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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Vern
Conical mount

check your email
Forum: Propellers 09-15-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Vern
Prop flange

The bolts should match your prop for security. New collets for your crankshaft are available. Use a home made removal and installation tool using ordinary sockets, washers, and a same threaded bolt...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Vern

FAA has a free manual for downloading

Vans paperwork also has a chapter on it
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-17-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Vern
Smile Unit in Peachtree City

Have one in Peachtree City, KFFC
Hangar D30
Forum: Southeast 08-12-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Vern
Smile Peachtree City weekly RV luncheon

You (and everyone else) is invited to our weekly pizza luncheon at Mellow Mushroom on highway 74 in Peachtree City every Tuesday at 11:30

Attendance varies from 5-25 depending on work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Vern
Exclamation Operating limitations apply

Operating limitations may prohibit devices attached to your rv which allow something to be dropped

Use caution!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,396
Posted By Vern
One manís junk: anotherís treasure

Park your junk next to an old typical rental or trainer and suddenly your Vans junk shines like a diamond. Fly them and you will choose the junk over a worn out rental.

In the Air Force I once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Updated DAR process

Modernization and transition from a paper based DAR process to a web portal system will begin soon. An applicant web portal is being developed along with a new updated form library. DARs and FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Vern
Dar service

Just like Mel, I do the final documents ready for signature in an attempt to avoid hassles for the client and the Feds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,789
Posted By Vern
Ops lims

Ed,the pax warning and flight plan language have been around a long time. The latest FAA order is 8130.2 J

It explains some. The Ops lims are now generated by DARs using a job aide computerized form...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,983
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Great turnout : great presentation by Vic

The Falcon RV Squadron Safety meeting was very well attended with at least one attendee from Oregon-Greg from Vans Aircraft, and a San Diego RV'er.

Vic presented about thirty items that he says show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,049
Posted By Vern

Careful on application of heat via heat gun or heat lights. A friend just melted his finished 8 canopy with 'just a little heat'.

A hot summer day is perfect heat!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,049
Posted By Vern
Exclamation Drilling plexiglass

You want to drill it soon so it doesn't grow longer.

A small finishing nail or brad will work, or use a number 40 bit held against concrete to dull it.Try it first on a scrap.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,461
Posted By Vern
As a DAR

I carry an electric engraving pen and spare data plates. I recommend short names for builders and planes.
I also tell applicants to reverse the fancy data plate and engrave on the back of it the only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By Vern
Eastman Georgia a&p

Good environment, jobs available at nearby Warner Robins AFB working on F-15s, C-5, C-130 etc

Has a flight program also
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Vern

You will see more rv s under construction at Synergy East than at the EAA class. Itís impressive to have a dozen projects in one hangar in various stages.
However, if you come to Spruce east for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,378
Posted By Vern

The old 8130-7 pink slips are still ok to use but the govt isnít buying anymore.instead, a single document that includes the new printed 8130-7 and operating limitations are current way you get your...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Vern
DAR services

Thanks Sam!


Iíve inspected many Tennessee Valley planes at Moon Town,Decatur, Huntsville,etc

Vern Darley
770 310-7169
Vern Ďatí
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Vern
Hard to reach bolt

The hard to reach bolt under one of the gears typically can be removed by a cylinder base wrench

Also, engine work requires the parts manual in addition to the service manual
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By Vern
So glad you took the leap!

Iíve read the site since the early days. Itís been a wonderful resource of facts and friends!

Congrats on the anniversary

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Salina, a great venue!

My father was based there at former Schilling AFB 1960-62 where he was contracting officer for the Atlas ICBM program. I remember the based ramp covered in B-47 bombers and KC- 97 tankers.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Shout out to Vic Syracuse upon grand opening

The weather man missed most of his forecast and a good number were able to attend Vicís grand opening events at his Baseleg aviation hangar newly constructed at Falcon Field (kffc).

Thanks for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Vern
Dynon SV-Intercom -2S Opinions ???

Is anyone using the Dynon SV-Intercom in lieu of a traditional audio panel?
Your opinion please?

The manual says that if you have two radios you need a microswitch to select the radio that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Vern
No DAR work during government shutdown

Atlanta DARs are not able to do inspections during the shutdown. Donít know about other offices.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,360
Posted By Vern
Smile Dar life

Find a DAR and perhaps you can get a few pre- inspection visits to make sure you are on the right track

Three ways to find one: FSDO,Mido, dar list on this site along with recommendations on...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-24-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By Vern

Oshkosh would provide many more workshops and vendors for your purposes and give you much more bang for your buck. I attended the very first sun n fun
Scheduling a specialized rv construction class...
Forum: California 12-18-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Livermore trip

Thanks for all the suggestions. Hopefully we will arrive Livermore on Dec 26 to pick up the RV.

Forum: California 12-17-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By Vern
Livermore to El Paso routing?

East coaster looking for recommendations for routing and weather advice from locals . RV from Livermore,Ca ultimately to Georgia via southern route thru El Paso


Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Vern

Go ahead and cut a hole for a prop control just in case there is a future upgrade
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,931
Posted By Vern
Buss linked devices...

Can both go out, best comfort is to have some simple backup in case the fancy screens go south for IFR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,056
Posted By Vern
Oil tube

Contact any engine rebuild shop or preferred airports for a used one
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By Vern

Whatever works for your schedule and budget.
Paint is not a factor for issuance of an airworthiness certificate as long as you have the required n number and other marking.
Forum: Interiors 08-25-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Vern
Install all the seat back hinges

Install all the strips of hinges on the floor and when you drill the holes for the rudder bar blocks drill close middle and as far as possible

No one person usually owns a plane forever and the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,262
Posted By Vern
Rudder pedals

Suggest some rubber heater hose tie wrapped on the bottom tube or use one of the commercial products that bolt on the bottom tube

Perhaps a pair of flying shoes?

If still a problem, consider...
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,067
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up Lynx

I have one in my 1947 Luscombe. I wanted a visual and voice warning since this is my standard kid hauler

I like it very much

WX and winds aloft are a plus
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,721
Posted By Vern
Drama going on at KFFC

Same drama going on here in Peachtree City,ga
The faa policy seems to be prompting this. Once any organization taps into the Ďfreeí government money source they own the organization in spite of it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Vern

Been there multiple times. Great service
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By Vern

Calipers,digital or old fashioned
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vern
Rv7 brakes

Bad idea
Servicing will be a nightmare over your lifetime
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Vern

Have them contact Africa Inland Mission.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By Vern
Enlarging gear sockets interior

Use the same technique. Some brake cylinder hones with some oil on them allow you to slightly enlarge the gear sockets. You can also use stones in a power drill, or some of the emery paper in a slot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By Vern
Axle fix

Get a roll of plumbers sandpaper ( actually a long roll of emery cloth) used to clean copper fittings. Big box stores sell it in about a 2” x 2” box. It is fabric backed and will help you dress the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By Vern
Recommended tires

Iíve had good service with Desser monster retreads. They happen to h ave a July sale going on now and are usually on sale at Oshkosh
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By Vern
Exclamation Tires

Must replace as you have noted. Are you familiar with the how to replace an rv tire? If not, there are tools and techniques you will need to learn. Suggest you find a fellow RV owner to demo, or hire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
Posted By Vern
Talking Pink Slips!

We DARs could laminate one remaining 8130-7 pink slip to use in the hero photo, then hand builders the new version. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
Posted By Vern
Smile DAR News

I haven't seen any other DARs post on this change, so here's the scoop.

A nationwide 'upgrade' to FSDO DAR processes in underway, one FSDO at a time.

One benefit to RV operators is that instead...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By Vern
Rudder tab

Clear silicone will attach a modest tab on your rudder and it can be easily removed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,894
Posted By Vern
Smile USAF T-37 bird issues

Polycarbonate layered windscreens were tried on Tweets.

Supposedly it could handle a 2 pound bird at 300 knots, or a 300 pound bird at 2 knots. :)

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,928
Posted By Vern
Question Airshow performer use of EAB aircraft

I've always wondered at the regs that will not allow the needed training in EAB but allow some airshow pilots to make a living using their EAB aircraft.
Anyone got any ideas?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,507
Posted By Vern

...and always have a friend checked out and insured who can demo/deliver it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Vern
Smile QB wings

Have an excellent set of RV-7 wings to QB stage in Peachtree City, GA
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,100
Posted By Vern

T.L.A.R.- "that looks about right"

"Trial and error"

What could possibly go wrong?
Forum: Southeast 04-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,488
Posted By Vern
Georgia Airparks

I'm based at KFFC, Falcon Field, Georgia. 25 Miles south of Atlanta in a golf community. We have over 117 members of the Falcon RV Squadron based at KFFC with over 43 flying RVs with tons of social...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-05-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,024
Posted By Vern
Smile Attended the very first S&F

I walked into the main gate area with Paul Poberezny and Steve Whitman.
Little did I know the impact they would have in our lives. I have our pix somewhere in my stuff.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-01-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By Vern
KFFC Peachtree City ga

Multiple golf courses near airport plus Spruce east .

Many of our Falcon RV Squadron members are golfers. Perhaps some will speak up.

Miles of trails here with about 12,000 registered golf carts in...
Forum: COMM 03-28-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Vern
RV-10 intercom

On my RV-10 flights with backseat pax, being able to isolate rear pax conversations was useful for pilot and rear seat pax. 4 people chatting can be bad when ATC calls and they don't know to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,954
Posted By Vern
Passing on

Having been involved in estates handling planes, I recommend that each owner should check out a trusted friend who could stay current in order to demo and deliver the rv just in case. He should be on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-16-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,936
Posted By Vern
Cedar key

Great place with lots of food and shopping

Short strip

Taxi driver monitors freq and will ask on radio if you need a taxi into town

Alternative is golf cart man will come pick you up

Bring tie...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By Vern
Thumbs up 696

Yes to all the above
Love mine with the gdl39
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,522
Posted By Vern

I also had very positive experiences with my 'H' engine. The horror stories from it's early days cause it to be way under priced and looked down upon. Because it is so close to O-360 specs, I've...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-09-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By Vern
Wing template

Vans sells a full sized Template
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,748
Posted By Vern
Tire accident>Do a search of my posts.

Terry's accident has been written up before on VAF.
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