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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,148
Posted By fatherson
Congrats, Andy and family. I understand the joy...

Congrats, Andy and family. I understand the joy which comes with that first boy. Enjoy another "Phase 1".

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Stephen
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,031
Posted By fatherson
Civility Please

Having once worked for Marc, I cannot say I left as his biggest fan. But it is entirely unfair for posters here to impugn his motives or ethics, regardless of their fair frustrations. I did not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,812
Posted By fatherson
It's Ironflight, in the steely-eyed flesh. But it...

It's Ironflight, in the steely-eyed flesh. But it looks like Paul has gained a little weight.

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Stephen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,077
Posted By fatherson
I'm sorry your mother and her family are...

I'm sorry your mother and her family are struggling. May you all be blessed with whatever you need to overcome these challenges and to find peace. If some of those blessings can come from your many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,269
Posted By fatherson
Polish, paint, sweat, tears. You made it look...

Polish, paint, sweat, tears.

You made it look easy, sir. Congratulations.

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Stephen
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,295
Posted By fatherson
. . . except maybe those in VLAD's immediate...

. . . except maybe those in VLAD's immediate vicinity.

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Stephen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,680
Posted By fatherson
Every tribe needs a storyteller. Our tribe has a...

Every tribe needs a storyteller. Our tribe has a professional.

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Stephen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,598
Posted By fatherson
Whiskey Sierra. Amazing how two letters on a...

Whiskey Sierra.

Amazing how two letters on a plane can be made to represent so much.

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Stephen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,648
Posted By fatherson
Wow, that's beautiful, Paul and Xander. It was...

Wow, that's beautiful, Paul and Xander. It was worth "coming out of hibernation" to say you made my night. The vision of flying my grandchildren is at least one of my motivators to keep building,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,160
Posted By fatherson
This and everything else Brian stated is correct,...

This and everything else Brian stated is correct, and his advice is sound.

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Stephen
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By fatherson
"Oops riblets" on various sides....

"Oops riblets" on various sides. :-)

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Stephen
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-09-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 99,038
Posted By fatherson
I know this is your fourth build and all, but if...

I know this is your fourth build and all, but if you pick up the pace only slightly, you might be finished before New Years! :)

As with your -9 site, I learn much from your posts. Thanks Andy, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,806
Posted By fatherson
I understand the humor in your post, Bob. (I...

I understand the humor in your post, Bob. (I laughed!)

For those that don't though, let me say that the VP systems provide many, many more functions and capabilities than just circuit protection, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,806
Posted By fatherson
Fair enough, Ron. Like you said, time will tell....

Fair enough, Ron. Like you said, time will tell.

I admit your worst-case scenario is possible, I just don't think it's likely. And with the popularity of the VP-X and over 1000 of their ECB's in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,068
Posted By fatherson
No, no, no, Mike! Big mistake! Don't send Santa...

No, no, no, Mike! Big mistake!

Don't send Santa away. Just tell him you've been a "good" boy, and now you need him to bring avgas.

Congrats on a beautiful bird. Fly safe.

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Stephen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,806
Posted By fatherson
No, Marc specifically mentioned here that their...

No, Marc specifically mentioned here that their forum is down only because it was recently hacked. I'm sure it'll be back up once the dust settles in their new location.



Sure, but Marc knows this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,036
Posted By fatherson
Great, Andy! Your well-documented build is one of...

Great, Andy! Your well-documented build is one of my inspirations. Time to fly!

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Stephen
Forum: Safety 11-24-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,781
Posted By fatherson
Good outcome and thanks for sharing, Bret. Now we...

Good outcome and thanks for sharing, Bret. Now we can all learn from your mistakes.

I'm with you on night disorientation. Turn East from Wendover for Provo on a clear night, and the Salt Flats make...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,045
Posted By fatherson
Another one bites the dust. Addicts breeding...

Another one bites the dust. Addicts breeding addicts. VAF is the gateway drug to ultimate highs and occasional lows.

Congratulations!

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Stephen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,734
Posted By fatherson
Awesome. Thanks for finding that, John. I recall...

Awesome. Thanks for finding that, John. I recall seeing the Disney video early-on in my "aluminum apprenticeship." Perhaps that's what led me to buy the Cleaveland substructure dies, like you did. (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,734
Posted By fatherson
Well, you're right. That's why I asked you to...

Well, you're right. That's why I asked you to clarify what you meant. I did make a subjective leap that you might be concerned about strength of the joint, even though you literally were only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,734
Posted By fatherson
Sorry, Roark. I'm not sure what you're implying...

Sorry, Roark. I'm not sure what you're implying here. Can you explain what you mean?

It sounds a little like you may be questioning the structural integrity of dimpling. The only complaint I've ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By fatherson
What a great milestone, Jesse. Congratulations!...

What a great milestone, Jesse. Congratulations! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family at SnF this year. I hope they're all as proud of you as you clearly deserve. You're a great voice of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,256
Posted By fatherson
I am an electrical engineer and used to work for...

I am an electrical engineer and used to work for Vertical Power. Before I did, I had already decided to put a VP-X in my airplane. Everything I saw when I was there just confirmed that decision.

The...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-19-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,689
Posted By fatherson
Great idea, Bob. I'm in. What does the wall...

Great idea, Bob. I'm in. What does the wall memorial run?

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Stephen
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 209,048
Posted By fatherson
Talking Thanks, Mike. I just spit my morning coffee all...

Thanks, Mike. I just spit my morning coffee all over my iPad. Of course, it's black and thick as . . . well . . . you know. You just caught me of guard I guess. :-)

p.s. good call on the thread:...
Forum: Tools 11-16-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,172
Posted By fatherson
Truly excellent analysis, Bruce. As I've said...

Truly excellent analysis, Bruce. As I've said before, I own and use both tools. I completely concur with your suggestions (which isn't so surprising since I saw your advice before I started building...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By fatherson
Welcome, Sidney. I was just in Prescott last week...

Welcome, Sidney. I was just in Prescott last week but wasn't able to stop in to see your facilities there. Congrats on choosing a great school, and even more on choosing a great airframe. Your best...
Forum: Tools 11-14-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,172
Posted By fatherson
I have both and use both. I especially like using...

I have both and use both. I especially like using the C-frame to back rivet, using Cleaveland's 12" back-rivet set (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Back-Rivet-Set-12/productinfo/RSB12/#.UoW15WS9LTo),...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,138
Posted By fatherson
Congrats, Bob! What a thrill. Pictures on the...

Congrats, Bob! What a thrill. Pictures on the way?

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Stephen

P.S. you can change your sig now! :-)
Forum: Safety 11-14-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,418
Posted By fatherson
Thank you, Chuck. You're right, not everyone here...

Thank you, Chuck. You're right, not everyone here is a pilot's pilot; there are plenty of people with low-time, low-experience, and in need of much more training. I'm one of them. So there is zero to...
Forum: GPS 11-13-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,506
Posted By fatherson
Hmmm. Vlad's original link worked fine for me,...

Hmmm. Vlad's original link worked fine for me, but here's the same Amazon page using a different URL format:

Arkon SM517 Windshield Mount (http://amzn.com/B004M8ST36)


Excellent price at $13!...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 83,761
Posted By fatherson
Welcome aboard, Tim! What a wonderful tribute to...

Welcome aboard, Tim! What a wonderful tribute to your brother that you'll be taking on his dream and making it a reality. The journey is long and hard for all of us, but you'll have a special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,179
Posted By fatherson
I hate cancer. Hate it. Its perhaps only...

I hate cancer. Hate it. Its perhaps only redeeming factor is that fighting it brings out the best in people.

Tenacity. Dignity. Strength.

It was such a pleasure meeting Alex briefly at OSH. He...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,567
Posted By fatherson
From the article: Even in the desert, PRIMER...

From the article:



Even in the desert, PRIMER WARS!!! :-)

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Stephen
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,858
Posted By fatherson
Here are some more great pictures from Bob's...

Here are some more great pictures from Bob's photobucket feed:

http://www.learningwell.org/vaf/friends/BobJeanineAxsom2.jpg...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-29-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,858
Posted By fatherson
http://www.learningwell.org/vaf/friends/Bob_and_Je...

http://www.learningwell.org/vaf/friends/Bob_and_Jeanine_Axsom.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,160
Posted By fatherson
Add another vote to those ftom Bryan and David...

Add another vote to those ftom Bryan and David for Synergy Air. You can take Wally's one-day intro course before deciding to take the longer ones. I found it invaluable. Excellent in every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,272
Posted By fatherson
I'm sorry for your loss, Aaron. I first lost...

I'm sorry for your loss, Aaron. I first lost someone I knew in a GA crash when I was about 14. Since then, over 35 more years, including military losses, I've lost perhaps 25 more friends or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,245
Posted By fatherson
Well Ross, as they always say, "it's better to be...

Well Ross, as they always say, "it's better to be under-the-weather wishing you were over it, than it is to . . ." [wait, I think I'm messing this up!]

Hey buddy, it was great meeting you at Oshkosh...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-23-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By fatherson
Welcome, Jim. You'll find this is an excellent...

Welcome, Jim. You'll find this is an excellent community to help you get the best price for the family.

What Kyle and Reuben said is correct. The price you mention sounds low. For unopened kits,...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,120
Posted By fatherson
Excellent news! Congratulations, Bob! I've...

Excellent news! Congratulations, Bob!

I've always appreciated how quick you are to help others out around here. "This is a win for one of the good guys."

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Stephen
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-06-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 87,511
Posted By fatherson
Thank you for your poignant words, Vlad. I can't...

Thank you for your poignant words, Vlad. I can't pretend to know what you are feeling, but I have one friend in the world who's like Tony is to you. We're close enough to make losing him...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,779
Posted By fatherson
Agreed, that's a helpful graphic for those of us...

Agreed, that's a helpful graphic for those of us not-yet FWF. Thanks, Bill.

[and nice to see you "owning" that title Paul gave you in another thread; it's like you were "tapped" with a knighthood!...
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,718
Posted By fatherson
Here are photos of the modified tool that Mark...

Here are photos of the modified tool that Mark asked me to post.

http://www.learningwell.org/vaf/mmalone/puller_tool_pic_1.jpg...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-03-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 60,478
Posted By fatherson
Apples to apples? Isn't the specific energy of...

Apples to apples? Isn't the specific energy of diesel fuel higher, such that you get additional range compared to avgas for a given weight (not volume)?

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Stephen
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-28-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 87,511
Posted By fatherson
Amazing tribute, Richard. It's such an honor to...

Amazing tribute, Richard. It's such an honor to "know" such people as Tony and all the fine folks in this community. It's an honor I rarely deserve but aspire to earn, by modeling my life more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,905
Posted By fatherson
It is. This has been on the back of my mind since...

It is. This has been on the back of my mind since DR wrote about acquiring his helmet. Do you have picts of the mods you made?

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Stephen
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 87,511
Posted By fatherson
Amy, we have such respect for Tony, and we feel...

Amy, we have such respect for Tony, and we feel the smallest part of your pain, as great as it is. How can we help you? This community steps up when it's asked. Please tell us what you need from us,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 87,511
Posted By fatherson
Godspeed, Cousin-to-us-all. I learned so much...

Godspeed, Cousin-to-us-all. I learned so much from you, Tony. Thank you for making me a better pilot.

This "hobby" of ours can be awfully brutal, but the people I've met along the way make those...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,527
Posted By fatherson
Excellent news, Jerry. Please post here about...

Excellent news, Jerry. Please post here about your book once it's available. I'm quite interested in hearing your perspectives about this.

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Stephen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,650
Posted By fatherson
Perhaps a problem with that particular...

Perhaps a problem with that particular spring-loaded set? I'd try another one. For me, back riveting has definitely proven to be the easiest method for getting consistently excellent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By fatherson
Hmmm. That's the way it came. Anyway, I fixed it,...

Hmmm. That's the way it came. Anyway, I fixed it, so it now should appear correctly, behind the passenger seat.

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Stephen
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 297,053
Posted By fatherson
What a thrill, Andy! Congratulations. Three...

What a thrill, Andy! Congratulations. Three little angels at home now and one out at the airport. That's the right way to have a "girl in every port."

Thanks for documenting your build so well. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By fatherson
Smoke Helper System Install

Note: I'm posting this for Todd Hanson. He is user Flydoctor0014 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=16877) here, and his direct email is <flydoctor0014@gmail.com>

Hi Guys,

I just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,484
Posted By fatherson
This has come up before. If I recall correctly, I...

This has come up before. If I recall correctly, I think the CAD file from Vans is the cut size for the panel blank, before they brake the bottom edge.

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Stephen
Forum: Tools 08-31-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By fatherson
Usually, when I say LOL, the truth is I didn't...

Usually, when I say LOL, the truth is I didn't actually LOL. But, David's comment above caught me off-guard, and so this time when I say you made me LOL, I really did LOL.

Loudly. Even scared the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By fatherson
Sounds like LARGE, unmarked bills are in order....

Sounds like LARGE, unmarked bills are in order.

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Stephen
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,598
Posted By fatherson
Trick photography?

Weird, but the camera perspective makes the blue one seem larger than the yellow one.

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Stephen
Forum: Tools 08-20-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,551
Posted By fatherson
No, you're exactly right Mike. The exact process...

No, you're exactly right Mike. The exact process Apple uses to evaluate and approve apps is a trade secret, but it definitely involves both introspection (looking into the app to see what frameworks...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,277
Posted By fatherson
Your friend's joke made me laugh and cry,...

Your friend's joke made me laugh and cry, remembering some thin stainless firewall material I was working on for a project last month. Some of my wounds from that are still healing!

I left that...
Forum: Web Site Development 08-08-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,544
Posted By fatherson
That rumor has been discussed endlessly and...

That rumor has been discussed endlessly and really needs its own forum now. Obviously, it's silly. The exit cooling alone would swamp any theoretical gain you might expect, and DR has emphatically...
Forum: Tools 07-09-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By fatherson
I've seen you do this before, Mike: proactively...

I've seen you do this before, Mike: proactively announcing and describing even the slightest problem with one of your tools, and always offering a quick, hassle-free fix.

I love my Main Squeeze, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,409
Posted By fatherson
. . . like this...

. . . like this one:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Lockheed_PV-2_NMNA.jpg/640px-Lockheed_PV-2_NMNA.jpg

sourced...
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