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Forum: Oregon 09-02-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By Spindrift
Looking for a ride -- S21 to Portland area

Any chance someone can give me a ride over to Portland this weekend? I flew my RV over today and bought a car, but now I need to get back so I can drive it back. I'll cover gas, of course!

Thanks,
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-07-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,699
Posted By Spindrift
The ultimate Pilots-n-paws mission

Yep, and thankfully the weather cooperated allowing me to fly up to see Cinder again and witness her running up the road and back into the...
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,144
Posted By Spindrift
No issues with FP

I had a similar dilemma when shopping for my RV, but as Ron said, by the time you do your transition training and get some time in the plane, you'll learn to slow it down. I can approach the field at...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-10-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,808
Posted By Spindrift
Thoughts

Just to reinforce what several others have said (from someone who has spent the last 20+ years working in the outdoor industry):
-- a high quality tent that is seam sealed -- you are flying a $100K...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,832
Posted By Spindrift
Any experience

Sadly I'm looking to sell my RV to help fund a new business venture. Has anyone had any experience with Select Vehicle Marketing? Not sure I want to go down that route but figured it was worth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,741
Posted By Spindrift
What about South Africa?

Waiting for someone to dig up that info. I know of at least two, since the guy who bought my project finished it and is flying, and he already had an RV that he had purchased flying. Like Brazil,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,494
Posted By Spindrift
Is a Pink Shirt a stranger?

I also took a couple of strangers flying while at OSH a couple of years ago. Well, not complete strangers since we had hung out at the beer tent the night before. I recently discovered someone got...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,557
Posted By Spindrift
Wow!

When I ran in to Joe at Copalis State a couple weeks ago, he mentioned you guys had a trip planned to Alvord. My wife was on the fence so I didn't push it, but seeing these amazing pictures, she is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,695
Posted By Spindrift
A few things I've learned...

I bought my flying RV7 about 4 years (and 350+ hrs) ago after completing most of an RV7A airframe and selling the project to a guy in South Africa. To the point of compatibility mentioned before, I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,581
Posted By Spindrift
Gives you a reason...

to make the trek to the left coast, Vlad! You can add sand to your collection of grass strips.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,581
Posted By Spindrift
Copalis State Airport

After a couple of hours on the beach, as we were about to load up, another RV appeared overhead. Imagine my surprise when Joe Blank touched down to cool off on the coast after a hot day of skydiving...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,127
Posted By Spindrift
1st Pilots N Paws mission

For 5 years I've been receiving notifications about possible Pilots N Paws missions, but I never had one I could actually pull of until today. And it was definitely memorable. Unfortunately my phone...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-11-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,651
Posted By Spindrift
Thanks

for the ideas. It is mounted on a stick-on GoPro mount with a reinforcing screw to the outboard inspection plate. It does have the extension so less of the wing is visible.

Greg, nope, wasn't me at...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,651
Posted By Spindrift
Sunriver Morning

A quick morning flight over the Central Oregon Cascades last week…

http://youtu.be/1gQHmBGj-HQ

Any ideas on how to reduce the vibrations? Before editing they were really bad. The distortion is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By Spindrift
Changing mission, suggestions?

After spending 4 years building, then selling the project, then another 4 flying the RV7 I bought, my mission seems to be changing. My wife is warming up to flying and wants to start to explore...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-16-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,779
Posted By Spindrift
Thanks

I appreciate the responses. I took my aerobatic instruction in an Extra 300 with a constant speed prop, and the instructor pointed out that I might need to watch for overspeeding on the down line,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,930
Posted By Spindrift
Another option

When my wheel got too grooved, I used it to sharpen all my chisels, axe, etc., and by the time I was done, it was smooth again.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,779
Posted By Spindrift
Nice

Nice video and beautiful countryside! Makes me realize how lucky we are here in the NW US to have big volcanos to use as references when practicing acro.

A couple questions:
You were shooting for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By Spindrift
PM sent

Sending you a PM with a possible solution
Forum: Canada 08-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Spindrift
Jasper/Banff recommendations

My wife and I are thinking about an impromptu trip in the RV from Seattle to Glacier, Banff and Jasper in a couple of weeks for about 7 days. Any recommendations on plane side camping, airports to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,368
Posted By Spindrift
Perfect spacing

Sorry I missed the show, but the picture does show amazingly perfect spacing for "amateurs."

What's a sequester???:D

Nice work gentlemen!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-27-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By Spindrift
Pouring tea is a long way off! I'm using a GoPro...

Pouring tea is a long way off! I'm using a GoPro Hero2.

This morning I dabbled a bit with some rolls, one loop and a half cuban-8 in my RV, with an additional 1000' more altitude than in the Extra,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-26-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By Spindrift
][/URL] Yep. He posted a video...

][/URL]

Yep. He posted a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDRkcKSpX5I&feature) of the accelerated stalls. Its fun to see the different perspectives, plus his footage is also good because it has...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By Spindrift
Aerobatic Training

A quick edit of my 2nd aerobatic lesson with BruceAir. Not in an RV, but since the training was to prepare me to do acro in my RV, I hope no one will mind;)

http://youtu.be/ChHAN83nDOE

And the...
Forum: Safety 07-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,168
Posted By Spindrift
VFR Flight plan?

On a recent flight from North Las Vegas to Sunriver, OR with a stop in Lovelock, NV for $5.15/gal 100LL (yes, that cheap!), I started to question my lack of a VFR flight plan. Even as I slowly...
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,600
Posted By Spindrift
Preflight cracks

Last year I discovered multiple cracks in the nickel leading edge of my Catto prop after a friend flew my plane up to Seattle to deliver it. Of course, it was after hours, so I couldn't reach Craig...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By Spindrift
Practice

Before I flew in to Osh, I went to the closest busy training airport (HIO) and did multiple laps with the mostly foreign students flying huge patterns in 152's. It was great slow flight practice. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,623
Posted By Spindrift
Whippets

I've taken 2 of my whippets flying in the RV7 with Mutt Muffs, which didn't stay on too well with their narrow heads. First test was taxiing around on a foggy day when I couldn't fly anyway. Then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,513
Posted By Spindrift
PM

Whit,

I tried to reply to your PM, but your in box is full. Assuming my plane is still at KDLS when you are ready, you are welcome to use it to do some pattern work with Brett. Its a great place to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Spindrift
+1

definitely join EAA105. Good tools, great people!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,736
Posted By Spindrift
RV Flyover

When I had my project out to fit the wings, a neighbor stopped by and asked what it was. As I was explaining, conveniently an RV flew right over my house at about 1000' AGL. Saved a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,326
Posted By Spindrift
My experience

Just need to get her used to 60 degree banks :D

Seriously though, the RV7 I bought spent a Northwest winter without an engine out in the elements, and there was a significant amount of moisture in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,337
Posted By Spindrift
I would actually say "planes scare people." Just...

I would actually say "planes scare people." Just today a coworker told me a story of a commercial flight on a widebody into Munich that had to go-around due to traffic still on the runway. When the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Spindrift
Year?

Given that threads can live for years, it would be useful for this to have the full date. I assume since you posted it today, it is for 2013?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,269
Posted By Spindrift
Young Eagles

I base my liability coverage amount largely on what it takes to qualify to fly Young Eagles because that is some of the most fun and rewarding flying I do.

Hull is based on the fact that an earlier...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,088
Posted By Spindrift
A couple of options

A second recommendation for Gary. Or contact Brett at Gorge Aviation Services at KDLS. Both have helped me immensely with my RV and are IA's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,953
Posted By Spindrift
A bit more to the story

The AvGas you see in the picture is actually from the right tank which had only a tiny bubble of water in it. That tank has a new cap that I bought as a backup before flying to Oshkosh in 2011 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,953
Posted By Spindrift
Why sump your tanks?

Never really found any water in my tanks, and with fuel injection a few drops aren't a big problem. However, living in the Northwest, especially now that I have to park outside at Boeing Field, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,174
Posted By Spindrift
In good hands

Indy,

Your plane is in good hands with Brett. My plane spent many hours in that hangar when he found metal in the oil.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=71250&highlight=kdls

I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,281
Posted By Spindrift
Sunset and Moonrise over Seattle

Shot this last week when the setting sun dragged me away from work and to the airport. Sorry for the ads, but I guess that's the price of using non-licensed music.
http://youtu.be/GRQ7_fk1Gto
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,549
Posted By Spindrift
Them's fighting words to an Oregonian :D but I'm...

Them's fighting words to an Oregonian :D but I'm game for a flight down sometime to give it a try.

As to Vlad's plans, can't help with the flying, but Zion NP, Canyonlands NP, Grand Canyon NP,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By Spindrift
Formation Flight

After KP duty at the monthly EAA105 breakfast at Twin Oaks back in April, I had the opportunity to hop in the back of Dan Miller's RV8 for my first formation flying experience. Thanks to Joe Blank...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-30-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,022
Posted By Spindrift
Cascade Sunset flight

Taking a job in Seattle but not having my family here yet is a drag, but the time machine known as N67ZX sure makes it much more bearable, at least this time of year. We've got a place outside of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-29-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,360
Posted By Spindrift
Vlad's no cheapskate

For the record, when I bought a dinner ticket off Vlad a couple years ago at the Vans dinner at Oshkosh, he used the money to buy the table a round of drinks...

Of course I think that was prior to...
Forum: Northwest 08-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Spindrift
Aerial tour

I've got some travel coming up in the next few weeks, but if I'm around when you have evening free time, I'd be up for taking you on a quick aerial tour of the area in my RV7. I'm a recent transplant...
Forum: COMM 08-25-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,768
Posted By Spindrift
My .02 on Zulu and Halo

I have both a Zulu and Halo. While I find both to be good as far as noise reduction, I've gotten more complaints from ATC about my transmissions on the Halo. On one flight I switched mid-flight and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-23-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,582
Posted By Spindrift
Red face First Video - Cascade Fly-by

Finally got a GoPro, but haven't figured out a mount yet, so this is just holding it on the glareshield for a couple of clips as I flew from Santa Rosa, CA to Seattle via Sunriver, OR. Took me right...
Forum: Propellers 08-18-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spindrift
Update

Hi all,

Just thought i'd give an update. As expected, Craig took very good care of me. Apparently my prop was an early retrofit of the metal leading edges, and he has since determined that the metal...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-08-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By Spindrift
Seattle

Any thoughts/feedback on BruceAir based at Boeing Field? I am also looking to get some aerobatic training before getting upside down in my RV7.

Thanks,
Forum: Propellers 07-31-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spindrift
Did the prudent thing

Between Mel's advice and a conversation with Randy Lervold, the clear choice was to pull the prop, box it up and ready it for shipping tomorrow. Luckily I have a refundable ticket already booked for...
Forum: Propellers 07-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spindrift
Mel, I believe it is fiberglass, not carbon...

Mel,

I believe it is fiberglass, not carbon fiber.

We are grounded until I talk to Craig. I do doubt seriously that the many layers of crisscrossed fiberglass could crack in a perfectly straight...
Forum: Propellers 07-31-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spindrift
Screw

Thanks for the input. That's the location of the screw that holds on the nickel leading edge.
Forum: Propellers 07-31-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spindrift
Link to Pictures

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cp8bts5rjjo7quv/Photo%20Jul%2031%2C%205%2024%2058%20PM.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yevsabejzb5d5pr/Photo%20Jul%2031%2C%205%2025%2011%20PM.jpg
Forum: Propellers 07-31-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spindrift
Catto prop -- Crack or just cracked paint?? Urgent help needed

In preflighting before a long cross country from Seattle to SLC, I noticed the nickel leading edges are cracked, and one of the cracks continues through the back of the prop about 6 inches from the...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 80,229
Posted By Spindrift
My impressions

Flying my RV7 for about 100 hours, many of which were cross country with a passenger, I can say the RV14 has some appeal. At 6'2" 220lbs, the -7 is a tight but bearable fit (and I'm used to small...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-09-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,437
Posted By Spindrift
Sorry for your loss

Hi Doug,

Just yesterday I was thankful for your Dad's great product when I accidentally dropped the tailwheel off the edge of the taxiway at Sunriver when turning into the crosswind for my run-up....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,746
Posted By Spindrift
No worries

I wouldn't worry about the mountains in a 7A, especially if you have oxygen. I've flown directly over the Rockies a couple of times, the first time on the way back to Oregon from Michigan after...
Forum: California 04-28-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,933
Posted By Spindrift
Thanks but...

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the info, but I ended up taking a job in Seattle rather than the Bay area. Hopefully this thread will help someone else in the future.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-27-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,622
Posted By Spindrift
My .02

Below is my post on a related topic from a thread a while back on the EAA forums. http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?1316-What-tents-for-Oshkosh&highlight=Tent

As someone who has been in the...
Forum: Oregon 04-27-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 908
Posted By Spindrift
RV-6 or 7 space available at SPB

With my upcoming move to Seattle, I've vacated the end hangar at Scappoose that I've been sharing with a Cessna 140. It's a tight fit but the price is great at ~$100/month. Before my RV7 was there,...
Forum: Oregon 04-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By Spindrift
Aerobatic training/BFR

I've been waiting for a while for Mike Seager to get a last minute cancellation so I could get an intro to RV acro from him, but he's so booked up that hasn't worked out. I also need a BFR this...
Forum: Northwest 04-15-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,241
Posted By Spindrift
Definitely moving

Well, the job came through and I accepted, so we are definitely moving to the Seattle area in the next couple of weeks. We're thinking about renting for a while on Vashon Island to see how painful...
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