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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By Indy
Stick grip options

My RV-4 has just a basic PTT on the stick. I'm looking to install a smoke system and want controls that allow me to do just a momentary ON (for a puff or short burst) or sustained on. Looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,031
Posted By Indy
Mine is IFR equipped/certified and I do use it in...

Mine is IFR equipped/certified and I do use it in that capacity, but mostly just to get through layers vs flying solid IMC. I flew an ILS to mins at night (a great "never again...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,777
Posted By Indy
What kind of pole and mount(s) are you using?

What kind of pole and mount(s) are you using?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By Indy
I thought about that. I visually checked...

I thought about that. I visually checked them...but that doesn't mean I know what I'm looking for. Another ignorant question: if it were the headphone contacts, why would the radios be clear at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By Indy
Radio troubleshooting--looking for advice

I need some troubleshooting advice/education. Iíve owned my RV-4 for 15 years and the radios have always been good. A few months back I noticed was intermittently scratchy and faded (one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,189
Posted By Indy
Scott, You read my mind. My intent was exactly...

Scott,
You read my mind. My intent was exactly that--to just taxi the first time so she could get a feel for the sound and vibration, then call it a day, talk to her about it, etc. Assuming that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,189
Posted By Indy
Flying with 3-4 year old in RV-4

Any recommendations on how to best seat a preschooler in an RV-4? I just got my RV-4 back after 2 years overseas. My 3 year old daughter loves airplanes and LOVES pretending to fly in the -4. I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,012
Posted By Indy
detergent

For what it's worth, I'm no expert either, but when I got my plane repainted the paint shop recommended using regular granular Tide detergent (without bleach of course) to clean. As for water...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-16-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,453
Posted By Indy
Amen

Paul, I share your attitude. There's something about sunsets, especially from the air (I have tons of sunset photos), that just open your eyes to the beauty and "magic" around you that we often take...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-15-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 185,752
Posted By Indy
Steve, I think what you're referring to are shade...

Steve, I think what you're referring to are shade hangars. ACC put them up at most bases over the past 10 years or so to park the jets under cover.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,562
Posted By Indy
RV grin sighted

My brother hadn't flown my RV-4 in almost 2 years. He rehacked his currency during a visit this weekend, and a closer look at a photo I took revealed the RV grin--absent for 21 months. When he saw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,559
Posted By Indy
...there's a first time for everything... ;)

...there's a first time for everything... ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,559
Posted By Indy
A heartfelt thanks--our community is a special one

A few days ago jdwky posted ?I am constantly in awe of the brotherhood of the Vans/Experimental flying world. Since joining your ranks, I have met, and continue to meet, the most outstanding...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,725
Posted By Indy
Concur with all

Yup, concur with all of the praise as well. Delford Smith was a class act and an EXCELLENT ambassador for aviation and inspiring children. Even at the waterpark there are aviation displays and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,700
Posted By Indy
It's embarrassing enough when it happens with...

It's embarrassing enough when it happens with similar cars (or planes) with doors unlocked, but bizarre enough on top of that when your keys work in a different car. When I was in high school my mom...
Forum: Southeast 03-21-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,327
Posted By Indy
Dixie Fly-In sign-up

Sign-up for the Alabama Dixie Fly-In is now posted. Those who have attended FFI clinics will be familiar with the Yahoo Group page/membership process.

Join the Group first and then add your...
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,327
Posted By Indy
April 2015 Alabama Dixie Formation Fly-In

RV-ators,
For those in vicinity of the Southeast US you may be tracking the FFI Formation Clinic in North Carolina in June. If you are unable to attend or want to polish your skills in advance of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,580
Posted By Indy
http://i59.tinypic.com/15d2te.jpg http://i61.tiny...

http://i59.tinypic.com/15d2te.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/i4fy95.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,918
Posted By Indy
Twoop!

Amen, Fog!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By Indy
...but glad that he represented STL and the plane...

...but glad that he represented STL and the plane so well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By Indy
mental floss

I know, I'm selfish. Perhaps if Mike had actually owned the plane it might be a different story. I prefer Vac Vacarro's assessment of the situation. I need the plane BECAUSE I'll be in...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,245
Posted By Indy
I feel your pain...

Been there. Left mine on the other side of the country for about 6 months before it was fixed. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=92042

Mine was due in large part to a faulty...
Forum: Safety 06-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,735
Posted By Indy
Birds nest--cowl plugs not enough

Who knew an RV-4 could carry 4 passengers? My brother (taking care of my plane while I'm overseas) flew my plane to get the conditional done. Upon taking the cowling off discovered the following...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By Indy
13" spinner on a -4?

I was looking to replace my 12" spinner for my 3-blade Catto with a 13" spinner. Has anyone put a 13" spinner on their -4 with a stock cowl? Is the extra .5" going to look odd (i.e. will the extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,776
Posted By Indy
http://i40.tinypic.com/71gsj7.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/71gsj7.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-20-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 259,963
Posted By Indy
DMZ

At the DMZ. Made a short crossing into North Korea a few minutes later.
http://i44.tinypic.com/29orixc.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,852
Posted By Indy
Copalis, Washington

Aussie and I landing on the beach at Copalis, Washington (S16).
http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/5733/fzpu.jpg
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8953/2kbg.jpg
On...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,486
Posted By Indy
Concur

That...is...awesome...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,719
Posted By Indy
Why we fly

I know I don't need to convince anyone on here about WHY we love to fly, and why we love our planes, but had to share one of those "ah ha" moments from last week. You know those certain, unplanned...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-08-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,506
Posted By Indy
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow...

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

To Tyler and Nicki,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,794
Posted By Indy
Me too!

I'm so thankful to hear that so many people have the "wires" dream. That is a recurrent one for me and I always thought I was the only one. Btw I also have the end-of-semester/finals dream.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 213,830
Posted By Indy
Not my fastest, but fastest I have on camera

http://i50.tinypic.com/v6ngp4.jpg
My personal best is 238kts, but this is the fastest I have proof of.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,679
Posted By Indy
Ron, your thread about the PC925 is actually what...

Ron, your thread about the PC925 is actually what got me to post this question. Lots of discussions about battery tenders and how to maximize an Odyssey's life, but I'm just looking to see what kind...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,679
Posted By Indy
Odyssey battery life

I've had an Odyssey battery in my RV-4 for close to 8 years. It seems like lately I had a few sluggish stars--as if the battery was left on for a while even though it was a quick fuel stop and the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,888
Posted By Indy
Ironically I was doing a search to look for...

Ironically I was doing a search to look for discussions on Odyssey battery life. On my latest coast to coast trip I had a few sluggish starts even after quick fuel stops. It's been in the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 120,663
Posted By Indy
N801MZ

my initials (and my brother's...who likes to borrow the plane) are MZ. I graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2001. Wanted 1MZ (taken), 201MZ (taken), and 01MZ isn't allowed. The 8 was my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,320
Posted By Indy
Thanks!

Bill,
Brett told me about your metal issue. Nice to hear from you! Yup, I've been impressed with Brett...he's just undermanned like you said. Everybody at The Dalles was great--one of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,320
Posted By Indy
Russell, We think the first scenario is exactly...

Russell,
We think the first scenario is exactly the cause. Thankfully those circumstances (most likely) would have prevented it from happening in flight (ie we think the spark came from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,320
Posted By Indy
RV-4 Carb/cowl fire in Oregon

Spoiler alert: for those looking for updates on the Cross Country of Justice, updates are coming, but you'll see why they're delayed...and how it ended.

After landing in The Dalles, Oregon (okay,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
Day 3.1 -- Go west young man!

St. Louis is the Gateway to the West, so no more appropriate place to link up with Aussie and head west. After sitting out the storms for a day we loaded up and moved out. Many thanks to Aero...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
Smokey, Yep, Rick has the passion. Wouldn't be...

Smokey,
Yep, Rick has the passion. Wouldn't be surprised if he joins the RV family. The trip has been great...now time to catch up on the updates!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
Very true. Sorry I haven't provided more...

Very true. Sorry I haven't provided more updates. We've been so busy flying and seeing things all day that we haven't had time to upload pictures to post, but I will; and when I do they will be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
Day 3...stuck

The good news: linkup complete with Aussie. The bad news: this was pretty much the theme of the day here.
http://i50.tinypic.com/15fku41.png
If that wasn't enough I got out to the plane to find a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
Thank you

You got that right, Smokey! Thanks for all of your help--not just the consultation on the trip but helping me have the plane to be able to do it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
Day 2

Yesterday was day 2--direct to St. Louis. Absolutely beautiful day to fly (other than the 15-20kt headwind). Smooth as glass and not a cloud in the sky.

You can tell why they call the mountains...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
Ouch

Turbo, yeah, we were kind of excited to see another plane on the ramp there...until we saw WHY it was on the ramp. Those that have and those that will,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-23-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,547
Posted By Indy
The Cross Country of Justice

RVators like to do a lot of things--use their speed to fly long distances and see things, fly formation, do aerobatics, land at challenging strips, and just enjoy flying. I've flown plenty of cross...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-04-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,607
Posted By Indy
Absolutely right--amazing to see the map of...

Absolutely right--amazing to see the map of wrecks, both from U-boats and nature. We bit back against the Germans a few times. There are a few U-boats off the coast. At least one of which you can...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 646,565
Posted By Indy
A few favorites. I posted the first one a year...

A few favorites. I posted the first one a year ago...took a copy at the same location nearly 3 years to the day later after a fresh paint job. ...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,334
Posted By Indy
Fuel tank leaks

I got my RV-4 painted late last year and have since developed fuel leaks on both wings.

The one on the right wing is around a rivet. The painters told me about it when I showed up--said it was...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,159
Posted By Indy
NationAir

Concur--Jenny at NationAir has always been great to deal with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 213,830
Posted By Indy
I unfortunately don't have the picture to prove...

I unfortunately don't have the picture to prove it, but Flight Aware has it on record since I had flight following. From St. Louis to RDU on New Year's Eve 2008--238kts over the Appalachains. Froze...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,091
Posted By Indy
I was happy to see you used a Drift Stealth since...

I was happy to see you used a Drift Stealth since I just bought one and am getting used to it...until I read that Drift is coming out with a smaller model.

GREAT video. I've been planning a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-06-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 646,565
Posted By Indy
http://i55.tinypic.com/2r5qfky.jpg At 7A8 (Avery...

http://i55.tinypic.com/2r5qfky.jpg
At 7A8 (Avery County, NC) enjoying the fall colors in the Smokies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,554
Posted By Indy
I read an article YEARS ago about a lady up in...

I read an article YEARS ago about a lady up in the Northeast near the coast who chose to fly a Cub ahead of a frontal system coming through. The gust front started blowing her towards the ocean...
Forum: RV-4 06-05-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 455,971
Posted By Indy
http://i55.tinypic.com/16jlzc.jpg At 7A8 (Avery...

http://i55.tinypic.com/16jlzc.jpg
At 7A8 (Avery County, NC) enjoying the fall colors in the Smokies.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 83,303
Posted By Indy
http://i56.tinypic.com/2lu5gz6.jpg Over Destin,...

http://i56.tinypic.com/2lu5gz6.jpg
Over Destin, FL. Taken from a T-6.
Forum: Reviews 11-18-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,604
Posted By Indy
Paint shop reviews

Anyone have any paint work done by Loehle Paint or any of the shops in Mena or know any feedback on any of them?
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