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Forum: RV-15 10-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,166
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: 1,203
Posted By Jaypratt
Look before bidding

Look before bidding. You might get it.
Forum: RV-15 10-10-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,002
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: 32
Views: 6,002
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Jaypratt
RV7 QB wing kit

I have RV7 QB wings in Fort Worth
Empennage kit too.
817-271-059fore
Forum: RV-15 09-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,700
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: 3,869
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: 14,526
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: 652
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: 556
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: 14
Views: 3,089
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: 234
Views: 33,166
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: 234
Views: 33,166
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: 1,833
Posted By Jaypratt
Not waiting,,,,,

I have wanted The C175. 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: 22
Views: 3,272
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: 234
Views: 33,166
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: 234
Views: 33,166
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: 234
Views: 33,166
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: 234
Views: 33,166
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: 2,711
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: 2,711
Posted By Jaypratt
N6YH

Iíve had that # reserved since early 2000
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
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: 2,711
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: 2,239
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: 10
Views: 1,752
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: 4,684
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: 3,677
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: 3,522
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: 19
Views: 4,507
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: 3,423
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: 1,726
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: 15,585
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: 15,585
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: 3,059
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: 3,059
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: 3,199
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: 3,567
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: 2,262
Posted By Jaypratt
$100

Mechanics around DFW get $70- 100 per hour .
Fly out spend over night ,,,? Your looking at 2 days pay ,, minimum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,225
Posted By Jaypratt
Like it

Very nice.. hope you can market it
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,795
Posted By Jaypratt
Heller Bottom ,, Several times

I have landed Heller Bottom several times. The road out was not there. Washed out. Like completely gone. Has it been restored in the last year? I did not go to Heller this year.
Forum: RV-4 08-26-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,665
Posted By Jaypratt
Tail wheel?

I had 1800 hours in 172 and a V tail Bonanza.
I taught my self tail wheel. After building a RV6. In 1996, I taxied the plane several hours before flying. Easy airplanes ...
Since that first Tail...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-19-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 29,575
Posted By Jaypratt
Too bad,,,,

Too bad that other states don’t offer these out door experience opportunities.
Texas has two airports in State parks,,, one is closed. I have written and told them they are missing all the airplane...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,108
Posted By Jaypratt
Work!

Right,,, Iím hopping to fly my New RV8 to Oshkosh 2021. Better get moving...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,108
Posted By Jaypratt
Roy and Sandy

How do you know Roy and Sandy? They must live on their boat ? Do they a charter their boat to other couples?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,108
Posted By Jaypratt
Nice trip!

Looks cold but fun! Thanks for sharing. That dingy looks too small for 4 adults.
Tippy dingys can get you wet
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jaypratt
#s

I have had N6YH reserved 22 years. Almost lost it when the renewal was lost mail.
Steve, knows that over 50 RV kits have been completed in my shop. I don?t do much else except fly, and build RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jaypratt
BorrowedHorse

RV Central News!

My 2007 RV8 ?Borrowed Horse? has been gone for a year now. After 750 hours of pure fun flying, I still miss having that plane. So,,,,
I am building again. I found a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By Jaypratt
Nice

Thanks for the read! Good one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,225
Posted By Jaypratt
Keep on!

Doug,

Keep On Keeping On!!
Great site, your have helped so many enjoy their building experience. And provided a clearing house for flyers to connect!
Love the kid up dates. She is...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-05-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By Jaypratt
Free!

If it?s free, it?s for me!

William,

come to Hicks T67. #584
RVCentral46@gmail.
817-27one-zero59four
I?ll give you a tour of my shop, show you the tools of the trade.

Hope to see you soon
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,509
Posted By Jaypratt
Static

The USB ports I installed cost $20. From Amazon look good, they have a Voltage led read out.
Sporty’s has USB charging ports for $350! That’s a little hard to take.
I’m thinking powering my $20...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,509
Posted By Jaypratt
Static

Any ideas on how to filter out static?
I installed a USB charging plug . The Scout ADSB, or I phone, when plugged in, creates static ,,, sounds like a hiss very loud. Similar to squelch on the com...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,287
Posted By Jaypratt
February 6, 2020

February 6,2020
RV Central finished another RV14
Mel certified the plane
Jay Pratt did the first flight. February 7, 2020. No runs no drips, no errors.
Flew again Saturday, the sky was crowded, ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,623
Posted By Jaypratt
Neighbor

My neighbors teenage son did major damage to his F33 Bonanza with his car. His car insurance did not want to cover that large amount.
He hit the airplane in his dads hanger. The dad had lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By Jaypratt
California

If you buy in California. Fly it out. Do not stop anywhere.
Have the buyer sign a casual sale form, if they are not a dealer. You will not owe tax in Texas.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-23-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,416
Posted By Jaypratt
Van?s RV15

Having some fun with this thread.
If Van’s Develops something like I am wanting, I would jump on it. My Carol doesn’t think it could happen in time for me to get one. 3 more years ,, she guesses....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-22-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,416
Posted By Jaypratt
STOL

STOL
The plane I’m thinking of would land on river bars. My C180 lands and takes off river bars just fine. Bills 2+2 170 ideas will do that job as well.
A Home Built ‘improved’ C170/172 would weigh...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-22-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,416
Posted By Jaypratt
Bill?s 2+2

I think Bill is spot on with his ideas.
I too think there is a Big big unfilled hole in the Home Built market.
A 170/172 sized home built is not out there.
All metal, = easy to build
struts....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-22-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,416
Posted By Jaypratt
What are they thinking?

I would like to be a fly on the wall in Ryan?s and Greg?s offices
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,137
Posted By Jaypratt
Good

Good to know you are mending. But sorry you had to go back into phase one.
Looking forward to seeing you out and about soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,809
Posted By Jaypratt
New products?

My calendars did not come with a RV15 order form? I?m still out here, waiting
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-18-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,416
Posted By Jaypratt
WTB RV15

Looking for a RV15.
When I find it, it will be High wing, go 150 mph, on 180hp, 26” wheels, plenty of baggage room. Something like DRs high wing RV Super cub thread.
I’ll build it fast. Where is...
Forum: Safety 12-11-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,177
Posted By Jaypratt
Time?

Vic, the way this was written I saw 7:00. - 8:30 central time
So I turn it on for 8:30. My bad, I heard the last 10 minutes. Bet it was good information.
My brain saw 7 eastern,, 8:30...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,070
Posted By Jaypratt
Condolences

Tom,

So sorry for you to loose Your Suzann. Glad you two got that trip in before she left us. I know you will be strong and carry on. She will be remembered with loving thoughts, and memories.
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