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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,448
Posted By scrollF4
Wow!

Thirteen successful years flying solo in VAFís left seat. And counting!
New Phenom pilot qual.
Daughter getting married to a good guy that you like.

Let the good times keep rolling, Doug and Susan....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,336
Posted By scrollF4
Jake, This battery is worth $700, and more. I...

Jake,
This battery is worth $700, and more. I have flown an ETX900 in KELLI GIRL for almost 4 years now: Spectacular starting power, reliable, light, powerful...I love it! Don't knock it 'till you...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-03-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By scrollF4
Done per your request.

Done per your request.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By scrollF4
My numbers for my RV-7A, XIO360-M1B, 74" Hartzell...

My numbers for my RV-7A, XIO360-M1B, 74" Hartzell Blended Airfoil CS Prop, dual Pmags:

SPEED! Cruise Performance at 8,500’ MSL,
With LEANEST Cylinder EGT 100 degrees RICH of Peak:
%...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By scrollF4
Stu! Very nice artwork on a very nice 8! Well...

Stu!
Very nice artwork on a very nice 8! Well done, Sir.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By scrollF4
I built a tipper because, after 2069 hours flying...

I built a tipper because, after 2069 hours flying backseat in F-4 Phantoms with zero forward visibility, my intro flight with Joe Blank in the factory tipper just blew me away. I LOVE the completely...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By scrollF4
Gents, I fly with CAs: Love 'em, because they...

Gents,
I fly with CAs: Love 'em, because they stay in place during acro. I forget that I'm wearing them.
My wife Kelli absolutely loves the Clarity Aloft headsets because the behind-the-ear design...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-01-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By scrollF4
Rick, This tug just went on the...

Rick,
This tug just went on the market:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=180979
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By scrollF4
Itís a very cool thing, Doug. Right seat qualíd,...

Itís a very cool thing, Doug. Right seat qualíd, jetting into the (simulated) flight levels! Keep climbing, DR. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,911
Posted By scrollF4
Closing the thread. Itís no longer about RVs.

Closing the thread. Itís no longer about RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By scrollF4
Joe, That's really quite nicely done, Sir! If...

Joe,
That's really quite nicely done, Sir! If you start taking orders, let me know. :cool:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-22-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By scrollF4
New SidVid on YouTube: Because I Fly! Ep. 7, Father/Son flight

Hope y'all enjoy. Just a fun father/son flight in our RV-7A to see the quarries at Lake Bridgeport, TX.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj2WTsxTry4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,686
Posted By scrollF4
Nice, but somehow it just doesn't have the looks...

Nice, but somehow it just doesn't have the looks and charm of the original Frankensnorkel (cue the screams)…

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=924850&postcount=2

1120 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,326
Posted By scrollF4
Larry, Thanks! That actually explains for me how...

Larry,
Thanks! That actually explains for me how MoGas prices can change so much day to day (or even hourly).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,326
Posted By scrollF4
Mike, I'll paraphrase my cousin the petroleum...

Mike,
I'll paraphrase my cousin the petroleum engineer, so this will sound like a fairly simplistic answer but it is the accurate answer.
MoGas (motor vehicle gasoline) is a mass-produced and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By scrollF4
Well done Barrett!

Well done Barrett!
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By scrollF4
Marvin at Smoke System Helper sells an RV-14 kit....

Marvin at Smoke System Helper sells an RV-14 kit. I have his system installed in my RV-7A, and I love it.

https://www.smoke-system-helper-ar.com/complete-kits/Complete-Kit-4-7-Gal-RV-14-p105223619
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By scrollF4
Moderator note: Steve, thanks for posting. It's...

Moderator note: Steve, thanks for posting. It's an excellent read, but not RV-related per DR's posting rules. Rather than delete, I'll just close it given this day's health concerns. Y'all stay...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-18-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By scrollF4
Sandy and Roy, Yíall stay safe, have fun, and...

Sandy and Roy,
Yíall stay safe, have fun, and stay healthy.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By scrollF4
I fly out of NW Regional 52F, near Hicks. I live...

I fly out of NW Regional 52F, near Hicks. I live 12 miles east in Flower Mound, just 5 miles N of DFW. My $240,000 2200 square foot home costs about $6100/year in state, county, and local taxes. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-07-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By scrollF4
Sandy and Roy, What a beautiful and magical...

Sandy and Roy,
What a beautiful and magical destination. Keep it coming!
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By scrollF4
Call Hartzell

It's tough to beat the words from the horse's mouth. You really need to call Hartzell's Tech Support folks at 937-778-4376. Tell them the prop (including model number), the engine, and whether...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By scrollF4
I bought the McFarlane Vernier-assist throttle...

I bought the McFarlane Vernier-assist throttle cable for my RV-7A...night and day improvement in quality, smoothness, and temperature tolerance. I particularly like it for formation flying.

...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-03-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By scrollF4
Because I Fly! Ep. 6, Christy Wong $100 Hamburger, "In the Hangar", "Taking Off"

Folks,
I pushed Episode 6 to my YouTube channel "Because I Fly!"
This episode features local pilot Christy Wong, a CFI with a class date to Envoy (parent company of American Eagle), and cohost of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By scrollF4
Did you call them and ask? Their customer...

Did you call them and ask? Their customer support is great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By scrollF4
Formation Flying

A side data point: If you plan to fly formation as either a lead or wingman, well-tinted canopies make it difficult for other flight members to see your hand signals (if you're leading) and head nods...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By scrollF4
Hey thatís great news, Ken, now get that phase 1...

Hey thatís great news, Ken, now get that phase 1 done! :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By scrollF4
Not that simple

Which engine do you have? Here's the basic Hartzell prop sheet from the Van's...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By scrollF4
Done. Move complete.

Done. Move complete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By scrollF4
Kelli and I will be there. Fredericksburg is...

Kelli and I will be there. Fredericksburg is always fun, and beautiful!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-13-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By scrollF4
Video! Glad you and Roy are enjoying the SW...

Video!
Glad you and Roy are enjoying the SW scene. We miss y'all here in TX.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-11-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
No worries, Steve, we press on. You should see...

No worries, Steve, we press on.
You should see her iPhone videos going between the two big trees landing and launching from Cedar Millsí grass strip.
I hope youíve checked out and enjoyed my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-11-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
Steve, Kelli raised her own phone on her own...

Steve,
Kelli raised her own phone on her own for her own purposes, and not at my request. I didnít ask her to do that. Her phone video is not in the video.
Itís unfortunate that THAT was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
Why, Steve?

Why, Steve?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-10-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By scrollF4
Because I Fly! Episode 5, $100 BBQ at Natty Flat

Folks,
I pushed Episode 5 to my YouTube channel "Because I Fly!"
Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM-a2xiBZHA
Forum: Propellers 02-06-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By scrollF4
Actually I will. I got it 2 years ago on a great...

Actually I will. I got it 2 years ago on a great deal. Will sell it for my total cost. Somebodyís gonna get lucky this summer.
Forum: Propellers 02-06-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By scrollF4
Well, not much opinion out there

I have decided to overhaul the prop before I sell it.
Reason: Liability. I don't want to put a wrung-out prop with any possible problem out there. Better to have it refurbished, and with the prop...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-03-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By scrollF4
Great video, Sandy. Loved it!

Great video, Sandy. Loved it!
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By scrollF4
Dan, By chance, have you not updated your SkyView...

Dan,
By chance, have you not updated your SkyView firmware since last April or May 2019? Dynon issued a firmware update to correct the big GPS clock update that usually created errors similar to a...
Forum: Propellers 01-30-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By scrollF4
Determining how to sell my prop (poll, market research)

Gang,
In April I'm replacing my used Hartzell plain-paddle 72" constant speed prop, replacing it with a new Hartzell blended airfoil. The old prop is in fantastic shape, but will be approaching...
Forum: Interiors 01-28-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By scrollF4
Kurt, You're on. Maybe another steak at Hangar...

Kurt,
You're on. Maybe another steak at Hangar 1, or see you when you come see Walt.

Jim,
I'll look you up really soon...you're the closest option. Thanks for getting back to me.
Forum: Interiors 01-28-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By scrollF4
Iíd still like to find someone nearby with CAD...

Iíd still like to find someone nearby with CAD Aviator seats only a few years old. I'd like to sit on them, try them out.
Anybody?
Forum: Interiors 01-24-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By scrollF4
Thanks Aggie, Iíll try them out, because a good...

Thanks Aggie, Iíll try them out, because a good solid compare/contrast is quite valuable.

ó Break Break ó

Iíd still like to find someone nearby with reasonably new CAD Aviator seats.
Anybody?
Forum: Interiors 01-24-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By scrollF4
Excellent, Scoot. Iíll ask to try yours next...

Excellent, Scoot.
Iíll ask to try yours next month.
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,674
Posted By scrollF4
Excellent discussion. Closing the thread per...

Excellent discussion.

Closing the thread per DR's RV-only rule.
Forum: Interiors 01-24-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By scrollF4
DFW Area: Classic Aero Design Aviator Seats

DFW VAFers,
Does anybody here fly CAD Aviator seats in their 7A, 9A, or 6A? Seats that are within only a few years old? If so, I'd like the opportunity to sit in your left seat and check out the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By scrollF4
Hard work and determination...the American dream...

Hard work and determination...the American dream coming together. Well done, Doug and Susan!
Cheers to another 5000 more. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By scrollF4
Sounds like you need to call them at Tech...

Sounds like you need to call them at Tech Support, explain what you're trying to determine, offer to email a photo (if you hadn't done so already). They're pretty good about this sort of support,...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-15-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,076
Posted By scrollF4
Falcon Flight Formation Clinic 2020 Update

Falcon Flight will host a Formation Training Clinic on April 24/25/26 2020 at the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport Ė KTPL, in Temple TX. The weather-out dates will be 1-3 May. This...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,134
Posted By scrollF4
Good points, I had not considered the RV-12...

Good points, I had not considered the RV-12 application and donít know the answers. Give Kathy a call at EarthX: I bet she knows.

I hard-wired the LED to my panel, because I donít want some EFIS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,134
Posted By scrollF4
Gull, To answer your question, I changed from the...

Gull,
To answer your question, I changed from the PC680 to EarthX several years ago. No, it is not a direct fit: The dimensions are not the same, but I was able to modify my existing Vans box to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By scrollF4
Brian, You have definitely expanded the...

Brian,
You have definitely expanded the application's flexibility, and I didn't mean to take away from your efforts. On my next build (whenever that is...cue the builder's remorse), I'll look you up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By scrollF4
Something like this?

Dynon sells a network hub: http://dynonstore.com/#!/SV-NET-HUB-SkyView-Network-Hub-with-5-Ports/p/52526499/category=13788232

If you can expand the hub to more than 5 connections, thatíd be good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By scrollF4
Doug's Law fulfilled....yet again

I HEREBY CLAIM MY DOUG'S LAW POINTS! :cool:



Your answer: http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm

Doug's law*
(a.k.a. Doug's rule of free digital storage analogies) is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By scrollF4
Hey well done John! Congrats Sir.

Hey well done John! Congrats Sir.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-17-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By scrollF4
Because I Fly! Episode 2, Veterans' Day Flyby now on YouTube

Hi Folks,
Episode 2 is now live. Hope you enjoy, like, and subscribe.
Merry Christmas, Y'all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWjpNc7kaKw
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,782
Posted By scrollF4
Mel, Nope, no kickbacks, just a real believer in...

Mel,
Nope, no kickbacks, just a real believer in the product and company. My frustration lies in folks repeating the same old flawed analysis and conclusions based on inaccurate info and assumptions...
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By scrollF4
This is a positive review. In 2012, Stark...

This is a positive review.

In 2012, Stark Avionics built my panel, including the wiring/programming on my VPX. While it was billed as a 'plug-and-play' installation, I received a panel with a wide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,973
Posted By scrollF4
George, I totally concur regarding the 787...

George,
I totally concur regarding the 787 events. The lithium polymer batteries (with a polymer gel as electrolyte) and lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) batteries involved in the 787 thermal events...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,973
Posted By scrollF4
Youíre absolutely right, Carl, and this subject...

Youíre absolutely right, Carl, and this subject has been repeatedly hashed in these fora. No need to argue it.

As for me, I have invested in the additional protections (B&C external VR,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,973
Posted By scrollF4
Here we go again...

OK, this has been discussed extensively, but here it goes (again):

Yes, a classic lithium ion battery is VERY risky in an aircraft.

However, EarthX batteries are NOT basic lithium ion batteries. ...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,315
Posted By scrollF4
Tom, Kelli and I pray for your peace, and are...

Tom,
Kelli and I pray for your peace, and are grateful that God has chosen her for his house. He plucks only the most beautiful souls from his garden.
Fly on!

God bless you both.
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