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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-20-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By crabandy
If you end up slightly south at 6S5 or 32S both...

If you end up slightly south at 6S5 or 32S both are RV very friendly and I’ve got a cousin that would most likely put you up for the night.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-14-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By crabandy
Great use of that airplane!

Great use of that airplane!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-08-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By crabandy
Great trip Steve! Nice upgrade on the camping...

Great trip Steve!
Nice upgrade on the camping gear!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-30-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By crabandy
What a Dad, condolences to you and your family.

What a Dad, condolences to you and your family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By crabandy
Fueled it up and updated databases in...

Fueled it up and updated databases in anticipation of flying to the lake after an OT shift. Wx ended up being fly-able but horrible lake weather so I stayed home and did other projects.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By crabandy
I did several flights with em the wheel pants and...

I did several flights with em the wheel pants and leg fairings minus the intersection fairing with minor shifting an no issues.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By crabandy
Dan, If memory serves me correctly it was at the...

Dan,
If memory serves me correctly it was at the aft edge of the fiberglass inlet at 3/16-1/4” gap at the metal baffling. Visually the front of my inlets were slightly larger and tapered backwards in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By crabandy
“Like Button”

“Like Button”
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By crabandy
Dan, Pic and area of my vertical induction cowl....

Dan,
Pic and area of my vertical induction cowl. I found my inlets were noticeably smaller than my buddy’s horizontal induction “smooth” cowl. Maybe the horizontal cowl inlets were sized bigger for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,661
Posted By crabandy
Extra fuel can be nice, but imagine the...

Extra fuel can be nice, but imagine the performance gains from not hauling an extra 30ish gallons around. I realize the stock 9 has 5 gallons less than my 7 (41) but it is more than enough to explore...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,758
Posted By crabandy
I used the RV to see my dad for an early Fathers...

I used the RV to see my dad for an early Fathers Day, he was recovering at a clinic after hip replacement surgery. Thankfully everything went well and I flew back home for an overtime shift. Jumped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,243
Posted By crabandy
Finally dry enough to move some dirt. We cut...

Finally dry enough to move some dirt. We cut trees and limbed for weeks last fall thinning out the hedgerow that had gotten out of control, first step was removing the stumps and pushing everything...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By crabandy
Great Raft is one of my fav’s when in Sherevport!

Great Raft is one of my fav’s when in Sherevport!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-17-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By crabandy
Nice trip Steve! Agreed on the camping gear,...

Nice trip Steve!

Agreed on the camping gear, I’ve been shopping the backpacking specials for several years now. Found my fairly large tent that works well for 2 people and gear is 8.5 lbs and easy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,707
Posted By crabandy
Finished my long weekend with my favorite lil’...

Finished my long weekend with my favorite lil’ dude who demanded to fly home with me. He’s been RV flying most of his life, bottles and carriers to boosters and sippy cups. Last year I had to set him...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
The improvised flight plan, biggest wx issue was...

The improvised flight plan, biggest wx issue was the 50 knt gusts in western Ks/OK we choose to “fly over” instead of stop. A little over 10 hours flight time in 11 1/2 hours, a new record I’m not...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
We started out direct knowing we would be making...

We started out direct knowing we would be making some changes on the fly, luckily the massive Tstorms stayed out of the way.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Time to strategically load almost 100 lbs of...

Time to strategically load almost 100 lbs of stuff for the ride home.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Couple of his pics on the way back, I love the...

Couple of his pics on the way back, I love the video commentary “a little bit smoother than Moose Creek.”

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-ZK9MQs9
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Pretty dizzying takeoff video on...

Pretty dizzying takeoff video on 22.

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-SgggKCB
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
I’ll let my cousin John...

I’ll let my cousin John narrate....

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-RFh6XZ4

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-4QWqCjR
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
So thankful to see the OVC breaking up and almost...

So thankful to see the OVC breaking up and almost clear to the west, a quick dip below the clouds and another thrilling approach to RWY 4.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
I had been watching and deciphering the weather...

I had been watching and deciphering the weather nonstop for almost 2 days, I had also chatted with a local back country regular about routes and weather. I was eying a break in the wx forecasted...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Wonderful Camp...

Wonderful Camp Hosts!

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-HWn3Z8f
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
“Kayak Tom” heading down...

“Kayak Tom” heading down River.

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-FcJkCjb
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
And the weather hits Moose...

And the weather hits Moose Creek.....

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-29x8GFD

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-sbL669F
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
The next...

The next episode...

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-MVRLncN

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-sdG3hmp
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Our plan was to leave Wed morning, Wx was...

Our plan was to leave Wed morning, Wx was supposed to be good but the rain started at 3 am. By 8 the wx looked doable and I loaded up Arthur and his gear and took off. I left my cousin with his gear...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
I did fly back once to check weather and grab a...

I did fly back once to check weather and grab a few supplies. Also brought in some requested ice cream, Reese’s, Twinkies etc for the forest service crew that keeps the trails open. Also left some...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Sun setting over the confluence of the Selway and...

Sun setting over the confluence of the Selway and Moose Creek.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Lots of great campfire cooking and relaxing.

Lots of great campfire cooking and relaxing.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Lots of fishing and hiking, we logged close to 10...

Lots of fishing and hiking, we logged close to 10 miles everyday.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Took 2 flight to haul 3 people and stuff. Thin...

Took 2 flight to haul 3 people and stuff. Thin high OVC I decided to fly over at 12,500 and found a good hole above Moose Creek.
Left downwind for 19.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Finishing the canyon turn for the left base/final...

Finishing the canyon turn for the left base/final for 4, the threshold is hiding behind the hill where the rollbar is reflecting in the windscreen. Have to hug the hill on the right and once past...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Taxiing on the approach end of 4, kinda...

Taxiing on the approach end of 4, kinda visualizes the bumps.

View my video at https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/Moose-Creek-2021-Arthur-and-John/i-k9FRwqq

Takeoff on 22.

View my video at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Landing 19, lots of maneuvering room and wide...

Landing 19, lots of maneuvering room and wide open final. Wish the BIL videoed longer to catch the bumps on the rollout.

View my video at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
I landed and took off 19, I found it pretty rough...

I landed and took off 19, I found it pretty rough with the undulations bucking the aircraft a bit. Odd as I walked the runway later it looked quite smooth. I am a backcountry newbie so just my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Spent a day getting to/from and enjoying the Hot...

Spent a day getting to/from and enjoying the Hot springs.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
5ish hours flight time to 32S with a fuel stop at...

5ish hours flight time to 32S with a fuel stop at 82V and KRIW. First time seeing Yellowstone and the Tetons.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Couple hours to pick up my Arthur at KDTN and off...

Couple hours to pick up my Arthur at KDTN and off to western Kansas to catch-up with an old college buddy. Good friends, awesome steak dinner, and a room for the night.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-09-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
After an early morning of work I rushed home to...

After an early morning of work I rushed home to kiss the kiddos/wife goodbye and grabbed my newly delivered sleeping bag. There was an IAC practice session in progress prior to the competition as I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-09-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By crabandy
Moose Creek with the BIL and Cousin

Short story long.........
My sister in law asked if I’ld take my brother in law on a trip for his birthday, he needed a vacation. She suggested something remote, camping, mountains, basic guy stuff....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-09-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By crabandy
Who woulda thought from the 1000’s of miles away...

Who woulda thought from the 1000’s of miles away we live we crossed paths within a day! We stopped for fuel at Pine Pluff, WY the day before you guys. But as you know RV pilots are attracted to cheap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,310
Posted By crabandy
My oldest daughter was competing in the State...

My oldest daughter was competing in the State track meet, my wife went the day before but I had to stay behind and work.
This morning I used the RV to turn a 2:15 drive into 42 min, not to mention...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,026
Posted By crabandy
David, yes finally attempted and learned the new...

David, yes finally attempted and learned the new pic hosting.

After I landed I realized I forgot to hook up my oil door/cowl flap servo, if I could’ve closed the door it would’ve been 162 KTAS and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,026
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this weekend? (5/21-5/23)

I suppose I’ll get it started and attempt the new and better pic hosting!

Finished the oil change and under cowling lube and look-see just in time to pick up my lil’ dude after school. Back to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By crabandy
I replaced my iridium plugs for my EI at about...

I replaced my iridium plugs for my EI at about 300 hours. No mis-fires but the ground wear shown by DanH was noticeable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,968
Posted By crabandy
Flew the wife to see her sister in Shreveport, 9...

Flew the wife to see her sister in Shreveport, 9 1/2 drive turned into a smidge over 2 hours each way with the help of a tailwind burning 33 gallons for the entire trip. She requested a night flight...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-12-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By crabandy
Thanks, marked it on the calendar!

Thanks, marked it on the calendar!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By crabandy
I’m running the same engine with the SDS/EFII...

I’m running the same engine with the SDS/EFII ignition, works very well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By crabandy
Pretty sure I’ve got a couple at KOWI.

Pretty sure I’ve got a couple at KOWI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,646
Posted By crabandy
Yes. A thorough passenger brief and demonstration...

Yes. A thorough passenger brief and demonstration is a must with any RV. Even fellow RV pilots that are used to a tip up or a slider.

The .040 over the windscreen/rollbar is pretty robust, I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,646
Posted By crabandy
I found using a large piece of paper or...

I found using a large piece of paper or lightweight construction paper works well to find the basic shape to transfer to the unbent aluminum. In this case, lay the midpoint of the paper at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,646
Posted By crabandy
Nice work Matt!! Hope your forearms have...

Nice work Matt!! Hope your forearms have recovered.

Thanks for reviving and re-illustrating this for everyone’s use. The metal fairings really are a great alternative to the fiberglass if you so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,295
Posted By crabandy
You’re nailing it Pete! Don’t bother to show us...

You’re nailing it Pete!
Don’t bother to show us the graphs 10-15knts faster burning an unholy 10 GPH!
7500 and up burning 91 octane running LOP has been my promised land for a while now, hard to hate...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,866
Posted By crabandy
I used Soric for my cowl flap oil door, it’s...

I used Soric for my cowl flap oil door, it’s significantly larger than the stock door and no flexing issues. But instead of the lower cowl pressure trying to bend and open the door, mine just gets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,581
Posted By crabandy
Lil’ Dude would love someone to play with!

Lil’ Dude would love someone to play with!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,581
Posted By crabandy
Yes Please!

Yes Please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,481
Posted By crabandy
Cancelled my Florida fishing trip with my...

Cancelled my Florida fishing trip with my brother, icing on the flight there and back and thunderstorms while we were going to be there. Home improvement projects and a little hunting in single digit...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By crabandy
Glad to see a conclusion for this story and...

Glad to see a conclusion for this story and another successful RV trip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By crabandy
Congrats Doug!!!

Congrats Doug!!!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,263
Posted By crabandy
This has Pete Howell written all over it!

This has Pete Howell written all over it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,191
Posted By crabandy
My backup SD8 is once again providing power...

My backup SD8 is once again providing power thanks to the fine folks at B&C. I’ve spent several months chasing a user/voltage modification set-point error after a main Alt over voltage brush failure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,942
Posted By crabandy
Going on 7 years without a VOR/LOC using a 400W...

Going on 7 years without a VOR/LOC using a 400W and I haven’t missed the Nav function at all.
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