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Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-08-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,427
Posted By crewdog434
Deer Valley Airport, AZ

Anyone with knowledge on rental hangar conditions at (KDVT) Deer Valley Airport in Arizona.
Our RV9 is currently hangared at a different airport in the Phoenix area. The amount of dust that...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-13-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,980
Posted By crewdog434
Thank you gotime242....I'll look inland a bit....

Thank you gotime242....I'll look inland a bit. But, Stella might have to stay up north....no point in going bankrupt trying to pay ridiculous hangar rent fees
Forum: Florida (South) 11-13-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,980
Posted By crewdog434
Thanks YellowJacket RV9....hangar rent in FL is...

Thanks YellowJacket RV9....hangar rent in FL is abysmal.
Forum: Florida (South) 11-13-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,980
Posted By crewdog434
Affordable hangar rent in S.E. Florida?

Ok, I know that title had to generate some laughs. But, we're looking at the possibility of relocating next year and we'll be looking for a new place to hangar Stella.
Pompano and Boca Rotan both...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,587
Posted By crewdog434
Sad news indeed! Tragic loss for Jon's family,...

Sad news indeed! Tragic loss for Jon's family, friends, and our RV community....
We always enjoyed watching their night airshow...
Forum: Interiors 08-13-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 126,542
Posted By crewdog434
Regulator refill adaptability

Hey fellow flyers! Perhaps it was mentioned already.....but.....on a trip out west, I took a portable, medical oxygen tank with me to use at higher altitudes. It worked fine until it came time to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By crewdog434
Redline Air Show RV-8's

Captured the RedLine Air Show RV8's during their Saturday night routine...AirVenture 2016.

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Forum: RV-9/9A 10-11-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,868
Posted By crewdog434
Well done! Congrats!

Well done! Congrats!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-10-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,814
Posted By crewdog434
RV departures from OSH '15

Hey there, fellow RV'ers! I was able to attend AirVenture '15 on Wednesday and Thursday (Jul 22/23). I managed to capture some RV's taxiing out at various times. Next year I plan on staying longer in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,680
Posted By crewdog434
TRIP VIDEO #3, Edited

Hey fellow RV'ers. I needed to make a change to video #3, which resulted in a new YouTube link...sorry for the confusion. This video was shot while departing Tacoma Narrows Airport in Washington...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,680
Posted By crewdog434
TRIP VIDEO #3

Hey there fellow RV'ers! Here's the 3rd video from our West Coast trip in September. This video was shot while departing Tacoma Narrows Airport in Washington. For those thinking about flying to this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,680
Posted By crewdog434
TRIP VIDEO #2

Well, fellow RV'ers, I was inspired by Myron Nelson's trip write-up about flying around the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, etc, so I thought I would post a link to another video we...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,680
Posted By crewdog434
Trip of a lifetime!!

Recently took a trip, with a very special friend, from Indiana to San Diego to see my youngest son, Ryan, graduate from the Marine Corp Recruit Depot. The trip started out from my home-base in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-16-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,174
Posted By crewdog434
My ECI-O-320, 160 hp, gets the mission done in my...

My ECI-O-320, 160 hp, gets the mission done in my -9. If I ever considered putting 200 hp in my -9, I'd just build an airplane designed to handle it....like a -7.
Just a thought....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,884
Posted By crewdog434
Flat-lander heading west this September...any advice?

Howdy fellow flyers! Looking for some advice from those that live/fly in the western mountain areas. I'm planning on flying to San Diego from Indiana this September to see my son graduate Marine boot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,092
Posted By crewdog434
NGK spark plug feedback

Good morning fellow flyers, just thought I would share some findings regarding a recent spark plug change. During the first couple of years of operating my LightSpeed II, using the the standard Denso...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,329
Posted By crewdog434
How about using a good ole fashioned checklist....

How about using a good ole fashioned checklist. It'll never let you down....as long as you follow it!! :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,645
Posted By crewdog434
Congrats Tony!! Now let the good times roll! :)

Congrats Tony!! Now let the good times roll! :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-17-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,003
Posted By crewdog434
PIREP for those going to Muncie

Those wanting to fly into Muncie for some grub will now find Kacy J's, (formerly Vince's and Kimber's). Owner met us at the door. Opened in Nov 2009. Good food. Reasonably priced. Check it out!!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,623
Posted By crewdog434
Way to go Andrew! Though it appears that "other...

Way to go Andrew! Though it appears that "other wheel" is in the wrong place!! Just kidding. Have fun and be safe! :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,645
Posted By crewdog434
Congrats Tony!!! I've been having a ball with my...

Congrats Tony!!! I've been having a ball with my -9 as well. Been stretching her legs a bit and flying x-country legs approximately 45 minutes in length. Took my 16 year old daughter to Pilot Pete's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-11-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,724
Posted By crewdog434
Pics posted

Thanks again everyone. I posted a couple pics of her in the "show us the status of your FINISHED RV-9" section.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-04-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 447,061
Posted By crewdog434
Thanks everyone

Thanks for the compliments everyone. It sure feels great to see 5 1/2 years of hard work finally flying through the air. For those wanting some performance numbers. At 5500 feet, 2400 rpm, the Dynon...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-02-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 447,061
Posted By crewdog434
The reward for perserverance!!!

Alrighty fellow -9er's. Here's a couple photos of my baby. Phase 1 complete! Hoping to take her on a short cross-country soon.:D

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8881/frontdz.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,724
Posted By crewdog434
Tony, the performance was great. She accelerates...

Tony, the performance was great. She accelerates well. Climb rate at 100 kts was approx 1300-1500 fpm. That was full fuel and my 215 lb body on board. Empty weight is 1085 lbs. I'll keep everyone...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,724
Posted By crewdog434
Smile RV-9 First Flight!!

Well, fellow RV-9'rs, N791AC has officially had air under her wings. With guidance from DAR Lowell Farrand, she received her Airworthiness Certificate on May 8th. First flight occurred on Sunday, May...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-27-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,851
Posted By crewdog434
Hi ya Wizard. Air Graphics is located at...

Hi ya Wizard. Air Graphics is located at Middleton, WI airport, just west of Madison. From my understanding, they do a fair amount of the graphic designs for Cirrus, among others. Their phone number...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,851
Posted By crewdog434
Hey there Danny. Yep...she's Jet Black with...

Hey there Danny. Yep...she's Jet Black with Pearlescent (sp?) Candy Apple Red mixed in. Then three coats of clear. Looks black in the shade. But when the sun hits it, the paint reflects a burgandy...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,851
Posted By crewdog434
Jubilation!!!

Well, my RV friends, I have crossed the ever elusive threshold called "the first engine start." After one full rotation of the 3-bladed Catto prop, the Lightspeed Ignition System brought the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By crewdog434
Resistors...that's what other are saying as well

Thanks for the reply Walt. I'll give it a shot and see if I have any luck. The folks at JPI (Vision MicroSystems) and Lightspeed Engineering don't have a clue on a simple fix.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,478
Posted By crewdog434
VMS1000C vs Lghtspeed Plasma II+

NEED HELP!!! After a few phone calls to Klause (Lightspeed) and the fine folks at JPI, I realized my Dual Lightspeed II's won't work with my VisionMicro engine monitor. :eek:The E.I. output is 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By crewdog434
Lightspeed E.I. with VMS1000c engine monitor

NEED HELP!!! After a few phone calls to Klause (Lightspeed) and the fine folks at JPI, I realized my Dual Lightspeed II's won't work with my VisionMicro engine monitor. The E.I. output is 10 volts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,583
Posted By crewdog434
Talking Air Force

15 years of combined active duty and reserve duty.....and still counting. Started as an Air Traffic Controller at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona (1988-1992). Currently at Grissom ARB, Indiana....
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-02-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By crewdog434
Fuel Flow Transducer Vision VMS1000C

Anyone got a good way to mount and tie the fuel flow transducer into the fuel system? The fuel line length is perfect from the mechanical fuel pump to the carb, but somehow I need to place the...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By crewdog434
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By crewdog434
Steve, I sent my spinner to Craig direct from...

Steve, I sent my spinner to Craig direct from Van's.
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By crewdog434
Spinner question for Catto prop

Got a dumb question for those using a Catto prop with pre-fitted spinner. When Craig pre-fits the spinner to the prop, is the shape of the cut-out just a rough cut? My spinner doesn't quite fit past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By crewdog434
Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I currently...

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I currently have approximately 40 hours or so in an Aeronca L-3. Half of my tri-gear time has been in Cessna 150's and 172's with the other half spent flying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By crewdog434
RV-9 transition time

I'm about to drop the financial bomb and order the engine kit for our RV-9. I'm curious if any RV driver out there would be willing to offer some guidance and transition training, tailwheel...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-04-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By crewdog434
With the help of the VMS folks, we got it figured...

With the help of the VMS folks, we got it figured out. I was using one gallon increments, which is believed to be confusing the computer. Recalibrated using two gallon increments and everything...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-02-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By crewdog434
Thanks for the response Geoff. I may have to...

Thanks for the response Geoff. I may have to start from scratch and try it again. Although I have the newer VMS unit in the panel, perhaps the software glitch followed along.
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-01-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By crewdog434
VMS1000C Fuel Quantity

Calibrated my fuel tanks this morning (RV-9), only to realize that the fuel quantity gauges still read "Error". Calibration was performed as instructed. Double checked all "setup" items. Wiring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By crewdog434
Window defrost

While waiting for my windows to defrost in my truck this morning, I was contemplating the need for some type of window defrost in the RV. Has anyone fabricated some sort windshield defrost system in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,895
Posted By crewdog434
Heated Pitot

Phil, you may not have to wait long for a heated pitot tube from Dynon. I e-mailed them approximately one month ago referencing the same issue. Their response indicated that they have a new heated...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,589
Posted By crewdog434
Thanks Everyone

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will most likely fall into the category of typical weekend local flyer with the occasional long cross-country two or three times a year. Though the SL-30 coupled...
Forum: COMM 01-07-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,589
Posted By crewdog434
GNC 300

Anybody out there using the Garmin GNC 300 GPS/Com for IFR use? I'm interested in light IFR flying and would like to use an appraoch-approved GPS. I love the Garmin handheld, but can't fly GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By crewdog434
Fire barrier question

Anybody ever use Contego Fire Barrier paint sold through AircraftExtras.com?
I am curious if it's worth its weight in safety and protection.

J. Cummings
RV-9, Finish kit, Canopy Complete (Thank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By crewdog434
Any thoughts on strobes?

Hello fellow RVer's. I'm nearing the point of buttoning up the wings and would like to run the wiring for my strobe heads through the ribs prior to closing things up. But some confusion has set in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,106
Posted By crewdog434
Strobe Power Supplies

Hello fellow RVer's. I'm nearing the point of buttoning up the wings and would like to run the wiring for my strobe heads through the ribs prior to closing things up. But some confusion has set in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,372
Posted By crewdog434
Any thoughts on ECI's Titan kit-engine?

Howdy fellow RVer's. I too am beginning the fuselage section of my RV-9 and was sitting here thinking about engine options. I realize it is a bit early to develop any kind of ulcer over this subject,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-17-2005, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,945
Posted By crewdog434
Used pitot tube

Received my heated pitot tube today.....as advertised. The mounting screws that attach the mast to the pitot tube were already loose prior to my receiving it. I suspect the folks at Williams...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,945
Posted By crewdog434
Used pitot tube

If anyone is interested, Williams Airmotive in Kendallville, Indiana has used 12V, heated pitot tubes (Cessna style) available for $175.00, includes a 1-1/2" mast. I realize the mast must be longer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,945
Posted By crewdog434
Pitot tube

Thanks for the info Adamson. I'm shocked at how the price jumped so high! Guess I'll keep shopping around.
J. Cummings
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2005, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,945
Posted By crewdog434
Pitot tubes

Thanks for the feedback.....
Stein, the heated pitot tube I found was in the Aircraft Spruce & Specialty catalog. Granted, this catalog is a 2001 issue, but I can't imagine the price jumping that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,945
Posted By crewdog434
Pitot tube system

Hello fellow RV-9 builders. I'm currently working on both wings and am curious if anyone has any thoughts about the installation of a heated pitot tube versus the simple tube Van's calls for. After...
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