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Forum: Safety 04-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,392
Posted By RickWoodall
Ditching

Ditching and in flight fire are two of my fears. Both give me the willies big time. We wear our life jackets, (manual inflate) and a plb on my strap anytime over big water. We do practice the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,999
Posted By RickWoodall
I have been swamped in non flying things the last...

I have been swamped in non flying things the last year but i was sure we had to have them replaced by year end. After your post I went to transport canada to see. Must have been my error. I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,999
Posted By RickWoodall
safety

I have a 8 year old 121 elt that is being swapped out this year for a 406. That is required in Canada this year and for $500 seems a pretty wise spend.

I have run a spot for years and loved...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,889
Posted By RickWoodall
I am no instructor but.... that sounds crazy?? ...

I am no instructor but.... that sounds crazy?? You are supposed to be making turns low and slow with the stall horn going off?? No thanks. Wife and kids wouldnt like that. I can understand...
Forum: ADS-B 03-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By RickWoodall
I believe garmin and dynon etc frown on any firms...

I believe garmin and dynon etc frown on any firms publicly discounting much. They want to keep prices close to list. If you call a few sellers or email sales, i think you may find some will knock a...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,889
Posted By RickWoodall
ideas

You say there are too many 172s at your airport. Just an idea but with a good right seater safety pilot, maybe flying with a bunch of slow 172 slowing down the pattern would be a great thing. Whats...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,889
Posted By RickWoodall
Help

Really agree finding an experience rv flyer out your way and get 10 hours of help. Rv9a is the easiest plane i have ever landed, not being a smart ***...its really as easy as it gets. Get it down...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up thanks

Thanks all. Been on my to do list for a bit, just trying to wrap my head around what are facts and what is fiction. Will get it rolling.
Forum: Canada 03-21-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By RickWoodall
406 elt in Canada

I have an ack elt 121.5 and want to swap out this summer to the 406
Just starting to figure out the best path and the rules in Canada. If someone on here has been through it.....tips would be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-21-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By RickWoodall
Thanks

That is perfect.
Very pretty state and most of the time we just buzz over but some nice stops like this with some notes is great. Will make sure i hit some of them.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-20-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By RickWoodall
tips?

We fly over all the time and always see cute little towns, lakes etc that look like great stops when heading to florida or bahamas. We have hit the big tourist places like nashville and knoxvilled...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,381
Posted By RickWoodall
fishing vest

When i was doing a lot of mountain flying i researched all this. A basic fishing vest from gander mountain or bass pro worked great. Lots of pockets, lightweight and inexpensive.
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,381
Posted By RickWoodall
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Haha. Two condoms, thats funny. Just incase you meet some ladies that think the vest is sexy? :) Made me laugh
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,381
Posted By RickWoodall
Ideas

Just since we are discussing it... Dont forget to use the tools you pack.

A wonderful fellow rv owner that we had met and enjoyed his hospitality..

Geoff Picard from Chilliwack BC went missing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-18-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By RickWoodall
ram

ram mounts with the ball screwed to the panel so it can be adjusted for glare. Works like a champ, would not change a thing. I believe airgizmo makes some mounts that go in panel and ipad snaps in. ...
Forum: Midwest 03-14-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By RickWoodall
Just a tip. Take your own tie down stuff,...

Just a tip. Take your own tie down stuff, control locks etc. When in a new place always ensure 100% your plane is as safe as can be. When we first started doing cross countries, its always fun to...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By RickWoodall
Talking customs

Detroit city airport or pontiac michigan are good. Have done both dozens of times with good results. Just remember do not exit plane before they come out to you or they get all crazy and you are...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By RickWoodall
wawa

Suggest if weather is good do not STOP in wawa. Many a vfr pilot has been trapped there for days and days due to unique weather. When we flew back from bc we hit hope, red deer, moose jaw etc ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,690
Posted By RickWoodall
my post

I didnt post that accident report to criticize or stop anyone from having fun. We all love our planes. Just figured a read of it might get a couple weekend warriors to slow it down or think a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,690
Posted By RickWoodall
careful

not to be a buzz kill.....

we all love to play cool games in our planes but here is an example of a fun flying day, a little dog fighting play and one less airplane returning to the field.

keep it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,671
Posted By RickWoodall
tires

Desser was excellent. Got double the life out of retreads over new tires and they they are really meaty. We love hitting all the islands in the bahamas. Runways on small islands are made of what...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,193
Posted By RickWoodall
data

These big $ units all certainly data log and keep full records of all flights, data stream and faults/power flow etc no? Would think they could find the issue in no time with a call and upload to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-31-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,905
Posted By RickWoodall
Customs

I never can understand the customs thing. I have no issue at all with them doing their job, searching, verifying and asking questions. No issue that is their job. What i never understand is the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,527
Posted By RickWoodall
Congrats

Enjoy and fly lots
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,675
Posted By RickWoodall
Plane

That plane will turn into your happy place, and your escape pod when times are tough. Enjoy. Owning your own airplane and the ability to launch when you want and go where you feel like....one of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-22-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,905
Posted By RickWoodall
Nope we have not gone fishing...deep sea or bone....

Nope we have not gone fishing...deep sea or bone. Will sometime but never enough time. We have paid for boat rides many times but thats it. Another idea, we really like the small islands for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-22-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,905
Posted By RickWoodall
hawksnest

the owner loves to tell all the stories of the old drug running history of that strip. they have a marina that we enjoyed visiting a manatee at. they also can rent a car for you cheap and running up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-19-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,905
Posted By RickWoodall
I would never sign onto one of those. I would...

I would never sign onto one of those. I would maybe find another plane to tag team with and enjoy that. I dont like the big groups and it is WAY WAY easier then you can imagine. Plan ahead, get the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-19-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,905
Posted By RickWoodall
islands

I have been 5 times. Always LOVE it.
A couple tips if i can. First if you look up the out island website, they will give you a true refund of $300 off your bill if you stay at one of the listed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By RickWoodall
Congrats!

Great job, you will enjoy every minute. :)
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,969
Posted By RickWoodall
$2000

I have no issue with someone making money but if you truly paid $2000 for an inspection that dude owes you every penny back. Mistakes happen but there is simply no excuse to not have seen that. If a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By RickWoodall
Thanks

Appreciate all the tips. We have to get out of the snow fast on friday and between customs stop, a fuel stop and all the way from Canada down to florida it will be decent haul. Have to get over to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By RickWoodall
Thanks

Will look into St Aug. Just find that some stop overs are simple and well priced, with great service. Others, are 250 to sleep, long cab ride, and a bit of a battle. Just looking for an easy fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By RickWoodall
Palatka or Flagler for a stop over in FLORIDA?

Heading from Canada down to the Bahamas next friday. Have family to visit in davenport so will be staying at Winterhaven KGIF sat pm, but one extra night to kill on way down if weather is good.
Just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,178
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Great to hear it worked out. I still remember getting my mattituck. It will take good care of you and reward you with tons of big smiles.

Blue skies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By RickWoodall
nice

You will love the 9a
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By RickWoodall
US

Thats all you need. code and flight plan and following so they have you on radar. Toronto will hand you off and then grab you back. No issues, do it often.
Even better idea, do customs and eapis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,631
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice and will make it this year.

Havent been in a couple years but this year the stars are aligning.
Homebuilt camping, thousands of rvs and some beers.....does it get any better?

:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,837
Posted By RickWoodall
Enjoy

Not one day has passed where I wasnt 100% happy i built my rv. Just a great experience building and even better using it a lot. Have a great time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By RickWoodall
Info

I am in sw Ontario and have never paid for the canadian pkg. Friends here do but dont see the need. I have skyview panel with the North american data.
On foreflight the US data covers 99% of where i...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,641
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Blue skies. Will look forward to seeing you above essex county. You sure got a great break in the weather to get some hours in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By RickWoodall
TUne

A group of us canucks invaded TUNE for a fun weekend last august. (16) It was great, one of the good ones. They came and got us in golf carts, pulled the rental up to the planes, all top service. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-14-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By RickWoodall
Stella

This is our 4th year heading to the bahamas. We have been to many diff islands. Last year we landed at stella but most of our group stayed at Cape Santa Maria. One couple was late booking so they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,851
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Nice

Nice...looking great. :D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 940,888
Posted By RickWoodall
NIce

Looks great. Will be looking up for it. Flying out of leamington?
Blue skies.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-31-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,091
Posted By RickWoodall
Wow

Vlad you set the bar pretty high. Good for you and what a world we live in when we can build our own airplanes, and fly them like this. Your an inspiration to many. I was happy with 150 hours and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By RickWoodall
Hmm

Interesting. Will have to check mine again. That halon is not great to breath in or release by accident. :eek:

When is first flight planned and will it be out of windsor??
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-12-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 40,941
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Nice

Always fun seeing and hearing about people getting started. It will be an amazing journey. Enjoy it all, you will learn so much.

Blue skies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,925
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Prices

I am not sure agree with the price diff you quoted?

I enjoy checking over the for sale listings and have seen many 9 or 9a's get pretty close to what the 7s get. I will say that there have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,049
Posted By RickWoodall
Wow

If the facts as detailed are true....what a tool the seller is.

Very uncool. Shopping and buying an airplane is a pretty big deal, way more exciting and fun then picking out a minivan. To go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,090
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Joe

Joe to you and your family...very sorry to hear of the battle you are facing. Thanks for all your work and contributions..best of luck with what lies ahead and our thoughts are with you.

Tough time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,090
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Joe

Joe to you and your family...very sorry to hear of the battle you are facing. Thanks for all your work and contributions..best of luck with what lies ahead and our thoughts are with you.

Tough time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,519
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Laz

Never had to use your chapters services, but thanks for being there and putting in time and helping all of us people that are unlucky enough to need you and your friends help. Much appreciated.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-05-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,015
Posted By RickWoodall
battery packs

There are some pretty good quality battery pacs that put out the over 2.5 amps and will hold enough juice to charge phones and ipads many times. On amazon do your research but company's like RAV make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By RickWoodall
Battery

I replace the battery every 3 years. $100 is cheap insurance vs it going tu when needed. I think its likely harder on a battery sitting so much like planes do vs firing up and running daily like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,519
Posted By RickWoodall
Flats

A few years back the guy beside me at kosh used a couple of the dog screw tie downs. (not allowed) He broke one off at the handle and it left a sharp piece of metal sticking up. He ended up taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,021
Posted By RickWoodall
ideas

I have never been stranded yet....
But always keep a spare fuel drain, fuel cap, alt belt, one auto plug one mag plug , tube for nose and mains
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,108
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Always fun seeing nice airplanes and people using them for great times.
Keep enjoying it. Nice vid.
Forum: Canada 07-04-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,770
Posted By RickWoodall
C plan and copa

I am with c plan through eaa, but i have buddies on the field that left copa's plan a few years back when c plan came in and whooped their prices. Now in the last year or two i believe copa supplier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,706
Posted By RickWoodall
terrible

Thats just a horrible story. To take out three generations...cant imagine.

Thoughts with the family. Wow, that is just a crappy story. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,131
Posted By RickWoodall
Ugghh

Sorry to hear of the tough times. Thoughts and best wishes for a very speedy recovery.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-31-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,314
Posted By RickWoodall
Water

Our group always pairs up for the water crossing. Out of lauderdale or ft pierce you climb to 10k and see west end in no time. Really not an issue. Crossing lake michigan on the way to oshkosh is the...
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