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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By mbauer
X-Plane

Hi HansR,

You are correct, not realistic. Have X-plane, 9, 10 & 11.

After taking lessons recently, nowhere near the feel or look.

Not easy to see what you need to when you lose the horizon,...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-15-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 111,876
Posted By mbauer
RV-15 Turbine

For aerobatics, why not an RV-15 turbine power?

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By mbauer
Need Replacement Nav/Strobe Lens = Info

My NAV/Strobe lights on the wingtip lens are broke. Searched but having trouble finding some replacements.

Different than the thread I saw with the inset style.

These are not inside the wing but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By mbauer
Thank you. Mike

Thank you.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By mbauer
Great video thanks for sharing. Mike

Great video thanks for sharing.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,092
Posted By mbauer
Black Paint

Well, in his book Skunk Works by Ben Rich, he mentions how he one a quarter from Kelly Johnson.

Black paint dissipates heat fast. Guess why the Blackbird uses black paint.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By mbauer
Yabadaba DO!

Somehow managed to get the RV smile to grow.

Been taking some aerobatic lessons. My instructor has a Citabria, after the spin training took place, decided it was time to try some simple maneuvers in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By mbauer
Giving It A Try May-June

Going to give it a try later this month. Be heading South to Idaho then going to hit the East Coast, visiting KFFA, and a few stops to visit North East RV'ators.

Hope you enjoy your flight when you...
Forum: Safety 05-01-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By mbauer
Welding Store

You can find all kinds of "Fire Blanket" at your local welding supply store. All kinds of types and weights available. The fiberglass type you want sounds like some of the style used by welders to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By mbauer
Great Photos!

Thank you for sharing. Great reading and fantastic photos!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By mbauer
It was Great! During one of the hammerheads, was...

It was Great! During one of the hammerheads, was so busy enjoying the view watching the wing as it went vertical then vertical the other way, instructor was telling me to use opposite aileron,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By mbauer
1st Lesson

Well, found someone who can teach. Took my first lesson yesterday in a Citabria.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: Painting your RV 04-12-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,582
Posted By mbauer
Done

Annual Condition inspection completed March 1, rest of month fixing fiberglass issues and painting.

A few photos;
Wet Wing Paint
https://i.ibb.co/wJjmgJZ/4-Wing-Paint.jpg

More wet...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,706
Posted By mbauer
Survival

Spent several years in the military. Lots of Escape and Evasion classes. When going through flight school, a survival course was one of classes required.

According to what was taught:

The single...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By mbauer
Will do once my welder shows up to do the job. He...

Will do once my welder shows up to do the job. He is out of town on a project. Remote location will be gone at least two weeks.

Right now plane is getting all taped up for a paint graphic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,159
Posted By mbauer
Try Shipping Ground to Alaska or Hawaii

As a salesperson, everyday have to quote shipping charges. It hurts to see the charges you pay for the 48 states. Ground goes by air to Alaska figure on $30 + normal rates for just 1lb.

Try not to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By mbauer
Here is a Photo

No, not flat. They are marked Left and Right, here is a photo:
https://i.ibb.co/FD4trVN/Gussets.jpg

Hope this helps. Cheap at $7.60 each.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By mbauer
Cessna Tow Bar

Purchased this Cessna standard tow bar from ebay, cost was $119.00 with free shipping to Alaska.
https://i.ibb.co/qgQGMcf/Tow-Bar.jpg

Made from aluminum, lightweight and fits easily in the cargo...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By mbauer
Received Gussets From Vans Today

Ordered both gussets from Vans, they arrived today.
P/N WD-762A-L & WD-762A-R for $7.60 each.

Vans was quick to reply to my inquiry about the cracks.

One thing mentioned in an email reply, was when...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,723
Posted By mbauer
Gas Cap Crud: Or Cleaning

Yesterday, finished the yearly inspection. My mechanic was listening when I mentioned found some junk in my left fuel tank.

It wasn't slosh! It was corrosion from my fuel caps; This post is what I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By mbauer
Thank You All!

Looks like I will be getting the gussets and TIG welding them into place.

I like doing T &G's, probably what caused this to happen with 851.2 hours on the airframe.

Zinc chromate primer needs...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-02-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,301
Posted By mbauer
Great Info

Just found these cracks in my 1998 Syd Nelson RV-6. Hard to see but they are there on both main gear mounts.

Remember reading this thread 9-months ago, was looking for it when a link was...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-02-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,954
Posted By mbauer
Go to a sportings good store: Mountain House has...

Go to a sportings good store: Mountain House has many different meals available, they even have 5-gal bucket size with over weeks worth of meals, just need hot water for hot meal.

Vlad is correct,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-02-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,954
Posted By mbauer
I'm heading to Idaho on May 24/25 2019. Plan to...

I'm heading to Idaho on May 24/25 2019. Plan to fly my favorite route, the Coastal Mtns....

Vlad, might have a contact for you on the floats. Lives here on the Kenai Peninsula, my AP/IA Dale is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By mbauer
Help: Cracks in Landing Gear Mounts

Today started my annual condition inspection for the RV. Found some cracks in the landing gear mounts. My mechanic is learning about RV's.

Not sure if these are something that can cause issues down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By mbauer
Awesome, Thank You! Best regards, Mike Bauer

Awesome, Thank You!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By mbauer
Hi Vlad, Already have asked him. I'll ask...

Hi Vlad,

Already have asked him. I'll ask around at my next EAA meeting. Wondering if it might have been Ray Dorsey. Old timer that was in high demand years ago.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By mbauer
Thanks

Thank you for the thoughts. Getting ready to do the yearly inspection, my mechanic does plenty of floats and ski change-outs. Will ask him about it too.

It would open up plenty of places to land...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By mbauer
Wheel Skis or Just Skis On a RV-6?

Anybody add snow skis to a RV-6?

New son-in-law is racing the Iron Dog next year. Daughter asked me about flying support parts, etc.. while the race is happening.

Wondering if it is possible to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-27-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Final Post

Have 9-photos and a map to show for this final segment of my Knik Glacier Flight.

Seward Hwy heading to Anchorage:
https://i.ibb.co/t8F5zQZ/Dscn2243.jpg

Seward Hwy heading to Cooper...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-27-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont:

20 more photos till the end.

Here is a last look towards the East and PWS:
https://i.ibb.co/zH8TyZk/Dscn2191.jpg

Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport parallel 07/25...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-26-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont.:

More photos, getting near the end of them...

This view is looking towards Eagle River. The ice on the other side of the land is part of the Northern end of Cook Inlet, it is called the Knik...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-26-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont:

Hope everyone has been enjoying the photos.

Here are a few more, actually turned around and heading back to Kenai now.

Looking South West in this shot. Cook Inlet far...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-26-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,517
Posted By mbauer
Looks like it is near the North side of the...

Looks like it is near the North side of the valley. 1/4 mile from the base of Knik Glacier where it dumps into the outflow from Lake George. "Knik River" parking lot!

4th of July Creek runs along...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-26-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Vlad Visited Knik Glacier

Here is a link to Vlad's visit to Knik Glacier:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=162411

His link has a map and great photos!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-26-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont:

Confluence of Lake George and Knik Glacier. Knik Glacier is to the right, can see parts of Lower Lake George. Peak is hiding most of Lake George. Outflow from Lake George is along the base of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont.:

The Fjord to the left is Harriman Fjord. Harvard and Yale Glaciers are behind the mountain that is centered on Harriman Fjord. Sorry, did not get any photos of them, a different flight will be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont.:

In some of these photos you can see that I'm using a small camera. Wanted to take my good Nikon with zoom lens, but both batteries are dead/won't hold a charge. Had to order some new ones.

As you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont.:

Here is a photo of the Seward Hwy as it climbs the first mountain pass heading towards, Seward and Kenai:
https://i.ibb.co/FBd857G/Dscn2013.jpg

Traveling along the South side of Turnagin Arm in this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont.

A few more photos.

Once again the foggy Gulf of Alaska from a little farther North and East:
https://i.ibb.co/tBW0tLX/Dscn1985.jpg

Here is a photo of Portage Lake bottom, the road to Whittier is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont:

Decided to do one more post tonight.

This photo shows Portage pass, small V-notch between PWS and Portage Lake. I've gone through the bottom of this pass one winter in a Huey, had to watch both...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont:

One more post before bedtime.

Looking North at Turnagin Arm where it meets the Seward HWY, Portage turn off and Grandview valley.
https://i.ibb.co/3TW6wzM/Dscn1947.jpg

Looking North-East can see...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-24-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Knik Glacier Flight Cont.:

Here is a photo showing the Seward Hwy heading towards Seward. The Lake is called Trail Lake, the valley you can see is where the Alaska Rail Road goes, the Valley is called...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-24-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By mbauer
Alaska:Kenai to Knik Glacier Flight 2-24-2019

Yesterday, was incredibly beautiful. Sunny, blue skies and had to look for clouds. Decided to take a little flight before my condition/annual inspection.

Took lots of photos, and wouldn't you know...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-24-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,153
Posted By mbauer
Thank You For Sharing!

That's incredible. Great videos. Really liked the takeoff, looks like the edge of the world at first.

Very interesting, Thank You!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,650
Posted By mbauer
Just Wish They Could Help Here In Alaska

Did not ask for a quote this year, last year and the year before they said they can't help with coverage in Alaska.

My broker charges what I consider way to much. Contacted a broker that is located...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,561
Posted By mbauer
Good to See New Technology, Always a Price to Pay!

Messed around with LI-PO batteries before they became LI-ion etc.. (RC electric aircraft models.)

This was before charging protection was available. Only way to charge back then was when they were...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-17-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,847
Posted By mbauer
Might have to hide it from view. Learning how...

Might have to hide it from view.

Learning how to weld .063" aluminum using a spoolgun that says minimum is .094", is rather a challenge. Can't move fast enough. Finally have to give up on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-16-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,847
Posted By mbauer
Just Read Whole Thread

Wow, just read this whole thread, taking time away from my project, it was worth every minute. Fantastic Photos, looks like lots of fun in winter.

Vlad and everybody, Thank You for sharing your...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-16-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,847
Posted By mbauer
Hi Capt John, That sounds interesting! All the...

Hi Capt John,

That sounds interesting! All the floatplanes around me up here, never been in one.

Heading to work in a few, using the welding demonstration tools to spoolgun an aluminum passenger...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-16-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,847
Posted By mbauer
I'll be there in June! Best regards, Mike Bauer

I'll be there in June!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,311
Posted By mbauer
Congratulations!

Congratulations! Lots of hard work, reward is worth it though.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By mbauer
Well, this is my plan: Strip everything down for...

Well, this is my plan:

Strip everything down for condition inspection. Will install heat muff for cabin during final stages of inspection, just need to hook up scat hose after muff installed....
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By mbauer
Hi Texdog, Where at in Wyoming? Grew up in...

Hi Texdog,

Where at in Wyoming?

Grew up in Idaho, Grand Targee and Jackson Hole were a couple of my favorite ski areas to visit. Road tripped for summer work to Worland in the 1970's, drywall...
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By mbauer
Hi Vlad, You know if you stop using the mosaic...

Hi Vlad,

You know if you stop using the mosaic mode on your camera the wings will look smooth again.

That looks like heavy wet snow...Bet it melts before the stuff up here does!

I'm looking...
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By mbauer
Hi Capt John, Hopefully you're thawed out by the...

Hi Capt John,

Hopefully you're thawed out by the time I head down! If Maine looks like that when I get there, not stopping....

First look at the route shows approx. 86-hours to fly 10,668 SM, and...
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By mbauer
Hangar

Well, they just built 10-new hangars here in Kenai. Will be renting one for the month of March; condition inspection, paint graphic, install cockpit heater, upgrade panel, fit aux fuel tank, make a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,504
Posted By mbauer
Great Photos

Glad to hear everything is getting better and better.

Incredibly beautiful daughter you have.

Brings back memories from when my daughter was young and we used to go flying in my old Cherokee 140....
Forum: Northwest 02-09-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By mbauer
Digging Out My RV-6

Was sick last week, wasn't able to dig out the RV after each snow storm until yesterday.

Nikiski received more snow than Kenai, it is 15.2-miles from my driveway to the tie downs at the Kenai...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,474
Posted By mbauer
Installed Yet?

Hi Vlad,

You got this hooked up yet?

Friend here in Kenai (Yellow RV-6A/C-46 Commando driver), is going to loan me his turtle tank for a trip down South.

Says it is plumbed with a pump to refill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By mbauer
ebay purchase 3-years ago

Bought a couple off of eBay for a different project. They are 6.25"L x 1.5"W x 2.25" Tall (deep).

Paid less than $20 for the pair 3-years ago. Just laying around waiting for a project...Got to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By mbauer
Wow, never thought about the reflection! Might...

Wow, never thought about the reflection! Might need more thought.

Thank you!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
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