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Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By rv7boy
One quick answer is that for a well balanced...

One quick answer is that for a well balanced propeller, the three blades at 120` are out of phase with the power pulses at 90`of a four cylinder engine, and the result is less vibration. But you...
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By rv7boy
Jim, and others, you might be interested in...

Jim, and others, you might be interested in reading this article (https://electricmotorglider.com/2017/08/01/burping-the-rotax-912-sport-aviation-experimenter-technically-speaking-article-july-2017/)...
Forum: Northeast 06-07-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation Calendar

This would make a great addition to the Calendar (See Header on this page). You’ll get more publicity because Doug picks up the Calendar items on his daily updates of the VAF News.
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By rv7boy
So Don, is this RV-12 still for sale? From...

So Don, is this RV-12 still for sale?
From another Don
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-31-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By rv7boy
Surely some of our friends at JSC/Houston will...

Surely some of our friends at JSC/Houston will step up and help. Attaboy, Doug, for offering your help on the front page tomorrow!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-23-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation Should be on VAF Calendar

This would make a great addition to the VAF Calendar (link above) and you’ll get more publicity because Doug shows the Calendar on his VAF news page
Forum: Safety 05-17-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,637
Posted By rv7boy
Good description, Carl. My logic and results...

Good description, Carl. My logic and results were the same as your experience. After wearing glasses for nearsightedness since age 12, I now have 20/20 distant vision and wear reading glasses when...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By rv7boy
I think we know who that "Russian controller" is....

I think we know who that "Russian controller" is. A familiar RV-9A and a familiar face appear at the end of the video. :)
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By rv7boy
I see you've already made your reservation, but...

I see you've already made your reservation, but to add to this list in case anyone else needs ideas, I'd suggest Reelfoot Lake, Airport Identifier 0M2.

I haven't been there but have it on my bucket...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,743
Posted By rv7boy
It's a Dwyer gauge

Sticky needle? The gauge itself is just a Dwyer differential pressure gauge. I don't have the Dwyer catalog in front of me now, but I did buy one one time with the plans to build my own. There's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-09-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By rv7boy
Aurora, Oregon???

Can't believe you're going to be within 200 nm of MECCA and not planning on visiting the mothership at KUAO. Man, whatcha thinking? Call ahead and if you're there M-Th during work hours, you'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By rv7boy
:D:D:D:):):D:D:D

:D:D:D:):):D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By rv7boy
Consider arriving at OSH early in the morning...

Consider arriving at OSH early in the morning like before 8:00. I’ve arrived at RIPON three times at 7:00 AM +/- 15 mins. This means you’ll need to overnite within 1.5 hrs of OSH. Dawn patrol begins...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By rv7boy
True. Thanks, Mel.

True. Thanks, Mel.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By rv7boy
Dan, I'm thinking most GA fuel systems are...

Dan, I'm thinking most GA fuel systems are designed with the TLAR method.

This is another acronym that I learned at NASA, of all places.

TLAR=> That Looks About Right! :eek:

P.S. Surely,...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By rv7boy
Yeah, and I'm also wondering about the ancient...

Yeah, and I'm also wondering about the ancient ELT that's still required in my C172 which as of last September has an Appareo Stratus ESG (ADSB out). Granted, ELT's and ADSB transponders don't do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,207
Posted By rv7boy
Second PTT on the panel for me

I am not to the point of designing the control logic for my RV. But I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night...

Many, many years ago I accompanied a friend in his newly built RV to Sun'n...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,637
Posted By rv7boy
Carl, give us the synopsis. Where are the...

Carl, give us the synopsis. Where are the revisions, deletions and additions? And which ones will affect us? Tell us what you think of the updates.
Forum: Safety 04-30-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,116
Posted By rv7boy
I totally agree, but I will also share that...

I totally agree, but I will also share that having a urinary catheter in place for an extended time (several days) CAN cause (not in all cases) high PSA readings several months later. It happened...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,510
Posted By rv7boy
Rare Bear set the record in Subclass C-1 with...

Rare Bear set the record in Subclass C-1 with Pilot/Owner Lyle Shelton at 1 min 32 seconds on 06 Feb 1972.

https://www.fai.org/record/lyle-shelton-usa-8114
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By rv7boy
My dog is a 25 pound Fox terrier and his head is...

My dog is a 25 pound Fox terrier and his head is just not shaped right for the Mutt Muffs. They should fit well on a bigger dog. Looks like someone could make hearing protection for smaller dogs....
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,796
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up VAF Calendar

Hey Scott,
This would make a great posting on the VAF Calendar (in the header bar above). You'll get a lot more publicity there as Doug brings up the calendar links to the VAF news page for events...
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By rv7boy
Welcome!

Hi Keith,
I looked back through your posts and it appears you didn't get the VAF Welcome! Usually a guy named Mike from Nevada gives it to ya, but I didn't see a post from him, so here goes:

Keith,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,601
Posted By rv7boy
I just found a local company in our little town...

I just found a local company in our little town that sells, rents and leases all sizes of shipping containers. Standard sizes appear to be 20', 40' and 48'. Prices and rental/lease rates are not...
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,331
Posted By rv7boy
Not into Flying Gluepie. He must be flying a...

Not into Flying Gluepie. He must be flying a Helio Courier or a Pilatus Porter into that short hillside strip. :eek:
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,331
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks for the reply, Jim. "Flying Gluepie?" ...

Thanks for the reply, Jim.
"Flying Gluepie?"
666 feet long, 30 feet wide gravel runway...?
You must be quite a pilot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By rv7boy
I moved this thread from the RV-10 Forum to the...

I moved this thread from the RV-10 Forum to the RV General Discussion/News Forum because I thought all RV owners/operators would be interested in this topic.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-18-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,592
Posted By rv7boy
Tom Irlbeck's article

And I'll add the link provided by Doug on his site. This is an article written by Tom Irlbeck (http://www.mnwing.org/about-us/tom-irlbeck/) several years ago. I never met him, but his words are...
Forum: California 04-17-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,331
Posted By rv7boy
OK...it was a wild guess on my part anyway,...

OK...it was a wild guess on my part anyway, although he did post that he had bought property with the intent of moving. :o
Forum: California 04-17-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,331
Posted By rv7boy
Steve, from another...

Steve, from another thread...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=654124#post654124

...it appears Jim was planning on moving to an airpark in Tennessee. Although his last post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By rv7boy
Welcome back, Ken. I remember you, although...

Welcome back, Ken. I remember you, although we've never met. Looking forward to your posts.
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,303
Posted By rv7boy
We presently live in North Alabama and would like...

We presently live in North Alabama and would like to move a few miles north into Middle Tennessee after we retire. I can't specifically recommend an airpark community in Tennessee although I believe...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,936
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Sittin' back with the Popcorn!

I just bought a bucket of popcorn. This is getting interesting! I think I'll stay with water to drink. Never cared much for the Kool-Aid! :eek:
Forum: Safety 04-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By rv7boy
Maybe both a Tundra and a Halon would be a good...

Maybe both a Tundra and a Halon would be a good idea. If the first one doesn't kill the fire, then surely the second one will. ;)

I'm now very interested in fire extinguishers. I'll be buying at...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By rv7boy
Contents are Nitrogen (pressurant) and...

Contents are Nitrogen (pressurant) and biodegradable fire extinguishing liquid described as water, potassium and lactic acid. I would use it in my kitchen or my backyard but not sure about an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By rv7boy
Fred, me too, except in my case it was eight...

Fred, me too, except in my case it was eight years of S.I., ...and after converting to BasicMed, I have never looked back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By rv7boy
Jon, you now have a Class 3 Special Issuance FAA...

Jon, you now have a Class 3 Special Issuance FAA medical certificate. You don’t have to go back to an AME unless you want to continue the dance.

IF YOU WANT TO GO THE BASICMED ROUTE, you now need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Let's go Flying!

Congratulations! That is a big step. Although I didn't have a stent, I did have a prosthetic mitral valve placed, so I, like many other folks in these forums, can appreciate what you've been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,370
Posted By rv7boy
I think Sam's post today ...

I think Sam's post today (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=159202)about the recent recognition of Van by the AOPA Air Safety Institute would help to answer the original...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-27-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,219
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks for the report! Excellent job...Mission...

Thanks for the report! Excellent job...Mission Accomplished! Looks like Zoey was a happy passenger! I'm sure you made a difference in her life.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By rv7boy
Welcome Aboard, Josh! (You'll also get this...

Welcome Aboard, Josh! (You'll also get this greeting from a guy in Nevada named Mike!)

I've been to the Sonex HQ for a weekend workshop. I won't say anything bad about that design. They run a...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,045
Posted By rv7boy
The warning plainly says, "For Veterinary Use...

The warning plainly says, "For Veterinary Use Only" so only Veterinarians can use these! :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,503
Posted By rv7boy
What a Country!!! :D

What a Country!!! :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,503
Posted By rv7boy
Horton hears a WHO

That Vlad gets around. Just checked his APRS tracks and realized he's probably visiting the Horton guy. Show him some good Alabama hospitality, Dan! :)

P.S. Woops, he's now airborne again, with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,503
Posted By rv7boy
“What a Country!”

I am reminded of the Russian comedian, Yakov Smirnoff, whose famous punchline is “What a Country!”
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-02-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By rv7boy
Afterthoughts...

Now, it's kind of funny, but yesterday when I watched it for the first time, I assumed it was a typical man (pilot) and woman (passenger) situation. So just after the 20 second mark, when she opened...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-01-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By rv7boy
Flying into Oshkosh 2017

I just stumbled upon this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1AFFcH0K3k) today.

A couple of things to note...

1) The lady who flies the RV-6 is an ATP, type rated in some big airplanes (737,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,143
Posted By rv7boy
The older members of these forums will remember...

The older members of these forums will remember the days when wood jigs were required for empennage, wings and fuselage for ALL RV’s available at that time. Pre-punched parts did away with the wood...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,143
Posted By rv7boy
Safety Pin

Don’t forget the Safety Pin or something similar as Sam has included in his design.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,348
Posted By rv7boy
I have seen Sam's restored mower/tug, and yes, it...

I have seen Sam's restored mower/tug, and yes, it is as neat as the photo appears. I visited his hangar a few weeks ago as I had heard that he had completed this project. I have a similar old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By rv7boy
Good job, Bob!

Good job, Bob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,343
Posted By rv7boy
Donation

I have a good friend who did donate his EAB to an aviation museum. He told me he removed the electronic ignition and disabled the spark plug wires just in case somebody tried to start it. I think the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-04-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,089
Posted By rv7boy
A good source to keep up with the launches...

A good source to keep up with the launches including launch schedule changes is:

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

(Yes, even us gov'mint types cross reference the civilian web sites to...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By rv7boy
After re-reading your post, I realize I probably...

After re-reading your post, I realize I probably should not have replied. Thus, I deleted my post. Hopefully, someone can provide the assistance you are requesting. Sorry for the quick trigger...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-18-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By rv7boy
Yeah, and remember that Airplane Repo show on...

Yeah, and remember that Airplane Repo show on Discovery Channel? They showed us all kinds of ways to get into hangars without the owner knowing.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-14-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By rv7boy
Be aware of local laws relative to surveillance...

Be aware of local laws relative to surveillance cameras. In some municipalities a sign on the exterior of the building indicating surveillance cameras are being used is required.

You may learn who...
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By rv7boy
Dave (the OP), when you get this repaired and...

Dave (the OP), when you get this repaired and flying come back to this thread and tell us the results.

That is, how bad was the damage, and how was it repaired? And, is the performance the same as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,423
Posted By rv7boy
Hey Mike, Congratulations! And welcome to the...

Hey Mike, Congratulations! And welcome to the club. I switched to BasicMed back in the summer and haven't looked back. That and getting the ADS-B rebate check yesterday made 2017 a very good year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,325
Posted By rv7boy
I agree with you StuBob, and I am an engineer but...

I agree with you StuBob, and I am an engineer but I'm in my 60's! :eek:
You make some valid points.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,659
Posted By rv7boy
Excellent post, Scott. Not many of us (if any!)...

Excellent post, Scott. Not many of us (if any!) think our paint scheme will also be used on a casket.

As Mike said, I also like the 57 Nomad hearse. Not many of those still around.

Thanks for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,325
Posted By rv7boy
Or how about a high wing with the choice of two...

Or how about a high wing with the choice of two wing designs...a fast version (ala Wittman Tailwind) or a slow version wing design (ala Cub or Husky). IMO, the trusty IO- or O-360 would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations on your completion and first...

Congratulations on your completion and first flight of N767T just a few days ago. And thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
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