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Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,071
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Congratulations John, you’ll love the RV...

Congratulations John, you’ll love the RV flying.

Cheers 👍🏼
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,601
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Great to see Shady?s plane on the banner pic,...

Great to see Shady?s plane on the banner pic, miss you buddy.

Rotor 😎👍🏼
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,170
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Hey Tall Guy,,, I?m tall too, ,,,added this bar...

Hey Tall Guy,,, I?m tall too,

,,,added this bar to recline my seat (-8A) and it?s helped a lot. Also, using a thin high density foam seat cousion with an Air Hawk air cousion on top of that-just...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-02-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,115
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Rose Parade 🌹

So, how did the Rose Parade trip end up? Details please. Have wanted to fly in & out to watch the annual parade and almost did this year but, wasn?t sure about relying on Uber or Mass Trans on such...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Any luck Fran? Transition training into RVs is a...

Any luck Fran? Transition training into RVs is a good investment. Hope someone near you has stepped up and given some help. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,452
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thanks for sharing Caleb. I also purchased a...

Thanks for sharing Caleb. I also purchased a borascope for my RV and would like to know more about folks experiences using them. ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Holiday Inn Express commercial,,, that right...

Holiday Inn Express commercial,,, that right there is funny :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Fran is a Great Guy! :) Please, help out this...

Fran is a Great Guy! :)

Please, help out this man out who is transitioning into the VAF group.

I can vouch for Fran, he's a dedicated Aerial Fire Fighter (flys those really cool helicopters all...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,532
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thumbs up Replaced my Odyssey with an EarthX Battery and...

Replaced my Odyssey with an EarthX Battery and have NO REGRETS!

1. Cranks way better. Looks like it's going to spin the prop clean off. Much better than the two previous Odyssey batteries I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 34,092
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Cool Yeah, good idea,,, guarded switch will prevent...

Yeah, good idea,,, guarded switch will prevent any fast fingers from hitting the switch prematurely and you wouldn't want that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,356
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Any more Squealing Brakes??? I have an -8A and...

Any more Squealing Brakes???

I have an -8A and it sounds bad when I do any light braking.

From reading this thread, RTV on the pad facing the piston is the fix, as well as cleaning and lubing...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-04-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,756
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Miss you buddy,,,

Blue Skys my friend, blue skys,,,

I'll miss you Joe.

You where not only the one who took me under your wing (literally & figuratively), you where also a beacon of inspiration to me.

Our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 123,691
Posted By Rotorheadrob
SB Inspection

RV-8A
+1500 hrs
No Cracks

🙂👍🏼
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,203
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Love it! Must have item in the sun. ☀️ BTW, also...

Love it! Must have item in the sun. ☀️

BTW, also nice for IMC when IFR to help with slight vertigo from going in & out of clouds. As a habit, I extend it before starting an approch. Don't know if...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-12-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,186
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Same here,,, Had cleavland breaks in the past...

Same here,,,

Had cleavland breaks in the past and they squealed when new pads went on. Switched to Grove breaks a couple years ago and they didn't sqeek, but had a bit of drag when new. Just...
Forum: International 01-24-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,595
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Mark, Great write up! You're always welcome for...

Mark,

Great write up! You're always welcome for a visit and I look forward to taking you for a Bay Tour sometime. Eugene, one of our mechanics who's intrested in flying/piloting really enjoyed his...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,394
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Would be good to have a cargo pod. 👍 Nice...

Would be good to have a cargo pod. 👍

Nice accessory. Helpful to haul camping gear, clubs, snowboards etc.

Do a search for helicopter cargo pods. Lots of samples.

Good luck Gents. 😎
Forum: International 01-20-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,595
Posted By Rotorheadrob
No kidding, those matches are looooong! My liver...

No kidding, those matches are looooong! My liver would kill me 😎👍🍺
Forum: International 01-19-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,595
Posted By Rotorheadrob
I'd like to have gone back to WA this year but,...

I'd like to have gone back to WA this year but, the dart board scheduled me in Sydney this season. Hahaha 😎🍺

Will try and make some sort of outing. There's a great old aviator type on the field...
Forum: International 01-17-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,595
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Sydney Australia, Fire Standby at Bankstown 🚁

hello VAF users in or around Sydney, Australia 👋😄

I'm over at Bankstown airfield on Fire Standby with an Erickson Air-Crane SK-64 and would be happy to give any interested Aussies a tour. 🚁💦🔥

We...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,764
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Definitely Happy's indigent caddy! :) Great Pics...

Definitely Happy's indigent caddy! :)

Great Pics of Catalina trip. Love them!

When I was a young lad, my older sister arranged for me to be a summer camp counselor on the island. Those were...
Forum: Safety 04-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,515
Posted By Rotorheadrob
😎👍🍺 nice job. Thx for sharing.

😎👍🍺 nice job. Thx for sharing.
Forum: Oregon 03-18-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? 😎

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? 😎
Forum: Oregon 03-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Southern Oregon Formation Practise?

Spring is in the air again, anyone around Southern Oregon/NorCal interested in formation flying?

Interested in having fun while developing skills.

I'm hangared at KMFR and can meet up for morning...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,557
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Great Service at AFS 👍

I'll second that..!

My gear gets used a fair amount getting around the western US in both VFR & IFR. Handy stuff with amazing technology compared to the equipment I fly at work.

Without getting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 398,897
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Correct, No Notches. No Cracks. Older...

Correct, No Notches.

No Cracks.

Older kit.

Dispite this SB, total confidence in these stout planes.

An outstanding use of VAF community. Pulling together to determine cause and assist one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 398,897
Posted By Rotorheadrob
RV-8A O-360 A1A Hartzel CS Finished 1999 +1100...

RV-8A
O-360 A1A
Hartzel CS
Finished 1999
+1100 hrs
Multiple Owners
Yes-Acro
Yes-grass
Yes-dirt
Yes-pavement
Forum: Formation Flying 02-04-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,891
Posted By Rotorheadrob
IN - Rotor 😎👍 Wonderful experience. Great...

IN - Rotor 😎👍

Wonderful experience.

Great group of people.

Fun skill building exercises.

All around fun.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-04-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,175
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Great Picture! :)

Great Picture! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Size Matters... if you don't want to go with a...

Size Matters... if you don't want to go with a -14

If it's tight there are options to help.

Check out this site for a fix:

http://www.antisplataero.com/Almost_a_RV14_Seat_Mod.html
Forum: International 01-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Yes Hans! Same "rotor head" :D Thank you again...

Yes Hans! Same "rotor head" :D

Thank you again for taking me under your "wing" (rotory that is) that first day in Madera. Really comforting to get a helping hand and a watchful eye. Sincerely, thank...
Forum: International 01-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Yeah guys, we we've been out on a few flights so...

Yeah guys, we we've been out on a few flights so far. Good fun. Mornings are best for a visit as the hot afternoon winds tend to get us airborne for a call out.
Went for a job just eight NM north of...
Forum: International 01-19-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Western Australia Fire Season 🚁💦🔥

Currently "working" to pay for my RV habit in Western Australia and wanted to extend an invitation to any VAF folks for a tour of the SK-64 Erickson Air-Crane.

I'm On Duty from 9am - 6pm daily at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Where you located in Perth?

Where you located in Perth?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,317
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Good thread. My Odyssey Battery is weak too. ...

Good thread.

My Odyssey Battery is weak too. Was wondering if it was unique to my batt. Only a couple years old.

It gets put on an Odyssey Optimiser between flights also.

Figured I'd go with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-12-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,600
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Great Pics & Thx for sharing. I too enjoy...

Great Pics & Thx for sharing.

I too enjoy flying IMC with a good glass panel.

Having an IFR cert is useful. Climbing to VFR On Top in a well equipt RV like yours is a wonderfully challenging &...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,951
Posted By Rotorheadrob
I have a couple antenna mounted on my glare sheld...

I have a couple antenna mounted on my glare sheld and don't like them there.

Reflections from them are on the window at times and is a bit distracting.

Recommend putting them behind you if able...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,154
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thanking the ol'girl.

😘💋👍

Most of the time, Yes.

Sure there's gratitude for safely returning and admiration of the aircraft's ability and nice lines but for me it's something else too.

Not so much as a means of...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 59,370
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thumbs up KC FF

Good Job everybody.

Looked Great, despite the wind.

PINK skies! :p
Forum: Interiors 09-23-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,804
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Sunshades

Have a Kruger for inflight shade.

Most of the time "Scarlet" is hangared however she's no hangar queen-she flys!

She has various shades when the RV is parked outside both short & longer term.

This...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,925
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Fly'n in rain

X-c flying gets me in the rain once and a while, I live in Oregon and which makes for rain being a constant Wx season. ;)

Has been a non-event as long as I don't go into the heavy stuff...
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 26,933
Posted By Rotorheadrob
What he said..! :cool:

What he said..! :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,122
Posted By Rotorheadrob
🚁💦🔥 working. Fire Season and "all hands on...

🚁💦🔥 working. Fire Season and "all hands on deck"

Went for the first time last year (flew RV in too-great joy. I'm mean fun!) with my better half. Even she liked it. Good people.

It's spendy flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 30,860
Posted By Rotorheadrob
S-64 Erickson Air-Crane (aka Sikorsky Sky Crane)...

S-64 Erickson Air-Crane (aka Sikorsky Sky Crane) & "Scarlet" RV-8A with all glass IFR panel. Old School & New (current) School.
:cool: both as much fun as you can have legally with your pants...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,682
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thanks for sharing. We live down in Oregon and...

Thanks for sharing. We live down in Oregon and the wife wants to ride motorbikes up into Canada & AK but I'd rather fly the -8.

Trying to learn more about the flight planning in an RV along the...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-18-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,074
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thumbs up Thanks TankerBell for the video! Couldn't make GW...

Thanks TankerBell for the video! Couldn't make GW due to Fire Season work commitments but really fun to watch the FF group online. Really looking forward to getting home and forming up in July! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,419
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thumbs up Glass panel IS a new plane in many ways. :D Did...

Glass panel IS a new plane in many ways. :D

Did an upgrade with AP and all glass-love the heck out of it!:p

Good for you! Enjoy & take your time to learn the ins & outs of the new system.

You know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,180
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Yep, I'm very fortunate. Many sacrifices made...

Yep, I'm very fortunate. Many sacrifices made along the way to make it happen.

Apparently there are other folks who fly to work sometimes. I'd like to hear about their stories and how they make it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,180
Posted By Rotorheadrob
http://i43.tinypic.com/9qdw1s.jpg Sometimes able...

http://i43.tinypic.com/9qdw1s.jpg

Sometimes able to commute to work when the SK-64 Heli-Tanker is based within range and will remain in the local area. Often however, we get sent to other states so...
Forum: Formation Flying 05-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Attended the clinic over the weekend. Well run...

Attended the clinic over the weekend.

Well run & great fun!:)

Flying skills developed by all. :cool:

Nice to see folks from last year and make new friends this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,564
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Koodos! 😎👍

Good Job Erik,

"Fly the plane first" CHECK! 👍
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,890
Posted By Rotorheadrob
I like the idea of a progressive inspection plan....

I like the idea of a progressive inspection plan. Keeps the plane available without a longer down time. Does anyone have "a plan" that seems to work well?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,912
Posted By Rotorheadrob
AFS EFIS

Good Thread for all...

I'm flying an AFS EFIS, GNS 430W, TT, 696 and love the setup, much has already been said here but would add a few more things to help continue the discussion;

:)Use the HITS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,199
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Southern Oregon. :D Rouge Valley. Near...

Southern Oregon. :D

Rouge Valley. Near KMFR.

I-5 nearby, already a retirement area, outdoor activities, mix of Wx and closer to Calif but w/o tax issues, rouge river fishing, mountain beauty but in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 33,374
Posted By Rotorheadrob
iPad MINI

Anyway, back to the MINI...:rolleyes:

Has anyone used the MINI in their RV?

I'm fly'n an -8 and use an IPad for charts. Garmin & Advanced Flight Systems in the pannel for flight gauges-happy for...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 10-26-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,321
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Min Fuel

Great way to share & learn here! :)

And That IS what they call "experience" my friends!

We all know what the FARs say about landing with fuel reserves... stuff regarding the type of flying and day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rotorheadrob
First timer

This will be my first time flying in to OSH, I've read the Notam and feel pretty good flying in, any thoughts on camping vs hotel?

Many thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,895
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Greece app

Found that Air Nav Pro has maps and airspace for Greece & Italy.

Also, synthetic vision/terrain. Nice.

Will work till Fore Flight makes it over to EU. FF is better but for now...
Forum: RV-1 06-13-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 54,524
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Thumbs up "The airplane climbs great and settled in right...

"The airplane climbs great and settled in right about 117-120Kts for the trip, appeared to be around 8,500' for the 1st leg to Medford.

Escort abeam Mt Shasta...

Landed KMFR for fuel and a much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,895
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Tried Sky Demond but no charts for Geece or...

Tried Sky Demond but no charts for Geece or Italy... Should have mentioned that. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,895
Posted By Rotorheadrob
European EU map area?

I'm an avid Foreflight user in the states but no coverage in EU. Bummer!

Anyone know of nav apps that work in EU, particularly Greece & Italy?

Many thanks. :cool:
Forum: GPS 06-06-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Garmin Pilot App

Does anyone know if this app covers Europe?
Forum: GPS 06-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,038
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Europe IPad navigation apps?

A bit off topic but, does anyone know of or recommend any iPad apps for use in Europe? Particularly Greece & Italy... thx.:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 50,285
Posted By Rotorheadrob
Interesting thread. :cool: Can't help but think...

Interesting thread. :cool:

Can't help but think of a couple friends who lost their lives to Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) and had they been epuipt with SV, they just might have still been...
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