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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,097
Posted By gorbak
Cold War

No Cold War going on with "Bacardi".
Vlad, you magnificent bxxxxxd.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A
N942PT
Forum: COMM 08-19-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,365
Posted By gorbak
Headset plug ins

I had one fiberglass washer fail on the headset plug in on the backside of the panel. No problem on the ground but with engine running, just enough vibration that it was interfering with the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,390
Posted By gorbak
Excellent photos. Appreciate the trip report and...

Excellent photos. Appreciate the trip report and how this shows the capability of the 9A.
Fly safe.
Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A. N942PT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,579
Posted By gorbak
Running wires thru conduit

Once you get the conduit noisily thru the holes, use some light string tied around a cotton ball, insert into tube and use air hose to blow cotton ball and string thru far end.
Slick. Now you can...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 97,017
Posted By gorbak
Upsell to the Cards

Easy solution is next time you go, I will walk between the two of you and there will be zero upsell attempts. And you can take that to the bank!

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A. N942PT
Dues paid
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,811
Posted By gorbak
235 L2C

We used a Catto composite two blade prop on a RV9A with Lycoming O-235 L2C 118 hp engine that had around 940 TTSN and some of the data was at follows a:

following phase I data is now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By gorbak
Telescope

The anti vibration mount would have to be altered if you point telescope out the belly. 45*constant bank might not be fun after a short period.
Here is an idea. Create (fabricate) a photo window in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 97,069
Posted By gorbak
Copy please

May I have a copy please?
Thanks,
Pat Garboden
Gorbak@aol.com
RV9A. N942PT
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,253
Posted By gorbak
ADS-B

Will it link to the Chelton system?

Pat Garboden
Katy,TX
RV9A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,569
Posted By gorbak
Cuba bound

I have yet to cross a body of water greater than gliding distance but am holding out to fly to Cuba if it ever opens up.
I figure a good cigar to celebrate my first water crossing would be...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,643
Posted By gorbak
If your ADHARS is mounted correctly, there may be...

If your ADHARS is mounted correctly, there may be two pins on your wiring that are mis-pinned. (reversed). That is really easy to have happen. Could also be a software setting. Start with ADHRS...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-29-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 61,325
Posted By gorbak
Pic #2

Pic #2 is Roche Harbor, WA.
Home of an old limestone quarry and interesting owner history.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A. N942PT
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,991
Posted By gorbak
Quote: Originally Posted by RFSchaller View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RFSchaller View Post
When I was a college kid I had an old Corvair that shorted the accessory lead from the positive terminal of the battery. The cable was completely...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,305
Posted By gorbak
These are so good that I am not even going to...

These are so good that I am not even going to show what I submitted.
You guys are good.
Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A
N942PT
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,256
Posted By gorbak
Turtles

Leslie, thought I would just throw this out there not knowing how far it might go but here is an idea since you have a generous donor willing to pay fuel costs.

Contact your local Civil Air Patrol...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,295
Posted By gorbak
Welcome

Welcome to VAF. There is a Russian Ambassador from the Northern region that travels the continent in his RV-9A. It would not surprise me if he ends up on your door step to convince you to take a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,070
Posted By gorbak
Born in Oregon, attended Univ of Oregon and lived...

Born in Oregon, attended Univ of Oregon and lived in the Willamette valley so can attest to what Mel calls "wet". We affectionately call this mist as Liquid Sunshine.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,806
Posted By gorbak
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. ...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
Forum: Safety 09-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,169
Posted By gorbak
"Built Right Landed Wrong" The insights of a...

"Built Right
Landed Wrong"

The insights of a long journey to build a plane right and suddenly learning in a short span of time how things can go terribly wrong. The tale of ending upside down in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,296
Posted By gorbak
After a briefing and orientation, I ask first...

After a briefing and orientation, I ask first time passengers to place their thumbs under the shoulder straps at their chest for take off and landing, along with a sterile cockpit (no talking on take...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,931
Posted By gorbak
I will meet you there Vlad. I am from Oregon...

I will meet you there Vlad.
I am from Oregon originally. Hunted Steens Mtn for some of the largest mule deer in the state. Horseback hunting is the norm in this rugged area.
Would enjoy landing at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,737
Posted By gorbak
"Followed this guy out of YKN, never did catch...

"Followed this guy out of YKN, never did catch him."

You are good attacker to approach out of the sun. Adversary probably thought he would blend in since he flys low. Catch him another day.

Pat...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,810
Posted By gorbak
Great idea

Thanks for sharing a great idea, along with well thought out steps for the best results. Trash holder is ideal.
Mind if I come up some weekend to take a look at your 8 project?
Take care,

Pat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,801
Posted By gorbak
Helmet sometimes

I had a good friend in CAP that was a helicopter pilot in the military. One night after a CAP meeting he handed me a "bag" with a note and told me to wait to open it the following week. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,560
Posted By gorbak
Best Dad Ever

Keep the pictures and she will relish having them later. You are an example of a great parent when you include children (yours) in your projects. Nice job.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A. N942PT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,465
Posted By gorbak
Who is the owner?

It would make sense to me that hanger "owners" such as a FBO would prefer renters that actually have aircraft that fly or are close to flying. Allowing a car dealership to store autos in hangers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,961
Posted By gorbak
Dead Cow International

That 24' wide runway looks thin on approach. They do have nice folks there. Beech 18's fly a lot of UPS packages out of Westport during the holidays.
I have that airport landing in my limited log...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 267,352
Posted By gorbak
I like it

Tiger paint jobs are cool and the design you have is so clean and crisp. I hope to see this in person some day. Maybe we can park next to each other.
Great looking plane. Congratulations.
Pat...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 35,599
Posted By gorbak
Vlad is a rock star

I would like to be like Vlad but have yet to venture beyond 300 miles. Am looking to fly Wichita to Salt Lake City to Olympia to Klamath Falls to Salt Lake City to Wichita in August. Not sure if I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By gorbak
Thanks

Very helpful post. I just sent a request for a copy of the manual.
Thanks all for information sharing.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,961
Posted By gorbak
Westport

"I'm headed to Wichita on Saturday. Westport said their tie downs are free. Runway is 30 ft wide."
Steve, Westport is locally named "Dead Cow International". Story has it that a Beech 18 twin hit a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By gorbak
Chelton

PM sent to your email address. Hope this helps a little.
Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,961
Posted By gorbak
Yingling Aviation at KICT

Hi Paul,
You will have very good service at either KAAO or at KICT. I use both but currently have my RV9A at KICT, FBO is Yingling Aviation. Rental cars available. Great folks. Fuel off the truck...
Forum: Safety 07-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,906
Posted By gorbak
Tank cap off

Visually check fuel/cap secured every time. While preflighting the CAP GA-8, (really high wing), it is a pain to pull the ladder out of the baggage area to climb up to check fuel. On one visual...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,131
Posted By gorbak
Beaumont Hotel and grass strip near Wichita

A nice article about a bed and breakfast/hotel that has been around since flying began. Grass strip might be extended to 3400' in the future. Taxi your plane down Main St. and park across from the...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,703
Posted By gorbak
Phase II

Keep doing your air work with various weights and take an experienced pilot after phase I with you to see if you can duplicate this event.
After phase I, we loaded up the two of us, full fuel and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 52,181
Posted By gorbak
Congrats

Fantastic news. Gorgeous plane. Great man.

Let's fly.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT
Dues paid
Forum: COMM 07-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By gorbak
Two ideas. I had one of the thin fiberglass...

Two ideas.
I had one of the thin fiberglass washers on the headphone jack break at the panel and it was creating an open mic issue when the vibration allowed contact with the panel/jack base.
(I over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,387
Posted By gorbak
Airports close to Katy

KTME is close to your sister in Katy, great runway on the outskirts of Class B.
Great weekend fuel prices, off the truck, under $5.00/gal.
Call me if you need a ride or anything as I am in Katy.

Pat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,387
Posted By gorbak
Wishing your Mom the best Doug. Prayers from...

Wishing your Mom the best Doug. Prayers from this family to your family. Moms are all special.
Take your time with what you are doing now with family as that is the most important item.
Pat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By gorbak
Sweet flying

She has very soft control of the airplane. Very stable. I would say she is a natural for sure.
Enjoy.
Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A
Dues paid
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-27-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,339
Posted By gorbak
CAP

Does anyone know if CAP performed a cell phone forensics? CAP has the capability to track a cell phone signal, while it lasts, to assist in SAR.

For those of you that own Foreflight on your Ipad,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,590
Posted By gorbak
We ran each tank dry While on the ground) in...

We ran each tank dry While on the ground) in order to calibrate each tank and when we used the strainer, we only got 1/2 strainer of fuel left in the tank. These are effecient systems that leave...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,431
Posted By gorbak
North Puget Sound

Bernie,
According to the Weather Channel, and personal experience as we have a 29foot vessel in the area, the favorable month to see the San Juans/Puget Sound is August thru the second week of...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-25-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By gorbak
Thank you Mike. I may PM you if the two hangers...

Thank you Mike. I may PM you if the two hangers that I am going to look at are unacceptable.
Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9a N942PT

Dues paid
Forum: Texas (South) 06-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By gorbak
Thanks you. I looked at Gloster Aerodome today. ...

Thanks you.
I looked at Gloster Aerodome today. Three nice turf runways and nice hanger. Just haven't landed at a grass runway.
Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A
N942PT
Forum: Texas (South) 06-20-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By gorbak
Too bad your hanger isn't east of Austin. Might...

Too bad your hanger isn't east of Austin. Might be interested.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A
Forum: Texas (South) 06-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By gorbak
Time to find a hangar in south Texas

Greetings RV friends. I live in Katy, TX (west of Houston) and am now beginning the search for a hanger for my RV9A. If by chance you know of a hanger that I can go look at, please send me...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,200
Posted By gorbak
Cooler air to the garage

Maybe this will help. I had a home built but "code" would not allow them to place a vent in the garage for CO2 safety reasons. I understand but when the garage is full with a project, I can't get a...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By gorbak
Priceless. Made me smile today. Thank you for...

Priceless.
Made me smile today. Thank you for the wonderful uplifting video.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT

Dues paid
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,914
Posted By gorbak
Congrats!

Your pictures tell the entire story.
Makes me smile to see how happy everyone is.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT

Dues paid
Forum: Virtual Hangar 05-05-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 92,705
Posted By gorbak
This is awesome and you are an inspiration to...

This is awesome and you are an inspiration to many individuals, including myself. Great job.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
N942PT RV9A

Dues paid
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By gorbak
Tip: Tie Down Eyebolt

This last weekend we completed our first annual condition inspection and while taking a rest, I painted the tie down eyes to match the plane then spied some UMHW tape laying on the bench and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,742
Posted By gorbak
Maybe Paul Dye would like to incorporate this...

Maybe Paul Dye would like to incorporate this into Kitplanes.
Just a thought.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,811
Posted By gorbak
That is one beautiful plane. Congrats and great...

That is one beautiful plane. Congrats and great job!

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT

Dues paid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,176
Posted By gorbak
Phil, Keep in mind that an order for a new catto...

Phil,
Keep in mind that an order for a new catto prop may state shipped in 3.5 months but this is best estimate only. My experience is that it may take a little longer so I would order once you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 63,446
Posted By gorbak
Gorgeous. Pat Garboden Katy, TX RV9A ...

Gorgeous.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT

Dues paid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,270
Posted By gorbak
Decals

I would place the decals, including a decal of his service ribbons directly below "Whiskey Sierra" on each side.
A fitting tribute.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT

Dues paid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By gorbak
Thank you.

Thank you all for the kind words. I try to introduce and encourage all youth to the love of flight. Thru Civil Air Patrol in Houston, our group attempt to fly over 300 youth a year for introductory...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By gorbak
I will look that up when I land at Dodge City. I...

I will look that up when I land at Dodge City. I never pass up lunch, although will never have the reputation like Vlad.

Pat Garboden
Katy, TX
RV9A N942PT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By gorbak
Family first flight after phase I

My Daughter Raili and grandsons Drake and Preston have been impatiently waiting to fly in the plane that took me 9.5 years to complete. After a nice flight out to Dodge City with Todd in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By gorbak
Sante Fe Trail in Kansas

Once Phase I was complete, co-builder Todd and I decided to continue the overhauled engine break in process by flying from Wichita, KS to Dodge City, KS to overfly the Sante Fe Trail. Ground temps...
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