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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By DonFromTX
I love USAA, have been with them for over 50...

I love USAA, have been with them for over 50 years around the globe for all my insurance and banking needs. Since all they do is go thru Falcon, I decided that just made another profit suckoff level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By DonFromTX
Most interesting, I think I may be experiencing...

Most interesting, I think I may be experiencing some of that.I may be way off here, but two different brokers with the identical information getting two vastly different quotes, suggests to me that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By DonFromTX
I was not suggesting there was a bogus quote,...

I was not suggesting there was a bogus quote, only that brokers apparently add their profits to the quotes, and that those vary considerably. Perhaps a nationally advertised broker with lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By DonFromTX
Aircraft Insurance (again)

I have only been a pilot and aircraft owner for 50 years, but have never understood the aircraft insurance industry, despite the information gained from this forum, now I am even more confused.
I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By DonFromTX
I will take the A20, is paypal OK?

I will take the A20, is paypal OK?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By DonFromTX
USAA specifically precludes coverage for the...

USAA specifically precludes coverage for the project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By DonFromTX
I do. A few years back I got a letter from the...

I do. A few years back I got a letter from the FAA informing me that the last three annuals on my Cherokee were performed by a person hired and acting as an IA by the local airport, who did not even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By DonFromTX
In case anyone else is trying to get a copy of...

In case anyone else is trying to get a copy of someones LODA, my request to the FSDO was returned today, saying I needed to resubmit it on a FOIA request form!
Sometimes the silliness of the FAA can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By DonFromTX
I believe I got scammed by someone, and i doubt...

I believe I got scammed by someone, and i doubt he would show it to me for that reason. Trying to get in the back door. I will try your suggestion, thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By DonFromTX
Is a LODA public information available to anyone?...

Is a LODA public information available to anyone? How can we find out if a person/plane has a LODA or not and therefore what restrictions might apply to him?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By DonFromTX
So can we then assume that NO CFI with a LODA can...

So can we then assume that NO CFI with a LODA can do a "legal" flight review (by him in that plane)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By DonFromTX
From my limited researched knowledge, it appears...

From my limited researched knowledge, it appears that CFI and LODA people are doing lots of unauthorized stuff with flight reviews, apparently this is just another of those examples. It is hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,712
Posted By DonFromTX
Most interesting, is it a "LODA" you have? Why...

Most interesting, is it a "LODA" you have? Why would this restriction be given to you, any idea of a reason? This seems to be all kinds of silly stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,588
Posted By DonFromTX
Something not mentioned I run into, is not so...

Something not mentioned I run into, is not so much how long it has been since an item was inspected, but how much use has there been. For example, if I packed my wheel bearings 6 months ago and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By DonFromTX
I really never got much on my hands, only tools. ...

I really never got much on my hands, only tools. I ALWAYS put on at least three pair of gloves, and peeled off a pair when moving to another phase of use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By DonFromTX
Funny, somehow I thought everyone used MEK for...

Funny, somehow I thought everyone used MEK for cleanup of tools and hands. Never even thought about using anything else.
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,277
Posted By DonFromTX
ESPECIALLY southwards! I have been on a campaign...

ESPECIALLY southwards! I have been on a campaign to get it down here for a year now, no interest, lots of excuses, no Swift fuel!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,047
Posted By DonFromTX
I agree. I have had a family trust for a couple...

I agree. I have had a family trust for a couple of decades,
and often putting vehicle ownership under the trust just complicates things constantly, and actually serves no purpose. The wife owns...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-16-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By DonFromTX
I will take it, check your email.

I will take it, check your email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By DonFromTX
I guess I never owned that model, all of my ICOMs...

I guess I never owned that model, all of my ICOMs turn a knob to turn on and off, including the three ICOMs I presently own..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By DonFromTX
I have owned and used a Sportys, almost every...

I have owned and used a Sportys, almost every model of ICOM, and a JRC JHP-520 Nav/com. I have loved them all, no noticeable differences, I tend to like the ICOM for no really valid reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By DonFromTX
I feel the same. However here is where the FAA...

I feel the same. However here is where the FAA gets an award for silly rules.
My plane with a number of my own modifications and me being a rusty pilot, the FAA says ABSOLUTELY no co pilot can go...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By DonFromTX
I fought mine longer than I should have, finally...

I fought mine longer than I should have, finally achieved success by bending the legs on the clamps to allow a better relationship between the switch and the magnets.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By DonFromTX
Mine seem to be tighter than they should, and...

Mine seem to be tighter than they should, and with all other areas dismissed, the roller size seems to be the ONLY thing left to cause that. I have to use a slap hammer affair to pull them out.
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,336
Posted By DonFromTX
I too am having some difficulty visualizing all...

I too am having some difficulty visualizing all this from the drawings.
Photos from the first people will be valuable.
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By DonFromTX
It has become a "cash cow" for CFI, to "fail"...

It has become a "cash cow" for CFI, to "fail" your flight review,
but not really his option. AFTER the flight review he can suggest you have more training, and you can do this anywhere you choose.
...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By DonFromTX
I have read all the FAA stuff on the Flight...

I have read all the FAA stuff on the Flight Review, and was left with the opinion that it is not possible to pass or fail a review. Your review may contain some lousy comments, but you cannot fail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,676
Posted By DonFromTX
I think you are "over thinking" this. From a...

I think you are "over thinking" this. From a flip side, as a seller I am turned off by someone that wants to treat me like a crook, use a middleman, etc. I simply move on to a more sensible buyer,...
Forum: Tools 02-10-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By DonFromTX
I sprung for a wired one for Android (Note 4...

I sprung for a wired one for Android (Note 4 Samsung) and have been very impressed with the image quality, clear and distinct, better than by borescope. Cost only $9.99 as I recall,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,676
Posted By DonFromTX
There can always be a crook slide in, but I have...

There can always be a crook slide in, but I have bought and sold LOTS of bigger items on here, always with the best of results. Anything I sell of course I will take back if the buyer is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 386,872
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, now that is the best photo of the whole...

Wow, now that is the best photo of the whole thread!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,745
Posted By DonFromTX
I am amazed at the intelligent, helpful guidance...

I am amazed at the intelligent, helpful guidance by builders and pilots here. My personal situation was I had too much going on in life, always wanted to build, finally got started in my mid 70s and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By DonFromTX
I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap...

I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap liquid. Condensation could be frozen there and stop the vent.
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By DonFromTX
No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the...

No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the one I built. Air Force one is for sale also, but for far less of course, as you say phase one would help a lot on that one, I am making some plans to...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By DonFromTX
To build or to buy

I never paid much attention to building costs, building was more important to me than selling the completed product or even flying it. I took some time just now and added up what one would spend if...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,550
Posted By DonFromTX
I fought that on mine, finally found out it was...

I fought that on mine, finally found out it was the upper spar to fuselage lack of clearance. It is hard to see the interference when you are outside, it is the inner skin that needed to be cut out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By DonFromTX
I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and...

I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and Martha King. It was in Tennessee maybe 25 years or so ago, maybe it changed to the Baker school. Guaranteed to pass was attractive.
We went over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,457
Posted By DonFromTX
I stopped there once and have never forgot about...

I stopped there once and have never forgot about it!
Just seemed like a very nice place to retire and enjoy life.
Forum: Tools 01-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By DonFromTX
Air Compressor Report

I came across this in some members builders log I think, and decided it would be what I needed. My RV12 tires seem to leak down far too fast to suit me, and there is not always an air compressor...
Forum: RV-12 01-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,837
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and...

Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and I are both trying to learn all about prop balance stuff. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
http://torstensrv-12.blogspot.com/
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By DonFromTX
On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction...

On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction air - and it lets out heat when parked as well!
http://i68.tinypic.com/205v53a.jpg
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By DonFromTX
Intake Air Option

I was lurking around a friends Rotax powered plane yesterday, and noticed this intake manifold treatment. It always seemed a bit wrong to feed our engine heated air to burn. Has anyone ever played...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,837
Posted By DonFromTX
Uh Scott, does that mean you don't know the...

Uh Scott, does that mean you don't know the answer to my questions either?:D
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,837
Posted By DonFromTX
Angry I bought a balancer and loaned it to another...

I bought a balancer and loaned it to another RV12/Rotax owner, he has had some interesting times learning to use it. Something that has puzzled me is that while trying to balance the prop, an...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By DonFromTX
None of the suggested reasons apply, in fact with...

None of the suggested reasons apply, in fact with a crosswind I had to actually put in full right rudder AND some brake to keep centerline on takeoff. I think (but not positive) our props are...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By DonFromTX
A Tale of Two Twelves

Something bugging me, I have flown a total of two RV12s, mine and the one Jetguy owns. In his it took a whole bunch of right rudder to keep on the centerline, with mine it does not require that. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,029
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, am I ever impressed with your resume!! But...

Wow, am I ever impressed with your resume!! But please tell me in language I can understand exactly what or how that photo of you in your RV8 translates. I just cannot figure it out!
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,889
Posted By DonFromTX
I too thought Basic Med was going to be great for...

I too thought Basic Med was going to be great for me, campaigned heavy for it to become law. As it turned out, me and most of my friends were passed by (too many years since last physical). As a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By DonFromTX
While training with Jetguy in his RV12/Dynon D180...

While training with Jetguy in his RV12/Dynon D180 I was having a devil of a time reading the screen. He or I thought it might be the transition lens, so I got a pair of "normal" bifocals, the...
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,379
Posted By DonFromTX
Someone once said they did that because the Evans...

Someone once said they did that because the Evans does not absorb heat as well as ordinary antifreeze, even though it avoids hot spots better.
I use Evans in one of my RV12s, antifreeze in the other...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,379
Posted By DonFromTX
I totally agree Sam, I learned a lot from just...

I totally agree Sam, I learned a lot from just reading the responses.
Valuable information I feel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,444
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, I have been thru two divorces and I could...

Wow, I have been thru two divorces and I could have not written this post any better. Great advice given there, please read and heed it if you can.
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,107
Posted By DonFromTX
You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in...

You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in approx 3l(0.8 gal(US)
of fresh oil." Drops you off there, never saying to add to correct dipstick level or whatever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By DonFromTX
And thank you for sharing all that. You have no...

And thank you for sharing all that. You have no idea how proud this old (I just turned 80) pilot is to hear such a story.
Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!!
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,107
Posted By DonFromTX
Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this...

Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this thread as well, which apparently is incorrect.
QUOTE=Jolly;1179976]Rotate the prop first to get the tank gurgle. This pushes the excess oil back to...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,107
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar,...

Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar, but it was quite specific about adding 3 liters..
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,107
Posted By DonFromTX
I ran out of time yesterday, but after following...

I ran out of time yesterday, but after following all the instructions carefully, after adding the 3 liters of new oil and hand propping it 20 revolutions, the oil level was still far too high. Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,716
Posted By DonFromTX
For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a...

For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a lot of the reason was that they seem to be very happy with hearing aids. They are great with hearing aids I found out.
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,995
Posted By DonFromTX
For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.

For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,704
Posted By DonFromTX
Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am...

Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am surprised no one has mentioned the Swift Fuel UL94. I am on a campaign to get it at my airport and it would seem to be ideal for many of us. Has...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,927
Posted By DonFromTX
Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed...

Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed it.
Interestingly, this shows how inconsistent the FAA and the DAR's are, I flunked my first AW "inspection" because the wings were not installed (even though ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,718
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt...

Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt cheap, but has been wonderful lighting, easy to install as well. I would not change for any other system. I have never exceeded my electrical...
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