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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Dvalcik
my settings very close to yours, I attached...

my settings very close to yours, I attached screen shots for my settings on the iPhone

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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-05-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Dvalcik
How about meeting us there on the Sept 19 if it...

How about meeting us there on the Sept 19 if it works out for you
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-05-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Dvalcik
Thanks

The WWII is already on the list when we are in New Orleans also First flight on our last leg :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-05-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Dvalcik
We need suggestions for places to visit

In September 4 RV12s are heading to the Petit Jean flyin from PA / NJ. Below is our proposed flight path down to Petit Jean. I think we have that planned and will be heading to New Orleans for a few...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Dvalcik
Yes they do know Mom and Dad did the design. Hey...

Yes they do know Mom and Dad did the design. Hey call me when you get a chance. Brent C, Jeff V, and Mark B we are all heading to Petit Jean wanted to know if you could join us in Sept. Just...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Dvalcik
Michael I got it back in 2015 from Amazon, I...

Michael I got it back in 2015 from Amazon, I like this one due to the holder that is just zip tied on the strap adjuster. There are multiple ones out there now, search EMS Knife.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-08-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Dvalcik
Safety tool / knife for emergency exit and a CO2...

Safety tool / knife for emergency exit and a CO2 detector so I can hear it if it goes off.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-08-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Dvalcik
1st flight with grand kids

Lincoln’s first flight in Grandpa’s airplane, the Grand Kids were visiting over the 4th of July. Link is old enough now to take his first flight. It is so fun to look at flight through the eyes of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By Dvalcik
contact AC Technologies...

contact AC Technologies

https://acairtechnology.com/products/ac-tracktech-t-mini-non-wheel-fairing-economy-model

I have one and it works great
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dvalcik
+1 great customer service

+1 great customer service
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,403
Posted By Dvalcik
I agree thanks for the write up, here is a post...

I agree thanks for the write up, here is a post and video from last year when my latch handle broke on takeoff.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=194006&highlight=Latch
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Dvalcik
Yes and it was not active, I thought I remembered...

Yes and it was not active, I thought I remembered it used to be yellow until active in the past.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Dvalcik
ForeFlight TFR question

Today flying back from lunch and on my Garmin 796 with XM a TFR popped up with a yellow announcement for the VIP TFR @ 5pm today. So I started double checking in other systems, and the GRT HXr with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Dvalcik
What if it was a EAB how much custom work - is...

What if it was a EAB how much custom work - is the squeeze worth the juice?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,351
Posted By Dvalcik
Not sure what issues you are having, I lived in...

Not sure what issues you are having, I lived in Maine for 6 years and flew with temps as low as -10 and no back in PA with temps in the the 10-30 range in the winter with no issues at all and really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By Dvalcik
Back in the air after repairs

Calm cold crisp late afternoon flight in PA
Forum: The RV Grin 12-04-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,946
Posted By Dvalcik
Lee’s RV Grin for his RV8s first flight

I posted a few weeks ago on the 1st start for Lee’s RV 8. Well today she took to the air. I pulled together a short 3min Video of his flight from an iPhone and GoPro in the plane. Fellow RVr Nigel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By Dvalcik
New RV8 at KPTW

Yesterday Lee’s RV 8 took her first breath :D

YouTube video
https://youtu.be/zZVNqVCeN54
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,781
Posted By Dvalcik
Relocate

You can drill it but difficult to be exact. Just relocate an inexpensive pitot. I think I spent $35 and used the service panel. It was replaced in about an hour and then used a new solid spinner...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dvalcik
The Plans for the Pedal Plane

Just to let everyone know I used the plans that Jerry Folkerts sells for his EAA chapter. The plans were easy to follow and came with a complete list of materials needed. I did apply a few changes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dvalcik
Had to attach the photos they would not show from...

Had to attach the photos they would not show from my website link on a computer but an iPhone does. Not sure what is going on. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile RV3 ish pedal plane for the Grandkids

I’m close to finishing up on the Grandkids pedal plane. Build from the plans from an EAA chapter in Colorado. Finally getting around to paint. I still need to touch up a few spots and pen strip...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By Dvalcik
Recommendation

Contact aircraftspecialty

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/

http://aircraftspecialty.com/PDF%20Documents/RV12%20Hose%20Guide.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,631
Posted By Dvalcik
Come on Vlad you know there would be no formation...

Come on Vlad you know there would be no formation if she was with me, nope my youngest son :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,631
Posted By Dvalcik
3 RV12s

1 1/2 hours of flying in PA with my buddies for breakfast and back.

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_10.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_0784.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,863
Posted By Dvalcik
I agree with Scott just be careful. The exhaust...

I agree with Scott just be careful. The exhaust hole is only 1/2 to 1 inch longer. That was the only thing I did at was done at the time of the build. Two people and it is still easy. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,533
Posted By Dvalcik
LODA

I got mine in 6 days from my FSDO. Very easy process, but surprised it is only good for 48 months.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,415
Posted By Dvalcik
+! swap them after my annual - ready for the next...

+! swap them after my annual - ready for the next year
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,863
Posted By Dvalcik
I elongated the hole where the exhaust comes out...

I elongated the hole where the exhaust comes out and have been able to remove it with another persons help - one on each side and drop down, twist & angle then pull forward. Still have to be careful...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,691
Posted By Dvalcik
Old post from a few years ago

This is from a old VAF post from 2016 from my RV12 so a little less baggage capacity than the RV9

Short 2 min video

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/youtube delta.jpg

https://youtu.be/shJHWIAj040
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,545
Posted By Dvalcik
Went out with a photographer

Friday afternoon we went out with a photographer for a quick shoot out of Heritage Field. Ken was the photographer and he just sent this to me. Had a great day flying with Mike for this photo op.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 941
Posted By Dvalcik
Photo bombed Mark’s selfie

We flew about 1.5 hours (round trip) of formation flying for breakfast. Mark’s selfie from his camera mounted on his glareshield.

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/IMG_Mark_042421.jpg

Short 2.5 min video...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dvalcik
No major pitching, just added a little more trim,...

No major pitching, just added a little more trim, but not much. Starting slowing her down and began the descent back to the airport.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dvalcik
I had to remove the xmradio music due to...

I had to remove the xmradio music due to copyright music in the background :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dvalcik
RV12 Canopy latch failure in flight

Got back in the air after installing my Gearbox. At about 2000 ft climbing to 2500 ft into the flight I had a Canopy latch failure. Noticed wind and light on the sides of my canopy. After a quick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Dvalcik
Gearbox

I received my gearbox back from Lockwood and finished most of my conditional inspection. Installed the gearbox with help from my fellow RVrs in the area. Great community, Thanks Dave, Mark, &...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 265,134
Posted By Dvalcik
Hat sighting on the slopes

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_049.jpg

Last day of teaching on the slope in PA
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Dvalcik
Gearbox

As part of my conditional inspection, I sent the gearbox off for inspection.

http://Rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_0604.jpg

Unfortunately I was in the club for recommended gear replacement. I created a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By Dvalcik
Rotax Gearbox poll

Sent my gearbox in for inspection and need to replace the gears. Poll question if you sent your Rotax Gearbox in for the 600 inspection did you?
Forum: Autopilots 02-23-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By Dvalcik
I had only the one and went back and added both...

I had only the one and went back and added both since the other is a short cut on the EFIS for level flight and direction along with the 180 deg turn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,050
Posted By Dvalcik
From a few years ago - Delta flying with me

My Dog Delta - Full name Delta Oscar Golf

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta 050716a.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta050716b.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta050716c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,674
Posted By Dvalcik
This weekend

Many years later, but I am teaching again on weekends as a level 2 PSIA ski instructor at a family friendly ski area, it feels good teaching again. Had a blast teaching over the past few days. Got...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-03-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,492
Posted By Dvalcik
Great pics Vlad - Happy New Years

Great pics Vlad - Happy New Years
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,492
Posted By Dvalcik
1/1/21 New Years Flights - add your flight

Thought I would start off a thread for first flights for 2021. Hope weather is better where you are but I did get to sneak off for a 50 min flight. 29 degrees and gloomy in the Philly area....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By Dvalcik
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=165037
Read down this thread
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,455
Posted By Dvalcik
Nice Video

Good job editing and beautiful backdrop
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-08-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,449
Posted By Dvalcik
Erich this thread is about APRS - but what are...

Erich this thread is about APRS - but what are you using for ADSB? Echo and GRT, if so contact me their may be a simple fix. I had a problem passing the FAA but not recognized - there is a possible...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,449
Posted By Dvalcik
Yes in still broadcast, Mark I have an extra unit...

Yes in still broadcast, Mark I have an extra unit if you need one for the new bird.
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 182,223
Posted By Dvalcik
Dennis nice paint design, make sure you let us...

Dennis nice paint design, make sure you let us know when you are back in PA
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By Dvalcik
Landed multiple times with the castering nose wheel

Castering nose wheel can be interesting, but no real problem. You can put a little angle to adjust for the P factor. First to at Alton Bay and the last photo is Branch Lake ME

Landed there 4 over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 175,704
Posted By Dvalcik
Flight over NY

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/ny%20flight.jpg

3 RVs out of PA

Brent is lead #1, I am #2 and Jeff is #3 (photo from his ship) over the East River heading towards Lady Liberty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,736
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile Flight Down the Hudson

Great flying today, 3 planes flew to Poughkeepsie for Bfast then down the Hudson Corridor over Central Park then by Lady Liberty on the way to Old Bridge to see an RV. A short 2 min picture slide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,246
Posted By Dvalcik
Working on the new hanger for 25DV

Finishing up work on my new hanger now that we are back in PA. I have a smaller hanger vs the hanger I had in Maine, but a good location at Heritage field. I have added more electrical circuits,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,830
Posted By Dvalcik
+1 for Scott’s comment

+1 for Scott’s comment
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,694
Posted By Dvalcik
Congrats - enjoy phase 1

Congrats - enjoy phase 1
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,105
Posted By Dvalcik
Well done - hope to do some social distance...

Well done - hope to do some social distance flying next to you one of these weekends :D
Forum: Northeast 07-31-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By Dvalcik
Unfortunately it has been canceled due to Covid -...

Unfortunately it has been canceled due to Covid - the KBST is hoping to have it next year. I am looking forward to attending next year since I have relocated to PA and hope to bring a large gaggle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,263
Posted By Dvalcik
The 1st min and 1/2 of the short video is the...

The 1st min and 1/2 of the short video is the flight over the graduation from the local papers facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/VillageSoupME/videos/685899318859364/?d=n
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,263
Posted By Dvalcik
Graduation Fly-over

Our airport was used for the graduation ceremonies due to Covit. We were asked to do a fly over to kick of the afternoon's graduation.
The school had social distancing under control and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,258
Posted By Dvalcik
You will will have to build as an EAB but no...

You will will have to build as an EAB but no issues. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By Dvalcik
Answer

Your correct a HUD paired to the GRT, the Fish Eye GoPro and angle pointing up makes it look funny.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-21-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile Fly over for the Hospitals in Maine

I work for a Hospital system and took a personal day with two of my RV buddies to recognize the work and dedication they give day-in and day-out. We flew over 8 hospitals thanking the healthcare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Dvalcik
I?ll let you know in 2 days just ordered one...

I?ll let you know in 2 days just ordered one :)

blue tooth to the 796
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,709
Posted By Dvalcik
Doug I agree with Mike on another 13 :)

Doug I agree with Mike on another 13 :)
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