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Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By DonFromTX
You might be right there, had not thought about...

You might be right there, had not thought about it much actually.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By DonFromTX
I have, often on auto and tractor engines. The...

I have, often on auto and tractor engines. The open valve face tends to pick up some oxidation, which allows for some leakage. I have never pulled a Rotax head but would suspect the same there. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By DonFromTX
No, have sold it. The great photos and the...

No, have sold it. The great photos and the narrative was all provided by Bob Bogash.
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By DonFromTX
Even following all the previous tips, it took...

Even following all the previous tips, it took FOREVER for mine to gurgle after sitting for some months. I think that the valves don't seal quite as good after sitting, and therefore the crankcase...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By DonFromTX
How to Get Your New RV12 Home

That was a big problem I had, and was rescued right here on VAF! I thought many would probably like to share the adventure of getting one home, enjoy!....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-26-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a photo of the two that are left, the A20...

Here is a photo of the two that are left, the A20 is on the right, the JHP 520 on the left.

http://i63.tinypic.com/wqsnys.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-26-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By DonFromTX
The A22 is sold pending payment. The A20 and the...

The A22 is sold pending payment. The A20 and the JHP520 are still available.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By DonFromTX
I am not a lawyer and am not offering advice, but...

I am not a lawyer and am not offering advice, but that was my thoughts exactly!
One guy does himself in when a wing fails, another when the engine quits, then the third whammy when the fuselage...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-23-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By DonFromTX
Handheld Radio Sale

I have three handhelds, want to keep one, any one since they all work perfecctly.. They are an ICOM A20, ICOM A22, and a JHP 520. I think they should each be worth at least $150, shipped to any USA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,342
Posted By DonFromTX
There exists no requirement for log books, I...

There exists no requirement for log books, I assume what you are missing is some proof that it was amateur built, which can be in many different forms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
OK, I think I have it now. If you are getting...

OK, I think I have it now. If you are getting some transition training from a LODA guy and need a BFR, you should probably give him a birthday present of say $100, then when asking about a BFR,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting. To make a discussion, the words...

Interesting. To make a discussion, the words "for transition training only" certainly does not infer to me that you could not use your plane for pleasure or sightseeing or personal travel - or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
This struck me as odd, not being able to give a...

This struck me as odd, not being able to give a BFR in your plane.
I recently sent for a copy of a LODA for someone I knew, and found NO REFERENCE whatever to a BFR requirement nor any prohibition...
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,657
Posted By DonFromTX
They somehow knew he was still at pattern...

They somehow knew he was still at pattern altitude when he turned base, I supposed that info was from his data log.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonFromTX
Understanding Rates

OK, this is confusing but first of all I wanted to make it clear that Gallagher and especially Shanna are not guilty of any wrongdoing, the confusion existed because of two different insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By DonFromTX
Out of courtesy to Vans, I opted to use my own...

Out of courtesy to Vans, I opted to use my own serial number and make since I had modified an RV12 quite a bit. Did not think it was right if I crashed and burned to have that a mark against Vans. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonFromTX
Change a flat would be helpful as well, and if...

Change a flat would be helpful as well, and if you locked your keys inside also. Towing to a place that could fix it might also be a nice provision too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonFromTX
I certainly wil do that when we resolve some last...

I certainly wil do that when we resolve some last issues, the person that apparently made some mistakes was not available until Monday to get
her side of the story.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonFromTX
I am of the belief that the various ratings...

I am of the belief that the various ratings brokers and insurance companies receive pretty well reflects how well they pay claims, Gallagher seems to have top ratings there and I believe they would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonFromTX
You sure got that right Scott, I just finished a...

You sure got that right Scott, I just finished a lengthy conversation with Shanna at Gallagher Aviation, and I will vouch for a person that knows her field and will treat you right. My biggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonFromTX
Your statements I believe you think are correct,...

Your statements I believe you think are correct, but I just experienced a far different outcome. I have checked and double checked the data given, and what I stated is the way it is. I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonFromTX
Not always so

I must loudly disagree with this thread statements that are not factual. Just this week I received a quote from a broker I had trusted, seemed very high priced, so my "other pilot" on the quote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By DonFromTX
I love USAA, have been with them for over 50...

I love USAA, have been with them for over 50 years around the globe for all my insurance and banking needs. Since all they do is go thru Falcon, I decided that just made another profit suckoff level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By DonFromTX
Most interesting, I think I may be experiencing...

Most interesting, I think I may be experiencing some of that.I may be way off here, but two different brokers with the identical information getting two vastly different quotes, suggests to me that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By DonFromTX
I was not suggesting there was a bogus quote,...

I was not suggesting there was a bogus quote, only that brokers apparently add their profits to the quotes, and that those vary considerably. Perhaps a nationally advertised broker with lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By DonFromTX
Aircraft Insurance (again)

I have only been a pilot and aircraft owner for 50 years, but have never understood the aircraft insurance industry, despite the information gained from this forum, now I am even more confused.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By DonFromTX
USAA specifically precludes coverage for the...

USAA specifically precludes coverage for the project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
I do. A few years back I got a letter from the...

I do. A few years back I got a letter from the FAA informing me that the last three annuals on my Cherokee were performed by a person hired and acting as an IA by the local airport, who did not even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
In case anyone else is trying to get a copy of...

In case anyone else is trying to get a copy of someones LODA, my request to the FSDO was returned today, saying I needed to resubmit it on a FOIA request form!
Sometimes the silliness of the FAA can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
I believe I got scammed by someone, and i doubt...

I believe I got scammed by someone, and i doubt he would show it to me for that reason. Trying to get in the back door. I will try your suggestion, thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
Is a LODA public information available to anyone?...

Is a LODA public information available to anyone? How can we find out if a person/plane has a LODA or not and therefore what restrictions might apply to him?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
So can we then assume that NO CFI with a LODA can...

So can we then assume that NO CFI with a LODA can do a "legal" flight review (by him in that plane)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
From my limited researched knowledge, it appears...

From my limited researched knowledge, it appears that CFI and LODA people are doing lots of unauthorized stuff with flight reviews, apparently this is just another of those examples. It is hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By DonFromTX
Most interesting, is it a "LODA" you have? Why...

Most interesting, is it a "LODA" you have? Why would this restriction be given to you, any idea of a reason? This seems to be all kinds of silly stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,077
Posted By DonFromTX
Something not mentioned I run into, is not so...

Something not mentioned I run into, is not so much how long it has been since an item was inspected, but how much use has there been. For example, if I packed my wheel bearings 6 months ago and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By DonFromTX
I really never got much on my hands, only tools. ...

I really never got much on my hands, only tools. I ALWAYS put on at least three pair of gloves, and peeled off a pair when moving to another phase of use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By DonFromTX
Funny, somehow I thought everyone used MEK for...

Funny, somehow I thought everyone used MEK for cleanup of tools and hands. Never even thought about using anything else.
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,636
Posted By DonFromTX
ESPECIALLY southwards! I have been on a campaign...

ESPECIALLY southwards! I have been on a campaign to get it down here for a year now, no interest, lots of excuses, no Swift fuel!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,189
Posted By DonFromTX
I agree. I have had a family trust for a couple...

I agree. I have had a family trust for a couple of decades,
and often putting vehicle ownership under the trust just complicates things constantly, and actually serves no purpose. The wife owns...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By DonFromTX
I guess I never owned that model, all of my ICOMs...

I guess I never owned that model, all of my ICOMs turn a knob to turn on and off, including the three ICOMs I presently own..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By DonFromTX
I have owned and used a Sportys, almost every...

I have owned and used a Sportys, almost every model of ICOM, and a JRC JHP-520 Nav/com. I have loved them all, no noticeable differences, I tend to like the ICOM for no really valid reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By DonFromTX
I feel the same. However here is where the FAA...

I feel the same. However here is where the FAA gets an award for silly rules.
My plane with a number of my own modifications and me being a rusty pilot, the FAA says ABSOLUTELY no co pilot can go...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By DonFromTX
I fought mine longer than I should have, finally...

I fought mine longer than I should have, finally achieved success by bending the legs on the clamps to allow a better relationship between the switch and the magnets.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By DonFromTX
Mine seem to be tighter than they should, and...

Mine seem to be tighter than they should, and with all other areas dismissed, the roller size seems to be the ONLY thing left to cause that. I have to use a slap hammer affair to pull them out.
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,737
Posted By DonFromTX
I too am having some difficulty visualizing all...

I too am having some difficulty visualizing all this from the drawings.
Photos from the first people will be valuable.
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By DonFromTX
It has become a "cash cow" for CFI, to "fail"...

It has become a "cash cow" for CFI, to "fail" your flight review,
but not really his option. AFTER the flight review he can suggest you have more training, and you can do this anywhere you choose.
...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By DonFromTX
I have read all the FAA stuff on the Flight...

I have read all the FAA stuff on the Flight Review, and was left with the opinion that it is not possible to pass or fail a review. Your review may contain some lousy comments, but you cannot fail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,835
Posted By DonFromTX
I think you are "over thinking" this. From a...

I think you are "over thinking" this. From a flip side, as a seller I am turned off by someone that wants to treat me like a crook, use a middleman, etc. I simply move on to a more sensible buyer,...
Forum: Tools 02-10-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By DonFromTX
I sprung for a wired one for Android (Note 4...

I sprung for a wired one for Android (Note 4 Samsung) and have been very impressed with the image quality, clear and distinct, better than by borescope. Cost only $9.99 as I recall,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,835
Posted By DonFromTX
There can always be a crook slide in, but I have...

There can always be a crook slide in, but I have bought and sold LOTS of bigger items on here, always with the best of results. Anything I sell of course I will take back if the buyer is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 396,084
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, now that is the best photo of the whole...

Wow, now that is the best photo of the whole thread!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,023
Posted By DonFromTX
I am amazed at the intelligent, helpful guidance...

I am amazed at the intelligent, helpful guidance by builders and pilots here. My personal situation was I had too much going on in life, always wanted to build, finally got started in my mid 70s and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By DonFromTX
I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap...

I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap liquid. Condensation could be frozen there and stop the vent.
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,259
Posted By DonFromTX
No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the...

No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the one I built. Air Force one is for sale also, but for far less of course, as you say phase one would help a lot on that one, I am making some plans to...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,259
Posted By DonFromTX
To build or to buy

I never paid much attention to building costs, building was more important to me than selling the completed product or even flying it. I took some time just now and added up what one would spend if...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,792
Posted By DonFromTX
I fought that on mine, finally found out it was...

I fought that on mine, finally found out it was the upper spar to fuselage lack of clearance. It is hard to see the interference when you are outside, it is the inner skin that needed to be cut out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By DonFromTX
I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and...

I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and Martha King. It was in Tennessee maybe 25 years or so ago, maybe it changed to the Baker school. Guaranteed to pass was attractive.
We went over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,063
Posted By DonFromTX
I stopped there once and have never forgot about...

I stopped there once and have never forgot about it!
Just seemed like a very nice place to retire and enjoy life.
Forum: Tools 01-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By DonFromTX
Air Compressor Report

I came across this in some members builders log I think, and decided it would be what I needed. My RV12 tires seem to leak down far too fast to suit me, and there is not always an air compressor...
Forum: RV-12 01-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,220
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and...

Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and I are both trying to learn all about prop balance stuff. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
http://torstensrv-12.blogspot.com/
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By DonFromTX
On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction...

On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction air - and it lets out heat when parked as well!
http://i68.tinypic.com/205v53a.jpg
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By DonFromTX
Intake Air Option

I was lurking around a friends Rotax powered plane yesterday, and noticed this intake manifold treatment. It always seemed a bit wrong to feed our engine heated air to burn. Has anyone ever played...
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