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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-25-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By flytoday
Based at KLVJ

I hanger at KLVJ, in single T hanger.

For general info feel free to email me, subject line “LVJ info”

N229RV (at) yahoo (dot) com

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By flytoday
So envious!!! Still figured my 4 yr old...

So envious!!!

Still figured my 4 yr old grandkids were a bit too small to see out of the 6...

Nice seat engineering!

Carl
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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-23-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By flytoday
Two in Florida, FD04 & 7FL6

FD04, Leeward Air Ranch near Ocala, FL is the most upscale fly-in, biggest/widest grass strip, community I’ve ever seen.

7FL6, Spruce Creek, is a big fly-in community near Daytona Beach, FL.

Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,584
Posted By flytoday
Been using FF for 8 years. Started with iPad2,...

Been using FF for 8 years. Started with iPad2, now using iPad Air. Probably want to buy the most power and memory you can afford. Consider carefully how and where you will mount it. Bigger iPads...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By flytoday
Congrats Jay, It will be interesting to see your...

Congrats Jay,

It will be interesting to see your progress and the new colors you and Carol select!

Hope to come up soon and show you my new ride.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By flytoday
Congratulations. You own a time machine! Some...

Congratulations. You own a time machine! Some of us want to build, some want to fly, some want to or need to do both. Fly often, don’t let it sit!

Thank you builders!!!

Carl
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Forum: RV-4 05-12-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 221,815
Posted By flytoday
Great work Nick! Really efficient use of panel...

Great work Nick! Really efficient use of panel space.

Carl
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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,018
Posted By flytoday
PM sent

Sent you a PM

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By flytoday
Build or buy

Hi Mark,

Welcome to VAF. Assuming you are new to reading VAF.

It seems building an RV, while employed full-time, averages 5 - 10 years. If you love building, build it. If you want to fly, buy an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By flytoday
Early if you have to cut it short!

When I depart HBP on the final Sunday afternoon it seems 90% of the Homebuilts are already gone.....

Concur with other posters, the time to see Homebuilts and pilots visiting HBP and HBC is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By flytoday
DeLand, New Smyrna, Spruce Creek...

Grew up in DeLand - KDED, and fly my RV over there at least once a year. 20 minute drive to the track at Daytona. Never a problem getting KDED tiedown space. There is an EAA chapter there you...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,865
Posted By flytoday
iPad app, free trainer for new GTN 650Xi/750Xi?

9 am EST, Jan 8

Just downloaded the TXi app into my iPad and cannot find option to select GTN 650Xi. FYI: to find the TXi app in the Apple App Store don’t search on GTN. Search for TXi.

My TXi...
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-22-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By flytoday
Overfly the Shuttle Landing Strip

Haven’t done it in a few years, but some of us have flown RVs over the Shuttle Landing Strip at KSC. Flying southbound down the coast from New Smyrna, under/away from Orlando Class B, call the tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By flytoday
Want a -7A now, actual shopping experience report...

Right now, 12/22/2019 I am shopping for a -7A.

My WTB -7A VAF thread, started about 40 days ago got exactly one response in 30 days.

I found a few more 7As by other sources, got serious on one, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By flytoday
12s and Houston

Sent you a PM about 12s and Houston.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,202
Posted By flytoday
RV buyer, not a builder

Interesting thoughts about your building process. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and dilemma.

I purchased my -6A in 2011. I wanted a safe airplane that was well built. I’ve been averaging...
Forum: Job Board 11-04-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By flytoday
Ag flying businessman

Stopped earlier this year at Jennings, Louisiana, airport 3R7. Ag plane activity is common at the field.

Airport manager, DeWayne Bebee, (337) 616-2370, was a kind man and explained many aspects of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,098
Posted By flytoday
Flytoday - each day, Sat & Sun

Finished two week trip, by WN, to LAX late Friday, so flew the -6A around SE Houston on Sat and Sun afternoons. Following frontal passage on Friday the visibility was outstanding and the temps...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 57,146
Posted By flytoday
Smile Video for Safety class, with International Students

Hermann -

I’ll be showing your Osh arrival to Home arrival video to my Aviation Safety class this morning... Wow, great job! I see one of my still pictures in the departing Osh for Madison...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-20-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By flytoday
Plane Crazy PIREP

Wore my Vans Aircraft shirt to Plane Crazy at Mojave on 10/19/19. My -6A is safely in the hanger in Houston, so I didn’t fly-in. The Plane Crazy day’s focus was the 40th Anniversary of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 58,494
Posted By flytoday
Faith, relationships, freedom, America - consider, FLYTODAY

Scott -

Thank you for your efforts to capture your travels in photography and words. A reminder to consider our personal faith, our relationships with people, interactions with instant new...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By flytoday
Recommend the ABQ Fiesta, at least once!

My pleasure Vlad! Guy and I really enjoyed your visit to ABQ, and I’m hoping the Fiesta jacket is holding up well. Guy is still there, but I’ll be MIA this year.

Yes, it is crowded, like Osh is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 57,146
Posted By flytoday
Caught you leaving OSH19...

https://i.postimg.cc/vmDTZ34X/3-CCE061-C-12-C6-4-C9-A-8454-E736-FDFAF0-F8.jpg (https://postimg.cc/kV3qjNFt)

https://i.postimg.cc/Qt2JbBLG/84-EE3191-ABF1-44-CF-9-CB8-59249-AD7748-E.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,210
Posted By flytoday
CLL and back

Very hot in SE TX, summer continues!

Saturday takeoff at Sunrise for 40 minute flight to CLL, bkfast with A&M student son, back home around 10 am before the temps hit hi 90s! By car, over 4 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,768
Posted By flytoday
+1 ABSOLUTELY GREAT RECOMMENDATION!!! IN...

+1

ABSOLUTELY GREAT RECOMMENDATION!!! IN WRITING, SHARED BY EMAIL TO ANY/EVERY PROSPECTIVE BUYER!!! SELLER DEFINES THE “RULES”, BUYER ACCEPTS OR MOVES ON...

BOTH PARTIES, BE HONEST!!!

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,768
Posted By flytoday
Sticky, I hope

Reading this thread with great interest. I hope it earns a Sticky.

I may be shopping soon, and have not been buying and selling vehicles as a career, sideline business, or hobby like a few in this...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By flytoday
I know it’s thread drift, but I’ve found courtesy...

I know it’s thread drift, but I’ve found courtesy cars at small, single-runway airports in TX, OK, KY, TN, OH, LA, WI, MS, ...

I try to add that data to the Comments section (or sometimes FBO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,741
Posted By flytoday
Check the prior builds....

You could possibly save some time by contacting some of the owners of his/her previous builds and get their opinion of their planes build by him/her....

Maybe one of them is flying/living close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,741
Posted By flytoday
One thing to note is that you can hire/use anyone...

One thing to note is that you can hire/use anyone to work on your Experimental plane. Literally anyone. Someone who has built a similar plane, an owner of another RV, the guy down the street who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,741
Posted By flytoday
Go to Oshkosh, opinion on parts

If possible go to Oshkosh later this month. There are multiple presentations about most if not all aspects of building, flying, and maintaining Experimentals. A trip to Wisconsin may be a minor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 85,644
Posted By flytoday
Paul, I hope we can see this beauty at Osh19! ...

Paul,

I hope we can see this beauty at Osh19! What an unforgettable birthday gift!

Carl
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Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-29-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,598
Posted By flytoday
Another runway collision, March 2019

https://ktla.com/2019/03/14/probe-underway-after-2-small-planes-collide-at-compton-airport-killing-1-and-injuring-another/

FYI - Runway collision in Compton, CA last month.

Carl
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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,468
Posted By flytoday
Congrats, me too in 2011

Great news Chuck.

The -6A is a great design. No regrets for me in almost 8 years of -6A ownership.

Be Sure the nosewheel bracketry is correctly installed! Mine was backwards when i purchased...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By flytoday
Best Wishes!

Hi Vic,

It was a pleasure to meet you at Oshkosh. Congratulations on your new endeavor.

Just a thought, you might consider adding KFFC to your website’s home page. Initially I used FFlight to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,868
Posted By flytoday
Great News!

Congratulations Doug! Thanks for sharing your website, personal stories, and the accomplishments of your entire family!

Carl
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Forum: GPS 02-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 815
Posted By flytoday
Aera 660 suggestion

Like to suggest a change to the Garmin aera 660 system software. A change in the area of creating a new flight plan. The following are the button selections:

Flight Plan List
Menu
New Flight...
Forum: GPS 01-17-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By flytoday
Case Closed

With my ccard number Garmin got a replacement 660 quickly shipped to me. New unit arrived and works great. Shipped my broken 660 to them with RMA, and now they received it and fully refunded my...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By flytoday
Called Garmin support. They expect this fail to...

Called Garmin support. They expect this fail to charge and even acknowledge External Power is a hardware problem so they are sending a replacement 660.

Carl
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Forum: GPS 01-08-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By flytoday
Email just sent to g3expert, thanks Levi for...

Email just sent to g3expert, thanks Levi for sharing the history, to tell me (us) it’s a new problem...

Added to another email four photos of my inner case data, under the battery, and the software...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By flytoday
How to reboot/reload?

Thx for the response....

Beyond power cycles can you tell me a procedure? Also I have swapped batteries, so short of opening it (which I will not do) to remove a possible data keeper battery, I’m...
Forum: GPS 01-07-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By flytoday
Garmin aera 660 Problem, HW or SW?

Purchased my new aera 660 at Osh17. Really works/worked well, regularly used, started to act up last week.

Last week it started to refuse to charge the battery. New Garmin battery arrived today,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,963
Posted By flytoday
Happy New Year - 2019

Best wishes to you and your family Doug for a great 2019. Please never hesitate to share your family news along with hosting this excellent forum with mostly :) useful, and often conflicting :eek:,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By flytoday
-6A Examination

Make sure the bracket that restrains the nosewheel from castering 360 degrees is oriented properly! Also look as the single bolt or pin that is holding the nose strut into the engine mount, and...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 34,994
Posted By flytoday
Condolences

Talked to Jon at the last few Oshkosh years, he was always smiling. Watching the Redline night show was a highlight of the week.

The Haley-batics videos are great, and show the loves of a father...
Forum: ADS-B 09-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,372
Posted By flytoday
In current US airspace I think for the ADS-B out...

In current US airspace I think for the ADS-B out system to operate a Mode C transponder needs to be operating simultaneously. Would it be possible to examine recorded FAA ADS-B data and radar data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By flytoday
Good discussion!

Appreciate all the feedback on my “flytoday” post.

We likely know student pilots who flew many hours and never quite finished the PPL. Similarly PPL pilots that fly for a few years and stop. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By flytoday
Flying on a schedule? Non-professional IFR?

Earned my IFR rating in 1985, now VFR only. Retired, no schedule!

Clearly getting an IFR ticket is a great accomplishment, and would likely enhance a pilot’s skills and safety.

I’d be interested...
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,581
Posted By flytoday
Technical and FAA procedural question, if the...

Technical and FAA procedural question, if the uAvionix is reprogrammed with a new N-number and S-code would the FAA receivers know/track/report as stolen the original unit?

I’d be interested in how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,201
Posted By flytoday
Oshkosh, July 31, after Airventure

Providing some perspective, after AirVenture, of the size of the event! Huge! Most exciting flight in years, arriving Runway 9 by VFR over FISKE on Sunday afternoon,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,812
Posted By flytoday
Vlad, you should return to Airventure and make a...

Vlad, you should return to Airventure and make a Forum Presentation with your Photography! I know it’s hard to stay “grounded”, but after parking in HBP for a week I still remembered how to takeoff...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-30-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,812
Posted By flytoday
Landed at Oshkosh 2018 for my first ever landing...

Landed at Oshkosh 2018 for my first ever landing at “The World’s Busiest Airport”. 7/22/2018.

George Orndorf built yellow RV6A returns to Oshkosh. With support from Lone Star Squadron, Jay...
Forum: Midwest 06-27-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By flytoday
Likely bus user, roundtrip Osh - MKE

www.golamers.com/services/lamers-express-eaa-airventure/milwaukee-airventure-shuttle/

This link for the Osh - Milwaukee Airport shuttle bus works better on my iPad.

I’ll likely use this shuttle,...
Forum: Safety 06-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,198
Posted By flytoday
Osh 2018 Runway Familiarization Video

I plan my first Osh landing this year. I’ve created a short .ppt silent video for Oshkosh runway familiarization. Check the NOTAM to correct any errors, updates, or changes. See you at Osh...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-14-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By flytoday
Maybe....

Hope the lunch comes together. Stormy weather in the Houston weekend forecast.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,661
Posted By flytoday
Envious!

I wonder if the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta ski jacket is along on this adventure?

My cross-country trips pale in comparison. Please keep writing and posting the pictures!

Fly on Vlad!

Carl
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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 185,072
Posted By flytoday
Really cool video Jim, and nice display of the...

Really cool video Jim, and nice display of the VAF Hat.

THREAD DRIFT: I used to think I know something about computers, software, etc.... The technology and terms are beyond impressive. I guess...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,688
Posted By flytoday
Learn more, plz

For my education, why does/did this screw shear? Is this common? Is the screw life-limited?

Carl
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Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,688
Posted By flytoday
What recent changes?

How about a different line of inquiry?

What was changed in the plane just prior to the “failure”?

Was any work done on the plane since the last “successful” flight?

Were there any software...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,176
Posted By flytoday
I forgot to mention I use the Bad Elf GPS (for...

I forgot to mention I use the

Bad Elf GPS (for Apple Lightning Connector)

to give the WiFi-only iPad reliable GPS location data. Cheap compared to a Cell subscription. Much later I added a Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,176
Posted By flytoday
Decide big or small, then the best you can afford

IMHO you need to test fly the larger (like Air 2) and smaller screen model (like a mini) to decide which size you like. Personally I fly the Air2 because I want the bigger screen. Some like the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 1,080,893
Posted By flytoday
Congratulations Mark! Great milestone... Carl ..

Congratulations Mark! Great milestone...

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By flytoday
In DeLand skydivers have pop up tents sleeping by...

In DeLand skydivers have pop up tents sleeping by the jump zone business, right on the field. Restaurants there too. Option to save a few $$. Also some nearby hotels, McD, etc. Call first to...
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