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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Jaypratt
RV6a cowl

For Sale $400
RV6A o-320 cowling
Located at Hicks airport T67
Call or come in 817-271-0594
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,243
Posted By Jaypratt
For Sale

The RV15 looks like itís plenty big enough for ďBig olí Fat CarolĒ and all her gear.

Itís everything I have been asking / wanting in a bush capable kit plane.
Looking forward to receiving the...
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,741
Posted By Jaypratt
Boot leg pictures

That airplane in the above, grainy pictures ,,, looks like,
(to me and Stephen)

RV14 VS
RV 14 Rudder
RV14 rear fuselage
RV14 HS
RV14 firewall forward.
Base on ball,,,, not a home run.. not a 180...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,716
Posted By Jaypratt
Aviation

Aviation has given me way, way, more than its cost to play.
The wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure to meet over the years have been the best.
Building airplanes has been a life time passion. As...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,711
Posted By Jaypratt
Steel is weld able

I have had the rivet interferences early on in my building experience. Every plane that has come through RV Central gets those welded.
Seem to remember welding was an option in early plans books. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By Jaypratt
Come to HBC

Carol and I volunteer in Home Built Camping, please introduce your self when you fly into OShkosh. We love to meet new Vans flyers.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By Jaypratt
Thanks, that is what I wanted.

Thanks, that is what I wanted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,669
Posted By Jaypratt
Get well soon man,,,, we need you

Get well soon man,,,, we need you
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By Jaypratt
Flying a 14 / 14a?

Whatís your fuel burn in your IO-390 RV14.
Up high,, on trips,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,924
Posted By Jaypratt
Low cost flying.

Looking for cost cutting options???. Looking for Ways to cut living cost so there is more left over for airplanes???
Drive an older car, no payments, liability only insurance.
House sit, to avoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,299
Posted By Jaypratt
ADSB

I thinks,,, I want a no electric plane, car, cycle. . Fly like an Eagle,, peddle car, bicycle?
Buy no gas, charge no batteries pay no tax.
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Jaypratt
Vetterman

Vetterman called and gave my the info on RV4,, . That I needed.
He has been the go to guy for RV4. Since the early eightyís.
Thanks Larry
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Jaypratt
Long gear?

RV4 trivia.

Who knows.
What year the fuselage kits came with the improved weldments? (Longrons to firewall)

Who knows.
What year Vans started delivering the Longer Landing Gear?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Jaypratt
Order

Order an Andar pump from Vans,. Easer install. No return lines. Much better system.
Forum: RV-15 01-29-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,030
Posted By Jaypratt
Copy and improve

Copy the C175 ,, rivet for rivet,, improve on it,, and have a huge home run product.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By Jaypratt
Borrowed Horse is

Borrowed Horse is finally getting close to finish
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By Jaypratt
Fwd Baggage Door

I new the builder of the original door. He took a mold off of one of my RV8 builds.
He no longer makes them.
The door he made for my airplane was the best thing, because of the latch. No key...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,853
Posted By Jaypratt
Well said,, me too

Totally agree, I’m still finding fun places right here at home
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-26-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,238
Posted By Jaypratt
Good Job

Good Job Cards,, Merry Christmas
Forum: Job Board 12-24-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jaypratt
Tom, you have words of wisdom,, Iím very...

Tom, you have words of wisdom,, Iím very efficient in my shop. I have every tool needed to be fast. So,, I think it will take a knowledgeable customer to work with.. if any potential customers...
Forum: Job Board 12-24-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jaypratt
RV help

My idea is to work in other peoples shops. Probably in short spurts, a few weeks at a time,,

If you are somewhere across the country? Then we may be able to stay longer..
If you are out of the...
Forum: Job Board 12-23-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jaypratt
Have Gun Will Travel

Rivet gun that is,,,,,

Future Builders,

I have been building RV Kits since July 15, 1995. With all kinds of help, I have completed 54 RVs and one Super Cub.
I’m listed as a sheet metal...
Forum: Job Board 12-23-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,885
Posted By Jaypratt
So what is the N # ?

What is the N # of this RV14a? Serial # ? ,
Your Home airport ID?
I like BBQ!
Print your contact info. We will fly together. Next time we come to California
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,503
Posted By Jaypratt
110 hours

I have built several RV7 and RV8 empennage kitsÖ like 24,, or so,,,,
It takes me 110 hours to complete , including the tail light. Itís going to be a long 9 months waitÖ
But, itís worth it ,, the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,914
Posted By Jaypratt
Super glue

Super glue two together,,, simple
Forum: RV-15 11-15-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,859
Posted By Jaypratt
Iím with you on that comment.

Iím with you on that comment.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,720
Posted By Jaypratt
Parking Break?

If you have a parking break, it can cause trouble. Berenger breaks are harder to charge too.
Forum: RV-15 10-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 65,343
Posted By Jaypratt
Smoky is Right On

Smoky was flying his RV4 to Idaho and telling Doug and I about the fun,,,,, way back. I became hooked.
The N Texas RV crowd were already flying to Vans SunSet air strip for Home Comings. So we were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,814
Posted By Jaypratt
Look before bidding

Look before bidding. You might get it.
Forum: RV-15 10-10-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,941
Posted By Jaypratt
175/ 172.

The 1958/ 1959 C175 has a stepped out, on the bottom, firewall, The 172 firewall is flat . That is not important in my argument.

Van’s can’t just copy Cessna, can they? Or maybe,, they can? ...
Forum: RV-15 10-10-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,941
Posted By Jaypratt
Prototype RV15. Cessna 175

My $1.20. Inflation,,,,

The Cessna 175 with the GO-300 175 hp. Could have been ,, is,, the perfect prototype for the RV15.
Now the improvements
Lycoming engine, 4 cylinder
change to...
Forum: RV-15 09-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,741
Posted By Jaypratt
Tandem. Like a 180

Tandem,, like a 180.

Talking Grass strip capable here…
An airplane to use for camping trips? To the beach. Carry a load. What do you see most often…? 180. And Super Cubs

...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,377
Posted By Jaypratt
mr.sun

Maybe, mr.sun ,, Greg,,, would bend your tail spring for you? . Since he has already invested in the press.
Greg you might recoup some of your investment if you bent a few tail springs for us?

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,819
Posted By Jaypratt
Improved rear rudder peddles?

Whatís that?
Where to find out about them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By Jaypratt
Save time

Save time and get the QB kits. There is a lot of work building a QB Kit
It comes to you half done.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By Jaypratt
Frustrated with lead times?

Frustrated with lead times?
See my add in classifieds for
Empennage Kit
QB RV7 wing kit..
I would like to take on a new builder here at RV Central..with this kit..
you could be building tomorrow,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,786
Posted By Jaypratt
RV7 / A parts

RV 7. A. Lead times. Not here!

,,,I have a set of RV7 QB wings for someone that wants to get started Now.
Have competed most of the work, on the wings,,,,,.
Also,, I have a RV7 Empennage Kit .
If...
Forum: RV-15 08-30-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 65,343
Posted By Jaypratt
Homecoming

When Van stoped the Home Coming Fly - ins at SunSet,,,, the big group of RV flyers around North Texas, tapered off going.
We would pass the Idaho mountains, back country,, looking over there like it...
Forum: RV-15 08-25-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 65,343
Posted By Jaypratt
Yep thatís It

That It, This thread is done,,, you got it.
Thank You
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,469
Posted By Jaypratt
Not waiting,,,,,

I have wanted The C175, type / sized Back country airplane from Van’s for 25 years,,,,
I have built several kits while waiting,,,,
A North Star Super Cub completed in 2004. 980 hours on the tach so...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,125
Posted By Jaypratt
4 seats?.

You rarely see a C180 land with 4 people.. the cabin usually has 1 or two people, and their gear..
The 180 is the standard to go by. If Van’s takes a look at the C180 and improves on it. They will...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 65,343
Posted By Jaypratt
6 cylinder ?

I contend that more will want a 4 cylinder airplane than a six cylinder. Some will want a six. a few will try it. ( Rocket RV4s))
So my argument for the C175 sized high wing.
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 65,343
Posted By Jaypratt
C170 / C175

The C175. With its GO-300. 175 hp engine is 1400 pounds empty.. or close..
I think Van’s could come up with a design similar to the C175,,, that could use a O-360. 180 hp, to IO 390. 220 hp. ...
Forum: RV-15 08-11-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 65,343
Posted By Jaypratt
Super 170

Super 170,,, is not Available, in an Experimental,,, I have owned my 180J since 2009,,, itís the perfect airplane,, except it is certified,,
Forum: RV-15 08-11-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 65,343
Posted By Jaypratt
Right In the middle!

Bulls Eye!!!
Scott,,

Exactly what I’m hoping for. A C170. Sized,,, 1400 lb empty. 180-220 hp. Struts,, big baggage door, extended baggage,,,, C180 rudder, C180 rudder,, it’ll look similar. ;-)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By Jaypratt
Come get one

I bought an extra, Iíll give it to you if you come by,,,, or see me some where
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By Jaypratt
N6YH

Iíve had that # reserved since early 2000
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By Jaypratt
Carlos!

Carlos, you are the man. Pictures from F Book. Cool.
Thank You.
I got a customers 14a going, it’s well along. Doing baffling and wiring, should fly this fall.
Only have a few flights on my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By Jaypratt
The new Borrowed Horse

My new RV8 has flown. July 12, 2021…No Runs, No Drips, No Errors!!!

July 12 is a milestone,, for me.
My RV6 flew same day, July 12, 2000.
Danny Kings Beautiful Doll first flight was July 12,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,438
Posted By Jaypratt
Egress

Some folks modify the front seat rest with an a frame similar to the RV4 . Visualize an A welded to the seat rest. It gives more leverage to the passengers guess.
I hope the 15 comes out soon! ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,062
Posted By Jaypratt
Gear Leg Fairings

What are you doing about gear leg fairingsngs? Buying? From who? Or making them?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,983
Posted By Jaypratt
Finish

Suggest finishing wings, including lights, tips, and wing root farings.
Wires can be run later if you have conduit, or snap bushings...
Forum: Midwest 05-17-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,362
Posted By Jaypratt
You build it

You build it and we will come there
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,729
Posted By Jaypratt
Time to build

QB =1,000 hours
Standard kit =2,000
I have built 18 or more RV8 s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,512
Posted By Jaypratt
Baffling

Installing Baffling on new RV8. Borrowed Horse
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,114
Posted By Jaypratt
N1DK

Turbo,,, is that your King Air?
That N# has been on aí fewí airplanes,,,
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,954
Posted By Jaypratt
Fit?

I would like to know if the Aero Canopy fits any better than the Vanís standard issue?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,345
Posted By Jaypratt
RV15

My thought on the ideal Bush plane is the Cessna 180. I have owned one since 2009. That said,,,,,
The C172 is probably the most successful airplane ever. If I was the most successful kit company in...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,345
Posted By Jaypratt
2021. RV15?

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope we get lots of blue sky flying days in 2021.
Also I hope to finish and fly my third RV8 this year. 2020 found me without an RV to fly. It was a long year,,,,,,
In...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,708
Posted By Jaypratt
Luke,

Thanks for the picture,,,, looks like it will work.
Iíll know as soon as my fuselage gets out of paint shop jail
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,708
Posted By Jaypratt
RV8 engine ?

RV8 engine mount question.

My new engine O-360 A1A. Has a rear facing oil filter
The other 15 or so,, RV8s Iíve built,,,,, their engines came came with an oil filter angled to the side about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,890
Posted By Jaypratt
RV8 engine ?

sorry,, wrong place,, original will not delete
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,396
Posted By Jaypratt
Welcome Kelsey

I think she will have an easy time marketing the 15! It will jump off the sand bar.
The company wonít be able to produce enough kits to satisfy the market for years to come.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,470
Posted By Jaypratt
$100

Mechanics around DFW get $70- 100 per hour .
Fly out spend over night ,,,? Your looking at 2 days pay ,, minimum...
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