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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,278
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up Don- What you are feeling is fairly typical when...

Don- What you are feeling is fairly typical when tackling a project of this magnitude.

Lots of good suggestions here so press on, make incremental progress each day and get an occasional flight in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By smoothy58
93 octane non-ethanol Mogas.

93 octane non-ethanol Mogas.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By smoothy58
I replaced my 912 ULS Rotax floats with MS floats...

I replaced my 912 ULS Rotax floats with MS floats in July 2020. Empty weight for the pair was 5.8 grams. No problems to date.

Cheers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By smoothy58
+1 for Vic Syracuse!

+1 for Vic Syracuse!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By smoothy58
The ones Dynon sent me were made by L-Com and...

The ones Dynon sent me were made by L-Com and identified as DGFC37MF and DGFC9MF filters. Hope this helps.

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,049
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up Very informative seminar Vic! And the issues he...

Very informative seminar Vic! And the issues he identified on the RVs have universal application to all aircraft.

I had Vic perform my DAR inspection in April of this year and he found a potential...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By smoothy58
+1 for Up North. You won?t be disappointed!👍

+1 for Up North. You won?t be disappointed!👍
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By smoothy58
+1 for Vic Syracuse. Extremely competent,...

+1 for Vic Syracuse. Extremely competent, professional and overall a great guy!

He issued my Special Airworthiness Inspection last Monday after accomplishing a detailed inspection of the aircraft...
Forum: Primers 09-13-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,190
Posted By smoothy58
+1 for the SEM self etching primer. I've...

+1 for the SEM self etching primer. I've purchased mine through National Tool Warehouse which was about $5.00 per can cheaper than my local auto paint store.

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up Thanks for sharing Bob. Great trip report with...

Thanks for sharing Bob. Great trip report with outstanding pictures!

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, Fl
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By smoothy58
+1 for Bill and Up North Aviation. I only had...

+1 for Bill and Up North Aviation.

I only had to have him cut two versions of my panel when I changed my mind on panel configurations. 😉

Great person to work with and he does outstanding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By smoothy58
I've got a RV-8 nose gear fairing as received...

I've got a RV-8 nose gear fairing as received from Vans I'd let go for 50.00 + shipping. Please PM if interested.

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, Fl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By smoothy58
Hi Tom- Tried to call but No Joy. Can you give me...

Hi Tom-
Tried to call but No Joy. Can you give me a call at three 21 453 six eight nine 0.
Thanks.
Gerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By smoothy58
I'll take it and pick it up. PM'd...

I'll take it and pick it up. PM'd you.

Thanks

Gerry Peterson
Merritt island Fl
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,412
Posted By smoothy58
Alan- Please include me as...

Alan-

Please include me as well.

Thanks!

smoothy58@earthlink.net
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-17-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,071
Posted By smoothy58
My condolences David. Treasure the...

My condolences David.
Treasure the memories.

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, Fl
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,636
Posted By smoothy58
Been there, done that......followed the you tube...

Been there, done that......followed the you tube video and all is well.

A secondary benefit is you now have an understanding of how elegant the McFarlane vernier system is....:-)


Gerry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,771
Posted By smoothy58
+1. Looks like it still needs a bit of...

+1. Looks like it still needs a bit of tweaking....

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,643
Posted By smoothy58
Well done as always Bob. Thanks for sharing and...

Well done as always Bob. Thanks for sharing and hopefully causing us all to contemplate our motivations and human frailties.

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-05-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,471
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up Standard Delta IV Heavy configuration which uses...

Standard Delta IV Heavy configuration which uses a core booster and two similarly sized port and starboard boosters to allow for increased payload capacity and performance. All three and the upper...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,167
Posted By smoothy58
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Doug.
Losing a parent is never easy. Take solice in the condolences posted here and recognize that the pain of her loss will eventually subside....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 60,245
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up Bob- Congratulations on your victory! Like many...

Bob-
Congratulations on your victory! Like many here, I have watched as you faced multiple challenges without ever giving up! You are an inspiration to us all!

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, Fl
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,467
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up Congrats Jeff on the start of your new build! I...

Congrats Jeff on the start of your new build! I stopped by a few years ago when you were still building your -9. Keep us posted with your progress!

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, Fl
Forum: GPS 04-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,250
Posted By smoothy58
Give Carl a call at Sebastian Avionics located at...

Give Carl a call at Sebastian Avionics located at Merritt Island (KCOI). Great guy to work with and he does a quality job.

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, Fl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,243
Posted By smoothy58
My wife and I first met Paul on our honeymoon...

My wife and I first met Paul on our honeymoon when we visited what was then the EAA Museum at Hales Corners, Wisconsin. A true visionary, we all have him to thank for the sport that we love.

RIP...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,501
Posted By smoothy58
PDF

Thanks for your generous offer. If you could send a copy of the post 8/25 PDF to smoothy58@earthlink.net, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Gerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up +1 on Bill and Up North Aviation!! Great service...

+1 on Bill and Up North Aviation!! Great service with reasonable pricing. He's not happy until you are.....No affiliation other than being a very satisfied customer.

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: Reviews 01-22-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,175
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up I have to second everything that has been said...

I have to second everything that has been said about Bill Morelli and Up North Aviation.

Bill is knowledgeable, patient to a fault (I think we went through seven iterations before locking my IP...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By smoothy58
I've heard old Hoosiers say: " South Bend is in...

I've heard old Hoosiers say:

" South Bend is in the North; North Vernon is in the South; and Frenck Lick isn't what you think it is......!!" :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,842
Posted By smoothy58
Add another comment in favor: 80ff41ce Gerry...

Add another comment in favor: 80ff41ce

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,424
Posted By smoothy58
Rainier- Any update on the MGL iEFIS ship...

Rainier-
Any update on the MGL iEFIS ship dates?
Thanks!

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,127
Posted By smoothy58
Good read Sam! I've adopted a "Clean as You Go"...

Good read Sam!

I've adopted a "Clean as You Go" philosophy which results in a shop which remains tidy and organized. It is great to go out for a work session and have everything at hand. It takes...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-05-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,176
Posted By smoothy58
Bob- Please accept my condolences on your...

Bob-

Please accept my condolences on your loss.

Gerry Peterson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By smoothy58
Yes. I was looking at the 8 position...

Yes. I was looking at the 8 position switch/breaker.

Looks like it could help clean up a panel pretty well but, as a new product, I was hoping to hear from someone who has installed and flown with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By smoothy58
ZTRON Labs ZL-BP8 Electronic Breaker?

Has anybody installed the ZL-8BP Electronic Breaker in their plane? Looks like a nice product but wondering what the real world experience is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,643
Posted By smoothy58
Thumbs up Just reserved two as well. Great price and a good...

Just reserved two as well. Great price and a good Christmas gift to myself!! :)

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 33,632
Posted By smoothy58
Thanks Rainier Looking forward to the formal...

Thanks Rainier
Looking forward to the formal iEFIS release!

Gerry
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 33,632
Posted By smoothy58
Rainier- Any update on when iEFIS will be...

Rainier-
Any update on when iEFIS will be available for purchase? When we spoke at OSH, the predicted price point was quite impressive and,as you mentioned, could fluctuate with the exchange rate. Is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-10-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,994
Posted By smoothy58
Darren- Great trip report and a very special...

Darren-

Great trip report and a very special time for you and your daughter. Great looking plane as well. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,192
Posted By smoothy58
Advantages to the air drill are drill speed and...

Advantages to the air drill are drill speed and weight. Disadvantage is an air source is needed.

I have used both and currently have two air drills set up with #40 and #30 drills. Works for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-15-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,238
Posted By smoothy58
JR- Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral is always...

JR-

Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral is always popular as is Grilles or FishLips at Port Canaveral. Fly into Merritt Island or Space Coast (TICO).

KSC Visitor's Center also offers tickets for the day...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-17-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,781
Posted By smoothy58
Paul- The suggestions to fly into Titusville or...

Paul-
The suggestions to fly into Titusville or Merritt Island are good ones. If you can get a rental car, Jetty Park near the Port is always a great place for viewing. Anywhere along the Indian...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 328,672
Posted By smoothy58
Very well done paint design, Gary. Congrats on...

Very well done paint design, Gary. Congrats on your completion!!:)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-14-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,042
Posted By smoothy58
Brad- Absolutely stunning photography. Thank you...

Brad-

Absolutely stunning photography. Thank you so much for sharing!

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By smoothy58
Congrats Seth!! Must be a great...

Congrats Seth!! Must be a great feeling!!:)

Smoothy58
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,092
Posted By smoothy58
Thanks Marty! Will you be flying to OSH this...

Thanks Marty! Will you be flying to OSH this year? If so, I'll definitely look forward to seeing your RV-12 in person!:)

Thanks again!

Gerry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,092
Posted By smoothy58
Marty- Great paint scheme!! :) What was the brand...

Marty-
Great paint scheme!! :) What was the brand and color code for the blue paint that was used?

Thanks!

Gerry Peterson
Merritt island, FL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,271
Posted By smoothy58
Hi Bruce- The closest hotel to the Merritt Island...

Hi Bruce-
The closest hotel to the Merritt Island Airport is the Clarion located on SR 520. Its about five blocks from the airport and I'm sure you could get an airport pickup. If not, give me a call...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,310
Posted By smoothy58
Bob- Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet while...

Bob-

Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet while you were here for the Kepler launch. The terminal count was one of the smoothest in my memory and I hope you enjoyed the "light show" provided by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By smoothy58
Paul- Congrats on the first flight! The feeling...

Paul-
Congrats on the first flight! The feeling must be unbelievable!!:)
Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,166
Posted By smoothy58
Congrats on your accomplishment Dennis! It must...

Congrats on your accomplishment Dennis! It must be quite a feeling!:)

Gerry Peterson
Merritt Island, FL

"Still in the wishing stage....."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,933
Posted By smoothy58
Alfio- Congrrats on the first flight! What an...

Alfio-
Congrrats on the first flight! What an accomplishment!!
I am in the "waiting to build" stage and it is reports like yours that keep the fires burnig!! :)

Keep us up to date as you gain...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,458
Posted By smoothy58
My son, who is 6'3" had a chance to sit in the...

My son, who is 6'3" had a chance to sit in the RV-12 at this year's Sun & Fun. He didn't have any problem and had about 3" clearance with the canopy closed. As was mentioned earlier, every body is...
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