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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,928
Posted By DougJ
Ask at check in next time. I had to leave...

Ask at check in next time. I had to leave Thursday morning and bought Monday thru Wednesday passes. I asked about getting to the plane Thursday morning and was told I could stop by the booth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,928
Posted By DougJ
So the mass Mooney arrival sahrens mentioned......

So the mass Mooney arrival sahrens mentioned... We flew out together from CA and as he said arrived on Saturday. Some issues there but nothing like Sunday.

We happened to be out there during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By DougJ
My Experience was almost 3 years ago now, but I...

My Experience was almost 3 years ago now, but I still recall it fondly.

Mike did a great job, the B&B was very nice, great little town with some good food, and a fun strip to fly out of!

Mike is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,514
Posted By DougJ
Wow, the tanks on my 1993 vintage RV-6 are...

Wow, the tanks on my 1993 vintage RV-6 are sloshed but look NOTHING like those.

There is slosh compound carefully applied along the pro-seal joints and the back wall, nowhere else. I watch them...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,543
Posted By DougJ
Oh boy. I went to the page linked and my first...

Oh boy. I went to the page linked and my first thought was: "Gee, he linked to the wrong page."

Then I was, "I see what you did there..."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,462
Posted By DougJ
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,203
Posted By DougJ
Awesome story! In reference to the above I found...

Awesome story! In reference to the above I found this picture of your ride from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,358
Posted By DougJ
Looks like a stop for cheap gas in Gooding ID.

Looks like a stop for cheap gas in Gooding ID.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,939
Posted By DougJ
I also appreciate the candor regarding your...

I also appreciate the candor regarding your incident. By putting this out there you may prevent the same thing or worse from happening to another pilot, and that's what it's all about.

In the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,244
Posted By DougJ
I learned this while doing a little flying in a...

I learned this while doing a little flying in a wooden bladed Bell 47 and an old Hiller. Leave one on those tied down for very long with the rotors tilted and it can get your attention! A couple of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 55,911
Posted By DougJ
Ohh this sounds great! I went to OSH for the...

Ohh this sounds great! I went to OSH for the first time last year, and I'm planning to go next year. Mine is a fairly early kit, started in 88/89 and finished in mid 1993 by a gentleman in Alabama....
Forum: Polishing your RV 07-17-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,343
Posted By DougJ
Dang that's some dedication! That is a lot of...

Dang that's some dedication! That is a lot of work and it looks great!
Forum: Safety 07-06-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,764
Posted By DougJ
Whenever I encounter airport firefighters I...

Whenever I encounter airport firefighters I always ask if they are familiar with the type of aircraft I'm operating and if not, would they like a tour. Giving them a quick fam on exits, crew &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,838
Posted By DougJ
Yes, and we all know what the last thing to go...

Yes, and we all know what the last thing to go through that bugs mind was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,492
Posted By DougJ
I've used one for years that an old hand at...

I've used one for years that an old hand at sheetmetal work passed on to me. It's a bit dull these days but I did use it a bit on a buddies RV-7 build. Used with care it will produce a near mirror...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-25-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 66,586
Posted By DougJ
A local aviation and photo buff, Tim Sowell,...

A local aviation and photo buff, Tim Sowell, snapped this as my daughter and I departed Fresno Chandler for the Calaveras County air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,622
Posted By DougJ
:D I didn't want to say anything about how ugly...

:D

I didn't want to say anything about how ugly someones baby is, but yeah...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,622
Posted By DougJ
I'm all in with Smoky on this idea. I'm looking...

I'm all in with Smoky on this idea. I'm looking at Kitfox S-7 and Rans S-20 types for some backcountry fun in a few years. Something form Vans that do this mission would be wonderful.
Forum: Safety 03-18-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,786
Posted By DougJ
Nothing in part 91 to my knowledge, as has been...

Nothing in part 91 to my knowledge, as has been stated.

Quite a while back the Army imposed restrictions, basically "No crewmember will operate any photographic equipment (still or motion) in an...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-17-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,874
Posted By DougJ
I bought my -6 with no TW time, as a matter fact...

I bought my -6 with no TW time, as a matter fact I didn't even have a Single Engine rating at the time. :rolleyes:

I did the ASEL add on and then flew with Mike Seager the next week. About 9 hours...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,524
Posted By DougJ
Good point on the pickups, I failed to mention...

Good point on the pickups, I failed to mention that. On the last condition inspection I had a bit of a fuel stain at the right sender. I pulled it all out, swapped in the new pickup and anti-rotation...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,524
Posted By DougJ
I basically follow the guidance in the Service...

I basically follow the guidance in the Service Bulletin (https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb11-9-13.pdf), although I don't open the gascolator every 25 hours. During the pre-buy I pulled both fuel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,524
Posted By DougJ
I purchased (with smokyray's help!) an early RV-6...

I purchased (with smokyray's help!) an early RV-6 that was finished in 1993, I'm pretty sure the tail kit was started in 1988. Serial no. 20200. The airplane is basically in great shape, but there...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-02-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,857
Posted By DougJ
I can give you a perspective form a Military...

I can give you a perspective form a Military pilot on the Army side. Our training and flight planning has always had a bit of an emphasis on lost commo. We file our route/ETE to the IAF for the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,927
Posted By DougJ
The Electroair website still has those reports as...

The Electroair website still has those reports as well, tabbed under Tech support / Reports. Here are the direct links to all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,759
Posted By DougJ
Nice post Chad. I'm pretty happy with how my...

Nice post Chad. I'm pretty happy with how my O-320 / Warnke powered -6 performs, and the handling is outstanding!

Gotta love a great design that is such pleasure to fly.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,013
Posted By DougJ
Been there. Easy to do in the -6, but as Sid said...

Been there. Easy to do in the -6, but as Sid said - GO AROUND!

He touched down in a tail low wheel landing, so a tiny bit slow for a "traditional" wheel landing and he probably touched before he was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,543
Posted By DougJ
Lee, thank you for taking the time to post...

Lee, thank you for taking the time to post here.

Very sorry to hear of your Dads failing health, I went through this a couple of years ago with my Dad and it was the hardest thing I've ever had to...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-15-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 28,737
Posted By DougJ
The basic (abbreviated) rules I have operated by...

The basic (abbreviated) rules I have operated by in my work for Uncle Sam have worked well in that world:

I can plan to an airfield where the forecasted WX is at mins for the approach to be flown at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,951
Posted By DougJ
Does it look like this? "Normal"...

Does it look like this? "Normal" RV-6.
http://www.vansairforce.net/Graphics/NoseTailArt/N466PGTailArt.jpg

Or this? RV-7/8 style or late...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By DougJ
I should mention that I didn't build my 1993...

I should mention that I didn't build my 1993 vintage RV-6, and it has a Cessna gauge package in it that includes the fuel gauges. They accurately indicate both full and empty, it's that in-between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By DougJ
Well, I would want gauges as well, even though...

Well, I would want gauges as well, even though they may not be the best. My RV-6 gauges are not very accurate.

Then there's this in your ops limits:
“After completion of phase I flight testing,...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,426
Posted By DougJ
Oh, if only were that easy! Outstanding work on...

Oh, if only were that easy! Outstanding work on the fairings, you have an above average skill set there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,856
Posted By DougJ
The Nexus 7 does have a GPS, and it works very...

The Nexus 7 does have a GPS, and it works very well. When I first got it I tried it in the Sherpa and it was always dead on with the dual FMS onboard. I like that I can close the app or sleep the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,151
Posted By DougJ
RWY 36, between California and...

RWY 36, between California and KOSH...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/DougJ/RV%20pics/OSH%2014/DSCN1718_zps737b5c28.jpg
Forum: COMM 12-08-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,159
Posted By DougJ
I would strongly recommend that you just buy new...

I would strongly recommend that you just buy new speakers and microphone. I have used several different types of converter cables with limited success. I flew the C-23 for the Army for 12 or so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,940
Posted By DougJ
That looks to me like it would be a yes. The -6...

That looks to me like it would be a yes. The -6 will definitely land tail wheel first with ease, and is still solidly flying when it does. This one is now sitting much taller in the front, the only...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-10-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,245
Posted By DougJ
Fun video, nice job! Pitts vs RV seems an...

Fun video, nice job!

Pitts vs RV seems an interesting mix of performance capabilities. Details please...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,069
Posted By DougJ
I put Wilkerson retreads on at the condition...

I put Wilkerson retreads on at the condition inspection this summer, love 'em so far. Especially at $50 ea shipped!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,681
Posted By DougJ
That's the change as I understand it. Of course...

That's the change as I understand it.

Of course we know how this will go. Some Dad flying an electric RC plane with his son in a park 2.3 miles away from a football game he knows nothing about will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By DougJ
I use the Autolite 386's in my O-320 with an...

I use the Autolite 386's in my O-320 with an Electroair ignition, in the bottom positions.

I am continually impressed with how well that ignition / plug combo works, I wouldn't change a thing.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-26-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By DougJ
Mine is #20200. The manual is out at the hangar,...

Mine is #20200. The manual is out at the hangar, I'll try to get a look at it in a day or so. Do you have the plans for that section? I also have a pretty complete set of plans if you're missing...
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By DougJ
I installed the new style pants on my -6 just...

I installed the new style pants on my -6 just before Oshkosh. Definitely looks better, just more current/modern.

I've also seen a cruise speed increase in speed of around 5 knots. I have a 150 hp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By DougJ
I got a set of recaps from...

I got a set of recaps from http://wilkersonaircrafttires.com/ Nice tread, balance was good, and so far they look great. The tires were $50 each, shipped. The Goodyear tubes were more.

I only have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,809
Posted By DougJ
Welcome to VAF! I bought my new-to-me 1993 RV-6...

Welcome to VAF!

I bought my new-to-me 1993 RV-6 in Alabama last May, and it's been an absolute joy to fly and to own. I went to Oshkosh for the first time in it this year and had a blast. I can't...
Forum: RV-4 09-05-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By DougJ
Hey Dan, I'm leaving AK today, I'll let you know...

Hey Dan, I'm leaving AK today, I'll let you know when I get your ASI in the air. (Hopefully tomorrow)

Give us a report once you get that Catto mounted!

Doug
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,653
Posted By DougJ
Congratulations!

Great report, what fantastic feeling it must be. Enjoy the magic carpet that you just built!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-19-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,913
Posted By DougJ
I had no idea it was with an RV guy!...

I had no idea it was with an RV guy! Congratulations on the award, it's a beautiful airplane!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,913
Posted By DougJ
Dang, you are good! Impressive that you could ID...

Dang, you are good! Impressive that you could ID it with such a small part in the pic. Lets see how good you really are, can you tell us the diameter and pitch???

Scott, you need to go next year,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,766
Posted By DougJ
I learned a few things too.

I bought an early RV-6, completed in June of 1993. Rob Ray, aka Smokyray (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=246) was helping me through the process, and as it happened knew the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,913
Posted By DougJ
Vlad, great pic of West Point! Mike, I...

Vlad, great pic of West Point!

Mike, I recognized you at the RV gathering / beer tasting event, but didn't have the chance to speak to you. My leg into Gooding, ID was about 565 NM from the last...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,317
Posted By DougJ
Sahrens on the board ran into this on a day I...

Sahrens on the board ran into this on a day I went over to help. He also had QB wings with all the holes filled. He had noticed this error on the plans, and that his wings had some extra rivets, and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,913
Posted By DougJ
I ended up leaving Friday afternoon, looked like...

I ended up leaving Friday afternoon, looked like to best time to for weather and other issues. I left late so I went back to YKN and stayed there again, the next morning it was off to Caldwell, ID to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,913
Posted By DougJ
I stumbled around OSH Monday through Friday with...

I stumbled around OSH Monday through Friday with my camera in pocket. IN. MY. POCKET. I was so busy licking airplane windows, pressing buttons on every EFIS known to man, hitting various seminars,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,913
Posted By DougJ
A few pics from my OSH trip.

Finally found the cable for the camera in all my stuff after OSH, so here's a first timers brief report.

OVERWHELMING. Yep, that's the OSH report. I flew out from Central CA in the RV-6, stayed in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,185
Posted By DougJ
Well, to set the tone: California is more money...

Well, to set the tone: California is more money grubbing and desperate for tax dollars spend then just about any State out there.

Document every dollar spent, do NOT let them decide your value...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,804
Posted By DougJ
Jeez, I need to get some dual on "freebie"...

Jeez, I need to get some dual on "freebie" acquisitions! Some of you guys have it down!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-09-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,804
Posted By DougJ
I bought a cap at the Vans booth. Shopped A LOT,...

I bought a cap at the Vans booth.

Shopped A LOT, but only bought a hat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 31,288
Posted By DougJ
I'll be there! Looks like I'll be leaving CA on...

I'll be there!

Looks like I'll be leaving CA on Sunday and should be into OSH (for the first time!) Monday morning. Light Gray and Blue RV-6, 507RH. I'll be in HBC.

Doug
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-22-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,522
Posted By DougJ
Jay, got home late but I got your message, I'll...

Jay, got home late but I got your message, I'll call you tomorrow.

I usually run part throttle until I get high enough to run 2550 or less with full throttle, just a preference. 8,500/9,500...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-21-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,522
Posted By DougJ
Interesting to see this old thread pop up just...

Interesting to see this old thread pop up just now. I just completed the install of Van's pressure recovery wheel pants on my 1993 vintage RV-6 yesterday. I've flow it to verify trim before painting,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,684
Posted By DougJ
Let's see some pictures of the install!

Let's see some pictures of the install!
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