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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Vlad
There is a reason in the absence of a critical...

There is a reason in the absence of a critical logbook. Selling price would be another indication. Red flag in my opinion. You asked. :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Vlad
There is a contact for you here David...

There is a contact for you here David http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158753 Welcome!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Vlad
Forwarded

Thank Don appreciate it.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Vlad
Question Skyview Tach to O320 Schematics

An RV builder from faraway is asking how to wire a Dynon tach (skyview?) to O320. I am not familiar I don't have any glass in my plane. A reference to a schematic would be great. I briefly scanned...
Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Vlad
There are two more Gil without any P areas. Total...

There are two more Gil without any P areas. Total four blimps along that frontier two of them not charted. Hanging around 5,000 feet.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-18-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up You will have a blast!

Great plan perfect timing! Go for it. Watch for the thermal dangers and violent T-storms along Arizona border, try to talk your way via R-spaces. If you don't have a Russian accent they may let you...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Vlad
It's in a slightly different format and not very...

It's in a slightly different format and not very rich in features as FF. Symbology need to get used to if you used other apps for long time. It's a great resource for the price in my opinion. Using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,738
Posted By Vlad
I need to borrow this. Well said.

I need to borrow this. Well said.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Vlad
Mike you will be fine don't overthink it. ATC is...

Mike you will be fine don't overthink it. ATC is very accommodating and courteous. They won't lose you at any height. Great service from Lynx at Destin. Been there a month or so ago good experience....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Bolt and go Tom!...

Bolt and go Tom! :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Tom%20-%201_1.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Tom%20-%201_1.jpg.html)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,519
Posted By Vlad
Agree. I brought my then brand new 200 hours RV...

Agree. I brought my then brand new 200 hours RV to Horace Williams in 2011. To join Ted Chang on our first Bahamian trip. The tensions were high I was told. What a shame....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up FltPlanGo

Perfect resource at an unbeatable price. FltPlanGo thank you Alfio! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,359
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Got all the goodies Steve pass thanks to Amanda...

Got all the goodies Steve pass thanks to Amanda nice job! Will install tomorrow. Let's see how they survive the beating. Will report here after first thousand hours on them :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Vlad
On the contrary I have an adequate carb heat from...

On the contrary I have an adequate carb heat from Vans stock system. During my first Alaskan Expedition a smart man told me it would be enough. As soon as it works. I encountered not favorable hard...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-09-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Vlad
This is a great idea Larry! The timing is tight...

This is a great idea Larry! The timing is tight it's a sort of a record. Stay 1 day ahead of the weather, improvise or change the route on the go and you are all set. Looking forward for a trip...
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Vlad
Copalis State S16

Just 20 RV minutes north of Oregon border there is Copalis State airport S16. Right on the beach. :)


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,186
Posted By Vlad
I had an interesting experience the other day...

I had an interesting experience the other day away from home. Fuel cap was hard to open. Very unusual. I blew to the vent it's passable but something was there. I flew to another airport using the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By Vlad
Sorry couldn't resist Martin don't do it this...

Sorry couldn't resist Martin don't do it this way. It attracts mice.
As seen on a recently purchased RV the new owner wasn't happy....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-04-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Posted By Vlad
Sure Dave email is on the way. It's looking cool...

Sure Dave email is on the way. It's looking cool and working if standing still :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Vlad
Ken they all suck in direct sunlight. Consumer...

Ken they all suck in direct sunlight. Consumer electronics not aviation applications. I use Pro daily as a moving map and I often change angles in the cockpit. It's an excellent reference and helps...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-01-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Posted By Vlad
Talking Cheap DIY stuff

Declattering the closet. Some good stuff is here for do-it-yourselves. Shipping extra on all items usps flat rate.

Roll your own oxygen setup $30. Regulator+two bottles. SOLD
Right master brake...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-30-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By Vlad
Roger that Noel! I am on the go too and online...

Roger that Noel! I am on the go too and online comms are interrupted. Will catch you at KVAY please keep that pump.
Forum: California 04-26-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By Vlad
Catalina part was covered some six years ago...

Catalina part was covered some six years ago (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=92268&highlight=Catalina+island&page=6). When they still had a $50 landing fee and a juicy bison...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Vlad
It a private message take a look in upper right...

It a private message take a look in upper right corner of the screen. Right under the Garmin ad. I have an off topic question :)
Forum: California 04-26-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By Vlad
Dates are fluid Bruce. Likely centered around Den...

Dates are fluid Bruce. Likely centered around Den Pobedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Day_(9_May)) :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By Vlad
Let me tell you a little story about sex appeal....

Let me tell you a little story about sex appeal. Once upon a time we diverted to an alternate somewhere in NM. Even there the surface winds were howling near RV stall speeds. There were two...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Vlad
Topgun, If I can do it anybody can. Take that...

Topgun,

If I can do it anybody can. Take that Walt motivational offer asap! The man is a wealth of knowledge and he is one of us. I wish I had that opportunity in 2006 when I started building....
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By Vlad
Thank you guys much appreciated! Likely coming...

Thank you guys much appreciated!



Likely coming from the north tracking the shore all the way from Oregon.



Cool. What's good at KTOA? :)
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By Vlad
Hollywood Overfly How To?

Question for California locals. If you are on a VFR photo mission near Hollywood Sign how would you voice your request to ATC and where? The airspace seems saturated and terrain pretty high. Can I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Kelly. The devastation of the Valley is...

Thanks Kelly. The devastation of the Valley is depressing indeed. I will be passing via your area with a friend of mine in couple weeks maybe we can coordinate a meetup. I will buy you breakfast. We...
Forum: COMM 04-23-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Vlad
Couldn't agree more Randy. The amount of use (and...

Couldn't agree more Randy. The amount of use (and abuse) my A20 took from the day of introduction is unbelievable. Stepped on control box cracked it, lost an ANR feature in right ear due to hard...
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,961
Posted By Vlad
I always enjoy your picture galleries Bruce....

I always enjoy your picture galleries Bruce. Thank you very much!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 79,399
Posted By Vlad
Talking Zombie Land

The winter is coming...

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/Zombies%20-%201.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Daily%20Pictures/Zombies%20-%201.jpg.html)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Vlad
Witch...

Witch House.


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Sonora%20Caverns/Sonora%20-%201%2042.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Vlad
Fish...

Fish tail.


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Sonora%20Caverns/Sonora%20-%201%2030.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Vlad
You have to be a professional photographer with...

You have to be a professional photographer with serious optics to capture and render all the stone formations....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Vlad
Caverns of Sonora

Doug tracked me to Sonora TX and sent me this link http://www.vansairforce.net/rv_travel/dougreeves/cavernsofsonora/sonora.htm what a chance!

A good friend of mine Leo tried hard to help with...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,201
Posted By Vlad
Trust but verify Sibirsky. Dang I flew the bird...

Trust but verify Sibirsky. Dang I flew the bird and even gave her a good workout. In spite I gave you the recommendation on the inspector I still have the same opinion on all these pricy pre buys. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,024
Posted By Vlad
Fantastic! Thanks for such a rare report and...

Fantastic! Thanks for such a rare report and pictures Mike. Canít wait to get there.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Vlad
Nice report Sandy! Completely forgot about Hangar...

Nice report Sandy! Completely forgot about Hangar Hotel is on the list now. PM is heading your way... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By Vlad
Just adding to the Lycoming fuel pump reliability...

Just adding to the Lycoming fuel pump reliability statistics. Once upon a time after a three and a half hours of flight (international) the pump vent left a long thick trail of oil on the bottom of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Vlad
There is an interesting development in Australia....

There is an interesting development in Australia. Small turboprop engine https://www.turb.aero/ta200tp-turboprop looks very promising. Extensive discussion here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Nice! The trick I am doing for 7 years. However I...

Nice! The trick I am doing for 7 years. However I am working from the other side. You can also stuff some napkins inside the Z-loc. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,686
Posted By Vlad
It is indeed. A quick 1 hour hop via Tuba City...

It is indeed. A quick 1 hour hop via Tuba City and Painted Desert. :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Painted%20Desert%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By Vlad
Smile Tell me some tyres

I ordered 11x4.00-5 tire and tube from a supply house the other day. It was shipped slightly deformed and still stays that way I didn't put it on the rim yet. It says tubeless and weighs noticeably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By Vlad
Hurry up guys before Derek goes for the big iron....

Hurry up guys before Derek goes for the big iron. :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Derek%20-%201.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Derek%20-%201.jpg.html)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,686
Posted By Vlad
Bill I've been to those woods half a dozen times...

Bill I've been to those woods half a dozen times but still didn't cover the grounds you did. Thanks for a great online guide (http://www.pilotbill.com/Idaho10/IdahoTrip10.htm)....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,686
Posted By Vlad
Not that I am aware of Johan, 121.5 would be a...

Not that I am aware of Johan, 121.5 would be a great choice for the second radio. Lake Powell NP is the closest marked on the sectionals with restrictions. If you decide to go lower then flight...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,686
Posted By Vlad
Monument Valley

Based on advice from senior VAFers I took a tour of Monument Valley recently. It never gets old.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/Monument%20Valley%20-%201%202.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By Vlad
Glad to see Tom and Bonnie opened 2018 flying...

Glad to see Tom and Bonnie opened 2018 flying season!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By Vlad
There isn't. The only cabbie in town is a lady...

There isn't. The only cabbie in town is a lady who drives pilots from the airport for 30 years or so. She told us. :)

There is a nice eatery called Steamers but the wait time could be up to 30...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-03-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Vlad
FlashPass charges

Keith how much they charge for submission after 30 days trial? I am pretty comfy with CBP website but would like to have an option.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-02-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By Vlad
Steve, I was searching for Jack's RV9 pictures...

Steve,

I was searching for Jack's RV9 pictures in my archives and failed miserably. :) I knew I have them. Somewhere on hard drive. That's a drawback of having tens of thousands of RV images without...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By Vlad
I tried the 10 kit and its geometry doesn't work...

I tried the 10 kit and its geometry doesn't work for our smaller cowlings. Jack Rosen (N99552) has an interesting setup on his RV9A.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,680
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up That's all you need Andy! Bolt the airframe to it...

That's all you need Andy! Bolt the airframe to it and go fly. Life is short so many places to visit so little time....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-01-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By Vlad
Magnificent!

Thank you Mike. I had a glimpse of your territory enroute from Iliamna to Palmer two years ago. Can't wait to be back 8 weeks left....
Forum: Safety 04-01-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Vlad
I fly a lot. I interact with drone pilots...

I fly a lot. I interact with drone pilots licensed and not. Sometimes we coordinate something. Sometimes I try to locate a tiny quad myself. Always the operator gets his toy out of the sky...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-27-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By Vlad
Mars Research Station

There is a fascinating place in a Utah desert. It's Mars Desert Research Lab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Desert_Research_Station) where teams of scientists from different countries simulate...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,921
Posted By Vlad
A king size bed and a running water in the...

A king size bed and a running water in the cabinette is a semi-primitive? In this part of the world it's a 5-star accommodation Greg. Did I mention it's free and comes with a healthy breakfast? Look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 79,399
Posted By Vlad
The Ivanpah array is really cool. Passed by on a...

The Ivanpah array is really cool. Passed by on a recent trip. Didn't look at the flashes camera did. :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/Ivanpah%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By Vlad
And I will second that. :)

And I will second that. :)
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Thank you all. Canít wait to have traditional...

Thank you all. Canít wait to have traditional gyros spinning again. Would appreciate installation tips and tricks. If anybody has a reference and how toís please post here. I am on the road now and...
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