Home > VansAirForceForums

- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-12
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-29-2017, 09:12 AM
Piper J3's Avatar
Piper J3 Piper J3 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Hinckley, Ohio
Posts: 1,072
Default Waiting for Spring...

Snug as a bug in rug...


Jim Stricker
Hinckley, Ohio
EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2004
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC Jul 2012 - Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 402

LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks to EJ Trucks
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 12:07 PM
Jrskygod Jrskygod is offline
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Edinburg, TX
Posts: 533
Default Brrrrrrr that looks cold

That is why I live in Texas
Paid for 2018 + extra and well worth it!
RV-9 Flying and having fun, experimenting and having fun, did I mention flying and having fun?
Maule M5-235C SOLD
Stinson L5 SOLD
Grumman AA1A SOLD
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2017, 07:27 PM
RViter RViter is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 212

Originally Posted by Jrskygod View Post
That is why I live in Texas
And that's why I live in Arizona. (Spent 5 1/2 hrs from FFZ/AZ to F46/Rockwall TX, and 5 1/2 DAYS getting back at the end of Sept). Reminded me of the John Denver song about Toledo OH, with the line "I spent a week there one day." VFR across West TX with low ceilings.

Your warm sunny days must be priceless when the snow melts.
RV-6A QB Tip-Up, 1st Flight 3/18/17
O-360-J2A (modified & F/I), Sensenich FP (cruise)
VP-X Sport, Dynon SkyView, VFR day
(FFZ) Mesa, AZ - N234GB -
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 09:15 AM
airguy's Avatar
airguy airguy is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Garden City, Tx
Posts: 4,288

Originally Posted by Jrskygod View Post
That is why I live in Texas
Except it's 9 degrees here this morning. 9. Just 9 of them little rascals.

At least it's dry, we only got about 1/4" of ice here.
Greg Niehues - VAF 2018 dues paid
Garden City, TX
N16GN flying!
Built an off-plan 9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 10:47 AM
joedallas's Avatar
joedallas joedallas is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Spring Hill Fl
Posts: 710
Default Cold in Florida

It is also cold here in Florida
It is only 48 degrees today

Joe Dallas
Joe Dallas
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 11:21 AM
DaleB's Avatar
DaleB DaleB is online now
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Omaha, NE (KMLE)
Posts: 1,897

You poor, poor babies. -4 here at the moment, and I don't think it's been above zero since last week. Nice and sunny, though. Looks like a perfect day to go fly. Last night was -15...
Omaha, NE
RV-12 # 222 N980KM "Screamin' Canary" (bought flying)
Fisher Celebrity (under construction)
Previous RV-7 project (sold)
-=VAF=- 2017 dues paid
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 12:35 PM
rongawer's Avatar
rongawer rongawer is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Brentwood, CA
Posts: 338
Default Itís a struggle

Itís 57 here today...itís a struggle, but weíre making it through. ha.
Ron Gawer

- RV10, N1530G (reserved). Empennage in progress.
- RV12, N975G, Flying
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 02:47 PM
9GT's Avatar
9GT 9GT is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 1,478

Two days ago I managed to get the shop area in my hanger In Gladwin, MI (KGDW) up to a tropical 22* F using a 150,000 btu propane torpedo heater. Got a good 4 hours of work done before the gas regulator froze up and the heater stopped working!
David C.
Howell, MI

RV-9A: Under Construction. N161RV (Reserved)
RV-10: N959RV Completed 12/29/2013 SOLD 08/23/2016

"Donor Exempt" but donated through Dec. 2018
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 05:02 PM
rjcthree's Avatar
rjcthree rjcthree is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bay Village, OH
Posts: 734
Default Same here...

100,000 BTU propane heater running continuously got the workspace of the hanger from crisp 18F to a rather comfortable 40F. But as soon as it shut off(I have a t-stat that has a one hour max run time) it got cold quick. 12F 10G18 outside at KLPR. But the 660 and GDL 39 got installed.

Maybe someday this year I'll be able to fly. December was a bust. Phase one is dragging...
Rick 90432
RV-9A tip-up, O320H2, Ellison, Dynon D180
First Flight 2017apr23 - Out of phase 1 2018jul07
RV-8 tail kit received with a 5 year plan
2011-2018 VAF contributor
Dog is my copilot, rest in peace 2015APR28. I miss that dog.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 06:06 PM
longranger's Avatar
longranger longranger is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 45G, Brighton, MI
Posts: 1,799

We havenít seen a 20F OAT for a couple of weeks now. Iím very fortunate to have a 34x40 attached heated hangar at home, which I keep at 50F 24/7. I turned it up to 55 the other day to fit the wings on my -7, and with all the walking around involved in that process it got too warm and I turned it back down. For just hanging out out there, itíll go from 50 to 60 in about 10 minutes. Iím the second owner, so I donít know the R-values, but the two outside walls are 6-inch construction, the 12x40 door has 2-inch foam board, and thereís about 2 feet of insulation above the 14.5í ceiling.

Miles (VAF# 1238, Paid up as of 2018)
RV-7 TU 904KM (reserved)
Wings Fitted and Finish Kit on order

Construction Log
Picasa: Empennage Album, Wings Album, Fuselage Album

1955 Cessna 170B flying since 1982

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' -Unk.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:26 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.