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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,773
Posted By rv7boy
AOPA Medical Services

After having two heart surgeries in 2009, i used the AOPA Medical Services folks to help me regain my Class III Special Issuance. I now fly with a Basic Medical Certificate, so I havenít talked to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,408
Posted By rv7boy
I can open it. Requires the Dropbox app.

I can open it. Requires the Dropbox app.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By rv7boy
Wheel Pants...Form vs Function

I haven’t finished my RV yet but I think it’s that age old design process of deciding “Form vs Function.” Do you want it to look a certain way or do you want it to perform? I don’t think these are...
Forum: Southeast 10-19-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By rv7boy
New FBO/Lower Fuel Prices at Pryor Field, Alabama

A new FBO has been established at Pryor Regional Airport, Decatur, Alabama (KDCU (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KDCU)).

The FBO is named Pryor Flight Center (https://flydcu.com/) and the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By rv7boy
Crows Foot wrench

After over 50 years of wrenching I discovered the value of a good crows foot wrench while working on a riding lawn mower last summer. With a twelve-inch long 3/8-inch drive extension, I couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Kay. I still have ďthe best...

Congratulations, Kay. I still have ďthe best workbench ever built in Huntsville!Ē

:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,285
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Great Job, Dan!

If you need a First Officer/Animal Handler and/or a kennel for future flights, let me know. I’m thinking only a small kennel will fit your 7 but you’re welcome to try any that I have. Glad to see a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,340
Posted By rv7boy
Jessica, I trust you are okay with me posting...

Jessica,
I trust you are okay with me posting this Inside Edition video of you in the Ercoupe. Of the several I viewed, I thought this one showed best how you expertly use your feet to control the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,340
Posted By rv7boy
Just an observation...

If you see a video of Jessica youíll soon realize that she has more dexterity in her toes than some of us have in our fingers! So all this talk about a boot or pedal may not be necessary.

We may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By rv7boy
Welcome Aboard, McFarlane Aviation Products

I am glad to see Doug introduce a new advertiser. McFarlane Aviation Products has supplied me with several parts for my C172. High quality, responsive service and a fair price.

And I can highly...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-22-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,898
Posted By rv7boy
Smile A thriller

Wow, Hans. What a thriller! I enjoyed your story but please donít do that again! Thatís too many failure modes for one two-hour flight. Thanks for sharing. You had me on the edge of my seat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 434,619
Posted By rv7boy
Vents?

Steve, maybe you could make the vents that were made by Larry Vetterman. Someone in the RV-4 forum is trying to buy some. Hereís the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 434,619
Posted By rv7boy
Yep!

I thought of that sad tale, Charlie, when I read this thread. I vowed Iíd never buy a JPI product after it was settled. Matt couldnít comment but it was obvious who won after the dust...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By rv7boy
Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.

Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By rv7boy
Check with Vanís before you arrive expecting a...

Check with Vanís before you arrive expecting a tour. Several years ago only the office personnel worked on Fridays. I got a nice tour on a Friday but it would have been better if the factory had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By rv7boy
Mahlon

Mahlon Russell used to work for Mattituck and still occasionally comments in these forums. He’s very knowledgeable about Mattituck and Lycoming engines, and he’s very helpful, too.

Maybe he’ll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,209
Posted By rv7boy
Excellent webinar

I really enjoyed it, Paul. The time went by so fast. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By rv7boy
A little history

Hi Tim,
The second owner of your aircraft lived near Pensacola but I don?t know how long 904DC stayed there before going to Texas and Kansas. I bucked a few wing rivets, witnessed the first flight...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-19-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,894
Posted By rv7boy
Good job!!

Good job!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,711
Posted By rv7boy
...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot...

...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot magazine. She?s written some interesting articles.
Forum: Safety 03-15-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,699
Posted By rv7boy
Two different topics here. Fire while flying and...

Two different topics here. Fire while flying and fire on the ground.

Original topic is use of ABC fire extinguisher due to fire during first engine start (ON THE GROUND) and resulting corrosion...
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,699
Posted By rv7boy
Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are...

Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are sickening.

Two years ago, the airport board here [Pryor Field (KDCU) Decatur, Alabama] mandated that each hangar have a standardized ABC fire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By rv7boy
Why?

Why would anyone want to fly into Sun?n Fun WITHOUT ADS-B?
?If you dance to the music, you have to pay the fiddler!?
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,477
Posted By rv7boy
I don?t claim to be a paint expert but the...

I don?t claim to be a paint expert but the article in the original post is datedJuly 2002. I?m wondering if things have changed in 18 years.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By rv7boy
I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer...

I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer safety representative and one of the safest pilots I’ve ever flown with. Yet his wife (sadly now deceased due to cancer) never would fly with...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-21-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,833
Posted By rv7boy
Request for RV-15 design input

See the Van’s FB page. Monday night (Jan 20, 2020) they asked for inputs on the design configuration of the RV-15.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/vansaircraftinc/posts/?ref=m_notif
Forum: Tools 01-19-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool ...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool www.cleavelandtool.com

Good, honest folks...and they advertise on Doug?s site.

P.S. They?re in Iowa, not Ohio. ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,251
Posted By rv7boy
I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I...

I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I am content to maintain my proficiency in my 172. I admit I appreciate the comment made by a popular aviation video blogger regarding his 172. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,796
Posted By rv7boy
Changing times

In the early 70?s, when I entered the workforce as an engineer, passengers actually took pride in the way they looked. Many men wore suits and ties, and ladies dressed well. By the 80?s things...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,418
Posted By rv7boy
My wife fully trusts me to make the right...

My wife fully trusts me to make the right decisions in my airplane project. Her concern is quality not the cheapest cost. She reminds me frequently that she will be riding with me. There is a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,418
Posted By rv7boy
For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of...

For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of building an airplane means I don’t want to be an accountant. That sounds like a job, and I’m now retired. :D

P.S. Why include the cost of the tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By rv7boy
Germany

Greetings Kay, from your RV friends in North Alabama. :) It is good to hear that you are almost ready to fly your RV-7.

I wish I could help you with your question. The suggestions offered thus far...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,427
Posted By rv7boy
Orientation

Belleville washers are really springs. Be sure to install them as specified by the designer. I’m not familiar with how many are used on the RV-10 landing gear, but I know first hand what can happen...
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By rv7boy
Payment Options

I bought my Appareo Stratus ADS-B installation from Stark. No problem, works great, and excellent price.

It wasn?t a problem for me, but he didn?t accept credit cards for in-house work two years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,573
Posted By rv7boy
It’s not just letters that can be confusing....

It’s not just letters that can be confusing.

Some number combinations confuse even the controllers. I’d say less than 10% of controllers understand my number on initial contact if I say it like I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,573
Posted By rv7boy
Why two letters? You can have an N number that...

Why two letters? You can have an N number that ends with only one letter. I have reserved ?N517D.? The explanation of my selection is in the other thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,573
Posted By rv7boy
This is similar to a very long thread started by...

This is similar to a very long thread started by Bill R. a long time ago.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1823&highlight=N517D&page=53
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,654
Posted By rv7boy
Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for...

Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for you.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,036
Posted By rv7boy
Obituary

I found this obituary of David (https://www.mvfh.org/obituary/david-domeier) and thought it appropriate to post it here. I wish I had met him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By rv7boy
Two years in a row...?

I got my calendars on Wednesday. As I looked through them I wondered, "What are the chances I could win a Golden Ticket two years in a row?"

It was 50-50...as I didn't get one THIS year. :(

But I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,230
Posted By rv7boy
NASA 3

Many years ago a takeoff from Redstone Army Airfield was aborted when a deer ran across the runway just after dawn. Several NASA managers were aboard the very old but very well maintained Gulfstream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,566
Posted By rv7boy
Oh Bob, what a poignant post. My sympathies and...

Oh Bob, what a poignant post.

My sympathies and concern to you as you grieve the loss of your Mother. May you have many happy memories of her life.

My mother didn't care much about flying, but she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,548
Posted By rv7boy
Snippy Controller

A different topic but a similar remark from ATC. Last Thursday, I had departed a UNICOM airport in Tennessee and requested VFR Flight Following to my destination, which was in Alabama. He was busy...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-02-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,036
Posted By rv7boy
Sadness

I am saddened to read this. Although I never met him, I could sense in his posts that he was a good man. My sincerest expression of sympathy is extended to his family and friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By rv7boy
Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and...

Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and interesting discipline. So much so that NASA has a whole cadre of folks who study it.
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By rv7boy
Tony Bingelis

Do any of the other oldtimers feel the spirit of Tony Bingelis floating through this thread? One of his books shows his version of this idea over 30 years ago.

I built two movable tool tables based...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,074
Posted By rv7boy
And you would not be buying from me. Regardless...

And you would not be buying from me.
Regardless of all the pontifications in this thread, the seller sets the rules.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,074
Posted By rv7boy
I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing...

I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing to hold the car for a deposit. When the buyer could not arrange financing she came back with her tale of woe and a request for a refund of her deposit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,641
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have...

Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have really come down. We bought one for our dad after his stroke about 16 years ago. Seems like we bought it from Sporty?s for apx $189.
Forum: Safety 08-22-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,968
Posted By rv7boy
Like others who posted above, my physician does...

Like others who posted above, my physician does my BasicMed exam as part of my regular exam. He only requires that I bring the vision report from my Optometrist.

I don?t know why the AOPA would say...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By rv7boy
BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw...

BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw eggs have no place in our workshops. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,692
Posted By rv7boy
I didn?t go this year but I?ve been to Airventure...

I didn?t go this year but I?ve been to Airventure at least four times.

Too big? I don?t think so. Is Disney World too big? I tell friends who are planning to go to Airventure for the first time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,497
Posted By rv7boy
That?s ex-wife! And I believe the many photos...

That?s ex-wife! And I believe the many photos including her was one of the reasons he removed his site. Correct me if I?m wrong. He very rarely posts in these forums, but I think he monitors them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,497
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Mel, Bob, Sam, Mark, Alex, Dan and Doug

I went to Sun’n Fun in 1993 intent on learning about the Mustang II. Didn’t know much about homebuilts and wandered around in a sea of airplanes until I found four Mustang II’s parked near the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,881
Posted By rv7boy
Talking Breakfast

Someone mentioned breakfast. My favorite breakfast spot is La Sure?s Cafe and Bakery, 1570 Ripon Lane. Yes it?s a long trek from HBC but at 6:00 am it?s worth the walk. Apparently a lot of other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,707
Posted By rv7boy
Smile Hey Barn...uh...Dan...make sure you have your...

Hey Barn...uh...Dan...make sure you have your bullet.
Forum: Safety 07-01-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,270
Posted By rv7boy
Fading away

My dad lost his Special Issuance medical at age 84. This was after two heart valve surgeries, the first at age 77 and then the other at age 82. We were amazed that he could continue to pass the S....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-19-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By rv7boy
Wonderful memories

Thank you for sharing your grief with us. No doubt he loved his country, the Navy, aviation and his family. Cherish the many memories you have of him, for they will sustain you in the days ahead. You...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-06-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Home-made punch

I made a punch from a scrap length ( apx. six inches) of 1/4 inch copper tubing. Overlaid it with a shorter length (apx. five inches) of 3/8 inch copper tubing for stiffness and a simple handle....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,829
Posted By rv7boy
Good job, Dougie! But I think you should have...

Good job, Dougie! But I think you should have worn a black wig and used a voice synthesizer so we wouldn’t know what you really look and sound like. Maybe some pump-up pec muscles would interest the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,983
Posted By rv7boy
Flood of orders

:o

And today someone at McMaster-Carr is wondering why there is a sudden flood of 825 orders for that part number. :eek:

But we know why. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Love those podcasts!

Doug, I have enjoyed each of these podcasts, but I really enjoyed #4 with Danny King. Maybe it’s because I met him years ago at Oshkosh or because he and I are about the same age. Anyway, keep’em...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,961
Posted By rv7boy
Arrive early...I mean REAL EARLY!

Here’s my advice. With the procedure going into effect at 6:00AM CDT on Friday July 19, plan your overnight stop so you can arrive at RIPON between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM on Friday. Why wait til...
Forum: Oregon 04-09-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,248
Posted By rv7boy
When we visited Vans factory in Aurora several...

When we visited Vans factory in Aurora several years ago, we also visited the International Rose Test Gardens in Portland. It was worth the effort and offered a change of pace. Easy to find...on West...
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