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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By DeltaRomeo
LIDAR and 3D Scanning Apps

https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/i-9pP6CGx/0/57f9c233/XL/2022112910381146--8821766418218596465-XL.jpg (https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/2022/i-9pP6CGx/A)

I'm playing around with an app called 'Polycam'...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-27-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,397
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Moondog (the VansAirForce.net mascot)

Our sweet, gentle 17yr old chihuahua Moondog passed over the holiday - he was hurting and his kidneys couldn't help anymore. We ended up having him put down Thanksgiving day.

He was a wonderful dog,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: Safety 11-22-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,022
Posted By DeltaRomeo
https://flywithsentry.com/sentry

https://flywithsentry.com/sentry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,954
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Brian Erwert and Scott McDaniels Retire from Mothership

https://www.vansairforce.net/img/2022/VAFDR_%201289%20Nov.%2021%2016.39.jpg

(from mothership)
A huge "congrats" two long-time Van's employees who officially retired this week after many, many years...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Planned flaw

There is a saying that there needs to be a flaw every so often to allow the evil spirits a place to exit. Kudos to putting on the bottom of the HS. That's good thinking!

v/r,dr

PS: I did the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By DeltaRomeo
On about day eight of a cold….mostly recovered. ...

On about day eight of a cold….mostly recovered. Sleeping pretty good finally - this cold really whooped me. PERFECT flying day here in N.Texas and I’m home resting <grin>. First world...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (11/19-20/2022)

....getting this weekend's thread started. v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,734
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Happy Birthday Van!

Hope you're having a nice one and thanks for making the best hobby in the world possible!
v/r,dr

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sWndFB8/0/b22f9faf/XL/i-sWndFB8-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,028
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Kicking myself for not buying this years...

Kicking myself for not buying this years ago.

PIVOT T21A Titan: https://pivotcase.com/pivot-t21a/.

Video snapping IN/OUT of RV: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,028
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do w/your RV this weekend? (11/5-6/2022)

(Click on any image for a larger version)

A good, cold, crisp Saturday morning around N.TX. Let the autopilot drive me around the lake and Denton’s airspace.

Lake Lewisville...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,958
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Sunday fuel run.

Got in a quick fuel run to KXBP before working on the wife’s car some (gas smell….still looking).

Trees turning here in Texas:
https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/i-dSxVS6v/0/2e1afa76/XL/IMG_8105-XL.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,958
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do w/your RV this weekend? (10/28-30/2022))

...getting this week's thread started. Rain all day in DFW Friday, outlook better for the weekend (fingers crossed).
v/r,dr
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,035
Posted By DeltaRomeo
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! v/r,dr

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,035
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do w/your RV this weekend? (10/22-23/2022)

Getting this weekend's thread started. v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,944
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,511
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (10/8-9/2022)

I had the pleasure of giving two of our son’s college friends their first small plane rides. They both ended up flying around 15 minutes all by themselves with minimal input from me. Natural...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (10/1-2/2022)

...getting it started.

I had the distinct pleasure and honor to fly on Rob 'Smokey' Ray's wing on his 65th birthday (Oct 1). Randy and I joined up on him (in his Bonanza) for a beautiful morning's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,533
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,902
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (9/ 17-18 / 2022)

...getting it started. I was in the sim all weekend. :^(

Looking forward to PIREPs from Petit Jean.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (9/10-11/2022)

This weekend's installment.....

Flew Saturday morning for .3 in 64*F weather (a VERY welcome change in N.TX). Perfectly calm and comfortable for the first time in a loooooong time in these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 220,145
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Newest entry....

Holes where the index finger and thumb meet the knurled throttle friction lock.

v/r,dr

https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/i-NQztH2r/0/ba575f11/XL/IMG_7549-XL.jpg

Full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Show us your curves.

A .3 Tue morning hop at my home field before it got hot. Over the top and a circular-as-I-can-make-it continuous turn to final (empty pattern). Bubbled out there a little when I pulled full flaps...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-04-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Updated Probable Cause List: 09/04/2022

(782) RV accidents to learn from and discuss.

Sorted with newest accidents at top. Probable cause field included with URLs included to more info.


Link to download...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,265
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 09-01-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,531
Posted By DeltaRomeo
And the rudder top and bottom....

3D printed.

RV-15 Rudder and VS top:
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/i-gsKXK7g/0/5c83ff81/XL/IMG_7522-XL.jpg

...and rudder...
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 08-31-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,531
Posted By DeltaRomeo
3D Printed Fairing on RV-15 Engineering Prototype

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/i-B3KzW8p/0/4dda571c/XL/IMG_6802-XL.jpg

From the batch I took at OSH'22:
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/

v/r,dr
Forum: The RV Grin 08-28-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Congrats and welcome!

What an accomplishment!!! Welcome and wishing you a painless Phase I.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,881
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,145
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (8/20-21/2022)

Friday I gave RV-14 builder Brad C's daughter Victoria a pretend RV-15 ride. Victoria is taking her PPL checkride shortly - I sat in the back enjoying the scenery for a bit while she did turns...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Spiral Notebook / 3-ring notebook with grid paper.

Not kidding.

My -6 builders log was about 15 pages of grid lines with a date and the item being worked on. Hundreds of lines just had a date and a 'ditto' mark ("). Maybe 20 pictures.

My -15...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,247
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 77
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 14,270
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I’m in.

I’m in like a fox.
V/r,dr
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,630
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Non-engineer rudder idea for OSH gust events

Entrepreneurship / Marketing major chiming in…..be gentle.

Please don’t call me an idiot too fast, but if you could connect two pieces of angled aluminum with a full length hinge, pad the inside...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,648
Posted By DeltaRomeo
OSH'22 Highlight Reel

If you're bored.

https://youtu.be/tbxpJjiDiUM

Assembled with my pics and vids with the help of a couple of images (and one time lapse clip) provided by Van's.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By DeltaRomeo
....continued from previous...

....continued from previous post....

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QrtsvfQ/0/0e2d8168/L/i-QrtsvfQ-L.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thank you Van's Aircraft for a wonderul OSH'22

Thank you for letting me hang out with you during the show.

Thank you for giving me a place to sleep and driving my groggy arse to and from the show for a week.

Thank you for being the hardest...
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,204
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up RV-15.com for all your RV-15 info summarized in one page

I've hopefully summarized all the mothership info on this one page (entering RV-15.com (http://www.RV-15.com) in your browser will forward you to it). A link to this page will live on the front page...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,648
Posted By DeltaRomeo
All my pics from the show....

Links in one post:

The Hardest Working Folks at the Show
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/VansEmployeesAtOsh22/n-HPBH3Z/

My OSH'22 Pics (includes RV-15 rollout and some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,706
Posted By DeltaRomeo
AFS Pro upper left side of panel so it can be in...

AFS Pro upper left side of panel so it can be in my FOV during the 180* descending turn to final (just like them Navy carrier pilots).

It’s my primary landing instrument. Airspeed is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,685
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (7/30-31/2022)

I came home from OSH (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1623493) <g>.

V/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,048
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Home safe!

5.5 hours in three legs (had to go around some weather which added an hour).

Lots of pics and words to get organized <g>.

It really was wonderful seeing so many friends (and meeting folks in person...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-29-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,116
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Welcome Dave!

…looking forward to updates.

Kindest,
dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-29-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,648
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Friday photo dump…

….20+pics starting here:

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-4rg3LxD

I participated in a short panel discussion at the Garmin tent for an hour Friday (Brad asked me), and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,648
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Photo dump OSH’22 Thursday 7/28/2022

Good evening!

You can see the latest batch starting here: https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-5Tpq2S8 . Simply swipe to the right after clicking to view them.

Today was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,571
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Larry’s replacement Rudder is being installed as I type this.

Scott McDaniels picked it up from where it was shipped to and I drove the customer and the rudder out to his plane with the vans golf cart. He’s putting it on now. A picture attached. The spare...
Forum: Midwest 07-28-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,344
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Home builders dinner this evening

Home builders dinner this evening
Forum: Midwest 07-27-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,344
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Some more in the pile from after lunch starting...

Some more in the pile from after lunch starting here:

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-Jgh2n3W

The inside-the-structure images are looking down the flap of the 15 - my new...
Forum: Midwest 07-27-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,344
Posted By DeltaRomeo
70+ more images from the show now online

I’m camped out in the media center here during the lunch hour on Wednesday (they have high-speed Internet so I can upload) after spending a few hours going around the grounds in a golf cart looking...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,082
Posted By DeltaRomeo
RV-15 presentation: “What’s new at Van’s” AirVenture 2022

If you would like to watch a video of the what’s new At Vans Aircraft forum which was given Tuesday morning (most of the content has to do with the RV 15) you can view the file...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,571
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Good morning Larry (I set this same text to Keith...

Good morning Larry (I set this same text to Keith in an earlier reply, then found your reply further down). The replacement rudder should arrive sometime Thursday. Could you reach out to me via email...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,571
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Status update:

Good morning Keith. The replacement rudder should arrive sometime Thursday and I’m gonna go try to take possession of it. Could you reach out to me via email and let’s exchange contact...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,017
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What’s New at Vans (slides and video clips)

Added to my SmugMug folder for the 15 at:
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/

You may have to scroll down a little.

Enjoy and v/r,
dr
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By DeltaRomeo
RV-15 newest video from the Mothership

Just amazing!

https://youtu.be/SX1vam_lCrA

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-26-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Here you go...

Here you go sir.
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/Hardware-Reviews/SRU-21P-Survival-Vest

Mine was a gift from a friend who served.

dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By DeltaRomeo
100+ pics and vids of OSH and the RV-15

I added several dozen more pictures in the following two albums. And videos.

A wonderful day.

Thanks for sharing this with me and I hope you enjoy,
dr

Osh’22 Pics (People and...
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,545
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Trust me….you should watch this

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-TkRwd9x
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,344
Posted By DeltaRomeo
2 very special pictures

Axel and Van five minutes after the reveal.
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,344
Posted By DeltaRomeo
70+ pics of the RV-15

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/

Enjoy!
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,956
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Did I say 30 something? More like 60 or 70...

Did I say 30 something? More like 60 or 70 something.

:-)
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,956
Posted By DeltaRomeo
30+more pictures

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype


Enjoy! 😁
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