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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,889
Posted By roadrunner20
Is there data available on the failure rate of...

Is there data available on the failure rate of keyed switches?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By roadrunner20
You will need more than trading the gear. You'll...

You will need more than trading the gear. You'll also have to trade your engine mount and acquire 2 gear weldments.

When I converted from an A model, I had plenty of buyers for my parts.

Where are...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By roadrunner20
Try...

Try Amazon
https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_11?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=magnifying+glass&sprefix=magnifying+%2Caps%2C162&crid=16BFCHJRAQN35
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,532
Posted By roadrunner20
I don't believe ADS-B has a mandate to send your...

I don't believe ADS-B has a mandate to send your n number since you're able to send an anonymous OUT.
The FAA may know who you are, but your EFIS won't.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By roadrunner20
I have a friend who used his zenith build to...

I have a friend who used his zenith build to acquire his A&P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,807
Posted By roadrunner20
Guy, Put Nann & I down for next year. We really...

Guy,
Put Nann & I down for next year. We really miss Albuquerque & try to return often. I can't think of a better excuse than this event.
I toured the Nevada Test Site a few years ago & would love to...
Forum: Northeast 09-11-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,135
Posted By roadrunner20
Bobby, I was going to give you a run for your...

Bobby, I was going to give you a run for your money. I was going to fly up there from Triple Tree, but wx got in my way. I had planned to hike the NH AT section, then do the fly-in.

Last year, I...
Forum: Southeast 09-07-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By roadrunner20
Had a great time at TT. I just returned home at...

Had a great time at TT. I just returned home at noon time.
Several VAFers in attendance, but with different arrivals & departures.

Steve & Gus arrived Tuesday(just in time for the big evening rain...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By roadrunner20
Since you said you've been having the issue for...

Since you said you've been having the issue for several years...
Not sure if you have this issue, but this happened to me.

I purchased a used EZHold3 a few years ago & upon engaging, I had extreme...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,833
Posted By roadrunner20
My only experience with Dynon is the 10A in 2006....

My only experience with Dynon is the 10A in 2006.
My 10A is my current backup to the GRT Sport SX. I've used the GRT EIS4000 since 2006.

IMHO...
My experience has been is that the smaller...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,502
Posted By roadrunner20
Congratulations John!!! Truly an amazing feat. 17...

Congratulations John!!!
Truly an amazing feat. 17 hours & over water?:eek:
Forum: Southeast 08-29-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By roadrunner20
That's great! I may opt to come in early & leave...

That's great!
I may opt to come in early & leave Friday before the masses arrive on Saturday.
It's not easy going upstream to get out.
Forum: Southeast 08-28-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By roadrunner20
I'm a definate maybe for Wednesday-Friday. Carl,...

I'm a definate maybe for Wednesday-Friday.
Carl, I will see you there. Maybe :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,351
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks for the great trip report! I know you told...

Thanks for the great trip report!
I know you told me about your flight to Oshkosh...that was really, really sketchy.

Thanks for saving me the last beer from the beer tasting.
It was that 360 degree...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By roadrunner20
Here's the...

Here's the url.
https://airport.burningman.org/advisory/
Forum: Safety 08-13-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,166
Posted By roadrunner20
I contributed my .02 last week

I contributed my .02 last week
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 31,815
Posted By roadrunner20
That's great I'm happy to hear it worked for you.

That's great
I'm happy to hear it worked for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By roadrunner20
I attended the Colorado Pilots Association forums...

I attended the Colorado Pilots Association forums at Oshkosh the last 2 years. Very good sessions.
Great info on rotors and mountain waves.

Their website has lots of great info and tools to make...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 31,815
Posted By roadrunner20
This time, I sent it to you as a zip file, but...

This time, I sent it to you as a zip file, but through my own smtp server vs gmail.
Sent to me also, I received the file in my non-gmail acount & was able to unzip.
My gmail account blocked it...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 31,815
Posted By roadrunner20
Vic, the email was rejected by the server....

Vic, the email was rejected by the server. Probably, because it had a file name extension of exe.
I changed it to xxx
Just rename it on your end.

I tried sending the original file again, this time...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 31,815
Posted By roadrunner20
UAT Installer 5.6.2 sent to your email.

UAT Installer 5.6.2 sent to your email.
Forum: ADS-B 08-06-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 31,815
Posted By roadrunner20
Vic, I have that UAT installer version. Send me...

Vic, I have that UAT installer version.
Send me a PM of your email address & I will get it to you.
FWIW, I never used that installer version. I'm running 5.3.1 and may be valid for the original...
Forum: ADS-B 08-04-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,850
Posted By roadrunner20
I'm continuing to use mine for ADS-B IN using the...

I'm continuing to use mine for ADS-B IN using the AMOC, until I finally decide on an OUT solution. I guess I've got another year to commit.

I was one of the early adopters & not too keen on jumping...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,743
Posted By roadrunner20
Congrats on your first Oshkosh in your...

Congrats on your first Oshkosh in your homebuilt.
Does not get any better than that.

I enjoyed your trip report & pictures of the journey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,196
Posted By roadrunner20
Thank you. I had a good laugh over the refugee...

Thank you.
I had a good laugh over the refugee comment. But you are correct. :)
I did some time there after my first Ripon attempt.
Enjoyed the 2-sided fuel station.

Update: Sorry, I was at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,196
Posted By roadrunner20
They were not closed for arrivals at 7:30. Yes,...

They were not closed for arrivals at 7:30. Yes, the ground contollers said that at 7:28, but some of us were still in the line & continued on to Fisk... I was cleared to land & did so at 7:45....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,846
Posted By roadrunner20
I attended that forum & he did mention the GAMI...

I attended that forum & he did mention the GAMI spread.
There was a pilot with a IO-550 waiting to get his GAMI injectors and was concerned on the timing of his cylinders peaking. Mike said the whole...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,166
Posted By roadrunner20
A few issues with Sunday's arrivals following...

A few issues with Sunday's arrivals following Fisk...

Using 09, doesn't give you much time to final adjust the spacing as it's almost a straight in final and short approach.

When using 27, you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By roadrunner20
I use this pad when backpacking. Very light &...

I use this pad when backpacking. Very light & comfortable. Packs up like an accordion. We call it the As* pad.:) Only $15

Comes in handy on any occasion when you sit on the ground.
Just carry it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,196
Posted By roadrunner20
Wow!!! It was difficult to listen to this...

Wow!!! It was difficult to listen to this unprepared pilot.
This is a guy ATC should have gotten the tail# and had him land immediately at an alternate airport & sent him home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By roadrunner20
I departed Thursday morning, which as defined by...

I departed Thursday morning, which as defined by ATC as the busiest departure time. I started my taxi from the HBC island at 0730 and had wheels up at 0800.
Not too bad considering the long taxi to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,196
Posted By roadrunner20
This was brought up at the Flying in/out...

This was brought up at the Flying in/out session.
ATC's answer was short staffing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,196
Posted By roadrunner20
I really like this suggestion. At least you can...

I really like this suggestion.
At least you can plan to launch your arrival while avoiding the mass arrival planned runway shutdown.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,861
Posted By roadrunner20
Me Too! Rode the tailwinds home to...

Me Too!
Rode the tailwinds home to Florida.

Great time! Especially, catching up with all the Oshkosh HBC friends.
Forum: Safety 07-26-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,166
Posted By roadrunner20
Summary update regarding this session...

Summary update regarding this session yesterday.
1. The contollers admitted the arrivals where a mess.
2. Many times played the short staffing card
3. Did not like the possibility of having 2 arrival...
Forum: Safety 07-25-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,166
Posted By roadrunner20
Flying In & Out of Oshkosh session today

I'm attending a forum session at 1430 today.

Flying In & Out of Oshkosh

This is presented by the NATCA Controllers.


This will be a very ineteresting one.
See you all at Forum Stage 6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,196
Posted By roadrunner20
Flying In & Out of Oshkosh seesion today

I'm attending a forum session at 1430 today.

Flying In & Out of Oshkosh

This is presented by the NATCA Controllers.


This will be a very interesting one.
See you all at Forum Stage 6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,552
Posted By roadrunner20
Made it in late Sunday after a long day flying in...

Made it in late Sunday after a long day flying in from Clearwater & skud running along with Mike from Venice in his RV6.
I was fortunate to be one of the last ones in at 7:45.

My first Ripon attempt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,552
Posted By roadrunner20
Happy to hear you made it out & arrived...

Happy to hear you made it out & arrived safely.
I've always enjoyed Saturday arrivals as I enjoy Sundays on the flight line.

I'm looking to head out early tomorrow morning with an arrival before the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By roadrunner20
I woke up this morning and was also looking at...

I woke up this morning and was also looking at shooting the gap between those 2 systems.
Unfortunately, that's near my fuel stop & stopping earlier, there's low OVC everywhere. I'll wait it out...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks Mike. I missed out on it last year, but...

Thanks Mike.
I missed out on it last year, but will certainly try to make this one.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,559
Posted By roadrunner20
Hey John, Great videos! Keep them coming.

Hey John,
Great videos! Keep them coming.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By roadrunner20
It looks to be clearing up for a Sunday...

It looks to be clearing up for a Sunday arrival.
I'm watching as well & hoping for an opening coming up from Clearwater. I plan on a fuel stop a bit further west from your location. KBGF, Winchester
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,518
Posted By roadrunner20
Hey Mike, I just got off the Pacific Crest Trail...

Hey Mike,

I just got off the Pacific Crest Trail a few days ago & WILL be able to make it to Oshkosh this year. I'll resume my roll as "Ice Man", if you've not filled it yet.
I was able to score one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,503
Posted By roadrunner20
I will be unable to volunteer this year so your...

I will be unable to volunteer this year so your help could be needed.
I've already talked to Mike. I'll definitely miss it.

I'll be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail & should be near the Oregon border...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By roadrunner20
My Cairn Terrior would remove them at first, but...

My Cairn Terrior would remove them at first, but decided it was better on than off.
http://3dsky.us/RV7/images/DixieFlys.jpeg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,531
Posted By roadrunner20
I've arrived around noon on Saturday the past 3...

I've arrived around noon on Saturday the past 3 years & have been parked in rows 2 & 3 closest to the HBC pavilion.
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By roadrunner20
You might want to reach out to EAA Chapter 1298...

You might want to reach out to EAA Chapter 1298 at Brooksville (KBKV).
We had a nice set of scales. I believe the conditions for usage was to be a member & contribute a one time fee of $25. This gave...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks Dennis. Hopefully, I'll commit to another...

Thanks Dennis. Hopefully, I'll commit to another system, but will appreciate the parts if it comes to that.

Yes, I flew in to HBC on Wednesday morning and left Friday morning. How did we miss each...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-15-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,743
Posted By roadrunner20
FWIW, weather was great from Wednesday to...

FWIW, weather was great from Wednesday to Saturday.
I flew in Wednesday morning & stayed in HBC until Friday morning.
Caught up with many VAFers.

All of us had a great time in HBC & were very well...
Forum: ADS-B 04-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By roadrunner20
FWIW, It can still be used for ADS-B IN with the...

FWIW, It can still be used for ADS-B IN with the AMOC.
I'm using it until I find a system.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,743
Posted By roadrunner20
WX not looking good for Tuesday. I'll be flying...

WX not looking good for Tuesday.
I'll be flying in on Wednesday, maybe HBC.
Otherwise, if not HBC, I will fly in Wednesday, Thursday & Friday & park in the HB area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By roadrunner20
It's right on the front page of...

It's right on the front page of https://www.flysnf.org
It has the FAA redirect & a print version.
Here's the print...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By roadrunner20
I would ask them if there's a SNF special, if so,...

I would ask them if there's a SNF special, if so, will they honor it if you order now?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-03-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By roadrunner20
Be sure to check the NOTAMS, as I have not. KDAB...

Be sure to check the NOTAMS, as I have not.
KDAB is adjacent to the track & would be easy access.
I flew in several years ago to attend the SuperCross.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,094
Posted By roadrunner20
Rivets with no cracks approaching 12 years, 1000+...

Rivets with no cracks approaching 12 years, 1000+ hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By roadrunner20
Once you get cleared to do transition training in...

Once you get cleared to do transition training in any RV, you might want to contact Jan Bussell. He flies out of Okeechobee, KOBE.
He has an RV6 & 6A

Here's his website.
http://www.rv6flyjan.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By roadrunner20
Turbo, You better contact Oshkosh registration...

Turbo,

You better contact Oshkosh registration to get the "This plane has flown more than 5000 hours" prop badge.

I remember seeing you there & they said it didn't exist.

Congratulations on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,717
Posted By roadrunner20
One picture is here in thread #9

One picture is here in thread #9
Forum: Florida (South) 01-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,768
Posted By roadrunner20
Great pictures Turbo! I met a few of those old...

Great pictures Turbo!
I met a few of those old farts in Laconia(KLCI) last October.
I hope to catch up with you all once I complete my panel upgrade in few weeks.

See you all soon.
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By roadrunner20
I was looking at the 978 Lite model ADS-B OUT...

I was looking at the 978 Lite model ADS-B OUT option.
Gulf Coast Avionics has it discounted @ $1695

https://www.gulfcoastavionics.com/products/4070-rangr-978-lite-ads-b-out-system.aspx
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By roadrunner20
No. I doubt that will ever happen & get approval....

No. I doubt that will ever happen & get approval. I would think that the firmware would need to be updated & Navworx no can do. :(

At this point, it sounds as though the Navworx receiver is doing a...
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