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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-19-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean 2018 Ramp Count 57 and rising !

Itís noon, canít post pictures from here but itís 7k broken and dry. 57 RVs on the ramp and weíre serving lunch. Had 37 come in early and had 54 for dinner at Mather last night. Itís big fun! ...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-16-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Win'it or Spin'it Petit Jean Style

What else happens at Petit Jean you might ask ? Well, Saturday after we hike the trails, check out Cedar Falls (awesome after the rains) and watch a little formation work and RV Acro topped off by...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean 2018 ... Final Update

We hope youíre as excited as we areÖ :D there just isnít much better than 200 of your closest RV friends gathering on the RV Mountain at Petit Jean State Park. :) This is the shortest and last...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-13-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean Camping / Lodging Report !

FINAL UPDATE 3 Days out Ö. See post #2 Ö. Come on Campers .... the Petit Jean Indians have successfully scalped the whole airport. The grass is tight, the campgrounds are cleared and ready for 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
RV Count 106 Registered

Tonight we are at 106 registered but we are expecting several room cancellations from the areas hit by Michael. So far all have been OK but airports are in bad shape and power outages everywhere. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up RV count is at 104

Registrations now at 104 with a good weather forecast. :). Come on campers ... register and start packing. ;). We understand we may have representatives from Vans again this year. Some fun new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Registration count 97

Currently have 97 aircraft registered. :). Holding a wait list for rooms but camping is still wide open.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
10 Days Out ... WX is looking good!

IT’s… Petit Jean Time and the RV Gathering is ON ! 10 days out! :)  We’re counting down the days and final preparations are in full swing. The 10 day forecast below under “Smiles” is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room Update!

UPDATE .... 10/3/18 3 weeks out and we have over 80 RV's registered. As of 10/3/18 5:00 PM CST There are 4 rooms open and a 3 bedroom house at Cedar Falls for the weekend. The 3 br is nice,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Too Far ??

Germany isn't really too far... :cool: Lufhanza to Atlanta, Southwest to Little Rock, Enterprise or hop an RV with us to the Mountain :rolleyes:

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Help :--)

Help as needed .... man is that music to our ears :) We're planning another really casual dinner gathering over at Mather Thursday night for the worker bees after a hard days grind! AND here is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Rooms on the Mountain!

Just a note about lodging/camping for the PJ FlyIn. Camping is always wide open, it's easy and it's a lot of fun! :) Lodging is a little more problematic because room capacity on the mountain is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By BillSchlatterer
UPDATE 10/12/18 in post #17 /// Petit Jean 2018 ... 106 Registered

UPDATE .... 10/12/18 7 days out and we have 106 RV's registered. As of 10/3/18 5:00 PM CST There are 4 rooms open and a 3 bedroom house at Cedar Falls for the weekend. The 3 br is nice, several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Reliability ?

Jim, I don't really think reliability is a good word for smoke injectors. :) If they have a hole and shoot oil into the exhaust pipe, they are working...but maybe they just work less over...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-15-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By BillSchlatterer
YOU are the best part !

Sandra, what a great story. It's folks like you and Roy that really make Petit Jean so special. Thanks for posting!

Bill
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,717
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Update

Just an update .... this is our assessment and not that of an aero'engineerical type .... we dug up a digital micrometer and verified that the spar box was 60 thousandths too small to take the spar....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,717
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Check it out ....

Now having seen this for the first time, I would suggest that you mike(mic?) your spars and then mike the spar box clearance when you get the fuse. That's the right time to think about what to do if...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,717
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Vans reply

Well, their answer was to drill out the bottom front flange on the spar box, and then bolt the spar in so that it is pulled baaaaack into position. Check the holes and hope they haven't moved much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,717
Posted By BillSchlatterer
What's the dimension ?

Just curious if anyone has the exact width dimension on the upper and lower wing spars where the bolts go through?

Doug's issue is a puzzle? The fuse is a quick build so the spar box should have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-14-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Play Issues

Please let me know if you're having issues playing the video through DropBox. And let Kent & Lana know if you liked it! :)

Thanks Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Gascolator Access ??

Not sure why access is a problem. Add the longer drain connection fitting on the bottom of the gascolator. If you put a dime size hole in he bottom of the cowl directly underneath the fitting, you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-13-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean Magic .... the video is out!

Video links below ..... Petit Jean 2017 really was something special. It really is the people that make it special and our photographers have done a great job capturing the miles of smiles. Kent &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean Video

Not sure how long this will be in Kent’s Drop Box account so download it if you want to. It will end up on the www.PetitJeanFlyIn.com website one way or the other! Kent said to say thanks to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Fixed the link

Oops, thanks Figs, got'er done. Just saw Kent & Lana's video and it is AWESOME. Hope to have it up tomorrow. It's a big file :)

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Pictures from Petit JEan 2017

I'm a little late in posting these links but Petit Jean 2017 was something very special. What a great group of RV drivers and riders! I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves! The links to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Bracket replacement ...

The new bracket is easier to use if you want to remove the whole wheel pant for annual but that once a year ease isn't worth it in my opinion if that's the only reason you want to change it.

My old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By BillSchlatterer
ACS

I purchased white and black tints from ACS and used them extensively with the West systems products. Used a lot of black under the windshield so that the area showing to the cockpit side looked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Even people in RV's love RV's :-)

You're right about the campers across the lake. :) Normally there is a lot more flying going on and Saturday will have 50-100 flight operations of various sorts including visitors, fly/drop ins,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smiles on the Ramp :--)

Don't we all :)

Check out these smiles from Petit Jean 2017 .... real pictures are still out but these are pretty typical RV Ramp Grins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
New model designation .... RV "Tapper Ten" ...

New model designation .... RV "Tapper Ten" ;)

http://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/b/i/l/l/schlatterer/2017-11/sm/img_2017_11_06_191227_01-84868624.jpg


PS .... suggesting water resistant chalk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Petit Jean ... highlights !

Just have to double down and say what a great weekend it was! Weather was marginal to say the least but 20 pilots and crew decided to show up on Thursday just to help and be there early! What a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean 2017 - 2 days out --- Some rooms starting to open up

2 days out and it looks like we are beginning to see a few cancellations coming in as things get closer which is what we always expect! We have folks booked from 21 states so it's pretty unlikely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Yup ... just a couple

Paul, got three open at the moment. PM or EM and we're get you covered.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Rooms Open

We were completely sold out but it looks like we might have 2 only of the single queen rooms open at the RCC for Friday and Saturday. :) Preference given to two night stays but we'll work hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean Statistics

The clock is ticking ;) We're now 5 days out and it's looking like a record year for attendance if you go by the registrations. Currently, we have 141 pilots registered, about 135 airplanes with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room at Mather Lodge

It appears that there might be a room at Mather Lodge for Friday and Saturday night. :) If you're interested PM me and I'll give you the phone number.

135 Airplanes registered as of tonight.


Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Morrilton .... as an alternate WX location

JT, thanks for the update on the Morrilton. I hate the delays but I hope the airport is still open on Nov 3-5. :o Last year, Morrilton, Russelville, Harrison, Pine Bluff, and others became very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Improvements ... we got'em!

So this is just to let you know the Indians aren't laying low! When you arrive at Petit Jean this year, don't be shocked .... she has a new set of clothes .... all new black & white resurface :--) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Update ... 20 days out!

UPDATE 10/13/2017 20 days out and counting down! We've started to cut 5 acres of grass, trimming trees, and spiffing up the Campground! Working out schedules and transport logistics. Tonight,...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-25-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Why not ?

Well, there are still some folks that won't come and I sorta understand why.... :(

..... after all, you can only take so much great EAA catered cooking, free drinks in an original WWII Officers...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,354
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Probably too simple but .....

Might not be your problem but I know about this because it happened to me! Full confession, from 20 feet away, it looked perfectly straight and the aileron to inside tip fit was perfect. I never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Hhmm.... I have this particular airplane, a...

Hhmm.... I have this particular airplane, a really nice gal named Jennifer as a "rightseater" and you as the pilot :). So..... 1 RV + 1 nice couple + completed OnLine Registration form means we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
I keep looking for you to register an 8 with...

I keep looking for you to register an 8 with Tanya bringing the 9 :-). How's it going ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
A couple of my favorite shots from Petit...

A couple of my favorite shots from Petit Jean:

Dinner and fun at the RCC Stockyard Dinner. Mya Crabtree ....smiles for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,363
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Petit Jean 2017 .... The Gathering is ON! Nov 3,4 & 5 (10/30/17 2 rooms left)

UPDATE 1/9/2018 ... :--) Pictures and albums at the end of this thread in post #46

UPDATE 11/6/2017 ... It's a wrap! :--) Pictures and albums in post #46 Check out the comments...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Creativ Air Storbes and Lights -- Help?

I purchased and installed a Creativ Air Strobe system 8 years ago and now the strobe power unit has failed. I can't seem to find any current information on CreativAir and was wondering if anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,810
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Maybe too simple .....

With my RV7a, I theorized that the problem might be too much air velocity through the muff. It's not really controllable with the flap because the bypass air is continuous and it takes a lot to slow...
Forum: Reviews 05-28-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Nice Shot

Mark, great shot. :) Small factoid.... Marvin used to hold an unlimited low level acro card and flew a Swift doing airshows for a couple of years. Pretty sure he used a Smoke Systems Helper smoke...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,966
Posted By BillSchlatterer
ABSOLUTELY Get one!

Even if not for yourself, there may/will come a time when you or a friends airplane is making smoke. I have had it happen twice, once in a remote backcountry airstrip and my friends carb bowl gave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By BillSchlatterer
No, and why would I .... ?

No I don't know the difference :rolleyes: .... but then all I need to know is the email contact info for Jennifer Cummins or Jenny Estes at Nationair, now Gallagher ;)

I'm good as long as they know...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,740
Posted By BillSchlatterer
I don't get it ?? What's the failure mode?

Great job of SA and getting the airplane down to a convenient airport. Very calm for a truly "Oh Sh##" experience.

But now I'm curious about the how and why! I can see some wobble, wear, out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,086
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Choices .... ??

Nobody said it but there are $40,000 flying RVs out there and $140,000 RVs not yet built and some 10s that will hit $200,000 plus. Decide if you want to build and fly, or fly and build, or just fly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,776
Posted By BillSchlatterer
PC 680 Technical Manual ... a good read!

Odyssey puts out a really good technical manual on the PC680. Most of the questions and issues in this thread are addressed. In particular, the issues around charging between 14.2 and 14.7 are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Bonaco

Bonaco.... I hope that's right...it's been a while :) makes premade custom SS Shielded brake likes for all the RVs and they are really nice. As I remember it, all they needed to know what the type...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,622
Posted By BillSchlatterer
To check/solenoid ... or not!

Most of the Bulldog Formation group uses Marvin's stuff and we like it a lot. :) The solenoid or check valve is something you really need to do just for belt and suspenders work. What can happen,...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Garmin ADSB and ADSB + Outputs ??

I am trying to tie my 430W into my GTX330ES for ADSB out. Connected the appropriate wires but when I go to configure the channel in the 430W it gives me an option of ADSB and ADSB+ ? Does anyone...
Forum: Tools 12-23-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,412
Posted By BillSchlatterer
These work well !

Seat pans are the worst but this tool is the best. You can drill out the heads of 5 or 50 as fast as you can go ....maybe 2-3 seconds each at the most to make the hole. Then reverse the bit and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,641
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Don't do it ...

I have a RV7a and can tell you that I would never want SOMEONE ELSE moving my airplane that way. If you apply pressure in front of the vertical stab which is where most folks have to start because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,662
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Not really ....

I have asked and had no one step up. I did get a quote on 2M a couple of years ago but it was about twice the 1M rate and I didn't take it.

You also don't usually find smooth coverage either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,885
Posted By BillSchlatterer
51% Rule

I think you have to be pretty careful anymore and Van probably has some trouble making sure the 51% rule is met. I think they intentionally leave much of the non-critical issues like deburring just...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,755
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Nose II

Directions were clear for me. About a two hour job assuming that it fits under your existing gear leg fairing. Mine did with no problem and I really like it.

Can't tell a thing about if it works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,420
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Pictures and Video are finally up!

PICTURE UPDATE 11/3/2016 ... 2016 Picture's and Video are up ... :)... and they are really nice. If you were there, you probably have a wall hangar in this bunch. You can find them on the Petit...
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