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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,544
Posted By Darren S
Hey Ben. So sorry for your loss. Yes you are...

Hey Ben. So sorry for your loss. Yes you are right. I'm sure this trip will mean even more to me in the years to come!:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,544
Posted By Darren S
Thanks for all the kind comments. Ya it's a...

Thanks for all the kind comments. Ya it's a treasured memory for life!! Dad is still smiling:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,544
Posted By Darren S
part 4

Day 9 was my day for in flight emergency. After I took off from Thunder Bay I was enroute to Dryden, Ontario. My stomach started to churn and it wasn’t looking good. I once had…...er….. I once read...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,544
Posted By Darren S
part 3

He handled the emergency like a pro and I circled the airport until I heard him say he was down and clear of the runway.

I met Dad on the ground and then the trouble shooting began. A couple of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,544
Posted By Darren S
part 2

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Lubitz field

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We made it!. Happy birthday Pops. That’s...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,544
Posted By Darren S
A once in a lifetime cross country adventure

With all the excellent cross country threads currently running (Vlad and Scott), I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring. This was truly a special one! Hope you all enjoy the read.



“Eat, pee and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,808
Posted By Darren S
Aleutians

Wicked trip Vlad! We're all following along. Are you going to try and fly the Aleutian Islands? Looks like you're heading that way.

Darren
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,592
Posted By Darren S
Dude ! That is one sweeet looking -6. Your build...

Dude ! That is one sweeet looking -6. Your build experience really shows. Enjoy:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,576
Posted By Darren S
Thanks for your thoughts. I didn't even try to...

Thanks for your thoughts. I didn't even try to keep in visual contact with my Dad. It was way too much work and took way too much brain power.

As long as our altimeters were set to the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,576
Posted By Darren S
Ok, just a follow up for those who may be...

Ok, just a follow up for those who may be considering what I am.

I flew today for about 2 hours. The plan was to cruise at 2/3rd speed (100 knots vs. 150 knots) and see what that felt like and if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,576
Posted By Darren S
Thanks for the thoughts. We're flying to a...

Thanks for the thoughts.

We're flying to a convention. Best described as "mini-Oshkosh, ultralight version, in Canada". On dear ole dads bucket list is to fly his own plane, through US airspace to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,576
Posted By Darren S
Extended flying with 20 degree flaps?

Hey all,

My Pops flies a Titan Tornado (Ultralight, 90 knot cruise). For his 75th bday we're flying across Canada in August. I had planned to borrow a Kitfox to fly but it's proving tricky with...
Forum: Safety 05-26-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,385
Posted By Darren S
We Canadians are the only ones that bounce our...

We Canadians are the only ones that bounce our landings.....you'll be fine!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,964
Posted By Darren S
Big problem!

The good kind though.

I'm off work March 28 to April 2nd. No kids, no staff, no one bugging me. Woohoo.

RV has new plugs, new oil and is begging to go someplace. Bucket list items still...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,867
Posted By Darren S
Thanks for the great info Darren

Thanks for the great info

Darren
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,867
Posted By Darren S
Canopy / Windscreen cleaner polisher

Hey guys,

The windshield of my -7 has some very fine white paint over spray on it. I can still see out of it fine, but sometimes when the sun reflects on it, at a certain angle, it looks terrible....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By Darren S
The fuel pressure sender was cheap enough. I just...

The fuel pressure sender was cheap enough. I just ordered one from AFS. Sounds like it's an item that needs changing once in awhile. It's been 10 years and 1100+ hours.

Recently my flap switch went...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By Darren S
Ok thanks for the suggestions. I fly Advanced and...

Ok thanks for the suggestions. I fly Advanced and I didn't build the bird so I'm heading out to the hanger tomorrow to see if I can locate the offending fuel pressure sender
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By Darren S
High fuel pressure weirdness ???

I have no idea what's going on?

About 2 months ago, upon start up, the fuel pressure reading was unusually high. Like 45 psi. As the engine warmed and I headed to the run up area, the pressure...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-08-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 195,841
Posted By Darren S
Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a Sam James...

Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a Sam James cowl?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,924
Posted By Darren S
Fantastic information guys. Thanks!!! Putting the...

Fantastic information guys. Thanks!!! Putting the final touches on today for tomorrow's departure.

Great suggestions on other things to see:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,924
Posted By Darren S
I'll give a full write up when I get back. My...

I'll give a full write up when I get back. My research thus far tells me: There is a landing fee of $25 and a $15 bus fare to get to Avalon. There's a hike around the airport if one desires.

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,924
Posted By Darren S
Good stuff Pete! Thanks for the link to your...

Good stuff Pete! Thanks for the link to your video. Well done:). I hope the winds are light when I go!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,924
Posted By Darren S
Catalina Island runway?

I'm thinking of flying there soon. The write ups say that the runway has potholes and loose gravel!?? Sounds pretty lousy to me. Any pireps? I got wheel pants on my -7.

Darren
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,266
Posted By Darren S
Wow! What great info. and reminders. Thanks all....

Wow! What great info. and reminders. Thanks all. Love this place. I think my favorite line was, "I don't think it holds stoichiometric water". Whaaaaaat? 🙃
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,266
Posted By Darren S
Can running too far LOP be damaging ?

My friend made a comment the other day but forgot to ask his rationale.

He said that you don't want to run the engine more than 70 degrees LOP.

Why? I have a Superior IO-360, CS Hartzell. 180 hp....
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,675
Posted By Darren S
Ok please educate Me the dum dum

Mach limit? What the.....? Please explain.

And Ya, how do you stay aloft if the IAS is 38? What was the TAS again?

As Slider said, "Gutsiest move I ever saw, man!" And may I point out that you got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,941
Posted By Darren S
I'm glad you all are enjoying the write up:). It...

I'm glad you all are enjoying the write up:). It was quite a day.

Cam, I may take you up on that offer one day

Perry, thanks for the compliment. I think she looks good too and I'm at CFX8, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,941
Posted By Darren S
part 2

Once on the ground and properly oriented, I set out. Fashion be damned! Shameless selfie. Man the things I’ll do for flying. Sheesh!
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There is a dirt road from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,941
Posted By Darren S
Laziness, dead electric bike, AVGAS and food: part 1

Captain Stu, my fellow aviation adventurer, from my local field, wrote an article for the monthly newsletter entitled, “Will fly for food”. He commented on most of the $100 hamburger joints in and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darren S
The pleasure was all mine Vlady:). If memory...

The pleasure was all mine Vlady:). If memory serves, you bought breakfast that day in NYC. When you make your next trek out West for your next Alaskan adventure, stop in. It's on me this time!...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darren S
It's all for motivation😊 They are incredibly fun...

It's all for motivation😊 They are incredibly fun planes to fly!

Darrell our tour guide told us that sales have dropped off quite a bit this year. He attributed it to the economy, less private...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darren S
part 4

Rumor has it that Van flies his -12 to work. Well low and behold guess who's in that -12 in the background?
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I got to meet the man himself. What an unexpected...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darren S
part 3

My plane all tucked away for the night. On sacred ground. The birth place.
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On the way to Granny's we had to pick up some wine. She actually lives up in Lake...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darren S
part 2

Got an extra million smackers laying around?
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So once Mark got the mechanics pointed in the right direction at RDD we snagged the loaner car and headed down to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Darren S
The best way to spend Canadian Thanksgiving in the good ole' US of A (part 1)

So my buddy Mark has a Lancair ES that's been giving him fits with high CHT's. A plan was devised to fly his bird down to Redmond, Oregon to have the pros look it over. An outfit called RDD does this...
Forum: Oregon 10-12-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Darren S
Thanks fellas😊

Thanks fellas😊
Forum: Oregon 10-11-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Darren S
Flying to the Mothership on Tuesday.....

Looking for info.

I'm meeting my Lancair buddy in Redmond, Oregon tomorrow. He's dropping his plane off.

Tuesday morning we plan to get a tour of the Vans factory.

- no phone call needed? Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,551
Posted By Darren S
I use 20 degrees flaps (depends on how strong the...

I use 20 degrees flaps (depends on how strong the cross wind is), increase approach speed by 5 knots and aim for the upwind side of the runway. The wind will blow me towards the centreline.

Keep...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,467
Posted By Darren S
Mine broke this year at Osh

After 1065 hours I found myself at OSH this year in the big Thursday morning departure line. Tail wheel control was fine.

I was on the brakes fighting with a hot surging engine like everyone else...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,105
Posted By Darren S
Glad you're home

Hey Steve,

Very glad to hear you got home safely!! I was 2 airplanes behind you in that long departure nightmare. My 9 year old son was with me. We saw you get out on your wing and throw your hands...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By Darren S
Ok wonderful suggestions. I will try a different...

Ok wonderful suggestions. I will try a different card. I think I placed in the folder not the root directory. That sounds like a place to start! Makes sense and I'll check out their forum. Didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By Darren S
Help from the Advanced EFIS experts, plz!!

My issue is with the AFS 3500. It's running the second latest software 8.03.28.

I went into the calibration menu to turn on the EGT alarm. When I returned to the main screen the EGT scale was all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By Darren S
Ok thanks for the help. I ordered one from...

Ok thanks for the help. I ordered one from Wingman services. Yes a total ROOK at $199 US dollars for this, but what else to do:(

Go fly, burn 100 LL and enjoy life:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By Darren S
Dealing with a dinosaur in my panel

I have my old faithful a Bendix/King KMD 150 Dinosaur GPS in my panel. The data card is waaaay out of date (2012).

What to do? I can't find anywhere that sells a new data card. I'd even be willing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,272
Posted By Darren S
Check out Mike Busch's latest webinar on flying...

Check out Mike Busch's latest webinar on flying economical in a $7 avgas world. It addresses the issue. Very good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,756
Posted By Darren S
Glad y'all been having a good laugh:). It's the...

Glad y'all been having a good laugh:). It's the day after and I'm still laughing!:)

Love the nicknames so far.

Darren "Blowout" Scarlett. Pilot of RV-7 "Loo" :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,756
Posted By Darren S
A true inflight emergency - a tale of true horror!

Gentlemen, I feel compelled to share my latest inflight emergency. Why? For no reason other than to make a few of you laugh. Is there a lesson to be learnt? Not really, but maybe?:) Read on.

Over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By Darren S
Ok thanks gents. I didn't want to make an...

Ok thanks gents. I didn't want to make an assumption.....cause you know what they say about assumptions??:). Happy flying today everyone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By Darren S
Anyone ????....Bueller, Bueller, Bueller:)

Anyone ????....Bueller, Bueller, Bueller:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By Darren S
paint cutter #8 screws?

Avery tools is out of the #8 paint cutters. ACS sells them too but they are listing them as AN4, AN6, AN8, 1/4 inch etc..

here's the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-13-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,587
Posted By Darren S
From a guy who dabbles a bit in making...

From a guy who dabbles a bit in making videos..........that was dang excellent !! I can imagine how much editing went into it and the amount of footage you had to weed through !! Thank you so much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Darren S
Ok thx for the help:). Going to see what I can...

Ok thx for the help:). Going to see what I can scare up at the Auto parts store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Darren S
Need a starter solenoid.

My Sky Tec starter solenoid has died after 900 hours. I called Sky Tec. They don't sell the solenoids by themselves. I have to buy the whole starter/solenoid assembly. Not gunna happen:)

Sooooo,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,349
Posted By Darren S
Bahamas for me:)

Did the first leg of my World Record cross country yesterday. So yea, I flew the first. Took off from Freeport (MYGF) early, cleared customs at St. Lucie (KFPR) then made a beeline to Nebraska. The...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 38,844
Posted By Darren S
Awesome trip witeup Vlady!! What's next? You've...

Awesome trip witeup Vlady!! What's next? You've covered the continent:). Mexico!!

Darren
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,808
Posted By Darren S
Funny:) Ok, I fixed the typo. Yea, it's suppose...

Funny:) Ok, I fixed the typo.
Yea, it's suppose to be a quart in 30 hours. Although a gallon in 30 hours works out to be about a quart in 7 hours which is kind of high I guess, but still lower than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By Darren S
Follow up

I've read lots and lots of threads and there are times when a thread contains the same issue I'm dealing with. I read and read only to find there was no conclusion to the saga, or none posted. So...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,808
Posted By Darren S
Follow up

I've read lots and lots of threads and there are times when a thread contains the same issue I'm dealing with. I read and read only to find there was no conclusion to the saga, or none posted. So...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-03-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,607
Posted By Darren S
Thanks as always for the positive feedback:) I...

Thanks as always for the positive feedback:) I hope to make many more videos of my RV adventures. It's just so much dang fun flying the thing......you all know what I mean......or you will soon:)

We...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,607
Posted By Darren S
Thanks as always for the kind words guys and I...

Thanks as always for the kind words guys and I hope I provided a little motivation for those still building:).

With 5 kids, I have a few co-pilots to choose from, not to mention the nephews/nieces...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,607
Posted By Darren S
An attempt to bump Vlad off the front page :)

Hi all,

I do hope Vlad and all those who were affected by Super Storm Sandy are recovering and doing well. Living in Western Canada, all we get to see is the HLN news coverage and pictures. Best...
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