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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By bsacks05
I have been attending SNF since 2000 and flying...

I have been attending SNF since 2000 and flying in since 2007.

HBC is the place to camp because of the hospitality of Mary Jane and her family. She improves HBC every year by leveraging HBCs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By bsacks05
Vineyard fly in destination in Georgia?

My daughter wants to fly to a vineyard. Anyone know of one in Georgia which is close to an airport? There seems to be a few in the Dahlonega area and there is an airport there as well. Pireps?
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By bsacks05
My brushed on Randolph Wing Walk compound has...

My brushed on Randolph Wing Walk compound has been in place and giving traction for 12 years and 1100 hrs. The black faded a little and I repainted it a few years ago but the grip has been fine. No...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,049
Posted By bsacks05
I have always thought this would be the external...

I have always thought this would be the external baggage pod for my -9 if I decided to do it.


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Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By bsacks05
RV9 N659DB

After all we've been through in eleven years and 1100 hrs........I could never sell.

http://i63.tinypic.com/s3naes.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,085
Posted By bsacks05
I'm actually surprised it took me this long with...

I'm actually surprised it took me this long with my RV to have my first experience with this. I've read posts in the past that describe it as routine and not a big deal for some RVers.

I guess its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,085
Posted By bsacks05
Carbed O320 160 hp, 1 mag, 1 EI

Carbed O320 160 hp, 1 mag, 1 EI
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,085
Posted By bsacks05
My experience running a tank dry.

Due to my impatience and boneheaded fuel expectations I managed to run a tank dry on a recent long cross country.

I knew the left tank was getting close to being empty but I thought it would get me...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,084
Posted By bsacks05
LISTS.... 1. keep you focused, not...

LISTS....

1. keep you focused, not overwhelmed
2. break a big job into small tasks
3. keep you organized when Van's instructions end
4. fit into your wallet or on your shop wall
5. allow you to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,930
Posted By bsacks05
#metoo

Mine gave out at SunNFun last year after 11 years and 1050 hrs. Cracked at the mounting boss. It took a while but some friends hand propped me and I flew home to mid GA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,176
Posted By bsacks05
Beautiful plane! I can't tell from the picture...

Beautiful plane! I can't tell from the picture but I bet you are wearing some yellow Vans sneakers, as well. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By bsacks05
Turbulence

I have always wondered what the turbulence is like at those speeds given the heat, winds, and proximity of other aircraft. I imagine it can be fairly brutal. Is this true?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,160
Posted By bsacks05
Congratulations! Great video, too.

Congratulations! Great video, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By bsacks05
Finders Fee!

After 11 years, 1060 hrs and many ride given I finally received a $100 finders fee check from Van's. Thank you, Jeff Walker! I must have pushed him over the edge after a flight we took a little while...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By bsacks05
My info from the hangar will probably not be too...

My info from the hangar will probably not be too helpful since it is basic install and pinout data. Mine is an AIM-2 and not a 2000 like I thought earlier. However, I did find some contact info for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By bsacks05
I installed one of those in 2006 during my build....

I installed one of those in 2006 during my build. It still works great but I don't think the settings are user accessible. Early on I had to have the fuel increments changed and had to send it back...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By bsacks05
Unless you are gonna take on a fabric project in...

Unless you are gonna take on a fabric project in the future, I'll buy the polybrush from ya if it is a significant amount, like 1 gallon +.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-31-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By bsacks05
I hope to be there in my -9 from Thurs. eve till...

I hope to be there in my -9 from Thurs. eve till Sat. morn in HBC.

http://i63.tinypic.com/ra7p6u.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,848
Posted By bsacks05
Of course, takeoffs from roads can be as...

Of course, takeoffs from roads can be as hazardous as the landings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADa4JLF6XU
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,848
Posted By bsacks05
If it is a simple fix shouldn't the owner be able...

If it is a simple fix shouldn't the owner be able to fly it out? Looks like a nice straight road with no obstructions. Authorities could block traffic for a few minutes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,641
Posted By bsacks05
Eagleflip, thanks for the info on the fence....

Eagleflip, thanks for the info on the fence. That's the way it was explained to me as I was being told to stay away from the fence last year. It really bums me out. A few years ago I customized a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,641
Posted By bsacks05
My feelings about SNF are just like Scott's. This...

My feelings about SNF are just like Scott's. This year will be my 11th flying in with my -9. HBC is the place for me.
The only real bummer I have with SNF is the tall chain link fence that was...
Forum: Job Board 02-21-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,184
Posted By bsacks05
A & P Instructor Needed

Full time position teaching A&P students in the central Georgia area. Go to the employment page of www.centralgatech.edu for more info.
I have been teaching here for almost 13 years. Its a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,808
Posted By bsacks05
Wow, almost 20lb back there is huge. I would be...

Wow, almost 20lb back there is huge. I would be interested to see the W&B form before the weight was removed. It would be useful for my AMT students and we could play with some loading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,706
Posted By bsacks05
I sit up straight while taxiing my -9 and can see...

I sit up straight while taxiing my -9 and can see fine, sometimes s-turning. I agree with using seat cushions along with seat back settings and rudder pedal positioning to set it up just right for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,679
Posted By bsacks05
I am at the same stage of planning as you. In...

I am at the same stage of planning as you. In fact the architect is sending the finished drawings today.
Morton has a nice free brochure worth checking out. I haven't checked their prices but imagine...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-24-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,380
Posted By bsacks05
Jerry, We are sorry to hear about the loss of...

Jerry,

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Your pictures are testament to the special bond between fathers and sons.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-18-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,433
Posted By bsacks05
I was also shocked and saddened by this news. My...

I was also shocked and saddened by this news. My son and I had many enjoyable flights and meals at Peach State. I never personally met Ron but did see him there occasionally. We used to look at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,272
Posted By bsacks05
The smell of the cabin when I slide back the...

The smell of the cabin when I slide back the canopy to begin a preflight on my RV9. I consider a consistent cabin smell to be an important preflight item. :)
Forum: Midwest 09-30-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,013
Posted By bsacks05
Fly-out for beer. Another fine mission for your...

Fly-out for beer. Another fine mission for your RV, and very nice pictures..as usual. :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-22-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By bsacks05
One last reminder...

One last reminder...
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-15-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,885
Posted By bsacks05
Add me to the APRS tracking list, please

Bruce Sacks
RV9 N659DB
APRS KJ4EFS
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-13-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By bsacks05
RV / Swift Fly-In and Pig Roast, KPXE, Sept. 24

It is also the PXE annual open house day! Perry - Houston County Airport, Perry, GA.

http://i63.tinypic.com/24pjspj.jpg
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,122
Posted By bsacks05
I will be arriving Saturday morning and camping...

I will be arriving Saturday morning and camping over night. Just stocked up on beer, trail mix and jerky. Party tent here I come! :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-09-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,715
Posted By bsacks05
1000 hrs in my RV-9

Somewhere over Georgia while dodging rain showers on my way home from Maryland, my RV9 surpassed 1000 hrs of faithful service. My first flight after completing the construction was July 1,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-31-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,376
Posted By bsacks05
RV / Swift Fly-In and Pig Roast, KPXE, Sept. 24

http://i66.tinypic.com/mlpe6x.jpg
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-20-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By bsacks05
A Beer With Mannan

I was very sad to read about the passing of Mannan Thompson recently here on VAF. I remembered that I had a beer with him at SNF 2015 and snapped this picture. We talked about his declining health...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,930
Posted By bsacks05
Hey Bill, I'm gonna do my inspection soon and...

Hey Bill,
I'm gonna do my inspection soon and will check out the aileron bearing issue you experienced. Also, are your cap sending units from Princeton Electronics? I had the exact same trouble with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,313
Posted By bsacks05
Pete, Didn't you recently buy one of those...

Pete,

Didn't you recently buy one of those inexpensive endoscopes/borescopes? if so, did you use it after discovering the leaky valve? I would love to see some pictures of the valve if you did....
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,342
Posted By bsacks05
Oh, the things you'll see when you fly an RV....

Oh, the things you'll see when you fly an RV. Very nice pictures Pete!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-11-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,539
Posted By bsacks05
It was great meeting you two! HBC is a fantastic...

It was great meeting you two! HBC is a fantastic place for finding people who suffer from the same incurable affliction as you do!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,706
Posted By bsacks05
From what I saw at SNF, it has the one engine...

From what I saw at SNF, it has the one engine with two drive shafts coming aft at angles to drive each fan.

Cool looking and innovative anyway. The twin from the Ukraine with wing mounted engines...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,264
Posted By bsacks05
SNF Outstanding Homebuilt 2016

http://i64.tinypic.com/2dl189l.jpg

Congratulations to Tim Goddard for winning the outstanding homebuilt award at this year's Sun N Fun!

Tim taught me how to fly and convinced me that building a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,706
Posted By bsacks05
I have been going to SNF since 2000 and have...

I have been going to SNF since 2000 and have flown in since 2007. I always have a great time and will continue to attend in the future.

I have one major gripe about this year's SNF however. That...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-03-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,213
Posted By bsacks05
Yes and yes. Maryjane and crew have grills and...

Yes and yes. Maryjane and crew have grills and bag ice is available nearby. I have her phone#. PM me if you would like to contact her to confirm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By bsacks05
Ed. We just had our tornado warning lifted here...

Ed.

We just had our tornado warning lifted here in Warner Robins, GA. I also worry about my plane in its hangar at Perry when severe weather hits, especially since I just washed it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,396
Posted By bsacks05
I was in A&P school in Clearwater Fl. in 2000...

I was in A&P school in Clearwater Fl. in 2000 when I started recieving Kitplanes in the mail - probably because I was on RC magazines mailing lists. Since I loved building RC planes from scratch and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,569
Posted By bsacks05
Flying my -9 for almost 10 years has provided me...

Flying my -9 for almost 10 years has provided me with many really happy moments and memories. The happiest moments are always when I land at my home base airport after a long cross country. It is a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-11-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,318
Posted By bsacks05
A neat video with no wet noodle prop, thanks!

A neat video with no wet noodle prop, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,139
Posted By bsacks05
Me too. I've been using it and weathermeister for...

Me too. I've been using it and weathermeister for years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,042
Posted By bsacks05
Nice flying, Ron! I watched it with my A&P...

Nice flying, Ron! I watched it with my A&P students today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,124
Posted By bsacks05
http://i61.tinypic.com/b9aovl.jpg Yes there are,...

http://i61.tinypic.com/b9aovl.jpg

Yes there are, Mel :)

9 years and 930 hrs!
I don't need to worry about a pre-buy inspection because she will never be for sale. :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,398
Posted By bsacks05
Mike, I have one of those doors. I didn't figure...

Mike,
I have one of those doors. I didn't figure out a way to insulate the sides but looking at it from the top there is a huge gap between the roller and the door frame. I attached a thick rubber...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,261
Posted By bsacks05
I entered my shop which is a 28x12 storage...

I entered my shop which is a 28x12 storage building that I wired, insulated, and installed AC and heat. I also installed a yellow pine floor, ceiling fan, wall mounted TV, sound system, sitting area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,630
Posted By bsacks05
Bobby, I'm not sure about the numbers but it is...

Bobby, I'm not sure about the numbers but it is the latest show, so it will probably be repeated a few times. The discovery channel here seems to replay these shows fairly often.
Nevermind, I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,630
Posted By bsacks05
RVs on Airplane Repo

The latest episode of the quazi-reality show Airplane Repo was taped at SNF this year. It aired last night and I was happy to see my -9, Catalina, in a background shot for a few seconds. The big repo...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-01-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,219
Posted By bsacks05
Pictures are up. Next time I come up I will let...

Pictures are up.

Next time I come up I will let you know, Don. I realized that the new IMAX airplane movie narrated by H. Ford is showing at the Huntsville space museum. I really want to see that....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,219
Posted By bsacks05
Alabama BBQ Run

Yes, I live in Georgia where there is great BBQ but several things came together this past Monday (29th) which resulted in a quick flight to AL for some of the tasty meat delicacies.

1) I had the...
Forum: Southeast 06-24-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,664
Posted By bsacks05
Barnstormers is a short 20 minute RV flight away...

Barnstormers is a short 20 minute RV flight away from my home base at PXE. I have flown there at least 10 times in the -9 since 2006. My son and I are due for another visit. :)
Forum: Southeast 05-04-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,272
Posted By bsacks05
Yes, it was a perfect day as was the food and the...

Yes, it was a perfect day as was the food and the company :) This is one of the must attend events of the year for me. Thanks Falcon Field RVs!
Forum: Southeast 05-04-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,272
Posted By bsacks05
Yes, it was a perfect day as was the food and the...

Yes, it was a perfect day as was the food and the company :) This is one of the must attend events of the year for me. Thanks Falcon Field RVs!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By bsacks05
My 796 uses the smart antenna/puck for gps and XM...

My 796 uses the smart antenna/puck for gps and XM music. The GDL 39 bluetooths to the 796 for traffic and weather. I think the 696 will do the same.
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