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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By Vlad
Nice imaging Antonio thanks! Glad to see the...

Nice imaging Antonio thanks! Glad to see the Tower is still in business :)

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Beautiful tail art Keith!

Beautiful tail art Keith!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Vlad
I've been there several times with my RV. The...

I've been there several times with my RV. The backcountry strip runs parallel to the speed tracks. Cool place indeed....
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-24-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By Vlad
Talking Mystery Airport

Anybody been there recently? Any gas? :D

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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Vlad
Ordered thanks Jim!

Ordered thanks Jim!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Vlad
Piston

I am baffled by a myriad of piston classifications for my Lycoming O-320-D2G. On the picture below I used the piston as a replacement four years ago. The shop I bought it from is no more and I need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,039
Posted By Vlad
Pledge from Walmart seems to do the same Plexus...

Pledge from Walmart seems to do the same Plexus job twice a day for less money :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By Vlad
Good report Steve! How did I miss that island? :)

Good report Steve! How did I miss that island? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,032
Posted By Vlad
I remember that ride too. Where time goes? Almost...

I remember that ride too. Where time goes? Almost a decade... :D

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,032
Posted By Vlad
You will be all right Rocky. Nothing to worry...

You will be all right Rocky. Nothing to worry about if all your paperwork is in order. I've been there couple three times FSDO guys are friendly. Just let them run the talk show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By Vlad
Good to see Dave the Boss finally took a ride...

Good to see Dave the Boss finally took a ride...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 590,582
Posted By Vlad
What about the fishes? :)

What about the fishes? :)
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By Vlad
Jim Carey did it recently...

Jim Carey did it recently https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=160558 good read here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Vlad
Congratulations Alex! You've been an inspiration...

Congratulations Alex! You've been an inspiration for me while I was building (2006-2010ish). I just punched in a decade of enjoyment. Thank...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Vlad
Lucky you I was having a Canadian Whiskey :D:D:D

Lucky you I was having a Canadian Whiskey :D:D:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Vlad
Funny I lost a screw from the same top position...

Funny I lost a screw from the same top position an hour into Phase One.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By Vlad
I use thread locker in two places on my airplane....

I use thread locker in two places on my airplane. Nose gear bolt and all wheel fairings screws. The torque seal on gear bolt is checked and reapplied every condition inspection ( bolt replaced every...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,064
Posted By Vlad
Steve and Allan are probably industry leaders....

Steve and Allan are probably industry leaders. Here are my control surfaces locks. I am parked under the elements for nearly a decade and these held the gusts up to 50 knots....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-30-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,499
Posted By Vlad
Sorry to interrupt but where is N620RV now? That...

Sorry to interrupt but where is N620RV now? That was a pretty bird.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By Vlad
Talking Iron Butt Mike

My type of flying Mike! Heck of a push :D
Forum: The RV Grin 08-29-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By Vlad
What a great picture Terry! What kind of camera?...

What a great picture Terry! What kind of camera? A smartphone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By Vlad
Talking Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport Fly In

There was a rare event in Wyoming. A fly in at 48U Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport. Free breakfast, a themed T-shirt with a hat, a bumper sticker and a medallion for pilots. Seven...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up That's a mighty journey James thanks! It makes me...

That's a mighty journey James thanks! It makes me jealous. Good photography!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By Vlad
Hi David, The original hoses might be so...

Hi David,

The original hoses might be so distorted it's better to slice them then fight to remove. I had one literally fused to the tube. First time I changed them after several hundred hours for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-21-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Vlad
Enjoyed your short video thanks! Nice music.

Enjoyed your short video thanks! Nice music.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,557
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Mike appreciate the reminder. I am aware...

Thanks Mike appreciate the reminder. I am aware of it. The seam is closed shut inside without any RTV protruding. How have you been? How is CJ haven't heard from him for a while....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,557
Posted By Vlad
Smile Unlucky this time

I change filter every two years on average. I was unlucky this time ACS sent me a bigger one. Exchange/return would take a lot of time I decided to do a surgery to it.
Sharp blade, safety wire to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 210,788
Posted By Vlad
Marble CO

Marble, Colorado is an airstrip located in a valley 17 miles southwest of Aspen KASE. A pretty place at 7800 feet. You have to sign a waiver prior to landing there. Here is the link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By Vlad
Nobody can compete with Martin John. I like that...

Nobody can compete with Martin John. I like that huge cardboard box you put your backpack on :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By Vlad
Flew to three places today. Checked a mountain...

Flew to three places today. Checked a mountain airstrip. Beautiful but rough for RV.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/qq197/N666BK/Marble_-_1.jpeg

Then flew over Aspen to the highest airport...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Vlad
Rob your pictures didn't show up. There is a...

Rob your pictures didn't show up. There is a how-to insert pictures tab in the upper left corner of this page.
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,471
Posted By Vlad
Gary, Greg come on guys! Grow thicker skin! You...

Gary, Greg come on guys! Grow thicker skin! You are the assets don't pay attention to this new wave of internet experts. They come and go but we live here. We know each other. I got tons of flak over...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,115
Posted By Vlad
PM sent Charlie.

PM sent Charlie.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,914
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Scottski! I don't have much choice on the...

Thanks Scottski! I don't have much choice on the gallons it's a uniform Stetson :) Hmmm brisket and beer sounds great! Mid...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,914
Posted By Vlad
Went to the Flats during Speed Week. The runway...

Went to the Flats during Speed Week. The runway is freshly...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-10-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By Vlad
Thanks John good memories. Some day I will count...

Thanks John good memories. Some day I will count how many times I flew that route from 2011 to 2019.

PS; thread title scared me at first...

[P.P.S. I changed “down” to “over” per OP’s request....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By Vlad
Your paint scheme designer?

Your paint scheme designer?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By Vlad
Is the Governess in your right seat David?

Is the Governess in your right seat David?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Vlad
I had mine working flawlessly since 2011. I did...

I had mine working flawlessly since 2011. I did notice a little slop in the stem and was planning to take a look inside during the condition inspection. At the same time a good friend of mine had a...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-09-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By Vlad
You left Old Forge for good John? Is Mike...

You left Old Forge for good John? Is Mike Mitchell still there?

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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,314
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Billski! Enjoyed the read!

Thanks Billski! Enjoyed the read!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By Vlad
You are almost there John. Don't rush just come...

You are almost there John. Don't rush just come to the shop every single day :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By Vlad
Wow! My aircraft consumed over a hundred of...

Wow! My aircraft consumed over a hundred of filters every brand available and never leaked never came loose. Thanks for reporting Rick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By Vlad
Flew to Nowhere can't reach it due to the haze...

Flew to Nowhere can't reach it due to the haze and turned around.

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On the way back landed Somewhere for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By Vlad
These types are in Toad River Mile 422 in your...

These types are in Toad River Mile 422 in your neighborhood.

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And these in Chandalar Shelf of Alaska...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,480
Posted By Vlad
Normally I work weekends relaxed schedule and...

Normally I work weekends relaxed schedule and better pay. Boss said I have too much OT take a day off and go fly :D

This is not New Jersey it takes full tanks to patrol the territory. Talked to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,927
Posted By Vlad
The same at my place. Couple days ago I had 7th...

The same at my place. Couple days ago I had 7th confirmed kill. A sparrow size birdie came through the shredder right after takeoff and made a mess on cowling and windshield no damage. It's been...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,185
Posted By Vlad
You are very meticulous Paul good job! I would...

You are very meticulous Paul good job! I would suggest to replace the cable end caps (stock black rubber) with newer ones they are blue. You still have a good access. It will save you headache...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,115
Posted By Vlad
I do keep my RV outside for nearly a decade. Not...

I do keep my RV outside for nearly a decade. Not painted and not primed. I don't care about resale my airplane has no financial value. What I care about is my old 5K engine (has to be sparkling...
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,871
Posted By Vlad
My RV9A can do mild bush stuff on wheels. What I...

My RV9A can do mild bush stuff on wheels. What I would like to have in a 15 are skis and floats options. ... And pulled rivets :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By Vlad
Was having fun locally in my ekranoplan...

Was having fun locally in my ekranoplan :D

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Vlad
Welcome Dave! A lot of RVators went to Oshkosh I...

Welcome Dave! A lot of RVators went to Oshkosh I am sure after the show you will get a message from a fellow builder :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-21-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Welcome to our small world Scott! You got a great...

Welcome to our small world Scott! You got a great machine TZ put a lot of sweat and money bringing her to the current state. I flew her on August 29, 2017 and "Toothpick" wrote a check to the builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,802
Posted By Vlad
I cut the nose gear slot a bit longer but it's...

I cut the nose gear slot a bit longer but it's still a pain in the rear to remove and install. Especially if anybody is watching or trying to help :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,802
Posted By Vlad
George the prop was made in 2008 older style...

George the prop was made in 2008 older style blades. I put over 3K hours on it. It was beat up pretty bad after some AK gravel strip landings. Then in 2019 I put a Performance three bladed propeller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,802
Posted By Vlad
The same old Catto Jeff. Just restored recently...

The same old Catto Jeff. Just restored recently by the factory :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up More than enough for your mission. Clean, elegant...

More than enough for your mission. Clean, elegant and functional. Get that restoration finished asap and go up enjoy! Life is short... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,802
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Paul. All fiberglass parts received a...

Thanks Paul. All fiberglass parts received a triannual spray (Rustoleum rattle cans) :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,802
Posted By Vlad
Went shed hunting to an undisclosed location....

Went shed hunting to an undisclosed location. Elevation is above New York Class Bravo :D

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Checked my honey hole not bad...
Forum: Northeast 07-17-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Vlad
Give us some report from Plymouth. I remember...

Give us some report from Plymouth. I remember good old times :D

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By Vlad
No Larry these are for throwing on big screen...

No Larry these are for throwing on big screen after a good drink :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By Vlad
Still have gin but ran out of tonic. A quick 1...

Still have gin but ran out of tonic. A quick 1 hour hop over scorching desert to the closest supermarket yielded some. Valley Food of Saratoga WY is within a quick walk from the airport KSAA. You can...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-12-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,320
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Enjoyed the interview

I was one of the lucky few who visited that hangar. It was in August 2015 on a time building trip before Iron Jet era. Met Russian dogs too. Enjoyed Paul and Louise hospitality and had a great time....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 210,788
Posted By Vlad
Intergalactic Spaceport 40 Degrees Celsius

Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Green_River_Intergalactic_Spaceport) in Wyoming got groomed. The best surface since 1994...
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