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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Gash
Thanks Bill for the very useful website! I...

Thanks Bill for the very useful website! I donated. Totally worth it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-13-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up The Nogales airport is great! I go through there...

The Nogales airport is great! I go through there once a month when coming back from Flying Samaritan trips in Baja, Mexico. I really like the little restaurant at the FBO, the US Customs guys are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Gash
Good news for future RV-14 owners who have time...

Good news for future RV-14 owners who have time in other Vans aircraft. My insurance broker called carriers back and nudged them a bit to see if they'd drop the checkout requirement. A couple of them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Gash
Thanks Turner, I'll do an official Vans checkout...

Thanks Turner, I'll do an official Vans checkout if necessary. In the meantime, I'll have to see if a carrier would just waive the checkout requirement. I have 1500 hours in 6 different RV makes &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Gash
RV-14A checkout needed in Arizona

Anybody know where I can get a quick RV-14A checkout in Arizona for insurance? Glad to pay in dollars (boring) or trade a full-up aerobatic flight in the Extra 330LX (not boring). Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Gash
+1 Allan always answers his phone (or one of...

+1

Allan always answers his phone (or one of the guys there), and he'll stay on the phone with you for as long as it takes. What a great guy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Gash
Thanks Justin. Caleb emailed me the dimensions...

Thanks Justin. Caleb emailed me the dimensions today, and it was exactly what I needed for panel planning.
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,705
Posted By Gash
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photography.

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photography.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Gash
Garmin GPS 175 cutout dimensions?

Does anybody know the panel cutout dimensions and screw locations for the Garmin GPS 175? I only see bezel height and width on Garmin's spec page. Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,026
Posted By Gash
Guys, the stick and rudder work has been pretty...

Guys, the stick and rudder work has been pretty well beat to death here. I do have a question about your throttle setting though. I just want to confirm that you're throttle is idle when recovering....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-05-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Brian, that is so nice of you to offer! I really...

Brian, that is so nice of you to offer! I really appreciate your help. I will email you right now. I agree, class act all the way.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-04-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Gash
Thanks Walt, also everyone who PM'd me. I've...

Thanks Walt, also everyone who PM'd me. I've decided to go with a Garmin GPS-175 instead. I don't need nav/com, nor do I need another radio.

Off to Stein with my checkbook in hand!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-03-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Gash
WTB: GTN-650

I'd like to buy a used GTN-650 with tray. Connectors and harness would be a bonus. This will be used to upgrade a Dynon HDX VFR panel to IFR. Please PM me or email gashf16(at)yahoo. Thanks for any...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By Gash
I have this Gerber LMF II knife...

I have this Gerber LMF II knife (https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Infantry-Knife-Coyote-22-01463/dp/B0009JVOCA/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=gerber+lmf&qid=1580053011&sr=8-4) velcroed to my side wall within easy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Gash
Ask the company that powder coated your metal if...

Ask the company that powder coated your metal if the paint manufacturer has rattle can touchup paint for your color. Cardinal and LVP (and others) make touchup spray that works really well with their...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,056
Posted By Gash
Useful load? CG?

Useful load? CG?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-09-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,904
Posted By Gash
Here's a video of the RV-15 prototype...

Here's a video of the RV-15 prototype (https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By Gash
So cool! Thanks Luca.

So cool! Thanks Luca.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,877
Posted By Gash
Has anyone seen EAA or AOPA advocating on behalf...

Has anyone seen EAA or AOPA advocating on behalf of GA owners on this topic?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,198
Posted By Gash
I just had my Flyboys wingwalk tear off in flight...

I just had my Flyboys wingwalk tear off in flight last night. I was flying home in the dark (when all aircraft sounds seem to be amplified), and got a sudden loud buzzing noise. I thought, oh no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By Gash
I use the Garmin InReach mini. I clip it to my...

I use the Garmin InReach mini. I clip it to my belt loop with a carabiner and have it on my person at all times when flying. This way, if I ever have a forced landing and need to get away from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,626
Posted By Gash
Yep, this is exactly what I do. Here's why: 1. ...

Yep, this is exactly what I do. Here's why:

1. Foreflight! The iPad, especially when wifi linked to your Skyview HDX, is the best and fastest way to look at the sectional or IFR charts, view...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,626
Posted By Gash
I traded a GNS-530W for a used IFD-540. I found...

I traded a GNS-530W for a used IFD-540. I found an avionics dealer in Colorado who had the IFD-540 on the shelf. I think I paid something like $6,000 for the trade up.

The nice thing was that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,626
Posted By Gash
Not when I'm flying hard IFR :D

Not when I'm flying hard IFR :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,626
Posted By Gash
I have the HDX in my RV-7. You don't really need...

I have the HDX in my RV-7. You don't really need 2 HDX screens. That's way overkill. Save the money and buy a Garmin GTN-650 or 750 to replace that 430W. Better yet (and less expensive) is the...
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,164
Posted By Gash
Ashley Miller is the maestro here...I (Karl) am...

Ashley Miller is the maestro here...I (Karl) am just in the group of admiring bystanders. :)
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,164
Posted By Gash
Thanks for the detailed write up. That's a...

Thanks for the detailed write up. That's a beautiful installation! The temperature was 44 C here in Phoenix yesterday, so I always appreciate seeing how others beat the heat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Gash
I've been trying to search for any threads...

I've been trying to search for any threads discussing the RV-7 aft fuselage bending and ideas for reinforcing. No luck finding anything. Can anybody post link(s) here to help out? Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,769
Posted By Gash
Do you need a wingman? Where do I sign up? Best...

Do you need a wingman? Where do I sign up?

Best thread EVER.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,632
Posted By Gash
The hardest part is carefully removing the...

The hardest part is carefully removing the feathery little valve cover. After that, as long as you have the tiny wobble test fixture (available from Aircraft Spruce here...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,632
Posted By Gash
I've been using it as a salad dressing for years....

I've been using it as a salad dressing for years. It also makes a good marinade for chicken when mixed with a little worcessstterrrshirerrrerrrr sauce. My wife uses it as a hair conditioner, and even...
Forum: California 07-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Gash
...all in good fun :) http://halie.com/ofI.jpg

...all in good fun :)

http://halie.com/ofI.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By Gash
From one F-16 pilot to another (I'm guessing from...

From one F-16 pilot to another (I'm guessing from your flap / aileron question)...I see what you're thinking, and I recommend don't do it. You need those flaps so that you can get the "Vans total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,030
Posted By Gash
Lazze metal shaping

Speaking of an English wheel, there's a guy named Lazze who does some great YouTube videos showing his metal shaping techniques. I could watch these videos (https://youtu.be/hePmCEjDSu4) for hours.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-19-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By Gash
What a touching tribute to a great man and...

What a touching tribute to a great man and father. My condolences.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,139
Posted By Gash
I got an extra 5 knots TAS! You must have done...

I got an extra 5 knots TAS! You must have done something wrong. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gash
My first Oshkosh was in 1985 when I was 17-years...

My first Oshkosh was in 1985 when I was 17-years old. It's not exactly ancient Oshkosh history to some of you old farts, but it seems like eons ago to me. It literally changed the course of my life....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By Gash
Don't fly into the WX with a MX problem or you...

Don't fly into the WX with a MX problem or you might be SOL.
Forum: Safety 06-01-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,401
Posted By Gash
I fly with a Bonehead Composites helmet in my...

I fly with a Bonehead Composites helmet in my Extra. I spent a military career with an HGU brain bucketóloved itóbut have discovered that the Bonehead is lighter and lower profile, so I donít hit it...
Forum: Safety 05-29-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,324
Posted By Gash
Close Air Support (CAS) for the grunts. Lots of...

Close Air Support (CAS) for the grunts. Lots of it. You never know, you might have been one of the bros down there.
Forum: Safety 05-29-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,324
Posted By Gash
Mycool, sir, was there a question or statement in...

Mycool, sir, was there a question or statement in your post?

I can’t speak for the other contributors to this thread. But in my case, I fly in a waivered aerobatic box from surface to 5,000 AGL....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By Gash
Wink One small thing to add

Well there is one small thing to add: bring earplugs in case you're tied down close to the porta-potties. The slamming doors in the middle of the night get a little old.

...I keep forgetting to...
Forum: Safety 05-23-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,324
Posted By Gash
It can be done

As some of you know, I fly a lot of aerobatics. My kids have also been doing acro with me for years, and it has been a very positive experience for them. My youngest son was 8-years old when he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 480,494
Posted By Gash
Nice pic Brian! Are you flying in the Coalinga...

Nice pic Brian! Are you flying in the Coalinga contest next week?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By Gash
I used black automotive sub speaker cloth. It's...

I used black automotive sub speaker cloth. It's very black, thin, easy to cut and fit into the small corners. Use a small amount of spray adhesive and lay it down. Pretty easy. Here's the link to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,489
Posted By Gash
Hi Myron! That's an older post...I sold the...

Hi Myron! That's an older post...I sold the Bearhawk last year. I love bush flying, and that bird was perfect for hauling the family and getting in/out of a cow pasture up at 8500 MSL in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,500
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Thanks for the great trip report! I love to see...

Thanks for the great trip report! I love to see people making memories with family in the RV. My daughter is also 18-years old, so we're trying to find every opportunity to fly together before she...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,451
Posted By Gash
I'll second that! Please record a video and share...

I'll second that! Please record a video and share a link here. This would be really useful for all of us. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,263
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up I just found this thread. Thanks Ron for starting...

I just found this thread. Thanks Ron for starting the discussion. As you know, I was completely unaware of IAC and the possibility of doing aerobatics in my RV-8 until I stumbled upon your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Gash
Michael, I have a Tailwheel Transporter. I...

Michael,

I have a Tailwheel Transporter. I dislike it because it's large, heavy, takes up a lot of hangar space, and is clumsy to use because it's a) large and heavy, and b) the handle is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Gash
For electronics, it's nice to have a small...

For electronics, it's nice to have a small rechargeable battery pack. You can charge it up and carry it in a backpack (or fanny pack :eek:) when walking around during the day. I have this one...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,478
Posted By Gash
Retired F-16. I've owned both RVs in question. I...

Retired F-16. I've owned both RVs in question. I flew my RV-8 for about 850 hours before I sold it. I missed having an RV, so bought a RV-7 shortly afterwards. I now have about 150 hours on the -7....
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,321
Posted By Gash
That's right gosh darnit! And no humor either....

That's right gosh darnit! And no humor either. Only serious game faces people!:rolleyes:
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,321
Posted By Gash
1. Survivable cockpit (proper restraints, large...

1. Survivable cockpit (proper restraints, large loose items secured, etc.)

2. A way to get out of a flipped airplane such as a canopy breaker tool. Attach in a location where you can reach it when...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-05-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,862
Posted By Gash
Great pics, thanks for sharing! And those...

Great pics, thanks for sharing! And those staples...ouch!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,819
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Fantastic choice indeed!

Congratulations Ron on your selection as Nationals CD. I'm really looking forward to going this year. I didn't go last year simply because Oshkosh was going to be too far to go in the Extra. Salina...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,731
Posted By Gash
Sorry, I only clicked on this thread because I...

Sorry, I only clicked on this thread because I was expecting a plumber joke.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,781
Posted By Gash
Nice work Jerry! That's a great photo too.

Nice work Jerry! That's a great photo too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Gash
I suppose so, but I was compensated for the use...

I suppose so, but I was compensated for the use of my hangar and shop rags. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Gash
It was a friend of a friend sort of thing....

It was a friend of a friend sort of thing. There's no central casting for airplanes that I'm aware of. The crew were all a little apprehensive around the airplane and didn't know what they could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Gash
Alright children, I'm just sharing photos showing...

Alright children, I'm just sharing photos showing an example of how a Vans aircraft is going mainstream in an international high-end advertising campaign. Please leave your insecurities at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,232
Posted By Gash
Yeah, I'm aware. Thanks Sherlock. :rolleyes: She...

Yeah, I'm aware. Thanks Sherlock. :rolleyes: She ran into the pic at the last second. The photo was actually supposed to be a little Instagram "gift" for my daughter who is a big Wil Higginson fan.
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