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Forum: RV-6/6A 08-11-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By AirShowFan
Jan is right; This has happened to me too. Each...

Jan is right; This has happened to me too.

Each flap rod connects to the flap actuator/handle via a rod end bearing: It's just inside the fuselage side skin, just above the baggage floor, just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,564
Posted By AirShowFan
In case you haven't seen this... Apparently it's...

In case you haven't seen this... Apparently it's for sale:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/41407135412/permalink/10162655601970413

What a beautiful airplane!

https://i.imgur.com/Pya81Yf.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,840
Posted By AirShowFan
I used to work some weekends as an airshow...

I used to work some weekends as an airshow photographer, before I got a job as an engineer (i.e. before I could afford flight training). One time, during the practice day before an airshow, I (and my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,710
Posted By AirShowFan
Videos of my three OSH talks now online

Hello, fellow RV-ators.

At Oshkosh this past summer, I gave three talks at the forums. I finally got around to posting the videos online, and I think you would enjoy them.

Note: Each talk has a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By AirShowFan
RV-6 and RV-7 over the San Juans

You probably already saw the video on the front page (https://youtu.be/ylCawFkWFBo?list=PLZoC7lYam-xcW8qPIwnAlIuFysq6fTxBi) with pictures of me flying the RV-6 that I recently bought from the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,232
Posted By AirShowFan
Where to begin?

My recommendation about where to start learning about 3D printing is this excellent video. There are many videos online about how to do each part of the process, but this is a really terrific general...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,718
Posted By AirShowFan
Thumbs up Thanks!

Thanks, Scott! I may contact them and ask to learn more details about this.



Thanks, Brian! I will add it to my list.



Thanks, Glen! Got any specific examples? And if you could come up with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,718
Posted By AirShowFan
(...continuing...)

Steve Melton?s lighting mount, from here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1176179).

https://i.imgur.com/kK9wJM2.png

?MadMaveric?s step plug, from here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,718
Posted By AirShowFan
Please help me learn (and present) about as many 3D-printed parts as possible :]

Hey everyone.

I'm working on a presentation that shows off as many uses of 3D printing in the aeronautics world as I can find. For anyone who wants to see my slides, you can download them here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,333
Posted By AirShowFan
I watched the Eclipse from an RV-6! It was such...

I watched the Eclipse from an RV-6!

It was such an amazing experience. I will never forget it.

The plan was to leave Paine Field (just north of Seattle) around 6:45AM, land at Salem (Oregon) around...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-24-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 75,288
Posted By AirShowFan
Hey everyone. Two and a half years ago, N611RV...

Hey everyone. Two and a half years ago, N611RV was sold (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10101530091496173&l=17fbf4f27a), because I was starting grad school and would not have much time for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,605
Posted By AirShowFan
http://i.imgur.com/6qn10sw.jpg One for the...

http://i.imgur.com/6qn10sw.jpg

One for the sports fans. The Seahawks and Sounders play on the left, the Mariners play on the right.

http://i.imgur.com/ynF6ewT.jpg

Space...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,605
Posted By AirShowFan
http://i.imgur.com/J1kVZgq.jpg Climbing out of...

http://i.imgur.com/J1kVZgq.jpg

Climbing out of Bremerton. Tom has had formation-flying training, done Oshkosh mass arrivals, etc. So he stayed locked in place. Jim was flying formation for the first...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,605
Posted By AirShowFan
RV-8 and RV-10 photo flight around Seattle

In addition to flying, another hobby of mine is aviation photography (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/7986406/Pictures-of-the-day-7-September-2010.html?image=2) and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-10-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,628
Posted By AirShowFan
There has been all kinds of amazing weather these...

There has been all kinds of amazing weather these past couple of weeks, but I had homework and finals on top of a surge of work at work, so I had to stay on the ground. It felt good to finally wrap...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,593
Posted By AirShowFan
If you can make the W&B/CG work, and get the...

If you can make the W&B/CG work, and get the airplane insured, then it's just a matter of figuring out the seatbelts, right?

In any case, probably not as difficult as this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-11-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,824
Posted By AirShowFan
Nice work,...

Nice work, Shawn!

http://i.imgur.com/hGtCQK0.jpg

I remember that flight :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-11-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,624
Posted By AirShowFan
That is a terrific spot. Haven't been there in...

That is a terrific spot. Haven't been there in way too long.

http://i.imgur.com/jOeHzOd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NG16KgK.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,665
Posted By AirShowFan
I like it! http://i.imgur.com/C6Zm2SB.jpg What...

I like it!

http://i.imgur.com/C6Zm2SB.jpg

What an exceptional airplane. My sincere congratulations.

I look forward to hearing how further flight tests go. (Let's be honest: I can't be the only one...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,434
Posted By AirShowFan
Cavanaugh Bay is great. Even before I had an RV,...

Cavanaugh Bay is great. Even before I had an RV, a couple months after I became a Private Pilot, Cavanaugh Bay was my first cross-country that was far enough to require a fuel stop somewhere during...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-10-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 325,098
Posted By AirShowFan
This photo by Jeff Bertsch...

This photo by Jeff Bertsch (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1003278) and this one by Ron Townson (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=128274) inspired me to...
Forum: Safety 06-28-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,653
Posted By AirShowFan
I have done some thinking (and Googling) about...

I have done some thinking (and Googling) about this controversial (http://www.avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115080) question. My understanding is the following. If I make any mistakes or cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,696
Posted By AirShowFan
That is bizarre! Very cheap 172 rental, very...

That is bizarre! Very cheap 172 rental, very expensive 162 rental, or both? Over here all LSAs are in the $100-115/hr range and all 172s are in the $150-160/hr range. Not a huge difference but pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By AirShowFan
Nice "Chicken Wings" today

I thought this was pretty great:

http://www.chickenwingscomics.com/2256/building-my-own-rv/

Edit: Image:

http://www.chickenwingscomics.com/comics/2015-04-17-cw0810.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,279
Posted By AirShowFan
Thank you Arlen, Jim, John, Darin, and Julio. E...

Thank you Arlen, Jim, John, Darin, and Julio. E muito obrigado, Guilherme!



Thanks, Vlad! My fiance' gets the credit for that shot, and several others. She has a great eye...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,279
Posted By AirShowFan
Fun music montage - N611RV - Acro and X-countries

Made a quick video to relive the good times with the airplane over the last three years.

http://youtu.be/zZ4KzGM64_Q

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,300
Posted By AirShowFan
Same thing at Boeing

Here is what I say in my "introduction to homebuilt kitplanes (http://onebcnf.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/an-introduction-to-homebuilt-kitplanes/)".

As a Boeing employee who sometimes deals with errors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,310
Posted By AirShowFan
Best wishes for a speedy and robust recovery!

Best wishes for a speedy and robust recovery!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,201
Posted By AirShowFan
And one more thing. Flying over Ballard, not far...

And one more thing.

Flying over Ballard, not far to the south of Arlington, you can get a pretty amazing shot of downtown Seattle.

IMO, the best spot is here (red...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,201
Posted By AirShowFan
I'll be there. I don't have much to add about...

I'll be there.

I don't have much to add about restaurants or hotels, or about the camping at the fly-in. (I live far enough away to not be super familiar with the Arlington area, but close enough...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 06-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,532
Posted By AirShowFan
Just think of how much worse this could have...

Just think of how much worse this could have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,462
Posted By AirShowFan
I have just posted the second post of this series...

I have just posted the second post of this series of three.

The first one was the introduction to kitplanes in general. This second one is about the building of the Boeing ONE BCnF Glasair. You guys...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,462
Posted By AirShowFan
Composites history

Also, thanks everyone for the corrections on the first composite airplanes. In the past I had heard some exaggerated claims about the Glasair and the LongEZ, and I now see that they're not accurate....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,462
Posted By AirShowFan
Addressing fear of flying

Thank you, Tim and Sam. I totally agree with you that fear of flying (be it flying in airliners or in single-engine airplanes) is an emotion and that it cannot be tamed by statistics.

To be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,462
Posted By AirShowFan
I will admit that the statistic is misleading. If...

I will admit that the statistic is misleading. If the accident rate (e.g. reportable accidents per airplane per year, or something like that) is zero-point-something percent for factory-built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,462
Posted By AirShowFan
Thanks for the clarification on the warbirds....

Thanks for the clarification on the warbirds. I'll fix the article to be a little more accurate.



Share away! I'd appreciate it if you share by linking to the original, rather than quoting (i.e....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,462
Posted By AirShowFan
An introduction to homebuilts. (Send this link to the uninformed)

I just wrote an article that is a general overview of homebuilt airplanes, focusing on kitplanes. It aims to fill the biggest gaps in the knowledge of the general population when it comes to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By AirShowFan
I know of a few RVers at AWO... But for what it's...

I know of a few RVers at AWO... But for what it's worth, I have an RV-6A just down the way at Paine, and you're welcome to come over anytime (given the restrictions imposed by my job and by the...
Forum: Northwest 01-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,414
Posted By AirShowFan
Congrats on the RV-8!

Congrats on the RV-8!
Forum: Northwest 01-05-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,414
Posted By AirShowFan
Thanks, Dave. I do teach classes about this...

Thanks, Dave. I do teach classes about this stuff, so I've gotten pretty good at being able to explain it well. As for Reddit, don't get me started. A lot of the default stuff is junk, but if you...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,017
Posted By AirShowFan
Ok, here's one we had to deal with at...

Ok, here's one we had to deal with at work:

http://images.smh.com.au/2008/11/13/264881/QantasExt1_gallery__533x400-600x400.jpg

Here's the PDF of the full accident report...
Forum: Northwest 12-30-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,414
Posted By AirShowFan
Thank you Vlad and Sam! Bob, it was nice to meet...

Thank you Vlad and Sam!

Bob, it was nice to meet you the following day. Next time I drive over to my hangar, I'll swing by yours so that I can see your -7. You definitely got me fantasizing about...
Forum: Northwest 12-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,414
Posted By AirShowFan
Some nice clear weather over Seattle around Christmas

Here in Seattle we've had a surprising amount of clear weather over the past week or so. Not all day every day, but about a few hours on most days, including some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 86,740
Posted By AirShowFan
Wow, lots of love for the Highlander SuperSTOL

I, too, have been drooling over the super short landing videos of the Just Aircraft. Have you guys seen this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zDo7hkmCNY#t=68), this...
Forum: Northwest 11-25-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By AirShowFan
I also enjoyed the unseasonably clear...

I also enjoyed the unseasonably clear weather.

http://i.imgur.com/y4ZxHMk.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nmuHVAQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dkFYJfL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EyTQMJ5.jpg
Forum: Formation Flying 09-08-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,912
Posted By AirShowFan
http://i.imgur.com/7wSvKs1.jpg But no worries....

http://i.imgur.com/7wSvKs1.jpg

But no worries. Allen had no trouble forming up on the Zenith. I then recognized it (http://701builder.blogspot.com/) from lots of Facebook pictures and Youtube videos...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-08-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,912
Posted By AirShowFan
Formation with a Zenith 701 (!!!) and a couple 172s last night

Yesterday evening, during a gorgeous Puget Sound sunset, Allen and I took off in our RV-6A (him doing the flying and me taking pictures) to meet up with some friends of ours who had just gone flying...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-05-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,965
Posted By AirShowFan
A few by my girlfriend

Pictures taken by my girlfriend during a trip to Nehalem,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-05-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,965
Posted By AirShowFan
Oh, I have pictures...

Well, I just posted a ton of pictures from my most recent trip (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=103618), but let me dig up some more...

Two pictures from a flight to the San...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,328
Posted By AirShowFan
While looking into getting an RV-6A, my research...

While looking into getting an RV-6A, my research brought me to all those discussions and photos of nose-overs. That made me slightly hesitant, until the local RV guru (A&P and CFI, currently building...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
Trade flights? ;]

Jacob, if you could take me up in a P-3, I can most certainly make sure that you get a few more RV hours! ;]

I see Whidbey's P-3s fly by Paine Field often. Beautiful airplanes. And surprisingly...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
Vans Thank you very much! I'm still new to...

Vans



Thank you very much! I'm still new to this website, but I know that you like to do a ton of traveling in your RV-9, and I appreciate your "endorsement".



Well, like I wrote, so far my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
Thank you Tim, Jeff, Jae, and Craig :) Joe, how...

Thank you Tim, Jeff, Jae, and Craig :)

Joe, how high were you exactly when you snapped those shots of Crater Lake? Thinking back to it, I was probably kind of a wimp. I should have just gone up to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
Part 5 of 5

http://i.imgur.com/DYG6Edj.jpg

Mount Hood, the Dalles Dam, and a huge wild-fire.

http://i.imgur.com/EpXE3Tr.jpg

Wind turbines along the Columbia river.

Less than an hour after the above picture,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
Part 4 of 5

http://i.imgur.com/afDT2lK.jpg

There were a LOT of wild-fires in California and Oregon while I flew back up. This was the view looking east during most of the flight. I could see several miles of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
Part 3 of 5

http://i.imgur.com/UwHmTcx.jpg

My Spot tracker worked perfectly. It shows that, well, I did it! I can't believe it. My longest cross-country ever. I was exhausted, it was a bit of a marathon, during...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
Part 2 of 5

http://i.imgur.com/55FfYK1.jpg

After a while, I did hit some rain. I avoided the densest of rain showers, so that I could see where I was going, basically flying from one "light patch" to another....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,851
Posted By AirShowFan
My longest X-country yet: KPAE(Seattle) to KSTS(Sonoma), over San Francisco, and back

Hey everyone. I'm going to split this into five parts, because... basically because I like to write a lot, and this is just for fun, so I'm not going to worry about editing it down. Feel more than...
Forum: RV-1 07-29-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,625
Posted By AirShowFan
Congratulations, Jerry! I am happy for you and, I...

Congratulations, Jerry! I am happy for you and, I must admit, a little jealous. I had my eye on that airplane for a long time (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=99926), I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,247
Posted By AirShowFan
Most RV-6s weigh almost 1100 pounds empty (or...

Most RV-6s weigh almost 1100 pounds empty (or more). Most pilots weigh almost 200 (or more). That doesn't leave a whole lot of weight for fuel if the total weight can't exceed 1320...

A reduction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,187
Posted By AirShowFan
When a friend of mine and I bought our RV-6, we...

When a friend of mine and I bought our RV-6, we also bought a pair of Softies. They're made in our area. We just got the basic "Mini" model. They're comfortable (or at least we're used to them),...
Forum: Northwest 05-30-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,327
Posted By AirShowFan
Chris, First of all, thank you for your service,...

Chris,

First of all, thank you for your service, and I am very very sorry to hear about your illness.

All I can do is point you to the CFI who transitioned me into my RV-6A after I bought it. He...
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