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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By flybill7
The on-field restaurant at Cambridge (KCGE),...

The on-field restaurant at Cambridge (KCGE), Kay's, serves an excellent crabcake sandwich. It's only a little farther than Bay Bridge and a very scenic flight at 500 ft. Or, if you want to have...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By flybill7
Riveting outboard bottom wing skin RV-10 QB

I'm helping a friend with his RV-10 QB. We are approaching the point of riveting the outboard bottom wing skin. The skin (and ribs) are all match-drilled, deburred, dimpled and edge-smoothed.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By flybill7
On my long cross-countries from Maryland to the...

On my long cross-countries from Maryland to the Rockies and beyond, I've had good luck with June, although no problems in July or August either. On one trip in early October, I was surprised how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,958
Posted By flybill7
Day Trip

Flew in Wednesday morning from the Vero Beach area 90miles away. Beautiful flying weather. I've flown into Oshkosh/Sun 'N Fun many times but this was the first time flying in/out for the day at...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,714
Posted By flybill7
Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) - SPOT

I always fly with my SPOT breadcrumb tracker on. The wife loves it - she can see where I am via an online map. It costs $150/year and is worth every penny. I also fly with the aforementioned ACR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By flybill7
Ditto on the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. ...

Ditto on the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Really outstanding museum especially for WWI airplanes. It features the World War I aircraft and artifact collection of Sir Peter Jackson -- Producer...
Forum: ADS-B 10-18-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,875
Posted By flybill7
So if I go with GDL82 for ADS-B Out only, will I...

So if I go with GDL82 for ADS-B Out only, will I be able to get the rebate?.
Forum: Safety 10-17-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,397
Posted By flybill7
Stick your nose in it

Plagiarizing from Kyle Boatright, I'm a 2000 hour VFR pilot. A lot of that is cross country time. I don't have an IFR ticket. I've only been stuck a few times over the years. That said, I've had to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-01-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By flybill7
Thanks for the great write-up. Very interesting!

Thanks for the great write-up. Very interesting!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,792
Posted By flybill7
I would think having your head down in the...

I would think having your head down in the cockpit looking at ADS-B is the last thing you would want in this situation.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-22-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By flybill7
Mike, thanks, we'll stop by DMW when you get back...

Mike, thanks, we'll stop by DMW when you get back from Osh. (Have a big prime rib for me at the Black Otter!) Thanks for the offer Matt. Glen, the Ham transmitter tester is the next step depending...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-21-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By flybill7
Anyone in Mid-Atlantic Area have a Garmin GTR-200 COMM in their panel?

My brother-in-law has a Garmin GTR200 Comm in his RV-3 and has been having a devil of a time getting it to transmit farther than 30 ft. It receives fine. We've triple-checked the wiring, and put a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,069
Posted By flybill7
The restaurant at Goulding's Trading Post serves...

The restaurant at Goulding's Trading Post serves a great breakfast.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,691
Posted By flybill7
Hi UtahClem, I've built an RV-7, and the wings...

Hi UtahClem, I've built an RV-7, and the wings and finishing a fuse of a Xenos motorglider -- basically a Sonex with glider wings. I thought building both planes was very similar; you use the same...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,078
Posted By flybill7
MD/DC area

Hi Paul,

I'm based out of Essex Skypark (W48) northeast Baltimore. There might be hangar space available here. There are also hangars available at Martin State airport. Both are outside of the...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,292
Posted By flybill7
Strange. During my entire build, I did not...

Strange. During my entire build, I did not receive a single damaged part. Neither in the big Wing, Fuse and Finish kit crates shipped via ABF, or the smaller stuff shipped however it was shipped...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,666
Posted By flybill7
High CHTs

Since you have the Lightspeed EI, I would recommend checking your ignition timing using a strobe light. The instructions are in the LSE manual. One potential reason for high CHTs is a failed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By flybill7
Smile Tour de France

Wow, now that is a great trip! Thanks for sharing. Can only dream of flying across the Channel and touring France in the RV from here in the colonies.
Forum: Primers 04-28-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,868
Posted By flybill7
Priming

On my slow-build RV-7 project, finished in 2009, I used self-etching rattle can primer on the non-alcad parts. I scuffed up the parts with scotch-brite, then cleaned them well before spraying. ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-28-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By flybill7
Form-Flying in the Mid-Atlantic Area

We do have a group that does formation flying in the mid-atlantic area. The RVs are based at the following airports: Easton, Smoketown, Essex Skypark, Montgomery County, Frederick, Annapolis (plus...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,938
Posted By flybill7
Sun /N Fun

Great write-up! Glad to hear you are going to build an AirCam. When you finish and need a pax, I'm available! ... Bill
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,367
Posted By flybill7
Great report! Looks like you had an awesome...

Great report! Looks like you had an awesome trip. Those fish tacos are making me hungry. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-12-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,727
Posted By flybill7
Sightseeing via RV in Utah and Colorado

Kanab Creek, AZ
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Marble Canyon
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Monument Valley
http://i67.tinypic.com/oqwtgm.jpg

Paria River Canyon
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-12-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,727
Posted By flybill7
Sightseeing via RV in Utah and Colorado

Twin Lakes, CO near Leadville
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Dinosaur NM
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Flaming Gorge Reservoir
http://i66.tinypic.com/2j0nuvr.jpg

Colorado River...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-12-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,727
Posted By flybill7
Sightseeing via RV in Utah & Colorado

About a month ago, I flew the RV-7 on a ten-day cross-country to/from Baltimore to western Colorado and eastern/southern Utah. I did most of my flying in the morning when the sun lit everything up...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,194
Posted By flybill7
Wow

That was the best RV video I have ever seen. Well done. I have been to Canyon de Chelly; took the ground tour with the Navajo Guide. It was spectacular. I would have enjoyed seeing two planes...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,362
Posted By flybill7
Triple Tree

I'm planning on flying down Friday morning from Maryland and leave Triple Tree Sunday morning. I attended two years ago and it was great. The runway is like landing on a golf green! The event...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,550
Posted By flybill7
High CHTs

Thanks Scott, I am envious that you were able to troubleshoot and resolve so quickly. This one has been a real bear for me. ... Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,550
Posted By flybill7
Hi Scott, I've been having the same high CHT...

Hi Scott, I've been having the same high CHT issues with my TMX-360. When you say a new replacement is installed, does that mean you replaced the Lightspeed brainbox? ... Bill
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-11-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,479
Posted By flybill7
RV Adventure in Englad

Well done! Enjoyed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,207
Posted By flybill7
December 2003

It was mid-December 2003, just after the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight. It was too cold and dismal outside to fly my Citabria, and I was bored.
Building a plane had...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,556
Posted By flybill7
Deerfield Valley Airport, Vermont (4V8)

Flew up to Southern Vermont this weekend and were lucky to hit it at peak foliage! Wow.

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Forum: Polishing your RV 08-04-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,145
Posted By flybill7
Don't Polish the bottom

When I was buying my polishing kit from the Nuvite booth at Oshkosh, when I told him it was an RV, the Nuvite guy himself said "paint the bottom". I took his advice and am glad I did. It's all I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-15-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,957
Posted By flybill7
Vlad has...

Vlad has arrived!
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Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-15-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,957
Posted By flybill7
Cedar Meadows

Here are some pics from Cedar Meadows 2015 fly-in for you ...

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Glen taxiis out in the Devastator.
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Condor's RV-6 and Jolly's...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,846
Posted By flybill7
Moab

I landed at Canyonlands Airport last August and stayed overnight in Moab which is 18 miles away from the airport. So you need transportation. "Arches Repair Services" keeps a couple rental cars at...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,946
Posted By flybill7
Slow-Build

I did the slow-build fuse. I would say the quick-build fuse would have got me into the air a year early. But building the fuse was interesting and I learned a lot. Plus I saved the money. So, for...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-13-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,957
Posted By flybill7
I'm planning on flying in

I'm planning on flying in
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,869
Posted By flybill7
Sun N Fun trip report

I flew my 7 into SNF Tuesday noon and departed Saturday morning, camping at Homebuilt Camping and enjoying the hospitality there. (Mary Kay and the HBC volunteers are wonderful). I had a great...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,268
Posted By flybill7
First Flight

Beautiful airplane. Congrats!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-27-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,912
Posted By flybill7
Nice hotel

Yes, I stayed there in August on a cross-country. Recommended. Right on airfield. Very nice rooms. Recommend going when the Officer Club is open. Weekday rates are lower than on weekends. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,998
Posted By flybill7
1917 Fokker Dr-1 Triplane

I finished the RV-7 in 2009 and started building a 1917 Fokker DR-1 Triplane from Ron Sands plans in 2012. Instead of aluminum, riveting and fiberglass, I'm working with wood, steel tubing and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-23-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,429
Posted By flybill7
Nice trip

Ted, looks like you had a fun trip. Thanks for the write-up and great pics.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,636
Posted By flybill7
No Food

Vlad, I didn't think you'd be interested in this trip. Not much in the way of tasty food. Didn't have time. Had to keep movin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,917
Posted By flybill7
2X No Problem

I used a 2X for the entire project and the plane is still holding together after 875 hours. I'm not saying its better than the 3X or 4X but it will do the job.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,636
Posted By flybill7
2 Week Trip Out West

Camping at the Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-in, South Carolina

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,636
Posted By flybill7
2 Week Flight Out West (continued)

Somewhere near Green River, Utah

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Green River, north of Moab, Utah

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Canyonlands
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,636
Posted By flybill7
2 Week Flight Out West - Green River

It probably took me as much time to write the trip up as it did to fly it, but here is the link to the web log of my trip out west a month ago.

Link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,585
Posted By flybill7
RV-7 vs Citabria/Decathelon

I had a Citabria before building my RV-7 so here are my thoughts.

First let me say I liked the Citabria and had a lot of fun in the plane. Owned it for six years and had 600 hours or so in it. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,389
Posted By flybill7
Ditto on Laurens, SC

I had the same great experience at Laurens. Stopped by Saturday morning for gas after leaving the Triple Tree Fly-in. Three RVs were already on the ground, another came in after me. Gas price was...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-08-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,099
Posted By flybill7
Great time

Glen, thanks for your warm hospitality and sharing your beautiful place. Here are some pics.

Six RVs sparkling in the sunshine

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Glen's RV-8 in the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,492
Posted By flybill7
Yes, I flew into Chinle (E91) 3 years ago. ...

Yes, I flew into Chinle (E91) 3 years ago. Runway was decent. Some King Airs flew in while I was there. No facilities. Our Canyon De Chelly guide picked us up at the airport (for a few extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,566
Posted By flybill7
Recommend flying the Canyon early in the morning...

Recommend flying the Canyon early in the morning or late in the day so you avoid turbulence, and have better lighting for your photography.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By flybill7
Thanks. The fuse holder info is most...

Thanks. The fuse holder info is most helpful!

Regards, Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By flybill7
RV-12 Panel Fuses

I'm helping with the restoration of an RV-3 and we're thinking about going with the ATC-type fuses in the panel (or armrest panel) like in the RV-12.

It would be easy enough to cut slots in the...
Forum: International 03-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By flybill7
New Zealand RV Flight

I would but I don't think my wife could make it so taking the ferry. :)
Forum: International 03-10-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By flybill7
New Zealand

I'm going to be visiting in New Zealand the first half of April and was wondering if I could get a ride in someone's RV for an hour or two? I'd be willing to pay for gas, of course. Be on the North...
Forum: Northeast 03-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 58,520
Posted By flybill7
Finally Landed on the Ice

Saturday's East Coast weather was great and Alton Bay's ice runway was 20 inches thick -- fully operational. Game on!

Looking down at Alton Bay. Taxiway and parking ramp no less. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By flybill7
Figured that was you Vlad.

Figured that was you Vlad.
Forum: Reviews 02-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,442
Posted By flybill7
ABF Rocks

All my kits -- wing, fuse, finish -- came via ABF. I had no complaints and would use them again. I thought the freight charges were very reasonable. I am reminded of the pleasant memories of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,742
Posted By flybill7
I did not install the canopy jettison mechanism...

I did not install the canopy jettison mechanism on my RV-7 but I wish I had. As Snowflake said, it gives you an additional option at very little weight penalty. No real good reason not to install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,337
Posted By flybill7
I flew around the Bahamas Outer Islands last...

I flew around the Bahamas Outer Islands last spring. Link (http://www.pilotbill.com/Bahamas_Apr13/Bahamas_Index.htm). I had the Operators and Station License but was never asked for them. It...
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