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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-06-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By scrollF4
Price dropped

Dropping price to $60.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By scrollF4
I will definitely attend a NM clinic, whether in...

I will definitely attend a NM clinic, whether in ABQ or ALM...or points in between. I've been stationed to both locales, and love flying there.
Forum: Safety 12-02-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,744
Posted By scrollF4
Nor do I. That’s why I plugged the AOA box’s...

Nor do I. That’s why I plugged the AOA box’s audio lead into my intercom’s audio input, channel 1. When not needed, I switch to channel 3 and jam to my iPhone’s KELLI GIRL mix.
Righteous tunes,...
Forum: Safety 12-02-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,744
Posted By scrollF4
Go back to the beginning...

Walt,
Please watch this video, which Vac's team produced back in the beginning of this effort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kbA6NxMpmQ

This is not a mere stall warning system: You already have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By scrollF4
Hats off and congrats to the new flag...

Hats off and congrats to the new flag officer...cheers and hand salute!



NOOOOO! :eek: Shake it off! Keep flying! The stars WILL align for you two to fly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By scrollF4
ARTEX ELT1000 Ace kit

If you feel you must go ahead and upgrade from the Ameriking, I recommend this one:
https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/artex406elt1000b.php?clickkey=2366944

You SPECIFICALLY want the Artex...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-25-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By scrollF4
FS: Aero Gust Buster rudder lock system

For sale: The rudder-only portion of an Aero Gust Buster rudder lock system.

https://www.wildblueinnovations.com/Buy-a-Gust-Buster-System.html

I'm keeping the control stick bungee part, but I'm...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By scrollF4
OK, it's the 3M 1080 airline-grade line of vinyl...

OK, it's the 3M 1080 airline-grade line of vinyl film.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By scrollF4
Nothing, unnecessary weight. The vinyl protects...

Nothing, unnecessary weight. The vinyl protects the aluminum. Also, we didn't get crazy with pinholes: The vinyl covers them. However, the vinyl will highlight imperfections in the composite...
Forum: Propellers 11-20-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,720
Posted By scrollF4
What about the cowling?

Ron,
A friend of mine is contemplating the change from the WW to the Hartzell composite CS prop. When you made this conversion, how well did it fit with your existing cowling? Or did it require...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By scrollF4
My RV-7A is now over 3 years and about 650 hours...

My RV-7A is now over 3 years and about 650 hours into an all-over vinyl wrap job by AircraftWraps.com using the 3M airliner-grade vinyl wrap. I have spilled far more 100LL over the wings overfilling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,905
Posted By scrollF4
I stick with knots for all the above reasons, plus...

Knots accommodate the 60-to-1 rule.
http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/aviation:60-to-1-rule

For simplicity sake, let one nautical mile equal 6000 feet (it doesn't, but close enough).

Take two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,905
Posted By scrollF4
The government agencies that produce aviation...

The government agencies that produce aviation weather reports actually have many other users besides aviators, and statute miles serve best for the user community as a whole. For the same reason,...
Forum: Tools 11-06-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By scrollF4
Mine worked great five years ago....until it...

Mine worked great five years ago....until it suddenly didn't work great, and that didn't take long. I got what I paid for.

Just sayin'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By scrollF4
Regarding question 2

Yes I did indeed modify the control sticks to allow more room.
Here’s my VAF post on the process: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=108362

And here’s the link to my Kitlog...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,062
Posted By scrollF4
Don, I know why you won: It was to get back at...

Don,
I know why you won: It was to get back at me. You offered to fly with me and be my spotter, but I said I wanted to try this solo. Well, you sure did show me, didn’t you? :cool:
That was some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,062
Posted By scrollF4
Ah! I should have had my prop in full RPM. That...

Ah! I should have had my prop in full RPM. That way I wouldn’t have missed the 2nd and 3rd balloons.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By scrollF4
My solution

OK, Y'all ('cause I'm a Texan),
Thanks for all the help. Here's what I did:

I ran power to a 7 amp panel-mounted breaker ('cause I don't do fuses), then to a guarded toggle (smoke system master...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By scrollF4
Kelli and I will see y’all Friday.

Kelli and I will see y’all Friday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
Oh, and lest I forget...

Happy 18th Birthday Tate!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
10 October 2018: Today's Splash

For those who may not see this day's VAF home page splash, Doug took the (justified) liberty of celebrating his son Tate's 18th birthday.

And for those who may be new to VAF: Doug Reeves (our...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-01-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By scrollF4
Dan, Sorry to hear about his passing. The Mayeux...

Dan,
Sorry to hear about his passing. The Mayeux prayer lights are switched on bright/flash.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,184
Posted By scrollF4
Flight characteristics

Hey Bob,
Did James describe how well (or not well) the aircraft flew with that big hole in the windscreen? Just wondering if it was difficult for him to bring it back to land, whether from increased...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-28-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By scrollF4
Beautiful

Sandy,
Thanks for posting. Kelli and I enjoy the way you celebrate your happiness with Roy. We look forward to catching up with y’all at Petit Jean.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-26-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By scrollF4
BTW, Matt flies out of 52F Aero Valley (the...

BTW, Matt flies out of 52F Aero Valley (the airport formerly known as a Northwest Regional).
Forum: Texas (North) 09-25-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By scrollF4
Rajiv, I can't commit to flying right seat (my...

Rajiv,
I can't commit to flying right seat (my schedule is WAY whacky). However, I do recommend Matt Hood (he goes by 'flyinhood' here on the VAF). He ran me through my IFR cert paces last year. ...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By scrollF4
I much prefer the pneumatic squeezer. I...

I much prefer the pneumatic squeezer. I especially like clamping the squeezer into my table vise (grab it by the yoke), then having both my hands available for positioning and so forth until it's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By scrollF4
Smoke System Switch Placement

I'm installing Marvin's Smoke System Helper setup in my 7A. I'm trying to figure the best place to install the smoke oil pump switch. I was going to use my pinkie switch on the Infinity Grip (push...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By scrollF4
The VAF search function is your friend

Searching VAF post titles for “targa” yielded this list of helpful posts:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/search.php?searchid=36415248
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks everyone. Jarhead offered up some O2 at...

Thanks everyone. Jarhead offered up some O2 at his Hicks hooch. Just gotta be sure the fittings are compatible.

Larry,
Rhinos Rule!

Aggie,
You're missing some great FFI work.

Rob O,
Say hi to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By scrollF4
Oxygen refills near NW Regional 52F

Gang,
Where’s the best place to refill breathing O2 bottles near NW Regional Airport 52F, Roanoke TX?
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,253
Posted By scrollF4
Locking down the thread

Gang,
DR locked a similar thread about this lawsuit because he can’t accommodate uninformed discussions regarding ongoing litigation on VAF, his bread-and-butter website. I don’t blame him. Let’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,918
Posted By scrollF4
Kelli and I will be there with KELLI...

Kelli and I will be there with KELLI GIRL...wouldn’t miss it! Let’s hope the clouds stay away.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By scrollF4
I mounted my parking brake valve in the cockpit...

I mounted my parking brake valve in the cockpit on the firewall forward of the pilot’s left rudder pedal. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By scrollF4
Dan, I have Dynon SkyView classic and Dynon A/P...

Dan,
I have Dynon SkyView classic and Dynon A/P servos, plus a Garmin GTN650 nav system. The GTN and SkyView interface through the ARINC module beautifully, giving me a great IFR RV-7A IMHO.
Forum: Safety 07-25-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,744
Posted By scrollF4
2018 EAA Chairman’s Innovation Award Winner!!

Vac, Cecil, and Chris won this year’s $25K check with this AOA aural tone generator...well done!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-22-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By scrollF4
Two better neighbors ...

...one simply cannot have. Sandy and Roy are awesome, and after getting to know them at Petit Jean, we’re THRILLED to be neighbors with them once again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By scrollF4
Vic, Fly safely, see you there!

Vic,
Fly safely, see you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By scrollF4
Sweet!

That's great news, Kathy. Congrats to Team EarthX! My ETX900 is a fantastic battery, so it'll be nice for more of the aviation world to enjoy your awesome products. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By scrollF4
Tom, Thanks for letting us know. You’re married...

Tom,
Thanks for letting us know. You’re married to a real fighter, and Kelli and I will keep the prayer light switched on bright-flash.
Forum: Midwest 07-15-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By scrollF4
Or stay at KFLY

If your activities will keep you more on the NE side of town, fly into Meadow Lakes KFLY and tie down at American Aviation. Good LONG runway, reasonable self-serve gas price, cheap tie-down fee <$10....
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,788
Posted By scrollF4
Testing the warning light

Actually the EarthX installation manual pages 19 and 22 describe how to test a panel-mounted warning light/LED. Since the battery’s black warning light lead constitutes the ground side of the light...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-06-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By scrollF4
….and assuming, of course, that the pilot is also...

….and assuming, of course, that the pilot is also a current and qualified IFR pilot.

Also, don't forget that there can't be any IFR prohibitions in the aircraft's operating...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By scrollF4
Well done!

Congrats, Mike, now knock out that Phase 1. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By scrollF4
Well Done!

Scott,
That’s just fantastic news, Sir. Now knock out that Phase 1. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,712
Posted By scrollF4
Got it. OK, I have my SkyView PFD set up with...

Got it. OK, I have my SkyView PFD set up with synthetic vision. It is not a cluttered presentation, so for me it really doesn't impact my transition to the artificial horizon and other PFD...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,712
Posted By scrollF4
BTW...

...Bugsy (the original poster) has successfully gained his IFR rating, just like he promised himself last year after the Springfield event.

CONGRATULATIONS, BUGSY!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,712
Posted By scrollF4
"Maintain Aircraft Control"

When transitioning to instruments, stick to the basics and work big to small. First/primary reference must become the attitude indicator...the basic blue up/brown down. Why? You have lost your...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By scrollF4
Well you'll miss me and many of the others, but...

Well you'll miss me and many of the others, but there'll be some stragglers around.
Forum: Texas (North) 07-02-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By scrollF4
...I’m on the next hangar row from DR, next to...

...I’m on the next hangar row from DR, next to Randy Richmond Aviation, and have plenty of K-cups to brew the coffee. When are you coming to town, Capt?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,949
Posted By scrollF4
My wrap saga--mostly good, but some lessons learned

Wilddog,
I completely wrapped my aircraft, had it done by AircraftWraps.com. Here is my VAF write-up on the project from 2015:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=132000

Now, 2.5...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By scrollF4
...and that should cover the fly-by. Closing the...

...and that should cover the fly-by. Closing the thread.
Forum: Texas (North) 06-25-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By scrollF4
Walt and Jay are excellent choices, and you...

Walt and Jay are excellent choices, and you should also consider Randy Richmond at Richmond Aviation (another VAF advertiser from 52F, 817-401-8096).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By scrollF4
Spoke to Kathy this morning. EarthX is live and...

Spoke to Kathy this morning. EarthX is live and well...but their new phone system is kicking their butts. Try again tomorrow (and keep trying)...they'll get it sorted out.

Sorta like installing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By scrollF4
I get a standard voicemail for each number. Try...

I get a standard voicemail for each number. Try ‘em again Monday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By scrollF4
Are you sure you have the right EarthX?

Google gives several businesses called Earthx. Here are the numbers to EarthX Batteries:

USA Toll Free 844.220.6230 • 970.674.8884

They go straight to voicemail (late Friday, they’re probably...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-08-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By scrollF4
It’s definitely suitable

Scott,
I’m moving the post to a more suitable forum...it’s a keeper. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,981
Posted By scrollF4
This conversation is complete.

This conversation is complete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By scrollF4
Well done Scott! Now fly that Phase I off and...

Well done Scott! Now fly that Phase I off and start having some REAL fun. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,366
Posted By scrollF4
Scroll and Kelli Girl are IN!

Scroll and Kelli Girl are IN!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,981
Posted By scrollF4
“Proprietary “... I think that’s the magic word...

“Proprietary “... I think that’s the magic word here. They gotta preserve their product, but I for one love their product.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,981
Posted By scrollF4
Actually, EarthX has been extremely open. I urge...

Actually,
EarthX has been extremely open. I urge you to call Kathy and ask her anything. I’ll keep flying my ETX900 as long as it’ll last and will get another.
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