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Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By bweiss
rv transition

<i recommend you call Tom Berge in the twin citites. His contact info is available on Vans site under transition pilots. <he is fantastic
Forum: Midwest 06-04-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By bweiss
super co-pilot

Sometimes I am amazed that my co-pilot is able to land the plane better than I can. Looked like a super effort by the crew up there and all had a good time.
Forum: Midwest 02-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,107
Posted By bweiss
I am going to have to build up my nerve and cross...

I am going to have to build up my nerve and cross into Iowa one of these days. It was great being your wing man to the border. Happy birthday young man. Kate will always be your little girl.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,089
Posted By bweiss
Congrats

Frank, she is beautiful. I recall seeing it in all its stages and the final is the best. Let's go get a $50 breakfast soon. Keep the shiny side up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,231
Posted By bweiss
I agree wit Dan Horton. The screen may not look...

I agree wit Dan Horton. The screen may not look like it would block the airflow it it absolutely does.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By bweiss
I have built 2 RVs a 7A and a 9 with on oil...

I have built 2 RVs a 7A and a 9 with on oil cooler mounted on the baffling and the other on the firewall. Even though I beefed up the baffle with doublets and angles I ended up with a crack by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,712
Posted By bweiss
sika flex

the short answer to your question is to apply a bead between the spacers and pull down (clamp) the coanopy to the correct thickness per instructions from Sika Flex (i think it is 3/8 Inch). You can...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,494
Posted By bweiss
Pete and Andi, You sure know how to live life. ...

Pete and Andi,
You sure know how to live life. An inspiration for all of us. Keep those cards and letters coming.

Bernie
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,517
Posted By bweiss
Pete, You inspire me to get out and fly someplace...

Pete,
You inspire me to get out and fly someplace and do good for the world. It was a perfect weekend in the upper mid-west. I am sure we will pay for it this winter. Andi is a trooper.
Forum: Reviews 12-30-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 73,896
Posted By bweiss
very nice design and construction. I like the...

very nice design and construction. I like the hold down better than the one I built. High quality, I cannot wait to see the rest of your plane. Keep pounding, one day it will fly and you enter a...
Forum: California 12-30-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,740
Posted By bweiss
Brian, Welcome to the world of RV's. You are...

Brian,
Welcome to the world of RV's. You are going to have a blast with the community of pilots. Tom Berge (tom@rvtransition.com) helped me as a tech adviser and then later as a transition trainer....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,074
Posted By bweiss
George, Congratulations. This give you 5 months...

George,
Congratulations. This give you 5 months to build the rudder and elevators and make room for a lot more parts. keep on pounding those rivets. One day there will be nothing left to do but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,383
Posted By bweiss
Dave, Congratulations. The plane looks great and...

Dave,
Congratulations. The plane looks great and I am sure it will fly just that way as well. Now the fun really begins. Hope to see you at next years EAA or another flyin close to the upper...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,341
Posted By bweiss
Every trip you take sounds fantastic and makes me...

Every trip you take sounds fantastic and makes me want to follow in your flight plans.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,600
Posted By bweiss
Pete, That was a great travel log. Are you sure...

Pete,
That was a great travel log. Are you sure you are not on the payroll of Tower? I think this a future trip for Skypig II

Thanks for finding the coolest spots to travel to.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,232
Posted By bweiss
Doug, Great write-up. I recently flew to Durango...

Doug, Great write-up. I recently flew to Durango with a group of RVers. I forgot to take photos I was so focused on the beauty. I look forward to your next trip write up.
Bernie
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-31-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,491
Posted By bweiss
Pete Wonderful write up with a short history and...

Pete
Wonderful write up with a short history and ornithology lessons. Pilots are such interesting people. Next time I head up for a picnic I will pay particular attention to poison oak. Keep the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,976
Posted By bweiss
I built a small shelf that hangs from the center...

I built a small shelf that hangs from the center support rib.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By bweiss
one way or another you are going to have to seal...

one way or another you are going to have to seal the air flow around the engine to provide for adequate cooling. If you want to build full baffles and fit to the cowl I imagine that would work. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 1,144,536
Posted By bweiss
Rob, That is a very clean looking panel. Very...

Rob,
That is a very clean looking panel. Very complete I might add as well.

Keep on dreaming up new stuff that I cannot live without.

Bernie
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 123,103
Posted By bweiss
I very much enjoy following your adventure via...

I very much enjoy following your adventure via the web site. keep those card and letters plus lots of commentary and pictures coming. One day maybe I will be able to join on one of these...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,546
Posted By bweiss
congratulations. Just a bit more to do and...

congratulations. Just a bit more to do and finally that first flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,781
Posted By bweiss
Chris, Let's kick the tires and light the fire...

Chris,
Let's kick the tires and light the fire and get that baby airborne. Congratulations. I hope the weather breaks soon so you can give us a first flight report.

Bernie
Forum: Safety 03-16-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,839
Posted By bweiss
Paul, Good reminder for all of us. Glad the...

Paul,
Good reminder for all of us. Glad the story had a happy ending. It is unfortunate, but I too have learned many a lesson and felt closer to the almighty by surviving several "cranial anal...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-16-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,752
Posted By bweiss
Pete, Great trip write up. You inspire me to be...

Pete,
Great trip write up. You inspire me to be a better person. Mags looks content knowing she is in good hands.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,044
Posted By bweiss
I was developing crack with the 0.063 so I...

I was developing crack with the 0.063 so I increased the thickness to 0.090. Problem solved for at least another 150 hours then I sold the plane. Built a RV 9 next with IO320 and again had a rack at...
Forum: Northeast 01-14-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,188
Posted By bweiss
If I can clear the snow in front of the hangar...

If I can clear the snow in front of the hangar from this beautiful Minnesota winter I will go get my sanity renewed. In the meantime I live your and Pete's adventures.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,712
Posted By bweiss
great photo. I agree, wall paper quality

great photo. I agree, wall paper quality
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,322
Posted By bweiss
Stein It is amazing the pace of innovation and...

Stein
It is amazing the pace of innovation and new product introductions. Since I finished my plane 1.5 years ago I believe this is the third generation of g3x products. Good thing I am happy with...
Forum: Midwest 01-01-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,772
Posted By bweiss
Sounds like a great time

Sounds like a great time
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-16-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,034
Posted By bweiss
What a great event. For those of us living up in...

What a great event. For those of us living up in Minnesota it was especially interesting as we have not seen the sun in over a week. Very depressing.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,626
Posted By bweiss
Karl, Welcome aboard. You are about to embark on...

Karl,
Welcome aboard. You are about to embark on a wonderful journey of fun, frustration, new friends and a lot of excitement. do not look too far ahead or you will be shell shocked at how much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,330
Posted By bweiss
very tidy job of wiring.

very tidy job of wiring.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,417
Posted By bweiss
wonderful scenery. Those of us in the flat lands...

wonderful scenery. Those of us in the flat lands rarely get to see those magnificent mountains.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,472
Posted By bweiss
great photos. Thanks for posting.

great photos. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,467
Posted By bweiss
Congratulations on building a flying machine. I...

Congratulations on building a flying machine. I am sure you will enjoy the flying but just as important are the breakfast flights to Eau Clair and Superior. I look forward to seeing that beautiful...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,908
Posted By bweiss
Bryan, A fantastic trip report. I will have to...

Bryan,
A fantastic trip report. I will have to plan a trip up there. I know the weather is always a challenge, but that said, what would be the best month for me to plan a trip? I am curious as to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,946
Posted By bweiss
Brad, Great story and super picture.

Brad,
Great story and super picture.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,140
Posted By bweiss
Bob, The plane looks great. I look forward to...

Bob,
The plane looks great. I look forward to seeing it soon. Bring it to our June 28 meeting. Wishing you many enjoyable hours flying her around and having wonderful adventures.

Bermoe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,982
Posted By bweiss
Dan, Beautiful looking airplane. Congratulations...

Dan,
Beautiful looking airplane. Congratulations on the move. Shortly you will have it assembled, weighed and inspected and we ready for the big day. I look forward to your next write up as it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,755
Posted By bweiss
Pete and Andi, Looks like a great trip and a...

Pete and Andi,
Looks like a great trip and a place that we should put on my list. Cannot believe you really built that contraption in your garage. Keep the adventure alive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,275
Posted By bweiss
Congratulations on the new baby, she looks great...

Congratulations on the new baby, she looks great and based on your comments she flies just like she looks. Have a great time. If you cross over the midwest we have a great group of RVers in...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 05-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 110,785
Posted By bweiss
Brian, That is fantastic. These things just do...

Brian,
That is fantastic. These things just do not happen without a lot of hard work on your part. (like building an airplane) Keep off the good work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,710
Posted By bweiss
How can the two oxygen's be of different grade...

How can the two oxygen's be of different grade when they are produced in the same way?
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,410
Posted By bweiss
Kurt, Congratulations. It is great to see the...

Kurt,
Congratulations. It is great to see the fruits of your labors come to fruition. After the phase one tests and all the little tweaks you will be ready for a new phase of adventure. I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,614
Posted By bweiss
Bob, Our Minnesota RV group is the best. Glad it...

Bob,
Our Minnesota RV group is the best. Glad it all worked out. Let me know if you need some additional planes for the trip back. Even if you have enough it would be fun to go up and escort you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,100
Posted By bweiss
For my two cents (and I hope Van is reading this)...

For my two cents (and I hope Van is reading this) the old rumor of an RV11 (motor glider) would be great. I have built an RV 7A and an RV9 and I would like to complement the fleet with a motor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,261
Posted By bweiss
congratulations on the first of many fun flights....

congratulations on the first of many fun flights. After you burn off the phase 1 hours the whole country is yours. All that is needed is time and a bit of 100LL. Have fun and again,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 70,177
Posted By bweiss
Great job guys. This certainly moves it up a...

Great job guys. This certainly moves it up a notch (or maybe two or three) I have one year on my three screen G3X system and love it. Given the pace of technology and imagination we need to be...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-25-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,656
Posted By bweiss
You have a beautiful airplane and that only comes...

You have a beautiful airplane and that only comes from lots of love. My spam can (Sky Pig I) is a 1968 bonanza that shocks people when I tell them her age. If you keep them in good shape, the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-20-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,467
Posted By bweiss
Mike, That is a wonderful story. I wish you and...

Mike,
That is a wonderful story. I wish you and your wife many more years of adventure.
Congratulations
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,450
Posted By bweiss
Alf, Congratulations on your first of many...

Alf,
Congratulations on your first of many flights and adventures. Continue to send photos of your travel around Europe. One day I would like to fly my plane over and do the grand tour.

Good luck...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By bweiss
Kate will love the picture, especially if it goes...

Kate will love the picture, especially if it goes viral.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By bweiss
On the Sunday flight Pete and I flew loose...

On the Sunday flight Pete and I flew loose formation and he was doing 129TAS at 3500 ft on 4.9GPH and I was doing the same at 5.3GPH. I sense roughness where it isn't. the RV 9 is a fantastic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,619
Posted By bweiss
What a fantastic set of photos. I hope you and...

What a fantastic set of photos. I hope you and your son have many great flying adventures. Some of my most cherished photos and flights are those that I have taken with my boys.

Thanks for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 77,793
Posted By bweiss
Both of those pictures are awesome!! Would love...

Both of those pictures are awesome!! Would love to hear more about the trip, the route and any suggestions.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By bweiss
Shawn, I remember my big move. You are almost...

Shawn,
I remember my big move. You are almost ready for the first engine start and then first flight. I figure about 10 good evenings of work. Congratulations.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,238
Posted By bweiss
Congratulations. You are about to embark on a...

Congratulations. You are about to embark on a wonderful adventure. The folks on this website have a great deal of knowledge and are always ready to part with advice. You will often see the phrase...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,411
Posted By bweiss
Jay, The new panel looks great. I am sure you...

Jay,
The new panel looks great. I am sure you will enjoy flying it. Tom helped me on my plane as well and you are right, his work is perfection. Up in the northern states we are still hangar bound...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,593
Posted By bweiss
Bob, I can't wait to see you fly past me on the...

Bob,
I can't wait to see you fly past me on the way to breakfast.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-10-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,406
Posted By bweiss
Did Pete mention it was cold. Very very cold!!My...

Did Pete mention it was cold. Very very cold!!My oil temp got up to 121 F. I really need to put on aileron boot covers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By bweiss
great photo, great looking airplanes. Flying...

great photo, great looking airplanes. Flying formation has a way of keeping you focused. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 64,098
Posted By bweiss
Blain, It is looking great. Keep plugging away,...

Blain,
It is looking great. Keep plugging away, soon there will be nothing on the to do list and you will be flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,790
Posted By bweiss
Glad you are safe. If it was water I would think...

Glad you are safe. If it was water I would think that instead of surge it would run rough or quit. Good reminder to always have a plan in the back of your mind. Please write another note when you...
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