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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By crabandy
Sigh,,,,,,,,the wife wonít let me take him out of...

Sigh,,,,,,,,the wife wonít let me take him out of Kindergarten for flying adventures Anymore......needless to say Iím more than a little bummed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-05-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By crabandy
More gas and less overhauls!

More gas and less overhauls!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,120
Posted By crabandy
I had some loose plans to join my previous...

I had some loose plans to join my previous co-workers and "Pizza Boss" for an informal reunion. 3 hours of driving or 50 mins of flying and a requisite crown vic for a 30 min drive was way more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,994
Posted By crabandy
Plane and pilot performed flawlessly, I thought...

Plane and pilot performed flawlessly, I thought the partial new wings skins made it look like a solar powered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,994
Posted By crabandy
Giving back to my build mentor

Getting more from......errr I mean giving just a smidge back to my build mentor. I don't think we can ever repay those that help us (push us through) the build process, the only re-payment is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,572
Posted By crabandy
Crazy where a couple hours will take you in an...

Crazy where a couple hours will take you in an RV! I also LOVE northern AZ!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By crabandy
Depends.......on the area and conditions. 2ish...

Depends.......on the area and conditions. 2ish hours and plenty of airports no problems, 4 hours and scarce airports lets get comfortable. Down low a potty stop is only 30 minutes if you’re fast, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,836
Posted By crabandy
The kiddos opted to climb through the pressure...

The kiddos opted to climb through the pressure tube to exit through the cockpit on the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,836
Posted By crabandy
Several pics flying around the Ozarks. I'ld...

Several pics flying around the Ozarks. I'ld equate the initial takeoff push in the seat similar to a 180 hp constant speed RV but lumbering after that. I couldn't even imagine what it would be loaded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,836
Posted By crabandy
We used the RV to make quick work out of a trip...

We used the RV to make quick work out of a trip to Table Rock Lake, down on Thursday after a late afternoon kindergarten assessment and me back to work on Saturday afternoon. 4 hour drive versus my...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-01-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
Posted By crabandy
I attended this clinic last year as a FNG red...

I attended this clinic last year as a FNG red scary, these clinics are where to start and finish. Amazing amount of quality instruction, you will be a better pilot! Honestly canít believe itís free,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,987
Posted By crabandy
Understand and thank you KORK-Heads for your work!

Understand and thank you KORK-Heads for your work!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-15-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,674
Posted By crabandy
There cannot Be anyone who dis-likes this, it is...

There cannot Be anyone who dis-likes this, it is too good!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By crabandy
What a great use of time and the airplane! I...

What a great use of time and the airplane! I always opt for the chopped steak at KHUT, if youíre in the vicinity again donít hesitate to reach out.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-10-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By crabandy
What a trip for the memories book, I would love...

What a trip for the memories book, I would love to do the same someday!

Romeo Mike sliding it in on the grass.....

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/RMI-NOT-OSH2020/i-3qxRPVJ/A

Lil' Dude and I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,412
Posted By crabandy
Great analogy, I also “smoke it if I got it.” I...

Great analogy, I also “smoke it if I got it.” I also have the MH pulse demand and 647 bottle and use it often above 10, I arrive much more “refreshed” and it also extends my 2 hour bladder to 3+. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,412
Posted By crabandy
Please keep it up, Iíve been dreaming of visiting...

Please keep it up, Iíve been dreaming of visiting Roy and Sandy during the summer on a trip like this. Amazing adventure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By crabandy
I've used child sized cheaper headsets and...

I've used child sized cheaper headsets and regular child sized muffs. I've had the best luck using my standard lightspeed headset, I did have them send me a "tall" head cushion that works for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,481
Posted By crabandy
Lil' Dude and I REALLY enjoyed spending some time...

Lil' Dude and I REALLY enjoyed spending some time with the Children of the corn. Interesting strip and really good practice, on the shorter side and shaped like a "nanner" that works like a charm....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,236
Posted By crabandy
The RV turned a 30 minute drive into 10 minutes...

The RV turned a 30 minute drive into 10 minutes of getting the oil up to temp thanks to the 90+ weather. Lil' dude was all in for today's mission of helping Cindy out, unfortunately her husband flew...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,066
Posted By crabandy
Scott, Fantastic post as always, I too had to...

Scott,
Fantastic post as always, I too had to bookmark this to read when I could afford the attention it deserves.

I learned to fly at and spent 3 1/2 years on a previous WWll base utilizing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By crabandy
Romeo Mike, Defenitely borrow the Mountain High...

Romeo Mike,
Defenitely borrow the Mountain High O2, once you fly with it a couple times I bet you end up getting an O2 system. Mine has easily paid for itself in less than a year in fuel and engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
Thanks everyone! We just had our county planning...

Thanks everyone! We just had our county planning committee zoning hearing, our special use zoning permit passed with all yes’s. Now on to the county commissioners, odds seem to be in our favor.

Only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
Just start with answering 1 of your questions and...

Just start with answering 1 of your questions and go from there.

Step 1 for me was a new house for the wife.......We started saving and looking for land for the house, if it just so happened to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
Sent you a PM with my info. I know the county...

Sent you a PM with my info.

I know the county has been burned at the airport and also with a un-approved dirt-bike track.

I've spoken to 2 different strips in Douglas county, so far they've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
Anytime Fred!

Anytime Fred!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
Approximately 2500X60 although I'll likely get...

Approximately 2500X60 although I'll likely get 2600. I do plan on a little tree trimming at one end and dropping the powerlines underground at the other.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Dan, I'll dig further at the state level....

Thanks Dan, I'll dig further at the state level. I've been in contact with the state division of airports and the response I received was private airports are up to the county. I think it was more of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
There are quite a few private airports in my...

There are quite a few private airports in my area, All the owners in my county I've talked to have no idea about the county zoning. Most are on the sectional and haven't had any issues.
Half of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By crabandy
Private Airstrip Zoning

It's really no surprise I'm looking to the VAF community for help with this, throughout my build and beyond the people and advice have really made things happen for me.

I rushed my "special use...
Forum: Midwest 06-08-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By crabandy
Love it Pete! If you need some water and heat...

Love it Pete! If you need some water and heat about 3.5 south let me know....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,079
Posted By crabandy
Frank was an excellent guide and filled us in on...

Frank was an excellent guide and filled us in on lots of local info. He makes his own belt buckles out of bull horns with his brand on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,079
Posted By crabandy
A local historian paired us up with a local...

A local historian paired us up with a local rancher Frank to show us around.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying-with-family/i-HLZvs76/0/75fedb14/L/IMG_7612_heic-L.jpg

My Great Grandma was born and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,079
Posted By crabandy
We were treated to good food, local sights and...

We were treated to good food, local sights and good company for the afternoon and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,079
Posted By crabandy
My daughter and I picked up a puppy in Missouri...

My daughter and I picked up a puppy in Missouri and delivered it to my Sister in Law in Louisiana. My daughter was excited enough about the flight she was willing to learn about aviation weather and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By crabandy
Double Thumbs up!!

Double Thumbs up!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By crabandy
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By crabandy
I uesed Aeropoxy for my Plenum, several hundred...

I uesed Aeropoxy for my Plenum, several hundred hours and no issues. It will soften when hot, don?t screw the plenum screw down when it is hot as you?ll start to suck the nutplates into the core...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-12-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By crabandy
Sorry, no detailed airport info. My wife?s...

Sorry, no detailed airport info.

My wife?s Aunt/Uncle moved there several years ago and we visit a couple times a year. I think it?s a neat area. Flown in a couple times and around the vicinity,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,461
Posted By crabandy
I snagged lunch for the ride home, low and...

I snagged lunch for the ride home, low and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,461
Posted By crabandy
My brother has been furloughed indefinitely,...

My brother has been furloughed indefinitely, instead of waiting around he decided to get back into trucking. He'd found the right truck for $6000, only problem was he needed a ride to go pick it up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,951
Posted By crabandy
Left my airplane, thankfully a new friend is...

Left my airplane, thankfully a new friend is keeping her safe in his hangar. The swirling T-storm was unpredictable enough I wasn?t comfortable, I was also on a time crunch to make it back for work....
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-25-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By crabandy
Birddog486, Hard to judge from the pic but ...

Birddog486,

Hard to judge from the pic but think I?ve run into your same problem, I haven?t fount the solution but F9 isn?t the answer. I?m guessing your aluminum is getting shiny and scratches...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-23-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 38,885
Posted By crabandy
This made me chuckle and smile as I can totally...

This made me chuckle and smile as I can totally relate! I was working on my cowling in the garage at home with my lil' dude who was 2 ish. I'll be darned if I didn't turn my back long enough to mix...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,937
Posted By crabandy
I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox...

I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox snout with a 90 degree air drill with a stubby #30, things slipped and I ended up with the stubby #30 through the quick of my left thumbnail. Luckily I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,937
Posted By crabandy
I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox...

I was drilling the fabric to the carbed airbox snout with a 90 degree air drill with a stubby #30, things slipped and I ended up with the stubby #30 through the quick of my left thumbnail. Luckily I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By crabandy
A quick trip to the lake to take care of some...

A quick trip to the lake to take care of some springtime chores. Yes, Pie is missing her front tooth....she was wiggling another lose one as we were loading up. Despite the look on Lil' Dude's face...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By crabandy
Great pic!

Great pic!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,288
Posted By crabandy
Cool flight!

Cool flight!
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By crabandy
My original inlets weren?t even close to the same...

My original inlets weren?t even close to the same shape and size, you couldn?t ever tell by looking at it though. I wouldn?t bother trying to make them the exact same shape and size.
I would check to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,072
Posted By crabandy
Lil' Dude was having a tough day at home...

Lil' Dude was having a tough day at home pre-school this morning, I bribed him with a trip to go flying if he finished his last worksheet. I needed to use the table-saw stashed at the hangar anyway...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,764
Posted By crabandy
Inadvertent IMC is a serious challenge to anyone...

Inadvertent IMC is a serious challenge to anyone IFR rated or just VFR, experience and task management will rule more than the rating. It’s spooky stuff!

I helped a fellow controller/CFI work a guy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By crabandy
Awesome! My kiddos also like to go to the hangar...

Awesome!

My kiddos also like to go to the hangar for the toys and snacks, you've got a much nicer setup than my T though! I've also put many miles on a "Blazer" Tonka truck just like your boys many...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By crabandy
So mine must also be 1/16? as you sent me the...

So mine must also be 1/16? as you sent me the scrap phenolic I used! It did change my mixture distribution, but kinda a ?you get what you get.?
I used to have over 125* EGT spread at full throttle,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By crabandy
Mike, I?m familiar with the lip of the carb being...

Mike, I?m familiar with the lip of the carb being slightly smaller than the sump and creating a sharp corner/transition. It?s in the back of my mind to create a spacer/cone to make the transition a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-12-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By crabandy
Thanks everyone, trips in the RV are the...

Thanks everyone, trips in the RV are the highlight of my year!
I also really enjoy sharing them with y’all as I’ve gained so much from other’s adventures on VAF!

Dave,
A sincere Thanks again for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By crabandy
Tom, You're too kind as you've seen my plane in...

Tom, You're too kind as you've seen my plane in person! I do have a fear of letting my plane sit for too long and fall into dis' repair from no flying. I figure I might as well try to wear it out as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By crabandy
It was mid to low IFR almost the entire flight...

It was mid to low IFR almost the entire flight back, but it was mostly smooth and well on top of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By crabandy
At the Sister in Laws house we grabbed some mud...

At the Sister in Laws house we grabbed some mud bugs to go from the local eatery. As you can see I was finally able to shave my "Speed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By crabandy
My wife was starting to miss the kiddos pretty...

My wife was starting to miss the kiddos pretty hard in true mamma fashion, weather for the flight home on Monday was doable but in and out of layers and deviating around some T-storms.
I forgot to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By crabandy
They'd made signs to cheer us on, why didn't I...

They'd made signs to cheer us on, why didn't I think of that for their 5K.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Lafayette--La-2020/i-4FjbBxr/0/2e08e0fa/L/IMG_6575-L.jpg

I've run around the block a few times...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By crabandy
The next day the girls rocked their 5K, we had...

The next day the girls rocked their 5K, we had just as much fun cheering them on! It's a chip tracked race, the girls actually did it in a smidgen over 42...
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