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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-07-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By keen9a
To be fair, it is a full blown airshow all week,...

To be fair, it is a full blown airshow all week, and an even bigger show toward the weekend. The crowd is the biggest change as some people who flew in leave, and more general public types come for...
Forum: Safety 06-03-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,888
Posted By keen9a
I can't believe that no one has yet asked what...

I can't believe that no one has yet asked what the heck is this paper chart you mention! Actually probably a good idea to start in a new local since you can see it big, but you'll quickly forget...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By keen9a
Pre-RV I flew a club airplane based at SUS....

Pre-RV I flew a club airplane based at SUS. Started with Aero Charter who treated us fine, but the club switched to MillionAir because they offered us a discount. Beautiful facility at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,261
Posted By keen9a
There are a lot of suggestions to definitely get...

There are a lot of suggestions to definitely get a "cellular" model for GPS. If you really want to pay Apple $100+ for a $15 gps chip go right ahead. If you are going to have any sort of ADS-B in,...
Forum: Midwest 02-28-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,167
Posted By keen9a
Unfortunately, I wouldn't call St. Louis Downtown...

Unfortunately, I wouldn't call St. Louis Downtown low cost anymore. We go to Perryville for fuel. We used to have two FBOs, but now with one $$$$.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,926
Posted By keen9a
Central Illinois is pretty boring for pics, but...

Central Illinois is pretty boring for pics, but 3.8 in the RV plus 40 minutes in the car (KCPS-KARR) sure beats 9 hours of driving!

Now for the panel upgrade, ADS-B and IFR!
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,680
Posted By keen9a
You will install the leg fairings and wheel pants...

You will install the leg fairings and wheel pants with the weight off of the gear, so no impact to having a lighter airframe except maybe being easier to handle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,533
Posted By keen9a
Congratulations Dan! We missed you guys, but that...

Congratulations Dan! We missed you guys, but that is definitely an acceptable excuse.

Poor planning on Katherine and Mr. Haynes part though. Not as bad as my coworker whose anniversary usually...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By keen9a
I feed my AFS-4500 with a 796. Pretty sure its...

I feed my AFS-4500 with a 796. Pretty sure its the same NMEA output on the 660.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,259
Posted By keen9a
REI Quarter Dome 3 is awesome though a little...

REI Quarter Dome 3 is awesome though a little expensive. If you want good size and very low weight though, you get what you pay for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,961
Posted By keen9a
They just left out the dash on the website....

They just left out the dash on the website. Search for "AN4H5A".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,477
Posted By keen9a
If we can get more than one per image, we might...

If we can get more than one per image, we might get all of them that are flying in one calendar!
Forum: Northeast 11-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By keen9a
I guess the insurance company thinks your...

I guess the insurance company thinks your nosewheel might get too scared of landing in the proper attitude and without drift if flown by a tailwheel pilot?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,024
Posted By keen9a
Hmmm, how do I fit a balloon popping laser into...

Hmmm, how do I fit a balloon popping laser into the spinner . . .
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,051
Posted By keen9a
It's really hard to track the time when your mind...

It's really hard to track the time when your mind wonders back to the airplane even though you are supposed to be focused on something else!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By keen9a
Van's

It's probably worth the trip down to Van's for a tour. Did a side trip when we were in Seattle, and it was worth the trip. They have a hangar full of the demo airplanes that you can crawl all over....
Forum: Midwest 08-20-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By keen9a
My wife and I talked to them at OSH. Most all of...

My wife and I talked to them at OSH. Most all of the info we learned is on the website.

The website does not emphasize that there are lakefront lots and runway lots, but no combined lots. The couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,725
Posted By keen9a
Portage (C47) was a good stop for us. Fuel was...

Portage (C47) was a good stop for us. Fuel was cheap. Airport manager was there being a good host. The approach is a bit interesting with power lines then a displaced threshold that probably should...
Forum: Southeast 08-02-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,202
Posted By keen9a
Watch VAF for the coming soon announcements on...

Watch VAF for the coming soon announcements on the Petit Jean Fly-In as well. A couple hundred RVers are headed to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,806
Posted By keen9a
Fortunately all of the events of this OSH trip...

Fortunately all of the events of this OSH trip are now just fun memories!

1) Sunday attempted arrive - nuff said, went to Fond Du Loc (finished flight to OSH Wednesday morning).

2) Back to parents...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 54,306
Posted By keen9a
Questions

First, I was in the mix for a couple of turns before getting into the hold at Green lake, about three laps of Green Lake, then on my first attempt to actually go up the tracks, I was suddenly in an...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-11-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By keen9a
As others have said, get the tailwheel off first....

As others have said, get the tailwheel off first. In theory keep it low, but the time from getting the T/W off to the mains lifting is going to be pretty short unless you are heavy.

Same thing with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By keen9a
There are just a few...

There are just a few vendors:
https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/features-and-attractions/exhibits-and-shopping/exhibits
Larger vendors like Garmin do not generally bring stock, but you could likely...
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,187
Posted By keen9a
In addition to Trigger Gap, Petit Jean is a bit...

In addition to Trigger Gap, Petit Jean is a bit west of the direct path. Less remote than Trigger Gap if you prefer bathrooms and electricity.

If you want to stay closer to the direct route,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,009
Posted By keen9a
When you are on the brakes are you compressing...

When you are on the brakes are you compressing the seat cushion into the stick? Or even your leg (its amazing what we don't notice when focused on something else!)?
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,892
Posted By keen9a
After finding the nut missing, did you look for...

After finding the nut missing, did you look for it in the wing?
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,486
Posted By keen9a
Is it just the oozing toppings hiding it, or did...

Is it just the oozing toppings hiding it, or did you forget to order sausage?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,948
Posted By keen9a
Happy First Flight Day

Couple of brothers from Dayton, OH had a good day a few years ago today.

http://www.pbase.com/benkeen/image/165376016.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/benkeen/image/165375998.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,932
Posted By keen9a
Modifying the first post should help, but people...

Modifying the first post should help, but people still read top to bottom. The poll still occurs above the instruction.
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,811
Posted By keen9a
Just to clarify, before you use 123.45 you need...

Just to clarify, before you use 123.45 you need to have it assigned to you. You may have been stepping on someone's flight test communication.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,108
Posted By keen9a
Got to set the weather radio to alert for tornado...

Got to set the weather radio to alert for tornado warnings only.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,108
Posted By keen9a
You definitely are not from the plains or...

You definitely are not from the plains or midwest! We take those things very seriously.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,871
Posted By keen9a
Or the difference in scales = 20lb. 20lb/~1000lb...

Or the difference in scales = 20lb. 20lb/~1000lb is 2%. How good to we think W&B is? It probably gained some weight, but just as much could be the precision of the measurement. The CG has even more...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 169,447
Posted By keen9a
Unfortunately the Perryville flying only got to...

Unfortunately the Perryville flying only got to #2 on my priority list that weekend as a bunch of my college friends descended on Chicago instead. Sorry to have missed you Scott!

I did make it to...
Forum: Safety 08-10-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,789
Posted By keen9a
When you are not moving there is going to be...

When you are not moving there is going to be lower pressure in the airbox inlet duct since the air is being pulled by the engine. As soon as you start accelerating though, the flow is going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,818
Posted By keen9a
So can he still get a Repairman's Certificate...

So can he still get a Repairman's Certificate without a scar from drilling his hand to prove he built it? :D
Forum: Safety 07-21-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,101
Posted By keen9a
Yes, I should have said flyby's vs "runway...

Yes, I should have said flyby's vs "runway passes" (flyby being a flight past people, etc).

The point is that people are going to do them. Unless the FAA relaxes the rules, no one is going to write...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,101
Posted By keen9a
Well Bill, it looks like our culture is more...

Well Bill, it looks like our culture is more about bickering about the letter of the law, than is about discussing safety.
Forum: Safety 07-20-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,101
Posted By keen9a
In the context of this discussion with people...

In the context of this discussion with people watching presumably from nearby.
Forum: Safety 07-20-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,101
Posted By keen9a
Unless its an airshow all runway passes violate...

Unless its an airshow all runway passes violate the FARs unless they are >500'. That is a problem.

It would be much safer if the FAA yielded a bit to human nature, and added provisions to the FARs...
Forum: Safety 07-14-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 105,580
Posted By keen9a
There are lots of good YouTube videos from last...

There are lots of good YouTube videos from last year since it was so, uh, eventful. Use these to get an idea of what it can be like. Not all of the pilots are good ones! You should be able to tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By keen9a
Check that the voltage out of the converter is...

Check that the voltage out of the converter is between 0 and 5V first. If so, there should be no errors. If not, check the rest of the wiring.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-31-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By keen9a
Van's will let you sit in the demo airplanes, and...

Van's will let you sit in the demo airplanes, and they do some demo flights at events, but you'd better be there really early to sign up, and the model choice will be limited.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,839
Posted By keen9a
Just registered my RV-9 in Illinois last year....

Just registered my RV-9 in Illinois last year. Kit was started in MO. I had paid use tax in MO and IL for the kits so lots of various receipts. I had no problem with the tax man. Just sent in copies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,922
Posted By keen9a
I recently noticed that my head height varies...

I recently noticed that my head height varies with cabin temperature due to the softness of the foam seats. On a really cold day, my head was touching the canopy when I first closed it! I have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,842
Posted By keen9a
Because neither you or Bob Hoover would risk good...

Because neither you or Bob Hoover would risk good whiskey!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 69,514
Posted By keen9a
Dan, there is a key word in this figure that you...

Dan, there is a key word in this figure that you are missing. This is Total pressure coefficient. Total pressure is the stagnation pressure of the flowing air. Through the throat area of the inlets,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,733
Posted By keen9a
Nothing . . . put all of your tools in your...

Nothing . . . put all of your tools in your vehicle so they are always with you!

Depends on how far the build is complete. I just took my whole tool chest, and bought a mobile toolbox that I really...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-23-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 180,255
Posted By keen9a
Double that for those of us in the STL...

Double that for those of us in the STL metro-east. I sure hope you ran across Ed Shafer while you were here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By keen9a
My issue was being next to class B airspace, but...

My issue was being next to class B airspace, but my DAR worked with me to define a test area with plenty of area to one side of the class B.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-22-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,243
Posted By keen9a
The restaurant at KCPS is closed. Of course, a...

The restaurant at KCPS is closed. Of course, a crew car trip in to Pappy's is worth the time!

If you're far enough east, Airport Steakhouse at KMTO is good, although it's not really a steakhouse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,426
Posted By keen9a
Bernoulli

This is Bernoulli.

http://www.pbase.com/benkeen/image/139330821.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,641
Posted By keen9a
I did the same thing just the other day, though...

I did the same thing just the other day, though with a C-172. I took one step away when I realized it was a bad idea. However, my solution was to coil up enough of the extension cord tom top of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,559
Posted By keen9a
I started missing them at Oshkosh . . . Thanks...

I started missing them at Oshkosh . . . Thanks for all the years of great products and customer service Bob & Judy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,854
Posted By keen9a
The real trick is to never let your beer glass...

The real trick is to never let your beer glass get empty . . . then you only drank one beer no matter the quantity!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 45,100
Posted By keen9a
Great write up Bob! After all you've been...

Great write up Bob! After all you've been through to get to this point, its about time you got the real payoff. Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,571
Posted By keen9a
It never really "almost didn't". Congratulations...

It never really "almost didn't". Congratulations Bob! Great video too.
Forum: Safety 11-22-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,083
Posted By keen9a
You guys concluding that there is very little...

You guys concluding that there is very little load in the tie downs are assuming a perfectly stiff airplane. Wings are quite flexible, so the much of the weight is still being supported by the...
Forum: Safety 11-22-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,083
Posted By keen9a
Only if it is a model. If the airplane had been...

Only if it is a model. If the airplane had been tied down, the load on the tie-downs will a little greater than the weight of the airplane.

bkthomps is correct that the airplane shouldn't be...
Forum: Midwest 09-20-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By keen9a
I didn't even expect the piling on from a...

I didn't even expect the piling on from a twinkies fan, especially this year. In any case, its football season, so I assume we can be friends again.
Forum: Midwest 09-19-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By keen9a
And if you stay on the red line for 9 extra miles...

And if you stay on the red line for 9 extra miles south, you might get to see real Major League Baseball.
Forum: Safety 09-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,959
Posted By keen9a
Thumbs up I hope I'm not your only "perfect" customer, but...

I hope I'm not your only "perfect" customer, but since I'm working on a FP 160 hp RV-9, I would be interested!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,962
Posted By keen9a
The answer is simple. No. The actual physical...

The answer is simple. No. The actual physical force lifting the aircraft is the sum of the pressure differences across all of the surfaces of the aircraft. Every inch of every surface on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,962
Posted By keen9a
Paul, the air is pushing just as hard on the...

Paul, the air is pushing just as hard on the floor of the cockpit as it is on the bottom of the canopy. When you add up all of the air pushing on internal parts (using vector math), the resulting...
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