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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By KleensRV6
Gary- All the best to you & Red whatever your...

Gary-

All the best to you & Red whatever your next adventure brings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By KleensRV6
Good to see you getting some air time Tom

Good to see you getting some air time Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,973
Posted By KleensRV6
Not sure what the maintenance requirements are...

Not sure what the maintenance requirements are where you live but your yearly maintenance cost is going to be more reasonable with the 10. BTW there is a very nice RV-10 for sale in the classified...
Forum: RV-3 11-25-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,791
Posted By KleensRV6
Hey Rob, Always hate to hear of someone having...

Hey Rob,
Always hate to hear of someone having to sell their RV. However, in your case you have managed to triple your fun. Stay out in front of that sled when you are on the down hill, and enjoy...
Forum: California 11-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,706
Posted By KleensRV6
What?s Wrong With a 6?

If you get a ride in Heiner?s 6 you might consider a 6 to fill that look.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,756
Posted By KleensRV6
It Depends

One of my personal upsets are pilots failure to listen on the new frequency before reporting in. If a controller is giving another aircraft control instructions they really don?t want to hear...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By KleensRV6
Try it with an AOA

If you have an AOA calibrated check your AOA, particularly base to final. You may be surprised at your numbers.
Forum: Reviews 09-07-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 903
Posted By KleensRV6
The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

On line at AntiSplatAero and saw their bead breaker and ordered it. That right tool for the right time, worth every penny, and works as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By KleensRV6
Call Sign

Well we were coming back from our first Caribbean trip when...
That was another journey. Thanks for asking Lucky. Hope all is well.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-13-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By KleensRV6
It?s The Journey

As I had tried to explain previously our trip to OSH this year had taken us not in the most direct route from KGIF to KSMB. We stayed in Plymouth because, it’s the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-06-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By KleensRV6
Test

This is a Crown Vic from KOTH

https://chriskleen.smugmug.com/Aviation-Journeys/i-nKCThF7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,707
Posted By KleensRV6
To steal a phrase, “Some FSDOs are more equal...

To steal a phrase, “Some FSDOs are more equal than others.” I have experienced this as well.

Scott’s recommendation of reporting with web connect is the most effective in house reporting. Nothing...
Forum: Reviews 07-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,239
Posted By KleensRV6
There are other aviation companies out there that...

There are other aviation companies out there that have an excellent customer service but when it comes to Rob and the rest of the people at AFS you come away with an outstanding product and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By KleensRV6
Hey Gunny, Your post points in many...

Hey Gunny,

Your post points in many directions, and just might bring up zero or a multitude of responses. From one former Marine to another, find a certified Garmin dealer in your area and have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-11-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,347
Posted By KleensRV6
Griswold Mobile

Heading back from a Caribbean flight with Rosie and company (2007) out of Florida dodging thunderstorms Mercedes suggests to our flight headed west to try Alexander Alabama. Sure, why not at least...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,357
Posted By KleensRV6
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=159366&highlight=Bmarvel
Bill Marvel has provided a very unbiased review of his 14 after 300+ hours of flight. I know him for the engineer that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By KleensRV6
Caution Glider Traffic

Everyone has captured everything well with the exception of the glider traffic in the area. Mostly from around Truckee but from down in Minden as well.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-02-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,045
Posted By KleensRV6
Good point about eApis. And forgot about the 12"...

Good point about eApis. And forgot about the 12" letters (we now have permanent large letters)
Laird - that link to the 2005 Cayman Islands trip sure brought back memories and it was nice to see...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-02-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,045
Posted By KleensRV6
Straight Scoop on Flying to MWCR, MWCL

At least 3 months before go to https://dtops.cbp.dhs.gov/ and apply for your customs decal. If you do not receive it in time, print out the receipt and carry it with you.
At least 2 weeks before go ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By KleensRV6
Rums Sampled

All we ended up with the Havana Club 3 A?ejos (white) and 7 A?ejos. We didn?t buy anything in Varaderos because we thought we?d wait until just before we left Cienfuegos. But the selection was not...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-08-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By KleensRV6
Thanks Tom, Indira says back at you and Lori! I...

Thanks Tom,

Indira says back at you and Lori! I used your process on fuel in Varadero., “Never pass up a chance to fuel.”
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-08-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By KleensRV6
Thanks Larry, BTW customs was very light...

Thanks Larry,

BTW customs was very light compared to other stations we have passed.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-08-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By KleensRV6
Flying to Cuba: Did I Mention the Rum?

We?ve been flying around the Caribbean since 2005, when Rosie first talked us into flying to the Cayman Islands. And every time, we?ve used the Caribbean Flying Adventures website for information on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By KleensRV6
Ole Yeller

For the old TOA locals we saw the P51 and the Shrike taxi by but it was R.A. Hoover and in person just plain old Bob.

As for B Hoover, welcome the choice of the 14 to keep the family happy is a good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,055
Posted By KleensRV6
Welcome Home

Welcome Back Randy,

What better way to be rebaptized in the Pacific Northwest than working on an IFR rating. Oh yes, and let?s not forget about working on a build as well. There are some of us...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,458
Posted By KleensRV6
Use All the Tools

This says it all, and don?t think your ADSB is going to give you the full picture because that NORDO dosen?t have a transponder. Head up and on a swivel. Provide your reports clear and concise.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-17-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,503
Posted By KleensRV6
Dept Time

[QUOTE=schristo@mac.com;1260275]new personal record for a single day of flying...

We have now done this trip six times in the RV. Twice with Propdog. Lots of interesting flight data along the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,232
Posted By KleensRV6
Nice work on the drill job Pat. Stick a little...

Nice work on the drill job Pat. Stick a little clear tape on there for now and go fly. Once the temp picks up to the level of sticky in your area you have what you need to apply the goo. Go grab...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By KleensRV6
Where the Fuel Goes

Heard of, but have not seen builders using the baggage area for fuel and running a goose neck like the RV-12 to fill. As mentioned above ?make it difficult for someone to put fuel in the smoke...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By KleensRV6
A Good Tug

The locks on the Air Gizmo are tight, and a healthy tug is required. It also requires a healthy snap to plug it back in. Guess they didn?t want it flopping about in turbulence and it won?t.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,840
Posted By KleensRV6
Evan, I remember meeting Michael Robbins in...

Evan,

I remember meeting Michael Robbins in Torrance shortly after he completed the build. What stood out on the 8 to me was the dragon, and the outstanding detail of the plane both exterior and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By KleensRV6
RV Wall Art

Found a company on Etsy that will do custom metal wall art. Their website had silhouettes of all the usual high wing, low wing, single engine, jet etc etc wall art. On a whim we sent an email to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,167
Posted By KleensRV6
There is no denying you have your priorities...

There is no denying you have your priorities straight. We worked together on the build process and on the flying process as well. The best right seat I could ever ask for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By KleensRV6
Congratulations

An excellent extension to have on to your pilot certificate. Proceed with caution on your new expanded boundaries but by all means proceed!
Forum: Safety 06-16-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,429
Posted By KleensRV6
The 1st thing is that if you have to ditch, you...

The 1st thing is that if you have to ditch, you will probably want to get out of the airplane as soon as possible. That means that if the survival gear isn?t strapped to your body you probably won?t...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-31-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,934
Posted By KleensRV6
Hi Rob, Great to see you getting out and...

Hi Rob,

Great to see you getting out and enjoying the NorCal weather.

All the best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 509,495
Posted By KleensRV6
Looks like Thun Field!

Looks like Thun Field!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 509,495
Posted By KleensRV6
Looks Like Thunder Field

Nice looking plane and background. Spend some time in the flatland and you start to miss those mountains. Always respect them though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,784
Posted By KleensRV6
Pierre, My wife and I have had the pleasure of...

Pierre,

My wife and I have had the pleasure of traveling with Rosie and company on five different occasions. Even as far as Cura?ao, and each island has its own charm (your bar bill may vary) along...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-14-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,456
Posted By KleensRV6
Try calling 1 800 992-7433 (Lockheed Flight...

Try calling 1 800 992-7433 (Lockheed Flight Service) and ask for the floor supervisor. Explain your last filed IFR, what process you are using, and hear what they have to say. There are many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By KleensRV6
Kevin- We have used them for our last trip...

Kevin-

We have used them for our last trip through the Caribbean islands and found them as comfortable as possible for a trip like that. We didn't have to use them either. In conjunction with the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-18-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 37,333
Posted By KleensRV6
The Aircraft Name Says It All

Hank-

You sir, are a true frontiersman. I hope what you have accomplished is recognized in every corner of the world. You have helped a younger generation to look skyward and dream.

Cheers,
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,888
Posted By KleensRV6
Congrats

Mercedes,

Outstanding! Start planning a trip to Key West!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,343
Posted By KleensRV6
Van's Old VHS

Dave-

Just the other day I found a copy of Van's VHS they put out during the introduction of the 6. (I threw the VHS player out years ago) Your video compared to Van's (from what I remember of Ken...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 116,317
Posted By KleensRV6
Welcome Home

And the last landing that concluded our Caribbean 2015 adventure!

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_930.jpg[/QUOTE]

Another great adventure for the books, and more pins in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 116,317
Posted By KleensRV6
2 Hrs to Clear Punta Cana

Wow Paul,

We really must have softened them up from the last time we passed through. Did they charge a nice round figure, and how many GenDecs to clear this go around?

Jailbird: They only wanted...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,018
Posted By KleensRV6
Dads Stick Time

Great write up Rob. Gusty winds can be stimulating. Glad to see you are giving your Dad some time with the 3.

All the Best,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,639
Posted By KleensRV6
Brice- Congrats on your first flight. Your...

Brice-
Congrats on your first flight. Your nine years of building will fade away to many years oof flying. Enjoy!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 296,447
Posted By KleensRV6
1995 RV 6 1010 Hrs TT IO-360-A1A converted to a...

1995 RV 6
1010 Hrs TT
IO-360-A1A converted to a single Slick mag and a ElectroAir ignition.
Hartzell CS
98% paved stripes
Very Light + G's acro (no spins)
1 crack on the left side
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,123
Posted By KleensRV6
Christopher, Van's sales pitch has been "Total...

Christopher,

Van's sales pitch has been "Total Performance" and once you fly one you will see why. For personal flying there are RVs and then there is everything else. It is good that you have the...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 42,409
Posted By KleensRV6
Say Intentions

At the end of the build what are your plans for flying? There has already been mention of acro but don't forget long crosss country flights. A little bit more room goes a long way in the comfort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,473
Posted By KleensRV6
Yes Jesse it's true. Four trips through the...

Yes Jesse it's true. Four trips through the Carribean Islands, several times across the Rockies (at various points), across the Cascades a bunch. Nothing cooler than after a long flight and just...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,885
Posted By KleensRV6
Bart- If you have a way to download your EMS to...

Bart-

If you have a way to download your EMS to a data sheet capturing that time period you might get an indication of what is taking place.

Good Luck,
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,347
Posted By KleensRV6
Ken- Congrats! You have crossed over to the...

Ken-

Congrats! You have crossed over to the side where others say "Why" and we say, "Why not?" Just fly it from chocks out to chocks in.

Enjoy,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By KleensRV6
The Very Best

Steve Green in Medford OR, if you are looking for a champion paint job. 541 621-2635
Forum: California 10-22-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,760
Posted By KleensRV6
Ah SoCal how I miss ya. We lived there for 15...

Ah SoCal how I miss ya. We lived there for 15 years until work moved us on to the north wet. It does take some time getting adjusted to the airspace there but once you understand the flow you will...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,707
Posted By KleensRV6
Very nice

Welcome to VAF. One of these days we hope to see your workshop and project in person. Good luck!
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,619
Posted By KleensRV6
Larry, The 320 B1A has a few drawbacks but don't...

Larry,

The 320 B1A has a few drawbacks but don't be discouraged. If it came out of a Comanche you should have injection with it as well. Replace the existing sump with the D1A type sump and you...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-11-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,842
Posted By KleensRV6
Bob Axsom, Rob Hickman et al have explicitly...

Bob Axsom, Rob Hickman et al have explicitly captured the importance of this post. Is it worthwhile to get an IFR ticket? Very rewarding and beneficial. Is it possible to fly IFR in an RV? Yes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,933
Posted By KleensRV6
Randy, When in the planning stages I like to use...

Randy,
When in the planning stages I like to use skyvector.com to get an idea as to the most direct and zoom in on the terrain features to see if I want to "hop" over a ridgeline or follow the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,903
Posted By KleensRV6
David - Please check your PM.

David -

Please check your PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,437
Posted By KleensRV6
Lifetime Donators

So, what does it take to become an lifetime donator and not worry about forgetting to donate each year?

[ed. Years back I was horse trading some items for the plane, office and more. I used this as...
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