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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-19-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By roadrunner20
I was not able to make it as something came up in...

I was not able to make it as something came up in the late afternoon that prevented me from going over.

I do like Tim's idea where I would view it while in flight.

Next Spacex launch is scheduled...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By roadrunner20
You might want to reach out to EAA Chapter 1298...

You might want to reach out to EAA Chapter 1298 at Brooksville (KBKV).
We had a nice set of scales. I believe the conditions for usage was to be a member & contribute a one time fee of $25. This gave...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-18-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By roadrunner20
PIREP on Merritt Island(COI) to view launch

Has anyone viewed the SpaceX launches from COI?

I was considering flying over later today.
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks Dennis. Hopefully, I'll commit to another...

Thanks Dennis. Hopefully, I'll commit to another system, but will appreciate the parts if it comes to that.

Yes, I flew in to HBC on Wednesday morning and left Friday morning. How did we miss each...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-15-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,872
Posted By roadrunner20
FWIW, weather was great from Wednesday to...

FWIW, weather was great from Wednesday to Saturday.
I flew in Wednesday morning & stayed in HBC until Friday morning.
Caught up with many VAFers.

All of us had a great time in HBC & were very well...
Forum: ADS-B 04-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By roadrunner20
FWIW, It can still be used for ADS-B IN with the...

FWIW, It can still be used for ADS-B IN with the AMOC.
I'm using it until I find a system.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,872
Posted By roadrunner20
WX not looking good for Tuesday. I'll be flying...

WX not looking good for Tuesday.
I'll be flying in on Wednesday, maybe HBC.
Otherwise, if not HBC, I will fly in Wednesday, Thursday & Friday & park in the HB area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By roadrunner20
It's right on the front page of...

It's right on the front page of https://www.flysnf.org
It has the FAA redirect & a print version.
Here's the print...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By roadrunner20
I would ask them if there's a SNF special, if so,...

I would ask them if there's a SNF special, if so, will they honor it if you order now?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-03-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By roadrunner20
Be sure to check the NOTAMS, as I have not. KDAB...

Be sure to check the NOTAMS, as I have not.
KDAB is adjacent to the track & would be easy access.
I flew in several years ago to attend the SuperCross.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By roadrunner20
Rivets with no cracks approaching 12 years, 1000+...

Rivets with no cracks approaching 12 years, 1000+ hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,418
Posted By roadrunner20
Once you get cleared to do transition training in...

Once you get cleared to do transition training in any RV, you might want to contact Jan Bussell. He flies out of Okeechobee, KOBE.
He has an RV6 & 6A

Here's his website.
http://www.rv6flyjan.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By roadrunner20
Turbo, You better contact Oshkosh registration...

Turbo,

You better contact Oshkosh registration to get the "This plane has flown more than 5000 hours" prop badge.

I remember seeing you there & they said it didn't exist.

Congratulations on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,920
Posted By roadrunner20
One picture is here in thread #9

One picture is here in thread #9
Forum: Florida (South) 01-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,290
Posted By roadrunner20
Great pictures Turbo! I met a few of those old...

Great pictures Turbo!
I met a few of those old farts in Laconia(KLCI) last October.
I hope to catch up with you all once I complete my panel upgrade in few weeks.

See you all soon.
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By roadrunner20
I was looking at the 978 Lite model ADS-B OUT...

I was looking at the 978 Lite model ADS-B OUT option.
Gulf Coast Avionics has it discounted @ $1695

https://www.gulfcoastavionics.com/products/4070-rangr-978-lite-ads-b-out-system.aspx
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By roadrunner20
No. I doubt that will ever happen & get approval....

No. I doubt that will ever happen & get approval. I would think that the firmware would need to be updated & Navworx no can do. :(

At this point, it sounds as though the Navworx receiver is doing a...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By roadrunner20
EXP AMOC has been approved. Info can be found on...

EXP AMOC has been approved.

Info can be found on this thread, post 27
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=154635&page=4&highlight=Navworx

The AMOC instructions reside...
Forum: ADS-B 12-30-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,077
Posted By roadrunner20
Thank you John for seeking out the global...

Thank you John for seeking out the global AMOC.

With all that's going on with the uAvionix product, this sounds like a better option until they resolve all their issues.
Forum: Safety 12-21-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By roadrunner20
RONSIM on this forum is based at KCLW with his...

RONSIM on this forum is based at KCLW with his RV6A.
You can send him a PM & I'll send him your post.
He's good at monitoring the forum and may reach out to you.
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,077
Posted By roadrunner20
Quote: Originally Posted by jaustinmd View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaustinmd View Post
Received an email today from Kyle Cobble at FAA that he is going to make my email request an official AMOC proposal. He asked if I wanted it to be a...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,870
Posted By roadrunner20
Thanks Fred, That's very interesting. BTW, missed...

Thanks Fred, That's very interesting.
BTW, missed you & Turbo on the breakfast club in New England in Oct. You guys had already returned to Florida. Funny that everbody at breakfast were from...
Forum: ADS-B 12-08-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,870
Posted By roadrunner20
Fred, I don't doubt that you may be correct,...

Fred,
I don't doubt that you may be correct, but,
If the FAA knows the manufacturer from the the data stream transmit, why do they ask who the manufacturer is when you submit a compliance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,144
Posted By roadrunner20
I too voted "not a factor" since I started before...

I too voted "not a factor" since I started before VAF, but Dan Checkoway was a major factor on my decision. VAF expanded on it.

Maybe, there should be another option in the poll, "not a factor,...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By roadrunner20
Here's another pirep started yesterday for Bill @...

Here's another pirep started yesterday for Bill @ UpNorth Aviation
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=155541
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By roadrunner20
Sounds good to me. I plan on taking my 7 out of...

Sounds good to me. I plan on taking my 7 out of service mid-january for the upgrade.

Let me know when & where.
Make sure you have George come too, with his 9A.
I want to get an update from him on...
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By roadrunner20
Thumbs up I second everything Carl said here. I just had...

I second everything Carl said here.
I just had my panel cut a few months ago by Bill on the recommendation of Carl.

Bill was very patient with my changes.
Upon recipt of the panel, it appeared a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,987
Posted By roadrunner20
Best of luck to you David going forward. I've...

Best of luck to you David going forward.
I've enjoyed your posts over the years as well as your advice & assistance, when I was going through my 7A to 7 conversion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,873
Posted By roadrunner20
My 7 is called, Roadrunner. It harkins back to...

My 7 is called, Roadrunner.

It harkins back to my former life as an ultramarathon runner & training in high altitude Albuquerque. Saw many roadrunners on the trails in those days.

It was also the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By roadrunner20
I get my bottles refilled at Austin Medical in...

I get my bottles refilled at Austin Medical in Cleawater. It's just 5 minutes from the airport. Since it's for aviation use, they just keep a copy of my pilot certificate on file. Refilling a D size...
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,870
Posted By roadrunner20
Seems like I heard the offer was good until...

Seems like I heard the offer was good until 12/31/17.
I'm going to wait until the deadline to see how others have faired.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By roadrunner20
FWIW, Van's was never happy with my TW conversion...

FWIW, Van's was never happy with my TW conversion process.
You'd do better getting the parts list to build your order.
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By roadrunner20
At this time, there are no ADS-B out requirements...

At this time, there are no ADS-B out requirements to fly to the Bahamas.

https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/aircraft-and-ownership/ads-b/where-is-ads-b-out-required
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 181,409
Posted By roadrunner20
With the number of Navworx units in the AD, has...

With the number of Navworx units in the AD, has there been a mention or discussion related to the Avidyne products that Navworx was producing for them?

Some of the early delivery issues where...
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,412
Posted By roadrunner20
I reached out to GRT about the possibility of...

I reached out to GRT about the possibility of connecting their safe fly gps to the EXP box. There response was "it is not possible" :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,144
Posted By roadrunner20
A while back, there was a thread & someone had...

A while back, there was a thread & someone had come up with a bomb bay door that was activated by a cable to dual piano hinge doors in the baggage area. Very cool set up.

I just checked the thread,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,830
Posted By roadrunner20
It would really be nice at this point for the FAA...

It would really be nice at this point for the FAA to maybe relax the AD for all of us who've been orphaned and permit us to operate until the real 2020 compliance date.
(Anyone know how we can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,830
Posted By roadrunner20
I just talked to Scott Edwards at Dallas Avionics...

I just talked to Scott Edwards at Dallas Avionics & they will be sending out a global email.
Bottom line: Game Over

No product will be manufactured or delivered including the doghouse fix for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,830
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes. I added a post this morning on this thread....

Yes.
I added a post this morning on this thread. Looks like we have become orphans.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=147447&page=3
Forum: ADS-B 10-19-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,461
Posted By roadrunner20
Navworx: not currently conducting any business and have ceased operations.

What do you all make of this?

Just copied this from the Navworx website:

The ADS600-B Gen 2.0 product utilizes a GPS module from a third-party vendor. Although the vendor represented their GPS...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,990
Posted By roadrunner20
Hi David, My post was related to my previous ones...

Hi David,
My post was related to my previous ones in which I've gone 4 years with the syringe fixed weeper and it's still not leaking.
I've now been flying my RV 11 years now.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By roadrunner20
Yes, I have and several others. Short list of...

Yes, I have and several others.
Short list of items you'll need.
New Engine mount & Gear legs along with cowl to gear fairings
Tail mount & assembly.
BTW, There will be plenty of offers to purchase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By roadrunner20
Still unproven. Once it is, I too will have the...

Still unproven.
Once it is, I too will have the incentive to make the switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By roadrunner20
The last time I checked, they offer Swift fuel in...

The last time I checked, they offer Swift fuel in Sebring Florida, KSEF, at the same price as 100LL.
No incentive for me to try it.
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,260
Posted By roadrunner20
After each flight... windscreen: Plexus with a...

After each flight...
windscreen: Plexus with a micofiber towel
leading edge: spray bottle with water and a few drops of dish soap, use a gray work shop paper towel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,587
Posted By roadrunner20
Hey Ron, I am holding up here in Bay Pines. All...

Hey Ron,
I am holding up here in Bay Pines. All windows boarded up & we feel safe.
Glad I relocated my 7 to NH, but it would have been nice to have to bug out yesterday. Although, I at least know the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By roadrunner20
Bruce, You may want to look at the Sonex Onex...

Bruce,
You may want to look at the Sonex Onex folding wing.
My friend has one locally here & it's a very interesting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By roadrunner20
I just relocated my 7 from Clearwater (KCLW) to...

I just relocated my 7 from Clearwater (KCLW) to NH yesterday.
Not to get away from the storm, but we will be spending the next 6 weeks up there. I was in the last row of old hangars with sliding...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,321
Posted By roadrunner20
Thank you Shawn for sharing. Very inspirational &...

Thank you Shawn for sharing. Very inspirational & Very well done. I really enjoyed it.
It's on my bucket list.

Idaho/Montana 2018.
Alaska 2019.
Forum: Florida (Central) 08-22-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By roadrunner20
Gary, I'm based at KCLW, but if you're going to...

Gary,

I'm based at KCLW, but if you're going to South Pasadena, KSPG is a much better option. You're only a short drive to South Pasadena. KSPG has a self serve now for $4.60, which is better than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By roadrunner20
This was a process I documented several years...

This was a process I documented several years ago, but used pliobond.
But yes, others have had success with loctite.

My bottom tank rivet has not leaked after 5 years.


Here's my original post from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By roadrunner20
Beautiful shot. That should make it's way to the...

Beautiful shot.
That should make it's way to the Van's calendar.
Forum: ADS-B 08-21-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 28,718
Posted By roadrunner20
Just received a FAA Safety email. FAA Safety...

Just received a FAA Safety email.

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
It’s not too late to reserve your ADS-B Rebate! NavWorx avionics now eligible!
Notice Number: NOTC7328

Attention...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-18-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By roadrunner20
DW, Sent you a PM.

DW,
Sent you a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,963
Posted By roadrunner20
Chris, You may want to check to make sure the K9...

Chris, You may want to check to make sure the K9 is welcome.
Lot's of plane activity within the runway & taxiway, camping.

I'm considering going up Sunday & returning early evening back to CLW
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,641
Posted By roadrunner20
I received his free book while attending one of...

I received his free book while attending one of their Oshkosh forums. Good read.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-14-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,274
Posted By roadrunner20
West Yellowstone(KYWS) is a great place to camp...

West Yellowstone(KYWS) is a great place to camp & has a pilot's campground on the airport property. Safe from Bears & Bison. :D
They have bicycles, hot showers and are only a couple miles from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 34,516
Posted By roadrunner20
I tested my crank seal replacement yesterday and...

I tested my crank seal replacement yesterday and found the new seal is leaking.
I used pliobond, but I suspect I didn't butter it up enough on the interior form.
I'll be pulling it apart again on...
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 28,718
Posted By roadrunner20
Not to be a downer, but, when you all ordered the...

Not to be a downer, but, when you all ordered the gps unit, will there be a hard copy document included from the FAA that states the unit will now really, really be in 2020 compliance?
Or is there a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-04-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,454
Posted By roadrunner20
Mine is in the same location as Bruce &...

Mine is in the same location as Bruce & Steve.
Bruce, where did you get the cylinder tank attachments?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,751
Posted By roadrunner20
Hey John, I was next to the lady on crutches, the...

Hey John,
I was next to the lady on crutches, the yellow/blue 7. I chuckled when I first parked next to the handicapped sign, but when I saw her on crutches, it was validated. I enjoyed talking to...
Forum: Propellers 08-03-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By roadrunner20
I can get you a picture & dimensions this...

I can get you a picture & dimensions this weekend, as I have my prop & starter ring gear off to install a new crank nose seal.

Do you still need it?
BTW, mine is the landoll weight ring & not the...
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