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Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-14-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By ccsmith51
Hi Hans, Nice to hear from you again! When you...

Hi Hans,

Nice to hear from you again!

When you said 30 min north I thought "That's not a bad drive at all to see Hans, but it doesn't sound right..." Then I realized it was a 30 min RV flight,...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-13-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By ccsmith51
Thanks all for the replies. This is a place to...

Thanks all for the replies. This is a place to park our motorhome part time.

I don?t suspect I?ll be getting up to the springs very often, but thanks for the offer to join the Colorado group.

I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-12-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By ccsmith51
Trinidad, CO

I recently purchased property in Trinidad. Are there any RV owners based at the Trinidad airport, KTAD?

If so, I?d like to make contact.

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,422
Posted By ccsmith51
Sorry to hear, this, Tom. Cancer took my wife of...

Sorry to hear, this, Tom. Cancer took my wife of 34 years, and fortunately I got to spend time with her as you are with Suzanne.

My heart is with you and your family...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,010
Posted By ccsmith51
Hans, Sent you an e-mail. Please let me know if...

Hans,

Sent you an e-mail. Please let me know if you get it.

Chris
Forum: Midwest 01-27-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By ccsmith51
Jealous...

I can't decide if I am more jealous of your airplane or your Boxer...

Moxie wins!!! What a lovely Boxer. I have had four, and miss them all so much...

After I lost my last Boxer, I flew rescues...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By ccsmith51
I had a stiff mixture control on my O-360 RV-6. ...

I had a stiff mixture control on my O-360 RV-6. Didn't think much of it until, getting ready for a morning sortie from Johnson Creek, it froze solid.

That is NOT the best place for an issue!! ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-02-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 169,546
Posted By ccsmith51
I can see all pics fine. Nice work!

I can see all pics fine. Nice work!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 769,430
Posted By ccsmith51
Annecy; my favorite part of France. Thanks for...

Annecy; my favorite part of France. Thanks for the photos!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By ccsmith51
Cupla questions on the one week wonder...

Who owns the plane?

Who is eligible for the repairman's cert?
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,214
Posted By ccsmith51
There is a guy that lives in my development,...

There is a guy that lives in my development, Stoneybrook East (off Alafaya, south of Curry Ford Road) that just completed a 14. I'm not sure if he is on the forum much. If you don't hear from him...
Forum: Safety 05-16-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,380
Posted By ccsmith51
Off topic, but regarding MKII eyeballs.... Do...

Off topic, but regarding MKII eyeballs....

Do you still need reading glasses? Or glasses of any kind?

May need something done this year, considering all options....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-11-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,604
Posted By ccsmith51
"...My wife reads a letter from Franklin Graham...

"...My wife reads a letter from Franklin Graham at Samaritan's Purse..."

I'm RVless for the moment. But the Maule I currently own, I bought from Franklin Graham's Samaritan Purse.

Wonderful...
Forum: RV-3 05-08-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By ccsmith51
It appears that AMS-QQ-A-200/8 is equivalent to...

It appears that AMS-QQ-A-200/8 is equivalent to ASTM B221, and that AMS-QQ-A-200/16 is equivalent to ASTM B308.

This thread may help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,141
Posted By ccsmith51
And, especially with SS cross head screws, if you...

And, especially with SS cross head screws, if you put the tiniest dab of valve grinding compound on the screwdriver tip, it will not slip in the screw. Someone gave me this tip a decade ago and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,818
Posted By ccsmith51
I have to agree with Galin. I lived in Palm...

I have to agree with Galin. I lived in Palm Coast for eight years, built my Cleanex there, and tied her down at XFL, er, KFIN... for a few years.

HiJackers is indeed a neat restaurant, and it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,818
Posted By ccsmith51
Palatka is a sleepy little old-Florida town. I...

Palatka is a sleepy little old-Florida town.

I kept my -4 and -6 there, and stopped there 10 days ago to get fuel in my Maule.

John Youell is the airport manager, as nice a guy as you'd hope to...
Forum: Southeast 03-29-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By ccsmith51
I flew into there a few years ago to pick up a...

I flew into there a few years ago to pick up a Pilots n Paws boxer for relocation to Jacksonville

Very nice people, nice airport.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By ccsmith51
They're called snap buttons or button...

They're called snap buttons or button clips.

Lowe's has them in plastic, used on poles for swimming pools.

Granger has them in metal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,294
Posted By ccsmith51
Create a revocable trust, have the plane owned by...

Create a revocable trust, have the plane owned by the trust, and there is no probate. The successor trustee disposes of the plane with no lawyers or courts involved.

All my assets are owned by my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By ccsmith51
I had an O-360-A1F6D on my RV-4, with a Sterba...

I had an O-360-A1F6D on my RV-4, with a Sterba wood prop. It was very smooth and reliable. I flew tight multi-ship formation with it, necessitating rapid throttle changes, and never had an issue.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-30-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,806
Posted By ccsmith51
SPA

I put a Corvair on my Sonex and used Dan's first generation 5th bearing. You can't go wrong with Dan and his products and support.

Have you considered his 3.3L option?

BTW, Dan is one of my best...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 32,846
Posted By ccsmith51
I know your pain....

I've had four boxers, all four are gone now. The most wonderful animals on the planet.

I've decided against another. I just don't think that I can go through it a fifth time....

My thoughts are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By ccsmith51
Contact Gallagher Insurance...

Jenny at Gallagher is great and they know the RV line intimately...


Jenny Brower
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
595 Bell Avenue I Chesterfield MO I 63005
Direct: 877-648-8267|...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,363
Posted By ccsmith51
I'm not an engine guy, but my first thought is...

I'm not an engine guy, but my first thought is that car engines are water cooled, and the oil is not required to provide cooling. Our engines are air cooled and the oil provides a substantial amount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By ccsmith51
Vic hard at work being a great Van's Ambassador!!

http://i63.tinypic.com/d7hom.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,646
Posted By ccsmith51
And now it's showing!!!

And now it's showing!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,646
Posted By ccsmith51
Interesting it is not there. When I saw the post...

Interesting it is not there. When I saw the post last night the photo was there....
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,446
Posted By ccsmith51
I think he has the same shirt and jeans on,...

I think he has the same shirt and jeans on, though!!! :-)
Forum: COMM 10-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By ccsmith51
TSO Flip-flop

I'm looking for a used, TSO'd, flip-flop COMM, that can still be serviced. I like the SL-40 but not sure if it is still serviceable.

Any suggestions?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,173
Posted By ccsmith51
Just Do IT!!

I got my PPL in 1972. I flew until 1986. I stopped flying until I decided to build a Sonex in 2004. 18 years.

In 2004 I got my Class III medical, and found a local CFI to give me a BFR in his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,158
Posted By ccsmith51
My RV-4 had electric flaps. My RV-6 had manual...

My RV-4 had electric flaps. My RV-6 had manual flaps. I much prefer the manual system...
Forum: Northwest 08-17-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By ccsmith51
Take a look at googleearth and you'll see that...

Take a look at googleearth and you'll see that the paved section is substantially longer than needed for an RV.

I have flown in and out of there a number of times with my -4 and -6; never came close...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,491
Posted By ccsmith51
Type III

For the last half of my career I sold high current rectifiers to the metal finishing industry.

Type III is indeed a higher current, lower temperature, sulfuric acid process. It produces a thicker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
Posted By ccsmith51
I grew up in Boca, learned to fly there in '67 in...

I grew up in Boca, learned to fly there in '67 in a '47 Champ, no electrics.

I think a lot has changed there since then..... :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,715
Posted By ccsmith51
I used to have similar problems...

With single connection senders, those that use the case for the ground.

I then changed to senders with two connectors, one for signal and one for ground. I never had a problem after that.

YMMV
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By ccsmith51
See if this helps....

See if this helps.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lycoming_O-360_variants
Forum: Reviews 06-13-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By ccsmith51
My house is 6 SM direct, a 20 min drive, from...

My house is 6 SM direct, a 20 min drive, from GEV. Next time you're stopping, give me advanced notice. I'll meet you there with snacks and beverages!
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,189
Posted By ccsmith51
What do I need...

I am looking at a RV-8 that has:

GNS-430W GPS
GA-56 Antenna
GTX-327 Transponder

What will I need to make it 2020 compliant, about what would it cost, and can I install the equipment...
Forum: Reviews 05-28-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,689
Posted By ccsmith51
Wonderful guy...

I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Vic at Triple Tree a few years ago. We camped close to him. A truly nice guy.

I've been talking to him about a pre-buy on an RV-8, and he is extremely willing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By ccsmith51
Support of orphaned avionics...

I am considering an RV that has a VM1000 and a BMA EFIS G4. I know that both companies are no longer with us.

Is there someone else that provides technical support and parts for these units, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By ccsmith51
Probably a stupid question, but...

I am looking at an RV-8 that has listed a G430W. Looking at the photo the front plate shows GNS 430. Does the WAAS version say that on the front plate, or is it still just GNS 430? Is there a way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,459
Posted By ccsmith51
If you are asking about a canopy from Todd's...

If you are asking about a canopy from Todd's Canopies, Todd died in a plane crash a year ago. I am not sure if anyone has taken over his company and is making canopies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,136
Posted By ccsmith51
RE: PCP

Got it, now I remember the history, and it makes sense.

I spoke to my PCP about BasicMed, sent him the forms to review, and he said no problem.

However, by the time that BasicMed was available, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,136
Posted By ccsmith51
OK, I see what you mean. When he stated that a...

OK, I see what you mean. When he stated that a part of BasicMed was not holding true, I just interpreted it that he thought it was somehow expected by the FAA that one would go to one's PCP.

My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,136
Posted By ccsmith51
Not sure why you think that using your PCP is...

Not sure why you think that using your PCP is expected under BasicMed. I see nothing in the FAA documents that mentions anything other than the requirement for a state licensed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,136
Posted By ccsmith51
Got mine today, no problems at all. I found a...

Got mine today, no problems at all. I found a local doc that was listed as providing CDL exams. He had no issue signing the form.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,097
Posted By ccsmith51
What if one has two situations, but can only vote...

What if one has two situations, but can only vote once? My AME said no way, but I found a doc that says he will do it.

Tomorrow at 1:15 we'll see if he means it!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,136
Posted By ccsmith51
My last Class 3 was in 2014 and it was $110 IIRC....

My last Class 3 was in 2014 and it was $110 IIRC. I have a BasicMed scheduled for Friday and they are charging me the DOT CDL fee of $125.

I need to move to NM!!! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 160,002
Posted By ccsmith51
Florida Polytechinc University

Florida Polytechinc University
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,136
Posted By ccsmith51
WHAT HE SAID!!! I had a torn and minimally...

WHAT HE SAID!!!

I had a torn and minimally detached retina last year. The macula was not affected, and I had no vision problems other than a flew floaters. I went in for a routine exam and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,136
Posted By ccsmith51
I dropped off the form at a local doctor today...

I dropped off the form at a local doctor today that does CDL exams. Receptionist didn't know anything about this, and I explainsd to her that it was new. She said that they would treat it like a CDL,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,333
Posted By ccsmith51
Smile For your viewing pleasure!!

http://i68.tinypic.com/29p1zk6.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/2ebwbnm.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By ccsmith51
What about RV-3's??? :D

What about RV-3's??? :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-17-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 60,384
Posted By ccsmith51
Interestingly, here it says that in the US the...

Interestingly, here it says that in the US the engine type is not defined, just one engine, and either a FP or ground adjustable prop.

In Australia it says that it cannot be a turbine, but has no...
Forum: California 04-16-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,865
Posted By ccsmith51
I got a similar letter from IL. I live in FL. ...

I got a similar letter from IL. I live in FL. Tossed it and never heard from them again...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By ccsmith51
Perhaps Grainger?

Perhaps Grainger?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,630
Posted By ccsmith51
If I were to buy only one, which would you...

If I were to buy only one, which would you suggest?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,630
Posted By ccsmith51
Would love a recommendation, Larry, thanks!

Would love a recommendation, Larry, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,630
Posted By ccsmith51
THANK YOU ALL!!!

Thanks to all for the thoughtful and very helpful comments.

I do like to learn, and I have the time so I figure even if I don't go all the way with the ticket, I'll still learn a lot about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,630
Posted By ccsmith51
Instrument Rating...

I am a PPL and have about 1,000 hours, all VFR in non-glass cockpits. I started flying in 1967 and stopped in 1982. I started again in 2004 when I decided to build a Sonex. I flew that for 150...
Forum: RV-3 03-05-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 76,545
Posted By ccsmith51
Does this help a...

Does this help a bit?

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Flying/flying.html#FlyingImpressions
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,393
Posted By ccsmith51
I put a Bell on my RV-4 after flying the Idaho...

I put a Bell on my RV-4 after flying the Idaho mountains. I liked it much better than the standard Van's fork that was on the plane when I purchased it. It gave me better ground clearance and I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,258
Posted By ccsmith51
Here is my experience with wrapped exhaust....

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=121110

Seems the consensus is against wrapping....
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