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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By rv7boy
VAF CALENDAR

Jason, this would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar. The link is front and center, above, and it will get a lot more visibility than bumping a thread.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,899
Posted By rv7boy
I thought about attempting to do so...and I'm...

I thought about attempting to do so...and I'm sure some other moderators thought about it, too. And then I decided, "No way!"

Thanks for saying this, Paul.
Forum: Southeast 10-03-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By rv7boy
This would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar....

This would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar. The link is above and it will be more visible.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By rv7boy
Lotus lightness

I had the pleasure of driving a 1998 Lotus Elise in a rally last Saturday. Weighing less than 1600 pounds due to an aluminum frame, fiberglass body, and the lack of such things as a radio, sun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,308
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks

Thanks, Carl. I believe this is the second time you have bailed me out. I guess I "owe you one." I am reminded of the comic strip character Pogo (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_(comic_strip))...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,308
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation FAA Airman Certificate database all messed up!

I did a quick validation of information in the FAA Airman Certificate database. (https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/airmeninquiry/)

Folks you should check your information.

I queried the database...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,308
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation I'm MIA!!!

Yikes! :eek:

I went to the FAA Airman database inquiry link provided in Post #3 and discovered I'm not listed!! My deceased brother and my son who has been inactive for over 15 years are both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By rv7boy
Search the forums

If you do a Search in the VAF forums for "Fuel Tank Trailer" you'll find several people who have shared their experiences. Many are in the RV-12 forum rather than the General Discussion/News...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,899
Posted By rv7boy
Thank you, Pat. Thank you, Galin. These two...

Thank you, Pat.



Thank you, Galin.

These two posts are very valuable and informative.

This thread is very educational.
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,899
Posted By rv7boy
I understood that, too, but I haven't found it...

I understood that, too, but I haven't found it yet except in blogs and social media. I've been reading material on ADS-B from FAA, AOPA, Garmin, Appareo, Sporty's and others, and I haven't found...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,899
Posted By rv7boy
What do you mean by "painted?" I take that to...

What do you mean by "painted?" I take that to mean "on radar." But I don't think there is a link between ATC's radar and the ADS-B system. If so, tell me how, because I haven't found that yet in...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,899
Posted By rv7boy
Questions about ADS-B

Okay, so I'll ask the neophyte questions...

Did you receive the traffic alert because the twin had ADS-B out? Or better stated, would you have received an alert if the twin was not equipped with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 313,643
Posted By rv7boy
Very nice, Greg. I really like the colors and...

Very nice, Greg. I really like the colors and the scheme. You should be proud. I know it's been a long journey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,714
Posted By rv7boy
Mike Busch has an interesting blog entry...

Mike Busch has an interesting blog entry (https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2017/08/25/the-shameful-lycoming-rod-bushing-ad-affair/) about this SB/AD situation. Whether or not you like him, he has an...
Forum: Safety 08-30-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,968
Posted By rv7boy
I understand...

Yep,

My path to a Third Class Special Issuance medical certificate was different than yours but I can fully appreciate your experience. Because of a leaky mitral valve I had to go the S.I. route...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,074
Posted By rv7boy
Specifically, post numbers 14, 17 and 18 have...

Specifically, post numbers 14, 17 and 18 have Google links that are not working!!!

WE CANNOT SEE YOUR PHOTOS!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,074
Posted By rv7boy
LORD, HAVE MERCY! I am overwhelmed!!

LORD, HAVE MERCY! I am overwhelmed!!
Forum: Safety 08-21-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,559
Posted By rv7boy
And being aware of where the CG is at the end of...

And being aware of where the CG is at the end of a flight is extremely important, too.
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By rv7boy
Showoff! :D

Showoff! :D
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By rv7boy
Tony Bengelis' Idea

I first saw this in one of Tony Bengelis' many books. If you're building an airplane and don't know who Tony Bengelis was, then shame on you. :) Maybe he got the idea from someone else, I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By rv7boy
Hi Jereme, If you need some NASA bling, and since...

Hi Jereme,
If you need some NASA bling, and since you are an educator, I encourage you to contact the Educator Resource Center at the UW campus in Laramie. Here's the link....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,384
Posted By rv7boy
An old fighter pilot, eh? I'm thinking there are...

An old fighter pilot, eh? I'm thinking there are a few "old fighter pilots" in the DFW area that you should link up with, starting with maybe Danny King.
Forum: Tools 08-16-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,352
Posted By rv7boy
Jon, what I was referring to was the idea of...

Jon, what I was referring to was the idea of using different dies for different thicknesses and for every underlying stack, as described in flion's post above. And to quote flion's summary...
Forum: Tools 08-16-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,352
Posted By rv7boy
This thread reminds me of a comment made by my...

This thread reminds me of a comment made by my EAA Tech Counselor and friend who inspected my empennage. He said,"Don, you need to decide if you're building a showplane or an airplane to fly."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By rv7boy
I have been a " Van's Fan" since Sun'n Fun '93....

I have been a " Van's Fan" since Sun'n Fun '93. During those 24 years I have seen a lot of airplane kit manufacturers either go out of business, get gobbled up by bigger companies, or convert their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By rv7boy
Gentlemen, Gentlemen, If your engine was built...

Gentlemen, Gentlemen,

If your engine was built (new), repaired, or "...overhauled between November 2015 and February 2017" AND the engine model number appears on the list in the previous post, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,383
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, what a great way to start Monday morning by...

Wow, what a great way to start Monday morning by reading about your "Special Delivery!"

Congratulations, and thanks for taking the time to share it with us. This old guy got a bit misty-eyed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,238
Posted By rv7boy
Bah, humbug! It'll probably be raining and...

Bah, humbug! It'll probably be raining and overcast in my part of the country. Plus, a NASA manager has scheduled a Safety Review for a Soyuz mission to International Space Station for that day. Of...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-04-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,112
Posted By rv7boy
Looking good, Chris. Any chance the municipality...

Looking good, Chris. Any chance the municipality in charge of Airport Road could re-route the north leg before that vacant field is developed? I'm confident you guys have already discussed this,...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,215
Posted By rv7boy
Known IMC in an S-LSA

Here's an example (https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20170404X04612&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA)of an ATP who had just transitioned from a C182 to an S-LSA (not an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By rv7boy
I used to dream of building a grass runway. (Now...

I used to dream of building a grass runway. (Now I dream of finishing my RV7.) Glad to read the ideas about grass types. I used to think I would sow the "landing zone" (first third on each end)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,834
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Back to the Future!!!

Surely this is a typo...

"This RV8 was issued its Transport Canada C of A, on 21st December 2017..."

If not, then I think I see a DeLorean in my driveway!! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,197
Posted By rv7boy
I'm reading this thread and after reading just...

I'm reading this thread and after reading just the introductory paragraph where the author in question says,

"...Back in 2000 I was scheduled to make a power point presentation at that year's Air...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,515
Posted By rv7boy
What, no NASA displays? NASA used to have a...

What, no NASA displays? NASA used to have a dedicated building with several volunteers available. Were they not there this year?
Forum: Canada 07-28-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By rv7boy
This surely would make a good addition to the VAF...

This surely would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar. Lots of folks check the calendar for places to go, things to see, etc. And Doug frequently links to it from the VAF News page.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 85,116
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Two 1957 Chevrolets

Vlad,
In post 141, second photo, you captured the image of two 1957 Chevrolets. The one in front is a two door Station Wagon, and the second one is a Bel Air two door hardtop, a very desirable and...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 07-25-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,889
Posted By rv7boy
There are photos available, in the Document...

There are photos available, in the Document Management System.

I assume everyone has access to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,813
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Cool Temps

I heard temp of 19 C on the KOSH ATIS. That's 66 F! Wow, what a good year to go to Oshkosh! No wonder they are having large crowds. :eek:

Have any numbers on total attendance been published?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,813
Posted By rv7boy
I notice Bob Leffler (N410BL, RV10) changed his...

I notice Bob Leffler (N410BL, RV10) changed his IFR flight plan to go from central Ohio to Oshkosh through Michigan and across Lake Michigan rather than his first plan of curving around the south...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 51,488
Posted By rv7boy
I usually overnight at Dekalb Illinois on...

I usually overnight at Dekalb Illinois on Thursday night and depart before 6:00 AM for a RIPON checkin just prior to 7:00 AM. In 2012 I was the ONLY airplane from RIPON to touchdown at OSH....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 85,116
Posted By rv7boy
What a heart-warming story, Vlad. Thanks so much...

What a heart-warming story, Vlad. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure.
Forum: Fiberglass 07-12-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By rv7boy
Ah, Horton hears a "WHO!" :) Glad you spoke...

Ah, Horton hears a "WHO!" :)

Glad you spoke up, Dan.
Forum: Fiberglass 07-12-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By rv7boy
Important Fiberglass Thread

Bill, I assume you've read the "Bible" for RV-ers on how to fabricate with fiberglass.

Here's the thread. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=22931&page=10)

"Moses" (the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-08-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By rv7boy
Hey Doug, I can vouch for Dan. I met him at Reno...

Hey Doug, I can vouch for Dan. I met him at Reno Air Races in 2008. You two will get along fine. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By rv7boy
Try Glue Dots...

Try Glue Dots...
Forum: Northeast 07-05-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By rv7boy
VAF

You might consider putting this on the VAF Calendar. The link is above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,877
Posted By rv7boy
Obviously my description of fins was not...

Obviously my description of fins was not understood. Vetterman indicated the studs don't work.
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,181
Posted By rv7boy
I remember Bob tied his 6A to a couple of stakes...

I remember Bob tied his 6A to a couple of stakes and maybe a tree when he tested that engine. But he did have the wings on.
Don't forget the fire extinguisher! We had no fires but I was ready just...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By rv7boy
It's going to last...what? Maybe two minutes at...

It's going to last...what? Maybe two minutes at any single location? And it may be bad weather...
Bah-Humbug! I'll just stay at home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,877
Posted By rv7boy
Brad's (ChiefPilot) idea is similar to one I've...

Brad's (ChiefPilot) idea is similar to one I've thought of before. Think of the diffusers as fins, as those on our cylinder heads. First you need a good contact area for each piece of SS to contact...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,181
Posted By rv7boy
Have you asked Van's? I'd like to hear what they...

Have you asked Van's? I'd like to hear what they say about this, or perhaps they've already addressed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations!

Congratulations to Doug and Susie...and of course to Audrey. After reading all of the previous posts, I can only say, "I totally agree." What a splendid record! The Reeves family has every right to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,702
Posted By rv7boy
Mark, I know you are busy, but your adventure(s)...

Mark, I know you are busy, but your adventure(s) should be documented in a movie and/or a book.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By rv7boy
Good question!

"...The New York native earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a Master’s degree in Aerospace...
Forum: Safety 06-25-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,086
Posted By rv7boy
When this thread started, I didn't imagine it...

When this thread started, I didn't imagine it would go on this long. But I'm glad it has, because it has been very educational and interesting.
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By rv7boy
RV White Pages

You might try looking around the RV White pages... link on page one (http://www.vansairforce.net/rvwp.htm) of Doug's VAF News Page (left margin) to see if a builder or pilot is near you. By...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By rv7boy
Really nice video and really nice airpark. A...

Really nice video and really nice airpark. A rare jewel for sure. I used to live in Charlotte. That's a nice part of the country.
Forum: Safety 06-23-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,803
Posted By rv7boy
Goose through a windshield

I know a pilot who survived a goose through the windshield of a 150. Frankly, I'm surprised we don't have more "near-misses" south of Pryor Regional Airport, Decatur, Alabama as the Wheeler National...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,753
Posted By rv7boy
Dead "Section 5" link

Alas, Mike, that link to "Section 5" does not work anymore. It was a great idea. Any more ways for folks to get to that info?
BTW, I was doing some cruising on some old threads today and noticed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,747
Posted By rv7boy
Issue date

Not surprising about the date. My experience was slightly different. I had special issuances issued each year for the years 2010-2016. They always expired on the 31st of March each year. But it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,125
Posted By rv7boy
BasicMed "Easy-Peasy"

I just returned from my PCP's office. He had never even heard of a BasicMed exam before I showed up this morning. After showing him a printout of the AOPA information for physicians and my most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,747
Posted By rv7boy
That is great news. Now go enjoy the day!! :D

That is great news. Now go enjoy the day!! :D
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