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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Chino Tom
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By Chino Tom
Using the kit, I did all three on the plane....

Using the kit, I did all three on the plane. :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-8QD3XjD/0/1f25f8ea/S/Aveo%20Tail%20Stobe-S.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Chino Tom
My GDL 39 connects to my 796 via Bluetooth. ...

My GDL 39 connects to my 796 via Bluetooth. However, it used to connect
automatically, as it does to my iPad now, but to the 796, I have to connect it
manually. Any way to make it connect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By Chino Tom
Timely post

Mine are 6 or so years old and are yellowed (always hangared). Going
to go the restored route on the airplane.
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By Chino Tom
When you are ready to pick a paint scheme, I'd...

When you are ready to pick a paint scheme, I'd love to help...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Chino Tom
My -8A has the Odyssey PC680 mounted on the...

My -8A has the Odyssey PC680 mounted on the engine side of the firewall.
O-360 A1A with a Hartzell BA CS prop. No forward CG issues with this
config. Also, nice short battery cable wire runs.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-13-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 88,763
Posted By Chino Tom
A O-320 powered kit version of the Vashon Ranger...

A O-320 powered kit version of the Vashon Ranger :eek:
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,729
Posted By Chino Tom
In the case of the -8/8a it appears to me Van's...

In the case of the -8/8a it appears to me Van's used the gross weight approximate Vso of 58 mph and the Acro load limit to calculate the
Va of 142 mph. Not the clean stall speed (Vs approximate 64...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,729
Posted By Chino Tom
Based on the formulas above, it appears the RV-14...

Based on the formulas above, it appears the RV-14 Va's are calculated
using the clean stall speed, Vs, not Vso as is the case with the -8/8a.
Regardless of aerobatic or utility load limit, which...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By Chino Tom
More room

Ignoring the tail/nose wheel noise..... The 8A has more space for
stuff up front without the -8 gear towers. My wife thinks it's also
easier to get out of the rear seat because it is level....
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,498
Posted By Chino Tom
Hi Bill! After the flight you kindly provided in...

Hi Bill!

After the flight you kindly provided in your -8A, it sealed the deal
for me to build ours. We are still enjoying it, but haven't escaped
from SoCal yet. Glad to hear you are doing good. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,649
Posted By Chino Tom
If Vashon's price indications hold, I think they...

If Vashon's price indications hold, I think they will sell many of these.
What can you build a RV-12 for? 90K+

The build experience is priceless IMHO. But many would just
rather write a check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,421
Posted By Chino Tom
Southern Cross, CSN

Southern Cross, CSN
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,582
Posted By Chino Tom
Beans

Eat beans for a year if you have to, but buy a constant speed prop! (Jerry Scott)
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 914,547
Posted By Chino Tom
That looks great!

That looks great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Chino Tom
Thanks for all the info. I did talk to Hillsboro...

Thanks for all the info. I did talk to Hillsboro Aviation (no ramp fees for stays under 5 days) and to Enterprise. Enterprise frequently has better rates
through FBO's than you can get direct (my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Chino Tom
Thanks for that. Looking at FBO's because I need...

Thanks for that. Looking at FBO's because I need to rent a car.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Chino Tom
KHIO Hillsboro

Any suggestions for a RV friendly FBO at Hillsboro? Planning
a 2 night stay next week. Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,273
Posted By Chino Tom
Than you Paul for answering a question I've been...

Than you Paul for answering a question I've been pondering about the spacing. My 327 is mounted at the cross bar level. Maybe it is a non
issue now!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 104,357
Posted By Chino Tom
very cool

Really enjoying this Vlad! I have Google maps and Wikipedia open following
and learning. Be safe!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 88,803
Posted By Chino Tom
It was "May the fourth" (be with you) ;)

It was "May the fourth" (be with you) ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,224
Posted By Chino Tom
Try tightening the nut on the leg to mount bolt.

Try tightening the nut on the leg to mount bolt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By Chino Tom
Feb wallpaper pic

That is one of the most outstanding pictures yet from Reno. Great job.
Axel will be looking at me all month!
Forum: Northwest 01-16-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,321
Posted By Chino Tom
SoCal

Not as CAVU as the PNW, but almost. Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino
Mountains with the snow capped San Gabriel Mts in the back ground.
The high desert to the right (where Rosie lives :D) and LA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,558
Posted By Chino Tom
I'm 62, built a 6 in my 40's, 8a in my 50's, and...

I'm 62, built a 6 in my 40's, 8a in my 50's, and I'm thinkin a 12 is in my
60's future!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-05-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,723
Posted By Chino Tom
Thumbs up Tom and Lori are in!

Tom and Lori are in!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-23-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 88,763
Posted By Chino Tom
Utility

A reasonably priced Glasair Sportsman :eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,645
Posted By Chino Tom
Wink +1 IMHO ;)

+1 IMHO ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,589
Posted By Chino Tom
No I didn't. It just allowed the skin to lay...

No I didn't. It just allowed the skin to lay flat against the flange.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-05-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,589
Posted By Chino Tom
I ended up using a shrinker on mine. A very...

I ended up using a shrinker on mine. A very little bit at a time.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By Chino Tom
The screws that were not going to be removed...

The screws that were not going to be removed (like the fuel tank screws)
are painted on my RV. All of the ones that will be removed for inspections
are unpainted stainless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,759
Posted By Chino Tom
+1. If there were a VAPO and money was involved,...

+1. If there were a VAPO and money was involved, only 6% would participate!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By Chino Tom
I have the standard for both. You can download...

I have the standard for both. You can download terminal charts with both, but they are not geo referenced like on the sectionals. They are on the more expensive subscriptions. Foreflight just came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By Chino Tom
I have both on my iPad mini. Can't say one is...

I have both on my iPad mini. Can't say one is better than the other.
I use them for charts only and cannot comment on the flight planning aspect
of either.

GP is more intuitive to look up airspace...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-28-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,534
Posted By Chino Tom
Most of the hangars at Bishop are T's. I go...

Most of the hangars at Bishop are T's. I go there frequently, but have
never asked about overnight hanger space. You can call the airport office and inquire. 760-872-2971.

I have been using transit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,050
Posted By Chino Tom
www.weathermeister.com Try it!

www.weathermeister.com

Try it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,407
Posted By Chino Tom
Keep writing

Ken, Thank you for all the help over the years and two builds. In the past several years, I've really enjoyed the various articles you have written in magazines. Always a treat to see a new piece...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,402
Posted By Chino Tom
+1, stay in the garage!

+1, stay in the garage!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-03-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 140,379
Posted By Chino Tom
Very cool John!

Very cool John!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,247
Posted By Chino Tom
Our dearly departed long haired dachshund was...

Our dearly departed long haired dachshund was named RADAR.....
My wife wanted a cute aviation name for her cat, I thought assho...
was more appropriate, but that's another story ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 102,190
Posted By Chino Tom
2008 RV-8A 425 hours No cracks

2008 RV-8A
425 hours
No cracks
Forum: Photography 05-08-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,331
Posted By Chino Tom
That's funny..... Couch formation takes years of...

That's funny..... Couch formation takes years of practice. Was nice to see
everyone, especially Gary. Miss the days when we were just a pack of sixes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,250
Posted By Chino Tom
Nice to see you back in the air Trish. :)

Nice to see you back in the air Trish. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Chino Tom
Nope, both are paired via Bluetooth. The Garmin...

Nope, both are paired via Bluetooth. The Garmin manual on page 2-1 states: The GDL 39 may
be connected to multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 430,689
Posted By Chino Tom
Molly

http://i67.tinypic.com/oqgjo6.jpg

(Tom and Lori too)
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,077
Posted By Chino Tom
+1 :D This is just the box I've been waiting...

+1 :D

This is just the box I've been waiting for. I'll still wait a little longer though!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Chino Tom
My GDL39 is paired by bluetooth with both my 796...

My GDL39 is paired by bluetooth with both my 796 and iPad at the same time.
The pairing between the 796 and GDL39 is always flawless. I always go into
to settings on my ipad and connect with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,339
Posted By Chino Tom
Glenn Whittley

I went to the Camarillo Airshow in 1992 in hopes to see a Glasair 2. The
factory representative wouldn't give me the time of day. I had been interested in building and in early 1993 I was walking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,250
Posted By Chino Tom
Nice to see that RV grin, and you are in the seat...

Nice to see that RV grin, and you are in the seat where you belong.
Speedy recovery Trish. You have been in our thoughts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,173
Posted By Chino Tom
Insurance

Not referencing the accident in this thread, I wonder when applying
for aircraft insurance, does the insurance company actually do an
airman search for the applying named pilot(s)? In the search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,863
Posted By Chino Tom
I hate to be pessimistic, but it doesn't seem...

I hate to be pessimistic, but it doesn't seem likely the FAA will roll
over on 3rd class medical reform. Have you been to your AME lately?
Sleep apnea is near the top of the concern list. Convinced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,211
Posted By Chino Tom
Other.... call my friend Gary and ask him what he...

Other.... call my friend Gary and ask him what he would do ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 55,941
Posted By Chino Tom
Way to go Rosie! Wondering if I could borrow my...

Way to go Rosie! Wondering if I could borrow my old -6 back for a week
next July :rolleyes:

Tom, you could just build another 6! ~gz
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,751
Posted By Chino Tom
Always something new

There always seems to be something at OSH that you never have seen before.
That was the case again this year for me. There were two de Havilland
Mosquitos! And to see the one fly was really cool. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Chino Tom
http://www.aircraftstickers.com/

http://www.aircraftstickers.com/
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,932
Posted By Chino Tom
Whoo whoo

Way to go! :) Congrats to both. Can't believe I'm just saw this.
Where is it going to reside ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,599
Posted By Chino Tom
I listen to music on cross country flights. It...

I listen to music on cross country flights. It seems to me that I feel changes rather than hear them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,389
Posted By Chino Tom
My wife and I resemble the "well fed adults" tag....

My wife and I resemble the "well fed adults" tag. We had a RV-6 before the -8A. The 8 has much more room for each occupant. The A version of the 8 is easier for the passenger to enter and exit...
Forum: RV-4 05-31-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 276,160
Posted By Chino Tom
Very cool Axel. Great job! Now get rid the the...

Very cool Axel. Great job! Now get rid the the Chino paint scheme :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,760
Posted By Chino Tom
Timely email from UW Oshkosh with the news that...

Timely email from UW Oshkosh with the news that my A/C room waiting
list number had come up. A few SWA points later and my son and I
are in (this helps support him hanging out with dad because...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 101,520
Posted By Chino Tom
It's no wonder that Paul was awarded Flying Mag's...

It's no wonder that Paul was awarded Flying Mag's Bax Seat Trophy at AirVenture in 2004. His enthusiasm and excitement for everything RV
is still as vibrant today as it was back then. There is no...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,664
Posted By Chino Tom
Great advice :)

Great advice :)
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