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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By RickWoodall
Congrats!

Great job, you will enjoy every minute. :)
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,272
Posted By RickWoodall
$2000

I have no issue with someone making money but if you truly paid $2000 for an inspection that dude owes you every penny back. Mistakes happen but there is simply no excuse to not have seen that. If a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By RickWoodall
Thanks

Appreciate all the tips. We have to get out of the snow fast on friday and between customs stop, a fuel stop and all the way from Canada down to florida it will be decent haul. Have to get over to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By RickWoodall
Thanks

Will look into St Aug. Just find that some stop overs are simple and well priced, with great service. Others, are 250 to sleep, long cab ride, and a bit of a battle. Just looking for an easy fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By RickWoodall
Palatka or Flagler for a stop over in FLORIDA?

Heading from Canada down to the Bahamas next friday. Have family to visit in davenport so will be staying at Winterhaven KGIF sat pm, but one extra night to kill on way down if weather is good.
Just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,753
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Great to hear it worked out. I still remember getting my mattituck. It will take good care of you and reward you with tons of big smiles.

Blue skies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By RickWoodall
nice

You will love the 9a
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By RickWoodall
US

Thats all you need. code and flight plan and following so they have you on radar. Toronto will hand you off and then grab you back. No issues, do it often.
Even better idea, do customs and eapis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,606
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice and will make it this year.

Havent been in a couple years but this year the stars are aligning.
Homebuilt camping, thousands of rvs and some beers.....does it get any better?

:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,328
Posted By RickWoodall
Enjoy

Not one day has passed where I wasnt 100% happy i built my rv. Just a great experience building and even better using it a lot. Have a great time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,675
Posted By RickWoodall
Info

I am in sw Ontario and have never paid for the canadian pkg. Friends here do but dont see the need. I have skyview panel with the North american data.
On foreflight the US data covers 99% of where i...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,389
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Blue skies. Will look forward to seeing you above essex county. You sure got a great break in the weather to get some hours in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By RickWoodall
TUne

A group of us canucks invaded TUNE for a fun weekend last august. (16) It was great, one of the good ones. They came and got us in golf carts, pulled the rental up to the planes, all top service. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-14-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
Posted By RickWoodall
Stella

This is our 4th year heading to the bahamas. We have been to many diff islands. Last year we landed at stella but most of our group stayed at Cape Santa Maria. One couple was late booking so they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,472
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Nice

Nice...looking great. :D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 906,626
Posted By RickWoodall
NIce

Looks great. Will be looking up for it. Flying out of leamington?
Blue skies.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-31-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,581
Posted By RickWoodall
Wow

Vlad you set the bar pretty high. Good for you and what a world we live in when we can build our own airplanes, and fly them like this. Your an inspiration to many. I was happy with 150 hours and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By RickWoodall
Hmm

Interesting. Will have to check mine again. That halon is not great to breath in or release by accident. :eek:

When is first flight planned and will it be out of windsor??
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-12-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 34,467
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Nice

Always fun seeing and hearing about people getting started. It will be an amazing journey. Enjoy it all, you will learn so much.

Blue skies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,178
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Prices

I am not sure agree with the price diff you quoted?

I enjoy checking over the for sale listings and have seen many 9 or 9a's get pretty close to what the 7s get. I will say that there have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,870
Posted By RickWoodall
Wow

If the facts as detailed are true....what a tool the seller is.

Very uncool. Shopping and buying an airplane is a pretty big deal, way more exciting and fun then picking out a minivan. To go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,880
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Joe

Joe to you and your family...very sorry to hear of the battle you are facing. Thanks for all your work and contributions..best of luck with what lies ahead and our thoughts are with you.

Tough time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,880
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Joe

Joe to you and your family...very sorry to hear of the battle you are facing. Thanks for all your work and contributions..best of luck with what lies ahead and our thoughts are with you.

Tough time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,353
Posted By RickWoodall
Thumbs up Laz

Never had to use your chapters services, but thanks for being there and putting in time and helping all of us people that are unlucky enough to need you and your friends help. Much appreciated.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-05-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,523
Posted By RickWoodall
battery packs

There are some pretty good quality battery pacs that put out the over 2.5 amps and will hold enough juice to charge phones and ipads many times. On amazon do your research but company's like RAV make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By RickWoodall
Battery

I replace the battery every 3 years. $100 is cheap insurance vs it going tu when needed. I think its likely harder on a battery sitting so much like planes do vs firing up and running daily like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,353
Posted By RickWoodall
Flats

A few years back the guy beside me at kosh used a couple of the dog screw tie downs. (not allowed) He broke one off at the handle and it left a sharp piece of metal sticking up. He ended up taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,639
Posted By RickWoodall
ideas

I have never been stranded yet....
But always keep a spare fuel drain, fuel cap, alt belt, one auto plug one mag plug , tube for nose and mains
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,912
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Always fun seeing nice airplanes and people using them for great times.
Keep enjoying it. Nice vid.
Forum: Canada 07-04-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,650
Posted By RickWoodall
C plan and copa

I am with c plan through eaa, but i have buddies on the field that left copa's plan a few years back when c plan came in and whooped their prices. Now in the last year or two i believe copa supplier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,487
Posted By RickWoodall
terrible

Thats just a horrible story. To take out three generations...cant imagine.

Thoughts with the family. Wow, that is just a crappy story. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,117
Posted By RickWoodall
Ugghh

Sorry to hear of the tough times. Thoughts and best wishes for a very speedy recovery.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-31-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,912
Posted By RickWoodall
Water

Our group always pairs up for the water crossing. Out of lauderdale or ft pierce you climb to 10k and see west end in no time. Really not an issue. Crossing lake michigan on the way to oshkosh is the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-31-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,912
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice trip

Bahamas is my fav destination in the rv. Just feels like your so far from the real world. People and out islands and beaches are just amazing.

For those that have not gone, you have to go. Its just...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-18-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,297
Posted By RickWoodall
David

Very sorry for your loss. Nothing anyone can say that can help much but there appear to be a bunch of flying buds on line that feel for you and wish you strength.

:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,064
Posted By RickWoodall
Dog

My golden is named "maverick"

Just saying. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,346
Posted By RickWoodall
And

Never ever cross the Canadian border with it. Our [ed. Political name calling removed. dr] have allowed the anti's to make all the non hunters be literally terrorized by the mere thought of a real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,358
Posted By RickWoodall
sad

Sad to read. Will be interesting to see what could have possibly gone that wrong with such an experienced pilot. Sorry to hear. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,051
Posted By RickWoodall
Well

For $20K a year I would make it work. Thats a nice chunk of change to cover lots of avgas, and fun times. Just my 2 cents.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,109
Posted By RickWoodall
links

No joy on the links.

Try again. :(
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-18-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,147
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Great job getting it done and flying it. Good job pushing yourself through what slows down so many.

Enjoy and fly safe and fly often. Great job. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,133
Posted By RickWoodall
Cape Santa Maria Bahamas

Anyone on here a frequent flyer to Cape Santa Maria/Long Island bahamas.

Our canuck group is heading there in two weeks, there was someone on here that owned a condo there, trying to get some local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,093
Posted By RickWoodall
Windsor

Due to some issues in the US he ended up in Windsor Ontario Canada. A local RV pilot saw his plane at our fbo and did a little checking once it was spotted on the tarmac. Apparently the fbo didnt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-11-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,675
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice post

Enjoyed the write up. Have not flown to sun n fun in a couple years, need to get there again.

That Baxley airport looks great. Might have to amend my route to the bahamas and try that stop. Love...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-06-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,971
Posted By RickWoodall
Sorry for your loss.

Sounds like your Dad was a great man. Very sorry for your loss.

:(

All the best to his family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,034
Posted By RickWoodall
savvy

I used the basic free for a bit but gave the paid version a try.
Over the last couple years the "stress test"flying data that you send in has helped me find a very minor mag issue and a bad plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,377
Posted By RickWoodall
v10

I have a v10 and have loved it for 5 years. Had one issue and MGL was great about it.

I would suggest if used, look in the manual and reset all to to default settings to ensure something isnt goofy....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By RickWoodall
Andair gascolator o rings?

Anybody know the size or specs on the o ring for the andair gascolator bowl seal?

Just wanted to replace mine and am sure I can source one locally, just didnt know if anyone had the specs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,022
Posted By RickWoodall
Terrible

I hate these stories and hate these posts. So sad. Just knocks me down....:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,785
Posted By RickWoodall
Fuel fliters

In Canada our regulators make us also install a gascolator. My annual, the afp filter comes out in tunnel between knees, as well as all fuel connections there checked. Also, the fuel servo is...
Forum: Reviews 03-09-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,804
Posted By RickWoodall
Foreflight is as simple as can be for tfrs. Also...

Foreflight is as simple as can be for tfrs. Also 100LL etc.

Vlad,
Thanks for the link, will give this a try, looks kind of cool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By RickWoodall
KTSO it is..

Thanks all. Ktso sounds like a great spot. Will give it a try and bring home a pie. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By RickWoodall
Thanks

That is where we will likely clear customs. Been to tin goose and always great but we will likely have 10 or more and they are always jammed. Want to stop there for customs then fly another 30 or so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By RickWoodall
Best breakfast in PA or OHIO??

A bunch of us Canadians are looking for a good breakfast stop south of Lake Erie to practice our eapis/border crossing, international flight plan/customs work in the next few weeks, prior to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By RickWoodall
Smile Classic Aero Designs customer service...Thumbs up

One of the things i love about rvs, and experimental aviation is the great people and products.

My wife bought me the nice dash pad that Classic offers. Every year we do a few things to upgrade the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,570
Posted By RickWoodall
tips

I do a lot of cross country flying....
-snacks, water...always a life saver so your hydrated and no starving.
-basic tools you use for misc repairs
-nose and main spare tube
-at least one spare...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-19-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By RickWoodall
Exuma

If I was just going for a couple days i would hit exuma. Port of entry, fuel, lodging close by, use Strachan as fbo, odyssey is very pricey.

GO on VRBO and hit up a couple of the property owner and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,091
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Without pics did it really happen??:confused:

Congrats
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By RickWoodall
Bahamas -cape santa maria tips?

Our third annual Canadians fly out to the bahamas is getting closer. 9 planes this year.
We booked into Cape Santa Maria on Long island for most of the trip. Anyone on here been there? Rooms, beach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By RickWoodall
Easy way to heat up plane from anywhere!

Ok this is so cool, figured I would share to see if it helps others.
Turn your plane engine/oil heater on from your smart phone! $23 total.

I live in Canada and my plane sits in a large hangar. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-10-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,470
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

You will never be sorry. Love the 9a, and the freedom it brings.

Build on. Cheers,Rick
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,138
Posted By RickWoodall
Nice

Great job Greg

Enjoy your great new bird. Very well done. Cheers!:D
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