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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 01:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,674
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Supportive wife

Sounds like you have a supportive wife. That is an asset that is priceless.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-22-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By rv7boy
Using Siri

“Siri, convert 700 kilowatts to horsepower.”

“The answer is 951.73 horsepower.”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By rv7boy
Static “Vent???”

This thread reminds me of a discussion I had a long time ago with a young CFII who asked me to explain how the Pitot-static system on our rental airplane worked. After I correctly explained it, he...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-29-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,188
Posted By rv7boy
Great job Doug! Wish you could go to Airventure...

Great job Doug! Wish you could go to Airventure every year. I really liked the people photos the other day, and now you’ve added photos of our advertisers and familiar vendors! Tally Ho! You hit...
Forum: Midwest 07-26-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,828
Posted By rv7boy
Question Video/Photo's at Theater in the Woods

What? No video??

Not even a photo???

I'm sure the humble Editor in Chief would prefer not to see even a mention of the occasion, but I'm hoping to see some (perhaps from EAA) by the end of today.
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 103,097
Posted By rv7boy
See the other threads (including the PIREPS...

See the other threads (including the PIREPS thread). https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=208171

as well as Doug's smug mug...
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,828
Posted By rv7boy
Angry No Web Cam for Homebuilder Area!

Trying to see the crowd around the RV-15 and have realized it's somewhere between the web cam for Vintage and the web cam for Warbirds.

Does anybody but me see a discrepancy here???

EAA started as...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By rv7boy
Overnight near Oshkosh

I suggest you consider Dekalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB) in Illinois. It’s less than an hour from Ripon so if you can be wheels up by 6:00 AM you can easily arrive for the VFR procedure into...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-20-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up VAF Calendar

Steve,
Please place a condensed version of this on the VAF Calendar (go to the headline banner above). You’ll get more coverage there than in this forum. Plus, Doug will publicize it as a Calendar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,226
Posted By rv7boy
Greg’s mileage

For what it’s worth, FlightAware indicates the Actual Mileage for Greg’s nonstop flight from Texas to Lakeland was 1293 miles.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,226
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Congratulations!

Great job, Greg! I followed you on FlightAware! Saw you made it nonstop into Lakeland. That’s pretty awesome! Hoping you’ve got some photos and some narrative to share…
Forum: Safety 02-10-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,240
Posted By rv7boy
Canada, not USA

Folks, be aware that Dennis the OP lives in Canada. I’m not sure if the Canadian medical rules differ from our rules but they may. Either way, I hope Dennis finds a path to keeping his flying...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By rv7boy
DuPont history

The history of the DuPont company is interesting. I worked for them one summer.

They started their company in this country making gunpowder. Safety was their number one priority, and, I believe,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-09-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,920
Posted By rv7boy
I missed this sad news in July. I first met...

I missed this sad news in July. I first met Tracy Saylor at Sun’n Fun around 1993. He was a class act.
Tailwinds, my friend.
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,403
Posted By rv7boy
Reminder of Paul Harvey

As a moderator, I confess I almost deleted this thread early because my initial reaction was “this is not about an RV.” Now I’m glad I didn’t.

There are a lot of lessons to be learned here. I’ve...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-17-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By rv7boy
My sincerest sympathies and prayers for his...

My sincerest sympathies and prayers for his family and friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,327
Posted By rv7boy
Thread closed…per Bill’s request. Everyone...

Thread closed…per Bill’s request. Everyone please note the Original Poster only posted once and did not revisit the forums. I think we were trolled.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,590
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Good job!

Great trip! Great write-up! And some pretty good flying, too! I remember when you used to come by my office and we’d talk about RV’s. And we both had an appreciation for the beauty of Utah.
Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,327
Posted By rv7boy
Question Tell us why…?

I too wonder why your first post here is to bring a somewhat controversial topic to the table. Now you seem to have disappeared. You’re not trying to troll us into a multi-sided argument, are you? ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-03-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,473
Posted By rv7boy
Airport Identifier

And for those who might be wondering…the identifier is… KMPJ
Forum: Tools 08-05-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By rv7boy
My order came in yesterday, and the jaws fit...

My order came in yesterday, and the jaws fit perfectly. I could easily pick up paper and thin plastic. This will be a handy addition to my tool box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,156
Posted By rv7boy
I used a cat litter bucket as a concrete form for...

I used a cat litter bucket as a concrete form for something similar to do nosegear work on my 172. It did not work. I didn’t weigh it but it wasn’t heavy enough to hold down the tail. There is no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,161
Posted By rv7boy
Rolling Hitch

A year or two ago, Budd Davisson wrote in his Sport Flying magazine column about the rolling hitch. I tried it and found it to be a reliable, adjustable knot for tying down my airplane. I believe...
Forum: Tools 07-21-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By rv7boy
I had no doubt you would receive your complete...

I had no doubt you would receive your complete order. Cleaveland Aircraft Tool is a first class operation. I’ve never been disappointed ordering from them. :)
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,848
Posted By rv7boy
Question Who “HAS” the right of way?

Somewhere in my car driving learning experience, I was told by a person with more experience than me, that nobody HAS the right of way. Rather, one driver YIELDS the right of way to the other. The...
Forum: Tools 07-12-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,616
Posted By rv7boy
Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense.

Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,532
Posted By rv7boy
Great job, Paul.

Great job, Paul.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By rv7boy
Progress (and tribute to Alex Sloan)

This thread reminds me of the late Alex Sloan (http://quadcitiesdaily.com/?p=224581) who was an early builder of an RV-3. He told me he had to build from Van’s plans and he had to drive 2 hours to...
Forum: Tools 07-07-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,616
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland

Cleaveland…and I don’t know why they spell it that way. Maybe someone knows and will enlighten us. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,884
Posted By rv7boy
N517D

I have reserved N517D. “51” has special meaning because my wife’s birthday is May 1, and the P51 is my favorite WW2 fighter. ”7” because it’s an RV7. “D” because that’s the initial of my first...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,421
Posted By rv7boy
Plan an Overnight

My preferred practice is to fly the first day and stop for an overnight about an hour from OSH. Dekalb, Illinois (KDKB) is my usual stop. After a delicious dinner and a good night’s rest, I take a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,195
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Paul. That is quite an...

Congratulations, Paul. That is quite an accomplishment… not just for Val but also for Tsam, Mikey and the others. Your hangar has quite the variety. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,277
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Smart work

I don’t call that “laziness.”

Reminds me of a boss I had one time. It was a summer job, and he was not my favorite boss of all the bosses I’ve had. But his saying stuck with me.

“Use your brain,...
Forum: Midwest 05-20-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By rv7boy
VAF Calendar

This would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar. The link is in the banner above. You’ll get more coverage there plus Doug will pick it up and publish it in the VAF news.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-12-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By rv7boy
Calendar reminder

This would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar where you’ll get more coverage and Doug will pick it up for his VAF Front Page news.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By rv7boy
VAF Calendar...

This would be a great addition to the VAF Calendar. You will get much more exposure there, especially when Doug puts the June VAF Calendar events on his Front Page. The VAF Calendar link is in the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-09-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,739
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Name change

In a recent ForeFlight update I noticed that 0M3 is now known as “Paul Bridges Field.” I am glad that it didn’t take very long to make the name change.

And in a bit of irony, this same county...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 25,405
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Excellent job Sam! I noticed you gave her a good...

Excellent job Sam! I noticed you gave her a good test flight this afternoon. Congratulations on a job well done.
A plaque at Marshall Space Flight Center left by the von Braun team said, “Better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,735
Posted By rv7boy
I marvel at this mysterious discussion. ...

I marvel at this mysterious discussion. :rolleyes:
Forum: The RV Grin 03-26-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,278
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Erin?

Wow, she looks like Bridget Moynahan, who plays the part of Erin on Blue Bloods!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,739
Posted By rv7boy
In Memoriam

And to bring closure, as I opened the weekly paper from home today, the first thing I noticed was an article about the Lewis County Commission renaming the airport in Paul’s name. So, very soon the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-31-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,739
Posted By rv7boy
I really didnt intend my post to lead to a...

I really didnt intend my post to lead to a discussion of the virus. Rather, it was an expression of grief over the death of a person who made a significant contribution to my aviation life by being...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-30-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,739
Posted By rv7boy
My CFI died from Covid

I was saddened today to learn that my CFI who taught me to fly, signed me off to solo, and instructed me through my first 30 hours died on Friday of Covid 19. He was also a good friend to me and many...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-27-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,680
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Great job!

Great job, Dan. Thanks for sharing your setup.

If you ever need a co-pilot let me know. I’ve flown about 12 Pilots N Paws missions in my 172. The speed and range of an RV make it an excellent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,539
Posted By rv7boy
Bob Hoover

Anybody else have memories of Bob Hoover? He did this in an Aero Commander about 50 years ago.
Now will someone try Bob Hoover’s version of the “Tennessee Waltz?” :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,753
Posted By rv7boy
AOPA Medical Services

After having two heart surgeries in 2009, i used the AOPA Medical Services folks to help me regain my Class III Special Issuance. I now fly with a Basic Medical Certificate, so I haven’t talked to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By rv7boy
Wheel Pants...Form vs Function

I haven’t finished my RV yet but I think it’s that age old design process of deciding “Form vs Function.” Do you want it to look a certain way or do you want it to perform? I don’t think these are...
Forum: Southeast 10-19-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By rv7boy
New FBO/Lower Fuel Prices at Pryor Field, Alabama

A new FBO has been established at Pryor Regional Airport, Decatur, Alabama (KDCU (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KDCU)).

The FBO is named Pryor Flight Center (https://flydcu.com/) and the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,043
Posted By rv7boy
Crows Foot wrench

After over 50 years of wrenching I discovered the value of a good crows foot wrench while working on a riding lawn mower last summer. With a twelve-inch long 3/8-inch drive extension, I couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,919
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Kay. I still have “the best...

Congratulations, Kay. I still have “the best workbench ever built in Huntsville!”

:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,650
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Great Job, Dan!

If you need a First Officer/Animal Handler and/or a kennel for future flights, let me know. I’m thinking only a small kennel will fit your 7 but you’re welcome to try any that I have. Glad to see a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 30,370
Posted By rv7boy
Jessica, I trust you are okay with me posting...

Jessica,
I trust you are okay with me posting this Inside Edition video of you in the Ercoupe. Of the several I viewed, I thought this one showed best how you expertly use your feet to control the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 30,370
Posted By rv7boy
Just an observation...

If you see a video of Jessica you’ll soon realize that she has more dexterity in her toes than some of us have in our fingers! So all this talk about a boot or pedal may not be necessary.

We may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,049
Posted By rv7boy
Welcome Aboard, McFarlane Aviation Products

I am glad to see Doug introduce a new advertiser. McFarlane Aviation Products has supplied me with several parts for my C172. High quality, responsive service and a fair price.

And I can highly...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-22-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,079
Posted By rv7boy
Smile A thriller

Wow, Hans. What a thriller! I enjoyed your story but please don’t do that again! That’s too many failure modes for one two-hour flight. Thanks for sharing. You had me on the edge of my seat.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,754
Posted By rv7boy
Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.

Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,686
Posted By rv7boy
Check with Van’s before you arrive expecting a...

Check with Van’s before you arrive expecting a tour. Several years ago only the office personnel worked on Fridays. I got a nice tour on a Friday but it would have been better if the factory had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,407
Posted By rv7boy
Mahlon

Mahlon Russell used to work for Mattituck and still occasionally comments in these forums. He’s very knowledgeable about Mattituck and Lycoming engines, and he’s very helpful, too.

Maybe he’ll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,720
Posted By rv7boy
Excellent webinar

I really enjoyed it, Paul. The time went by so fast. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,558
Posted By rv7boy
A little history

Hi Tim,
The second owner of your aircraft lived near Pensacola but I don?t know how long 904DC stayed there before going to Texas and Kansas. I bucked a few wing rivets, witnessed the first flight...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-18-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,074
Posted By rv7boy
Good job!!

Good job!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,752
Posted By rv7boy
...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot...

...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot magazine. She?s written some interesting articles.
Forum: Safety 03-15-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,838
Posted By rv7boy
Two different topics here. Fire while flying and...

Two different topics here. Fire while flying and fire on the ground.

Original topic is use of ABC fire extinguisher due to fire during first engine start (ON THE GROUND) and resulting corrosion...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,838
Posted By rv7boy
Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are...

Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are sickening.

Two years ago, the airport board here [Pryor Field (KDCU) Decatur, Alabama] mandated that each hangar have a standardized ABC fire...
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