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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By hydroguy2
I remember Ken. Beautiful plane. I raced with...

I remember Ken. Beautiful plane. I raced with him in 2012 at the Hill Country 150. Seem to recall I got him that day by a few mph.

SARL used to have a spreadsheet that listed all members and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By hydroguy2
I enjoyed SARL racing and the people associated...

I enjoyed SARL racing and the people associated with it. Great fun.
Good luck with your quest for speed. Once you start down that road it is addicting. More power, less drag and technique are...
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By hydroguy2
Borescope cylinder

Just wondering what the latest scoop is on a borescope for looking at valves.

Since selling Aurora :) I purchased a '58 Cessna 182 to allow a little cheap flying and my daughter is getting her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,989
Posted By hydroguy2
Take a day and don't train. Grab your CFI and...

Take a day and don't train. Grab your CFI and Plan a 30-45minute flight for lunch or a "simple get a water and walk around stop". Normal take-off, climb high to the smooth cool air, keep it high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By hydroguy2
Simon, did you find anyone to look do a...

Simon, did you find anyone to look do a inspection?

I'm not an A&P. But, I may be able to help since I built my RV-7, I also helped build a Rans S-6 with a friend. I have also helped with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
Now onward to the future! I can't afford a...

Now onward to the future!

I can't afford a flying plane or buy back Aurora...(plus I think the owner is kind of attached to it). We have decided, we have room in our budget to build again. Looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
so, it has been about year since I listed Aurora...

so, it has been about year since I listed Aurora for sale. It was a sad decision, but the right one. Kris and I were about to start the battle of her life.

Short version: We won..for now. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
first sorry about the 3rd party host messing up...

first sorry about the 3rd party host messing up the pictures of a lot of threads, but try this if you want to see them.

Photobucket fix:
there are a few browser extensions that reverse this issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By hydroguy2
Can't wait to see the resulting panel. She was...

Can't wait to see the resulting panel. She was ready for a Skyview upgrade.

I miss the RV life, but glad she went to a good home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By hydroguy2
I use Firefox and this worked for me....I thought...

I use Firefox and this worked for me....I thought all my old posts were ruined due to the Photobucket blackmail. thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By hydroguy2
Just pull the mount out of the way. Only takes a...

Just pull the mount out of the way. Only takes a few minutes.

sorry guess my photobucket isn't up to the task anymore
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,780
Posted By hydroguy2
Best way to answer your questions would be...

Best way to answer your questions would be 5-10hrs of transition training with Mike Seager or similar RV CFI
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By hydroguy2
I am the president of our HOA at Cabincreek...

I am the president of our HOA at Cabincreek Landing (http://cabincreeklanding.com/). It's a small paved airpark, 20miles west of Kalispell Montana. 97MT is the designator if anyone is interested. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-20-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By hydroguy2
As everyone has said... FBO: Vetters will take...

As everyone has said...
FBO: Vetters will take care of you if necessary.
Bunk/ car: Mustang Mickeys has want you need. If the courtesy car is not there or ? check with Rosie at Vetters, they'll fix...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,230
Posted By hydroguy2
I chose to paint everything before final...

I chose to paint everything before final assembly.

My motto: Later Sucks
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l40/Hydroguy2/RV7build/RV-7build1045.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,697
Posted By hydroguy2
Ok I'll bite. I'm a 6'250# private pilot who...

Ok I'll bite. I'm a 6'250# private pilot who built a nice QB RV7 and sat in the RV14A.

The roomy new improved -14A would be awesome for trips.

BUT...I find the -7 to be a sleek fun machine that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
Well you can still use Aurora as inspiration to...

Well you can still use Aurora as inspiration to complete yours. She is fast and comfy on a cross country and pretty nimble on a playground.
Kenosha was just the transfer location. I was heading to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks everybody. Kris's neck cancer is stage...

Thanks everybody. Kris's neck cancer is stage 4...but the doctors here said it was viral caused. The Tomotherapy treatment can target the tumor like scalpel. Said she'll have to endure one of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks Mike. Some things are replaceable. But...

Thanks Mike. Some things are replaceable. But some are not. We've been together since high school. 38 years. She was feeling good this weekend so we took a drive a few miles down the road to Great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
Made it to KABR Aberdeen SD in 2.3hrs. Not too...

Made it to KABR Aberdeen SD in 2.3hrs. Not too bad for over 420nm. Quick fuel stop, 1/2 cup of coffee and a piece of jerky. Back in the air with a new flight plan.... KABR- KENW.

Some where over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,789
Posted By hydroguy2
It's been fun

To build something with your own hands from a vision is special as any builder knows. We've flown to see the kids, Oshkosh a few times, Fly-ins and SARL races in Texas, Washington, Idaho, and all...
Forum: Propellers 02-06-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,915
Posted By hydroguy2
Just for clarification. There are 2 different...

Just for clarification. There are 2 different Whirlwind companies out there.

the GA series prop are from Whirlwind Propellers (https://whirlwindpropellers.com/aircraft/)

While the Constant speed...
Forum: GPS 01-27-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks I see e is a download available, but...

Thanks I see e is a download available, but didn't know if that is what need. Also finding the correct card reader
Forum: GPS 01-27-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By hydroguy2
AvMap database updates

I need to update my AvMap EKP IV GPS for the new owner. What's the quickest easiest way to get this done. I don't think I have the cords to hook to a laptop so not sure about downloading updates....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,890
Posted By hydroguy2
training link...

training link (http://vansaircraft.com/public/training.htm)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-15-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,061
Posted By hydroguy2
just poking fun. Good looking engine

just poking fun. Good looking engine
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-15-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,061
Posted By hydroguy2
what no power numbers....nice tease

what no power numbers....nice tease
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,153
Posted By hydroguy2
Yep I made a quick loop from 8U8 RY34 to the NE...

Yep I made a quick loop from 8U8 RY34 to the NE flew along the Big Belts Mtn down Duck Creek (good elk hunting), then the video jumps to east shore of Canyon Ferry lake moving south past Townsend....
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,074
Posted By hydroguy2
yep...not sure why it didn't work earlier, fixed...

yep...not sure why it didn't work earlier, fixed now
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,074
Posted By hydroguy2
Start here...heavy wing pdf...

Start here...heavy wing pdf (http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/Wing_Heavy.pdf)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,153
Posted By hydroguy2
Freedom Flight

I don't fly enough lately for various reasons. But still make a lap around the valley to warm up the oil and free my mind. With this week having the Election and Veterans day, I felt the urge for a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By hydroguy2
No sniffle valve on mine. Never needed it, as I...

No sniffle valve on mine. Never needed it, as I shut down with the purge valve every time. no chance of fuel leaking into the sump.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By hydroguy2
good luck with the build. Fun times ahead. Been...

good luck with the build. Fun times ahead.

Been a few years since I completed my Quickbuild -7, but I'm only 231nm directly west if you have any questions.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By hydroguy2
thanks guys. Looks like we'll be...

thanks guys. Looks like we'll be driving....airplane is not on someones itinerary. oh well win some lose some

the Going to the Sun road is a nice route some days. But Labor day is not one of those...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,103
Posted By hydroguy2
Here's where I'd start...

Here's where I'd start looking
http://www.whirlwindaviation.com/props/rvseries.asp

and probably end up here
http://www.whirlwindaviation.com/props/rv2013series.asp
Forum: Canada 08-29-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By hydroguy2
Waterton Park ?

The spousal unit booked a couple nights in Waterton Park next week(her aunt and cousin are there). We will already be at our place in Marion (97MT). and was dreading the drive of 3.75hrs....but...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 37,471
Posted By hydroguy2
Vlad, if you come through Montana this weekend,...

Vlad, if you come through Montana this weekend, I'll be at 97MT. But Neil and Tracy will probably be around at 8U8.
Let us know if you need anything.

(406)980-oneone93

Have a safe quest
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,155
Posted By hydroguy2
During GNAR III, I sheared off #2 pipe at the...

During GNAR III, I sheared off #2 pipe at the flange while at full power race speed and <200agl. Scared the **** out of me, I didn't know what when wrong at first. The power pulses were loud and was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,165
Posted By hydroguy2
Ashley creek, 2 miles east of 97MT, was looking...

Ashley creek, 2 miles east of 97MT, was looking fine last Monday on my flight home
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l40/Hydroguy2/Cabin/IMG_3682_zps0ihmq5m9.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,165
Posted By hydroguy2
The only flying Ive done for almost 2 years is to...

The only flying Ive done for almost 2 years is to build this house. Plus I put over 25000 miles on my truck. Here's a progress report....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By hydroguy2
July 4th Townsend Festival of Flight

just a reminder...

Townsend (8U8) will be hosting another fabulous Fly-in breakfast on July 4th, 0800-1100 or when the food runs out. Let's celebrate Flight, Freedom, Liberty and Pursuit of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-03-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,828
Posted By hydroguy2
I'm trying to talk them into dropping the price...

I'm trying to talk them into dropping the price for fly-in folks. maybe $3.50...but might only be a dime or nothing. we are one of the lowest $ in the whole state already.

Get there early if...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,828
Posted By hydroguy2
Just a quick 69nm straight south of KGTF is...

Just a quick 69nm straight south of KGTF is Townsend(8U8). which hosts a fly-in breakfast on the 4th for the last 10 years or so. 60 planes and 250 people...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,298
Posted By hydroguy2
:mad::(:( Cancer is the devil

:mad::(:( Cancer is the devil
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,632
Posted By hydroguy2
Johnson Creek (3U2)...

Johnson Creek (3U2) (https://www.airnav.com/airport/3U2)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,197
Posted By hydroguy2
Price point, started building January...

Price point, started building January 2015.

48x48x14 pole building with commercial girts. 1 window, 2 walk thru doors and 1 8x10 roll up door. Kit price was $14200. Erected by local crew was...
Forum: Reviews 04-12-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,340
Posted By hydroguy2
cute, but I'd be leery trusting my plane to those...

cute, but I'd be leery trusting my plane to those without a shootout pull test with other tiedown systems.

orange vs the claw vs the EAA 3 prong...etc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-18-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,230
Posted By hydroguy2
with the limited info available...$10-12000....

with the limited info available...$10-12000. could be less but also could be more.
how long ago was it built? logs? comp? oil sampling? etc.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,230
Posted By hydroguy2
I bought a O-360 A1A, but with 9:1 pistons and...

I bought a O-360 A1A, but with 9:1 pistons and swapped the vertical sump for a Superior forward facing cold sump with AFP injection, Pmags. Mine has a hollow crank though. we put a new data plate on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,630
Posted By hydroguy2
There will be 16" of blow-in cellulose in the...

There will be 16" of blow-in cellulose in the roof and the door will get spray foamed as soon as the outside temps gets and stays above 40*.

the lights are T5's. I don't notice any glare when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,630
Posted By hydroguy2
Hey Mike, can't help with ICF building, although...

Hey Mike, can't help with ICF building, although we almost used them for the foundation on our log home. The cost looked lower...if we did the labor. time was a factor for us to do the labor, so I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-31-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 47,066
Posted By hydroguy2
I didn't land on a lake, but the runway at Cabin...

I didn't land on a lake, but the runway at Cabin Creek (97MT) was slicker than I expected. Good thing for big rudders, as there was zero braking available. I could barely stand up when I got out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,118
Posted By hydroguy2
Jimmy Cash was the builder. He said he did the...

Jimmy Cash was the builder. He said he did the first flight of a customer built F-1. He is quite a guy, I had him do the first flight on my RV-7.
He and a friend brought another F-1 to Townsend to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By hydroguy2
congrats on the repairs. that is one Sexy beast!

congrats on the repairs.

that is one Sexy beast!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By hydroguy2
I figured if the interface between the cowl and...

I figured if the interface between the cowl and spinner is critical for how it looks....then best method was to fit the spinner and mount the prop, then fit the cowl to it.

I did sand and fill the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By hydroguy2
I fit the upper cowl first. ...

I fit the upper cowl first.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l40/Hydroguy2/RV7build/RV-7build374.jpg (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/Hydroguy2/media/RV7build/RV-7build374.jpg.html)

setting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,165
Posted By hydroguy2
Let me know when. You're always welcome to...

Let me know when. You're always welcome to visit. hopefully the place is done and we are there full time by then.

happy new year to you also.

Bruce, I hope to see that RV of yours flying in here...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,884
Posted By hydroguy2
I went back and found couple pics of my panel...

I went back and found couple pics of my panel with the numbers. DA varies. also note the MP gage reads high by 0.4 or something like that. and I have a airspeed error of ~2kts at this speed. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,884
Posted By hydroguy2
mines a 7 not a 7A, but I cruise 178KTAS at...

mines a 7 not a 7A, but I cruise 178KTAS at 8.5gph 2440rpm around 8500'. normally though I cruise above 9500 to 12500 most trips. I see 178-180ktas burning 8.2gph 2380-2420rpm. If I want to burn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,165
Posted By hydroguy2
Once we get up the full time we hope to host a...

Once we get up the full time we hope to host a few fly-ins, BBQ's, friends, visitors, etc. But if people are in the area (97MT) they are welcome to drop in anytime, we may or may not be there. It is...
Forum: Rocket 12-27-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,759
Posted By hydroguy2
I understand that decision. I haven't raced for...

I understand that decision. I haven't raced for a couple years. I enjoyed it and the people, but after dodging some seagulls at 185kts and 200'agl I had to rethink it. Also between building a house...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,165
Posted By hydroguy2
We've been very busy trying to get the apartment...

We've been very busy trying to get the apartment in the hangar done and seal the interior of the loghome. Always seem to need the truck for hauling supplies and stuff, so my flying has been limited....
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