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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Jimbot
Finishing kit? Wow, Tim - you’re making real...

Finishing kit? Wow, Tim - you’re making real progress!
Forum: RV-3 Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Jimbot
Safe, scratch-free cleaning of Lexan/plexiglass

I hope you have success in removing your windshield scratches.

FYI - to eliminate the chance of scratching when cleaning your windscreen in the future, please consider using our SUPERBIRD "Super...
Forum: GPS 04-25-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,821
Posted By Jimbot
This is a really neat addition! I was looking at...

This is a really neat addition!

I was looking at the 660 at Sun-n-Fun. Maybe I'll have to get one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Simon, Welcome to these Vans Air Force forums...

Hi Simon,

Welcome to these Vans Air Force forums :D

When I was looking at building an experimental aircraft a few years back, I spent about 2 years studying dozens of models, before I narrowed the...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,976
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Bill, Thanks for taking the time to write...

Hi Bill,

Thanks for taking the time to write this very informative post! :)
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 354,190
Posted By Jimbot
Geoff, Congratulations on the awesome...

Geoff,

Congratulations on the awesome upgrade!

Now that right there is the very definition of “panel porn” ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 334,202
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Chris, Maybe it's just me...but I can't see...

Hi Chris,

Maybe it's just me...but I can't see any of the photos that you posted.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 28,701
Posted By Jimbot
Keith, Wow - that is a GREAT-looking paint...

Keith,

Wow - that is a GREAT-looking paint scheme!!! Congratulations on such a wonderful bird, both inside & out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Jimbot
Hello, You might want to consider joining EAA...

Hello,

You might want to consider joining EAA 309, the Charlotte, NC chapter of the EAA. They have a late-model DynaVibe prop balancer available for member use. I have never used it, but my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Jimbot
Since it's a 13 hour drive, I say pick it up...

Since it's a 13 hour drive, I say pick it up yourself. That's not really a terribly long distance.

When I purchased my used Lycoming 0-320 engine a few years back, I had to drive from North Carolina...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Jimbot
Great story! Wonderful effort by those kids,...

Great story! Wonderful effort by those kids, volunteers and Eagle's Nest - too cool!
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,052
Posted By Jimbot
Wow, that paint scheme looks great! Congrats!

Wow, that paint scheme looks great! Congrats!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-29-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,604
Posted By Jimbot
Pete, Sorry to hear of your loss. So sad, my...

Pete,

Sorry to hear of your loss. So sad, my condolences :(

I know when my boy, Boris (8 yr old German Shepherd mix), goes to that big dog park in the sky, I’m going to be heartbroken for quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Jimbot
Merry Christmas to all y’all RVers and Doug...

Merry Christmas to all y’all RVers and Doug Reeves and family!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,010
Posted By Jimbot
Throwing my $0.02 into the ring...I would have to...

Throwing my $0.02 into the ring...I would have to agree with the aforementioned high-wing design for the discussed reasons.

There are A LOT of Cessna 170/172, 180/182/185, etc. out there, and a lot...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-25-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Jimbot
Congrats, Mike, looks very clean and functional....

Congrats, Mike, looks very clean and functional. I especially like that gray textured finish.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Paul, I did a quick Google search and found...

Hi Paul,

I did a quick Google search and found this link to Airpark lots for sale in the Carolinas:

http://www.nc-airparks.com/listed_lots.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jimbot
UPDATE: Forgot to mention that, according to some...

UPDATE: Forgot to mention that, according to some folks I know who live at Long Island Airpark, they allow a dwelling (apartment/home) to be built within a hangar as long as said dwelling is at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By Jimbot
I'm at my place in North Carolina...but my home...

I'm at my place in North Carolina...but my home (condo) in St. Pete Beach, FL looks like it's in the direct path of the hurricane, unless it shifts direction. It's at least a second floor unit, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Jimbot
Congratulations, Jesse! I very much enjoy your...

Congratulations, Jesse! I very much enjoy your posts/info, and I must say that it is great when I read so many complimentary posts on VAF talking about how generous and helpful you are to so many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,580
Posted By Jimbot
Way to Go, Audrey!!!

Wow, what an AMAZING accomplishment! Congratulations on your new degree.

It's been fun to follow you along your journey via your dad's occasional updates, and I'm looking forward to following your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Jimbot
Talking Hi Doug, One of our EAA chapter members is a...

Hi Doug,

One of our EAA chapter members is a retired professional photographer. I'll check to see if he's going to Osh this year.

I'm going up there this year, so let's plan on meeting up! Can't...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,764
Posted By Jimbot
Paul K, Thanks for the great report & pics. I...

Paul K,

Thanks for the great report & pics.

I have friends in the Detroit area, so some day when I fly up there I will have to take them on an island adventure ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,042
Posted By Jimbot
I'm not sure if I will be there on that Sunday...

I'm not sure if I will be there on that Sunday yet or not, but if so, I would be happy to help out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,065
Posted By Jimbot
Hi All, Great stories - very interesting and...

Hi All,

Great stories - very interesting and inspiring!

I'm nothing special finance-wise (middle-class/income guy) who always wanted to learn to fly.

Lucked out and got my dream job more that 20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,800
Posted By Jimbot
Congratulations and thank you!

Doug,

Congratulations and many thanks on VAF's 10th anniversary!

I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work in creating such a unique, lively and thriving web entity. As a newbie to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,274
Posted By Jimbot
Hi All, I would like to chime in if I...

Hi All,

I would like to chime in if I may...

This is a great and very eye-opening thread (on a number of levels!), and I would like to second the idea of this topic becoming some sort of permanent...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,015
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Happy Birthday! :D Neat post & pics -...

Hi Doug,

Happy Birthday! :D

Neat post & pics - very informative!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,165
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Scott, Thanks for the reply. I didn't mean to...

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the reply. I didn't mean to offend anyone...especially from the "mothership" :eek:

Yup, I totally understand that there is tremendous value in a modern-day Vans kit.

I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,165
Posted By Jimbot
Not trying to "stir it up" or cause some...

Not trying to "stir it up" or cause some controversy, but as far as pricing is concerned...

...a friend of mine recently gave me some old (mid 90s to early 2000s) issues of the EAA "Sport Aviation"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,039
Posted By Jimbot
Ditto what Mike Starkey said. I will pass mine on...

Ditto what Mike Starkey said. I will pass mine on to my EAA chapter when I'm done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 39,683
Posted By Jimbot
I second the comment re: metal part production...

I second the comment re: metal part production process.

I was looking at that latest RANS airplane at Oshkosh with an aerospace engineer friend of mine (he knows infinitely more about this stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 39,683
Posted By Jimbot
I agree with rgmwa - I think they now have a...

I agree with rgmwa - I think they now have a pretty complete lineup that likely covers the most viable (profitable) areas of the market. As a result, I could see them updating the 7, 8 and 9 models...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,678
Posted By Jimbot
I'm with the Charlotte, NC EAA chapter and I will...

I'm with the Charlotte, NC EAA chapter and I will make our group aware of this as well.

Hopefully it shows up...and soon!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,624
Posted By Jimbot
Thumbs up Congratulations, Jesse!!! :)

Congratulations, Jesse!!! :)
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,758
Posted By Jimbot
Thanks for posting some pics. Wow, it does look...

Thanks for posting some pics. Wow, it does look very nice! :)
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,758
Posted By Jimbot
Hi JackinMichigan, Could you please post some...

Hi JackinMichigan,

Could you please post some pictures here so we can take a look? Glad to hear you found what sounds like a very nice solution...and at a very reasonable cost!
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 480,149
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Tim, I hope you and the missus are...

Hi Tim,

I hope you and the missus are well.

Glad to hear you are back at it again. Also, congratulations on the new house, sounds really nice!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,915
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Wow, the paint looks great!!! Kind of...

Hi Doug,

Wow, the paint looks great!!! Kind of reminds me of the recent McLaren F1 car paint schemes...but your ride is faster (at least until the team finally gets their act together)...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,731
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Great info. Congratulations again on...

Hi Doug,

Great info. Congratulations again on building one heck of a nice 9. Can't wait to check it out in person on my next trip to SoCal. :D

Take care,
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,986
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Jmoose, I'm a member of EAA 309. Every...

Hi Jmoose,

I'm a member of EAA 309. Every Tuesday evening a bunch of us members meet at a hangar at the Lake Norman Airpark in Mooresville, NC. It's close to JGR I believe. We are building an RV-9,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-12-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,230
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Wow, great video! Your 9 looks like a...

Hi Doug,

Wow, great video! Your 9 looks like a blast to fly. Looks like the hard part will be getting it slowed down in time for landing :D

Your comments on training in the RV7 and comparing it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,690
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Congratulations!!! Your RV looks great!...

Hi Doug,

Congratulations!!! Your RV looks great! Having followed your meticulous and well conceived/planned build on VAF, I am not surprised the least bit that it flew beautifully "straight out of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 78,978
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Sorry I haven't gotten a chance to read...

Hi Doug,

Sorry I haven't gotten a chance to read your updates and congratulate you sooner...congratulations!!!:D

Wow, your 9A looks great!!! Nice clean panel, too.

I've been busy for the last few...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 78,978
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Merry Christmas! Congratulations - your...

Hi Doug,

Merry Christmas! Congratulations - your 9 looks great! I still can't believe how quickly you built that bad boy.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-11-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By Jimbot
Cool video - thanks for sharing! That's an...

Cool video - thanks for sharing!

That's an awesome panel too! I'm curious, is that a full-tilt Garmin GTN 650 nav/comm/gps or the GTN 625 (minus the nav/com)?
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-18-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 78,978
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Wow, everything looks great! And you...

Hi Doug,

Wow, everything looks great! And you made the VAF front page! :D
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,071
Posted By Jimbot
Dennis, Wow, that's some really amazing...

Dennis,

Wow, that's some really amazing high-quality work!

I'm curious: when you mentioned that your RV-12 is really fast, what sort of speeds are you seeing?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,572
Posted By Jimbot
Doug, I'm so sorry to hear of your beloved...

Doug,

I'm so sorry to hear of your beloved mother's passing. My sincerest condolences.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,674
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Great report and pics! And congrats on...

Hi Doug,

Great report and pics! And congrats on the incoming QB fuse. Your great VAF posts on your RV-9A progress that I've been following have been a real inspiration. Main thing holding my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 78,978
Posted By Jimbot
RV progress

Hi Doug,

Wow, you made the VAF front page! :D

Rudder looking good. FYI - I may shoot a question or two to you when I re-skin my RV-7A projects rudder.

Keep up the great work. At this rate, I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,306
Posted By Jimbot
Great job, Paul. Congratulations...and thank you...

Great job, Paul. Congratulations...and thank you for your service! Have fun in your 7A.

So, have you decided which model you will be building next? :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 78,978
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Doug, Wow, you're haulin'! At this rate I...

Hi Doug,

Wow, you're haulin'! At this rate I think you will be done with your 9A long before my 7A!:(

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you with that cool stuff I saw at SnF. Started getting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 78,978
Posted By Jimbot
Talking Hi Doug, Wow, the project and your work so far...

Hi Doug,

Wow, the project and your work so far is looking good!

Did you order one of those tungsten bucking bars? They are pricey, but they sure seemed to help my riveting improve.

Also, do you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,688
Posted By Jimbot
Kahuna, I just wanted to send a big shoutout to...

Kahuna,

I just wanted to send a big shoutout to you and the whole Team Aerodynamix crew!

I was able to get out to SnF last Saturday and got to watch you guys do your thing at night. That was the...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,551
Posted By Jimbot
Skyview V10 Review

Hello Bob,

Thank you for the excellent review of Skyview Version 10.

I checked out both the new Skyview and Garmin GX3 touch systems at Sun n Fun this week. I really like them both. At this time,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,489
Posted By Jimbot
Carbon-Fiber Center Console

Steve,

Wow - the width, design and construction of your carbon-fiber console look perfect!

Do you work with composites for a living?

How easily can it be removed for additional access (when...
Forum: International 03-17-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By Jimbot
Congratulations!

Great looking airplane! And what a well-qualified team! No wonder your bird turned out so nice.

Have fun flying it. Has Team Norway figured out what the next RV build might be? Sounds like an RV-12...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 91,164
Posted By Jimbot
Great job!

Hi Brian,

Great job on the weight loss! Keep up the great work.

I found myself bigger than I'd like to be, so I started dieting. 25 pounds down, 10 more to go. Hopefully I'll be able to maintain my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,144
Posted By Jimbot
Cool, thanks for the invite! With any luck my...

Cool, thanks for the invite!

With any luck my RV-7A project should hopefully be up and flying by then, so please (provisionally) count me in.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-10-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,942
Posted By Jimbot
I just finished reading Mr. Schierman's POW...

I just finished reading Mr. Schierman's POW account. What tremendous pain and sacrifice he and countless others have made for our country.

My heartfelt appreciation and respect go out to all of our...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,724
Posted By Jimbot
Disassembly time for a Lycoming 0-320 engine

Hi All,

First off, thanks for all of the terrific info that people post on VAF. You are really helping a Vans/aviation newbie like myself!!!:)

(And thanks to Doug Reeves for the hard work/great...
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