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Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-16-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By jnjhirsch
Power at Oshkosh camp sites?

First time going! What is the power availability at Oshkosh camp sites? For recharging phones and tablets.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-16-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By jnjhirsch
Consider using Nalgene plastic containers. They...

Consider using Nalgene plastic containers. They come in all sizes and robust enough to handle pressure changes. Any camping/outdoor store should have them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By jnjhirsch
Successful Demo Ride!

After action report: First flight in an RV-12.

I just wanted to thank Dave Farmer again for being so generous with his time and airplane and giving me a demo ride in his RV-12. The second one he...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By jnjhirsch
Wow! That was fast. No, don't mind the drive at...

Wow! That was fast.

No, don't mind the drive at all. Next Wed or Friday would work for me. The week after is wide open, as well.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By jnjhirsch
Demo ride?

I'm shamelessly asking for a demo ride in an RV12.

Long time stalker of this site (even pay dues!) and very interested in the RV12.

I live in Baltimore and was wondering if someone within...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-07-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 47,209
Posted By jnjhirsch
Airplane looks great!

The attention to detail is amazing. Looks like a fleet aircraft! When you are flying, you should call the guys at carrier suitability and see if you can get that thing carrier qual'ed. I think the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,674
Posted By jnjhirsch
Nothing like doing engine checks in the garden. ...

Nothing like doing engine checks in the garden.

I love it!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-13-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 119,264
Posted By jnjhirsch
Russian radio alphabet anyone?

Anatov, Boris, C ??, Demitri, ...

Ugg, I just googled it. It's complicated.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By jnjhirsch
Portable workbench

The genesis of this workbench is an amalgam of ideas I have gleaned from this site. It's sturdy, not too heavy, and wheels around the shop alright.

It allowed me to make this real cool toolbox...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 119,264
Posted By jnjhirsch
Just amazing!

Thanks for telling your story, it's the highlight of my day!

Just amazing that you do this VFR. It inspires me to go a little outside my own comfort zone, even if its just a 100 mile cross-country...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 47,209
Posted By jnjhirsch
Hey, I know that scheme!

Hi Sam,
Paint scheme looks great! Are you going with the knight and boomerang, too?

I was a Boomer B/N from 88-91. I was there when that A-7 from VFA-147 chained down one of our tankers and shot...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-14-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,061
Posted By jnjhirsch
Some MD options for you.

I live in Baltimore and fly (rent) out of Martin State (KMTN). So, here are some options for you:
1. Tipton (KFME): I used to take lessons and fly out of here. Very nice non-towered airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
Posted By jnjhirsch
Thanks for the replies!

I would love to attend a build class. It's finding the time, that's the rub. I will endeavor to persevere.

Machinist square and ruler are good ideas. I always like to buy new tools.

I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
Posted By jnjhirsch
Transfer drawings on plans to metal

I'm a new builder. Actually, I'm on the practice kit phase. I need to transfer outline drawings to metal. Multiple stiffeners need to cut from a piece of angle aluminum. The Van's drawings are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,054
Posted By jnjhirsch
Reason for loss of records.

The best you can do is reproduce what you can from others who have kept copies of inspections. As a tire-kicker myself, missing logs are common. I often wonder why? What could previous...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,462
Posted By jnjhirsch
RV Training kit wasted on RV-12 builders?

I ordered an RV training kit to learn more about building an airplane. I am most interested in building an RV12. So, I ordered the training kit from Vans. Few days after I ordered, I got to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,769
Posted By jnjhirsch
Thanks for all the great replies. I am so glad I...

Thanks for all the great replies. I am so glad I joined this group. Although I am not yet a builder, the value of information I get just doing the research is well worth the member fee.

I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,769
Posted By jnjhirsch
Tools for RV-12

I'm sure this has been discussed before and I'm fine with a redirect to a prior thread.

The RV12 kit that Avery sells, does not include a rivet gun. Is it truly not necessary?

The kit also...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 1,003,648
Posted By jnjhirsch
Best panel I've seen so far and I've been...

Best panel I've seen so far and I've been stalking this site for a while.

Like the symmetry of the layout with dark background, very easy on the eyes.

It flows well with the rest of the cockpit,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,378
Posted By jnjhirsch
Too bad about the vendors not selling kits...

Too bad about the vendors not selling kits anymore. It doesn't make sense to me. It would be like if Vans stopped selling RV-12 kits because it was competing with their RV-12 LSA production line. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-09-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,378
Posted By jnjhirsch
Kit Engine

Anyone have thoughts or experience on building an engine from an kit?

Like buying parts, or a kit, from ECI?

Any financial benefit?

Do you get some certification, like you do when you build your...
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