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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 143,185
Posted By Vlad
3T0 looks like a picture perfect location. Any...

3T0 looks like a picture perfect location. Any tricks, images?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 143,185
Posted By Vlad
Geneseo NY D52

Discovered this gem yesterday. 4,500' of manicured to Triple Tree standards grass. Geneseo NY D52...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Vlad
I didn't waste the perfect day either my buddy...

I didn't waste the perfect day either my buddy came for a ride. After fog lifted the Marine One left.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Marine%20One%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-18-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Vlad
I flew this route it's a pretty ride. I was...

I flew this route it's a pretty ride. I was headed to Winslow AZ.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,174
Posted By Vlad
Probably iPad battery is on the way out. I bought...

Probably iPad battery is on the way out. I bought this type...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,174
Posted By Vlad
I have one of those. It can keep up with the...

I have one of those. It can keep up with the phone but not with the largest iPad. No noise.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-16-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Vlad
Sure Ryan. I have over 5,800 landings on stock...

Sure Ryan. I have over 5,800 landings on stock nose gear without any mods. Some of them were made on not very smooth surfaces. Some were performed by other pilots I could do better. The play in the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Vlad
Rocky I have a buddy here in NE (non RV) who is...

Rocky I have a buddy here in NE (non RV) who is all about how well erected the conventional gear airplane looks on the ground. Tells me how beneficial it is on unfriendly surfaces but he landed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Vlad
Miss Montana in KOXC

... on May 21st I received a credible intel on Miss Montana. She was passing by only one RV hour from my base on her Normandy tour. I didn't have much time before dark and just taxied by...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up I like the paint scheme.

I like the paint scheme.
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,913
Posted By Vlad
Good story Michael. I personally know a guy like...

Good story Michael. I personally know a guy like that. Maybe it's the same one :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 44,891
Posted By Vlad
Martin she needs a final push. Don't stall the...

Martin she needs a final push. Don't stall the progress like many of us you were so fast last year :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 103,845
Posted By Vlad
R-5314D...

R-5314D :)

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Vlad
Once upon a time I flew in moderate to heavy rain...

Once upon a time I flew in moderate to heavy rain for over an hour. The engine performed fine I am sure it ingested some water. I have a tipup canopy and my cockpit was flooded with carpet soaking...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-13-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Vlad
Not always. I've seen a clearance frequency and...

Not always. I've seen a clearance frequency and one for the ground ops. Or just a random number usually you can open the door without punching it KOSH Hilton for example. The easiest one was...
Forum: Northeast 08-11-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Vlad
Russian out

Will be on the other side of the globe with fellow RVators. Btw is Aug 24th still a go? :)

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/Branch%20Lake%20Landing%2001.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Vlad
It's good to know the hardware is hitting the...

It's good to know the hardware is hitting the market at affordable price. I don't need it right away but I will in couple years. Good luck with the sale.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Concert

That's a good cause to cross the border. I see you are using new format of your writeup. Is it easy to build? Affordable?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By Vlad
Billsky! Thank you! I spent several nights...

Billsky! Thank you! I spent several nights reading your travels in installments. Marking the spots to visit and enjoying familiar sights. Good job documenting I like your narratives. I am very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,091
Posted By Vlad
... and thank you for opening the secret for me 8...

... and thank you for opening the secret for me 8 years ago :)


https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/Turbo%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-08-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,400
Posted By Vlad
I know at least two pristine RV9A changed owners...

I know at least two pristine RV9A changed owners recently without even hitting the market. :)
Forum: RV-4 08-08-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Vlad
Very nice writeup Devin thank you! I often fly to...

Very nice writeup Devin thank you! I often fly to your (former) airport KWBW.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Vlad
I used plywood. Doubled the pieces shaved to...

I used plywood. Doubled the pieces shaved to required thickness and left there for couple years. Drilled them later to secure the fuselage while transporting to the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By Vlad
I've seen that hangar. And flown to that runway...

I've seen that hangar. And flown to that runway before The Big Fire.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/All%20about%20GRASS/Bill%20Boyd%20-%201%201.jpg...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-06-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,799
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Looking good Chief! One bite at a time....

Looking good Chief! One bite at a time. :D

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/NYC%20-%201.jpg (https://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/NYC%20-%201.jpg.html)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Vlad
Here is the picture of the backside you...

Here is the picture of the backside you requested.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/For%20Sale/AI%20back%20view%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Vlad
I have a Sigma Tek $50 plus shipping. PM if...

I have a Sigma Tek $50 plus shipping. PM if interested.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/For%20Sale/AI%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Vlad
Steam or electric?

Steam or electric?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up That's an impressive list for first year Claude!...

That's an impressive list for first year Claude! I am wondering what would you do on your fifth year of flying if you keep the pace....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By Vlad
Charlie I would love to hear more about the light...

Charlie I would love to hear more about the light in the cowl as well. I've seen several RVs with cowl landing light and spoke to one (Jack Rosen out of Mass). I also played with RV10 light ring some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,072
Posted By Vlad
On one of my recent trip to Canada the officers...

On one of my recent trip to Canada the officers arrived 3 hours late. The cowling was off and we already ate. Quite a story :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-02-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,966
Posted By Vlad
Talking 10 years later

Great stop! Jim, the airport manager will gladly give you a ride to Caverns and back. Call him Mr Ambassador he completed VA Aviation Passport program on Gold level.

Tickets to the Caverns are not...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-29-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 143,185
Posted By Vlad
Hey it's been a while you made any videos Wade!...

Hey it's been a while you made any videos Wade! Since this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVxNsrivoDI). Make sure to send me your next for vetting...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-28-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 143,185
Posted By Vlad
1NY3 Richland Airpark

My good buddy Wade was vacationing on Lake Ontario shoreline and I came to visit him. The closest airstrip to his retreat was Richland Airpark 1NY3. Decent runway but trees on approach to the north...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Vlad
The heavy rain and moisture penetrating you...

The heavy rain and moisture penetrating you avionics bay might be the cause. I have a tip up and parked under the elements and once in a while I experience similar symptoms on my SL40. Usually after...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-26-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Vlad
Agree!

I am flying Chicago shoreline couple times a year and it never gets old. Like NYC :)

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-25-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,515
Posted By Vlad
Who I met today and we had great fun over Hudson...

Who I met today and we had great fun over Hudson River. Rosie trusted his airplane with a very capable pilot. Sharp stick Tobi it was my pleasure flying by you. Thanks for referral Gary!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,180
Posted By Vlad
Special thanks to Mike Shipper, Jerry Thorne,...

Special thanks to Mike Shipper, Jerry Thorne, Scott and Tanya Card, Bill Repucci, Vern and Smitty! I doubt I could finish without your detailed weblogs. My hat is off to those who built during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By Vlad
I like that place. Stopped several times over the...

I like that place. Stopped several times over the years. The restaurant is great and truck stop mart has everything if you are in rush. Tanks in the open are impressive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,844
Posted By Vlad
I have a recipe for you Earl. Buy an RV fly it...

I have a recipe for you Earl. Buy an RV fly it for while and while flying think about building. Report back :)

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/Mars%20-%201%207.jpg...
Forum: Oregon 07-22-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Vlad
Buzzed the place two years ago. Chickened out :D

Buzzed the place two years ago. Chickened out :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By Vlad
I just installed a standalone unit. A little...

I just installed a standalone unit. A little beautiful thing. I am still playing with settings. If toggled to DG it precesses for about 20 degrees every hour. A magnetometer would be a nice addition....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By Vlad
Russ it's hard to beat plastic cans while on the...

Russ it's hard to beat plastic cans while on the road. I tried flexible tanks what a pain in the neck to fill at the stations and then empty into the tank. Next to impossible without a spill it's...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,339
Posted By Vlad
Finally was able to make Kentmorr Airpark 3W3. An...

Finally was able to make Kentmorr Airpark 3W3. An owner came out and gave me a lecture. A good one....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-18-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 143,185
Posted By Vlad
Rugmuff?

Nobody knows what it is but some know the location. Thanks to Alex Skrabut and T.Sayer Fahy of Carabasset Valley airport I was sent in right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 130,371
Posted By Vlad
That's what happens to the shiny rod ends after 7...

That's what happens to the shiny rod ends after 7 years of being under the elements...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Vlad
https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/E...

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Easing%20the%20maintenance/brake%20discs%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up I like that shark face awesome. Congratulations!

I like that shark face awesome. Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By Vlad
Tom if price is right take it. Ditch all...

Tom if price is right take it. Ditch all electric/wiring, treat bad spots, redo some riveting and you will be ahead of many of us. My powder coated parts are from 2006 and look exactly like yours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Happy Phase 1

Most excellent Kurt congratulations! Get her to the paint shop asap before it's too late. Let the real fun begin :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By Vlad
Still behind Turbo. I am wondering if I ever...

Still behind Turbo. I am wondering if I ever catch him :D
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,465
Posted By Vlad
Interesting statistics thanks for breakdown Fred....

Interesting statistics thanks for breakdown Fred. First time I see the cost of food exceeds the price of mega trip fuel. How many flying hours was total?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,435
Posted By Vlad
Will do Bill. PS There is a Sally approach in...

Will do Bill.
PS There is a Sally approach in Montreal :D

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,435
Posted By Vlad
You have the right attitude Claude. If you travel...

You have the right attitude Claude. If you travel extensively many things will happen during first year of flying. Less so in year two. Nearly nothing in year 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 240,129
Posted By Vlad
Drilling jig for tow bar holes in nosewheel fairing

Another idea for you Steve. Nose wheel pant towbar hole drill jig :)
PS; Many years ago a good friend of mine John Lewandowski milled one out of aluminum and it was handy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Congratulations Brent! Great milestone! How many...

Congratulations Brent! Great milestone! How many RVs have visited the places your 12 been? :)

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/McGuire%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 103,845
Posted By Vlad
Craters of Arizona

Zuni salt lake.


https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/Arizona%20-%201.jpg (https://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Misc/Arizona%20-%201.jpg.html)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,211
Posted By Vlad
I voted never at the beginning of the poll but...

I voted never at the beginning of the poll but now I am using it daily :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Vlad
Mike have you ever thought of buying an RV?...

Mike have you ever thought of buying an RV? Unless you love tinkering the building makes little financial sense. Spend a year looking, figure out the finances, buy and enjoy. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,927
Posted By Vlad
Тише едешь дальше будешь

Looks normal to me. You can repitch the prop to get those extra few knots folks are reporting but do you need them? The 9 is a wonderful machine for its purpose congratulations and enjoy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Vlad
Bill, How difficult and time consuming would it...

Bill,
How difficult and time consuming would it be to retrofit the controller to stock vents? Is it independent or talks to other avionics?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations David! Now get the 9 done and...

Congratulations David! Now get the 9 done and let's go somewhere north. Two ships :)

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