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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By Dvalcik
contact AC Technologies...

contact AC Technologies

https://acairtechnology.com/products/ac-tracktech-t-mini-non-wheel-fairing-economy-model

I have one and it works great
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dvalcik
+1 great customer service

+1 great customer service
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,139
Posted By Dvalcik
I agree thanks for the write up, here is a post...

I agree thanks for the write up, here is a post and video from last year when my latch handle broke on takeoff.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=194006&highlight=Latch
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Dvalcik
Yes and it was not active, I thought I remembered...

Yes and it was not active, I thought I remembered it used to be yellow until active in the past.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Dvalcik
ForeFlight TFR question

Today flying back from lunch and on my Garmin 796 with XM a TFR popped up with a yellow announcement for the VIP TFR @ 5pm today. So I started double checking in other systems, and the GRT HXr with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Dvalcik
What if it was a EAB how much custom work - is...

What if it was a EAB how much custom work - is the squeeze worth the juice?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,246
Posted By Dvalcik
Not sure what issues you are having, I lived in...

Not sure what issues you are having, I lived in Maine for 6 years and flew with temps as low as -10 and no back in PA with temps in the the 10-30 range in the winter with no issues at all and really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By Dvalcik
Back in the air after repairs

Calm cold crisp late afternoon flight in PA
Forum: The RV Grin 12-04-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By Dvalcik
Lee’s RV Grin for his RV8s first flight

I posted a few weeks ago on the 1st start for Lee’s RV 8. Well today she took to the air. I pulled together a short 3min Video of his flight from an iPhone and GoPro in the plane. Fellow RVr Nigel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,918
Posted By Dvalcik
New RV8 at KPTW

Yesterday Lee’s RV 8 took her first breath :D

YouTube video
https://youtu.be/zZVNqVCeN54
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,656
Posted By Dvalcik
Relocate

You can drill it but difficult to be exact. Just relocate an inexpensive pitot. I think I spent $35 and used the service panel. It was replaced in about an hour and then used a new solid spinner...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dvalcik
The Plans for the Pedal Plane

Just to let everyone know I used the plans that Jerry Folkerts sells for his EAA chapter. The plans were easy to follow and came with a complete list of materials needed. I did apply a few changes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dvalcik
Had to attach the photos they would not show from...

Had to attach the photos they would not show from my website link on a computer but an iPhone does. Not sure what is going on. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile RV3 ish pedal plane for the Grandkids

I’m close to finishing up on the Grandkids pedal plane. Build from the plans from an EAA chapter in Colorado. Finally getting around to paint. I still need to touch up a few spots and pen strip...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Dvalcik
Recommendation

Contact aircraftspecialty

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/

http://aircraftspecialty.com/PDF%20Documents/RV12%20Hose%20Guide.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,385
Posted By Dvalcik
Come on Vlad you know there would be no formation...

Come on Vlad you know there would be no formation if she was with me, nope my youngest son :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,385
Posted By Dvalcik
3 RV12s

1 1/2 hours of flying in PA with my buddies for breakfast and back.

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_10.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_0784.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,759
Posted By Dvalcik
I agree with Scott just be careful. The exhaust...

I agree with Scott just be careful. The exhaust hole is only 1/2 to 1 inch longer. That was the only thing I did at was done at the time of the build. Two people and it is still easy. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,549
Posted By Dvalcik
LODA

I got mine in 6 days from my FSDO. Very easy process, but surprised it is only good for 48 months.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,236
Posted By Dvalcik
+! swap them after my annual - ready for the next...

+! swap them after my annual - ready for the next year
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,759
Posted By Dvalcik
I elongated the hole where the exhaust comes out...

I elongated the hole where the exhaust comes out and have been able to remove it with another persons help - one on each side and drop down, twist & angle then pull forward. Still have to be careful...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Dvalcik
Old post from a few years ago

This is from a old VAF post from 2016 from my RV12 so a little less baggage capacity than the RV9

Short 2 min video

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/youtube delta.jpg

https://youtu.be/shJHWIAj040
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,411
Posted By Dvalcik
Went out with a photographer

Friday afternoon we went out with a photographer for a quick shoot out of Heritage Field. Ken was the photographer and he just sent this to me. Had a great day flying with Mike for this photo op.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 908
Posted By Dvalcik
Photo bombed Mark’s selfie

We flew about 1.5 hours (round trip) of formation flying for breakfast. Mark’s selfie from his camera mounted on his glareshield.

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/IMG_Mark_042421.jpg

Short 2.5 min video...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dvalcik
No major pitching, just added a little more trim,...

No major pitching, just added a little more trim, but not much. Starting slowing her down and began the descent back to the airport.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dvalcik
I had to remove the xmradio music due to...

I had to remove the xmradio music due to copyright music in the background :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dvalcik
RV12 Canopy latch failure in flight

Got back in the air after installing my Gearbox. At about 2000 ft climbing to 2500 ft into the flight I had a Canopy latch failure. Noticed wind and light on the sides of my canopy. After a quick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,248
Posted By Dvalcik
Gearbox

I received my gearbox back from Lockwood and finished most of my conditional inspection. Installed the gearbox with help from my fellow RVrs in the area. Great community, Thanks Dave, Mark, &...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 260,826
Posted By Dvalcik
Hat sighting on the slopes

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_049.jpg

Last day of teaching on the slope in PA
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,248
Posted By Dvalcik
Gearbox

As part of my conditional inspection, I sent the gearbox off for inspection.

http://Rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_0604.jpg

Unfortunately I was in the club for recommended gear replacement. I created a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By Dvalcik
Rotax Gearbox poll

Sent my gearbox in for inspection and need to replace the gears. Poll question if you sent your Rotax Gearbox in for the 600 inspection did you?
Forum: Autopilots 02-23-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By Dvalcik
I had only the one and went back and added both...

I had only the one and went back and added both since the other is a short cut on the EFIS for level flight and direction along with the 180 deg turn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 36,136
Posted By Dvalcik
From a few years ago - Delta flying with me

My Dog Delta - Full name Delta Oscar Golf

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta 050716a.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta050716b.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta050716c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,477
Posted By Dvalcik
This weekend

Many years later, but I am teaching again on weekends as a level 2 PSIA ski instructor at a family friendly ski area, it feels good teaching again. Had a blast teaching over the past few days. Got...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-03-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,392
Posted By Dvalcik
Great pics Vlad - Happy New Years

Great pics Vlad - Happy New Years
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,392
Posted By Dvalcik
1/1/21 New Years Flights - add your flight

Thought I would start off a thread for first flights for 2021. Hope weather is better where you are but I did get to sneak off for a 50 min flight. 29 degrees and gloomy in the Philly area....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,045
Posted By Dvalcik
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=165037
Read down this thread
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,378
Posted By Dvalcik
Nice Video

Good job editing and beautiful backdrop
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-08-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,985
Posted By Dvalcik
Erich this thread is about APRS - but what are...

Erich this thread is about APRS - but what are you using for ADSB? Echo and GRT, if so contact me their may be a simple fix. I had a problem passing the FAA but not recognized - there is a possible...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,985
Posted By Dvalcik
Yes in still broadcast, Mark I have an extra unit...

Yes in still broadcast, Mark I have an extra unit if you need one for the new bird.
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 179,211
Posted By Dvalcik
Dennis nice paint design, make sure you let us...

Dennis nice paint design, make sure you let us know when you are back in PA
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By Dvalcik
Landed multiple times with the castering nose wheel

Castering nose wheel can be interesting, but no real problem. You can put a little angle to adjust for the P factor. First to at Alton Bay and the last photo is Branch Lake ME

Landed there 4 over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 173,432
Posted By Dvalcik
Flight over NY

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/ny%20flight.jpg

3 RVs out of PA

Brent is lead #1, I am #2 and Jeff is #3 (photo from his ship) over the East River heading towards Lady Liberty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,570
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile Flight Down the Hudson

Great flying today, 3 planes flew to Poughkeepsie for Bfast then down the Hudson Corridor over Central Park then by Lady Liberty on the way to Old Bridge to see an RV. A short 2 min picture slide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,919
Posted By Dvalcik
Working on the new hanger for 25DV

Finishing up work on my new hanger now that we are back in PA. I have a smaller hanger vs the hanger I had in Maine, but a good location at Heritage field. I have added more electrical circuits,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,670
Posted By Dvalcik
+1 for Scott’s comment

+1 for Scott’s comment
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,658
Posted By Dvalcik
Congrats - enjoy phase 1

Congrats - enjoy phase 1
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,048
Posted By Dvalcik
Well done - hope to do some social distance...

Well done - hope to do some social distance flying next to you one of these weekends :D
Forum: Northeast 07-31-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,509
Posted By Dvalcik
Unfortunately it has been canceled due to Covid -...

Unfortunately it has been canceled due to Covid - the KBST is hoping to have it next year. I am looking forward to attending next year since I have relocated to PA and hope to bring a large gaggle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,173
Posted By Dvalcik
The 1st min and 1/2 of the short video is the...

The 1st min and 1/2 of the short video is the flight over the graduation from the local papers facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/VillageSoupME/videos/685899318859364/?d=n
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,173
Posted By Dvalcik
Graduation Fly-over

Our airport was used for the graduation ceremonies due to Covit. We were asked to do a fly over to kick of the afternoon's graduation.
The school had social distancing under control and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,170
Posted By Dvalcik
You will will have to build as an EAB but no...

You will will have to build as an EAB but no issues. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dvalcik
Answer

Your correct a HUD paired to the GRT, the Fish Eye GoPro and angle pointing up makes it look funny.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-21-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile Fly over for the Hospitals in Maine

I work for a Hospital system and took a personal day with two of my RV buddies to recognize the work and dedication they give day-in and day-out. We flew over 8 hospitals thanking the healthcare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By Dvalcik
I?ll let you know in 2 days just ordered one...

I?ll let you know in 2 days just ordered one :)

blue tooth to the 796
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,641
Posted By Dvalcik
Doug I agree with Mike on another 13 :)

Doug I agree with Mike on another 13 :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,960
Posted By Dvalcik
I work for a Hospital system and we have been...

I work for a Hospital system and we have been going for 3 weeks non stop, but I
did get a chance to get out and clear my head with a formation flight with a few
buddies on Sat. We did practicing...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,204
Posted By Dvalcik
plus 1 nice system

plus 1

nice system
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,851
Posted By Dvalcik
Thumbs up Standard Tie Downs work

Agree with Scott, on one of the trips to Oshkosh 3 of us stopped in Dayton to visit the Museum, we got a call that next morning from the FBO stating there were 3 RVs trying to fly away. The good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,469
Posted By Dvalcik
Straight shot to drill use plenty of boelube. My...

Straight shot to drill use plenty of boelube. My RV is an EAB, but I don’t remember notching anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,802
Posted By Dvalcik
I carry a multipurpose tool attached to my...

I carry a multipurpose tool attached to my shoulder harness.
StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0155.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0154.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,469
Posted By Dvalcik
Completed my SB today - short 1 min...

Completed my SB today - short 1 min clip

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0143.jpg

https://youtu.be/3PCZEQr1_xU
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,949
Posted By Dvalcik
new prop

Installed the new Sensenich 3 blade replacing my 6 year old 3 blade Sensenich a few months ago. Longer blades and thinner than the original 3 blade I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,910
Posted By Dvalcik
4 RVs visit fellow RVr Nic?s latest project...

4 RVs visit fellow RVr Nic?s latest project

https://youtu.be/50jLl6CRHso


http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0422.jpg

Cool Day in Maine

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0423.jpg
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