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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By crabandy
Gorgeous cooler morning, took off with a 3 knt...

Gorgeous cooler morning, took off with a 3 knt tailwind and sliced through the buttery smooth air. On my way up through 7000 to catch a 20 knt tailwind there was a loud ďPOPĒ that immediately had me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By crabandy
So awesome to get to take your daughter along....

So awesome to get to take your daughter along. The crash pad on the slider rail is a must!
I’ld originally built in a single car seat attach points, I made some doublers over the lower bulkhead and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By crabandy
V notches to make room for canopy bow, slot in...

V notches to make room for canopy bow, slot in rear rail to release unheard block and canopy tilts forward?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By crabandy
One bite at a timeÖÖ. I was finishing my tail...

One bite at a timeÖÖ.

I was finishing my tail kit when my first daughter was born, then kinda a blur with a couple more kids and finishing/flying the RV.
Forum: Northwest 06-22-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,242
Posted By crabandy
Iím gonna remember thisÖÖ

Iím gonna remember thisÖÖ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By crabandy
The wife bought a ďlightĒ version of the car...

The wife bought a ďlightĒ version of the car seats, with a little twist and slide they fit fine. I want to try making some new attach points and belts to make things easier to strap down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By crabandy
Flying Twins

See what I did there, total Dad joke……

A four hour drive with at least 1 if not 2 diaper and bottle stops vs a 52 min flight, plus taking the airplane is cheaper.

(If someone could give me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,337
Posted By crabandy
Waited for cooler temps in the eve to fly home...

Waited for cooler temps in the eve to fly home after a couple days at the lake, couple stray thunderstorms made for great scenery with the setting sun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 2,890
Posted By crabandy
My favorite maintenance cuz itís so easy to go...

My favorite maintenance cuz itís so easy to go from working to flying when your just cleaning/polishing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,954
Posted By crabandy
We watched my oldest run state track at the start...

We watched my oldest run state track at the start of the holiday weekend, I avoided most of the crowds by working Sun/Mon.
My poor RV hasn’t had the oil stirred or battery charged in 4 weeks since...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By crabandy
Iím sure you got a good one!

Iím sure you got a good one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,860
Posted By crabandy
So excited for you guys, youíve made a LOT of...

So excited for you guys, youíve made a LOT of progress!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,860
Posted By crabandy
A full airplane shot inverted over Lake Tahoe is...

A full airplane shot inverted over Lake Tahoe is guaranteed calendar material!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,452
Posted By crabandy
1 month shy of 9 years from tail kit to first...

1 month shy of 9 years from tail kit to first flight. I think the hardest part for me was the $$ after the fuse kit was underway, coupled with economic downturns etc it stalled my build.
Finally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,339
Posted By crabandy
Turbulence starts bothering me when I canít drink...

Turbulence starts bothering me when I canít drink my coffee, I get rather annoyed when I canít even open the spill proof cup to sneak a drink between bumps. When it gets really bumpy I need to make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,350
Posted By crabandy
Untainted123, the super tracks would be a nice...

Untainted123, the super tracks would be a nice but so far Iíve modified everything to fit stock. Iíve been eyeing 300-6ís for a while, Iím afraid I missed my window though.

Marvin, twins might make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,350
Posted By crabandy
Thx Dan! Ummmm, about 38 weeks or so ago....

Thx Dan!
Ummmm, about 38 weeks or so ago.
Thereís some parental experience involved but man did we ever get the perfect set.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,350
Posted By crabandy
At this point I need something turbine powered...

At this point I need something turbine powered with an aisle between the seats……
Although if the 15 is a 185 clone I’m in!

Don’t let go of that 6 easily…..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,350
Posted By crabandy
Did a trial fit with the new twins, it’s gonna...

Did a trial fit with the new twins, it’s gonna take another tie down or 2 and remove the O2 clamps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By crabandy
Also ran across this pic of my oldest daughter...

Also ran across this pic of my oldest daughter from what feels like a couple months ago......

Taking her pic walking into Prom last week.....

Time literally flys, 600 hours unforgettable flying and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this weekend (4/29/2022-5/01/2022)

Not exactly the weekend but my weekends have always been skewed....

Surfed some clouds on Thursday to accompany my parents' Dr appointments, looking forward to a couple airborne hours utilizing the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By crabandy
Thatís Awesome!

Thatís Awesome!
Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,180
Posted By crabandy
Iíve got an old roller I need to rebuild, canít...

Iíve got an old roller I need to rebuild, canít wait to retire!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this weekend (April 2,3 2022)

Suppose I’ll get it started since it’s still April Fools day……..

A Co-worker’s 17 year old daughter put “Pilot” down on her list of things she might want to do for a living. Local sources for Intro...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-30-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 352,479
Posted By crabandy
Yes Please!

Yes Please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,515
Posted By crabandy
Forget the “kick it.” If you’re a smidge high...

Forget the “kick it.”

If you’re a smidge high put in the proper aileron/rudder pressures in early and the bit of slip will bring you in steeper. If you are low bring the rudder/aileron pressure in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By crabandy
Took my littles to Silver Dollar City and played...

Took my littles to Silver Dollar City and played a little on the lake, itís exhausting having this much fun!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-22-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By crabandy
Another great flight, so jealous of that scenery!

Another great flight, so jealous of that scenery!
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,783
Posted By crabandy
Plenty of comm issues in various rental and...

Plenty of comm issues in various rental and training aircraft.

I opted for 1 GTR 200 for cost/weight/simplicity in my 7 with no regrets. Plenty of IFR flying and never wished for a second radio, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By crabandy
Got to meet M5fly, and go for a local flight!

Got to meet M5fly, and go for a local flight!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,606
Posted By crabandy
Thread drift but Iím guessing the lights are...

Thread drift but Iím guessing the lights are still on a switch like the master, I suppose you could wire the lights to the master switch.
I developed a habit of checking the 4 Mís...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,606
Posted By crabandy
4 years and a week for me, about 100 hours per...

4 years and a week for me, about 100 hours per year. It was overtemped quite often the first year.
I’ld say the last 15 hours/2-3 months of flying sometimes the first crank wouldn’t pass the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,391
Posted By crabandy
Shoot, I was just there 2 weeks ago. Nothing like...

Shoot, I was just there 2 weeks ago. Nothing like cheap fuel to attract pilots.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,391
Posted By crabandy
Went to the airport just to replace my EarthX...

Went to the airport just to replace my EarthX battery. I needed to get back home for other projects but it would be a shame to waste a day without a breath of wind in Kansas.
I left things firewalled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By crabandy
Serious Congrats Doug, Iím sure itís an insane...

Serious Congrats Doug, Iím sure itís an insane amount of humbling hard work. Like you said, kinda like building an RV.
I heard a new one to me the other day, curious if it comes up in the simÖÖmaybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,623
Posted By crabandy
Lil’ Dude would absolutely Love a copilot, all...

Lil’ Dude would absolutely Love a copilot, all too often it’s just grown ups. I do recall Guy brought his lil dude to the RV social to play with Weston several years back.
My fingers are crossed the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 342,550
Posted By crabandy
EarthX Battery Life

As posted earlier I gave up on the odyssey battery after 6-7 of them failed at 10-12 months. My EarthX I installed Feb of 2018 failed me today, a smidge over 4 years later Feb of 2022.
I did notice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,623
Posted By crabandy
Standard Nuvite process, looks much better in...

Standard Nuvite process, looks much better in pics and from 30í as it hasnít seen a buffer for a couple years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,623
Posted By crabandy
Pics I forgot to include

Pics I forgot to include
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,623
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this weekend 2/18/22-2/20/22

Overnight temps around 2*F after 8-10” of snow, 4-wheeled to the airport after the mid shift and found the “ways” plowed. Yes!!! Plugged in the airplane and went to sleep for a couple hours,...
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By crabandy
Doesnít get much more NW Louisiana than...

Doesnít get much more NW Louisiana than Shreveport, if flown into KDTN several times but not sure about the curtesy cars. Lots of season crawdad places to choose from!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-14-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By crabandy
I can only Hope that as well, possibly even have...

I can only Hope that as well, possibly even have his own build log one day!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-12-2022, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By crabandy
Since we'd successfully passed the cold front and...

Since we'd successfully passed the cold front and skipped lunch we were definitely focusing in on food, snacks in the cooler weren't going to cut it. It didn't take long to figure out Gaston's was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-12-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By crabandy
Originally we were going to stay at my cousins'...

Originally we were going to stay at my cousins' neighbors that were housing all of the out of towners, Such great hospitality. But a 6 year old can only put up with parents talking for so long, he...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-12-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By crabandy
Atlanta trip for a Cousin's funeral

Unfortunately I needed to go to Atlanta for a Cousin's funeral/celebration of life, Fortunately I was able to take the RV and make the most of it. Thanks to Rebecca and Kyle for responding to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,525
Posted By crabandy
I’ld forgotten about it being 599 when I took...

I’ld forgotten about it being 599 when I took off, I was verifying my fuel calibration by burning down to 1 gallon on the way to cheaper gas. Love putting hours on this thing, never imagined how...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-11-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By crabandy
You’re still used to certified birds. I’ll go to...

You’re still used to certified birds. I’ll go to 13,000-15,000 for an hour flight if it makes sense, lots of times you can take a headwind and make it a crosswind and along with the lesser fuel burn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,088
Posted By crabandy
Possibly this summerÖ

Possibly this summerÖ
Forum: Southeast 02-06-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By crabandy
Thank you everyone for your replies and PMís...

Thank you everyone for your replies and PMís ,this really is a great community.

Texdog, unfortunately I donít have Judyís looks or your way with words and canít talk them out of leaving Pickens...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,088
Posted By crabandy
Vlad & Steve, Iíll put it on my ďlandinglĒ...

Vlad & Steve, Iíll put it on my ďlandinglĒ list!
Unfortunately Vans doesnít make a model to haul all my kiddos, Yet.
I think Iím better off building a 10 (really hope the 15 is a C180 variant) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,088
Posted By crabandy
Taking the kids there in about a month for Spring...

Taking the kids there in about a month for Spring Break!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,088
Posted By crabandy
So JealousÖ.

So JealousÖ.
Forum: Southeast 02-03-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By crabandy
I always prefer the smaller hometown airports,...

I always prefer the smaller hometown airports, but larger towered ones have some advantages especially in WX or at night. Always like bumping into RV guys.

Biggest concern is ground transportation,...
Forum: Southeast 02-03-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By crabandy
PIREPS NW Atlanta Area

Unfortunately had a cousin pass away and may be visiting North West Atlanta for a funeral.

Services are in Woodstock, GA and burial Canton National Cemetery.

Airnav reviews look favorable for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-03-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,999
Posted By crabandy
Cool! I bet that beer paired well with the fish...

Cool!
I bet that beer paired well with the fish later that evening!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By crabandy
Taltruda hooked me up for my visit a couple years...

Taltruda hooked me up for my visit a couple years ago at VGT. Easy Uber to the strip I thought and pretty good GA vibe.
Only complaint was after staying in a private hangar I taxied to the FBO to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By crabandy
Depending on where you hail from, Pecans or...

Depending on where you hail from, Pecans or Pee-Cans :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By crabandy
Funny how the RV makes anywhere in Texas "in the...

Funny how the RV makes anywhere in Texas "in the neighborhood." Since we were in the neighborhood we had to stop at PDub's and My RV Mentor's place, He was instrumental in both of our airplanes. He's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-28-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By crabandy
Spreading the Vans

One Buddy wanted some instruction/XC time in his 10, One buddy wanted to look at some boats with a mentor a long ways from home, This guy wanted to take a day off from kitchen remodeling. Kinda a win...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,738
Posted By crabandy
Nailed it Steve! Post flight or wiping down the...

Nailed it Steve!
Post flight or wiping down the airplane, even just grabbing a tool or cleaning the hangar 30 min in the hangar while sipping a beer is pretty magic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,797
Posted By crabandy
Dreamt about flying it while I worked on a...

Dreamt about flying it while I worked on a kitchen remodelÖ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By crabandy
Howdy! Another option might be to have a ferry...

Howdy!
Another option might be to have a ferry pilot deliver it and then get your training done at home. Also might be able to have a CFI bring it home with you. If either of those options work for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By crabandy
How I made mine, you can make it bigger or open...

How I made mine, you can make it bigger or open outward etc. I found placing just the upper cowling on let me play with different size locations of the oil door. The Lantor Soric made for a nice...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-10-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By crabandy
Love the it all, especially your daughters quote!

Love the it all, especially your daughters quote!
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