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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By rv7boy
A little history

Hi Tim,
The second owner of your aircraft lived near Pensacola but I donít know how long 904DC stayed there before going to Texas and Kansas. I bucked a few wing rivets, witnessed the first flight...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-18-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By rv7boy
Good job!!

Good job!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By rv7boy
...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot...

...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot magazine. Sheís written some interesting articles.
Forum: Safety 03-15-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,817
Posted By rv7boy
Two different topics here. Fire while flying and...

Two different topics here. Fire while flying and fire on the ground.

Original topic is use of ABC fire extinguisher due to fire during first engine start (ON THE GROUND) and resulting corrosion...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,817
Posted By rv7boy
Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are...

Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are sickening.

Two years ago, the airport board here [Pryor Field (KDCU) Decatur, Alabama] mandated that each hangar have a standardized ABC fire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By rv7boy
Why?

Why would anyone want to fly into Sunín Fun WITHOUT ADS-B?
ďIf you dance to the music, you have to pay the fiddler!Ē
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,385
Posted By rv7boy
I donít claim to be a paint expert but the...

I donít claim to be a paint expert but the article in the original post is datedJuly 2002. Iím wondering if things have changed in 18 years.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By rv7boy
I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer...

I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer safety representative and one of the safest pilots I’ve ever flown with. Yet his wife (sadly now deceased due to cancer) never would fly with...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-20-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,950
Posted By rv7boy
Request for RV-15 design input

See the Van’s FB page. Monday night (Jan 20, 2020) they asked for inputs on the design configuration of the RV-15.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/vansaircraftinc/posts/?ref=m_notif
Forum: Tools 01-19-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool ...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool www.cleavelandtool.com

Good, honest folks...and they advertise on Dougís site.

P.S. Theyíre in Iowa, not Ohio. ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,382
Posted By rv7boy
I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I...

I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I am content to maintain my proficiency in my 172. I admit I appreciate the comment made by a popular aviation video blogger regarding his 172. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,302
Posted By rv7boy
Changing times

In the early 70ís, when I entered the workforce as an engineer, passengers actually took pride in the way they looked. Many men wore suits and ties, and ladies dressed well. By the 80ís things...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,111
Posted By rv7boy
My wife fully trusts me to make the right...

My wife fully trusts me to make the right decisions in my airplane project. Her concern is quality not the cheapest cost. She reminds me frequently that she will be riding with me. There is a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,111
Posted By rv7boy
For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of...

For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of building an airplane means I don’t want to be an accountant. That sounds like a job, and I’m now retired. :D

P.S. Why include the cost of the tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By rv7boy
Germany

Greetings Kay, from your RV friends in North Alabama. :) It is good to hear that you are almost ready to fly your RV-7.

I wish I could help you with your question. The suggestions offered thus far...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,572
Posted By rv7boy
Orientation

Belleville washers are really springs. Be sure to install them as specified by the designer. I’m not familiar with how many are used on the RV-10 landing gear, but I know first hand what can happen...
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By rv7boy
Payment Options

I bought my Appareo Stratus ADS-B installation from Stark. No problem, works great, and excellent price.

It wasnít a problem for me, but he didnít accept credit cards for in-house work two years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,917
Posted By rv7boy
It’s not just letters that can be confusing....

It’s not just letters that can be confusing.

Some number combinations confuse even the controllers. I’d say less than 10% of controllers understand my number on initial contact if I say it like I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,917
Posted By rv7boy
Why two letters? You can have an N number that...

Why two letters? You can have an N number that ends with only one letter. I have reserved ďN517D.Ē The explanation of my selection is in the other thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,917
Posted By rv7boy
This is similar to a very long thread started by...

This is similar to a very long thread started by Bill R. a long time ago.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1823&highlight=N517D&page=53
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,779
Posted By rv7boy
Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for...

Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for you.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,257
Posted By rv7boy
Obituary

I found this obituary of David (https://www.mvfh.org/obituary/david-domeier) and thought it appropriate to post it here. I wish I had met him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By rv7boy
Two years in a row...?

I got my calendars on Wednesday. As I looked through them I wondered, "What are the chances I could win a Golden Ticket two years in a row?"

It was 50-50...as I didn't get one THIS year. :(

But I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,847
Posted By rv7boy
NASA 3

Many years ago a takeoff from Redstone Army Airfield was aborted when a deer ran across the runway just after dawn. Several NASA managers were aboard the very old but very well maintained Gulfstream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,224
Posted By rv7boy
Oh Bob, what a poignant post. My sympathies and...

Oh Bob, what a poignant post.

My sympathies and concern to you as you grieve the loss of your Mother. May you have many happy memories of her life.

My mother didn't care much about flying, but she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,081
Posted By rv7boy
Snippy Controller

A different topic but a similar remark from ATC. Last Thursday, I had departed a UNICOM airport in Tennessee and requested VFR Flight Following to my destination, which was in Alabama. He was busy...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-01-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,257
Posted By rv7boy
Sadness

I am saddened to read this. Although I never met him, I could sense in his posts that he was a good man. My sincerest expression of sympathy is extended to his family and friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By rv7boy
Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and...

Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and interesting discipline. So much so that NASA has a whole cadre of folks who study it.
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By rv7boy
Tony Bingelis

Do any of the other oldtimers feel the spirit of Tony Bingelis floating through this thread? One of his books shows his version of this idea over 30 years ago.

I built two movable tool tables based...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,695
Posted By rv7boy
And you would not be buying from me. Regardless...

And you would not be buying from me.
Regardless of all the pontifications in this thread, the seller sets the rules.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,695
Posted By rv7boy
I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing...

I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing to hold the car for a deposit. When the buyer could not arrange financing she came back with her tale of woe and a request for a refund of her deposit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,198
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have...

Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have really come down. We bought one for our dad after his stroke about 16 years ago. Seems like we bought it from Sportyís for apx $189.
Forum: Safety 08-22-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,000
Posted By rv7boy
Like others who posted above, my physician does...

Like others who posted above, my physician does my BasicMed exam as part of my regular exam. He only requires that I bring the vision report from my Optometrist.

I donít know why the AOPA would say...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,131
Posted By rv7boy
BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw...

BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw eggs have no place in our workshops. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,799
Posted By rv7boy
I didnít go this year but Iíve been to Airventure...

I didnít go this year but Iíve been to Airventure at least four times.

Too big? I donít think so. Is Disney World too big? I tell friends who are planning to go to Airventure for the first time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,374
Posted By rv7boy
Thatís ex-wife! And I believe the many photos...

Thatís ex-wife! And I believe the many photos including her was one of the reasons he removed his site. Correct me if Iím wrong. He very rarely posts in these forums, but I think he monitors them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,374
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Mel, Bob, Sam, Mark, Alex, Dan and Doug

I went to Sun’n Fun in 1993 intent on learning about the Mustang II. Didn’t know much about homebuilts and wandered around in a sea of airplanes until I found four Mustang II’s parked near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,529
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Breakfast

Someone mentioned breakfast. My favorite breakfast spot is La Sureís Cafe and Bakery, 1570 Ripon Lane. Yes itís a long trek from HBC but at 6:00 am itís worth the walk. Apparently a lot of other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,123
Posted By rv7boy
Smile Hey Barn...uh...Dan...make sure you have your...

Hey Barn...uh...Dan...make sure you have your bullet.
Forum: Safety 07-01-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,648
Posted By rv7boy
Fading away

My dad lost his Special Issuance medical at age 84. This was after two heart valve surgeries, the first at age 77 and then the other at age 82. We were amazed that he could continue to pass the S....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-19-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By rv7boy
Wonderful memories

Thank you for sharing your grief with us. No doubt he loved his country, the Navy, aviation and his family. Cherish the many memories you have of him, for they will sustain you in the days ahead. You...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-06-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Home-made punch

I made a punch from a scrap length ( apx. six inches) of 1/4 inch copper tubing. Overlaid it with a shorter length (apx. five inches) of 3/8 inch copper tubing for stiffness and a simple handle....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,712
Posted By rv7boy
Good job, Dougie! But I think you should have...

Good job, Dougie! But I think you should have worn a black wig and used a voice synthesizer so we wouldn’t know what you really look and sound like. Maybe some pump-up pec muscles would interest the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,614
Posted By rv7boy
Flood of orders

:o

And today someone at McMaster-Carr is wondering why there is a sudden flood of 825 orders for that part number. :eek:

But we know why. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Love those podcasts!

Doug, I have enjoyed each of these podcasts, but I really enjoyed #4 with Danny King. Maybe it’s because I met him years ago at Oshkosh or because he and I are about the same age. Anyway, keep’em...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,896
Posted By rv7boy
Arrive early...I mean REAL EARLY!

Here’s my advice. With the procedure going into effect at 6:00AM CDT on Friday July 19, plan your overnight stop so you can arrive at RIPON between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM on Friday. Why wait til...
Forum: Oregon 04-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,008
Posted By rv7boy
When we visited Vans factory in Aurora several...

When we visited Vans factory in Aurora several years ago, we also visited the International Rose Test Gardens in Portland. It was worth the effort and offered a change of pace. Easy to find...on West...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,074
Posted By rv7boy
Angry Confession and Carbon monoxide

I confess Iíve been guilty of parking my plane once with the prop blast pointed toward other planes and people. They didnít say anything to me but I figured it out after I got out of my 172. Looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations! Doug! We appreciate your good...

Congratulations! Doug! We appreciate your good work.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By rv7boy
Fuselage Longeron stock??

My thought exactly. Be sure to read and re-read your plans and instructions before cutting that LONG piece of Aluminum angle. :eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,930
Posted By rv7boy
Nice video and I especially liked the Classical...

Nice video and I especially liked the Classical music. Very relaxing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,785
Posted By rv7boy
Ask Mel or Vic

Hopefully Mel or Vic Syracuse will see this and provide an answer. Or you could PM Mel and Vic and get an answer quickly.

I believe this has been discussed before but my quick search did not reveal...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,236
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, it must have been thrilling! I viewed your...

Wow, it must have been thrilling! I viewed your video twice to fully appreciate what you did! :eek:

Wikipedia article (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courchevel_Altiport).
Forum: Safety 02-23-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,783
Posted By rv7boy
NASA has spent a lot of time analyzing ways to...

NASA has spent a lot of time analyzing ways to mitigate risks associated with Lithium ion batteries. I donít have access to those links now but they should be available to those interested in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-14-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,046
Posted By rv7boy
Really enjoyed it, especially the camera work. I...

Really enjoyed it, especially the camera work. I look forward to more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By rv7boy
Great Job!

Hey folks, Doug did a great job talking with Chris Pratt in this first VAFcast. I'm looking forward to future VAFcasts! I really enjoyed the interview questions...and answers! :)

Fun stuff! ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,668
Posted By rv7boy
And in some places, as on a cross country, auto...

And in some places, as on a cross country, auto fuel (mogas) is hard to find without going into town. Update: All I was saying was that if the "other guy" in that post is burning auto gas, he might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,852
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Doug!

Congratulations, Doug!
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,844
Posted By rv7boy
Correction

OK...I wasn't aware of that as I didn't keep up with all the details of his RV experience. Thanks for correcting me.

So, your statement that "no one will ever know" is probably right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,203
Posted By rv7boy
RV-X/XA

Remember in algebra "X" is used for the "Unknown." So the "RV-X/XA" is the "Unknown RV."

Well, it's "Unknown" to the masses, but it may be "known" to a few... hmmm.

Fun times! :)
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,844
Posted By rv7boy
NTSB Report yet to be published

The NTSB Final Report has not been published yet. I wouldn't expect Sensenich to say anything about that propeller while the NTSB is investigating. The accident happened in January of last year, so...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-30-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By rv7boy
This ought to be on the VAF Calendar for Feb 2.

This ought to be on the VAF Calendar for Feb 2.
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