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Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,426
Posted By Gash
I loved watching the aerobatics north of the...

I loved watching the aerobatics north of the arctic circle!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-09-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By Gash
I will take all 3 Bose X LEMO headsets if still...

I will take all 3 Bose X LEMO headsets if still available. PM'ing now...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Gash
That gave me a good chuckle Paul. So true!

That gave me a good chuckle Paul. So true!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-07-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By Gash
Smokey that was a great post, thank you. It seems...

Smokey that was a great post, thank you. It seems we are in a parallel universe of sorts. It was 22 years ago I was sitting in the 13FS vault at Misawa AB (across the parking lot from the 14FS)....
Forum: RV-15 07-15-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,849
Posted By Gash
My teenagers and I will be building the -15....

My teenagers and I will be building the -15. Hurry up Vans while they are still teenagers! :)
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,849
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up I'm very confident that Vans is "on it". I...

I'm very confident that Vans is "on it". I recommend watching the RV-14 drop test video on the Vans website. While not directly related to fatigue math, I think it shows how meticulous these guys are.
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,849
Posted By Gash
I had Goodyear 26" tires on my Bearhawk 4 place....

I had Goodyear 26" tires on my Bearhawk 4 place. They were the perfect size for my flights to the mountains in western Colorado. I had a very nice camping spot on a 2000 ft-long grassy meadow up at...
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,849
Posted By Gash
That looks like Grove main landing gear. If so, I...

That looks like Grove main landing gear. If so, I think that's an excellent addition to this great looking airplane. I can't wait to learn more about it at Oshkosh in a couple weeks!
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,849
Posted By Gash
lol Axel. It looked like you were having fun. :)

lol Axel. It looked like you were having fun. :)
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 308,182
Posted By Gash
That's an excellent panel design Bud! Well done...

That's an excellent panel design Bud! Well done sir.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,035
Posted By Gash
Beegles Aircraft Service...

Beegles Aircraft Service (https://www.beeglesaircraft.com/) in Greeley, CO. They are the best in the business and have a great reputation. I'm a happy customer from a rebuild they did on an old Piper...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,847
Posted By Gash
Yes, sorry I missed it. I just found your...

Yes, sorry I missed it. I just found your ad...nice looking plane. Best of luck on your sale.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,847
Posted By Gash
My $0.02 for you: Your airplane is either for...

My $0.02 for you:

Your airplane is either for sale or it is not. You might consider avoiding all else after bonjour until you have gotten off the fence and posted a proper "for sale" ad with full...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By Gash
Here's a pic from a flight this week. I'm running...

Here's a pic from a flight this week. I'm running pretty close to peak EGT at this altitude and dual PMAGs. All the other relevant data is in the photo.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By Gash
Very nice, I just ordered one. Thanks Vans! I...

Very nice, I just ordered one. Thanks Vans!

I ordered another ball cap too...my son took my old one with him to college. He has discovered that he's a total chick magnet when wearing a Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By Gash
It started for me when I was a kid during my...

It started for me when I was a kid during my first trip to Oshkosh in 1985. I distinctly remember three things that changed my life there: Vans Aircraft (made we want to be a builder), an A-7D...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 63,756
Posted By Gash
Congrats on your new airplane purchase! That's...

Congrats on your new airplane purchase! That's really exciting. I'll be glad to share my opinion on oil. I live in Phoenix and fly year-round, even when it's 110F here. I use W100 Plus with Camguard,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-17-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Gash
Gail Halvorsen was one of the nicest men ever....

Gail Halvorsen was one of the nicest men ever. God speed Candy Bomber!
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By Gash
ForeFlight doesn't calculate variable altitude...

ForeFlight doesn't calculate variable altitude fuel flows. I've found that 9 GPH is a good "safe" value to use for all planned cruise altitudes. ** Please note that I'm running dual PMAGs, lean of...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By Gash
Here's what I've been using for the last 2 years....

Here's what I've been using for the last 2 years. I've been pleased with the accuracy. All speeds are knots. I hope this helps you a bit.

Climb TAS 130
Climb Fuel Per Hour 12
Climb Rate 500 (I do...
Forum: The RV Grin 02-02-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By Gash
Wow! What a beautiful bird! Well done and...

Wow! What a beautiful bird! Well done and congratulations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,860
Posted By Gash
I do not fault anyone for their personal risk...

I do not fault anyone for their personal risk management decisions. We all make decisions such as no single engine night flights over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, no North Atlantic crossings,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,860
Posted By Gash
The EAA article is well-written but some items...

The EAA article is well-written but some items are outdated due to how quickly things change in Mexico. For example, Mulege no longer has fuel. But overall, that page gives a very good overview of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,860
Posted By Gash
I just flew into Mexico last month (in a Cessna...

I just flew into Mexico last month (in a Cessna 210). Unfortunately, experimentals are still forbidden. :(
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By Gash
I must not be too bright. I didn't catch on until...

I must not be too bright. I didn't catch on until half way through your post :D

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,330
Posted By Gash
I'll throw in my 0.02 here. I've instructed in...

I'll throw in my 0.02 here. I've instructed in all of the airplanes you listed, and I can tell you that the aircraft make/model really doesn't make much difference with respect to your training...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By Gash
Tom, if I wasn't already flying an RV I'd buy...

Tom, if I wasn't already flying an RV I'd buy your project in a heartbeat. I'm sure you'll have no problem selling it if that's the route you choose.

On another topic, yesterday I was sitting in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,186
Posted By Gash
This thread really puts a smile on my face. I...

This thread really puts a smile on my face. I love the innovation among the VAF folks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Dave this is perfect. Thanks very much for...

Dave this is perfect. Thanks very much for pointing me in the right direction. I didn't even know they made L hand threaded tube inserts...I learn something every day. This will be just what I need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By Gash
Hi Colin, that sure is nice of you to offer to...

Hi Colin, that sure is nice of you to offer to help. I really appreciate it. I went to Pegasus as recommended by another post here and found what I needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By Gash
I was thinking the same thing Alex. Do I win the...

I was thinking the same thing Alex. Do I win the internet for today?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By Gash
That's a pretty good idea, thanks! :)

That's a pretty good idea, thanks! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By Gash
No lathe access. Looking for a vendor, thanks....

No lathe access. Looking for a vendor, thanks. (Maybe I need to be looking for a lathe vendor lol)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By Gash
Need a source for internally threaded rod

Hi guys, I'm fabricating a 10-inch connecting rod with turnbuckle forks on both ends. I want to use 1/4 28 internally threaded turnbuckle style rod (R threaded on one end, L threaded on the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,486
Posted By Gash
Ugh...I hope we can keep the Trona Gap! This...

Ugh...I hope we can keep the Trona Gap! This airspace grab is frustrating.
Forum: The RV Grin 10-13-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,115
Posted By Gash
It's good to remember that many of our...

It's good to remember that many of our aeronautical decisions will determine whether we are an "old pilot" or a "bold pilot", as the saying goes.

Here's a report...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By Gash
Just my $0.02 here. You probably don't need the...

Just my $0.02 here. You probably don't need the crotch strap for the aerobatic maneuvers you described. However, the fifth strap is recommended to avoid "submarining" through the bottom of the lap...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,951
Posted By Gash
THIS is the post of the year! :D

THIS is the post of the year! :D
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,035
Posted By Gash
Marvin, could you please elaborate on your before...

Marvin, could you please elaborate on your before and after performance numbers? Thank you very much.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By Gash
Looking for hangar rental: Boulder City (BVU) or Henderson (HND)

I'm looking for long-term hangar space to rent in the Las Vegas area, either Boulder City (BVU) or Henderson Executive (HND). It could be either shared space or the whole thing. Thanks for your help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By Gash
I was really surprised at both the high cost and...

I was really surprised at both the high cost and high weight of the unit. I'm pretty sure YouTube has some videos on how to build one of these from very inexpensive off-the-shelf parts. Personal...
Forum: Tools 08-01-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,582
Posted By Gash
I predict a sudden shortage of alligator forceps.

I predict a sudden shortage of alligator forceps.
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,291
Posted By Gash
I had a Bearhawk 4 Place for a couple years. The...

I had a Bearhawk 4 Place for a couple years. The extra interior space was really nice for hauling all our stuff on trips to the middle of nowhere.

Now I'm looking forward to building the RV-15. I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-20-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 41,270
Posted By Gash
You gotta give Vans a lot of credit. They are...

You gotta give Vans a lot of credit. They are much, much better at keeping product launch secrets than companies like Apple. Whenever there's a new iPhone, it's easy to see leaked photos many weeks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,781
Posted By Gash
It has a cup holder! Very nice build, Jay.

It has a cup holder! Very nice build, Jay.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,280
Posted By Gash
This is a great idea Vic. Thanks very much for...

This is a great idea Vic. Thanks very much for the effort here. I'm subscribed!
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-05-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,690
Posted By Gash
Kia ora mate from Arizona, and best wishes on...

Kia ora mate from Arizona, and best wishes on your RV-7 build. You're going to love the airplane!
Forum: Safety 07-03-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,744
Posted By Gash
Night strafing on NOGs is more fun ;)

Night strafing on NOGs is more fun ;)
Forum: Safety 07-03-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,744
Posted By Gash
Another option if you're not low on fuel is to...

Another option if you're not low on fuel is to break off the approach and put the threat behind you. Turn off all external lighting of course. Then come back in for another go at the approach....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,776
Posted By Gash
We have a lot of citrus trees here in Arizona,...

We have a lot of citrus trees here in Arizona, and I like to fly low. After I fly, I have to use bugs to get the lemons off.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,285
Posted By Gash
For the guys who are stocking up on BR8ES plugs,...

For the guys who are stocking up on BR8ES plugs, you can usually find them cheapest at rockauto.com Buy them up in bulk while you still can!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,285
Posted By Gash
You need the deeper (longer) plugs for the IO-390

You need the deeper (longer) plugs for the IO-390
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,285
Posted By Gash
It's all I've used on my IO-390. I run LOP about...

It's all I've used on my IO-390. I run LOP about 8.5 gph and CHTs are parked around 350F.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,285
Posted By Gash
I'm running Denso ik27 plugs in my IO-390 with...

I'm running Denso ik27 plugs in my IO-390 with dual PMAGs. 300 hours and no problems at all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,275
Posted By Gash
16 posts and no mention of Marvel Mystery Oil?...

16 posts and no mention of Marvel Mystery Oil? Now that's an internet miracle! :)
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-08-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,893
Posted By Gash
How to ruin a brand before it's even created. Wow.

How to ruin a brand before it's even created. Wow.
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,965
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Ralph, you are an excellent human being!

Ralph, you are an excellent human being!
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Gash
I sure have. Contact Brown's Bikes in Avalon....

I sure have. Contact Brown's Bikes in Avalon. It's $30 per bike for the whole day. You'll also need to pay fees for Catalina Conservancy permits. This is a requirement to hike, bike, camp, etc in...
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Gash
I was just at Catalina last week. The runway is...

I was just at Catalina last week. The runway is in great condition (newly refurbished by the USMC) and the restaurant is open. Shuttle service to Avalon is of course available and reliable. But one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,880
Posted By Gash
Allan's correct on all points. And I've been...

Allan's correct on all points. And I've been doing a "caveman" version of this method for years in which I poke a hole in the filter and then blow into the hole with rubber-tipped compressed air....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,880
Posted By Gash
I bought one of these less than 1 minute after I...

I bought one of these less than 1 minute after I got the email announcement from Allan. I might be his first customer for this item, and I'm really looking forward to using it!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-23-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,534
Posted By Gash
I don't have any photos, but here are the first...

I don't have any photos, but here are the first 30 pages (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) of the RV-16 plans set.
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,250
Posted By Gash
Congratulations! You have a great looking...

Congratulations! You have a great looking airplane.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,359
Posted By Gash
I'd jam mine in the air vent, but that's where I...

I'd jam mine in the air vent, but that's where I keep my chocolate chip cookies. :D Anybody who doesn't get the joke...you need to order a headset from Scott and his wife, call sign "Cookie".
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