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Forum: READ ME FIRST 07-26-2016, 04:05 PM
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Posted By admin
Read this document before registering (or posting).

Large boards usually have a 'Read Me First' section. It's time I created one.
Thank you in advance for reading,
Doug Reeves
(your host)


READ ME FIRST before registering a forums account

Welcome...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-28-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,053
Posted By admin
Camp by planes vs Not....

So, the question begs of what mission this trip is? I'd LOVE to camp next to the plane with a beautiful mountain view, but it's looking like (from my limited research) that those places don't exist...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-20-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,625
Posted By admin
Crater Lake From The Air

(centered in this satellite image (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&z=12&ll=42.943355,-122.11441&spn=0.174668,0.291481&t=k&om=1))

On my first trip to Van's Homecoming I was encouraged by others to...
Forum: Web Site Development 10-04-2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By admin
Well, can't hurt to try. Search min. now '3' characters.

Just changed the minimum search to (3) characters. Let's see if it helps! Might take awhile to re-index.

b,
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Forum: Web Site Development 10-04-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By admin
Morning, Jonathan! The current minimum search...

Morning, Jonathan!

The current minimum search value is '4' characters, so you could search for 'RV-7' but not 'RV7'. I'm hesitant to change it to anything shorter as it increases everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2006, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By admin
Morning Paul (T), I'm sure Paul D will chime in,...

Morning Paul (T),

I'm sure Paul D will chime in, but until then....the fan is to keep the toxic gasses venting out of the orbiter away from the ground crew safing the vehicle. The orbital...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,666
Posted By admin
I know a couple of people who bought tickets then...

I know a couple of people who bought tickets then wrote friend's names on them, and that's perfectly fine. As long as we have a body that can stand up, yell 'I won' and come up for a picture! <g>....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,666
Posted By admin
Hi John, Sorry, you have to be present to win. ...

Hi John,

Sorry, you have to be present to win.

b,
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By admin
Welcome to the club. My 'oops extra dimple hole'...

Welcome to the club. My 'oops extra dimple hole' was on the VS....not even sure I remember which side now. Can't see it under the paint.

I read somewhere each airplane needs a small imperfection so...
Forum: Photography 09-21-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By admin
Will do, Paul. Sunday a.m. somewhere. ...

Will do, Paul. Sunday a.m. somewhere. Developing....
Forum: Photography 09-21-2006, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By admin
Would 'at work' include actors and actresses? I...

Would 'at work' include actors and actresses? I see from your profile you're in Los Angelas..... RVators and their day jobs and all that.....

b,
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Forum: Photography 09-21-2006, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By admin
Yep, it takes 5 minutes to come up to 22,000rpm....

Yep, it takes 5 minutes to come up to 22,000rpm. The noise is noticible, mostly because I think it's in your hands and your holding it right there in front of your face. Noisy if you were thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2006, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By admin
Some NASA dude on TV (when he should be RVating)

Cellphone picture of Texas RV-8 builder/driver Paul Dye talking on NASA TV this morning (watching online from the day job).

I wonder how long it will take him to see this, having just gone off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By admin
Hey Nathan, Advantage gave us an ID code to use...

Hey Nathan,
Advantage gave us an ID code to use and a number to call - SEVERAL people called it and couldn't get through. Multiple tries on multiple days. We brought it to their attention and they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By admin
Hey Tobin. I'll look into this. b, d

Hey Tobin. I'll look into this.
b,
d
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,811
Posted By admin
I agree with you completely, Dave. There was one...

I agree with you completely, Dave. There was one post which I thought crossed the line...and I deleted it. I've throroughly enjoyed the discussion, and as long as it can be tied to aviation in some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2006, 04:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,811
Posted By admin
Please read the posting rules.

Morning all,

I think I've been lenient and shown restraint on several of the posts in this thread - posts that really shouldn't have been posted. Some, while not RV-related, were wonderfully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By admin
Negative. Rent cars are delivered to the...

Negative. Rent cars are delivered to the airport. I'll have more info in a day or two.

B,
D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By admin
I believe so. I have a few calls to make Monday...

I believe so. I have a few calls to make Monday about the transportation...will try to get the final details online Monday night.

B,
D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By admin
Well, I missed the briefing but I was out RVating...

Well, I missed the briefing but I was out RVating <g>. Looking fwd to the docking, Paul !

b,
d
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By admin
Congrats Frank! That is one nice looking...

Congrats Frank! That is one nice looking RV.

Welcome to the 'flying' column!!!!!

Best,
Doug
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,811
Posted By admin
Before a heated discussion of the Constitution...

Before a heated discussion of the Constitution flares up, please consider the spirit of the rules for posting before you hit 'submit'.

http://www.vansairforce.net/rules.htm (specifically #9 under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,320
Posted By admin
Good timing! I'm posting the hotel info this...

Good timing!

I'm posting the hotel info this evening. Just watch www.VansAirForce.net

B,
dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By admin
Worked for me on 4 separate computers (different...

Worked for me on 4 separate computers (different OS and browsers)

Could be the server is getting hammered.

b,
d
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By admin
I believe so...still making sure. Yes (in the...

I believe so...still making sure. Yes (in the past).

b,
d
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By admin
Instructions going online later this week, Bill. ...

Instructions going online later this week, Bill. Look for it on www.LandOfEnchantmentFlyIn.com. Later this week I'll also be putting the 'ad' for the event back up in the forums (left side near...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-02-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By admin
Possible Plan 'B' if WX gets in the way.

Current TAF not so great for the DFW area. If we have to cancel, we'll cancel and just eat at the airport diner (Blue Hangar Cafe at 52F)....and maybe a hop around the panel.

Hope for the best...
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,521
Posted By admin
RV-4 PIREP: Cam Benton (part II)

...continued from part I (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=67800#post67800)

IFR Platform

Everything Iíve read tries to steer RV owners away from using their planes while...
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,103
Posted By admin
RV-4 PIREP: Cam Benton (part I)

RV-4 PIREP: Cam Benton
...sent to me by 'Rick Gray in Ohio at the Buffalo Farm'. Go get a cup of coffee and read the entire thing. It's a GREAT read! dr

(Rick Gray) "Attached is a great email that...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,689
Posted By admin
New Security Procedures at Apts Make RV-10 That Much More Appealing

In the past I would always think, when someone told me they were building or were interested in a RV-10, that they would eventually regret not being able to do light acro and some of the more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,648
Posted By admin
Spambots have been getting in a little more...

Spambots have been getting in a little more frequently over the past 24hrs.

I've just turned on banning for all accounts that want to join with @mail.ru and @bk.ru addresses (Russian location). Two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,648
Posted By admin
Think it's a person. I believe the next...

Think it's a person.

I believe the next version of the forum software (upgrade in a couple of months) will have a stronger registration component like you mentioned.

b,d
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2006, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By admin
EPM makes one also (not engraved). Plastic so it...

EPM makes one also (not engraved). Plastic so it doesn't scratch the metal.


http://www.epm-avcorp.com/afc4.html

pic from their web site:
http://www.epm-avcorp.com/pics/afc4.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By admin
Not out of business, just relocating shortly....

Not out of business, just relocating shortly. James says their hanger heating bill is 1,500 a month and they are 30 min north of Dayton (hard to get dedicated / long term help). I talked with them a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By admin
Spam thread deleted and user banned by IP...

Spam thread deleted and user banned by IP address.
Sorry for the intrusion,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,093
Posted By admin
Development of the RV-12

...from http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv-12int.htm

From the RVator. Second Issue, 2005 posted 04/26/05

Now that the RV-10 is well launched and Vanís private-project RV-11 is slowly, slowly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By admin
Ken, the new website is looking great. I'm...

Ken, the new website is looking great. I'm honored a few of my pics made the cut in the new layout as well as a few in the rotating image at the top (Martin/Claudia, Paul S. in Oregon and Ross...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 29,952
Posted By admin
Where to find free Photo Sharing sites.

Try searching Google for 'photo sharing' (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=photo+sharing&btnG=Google+Search) and 'Free Image Hosting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By admin
Hi Chuck. Look for the 'New Posts' link up top...

Hi Chuck.

Look for the 'New Posts' link up top (when you're logged in). It will show you every post that has been posted since your last visit. After you view them select 'Mark Forums Read' from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,237
Posted By admin
New Poll: How are your rudder pedals finished?

I took the liberty of setting up a poll for this topic (a nice feature of the new forums...). It's up top on the top of this thread.

Enjoy,
dr
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2005, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By admin
Poor Man's No Hole Yoke

I remember while building my RV-6 taking a shingle nail (wide head) and cutting off most of the shaft - leaving just enough to fit into my squeezer in place of one of the dies. It acted as a 'poor...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 42,485
Posted By admin
Certainly agree with that mindset. I don't know...

Certainly agree with that mindset. I don't know how much more the insurance is for a t/w as opposed to a n/w. Maybe JT from NationAir can chime in.

Just so you'll know... I had zero tailwheel time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,854
Posted By admin
Red face Just FYI, you can insert the actual pic if you...

Just FYI, you can insert the actual pic if you want of the bins. Look for the yellow square with a mountain drawn in it when you are composing the message. You probably knew this, but in case you...
Forum: Southeast 01-04-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By admin
Agreed there's no easy solution here. It seems...

Agreed there's no easy solution here. It seems any model you use puts boundrey lines in an area that doesn't want to be split!!! :mad: . I'm going to take another stab at it in a few hours.

B,
Forum: Southeast 01-04-2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By admin
Thanks Don. There has been some discussion on...

Thanks Don.

There has been some discussion on further breaking it down, so I just posted this in the 'Midwest' group.
dr

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OK, making progress. I found...
Forum: Midwest 01-04-2005, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By admin
OK, making progress. I found...

OK, making progress. I found http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf which gives the 'official' regional breakdowns as recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. However, looking it over shows there's...
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By admin
Jim!!! Hey, welcome aboard. I'll Google this...

Jim!!! Hey, welcome aboard.

I'll Google this tomorrow. I bet there is a site which lists all the generally accepted regions.

B,
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-03-2005, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By admin
Added to the calendar: ...

Added to the calendar:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/calendar.php?s=&c=1&week=&month=7&year=2005
Forum: Texas (North) 01-03-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By admin
[American Chopper mode on] "I wasn't really sure...

[American Chopper mode on]
"I wasn't really sure that the design would get done in time for the painters, but when the chips were down everyone really pulled together and got this thing roughed out. ...
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,836
Posted By admin
I wanna make sure everyone knows who Smokey...

I wanna make sure everyone knows who Smokey is.... He sent me this a while back:

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7018/bandit4ta.th.jpg...
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By admin
Open to any ideas. Not to give the impression...

Open to any ideas. Not to give the impression that I have much intelligence, I lifted the idea from http://www.f150online.com/forums/index.php
Got any ideas where the break should be? You suggested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,358
Posted By admin
New Forums Added: Regional

Since RVs travel so fast, it's not uncommon for breakfast or lunch participants to come from adjoining states. In that spirit I replaced the city/wing specific forums with Regional ones.

Example:...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-02-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By admin
Look for the 'breadcrumbs' up top: ...

Look for the 'breadcrumbs' up top:

VansAirForceForums (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/index.php?) > Education (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=45) > Web Site...
Forum: Tools 01-02-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By admin
Gary, no dumb questions. Don't worry. Bottom...

Gary, no dumb questions. Don't worry.

Bottom line is they both work fine. It all has to do with air pressure - which you control. I've used both....they both work fine.

B,
Forum: Tools 01-02-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By admin
Hi Gary. I used the 3" yoke for pretty much...

Hi Gary.

I used the 3" yoke for pretty much everything. I seem to remember borrowing a different yoke for a couple of occasions, but the one 3" was all I needed for my RV-6

B,
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 01-02-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,447
Posted By admin
Only on the ground when it's hot :) and when you...

Only on the ground when it's hot :) and when you don't need access to the panel ;) .
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-02-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,102
Posted By admin
And the back and forth begins....:) Oh yeah, ...

And the back and forth begins....:)

Oh yeah, go tailwheels!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2005, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,226
Posted By admin
Three quick things that might help. Click on...

Three quick things that might help.


Click on anyone's name (if it's a link). You'll see a menu pop up with a choice to 'view all posts by this person'.
Use the 'Search' function.
Look for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,799
Posted By admin
RE: manual flaps. I have to agree w/Roberta on...

RE: manual flaps.

I have to agree w/Roberta on the manual flaps. One thing I like to do on landing (tailwheel) right as all three wheels are lightly dancing on the ground in the landing flare is to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,799
Posted By admin
Truth be told, if I had to do it over again I'd...

Truth be told, if I had to do it over again I'd go with manual trim on my RV-6. Better control and less to break.

Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,526
Posted By admin
Hi John, I had great success with MarHyde...

Hi John,

I had great success with MarHyde self-etching primer on my RV-6.
I found it at English Color stores:
http://www.englishcolor.com/location/Default.htm
Available in a rattle can. Pricey but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By admin
I think the flow of info will be faster (and much...

I think the flow of info will be faster (and much more searchable) than the Yahoo groups. At least that's the plan :) .


Best,
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