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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,323
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,801
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (9/ 17-18 / 2022)

...getting it started. I was in the sim all weekend. :^(

Looking forward to PIREPs from Petit Jean.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (9/10-11/2022)

This weekend's installment.....

Flew Saturday morning for .3 in 64*F weather (a VERY welcome change in N.TX). Perfectly calm and comfortable for the first time in a loooooong time in these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 217,068
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Newest entry....

Holes where the index finger and thumb meet the knurled throttle friction lock.

v/r,dr

https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/i-NQztH2r/0/ba575f11/XL/IMG_7549-XL.jpg

Full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Show us your curves.

A .3 Tue morning hop at my home field before it got hot. Over the top and a circular-as-I-can-make-it continuous turn to final (empty pattern). Bubbled out there a little when I pulled full flaps...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-04-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Updated Probable Cause List: 09/04/2022

(782) RV accidents to learn from and discuss.

Sorted with newest accidents at top. Probable cause field included with URLs included to more info.


Link to download...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,152
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 09-01-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
Posted By DeltaRomeo
And the rudder top and bottom....

3D printed.

RV-15 Rudder and VS top:
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/i-gsKXK7g/0/5c83ff81/XL/IMG_7522-XL.jpg

...and rudder...
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 08-31-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
Posted By DeltaRomeo
3D Printed Fairing on RV-15 Engineering Prototype

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/i-B3KzW8p/0/4dda571c/XL/IMG_6802-XL.jpg

From the batch I took at OSH'22:
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/

v/r,dr
Forum: The RV Grin 08-28-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Congrats and welcome!

What an accomplishment!!! Welcome and wishing you a painless Phase I.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,984
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (8/20-21/2022)

Friday I gave RV-14 builder Brad C's daughter Victoria a pretend RV-15 ride. Victoria is taking her PPL checkride shortly - I sat in the back enjoying the scenery for a bit while she did turns...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Spiral Notebook / 3-ring notebook with grid paper.

Not kidding.

My -6 builders log was about 15 pages of grid lines with a date and the item being worked on. Hundreds of lines just had a date and a 'ditto' mark ("). Maybe 20 pictures.

My -15...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,586
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 11,082
Posted By DeltaRomeo
I’m in.

I’m in like a fox.
V/r,dr
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,079
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Non-engineer rudder idea for OSH gust events

Entrepreneurship / Marketing major chiming in…..be gentle.

Please don’t call me an idiot too fast, but if you could connect two pieces of angled aluminum with a full length hinge, pad the inside...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,109
Posted By DeltaRomeo
OSH'22 Highlight Reel

If you're bored.

https://youtu.be/tbxpJjiDiUM

Assembled with my pics and vids with the help of a couple of images (and one time lapse clip) provided by Van's.

v/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By DeltaRomeo
....continued from previous...

....continued from previous post....

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QrtsvfQ/0/0e2d8168/L/i-QrtsvfQ-L.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thank you Van's Aircraft for a wonderul OSH'22

Thank you for letting me hang out with you during the show.

Thank you for giving me a place to sleep and driving my groggy arse to and from the show for a week.

Thank you for being the hardest...
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,272
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Thumbs up RV-15.com for all your RV-15 info summarized in one page

I've hopefully summarized all the mothership info on this one page (entering RV-15.com (http://www.RV-15.com) in your browser will forward you to it). A link to this page will live on the front page...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,109
Posted By DeltaRomeo
All my pics from the show....

Links in one post:

The Hardest Working Folks at the Show
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/VansEmployeesAtOsh22/n-HPBH3Z/

My OSH'22 Pics (includes RV-15 rollout and some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,667
Posted By DeltaRomeo
AFS Pro upper left side of panel so it can be in...

AFS Pro upper left side of panel so it can be in my FOV during the 180* descending turn to final (just like them Navy carrier pilots).

It’s my primary landing instrument. Airspeed is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,846
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (7/30-31/2022)

I came home from OSH (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1623493) <g>.

V/r,dr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,668
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Home safe!

5.5 hours in three legs (had to go around some weather which added an hour).

Lots of pics and words to get organized <g>.

It really was wonderful seeing so many friends (and meeting folks in person...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-29-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,325
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Welcome Dave!

…looking forward to updates.

Kindest,
dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-29-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,109
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Friday photo dump…

….20+pics starting here:

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-4rg3LxD

I participated in a short panel discussion at the Garmin tent for an hour Friday (Brad asked me), and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,109
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Photo dump OSH’22 Thursday 7/28/2022

Good evening!

You can see the latest batch starting here: https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-5Tpq2S8 . Simply swipe to the right after clicking to view them.

Today was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,672
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Larry’s replacement Rudder is being installed as I type this.

Scott McDaniels picked it up from where it was shipped to and I drove the customer and the rudder out to his plane with the vans golf cart. He’s putting it on now. A picture attached. The spare...
Forum: Midwest 07-28-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Home builders dinner this evening

Home builders dinner this evening
Forum: Midwest 07-27-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Some more in the pile from after lunch starting...

Some more in the pile from after lunch starting here:

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-Jgh2n3W

The inside-the-structure images are looking down the flap of the 15 - my new...
Forum: Midwest 07-27-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
70+ more images from the show now online

I’m camped out in the media center here during the lunch hour on Wednesday (they have high-speed Internet so I can upload) after spending a few hours going around the grounds in a golf cart looking...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,742
Posted By DeltaRomeo
RV-15 presentation: “What’s new at Van’s” AirVenture 2022

If you would like to watch a video of the what’s new At Vans Aircraft forum which was given Tuesday morning (most of the content has to do with the RV 15) you can view the file...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,672
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Good morning Larry (I set this same text to Keith...

Good morning Larry (I set this same text to Keith in an earlier reply, then found your reply further down). The replacement rudder should arrive sometime Thursday. Could you reach out to me via email...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,672
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Status update:

Good morning Keith. The replacement rudder should arrive sometime Thursday and I’m gonna go try to take possession of it. Could you reach out to me via email and let’s exchange contact...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,659
Posted By DeltaRomeo
What’s New at Vans (slides and video clips)

Added to my SmugMug folder for the 15 at:
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/

You may have to scroll down a little.

Enjoy and v/r,
dr
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By DeltaRomeo
RV-15 newest video from the Mothership

Just amazing!

https://youtu.be/SX1vam_lCrA

v/r,dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-26-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Here you go...

Here you go sir.
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/Hardware-Reviews/SRU-21P-Survival-Vest

Mine was a gift from a friend who served.

dr
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By DeltaRomeo
100+ pics and vids of OSH and the RV-15

I added several dozen more pictures in the following two albums. And videos.

A wonderful day.

Thanks for sharing this with me and I hope you enjoy,
dr

Osh’22 Pics (People and...
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,115
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Trust me….you should watch this

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-TkRwd9x
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
2 very special pictures

Axel and Van five minutes after the reveal.
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
70+ pics of the RV-15

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype/

Enjoy!
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Did I say 30 something? More like 60 or 70...

Did I say 30 something? More like 60 or 70 something.

:-)
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By DeltaRomeo
30+more pictures

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/RV-15-Engineering-Prototype


Enjoy! 😁
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Here it is!

Here it is!
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By DeltaRomeo
One hour to go!

One hour to go!
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By DeltaRomeo
One hour and 50 minutes to go! Gather at the...

One hour and 50 minutes to go!

Gather at the Vans booth a little bit before 10
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-25-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,672
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Update Monday morning. Keith, my friend is flying...

Update Monday morning. Keith, my friend is flying up here tomorrow in a bonanza and he’s going to bring the replacement rudder with him. So it will be on the field tomorrow and I’ll let you know when...
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By DeltaRomeo
4 1/2 hours until the prototype arrives!

Here’s a reminder that in about 4 1/2 hours if you’re interested in seeing the RV 15 engineering prototype you need to be somewhere around the Vans booth starting at 10 AM.

Help the mothership walk...
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
4 1/2 hours until the prototype arrives

Good morning.

Here’s a reminder that in about 4 1/2 hours if you’re interested in seeing the RV 15 engineering prototype you need to be somewhere around the Vans booth starting at 10 AM.

Help the...
Forum: RV-15 07-24-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By DeltaRomeo
And be sure to tell your friends. It sure would...

And be sure to tell your friends. It sure would be nice to have a big crowd of RV customers helping usher in the latest design.

dr
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
HBC pavilion renamed the Dick VanGrunsven Homebuilt Camping Pavilion

Video of the presentation can be viewed at:

https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/DougsOSH2022Pics/n-RWxJB4/i-rRnvRQB

v/r, dr
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Help us walk the RV-15 prototype to the booth at 10 AM Monday

(Greg H) Come help us walk the RV-15 prototype airplane into the booth at AirVenture! We'll gather at the booth and everyone will get a chance to see it in person. The RV-15 will arrive at the Van's...
Forum: RV-15 07-24-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Help us walk the RV-15 to the booth Monday 1000

(Greg H) Come help us walk the RV-15 prototype airplane into the booth at AirVenture! We'll gather at the booth and everyone will get a chance to see it in person. The RV-15 will arrive at the Van's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,672
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Yeah it was the first thing we were doing this...

Yeah it was the first thing we were doing this morning. <g>. Talking about your rudder and trying to find you one. We were all sitting around the table with our phones texting our friends. Super...
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Watching green dot w friends

RV in background
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,672
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Replacement rudder on its way

Keith, tell your 14A guy Randy is boxing it up today and it’ll be shipped via UPS tomorrow. I’ll have more information down the road.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Lon Lat of my plane

If interested
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,672
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Randy Richmond (A&P) has a flyable rudder from a...

Randy Richmond (A&P) has a flyable rudder from a 7A in Texas that we can get up here if somebody closer doesn’t have a solution. You’ll need to pop rivet the rudder cap on the bottom using the...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Saturday evening July 23 At a Festival grocery...

Saturday evening July 23

At a Festival grocery store around 10 PM with some of the Van’s gang. Power was off and they were on emergency generator so you couldn’t buy anything that was refrigerated....
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
“Come to OSH” Greg said….

…..we’ll have fun he said. ;^)

Very grateful that the plane didn’t get beat up. A few hundred feet away there was some damage to some planes. Not RVs.
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Weather not too far away

weather not too far away
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,382
Posted By DeltaRomeo
No 15 yet, hot and sticky and excitement building

Couple of hours before possible storms hit - getting things ready.
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,447
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Parked over near vans tent

Parked over near vans tent

Easy flight up with no issues. Glad to be here!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-22-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,419
Posted By DeltaRomeo
Congratulations sir!

That’s one of the tougher ones to get and doing it in your own RV doesn’t make it any easier. Many congratulations to you and enjoy that new rating!

Kindest regards,
Doug
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