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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 20,978
Posted By pmccoy
Looking forward to attending again this year. :)

Looking forward to attending again this year. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,261
Posted By pmccoy
Awesome!!!

Keith-

Good things come to those with patience and the will to stick to it. Looking forward to getting see the completed baby in person. It's been to long since my last visit to your garage (though...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,940
Posted By pmccoy
I have done this 3 times. It is a bit of a tight...

I have done this 3 times. It is a bit of a tight spot, but is still pretty easy. My plate was Pro-Sealed, so I used the heat gun to warm it up a bit prior to removing the screws. I also had failed to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-31-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,452
Posted By pmccoy
Love my Eagle EMS

Dane

I have been flying an Eagle EMS for three years and just over 330 hours in my RV 9A. It has been perfect on every flight since day one. I am very happy with the system and my average fuel burn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,153
Posted By pmccoy
Flight to Calatina

Flew my 9A over about a year ago. No problems even though it was a bit rough. I have a video of the flight. The visual at the end of the runway is a bit weird. I came in really high and landed...
Forum: Reviews 12-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,634
Posted By pmccoy
300+ Hours

I have over 300 hours on my AntiSplat oil separator. Works great. The belly is always clean. I did my first exhaust breather tube inspection after 150 hours. There was a small build up on the sides...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,521
Posted By pmccoy
If memory serves me... my 9A was around number...

If memory serves me... my 9A was around number 834 to be completed. Now, 2.5 years later, I have over 300 hours flying all over the West, and a couple long trips from Southern California to Oshkosh....
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 101,113
Posted By pmccoy
Looks good. You will enjoy cable. Lots of RVs and...

Looks good. You will enjoy cable. Lots of RVs and good people.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-12-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,776
Posted By pmccoy
Looks great. Welcome to the vinyl club. My vinyl...

Looks great. Welcome to the vinyl club. My vinyl has been on for a year and half and is doing great.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,868
Posted By pmccoy
Awesome! Another RV takes to the skies, and...

Awesome! Another RV takes to the skies, and comes safely back to earth. Well done. :)
Forum: California 08-19-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By pmccoy
+1 for Flight Following. Chino is my home base....

+1 for Flight Following.

Chino is my home base. Talking with SolCal makes the arrival much easier, and you have an additional set of eyes looking for traffic. It's busy airspace, but when you are on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,412
Posted By pmccoy
When you post camera shots I have to check them...

When you post camera shots I have to check them out. Awesome as usual. Thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,049
Posted By pmccoy
Steve- The Notam doesn't have any specific...

Steve-

The Notam doesn't have any specific procedure for how to return to FISK. I assumed that I was still on an arrival hold, so the normal 1,800ft at 90 knots is what I did. It was a bit confusing...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,049
Posted By pmccoy
Bob- we were getting conflicting direction from...

Bob- we were getting conflicting direction from the controllers. When they first turned me back, they said to go back to Ripon. After switching over to the FISK controllers, they put us in a holding...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,049
Posted By pmccoy
This certainly was some challenging flying....

This certainly was some challenging flying. Listening back to the audio calls from ATC, there are a couple of times where I respond to what may have been called out for a different Yellow RV (Yellow...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,049
Posted By pmccoy
I think the Oshkosh arrival is just pure luck....

I think the Oshkosh arrival is just pure luck. Last year I didn't see a single plane from Ripon to touchdown. This year planes were all over the place, especially after I got turned back. Arrival...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,049
Posted By pmccoy
Oshkosh Ripon Arrival Video (3 Tries)

All-

Another year at Oshkosh has come and gone. Thanks to everyone for making it another great show this year. I had lots of fun chatting plane side, and I may have had one or two beers at the RV...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-29-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,418
Posted By pmccoy
Brad- Funny, I open a post on VAF and see my own...

Brad-

Funny, I open a post on VAF and see my own face. :)

Nice job on the photos. They all look great. It was good to see you again this year, and thanks for the ride over to the campground.

Pete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,843
Posted By pmccoy
Our airport had lots of home grown "additions" in...

Our airport had lots of home grown "additions" in the hangars. After a fire in one hangar, the fire department came through and looked for permits on all additions. Those without building permits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By pmccoy
Switching to the new PPL changes the date issued....

Switching to the new PPL changes the date issued. I went from 1978, oh my, to 2008. Not a big deal, but I wish it still had the original issue date.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,332
Posted By pmccoy
Me too

I will be there again this year. I think I vaguely remember walking back to the campground last year. It was fun and looking forward to this year.
Forum: California 04-17-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,367
Posted By pmccoy
Bummer - No RV Fly In

So there isn't going to be an RV Fly in at Chino this year. Bummer. :(

All is not lost. If you want to check out an RV or just stop by and chat, I will have my plane pulled out in front of Hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,910
Posted By pmccoy
Great job Rosie. AT my current rate of flying, in...

Great job Rosie. AT my current rate of flying, in 15 years my RV will only have about half that. Awesome Job.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-08-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 127,599
Posted By pmccoy
Bruce, the new seats look great! Abby does great...

Bruce, the new seats look great!

Abby does great work. She did my interior as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By pmccoy
Clay, I was there a week ago. It was fun. Enjoy...

Clay, I was there a week ago. It was fun. Enjoy the sun, snow and skiing. My next trip isn't till March, so I will miss you this time. Flying into Heber and skiing Park City is my favorite winter...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,135
Posted By pmccoy
I had a blast flying over to Catalina for the...

I had a blast flying over to Catalina for the first time. Interesting photo posted by Vlad, they obviously did a nice face lift on the hangar. The life vest I was wearing came from West Marine. I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,135
Posted By pmccoy
SoCal Flying, Chino to Catalina Island

We are having wonderful flying weather in Southern California. So what's a pilot to do.... I know, hop in the RV-9A and fly over the pacific ocean to the Airport in the Sky, Catalina Island.

==-...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-17-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,038
Posted By pmccoy
Plus one for me. I made the trip last year, and...

Plus one for me. I made the trip last year, and plan to attend again. Thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,384
Posted By pmccoy
SoCal Flying, Coast to Mountains

Hi All, couldn't resist jumping in my RV-9A and going for a ride today. Here in SoCal we having a saying, "You can surf in the morning, and ski in the afternoon". Well I did an RV spin on that. First...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,073
Posted By pmccoy
Great photos Pete. It's 77 and Sunny here in...

Great photos Pete. It's 77 and Sunny here in Southern California. Just saying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,213
Posted By pmccoy
Redlands Beer Run (KREI)

Ok, so I gave up eating meat. That means no more $100 hamburgers. It's just not the same flying in for a veggie patty. (B.T.W. - I lost 40 pounds eating a plant based diet)

So what's a person to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,454
Posted By pmccoy
John, nice job getting your plane ready and paper...

John, nice job getting your plane ready and paper work done. Now comes the fun part. Go FLY!!!

As for it ending... for me, there was a day when I realized I was so busy flying, I couldn't find time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,661
Posted By pmccoy
Awesome News! Enjoy your new machine. Fly safe...

Awesome News! Enjoy your new machine. Fly safe and have fun.

Just for fun, take a look at the Vans Hobbs meter for RV7's before and after you send them your first flight announcement. Kind of nice...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,273
Posted By pmccoy
Awesome! Have fun, be safe and enjoy your fly off.

Awesome! Have fun, be safe and enjoy your fly off.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,963
Posted By pmccoy
Check the data plate, usually mounted under the...

Check the data plate, usually mounted under the horizontal stabilizer, it may indicate the maximum weight that was on the registration paperwork.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-30-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,787
Posted By pmccoy
Don, I am using a GoPro Hero3. 1080p Wide 30 fps.

Don, I am using a GoPro Hero3. 1080p Wide 30 fps.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-29-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,787
Posted By pmccoy
My mixture is electronically controlled at all...

My mixture is electronically controlled at all times. I have a potentiometer in the cockpit to increase the leaning during cruise flight. That's what I am resetting when I say mixture rich. It just...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-27-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,787
Posted By pmccoy
CFI?

Interesting idea Vlad. I often lead software training sessions for my job. I actually love teaching people how to do things. When you see them 'get it' it's a great feeling when your the one in front...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,787
Posted By pmccoy
Yes. I tend to raise the flaps just after...

Yes. I tend to raise the flaps just after landing, to get weight on the wheels and less lift in the wing. Could be an incorrect move, but I was taught that at some point, and it stuck with me. Old...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,787
Posted By pmccoy
Doug- I was averaging 145 to 150 knot TAS at...

Doug-



I was averaging 145 to 150 knot TAS at WOT. RPM's were averaging around 2550. Altitude was 11,500 till MMM, then down to 9,500 for the rest of the flight. My fuel burn was 7gph. Ground...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,787
Posted By pmccoy
Flight to Heber UT, through Provo Pass

All-

I recently had the pleasure of flying from Chino, CA up to Heber City, UT. Heber is the closest airport to Park City, where I wanted to spend the weekend. Since this trip goes around Las Vegas,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,625
Posted By pmccoy
Chino Visit

Geoff, I agree with Bill. Pick a Saturday and head up to Chino. Lot's of RV's to see, and maybe even a ride in one if people are around. I am always up for giving a first flight in an RV, when the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 127,599
Posted By pmccoy
Bruce- Glad to see you are flying and past phase...

Bruce-

Glad to see you are flying and past phase 1. Enjoy, looks like a great plane.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,641
Posted By pmccoy
That very same RV owner, who likes to glide home...

That very same RV owner, who likes to glide home from Big Bear fuel stops, gave me one of his hats the last time I saw him refueling in Big Bear. Turns out Big Bear is my primary weekend destination....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By pmccoy
Yes, buy an RV tool kit. Several companies put...

Yes, buy an RV tool kit. Several companies put them together. I got mine from Avery, but other suppliers make great tool kits as well. As you start the build, each time the plans called for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By pmccoy
Tim- When I started build my 9A in 2006, I had...

Tim-

When I started build my 9A in 2006, I had 82 hours as a pilot and had not been current for over 20 years.

Now that I built and fly a 9A, I have 350 hours as a pilot with 185 of them in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By pmccoy
SoCal Flyer... there are lots of RV's at Cable. I...

SoCal Flyer... there are lots of RV's at Cable. I built my 9A in the EAA hangar there. I know of at least 3 RV 9's that are still based out of Cable. Greg is just about ready for his first flight....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,369
Posted By pmccoy
Rob- thanks for the company update, and thanks...

Rob- thanks for the company update, and thanks for all the help you gave me when I was buying my engine and getting it up and running. Every time I needed some hand holding getting off the ground,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,641
Posted By pmccoy
I also love getting TIS traffic displays on my...

I also love getting TIS traffic displays on my panel mounted 696. Cancelling flight following wasn't a real option, as ATC was guiding me through Class-C airspace for Ontario. If I cancel with ATC, I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,641
Posted By pmccoy
I do slip the 9A often, I have just never tried...

I do slip the 9A often, I have just never tried to loose 4,000' of altitude in a slip before. Most of my slips are to correct a few hundred feet on final. Looks like something else to go out and try...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,641
Posted By pmccoy
Bill- I have to admit I would have never...

Bill-



I have to admit I would have never thought to try this. It's an interesting idea. Sounds like I should head out to my favorite practice area over the Mojave desert and try some extended...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-16-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,641
Posted By pmccoy
RV-9A - Slow Down, or Drop Altitude, Not both

I had an interesting flight this week. Flew one of my normal routes between Chino, CA and Big Bear Lake, CA. On the way home I was direct to Chino on flight following to go through the maze of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,286
Posted By pmccoy
I like how the Virb has the speed and altitude...

I like how the Virb has the speed and altitude display. Might have to get one of these for in the cockpit, and use my GoPro on an external wing mount.

Nice video Paul. Thanks for showing off your...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 25,802
Posted By pmccoy
Great job getting your certificate. Take your...

Great job getting your certificate. Take your time and wait for good weather. When your plan is complete, the engine is running strong and you and your ground support staff are all giving a solid...
Forum: California 08-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By pmccoy
Lots of us from South county have our planes up...

Lots of us from South county have our planes up at Chino. Nice airport and not to bad of a drive. You might also look at Fullerton.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,723
Posted By pmccoy
I never saw anyone that was not treating all the...

I never saw anyone that was not treating all the planes with a great amount of respect and a bit of admiration. For as many people as you see at Airventure everyone seems to be polite and eager to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,723
Posted By pmccoy
Yes, I arrived on Friday afternoon before the...

Yes, I arrived on Friday afternoon before the show. A storm rolled through Friday morning that we were chasing as we flew East. Ended up stopping for dropping ceilings twice on the last leg in from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,368
Posted By pmccoy
For me I waited on the wing walk material until...

For me I waited on the wing walk material until after the paint job.

As for N-Numbers, I bought some from Aircraft Spruce and they came as individual letters. Getting the alignment perfect was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,723
Posted By pmccoy
Oshkosh Trip & Ripon Arrival Video

All-

This year was the first time I was able to fly into Oshkosh. It was an amazing trip. All in the trip was over 3,100 miles. It took approximately 11 hours and two days for both the trip in and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,528
Posted By pmccoy
Mike, go early in the week and you will see...

Mike, go early in the week and you will see hundreds of RV's. This was my 7th trip to Oshkosh, but my FIRST time flying in. I stood next to my RV-9A for two days and had the time of my life just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,384
Posted By pmccoy
My guess is more RV's then not have a few smiles...

My guess is more RV's then not have a few smiles here and there. As the builder, you remember each one and can point them out. As a viewer, they are actually hard to find. Build on, have fun, enjoy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,476
Posted By pmccoy
Zac, I will be flying my 9A with one of your...

Zac, I will be flying my 9A with one of your engines to the show. I would love to stop by and chat for awhile. See you there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,289
Posted By pmccoy
Vinyl Wrap at Oshkosh

Yes, I will be there. Look for N35PM in the home built area.

http://myrv9.com/Main/FK/Pages/Flying_files/Media/IMG_2532/IMG_2532.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-16-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 101,113
Posted By pmccoy
Those quick build fuselages look great. Have fun...

Those quick build fuselages look great. Have fun putting it together. If your interested in another pair of eyes taking a look at the build, I would love to stop by and take a look. It's great fun...
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