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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By douglassmt
But getting the SOLD price is the hard part....

But getting the SOLD price is the hard part. Thanks for the response.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By douglassmt
thanks

That's very helpful, thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By douglassmt
??

Well, it sort of doesn't matter what plane I'm selling. I want some ideas on what to ask for it, short of conducting an auction, considering the crazy market for airplanes right now. As it happens,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By douglassmt
How to value/price airplane?

I'm looking for some ideas on how to best value/price an RV I'll be putting up for sale. Airplane prices have gone a little crazy so it seems it's whatever someone will pay for it at a given moment....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,705
Posted By douglassmt
Something else

That's very cool. I'll give it a look. However, I've determined that most of the play in my RV-10 control system is in the part that the stick mounts to, due to the imprecise bearing built in....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,894
Posted By douglassmt
Online course

Protect yourself and take the online course...
https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/CourseLanding.aspx?cID=79
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,948
Posted By douglassmt
Oshkosh in RV-44

I'll be arriving at Oshkosh Sunday evening in a vintage RV-44 :) (picture link below). We plan to park show center in Vintage. Stop by and say hi. It's not my RV-10, but...the useful load is a good...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 1,490,971
Posted By douglassmt
Excellent

Your work looks excellent. I can assure you it will be worth it. After flying and working on/maintaining my RV for almost 10 years, I've realized that I should do anything I can to make it easier to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 1,490,971
Posted By douglassmt
DIY?

Did you do this yourself or are those aftermarket pants? I did the same thing on mine and love the mod. I've worked on an RV-7 and -9 that had the lower intersection fairings and it is a much bigger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,639
Posted By douglassmt
Yes

Yes, just press the toe brakes with your feet once before landing, like in the downwind or on approach. You'll get to know what it feels like very quickly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,639
Posted By douglassmt
Brake Failure/Before Landing Checklist

When I completed transition training with Mike Seager over 10 years ago he taught a simple before-landing checklist that included testing brakes to make sure they will function on landing. For over...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,566
Posted By douglassmt
Where

Alvord desert?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,606
Posted By douglassmt
Borescope

Which borescope are you using? The images look great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,390
Posted By douglassmt
Furnace Creek PIREP?

What is the condition of the runway at Furnace Creek?
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,333
Posted By douglassmt
Welcome

Welcome to the club. There aren't very many Ex members!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,971
Posted By douglassmt
help

Find an experienced builder if you can and have them work with you on a few practice pieces. You'll be fine!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,133
Posted By douglassmt
Straight

I'm pretty sure you're supposed to have straight runs of tubing for a certain distance, several inches if I recall, on both sides of the cube. I could be wrong but it's pretty typical to have that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,429
Posted By douglassmt
Saw you

We saw you at Point Roberts a few weekends back. Looking into the Bromptons after seeing yours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-01-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,770
Posted By douglassmt
Link?

Include a link to where this is available?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,633
Posted By douglassmt
Why we like it here

Now you know why we like it here. Just don't tell anyone as it's starting to get crowded.:)
On that note, Montana was recently declared to be full but I hear North Dakota is nice and still has room.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,935
Posted By douglassmt
MSO

Or, stop by Missoula on your way home. We plan to be in the San Juans in a couple weeks, one of our favorite destinations. Let us know if you're planning to stop here as I will offer the brewery tour.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,564
Posted By douglassmt
Vlad - those antlers are actually from a medium...

Vlad - those antlers are actually from a medium size bull, a five-point, but they have decent mass. For a really good bull you'll find them at least six on a side, the bases as big around as your...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By douglassmt
If you have a stock build you're losing some...

If you have a stock build you're losing some cooling air on #6 to the oil cooler. Seal it all up the best you can, maybe get a butterfly valve for the oil cooler, and you'll be fine. 10-15 deg higher...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By douglassmt
He said CHT, not EGT

He said CHT, not EGT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
In my opinion, it would be foolish not to install...

In my opinion, it would be foolish not to install this tool and to use it frequently. I'm pretty sure it's included with the AFS EFIS or at least available as an option at a very reasonable price....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
Yes, RPX is a nice, if remote, stop that usually...

Yes, RPX is a nice, if remote, stop that usually has cheap gas. We were there to pick up a Cessna that had lost an engine returning from OSH last year and was able to glide in to RPX and land without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
This is very true. As a case in point, after I...

This is very true. As a case in point, after I replaced the fine-wire plug on #6 with a massive electrode plug and flew again, the inflight LOP mag check at 9500' or so resulted in the same loss of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
What you say seems intuitive but I've looked back...

What you say seems intuitive but I've looked back several flights before that one, when I got to the same altitude, and it just wasn't there. I will repeat the inflight LOP mag check when I get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
It was a bit overdue for the 500-hour inspection...

It was a bit overdue for the 500-hour inspection so I have it in to a shop. They will clean it all up and they gave me a new spring for the lead. If it had not been due for inspection I would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
I think it works now. Sorry for the clumsiness.

I think it works now. Sorry for the clumsiness.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
I switched to Flickr but now the images are too...

I switched to Flickr but now the images are too small to see very much. Standby unless someone knows how I can fix it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
Well shoot. They work fine on my screen but not...

Well shoot. They work fine on my screen but not on my ipad. Stand by, I'll try to figure it out.

[ed. You need to set them to 'share'. v/r,dr]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
Try again

Try it again. I originally used my old Photobucket account but they somehow blocked the link. I moved them to Google Photos and now they show up on my screen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,658
Posted By douglassmt
Why we have engine monitors

I haven't posted in a while but thought this might be of interest. I fly an RV-10 Aerosport Power IO-540 with a slick mag and a Lightspeed Plasma III ignition. Everything has worked flawlessly for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,258
Posted By douglassmt
Well, we did the Hudson River flight in Miss...

Well, we did the Hudson River flight in Miss Montana. You taught me well.
Back in Missoula so come see us.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,258
Posted By douglassmt
Witness Protection?

That looks like a place they would put you in the witness protection program. However, you are much closer to God's country now, so don't be a stranger. Or maybe we will drop in on you, bring our own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,782
Posted By douglassmt
???

Are you moving?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,119
Posted By douglassmt
Well, you asked for it...the newly crowned Miss...

Well, you asked for it...the newly crowned Miss Montana Mo Shea in the front office of the old one....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,119
Posted By douglassmt
Busted

I saw you Vlad! If you had stopped I had another 6 pack of Moose Drool for ya...
Forum: International 08-14-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 29,510
Posted By douglassmt
Lessons learned

I suppose. Off the cuff...

1. Everything takes longer and costs more outside the US. Plan accordingly and take local currency for the places you'll stop.
2. Every airport in Greenland is closed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,119
Posted By douglassmt
Type rating

Well, we now have TWO DC3s (it’s a long story) and are offering type ratings complete with instructor and examiner. PM me if you want more info.
Forum: International 08-13-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 29,510
Posted By douglassmt
Info if you want it

I just finished two north atlantic crossings following approximately your route. I learned a ton and would be happy to pass it along if you want to PM me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,119
Posted By douglassmt
Miss Montana DC-3, RV Related

This topic is not obviously RV related, but more than you might think. Some of you know that I've been involved with the Miss Montana to Normandy project for the last year or more. We successfully...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,709
Posted By douglassmt
Yes

I used it and think it is a good idea. I helped a low-time guy complete his 7A and then did the first flight for him, followed by several more. Then he joined me for the additional flights. It worked...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-21-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,457
Posted By douglassmt
Great

Nice Herman! I couldn't help laughing out loud!
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 618,969
Posted By douglassmt
Where

Well if I could find those switches on the Aerosport website I'd upgrade too!
Forum: Formation Flying 01-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,973
Posted By douglassmt
No RV10s

I'm curious why no RV10s? Certainly isn't a matter of keeping up and visibility is extremely good even without the bubble canopy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By douglassmt
Florida RV friendly CFIs?

Anyone know of RV familiar CFIs in the Orlando area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By douglassmt
84

I?m 84 but got my tail kit from that area.
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,531
Posted By douglassmt
Vs. QT Halos

Wow, how interesting. I've been flying with the QT Halos for several years now having found that they are better at noise suppression (and much, much cheaper) than my Zulus. I've been happy with them...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,513
Posted By douglassmt
Great!

I've had the pleasure of flying with Hermann in his RV-7 out of that grass strip and it was a hoot. Hermann is a gentleman and a fine aviator and his planes are works of art. I still owe him a trip...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By douglassmt
Thanks

Thanks a lot!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By douglassmt
RV-9A Vx, Vy

Are Vx and Vy published anywhere, specifically looking for them for RV-9A.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,378
Posted By douglassmt
Aerosport

When I was at this stage I learned that Van only bought engines for his personal planes and the company planes from Bart at Aerosport Power. Considering I live not too far from them I figured that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,972
Posted By douglassmt
Might be in your neighborhood next year

There's a chance I might be landing in Prestwick late next May, although unfortunately not in my RV-10. I'm hoping to be on the crew of Miss Montana, part of the DDay Squadron...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,084
Posted By douglassmt
One idea

One possibility is the rod that connects the stick linkages for left-right movement. It runs between the sticks perpendicular through the tunnel. If I recall correctly, you have to relieve some of...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,527
Posted By douglassmt
Love mine

I've got one on my -10 and it actually comes in pretty handy. On a busy ramp airplane noises tend to get ignored. A quick toot on the horn gets everyone's attention because it isn't expected - prior...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,041
Posted By douglassmt
Missed the party

You just missed us. There were 5-6 planes there by Sunday morning. We arrived Friday IFR in the smoke. It cleared a bit Saturday and a bunch of Bonanzas came in. Everybody except one plane were gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,360
Posted By douglassmt
Fuel Flush

I'm helping a 93 year old gentleman get his very nice RV-9A ready to sell. Due to health issues it hasn't flown in a while. I have a long list of to-do items but one is to drain the fuel from the...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,639
Posted By douglassmt
True confessions

I read this with interest because the same thing happened to me. I helped a friend finish his RV-7, including getting it painted (by someone else), final assembly, panel design and procurement,...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,025
Posted By douglassmt
Best Advice

The best advice I got during the build was: if you want to fly your plane a lot when you finish it, look at people who are flying theirs a lot and do what they did.

The implication is that you avoid...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,990
Posted By douglassmt
Me too

I used them where the screws attach the hinges at the top.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,129
Posted By douglassmt
Tach or Hobbs?

Dumb question, but on all these hours do you typically use Tach time or Hobbs? Since our modern EFISs track both, and there is a decent difference, 15% or so.
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,736
Posted By douglassmt
+5 for Seager

Mike is the best. I've trained with him three times. Once about halfway through my build, again 3 months before first flight and then again a few years later for a refresher and BFR. Vernonia is a...
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