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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By rv7boy
Where is the "Like" button? I've been on FB too...

Where is the "Like" button? I've been on FB too long today! :o
Seriously you've asked an excellent question. I started my 7 kit too long ago and now as I'm getting psyched up to get going again, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,350
Posted By rv7boy
Venturi design

I always thought if I did this that Iíd design a hopper with a Venturi in the bottom. I had a friend who had been a crop duster, and after he retired he started flying radio controlled models. He...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-23-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By rv7boy
Calendar?

This would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar...see the link in the banner above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,630
Posted By rv7boy
Cool Integral Calculus

Ah, Calculus! Alas, it has been so long since I've burned the midnight oil enjoying your endless delights! ;)

I once woke up in the middle of the night, shouting, "d-y...d-x!" And then went back...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 10-17-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By rv7boy
Hurricane Michael

I was glad to see Doug’s Front Page posting (10/18/2018) of an RV-4 pilot flying Hurricane Michael relief supplies into Florida with the Operation Airdrop group. I signed up as an Operation Airdrop...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-15-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By rv7boy
Yayyy! Itís on the VAF Calendar!!! :D

Yayyy! Itís on the VAF Calendar!!! :D
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,978
Posted By rv7boy
Sympathy

I never met Jon but wish I had. I just noticed that his last four or five posts in the forums were replies helping others.

What a legacy for us to remember him by!

My sincerest sympathy to his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Tate! Today I have learned that October 10 is special for another reason. In addition to my dad's birthday, it is also Tate's birthday. Dad passed away in 2006, but I think of him...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-09-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By rv7boy
Reminds me of a conversation I had with Bob...

Reminds me of a conversation I had with Bob Crippen, the astronaut, many years ago, when I was working on my Instrument rating. His advice was unless you fly in the clouds a lot...and much more...
Forum: Northeast 10-05-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By rv7boy
Bill, this would make a good addition to the VAF...

Bill, this would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar above.
Forum: Texas (North) 10-05-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By rv7boy
Hi Martin, the VAF Calendar shows an EAA983...

Hi Martin, the VAF Calendar shows an EAA983 fly-in. Is that the same one? I was going to suggest you post the Pecan Plantation information to the VAF Calendar, but it's not clear to me they are...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By rv7boy
I, likewise, wish to say, "You're a good man, Dan...

I, likewise, wish to say, "You're a good man, Dan Horton." I hope I have such a friend who would help my family deal with my airplane stuff if I should go first.

My sincerest sympathies to you and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,582
Posted By rv7boy
Distinctive radio transmissions

Besides the legalities I think an important part of radio communication is the distinctive sound of one’s voice, and this includes the speech pattern as well as the modulation by the radio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,296
Posted By rv7boy
Limited audience

This may be kind of like nosewheel vs. tailwheel, slider canopy vs. tip-up, or fixed-pitch prop vs. constant speed. Everyone has a preference, and for their own good reason.

I will point out that...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By rv7boy
Jay, did you get to the "RV General...

Jay, did you get to the "RV General Discussion/News" forum? Depending on your browser and how you have your configuration set, you should have a headline banner (near top of page) that shows the...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By rv7boy
More ID

Andy, can you provide the brand name and/or model number? Thx
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By rv7boy
EAA TV Series "From the Ground Up"

Another source of video material is the TV show produced by EAA, "From the Ground Up." Although it depicts the building of an RV-8, like the Orndorf videos, the basics of building an RV are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,507
Posted By rv7boy
Separate bedrooms

I know a pilot who got fed up with the CPAP machine, and he and his wife agreed the solution was for them to sleep in separate bedrooms! He sleeps better, she sleeps better...problem solved! ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,793
Posted By rv7boy
My wife told me if I expected her to look at the...

My wife told me if I expected her to look at the back of my head while we're flying, she would just stay home! Made the tandem versus side-by-side decision easy for me! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,046
Posted By rv7boy
Moving a 6A with the wings on

I helped my friend move his 6A with the wings on in '96. He built it at his house and wanted to move it to his hangar about 20 miles away. He, being a retired NASA engineer, said he would never...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,515
Posted By rv7boy
Be glad it wasn't flying TOWARD you!!

Be glad it wasn't flying TOWARD you!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,950
Posted By rv7boy
Did you intend C172??

Did you intend C172??
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, I just looked at your build log site. You...

Wow, I just looked at your build log site. You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Portland visit

My wife and I planned a similar trip to the Portland area several years ago...to visit a cousin I had not met...and to visit Van's Aircraft. Check with Van’s before you plan your schedule because we...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By rv7boy
Several years ago, my wife and I visited the...

Several years ago, my wife and I visited the factory. When she sat in the 10 she asked me why I wasn't building a 10...! :eek:
Forum: Texas (North) 08-03-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By rv7boy
It's not too late to add this to the calendar...

It's not too late to add this to the calendar (above). You'll get more visibility there as many RV pilots check the calendar for places to fly for breakfast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,899
Posted By rv7boy
Seems like I heard that Vic Syracuse will make...

Seems like I heard that Vic Syracuse will make the first flight on Tuesday, July 31. I believe it's on the audio of the video showing the first engine start and taxi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,899
Posted By rv7boy
Time Lapse Video of One Week Wonder

It's on the EAA/Airventure web site under "One Week Wonder."...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,222
Posted By rv7boy
Thank you, James. I'm glad you're tuned in.

Thank you, James. I'm glad you're tuned in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,222
Posted By rv7boy
Air Rage

I'm thinking this past weekend will be one of those "benchmark dates" when we realize the term "AIR RAGE" came into our vocabulary.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By rv7boy
If I were at Airventure, I would attend this....

If I were at Airventure, I would attend this. Glad somebody started this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations! My last arrival at Airventure...

Congratulations! My last arrival at Airventure was supposed to be on Thursday but a faulty spark plug delayed my arrival to Friday. Glad you made it ok!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations! She's beautiful.

Congratulations! She's beautiful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By rv7boy
A few photographs on this thread would be worth...

A few photographs on this thread would be worth "a thousand words" to those of us who are working on the wings. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By rv7boy
When I read the headline, I thought watermelons...

When I read the headline, I thought watermelons and the "Sledge-O-Matic" were coming to Oshkosh! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,656
Posted By rv7boy
I've flown in to Airventure five times. Gary,...

I've flown in to Airventure five times. Gary, Paul, and others, you are absolutely correct. The procedure for slow aircraft is appropriate.

Read, understand and follow the NOTAM or instructions...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-16-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By rv7boy
Pups need ride from Mississippi to Waupaca, Wisconsin

I saw this post today (https://pilotsnpaws.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=53898&utm_content=distance-notification&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=trip-notification&utm_medium=email) and thought if any RV...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 07-15-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Good job!

Congratulations, Josh. You made a difference in one dogís life.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By rv7boy
Delete it? Are you kidding? Doug chose this...

Delete it? Are you kidding? Doug chose this thread for the top thread for today ( 7/12)! And for good reason. :)
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-29-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By rv7boy
From Online Etymology Dictionary, Metallurgy,...

From Online Etymology Dictionary,

Metallurgy, n.

1704, from Modern Latin metallurgia, from Greek metallourgos "worker in metal," from metallon "metal" (see metal) + ergon "work" (from PIE root...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,195
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Bill. Nice job. Hoping to see...

Congratulations, Bill. Nice job. Hoping to see her in North Alabama (Decatur, Cullman or Moontown) some time...after the Phase 1, of course.
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By rv7boy
One quick answer is that for a well balanced...

One quick answer is that for a well balanced propeller, the three blades at 120` are out of phase with the power pulses at 90`of a four cylinder engine, and the result is less vibration. But you...
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,818
Posted By rv7boy
Jim, and others, you might be interested in...

Jim, and others, you might be interested in reading this article (https://electricmotorglider.com/2017/08/01/burping-the-rotax-912-sport-aviation-experimenter-technically-speaking-article-july-2017/)...
Forum: Northeast 06-07-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation Calendar

This would make a great addition to the Calendar (See Header on this page). Youíll get more publicity because Doug picks up the Calendar items on his daily updates of the VAF News.
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,490
Posted By rv7boy
So Don, is this RV-12 still for sale? From...

So Don, is this RV-12 still for sale?
From another Don
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-23-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,182
Posted By rv7boy
Exclamation Should be on VAF Calendar

This would make a great addition to the VAF Calendar (link above) and youíll get more publicity because Doug shows the Calendar on his VAF news page
Forum: Safety 05-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,018
Posted By rv7boy
Good description, Carl. My logic and results...

Good description, Carl. My logic and results were the same as your experience. After wearing glasses for nearsightedness since age 12, I now have 20/20 distant vision and wear reading glasses when...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,358
Posted By rv7boy
I think we know who that "Russian controller" is....

I think we know who that "Russian controller" is. A familiar RV-9A and a familiar face appear at the end of the video. :)
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,229
Posted By rv7boy
I see you've already made your reservation, but...

I see you've already made your reservation, but to add to this list in case anyone else needs ideas, I'd suggest Reelfoot Lake, Airport Identifier 0M2.

I haven't been there but have it on my bucket...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,697
Posted By rv7boy
It's a Dwyer gauge

Sticky needle? The gauge itself is just a Dwyer differential pressure gauge. I don't have the Dwyer catalog in front of me now, but I did buy one one time with the plans to build my own. There's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-09-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By rv7boy
Aurora, Oregon???

Can't believe you're going to be within 200 nm of MECCA and not planning on visiting the mothership at KUAO. Man, whatcha thinking? Call ahead and if you're there M-Th during work hours, you'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By rv7boy
:D:D:D:):):D:D:D

:D:D:D:):):D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By rv7boy
Consider arriving at OSH early in the morning...

Consider arriving at OSH early in the morning like before 8:00. Iíve arrived at RIPON three times at 7:00 AM +/- 15 mins. This means youíll need to overnite within 1.5 hrs of OSH. Dawn patrol begins...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,003
Posted By rv7boy
True. Thanks, Mel.

True. Thanks, Mel.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,241
Posted By rv7boy
Dan, I'm thinking most GA fuel systems are...

Dan, I'm thinking most GA fuel systems are designed with the TLAR method.

This is another acronym that I learned at NASA, of all places.

TLAR=> That Looks About Right! :eek:

P.S. Surely,...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,003
Posted By rv7boy
Yeah, and I'm also wondering about the ancient...

Yeah, and I'm also wondering about the ancient ELT that's still required in my C172 which as of last September has an Appareo Stratus ESG (ADSB out). Granted, ELT's and ADSB transponders don't do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,799
Posted By rv7boy
Second PTT on the panel for me

I am not to the point of designing the control logic for my RV. But I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night...

Many, many years ago I accompanied a friend in his newly built RV to Sun'n...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,018
Posted By rv7boy
Carl, give us the synopsis. Where are the...

Carl, give us the synopsis. Where are the revisions, deletions and additions? And which ones will affect us? Tell us what you think of the updates.
Forum: Safety 04-30-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,977
Posted By rv7boy
I totally agree, but I will also share that...

I totally agree, but I will also share that having a urinary catheter in place for an extended time (several days) CAN cause (not in all cases) high PSA readings several months later. It happened...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,736
Posted By rv7boy
Rare Bear set the record in Subclass C-1 with...

Rare Bear set the record in Subclass C-1 with Pilot/Owner Lyle Shelton at 1 min 32 seconds on 06 Feb 1972.

https://www.fai.org/record/lyle-shelton-usa-8114
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By rv7boy
My dog is a 25 pound Fox terrier and his head is...

My dog is a 25 pound Fox terrier and his head is just not shaped right for the Mutt Muffs. They should fit well on a bigger dog. Looks like someone could make hearing protection for smaller dogs....
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,386
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up VAF Calendar

Hey Scott,
This would make a great posting on the VAF Calendar (in the header bar above). You'll get a lot more publicity there as Doug brings up the calendar links to the VAF news page for events...
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