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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By mrreddick
Pilots N Paws Dinner at Airventure 2018

Any Pilots N Paws pilots going to be at Airventure 2018, our annual dinner will be Tuesday evening, July 24th, 7pm at Benvenutos just north of the EAA grounds.
Go north on I-41 and take the Witzel...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-22-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By mrreddick
Hicks

John,

You must pick the right times to fly on weekends, after 2pm maybe, when the restaurant is closed and the cars have all left. I hope you can come to the next board meeting at Pro Aircraft on...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-19-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By mrreddick
Hicks Airfield T67

Flying into Hicks, especially on weekends is getting dangerous. I know several RV groups come to dine at the Beacon Cafe so this is your “heads up!” The general public is out of control. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By mrreddick
Tina's vs Reeder's

Was at Tina's this afternoon. Case of Philips 20W50 was $70.19 out the door.
Reeder's is currently $59 + tax.
Forum: ADS-B 09-20-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,181
Posted By mrreddick
Levil Beacon

Steve, I purchased the Levil Beacon at Airventure. I also bought a RAMI GPS antenna and a 9 foot prewired harness to connect the LCD panel to the Beacon. It also had a 9 foot braided two-wire run...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,181
Posted By mrreddick
Levil Beacon

I was very impressed by Levil's Beacon. I purchased the complete kit at Airventure with a certified GPS antenna and wiring harness for the panel mounted annuciator for $1,700, shipping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By mrreddick
Whelen 71685 LED Landing Light

Is anyone using this light in the wing? It looks like an easy replacement for the standard light in Vans kits. After some digging I finally found specs saying it is rated at 12,000 candela.
I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,322
Posted By mrreddick
Basic Med

Great news Pat! My PCP had no concerns, he sees me at least every six months plus he gives me a full physical annually. Now all we have to do is take the online course two years from now and AOPA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,322
Posted By mrreddick
Basic Med Response

Thanks guys! Sounds like we all agree that the individual doesn't send anything to the FAA. Looks like I need to tell my chapter secretary that she is putting out false information. She's young...
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,181
Posted By mrreddick
Stratus xponder

Wow! I need to buy from your guy! Our avionics shop wants $2995 for the Stratus and after the $500 rebate it still comes to near $2,500!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,322
Posted By mrreddick
Basic Med Twist

Here's another question for all the VAF experts (so I won't have to go get the forms from my plane):

My EAA Chapter Secretary posted on our Facebook page and in an email to chapter members yesterday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,322
Posted By mrreddick
BM Anys Exam!

I had to drop my drawers for the doc! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,322
Posted By mrreddick
Basic Med Quiz

When you sign back in don't click on "Retake the Quiz". I completed the quiz (95%) and logged out. After seeing my doc today I went back in and filled in my info and the physician info (you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,322
Posted By mrreddick
Basic Med Checklist

My PCP looked over the physician's instructions and said "no problem". He knows my medical history and had no reservations signing off. The portion the pilot fills out is almost exactly like the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-23-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,892
Posted By mrreddick
Skyvision Extreme

This unit was originally called PADS-B and it was sold by NavWorx. I contacted Skyvision about the "new" Salus-3 and was told it meets the requirements for light sport and experimentals.

After...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,495
Posted By mrreddick
Brake Caliper Pins

For the record, in 14 years I have never used lube when changing brake liners and have never had an issue with the caliper alignment. Probably doesn't hurt as long as you don't get it near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,132
Posted By mrreddick
Fixed vs Constant Speed

This has been hashed out here a lot over the last 10 to 12 years. A lot depends on where you are based and where your travels take you, imho!
I had a fixed pitch on my 6A and the first time I flew...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-03-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,755
Posted By mrreddick
Dead Odyssey

thanks for the quick responses but, the latest PC680 didn't go on a trickle charger once I installed it. I flew maybe 10 hours with it and then it suddenly wouldn't spin the prop. That's when I put...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-03-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,755
Posted By mrreddick
Odyssey Batteries

I bought a PC680 at Airventure 2015, installed it in my 6A early September 2015. I kept it on trickle charge over the winter since I was only able to fly a couple times a month. Almost exactly a...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-26-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,647
Posted By mrreddick
PnP at Airventure

Guys,

They tried the booth in 2014, not since. My wife and I both volunteer at the EAA Museum selling admissions. We will be there daily from Sunday thru Wednesday. Pilots N Paws does sponsor a...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-26-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,647
Posted By mrreddick
PnP

I volunteered to set up their booth at AOPA Summit in 2013 and again at Airventure 2014. We are planning to help them at the Norman, Ok, fly in this September.
If you come to Airventure, we have a...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-25-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,647
Posted By mrreddick
PnP logo

So Dan, do you understand copyright laws? The Pilots N Paws logo is a registered trademark and unless you have been given permission by Debbie Boise, you will probably be hearing from her or her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,487
Posted By mrreddick
My 2016

I live at Hicks (T67) just north of Jay Pratt. I logged 111.7 hours in my 2002 RV-6A this year. Most of my time in the air this year was spent flying rescue missions for Pilots N Paws. I met quite...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-08-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By mrreddick
RV-12 Experience

I don't have their number handy but call Granbury Regional and ask for Pat Stewart. He's a 12 builder and works weekdays at the airport office.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By mrreddick
That one it too wide for a 6A, this is what I...

That one it too wide for a 6A, this is what I bought.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P9XMMY/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1445141308&sr=1&keywords=sof+krate+2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By mrreddick
Dog Crate Fits My 6A

I routinely fly rescue missions for Pilots N Paws and I found a strong canvas pop up carrier that fits perfectly in a side-by-side RV. It folds up to about the size of a large briefcase. You set it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,391
Posted By mrreddick
Brake pads

Aircraft Spruce sells a set of 4 plus rivets for around $30 as does Van's. I've been using them for 11 years and have never had a "quality" issue. For a short time Van's was selling liners that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,780
Posted By mrreddick
Flying RV Financing

My 6A is financed thru PNC Bank. Google them, you may have a local office.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,005
Posted By mrreddick
Navaid

Ken,
Where are you based? I think I have my Navaid control head on a shelf in my hangar. I'll check right after breakfast today. Email me if you want it.
mrr9447 at yahoo
Mike
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-20-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,005
Posted By mrreddick
Autopilot

Larry, listen to Sam!
It's not worth the headache to try and make the obsolete Navaid work.
The Trio is almost plug-n-play. When I switched all I had to do was one test flight, entering a couple...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-09-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By mrreddick
Hicks hangar homes

Call me! I live at Hicks, I am on the Board of Directors and I am the current airport manager. I can probably answer questions.

817-992-2411
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By mrreddick
iPad at night

Wing X has a "night charts" button. It works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,714
Posted By mrreddick
Cross Country

Scott, thanks for quoting the FAR. I was always instructed to use the 50 nm straight line rule, even when piloting a glider. Anything under 50 in a glider is just considered a land out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By mrreddick
Summit

Bob,
I'll be at booth 600 for awhile everyday for Pilots N Paws.
Come by and say "hi", maybe we can recruit you to join
in the fun we're having.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-16-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By mrreddick
Beacon Cafe

I don't know how long it's been since your last visit to Hicks but the Beacon Cafe has very good food. Go to www.t67.org and click the link for Beacon Cafe Menus to see what they have to offer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 34,831
Posted By mrreddick
Tragic Loss

Sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for their families and friends.
Godspeed!
Forum: Texas (North) 08-27-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,802
Posted By mrreddick
BFR

If your on-field guy is busy or not available, try Roy Geer at Hicks.
He has an 8 but has test flown many RV's for Jay Pratt. Let me know
if you need his contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By mrreddick
RV Friendly

We flew in to Chesapeake two summers ago. They had great t-hangars available for under $10 a night, you might check with them. Sorry, my reason for visiting there retired from the Navy and moved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 34,831
Posted By mrreddick
LOE 2013

Russ,

Great planning! Glad it's a week before AOPA Summit since we've committed to be at the Summit for Pilots N Paws. Personally, I think the return to Colorado is great and can't wait to attend!...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,531
Posted By mrreddick
ECI Titan

675 hours ago when I installed a new ECI Titan Eagle O360 on my 6A the mags came set at 25 degrees. Never had to set them until mag overhaul.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-25-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By mrreddick
Lancaster (KLNC) Restaurant Closed

Heard it on another local flying forum and just confirmed it with the FBO at the Lancaster airport, the restaurant has closed down, permanently, in the words of the FBO employee!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By mrreddick
Phillips Oil

I've carried a spare quart of Phillips for over 600 hours, highest altitude has been 12,500, no leakage noted!
Forum: Reviews 11-17-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,501
Posted By mrreddick
Aerotronics Customer Support

My panel was built by Aerotronics for the original builder of my RV6A back somewhere around 2001-2002 since the first flight was December 2002. I purchased my RV from the builder's estate in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By mrreddick
US of Texas decals

Holy Cow! I hate to pop anybody's bubble but those have been around at least 10 years. My 6A is 9 years old and that's the first thing I put on the tail. The patch was being sold at a Greenville,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,911
Posted By mrreddick
Nu-lites ?

I have a 10 year old custom panel from Aerotronics and a few months ago my Nu-Lites went dark! You mentioned a power pack for them. If I have a hidden power pack, how big is it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By mrreddick
ADS-B

There is a pretty good course available online at the ASF website. If you are going to rely on info using one of the current ADS-B receivers it will explain all aspects of their use. I think there...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,159
Posted By mrreddick
Islands

Tangier Island, VA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,922
Posted By mrreddick
Garmin only

No! There are currently 2 units that will work with WingX and at least 1 that is designed for Foreflight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,514
Posted By mrreddick
Low Flying

If you were near Destin that 4 engined C-130 was probably landing or departing Hurlburt Field and hopefully you were talking to somebody for that special airspace you were in.
I was flying very low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By mrreddick
nosewheel plug

You know you can go to most any True Value aircraft supply department and get a plug that will fit most common hole sizes and they pop out easy when you need to use a towbar. :)
Forum: Texas (North) 09-06-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By mrreddick
Pecan Fly-In

No real problems, just stay to the west side of DFW's Class B and be aware of heavy jet traffic at 4,000 and below to the west side of Navy Ft Worth's Class D airspace (possibility of seeing F18s,...
Forum: GPS 09-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,355
Posted By mrreddick
New iPad Charging

When I purchased my New iPad I didn't change a thing. My original iPad maintained or increased the charge level. The New iPad is harder to charge. On a recent trip to Florida, we left DFW area at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,162
Posted By mrreddick
iPad worries?

Brantel,

Seriously, have you ever really flown a flight using an iPad? You are very, very, VERY critical of using it in an RV! There are so many EXPERTS responding on these forums that I have to...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,176
Posted By mrreddick
PnP Flight

Don,
Glad you are on board with animal rescue flights.
It can be so rewarding! I just completed one today. We saved a Jack Russell terrier from a kill shelter in Fort Worth. She is now at her new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By mrreddick
iPad in RVs

Please search for iPad and you will see there are several threads already discussing this topic.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,430
Posted By mrreddick
Zagg

I let Best Buy install a Zagg anti-glare after I wasted a lot of money on the do-it-yourself screen protectors that were practically impossible to install with no bubbles, lint, pet hair, whatever!...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,596
Posted By mrreddick
Rapco Discs

I've had them on my 6A for a few hundred hours and I see no difference in thickness. For half the cost, I'm real happy with them Mel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,348
Posted By mrreddick
Step Mounting

Bob, sounds like a great idea. Any photos available? I'm getting ready to change my pilot-side step and your idea sounds very good.
Forum: Texas (North) 04-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By mrreddick
EAA 670

Brock,

EAA Chapter 670 has returned to Hicks Airfield (T67) for their monthly meetings every 3rd Wednesday at the Beacon Cafe by the gas pumps. The website shown in another post is not functional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By mrreddick
Va Military Aviation Museum

Absolutely an interesting place to visit. Chuckie, a B-17 that was based at the Vintage Flight Museum in Fort Worth, now calls Virginia home. We visited family at Va Beach last August so I had to...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-23-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,419
Posted By mrreddick
PnP

Congrats on completing your first mission! I really enjoy making a difference with these dogs and sometimes I wish I could keep one of them but I know they are going to a new, caring family.
Hope...
Forum: GPS 04-23-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By mrreddick
2000C

I gave my 2000C away, unit only. I may have the connectors on a power cable and on my old external antenna. I'll check my hangar shelves tomorrow and let you know!
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