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Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,564
Posted By N8RV
That worked well, Paul. LOL! You should know by...

That worked well, Paul. LOL!

You should know by now that it's no fun to go read another thread, and any effort to herd people to it is doomed to failure. ;-)

I happen to have fallen into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,253
Posted By N8RV
Phil Arter

Phil Arter had kit #80005, as I recall. He started an e-mail community of new RV-8 builders called the "RV-8 Short List." Guys like Danny King, Brian Denk, Von Alexander, and Randy Lervold were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,680
Posted By N8RV
I never had any issues with ATC when I simply...

I never had any issues with ATC when I simply identified with "Experimental Eight Romeo Victor," except when I was approaching Cape Girardeau, MO, one day.

Me: "Cape Girardeau tower, Experimental...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,211
Posted By N8RV
Vern, no slight was intended toward Mr. Lock. His...

Vern, no slight was intended toward Mr. Lock. His name tag was a business card, and I couldnít make out the name from a distance, sorry. However, to appease you and anyone else who interpreted my...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-09-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,211
Posted By N8RV
Thanks, Carl. I did what you said and the links...

Thanks, Carl. I did what you said and the links now show up, but not the pictures. I give up. :mad:
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-09-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,211
Posted By N8RV
Carl, if I click on EDIT on my post, the URLs for...

Carl, if I click on EDIT on my post, the URLs for the pics are all there between "[IMG]" brackets. Not sure what to make of that. I clicked on the icon to add pics, inserted the URLs, and they're...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-08-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,211
Posted By N8RV
I had heard of the Copperstate Fly-In for years,...

I had heard of the Copperstate Fly-In for years, but never had the opportunity to attend. Now that I live in AZ, I thought I should drive over and see what it's all about.

That said, keep in mind...
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By N8RV
I can honestly say that, over a 13-year building...

I can honestly say that, over a 13-year building process, not once did I drill into a finger. Perhaps that's because, being a dentist, I'm really good with the drill Ö :D

ON THE OTHER HAND Ö my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By N8RV
So, letís see some pics of your new sky steed! 😁

So, letís see some pics of your new sky steed! 😁
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-17-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 33,569
Posted By N8RV
Unhappy A sad day indeed ...

I canít add much to the tributes offered here on this thread. One could read the words offered by close friends, casual friends, and even those who never met Jon and get a pretty good idea of who he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By N8RV
Jerry, I remember well the first time you flew...

Jerry, I remember well the first time you flew your newly completed RV to Oshkosh. What a beauty! (the plane, NOT you) :D

Congrats on placing well at the Nationals. I'm sure you'll only improve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By N8RV
Garmin Spotlight on Danny King at Oshkosh

I found this link spotlighting one of our own, Danny King ("Beautiful Doll"):

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/aviation/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2018-danny-king-rv-8/

Danny has changed his panel...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-11-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,027
Posted By N8RV
Excellent post of thankfulness and tribute,...

Excellent post of thankfulness and tribute, Smokey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,548
Posted By N8RV
Thumbs up WAY TO GO, JERRY!!

WAY TO GO, JERRY!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,221
Posted By N8RV
Welcome to the club, David. We are all assembled...

Welcome to the club, David. We are all assembled with different parts -- very few have the same parts as Bob Hoover or Chuck Yeager. Some spent their entire careers flying professionally and keep...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 119,127
Posted By N8RV
I believe we know why there's a "placeholder" for...

I believe we know why there's a "placeholder" for the next installment. :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 119,127
Posted By N8RV
For some reason, I think this story will end with...

For some reason, I think this story will end with Vlad being invited to the Kremlin to meet with Putin. :eek:

Vlad, you could be the Dennis Rodman of the RV world! :D:D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,761
Posted By N8RV
No, Scott, I won't be there. My Oshkosh days are...

No, Scott, I won't be there. My Oshkosh days are over. However, I will always think fondly of these meetings over the years when the end of July rolls around. The RV-8 Gatherings at the Theater in...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-27-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,557
Posted By N8RV
Great tribute to your father, Jerry. My...

Great tribute to your father, Jerry. My condolences to you and your family on your loss.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-19-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,473
Posted By N8RV
Ryan, all I can offer is hearsay. The guy we...

Ryan, all I can offer is hearsay. The guy we rented a condo from last winter has an RV based at Glendale. He enjoys the place, but did admit that there are tensions between the city, the airport...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,030
Posted By N8RV
Interesting topic, David, and the responses will...

Interesting topic, David, and the responses will be as varied as the experiences of the responders.

I spent a few years lusting after RVs at Oshkosh, then began building an -8 soon after they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,393
Posted By N8RV
Congrats and condolences indeed, Paul. Having...

Congrats and condolences indeed, Paul. Having recently sold "Smokey" to a new owner, I feel your pain. The RV community is, and has always been, GREAT! It's particularly tough this week, with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,722
Posted By N8RV
Kevin, don't forget the doughnuts! Have fun,...

Kevin, don't forget the doughnuts! Have fun, all. :)
Forum: Texas (North) 03-25-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,799
Posted By N8RV
I did tech school at Sheppard many (many) years...

I did tech school at Sheppard many (many) years ago. Never left the base, except for some field training. Saw my first armadillos there. I guess they are Oklahoma's version of possums up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,047
Posted By N8RV
I grew tired of borrowing a friend's heavy wing...

I grew tired of borrowing a friend's heavy wing jack a few years ago and did a search for a better solution and found this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,194
Posted By N8RV
Welcome to Van's RV Navy Squadron! Looks and...

Welcome to Van's RV Navy Squadron! Looks and sounds GREAT! Congratulations. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,729
Posted By N8RV
I had a few hundred hours in my logbook -- mostly...

I had a few hundred hours in my logbook -- mostly in a Grumman Yankee, which was an excellent trainer for transitioning to RVs -- and sold that a couple years into my RV-8 build. Since I took so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 36,046
Posted By N8RV
Good point, Sam. We ARE dealing with a...

Good point, Sam. We ARE dealing with a government bureaucracy here. However, I'm not the first to point that out, I'm sure ...

Case in point: The AR pistol and BATFE. For any shooters out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 36,046
Posted By N8RV
I just contacted my representative and both US...

I just contacted my representative and both US senators regarding these bills. One senator (R) is a co-sponsor, the other (D) is not. Perhaps my letter will illuminate the issue for him a bit.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,885
Posted By N8RV
When our son was about 10, a fellow visited our...

When our son was about 10, a fellow visited our field in an RV. After they left, we wandered over to check it out, having just returned from Oshkosh.

Naturally, The Boy was now an EAA judge. He...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,771
Posted By N8RV
And as always, Bob Dimeo is in charge of...

And as always, Bob Dimeo is in charge of doughnuts. :D :D :D
Forum: Safety 07-10-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,531
Posted By N8RV
I spent more time on my ELT this condition...

I spent more time on my ELT this condition inspection than on anything else. Took out the 6 perfectly-good-never-used D-cell batteries and scrounged new ones from a drawer at home. As I was hooking...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,771
Posted By N8RV
Kevin, I still have nametags and Sharpies left...

Kevin, I still have nametags and Sharpies left over from meetings of yore. I'd be happy to bring them ... except I won't be there, either.

Sorry, I know that didn't help much. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,130
Posted By N8RV
Dan, I won't be in attendance this year, so you...

Dan, I won't be in attendance this year, so you may have my share of brew.

Twenty-five consecutive years is enough Oshkosh for me. But it sounds like you'll have a good batch of noobs to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,330
Posted By N8RV
A hearty congrats to the winner! Sell the...

A hearty congrats to the winner! Sell the Cardinal 1/2 share to pay the taxes and enjoy your new (slower) Debonair. :D

The obvious moral of the story is that if you get a call from Bob Collins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,805
Posted By N8RV
That's what I tried. When I first fired up my...

That's what I tried. When I first fired up my Whelen nav/strobes, the wingtip lenses started to melt from the heat of the incandescent nav lights! So, when some LED bulbs came out several years ago...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,349
Posted By N8RV
In the 25 Oshkosh conventions that I have...

In the 25 Oshkosh conventions that I have attended, I've flown into about 1/3 of them, and nearly every arrival has been "interesting."

I've been behind the low-n-slow kinds and instructed by ATC to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By N8RV
Donuts. Are. Back!

Yes, you read that. Back by popular demand. Enjoy!http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/N8RV/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps57a8d2b9.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,711
Posted By N8RV
Many years ago, I had a Grumman Yankee with the...

Many years ago, I had a Grumman Yankee with the VF-84 paint scheme that my RV-8 now sports, and I'd heard that Fifi was visiting the airport at neighboring South Bend. So, I fired up the Yankee and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By N8RV
Jon, this will be my 25th consecutive Oshkosh...

Jon, this will be my 25th consecutive Oshkosh trip, and I've watched the convention change considerably over that time. Some changes have been good, some bad, all depending on what each of us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,332
Posted By N8RV
Great post, Jeff. Looking forward to #2 this...

Great post, Jeff. Looking forward to #2 this year. Every morning. :D

See you in a few weeks ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,895
Posted By N8RV
If this problem has been posted before, I...

If this problem has been posted before, I apparently missed it. My flap motor HAS to be an old one, since I would have received it with the fuse kit, which would have been around '99 or so.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,287
Posted By N8RV
Oshkosh365.org ... gone?

With the snow finally gone (I hope!), it's flying season around here again. I thought I'd see what EAA Fly-ins might be in the area this weekend, since the weather is supposed to be grand, and my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,297
Posted By N8RV
I received an (unsolicited) e-mail from Lee, the...

I received an (unsolicited) e-mail from Lee, the vendor who has surplus/scrap aircraft parts, informing me that he has a few more mirrors on eBay right now (4/6/14) if anyone is interested.

No clue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,896
Posted By N8RV
I feel vindicated. :D I discovered Decal Pro...

I feel vindicated. :D

I discovered Decal Pro several years ago, and bought the setup to make some decals for my side panel switches and a few other markings on the panel. Even had to buy a laser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,310
Posted By N8RV
What's she supposed to say from back there ......

What's she supposed to say from back there ... NO? :D

Well done, Greg. Outstanding.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,791
Posted By N8RV
Jon, that's good info about two muffs in series...

Jon, that's good info about two muffs in series not increasing heat appreciably -- but disheartening, because I've been meaning to do just that for the last few years. When it gets below about 25...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,317
Posted By N8RV
Don't forget to add ejection seat stickers. :D

Don't forget to add ejection seat stickers. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,600
Posted By N8RV
I don't want to talk you out of anything, but do...

I don't want to talk you out of anything, but do you really need them? Unless you're planning to fly IFR or at night, are they really necessary?

I ask because many years ago, when I was planning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,519
Posted By N8RV
Hahaha! I think you and I would get along great....

Hahaha! I think you and I would get along great. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-19-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,100
Posted By N8RV
Excellent!

Most excellent, Jon! Like others, the original video is one of my all-time favs, so I have been patiently waiting for a sequel. You two did not disappoint.

Some fathers have videos of backpacking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 33,048
Posted By N8RV
That's not a problem for me. I've had years of...

That's not a problem for me. I've had years of practice when people stop by my plane and ask me questions about how I did something, or why something was done a certain way ...

I just say, "Go ask...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 33,048
Posted By N8RV
Don, I think that is an excellent suggestion,...

Don, I think that is an excellent suggestion, personally. After all, we who inhabit the acres behind the tent are the real sales force for Van's. I would imagine that most prospective builders who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 33,048
Posted By N8RV
I could be wrong, but I don't think Van's employs...

I could be wrong, but I don't think Van's employs anyone purely for marketing at Oshkosh. No hired models to bring in guys (some vendors do that), no glad-handers with big hooks to pull in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 48,351
Posted By N8RV
Angry Here's a PIREP for you ...

EAA has done a lot of things to honk me off over the years, but THIS is the last straw!

The Breakfast of Champions -- Oshkosh Doughnuts -- are no more. They sell a tiny little bag of "mini-donuts"...
Forum: Safety 07-22-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,823
Posted By N8RV
A practical observation is that everybody's...

A practical observation is that everybody's situation is different. Not everyone has a Danny King to pitch in and lend a hand while building, or to volunteer to fly off the first hour or so to make...
Forum: Safety 07-22-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,823
Posted By N8RV
With all due respect, Gary, that's not entirely...

With all due respect, Gary, that's not entirely true. Not all settings for these glass gizmos can be done on the ground. Setting the AOA, for example -- arguably an important, if not essential,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,304
Posted By N8RV
Dang ... and I thought you forgot about that. ...

Dang ... and I thought you forgot about that. :-(

Want some in a glass this year, Mark?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,304
Posted By N8RV
That's great news, Dan! Mark seems like a real...

That's great news, Dan! Mark seems like a real stand-up guy (for a Fed.) I hope everybody will gather around for a bit and get to know him. Attendance was sparse last year, and there was some great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,304
Posted By N8RV
Dan, if I drag Danny King along with me, will...

Dan, if I drag Danny King along with me, will that suffice? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,304
Posted By N8RV
Three comments: 1) Chicago is performing on...

Three comments:

1) Chicago is performing on Monday night. Normally, this conflict would cause me angst, but after their performance last time at Oshkosh, I'll be at the RV Social. :(

2) From...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By N8RV
That task is annually relegated to Bob DiMeo. I...

That task is annually relegated to Bob DiMeo. I would never usurp his authority and steal his thunder!

When and how did "Mutha" become "Badger?" Gotta be a story there ... :D

Unlike Paul, I don't...
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