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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,273
Posted By Michael White
A little off topic, but... These pictures remind...

A little off topic, but...

These pictures remind me of many Monokote covering sessions on my R/C airplanes. I know several guys who don't like it, but I actually enjoy working with Monokote. Heat it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,375
Posted By Michael White
Merry Christmas to you and Kris,...

Merry Christmas to you and Kris, Brian!

Best

Christmas

Present

Ever!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,401
Posted By Michael White
That link is for this year's (2017)...

That link is for this year's (2017) calendar...the link to the 2018 calendar should be posted on the Mothership soon according to Scott's post above.
Forum: Rocket 11-22-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,337
Posted By Michael White
Because that would be easy.... :D

Because that would be easy.... :D
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 275,841
Posted By Michael White
Very nice, Matt! Guess you'll have to change...

Very nice, Matt! Guess you'll have to change your username now... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,884
Posted By Michael White
The Elk's name was "Ann". (Monty Python reference...

The Elk's name was "Ann".
(Monty Python reference :D )
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,532
Posted By Michael White
They need "Remove Before Flight" ribbons on...

They need "Remove Before Flight" ribbons on them... :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 90,579
Posted By Michael White
Vlad is a buzz all by himself... :D

Vlad is a buzz all by himself... :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 140,521
Posted By Michael White
Russ, Nice work!

Russ,
Nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By Michael White
Naw, you only think you've got years. Been...

Naw, you only think you've got years. Been there, done that. Don't turn around... :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,403
Posted By Michael White
I think Rosie's entire electrical system is...

I think Rosie's entire electrical system is allergic to salt air... :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-21-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 37,403
Posted By Michael White
It must be a Bermuda Triangle thing...he never...

It must be a Bermuda Triangle thing...he never seems to have alternator issues when he's not in the Caribbean.

Is there an "auto rough" for alternators? :D
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,742
Posted By Michael White
If you're going to use carpet, PLEASE make sure...

If you're going to use carpet, PLEASE make sure you use the right carpet. Some carpets burn faster and smoke more than others, which could ruin your day...

Here's an old thread (no pun...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-03-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By Michael White
No.....the vacuum is supposed to suck... :D

No.....the vacuum is supposed to suck... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,375
Posted By Michael White
Brian, Sorry you had to let Aurora go...your...

Brian,
Sorry you had to let Aurora go...your buyer got a screaming nice airplane, but I agree it was the right thing to do. Kris is priority #1, everything else can be caught up later.

Give Kris a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By Michael White
Matt, If you have not done so already, find (and...

Matt,
If you have not done so already, find (and join) your local EAA club. They are bound to have a few people who can help you...
Forum: Safety 01-03-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Michael White
Katie, In the southeast, Jan Bussell...hands...

Katie,
In the southeast, Jan Bussell...hands down.

http://www.rv6flyjan.com/html/training.asp

Is Tony Boy II getting close?
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,111
Posted By Michael White
Actually, he's holding up the corner of the...

Actually, he's holding up the corner of the "Canada" sign... :D

Nice work on the canopy Tom!
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,818
Posted By Michael White
It's really not my habit to intrude, And...

It's really not my habit to intrude,
And furthermore I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued,
So I'll repeat myself...at the risk of being crude,
There must be fifty ways to leave your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,260
Posted By Michael White
Here's a link to Bob's write-up for anyone...

Here's a link to Bob's write-up for anyone interested in taking a look:

http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2016/10/bob-hoover-one-of-nations-greatest-pilots-dead-at-94/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 46,077
Posted By Michael White
Scott, A couple of points: 1.) You're supposed to...

Scott,
A couple of points:
1.) You're supposed to paint the walls, not yourself... :D
2.) There's no such thing as having too many electrical outlets. Until you have a short somewhere...

The shop...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 248,010
Posted By Michael White
Yes, but it's a tuft act to follow.... :D

Yes, but it's a tuft act to follow.... :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 34,144
Posted By Michael White
For the similarly slightly used factory 9A...

For the similarly slightly used factory 9A demonstrator? At least he'd have one with paint on it.... :D
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-03-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,992
Posted By Michael White
Charles, Check the "RV Hotel" link on the left...

Charles,
Check the "RV Hotel" link on the left side of the front page. If you gotta stay overnight somewhere, you might as well stay with a friend you haven't met yet... :D

Congrats on the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,819
Posted By Michael White
I think he's just "sumping" Turbo's fuel tanks. ...

I think he's just "sumping" Turbo's fuel tanks. Better check your fuel level Turbo! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,224
Posted By Michael White
Scott, I can see why she grabbed T's heart...what...

Scott,
I can see why she grabbed T's heart...what a cutie!
My condolences to you and T over Watson's loss...I know how much he meant to you both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,576
Posted By Michael White
C and P are like Chevy sedans...an RV is like a...

C and P are like Chevy sedans...an RV is like a Miata with wings.
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,885
Posted By Michael White
And everybody knows pilots are full of hot...

And everybody knows pilots are full of hot air.... :D
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,511
Posted By Michael White
No, if they were serious they would've specified...

No, if they were serious they would've specified the metric vise too. :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-18-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,675
Posted By Michael White
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 05-16-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,776
Posted By Michael White
Screwing up a landing would actually be...

Screwing up a landing would actually be easier....it'd handle just like a shopping cart! :D

So which one is the "floppy" wheel? :rolleyes:

John,
Nice job on the conversion. Congrats!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-15-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,196
Posted By Michael White
Just saw a clip on the morning news about it. ...

Just saw a clip on the morning news about it. Didn't know Greg personally, but have seen him fly a few times. So very sad, and a reminder about how dangerous air show routines can be. RIP Greg. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,605
Posted By Michael White
Not airplane related, but several years ago I had...

Not airplane related, but several years ago I had a pup just like that..I named him "Rascal", which fit him to a tee. He never outgrew the name... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 396,649
Posted By Michael White
No, they have short snouts from CATCHING parked...

No, they have short snouts from CATCHING parked cars.... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 396,649
Posted By Michael White
Dave, This picture reminds me of one of those...

Dave,
This picture reminds me of one of those Hollywood thrillers...you know, where the girls opens the door on the mirrored medicine cabinet and the mirror shows the killer right behind her...
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-27-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,555
Posted By Michael White
Well that's certainly one way to give NYC "the...

Well that's certainly one way to give NYC "the bird".

And look...the tail's even pointing in the right direction... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,972
Posted By Michael White
Betcha Vlad could get you one like that from his...

Betcha Vlad could get you one like that from his RV...going backwards! :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,005
Posted By Michael White
Vlad, Thanks for picture #2! What's so important...

Vlad,
Thanks for picture #2! What's so important about a picture of PHL you ask?

Well, back in 2002 I was lead architectural draftsman on the team that designed the large hangar on the far right for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 844,937
Posted By Michael White
Dennis, Depends on which Spit you're talking...

Dennis,
Depends on which Spit you're talking about...Merlins spin CW (from the cockpit), Griffons spin CCW (anti-clockwise as our British friends would say...).

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: RV-3 03-21-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,446
Posted By Michael White
Robin, Add the gussets at the lower corners of...

Robin,
Add the gussets at the lower corners of the firewall/forward fuselage area ala the RV-8.

Dave P is right...you will need to maintain, at a minimum, the same relationship of the wheel axles to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 844,937
Posted By Michael White
Chewing gum under the tires.... :D

Chewing gum under the tires.... :D
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-09-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,209
Posted By Michael White
Cathy, Paul and Louise have a cabin at Big Bear. ...

Cathy,
Paul and Louise have a cabin at Big Bear. I'm sure they will jump in and give you answers soon, but if not, shoot them a PM and they'll get back to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,090
Posted By Michael White
Pictures of the high wing using RV parts

Hope this link works. Google+ so no guarantees...
This airplane has been discussed here on the forums (years ago), so some of these I got from what was posted here, some I got from Barnstormers. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,037
Posted By Michael White
Not as long as the principal in charge is the...

Not as long as the principal in charge is the principal in charge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,495
Posted By Michael White
Jeff, Is that your Mother-in-Law's flying machine...

Jeff,
Is that your Mother-in-Law's flying machine on the left by the tractor? :D :D :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 396,649
Posted By Michael White
Nothing says "Love" like nose prints on the...

Nothing says "Love" like nose prints on the canopy... :D
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 275,841
Posted By Michael White
N124SR

Nice panel Rick! Surprising how much function you can pack into the small-ish (compared to a 6, 7, 8, 9 etc.) -4 panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,406
Posted By Michael White
Dan, Some quick and dirty calculations based on...

Dan,
Some quick and dirty calculations based on the CAD drawings Van's has available on their website:

Frontal area of the RV8 as you described: 6.87 square feet...assuming the Van's CAD drawings...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-08-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,224
Posted By Michael White
I met Red at LOE 2005 (the same year I first met...

I met Red at LOE 2005 (the same year I first met Mel and Ann, DR, Jay Pratt, Rosie and several others). Red was absolutely a class act, and I'm pretty sure he never met a stranger his whole life. ...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,061
Posted By Michael White
Randy, That was my first thought...a fuel tank...

Randy,
That was my first thought...a fuel tank that would go all the way across (as well as fore & aft) of the baggage compartment. Vary the height during the design process to give you the capacity...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,487
Posted By Michael White
Bob, I remember Matt from his Matronics lists. ...

Bob,
I remember Matt from his Matronics lists. Glad to hear he's doing better. Prayers on the way.

Get Well Soon, Matt!
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-23-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 198,877
Posted By Michael White
Lookin' good Andy! Can't wait to see the finished...

Lookin' good Andy!
Can't wait to see the finished product.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 198,877
Posted By Michael White
Andy, Two thoughts... 1. Does your wife's router...

Andy,
Two thoughts...
1. Does your wife's router have a shop vac fitting? If so, you can buy her a nice shop vac for Christmas...to go with the router of course... :D
Seriously, a vac would help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,511
Posted By Michael White
Jason, Having worked in the architecture field...

Jason,
Having worked in the architecture field for 35 years (10+ of those designing hangars for the aviation industry), the first thing I'd do is check that the hangar door is plumb, square and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,652
Posted By Michael White
Dave, Welcome to VAF! Unless the 320 has a hole...

Dave,
Welcome to VAF!

Unless the 320 has a hole in the case (or something else physically wrong with it), fly it the way it is for a while. The 320 is a fine engine, and might surprise you with the...
Forum: Tools 12-11-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By Michael White
There's a support group for that, Bill. Norm...

There's a support group for that, Bill. Norm Abrams (The New Yankee Workshop guy) is our leader... :D

I also think it's a great article BTW. Especially with Christmas coming... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,091
Posted By Michael White
Road Trip!!! (Besides, you know you need a...

Road Trip!!!

(Besides, you know you need a side-trip to the Hard-8 to get you barbecue tank topped off... :D )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,261
Posted By Michael White
Ron, I met Trish and Mark at LOE 2005, and we've...

Ron,
I met Trish and Mark at LOE 2005, and we've been friends since then. Since I'm not a Facebook person, I was not aware of Trish's condition. When you take her for that ride next week, tell her...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By Michael White
Yes. (with extra letters added to fill the...

Yes.

(with extra letters added to fill the minimum requirement)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,701
Posted By Michael White
You guys can have the small caliber stuff...I'll...

You guys can have the small caliber stuff...I'll go with the chin mounted cannon! :D


http://i67.tinypic.com/vpazyf.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By Michael White
Terry, Others may offer more/different...

Terry,
Others may offer more/different perspectives, but Aaron's already nailed it...

"Build the airplane you WANT, not the airplanes OTHERS tell you to build."

Hands down the best advice you can...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By Michael White
Ray, I would also recommend a DAR. Gary "Condor"...

Ray,
I would also recommend a DAR.

Gary "Condor" Sobek is a DAR in Uniontown PA, an RV-6 builder/flyer, a personal friend and a top-notch guy. I can highly recommend him. You can contact him via...
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