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Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-15-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,751
Posted By wacarlton
Re: need a seat

Glenn,
That's great! It should be no problem at all to get a seat for you. Can you make it to Orlando? We will be departing from KORL. We have also made arrangements in the past to pick people up...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,751
Posted By wacarlton
Next Bahamas Fly-In/Help Out is Oct 25-28

Bahamas Habitat has just released the dates for the next Fly-In/Help-Out weekend. It's October 25th ? 28th 2012.

We'd love to have you join us for a great weekend. You'll get a chance to work on a...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-01-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,114
Posted By wacarlton
Thanks to all who helped out!

Seth and I just returned from Haiti after nearly 3,700 nm and 28 hrs in the air.

I'd like to thank those who sent glasses for us to use. We saw nearly 1,000 people (mostly school age children) and...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-29-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,827
Posted By wacarlton
Back from the Bahamas and Haiti

We had a great trip to the Bahamas and got to meet up with Smokey & Teena Ray (RV-X), and Dennis & Lori Millsap (RV-10). We all had a blast working on rooftops, then playing a little in the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-03-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,827
Posted By wacarlton
There is still room for a few more pilots/planes to the Bahamas

I just checked with Cameron, and we still have room for a few more pilots & planes to help out in the Bahamas from 2/16 to 2/19. You'll have a great time and feel great about the whole trip. I...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-02-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,114
Posted By wacarlton
Thanks for the glasses!

I stopped by the mailbox today and found 18 pairs of eyeglasses.

I also picked up a bunch that Jay and Carol collected at Hicks. Bob Avery & Company also donated quite a few. You guys are the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-01-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,897
Posted By wacarlton
Some airport info for Bahamas/Caribbean

:mad:Lots of info in this book:
http://www.pilotpub.com/

Here's some info gathered by one of my friends at Bahamas Habitat. Prices as of June 2011:

BAHAMAS:

Governor?s Harbour, Eleuthera...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,377
Posted By wacarlton
I typically use knots, but when I want to impress...

I typically use knots, but when I want to impress someone - I use Smoots. Hopefully Rob and crew will include an AFS update that will allow the EFIS to display in KSPH, SPS or SPM. 190.4 KSPH...
Forum: GPS 01-25-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By wacarlton
Manual? There's a manual? :D

Manual? There's a manual? :D
Forum: GPS 01-25-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By wacarlton
Works for me

I just tried that and was able to delete the waypoint from the More... > User Waypoints dialog. Just swiped and tapped Delete. It's gone. Have you updated to the latest version?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-23-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,735
Posted By wacarlton
Hi Randy, I think we are good with ground...

Hi Randy,
I think we are good with ground support, but if you'd like to go and help out, but don't have a way to get there, I can check with Cameron to see if we can find an extra seat for you. Just...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-22-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By wacarlton
I can pick u up too

John,
I can pick you up, but the winds are pretty stout this afternoon. We might not be able to land at Hicks and have to land at Meacham instead. I have a Super Viking, but don't really like to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By wacarlton
Instructions are on page 7-11 in my manual. DWG...

Instructions are on page 7-11 in my manual. DWG 15A shows the assembly.

It's pretty straightforward. What version of the manual do you have? Mine is May 2011
Forum: RV-1 01-20-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,469
Posted By wacarlton
Nice article in Kitplanes

Paul,
That was a great article in Kitplanes. It was nice to catch up on the history of the project. I'm proud to know you and all the other fine RV family members that I've met the past few months....
Forum: Texas (South) 01-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By wacarlton
Paul/Louise, I would LOVE to go too, but will be...

Paul/Louise,
I would LOVE to go too, but will be on my way to Haiti that weekend. Maybe next year I'll have the RV finished and could swing it.

Hope y'all have great fun.

Note to self: See if...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,735
Posted By wacarlton
Great!

Mark,
We'd love to have you and your friend! Let me know if you need anything.

If you decide to go, the things you need to do right now are:

1. Make sure your passport is up to date

2....
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,735
Posted By wacarlton
Hi Vlad, I didn't mean to imply that where...

Hi Vlad, I didn't mean to imply that where weren't adventurous folks here. It just surprised me that nobody was asking a single question.

You wanted a plan... OK. Then here's the plan... :D

We do...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,735
Posted By wacarlton
Yes, you need a passport now. This changed a few...

Yes, you need a passport now. This changed a few years ago.

You also need a customs sticker/decal from DHS/CBP. This usually takes about 2-3 weeks to get after you request it. I can help anyone...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,735
Posted By wacarlton
No one wants to go to the Bahamas?

Wow, no replies or questions...

I thought the VAF crowd had a few adventurous folks that would like to use their RVs for a good cause while enjoying a wonderful trip with a great group of ...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,114
Posted By wacarlton
Thanks Bob!

Bob,
Thanks so much for your wonderful offer. Your and Jeanine's glasses will allow someone who's likely never been able to see well to experience life in a whole new way.

Here's a small portion...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-14-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,114
Posted By wacarlton
I think we can use them. If not, I know the...

I think we can use them. If not, I know the Lions club can use them.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-14-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,114
Posted By wacarlton
Address for sending glasses

I just set up a mailbox for sending the glasses to. If you'd like to help out, please mail any old glasses to:

Will Carlton
3634 Long Prairie
Suite 108-237
Flower Mound, TX 75022

We can use just...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-14-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,114
Posted By wacarlton
Types of glasses needed

I think we are mainly looking for old prescription glasses. Most of the people we will be screening will be kids.

However, I'm sure we will do some adults too. If you have any old glasses, even...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-14-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,735
Posted By wacarlton
Anyone want to help out in the Bahamas Feb 16-19??

Prior to the Haiti trip (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=81289), we are planning on spending the first few days helping out in the Bahamas.

We'd love to have some VAFers...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-14-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,114
Posted By wacarlton
Need eyeglasses for Haiti

My son and I are flying to Haiti in February to help with a vision screening project. We plan to screen about 2,500 kids/orphans during the week and need additional eyeglasses. I'll be taking some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,341
Posted By wacarlton
Congrats!

Well done Nick. That is quite an accomplishment.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By wacarlton
Walt Aronow is looking for old xpndrs.

Walt Aronow is looking for old xpndrs.
Forum: RV-1 12-31-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,861
Posted By wacarlton
Clayton, it was great to meet you too! Go ahead...

Clayton, it was great to meet you too! Go ahead and order the emp kit - you won't be sorry. There are TONS of folks around here to help you out. 52F and Hicks have a great number of RVators...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-28-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,158
Posted By wacarlton
VAC Missions

One of the most rewarding things I did last year was fly an Air Force vet, his wife and son to see his 90 year old grandpa. TSgt Del Toro was severely burned (over 80% of his body) in Afghanistan as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,515
Posted By wacarlton
Paul, Congrats to you and Louise on the new...

Paul,
Congrats to you and Louise on the new baby! Dan and I can't wait to see her (him?) in person.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,589
Posted By wacarlton
Bright lights

Yeah, I think that I'll be driving the position lights at 350ma ea. I may also dial the strobes back a bit during ground operations using a brightness toggle.

My main concern right now is off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,589
Posted By wacarlton
My approach

I'm looking at a similar approach as Rob using CREE LEDs. The design will be driving 6 CREE XML 280 LEDS at 2.5A and should get close to 3100 lumens / 490 candela on the side and 1500 lm / 245 cd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,086
Posted By wacarlton
Contact Robin Peel at robin(at)xsquawkbox<dot>net...

Contact Robin Peel at robin(at)xsquawkbox<dot>net to see where he gets his data from. It is usually updated on a quarterly(ish) basis.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,086
Posted By wacarlton
Paul - try the X-Plane data files. They may...

Paul - try the X-Plane data files. They may require a bit of parsing for the airports, but the navaids should be easy to load:

http://data.x-plane.com/get_data.html

Navaids are in earth_nav.dat ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,015
Posted By wacarlton
Trailer

Fantastic work! I can't wait to see mo!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-10-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,063
Posted By wacarlton
Clearances

What Bill said.

Works for me too. Fltplan.com is great.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-10-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,943
Posted By wacarlton
Great writeup

Hi Darren,
What a great writeup - Maddy is so blessed to have a dad like you!
It's such a great feeling to share your joy of flying with your kids and friends. Well done!

Now back to the barn to...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-09-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,063
Posted By wacarlton
Copying a clearance

While i have an iPad with Foreflight (which is FANTASTIC BTW), I tend to take the low tech approach to dealing with most IFR clearances. I use fltplan.com to file all my IFR flight plans and also...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
LED indicator

The LED is on the camera. If you mount the camera on the top of the wing, you might be able to see the LED (its on the on/off/record/pause button). The remote does not have any indicator. I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
Hi Detlef, Great trailer! I'll be ordering a...

Hi Detlef,
Great trailer! I'll be ordering a copy.
Regarding the Drift:
The remote uses RF and can be paired to different cameras, so you can use multiple cameras. There is an LED indicator to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-07-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
Have you ever flown a Super Viking? No digital...

Have you ever flown a Super Viking? No digital image stabilization needed. :D

Seriously - it's a rock solid airplane and a joy to fly. We were also blessed with great wx all along our entire route...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-07-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
Re: Fishing

All of us spent a day on the Snake fly fishing with guides. It was a lot of fun and we caught quite a few, but had to throw them back (the guides said they didn't want "dead fish in their boat"). I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-07-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
Camera settings and mount

I got a few questions about the camera settings and mount via PM that I thought I'd try to address in public ...



The Drift HD Stealth supports 1080, 720, and 480 resolutions at 25-60 FPS. I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
Runway

The density altitude was about 6,400 feet. Runway is 4,000 ft. We were a little heavy with 4 guys in the plane.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
Camera

I used a Drift HD Stealth camera mounted under the left wing of my Bellanca Viking. Drift is coming out with a new version that's about 1/2 the size of the one I have. I have seen the one I have on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,898
Posted By wacarlton
Flight through Monument Valley

I just got back from a guy's fly fishing trip. We took about 4 hours of in flight video over Shiprock, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyons. Here's our flight through Monument...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-05-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,201
Posted By wacarlton
Monument Valley

Our flight through Monument Valley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in7jyFYgpJk

We stopped at UT25 for water and snacks. They will waive the $20 landing fee if you either stay at Goulding's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,899
Posted By wacarlton
Also, keep in mind that illuminated switches...

Also, keep in mind that illuminated switches designed for 125 VAC will not "illuminate" with 12VDC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,855
Posted By wacarlton
Hi Greg, Last year was my first air race and it...

Hi Greg,
Last year was my first air race and it was fantastic!! Now my son and I are building a -7A and are having a blast. I'd love to come to the BBQ and meet a bunch of new RV friends. Thanks...
Forum: RV-3 08-28-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,418
Posted By wacarlton
Or 4 for...

Or 4 for $30:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/400025932781
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By wacarlton
Wauchula (KCHN) has cheap fuel too. It's even...

Wauchula (KCHN) has cheap fuel too. It's even cheaper on the weekends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,845
Posted By wacarlton
Hey Walt, I think my xpdr check for the Bellanca...

Hey Walt,
I think my xpdr check for the Bellanca is due in Oct. Can I get on your schedule?
Forum: RV-1 08-22-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,085
Posted By wacarlton
Thanks Louise. I can't begin to express how...

Thanks Louise. I can't begin to express how special the day was for Dan and me. We both had "chicken skin" for a while. It's truly an honor to be a part of such a great project and working with...
Forum: RV-1 08-21-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,085
Posted By wacarlton
It was indeed a special day yesterday! Dan and I...

It was indeed a special day yesterday! Dan and I had a blast. We didn't take many photos, but perhaps Doug and Ernie will post some later. Here's my write up with a few pics of Dan, Walt, and DR...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By wacarlton
I know that many of you guys are builders and...

I know that many of you guys are builders and experimenters like us, so you'll probably enjoy building one of these on your own. Dan and I have built two for our Viking and the RV we are now...
Forum: GPS 08-04-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,572
Posted By wacarlton
Not sure who at the FAA worked on this, but it is...

Not sure who at the FAA worked on this, but it is very troublesome at the very least. Download it and take a looksy at the DRAFT for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,735
Posted By wacarlton
Hi Gary, Thanks. This is a great community and...

Hi Gary,
Thanks. This is a great community and you are right - there are a lot of RVs in the area. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful group. I just wish it wasn't so hot right now. Makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,735
Posted By wacarlton
New RV-7A builders in Texas

Howdy y'all!

I've been lurking around here for a few months and thought it was probably time to introduce myself. My son, Dan, and I started building on June 1 with the grand hope of flying...
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