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Forum: RV-14 08-22-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,301
Posted By AL_O_Dine
That brings up another question.

That would totally suck if you finished the plane and it sat in your garage for 3 years or more before hangar space became available. Ughhh

I can see the Classified Ad now…98% completed airplane for...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,301
Posted By AL_O_Dine
How long until...

For those who built in their home garage:

At what point did you finally HAVE to move it to a hangar?

And from that point, how long did it take until first flight?

I'm curious, because some people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,226
Posted By AL_O_Dine
20% Left to Do and No Hangar?

Here is a question for those of you with completed aircraft that you started building in your home garage.

Did you run into major time delays in getting suitable hangar space to finish the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Any RV drivers in Sioux Falls, SD area?

I need a "see how it flies", flight. First, I am not a pilot. (Had about 6 lessons in a glider when I was in my twenties.) But, I could be convinced through sheer peer pressure to join the RV club....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,571
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Hair dryer pre heat

Yes, some hair dryers can really put out a good volume. But Made in China, and plugged in and running for hours on end, doesn't give me a good feeling on longevity there.

Then there is the issue of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,571
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Correct. Outside tie down & winter = PITA

I don't think the airport manager would be too fond of anyone running a 100 foot extension cord to their plane tied down outside, for a number of reasons.

Does anyone know people who do the long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,571
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Winter Pre Flight Routine?

For those of you flying in winter in the North AND have your plane tied down outside all winter long, what is your routine once you get to the airport in order to get flying?

One assumption I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 55,056
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Outdoor Tie Downs

I went to the small town of TEA, South Dakota this past weekend. Stopped at the airport there to inquire about hangar space. They laughed.

Such seems to be the norm for anything within 60 miles or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,020
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Horror

I thought you guys knew RV stands for rectal ventilator. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Your top 3 general aviation airports?

List your top 3 general aviation airports and WHY they are on your list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,093
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Poll, Yes or No

In order for polls here to be useful, you need to click an option.

This one is easy.

Yes or No
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Typically Used Ground Transport

For personal flights to small general aviation airports, where you want to go away from the destination airport and do other things, what is your typical ground transportation method?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,875
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Percentage of time you actually leave destination airport?

Personal flights landing at a different airport.

Of all your personal flights each year, how often do you actually leave the destination airport grounds?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,277
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Would you still have bought or built if...

Hypothetical question. Rv12 excluded.

If all of Van's aircraft were limited to 130mph cruise, for whatever reason, would you still have bought/built one?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By AL_O_Dine
What % of flight time is you flying alone?

For those of you with airplanes, past or present, what percentage of your total personal flight time, would you estimate, is just you flying alone in a multi seat aircraft?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,466
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Super Bowl

Pro sports games can go overtime for many reasons. Even the recent Super Bowl had a power outage issue for 30 minutes. There is no way they can give accurate start or end times for events due to many...
Forum: Midwest 06-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,243
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Hangar Fees in Michigan

What small airports in western Michigan have the best rates and availability for hangar space? Looking at either west of I75 to the lake, or just a bit east of 75.

North/South doesn't matter.

This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Gary Newstead

I know Gary Newstead got involved with putting together an installation manual for the 4 cylinder subaru which he was installing at the time. And at some point he was working with Eggenfellner....
Forum: Safety 04-14-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,783
Posted By AL_O_Dine
I do what I want types...

"... an airplane on the roll, but he replied something to the effect ?uncontrolled field, deal with it?.

Not long ago, someone allegedly with a similar attitude wound up killing people.

This...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-14-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,073
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Used Steam Gauges

Is it cost effective to buy used steam gauges off ebay?? Or is most of that stuff just beyond it's service life?

Many of the steam gauges are 20+ years old on ebay etc.

What would an avionics shop...
Forum: Safety 04-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Density Altitude

It's real and it hurts if you ignore...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 1,232,465
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Almost Finalized

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/4gh5yr6sd/fun_zpsc93ae29d.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Gary Newstead

Whatever happened to Gary Newstead? He was all into the Subaru conversion back in the day with Jan, and now I don't see anything online regarding him or his plane.

Is he still flying it? Did he swap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,498
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Skyradar and XM

Is Skyradar going to put XM weather out of business you think?

How much are the systems currently?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Repairman Cert

Or I guess, it depends on how deep your wallet is for some. Here is an interesting post from William Wynne about days gone by and signing off on airworthiness applications. You can read the full post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By AL_O_Dine
So then the question is, are you only entitled to...

So then the question is, are you only entitled to the repairman certification if you did the entire project?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Buying a project & FAA

What are the rules regarding purchasing a partially completed kit as far as the FAA is concerned?

At what point are you no longer considered the actual "builder?"

For example, you buy a Vans RV9...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-27-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Waiex on Barnstormers

Speaking of alternative and customer service.

There is a Waiex for sale on Barnstormers with a Viking Engine by some guy name Jan. Curiously no photos of the engine posted.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-25-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Marcotte, Mazda, Vans, Lycoming

Running your own business is more work than working for someone else. That is indeed true. You have to wear all the hats. One big plaque on your desk reads: Human Resources, Sales, Marketing,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-25-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Marcotte, RWS

Yes. Customer service. Wouldn't it be great if we had a ton more of that.

Subaru drove off. But I guess a Viking ship has arrived. Does the ship have holes in it? Time will tell.

Unfortunately,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Marketing

True. But we could flip that and say then, why do any marketing at all? Not everyone drinks coffee. Why have any internet presence at all? Just go with word of mouth advertising. And I am sure some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,306
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Vans High Wing

Sounds good but, completely ignores Vans primary mass market appeal and target market. With those specs, you are well over the six figure mark in cost. A very small niche market indeed. But it is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-23-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Marketing

True enough I imagine. But if you have a product that works well and are standing behind it with good support, it baffles me that many just drop the ball on marketing it effectively. It's almost like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,306
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Vans New High Wing

Through a variety of seedy contacts, I was able to get an image of a new and highly secret project at Vans aircraft. It took months of planning and intelligence gathering.

What we do know is this. A...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
That is good advice indeed. It seems like...

That is good advice indeed.

It seems like Marcotte has a basically solid product. It would be a shame to see it disappear when he retires. Why reinvent the wheel when you have a product that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,306
Posted By AL_O_Dine
How do you know what Van's accounting is like?...

How do you know what Van's accounting is like? Are you their CPA?

I would hazard a guess, that Vans offering a high wing kit or two, would be a nice addition to round out their lineup of aircraft....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,306
Posted By AL_O_Dine
With that logic, Johnson & Johnson should just...

With that logic, Johnson & Johnson should just sell baby shampoo and nothing else. 3M should just sell post it notes and not expand into anything else. US automakers should just go back to selling...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-21-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Marcotte

Thanks for the info.

It's hard to believe that with all the manufacturing knowledge and equipment in the US, that what we have to choose from is a guy in Canada on the verge of retirement and a guy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,306
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Is Vans going to put out a high wing?

Is Vans ever going to put out a high wing kit?

Rumor has it that attempts were made, but gravity kept causing the wings to wind up on the bottom, so he decided not to fight it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-20-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,882
Posted By AL_O_Dine
Marcotte

Who actually is Guy Marcotte? Has anyone actually met him?

From Marcotte's website, http://www.glasairproject.com/Marcotte/index.html, it's clear he is not a marketing graduate.

Is he an actual...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 51,256
Posted By AL_O_Dine
RV14

New member. Not a pilot. Longtime aviation enthusiast. Been to Oshkosh a number of times. Familiar with Vans only from what I have seen at Oshkosh and online.

Here are the completed kit numbers off...
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