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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By crabandy
Double Thumbs up!!

Double Thumbs up!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By crabandy
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By crabandy
I uesed Aeropoxy for my Plenum, several hundred...

I uesed Aeropoxy for my Plenum, several hundred hours and no issues. It will soften when hot, donít screw the plenum screw down when it is hot as youíll start to suck the nutplates into the core...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-12-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By crabandy
Sorry, no detailed airport info. My wifeís...

Sorry, no detailed airport info.

My wifeís Aunt/Uncle moved there several years ago and we visit a couple times a year. I think itís a neat area. Flown in a couple times and around the vicinity,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By crabandy
I snagged lunch for the ride home, low and...

I snagged lunch for the ride home, low and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By crabandy
My brother has been furloughed indefinitely,...

My brother has been furloughed indefinitely, instead of waiting around he decided to get back into trucking. He'd found the right truck for $6000, only problem was he needed a ride to go pick it up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,095
Posted By crabandy
Left my airplane, thankfully a new friend is...

Left my airplane, thankfully a new friend is keeping her safe in his hangar. The swirling T-storm was unpredictable enough I wasnít comfortable, I was also on a time crunch to make it back for work....
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-25-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By crabandy
Birddog486, Hard to judge from the pic but ...

Birddog486,

Hard to judge from the pic but think Iíve run into your same problem, I havenít fount the solution but F9 isnít the answer. Iím guessing your aluminum is getting shiny and scratches...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-23-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,722
Posted By crabandy
This made me chuckle and smile as I can totally...

This made me chuckle and smile as I can totally relate! I was working on my cowling in the garage at home with my lil' dude who was 2 ish. I'll be darned if I didn't turn my back long enough to mix...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By crabandy
I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox...

I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox snout with a 90 degree air drill with a stubby #30, things slipped and I ended up with the stubby #30 through the quick of my left thumbnail. Luckily I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By crabandy
I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox...

I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox snout with a 90 degree air drill with a stubby #30, things slipped and I ended up with the stubby #30 through the quick of my left thumbnail. Luckily I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By crabandy
A quick trip to the lake to take care of some...

A quick trip to the lake to take care of some springtime chores. Yes, Pie is missing her front tooth....she was wiggling another lose one as we were loading up. Despite the look on Lil' Dude's face...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By crabandy
Great pic!

Great pic!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,679
Posted By crabandy
Cool flight!

Cool flight!
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By crabandy
My original inlets werenít even close to the same...

My original inlets werenít even close to the same shape and size, you couldnít ever tell by looking at it though. I wouldnít bother trying to make them the exact same shape and size.
I would check to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,827
Posted By crabandy
Lil' Dude was having a tough day at home...

Lil' Dude was having a tough day at home pre-school this morning, I bribed him with a trip to go flying if he finished his last worksheet. I needed to use the table-saw stashed at the hangar anyway...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,410
Posted By crabandy
Inadvertent IMC is a serious challenge to anyone...

Inadvertent IMC is a serious challenge to anyone IFR rated or just VFR, experience and task management will rule more than the rating. It’s spooky stuff!

I helped a fellow controller/CFI work a guy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By crabandy
Awesome! My kiddos also like to go to the hangar...

Awesome!

My kiddos also like to go to the hangar for the toys and snacks, you've got a much nicer setup than my T though! I've also put many miles on a "Blazer" Tonka truck just like your boys many...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By crabandy
So mine must also be 1/16Ē as you sent me the...

So mine must also be 1/16Ē as you sent me the scrap phenolic I used! It did change my mixture distribution, but kinda a ďyou get what you get.Ē
I used to have over 125* EGT spread at full throttle,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By crabandy
Mike, Iím familiar with the lip of the carb being...

Mike, Iím familiar with the lip of the carb being slightly smaller than the sump and creating a sharp corner/transition. Itís in the back of my mind to create a spacer/cone to make the transition a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-12-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
Thanks everyone, trips in the RV are the...

Thanks everyone, trips in the RV are the highlight of my year!
I also really enjoy sharing them with y’all as I’ve gained so much from other’s adventures on VAF!

Dave,
A sincere Thanks again for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
Tom, You're too kind as you've seen my plane in...

Tom, You're too kind as you've seen my plane in person! I do have a fear of letting my plane sit for too long and fall into dis' repair from no flying. I figure I might as well try to wear it out as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
It was mid to low IFR almost the entire flight...

It was mid to low IFR almost the entire flight back, but it was mostly smooth and well on top of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
At the Sister in Laws house we grabbed some mud...

At the Sister in Laws house we grabbed some mud bugs to go from the local eatery. As you can see I was finally able to shave my "Speed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
My wife was starting to miss the kiddos pretty...

My wife was starting to miss the kiddos pretty hard in true mamma fashion, weather for the flight home on Monday was doable but in and out of layers and deviating around some T-storms.
I forgot to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
They'd made signs to cheer us on, why didn't I...

They'd made signs to cheer us on, why didn't I think of that for their 5K.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Lafayette--La-2020/i-4FjbBxr/0/2e08e0fa/L/IMG_6575-L.jpg

I've run around the block a few times...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
The next day the girls rocked their 5K, we had...

The next day the girls rocked their 5K, we had just as much fun cheering them on! It's a chip tracked race, the girls actually did it in a smidgen over 42...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
"Pop" from the brewery had given us a lift to and...

"Pop" from the brewery had given us a lift to and from the airport, He wanted to check out the airplane. His only small airplane ride was in the hopper of a crop...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By crabandy
Goin' Down the Bayou

Last November I pitched an idea to my wife, "How about a destination half marathon trip to see your sister in Louisiana?" After a 5 second pause she said "I don't Hate the idea......"
The ladies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,418
Posted By crabandy
I've somehow managed to maintain Instrument...

I've somehow managed to maintain Instrument currency (very seldom proficiency) without the hood for a number of years, pretty humbling to be back under the visor for some approach work! I need to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By crabandy
Fantastic Pics Roy!

Fantastic Pics Roy!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-27-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By crabandy
Can't wait to go back with a tent and a fishing...

Can't wait to go back with a tent and a fishing pole, probably better bring food as well since my fishing skills are usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,391
Posted By crabandy
Congrats Max and Jerry, thatís awesome!

Congrats Max and Jerry, thatís awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By crabandy
We’re staying in downtown Lafayette, probably...

We’re staying in downtown Lafayette, probably Uber to destination. KLFT is supposed to have free transient parking and access through signature without fees. I’ll look into KARA, Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,391
Posted By crabandy
Ahhhh, thanks for the kind comments everyone!

Ahhhh, thanks for the kind comments everyone!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By crabandy
Lafayette, La

Any advice on the best airport to overnight in the Lafayette area March 6-9th?
Considering KLFT (Lafayette) and KOPL (Opelousas St Landry Parish).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,391
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this Weekend (2/15-2/16)

I did not see a previous thread so.......

I was fully planning on working on my master bath renovation project but, the wife needed her glasses at work and we were out of dishwasher tabs. Pie and I...
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By crabandy
Really glad to see this, keep it up DR!

Really glad to see this, keep it up DR!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By crabandy
Happy Valentines Day!

I know there's a thread around here somewhere about RV tools being used about the house but I couldn't find it.

We tend to avoid the crowds on V-day and cook at home. I destroyed the kitchen shears...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,907
Posted By crabandy
Luckily a hard working board member was...

Luckily a hard working board member was successful in building 10 new T Hangars at my home airport about 40 miles from Kansas City. Theyíve been full from completion till now as well as the original...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,840
Posted By crabandy
Congrats, what a sharp looking airplane!

Congrats, what a sharp looking airplane!
Forum: Interiors 02-07-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,784
Posted By crabandy
Iíve used my heated seats quite often, my wife...

Iíve used my heated seats quite often, my wife doesnít fly in the cold very often but I guarantee her seat heat is on.
Iíve found the seat heater is great in the KS winters just after startup and...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,952
Posted By crabandy
Stuck exhaust valve? Do you have EFIS engine data...

Stuck exhaust valve?
Do you have EFIS engine data that you can reference?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By crabandy
Pete, This was the first trip I had to wrap it...

Pete,
This was the first trip I had to wrap it up before he was done, not bad for a 4 year old. Not once did I hear he was ready to go home on the golf course, as I was gathering up fishing gear to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,230
Posted By crabandy
Iíve been to KMSN but not RIO, looking forward to...

Iíve been to KMSN but not RIO, looking forward to your trip!
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-27-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 319,047
Posted By crabandy
Not wasted but FABULOUS!

Not wasted but FABULOUS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By crabandy
Loaded up the RV with lots of Lake Cabin supplies...

Loaded up the RV with lots of Lake Cabin supplies and headed south for sunshine and warmer temps. My first weekend (Mon/Tues) in months without OT, Lil' dude called in sick from pre-school to join...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-11-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,863
Posted By crabandy
How do the endurance numbers look at 65%ish...

How do the endurance numbers look at 65%ish power, higher altitude and LOP?

The last 10-15 knts are rarely worth the extra fuel burn in my opinion. I cringe a bit inside when I have to cruise at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,591
Posted By crabandy
I noticed the brake pads getting a little thin...

I noticed the brake pads getting a little thin during the condition inspection (450 hours), 2nd flight after the condition inspection my main alternator voltage was venturing above 15 volts. She...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By crabandy
No doubt the 9 wing beats it for high XC, but...

No doubt the 9 wing beats it for high XC, but KOKB (Oceanside, Ca) to KAPA (Denver, Co) and a go around and diversion to KBJC (+737 miles) in my 7 on less than 29 gallons ainít bad. I did have more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,803
Posted By crabandy
Helped a friend finish his GDL82 install, since...

Helped a friend finish his GDL82 install, since we were already at the airport and it was forecast to snow the next couple days we might as well stir the oil in the RV and fly the .2 to K81 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,975
Posted By crabandy
When my 4th Oddysey battery failed right at a...

When my 4th Oddysey battery failed right at a year I was ready to try another option, my Oddysey failures defined as wouldnít start the airplane. I donít use a maintainer and it was within weeks of...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,686
Posted By crabandy
Tom, I haven't the words so prayers it is. So...

Tom,
I haven't the words so prayers it is. So glad you guys got in that last trip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,208
Posted By crabandy
Finally finished up the condition inspection (5...

Finally finished up the condition inspection (5 weeks), my lil' dude helped me grease wheel bearings and inspect the landing gear portion of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,481
Posted By crabandy
Scott has described my experience as well, I have...

Scott has described my experience as well, I have over 100 hours in 9ís but not within the past 5 years. All of my recent experience has been in my 7. I am more proficient and comfortable In my tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,734
Posted By crabandy
Sorry to hear this Tom, but happy to hear Suzanne...

Sorry to hear this Tom, but happy to hear Suzanne and you are spending time the right way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,870
Posted By crabandy
Devin, That pic over the Hudson is Awesome! Did...

Devin,
That pic over the Hudson is Awesome! Did you take that with a camera or a newer iPhone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,870
Posted By crabandy
I strategically waited till the wife was at work...

I strategically waited till the wife was at work to sneak the seatbelts into the washing machine after a brief pre-treat, they made a lot of noise but came out nice and clean! They were pretty dry...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-25-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By crabandy
I'm really looking forward to when my son can...

I'm really looking forward to when my son can touch the rudder pedals!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-24-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,971
Posted By crabandy
Dang, what a way to start! Glad your OK, sorry...

Dang, what a way to start! Glad your OK, sorry your good looking RV got bent.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-24-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,971
Posted By crabandy
Dang! Glad to hear you werenít hurt.

Dang! Glad to hear you werenít hurt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,745
Posted By crabandy
Message M McGraw on the forums about the cheap...

Message M McGraw on the forums about the cheap car backup camera he used. I initially dismissed the idea but after riding along with Marvin during a little taxiing the camera was defenitely worth the...
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