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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,776
Posted By mark manda
New FBO at Bakersfield Muni L45 home of the...

New FBO at Bakersfield Muni L45 home of the Rocket.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,759
Posted By mark manda
I’m very sorry about your friend Ed. Our...

I’m very sorry about your friend Ed.

Our newspaper (Bakersfield Californian)had an article and photo in today’s paper and my wife showed it to me.

Succinct and to the point without hyperbole.

My...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-15-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By mark manda
Fantastic looking plane and panel. Best in air...

Fantastic looking plane and panel. Best in air picture Iíve seen also.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-09-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By mark manda
HaulBikes

So much for the delete function.

Great company privately owned tractor trailers.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-09-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By mark manda
Try Haul Nike?s for a quote

You need dimensions.

They?re good for Motorcyles and crates about 6 ft by 46? tall.
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,332
Posted By mark manda
7 month lead time on quick build.....

7 month lead time on quick build.....
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By mark manda
Thanks Jim

Thanks Jim
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By mark manda
Thanks Lars? I?ll do that? I thought I could hold...

Thanks Lars? I?ll do that? I thought I could hold down a certain combo and they would default to my full numbers.
Forum: California 06-25-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By mark manda
Check your messages

Check your messages
Forum: Rocket 09-17-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 223,588
Posted By mark manda
HR2 2007

https://a4.pbase.com/g1/50/555250/2/116614294.pF9UbGt3.jpg
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-25-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By mark manda
I went and donated too. Time flies

I went and donated too. Time flies
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-25-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By mark manda
Thanks Jim-- I was holding different...

Thanks Jim-- I was holding different combinations down. And starting to change settings.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-25-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By mark manda
How do I get out of set ? EIS

Hi,

I haven't been flying much, can't remember much. I can't get back to normal view after pressing two buttons and raising my fuel levels manually. On my GRT

Thanks for any input.

Mark
Forum: Rocket 12-06-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,772
Posted By mark manda
Mine are so tight I needed a welders helper to...

Mine are so tight I needed a welders helper to help twist to and fro.

Also John recommends checking the bolts when cowling off-- IIRC His loosened up or he found them/one loose.
Forum: Rocket 12-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,650
Posted By mark manda
John Harmon 70th BD party Bakersfield,CA

John Harmon

Happy 70th Birthday



Join us in wishing John Harmon a Happy 70th Birthday!

Saturday December 3, 2016
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By mark manda
Thanks for help. Tried what I had except acetone,...

Thanks for help. Tried what I had except acetone, it all worked, mineral spirits seemed to work like I wanted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By mark manda
I'm sitting here with residue from expensive...

I'm sitting here with residue from expensive leading edge tape and thinking--- mineral spirits,acetone, lacquer thinner, rubbing compound wd, or make trip to auto store for "goo gone"

3m hum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,320
Posted By mark manda
Saw it last night---Wow! The soundtrack kicked...

Saw it last night---Wow! The soundtrack kicked butt. ( saw "Rush" last week and I thought that had a good soundtrack until "planes.

Mark
BA in music :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,287
Posted By mark manda
2007 maybe a full soda

2007 maybe a full soda
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,287
Posted By mark manda
I had a great steak breakfast at the Rocket Shop...

I had a great steak breakfast at the Rocket Shop Cafe Sunday morning. John Harmon had his Rocket parked outside and it was touching to see moms holding their children's hands going outside to get a...
Forum: Rocket 09-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 223,588
Posted By mark manda
Stunning aircraft-- looks like its faster than...

Stunning aircraft-- looks like its faster than those 400 mph glasses I saw at Reno.

Way to go!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,427
Posted By mark manda
Thank you Rocketbob!

Thank you Rocketbob!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,427
Posted By mark manda
I've got two cracks started vertically on one leg...

I've got two cracks started vertically on one leg socket.
Any patch available?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-16-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,293
Posted By mark manda
According to the article in the Bakersfield...

According to the article in the Bakersfield Californian last Saturday, it said that he radioed a friend that his stick had broke. Paper said F 1 Rocket.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,121
Posted By mark manda
I agree. A big torquey 3.6 circa '95 always...

I agree. A big torquey 3.6 circa '95 always reminds me of a hot rod Lycoming four banger acceleration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,050
Posted By mark manda
'86 rg500-- BMW '04 r1150rt

we need more picts of bikes by planes.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3133/6101786152906024.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/i/6101786152906024.jpg/)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,967
Posted By mark manda
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2788/img6599.jp...

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2788/img6599.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/i/img6599.jpg/)

here's one of two galleries with me noodling with flush...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,373
Posted By mark manda
side view

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7355/5102779171805019.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/5102779171805019.jpg/)

side view of our 7a.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,587
Posted By mark manda
My hips and legs hurt for weeks after taking...

My hips and legs hurt for weeks after taking rides in rv-4's. Not the case at all in Hr2.

6' 2" 215#
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By mark manda
I bought mine at an auto paint chain called...

I bought mine at an auto paint chain called "Finish Masters"
Forum: Rocket 08-27-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,339
Posted By mark manda
Did someone mention canopies are...

Did someone mention canopies are different.

Slider canopy generally on the F1 and tilt over on the Harmon Rocket.

There are a few choices on the engine cowling openings.

F1's have a smoother...
Forum: Rocket 08-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,845
Posted By mark manda
Two thumbs up from me too, Lee! Rocket on!

Two thumbs up from me too, Lee! Rocket on!
Forum: California 08-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By mark manda
I don't have a camera just cam corder. urgh. We...

I don't have a camera just cam corder. urgh.

We went to the first year of ALMS then WSC with the budget GTP cars- the $999,000 Ferraris v. Riley Scotts. Nice sound up the back straight!
Forum: California 08-15-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By mark manda
I don't have a camera just cam corder. urgh. We...

I don't have a camera just cam corder. urgh.

We went to the first year of ALMS then WSC with the budget GTP cars- the $999,000 Ferraris. Nice sound up the back straight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,824
Posted By mark manda
They should toss one into the Quick build fuse...

They should toss one into the Quick build fuse for free before it heads back this way.:)
Forum: California 08-13-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By mark manda
anyone in Monterey this weekend for Races?

Anybody going to the Monterey Historic races? I was thinking of flying in for just one day or riding the BMW 1150rt up there.

Porsche is the honored marque so it's going to be crazy with german...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By mark manda
I'd like to see that. Viva la France One...

I'd like to see that.

Viva la France

One hundred years ago on the 25th.
Forum: California 07-17-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By mark manda
I just helped the horse shoer last sat. trim nine...

I just helped the horse shoer last sat. trim nine horses, seven that stay in the pasture all the time. YOU MUST BE CRAZY! :) I'm still sore and I only held them. At least I didn't get stepped on...
Forum: California 07-17-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By mark manda
anyone at Petaluma this weekend? o69

I am going to fly in for a horsemanship clinic(Dennis Reis) in the 7a and I was hoping to find a ride (or taxi) 12 miles to the ranch sat. and sun. morn.

I hear there is an open house sat. morn. at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,138
Posted By mark manda
I was wondering if he meant warbirds. I also...

I was wondering if he meant warbirds.

I also wondering if the PIC of Rutan's Voyager was able to log that flight as a cross country in the log book?:confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By mark manda
gen 2 gold box is the BMA EFIS one model

gen 2 gold box is the BMA EFIS one model
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By mark manda
BMA efis picts to vegas

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4125/deserttronapassio2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4470/tronavfrscreenas2.jpg...
Forum: Rocket 11-21-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 223,588
Posted By mark manda
Harmon Rocket II rolled out of paint shop

Last year at this time I was headed to Taylor, TX. for the Rocket 100 race. Wish I could be there.

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1581/cameradownload135cz8.jpg...
Forum: Rocket 08-16-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,737
Posted By mark manda
i was at L 45 a couple weeks ago just before...

i was at L 45 a couple weeks ago just before Rosie flew in and I heard this high RPM radical high horsepower plane in and around the pattern. Yep. The HR-3 was out flying.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-11-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,735
Posted By mark manda
the guy made it sound like he was always bumping...

the guy made it sound like he was always bumping into the fiberglass wingtips in his hangar and/or he didn't want to mess with finishing the fiberglass either.

and he said his plane was definitely...
Forum: Rocket 06-08-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By mark manda
FWIW-- at the bakersfield muni fly-in yesterday--...

FWIW-- at the bakersfield muni fly-in yesterday-- a guy had a six A with NO WINGTIPS.

he had yellow plates larger than the shape of the wing itself.

IIRC-- he implied that the plane was slower and...
Forum: California 05-21-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By mark manda
runways up towards Shaver Lake?above fresno

family is going to Shaver Lake the same weekend as Golden West.

anybody know of the closest strips before you get into the mountains?

thx
Forum: Rocket 05-05-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,046
Posted By mark manda
sorry-- need to talk to him. I've gotta HR2 at...

sorry-- need to talk to him.

I've gotta HR2 at the quickbuild stage for sale though.
Forum: Rocket 05-04-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,046
Posted By mark manda
might be CG problems trying to put a EVO wing on...

might be CG problems trying to put a EVO wing on a HR2?

I had a good time visiting with Mark at the Friday night Taylor Race dinner last month.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-01-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,271
Posted By mark manda
120kts. for me. 7a

120kts. for me. 7a
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-20-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,408
Posted By mark manda
One Bad airplane Tug

over the top? :)http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/303/42008031vv3.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,634
Posted By mark manda
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9562/42008011hs...

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9562/42008011hs7.jpg

darn. thought I found the same nose art today at Minter Field in Shafter,CA. Doolittle tribute.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By mark manda
That is really SPECIAL! thanks for telling us...

That is really SPECIAL! thanks for telling us about a great memorable day and accomplishing kind of a Full circle.... lots of us never will.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,072
Posted By mark manda
Pilots meeting now 9:30am

I flew in thursday and flew the course today at 800 agl.

kinda broken and scattered all day, just had a great laszona sp? dinner and Kit and Mike were great hosts. I sat with Mark Frederick and he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,465
Posted By mark manda
bob-- you see this? :)

hehehe

http://rvproject.com/race.html
Forum: Rocket 03-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,509
Posted By mark manda
darn-- someone on matronics said a rv8 fit...

darn-- someone on matronics said a rv8 fit perfectly so I had to order stuff from van's and ordered a Cleveland 8 cover.

great lightweight and three straps but it doesn't fit perfectly. Can't use...
Forum: Rocket 03-05-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,259
Posted By mark manda
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/57/2508017nk3wi...

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/57/2508017nk3wi4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/9672/89253062clugg4luxy6vl0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


mine's slower than most.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,362
Posted By mark manda
4-5 hours? you sure you're not talking about...

4-5 hours? you sure you're not talking about gluing in a Flightline interior?

the hardest part on the CA interior is remembering which half of the side panel not to install before the gear covers.
Forum: Autopilots 02-14-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,465
Posted By mark manda
trutrak problems

"verified customer problem-- replaced bad yaw servo." 100hrs.

I miss my EFIS one with autopilot. although I miss the ability of simple autopilots with an instant altitude hold.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,261
Posted By mark manda
Memorial Service today

The memorial service was held for Chris today. I watched the three Rockets depart Bakersfield Muni for their "missing man" fly by.

The word is, Chris knew it was overcast and still tried to get...
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,354
Posted By mark manda
thanks guys. and it occured to me as I was...

thanks guys.

and it occured to me as I was informed that the insurance alone for a faulty controller that lasted four mos and 100hrs. was $28- that I would prefer a GREAT product with lousy customer...
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,354
Posted By mark manda
thx. i clicked on link for contact us and no...

thx. i clicked on link for contact us and no address. webtv server won't bring up homepage so i'm out of luck.

need to hit the road; 8 mins behind schedule. maybe there's an addy on the controller...
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