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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,510
Posted By odens_14
Not just the Cub either; I did spin training on...

Not just the Cub either; I did spin training on my last FR in my -7 and it recovered if you just let go at spin onset almost as fast as with anti-spin inputs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By odens_14
Two benefits I can think of, if not used for a...

Two benefits I can think of, if not used for a business purpose:
-easily transfer ownership without effecting registration, especially convenient if you want partner(s).

-another layer of anonymity...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By odens_14
No help with tax act or Michigan but wanted to...

No help with tax act or Michigan but wanted to point out that Van's has started charging sales tax in many states and it looks like Michigan is on the list. Verify you weren't taxed on kits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,040
Posted By odens_14
Looking at another angle, are you sure the space...

Looking at another angle, are you sure the space is even practical to build in? My city owned t-hangar has horrible lighting, no insulation, and only 6 outlets on one 15A circuit. I honestly don't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,126
Posted By odens_14
I had a similar problem with my hot start...

I had a similar problem with my hot start technique, worked for many years then started being a pain. I pulled my plugs and thoroughly cleaned and carefully re-gapped and checked resistance. Almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By odens_14
It's my understanding that extension has been...

It's my understanding that extension has been extended multiple times and my guess is that it will keep getting bumped back until some semblance of "normal" returns. whatever that ends up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,586
Posted By odens_14
Another option is a wifi smart switch, I use the...

Another option is a wifi smart switch, I use the Kasa version but I'm sure any work, they're around $20. This is a no brainer if you already have internet at the hangar.

My airport's wifi doesn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By odens_14
turning pre-heat off?

So this year I finally got a cell wi-fi switch so I can turn on (or off) the pre-heater from home.

I've typically been switching it on the night before I want to fly. This weekend it was my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By odens_14
My opinion, and one that appears to be shared by...

My opinion, and one that appears to be shared by at least one law firm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,849
Posted By odens_14
It's possible buyer was told it was minor rust,...

It's possible buyer was told it was minor rust, but just had cold feet in general and used the minor rust as his "get out of jail free" card.

While not entirely the same, I had a similar thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,953
Posted By odens_14
+1 my primary doc was not interested at all. I'm...

+1 my primary doc was not interested at all. I'm assuming the concern is liability. He did give me the name of another doc that he thought did them so I'm not completely out of luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By odens_14
I agree you shouldn't feel obligated to pay...

I agree you shouldn't feel obligated to pay anything unless it was discussed beforehand.

However personally, anyone who brought or introduced to me a buyer that ends up paying a fair or good...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,625
Posted By odens_14
RVs can handle high DA well but it is weird when...

RVs can handle high DA well but it is weird when you're in it though, especially for a Minnesota boy with my FP prop.

I remember years ago taking off from West Yellowstone in July I think the ATIS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By odens_14
FYI when I was building, if my memory serves me...

FYI when I was building, if my memory serves me correctly, Ground in motion coverage was only like $50 more than the builders risk policy.

Once the engine is ready to start and thus able to move...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By odens_14
Don't bank on this! Auto policies don't typically...

Don't bank on this! Auto policies don't typically cover personal property, you'd rely on your homeowners insurance for that. However, most homeowners insurances specifically exclude airplane parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,651
Posted By odens_14
Congrats on the new bird! If you see a...

Congrats on the new bird! If you see a polished/blue -7 on the line come say hi. Wings cafe at your home field is a pretty regular $100 breakfast spot for us.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By odens_14
you may be able to avoid sales tax all together...

you may be able to avoid sales tax all together by structuring the transaction correctly. You likely could transfer the plane to an LLC you own 100% tax free. Then in the future sell half of the LLC...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,211
Posted By odens_14
I agree with most of what you said, and maybe a...

I agree with most of what you said, and maybe a high intensity class wouldn't work well for your learning style. However, to assume the training is "low quality" simply because it's all done in one...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,211
Posted By odens_14
this is exactly the type of assumption that I'm...

this is exactly the type of assumption that I'm talking about. why do you assume doing something in a condensed period = lower quality. There is a lot of benefit in the continuity of training, i.e....
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,211
Posted By odens_14
It sounds like a lot of negative assumptions are...

It sounds like a lot of negative assumptions are being made about how the OP conducted his phase 1. Whether you fly 40 hours over 5 months or 8 days still leaves that same amount of flight time to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By odens_14
I just did this a couple weekends ago, took about...

I just did this a couple weekends ago, took about 7 hours including a trip to the aviation aisle at Menards & DQ for lunch. during this time I also did a couple other projects on the plane that...
Forum: Interiors 08-04-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By odens_14
I used political yard signs that were made with...

I used political yard signs that were made with corrugated plastic. Cost: free.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,162
Posted By odens_14
All of my kids started flying with me <1 yr old,...

All of my kids started flying with me <1 yr old, I've had the best luck with my old Bose X headset. Although my 3 year old will tolerate the in-ear when I take both him and the 2 year old flying at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,326
Posted By odens_14
I'm not a CFI but this seems really odd to me,...

I'm not a CFI but this seems really odd to me, why would you "urgently" tell a student to "chop" the power? it seems like saying anything urgently over the numbers just ups the stress at the max...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 518,226
Posted By odens_14
Unhappy good old patent law

That may be true; however, in this specific case you're mounting the same type of equipment applied for so that diminishes your argument somewhat. Also, that is what their patent claims and it was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By odens_14
Thumbs up Great Attitude

nothing to add, but I very much appreciate this response. I wish all pilots have the same attitude when "called out" for unsafe activity!
Forum: Tools 07-15-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,201
Posted By odens_14
While everyone likes tools, and a big 2 stage...

While everyone likes tools, and a big 2 stage compressor is nice. I'm here to tell you I built 90% of my plane with a...<struggling into flame suit>...20 gallon harbor freight compressor. The hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,108
Posted By odens_14
There is also a geographic differences to...

There is also a geographic differences to consider when evaluating the risk. for instance my county has only seventy-some confirmed cases for the whole pandemic, and that was only single digits or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,380
Posted By odens_14
just an FYI, when someone insists on friends and...

just an FYI, when someone insists on friends and family I will offer to pay the fee and run it as purchase, real sellers will agree without hesitation because they're getting the same $$. Last time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By odens_14
the FSDO inspector required me to have one. I...

the FSDO inspector required me to have one. I would suggest buying a $10 dash mount compass from the aviation isle at Walmart and having it at your hangar for the inspection, if your DAR/FSDO...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By odens_14
The more I think about it while I like the wyze...

The more I think about it while I like the wyze cam I suggested as a video feed,a dedicated time-lapse camera, like what Gary listed, would be wayyy better for what you're thinking about. just the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By odens_14
https://wyze.com/wyze-cam.html hard to beat this...

https://wyze.com/wyze-cam.html

hard to beat this for $20, it's designed to be connected to the internet but does have a micro sd that can record 2-3 days at a time in HD w/ a 32GB card much longer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By odens_14
Took the two year old for his first "$100...

Took the two year old for his first "$100 hamburger" at wings cafe @ BRD. It was his first solo flight with dad; he had to catch some ZZZs on the way home with his full belly. not a bad way to spend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By odens_14
Any recommendations for free flight planning website?

it appears my prior go to flight planning website (iflightplanner) just shut off the free version. Does anyone have a recommendation for a free web planning software? or if I'm going to have to...
Forum: Florida (North) 06-23-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,349
Posted By odens_14
I'm confused at what you're looking for based on...

I'm confused at what you're looking for based on your last reply...



this quote makes it seem like you're looking to fly a different -8 than the one you are buying, if so they'll need a waiver from...
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,690
Posted By odens_14
correct, don't need the battery pack if powered...

correct, don't need the battery pack if powered from panel. I've used my cell charger for programming/testing at home too.
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,690
Posted By odens_14
I use what's called a stratux; it's a DIY...

I use what's called a stratux; it's a DIY solution but there are vendors who sell them complete: http://stratux.me/ I've seen them go used on here for $80-120(which is how I got mine), you can buy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,828
Posted By odens_14
not exactly what you're asking for but they have...

not exactly what you're asking for but they have a very liberal return policy that is almost what you said, from their website:

RETURN POLICY ? We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on our headsets...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,800
Posted By odens_14
It doesn't help that most GA fuel pumps seem to...

It doesn't help that most GA fuel pumps seem to pump at 5,000+ gph. Even in my -7 with no filler neck I usually only pump about half speed and I still need to tease the trigger once the fuel passes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,016
Posted By odens_14
Yes, but you can, and most do, get insurance up...

Yes, but you can, and most do, get insurance up to $1,000,000 for this risk. as someone else pointed out most, if not all, umbrella liability policies specifically exclude aviation. So seller would...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,871
Posted By odens_14
Smithville vs Lockhart

In the early planning stages of a long cross country to visit my uncle outside Austin. Smithville (84R) and Lockhart (50R) are approximately the same distance from his home. any strong feelings on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By odens_14
As far as the experimental op-lims are concerned,...

As far as the experimental op-lims are concerned, my opinion is you're not really renting if they're owners; they are just paying their ownership expenses.

I'm currently thinking about taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,074
Posted By odens_14
Saturday, I flew my wife and newborn son (6 weeks...

Saturday, I flew my wife and newborn son (6 weeks old, is that some kind of record?) down to see my brother in law before he deployed today. Sunday, I flew my two older boys down to a local airport...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,836
Posted By odens_14
My mistake, I was thinking Ifly. yes, if...

My mistake, I was thinking Ifly. yes, if FltPlnGo works for you and is free the same would apply.

Now I have to get back to making copper wire by fighting my hangar neighbor for the penny we...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,836
Posted By odens_14
+1. I always think people should at least try...

+1. I always think people should at least try Avare (or FltPlanGo) first since it's free. If you decide the user interface is a little too clunky or you want some of the "bells and whistles" of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,836
Posted By odens_14
there's a piece of metal that sticks on to the...

there's a piece of metal that sticks on to the back of your device with self stick tape, then the magnet mount gets stuck to wherever you want it with self stick tape; it's installed on the front of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,836
Posted By odens_14
...back on topic... I haven't ever used an s2...

...back on topic...

I haven't ever used an s2 but I can tell you with the tab A I picked up last November I haven't had an issue reading it. it's definitely "glary" on a bright day but I can still...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,836
Posted By odens_14
+1 for Avare. I run on a galaxy 8" tab I bought...

+1 for Avare. I run on a galaxy 8" tab I bought from costco for $129. It more than covers my needs for less than one year of the middle tier subscription on foreflight; not to mention the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By odens_14
Ok so the oil Cooler is working wonderfully, it...

Ok so the oil Cooler is working wonderfully, it sounds like you must have some sort of electric butterfly valve to choke off the airflow before the oil cooler that may not be working. Good news is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,701
Posted By odens_14
Are you certain that he actually wants to fly it...

Are you certain that he actually wants to fly it solo? could "too many buttons" actually mean I just prefer to fly with you?

I'm not familiar with the AFS system but if it really is as simple to...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,255
Posted By odens_14
The biggest variable in remaining cost is the...

The biggest variable in remaining cost is the panel and paint; to get a solid budget you really need to get a ballpark of what you'll spend there. I built a solid VFR panel for about $5k in 2009 on...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-14-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By odens_14
Push it in the hangar so the clouds stop...

Push it in the hangar so the clouds stop reflecting?? :D

while my plane is "polished", I've never gotten even close to a perfect mirror like it sounds like you're striving for so I can't offer any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,806
Posted By odens_14
the on-airport camping at West Yellowstone (KWYS)...

the on-airport camping at West Yellowstone (KWYS) was one of my favorite RV trips to date. when I was there 5ish years ago they had free bikes you could take into town (maybe 2 miles), a diner on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,134
Posted By odens_14
I agree 100%, but you have to keep in mind the OP...

I agree 100%, but you have to keep in mind the OP posted that he was concerned about his -9 with a -360. I haven't seen anyone saying he shouldn't be able to have it or that it shouldn't be allowed;...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,134
Posted By odens_14
The mothership has very clearly taken a position,...

The mothership has very clearly taken a position, do not install a -360 in a -9. While he's not posting in an "official" capacity as a Van's employee per his signature, Scott has very clearly and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Posted By odens_14
+1, that's what I do and live in MN as well.

+1, that's what I do and live in MN as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,282
Posted By odens_14
+1....at a towered field....after telling ground...

+1....at a towered field....after telling ground ready to taxi..."guess I'm not ready to taxi, will call back shortly" :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,724
Posted By odens_14
to be fair that's a false premise, the urge to...

to be fair that's a false premise, the urge to breath comes from the buildup of CO2 way more than the depletion of oxygen. the world record for breath holding is over 22 minutes.

So while I agree...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,724
Posted By odens_14
also if you have a Samsung smartphone, your phone...

also if you have a Samsung smartphone, your phone my have a 02 monitor as well; my s7 edge does anyway. Use the Samsung health app and select stress, and put your finger over the sensor; it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By odens_14
I don't have much to add to the conversation on...

I don't have much to add to the conversation on when fuel goes bad. However, with regards to aging in tanks, I used to work at a relatively low volume convenience store and we still got trucks at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,354
Posted By odens_14
went up yesterday evening with my son for a .5 hr...

went up yesterday evening with my son for a .5 hr local flight. I only heard 1 other airplane on the frequency and the airport was deserted; most people must be staying home. Very weird for one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,354
Posted By odens_14
MN goes stay-at-home tonight. per the social...

MN goes stay-at-home tonight. per the social media post from our FBO @ AXN that means self-serve fuel open, limited aircraft rental or charters at managers discretion, no flight instruction, terminal...
Forum: Southeast 03-17-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
Posted By odens_14
If this is really what you feel in your heart, do...

If this is really what you feel in your heart, do it. I will tell you there is no experience quite like leaving the surface of the earth in a plane that you built with your own hands. I'm coming up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,856
Posted By odens_14
I don't have a list of panels that I remove, but...

I don't have a list of panels that I remove, but I do have a tip to add that's really helped me be focused on my inspections: remove all the panels the day before the inspection.

It may not seem...
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