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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Vlad
Interested in Turn Coordinator PM on the way.

Interested in Turn Coordinator PM on the way.
Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Vlad
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Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 07:44 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By Vlad
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Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Vlad
Kenai PAEN

The trip starts from Kenai in two days. It's a home drome for the Cloud Chaser, a nice RV6 bought and ferried from lower 48 by Mike Bauer. Mike is an avid photographer, a skilled flyer with a wealth...
Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Vlad
Aleutian Campaign

There is a territory with the worst weather in the world. Commercial flyers hate it. Aviation infrastructure there is minimal and modern amenities are few. This American territory was partially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Vlad
Jim nice to have you here. There is a sizable...

Jim nice to have you here. There is a sizable contingent in MA and NH. The most famous Turbo has arrived as well for his summer gig. Get that RV asap we need to replenish the ranks at Flash Mob...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,947
Posted By Vlad
What I noticed after I replaced struts recently....

What I noticed after I replaced struts recently. Due to thousands of cycles opening/closing and general canopy wear the stronger struts caused "skin bites". Two times. That unnerving sound of crack...
Forum: Southeast 06-23-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Vlad
From KFFA head west between R-5302 and R-5314 for...

From KFFA head west between R-5302 and R-5314 for about 50 miles then turn direct KHXD. Cherry Point Approach will advise you to stay clear of these if you are on FF.

Or head along the shoreline...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Vlad
Kyle I used this type of furniture pads as...

Kyle I used this type of furniture pads as aileron locks. Drilled two holes in a pair and zipped together with tiewrap....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Vlad
A pair of larger moving pads and two tie wraps...

A pair of larger moving pads and two tie wraps will save you nearly a tank of gas. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 116,516
Posted By Vlad
Steve, Reporting from Dutch Harbor with the...

Steve,

Reporting from Dutch Harbor with the first 100 hours on the flap fairings. Somebody even asked me what type of flap actuators I had. :)

Tell Amanda I will be contacting her in couple years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,949
Posted By Vlad
Sorry Tom all king crab is gone. It was my first...

Sorry Tom all king crab is gone. It was my first and second tasting of it never tried before. Mike helped. You see that Rocky?...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
WTB
Views: 319
Posted By Vlad
Try these guys aerocovers.com based in Canada....

Try these guys aerocovers.com based in Canada. Family owned business nice product. Affordable too they respond quickly if you have a question. Three straps. I have one over a year on and off every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,949
Posted By Vlad
It was nice meeting you Andy. You should bring...

It was nice meeting you Andy. You should bring your RV9A to Dutch Harbor. With all your busy working schedule you wonít be able to fly much though. Tom sold me 20 gallons of avgas he said he will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,949
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Mike! Wouldnít be possible without your...

Thanks Mike! Wouldnít be possible without your help. I wish you could join me, maybe next time. Amazing scenery here not much traffic I had the airport for myself most of the day....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,949
Posted By Vlad
Finely distilled and presented personally by an...

Finely distilled and presented personally by an RVator from PA. Very smooth spirit thanks Jeff! I told you where I uncork it :D

Went up local for about an hour what an island! Makushin volcano is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,949
Posted By Vlad
PADU

Thank you for tracking guys. Made it to my planned destination Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The trip could not be possible without help from all my friends. Thank You! The trusty RV took another beating and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good job Claude! I know how it feels. Waiting for...

Good job Claude! I know how it feels. Waiting for first flight report. :)
Forum: California 06-08-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Vlad
Happy BD Paul!

I marked the calendar. Is he going to do 60 aileron rolls in one shot this time? :D



http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Landing%20NASA%20SLF%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,854
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Well done

Good job guys! It’s a record check with Guiness Co. Keep the writeup going. :)
Forum: Northeast 06-08-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Vlad
Great event I visited last year. Lots of...

Great event I visited last year. Lots of entertainment. Are you flying a sling wing or RV Turbo?

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/All%20about%20GRASS/Spurwink%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Vlad
With triple panel redundancy like yours you donít...

With triple panel redundancy like yours you donít need appliances in the cockpit. Itís all VFR up here. Come. :D

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up TurboEddie congratulations! Some day I will catch...

TurboEddie congratulations! Some day I will catch on you :D

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/78B31DE7-EE43-4304-8C93-50F15D06BF18.jpeg...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Vlad
Niet Walt you are too far. Btw I had a used...

Niet Walt you are too far. Btw I had a used Flacon TC working flawlessly for 400+ hours. Also had a brand new unit going TU in 20 hours.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-05-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Vlad
Actually I have a blank check with me Josh. Donít...

Actually I have a blank check with me Josh. Donít know when I get to a post office though could be couple weeks. :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-05-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Vlad
How about $150 shipped to Alaska with payment...

How about $150 shipped to Alaska with payment delayed for four weeks?
These things quit on me like crazy. It would be the eighth unit since 2011. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By Vlad
I am with Bill. No need for the switch Jeff in my...

I am with Bill. No need for the switch Jeff in my opinion. Iíve parked to places remote and unguarded, crowded and empty and never had a problem.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,372
Posted By Vlad
Good luck to you John. It looks like your journey...

Good luck to you John. It looks like your journey is well planned and financially supported. Watch the weather and try to have as much fun on the way as possible. Make a circle around Australia for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Vlad
Nice to have you here guys. Welcome! Good plan...

Nice to have you here guys. Welcome! Good plan you have with realistic build time frame. Please keep us informed about the project.

PS: A twin piper navajo will be launching eastbound from your...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 117,215
Posted By Vlad
Rodney thanks for the hospitality brother!...

Rodney thanks for the hospitality brother! Enjoyed tremendously! We flew your suggested route it was easy for us flat landers. Couldnít make Telluride somebody planted his craft hard before our...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-31-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 117,215
Posted By Vlad
Talking A road in Montana

Visited a ranch in Montana. Some coordination was required. A side road was blocked and designated as a landing site. Sheriff’s office was notified....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-30-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By Vlad
Geysers

On a Yellowstone tour. Old Faithful was still packing the steam for eruption we couldnít wait for too long. Grand Prismatic was awesome....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-28-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,895
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up What a marathon! Thanks for sharing.

What a marathon! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By Vlad
I believe you Steve. Parked couple years under...

I believe you Steve. Parked couple years under the elements the best season for me is winter. No toxic poop in February. :D

Ask Amanda to invent an attachment on top of the VS/rudder to keep flying...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By Vlad
Very nice! What's that airport at 1:10?

Very nice! What's that airport at 1:10?
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Vlad
There is a reason in the absence of a critical...

There is a reason in the absence of a critical logbook. Selling price would be another indication. Red flag in my opinion. You asked. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-19-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,141
Posted By Vlad
There are two more Gil without any P areas. Total...

There are two more Gil without any P areas. Total four blimps along that frontier two of them not charted. Hanging around 5,000 feet.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-18-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,141
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up You will have a blast!

Great plan perfect timing! Go for it. Watch for the thermal dangers and violent T-storms along Arizona border, try to talk your way via R-spaces. If you don't have a Russian accent they may let you...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Vlad
It's in a slightly different format and not very...

It's in a slightly different format and not very rich in features as FF. Symbology need to get used to if you used other apps for long time. It's a great resource for the price in my opinion. Using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,197
Posted By Vlad
I need to borrow this. Well said.

I need to borrow this. Well said.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Vlad
Mike you will be fine don't overthink it. ATC is...

Mike you will be fine don't overthink it. ATC is very accommodating and courteous. They won't lose you at any height. Great service from Lynx at Destin. Been there a month or so ago good experience....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,328
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Bolt and go Tom!...

Bolt and go Tom! :)

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Tom%20-%201_1.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Tom%20-%201_1.jpg.html)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,000
Posted By Vlad
Agree. I brought my then brand new 200 hours RV...

Agree. I brought my then brand new 200 hours RV to Horace Williams in 2011. To join Ted Chang on our first Bahamian trip. The tensions were high I was told. What a shame....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 116,516
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Got all the goodies Steve pass thanks to Amanda...

Got all the goodies Steve pass thanks to Amanda nice job! Will install tomorrow. Let's see how they survive the beating. Will report here after first thousand hours on them :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Vlad
On the contrary I have an adequate carb heat from...

On the contrary I have an adequate carb heat from Vans stock system. During my first Alaskan Expedition a smart man told me it would be enough. As soon as it works. I encountered not favorable hard...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-09-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By Vlad
This is a great idea Larry! The timing is tight...

This is a great idea Larry! The timing is tight it's a sort of a record. Stay 1 day ahead of the weather, improvise or change the route on the go and you are all set. Looking forward for a trip...
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By Vlad
Copalis State S16

Just 20 RV minutes north of Oregon border there is Copalis State airport S16. Right on the beach. :)


http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/S16%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
Posted By Vlad
I had an interesting experience the other day...

I had an interesting experience the other day away from home. Fuel cap was hard to open. Very unusual. I blew to the vent it's passable but something was there. I flew to another airport using the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By Vlad
Sorry couldn't resist Martin don't do it this...

Sorry couldn't resist Martin don't do it this way. It attracts mice.
As seen on a recently purchased RV the new owner wasn't happy....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Vlad
Ken they all suck in direct sunlight. Consumer...

Ken they all suck in direct sunlight. Consumer electronics not aviation applications. I use Pro daily as a moving map and I often change angles in the cockpit. It's an excellent reference and helps...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-30-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,449
Posted By Vlad
Roger that Noel! I am on the go too and online...

Roger that Noel! I am on the go too and online comms are interrupted. Will catch you at KVAY please keep that pump.
Forum: California 04-26-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By Vlad
Catalina part was covered some six years ago...

Catalina part was covered some six years ago (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=92268&highlight=Catalina+island&page=6). When they still had a $50 landing fee and a juicy bison...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,864
Posted By Vlad
It a private message take a look in upper right...

It a private message take a look in upper right corner of the screen. Right under the Garmin ad. I have an off topic question :)
Forum: California 04-26-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By Vlad
Dates are fluid Bruce. Likely centered around Den...

Dates are fluid Bruce. Likely centered around Den Pobedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Day_(9_May)) :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By Vlad
Let me tell you a little story about sex appeal....

Let me tell you a little story about sex appeal. Once upon a time we diverted to an alternate somewhere in NM. Even there the surface winds were howling near RV stall speeds. There were two...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Vlad
Topgun, If I can do it anybody can. Take that...

Topgun,

If I can do it anybody can. Take that Walt motivational offer asap! The man is a wealth of knowledge and he is one of us. I wish I had that opportunity in 2006 when I started building....
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By Vlad
Thank you guys much appreciated! Likely coming...

Thank you guys much appreciated!



Likely coming from the north tracking the shore all the way from Oregon.



Cool. What's good at KTOA? :)
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By Vlad
Hollywood Overfly How To?

Question for California locals. If you are on a VFR photo mission near Hollywood Sign how would you voice your request to ATC and where? The airspace seems saturated and terrain pretty high. Can I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Kelly. The devastation of the Valley is...

Thanks Kelly. The devastation of the Valley is depressing indeed. I will be passing via your area with a friend of mine in couple weeks maybe we can coordinate a meetup. I will buy you breakfast. We...
Forum: COMM 04-23-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Vlad
Couldn't agree more Randy. The amount of use (and...

Couldn't agree more Randy. The amount of use (and abuse) my A20 took from the day of introduction is unbelievable. Stepped on control box cracked it, lost an ANR feature in right ear due to hard...
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,216
Posted By Vlad
I always enjoy your picture galleries Bruce....

I always enjoy your picture galleries Bruce. Thank you very much!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 80,997
Posted By Vlad
Talking Zombie Land

The winter is coming...

http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/Zombies%20-%201.jpg (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Daily%20Pictures/Zombies%20-%201.jpg.html)
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