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Forum: Midwest 09-04-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By petehowell
So, It's Burger Nite.........

Andi and I both had kinda tough days at the office.....BUT.....It's 75, sunny and no wind. I get the text at work. Burger Nite. That means a burger and a nice 25 min flight up To Voyager...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By petehowell
Analysis

Hi Bill,

I have not pulled a sample for analysis in a bit. I will do that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By petehowell
2200 Hour Report and Pics

Just back from Big Sky, Teddy Roosevelt NP, and Iowa Trips. Hobbs flipped over 2,200, so I dropped the oil.

Filter and screen had some carbon chunks, and the filter had just a tiny amount of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

Dan,

Congrats! I should flip over 2200 in the next week or so! Still makes me grin!
Forum: Midwest 08-14-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By petehowell
Thanks Patrick!

Thanks Patrick!
Forum: Midwest 08-13-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By petehowell
KLOU 8/17

Hello,

The Flying Daughter wants one last trip before she heads off for senior year at school. She chose a trip to Louisville to tour a distillery and Churchill Downs.

Just wondering if any one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By petehowell
Carb Heat

Try some carb heat. My O-320 behaves like yours, but I can use carb heat to "steer" the mixture.

At 7500 feet, WOT, I can get the cylinders to peak at just about the same time with the carb heat...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,004
Posted By petehowell
Nice!

Thanks for the info. Light is good!

I Just measured the first turnoff of Runway 09 at KANE where I am based, and it looks to be about 700 ft. I can make it pretty consistently, but only with a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-16-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,004
Posted By petehowell
Loved It!

Man that is great! I could only land that short with a hefty headwind. What is your engine/prop setup? Approach speed? Full flaps? Do you use AOA?

Sorry for all of the questions! Well done!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By petehowell
2150 Hour Borescope

Flipped 2150 hours on the Milwaukee trip yesterday, so the oil came out, and the scope went in.

Just chunks of carbon in the filter, and the compressions read 77/76/77/76 so we are moving on! I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By petehowell
Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!

Yep! Andi and I took a day trip to land of Lavern and Shirley to see the wonderful lakefront and Milwaukee Art Museum. We launched early and caught the sunrise over the new bridge over the St...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-04-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,861
Posted By petehowell
Great Job

Those rescue pups will get to ya! Thanks for helping him to his new job!
Forum: Midwest 06-02-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By petehowell
Bowstring RAF Work Party

The RAF adopted the beautiful grass strip up in Bowstring about an hour north of Minne and has been helping make improvements over the past year. This weekend they had a work party to install some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-12-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By petehowell
Nose wheel fairing brackets(old style)

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has any U-813C-L and U-813C-R brackets hanging around in their shop? After 2000 hours and many landings, mine could stand to be replaced.

I don't see them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By petehowell
Awesome!

Andy,

Great pics -the orange ones never get old!

Is the Lil' Dude coming to the Beer Dabbler again this year? Andi and I hope to see you both - he's a cutie.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,672
Posted By petehowell
Stellar!

Always love your write-ups, Mike! Can't wait to say hello again at Oshkosh!
Forum: Midwest 04-15-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By petehowell
Peace Garden

The International Peace Garden has an airport on site and was a fun way to spend an afternoon with my daughter.

It straddles the border and had some interesting things to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

David,

Great news! I'd just advise you to avoid the winter months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, and Dec here in Minnesota.......

Please contact us when you get here - there is a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,043
Posted By petehowell
So Fun!

Andy,

What a great use of your machine. Enjoyed meeting your little Guy At OSH! I think this is the one right one!

Roses, rolls, and a grandkid - That is one happy Mom!
Forum: Midwest 02-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By petehowell
Ken - great to hear from you! I remember when...

Ken - great to hear from you! I remember when you let me ride to Boone for RV day 15 years ago.....

You were smart to go south!
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By petehowell
Iowegian Lunch

Kate called, she had a birthday present for the old man. Maybe it would be a good day to warm up the oil on the old RV......Maybe lunch could be involved.....

What the heck, twist my arm. Do it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,129
Posted By petehowell
Yep. Hartzell, carb, dual EI,

Yep. Hartzell, carb, dual EI,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,650
Posted By petehowell
Giddy up!

Best news all week, Andy! Looks like a great trip. She looks like the best kind of trouble a dad could have!!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-30-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,504
Posted By petehowell
40 here on Saturday , Dan! 65 deg better than...

40 here on Saturday , Dan! 65 deg better than the temp as I type.

It would be funny if it was not so downright dangerous.......
Forum: Midwest 01-30-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By petehowell
Good Morning Anoka County!!

This can only be called "Stupid Cold" Those temps are about right in degF or degC.........

KANE 301236Z AUTO 29009KT 10SM CLR M33/M38 A3021 RMK AO2
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By petehowell
So fun!

Missed this until today! I loved it!
Forum: Midwest 01-27-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By petehowell
I Agree

Hi Chris,

Mox is our 3rd rescue Boxie. They are great dogs and the best friends.
Forum: Midwest 01-27-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By petehowell
Moxie Gets Her Wings

You might have heard there is an Alberta Clipper headed towards the midwest. You have heard correctly..... Bad today and getting worse. -27degF on Tuesday and Weds nights. We just had -6 this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By petehowell
Giddy up and Go Fly!!!!

Giddy up and Go Fly!!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-20-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,504
Posted By petehowell
Very Nice!!

Very Nice!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By petehowell
Hi Tom, It is little usb camera on a wire -...

Hi Tom,

It is little usb camera on a wire - there are several that have been listed here previously(I don't have the link handy). I run mostly 92 mogas - some 100LL on the road.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By petehowell
2100 hour Borescope

It's that time again! Just did the 2100 hr oil change and took a peek at the valves. Oil filter and suction screen had some crumbly carbon bits in them, but no metal I could see. The magnet on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,129
Posted By petehowell
CHT's with Carb Heat

Went on a Spotted Cow run tonight - this is how the CHTs balance out with a bit of carb...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,127
Posted By petehowell
Wow!Wow!Wow!

Wow!Wow!Wow!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,129
Posted By petehowell
CHTs

Steve and Doug,

Good catch! I even out the CHTs by applying partial carb heat. On the 3rd run yesterday I turned the carb heat off to see if it would make difference in speed or fuel flow(it did...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,129
Posted By petehowell
Year 12 Performance Runs

Got out and up today to see how the old girl is doing at cruise.

Cloudy, but 02degC and a pretty nice day. She seems to still have it at 12+ years and 2096 hours!

O-320, carb, dual EI,...
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By petehowell
One more Sunset.....

I know I probably post too many sunset pics, but I snapped this on a quick flight tonight and really liked the colors from the HDR setting on the phone. The sun, the ice, and the sky were really...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-02-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,446
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

Ross,

That is a great milestone. You are really one of the good guys here on VAF. I wish you continued success!
Forum: Midwest 01-02-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By petehowell
End of week

Hi Scott,

Should be 40 by the end of the week here(I hope). Happy New Year to you and Tanya!
Forum: Midwest 01-01-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By petehowell
No Excuses....

Brrr - someone turned off the heat in the upper midwest today, but Bernie and I had the day off - that means a good day to fly! -1F, bundle up and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,686
Posted By petehowell
Non printed version

This looks pretty easy:

https://www.enginebridge.com/3-cooling-shroud/

It's on my new year's list........
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-31-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,719
Posted By petehowell
O-320/dual EI/carb/CS prop

Hi Bill,

Your numbers are amazing!

My 9A has been pretty consistent over its 2,100 hours:

High cruise: ~150KTAS @ 7500ft on ~6GPH (burns a little less at 12,500)

Low cruise: ~130KTAS at any...
Forum: Midwest 12-18-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,232
Posted By petehowell
not a Chrome prob - same on IE as well.

not a Chrome prob - same on IE as well.
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By petehowell
Frozen Sunset

Interesting haze layer over the Twin Cities as I snuck out of work to fly for day 3 in a row(miracle in December!) I'll crunch claims data later tonight...

Mississippi running thru...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-16-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By petehowell
Tru Dat!

Dan, this is very true. Greeks(on Mom's side)......we all look alike! Even my hair color is trying to look like hers!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-15-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By petehowell
Special Delivery

We were going to mail Mom's presents down to South Bend, but the forecast for Saturday looked great and I could take mom to lunch as well!!! It would be a quick trip due to the short daylight, but...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,479
Posted By petehowell
Exactly - i can do it with one hand on my phone.

Exactly - i can do it with one hand on my phone.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,479
Posted By petehowell
I manual focus on the horizon or even on the...

I manual focus on the horizon or even on the wingtip before every pic - in bright light that works pretty well. I hope that helps!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,479
Posted By petehowell
We don't speak of these things.......too painful.

We don't speak of these things.......too painful.
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By petehowell
I use one

Paul,

I use one in my -9A to listen to podcasts while cruising. Mine is only one way from my phone to the audio system. Works really well, but it sounds simpler that what you are going to do. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,479
Posted By petehowell
Sky Pics

Hi John - Thanks for the kind comment. My phone shoots in HDR mode, and I applied a filter in Google Photos when I post processed. It might have been the auto-magic filter, but I think it was one...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-09-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,479
Posted By petehowell
Dad?.........Help?

Kate called last night - Finals this week and she misses her Dad, and oh BTW, her towel rack is broken, and the sink won't seal, and lunch would be great!

OK, I'm a sucker, and the weather was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,254
Posted By petehowell
O-320 seems better n=2

Rocky,

The design of the O-320 Airbox is different than the O-360 and mine with over 2000 hrs has not needed any maint at all. I have watched Alex repair his cracks, so have been looking on mine,...
Forum: Midwest 10-26-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By petehowell
No, but we will be back - 2 cars, and a great new...

No, but we will be back - 2 cars, and a great new airport building. Cheap gas too!
Forum: Midwest 10-26-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By petehowell
NASA report filed!!!

NASA report filed!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-26-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,352
Posted By petehowell
Andy and Hope, Great Trip! Loved the selfies...

Andy and Hope,

Great Trip! Loved the selfies and the varied expressions all along the way!

Daddy/Daughter for the win!
Forum: Midwest 10-25-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By petehowell
I forgot to take them to the painter. They then...

I forgot to take them to the painter. They then became a "creative trim detail". I wish the story was better!
Forum: Midwest 10-25-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By petehowell
I got your Posse Comitatus right here, my...

I got your Posse Comitatus right here, my friend!!!

Having said that, and respecting the Poo-bah-ness of said Mr. Bullock. I will bring a "12-er" of a Local Libation to the party of the first party...
Forum: Midwest 10-25-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By petehowell
Surly

Agreed! Surly beer and brewery is great, but I bike there from my home.........(in the summer)
Forum: Midwest 10-25-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By petehowell
We were moooving some Spotted Cows.......

We were moooving some Spotted Cows.......
Forum: Midwest 10-24-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,273
Posted By petehowell
B-"Double E"-"Double R"-U-N Beer Run!

Work was kinda slow today. (OK is wasn't, but the weather was nice and Buddy Malibu had a mission, and I just left.......)

Malibu's boys and my Little Kate attend Iowa State, just like Malibu and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By petehowell
Mom's Birthday Lunch

Sister sends text: "What are you doing this weekend....?"

"I reply: depends on the weather, there's a Pie-FlyIn at Rushford...."

Sis says: "Surprise birthday lunch for Mom's 82nd - can you be here...
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