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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-12-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,892
Posted By rv7boy
I get them for my C172 quite often.

I get them for my C172 quite often.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-12-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By rv7boy
My sympathies

I am so saddened to read this. I never met him, but his name was easily recognized and I have read many of his posts here. We will miss his thoughts, his experiences and his encouragement to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,958
Posted By rv7boy
In addition to Tanya's xxxHaloxxx headset, I...

In addition to Tanya's xxxHaloxxx headset, I really liked seeing her Pilots N Paws hat. Thanks for sharing the photos and story. Interesting reading on a cold, rainy day in Alabama.

P.S. Horton...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks. Now I know. :)

Thanks. Now I know. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By rv7boy
Go to Doug’s first post in this thread and read...

Go to Doug’s first post in this thread and read the seven words in the black background in the photo of the Golden ticket. Choice of hat or shirt. Also a tour of the factory for me and a guest. I’ve...
Forum: Tools 12-04-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland

Cleaveland...Cleaveland...Cleaveland

...not...Cleveland.

Just a nit of mine. They're in Iowa, not Ohio, and I have no idea why they spell it with two "a's." It's pronounced the same, but it's...
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By rv7boy
Keeping up with your own airplane

That's a good idea for all of us. I, too, recently entered my own N-number into my "My Alerts" list. That way, if my airplane is in the system, I will know about it. You don't have to have ADS-B...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By rv7boy
Pitch Sensitivity in cruise

There is another reason to mount the passenger's stick buttons on the panel. I learned a long time ago when flying with a friend in his 6A to Sun'n Fun that operation of the stick mounted PTT could...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-04-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By rv7boy
I'm pretty sure they are talking about Cable...

I'm pretty sure they are talking about Cable Airport (KCCB). FMI, see Airnav for this airport. (http://airnav.com/airport/KCCB)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-03-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By rv7boy
It may be too late now to volunteer this year,...

It may be too late now to volunteer this year, but a fellow worker here in Alabama and his wife signed up ahead of time a few years ago to help decorate one of the floats. They arrived several days...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks, Vanís!

I got a surprise yesterday. I’ve bought at least two Van’s Aircraft calendars every year for over 20 years. This is a nice “Thank You.” I have Golden Ticket No. 19. With three reported in this...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,682
Posted By rv7boy
Crosswind math made easy

Here's an easier way for me...since calculating crosswind components is an estimation due to variable wind velocity and direction anyway.

We really only need to calculate the crosswind components at...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By rv7boy
This is one of the most durable and most reliable...

This is one of the most durable and most reliable headsets ever made. Not stereo, and not noise cancelling but a comfortable and dependable design. I have four of them that I just can’t part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By rv7boy
Where is the "Like" button? I've been on FB too...

Where is the "Like" button? I've been on FB too long today! :o
Seriously you've asked an excellent question. I started my 7 kit too long ago and now as I'm getting psyched up to get going again, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,509
Posted By rv7boy
Venturi design

I always thought if I did this that Iíd design a hopper with a Venturi in the bottom. I had a friend who had been a crop duster, and after he retired he started flying radio controlled models. He...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-23-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By rv7boy
Calendar?

This would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar...see the link in the banner above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,102
Posted By rv7boy
Cool Integral Calculus

Ah, Calculus! Alas, it has been so long since I've burned the midnight oil enjoying your endless delights! ;)

I once woke up in the middle of the night, shouting, "d-y...d-x!" And then went back...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 10-17-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By rv7boy
Hurricane Michael

I was glad to see Doug’s Front Page posting (10/18/2018) of an RV-4 pilot flying Hurricane Michael relief supplies into Florida with the Operation Airdrop group. I signed up as an Operation Airdrop...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-15-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By rv7boy
Yayyy! Itís on the VAF Calendar!!! :D

Yayyy! Itís on the VAF Calendar!!! :D
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,945
Posted By rv7boy
Sympathy

I never met Jon but wish I had. I just noticed that his last four or five posts in the forums were replies helping others.

What a legacy for us to remember him by!

My sincerest sympathy to his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Tate! Today I have learned that October 10 is special for another reason. In addition to my dad's birthday, it is also Tate's birthday. Dad passed away in 2006, but I think of him...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-09-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By rv7boy
Reminds me of a conversation I had with Bob...

Reminds me of a conversation I had with Bob Crippen, the astronaut, many years ago, when I was working on my Instrument rating. His advice was unless you fly in the clouds a lot...and much more...
Forum: Northeast 10-05-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By rv7boy
Bill, this would make a good addition to the VAF...

Bill, this would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar above.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-05-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By rv7boy
Hi Martin, the VAF Calendar shows an EAA983...

Hi Martin, the VAF Calendar shows an EAA983 fly-in. Is that the same one? I was going to suggest you post the Pecan Plantation information to the VAF Calendar, but it's not clear to me they are...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By rv7boy
I, likewise, wish to say, "You're a good man, Dan...

I, likewise, wish to say, "You're a good man, Dan Horton." I hope I have such a friend who would help my family deal with my airplane stuff if I should go first.

My sincerest sympathies to you and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,177
Posted By rv7boy
Distinctive radio transmissions

Besides the legalities I think an important part of radio communication is the distinctive sound of one’s voice, and this includes the speech pattern as well as the modulation by the radio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,628
Posted By rv7boy
Limited audience

This may be kind of like nosewheel vs. tailwheel, slider canopy vs. tip-up, or fixed-pitch prop vs. constant speed. Everyone has a preference, and for their own good reason.

I will point out that...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By rv7boy
Jay, did you get to the "RV General...

Jay, did you get to the "RV General Discussion/News" forum? Depending on your browser and how you have your configuration set, you should have a headline banner (near top of page) that shows the...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By rv7boy
More ID

Andy, can you provide the brand name and/or model number? Thx
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By rv7boy
EAA TV Series "From the Ground Up"

Another source of video material is the TV show produced by EAA, "From the Ground Up." Although it depicts the building of an RV-8, like the Orndorf videos, the basics of building an RV are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,755
Posted By rv7boy
Separate bedrooms

I know a pilot who got fed up with the CPAP machine, and he and his wife agreed the solution was for them to sleep in separate bedrooms! He sleeps better, she sleeps better...problem solved! ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,011
Posted By rv7boy
My wife told me if I expected her to look at the...

My wife told me if I expected her to look at the back of my head while we're flying, she would just stay home! Made the tandem versus side-by-side decision easy for me! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By rv7boy
Moving a 6A with the wings on

I helped my friend move his 6A with the wings on in '96. He built it at his house and wanted to move it to his hangar about 20 miles away. He, being a retired NASA engineer, said he would never...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By rv7boy
Be glad it wasn't flying TOWARD you!!

Be glad it wasn't flying TOWARD you!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,343
Posted By rv7boy
Did you intend C172??

Did you intend C172??
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, I just looked at your build log site. You...

Wow, I just looked at your build log site. You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Portland visit

My wife and I planned a similar trip to the Portland area several years ago...to visit a cousin I had not met...and to visit Van's Aircraft. Check with Van’s before you plan your schedule because we...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By rv7boy
Several years ago, my wife and I visited the...

Several years ago, my wife and I visited the factory. When she sat in the 10 she asked me why I wasn't building a 10...! :eek:
Forum: Texas (North) 08-03-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By rv7boy
It's not too late to add this to the calendar...

It's not too late to add this to the calendar (above). You'll get more visibility there as many RV pilots check the calendar for places to fly for breakfast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,078
Posted By rv7boy
Seems like I heard that Vic Syracuse will make...

Seems like I heard that Vic Syracuse will make the first flight on Tuesday, July 31. I believe it's on the audio of the video showing the first engine start and taxi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,078
Posted By rv7boy
Time Lapse Video of One Week Wonder

It's on the EAA/Airventure web site under "One Week Wonder."...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,928
Posted By rv7boy
Thank you, James. I'm glad you're tuned in.

Thank you, James. I'm glad you're tuned in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,928
Posted By rv7boy
Air Rage

I'm thinking this past weekend will be one of those "benchmark dates" when we realize the term "AIR RAGE" came into our vocabulary.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By rv7boy
If I were at Airventure, I would attend this....

If I were at Airventure, I would attend this. Glad somebody started this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations! My last arrival at Airventure...

Congratulations! My last arrival at Airventure was supposed to be on Thursday but a faulty spark plug delayed my arrival to Friday. Glad you made it ok!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations! She's beautiful.

Congratulations! She's beautiful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By rv7boy
A few photographs on this thread would be worth...

A few photographs on this thread would be worth "a thousand words" to those of us who are working on the wings. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By rv7boy
When I read the headline, I thought watermelons...

When I read the headline, I thought watermelons and the "Sledge-O-Matic" were coming to Oshkosh! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,756
Posted By rv7boy
I've flown in to Airventure five times. Gary,...

I've flown in to Airventure five times. Gary, Paul, and others, you are absolutely correct. The procedure for slow aircraft is appropriate.

Read, understand and follow the NOTAM or instructions...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-16-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By rv7boy
Pups need ride from Mississippi to Waupaca, Wisconsin

I saw this post today (https://pilotsnpaws.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=53898&utm_content=distance-notification&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=trip-notification&utm_medium=email) and thought if any RV...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-15-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Good job!

Congratulations, Josh. You made a difference in one dogís life.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
Posted By rv7boy
Delete it? Are you kidding? Doug chose this...

Delete it? Are you kidding? Doug chose this thread for the top thread for today ( 7/12)! And for good reason. :)
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-29-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By rv7boy
From Online Etymology Dictionary, Metallurgy,...

From Online Etymology Dictionary,

Metallurgy, n.

1704, from Modern Latin metallurgia, from Greek metallourgos "worker in metal," from metallon "metal" (see metal) + ergon "work" (from PIE root...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Bill. Nice job. Hoping to see...

Congratulations, Bill. Nice job. Hoping to see her in North Alabama (Decatur, Cullman or Moontown) some time...after the Phase 1, of course.
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By rv7boy
One quick answer is that for a well balanced...

One quick answer is that for a well balanced propeller, the three blades at 120` are out of phase with the power pulses at 90`of a four cylinder engine, and the result is less vibration. But you...
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By rv7boy
Jim, and others, you might be interested in...

Jim, and others, you might be interested in reading this article (https://electricmotorglider.com/2017/08/01/burping-the-rotax-912-sport-aviation-experimenter-technically-speaking-article-july-2017/)...
Forum: Northeast 06-07-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation Calendar

This would make a great addition to the Calendar (See Header on this page). Youíll get more publicity because Doug picks up the Calendar items on his daily updates of the VAF News.
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,555
Posted By rv7boy
So Don, is this RV-12 still for sale? From...

So Don, is this RV-12 still for sale?
From another Don
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-23-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,276
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation Should be on VAF Calendar

This would make a great addition to the VAF Calendar (link above) and youíll get more publicity because Doug shows the Calendar on his VAF news page
Forum: Safety 05-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,119
Posted By rv7boy
Good description, Carl. My logic and results...

Good description, Carl. My logic and results were the same as your experience. After wearing glasses for nearsightedness since age 12, I now have 20/20 distant vision and wear reading glasses when...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By rv7boy
I think we know who that "Russian controller" is....

I think we know who that "Russian controller" is. A familiar RV-9A and a familiar face appear at the end of the video. :)
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,300
Posted By rv7boy
I see you've already made your reservation, but...

I see you've already made your reservation, but to add to this list in case anyone else needs ideas, I'd suggest Reelfoot Lake, Airport Identifier 0M2.

I haven't been there but have it on my bucket...
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