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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,306
Posted By MikeyDale
I read VAF religiously for a year before I...

I read VAF religiously for a year before I started my project! Being a first time builder and new to the "ExperiMENTAL" world, I couldn't get enough! I would have never struck out on this adventure...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-29-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By MikeyDale
email me at MikeHillger@gmail.com

email me at MikeHillger@gmail.com
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By MikeyDale
I will take it! PM sent.

I will take it! PM sent.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-23-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By MikeyDale
I got my early training in a John Deere 4440...

I got my early training in a John Deere 4440 pulling a 9 row lister! The markers left a small centerline mark and I wanted the straightest rows in the county! The outside busters would catch a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By MikeyDale
Beautiful Plane! You must have been very focused...

Beautiful Plane! You must have been very focused for a 14 month build!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By MikeyDale
I suspect you could put 100 mechanical pumps on...

I suspect you could put 100 mechanical pumps on it and the out come would be the same. I have the same system and these fluctuations drove me crazy the first year. I have a dynon and she warns me...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-15-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By MikeyDale
I landed at Executive last year and it was great!...

I landed at Executive last year and it was great! Not much traffic and a very interesting jet engine display in the FBO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By MikeyDale
Your gonna love it!....How much gear do you need?...

Your gonna love it!....How much gear do you need? It does take careful planning and packing but my Wife and I camp with a tent, chairs, cooler, and all kinds of stuff and still have room for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By MikeyDale
Beautiful plane! Love the video!

Beautiful plane! Love the video!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By MikeyDale
What a great memory! He sure was eyeing those...

What a great memory! He sure was eyeing those buttons when you took off! :p
Forum: California 10-16-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,734
Posted By MikeyDale
Gibbs is great! We got a rental car from them for...

Gibbs is great! We got a rental car from them for a very reasonable price! We flew in from the West and Flight Following took care of us all the way in until just before contacting MYF approach! Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By MikeyDale
Finally flying the Grandkids!

For three years these kids would come visit me and see my project in the hanger and I would tell them, "Someday, you are gonna fly with me in this thing!". Three years was almost half a lifetime for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,640
Posted By MikeyDale
I live in West Texas and did install an...

I live in West Texas and did install an Anti-Splat Cowl Flap. I do not need it most of the time but it sure is nice to have when I do. It adds very little weight and is easy to install. Better than...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By MikeyDale
Great Video! Makes me want to do some flying!

Great Video! Makes me want to do some flying!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,471
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats! Very exciting!...........Can you tell...

Congrats! Very exciting!...........Can you tell me where you got that cushion in the left seat?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By MikeyDale
Instructions say to drill a small hole in the...

Instructions say to drill a small hole in the lowest point of the snorkel to allow water to drain. Seems kinda pointless to strive for a complete airtight seal and then drill a hole! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By MikeyDale
Wow! Great picture and plane Jack!

Wow! Great picture and plane Jack!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 319,946
Posted By MikeyDale
Looks great Greg!

Looks great Greg!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,875
Posted By MikeyDale
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Sadly, we will miss this year! ......Being scheduled a week later to the first Weekend in November knocked us out of getting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By MikeyDale
I use my wifes old Galaxy 4 Android phone to run...

I use my wifes old Galaxy 4 Android phone to run Avare and it has all my music on it as it allows use of up to 64 GB micro SD card. I can make all the playlist I want and play them thru the intercom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice! So many people have no idea what a...

Very nice! So many people have no idea what a wonderful freedom we enjoy with these planes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,682
Posted By MikeyDale
Great pics! That was a trip to remember!

Great pics! That was a trip to remember!
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,516
Posted By MikeyDale
I started flying with Dynon Effis 2.5 yrs ago and...

I started flying with Dynon Effis 2.5 yrs ago and never looked back! Maybe it is because I stared at that panel for a year and a half while finishing my 7 but I had no problems transitioning to 100%...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-08-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice write up Mike!.........Also, I enjoyed...

Very nice write up Mike!.........Also, I enjoyed that beer party!...Maybe a little too much! :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,652
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats!............One more good reason to...

Congrats!............One more good reason to build a side by side with a removable stick!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,860
Posted By MikeyDale
Music is a big part of my life! I have been using...

Music is a big part of my life! I have been using this Bluetooth speaker for a year now and it is really good! It is not small but it will fill your hanger with sound with a nice warm bass bottom...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By MikeyDale
I built these out of scrap aluminum pieces I had...

I built these out of scrap aluminum pieces I had laying around to teach my wife to land the RV7 in an emergency. Attached securely with zip ties they work good. Now if I could get her excited about...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,681
Posted By MikeyDale
Loved- Old and New Friends! New HBC pavilion!...

Loved- Old and New Friends! New HBC pavilion! Friendly and Helpful Volunteers! Cool Weather! Air Show every afternoon! RV Social! Sunday Evening Beer Tasting! Lycoming Engine Disassemble and Assembly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,277
Posted By MikeyDale
It was a great time! Thanks Dan and all the...

It was a great time! Thanks Dan and all the sponsors!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,681
Posted By MikeyDale
Great pics! Thanks for posting!

Great pics! Thanks for posting!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,818
Posted By MikeyDale
If you have 5-6 years, you better get started...

If you have 5-6 years, you better get started now, these things don't build their selves!
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,461
Posted By MikeyDale
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,184
Posted By MikeyDale
Talking Better get the popcorn! I see where this threads...

Better get the popcorn! I see where this threads headed! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By MikeyDale
Last year was my first fly in trip to Kosh. I got...

Last year was my first fly in trip to Kosh. I got on Google Earth and got familiar with railroad track and Ripon, Fisk, and landmarks along all the possible runway approaches. I watched a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By MikeyDale
I have read 2,999 of them Jessie! :p

I have read 2,999 of them Jessie! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By MikeyDale
No need for tickets or passes, just the HBC sign...

No need for tickets or passes, just the HBC sign in the window, they will fix you up when you get there. Last year I had to slow down to 70kts on downwind coming in at 1:00 PM on Saturday before the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,384
Posted By MikeyDale
Jerry, you and your crew are the best! Last year...

Jerry, you and your crew are the best! Last year was our first trip in my 7 and you volunteers made HBC wonderful! Weather permitting, we will be there Saturday morning so we can get ready for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-10-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By MikeyDale
I used the trash bag method to blow mine up last...

I used the trash bag method to blow mine up last year! Very light weight. It worked but you have to be patient.... I would like to leave my hammer at home this year but I'm not sure I could borrow...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By MikeyDale
I painted mine and used the wingwalk stuff. They...

I painted mine and used the wingwalk stuff. They still look fine after 240 hrs other than a little wear on the pilot side rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By MikeyDale
Cant remember where we bought these umbrella clip...

Cant remember where we bought these umbrella clip ons but they have been a great asset while watching the airshow everyday! ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,845
Posted By MikeyDale
Love it! Love it! Love it!

Love it! Love it! Love it!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By MikeyDale
I would put several coats of wax on the tape....

I would put several coats of wax on the tape. Nothing more scary as not being able to get the parts separated after it all cures!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By MikeyDale
Thanks for all the great ideas but it looks like...

Thanks for all the great ideas but it looks like we will be staying with a friend!
Larry, I look forward to seeing you in HBC or maybe in the air along the way! Andy, may take you up on that offer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By MikeyDale
Oshkosh Trip Layover Suggestions?

My wife and I hope to fly towards Oshkosh from West Texas on Friday morning and overnight somewhere within 200 miles or so South for an early Saturday morning arrival at Airventure HBC. This would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By MikeyDale
Trust me, you will get plenty FREE advice talking...

Trust me, you will get plenty FREE advice talking to pilots at Oshkosh! :D Just get out there and ask questions, most pilots/builders will talk your arm off!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,208
Posted By MikeyDale
Congrats! When is the first flight?

Congrats! When is the first flight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,927
Posted By MikeyDale
I fought with this issue for some time, mostly...

I fought with this issue for some time, mostly because I couldn't figure out where I wanted to mount it. It needed to be in front because of cg issues but I didn't like it between the seats or on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By MikeyDale
I needed it as forward as possible for W&B. I...

I needed it as forward as possible for W&B. I finally decided to mount it under the bracket that holds my throttle/mixture/prop rpm cables under the sub panel. I replaced the shorter bracket screws...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,203
Posted By MikeyDale
I see a few Future Aviators in these pictures! :)

I see a few Future Aviators in these pictures! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,994
Posted By MikeyDale
Awesome! Looks great!

Awesome! Looks great!
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,370
Posted By MikeyDale
First time flying in and camping last year in our...

First time flying in and camping last year in our 7. Best thing we did was come in Saturday! The most entertainment we had all week was taking a handheld radio down to 18 and watching the arrivals on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,115
Posted By MikeyDale
Nice write up Ed! Wife and I took off from...

Nice write up Ed!

Wife and I took off from Sherman, Tx Sunday afternoon with a 90* 30kt crosswind:eek:, climbed and finally found smooth air at 10k but heading Southwest and headwind was showing 79...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,253
Posted By MikeyDale
You can bet I'll be returning to this thread in...

You can bet I'll be returning to this thread in the future as NYC is coming up on my "To Do" list! Thanks for the experience!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,988
Posted By MikeyDale
Great write up Mike! Takes a lot of time and...

Great write up Mike! Takes a lot of time and effort to do a write up like this!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,504
Posted By MikeyDale
I did the long bolt and springs mod on my 7 and I...

I did the long bolt and springs mod on my 7 and I still hear the brakes drag on occasion when I'm on a paved runway. But I just inspected the brakes and after 2 years and close to 300 landings,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,711
Posted By MikeyDale
Easy to cut the cowl I guess. I could do that...

Easy to cut the cowl I guess. I could do that then fill the present screw holes and make some new screw holes. Now that my memory has been jogged, it does seem like the filter left no room to shorten...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,711
Posted By MikeyDale
The biggest regret I have with my 7 is not making...

The biggest regret I have with my 7 is not making the gap larger between the baffle ramps and the edge of the cowl! I cant remember what the planes call for but it isn't enough! A simple piece of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,189
Posted By MikeyDale
Great job! Now let the fun begin!

Great job! Now let the fun begin!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,352
Posted By MikeyDale
I installed Grove wheels and brakes. I have 208...

I installed Grove wheels and brakes. I have 208 hours and 276 landings on my plane. My home grass runway is slightly downhill and 1700' long coming over 200' displaced electric lines so I have to get...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,282
Posted By MikeyDale
I remember the snorkel instructions saying to...

I remember the snorkel instructions saying to drill a small hole in the lowest point in the snorkel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By MikeyDale
I used knifeless tape on the most part for the...

I used knifeless tape on the most part for the rest of my plane but do yourself a favor, go to a sign shop and have them create a checkerboard sheet for you. I did this to create a mask to paint the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By MikeyDale
Your doing great Mark and I'm sure your just...

Your doing great Mark and I'm sure your just realizing what a great plane you have built!.... I am about to go down for my 2nd condition inspection on my 7. I have logged 209 hrs and 282 landings in...
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