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Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up I remember that TRACON building. Was on a tour...

I remember that TRACON building. Was on a tour with a group of GA pilots several years ago. Learned a ton about the other side of the radio.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By Vlad
WTB; Turtlepac Drum33

My buddy wants to buy a Turtlepac Drum 33 (https://www.turtlepac.com/photo-gallery/aircraft-ferry-tanks/) fuel tank. Pass the word if you know somebody is selling.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Vlad
That would work. :D

That would work. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Vlad
Question Oil system flush how to?

Is there a method to flush engine oil system? I rinse the sump occasionally with couple quarts of gas and I flushed out oil cooler couple times. How could I flush the whole system? What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Vlad
Water doesn't stay long in that state in my...

Water doesn't stay long in that state in my woods. As soon as sun is up it melts. Might take couple hours before airborne again...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Vlad
Yes, it's even easier to remove them after water...

Yes, it's even easier to remove them after water hardens. You just chip the bugs off :D

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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,668
Posted By Vlad
Good man Jon rest in peace. Never met you thanks...

Good man Jon rest in peace. Never met you thanks for good advice you gave me though the years.
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Vlad
In my opinion not practical. If I read correctly...

In my opinion not practical. If I read correctly with the hangar you have three locations. The most efficient time spent on the project would be in the shop in your main house. While you surely can...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-08-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Vlad
Love your stories Josh thanks for sharing them....

Love your stories Josh thanks for sharing them. The 9 is such an incredible time machine. You are getting around. Itís addictive isnít it? I fly several days a week for groceries, hardware store,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Vlad
Unimak

Cool stuff there on Unimak Island :D


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Vlad
I was thinking of re welding the right one to...

I was thinking of re welding the right one to make it more narrow.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Vlad
Removing passenger rudder pedals

I don't have brakes installed on the right side of my RV9A. Has anybody removed or modified passenger rudder pedals to be removable? Resale value and training flights aside there is some real estate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Vlad
If you are talking of DC Pro-X with smaller cups...

If you are talking of DC Pro-X with smaller cups I had an opportunity to test those. No comparison with A20. Noise will beat you up by the end of the day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Vlad
Good question Ivan. A20 pads last longer in the...

Good question Ivan. A20 pads last longer in the North East. Come back :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Vlad
I would say there is a difference in favor of the...

I would say there is a difference in favor of the latter. I flew with X for several years logged over 3K hours and loved it. Light, crisp sound, a perfect headset. Then I purchased A20 to try it...
Forum: Northeast 10-03-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Vlad
Michael I’ve been flying to KRUT for years. They...

Michael I’ve been flying to KRUT for years. They have a restaurant in the terminal. I haven’t seen any RVs there. Saw several flying met couple guys but the community is not like where you are coming...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,695
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good job Rocky!...

Good job Rocky!

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Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Vlad
Jim I didn't find any. The drawings/manual were...

Jim I didn't find any. The drawings/manual were well written back in 2006. I didn't make any modifications everything stock everything by the plans no "gotchas" :)
Forum: Painting your RV 10-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,695
Posted By Vlad
Then EdH will fly to AK to take a calendar...

Then EdH will fly to AK to take a calendar picture of your eagle over Harding Icefield. That would be a winner photo. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By Vlad
Tom there should be a 45 degree fitting from the...

Tom there should be a 45 degree fitting from the gascolator. It will take care of all the kinks of longer hose you are talking about.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Vlad
It's a thick one like craftsman. There was a...

It's a thick one like craftsman. There was a rubber plug inside which confused the sales tech. He was 100% sure that thing fits. Discarded the insert - perfect tool :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Vlad
I just brought a Tempest spark plug to a NAPA...

I just brought a Tempest spark plug to a NAPA store and they found me the right socket. :)

PS; Yes, I did fly to the store...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-29-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,695
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good reason to fly to Alaska again Mike. To...

Good reason to fly to Alaska again Mike. To update the picture :D

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Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Vlad
Here we go...

Here we go Sir.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations Vern!

Vern is to the right. I shaved the mustaches. :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Vern%20-%201.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Vern%20-%201.jpg.html)
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Vlad
No need for any lubricant. Keep that countersink...

No need for any lubricant. Keep that countersink cage under control and enjoy drilling....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,811
Posted By Vlad
I like it well done. Frazier Lake a good spot put...

I like it well done. Frazier Lake a good spot put on my bucket list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,839
Posted By Vlad
[QUOTE=Mel;1290134]If I come in the Cub, is there...

[QUOTE=Mel;1290134]If I come in the Cub, is there an award for the longest time to get there?[/QUOTE

If not longest direct I can beat you on that Mel. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Vlad
I know an airplane which was built without...

I know an airplane which was built without pneumatic squeezer. Still flying. I also know a kit sold unfinished with every single tool imaginable. :)
Welcome Justin!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Vlad
Nice job guys! Are you tracking Wisconsin River...

Nice job guys! Are you tracking Wisconsin River just passed the railroad bridge? :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/De%20Chien%20WI%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Vlad
I don't know guys I don't know maybe you need to...

I don't know guys I don't know maybe you need to exercise that motor more often. I have an insane amount of cycles on similar stock motor it still does the job. It slows a bit in a very cold winter...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Congratulations Colin!

Love your trailer surely beats mine. Wondering how did you manage to stay 35 on a highway :)

Nice paint scheme...
Forum: Northeast 09-16-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Vlad
I see Massachussetts was well represented. I was...

I see Massachussetts was well represented. I was on the fence go-no-no go for hours. Getting soft I guess... :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Vlad
Enjoyed your travel story Josh thanks. Programmed...

Enjoyed your travel story Josh thanks. Programmed horses that's funny :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,939
Posted By Vlad
Impressive! Thanks for writeup Ivan. Sorry to...

Impressive! Thanks for writeup Ivan. Sorry to hear about your border crossing experience sometimes one gets tangled in the system I have my share too.

Those pictures of Mt Rushmore came out very...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-14-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,159
Posted By Vlad
Talking #67 Amaknak Island

An island once owned by Russia, one of the most populous in the Aleutian chain. I arrived there early June 2018...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,519
Posted By Vlad
Avgas in Adak PADK

There are three drums of 100LL in Adak PADK. A transient went via Nome toward Mother Russia instead of Aleutians-Kamchatka. Avgas is for sale anybody interested email or PM me Iíll give you the...
Forum: Northeast 09-12-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By Vlad
Governor what time are you planning to arrive at...

Governor what time are you planning to arrive at Limestone and where do you park?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Vlad
Yaman, couldn't happen. Thanks for letting me...

Yaman, couldn't happen. Thanks for letting me know Alfio.

... Well, short story long, Alfio tells me that Wellers are having a fly in. I have a deep respect for those people and I watch their ice...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-09-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 124,434
Posted By Vlad
That's cool Jake! Those wingtips look nice....

That's cool Jake! Those wingtips look nice. Marcy... haven't been there for years thanks for farmers market tip. Would be a perfect grocery stop in warmer months.

I was zeroed in on the CTQ2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By Vlad
Just get the real friends guys. Won't be any need...

Just get the real friends guys. Won't be any need for these types of questions. Toss them the keys let them enjoy as you do :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 124,434
Posted By Vlad
0NY0 North Creek

After visiting with Bob and Terry at Lake Placid I went to North Creek, NY. An idyllic place in the Adirondacks very interesting upslope curvy runway. There are sandy spots and some roughness. Watch...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Vlad
It looks exactly like my calendar :D

It looks exactly like my calendar :D
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-08-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,733
Posted By Vlad
That's a pretty setup Alfio. Mike and Ross did it...

That's a pretty setup Alfio. Mike and Ross did it right. Their solution will be on my next engine :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Vlad
Welcome Artie! Right choice on the model. It can...

Welcome Artie! Right choice on the model. It can do everything other models do plus more. A good friend of mine has an RV9 in the paint shop it is a beauty coming out I will tell him you want a ride....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By Vlad
Watch the Desser. Don't order nose wheel tire...

Watch the Desser. Don't order nose wheel tire from them. Even the best RV ingenuity can not put it on a rim. Not sure if they still advertise here but their customer service need improvement. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By Vlad
RV DNA

"Blood" is not readily available unlike sweat. It also has a color which helps it clearing asap. "Tears" are mostly virtual and do not affect alclad. Unless a crying partner takes a chainsaw ......
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-05-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Vlad
Very nice Andy! Once I managed to capture similar...

Very nice Andy! Once I managed to capture similar but over the water. Made the wing completely invisible. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,200
Posted By Vlad
Andy give it a second thought on removing the...

Andy give it a second thought on removing the gascolator. Initially I planned to get rid of it but a smart man gave me a good reason not to. It does help to keep the wrong stuff from getting into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,689
Posted By Vlad
Maybe some day you will buy her back. :)

Maybe some day you will buy her back. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,387
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up #RealAviationMedia

It's a pleasure to read a piece by a matured aviation journalist. Perfect mix of airplanes, bikinis and booze. Good job on avoiding weather. Great media crew they surely know whom to issue the passes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-30-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Vlad
Guilty. No pictures some agents wonít be happy :D

Guilty. No pictures some agents wonít be happy :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,410
Posted By Vlad
The ferry tank saga continues. It is on the move....

The ferry tank saga continues. It is on the move. Bruce Eicher's SUV :D

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Vlad
Well, Tom if I take gas at my portapump the free...

Well, Tom if I take gas at my portapump the free berries would be $300 for a kilo. I saved a hundred using alternate :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Vlad
Still on the calendar Dave. Saturday only.

Still on the calendar Dave. Saturday only.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 28,967
Posted By Vlad
I landed at several interesting spots within last...

I landed at several interesting spots within last couple years. They could be called runways and would be perfect spots for RV15 :D


Atlantic...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Vlad
This variety typically lasts me a season. 3-4...

This variety typically lasts me a season. 3-4 minutes to pump a jerry can. There is a fine filter in the funnel.

...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Vlad
Talking Blueberry Run

John Fleurent told me about the place a year ago. Deblois, Maine 43B has a great paved airstrip right in the middle of blueberry fields. The picking season is over but there are still a lot of ripe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 150,996
Posted By Vlad
Rudder pedal extensions

Before.


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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By Vlad
Good luck

Not easy. Expect more smilies in hard to reach areas. Have a good stock of correct CherryMax blind rivets. There will be a dozen or two solid rivets you absolutely need a shooter. Catch anybody fit...
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Rodney congratulations! Well, we need to get...

Rodney congratulations! Well, we need to get connected and go for a breakfast run we spoke the other day. Two ships. Will be passing your territory around Labor Day :D
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 182,841
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Nice looking panel Hans! What kind of instrument...

Nice looking panel Hans! What kind of instrument is there for Artificial Horizon?
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