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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,252
Posted By Vlad
Fairlead pair installed on a project in...

Fairlead pair installed on a project in Arizona.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Easing%20the%20maintenance/fairleads%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up It looks like you are enjoying every minute Jeff....

It looks like you are enjoying every minute Jeff. Your hard work came to fruition have fun! Please share your experiences to motivate future builders.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-30-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Terry!

Thanks Terry!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-30-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Vlad
Question Which Stormscope?

A friend of mine from far away is equipping his twin engine amphibian for a long haul and he asked me what stormscope is the most popular. He already has all the bells and whistles of modern glass....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,149
Posted By Vlad
Perfect weather to play off shore. Found an...

Perfect weather to play off shore. Found an abandoned boat.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/stranded%20boat%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Vlad
I could use the armrest too. Good job David!...

I could use the armrest too. Good job David! Question; the manual aileron trim how it handles? Obstructed?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By Vlad
Welcome to best hobby on Earth! VAF archives have...

Welcome to best hobby on Earth! VAF archives have tons of useful information for a new builder just keep digging if your question is not immediately answered.
Where in BC are you located? Love your...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations!

Happy testing! We know the feeling :)


https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Hop%20Along/27.jpg (https://s447.photobucket.com/user/N666BK/media/Hop%20Along/27.jpg.html)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By Vlad
I would vote for the whole thing. Take a closer...

I would vote for the whole thing. Take a closer look at the drains. If you fly a lot you exercise them very often. I replaced mine after 7 years they rusted away and stems were too wobbly. I burn a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Vlad
100-150 depending on the OAT. High time Lycoming...

100-150 depending on the OAT. High time Lycoming O-320 cable driven tach.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-20-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By Vlad
Bruce thanks for interesting photo gallery. A...

Bruce thanks for interesting photo gallery. A unique fly in indeed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vlad
You have one of the best tire brand on your RV4....

You have one of the best tire brand on your RV4. If they are not dry rotten and not overly worn keep rolling. Usually the outer threads are worn more than inner and we often flip them.

I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,289
Posted By Vlad
Looks cleaner then mine :D

Looks cleaner then mine :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Vlad
Stock Matco for 3K hours (shipped to Alan as a...

Stock Matco for 3K hours (shipped to Alan as a core) :D
Bought a used Grove on this forum and have it since then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,693
Posted By Vlad
Speaking of lead acid batteries, does anybody...

Speaking of lead acid batteries, does anybody know if they have cycle limits? I replace my PC680 every two years on average. The battery takes over 2000 start cycles per year. It never sees the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,252
Posted By Vlad
PM on the way Steve. Address and phone # included...

PM on the way Steve. Address and phone # included thanks.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Vlad
Been there in 2012 and got a ride thanks...

Been there in 2012 and got a ride thanks Carl!

Our fellow RVator and balloonist Noah Forden is participating in a race this year https://balloonfiesta.com/Americas-Challenge-Live
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations Jeff and Becca! Job well done! I...

Congratulations Jeff and Becca! Job well done! I will be in your woods in several weeks. We have to go to the same place we flew in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,252
Posted By Vlad
Steve let us know when these are available. My...

Steve let us know when these are available. My buddy needs one yesterday :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,207
Posted By Vlad
Talking Undisclosed location

I am far away from my RV but my good Dagestan buddy just did first taxi runs. I am glad to be part of it :D

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/EDE7F8E0-5830-4F00-A379-728694320FDB.jpeg...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By Vlad
Welcome Steve! Good to have you here. Have you...

Welcome Steve! Good to have you here. Have you decided on primer yet? Itís humid here the empennage need a good coat of primer. :)
Forum: Northeast 09-20-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Vlad
69N Slatington is my favorite hiking spot. The...

69N Slatington is my favorite hiking spot. The road is scenic and it intersects Appalachian Trail. Blairstown 1N7 is on a trail too bike or hike.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Vlad
Rivet them and forget about it. Those were the...

Rivet them and forget about it. Those were the most painful to do alone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Vlad
Last suggestions for you Jim. If there was no...

Last suggestions for you Jim. If there was no visible smoke in the cockpit but a strong smell it could be exhaust gases. It happens very rare usually if you are idling while holding short and there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Vlad
Nice looking valves Pete. Keep it running don't...

Nice looking valves Pete. Keep it running don't stop. Watch closely do not abuse it. I personally know a motor like yours making double time +. ;)
Forum: California 09-02-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By Vlad
Great response I was waiting for your post Jeff....

Great response I was waiting for your post Jeff. I am still wondering how could you survive many hours in a Russian built RV without any mods. With pedals all the way back for a shorty like myself....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Vlad
Walt couple years ago I was flying in a very cold...

Walt couple years ago I was flying in a very cold temps for quite long. In the pattern at my destination I could not deploy flaps as usual the motor seemed very slow. It took three times longer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Vlad
Yes it could Jim. Open the cover between the...

Yes it could Jim. Open the cover between the seats and thoroughly check the motor and wiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Vlad
I would rule the breather out. Something is...

I would rule the breather out. Something is melting in the cockpit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,524
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations! Welcome back.

Congratulations! Welcome back.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Vlad
Hi Mitch, I operate an RV all year around with...

Hi Mitch,

I operate an RV all year around with training wheel on the nose. Winter brings unique challenges. Taxiways often slippery and you have to be very careful while taxiing in the wind. You...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,125
Posted By Vlad
Don't buy it. Build yours. As Bill Repucci once...

Don't buy it. Build yours. As Bill Repucci once said Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,774
Posted By Vlad
That is crazy. How do we get to Hummel tomorrow?

That is crazy. How do we get to Hummel tomorrow?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-30-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,154
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up That's our guy! Zack as soon as you are out of...

That's our guy! Zack as soon as you are out of Phase One vee vont two tok to you :D

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Daily%20Pictures/5%20mph%20no%20wake%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,783
Posted By Vlad
That would be unbeatable Turbo. :D These two...

That would be unbeatable Turbo. :D

These two aircrafts still need to fly over 200 hours to reach cumulative 10K :D


https://rv-pilots.eu/Images/Oshkosh-005k.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Vlad
Did you mention FUEL and FOOD? I will be heading...

Did you mention FUEL and FOOD? I will be heading your way shortly. :D

Just kidding Tim welcome to the obsession I see you are interested in a 14. Jokes aside just get the first kit and start...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By Vlad
Good time was had. Thanks Governor for organizing...

Good time was had. Thanks Governor for organizing this mini air venture!


https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/A%20tale%20of%20RV/Limestone%20-%201_1.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By Vlad
Governor instructed us to fly over Museum. Being...

Governor instructed us to fly over Museum. Being a sweeper for the group I did a low pass and flew as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By Vlad
I flew over Limestone AFB six years...

I flew over Limestone AFB six years (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=99441&highlight=limestone) ago. Couldn't get permission to land that time. David Valcik did a great job...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,014
Posted By Vlad
Nope. Keep it that way welcome to the...

Nope. Keep it that way welcome to the Disorganized Club. Since you voluntarily cut one year off your build time I suggest get the empennage kit, get basic cheap tools online or borrow and start...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,154
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Good job congratulations! If we add all our hours...

Good job congratulations! If we add all our hours we finally can beat Turbo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 66,308
Posted By Vlad
It's a lot in my opinion. Check the bolt.

It's a lot in my opinion. Check the bolt.
Forum: International 08-25-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,600
Posted By Vlad
Happy travels Jim! I am very jealous.

Happy travels Jim! I am very jealous.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-21-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 147,947
Posted By Vlad
Nothing within walking distance Mark. Except the...

Nothing within walking distance Mark. Except the Museum. If you decide on over the border raid keep me...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Vlad
Keith thanks for invite! If wx prevents us going...

Keith thanks for invite! If wx prevents us going to other private flyin 536 NM to the Northeast, two RVs are coming to your Peaslees Airstrip.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 147,947
Posted By Vlad
3T0 looks like a picture perfect location. Any...

3T0 looks like a picture perfect location. Any tricks, images?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 147,947
Posted By Vlad
Geneseo NY D52

Discovered this gem yesterday. 4,500' of manicured to Triple Tree standards grass. Geneseo NY D52...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Vlad
I didn't waste the perfect day either my buddy...

I didn't waste the perfect day either my buddy came for a ride. After fog lifted the Marine One left.

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Marine%20One%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Vlad
I flew this route it's a pretty ride. I was...

I flew this route it's a pretty ride. I was headed to Winslow AZ.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,841
Posted By Vlad
Probably iPad battery is on the way out. I bought...

Probably iPad battery is on the way out. I bought this type...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,841
Posted By Vlad
I have one of those. It can keep up with the...

I have one of those. It can keep up with the phone but not with the largest iPad. No noise.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,546
Posted By Vlad
Rocky I have a buddy here in NE (non RV) who is...

Rocky I have a buddy here in NE (non RV) who is all about how well erected the conventional gear airplane looks on the ground. Tells me how beneficial it is on unfriendly surfaces but he landed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By Vlad
Miss Montana in KOXC

... on May 21st I received a credible intel on Miss Montana. She was passing by only one RV hour from my base on her Normandy tour. I didn't have much time before dark and just taxied by...
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,678
Posted By Vlad
Good story Michael. I personally know a guy like...

Good story Michael. I personally know a guy like that. Maybe it's the same one :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 49,664
Posted By Vlad
Martin she needs a final push. Don't stall the...

Martin she needs a final push. Don't stall the progress like many of us you were so fast last year :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 107,930
Posted By Vlad
R-5314D...

R-5314D :)

https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/Quirky%20things/Dare%20country%20bombing%20range%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,785
Posted By Vlad
Once upon a time I flew in moderate to heavy rain...

Once upon a time I flew in moderate to heavy rain for over an hour. The engine performed fine I am sure it ingested some water. I have a tipup canopy and my cockpit was flooded with carpet soaking...
Forum: Northeast 08-11-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Vlad
Russian out

Will be on the other side of the globe with fellow RVators. Btw is Aug 24th still a go? :)

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/Branch%20Lake%20Landing%2001.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Concert

That's a good cause to cross the border. I see you are using new format of your writeup. Is it easy to build? Affordable?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,779
Posted By Vlad
Billsky! Thank you! I spent several nights...

Billsky! Thank you! I spent several nights reading your travels in installments. Marking the spots to visit and enjoying familiar sights. Good job documenting I like your narratives. I am very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,837
Posted By Vlad
... and thank you for opening the secret for me 8...

... and thank you for opening the secret for me 8 years ago :)


https://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Misc/Turbo%20-%201.jpg...
Forum: RV-4 08-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By Vlad
Very nice writeup Devin thank you! I often fly to...

Very nice writeup Devin thank you! I often fly to your (former) airport KWBW.
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