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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,209
Posted By Vlad
That's good to know Pat. A sizable contingent of...

That's good to know Pat. A sizable contingent of RVs are located above 45th parallel and I've seen some of them flying at -25C and lower. With cold soaked stock flap motor it takes forever to deploy...
Forum: Northeast Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Vlad
Dave Farmer out of 58M

Zoom down to Maryland. Dave Farmer will do a nice job for you. Dave12 callsign here on VAF.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Vlad
Great trip report Andy thanks! Good PIREP on...

Great trip report Andy thanks! Good PIREP on Grapevine Airstrip too. I am planning a run in that direction in couple weeks thanks for motivation. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,209
Posted By Vlad
Nice product Pat. Question; What's the...

Nice product Pat. Question; What's the temperature operation range and how slow it gets in very cold weather?
Forum: Midwest 02-15-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Vlad
That's the one Captain hard to believe eh? I can...

That's the one Captain hard to believe eh? I can only imagine how your maple syrup farm airport looks. On the bucket list btw ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Welcome Dale! Life is too short to see everything...

Welcome Dale! Life is too short to see everything in USA so we need to prioritize. Could you share couple destinations from your bucket list? :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-15-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Vlad
No kidding! It's not a mini bonanza...

No kidding! It's not a mini bonanza :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Canada/Mark%20-%201.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Canada/Mark%20-%201.jpg.html)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-14-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Vlad
Brilliant idea Mark! Can I get a sip from that...

Brilliant idea Mark! Can I get a sip from that flask of yours eh? (right pocket) :D

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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-13-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Vlad
It conflicts with Mooselookmeguntic ice flyin in...

It conflicts with Mooselookmeguntic ice flyin in Maine I already committed. Will catch you next year guys. Always good times at Mo's!
Forum: Midwest 02-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Vlad
I was visiting friends in Great White North the...

I was visiting friends in Great White North the other day. I didn't care about OAT because I was wearing a fur coat and mukluks. It was windy. As soon as I left the shadows of the hangars it took me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up That would be me. Scott, I can't express my...

That would be me. Scott, I can't express my gratitude enough. We were running several options none worked out. Then my buddy decided to ask you and that was a right call. Brand new fuel pump just...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-12-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Vlad
Man this is cool thanks! I need to plan another...

Man this is cool thanks! I need to plan another West Coast trip. Been to couple destinations you covered but not to Tillamock. On the bucket list.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Vlad
Question Magneto Harness Top/bottom spark plugs feed

I replaced an impulse coupling magneto with new the other day and have a question. Whatís the reason behind feeding it to 2 bottom spark plugs and 2 top ones? Why not to connect just top spark plugs...
Forum: Northeast 02-11-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 45,166
Posted By Vlad
Alton Bay 2018

I was the only airplane on Friday noon. A welcome from airport crews. :)

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Vlad
There is a spare tube for you in Twin City

A week or so ago I stopped at Loris, SC 5J9 to stamp Aviation Ambassador passport. Got nose wheel flat on landing but managed to exit the runway with enough power and back pressure. I usually carry...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations Bill!

Bill,
The life won't be the same. Enjoy her! Please keep contributing don't go away as many of us did after Phase One. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 325,739
Posted By Vlad
Come on Nigel VAF is a fakebook-free environment....

Come on Nigel VAF is a fakebook-free environment. Please show us the picture. :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Vlad
Sold to Vern.

Sold to Vern.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up SOLD: GoPro $50

I bought this nice cube here on VAF for equipment testing. Mission accomplished. It's an older gopro Hero works great and holds charge. Bunch of misc attachments I didn't use any. No card. $50. Add...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By Vlad
It came from here...

It came from here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=135023&highlight=Williamsport) Bill. Picked up myself. And you are right I got so many hours out of it I can't even count....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,514
Posted By Vlad
Jesse, 9 days are not enough for your planned...

Jesse,
9 days are not enough for your planned Alaska route plus sightseeing. If you canít add extra days just fly north then intercept Alcan and go see Greg. British Columbia has it all. Iíve flown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By Vlad
I wish I knew that Bill. You were pretty sharp...

I wish I knew that Bill. You were pretty sharp chasing... :D


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By Vlad
Only 50 in January

It will take me forever to catch you Turbo. Only 50 hours flown in January. :)


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/nh10.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/nh10.jpg.html)
Forum: Northeast 01-17-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Vlad
Mitch is the man Roger. Captain John learns from...

Mitch is the man Roger. Captain John learns from him :D


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Forum: Northeast 12-30-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 45,166
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Great news!

Great news Glen! I am returning from Canada in couple days will take a look. :)

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations Don! Who will meet me in NM? ...

Congratulations Don! Who will meet me in NM? :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Don%20Jones%20-%201.jpg
Forum: Northeast 12-19-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Vlad
So true Jim. I love that state and I am lucky to...

So true Jim. I love that state and I am lucky to be only couple RV hours from it. Your former AFB is still intact, very impressive and reminds me of my youth on the other side of the fence....
Forum: Northeast 12-17-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Vlad
It was nice and warm in your native PA...

It was nice and warm in your native PA :D


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Smoketown%20-%201.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-16-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By Vlad
Let's go Mike. Via Russia, Japan and Indonesia. I...

Let's go Mike. Via Russia, Japan and Indonesia. I hope we won't be deicing all day for a quick outback ride...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-15-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,739
Posted By Vlad
Questair

Reviving old thread. I will be visiting Alaska in June 2018 and I am wondering if there still is an opportunity to take a look at the only RV9 on floats. Please PM or email via VAF.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Great trip nice writeup thanks Ashley! I have an...

Great trip nice writeup thanks Ashley! I have an outback stations guide on my desk and already mapped couple of your destinations.

This is one great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 25,719
Posted By Vlad
Just found this old thread thanks Ted for...

Just found this old thread thanks Ted for creating it. I thought I've seen them all ... Been to couple of those but now have new avenues to explore. Here it comes year 2018 - an annual 1000 flight...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-08-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 109,694
Posted By Vlad
It is Antony but don’t tell anybody. We call it...

It is Antony but don’t tell anybody. We call it any name except real. Sheep Island is the most recent... :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 109,694
Posted By Vlad
Talking Challenge accepted

Challenge accepted Bill! How friendly are the owners of the neighboring fields? Are they granting landing permits by the phone? :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-07-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 109,694
Posted By Vlad
Talking Lean and Dry 2017 Grass Season

Only 14 new grass fields were added in 2017. It totals 213 new other then paved surface airstrips. Season 2018 looks very promising.




Highlights of the year. The most picturesque goes to WV08...
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By Vlad
That would be Frank Johnson...

That would be Frank Johnson (http://performancepropellersusa.com). He is crafting a new three blade prop for me.
Forum: Northeast 12-05-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By Vlad
Thank you Jake. I might use your generosity in...

Thank you Jake. I might use your generosity in couple months. I will be changing the prop and adding/removing several items. I suspect my old girl gained some weight. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-04-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,359
Posted By Vlad
I believe Kahuna and Co. did couple crazy runs a...

I believe Kahuna and Co. did couple crazy runs a while ago I couldn't beat :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,359
Posted By Vlad
That's a nice run Craig I love long legs. :D I...

That's a nice run Craig I love long legs. :D I imagine what kind of distance Greg could report with his supertanker.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,390
Posted By Vlad
Thank you Vans designing a tank for me and a ...

Thank you Vans designing a tank for me and a Swiss watch for my buddy. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-01-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Vlad
Nose gear flopping

Mike there will be rare occurrences of flopping nosewheel. I had it several times and it is not necessary attributed to breakout force. Might be hot landing while fighting a strong cross wind you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 70,262
Posted By Vlad
Big Basket of...

Big Basket of Ohio.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/Quirky%20things/basket%20building%20-%201.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,229
Posted By Vlad
They look exactly like mine at double time...

They look exactly like mine at double time nothing to see there :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-26-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up As a good friend of mine would interpret it this...

As a good friend of mine would interpret it this is sick! Sick being translated a notch over superb and two over awesome! Very rare views Mike thank you. I have a bookmarked volcano webcams I watch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 81,261
Posted By Vlad
That would be awesome. They will hide the rust as...

That would be awesome. They will hide the rust as well :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 81,261
Posted By Vlad
Nice work Steve. Wondering if you can play with a...

Nice work Steve. Wondering if you can play with a headlight mold. I was trying to fit the RV10 light Zac sells into my cowling. The shape of the base was different and I couldn't integrate it without...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,769
Posted By Vlad
Sean welcome! The 9 will be a perfect fit for...

Sean welcome! The 9 will be a perfect fit for you. Don't hesitate start looking now it takes a year or more to find your dream aircraft. Tail or nose doesn't matter much it's all personal choice the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Vlad
77 Tim. Her four buddies are clearly visible on...

77 Tim. Her four buddies are clearly visible on the other side. Couldn't show you sorry need DR clearance. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Vlad
Talking Never trust an Atom

Nice Pete! When you get to our neck of the woods? :D



http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Norfolk%20-%201.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Vlad
Bruce nice to see you keep the same passion and...

Bruce nice to see you keep the same passion and finesse in flying as you did in building! I like your trip reports. Amazing stills please continue. If you see Peter McCoy tell him we miss his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Vlad
Michael if you are replacing the hoses with...

Michael if you are replacing the hoses with Lycoming original parts, mark the edges on intake pipe before cutting the old ones. It will help you to gauge their position first time. Have fun there is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Vlad
I just ran my calculator Charlie and I was amazed...

I just ran my calculator Charlie and I was amazed learning that the stock belt on my alternator made nearly half a billion loops since 2011. Still no cracks or cuts. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,485
Posted By Vlad
Well said CJ!...

Well said CJ! :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Fly%20ins/a6.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By Vlad
They work till first wash. Then you can poke a...

They work till first wash. Then you can poke a hole in it for your index :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By Vlad
Nothing will happen to them Jeff. Install as you...

Nothing will happen to them Jeff. Install as you wish. When you start flying the cable ends will be well lubricated with engine oil. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By Vlad
Thank you Scott. Btw my RV9A buddy and I will be...

Thank you Scott. Btw my RV9A buddy and I will be passing by 50-60 nm north of you on a Turkey weekend. We can coordinate an express VAF meet-n-greet somewhere on Colorado/Utah side. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By Vlad
Will be in your mailbox in couple weeks Dave....

Will be in your mailbox in couple weeks Dave. Would appreciate if you post their finds here.



That's affirmative Scott. None. Enjoy your 9A what an excellent machine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By Vlad
Bobby I will keep the aux fuel pump for another...

Bobby I will keep the aux fuel pump for another year. A fuel hose leading to carb need to be changed it shows a spot by the heat reflector. I'll keep the motor running I have an ambitious plan for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By Vlad
Totally stock per plans Bruce. I locktited the...

Totally stock per plans Bruce. I locktited the bolt threads only.

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Easing%20the%20maintenance/gear%20leg%20hole%20-%201.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By Vlad
Lightbulb 3,000 + hours nose gear bolt replaced

Short story long that's how the stock nose wheel gear bolt looks after 6 years of constant abuse. RV9A with over 3,000 of flying hours and 4,200+ landings some of them at places I wouldn't even think...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,446
Posted By Vlad
It's Don McNamara's old "Smokey"...

It's Don McNamara's old "Smokey" (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=90018&page=2) you can ask him directly. :)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,354
Posted By Vlad
WX last week of November

My good RV buddy (Sibirsky) and I are planning to roam Wild West on turkey day weekend. What kind of weather to expect at the end of November? Should we stick to larger airports/FBO with the ability...
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