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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,324
Posted By crabandy
Scott has described my experience as well, I have...

Scott has described my experience as well, I have over 100 hours in 9ís but not within the past 5 years. All of my recent experience has been in my 7. I am more proficient and comfortable In my tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,194
Posted By crabandy
Sorry to hear this Tom, but happy to hear Suzanne...

Sorry to hear this Tom, but happy to hear Suzanne and you are spending time the right way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By crabandy
Devin, That pic over the Hudson is Awesome! Did...

Devin,
That pic over the Hudson is Awesome! Did you take that with a camera or a newer iPhone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By crabandy
I strategically waited till the wife was at work...

I strategically waited till the wife was at work to sneak the seatbelts into the washing machine after a brief pre-treat, they made a lot of noise but came out nice and clean! They were pretty dry...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-25-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By crabandy
I'm really looking forward to when my son can...

I'm really looking forward to when my son can touch the rudder pedals!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-24-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By crabandy
Dang, what a way to start! Glad your OK, sorry...

Dang, what a way to start! Glad your OK, sorry your good looking RV got bent.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-24-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By crabandy
Dang! Glad to hear you werenít hurt.

Dang! Glad to hear you werenít hurt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By crabandy
Message M McGraw on the forums about the cheap...

Message M McGraw on the forums about the cheap car backup camera he used. I initially dismissed the idea but after riding along with Marvin during a little taxiing the camera was defenitely worth the...
Forum: Propellers 11-23-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By crabandy
Just talk, but when I spoke to Craig I asked him...

Just talk, but when I spoke to Craig I asked him what prop he would run on my RV7. With an O-320 he recommended a 2 blade, he recommended the 3 blade with an O-360. The extra blade balanced the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By crabandy
Sad to hear this Bob, what a wonderful tribute....

Sad to hear this Bob, what a wonderful tribute.

Here's the last pic I have of my mom in the RV, We were flying ICT..HOT boat...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By crabandy
I have an HIO-360-A1F6D variant in my 7, but it...

I have an HIO-360-A1F6D variant in my 7, but it now has a carb and electronic ignition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 109,542
Posted By crabandy
Saw while holding at a missed approach point on a...

Saw while holding at a missed approach point on a training flight.....

https://photos.smugmug.com/2019-condition-inspection-N117TR/i-TSjwxJ6/0/3f15389f/L/IMG_5694-L.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By crabandy
More condition inspection items completed. Carb...

More condition inspection items completed. Carb and gascolator screens were clean, the inline filter after the fuel selector seemed to have grabbed the...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By crabandy
RVdave, I experience the same thing you do with...

RVdave, I experience the same thing you do with my G3X for overtemp conditions. I too am wondering about your question.
Forum: Safety 11-14-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By crabandy
Please don’t check yourself out in the 4 without...

Please don’t check yourself out in the 4 without RV experience. I’m proficient in my 7 but wouldn’t fly my friends Pa12 without him, I felt marginal with him on our first hour and would want another...
Forum: California 11-13-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By crabandy
Payson KPAN is almost ďGlampingĒ like Petite...

Payson KPAN is almost ďGlampingĒ like Petite Jean, hot showers-firewood-food all right there.

88AZ is walking distance to Theodore Rosevelt Lake and nothing else but solitude....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,058
Posted By crabandy
Condition Inspection time week #2 for me, I drug...

Condition Inspection time week #2 for me, I drug my oldest out to the hangar to help me with the compression check for the second year in a row. She learns something, I learn something and although...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,392
Posted By crabandy
When trying to check on to a very busy frequency...

When trying to check on to a very busy frequency sometimes the best thing you can do is wait 5-10 minutes. Donít wait if you Need something, but patience is appreciated. If the controller needs to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By crabandy
I started my build with perfection in mind,...

I started my build with perfection in mind, somewhere just after the tail kit morphed into the wing kit I had to compromise. I aimed for 110% and ended up better than average and Iím OK with that....
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,392
Posted By crabandy
Bill, just curious if it was a point to point...

Bill, just curious if it was a point to point normal XC or a multiple airport multiple approaches bouncing in and out of different facilities.
Flight plan info to/from centers, approach controls as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,841
Posted By crabandy
You are correct For the prevailing wind. Iím just...

You are correct For the prevailing wind. Iím just trying to find the right balance of works with the existing landscape/drainage and is less than a 25knt crosswind most of the time that Iím flying.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,392
Posted By crabandy
Kieth is correct, Greg in the following post is...

Kieth is correct, Greg in the following post is also correct for the most precise with the least syllables when the frequency is hopping. “With you,” “Hello” etc is also fine within the context of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,841
Posted By crabandy
Thanks for all the advice and support! My...

Thanks for all the advice and support!

My preference would be to keep the field square and have the straight N/S, my next stop is the local soil conservation office.

Luckily we have a well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,841
Posted By crabandy
Paul, Prevailing wind is north/south. I wanted...

Paul,

Prevailing wind is north/south. I wanted the hangar door to face 90 degrees to the prevailing wind and afternoon/evening summer sun.
North side is good for forced landings, south not so much....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,841
Posted By crabandy
Prevailing winds are north/south, cool website!

Prevailing winds are north/south, cool website!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,841
Posted By crabandy
Grass Strip/Homesite Planning

Looking for advice in planning our Grass Strip/Homesite, it's 660'x2640' (40acres longways north) and relatively flat. I'm trying to draw up my proposal to send to the county for the Special Use...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,573
Posted By crabandy
I Had to pop open my fuel tanks to perform a...

I Had to pop open my fuel tanks to perform a service bulletin before flying, I cleaned the tanks ďveryĒ well with red shop rags. I found red fibers in my fuel filter screen as well as red fibers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By crabandy
On Saturday I was persuaded to head down to Pine...

On Saturday I was persuaded to head down to Pine Bluff for the BullDog Formation clinic despite the less than desirable weather. Man I'm glad I went.

I brushed up on my FFI knowledge on the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By crabandy
I made a quick out and back to KPIA to pick up an...

I made a quick out and back to KPIA to pick up an RV buddy after an OT shift on Friday. Rides above FL190 were pretty terrible in the area. I was at 15,500 and passed this SWA over the Mississippi...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By crabandy
Hottest Iíve seen is always after shutdown on...

Hottest Iíve seen is always after shutdown on 95+F is 210-220 F.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,616
Posted By crabandy
Iím going to agree with Tommy, if you spend the...

Iím going to agree with Tommy, if you spend the time/money to properly maintain your airplane there is no reason to carry spares cross country in the US. Tools to disassemble and diagnose are...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-23-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
No pics descending down over the front range, it...

No pics descending down over the front range, it was pretty bumpy and I was busy flying. Wind was 60 degrees off the runway gusting to 32 at KAPA, I had been watching the weather for a couple hours...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
https://photos.smugmug.com/Vegas-2019/Vegas-2019/i...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vegas-2019/Vegas-2019/i-pHLKSW4/0/1ea464c6/L/IMG_5223-L.jpg

We were above the 14,500 restricted zone over the Grand Canyon so no need to fly the corridor. The fire on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
It was a fun short visit but time to be moving...

It was a fun short visit but time to be moving on, taxiing out at Oceanside.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vegas-2019/Vegas-2019/i-RH3kC2g/0/733f5aed/L/IMG_5259-L.jpg

Some jumpers landing as we were...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
Oceanside was our favorite airport, friendly down...

Oceanside was our favorite airport, friendly down to earth people and low key. They did have a very active skydive business. $7 overnight fee if I remember...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
The Spring Mountains west of...

The Spring Mountains west of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
We were cleared to land RWY 12R at KVGT and winds...

We were cleared to land RWY 12R at KVGT and winds were gusting from the southwest, on short final the winds felt stronger than what was reported on the ATIS and the windsock on the northwest side of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
The Glen Canyon Dam after refueling at PGA,...

The Glen Canyon Dam after refueling at PGA, here's where it started to get bumpy and I was glad April took some Dramamine....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
The clouds cleared out as we flew high over...

The clouds cleared out as we flew high over Monument Valley, I would've liked to be a tad lower weaving between but April not so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
Departing KTAD we had Fischer's Peak off the left...

Departing KTAD we had Fischer's Peak off the left wing which is soon to be a new Colorado State Park.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vegas-2019/Vegas-2019/i-wppJf6s/0/3a4a820e/L/IMG_5069-L.jpg

The...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By crabandy
Vegas or Bust!

I had a work thing in Vegas and it happened to work out that my wife was invited to join me, had the time off work AND a babysitter. This never happens! I really wanted to take the RV instead of the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-21-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By crabandy
O2 refill on my portable tank was a reasonable...

O2 refill on my portable tank was a reasonable $45.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-21-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By crabandy
I topped off at PGA prior, I could only squeeze...

I topped off at PGA prior, I could only squeeze in 11ish gallons, no mercy. I’m planning on emailing the management. I’m totally fine with not meeting the minimum fuel purchase and paying $15 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,735
Posted By crabandy
Iíve put 20+!hours on the oil door/cowl flap, the...

Iíve put 20+!hours on the oil door/cowl flap, the small CHT/Oil Temp differences remain but Iíve stopped measuring them. I do like the slightly lower temps on climb but Love the RPM/Speed increase...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,719
Posted By crabandy
Great trip report, Thanks for sharing!

Great trip report, Thanks for sharing!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-20-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By crabandy
I agree the $15 overnight fee is a great deal for...

I agree the $15 overnight fee is a great deal for Vegas, I lucked out another VAFír tucked me in their hanger but still paid $15 for an afternoon of parking. I was also charged the $15 fee to taxi up...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-17-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By crabandy
Thanks for the temporary parking Tom!

Thanks for the temporary parking Tom!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,719
Posted By crabandy
Well Happy Bday! Get in touch with RV7Guy for...

Well Happy Bday!

Get in touch with RV7Guy for lunch in Phoenix. Just my take as a tourist trying to devour the local fare.....

Iíve enjoyed Espoís A couple times and itís close to...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-07-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By crabandy
I thought about KLAS but found $100 overnight...

I thought about KLAS but found $100 overnight fees. Most likely skip the rental car and Uber for our stay at Bally’s.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-07-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By crabandy
Las Vegas Airports

Whatís the most RV friendly airport to spend a couple of days in Las Vegas, so far Iím leaning towards KHND.
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,727
Posted By crabandy
I too am happily following this thread. Hopeful...

I too am happily following this thread. Hopeful healing of the spousal unit and the opportunity to care for and fly your RV7 again is priceless.
Forum: International 08-29-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,277
Posted By crabandy
Congrats Jim on this long worked for Dream!! Live...

Congrats Jim on this long worked for Dream!! Live it up!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By crabandy
Made me do some mental math almost 5 years flying...

Made me do some mental math almost 5 years flying and 435ish hours, I should have another 16 years or so before 2000 hours TT! My goal is to try and wear it out!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By crabandy
I cut the bottom off my stock panel with the nice...

I cut the bottom off my stock panel with the nice bend in it tall enough to hold my switches and a flange to mount nut plates to screw flat .063 stock for my panel on the front of it. I traced the...
Forum: International 08-13-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,277
Posted By crabandy
Go Paddy!!! Super excited for you and your family!

Go Paddy!!! Super excited for you and your family!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,094
Posted By crabandy
Youíld be crazy not to have second thoughts. I...

Youíld be crazy not to have second thoughts. I bought my tail kit mid twenties and newly married and hoping to fly by 30. 3 kiddos later and mid thirties brought the first flight, lots of obstacles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,704
Posted By crabandy
I didnít know my EarthX was unhappy FWF until 90+...

I didnít know my EarthX was unhappy FWF until 90+ *F quick turns, it was always the ground ops/heat soak that set off the high temp alarms. Shut down heat soak was fine, several 10 second cranking...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By crabandy
After smacking my head on the canopy and seeing...

After smacking my head on the canopy and seeing stars from an errant thermal in central KS (devoid of heavy’s in low alt) I learned I needed to tighten my seat belt better on bumpy days. I now brief...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By crabandy
I routinely do a ďfunctional checkĒ of my float...

I routinely do a ďfunctional checkĒ of my float fuel gauges, the opportunity presents itself 2-3 times a year to burn 1 tank down to less than 1 gallon. I only do it in cruise at altitude and Iím...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-29-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,227
Posted By crabandy
Exactly as yours, lots of time I'll see the...

Exactly as yours, lots of time I'll see the clouds but no actual rain with the green and yellow displayed on the ADSB.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,839
Posted By crabandy
Sheesh, thanks for bringing up work on the fun...

Sheesh, thanks for bringing up work on the fun forum!

GDP’s and AFP’s attempt to equitablily distribute delays to too many IFR aircraft trying to utilize the same airport or airspace . When the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,735
Posted By crabandy
I did some flying today and got some intial...

I did some flying today and got some intial numbers. I used stabilized cruise with realitively smooth air and utilizing the autopilot, I recorded 5 minute averages for speed, temps and pressures...
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