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Forum: Tools 08-05-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By rv7boy
My order came in yesterday, and the jaws fit...

My order came in yesterday, and the jaws fit perfectly. I could easily pick up paper and thin plastic. This will be a handy addition to my tool box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,357
Posted By rv7boy
I used a cat litter bucket as a concrete form for...

I used a cat litter bucket as a concrete form for something similar to do nosegear work on my 172. It did not work. I didn’t weigh it but it wasn’t heavy enough to hold down the tail. There is no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By rv7boy
Rolling Hitch

A year or two ago, Budd Davisson wrote in his Sport Flying magazine column about the rolling hitch. I tried it and found it to be a reliable, adjustable knot for tying down my airplane. I believe...
Forum: Tools 07-21-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By rv7boy
I had no doubt you would receive your complete...

I had no doubt you would receive your complete order. Cleaveland Aircraft Tool is a first class operation. I’ve never been disappointed ordering from them. :)
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By rv7boy
Question Who “HAS” the right of way?

Somewhere in my car driving learning experience, I was told by a person with more experience than me, that nobody HAS the right of way. Rather, one driver YIELDS the right of way to the other. The...
Forum: Tools 07-12-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,537
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense.

Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,283
Posted By rv7boy
Great job, Paul.

Great job, Paul.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By rv7boy
Progress (and tribute to Alex Sloan)

This thread reminds me of the late Alex Sloan (http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=224581) who was an early builder of an RV-3. He told me he had to build from Van’s plans and he had to drive 2 hours to...
Forum: Tools 07-07-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,537
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland

Cleaveland…and I don’t know why they spell it that way. Maybe someone knows and will enlighten us. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,716
Posted By rv7boy
N517D

I have reserved N517D. “51” has special meaning because my wife’s birthday is May 1, and the P51 is my favorite WW2 fighter. ”7” because it’s an RV7. “D” because that’s the initial of my first...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By rv7boy
Plan an Overnight

My preferred practice is to fly the first day and stop for an overnight about an hour from OSH. Dekalb, Illinois (KDKB) is my usual stop. After a delicious dinner and a good night’s rest, I take a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Paul. That is quite an...

Congratulations, Paul. That is quite an accomplishment… not just for Val but also for Tsam, Mikey and the others. Your hangar has quite the variety. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Smart work

I don’t call that “laziness.”

Reminds me of a boss I had one time. It was a summer job, and he was not my favorite boss of all the bosses I’ve had. But his saying stuck with me.

“Use your brain,...
Forum: Midwest 05-20-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By rv7boy
VAF Calendar

This would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar. The link is in the banner above. You’ll get more coverage there plus Doug will pick it up and publish it in the VAF news.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-12-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By rv7boy
Calendar reminder

This would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar where you’ll get more coverage and Doug will pick it up for his VAF Front Page news.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By rv7boy
VAF Calendar...

This would be a great addition to the VAF Calendar. You will get much more exposure there, especially when Doug puts the June VAF Calendar events on his Front Page. The VAF Calendar link is in the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-09-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,609
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Name change

In a recent ForeFlight update I noticed that 0M3 is now known as “Paul Bridges Field.” I am glad that it didn’t take very long to make the name change.

And in a bit of irony, this same county...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,839
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Excellent job Sam! I noticed you gave her a good...

Excellent job Sam! I noticed you gave her a good test flight this afternoon. Congratulations on a job well done.
A plaque at Marshall Space Flight Center left by the von Braun team said, “Better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,138
Posted By rv7boy
I marvel at this mysterious discussion. ...

I marvel at this mysterious discussion. :rolleyes:
Forum: The RV Grin 03-26-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Erin?

Wow, she looks like Bridget Moynahan, who plays the part of Erin on Blue Bloods!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,609
Posted By rv7boy
In Memoriam

And to bring closure, as I opened the weekly paper from home today, the first thing I noticed was an article about the Lewis County Commission renaming the airport in Paul’s name. So, very soon the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-31-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,609
Posted By rv7boy
I really didnt intend my post to lead to a...

I really didnt intend my post to lead to a discussion of the virus. Rather, it was an expression of grief over the death of a person who made a significant contribution to my aviation life by being...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-30-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,609
Posted By rv7boy
My CFI died from Covid

I was saddened today to learn that my CFI who taught me to fly, signed me off to solo, and instructed me through my first 30 hours died on Friday of Covid 19. He was also a good friend to me and many...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-27-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,887
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Great job!

Great job, Dan. Thanks for sharing your setup.

If you ever need a co-pilot let me know. I’ve flown about 12 Pilots N Paws missions in my 172. The speed and range of an RV make it an excellent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,066
Posted By rv7boy
Bob Hoover

Anybody else have memories of Bob Hoover? He did this in an Aero Commander about 50 years ago.
Now will someone try Bob Hoover’s version of the “Tennessee Waltz?” :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,689
Posted By rv7boy
AOPA Medical Services

After having two heart surgeries in 2009, i used the AOPA Medical Services folks to help me regain my Class III Special Issuance. I now fly with a Basic Medical Certificate, so I haven’t talked to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By rv7boy
Wheel Pants...Form vs Function

I haven’t finished my RV yet but I think it’s that age old design process of deciding “Form vs Function.” Do you want it to look a certain way or do you want it to perform? I don’t think these are...
Forum: Southeast 10-19-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By rv7boy
New FBO/Lower Fuel Prices at Pryor Field, Alabama

A new FBO has been established at Pryor Regional Airport, Decatur, Alabama (KDCU (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KDCU)).

The FBO is named Pryor Flight Center (https://flydcu.com/) and the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,533
Posted By rv7boy
Crows Foot wrench

After over 50 years of wrenching I discovered the value of a good crows foot wrench while working on a riding lawn mower last summer. With a twelve-inch long 3/8-inch drive extension, I couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,559
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Kay. I still have “the best...

Congratulations, Kay. I still have “the best workbench ever built in Huntsville!”

:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,434
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Great Job, Dan!

If you need a First Officer/Animal Handler and/or a kennel for future flights, let me know. I’m thinking only a small kennel will fit your 7 but you’re welcome to try any that I have. Glad to see a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 21,339
Posted By rv7boy
Jessica, I trust you are okay with me posting...

Jessica,
I trust you are okay with me posting this Inside Edition video of you in the Ercoupe. Of the several I viewed, I thought this one showed best how you expertly use your feet to control the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 21,339
Posted By rv7boy
Just an observation...

If you see a video of Jessica you’ll soon realize that she has more dexterity in her toes than some of us have in our fingers! So all this talk about a boot or pedal may not be necessary.

We may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,460
Posted By rv7boy
Welcome Aboard, McFarlane Aviation Products

I am glad to see Doug introduce a new advertiser. McFarlane Aviation Products has supplied me with several parts for my C172. High quality, responsive service and a fair price.

And I can highly...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-22-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,097
Posted By rv7boy
Smile A thriller

Wow, Hans. What a thriller! I enjoyed your story but please don’t do that again! That’s too many failure modes for one two-hour flight. Thanks for sharing. You had me on the edge of my seat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 588,463
Posted By rv7boy
Vents?

Steve, maybe you could make the vents that were made by Larry Vetterman. Someone in the RV-4 forum is trying to buy some. Here’s the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 588,463
Posted By rv7boy
Yep!

I thought of that sad tale, Charlie, when I read this thread. I vowed I’d never buy a JPI product after it was settled. Matt couldn’t comment but it was obvious who won after the dust...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,135
Posted By rv7boy
Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.

Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By rv7boy
Check with Van’s before you arrive expecting a...

Check with Van’s before you arrive expecting a tour. Several years ago only the office personnel worked on Fridays. I got a nice tour on a Friday but it would have been better if the factory had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,514
Posted By rv7boy
Mahlon

Mahlon Russell used to work for Mattituck and still occasionally comments in these forums. He’s very knowledgeable about Mattituck and Lycoming engines, and he’s very helpful, too.

Maybe he’ll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,385
Posted By rv7boy
Excellent webinar

I really enjoyed it, Paul. The time went by so fast. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,913
Posted By rv7boy
A little history

Hi Tim,
The second owner of your aircraft lived near Pensacola but I don?t know how long 904DC stayed there before going to Texas and Kansas. I bucked a few wing rivets, witnessed the first flight...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-18-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,650
Posted By rv7boy
Good job!!

Good job!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,284
Posted By rv7boy
...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot...

...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot magazine. She?s written some interesting articles.
Forum: Safety 03-15-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,352
Posted By rv7boy
Two different topics here. Fire while flying and...

Two different topics here. Fire while flying and fire on the ground.

Original topic is use of ABC fire extinguisher due to fire during first engine start (ON THE GROUND) and resulting corrosion...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,352
Posted By rv7boy
Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are...

Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are sickening.

Two years ago, the airport board here [Pryor Field (KDCU) Decatur, Alabama] mandated that each hangar have a standardized ABC fire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By rv7boy
Why?

Why would anyone want to fly into Sun?n Fun WITHOUT ADS-B?
?If you dance to the music, you have to pay the fiddler!?
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,806
Posted By rv7boy
I don?t claim to be a paint expert but the...

I don?t claim to be a paint expert but the article in the original post is datedJuly 2002. I?m wondering if things have changed in 18 years.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By rv7boy
I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer...

I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer safety representative and one of the safest pilots I’ve ever flown with. Yet his wife (sadly now deceased due to cancer) never would fly with...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-20-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 31,433
Posted By rv7boy
Request for RV-15 design input

See the Van’s FB page. Monday night (Jan 20, 2020) they asked for inputs on the design configuration of the RV-15.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/vansaircraftinc/posts/?ref=m_notif
Forum: Tools 01-19-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool ...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool www.cleavelandtool.com

Good, honest folks...and they advertise on Doug?s site.

P.S. They?re in Iowa, not Ohio. ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,061
Posted By rv7boy
I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I...

I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I am content to maintain my proficiency in my 172. I admit I appreciate the comment made by a popular aviation video blogger regarding his 172. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,704
Posted By rv7boy
Changing times

In the early 70?s, when I entered the workforce as an engineer, passengers actually took pride in the way they looked. Many men wore suits and ties, and ladies dressed well. By the 80?s things...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,721
Posted By rv7boy
My wife fully trusts me to make the right...

My wife fully trusts me to make the right decisions in my airplane project. Her concern is quality not the cheapest cost. She reminds me frequently that she will be riding with me. There is a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,721
Posted By rv7boy
For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of...

For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of building an airplane means I don’t want to be an accountant. That sounds like a job, and I’m now retired. :D

P.S. Why include the cost of the tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By rv7boy
Germany

Greetings Kay, from your RV friends in North Alabama. :) It is good to hear that you are almost ready to fly your RV-7.

I wish I could help you with your question. The suggestions offered thus far...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,747
Posted By rv7boy
Orientation

Belleville washers are really springs. Be sure to install them as specified by the designer. I’m not familiar with how many are used on the RV-10 landing gear, but I know first hand what can happen...
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,230
Posted By rv7boy
Payment Options

I bought my Appareo Stratus ADS-B installation from Stark. No problem, works great, and excellent price.

It wasn?t a problem for me, but he didn?t accept credit cards for in-house work two years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,517
Posted By rv7boy
It’s not just letters that can be confusing....

It’s not just letters that can be confusing.

Some number combinations confuse even the controllers. I’d say less than 10% of controllers understand my number on initial contact if I say it like I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,517
Posted By rv7boy
Why two letters? You can have an N number that...

Why two letters? You can have an N number that ends with only one letter. I have reserved ?N517D.? The explanation of my selection is in the other thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,517
Posted By rv7boy
This is similar to a very long thread started by...

This is similar to a very long thread started by Bill R. a long time ago.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1823&highlight=N517D&page=53
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,933
Posted By rv7boy
Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for...

Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for you.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,516
Posted By rv7boy
Obituary

I found this obituary of David (https://www.mvfh.org/obituary/david-domeier) and thought it appropriate to post it here. I wish I had met him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,284
Posted By rv7boy
Two years in a row...?

I got my calendars on Wednesday. As I looked through them I wondered, "What are the chances I could win a Golden Ticket two years in a row?"

It was 50-50...as I didn't get one THIS year. :(

But I...
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