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Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,666
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Awesome

That is great, looking forward to seeing you at OSH17!
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Arrive Wednesday

Yes, plan on the North 40.

It will fill up by Monday. On Tuesday I bet they will not let you land unless you are already have a spot. There is always a large group that leaves Wednesday morning...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Agree with Tim

The original tires have a much higher wear rate than the Dresser. I would have to look through my log books but I would bet I rotated the tires and threw than away after 400-500 hours. I now have...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,657
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Before my wife and I had kids we would fill the...

Before my wife and I had kids we would fill the seats quite often with friends and family. If they were not filled it was nice to take out the seats and put two mountain bikes and tons of camping...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Looks like a great destination

Thanks Ivan for the pictures. What a great trip. Looking forward to seeing you guys next month.
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,278
Posted By ScottSchmidt
+1 for cat whiskers on top of VS

I have Bob Archer and it does not have the range of a cat whisker. If I were building again, I would put the cat whisker on top of the VS. Strasnuts on this forum has that on his RV-10 and it looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,321
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Fly both

Another first world problem.:rolleyes: Congratulations on this being your decision.
Flying both will instantly tell you which you prefer. Go buy some transition training with Mike Seager or anyone...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,002
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Awesome

Thanks for the pictures, definitely my favorite part of the country.

My grandpa was a huge influence on me and his love for this part of the world. I grew up visiting him in Sedona, Prescott and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,250
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Nice!

Perfect, I need to get back on their website. Thanks.
Glad it was not permanent.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-28-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,250
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Good Stuff

Thanks for the pictures and write-up. Can't wait for our next adventure.

Why did San Felipe not have 100LL? I hope they get it back.
Not that you need it for the RV's.
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,390
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I don't think they sheer in flight, I would guess...

I don't think they sheer in flight, I would guess it happens when climbing in the back, possibly supported on the tail adding to the stress on the bulkheads.
Easy to test.
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,390
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I could be wrong, but I think they sheer.

I don't think any of you missed them, I believe they sheared after they were installed.
The fact that there are so many of you missing the exact same two rivets is interesting.

I remember missing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,680
Posted By ScottSchmidt
You must fly the most.

I am guessing you were the last one to fly.....hahaha
They went to their logs, found the Navworx ADS-B signature and sent you the letter.
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Cirrus vs RV-10

I will try and get the dimension if I head out today.

I wanted to see if anyone knew the difference between the Cirrus and RV-10 attachment?
I would like to see if I can make it them the same. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-06-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,606
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Awesome

I don't know how I missed this post. Very cool, thanks.

I will try to keep an eye on this for next year. If you plan on going again, let me know, I would love to take the family and hang out in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,316
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Amazing

You are winning in life Vlad. Keep it up and make 2017 a 1000 hour goal.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-03-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Thank you

Sorry about all the family pictures and not many flying pictures. I have more technical write-ups on each area already. I guess, I take more pictures of the kids in the plane than just the plane...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

The kids both wanted to sit up front and fly the plane this fall. They loved it.
It was fun to teach them the basics and they are excited to do it more.

Emily up front making me...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Lets Fly!
We had some great days just heading to the hangar and playing around.

Had my brother’s kindergarten class visit to learn about building and flying for a couple of hours one day....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Tucson in October
We had a free weekend in October and had not been to Tucson in a couple of years, so we booked a weekend at the Starr Pass.

The flight from Salt Lake to Tucson is amazing with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

This is where Anna and Emily learned to water ski.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Lake-Powell-2016/i-8LZrFpS/0/XL/IMG_2771-XL.jpg

If we have time after departure, we love to fly the lake, take pictures...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Lake Powell
The RV-10 played a big role in our boating life this year. For the first time, we put our boat in a slip at Antelope Point near Page, AZ from May to the end of September. We were then...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

This year was so different now that the kids rarely nap and can walk around most of the day. We had fun taking pictures.
...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Anna spotted the mermaids in the hangar and wanted a picture even though they are not the Disney ones.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Oshkosh-2016/i-wp37LbJ/0/XL/IMG_2167-XL.jpg

The Good Life....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Oshkosh 2016

Oshkosh is a trip we look forward to most of the year. To us, Oshkosh is a family/friends reunion first, and airshow and display is just an added bonus. We left on Saturday and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

The measure of a fun day is how dirty you are! Thankfully, J/C has the best showers for cleaning up.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Johnsons-Creek-and-Smiley/i-5rkx4Fj/0/XL/IMG_2079-XL.jpg

Emily was in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Johnson and Smiley Creek - July 2016

We have been wanting so badly to take the kids to Johnson Creek and last year every weekend was packed and it just did not work out. We were not home one...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

The marina is a must see. Very cool yachts and fishing boats everywhere.
https://photos.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Cabo-2016/i-7qGHt69/0/XL/IMG_4692-XL.jpg

The USA arrived in style in their destroyer...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Nice flight to Cabo
https://photos.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Cabo-2016/i-cHrMQgX/0/XL/IMG_4240-XL.jpg

La...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

https://photos.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Cabo-2016/i-5fQr56X/0/XL/IMG_3976-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Cabo-2016/i-KxRDmLH/0/XL/IMG_4027-XL.jpg

We had lunch and headed over to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

We left the next morning (Friday) to head to San Ignacio to see the whales. We filled up with fuel at San Felipe and I told RaNae that if we could make it to Mulege with over 30 gallons, we could...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

The kids loved the beach and we will definitely stay two nights the next time we come down. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,126
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Cheers! I hope it was a great year for you and your family. We will miss those we lost, are thankful for the new additions and look forward to more adventures and memories in the near future. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,488
Posted By ScottSchmidt
+1 for ginger pills

I have a family member that suffer the same issue and he takes ginger pills. He has never even been close to being sick. I would put him as a 8/10 for getting motion sick before that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 35,924
Posted By ScottSchmidt
My Vote

Van's has such great planes now for 1,2 and 4 passengers. I would argue they are the best planes out there. Only place to go is 6 place. There is no 6 place plane that is "reasonably" priced, goes...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 28,141
Posted By ScottSchmidt
That is a good list for the door Carl. I follow...

That is a good list for the door Carl. I follow the same rules. My first "almost lost the door" moment was an Apache or Blackhawk taxiing by my plane at Conroe just after I opened the door and got...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-07-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,291
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Sad day

This is so sad. My thoughts are with his family.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By ScottSchmidt
My setup

Here are a couple of pictures of my setup. I made an extension to attach the adel clamp near the servo. Hope that helps. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,976
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Nice

Fun write up.
It was fun to meet you both this year.

If your ever in our area, please make sure to let us know. I have that same picture with everyone sleeping from last year.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,388
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great

Glad she is headed to the greatest school in Utah!;)

If you or your daughter ever need anything let me know. I sometimes have hangar space as well if you come and visit at Skypark.
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,484
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Looking forward to it.

Thanks for putting this together. It is always great to see old friends and make new ones at this event.

Put our family down for 6 = 4 (RaNae and I, as well as my parents will be attending) + our...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,436
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Very cool.

That is great. Look forward to seeing the plane. Congratulations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,130
Posted By ScottSchmidt
The Article

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/FAA-4-small-planes-breached-no-fly-zone-over-6815749.php
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,463
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Looks great John

Almost there, congrats on the move and engine start. That is a big milestone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,077
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Prop went around about 1,500,000 times yesterday!

Yesterday was my biggest flying day ever. I put over 10 hours on the -10.

It started with a 5am wake up, filled the tanks, to take my parents from Salt Lake to Kellogg, ID to pick up their new...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,463
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Looks Great

That is looking great John. Can't wait to come to San Diego sometime and check it out.
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Oil Pressure Failure?

Sounds like your oil pressure could possibly be failing.
Do you have the Honeywell transducer?

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=65042&highlight=honeywell
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Thanks / Link

Thank You.
After more searching today about some part numbers, I found this: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=64145&page=4

I will run one wire directly to pin 6, the red will...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,463
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Nice!

Looks great. Those are fun steps in the journey!
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By ScottSchmidt
VDO Oil Pressure Wiring Questions

I am going to switch from the Honeywell to the VDO oil pressure sensor with the dual terminals due to the Honeywell dying after 65 hours. We have had the Honeywell remote mounted on the firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,194
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Call Sign

You realize we all get to pick your call sign?:D
Very brave to discuss a pedicure with all this testosterone.

I am thinking:
Nails
Sugar Scrub
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,704
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Locations

This is what I did and why:

Coms: I put both coms on the bottom and they are under the rear passengers seats as far apart as I could get them. I have only had one or maybe two airports that had a...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,864
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I feel your frustration. I feel like I was...

I feel your frustration. I feel like I was dealing with exactly the same thing about 1 year ago. In the end, I completely disassembled the carburetors, found nothing obvious, reassembled and...
Forum: RV-12 01-09-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,254
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Honeywell oil pressure died

We only have about 75 hours on the RV-12 and have had the Honeywell oil pressure sensor remote mounted on the firewall from the beginning, and it is now about dead. Lots of fluctuations in the...
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,065
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Your right, the sunset flights can really be...

Your right, the sunset flights can really be nice. I have tons of great sunset pictures over the Great Salt Lake. I just would not come to fly around the lake.



I can't remember exactly what...
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,065
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Very difficult. There is a corridor between the...

Very difficult. There is a corridor between the two restricted areas that runs from Wendover to Salt Lake City. The Great Salt Lake is pretty ugly. For lakes, you want to fly over Flaming Gorge, Bear...
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,065
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Come on up and let's do it this fall!

Come on up and let's do it this fall!
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,065
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Yes, the 4th digit gets behind the other numbers...

Yes, the 4th digit gets behind the other numbers on that screen.
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,065
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great flight today

I took the RV-12 for a 1.5 hr flight north of Salt Lake, over Bear Lake and had a fun time. I wanted to share a few things about the flight.

First, I went through the Dynon Skyview autopilot...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,614
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I am not familiar with the injected version at...

I am not familiar with the injected version at all so I could not comment on the maintenance or reliability. I did look at one at Oshkosh and it definitely looked much more complicated. It will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,524
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Remember to use the EAA Eagle Program

That is great Bob! Can't count how many times I have given rides as well.

It is great we now have the Eagle program as well as the Young Eagle program. It not only gives them a way to continue...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,614
Posted By ScottSchmidt
That is interesting data. I did my testing with...

That is interesting data. I did my testing with 9-10 gallons of fuel in the tank. I will go do some flying this week with full tanks and see what I can measure.

Another note, I had a person ask...
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