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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,329
Posted By Scorch
When did it become "towered" and "non-towered?" ...

When did it become "towered" and "non-towered?" What happened to "controlled" and "uncontrolled?" What did I miss?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,199
Posted By Scorch
Yes, Iron, our little PJ get-together has morphed...

Yes, Iron, our little PJ get-together has morphed into something none of us ever saw coming.

And don't forget Danny and Martha Jane, they were going up to PJ before I had ever heard of the place ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,510
Posted By Scorch
Previously in this thread: "If you have a choice...

Previously in this thread:

"If you have a choice between a used homebuilt and a used snake, buy the used snake." Budd Davisson

I don't know who Budd Davisson is, but if this is an accurate quote...
Forum: Safety 11-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,536
Posted By Scorch
Really? A guy spends years in technical study...

Really? A guy spends years in technical study and practical, hands-on experience to get his A&P certificate, and you equate it to a pat on the back or a note from Mom? Do you really mean to suggest...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,536
Posted By Scorch
I'm not a builder so I have no skin in this game,...

I'm not a builder so I have no skin in this game, but I agree with Walt: the worst person to do the condition inspection is the builder.

With Doug publicizing Randy's save on the front page of VAF,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,808
Posted By Scorch
Iron, we used to call it Chinese Lagoon, that's...

Iron, we used to call it Chinese Lagoon, that's probably old and corny now. If they won't clear you through the Restricted Areas VFR you can still shoot the "Trona Gap" south and east of the base,...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,760
Posted By Scorch
I heard Doug is selling his Cub and buying a...

I heard Doug is selling his Cub and buying a drone to use for spotting deer and wild pigs. Much safer than that "flying" stuff and cheaper, too ... There really is no downside.

Might be just a...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-30-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,251
Posted By Scorch
Joe, good to see your effort to expand your...

Joe, good to see your effort to expand your formation proficiency. I was concerned about this line in your OP:

Flying was pretty easy for me, I basically just kept my speed, course, and altitude...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-23-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,388
Posted By Scorch
Is an FFI card the same as a FAST card? Thanks!

Is an FFI card the same as a FAST card?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,350
Posted By Scorch
I gotta chime in here - ditto to what everyone...

I gotta chime in here - ditto to what everyone else said, this was one great fly-in in every way. Bill, you and your volunteers have created a major RV event in a drop dead georgeous part of the...
Forum: RV-3 01-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,705
Posted By Scorch
Well, now I AM confused! So what you guys are...

Well, now I AM confused!

So what you guys are saying is, the 210 MPH "redline" for my RV-6 is, and has always been, a TAS restriction, not an IAS restriction, even though it is physically marked on...
Forum: RV-3 01-17-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,705
Posted By Scorch
TAS Limits?

Paul, just reading about how you had to throttle back to keep from exceeding the TAS limit on your RV-3 - I'm guessing that you get a TAS display on your G3X?

I'm aware that we have both IAS and TAS...
Forum: Formation Flying 12-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,867
Posted By Scorch
Vernier Throttles

I wonder if this happened because most Bonanzas have vernier throttles. I have read numerous times on this forum how vernier throttles are unacceptable for formation flying.

Just asking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,005
Posted By Scorch
Weather

The 10-day forecasts are out and the Petit Jean weekend looks about as good as it can get. Yes, it's a ways out, but at this point things are very promising.

Iron - see you there - Danny and Martha...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,286
Posted By Scorch
Bill, your including the rooms is a stroke of...

Bill, your including the rooms is a stroke of genius!
This is gonna be a great fly-in.

Do you know if the FBO at KMPJ is still selling fuel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,005
Posted By Scorch
Bill, great post, thanks again for you and your...

Bill, great post, thanks again for you and your EAA group taking the lead on this! I'll be there unless duty calls again..

Hey Tanya, Petit Jean is only two months away and nobody's begging for...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-08-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,222
Posted By Scorch
Great pictures, hope to see more! I've been...

Great pictures, hope to see more! I've been scheduling this event for several years now and this time got hit with a "perfect storm" of my part-time job and domestic stuff, had to cancel at the last...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-04-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,222
Posted By Scorch
Excellent Tom, now Doug will have something to...

Excellent Tom, now Doug will have something to eat besides PopTarts!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-03-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,222
Posted By Scorch
Update

I talked to TJ at the Petit Jean FBO and our camping is looking good. Again, no need to call or reserve anything, we have the entire fly-in campsite for our group, just arrive when you want on...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 10-31-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,222
Posted By Scorch
I'm embarrassed to say that this event is not...

I'm embarrassed to say that this event is not really organized enough to have a "count." There are five or six official sites, each of which can handle five or so tents; it's unlikely we would run...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 10-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,222
Posted By Scorch
Petit Jean Fly-in Camping 6-7 November 2010

Our Petit Jean KMPJ trip this year is Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 November. There has been a post in the VAF Calendar section for a while now which has some links to past years' trip reports.

For...
Forum: Safety 08-28-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,531
Posted By Scorch
This discussion seems to be between two distinct...

This discussion seems to be between two distinct camps:

(1) Those who came up through the civilian ranks, were not taught the overhead break, and disapprove of its use at civilian airports, and

(2)...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,011
Posted By Scorch
Awesome, Jaybird, tell Carol to watch out for the...

Awesome, Jaybird, tell Carol to watch out for the biting deer.

You guys are missing nothing around here, it's still 100 plus every day.

Where exactly is the airport camping at West Yellowstone? I...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-24-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,215
Posted By Scorch
Hi Jim. I just flew this approach last Sunday in...

Hi Jim. I just flew this approach last Sunday in a Pilatus PC-12, using a Garmin GNS 480 (not a 430). As you know the 430 is more advanced than the 480 so I'm guessing the performance would be...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By Scorch
Jaybird and Iron, how about Hilltop Lakes for...

Jaybird and Iron, how about Hilltop Lakes for next time?

I believe it is about halfway between the DFW area and Houston. Don't know status of restaurant, if it is still open.

Scorch
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-05-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,749
Posted By Scorch
Camping Fees at Petit Jean

Just talked to Toni at the MPJ FBO. Cost for the entire fly-in camping area is a little over a hundred bucks. I will pay that for the group, and then I will collect five or ten bucks a head later,...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-04-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,749
Posted By Scorch
Tobin and Andy, you guys have been lurking... I...

Tobin and Andy, you guys have been lurking...

I was hoping some more hikers would show up.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-03-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,749
Posted By Scorch
Cooking

Tom & Bonnie, glad you guys are going to make it, weather is looking good.

As far as cooking, we will have a large camp fire and some will just cook with that, dogs on a stick or one of those...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-03-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,749
Posted By Scorch
Music Chairman

We are currently in the selection process for the position of Music Chairman at Petit Jean. This selection process will not be especially rigorous - pretty much if you want the job, it's...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 10-28-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,749
Posted By Scorch
Reservation

A couple of people have asked me if they need to reserve anything for our fly-in camping at Petit Jean. The short answer is no - our group has the entire fly-in camp site reserved for November 6th. ...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 10-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,749
Posted By Scorch
JayBird's new title

JayBird you have done it before so now we're making it official: you are hereby designated Campfire Chairman. Your job is to delegate the firewood collecting chores to those who are physically...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 10-24-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,749
Posted By Scorch
Petit Jean Arkansas Camping Friday November 6, 2009

We will be doing our fly-in camping trip to Petit Jean (MPJ) this year on Friday, November 6. Sorry about relatively short fused notification, I plead disorganized! All RVers are invited, bring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,891
Posted By Scorch
Neat thread, Iron! I'm not sure I have the...

Neat thread, Iron!

I'm not sure I have the same rapport with my -6 as you have with the Val. With me it's more like, as I turn final, I'm thinking, "Well, I wonder what's gonna happen THIS...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,789
Posted By Scorch
Limits

"The only sure way to know your limits is to exceed them."

-Navy F-4 Tactical Manual
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-25-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,995
Posted By Scorch
James, I bought my -6 with the same set-up as...

James, I bought my -6 with the same set-up as you, Slick mag on the left and older model Electroair (Jeff Rose) on the right. Everything fine until about 450 hours total time, when the Electroair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 32,283
Posted By Scorch
Believe it or not, I can say with no exaggeration...

Believe it or not, I can say with no exaggeration that everything I know about building, I learned on this site.
Forum: RV Threads: The Best Of The Best (copies) 07-02-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 96,278
Posted By Scorch
Doug Who?

"Whichever one my flying buddy Ross Burgess says made him laugh the most is the winner."

Obviously there is another RV owner out there with the same name as me, because I've never met this "Doug...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By Scorch
Since you asked...

My experience-

When I bought my completed and flying -6, I noticed it had a two-axis S-TEC 30 autopilot with altitude hold, heading select, and GPS coupling. My attitude at the time was, "yeah...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,768
Posted By Scorch
Same here...

Bob, I had an identical experience with the -6 I bought flying, except mine happened on takeoff roll. Applied power for takeoff, as plane began to drift I countered with rudder, felt very mushy and...
Forum: Safety 01-17-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,611
Posted By Scorch
Any controllers to chime in?

Ron makes a great point - if any controllers are reading, how do you feel about this? Alex?

Would you rather have us VFR GA guys just squawk VFR, fly where we know we're out of the way, and not...
Forum: Safety 01-17-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,611
Posted By Scorch
VFR Flight Following: No Thanks

I'm reading Ron Lee's excellent trip report and I'm struck by his experience with the "rude and unhelpful" approach controller at Las Vegas when he requested VFR flight following.

And then I read in...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,686
Posted By Scorch
Hi Louise! I remember that incident well, and...

Hi Louise!

I remember that incident well, and yeah, I think we were the only two people on the freq that day. I remember thinking a fouled plug might have been your problem, since that had been the...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-29-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,094
Posted By Scorch
Scorch is in. Iron, I'll bring a camera - Doug...

Scorch is in.

Iron, I'll bring a camera - Doug usually forgets :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,421
Posted By Scorch
Yo Iron! In my very limited experience with the...

Yo Iron!

In my very limited experience with the -8, I've also noticed the roll difference you talk about as compared with the -6.

I think it's a performance vs. flying qualities issue. Performance...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-13-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By Scorch
Excellent, Andy, see ya there! Scorch

Excellent, Andy, see ya there!

Scorch
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By Scorch
Robert, as of now we have seven RVs going that I...

Robert, as of now we have seven RVs going that I know of, probably will be some last minute lurkers show up so should be a good chance to see some Rvs. Bring a hunk of meat and eat dinner with us. ...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-12-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By Scorch
Update, Petit Jean KMPJ, Friday 16 November

I just talked to TJ at the Petit Jean airport and they are still expecting us on Friday. No one else is signed up for the fly-in camp site at this time. Anyone who wants to is free to stay Saturday...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-02-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Scorch
Tobin, tell the United States Navy you're going...

Tobin, tell the United States Navy you're going UA and they'll have to survive without you! What are we gonna tell all the hot babes at Petit Jean if you're not there. OK, I made that last part up,...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-02-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Scorch
Return to Petit Jean, Friday November 16

Sorry for short fuse getting this post out. I plead real life.

We are returning to Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas, for fly-in camping, on Friday November 16. Identifier KMPJ. We had a great time...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-06-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,679
Posted By Scorch
Petit Jean

Iron!

Yeah, we gotta do Petit Jean again. Last year was kind of spur of the moment. I'll get the word out earlier and I bet we get a big turnout.

Re Big Bend Ranch: everybody knows that's just a...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-05-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,679
Posted By Scorch
Airplane Camping NOT in Idaho

As it cools off thoughts turn to airplane camping. As I search around for neat places to go the same advice comes up: if you want to airplane camp, go to Idaho. Or Montana. And I'm sure this is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Scorch
Thank you, Pete. Canadians are the best. We are...

Thank you, Pete. Canadians are the best. We are lucky to have you for neighbors.

I can't resist a quote from another Canada-phile, the late great Molly Ivins:

"Being Canadian is like living next...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-23-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By Scorch
Scorch is in, I'll be ready for airborne at...

Scorch is in, I'll be ready for airborne at 0930.

See ya there.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Scorch
Larry, Didn't mean to imply that Randy had...

Larry,

Didn't mean to imply that Randy had actually made this fix to your airbox yet - when I was over there the other day, he basically used your engine as a training aid to show me how his idea...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By Scorch
Iron, I feel your pain. I'm just back from the...

Iron,

I feel your pain. I'm just back from the airport after yet another airbox repair. Mine breaks in the area around the hinge - today the flapper valve was basically hanging by the actuating...
Forum: Midwest 05-06-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By Scorch
palwaukee

I've been into Palwaukee PWK north of Chicago three times in my RV. Large, full-service, tower-controlled, reliever type airport. First time I used American Jet and was underwhelmed. Since then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,743
Posted By Scorch
Just catching up on the forum after being on the...

Just catching up on the forum after being on the road. I gotta jump in on this one -

Iron, or should I say "Mr. Dye," you have outdone yourself. Hilarious. Now you've got me walking around with...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-18-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,030
Posted By Scorch
Iron, sounds like an awesome trip from early...

Iron, sounds like an awesome trip from early reports and pics!

Just curious, did everyone stay in the bunkhouse, or were there some tent campers, and if so, was transportation an issue for them. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,918
Posted By Scorch
I'm In

Scorch is in.

I'll do the tent camping option, probably eat in the bunkhouse to keep it simple.

Iron, I'm thinking this is all dependent on good weather and at some point prior, when we have a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-09-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,389
Posted By Scorch
Peterborough CYPQ

I recommend the airport cafe at Peterborough and in fact the airport in general, as a great stop, or place to stay a while.

I get the peameal bacon sandwich since I'm a Yank. Known as Canadian...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-03-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,927
Posted By Scorch
Great Post, Paul! Exactly the recon we needed. ...

Great Post, Paul!

Exactly the recon we needed. Great minds think alike, I'm thinking Lake Whitney this Friday and then BBSP in February or March. The gravel runway at Terlingua sounds a little...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-22-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By Scorch
I just talked to them on the phone. They...

I just talked to them on the phone. They pronounce it Petty as in Richard Petty, Jean as in Levis blue jean.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-21-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By Scorch
Thanks for posting, Jaybird! Yes the more the...

Thanks for posting, Jaybird! Yes the more the merrier, all are welcome. We will be camping at the airport sites, which are a few miles from the main park.

Donald, tentatively planning a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-12-2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,105
Posted By Scorch
Great write-up, Paul. You forgot to mention that...

Great write-up, Paul. You forgot to mention that it was like 38 degrees or so on Friday night, positively balmy for a guy from Minnesota.

I've dug out Mike Mullane's book for you and will leave it...
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