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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,414
Posted By rv7boy
800 AGL pattern

One other point that I think Scott intended to emphasize. He is based at Pryor Field, KDCU, (hangar next to me) and our published pattern altitude is 800 AGL.
Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By rv7boy
Payment Options

I bought my Appareo Stratus ADS-B installation from Stark. No problem, works great, and excellent price.

It wasnít a problem for me, but he didnít accept credit cards for in-house work two years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By rv7boy
It’s not just letters that can be confusing....

It’s not just letters that can be confusing.

Some number combinations confuse even the controllers. I’d say less than 10% of controllers understand my number on initial contact if I say it like I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By rv7boy
Why two letters? You can have an N number that...

Why two letters? You can have an N number that ends with only one letter. I have reserved ďN517D.Ē The explanation of my selection is in the other thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By rv7boy
This is similar to a very long thread started by...

This is similar to a very long thread started by Bill R. a long time ago.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1823&highlight=N517D&page=53
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,295
Posted By rv7boy
Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for...

Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for you.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By rv7boy
Obituary

I found this obituary of David (https://www.mvfh.org/obituary/david-domeier) and thought it appropriate to post it here. I wish I had met him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By rv7boy
Two years in a row...?

I got my calendars on Wednesday. As I looked through them I wondered, "What are the chances I could win a Golden Ticket two years in a row?"

It was 50-50...as I didn't get one THIS year. :(

But I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,813
Posted By rv7boy
NASA 3

Many years ago a takeoff from Redstone Army Airfield was aborted when a deer ran across the runway just after dawn. Several NASA managers were aboard the very old but very well maintained Gulfstream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,601
Posted By rv7boy
Oh Bob, what a poignant post. My sympathies and...

Oh Bob, what a poignant post.

My sympathies and concern to you as you grieve the loss of your Mother. May you have many happy memories of her life.

My mother didn't care much about flying, but she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,296
Posted By rv7boy
Snippy Controller

A different topic but a similar remark from ATC. Last Thursday, I had departed a UNICOM airport in Tennessee and requested VFR Flight Following to my destination, which was in Alabama. He was busy...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-02-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By rv7boy
Sadness

I am saddened to read this. Although I never met him, I could sense in his posts that he was a good man. My sincerest expression of sympathy is extended to his family and friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By rv7boy
Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and...

Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and interesting discipline. So much so that NASA has a whole cadre of folks who study it.
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By rv7boy
Tony Bingelis

Do any of the other oldtimers feel the spirit of Tony Bingelis floating through this thread? One of his books shows his version of this idea over 30 years ago.

I built two movable tool tables based...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,701
Posted By rv7boy
And you would not be buying from me. Regardless...

And you would not be buying from me.
Regardless of all the pontifications in this thread, the seller sets the rules.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,701
Posted By rv7boy
I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing...

I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing to hold the car for a deposit. When the buyer could not arrange financing she came back with her tale of woe and a request for a refund of her deposit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,695
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have...

Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have really come down. We bought one for our dad after his stroke about 16 years ago. Seems like we bought it from Sportyís for apx $189.
Forum: Safety 08-22-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,383
Posted By rv7boy
Like others who posted above, my physician does...

Like others who posted above, my physician does my BasicMed exam as part of my regular exam. He only requires that I bring the vision report from my Optometrist.

I donít know why the AOPA would say...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By rv7boy
BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw...

BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw eggs have no place in our workshops. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,889
Posted By rv7boy
I didnít go this year but Iíve been to Airventure...

I didnít go this year but Iíve been to Airventure at least four times.

Too big? I donít think so. Is Disney World too big? I tell friends who are planning to go to Airventure for the first time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,583
Posted By rv7boy
Thatís ex-wife! And I believe the many photos...

Thatís ex-wife! And I believe the many photos including her was one of the reasons he removed his site. Correct me if Iím wrong. He very rarely posts in these forums, but I think he monitors them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,583
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Mel, Bob, Sam, Mark, Alex, Dan and Doug

I went to Sun’n Fun in 1993 intent on learning about the Mustang II. Didn’t know much about homebuilts and wandered around in a sea of airplanes until I found four Mustang II’s parked near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,143
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Breakfast

Someone mentioned breakfast. My favorite breakfast spot is La Sureís Cafe and Bakery, 1570 Ripon Lane. Yes itís a long trek from HBC but at 6:00 am itís worth the walk. Apparently a lot of other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,204
Posted By rv7boy
Smile Hey Barn...uh...Dan...make sure you have your...

Hey Barn...uh...Dan...make sure you have your bullet.
Forum: Safety 07-01-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,491
Posted By rv7boy
Fading away

My dad lost his Special Issuance medical at age 84. This was after two heart valve surgeries, the first at age 77 and then the other at age 82. We were amazed that he could continue to pass the S....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-19-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By rv7boy
Wonderful memories

Thank you for sharing your grief with us. No doubt he loved his country, the Navy, aviation and his family. Cherish the many memories you have of him, for they will sustain you in the days ahead. You...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-06-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Home-made punch

I made a punch from a scrap length ( apx. six inches) of 1/4 inch copper tubing. Overlaid it with a shorter length (apx. five inches) of 3/8 inch copper tubing for stiffness and a simple handle....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By rv7boy
Good job, Dougie! But I think you should have...

Good job, Dougie! But I think you should have worn a black wig and used a voice synthesizer so we wouldn’t know what you really look and sound like. Maybe some pump-up pec muscles would interest the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,992
Posted By rv7boy
Flood of orders

:o

And today someone at McMaster-Carr is wondering why there is a sudden flood of 825 orders for that part number. :eek:

But we know why. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Love those podcasts!

Doug, I have enjoyed each of these podcasts, but I really enjoyed #4 with Danny King. Maybe it’s because I met him years ago at Oshkosh or because he and I are about the same age. Anyway, keep’em...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,495
Posted By rv7boy
Arrive early...I mean REAL EARLY!

Here’s my advice. With the procedure going into effect at 6:00AM CDT on Friday July 19, plan your overnight stop so you can arrive at RIPON between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM on Friday. Why wait til...
Forum: Oregon 04-09-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By rv7boy
When we visited Vans factory in Aurora several...

When we visited Vans factory in Aurora several years ago, we also visited the International Rose Test Gardens in Portland. It was worth the effort and offered a change of pace. Easy to find...on West...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By rv7boy
Angry Confession and Carbon monoxide

I confess Iíve been guilty of parking my plane once with the prop blast pointed toward other planes and people. They didnít say anything to me but I figured it out after I got out of my 172. Looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations! Doug! We appreciate your good...

Congratulations! Doug! We appreciate your good work.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By rv7boy
Fuselage Longeron stock??

My thought exactly. Be sure to read and re-read your plans and instructions before cutting that LONG piece of Aluminum angle. :eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By rv7boy
Nice video and I especially liked the Classical...

Nice video and I especially liked the Classical music. Very relaxing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,674
Posted By rv7boy
Ask Mel or Vic

Hopefully Mel or Vic Syracuse will see this and provide an answer. Or you could PM Mel and Vic and get an answer quickly.

I believe this has been discussed before but my quick search did not reveal...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,803
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, it must have been thrilling! I viewed your...

Wow, it must have been thrilling! I viewed your video twice to fully appreciate what you did! :eek:

Wikipedia article (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courchevel_Altiport).
Forum: Safety 02-23-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,385
Posted By rv7boy
NASA has spent a lot of time analyzing ways to...

NASA has spent a lot of time analyzing ways to mitigate risks associated with Lithium ion batteries. I donít have access to those links now but they should be available to those interested in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-14-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,449
Posted By rv7boy
Really enjoyed it, especially the camera work. I...

Really enjoyed it, especially the camera work. I look forward to more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By rv7boy
Great Job!

Hey folks, Doug did a great job talking with Chris Pratt in this first VAFcast. I'm looking forward to future VAFcasts! I really enjoyed the interview questions...and answers! :)

Fun stuff! ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,097
Posted By rv7boy
And in some places, as on a cross country, auto...

And in some places, as on a cross country, auto fuel (mogas) is hard to find without going into town. Update: All I was saying was that if the "other guy" in that post is burning auto gas, he might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,419
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Doug!

Congratulations, Doug!
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,905
Posted By rv7boy
Correction

OK...I wasn't aware of that as I didn't keep up with all the details of his RV experience. Thanks for correcting me.

So, your statement that "no one will ever know" is probably right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,494
Posted By rv7boy
RV-X/XA

Remember in algebra "X" is used for the "Unknown." So the "RV-X/XA" is the "Unknown RV."

Well, it's "Unknown" to the masses, but it may be "known" to a few... hmmm.

Fun times! :)
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,905
Posted By rv7boy
NTSB Report yet to be published

The NTSB Final Report has not been published yet. I wouldn't expect Sensenich to say anything about that propeller while the NTSB is investigating. The accident happened in January of last year, so...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-30-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By rv7boy
This ought to be on the VAF Calendar for Feb 2.

This ought to be on the VAF Calendar for Feb 2.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,122
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Marshall. Enjoy your retirement,...

Congratulations, Marshall. Enjoy your retirement, and thanks for your many years of excellent work!
Forum: Southeast 01-19-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By rv7boy
Good to hear from you, Dan. I was wondering about...

Good to hear from you, Dan. I was wondering about you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,642
Posted By rv7boy
I hope my wife doesn't read this thread. It's...

I hope my wife doesn't read this thread. It's hard enough to get her to ride with me already. I'm not comfortable with where this thread is going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,924
Posted By rv7boy
Add a "+" sign to search multiple words

Another way to the same search box is Click on the "Search" link in the banner (3rd from the right).

Then click on the "Advanced Search" link in the bottom of the "Search" window...you should then...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,799
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Recent trip to Bahamas

Check out this series of nine videos documenting the first trip to the Bahamas by a husband and wife who BOTH are air traffic controllers. Unlike a lot of travel videos, this couple share with us...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-12-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,055
Posted By rv7boy
My sympathies

I am so saddened to read this. I never met him, but his name was easily recognized and I have read many of his posts here. We will miss his thoughts, his experiences and his encouragement to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,521
Posted By rv7boy
In addition to Tanya's xxxHaloxxx headset, I...

In addition to Tanya's xxxHaloxxx headset, I really liked seeing her Pilots N Paws hat. Thanks for sharing the photos and story. Interesting reading on a cold, rainy day in Alabama.

P.S. Horton...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,324
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks. Now I know. :)

Thanks. Now I know. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,875
Posted By rv7boy
Go to Doug’s first post in this thread and read...

Go to Doug’s first post in this thread and read the seven words in the black background in the photo of the Golden ticket. Choice of hat or shirt. Also a tour of the factory for me and a guest. I’ve...
Forum: Tools 12-04-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,324
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland

Cleaveland...Cleaveland...Cleaveland

...not...Cleveland.

Just a nit of mine. They're in Iowa, not Ohio, and I have no idea why they spell it with two "a's." It's pronounced the same, but it's...
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,770
Posted By rv7boy
Keeping up with your own airplane

That's a good idea for all of us. I, too, recently entered my own N-number into my "My Alerts" list. That way, if my airplane is in the system, I will know about it. You don't have to have ADS-B...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By rv7boy
Pitch Sensitivity in cruise

There is another reason to mount the passenger's stick buttons on the panel. I learned a long time ago when flying with a friend in his 6A to Sun'n Fun that operation of the stick mounted PTT could...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-04-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By rv7boy
I'm pretty sure they are talking about Cable...

I'm pretty sure they are talking about Cable Airport (KCCB). FMI, see Airnav for this airport. (http://airnav.com/airport/KCCB)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-03-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By rv7boy
It may be too late now to volunteer this year,...

It may be too late now to volunteer this year, but a fellow worker here in Alabama and his wife signed up ahead of time a few years ago to help decorate one of the floats. They arrived several days...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,875
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks, Vanís!

I got a surprise yesterday. I’ve bought at least two Van’s Aircraft calendars every year for over 20 years. This is a nice “Thank You.” I have Golden Ticket No. 19. With three reported in this...
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