer?


Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,328
Posted By bhassel
Yeah, saw it. I just wanted more info on the new...

Yeah, saw it. I just wanted more info on the new model.

Maybe a Christmas present from Vanís?

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,207
Posted By bhassel
The actual goal , as several have alluded to, of...

The actual goal , as several have alluded to, of completing the first build is to get it done so you can start your second RV. Rinse and repeat....

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,145
Posted By bhassel
Thanks Scott, Youíre totally correct. The 12 Is...

Thanks Scott,

Youíre totally correct. The 12 Is certainly competitive with 172 performance out here and thatís saying something. Of course the 172 is god knows how many years old, smells like my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,145
Posted By bhassel
Something to consider in our neck of the woods,...

Something to consider in our neck of the woods, is high altitude operations.

The 912 engine in the RV-12 could be marginal in the mountains. Any LSA aircraft is limited in this regard not just the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,983
Posted By bhassel
Something else to consider about the 12. If you...

Something else to consider about the 12. If you live in the mountains or fly there, I'd vote for the 9. The higher horsepower can make a big difference.

Our airport is in a small dip @ 6,300 feet;...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By bhassel
And I was just thinking...how many hours does...

And I was just thinking...how many hours does Vlad have?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By bhassel
I used NAFCO for my 12 loan. Back then they liked...

I used NAFCO for my 12 loan. Back then they liked to have the whole kit (engine and avionics) included.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By bhassel
Just have it placed in with your wing kit order...

Just have it placed in with your wing kit order :)

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,546
Posted By bhassel
Gosh folks, even Van's can't design an aircraft...

Gosh folks, even Van's can't design an aircraft that makes up for poor piloting habits. Maybe some training is in order...

Flame suit on and I don't even care!

Bob
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,079
Posted By bhassel
I didnít know you could put a 360 in a 14.

I didnít know you could put a 360 in a 14.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,079
Posted By bhassel
Well, looking at prices of a new Rotax doesnít...

Well, looking at prices of a new Rotax doesnít spell cheaper to me.

I was afraid when I saw a sale on the RV-8 fuse that Vanís was going to announce an update to that plane instead of my hope of an...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-30-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,079
Posted By bhassel
I’m really hoping for an RV14 type of update to...

I’m really hoping for an RV14 type of update to the RV-9

And yes I’d totally forget about that 9 emp I’ve Been lugging around forever and order the new one ! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,379
Posted By bhassel
Yeah, we all loved looking at his bird and heís a...

Yeah, we all loved looking at his bird and heís a really nice guy.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,379
Posted By bhassel
I see a friend of ours, Bob Anderson and his RV-8...

I see a friend of ours, Bob Anderson and his RV-8 won another award for his beautiful bird, but Iím uncertain which one from the list. Any ideas?
Forum: Safety 07-27-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By bhassel
Iím just curious, what did you use to seal the...

Iím just curious, what did you use to seal the inside of the wing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-25-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By bhassel
It sounds like the strobe needs a better ground.

It sounds like the strobe needs a better ground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,414
Posted By bhassel
The ad/article in Air Progress about the first...

The ad/article in Air Progress about the first kit aircraft. Sheets of flats aluminum that you punched and drilled yourself; revolutionary! All by Van.

Then the RV-9, fuse to sit in at Oshkosh; was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,537
Posted By bhassel
Yes, to answer your question, you can build a...

Yes, to answer your question, you can build a Van’s Aircraft. The newer models are really a lot easier to build than the older ones. Van’s has really changed the game with continual improvements to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,045
Posted By bhassel
Now what about the canoipy? :cool:

Now what about the canoipy? :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By bhassel
I'm curious, how long did it take to print...

I'm curious, how long did it take to print those?

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By bhassel
Jack gave a talk at one of our meetings before...

Jack gave a talk at one of our meetings before that one that made the news. There were other limitations include a top speed of 150 (I don't remember if that was knots or mph) & 6 seats.


Hat off to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By bhassel
I would suspect that even if the RV-12 nose gear...

I would suspect that even if the RV-12 nose gear would somehow fit, that it wasn't designed for the extra weight the RV-7 carries.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By bhassel
How long do you have between passing the written...

How long do you have between passing the written and get your ticket do you have before the written expires?

Thanks,

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,438
Posted By bhassel
There are many build features which lead me to...

There are many build features which lead me to wanting to build the 14, The canopy of course is a major one. The one build feature that keeps me wanting to build the nine over the 14 is...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-04-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,609
Posted By bhassel
ah, just like the 12, put 2 pieces of metal...

ah, just like the 12, put 2 pieces of metal together, stick the rivet in and pull. Perfect...

Instructions just like the 12 and 14, landing gear like the 14 and side by side.

Thank you!

Bob
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-31-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,609
Posted By bhassel
I side by side high wing would be great! So would...

I side by side high wing would be great! So would an updated 9 (I know there's the 14 - a little pricey). I just can't wait to see what's coming from the magic kingdom of Van's.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,643
Posted By bhassel
Has the gross weight increased or other changes...

Has the gross weight increased or other changes with going EAB?

Thanks,

Bob
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-31-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,609
Posted By bhassel
Could the RV-12isT (T for trainer) be the...

Could the RV-12isT (T for trainer) be the RV-15?

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,643
Posted By bhassel
So what's the difference with the...

So what's the difference with the trainer?

Thanks,

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By bhassel
Congrats on her first flight (and glad the links...

Congrats on her first flight (and glad the links here got corrected).

I bet you can't wait until it gets cooler over there (99 degrees?). Well done!

She went to a good home!

Bob
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-30-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,293
Posted By bhassel
It's incredible. I lived there when the new...

It's incredible. I lived there when the new location was broken in during tricky dick. Sometime after my draft number 26 came out...

I never miss going there when I head back that way. 1 day or 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,517
Posted By bhassel
Pre RV-15 jitters... :D Bob

Pre RV-15 jitters... :D

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,072
Posted By bhassel
Link to app...

Link to app fixed:

http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgOrders.nsf/0/501ddb0dbf755726862581670074666f/$FILE/OpsLimitsJobAidv2.1.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,814
Posted By bhassel
I am not an engineer, etc., etc....

I am not an engineer, etc., etc. etc...


However, before you start adjusting anything, I'd lose the sheet metal trim tab and then start the adjusting. There's no sense in adjusting for something...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,777
Posted By bhassel
It sounds like things may have changed since I...

It sounds like things may have changed since I bought my emp kit. It was an RV-9 tri-gear. There was no dragon tail yet.

Bob
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,777
Posted By bhassel
That's exactly why I'm heading back to the...

That's exactly why I'm heading back to the 9.


There is that 'almost 14' mod to consider :)


Bob
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,777
Posted By bhassel
I started a 9 in a previous life and still am...

I started a 9 in a previous life and still am thinking about finishing it. The 14 is sweet as well and yes it's much more expensive. Having said that the kit on the 14 is really advanced over what 9...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By bhassel
Probably the easiest thing is to buy the RV-9...

Probably the easiest thing is to buy the RV-9 plans USB for $10. It should have it laid out. Typically, they use the part # - L/R for left or right (when its different).

Bob
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-16-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,609
Posted By bhassel
I noticed they distinctly didn't mention the...

I noticed they distinctly didn't mention the 9!!!!!

Bob
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,609
Posted By bhassel
Thanks Scott, I must have lost those brain...

Thanks Scott, I must have lost those brain cells!

Now time for the decision, finish the 9 or build the 14...
Bob
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-13-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,609
Posted By bhassel
No its the RV-14 version of the RV-7...

No its the RV-14 version of the RV-7...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-12-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,609
Posted By bhassel
The high wing idea has been mentioned many times...

The high wing idea has been mentioned many times so there seems to be support for it in the community. I'd also like to an RV-14 version of the 9; roomier cockpit plus all the nice features of the 14...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By bhassel
You might want to think about AOA installation if...

You might want to think about AOA installation if you're doing the wings.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,932
Posted By bhassel
I used a trucking company and saved a bunch of...

I used a trucking company and saved a bunch of money as well as time. I had 2 offers in 24 hours to pick up and deliver that very week.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,167
Posted By bhassel
Van's shows the baggage bay as 12+ cubic ft. & 75...

Van's shows the baggage bay as 12+ cubic ft. & 75 pounds on the RV-9. You should also remember that the RV-9 prototype was built with a 118 hp Lycon from a Cessna 152. It still had great performance!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,753
Posted By bhassel
There is an interesting blog on someone's...

There is an interesting blog on someone's experience with the UL. I don't have any skin in the game yet, but am hoping the UL will be a viable option for many models!

http://www.myulpower.com/

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,900
Posted By bhassel
Heck the pre-bent longerons alone would win me...

Heck the pre-bent longerons alone would win me over. How about that for all the models???? OF course the other stuff is a win-win as well. Now about htat turbo option...

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,489
Posted By bhassel
I also feel like a traitor! I bought the plans...

I also feel like a traitor!

I bought the plans to the Bearhawk B and the Pegazair (2 place side-by-side STOL) which has been heavily modified in the US. Both have kits. However, after building RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,504
Posted By bhassel
LOL! yes that's true. Van's just does everything...

LOL! yes that's true. Van's just does everything so well you expect it across the board. Sorry Van's!

Glassair doesn't even officially recognize the Star!

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,504
Posted By bhassel
I like the Outbound as well. I was just able to...

I like the Outbound as well. I was just able to pick up a Star kit for less than half of the what the Outbound will go for, so I went that way. Once I'm done building that, it'll be back to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,504
Posted By bhassel
For a high wing, Van's should buy the rights to...

For a high wing, Van's should buy the rights to the Glastar and bring it back in Van's fashion!

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By bhassel
In Santa Fe there are no airparks. Spaces for...

In Santa Fe there are no airparks. Spaces for hangers are limited at KSAF due to geography, etc. so hangers go for a premium. Rentals for an old T hanger are $500/month and that's month to month, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,191
Posted By bhassel
Good luck Lance! Bob

Good luck Lance!

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By bhassel
Buying Older QA kits - what to watch for?

I'm thinking of buying some older RV9A quick build kits. I should I watch for besides maybe some corrosion under the blue plastic?

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,635
Posted By bhassel
I'm looking over options for a wing building...

I'm looking over options for a wing building stand/jig myself. I'm still going through searches but I did run across this thread which has a rotatable wing stand that I'm trying to find more info...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,536
Posted By bhassel
RV-9 Back

I ordered my emp kit for the 9 (there were no A's then) in Feb of 2002 and proceeded with the build. Life got in the way, we had a couple of other kit/plans starts along the way including getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,138
Posted By bhassel
3D Printer and CNC kits

I've seen some really creative parts being produced by 3D printers. I invested in a $400 Makerbot clone from China that I still haven't gotten working correctly (my fault not the printer).

What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,454
Posted By bhassel
I really wish there was a forum topic for 3D...

I really wish there was a forum topic for 3D printers and a way to share the printer files.

I have a cheap Chinese (read $400) knock off of a Makerbot.

What software are you using?

Bob
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