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Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,663
Posted By hibeam
Ride the Train

When Janet and I stopped there about 8 years ago, there was a train ride at Clarkdale a few miles west on hwy 89. It was a neat ride up thru the canyon they call the little grand canyon. We had...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 56,187
Posted By hibeam
Just heard.

Just checked my email. The Tomas are in Houston area for few days before they head for Sedona, AZ. Their vacation goes on and on. Opie and Gail made it home to Sa Antonio. Another Caribbean...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 56,187
Posted By hibeam
Not home yet

Charlie-flight update: Rosie, Elvis and Moody Blue departed St Croix about 9 AM friday. Fueled at Providencialis in the Turks and Caicos and pressed on to Ft Lauderdale for customs. We had a nice...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 56,187
Posted By hibeam
All safe in Grenada

Flew to Nevis for gas. (None in St Kitts). Then flew to Grenada. Along the way we flew around Mount Serout that experienced a volcanic eruption (I think in 2001) that virtually made the island...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 56,187
Posted By hibeam
Thanks Tanya for great pics

I guess Rosie was serious about waiting until he gets home to write the MOACWU (Mother of all Caribbean Write Ups). Meantime, all nine aircraft are venturing on to Grenada this morning. Tanya will...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 56,187
Posted By hibeam
Sharks!!!!!

Yeah, Sharks. Ten of us just got back from diving. Did a shallow dive down to about 45 ft to a sunken wreck (boat) and a WWII era bulldozer. I was hoping the dozer would have a seat that I could sit...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 56,187
Posted By hibeam
Great trip so far.

Moody Blue here. I was lead on Charlie Flight. Opie and Gail were # 2 and Jailbird and Indira were #3. We launched about 1/2 hour after Alpha and Bravo flights from Homestead. We flew direct MYEN...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,643
Posted By hibeam
Oh Boy!!!

Been on the road all week and just checked this thread. You guys are great to help us get through the details. Some of us are familiar with E-apis since we used it in the Caribbean. The info you...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,643
Posted By hibeam
Looking for info on transiting to Alaska thru Canada

We have a small group of RVs, a 6,9 and 10, a 182 and an Europa going to Alaska this July. We are looking for any advice on stops in Canada along the way to PAFA in Alaska. We plan to meet in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,283
Posted By hibeam
Depends on what you want to do

We have been with Rosie 5 times. If you want to sit on a beach, we found great , uncrowned beaches in Grand Turk. If you want scuba, I suggest grand Turk, little caman, or Dominica. (Dominica would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,676
Posted By hibeam
Smile Jesse's in the vacation saving business.

Jesse saved my vacation 2 years ago when I lost my 11 year old electronic ignition. He loaned me a mag and helped me install it so we wouldn't miss our trip to the islands. He's awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,210
Posted By hibeam
Diddo on the Michelin tubes

I too have been using my Michelin No-Leaks or what ever they are called in the mains. I inspect them at every tire change and they look good , so I just throw in a bunch of talc and mount the new...
Forum: Safety 07-07-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 104,214
Posted By hibeam
Some of my experiences.

All of the previous posts contain some great advice. The following is aimed at the newbies and will include some redundancy. It will also add some decision making points during all phases leading up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,591
Posted By hibeam
The one person(s) I would recommend for interview...

The one person(s) I would recommend for interview would be:
Paul "Rosie" and Victoria "Tupergal" Rosales
They will be there this year.
A couple of topics could be the gathering of RV-6's at...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-17-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,941
Posted By hibeam
Jesse's the greatest

Looks great. Jesse is a great asset for your area. He sure got me out of a jam in April. His quick thinking and generosity allowed Janet and I to continue to the West Indies and not miss a great...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 552,704
Posted By hibeam
How about Biscuits and GRAVY?

Or just Biscuits...Ummmm good...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 128,449
Posted By hibeam
Thanks needed.

Thanks to Rosie for the inspiration and encouragement to persevere and the long distant advice and cheers from the Kansas gallery, namely JimmyB; Moody Blue and Bun are among the group who made it to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By hibeam
Oops.

Saint Aviation is located at X35 near Ocala, FL.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By hibeam
Cool Disaster averted.

Thanks to Jesse at Saint Aviation, Janet and I are now in Punta Cana with Rosie and the gang enjoying another Caribean Adventure. Jesse offered to loan us a mag and harness for the trip and we will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By hibeam
My plan

Thanks Jesse. I have been advised to check the pickup coil with ohm meter. Maybe it needs replaced. I understand the coil can be bot at auto parts store but I need the part number. Anybody know what...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By hibeam
No longer need help in Venice, FL

Is there anyone close to Venice, FL who can help a fellow RV traveller?
Moody Blue is having trouble with his electronic ignition and may have to miss the Caribbean trip with Rosie if he can't get it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-10-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 128,449
Posted By hibeam
Ready to launch

Hey Rosie.....
Moody Blue and Bun are launching out of Iowa a day early (Sat) to insure we can avoid weather on the way to Venice. Not sure where we will end up Saturday night, but plan to stay in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,574
Posted By hibeam
OMG

All those posts and I didn't see the right solution.
Ice is formed because the roof gets warmed from the heated space below and runs down the roof above the unseated space below the eves. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,979
Posted By hibeam
A..firm

Janet and are truly blessed to have met and traveled with Rosie and Tuppergal.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,099
Posted By hibeam
I drove past

I drive a truck part-time and normally don't go that far north, but had a drop about 2 mile north of the bridge that delivered on Monday, Memorial Day. Detour went 2 blocks east, then across that new...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-08-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 159,640
Posted By hibeam
Glad to see you home safe.

It was great to be with you for part of this fabulous trip. Janet and I have been following you all the way.
Really missed diving with you the last couple of days at Grand Turk. Hope to see you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 159,640
Posted By hibeam
Moody Blue will launch Sunday morning

Moody Blue (Gene and Janet) will be launching out of Atlantic, IA, stopping for fuel in Kennet, MO and Headland, AL (this could change) and RON at Ft Myers, FL on Sunday. Looks like about 7 1/2 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,648
Posted By hibeam
Moody Blue will be there

A great day to celebrate Vans 40th year. Moody Blue hit some milestones also. 1000 hrs on the hub and the 9th time to OSH for the 9A.:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-09-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 130,819
Posted By hibeam
Moody Blue and crew are home.

Janet and I slept in our own bed last night. The weather cooporated, so we came on home. I don't have a technical accounting like JimmyB, but we had kinda tired butts on the last leg. Our route and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 130,819
Posted By hibeam
OK.. OK...Time to Chime in

I have been behind with updating my website. Janet and I have been having such a good time, first in Maryland, then in Homestead and finally on the island. Rosie, Deb and Scott and Tanya have covered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,082
Posted By hibeam
My 2 cents

I thought I would add my experience to the fray. My pac side step broke also, right up next to the weld. I removed the step (ground off a lot of rivets in the baggage floor) I had a local welder fab...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-26-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By hibeam
What a great trip!

Deems,
Isn't it great to fly your own plane over the canyon? Janet and I did the GC thing 3 years ago. September is the best time (few kids around and room at the rim hotel). We flew up the Zuni...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,838
Posted By hibeam
More pics and story.

I just updated my website with more pics and story. Can't beleive this is almost over. Such a great time.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,838
Posted By hibeam
More story and pics on our website

This thread is really great. So many friends and relatives can track our progress and fun. I have been updating our website right along and just now uploaded anothe bunch of pics and story. Hope you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-21-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,838
Posted By hibeam
Update from the stragglers

Hi all,
JimmyB and Vicki left Goodland last night and made it to Kennett, MO. They reported some pretty good tailwinds (210mph at 20mp & 1900rpm) Wow. They will be headed for Homestead today.
Gene...
Forum: Autopilots 04-17-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,426
Posted By hibeam
Wow, not one satisfied Trio guy out there?

Jamie, sorry you had such a rough time with the APs. I started with a navaid and didn't like the mechanical gyro, so when I decided to upgrade, I looked at TruTrack and would have to install the...
Forum: Builder Website Links 04-16-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,839
Posted By hibeam
My new Travel Stories Website

While laid off in Jan/Feb, I built a website to cronicle our travels in "Moody Blue" our RV9A. The site has some building pics, but focuses on traveling. After all, that is why I built it. I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,256
Posted By hibeam
Emergency Landing Pattern

Yes, I was taught the 1000 ft emergency landing pattern when I took my transition training from Bob Lynch in Jeff City, MO. back in 2003. I showed it to my instructor back home and he started...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,988
Posted By hibeam
34 states so far

34 states, 610 hrs, 1200+ landings, 5 to OSH, 4 to LOE, 1 to SNF, 2 foreign countries.
When a freind or relative asks "where have you been?", it's fun to rattle off stats and landmarks, oh like,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,102
Posted By hibeam
Just take it easy when taxiing in the RV area....

Just take it easy when taxiing in the RV area. The farther you get from the taxi-way the rougher the grass gets. You may luck out and be close to the taxi-way. You do have an RV, right?
In 4 years, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,939
Posted By hibeam
Cool Add one more to the congrats!

Way to go, Jim. It will be great to have you off our wing on the way to the Caymans. But you'll want to go with the front group, you know, the fast ones.(Scott, I think I'll still be the slow one)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 598,609
Posted By hibeam
Gene and Janet Larsen on way to Grand Turk

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Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 466,833
Posted By hibeam
Gene and Janet Larsen's 9A

After checking this forum, I figure it's about time I posted this pic. Moody Blue is a 9A with an O-320E2D (150 HP), FP prop, VFR cruiser. First flight was in Oct 03 and has been to 32 states and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,698
Posted By hibeam
Will never build another plane without one.

I have the LRI installed in an RV-9A and love it. I don't look at the airspeed for TO or Ldng anymore. Another safety feature is trimming for slow flight while waiting over Rush lake at OSH without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,269
Posted By hibeam
Got em going now

A couple of comments in reply and then I have to go make a living so I can afford another tank of gas.
I really like that new French president, hope he can stay alive over there with all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2007, 08:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,269
Posted By hibeam
Follow the money. Those that are touting Man made...

Follow the money. Those that are touting Man made global warming are usually funded by those that have a stake in the outcome. Can you say George Soros?
I do agree that our energy policy of the past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,503
Posted By hibeam
Moody Blue Home safe

Thanks Doug again. Moody Blue (Gene and Janet), Golden Eagle and Geico all home through the scattered thunder storm build-ups. 5.4 hours to the Omaha area.
The Jimmy B and Rosie Turks and Caicos...
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