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Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By petehowell
Fixed! - caliper problem..........

The owner figured it out - the brake line was coming in contact with the wheel pant and forcing the caliper to retract the puck when the brakes were released - the soft pedal was not air, it was...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-16-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By petehowell
Thanks Guys

The owner's dad had a med procedure so we are taking a few days off. Some responses below.

Fred - Master cylinder is has been replaced, so unless old and new had same defect, I think we can rule...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By petehowell
1/4 in tubing

The tube is the Van's plans std small 1/4", same that goes down the gear leg.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By petehowell
no parking brake

Hi David,

No parking brake, but the line hoop over the battery box seems suspect to us. The line has bee successfully bled previously......
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By petehowell
Right Brake Won't Bleed, RV-6A

Here's the situation. Buddy has an RV-6A. We found a leaking, cracked flare at the right caliper and fixed it. Having a whale of time getting the air out of the right side brake system when we...
Forum: International 08-04-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By petehowell
Icelans

Check your PMs
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By petehowell
Ladies love an RV ride!

Got a chance to fly with two of my favorite ladies today. Took Kate to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,001
Posted By petehowell
Home!

Andi and I made it back Tuesday night for work. Her first time there and first time camping for me.

We loved the beer socials, found a way to crash an ALPA BBQ and made new friends at every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,229
Posted By petehowell
Row 333

Andi and I made it after a nice lunch stop at sconnie rapids. Arrival was as fun as I told Andi it would be!
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By petehowell
Quality Time....

Then when they get older, they will come home and ask you to go flying!

Great pic!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By petehowell
Oh yes......

Very, very, nice!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By petehowell
The 20" Brompton and the 16" no-name were a tight...

The 20" Brompton and the 16" no-name were a tight fit in back, but it worked! You can ride all over the island - we rode into town and all the way around the perimeter if the island(8 miles)- It is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By petehowell
Mackinac Island Adventure

When Kate wants to go flying, one simply does not say no! It's a little over 2 hours from Minne to Macki in the RV, and you don't need no stinkin' ferry!

Kate made a short video of the trip...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By petehowell
Cheapo-scope.

Hi David,

This is cheap one from this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=147063&highlight=microbrew): Gotta work to get a good image, but can't beat the price.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By petehowell
O-320 likes it

I have many of my 2000+ hours running locally LOP at ~5gph and ~130KTAS. Engine seems to love it and is still going strong.

I just lean until it stumbles then give it a twist back in. A little...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By petehowell
Moderators!!!

Please delete this thread! It has to violate some rule.......

:D :D :D


[ed. <smiling>. I can guess how proud you are of your daughter Pete. Wonderful pics and posts. Thank you both for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By petehowell
Tim O

Tim - we looked for you! Will be by later in the summer!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By petehowell
Man......

I guess with free accounts, they will let anyone post stuff here.......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By petehowell
2000 Hrs!

N789PH just flipped over 2000 hrs on a flight from Minne to Duluth with my nephew. It has been a fun almost 12...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By petehowell
Weekend in Michigan - Part 2

We did not want to monopolize the airport car, so we ran back to the airport to see if anyone else was waiting for it. A nice couple from Saginaw just landed in a C-210 and wanted to go to lunch, so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By petehowell
Weekend in Michigan - Part 1

Finished work a bit early on Friday, picked up Andi at home and headed to KANE to grab the plane - Destination the Wolverine State! Andi and I finally had a free weekend and wanted to visit...
Forum: Midwest 06-25-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By petehowell
Mammoth Cave

We want to see Mammoth Cave in KY- any local choices for best airport or places to rent/borrow a car? On field camping would be nice, too!

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

Congrats to you both! I have just about 12 years and 2000 hours on my 9A and it still never gets old. They are a sweet flying plane!

Good luck with your final steps and first flights!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

You will love flying your -9A. It just never gets old!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By petehowell
Wisconsin Point!

What a beautiful shot!
Forum: Midwest 05-12-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By petehowell
Bowstring Revisited

There has been some talk recently of closing a beautiful grass strip up in northern Minnesota, 9Y0 - Bowstring. The RAF put out a call for help, so I wrote some emails and sent the post on VAF from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,993
Posted By petehowell
Looks good

Chris,

Here are mine at 1900 - I have almost 2000 now. I run mostly mogas, but yours look good - I have seen colors before - does not seem to be an...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-18-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,353
Posted By petehowell
I used to.........

As others have said, Tom was quite a guy, friendly, approachable, yet larger than life in the best possible way.

Tom gave my wife her first ride in his Blue RV-8 "Bear" where she had such a good...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-25-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,962
Posted By petehowell
Combo Platter

Got a message last week that there was sick pup in Indiana that needed a ride to Minne for some TLC and possible surgery. I told them I was swamped all week, but could do it on Sunday. Everything...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 707
Posted By petehowell
1950 Hour Borescope

Flipped over 1950 on the way home from a doggie rescue today and grabbed some valve pics. All compressions 77 or 78 and the filter & screen were clean save for some carbon. Longitudinal study...
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By petehowell
1/2 sausage and black olive, 1/2 Veggie...

1/2 sausage and black olive, 1/2 Veggie overload........
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,777
Posted By petehowell
No color, little smell

We have Swift Fuel nearby and it is great. Even Alex uses it, and he hates everything new! ;)

No color. very little smell. I have an 8.5:1 O-320, with P-mags and it works well ROP or LOP. @...
Forum: Midwest 03-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By petehowell
Negative GhostRider - the belly is...

Negative GhostRider - the belly is full!

Probably best to turn up the O2 and avoid lullabies on the headset.......
Forum: Midwest 03-17-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By petehowell
Jeff - Nice to meet you as well - your...

Jeff -

Nice to meet you as well - your proximity to pizza is impressive!

Good luck with the -14. It will be a great plane!
Forum: Midwest 03-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By petehowell
Deep Dish Dash

50 and sunny in the upper Midwest today, so ya gotta fly, right? Bernie and I decided that it was time for some real Deep. Dish. Pie. A quick web search turned up a Lou Malnati's in the NW burbs...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,891
Posted By petehowell
I think its rigid

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=35428&highlight=plenum
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By petehowell
Seriously!

Andy,

It's a rotten shame none of your kids are the least bit cute..... ;)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By petehowell
Great Pics!

Flying with the little ones is a treat!
Forum: Midwest 02-19-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By petehowell
I have not

Frank,

I don't know the Thompsons. We just fly into Ames International and enjoy the great new terminal and FBO.
Forum: Midwest 02-18-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By petehowell
Due North to Minneapolis

Andi and I have been helping to care for her mom down in Ames over the last few months and Little Kate is a sophomore at Iowa State - so the RV kinda knows the way all by herself.....

The heartland...
Forum: Florida (South) 02-12-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By petehowell
hmmmm

well played, very well played.......
Forum: Midwest 02-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By petehowell
Flying > Cold

It's cold, but clear, and takeoff is a blast-off. Might be a Minnesota thing............

Took my best gal to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,495
Posted By petehowell
Whoo Hoo!!

Giddy up, Andy! to many more years of flying for food and spotting stuff on the the ground!
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-31-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,654
Posted By petehowell
Robin's RV-3

Bruce - this might be helpful: (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=115396&highlight=corvair)
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,299
Posted By petehowell
Thank You

Thanks to everyone here for the very kind comments. They are much appreciated, and I have shared them with my family.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-29-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,299
Posted By petehowell
Scouty has gone West..........

Nine and a half years ago, I met a best friend and discovered a great new use for these flying machines we love. Then named Olivia, a little Boxer rescue, Scout came into our lives via a plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By petehowell
DIY Option

Don't forget the DIY option. I have made a few sets and they work pretty well after some tweaking. Just need a donor headset and off you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,523
Posted By petehowell
What Mike said!

+1

Wire lacing cord or a cylinder base O-ring works great here , too. Just snip and pull out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,541
Posted By petehowell
Check list

Doug,

It did not make the conversion - I will remedy that, pronto! Good call.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,541
Posted By petehowell
Year 11 Performance Runs

Well, year 11 is here, and it is coooold, but clear, with little wind. Time see if the old gal can get up <check> and still go <double check>.

Like -18C...
Forum: Midwest 01-09-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By petehowell
Finally Thawed

Got over 40 today in Minne - sunset pic of the Emerald City.............(I know date tag is...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By petehowell
I would not......

I would not buy a single car from this Horton fellow! Actually my family has bought 3!!

Best car buying experience ever - play your cards right and you get to have a nice BBQ lunch with Dan and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,707
Posted By petehowell
Performance History

Here is the thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=50164)where I document my numbers on a sorta yearly basis - not the altitudes you wanted, but might be of some help.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-03-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By petehowell
Lunch with Mom

Sunny and 50 in both Minne and South Bend on a weekend in December? That calls for a Lunch trip to see Mom, as it will soon be snowy and cold in the upper midwest.

Ryan and I loaded up for a 7:30...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By petehowell
DX.com

Hi Wayne - This one: http://www.dx.com/p/6-led-5-5mm-lens-android-endoscope-inspection-borescope-black-1-5m-428085

Many other similar ones out there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By petehowell
yep....

That's how I do it, Derek. The camera is taped to a length of 12ga copper wire and bent into a tight hook.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By petehowell
91UL

Mostly 91 Mogas (boat-gas here in Minne) and some 94 Swift fuel. Very little 100LL in the last few years.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By petehowell
Goals....

I hope I get there, Vlad!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By petehowell
1900 Hour Borescope

1900 hour Exhaust Valve Pics with the sub $10 camera on a piece of bent wire. Pics are not great, but they do the job:

#1 77/80...
Forum: Midwest 11-24-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By petehowell
Flying Jackson

We had a very welcome streak of warm, sunny weather in the upper midwest this week that made for some great flying. I was able to fly down to Des Moines from Minne to join my wife Andi's family for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By petehowell
Soon - I hope!

Your neck much more interesting!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By petehowell
No worky

Can't see the pics.......link no worky either
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