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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By Don
Merida, MX

I've been flying my 9A for about 3 years now. I'm retired and the wife will be soon. We've been flying commercial to Mexico every year or two for 12 years and have fallen in love with the people,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 90,966
Posted By Don
Another data point

RV-9A, 666.2 hours, inspected today and no cracks found.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,611
Posted By Don
Price Update

I called Usher Precision today and talked to Brad. A replacement motor for my 9A is being shipped and cost $75 (plus shipping). They were easy to deal with, too. I almost bought a second one to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By Don
Andy, You're on. When are your available to fly...

Andy,

You're on. When are your available to fly up to Block Island? And I have a 9', 2 pc rod and I can't make it fit. That's why I'm looking for a 3 piece rod. I may well do the "wind sock" mod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By Don
Could I remove the wing alone or do I need a...

Could I remove the wing alone or do I need a second person? Of course I'd have to take the wing off when I get to my destination, take the rod(s) out and put the wing back on....fish...repeat when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By Don
Surf fishing and RV's...anyone doing it.

My 9A is based at KXSA and it's an easy hop to several places where I can turn an overnight outing with a car into a day surf fishing trip. The problem I have is fitting rods into the plane without...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By Don
I always heard there's a pot of gold at the end...

I always heard there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I suppose that picture it proof that an RV=a pot of gold. Nice shot.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Don
Thanks for stopping by

Steve and Richard - good to meet you both. From what I'm hearing a whole lot more folks showed up than the planners were expecting, which is a good thing. I hope the BBQ met your expectations. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-13-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Don
I'm sorry to miss both of you. I understand your...

I'm sorry to miss both of you. I understand your plans Cousin and you'll have a blast. The pork butts should be really good - lump charcoal, not briquettes, real hickory chunks for the smoke that I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Don
Tappahannock - KXSA Fly-In

Just a quick note to let folks in the Mid Atlantic area who may be looking for a weekend destination know, we're having a Fly-In, Open House, and Classic Car show this Saturday (August 15) from 10 am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By Don
I have used ForeFlight for about 3 years but I...

I have used ForeFlight for about 3 years but I find their support irritating when you ask why they don't support more options for ADSB. I got tired of promises alternating with bad mouthing my ADSB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By Don
PM sent. Disregard these extra characters so...

PM sent. Disregard these extra characters so message will send.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,867
Posted By Don
Karl, I think there's a DAR in Maryland who...

Karl,

I think there's a DAR in Maryland who works in this area that's supposed to be reasonable to deal with. You might check with Dwayne Goss, the airport manager at New Kent for contact info and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,195
Posted By Don
I've flown with the iFly 720 and a SkyRadar D2...

I've flown with the iFly 720 and a SkyRadar D2 for about 2 years now. I've got a Garmin 295 that I flew with before I got the iFly unit and a Garmin 510 that I still don't know why I bought but at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
Posted By Don
Thanks for posting the solution! I can't tell...

Thanks for posting the solution! I can't tell you how many problem threads I read where the solution is never posted and I'm left guessing as to which of the possible suggestions was the right one -...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-27-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,821
Posted By Don
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-26-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,047
Posted By Don
IFR Training questions

I recently stopped by a local flight school and inquired about an ad they had for IFR training. The short version is the ad suggested you could get your IFR ticket for $1500...or a little more. ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-25-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,168
Posted By Don
3rd annual Mid Atlantic Gathering

Any plans in the works for a third annual gathering? I'd like to get it on my calendar before Wife makes other plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By Don
If the 3M caulk remover has ammonia in the list...

If the 3M caulk remover has ammonia in the list of ingredients, it probably isn't safe for use with aluminum.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-17-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,731
Posted By Don
There's a lot to be said for the stability of...

There's a lot to be said for the stability of diverse systems. In nature, species diversity is essential for the survival of the community. It appears you have an example of diversity being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,895
Posted By Don
I try to find a different instructor for every...

I try to find a different instructor for every BFI. Different instructors seem to have a different take on what's important and switching up seems a way to not get in a rut. I tend to avoid the...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-14-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,060
Posted By Don
Since the flight path was recorded in Florida, my...

Since the flight path was recorded in Florida, my first reaction was the pilot was trying to draw the space shuttle and lacking Vlad's stellar drawing talents end up with what I'll simple call an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 71,023
Posted By Don
I read the information on the site you mentioned....

I read the information on the site you mentioned. It appears to be strictly a statistical evaluation not any sort of actual thoughtful analysis. Of 100 Bills introduced 11% make it out of committee...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 71,023
Posted By Don
That wording is what I believe the Bill intends...

That wording is what I believe the Bill intends to accomplish. Congress is saying to the FAA, either you implement this within 180 days or by default it becomes the law of the land. The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 71,023
Posted By Don
Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

I just received an e-mail from a gentleman at my local airport (KXSA) that a new Bill has been introduced in the House and Senate. Hopefully this one makes it into law. Here's what the email said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,909
Posted By Don
Great read...nothing to do with aviation but a...

Great read...nothing to do with aviation but a great read for all the reasons you said.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,311
Posted By Don
I hope so because I've been doing it for a year...

I hope so because I've been doing it for a year and a half in mine. The plane slips fine and I don't know why you couldn't do it...but I have a lot left to learn.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,794
Posted By Don
Thanks Smitty. That actually looks pretty handy.

Thanks Smitty. That actually looks pretty handy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 29,248
Posted By Don
I do believe this beer fest was the highlight of...

I do believe this beer fest was the highlight of my trip to Oshkosh last year. I'll admit, I drank a few more beers than I put in the poll but I did sign two of us up and my builder buddy flaked out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,731
Posted By Don
Talking Feeling great, eh? Sounds like hyper-oxygenated...

Feeling great, eh? Sounds like hyper-oxygenated euphoria to me. Obviously you're too brain damaged to self-diagnose. No doubt you're looking forward to breathing more of the wrong stuff...just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,242
Posted By Don
No, I have not seen any issues, but after the...

No, I have not seen any issues, but after the second or third flight we got Merle mutt muffs. I was really afraid Wife would be calling headset makers looking for an extra small set of ANR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,242
Posted By Don
Traveling with Merle

The Wife and I have taken Merle on vacation in the RV-9A a couple of times. Merle is a 17 lb Sheltie that sits in the baggage compartment, constrained with a leash just enough to keep him in the...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
Posted By Don
Geographically, Stanley, NS is definitely east of...

Geographically, Stanley, NS is definitely east of BC. You can't go very much further east and still be in Canada! I'd highly recommend paying Paul and the Stanley, NS folks a visit. Their...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,434
Posted By Don
That's pure wisdom.

That's pure wisdom.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,135
Posted By Don
Lots of good advice has been offered. Here's a...

Lots of good advice has been offered. Here's a few things that sure made my non-aviation-enthusiast spouse really like the transportation aspect of flying.

1. The first trip in the RV for her was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,916
Posted By Don
I'm curious - 3 times more what? Rudder? ...

I'm curious - 3 times more what? Rudder? Enquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Safety 04-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,390
Posted By Don
This is a polite way of putting it. All I'd add...

This is a polite way of putting it. All I'd add is on several occasions here in Virginia (and I doubt that we're unique) I've seen public airports allowing activities involving RC aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,939
Posted By Don
Walt, I'm not doubting you - and your advice,...

Walt, I'm not doubting you - and your advice, albeit occasionally pithy, is usually spot on...so I'm hoping you can explain a bit more.

In my somewhat limited experience, leaning on the ground for...
Forum: Safety 04-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By Don
RV-A Nose Gear Survey and Data is "Live"

Just a note to let everyone know that the RV A-model nose gear survey is live.

This survey is for ALL A-model pilots, not just pilots who have had a nose gear collapse. If you fly an A-model RV...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By Don
My oversight. Thanks for noticing.

My oversight. Thanks for noticing.
Forum: Safety 04-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By Don
RV-A Nose Gear Failure Survey and Data

Based on comments here at VAF and our own ideas, Tony and I have put together a survey to collect data on RV-A model nose gear failures.

In keeping with Mike's (Kuhuna) comments, this will be web...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,470
Posted By Don
Data Collection

Data collection appears to be a fairly significant task but I think it will start. I received an offer to help from Tony Sorce (tsorce on VAF) and between the two of us we've come up with a fairly...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,460
Posted By Don
Excellent job.

Excellent job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,470
Posted By Don
Could you list the four? I'm only aware of 3 -...

Could you list the four? I'm only aware of 3 - stock, ASA, and Berringer. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,470
Posted By Don
I was wondering about this, too. Perhaps Alan...

I was wondering about this, too. Perhaps Alan will weigh in here sometime. My guess, and it's just a guess, based on a few e-mails and one telephone conversation with him, is he's trying to get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,470
Posted By Don
Lots of speculation and few facts. Anecdotally,...

Lots of speculation and few facts.

Anecdotally, it would seem the Anti-Splat mods are a significant improvement (and I've been skeptical). I can only recall one other failure with the ASA and as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By Don
Different issue but I agree.

Different issue but I agree.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By Don
Airport mixed use question

The airport where my 9A is based (KXSA) is looking for ways to make a few bucks. There has been a proposal to use some of the land around the airport to mix agricultural fertilizers. One pilot...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By Don
I always enjoy your videos...and music. The...

I always enjoy your videos...and music. The tulips and the B-25 were both great.
Forum: California 04-13-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,068
Posted By Don
I wish I knew that yesterday! Ernie and I could...

I wish I knew that yesterday! Ernie and I could have been your first customers. In our ignorance we did a "sort of low pass" over 53VG and boogied over to Tangier for our first crab cake sandwiches...
Forum: RV-4 04-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,169
Posted By Don
Congratulations on purchase. Looking forward to...

Congratulations on purchase. Looking forward to seeing pictures. The trick is post the photos somewhere and when posting, use that icon above this typing box that looks like a postcard.

FWIW, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,197
Posted By Don
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,874
Posted By Don
I think this horse has been beaten before. Lot's...

I think this horse has been beaten before. Lot's of creative ideas, high wing STOL, a turbine engine two seater, a redesigned match-hole single seater, a twin, a powered glider, and some other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,264
Posted By Don
Congratulations. It's a real accomplishment and...

Congratulations. It's a real accomplishment and you should feel good about it.

I didn't start building until after I had my PPL but I did buy a plane long before getting my PPL - mostly because...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,257
Posted By Don
I never tried squeezing the double flush rivets...

I never tried squeezing the double flush rivets but I doubt that it can be done with a hand squeezer. There just isn't enough oomph. I'm not familiar enough with the pneumatic squeezers to know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,421
Posted By Don
For a 2 seat economical XC plane, the 9A is hard...

For a 2 seat economical XC plane, the 9A is hard to beat. I've had mine for about a year and a half and I still get a grin every time I open the hanger door. The one I'm flying has a 160 hp FP prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,518
Posted By Don
No wonder they're so darned expensive!

No wonder they're so darned expensive!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 71,023
Posted By Don
Good question and one that we would be wise to...

Good question and one that we would be wise to figure out because bipartisan support will get this bill passed. There really is no reason for any party, including the Tea Party not to support this...
Forum: Safety 03-30-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,127
Posted By Don
Yes. Good practice.

Yes. Good practice.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-27-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,766
Posted By Don
That was my first thought. My second was, he...

That was my first thought. My second was, he never told us how many geese there were in the pond. At 2 lbs of poop per day, I was interested in calculating the fecal coliform load on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,212
Posted By Don
I'm not so sure the value of some older airplanes...

I'm not so sure the value of some older airplanes would decrease and in fact I wonder if the opposite might be the case, if only very modestly. I know I'd opt for an airplane I could maintain and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-26-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By Don
Explore Maryland by Air

I'm finishing up the Virginia Aviation Ambassador program and I see where a few other states have a similar program - Maryland being the closest. I signed up for a 'Passport' approximately a month...
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