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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,202
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Sorry for your loss

So sorry and will keep you in our prayers.
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Experience

We ran into this with an RV-12 pilot selling his plane and both the seller and new pilot did not have much time in the RV-12.
Insurance wanted something similar but he submitted my time in type and...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-06-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,409
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Yup, thanks for the correction. I spent a long...

Yup, thanks for the correction.
I spent a long time at that booth and really liked the plane. They did a great job designing it.
In the end, the RV's are still the overall winner.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,409
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I completely agree with the need for a good 4...

I completely agree with the need for a good 4 seat backcountry plane. I walked around Oshkosh looking for anything new and the best I saw was the new Legend MACO. It has 3 seats and some great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By ScottSchmidt
KRAP

We have stopped at Custer, Rapid City, Pierre, and Yankton. We only stayed over at Custer and Rapid City.

I prefer Rapid City for staying over because of plenty of access to hangars and its fun...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,550
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great Post

Awesome pictures and scenery.
What an amazing experience and memory forever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great work as always. Congratulations.

Great work as always. Congratulations.
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,725
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By ScottSchmidt
May be the mains

There has been lots of threads on this but wanted to make sure it is the nose gear. In most cases on the -10 it is the mains that shake around 24-30mph. One way to make sure is to fly early or late...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,886
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Flap Speed

According to this post Van's lifted the speed restriction for first notch (-3 to 0)

"I had a conversation yesterday with Vans regarding flap speeds. As most of you know, Vans published Flap speeds...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,237
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I have read the 2.75 quart number as well but...

I have read the 2.75 quart number as well but have never ran below 8 and yes I get oil on the belly. I spent Sunday scrubbing the belly.

I have filled to 12 before and it does blow it out to...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,943
Posted By ScottSchmidt
This has been discussed often and there are many...

This has been discussed often and there are many opinions on it.
In general, if the door is shut it will stay shut.

1. Make sure the your door pins engage in the frame and use the Planearound...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,252
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Tow Bar vs Tug

I have been pushing my -10 around for 12 years without a tug and have only had problems a couple of times with there was a little snow on the ground. I have a very very slight upslope and I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Thumbs up Awesome guys!

What an awesome program. It is impossible to understand how this improves lives for so many people for so many years to come.
I know Joe, Ernie, Jennifer, Richard Van and all the other volunteers...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,811
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Suggestion

I agree with everyone, it does not look bad at all. Put a rivet in it and see how it pulled together. If not, you could do an oops rivet.

When I built mine I did not like the way the fiberglass...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,338
Posted By ScottSchmidt
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-10-Pictures/RV-10-Fi...

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-10-Pictures/RV-10-Final-Days-to-Flight/i-TL4sf4b/0/da4e302d/L/IMG_2093-L.jpg
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Taped on outside

Ditto. 👍 -Keep Building!
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,338
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Cut and weld

I was an early builder with Lancairs panel which had interference issues with the Inifinty grip.
I wanted to make sure my sticks did not hit the panel,wanted them taller and not lose any strength....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,529
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Bose X vs A20

I fly with 2-Xs and 2-A20s in our -10 and we recently upgraded the Xs to the Oregon Aero ear muffs at Oshkosh. It made them almost as comfortable as the A20s. Definitely worth it if your going to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,348
Posted By ScottSchmidt
[QUOTE=Ivan Kristensen;1289000]Yes I had an issue...

[QUOTE=Ivan Kristensen;1289000]Yes I had an issue with a flat tire while I was there. It just went flat overnight, the reason was that the inner tube developed a leak where the valve stem intersects...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great report

Fun to read. Thanks for the write-up. 2018 was an awesome OSH year.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Make sure it is the nose wheel and not the mains....

Make sure it is the nose wheel and not the mains.

The mains are known to shake around 25 mph when landing and people have said they have a nose wheel shimmy when a camera or the right shadow shows...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 136,464
Posted By ScottSchmidt
That was one of the new planes that really caught...

That was one of the new planes that really caught my eye this year. I really liked the construction and look. The specs looked great.
I need a backcountry plane to go with the -10 and there are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,129
Posted By ScottSchmidt
The numbers I calculated are just averages and...

The numbers I calculated are just averages and account for all the variation that occurs.

After looking at the data and assuming that even if there was some down time before and after a mass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,129
Posted By ScottSchmidt
mmmmm......

(Warning...my math may be wrong....I tried to check it)

I am not arguing, you could be right. I just wonder how many more planes could have made it in with perfect spacing and optimized landings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,129
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I like that one! Yup, I would buy that too.

I like that one! Yup, I would buy that too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,129
Posted By ScottSchmidt
OSH 2018

This was a crazy year for getting in and the only blame goes to Mother Nature. We still had an awesome show and this should not deter anyone from coming. If your worried, come on Thursday or Friday...
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,663
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Dinner

Thanks you guys for always doing this.

We will have 4 adults and 2 kids.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,000
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Same Boat

I have 2 Bose A20's and 2 Bose X's and we are considering the Clarity Aloft as our replacement for the 2 Bose X's but I just love the A20's. I get slightly more noise wearing my sunglasses but it is...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Not Aerosport

I have a panel from Lancair that had interference. I cut the stick, added a larger tube (called Van's and purchased the same material, same thickness) over the stick with a slight bend (not from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Utah

Yes, we have a 6.XXX% tax rate here in Utah and then your annual registration will be $125/year.

I do know that many people are registering in Montana and taking advantages of a "loop hole" in the...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,822
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Love the room but always want more

More than once we have landed to camp and people are laughing at the stuff I am pulling out. I can tell you this, I can get more in the -10 than what we put in our Acura MDX (Volume not weight)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,558
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Could be the private strip?

Are we sure it was the old airport?
Right next to it, a few hundred feet away, is an active private airstrip that I have landed at a couple of times. I have talked to the owner many times and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,190
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Awesome

That is great, looking forward to seeing you at OSH17!
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Arrive Wednesday

Yes, plan on the North 40.

It will fill up by Monday. On Tuesday I bet they will not let you land unless you are already have a spot. There is always a large group that leaves Wednesday morning...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,427
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Agree with Tim

The original tires have a much higher wear rate than the Dresser. I would have to look through my log books but I would bet I rotated the tires and threw than away after 400-500 hours. I now have...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,978
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Before my wife and I had kids we would fill the...

Before my wife and I had kids we would fill the seats quite often with friends and family. If they were not filled it was nice to take out the seats and put two mountain bikes and tons of camping...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Looks like a great destination

Thanks Ivan for the pictures. What a great trip. Looking forward to seeing you guys next month.
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,560
Posted By ScottSchmidt
+1 for cat whiskers on top of VS

I have Bob Archer and it does not have the range of a cat whisker. If I were building again, I would put the cat whisker on top of the VS. Strasnuts on this forum has that on his RV-10 and it looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,303
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Fly both

Another first world problem.:rolleyes: Congratulations on this being your decision.
Flying both will instantly tell you which you prefer. Go buy some transition training with Mike Seager or anyone...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,751
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Awesome

Thanks for the pictures, definitely my favorite part of the country.

My grandpa was a huge influence on me and his love for this part of the world. I grew up visiting him in Sedona, Prescott and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,672
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Nice!

Perfect, I need to get back on their website. Thanks.
Glad it was not permanent.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-28-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,672
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Good Stuff

Thanks for the pictures and write-up. Can't wait for our next adventure.

Why did San Felipe not have 100LL? I hope they get it back.
Not that you need it for the RV's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,167
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I don't think they sheer in flight, I would guess...

I don't think they sheer in flight, I would guess it happens when climbing in the back, possibly supported on the tail adding to the stress on the bulkheads.
Easy to test.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,167
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I could be wrong, but I think they sheer.

I don't think any of you missed them, I believe they sheared after they were installed.
The fact that there are so many of you missing the exact same two rivets is interesting.

I remember missing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,731
Posted By ScottSchmidt
You must fly the most.

I am guessing you were the last one to fly.....hahaha
They went to their logs, found the Navworx ADS-B signature and sent you the letter.
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Cirrus vs RV-10

I will try and get the dimension if I head out today.

I wanted to see if anyone knew the difference between the Cirrus and RV-10 attachment?
I would like to see if I can make it them the same. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-06-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,341
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Awesome

I don't know how I missed this post. Very cool, thanks.

I will try to keep an eye on this for next year. If you plan on going again, let me know, I would love to take the family and hang out in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,635
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Amazing

You are winning in life Vlad. Keep it up and make 2017 a 1000 hour goal.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-03-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Thank you

Sorry about all the family pictures and not many flying pictures. I have more technical write-ups on each area already. I guess, I take more pictures of the kids in the plane than just the plane...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

The kids both wanted to sit up front and fly the plane this fall. They loved it.
It was fun to teach them the basics and they are excited to do it more.

Emily up front making me...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Lets Fly!
We had some great days just heading to the hangar and playing around.

Had my brother’s kindergarten class visit to learn about building and flying for a couple of hours one day....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Tucson in October
We had a free weekend in October and had not been to Tucson in a couple of years, so we booked a weekend at the Starr Pass.

The flight from Salt Lake to Tucson is amazing with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

This is where Anna and Emily learned to water ski.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Lake-Powell-2016/i-8LZrFpS/0/XL/IMG_2771-XL.jpg

If we have time after departure, we love to fly the lake, take pictures...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Lake Powell
The RV-10 played a big role in our boating life this year. For the first time, we put our boat in a slip at Antelope Point near Page, AZ from May to the end of September. We were then...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

This year was so different now that the kids rarely nap and can walk around most of the day. We had fun taking pictures.
...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Anna spotted the mermaids in the hangar and wanted a picture even though they are not the Disney ones.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Oshkosh-2016/i-wp37LbJ/0/XL/IMG_2167-XL.jpg

The Good Life....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Oshkosh 2016

Oshkosh is a trip we look forward to most of the year. To us, Oshkosh is a family/friends reunion first, and airshow and display is just an added bonus. We left on Saturday and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

The measure of a fun day is how dirty you are! Thankfully, J/C has the best showers for cleaning up.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Johnsons-Creek-and-Smiley/i-5rkx4Fj/0/XL/IMG_2079-XL.jpg

Emily was in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Johnson and Smiley Creek - July 2016

We have been wanting so badly to take the kids to Johnson Creek and last year every weekend was packed and it just did not work out. We were not home one...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

The marina is a must see. Very cool yachts and fishing boats everywhere.
https://photos.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Cabo-2016/i-7qGHt69/0/XL/IMG_4692-XL.jpg

The USA arrived in style in their destroyer...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,589
Posted By ScottSchmidt
2016 Trip Report - Schmidts - N104XP

Nice flight to Cabo
https://photos.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Cabo-2016/i-cHrMQgX/0/XL/IMG_4240-XL.jpg

La...
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