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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By hydroguy2
The FlyLEDs look pretty good. I'd have to do new...

The FlyLEDs look pretty good. I'd have to do new Nav lights with those in place, but that's doable too. Thanks for the link.

Yes, Kris is doing real good, still has swallowing issues, but no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By hydroguy2
Upgrading Landing lights

I need new landing lights but a little story & full disclosure first.....
I made a mistake in sunset time and travel time on Sunday, I was fighting headwinds and going to be 30-45min after...
Forum: Reviews 10-08-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By hydroguy2
Lightbulb Scott, walked over the 80 feet to the hangar, 10...

Scott, walked over the 80 feet to the hangar, 10 seconds later QC1 is working perfectly. Operator error the whole time. When I had no left ear, I figured it was not a big deal...but I was sitting on...
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By hydroguy2
I think I need that. Bought my QC1 headset in...

I think I need that. Bought my QC1 headset in September, but just used it yesterday.
I have zero audio going into my left ear. I vaguely recall this with my old Halo set, but I think it had a...
Forum: Propellers 09-29-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By hydroguy2
Prop shipping crate

Anyone have a picture of a prop crate? I?ll be pulling my Whirlwind 200RV prop in fit inspection/overhaul this winter. I don?t have s box for it so was planning on building a wood one.
Looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,824
Posted By hydroguy2
It?ll be my first time to Reno. Can?t wait but...

It?ll be my first time to Reno. Can?t wait but had prior commitments so won?t be there until Thursday. I?ll be helping crew Neil W & his RV-8, Race 888. He laid down the fastest time ever for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,747
Posted By hydroguy2
Okay people, Rob is a caring helpful guy. Payback...

Okay people, Rob is a caring helpful guy. Payback time, let’s help him out.

If you have or know of a finished or even majority finish RV-8, with good bones. Rob and Ruston are the guys who will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
I may make another follow up and a few pics....if...

I may make another follow up and a few pics....if I can figure out the hosting situation. I?ll probably be a regular again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
Made it home last evening. Over 1100nm just...

Made it home last evening. Over 1100nm just yesterday with lots of headwind and weather detours. Scud running, squeezed between layers, climb through holes to get on top and plenty of heat and chop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
Just saw this note. I crossed Peoria at 6500’ and...

Just saw this note. I crossed Peoria at 6500’ and 174kts this afternoon and almost instantly got slammed into the canopy. Not much warning but it got rough for about 20 miles. Up and down 1-2000fpm....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks again. It?s nice to input to help guide...

Thanks again. It?s nice to input to help guide me. Not sure what time I?ll be heading out today. But from last night and this mornings weather outlook, I?ll be edging north a bit. So..
Klux-kbyg-...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks for the tips everyone. I?m Enroute and out...

Thanks for the tips everyone. I?m Enroute and out of service until later today. But keep them coming.

It?s been an emotional experience to come full circle. Never thought we?d sell Kris?s health...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
Yes flying into Atlanta this afternoon then...

Yes flying into Atlanta this afternoon then driving to Simpsonville later
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
We built our retirement loghome on a airpark...

We built our retirement loghome on a airpark called Cabin Creek Landing 98MT. I?d post a picture but Photobucket has failed me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,900
Posted By hydroguy2
coming home help

I haven't flown much in several years and all of that was very local in Montana. But tomorrow I'm hopefully going to be crossing the country in my new old RV.

Yes We are buying back Aurora. I will...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-31-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,737
Posted By hydroguy2
:D I have a pretty good idea how that'll...

:D I have a pretty good idea how that'll end....but could be wrong.

My normal flight plan was 175kts @ 8.5gph above 8500', I usually beat those numbers chock to chock.
If I ran at peak, speed was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-31-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,737
Posted By hydroguy2
Hey Bill, what is the fuel burn for this 175kts &...

Hey Bill, what is the fuel burn for this 175kts & 75%....just curious
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,360
Posted By hydroguy2
I remember Ken. Beautiful plane. I raced with...

I remember Ken. Beautiful plane. I raced with him in 2012 at the Hill Country 150. Seem to recall I got him that day by a few mph.

SARL used to have a spreadsheet that listed all members and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,360
Posted By hydroguy2
I enjoyed SARL racing and the people associated...

I enjoyed SARL racing and the people associated with it. Great fun.
Good luck with your quest for speed. Once you start down that road it is addicting. More power, less drag and technique are...
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By hydroguy2
Borescope cylinder

Just wondering what the latest scoop is on a borescope for looking at valves.

Since selling Aurora :) I purchased a '58 Cessna 182 to allow a little cheap flying and my daughter is getting her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,376
Posted By hydroguy2
Take a day and don't train. Grab your CFI and...

Take a day and don't train. Grab your CFI and Plan a 30-45minute flight for lunch or a "simple get a water and walk around stop". Normal take-off, climb high to the smooth cool air, keep it high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By hydroguy2
Simon, did you find anyone to look do a...

Simon, did you find anyone to look do a inspection?

I'm not an A&P. But, I may be able to help since I built my RV-7, I also helped build a Rans S-6 with a friend. I have also helped with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
Now onward to the future! I can't afford a...

Now onward to the future!

I can't afford a flying plane or buy back Aurora...(plus I think the owner is kind of attached to it). We have decided, we have room in our budget to build again. Looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
so, it has been about year since I listed Aurora...

so, it has been about year since I listed Aurora for sale. It was a sad decision, but the right one. Kris and I were about to start the battle of her life.

Short version: We won..for now. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
first sorry about the 3rd party host messing up...

first sorry about the 3rd party host messing up the pictures of a lot of threads, but try this if you want to see them.

Photobucket fix:
there are a few browser extensions that reverse this issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,439
Posted By hydroguy2
Can't wait to see the resulting panel. She was...

Can't wait to see the resulting panel. She was ready for a Skyview upgrade.

I miss the RV life, but glad she went to a good home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,333
Posted By hydroguy2
I use Firefox and this worked for me....I thought...

I use Firefox and this worked for me....I thought all my old posts were ruined due to the Photobucket blackmail. thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By hydroguy2
Just pull the mount out of the way. Only takes a...

Just pull the mount out of the way. Only takes a few minutes.

sorry guess my photobucket isn't up to the task anymore
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,843
Posted By hydroguy2
Best way to answer your questions would be...

Best way to answer your questions would be 5-10hrs of transition training with Mike Seager or similar RV CFI
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,099
Posted By hydroguy2
I am the president of our HOA at Cabincreek...

I am the president of our HOA at Cabincreek Landing (http://cabincreeklanding.com/). It's a small paved airpark, 20miles west of Kalispell Montana. 97MT is the designator if anyone is interested. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-19-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By hydroguy2
As everyone has said... FBO: Vetters will take...

As everyone has said...
FBO: Vetters will take care of you if necessary.
Bunk/ car: Mustang Mickeys has want you need. If the courtesy car is not there or ? check with Rosie at Vetters, they'll fix...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,657
Posted By hydroguy2
I chose to paint everything before final...

I chose to paint everything before final assembly.

My motto: Later Sucks
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l40/Hydroguy2/RV7build/RV-7build1045.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,215
Posted By hydroguy2
Ok I'll bite. I'm a 6'250# private pilot who...

Ok I'll bite. I'm a 6'250# private pilot who built a nice QB RV7 and sat in the RV14A.

The roomy new improved -14A would be awesome for trips.

BUT...I find the -7 to be a sleek fun machine that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
Well you can still use Aurora as inspiration to...

Well you can still use Aurora as inspiration to complete yours. She is fast and comfy on a cross country and pretty nimble on a playground.
Kenosha was just the transfer location. I was heading to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks everybody. Kris's neck cancer is stage...

Thanks everybody. Kris's neck cancer is stage 4...but the doctors here said it was viral caused. The Tomotherapy treatment can target the tumor like scalpel. Said she'll have to endure one of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks Mike. Some things are replaceable. But...

Thanks Mike. Some things are replaceable. But some are not. We've been together since high school. 38 years. She was feeling good this weekend so we took a drive a few miles down the road to Great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
Made it to KABR Aberdeen SD in 2.3hrs. Not too...

Made it to KABR Aberdeen SD in 2.3hrs. Not too bad for over 420nm. Quick fuel stop, 1/2 cup of coffee and a piece of jerky. Back in the air with a new flight plan.... KABR- KENW.

Some where over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,768
Posted By hydroguy2
It's been fun

To build something with your own hands from a vision is special as any builder knows. We've flown to see the kids, Oshkosh a few times, Fly-ins and SARL races in Texas, Washington, Idaho, and all...
Forum: Propellers 02-06-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,374
Posted By hydroguy2
Just for clarification. There are 2 different...

Just for clarification. There are 2 different Whirlwind companies out there.

the GA series prop are from Whirlwind Propellers (https://whirlwindpropellers.com/aircraft/)

While the Constant speed...
Forum: GPS 01-27-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,755
Posted By hydroguy2
Thanks I see e is a download available, but...

Thanks I see e is a download available, but didn't know if that is what need. Also finding the correct card reader
Forum: GPS 01-27-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,755
Posted By hydroguy2
AvMap database updates

I need to update my AvMap EKP IV GPS for the new owner. What's the quickest easiest way to get this done. I don't think I have the cords to hook to a laptop so not sure about downloading updates....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,010
Posted By hydroguy2
training link...

training link (http://vansaircraft.com/public/training.htm)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-15-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,000
Posted By hydroguy2
just poking fun. Good looking engine

just poking fun. Good looking engine
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-15-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,000
Posted By hydroguy2
what no power numbers....nice tease

what no power numbers....nice tease
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,037
Posted By hydroguy2
Yep I made a quick loop from 8U8 RY34 to the NE...

Yep I made a quick loop from 8U8 RY34 to the NE flew along the Big Belts Mtn down Duck Creek (good elk hunting), then the video jumps to east shore of Canyon Ferry lake moving south past Townsend....
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,098
Posted By hydroguy2
yep...not sure why it didn't work earlier, fixed...

yep...not sure why it didn't work earlier, fixed now
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-12-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,098
Posted By hydroguy2
Start here...heavy wing pdf...

Start here...heavy wing pdf (http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/Wing_Heavy.pdf)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,037
Posted By hydroguy2
Freedom Flight

I don't fly enough lately for various reasons. But still make a lap around the valley to warm up the oil and free my mind. With this week having the Election and Veterans day, I felt the urge for a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,480
Posted By hydroguy2
No sniffle valve on mine. Never needed it, as I...

No sniffle valve on mine. Never needed it, as I shut down with the purge valve every time. no chance of fuel leaking into the sump.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,401
Posted By hydroguy2
good luck with the build. Fun times ahead. Been...

good luck with the build. Fun times ahead.

Been a few years since I completed my Quickbuild -7, but I'm only 231nm directly west if you have any questions.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By hydroguy2
thanks guys. Looks like we'll be...

thanks guys. Looks like we'll be driving....airplane is not on someones itinerary. oh well win some lose some

the Going to the Sun road is a nice route some days. But Labor day is not one of those...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,846
Posted By hydroguy2
Here's where I'd start...

Here's where I'd start looking
http://www.whirlwindaviation.com/props/rvseries.asp

and probably end up here
http://www.whirlwindaviation.com/props/rv2013series.asp
Forum: Canada 08-29-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By hydroguy2
Waterton Park ?

The spousal unit booked a couple nights in Waterton Park next week(her aunt and cousin are there). We will already be at our place in Marion (97MT). and was dreading the drive of 3.75hrs....but...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 44,154
Posted By hydroguy2
Vlad, if you come through Montana this weekend,...

Vlad, if you come through Montana this weekend, I'll be at 97MT. But Neil and Tracy will probably be around at 8U8.
Let us know if you need anything.

(406)980-oneone93

Have a safe quest
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,068
Posted By hydroguy2
During GNAR III, I sheared off #2 pipe at the...

During GNAR III, I sheared off #2 pipe at the flange while at full power race speed and <200agl. Scared the **** out of me, I didn't know what when wrong at first. The power pulses were loud and was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 51,391
Posted By hydroguy2
Ashley creek, 2 miles east of 97MT, was looking...

Ashley creek, 2 miles east of 97MT, was looking fine last Monday on my flight home
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l40/Hydroguy2/Cabin/IMG_3682_zps0ihmq5m9.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 51,391
Posted By hydroguy2
The only flying Ive done for almost 2 years is to...

The only flying Ive done for almost 2 years is to build this house. Plus I put over 25000 miles on my truck. Here's a progress report....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By hydroguy2
July 4th Townsend Festival of Flight

just a reminder...

Townsend (8U8) will be hosting another fabulous Fly-in breakfast on July 4th, 0800-1100 or when the food runs out. Let's celebrate Flight, Freedom, Liberty and Pursuit of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-03-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,889
Posted By hydroguy2
I'm trying to talk them into dropping the price...

I'm trying to talk them into dropping the price for fly-in folks. maybe $3.50...but might only be a dime or nothing. we are one of the lowest $ in the whole state already.

Get there early if...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,889
Posted By hydroguy2
Just a quick 69nm straight south of KGTF is...

Just a quick 69nm straight south of KGTF is Townsend(8U8). which hosts a fly-in breakfast on the 4th for the last 10 years or so. 60 planes and 250 people...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-18-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,076
Posted By hydroguy2
:mad::(:( Cancer is the devil

:mad::(:( Cancer is the devil
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,762
Posted By hydroguy2
Johnson Creek (3U2)...

Johnson Creek (3U2) (https://www.airnav.com/airport/3U2)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,532
Posted By hydroguy2
Price point, started building January...

Price point, started building January 2015.

48x48x14 pole building with commercial girts. 1 window, 2 walk thru doors and 1 8x10 roll up door. Kit price was $14200. Erected by local crew was...
Forum: Reviews 04-12-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,178
Posted By hydroguy2
cute, but I'd be leery trusting my plane to those...

cute, but I'd be leery trusting my plane to those without a shootout pull test with other tiedown systems.

orange vs the claw vs the EAA 3 prong...etc
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