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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 59,540
Posted By Jaypratt


What is a flap dog house?

Several years to design and develop another kit! I’m 72 next month. Wish Van’s had an Experimental C170 kit now. If they do design it and bring...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By Jaypratt
Wing cradle free

RV Central has !

FREE Wing cradle
pick up at Hicks Airport T67
Business hours please.
This is sized for RV6,7,8 wings.
Could be used for other wings.

I have some steel fittings that can be...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-16-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,354
Posted By Jaypratt
This tool makes fitting a cowl pretty easy. I...

This tool makes fitting a cowl pretty easy. I start with the bottom. Cut to the lower firewall. Next fit the sides. Once drilled and clecoed. Start fitting the top cowl.
Forum: Fiberglass 08-15-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Jaypratt
Look on 3rd page

Look on the third page of this fiberglass area. Near the bottom, look for my post Cowl tool. I fit the bottom first, and trim a little off again and again till the top lays down to fit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 59,540
Posted By Jaypratt
High wing RV?

I’m with Doug on this one. I would love to have a Van’s High wing bush plane.

Think about this. The Cessna 170 / 172 is the most popular airplane ever. It’s under powered. If Van’s offered a design...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 59,540
Posted By Jaypratt
A bush plane

I would like to see a home built version of the Cessna 175.
Square tail
56 gallons of gas
0-320. To IO-390. For power

Cessna fixed the 170-,,, but,,,,, it is a 180. Not the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Jaypratt

Iím with Bubblehead on this. Combine the two. Carol and I would love to attend
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,000
Posted By Jaypratt
Oshkosh 2018

Oshkosh 2018
My statistics
Arrived Thursday 19. Departed July 30
Home safe July 31. We left on Monday morning and flew to Moberly, Missouri. We were asleep in motel by 12:00PM. Dead tired.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,594
Posted By Jaypratt

Too many pilots trying to get in. Some, or a lot of those pilots should have known to turn away and try another day.
The forecast showed that Thursday was the day to arrive. Poor planing by too many...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-08-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By Jaypratt

Sad to know of his passing. Glad he lived. We were blessed to have him in our time.
Dan thanks for sharing.
Iím installing a Barrett engine rebuild on my Exp Supercub today.
He will be missed.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Jaypratt


Right on. Fly and check gauges. Good advice.
I have a number of first flights and that is my way too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Jaypratt
Jim, welcome


Come to RV Central! I will show you some RV airplanes under construction. Some flying ones. And some for sale ones. This is not called RVCentral for nothing.
I like the RV 8 enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By Jaypratt

Eddy,, Is that your second RV? Or the only one you have had.
Congratulations on your 5000 hour milestone! Pretty cool deal.
See you at OSH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,303
Posted By Jaypratt
NOTAM Ordered

Thanks for the heads up on the NOTAM.
The link worked fine, got it ordered
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,380
Posted By Jaypratt
Yep! Concord

When Capt John Cook flew the Concord at Oshkosh! Those were the two BEST Oshkosh events Ever!!!
Anywhere at Oshkosh is Great. Scott is correct, just let Jeff park you, and enjoy, donít over...
Forum: International 04-23-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jaypratt


Sure would like to hear about your NZ travels. Do you go to Oshkosh?
Forum: International 04-23-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jaypratt
No response?

You did not get any replyís. Wonder why?
Forum: International 04-23-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Jaypratt
How many in Oz?

How many RV kits and finished RVs in New Zealand?
Who living in New Zealand will attend Oshkosh? 2018?
Carol and I would like to meet you at Oshkosh. We are planing a visit to your country January...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By Jaypratt

Is your engine grounded to the Firewall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,880
Posted By Jaypratt

Come and hang around Home built camping at Oshkosh. Lots of women for your wife to meet. Plan on staying most all week. Let her get to know the girls and she will eventually come to realize there is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-09-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By Jaypratt
Good one

Thanks for take read! Itís fun tagging along when you canít be there
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,896
Posted By Jaypratt

Damage unrepaired takes away from the value. Damage repaired takes away value too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,660
Posted By Jaypratt
The new


Yes the new wears off. I too remember flying 200+ hours the first year I completed my RV6, 1996. You,, 50 hours a month!! I never saw that.....
Now I am closer to 50 hours a year on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By Jaypratt
Save a year

Save a year of your free time. Get a QB kit. The flaps and ailerons are mostly done.
A extra MC Donaldís job will make the $$ faster for a QB Kit than most could find an extra year of free time
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,761
Posted By Jaypratt
Too wide

The canopy’s are too wide in the rear part. We have to preload them.
I think if the things fit better in the initial fitting, we would have fewer cracks
My $.20. Includes. .18 for inflatition -;
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,890
Posted By Jaypratt
Whatís Next?

I think Vans Aircraft will continue to improve on their products?
Reengineering The tip up canopy on the RV7 and RV9 are a natural progression for improvement.
The RV14 canopy fits together. It can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By Jaypratt

I use Toms hoses too. Great service
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 26,904
Posted By Jaypratt
St Barthelemh TFFJ

St Barth is probably my most interesting airport to land at. But there are some favorite ones in Idaho too
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,564
Posted By Jaypratt

I started building before Doug started this web site, yahoo groups too.

Dougís web site has been a major part of my building Vanís Kits and the Flying Part Too! Flying with and meeting up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,584
Posted By Jaypratt
The Plane!

The Plane!
The RV series sold me. Attending OSH since 1980, watching the home built kit industry evolve. The completeness and maturity of the kits closed the deal.
I started a RV6...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-24-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Jaypratt
Me Too

I have room for you at Hicks T67. Free
Also great apartment for rent $53 per night. Neighbors place
Forum: GPS 11-23-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Jaypratt
Thanks Chris

Chris, Thank you ,, that clears it up for me. I have noticed the GPS dropping off in flight. My I pad is as you described. 3g and no cell subscriptions
I will start bringing this Dual in the...
Forum: GPS 11-23-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Jaypratt

Wondering what to use this for? Since my I pad has built in GPS?
Dual Model xgps150A
Forum: GPS 11-23-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Jaypratt

I have a DUAL GPS receiver Dual XGPS150A GPS
What use is this?

My Mini I pad has a built in GPS.
Sports list this as an I Pad add on.?
I have limited putter skills,,, no idea how to post a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,961
Posted By Jaypratt

We are just going to Denver not Mars,, thanks Luke
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,311
Posted By Jaypratt

Not interested in aerobatics.
Been flying RVs since 10/1996.
That's 21 years, and it's still a thrill every take off?
Logged about 2,200 RV hours so far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Posted By Jaypratt
Borrowed Horse

Doug Reeves posted a link to a Paul Revere story yesterday. September 10. This is how I got the name for my RV8.
Paul Revere borrowed a horse to make his famous ride. I think our history is...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By Jaypratt
GMU 22 ?

Where are you mounting your Garmin GR 22 ?
Thanks for the pictures!
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By Jaypratt

Any pictures of remote mounted avionics? Avialiable?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,614
Posted By Jaypratt

Finish the plane you started.
Then start your RV8 build. You will have room to keep both in your new hanger
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jaypratt

Get the tips and light on, and you will have a finished part. And helm berings too!
You won't have an unfinished part looking at you for the next few years.
Good feeling
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,896
Posted By Jaypratt
Hope you

Figs,, Hope you are correct on this! My airplane has the same ,, 327 and 796
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,050
Posted By Jaypratt

Thanks for the news. Carol and I hope to get there next Thursday
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,971
Posted By Jaypratt

Old picture? Don't see HBC new pavilion?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 907,995
Posted By Jaypratt

Do your self a favor and finish it before moving on. It sucks to get to the 'end' and have all that glass work to do. Put the light in too, if you are using one.
Forum: Texas (North) 06-06-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,668
Posted By Jaypratt
BC Shirts

Is there any way to print some BC shirts. Copied from a shirt? I have one left,,,, but it is a little ragged.
The guy that has the disk is keeping it. Doesn't want shirts released to the public,,,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By Jaypratt

Remove the nut and bearing. They shouldn't be there
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,111
Posted By Jaypratt

Remove the engine mount. Strip it. Inspect. Paint. Powder coat just hides rust.
Forum: Midwest 05-16-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Jaypratt


The telephone works best for me. or Text message
RV Central. 817-271-0594
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Jaypratt
RV Central

Come to my Shop at Hicks T67 if you can. I call it RV Central. North Fort Worth. I have a RV14, RV7, RV9a, RV8a ,and a RV8. All being built now.
I have three RV8s that are finished and flying. Many...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,759
Posted By Jaypratt

How long have you been building this RV6a?
Well done! Congratulations!
Forum: Job Board 04-24-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,209
Posted By Jaypratt

Avionics's tec needed.
Fort Worth, Texas 817-439-1220
RV work related
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,971
Posted By Jaypratt
Thanks Dan!

Dan, great fun! As always!
We will see you there.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,927
Posted By Jaypratt
What RV ?

What RV need nico press sleeves?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,614
Posted By Jaypratt

Way to go Paul! Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,137
Posted By Jaypratt
Build on!

70 now and would love to get another Build going,,, but I am helping 5 others at this time. Enjoying every minute of it. I have the auto cleco tool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,090
Posted By Jaypratt

I built my hanger in 2000 the Horton Stack door has been no trouble at all
It is 16 high and 53 wide. I would sell it for $6000. Come and get it!
I would like to have a hydraulic door,...
Forum: Florida (South) 01-05-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,608
Posted By Jaypratt
Ft Lauderdale EX

FXE. What do T Hangers rent for there?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By Jaypratt

765 hours in one year! You have an iron behind. That is impressive on anyone's list.

Hope more will tell us their 2016 stories. I am looking for ideas to keep us interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By Jaypratt
Talking 2016 Review

2016 Review

Logged 211.2. Hours in all planes. Mine and customers.

Home base is Hicks Airfield, T67. Fort Worth, Texas

Flying Trips

Super Cub 'Shooter' to Big Bend Area of Texas, 19.2 hours of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 52,061
Posted By Jaypratt
Chef Salad


What is your airport Identifer? I like meat! Will want to show up when lettuce is ready. I will bring the ham, Chicken, boiled eggs, and blue cheese
I love the shine on the floor!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 52,061
Posted By Jaypratt

Scott, nice shop! You going to gro some bananas ? ;-)
I know my comet makes no sence,,, except, you have been gardening, the last few years I have visited with you.
That shop could be kept warm...
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