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Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By petehowell
Daddy/Daughter Trip!

Love this! have a great trip!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,400
Posted By petehowell
Sadness

This video is what introduced me to Jon - We met at the the Oshkosh RV Social a few years back and told him how I loved it, especially how much fun Haley was having. We chatted about RVs,...
Forum: Midwest 10-12-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By petehowell
Leaf Peepin'

A few shots from the upper St Croix Valley late this afternoon. Pretty colors today! Better tune up the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-08-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,633
Posted By petehowell
Loved it! - Thanks for all the new ideas, Josh!

Loved it! - Thanks for all the new ideas, Josh!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By petehowell
Shades....

I think it was Frank Karasti who made the shades.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By petehowell
https://photos.smugmug.com/2018-condition-inspecti...

https://photos.smugmug.com/2018-condition-inspection/i-jGTS9Bz/0/506ca947/L/IMG_0976-L.png

https://photos.smugmug.com/2018-condition-inspection/i-szDvh8B/0/98678255/L/IMG_0960-L.jpg

I did not know...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-01-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By petehowell
Beautiful Photos

Andi and I were just talking about our trip to Great Sand Dunes a few years ago. You Colorado guys sure do live in a beautiful place!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-01-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

Really enjoyed the write up!!!
Forum: Midwest 09-30-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By petehowell
Hi Jim, I know, they missed the caramel rolls! ...

Hi Jim,

I know, they missed the caramel rolls! I talked to them on the radio on the trip up and back.
Forum: Midwest 09-29-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By petehowell
Bowstring Fall Colors Fly-In

Winter is coming........ but the the weather was nice, if not on the cool side today in Minnesota. Earlier this year, the RAF helped save the airport way up north in Bowstring and this weekend they...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By petehowell
"Hey, I resemble that remark!" (said in my best...

"Hey, I resemble that remark!" (said in my best Curly of he 3 Stooges voice)

I have a face for radio......... easily verified.......
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,195
Posted By petehowell
Looking good, Brian!

Looking good, Brian!
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By petehowell
One Bike

I get to fly, assemble the bike, load the wife on the luggage rack(she stands) and pedal us over to the stadium. After tailgating, I pedal us back, fold the bike and fly us home.

Flying and...
Forum: Midwest 09-23-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By petehowell
smartphone Cams

I have a Moto G5+ and Andi has a Iphone SE. The pics were run thru google photos for cropping and tweaking. The G5+ has HDR turned on. I took about 20 photos over the city at deleted 18....... I...
Forum: Midwest 09-22-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By petehowell
Tailgate Express!

The 11am college football game times seriously limit tailgating fun - especially if you are 200 miles away. The RV makes it possible to see the college buddies and our youngest at our Alma Mater,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By petehowell
Just beautiful! Rivers at sunset are magic.....

Just beautiful! Rivers at sunset are magic.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By petehowell
I have the black hole, too!

Hi Luke,

12 years on mine - just showed up and is growing also.......
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By petehowell
Giddy up!

Great write-up! I have flown in from Minne with both Andi and Kate. Highly recommended!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By petehowell
BR8ES

Hi Mickey,

Yes, BR8ES Auto Plugs.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By petehowell
Compression

160 HP ECI Titan vintage 2006. Constant speed with MS Carb.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By petehowell
Answers

Hey Mickey,

Oil: Phillips 20W-50XC

Fuel: Mostly 92 Mogas - EtOH free, Some 100LL when Travelling

Additives: Fly early and often and.....Flamesuit on.... I use a bit of MMO in the Mogas. If...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By petehowell
2050 Hour Borescope

Daughter Megan was home from San Fran for the week and said she needed a pancake run this morning....so we went! On the way home, we tipped over 2050 hours and we did an oil change.

Compressions...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By petehowell
Drive By...........

Hi Dan,

I think our Guide referred to it as the "Quart House", where people would stop by to get jugs and jars "filled up"!

Neat place - Andi loved it!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By petehowell
Pics - user error

I'll see if I can fix the photos tonight - it was late and I probably missed a step on some of them.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By petehowell
Pics - user error

I'll see if I can fix the photos tonight - it was late and I probably missed a step on some of them.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By petehowell
Bluegrass - Part 3

One more night at the airport and then a change of scenery to the eastern hills of Kentucky - the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park to camp and hike.

Andi liked the sheer cliffs - no...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By petehowell
The Bluegrass State - part 2

We enjoyed a quiet night at the airport then got up early for our trip to Mammoth Cave - 400+ miles of underground...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By petehowell
The Bluegrass State

It was summer RV vacation time and our best laid plans for Glacier went up in smoke for for the 2nd year in a row, so we did a last minute audible, heading south to Kentucky, for history, booze,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-18-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By petehowell
Fixed! - caliper problem..........

The owner figured it out - the brake line was coming in contact with the wheel pant and forcing the caliper to retract the puck when the brakes were released - the soft pedal was not air, it was...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-16-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By petehowell
Thanks Guys

The owner's dad had a med procedure so we are taking a few days off. Some responses below.

Fred - Master cylinder is has been replaced, so unless old and new had same defect, I think we can rule...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By petehowell
1/4 in tubing

The tube is the Van's plans std small 1/4", same that goes down the gear leg.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By petehowell
no parking brake

Hi David,

No parking brake, but the line hoop over the battery box seems suspect to us. The line has bee successfully bled previously......
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By petehowell
Right Brake Won't Bleed, RV-6A

Here's the situation. Buddy has an RV-6A. We found a leaking, cracked flare at the right caliper and fixed it. Having a whale of time getting the air out of the right side brake system when we...
Forum: International 08-04-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By petehowell
Icelans

Check your PMs
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By petehowell
Ladies love an RV ride!

Got a chance to fly with two of my favorite ladies today. Took Kate to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,880
Posted By petehowell
Home!

Andi and I made it back Tuesday night for work. Her first time there and first time camping for me.

We loved the beer socials, found a way to crash an ALPA BBQ and made new friends at every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By petehowell
Row 333

Andi and I made it after a nice lunch stop at sconnie rapids. Arrival was as fun as I told Andi it would be!
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By petehowell
Quality Time....

Then when they get older, they will come home and ask you to go flying!

Great pic!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By petehowell
Oh yes......

Very, very, nice!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By petehowell
The 20" Brompton and the 16" no-name were a tight...

The 20" Brompton and the 16" no-name were a tight fit in back, but it worked! You can ride all over the island - we rode into town and all the way around the perimeter if the island(8 miles)- It is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By petehowell
Mackinac Island Adventure

When Kate wants to go flying, one simply does not say no! It's a little over 2 hours from Minne to Macki in the RV, and you don't need no stinkin' ferry!

Kate made a short video of the trip...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,807
Posted By petehowell
Cheapo-scope.

Hi David,

This is cheap one from this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=147063&highlight=microbrew): Gotta work to get a good image, but can't beat the price.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By petehowell
O-320 likes it

I have many of my 2000+ hours running locally LOP at ~5gph and ~130KTAS. Engine seems to love it and is still going strong.

I just lean until it stumbles then give it a twist back in. A little...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By petehowell
Moderators!!!

Please delete this thread! It has to violate some rule.......

:D :D :D


[ed. <smiling>. I can guess how proud you are of your daughter Pete. Wonderful pics and posts. Thank you both for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By petehowell
Tim O

Tim - we looked for you! Will be by later in the summer!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By petehowell
Man......

I guess with free accounts, they will let anyone post stuff here.......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,807
Posted By petehowell
2000 Hrs!

N789PH just flipped over 2000 hrs on a flight from Minne to Duluth with my nephew. It has been a fun almost 12...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By petehowell
Weekend in Michigan - Part 2

We did not want to monopolize the airport car, so we ran back to the airport to see if anyone else was waiting for it. A nice couple from Saginaw just landed in a C-210 and wanted to go to lunch, so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By petehowell
Weekend in Michigan - Part 1

Finished work a bit early on Friday, picked up Andi at home and headed to KANE to grab the plane - Destination the Wolverine State! Andi and I finally had a free weekend and wanted to visit...
Forum: Midwest 06-25-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By petehowell
Mammoth Cave

We want to see Mammoth Cave in KY- any local choices for best airport or places to rent/borrow a car? On field camping would be nice, too!

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

Congrats to you both! I have just about 12 years and 2000 hours on my 9A and it still never gets old. They are a sweet flying plane!

Good luck with your final steps and first flights!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By petehowell
Congrats!

You will love flying your -9A. It just never gets old!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
Posted By petehowell
Wisconsin Point!

What a beautiful shot!
Forum: Midwest 05-12-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By petehowell
Bowstring Revisited

There has been some talk recently of closing a beautiful grass strip up in northern Minnesota, 9Y0 - Bowstring. The RAF put out a call for help, so I wrote some emails and sent the post on VAF from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,223
Posted By petehowell
Looks good

Chris,

Here are mine at 1900 - I have almost 2000 now. I run mostly mogas, but yours look good - I have seen colors before - does not seem to be an...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-18-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,717
Posted By petehowell
I used to.........

As others have said, Tom was quite a guy, friendly, approachable, yet larger than life in the best possible way.

Tom gave my wife her first ride in his Blue RV-8 "Bear" where she had such a good...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-25-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,244
Posted By petehowell
Combo Platter

Got a message last week that there was sick pup in Indiana that needed a ride to Minne for some TLC and possible surgery. I told them I was swamped all week, but could do it on Sunday. Everything...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By petehowell
1950 Hour Borescope

Flipped over 1950 on the way home from a doggie rescue today and grabbed some valve pics. All compressions 77 or 78 and the filter & screen were clean save for some carbon. Longitudinal study...
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By petehowell
1/2 sausage and black olive, 1/2 Veggie...

1/2 sausage and black olive, 1/2 Veggie overload........
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,883
Posted By petehowell
No color, little smell

We have Swift Fuel nearby and it is great. Even Alex uses it, and he hates everything new! ;)

No color. very little smell. I have an 8.5:1 O-320, with P-mags and it works well ROP or LOP. @...
Forum: Midwest 03-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By petehowell
Negative GhostRider - the belly is...

Negative GhostRider - the belly is full!

Probably best to turn up the O2 and avoid lullabies on the headset.......
Forum: Midwest 03-17-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By petehowell
Jeff - Nice to meet you as well - your...

Jeff -

Nice to meet you as well - your proximity to pizza is impressive!

Good luck with the -14. It will be a great plane!
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