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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-29-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 90,304
Posted By jmcanty3
My home field 9G3

Scott - glad you got to meet all of the great people at 9G3. Its where I soloed 20 yrs ago, and its where I hangar my RV-6. There are eight RV's at Akron.......Saw you parked out on the tarmac when...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By jmcanty3
My logbook is full of "Dawn Patrol" entries!

My favorite time to fly....

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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-02-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By jmcanty3
Canada

My standard procedure is to squawk with Buffalo Approach on my way to the falls, switch to the published advisory freq. prior to entering falls tour. When you finish up with the tour, Buffalo will...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By jmcanty3
Niagara Falls Tour

It was a nice weekend for the most part up in the Northeast. Took the opportunity to do some formation over the Falls. If you are ever up in the area, check out the falls scenic tour: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,687
Posted By jmcanty3
So clean that I am borrowing everyone else's...

So clean that I am borrowing everyone else's tools/ compressors/ paper towels.....argh...need to get my laundry list of "stuff" together! Lucky for me I have good hangar neighbors :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,687
Posted By jmcanty3
My New Toy

I recently purchased a flying RV-6 and had a chance to fly it for the first time yesterday. It flew beautifully. It is a basic set-up but has the big O-360 up front. The Performance Propeller wood...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,071
Posted By jmcanty3
Thank you all

Thanks to everyone for all of the GREAT commentary. I was very surprised to get all of the wonderful feedback I have received.

Clearly, there is a wide range of options to address this. Each one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,071
Posted By jmcanty3
amazon on the way

Sounds like an interesting read. Just ordered a copy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,071
Posted By jmcanty3
Thanks!!

Thanks for all of the great replies guys. I have never owned an aircraft, so this is very helpful.

If I chose to do a field overhaul, as suggested by some, anyone have experience with a good shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,071
Posted By jmcanty3
Hangared in Buffalo, NY. Our moisture is...

Hangared in Buffalo, NY. Our moisture is generally frozen. We do have a few muggy weeks in the summer. No salt though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,071
Posted By jmcanty3
Dormant RV-6

Looking for some input....knowing full well the broad topic at hand.

I am looking at purchasing a 15 year old RV-6. It has a factory new Lycoming O-360 A4M with 540 TTSN. The drawback here is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By jmcanty3
Thanks for the pics...very helpful! John

Thanks for the pics...very helpful!

John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By jmcanty3
Question RV 6 - upgraded pitot

I'm eying up an already-built RV-6 to fly around while I am building my -7. It has a pretty solid VFR set up, but I would eventually want to upgrade it to IFR. To do so would require a new heated...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By jmcanty3
Buffalo RV 7

Dave,

Congrats on taking the plunge. I'm a QB RV7 builder in Amherst, NY. Pop in for a visit if you are ever in town!

John
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,795
Posted By jmcanty3
V speeds with various wingtips

Thanks for the feedback.

I like the way the bat wing looks too. Wondering if anyone has a pirep on handling qualities, V speeds (particularly stall speeds) etc. when comparing the various tips?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-09-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,795
Posted By jmcanty3
Question W-715 "Batwing" Tips

I have an older 2005 QB kit with the W-715 "batwing" wing tips. Other than aesthetics, is there any reason to change these out to the new W-715-1 tips? Any noticeable advantages in construction/...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 844,407
Posted By jmcanty3
MY QB KIT ARRIVED!!!

Here's my "new to me" RV-7 QB kit! Arrived yesterday all the way from CA. Prior owner never got to the project but careful stored everything. I can't believe the quality of the workmanship. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,649
Posted By jmcanty3
why not start the tail?

Since you are certain on building a -10, you could buy the tail kit and have it be the worlds slowest RV-10 tail kit. If it took you four years, at least you have a project to work on if you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,725
Posted By jmcanty3
Personal choice, but can't go wrong either way

I too had this back and forth between the 7 and 14.

PRO's for RV7:
I think it exemplifies the "total performance" philosophy a bit better. Faster, shorter take off rolls, better climb, all on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,250
Posted By jmcanty3
RV-6 landing - How'd this happen?

I'm trying to get some insight on the landing characteristics of the -6 and I came across this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E_NRwqx6-o&x-yt-ts=1422503916&x-yt-cl=85027636

I have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,737
Posted By jmcanty3
Purchase

Larry - I have a tentative agreement on a -6. Could I contact you privately to get some insight on how you completed your purchase? I will PM you my email.

Thanks,
John
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-10-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,737
Posted By jmcanty3
Thumbs up Value

Congrats on the purchase Larry! I'm discussing a possible purchase of a very similarly outfitted RV-6. While I am aware of how much these kits cost to build, I can't figure out a good way to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 248,248
Posted By jmcanty3
Oh No!

Don - too bad to hear about your need for an overhaul. May I ask what prompted it and if the seller had anything to say about it? I have been looking at a flying RV-6 and hearing your story gives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By jmcanty3
New order

I'm ordering new ribs. It's cheap and easy.

Vans did suggest that a doubler would do the trick (scrap piece behind flange that would sandwhich the compromised dimples). I'm sure the fix would be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By jmcanty3
Lightbulb HS Front Spar Doubler - for kits in process

I bought my emp kit last year and am finally getting around to assembly. I'm kind of glad I didn't build it sooner, since the SB for the HS front spar doublers would have prompted me to remove my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By jmcanty3
Question Dimpled where I shouldn't

I went into the workshop this weekend with a great attitude to "get this tail done." While cruising along dimpling my ribs, I failed to recognize that the ends are fastened with 470s (rookie!), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By jmcanty3
General Greene

Thanks Chris! I'm familiar with your area (I'm a muni bond broker and actually just sold some Greene, NY bonds!). Used to be named Hornsby, NY. Are you located at 4N7?

Also - did you go QB or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By jmcanty3
Western NY Builder

Hi All,

I'm about 20 hrs into my RV-7 tail kit. Looking to see who else might be nearby who is also building an RV in the Buffalo area. Would love to check out your progress.

Cheers,
John Canty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By jmcanty3
Thanks

Thank you all for your input. I think I'm going to go ahead and remove it based on many of your suggestions. Plus, the plans actually do call for it!

Thanks again!

John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By jmcanty3
What to do with the Blue Vinyl

Hello All,

I've got my -7 emp kit inventoried and am starting on the rear spar (lots of work to go!). My question for all of you recent builders - how did you deal with the blue vinyl? I have seen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,674
Posted By jmcanty3
Kids and RV Projects

All,

As a father with two young boys (4yrs and 9mo.), I am begining my RV-7 project with a mindset of inclusion. My 4 yr old has a page from the preview plans hanging in his room so he can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 383,080
Posted By jmcanty3
http://i50.tinypic.com/o5zzfp.jpg My Good Side!

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My Good Side!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,691
Posted By jmcanty3
Name: JOHN CANTY Country: USA City: BUFFALO,...

Name: JOHN CANTY
Country: USA
City: BUFFALO, NY
Status: Emp kit shipped today!
Started flying in 1998 @ 14 yrs old. Now 30 with instrument, CPL, and 490 hrs. logged!
Configuration: RV-7 /Tip-up...
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