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Forum: Tools 12-13-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By Jimbot
I don’t know if it is the “best” but this one is...

I don’t know if it is the “best” but this one is cheap, handy and kills two birds with one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By Jimbot
Recommendations for good RV7/7 or 9/9 YouTube build videos?

Hi All,

I’m looking for any of your recommendations for good RV7or 9 build videos on YouTube please.

I’m aware of Karetaker Aero’s excellent build videos (thanks for doing these! :) ) as well as...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-27-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,035
Posted By Jimbot
Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, David....

Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, David. My condolences to the friends and families of both pilot and passenger. Very sad.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-23-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,931
Posted By Jimbot
Sounds cool. I would be interested.

Sounds cool. I would be interested.
Forum: Tools 11-13-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By Jimbot
1+ on getting a tungsten bucking bar

1+ on getting a tungsten bucking bar
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,098
Posted By Jimbot
Fine job, turned out very nice. Congratulations.

Fine job, turned out very nice. Congratulations.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-26-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By Jimbot
Good recommendation - James Ball is a very...

Good recommendation - James Ball is a very helpful and friendly gentleman.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,233
Posted By Jimbot
FYI - received the December 2020 issue in the...

FYI - received the December 2020 issue in the mail yesterday, cover story is “RV-14: Van’s Powers Up.”
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 1,237,214
Posted By Jimbot
Yes, congratulations, Larry! I too have enjoyed...

Yes, congratulations, Larry!

I too have enjoyed your many VAF posts as well as your informative blog.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-09-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By Jimbot
Jeff, So sorry to hear of your friend's passing....

Jeff,

So sorry to hear of your friend's passing. My sincere condolences.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,547
Posted By Jimbot
I grew up in Southern California, and the Van...

I grew up in Southern California, and the Van Dorens lived down the street. Along one wall of their garage, stacked from floor to ceiling, were boxes of Van's shoes. They used to give kids in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,137
Posted By Jimbot
A few years ago, I was able to purchase a...

A few years ago, I was able to purchase a mid-time 160 hp Lycoming 0-320 with good compressions for only a few thousand dollars.

A guy was selling his RV-4, but the purchaser wanted to put a new...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-12-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,191
Posted By Jimbot
I watched the Experimental Aviation YouTube...

I watched the Experimental Aviation YouTube Channel featuring a video conference with Greg from Vans Aircraft yesterday (was actually recorded/posted on YT a few weeks ago).

I'm paraphrasing, but in...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-21-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 245,530
Posted By Jimbot
+1 - This would be awesome! Would love to build a...

+1 - This would be awesome! Would love to build a tri-gear version.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,393
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Vlad, I watch your build videos on YouTube....

Hi Vlad,

I watch your build videos on YouTube. Very informative and nicely done!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By Jimbot
I was trying to find the same info a few weeks...

I was trying to find the same info a few weeks ago for 0-320 and IO-320 compatible variants for the RV-9 (RV-6/7/8 would be a bonus).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By Jimbot
Yes, congratulations! :)

Yes, congratulations! :)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-18-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 245,530
Posted By Jimbot
I agree with Kyle. Giving the current popular...

I agree with Kyle. Giving the current popular models such as the 7, 8 and 9 a modern makeover with updated manuals and build techniques a la the 10 and 14 makes the most sense to me.

I could also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By Jimbot
Wow - very cool!!!

Wow - very cool!!!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,544
Posted By Jimbot
So sorry to hear this. Please accept my sincerest...

So sorry to hear this. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Forum: GPS 12-26-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 335,164
Posted By Jimbot
-Marc Ditto - a 796-size version of the 660...

-Marc

Ditto - a 796-size version of the 660 would be awesome!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,440
Posted By Jimbot
Thanks for this great info, Ralph. Lots of new...

Thanks for this great info, Ralph. Lots of new tidbits on the 9 that I never knew about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Jimbot
You may want to contact EAA Chapter 309 in...

You may want to contact EAA Chapter 309 in Charlotte, a very active and ?hands-on? group of nearly 100 members. There are folks in that chapter - either experienced RV builders and/or recently...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,150
Posted By Jimbot
Congratulations, Paul! I really enjoy your RV-12...

Congratulations, Paul! I really enjoy your RV-12 videos on YouTube - awesome stuff.

I grew up and lived in SoCal for most my life before making the move to Charlotte, NC a few years back. My only...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-10-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 33,880
Posted By Jimbot
Wink Lately I?ve been think that this will be the new...

Lately I?ve been think that this will be the new thing new model, essentially an easier-to-build RV that slots in between the 12 and a 14, especially performance-wise.


Could be available with Rotax...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,783
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Keith, I asked this awhile back on the VAF...

Hi Keith,

I asked this awhile back on the VAF forums and the answer that I received was that most components/kits of the 9 are so similar to the 7 that I could pretty much just use the 7 gotchas...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 33,880
Posted By Jimbot
This would be awesome - a roomy, two-seat...

This would be awesome - a roomy, two-seat side-by-side with good baggage space, along with side door access to the cargo area. Essentially a much faster EAB Cessna 170 (taildragger) and/or 172 (nose...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jimbot
RE: Cleaning insects off aircraft wing leading edges

A hgih-quality wax and/or paint sealant does make it much easier to remove splatted-on insects from your wing's leading edge.

We've had a lot of great customer feedback - including from RV owners -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,918
Posted By Jimbot
I have often thought this too, Jereme. I don?t...

I have often thought this too, Jereme.

I don?t pretend to know the first thing about aircraft engineering/manufacturing processes, but I always wondered if maybe Van?s could get a couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,297
Posted By Jimbot
Awesome paint scheme! Congratulations on such a...

Awesome paint scheme! Congratulations on such a nice 7.

A few years back an A&P friend of mine introduced me to Canada's very rich military aviation history and I'm glad he did because I had no idea...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,175
Posted By Jimbot
Also curious about fuel burn (LOP and/or ROP) and...

Also curious about fuel burn (LOP and/or ROP) and TAS at various engine rpm and/or altitudes, if you don't mind sharing. I haven't seen a 7 with the 390 engine so would love to learn these...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Tim, I'm glad this ended up only being a...

Hi Tim,

I'm glad this ended up only being a minor issue.

Truth be told, as I was starting to read your post, my first thought when I got to the smoke part was...

"OH, SNAP!!!" :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 252,755
Posted By Jimbot
I write press releases and press kits for Toyota...

I write press releases and press kits for Toyota and Lexus.

Side hustle - I used one of my auto industry contacts to create my own line of ultra-premium quality aircraft cleaning products under the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,256
Posted By Jimbot
Wow, that is really nice! Great job!

Wow, that is really nice! Great job!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Guys, Thanks for all of the great feedback!...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all of the great feedback! :D I will be sure to check out the 7/7A plan "gotchas" to see if things in certain situations apply to the 9/9A.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By Jimbot
No RV-9/9A plan ?gotchas??

I?ve always wondered: Has anyone ever discovered any RV-9 / RV-9A plan ?gotchas?? Unlike some of the other RV models? model-specific threads, I don?t see a permanently-posted ?gotchas? listing for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By Jimbot
PM sent to your Yahoo.

PM sent to your Yahoo.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-02-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 245,530
Posted By Jimbot
Re: David Paule?s Comment, I totally agree with...

Re: David Paule?s Comment,

I totally agree with everything in your comment for the next Vans Aircraft model...except the low-wing configuration.

IMHO, Vans needs to add a high-wing model to their...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,391
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Paul, Thanks for putting this fun video...

Hi Paul,

Thanks for putting this fun video together.

The more posts and videos I see lately on the RV-12 have me thinking that it is not just an inexpensive-Operating plane for fun/quick weekend...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-16-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 245,530
Posted By Jimbot
If you do create this experimental aircraft...

If you do create this experimental aircraft configurator, please add Rotax-power (choice of 912iS, 914 and 915), twin-engine and high wing as available options please ;-)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,335
Posted By Jimbot
Great story and photos! Thanks for taking the...

Great story and photos! Thanks for taking the time to post this for everyone to check out.

About 20 years ago, my dad took an extended vacation (here in the U.S., typical annual time away from work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,579
Posted By Jimbot
Re: Silicone

If I made add to combsd?s post...

...high-quality waxes/polishes do NOT contain silicone. Silicone does help provide a nice shine...but it doesn?t last very long (some cleaning products companies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,579
Posted By Jimbot
Gasman makes a great point - if you have a good...

Gasman makes a great point - if you have a good protectant on your paint, the bugs will just wipe away.

Our customers have had very positive things to say about just how easy bug removal is after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,475
Posted By Jimbot
Very cool - congratulations! :D How many hours...

Very cool - congratulations! :D

How many hours did it take you to build? I?m curious since I think you said you utilized the QB kits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By Jimbot
If your aircraft's paint is intact but just...

If your aircraft's paint is intact but just faded, you might want to try our SUPERBIRD Aircraft Paint Restoration System that makes your paint - white or colors - bright and shiny once again.

Plus,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Paul, I really enjoyed both this and your...

Hi Paul,

I really enjoyed both this and your first RV-12 video that covered all construction. Thanks for creating these fun and informative videos!
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jimbot
Wow, very cool! The 14 looks like it would be a...

Wow, very cool!

The 14 looks like it would be a fun build - I would like to build one myself someday.

I?m a couple hours away in St. Pete Beach...but if you ever need a second hand for a marathon...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,170
Posted By Jimbot
Mr. Bogash, Thanks for posting this excellent...

Mr. Bogash,

Thanks for posting this excellent RV-12 travel story filled with informative text and equally outstanding imagery!
Forum: RV-3 05-23-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jimbot
Safe, scratch-free cleaning of Lexan/plexiglass

I hope you have success in removing your windshield scratches.

FYI - to eliminate the chance of scratching when cleaning your windscreen in the future, please consider using our SUPERBIRD "Super...
Forum: GPS 04-25-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,378
Posted By Jimbot
This is a really neat addition! I was looking at...

This is a really neat addition!

I was looking at the 660 at Sun-n-Fun. Maybe I'll have to get one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,557
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Simon, Welcome to these Vans Air Force forums...

Hi Simon,

Welcome to these Vans Air Force forums :D

When I was looking at building an experimental aircraft a few years back, I spent about 2 years studying dozens of models, before I narrowed the...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,783
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Bill, Thanks for taking the time to write...

Hi Bill,

Thanks for taking the time to write this very informative post! :)
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 516,510
Posted By Jimbot
Geoff, Congratulations on the awesome...

Geoff,

Congratulations on the awesome upgrade!

Now that right there is the very definition of ?panel porn? ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 445,863
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Chris, Maybe it's just me...but I can't see...

Hi Chris,

Maybe it's just me...but I can't see any of the photos that you posted.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 133,564
Posted By Jimbot
Keith, Wow - that is a GREAT-looking paint...

Keith,

Wow - that is a GREAT-looking paint scheme!!! Congratulations on such a wonderful bird, both inside & out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By Jimbot
Hello, You might want to consider joining EAA...

Hello,

You might want to consider joining EAA 309, the Charlotte, NC chapter of the EAA. They have a late-model DynaVibe prop balancer available for member use. I have never used it, but my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By Jimbot
Since it's a 13 hour drive, I say pick it up...

Since it's a 13 hour drive, I say pick it up yourself. That's not really a terribly long distance.

When I purchased my used Lycoming 0-320 engine a few years back, I had to drive from North Carolina...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Jimbot
Great story! Wonderful effort by those kids,...

Great story! Wonderful effort by those kids, volunteers and Eagle's Nest - too cool!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,350
Posted By Jimbot
Wow, that paint scheme looks great! Congrats!

Wow, that paint scheme looks great! Congrats!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-29-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 32,539
Posted By Jimbot
Pete, Sorry to hear of your loss. So sad, my...

Pete,

Sorry to hear of your loss. So sad, my condolences :(

I know when my boy, Boris (8 yr old German Shepherd mix), goes to that big dog park in the sky, I?m going to be heartbroken for quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jimbot
Merry Christmas to all y?all RVers and Doug...

Merry Christmas to all y?all RVers and Doug Reeves and family!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,370
Posted By Jimbot
Throwing my $0.02 into the ring...I would have to...

Throwing my $0.02 into the ring...I would have to agree with the aforementioned high-wing design for the discussed reasons.

There are A LOT of Cessna 170/172, 180/182/185, etc. out there, and a lot...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-25-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,871
Posted By Jimbot
Congrats, Mike, looks very clean and functional....

Congrats, Mike, looks very clean and functional. I especially like that gray textured finish.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By Jimbot
Hi Paul, I did a quick Google search and found...

Hi Paul,

I did a quick Google search and found this link to Airpark lots for sale in the Carolinas:

http://www.nc-airparks.com/listed_lots.htm
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