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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-28-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,296
Posted By DeltaRomeo
FS: 2002 RV-6A $62K

[ed. Posting this for my buddy Randy, who is selling it for a friend. v/r,dr]

[ed. 8/4/2020. Sale pending.]

O-320
Hartzell C/S
Slider
Electric flaps and trim
1100 hrs airframe and engine
630 hrs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,095
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Short grass field with obst. at the end might be...

Short grass field with obst. at the end might be the perfect Vx use of Flaps 1.

On day one of Phenom initial the instructor said, "Of the five of you in here, three of you will overspeed the flaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Search has been bumped in the head and is wobbly...

Search has been bumped in the head and is wobbly until the upgrade to 5.6.2. Basically we have a new back end and it isn't happy with the older forum software.

We'll get it fixed I promise. Hang...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,171
Posted By DeltaRomeo
A lot. More than you've budgeted. You'll find a...

A lot.

More than you've budgeted.

You'll find a way to make it work.

It's worth it, and you'll be glad you did it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,681
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Seen at Walt's

He sent me this today.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Rules now....

....please don't spin off into viruses and governments and conspiracies. Nice and civil and per the rules please. Some replies deleted by me.

Carry on.

dr
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Milestone: 20 yr anniv of Beautiful Doll First Flight

Congrats to Danny King!!! A pic I took many years ago (click to enlarge).

2829
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,285
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Scott, I really look forward to these...

Scott, I really look forward to these installments. I'm going to set aside some time this weekend to turn off my phone and slowly enjoy every word and picture.

Thank you for this.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I don't have anything to add, except the subject...

I don't have anything to add, except the subject line you chose made me laugh out loud. Thank you <g>.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Steve, I created a route between KAFW and KLAX...

Steve,

I created a route between KAFW and KLAX on my iPad just now in Garmin Pilot. Split the screen with the map on the left and the 'TAF and METAR' widgets in the right. Slide the cursor left to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,959
Posted By DeltaRomeo
"Can I build a TAIL KIT?" I'd suggest asking...

"Can I build a TAIL KIT?" I'd suggest asking yourself that first. If you get frustrated halfway through, you'll know....then you can sell the project and tools online for more than half of what you...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thanks for the feedback. I've gone through...

Thanks for the feedback. I've gone through enough AA batteries on the headsets to make it a line in the checklist <g>.
b,d
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Yes. Flaps are manual. I like them stored in...

Yes. Flaps are manual. I like them stored in the up position in the hangar (easier to roll around under the wing when cleaning).

b,d
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thanks all! Scott: I’m working on the back now...

Thanks all!

Scott: I’m working on the back now (Emergency, etc)

Mel/Scott: I added ‘Stick Back’. ‘F’ in GIFT STP is ‘Flaps for T/O’, but I did add ‘Flaps…..Verify UP’ to the After T/O section. ...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Critique My Checklist (RV-6)

http://www.vansairforce.net/IMG/2020/VAFDR_17%20Jun.%2023%2015.02.jpg


(5th line of Before Takeoff explained).....Gas(verify L or R), Instruments(Baro, HDG bug, Altitude level-off set), Flaps(up),...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Probable Cause List Updated (6/23/20)

The latest update of the Probable Cause List is now online at: http://www.vansairforce.net/accidentsAndSynopsis.htm

Newest probable cause publication dates are highlighted in yellow (the list is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Read the posting rules folks. Literally the...

Read the posting rules folks.

Literally the first four words on the front page are "We roll civil here...".



v/r,dr
Forum: Safety 06-22-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,995
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Posting rule #2

A horrible tragedy. Two words stand out:

PRELIMINARY

and

FATAL


There sure is a lot of speculation going on in this post regarding this accident (rules violation #2 at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,362
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Earl, Turner summed up my thoughts using better...

Earl, Turner summed up my thoughts using better words than I could.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this Weekend (6/20/2020 - 6/22/2020)

...getting'r started.

A little .3 hop up to UNT and back down to Lake Grapevine between storms. Storms Friday night and Sunday morning. Creeks...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Congratulations!!!

Beautiful pictures and wonderful news!

Many congrats and a low-hassle Phase 1 to you!!!!

v/r,dr
Forum: Midwest 06-13-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Paul, I can second Jason's alternative...

Paul, I can second Jason's alternative recommendation of KRVS and Christiansen (http://christiansenaviation.com/). Smaller airport and less complicated.

I flew the Caravan there a couple of times. ...
Forum: Autopilots 06-11-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,889
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Beautiful!!!!! I've been sidetracked by work...

Beautiful!!!!! I've been sidetracked by work (moving ISP), summer house drama (faucets leaking, MnL coming to stay with us for a few weeks (95 years young) and cars broken. Everything flying...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Congratulations Joe! Huge, huge accomplishment. ...

Congratulations Joe!

Huge, huge accomplishment. Outstanding sir!

Wishing you a no sweat, enjoyable Phase 1.

Best,
Doug
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this Weekend (6/6/2020 - 6/7/2020)

A 6-ship (5 RVs) flew over my house Friday 6:45pm. Some friends doing a High School graduation thing over a stadium. They were waiting for the TOT time and did a lap over my neighborhood.

20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-25-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By DeltaRomeo
RV-15 Catchphrase

...words sent to me by someone who wishes to remain anon. I took a stab at the visual.

With a nod to the late Chris...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By DeltaRomeo
You're in the right sub-forum (Aircraft Camping)...

You're in the right sub-forum (Aircraft Camping) but you need to, once in there, select 'From Beginning' in the drop down box at the bottom of the page. I show 3 pages of posts going back to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth, and...

Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth, and welcome!!!!!

v/r,dr:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,786
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Ron, What a great looking panel! I'm on the...

Ron,

What a great looking panel!

I'm on the other end of the spectrum, I guess. My RV-6 started plain jane (steam) and morphed into 'fancy glass' over the course of 15 years. It sure made...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,995
Posted By DeltaRomeo
One of those never ending debates <g>.

Build what you think you want and figure out how to fly it later would be my .02. I didn't have a pilot's license when I started construction of my RV-6 twenty some odd years ago. I got my TW...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Many congrats Darwin!!!! v/r,dr

Many congrats Darwin!!!!

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,626
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this Weekend (5/16/2020 - 5/17/2020)

...getting it started. It rained all day on Saturday here in N. TX. :(

Sunday a pickup formation practice on short notice. All is better...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,313
Posted By DeltaRomeo
BHII

'Borrowed Horse II'

Outstanding news Jaybird!!!! I miss seeing you in an -8. Something about the world isn't right when an -8 isn't parked near you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,135
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend (5/9/2020 - 5/10/2020)

We had good Wx in N.TX on Saturday, and the area was clobbered with airplane traffic. Seven RVs or so were either in the air, about to fly or just back when I showed to pick up some tools for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,552
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Boy that went sideways fast...

Oh my. ‘Civil’ is literally the third word on the front page of VansAirForce.net, so you’ll understand why I’m locking this thread. I went back and cleaned up some of the posts. I thought that...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Outstanding news Shawn!

What an accomplishment!!!!

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,347
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Now that's funny right there....

...I don't care whatcha say <g>.

Nice!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,114
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Yessssssss!!!!!!!!

Many congrats Carl!

Wishing you a fun and squalk-free phase one.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up What an eclectic bunch of people we get to...

What an eclectic bunch of people we get to interact with in this hobby. Awesome.

I miss hair....
Forum: VAF Group Buys / Discounts 04-23-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,795
Posted By DeltaRomeo
PCU5000X Group Buy

Hello VAF Members,

It?s been a while since we posted our last PCU5000X propeller governor group buy. Our plan is to run a group buy exclusively for Vans Air Force Members starting today and running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By DeltaRomeo
When I stopped in at ATP last year with my...

When I stopped in at ATP last year with my checkbook in hand looking for a ME course, they politely told me to get lost. Something about the pilot demand being so huge they were only accepting 'zero...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Congratulations!!!! I got my Commercial in my...

Congratulations!!!!

I got my Commercial in my RV-6 also - not the easiest platform for the maneuvers, but doable.

As for the ME rating, I found a local outfit that owned a Diamond 42 and knocked it...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-19-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 175,031
Posted By DeltaRomeo
LOL. I'd prefer a Cub-like Van's a/c, but I'd be...

LOL.

I'd prefer a Cub-like Van's a/c, but I'd be happy with ANY high wing STOL Van's a/c that I could fly in the hot summer with the windows open in the shade.

;^)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-19-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 175,031
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Why would computer company Apple ever want to...

Why would computer company Apple ever want to venture into the cellular phone market in 2007 when there were already nearly 60 cell phones already available by 2006? Because they had a loyal...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By DeltaRomeo
That was so enjoyable to watch Jon. Thank you!!!!

Full screen and I watched it twice.

I've been doing some sim work at CAE in the Phenom 300, and you almost always do the VOR Rwy 4 circle to 13R at Kennedy. I've only seen the airport in the sim...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By DeltaRomeo
The Restorative Power of Flight

[ed. From the 4/16/2020 edition of www.VansAirForce.net (http://www.VansAirForce.net) (#5,063) v/r,dr]

I went out to the airport Wednesday morning with the best of RV intentions. But having passed...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,838
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Welcome to the jungle! :)

Welcome to the jungle! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Congratulations!!!!! Beautiful plane you have...

Congratulations!!!!!

Beautiful plane you have there. Many happy returns and flights sir!

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,941
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Great news!!!!!!

Great news!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up VAF Anniversary

Today makes 13 years since I bet the family farm on VAF as my full time job. In 2007 when I took this leap, I had no idea 2008 would carry with it such an economic downturn. "Surely that won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,559
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up Thank you!!! (picture)

Thank you for the kind words!!!

I got permission to use this picture. This is a pretty tired me after landing in my S7 (sim #7), the last day of two weeks of ground school and sim hops. What an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,941
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thanks for the update Smokey. Prayers for your...

Thanks for the update Smokey. Prayers for your friend (and all those suffering from CV). v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,630
Posted By DeltaRomeo
She saw the site and texted me back with: "Up...

She saw the site and texted me back with:

"Up yours Coronovirus!!!"

Here here! Thanks for the kind words folks. She's a wonderful daughter and I'm lucky to have her in my life.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,497
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Fresh oil, top off the tanks, pull the positive...

Fresh oil, top off the tanks, pull the positive lead on the battery. Sounds like a fine plan. Having said that, I haven't started my RV in two months (panel stuff) and did none of those things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,225
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this Weekend (3/14-15/2020)

....getting it started. Some RV folks went to the STOL competition at KGLE, but it was rainy and I think they drove.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,585
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Mark, there are many sites online, but I found...

Mark, there are many sites online, but I found this one first:

https://howmuch.net/articles/true-cost-living

It lets you drag around a map and see what is left over to live on after taxes,...
Forum: RV-14 02-29-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Congratulations Ken!!!!

Outstanding news sir!
Wishing you a smooth phase 1.
All the best,
Doug
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,049
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,858
Posted By DeltaRomeo
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