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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,134
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: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
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: 17
Views: 810
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-18-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By rv7boy
Wondering if you made the trip. I didn’t do my...

Wondering if you made the trip. I didn’t do my homework on this one. The single first stage booster landed on a barge in the ocean. The TESS Mission used a different stage configuration from some...
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,182
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: 24
Views: 6,182
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-18-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By rv7boy
Be sure and wait for the boosters to return to...

Be sure and wait for the boosters to return to the Cape. I understand their sonic booms are quite impressive. I've seen the return on video but seeing (and hearing) it live would be awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
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: 18
Views: 4,261
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: 24
Views: 6,182
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: 24
Views: 6,182
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: 5
Views: 698
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: 2,899
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: 4,690
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: 588
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: 588
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: 1,103
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: 1,103
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-02-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By rv7boy
Joke

April Fool Joke... :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
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: 8,505
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: 1,152
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: 1,604
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: 1,707
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: 8,941
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: 8,941
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: 8,941
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: 626
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: 626
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: 4,697
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: 4,697
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: 3,091
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: 1,029
Posted By rv7boy
Good job, Bob!

Good job, Bob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,055
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: 3,884
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: 1,190
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: 3,364
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: 3,364
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: 2,023
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: 14,761
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: 14,626
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: 3,570
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: 14,626
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: 659
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.
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,927
Posted By rv7boy
In addition to the completion of the RV-12, I...

In addition to the completion of the RV-12, I offer sincere congratulations for going through heart surgery and then getting back into the air. With modern medical technology, especially for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-22-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By rv7boy
Calendar

Weasel gets an “Attaboy” for including this on the VAF Calendar. Wish I could attend. Should be a good time. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By rv7boy
Learning from the Clarinetists...

In our high school band we wore white gloves, and the clarinet players always cut out the finger pad areas of their gloves. Touch screen pilots may have to do the same thing. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks, Paul. After downloading it and quickly...

Thanks, Paul. After downloading it and quickly reviewing it, I believe it to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in building an airplane.

Another good reason to subscribe to KITPLANES(r).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-01-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By rv7boy
Nice video! Nice RV! Good job!

Nice video! Nice RV! Good job!
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By rv7boy
I also cannot say from memory whether it was 90...

I also cannot say from memory whether it was 90 or 150 Hz. But it only happened to me when I was within 5 feet (apx.) of the runway and going counter to the ILS direction. I can't say for sure if...
Forum: COMM 10-23-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By rv7boy
I've had the same experience, at least 3 times,...

I've had the same experience, at least 3 times, and until your post, Larry, I thought it was my leg hitting/rubbing the jack/plug connection on my subpanel (on a C172). It only happens to me during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By rv7boy
VAF CALENDAR

Jason, this would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar. The link is front and center, above, and it will get a lot more visibility than bumping a thread.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,267
Posted By rv7boy
I thought about attempting to do so...and I'm...

I thought about attempting to do so...and I'm sure some other moderators thought about it, too. And then I decided, "No way!"

Thanks for saying this, Paul.
Forum: Southeast 10-03-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By rv7boy
This would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar....

This would make a good entry in the VAF Calendar. The link is above and it will be more visible.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,631
Posted By rv7boy
Lotus lightness

I had the pleasure of driving a 1998 Lotus Elise in a rally last Saturday. Weighing less than 1600 pounds due to an aluminum frame, fiberglass body, and the lack of such things as a radio, sun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,728
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks

Thanks, Carl. I believe this is the second time you have bailed me out. I guess I "owe you one." I am reminded of the comic strip character Pogo (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_(comic_strip))...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,728
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation FAA Airman Certificate database all messed up!

I did a quick validation of information in the FAA Airman Certificate database. (https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/airmeninquiry/)

Folks you should check your information.

I queried the database...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,728
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation I'm MIA!!!

Yikes! :eek:

I went to the FAA Airman database inquiry link provided in Post #3 and discovered I'm not listed!! My deceased brother and my son who has been inactive for over 15 years are both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By rv7boy
Search the forums

If you do a Search in the VAF forums for "Fuel Tank Trailer" you'll find several people who have shared their experiences. Many are in the RV-12 forum rather than the General Discussion/News...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,481
Posted By rv7boy
Thank you, Pat. Thank you, Galin. These two...

Thank you, Pat.



Thank you, Galin.

These two posts are very valuable and informative.

This thread is very educational.
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,481
Posted By rv7boy
I understood that, too, but I haven't found it...

I understood that, too, but I haven't found it yet except in blogs and social media. I've been reading material on ADS-B from FAA, AOPA, Garmin, Appareo, Sporty's and others, and I haven't found...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,481
Posted By rv7boy
What do you mean by "painted?" I take that to...

What do you mean by "painted?" I take that to mean "on radar." But I don't think there is a link between ATC's radar and the ADS-B system. If so, tell me how, because I haven't found that yet in...
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