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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By crabandy
Dreamt about flying it while I worked on a...

Dreamt about flying it while I worked on a kitchen remodel….
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-15-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By crabandy
I need to get down there again!

I need to get down there again!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-14-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By crabandy
Carolina’s, I can still see/feel the worn...

Carolina’s, I can still see/feel the worn concrete in the order line and looking at everyone else’s food wishing I knew what it was called because I wanted 1 of everything....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By crabandy
Howdy! Another option might be to have a ferry...

Howdy!
Another option might be to have a ferry pilot deliver it and then get your training done at home. Also might be able to have a CFI bring it home with you. If either of those options work for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By crabandy
How I made mine, you can make it bigger or open...

How I made mine, you can make it bigger or open outward etc. I found placing just the upper cowling on let me play with different size locations of the oil door. The Lantor Soric made for a nice...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-11-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By crabandy
Love the it all, especially your daughters quote!

Love the it all, especially your daughters quote!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By crabandy
Tim, You really need to talk to Stein for the...

Tim,
You really need to talk to Stein for the “Cliff Notes” version of setting up your autopilot. They are worth the money.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
Bill, Curious what grass you used and your yearly...

Bill,
Curious what grass you used and your yearly rainfall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
Ron, At $.56/mile driving to the hangar and back...

Ron,
At $.56/mile driving to the hangar and back maybe I’ll break even, Not to mention multiple flights weekly will surely extend my TBO. Either way this still falls into the category of costs I’ld...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
I haven’t received the initial quote to bury the...

I haven’t received the initial quote to bury the power lines yet, now that the runway/driveway/house/hangar locations are solidified it’s my next project. I will not be surprised if it costs more to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
We didn’t start out looking to build a grass...

We didn’t start out looking to build a grass strip, it was too much money and too much maintenance. My wife has sacrificed for years while building the airplane, it’s about time she gets to work on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
Think it kinda depends on your local climate and...

Think it kinda depends on your local climate and rainfall, I think I’m going to go with a Buffalo mix. I’ve still got a couple more people to talk to. My understanding is Buffalo does fine with extra...
Forum: GPS 12-23-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By crabandy
My terrain card lost the little posts several...

My terrain card lost the little posts several years ago. I wanted a better solution but honestly carefully applied scotch tape has worked longer than the plastic posts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
More grading and some driveway rock.

More grading and some driveway rock.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
Mark, Looks Awesome! Is the identifier TX95?

Mark,
Looks Awesome! Is the identifier TX95?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
Starting to take shape, a lot of dirt moved and a...

Starting to take shape, a lot of dirt moved and a LOT more to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
Vinland is a good airport, feel free to stop by!

Vinland is a good airport, feel free to stop by!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,458
Posted By crabandy
Exciting surprise when I flew over today and it’s...

Exciting surprise when I flew over today and it’s not even Christmas yet!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By crabandy
Didn’t see if it was as a fixed or constant...

Didn’t see if it was as a fixed or constant speed. I actually had a very small leak that would leave a drop or two on the starter/alternator and a 1/2 dollar puddle in the aft co-pilot cowling....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,445
Posted By crabandy
Used the RV as an excuse to fly, again. Friend,...

Used the RV as an excuse to fly, again.

Friend, Architect and RV12 builder delivered our house plans for his excuse to fly. Thank You SO MUCH!

Heard a familiar RV7 taking off in the neighborhood,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By crabandy
It sandwiches between the aluminum panel. My...

It sandwiches between the aluminum panel. My lights should pull less than a third the dimmers capacity so hoping it doesn’t get hot enough to deform it, we’ll see.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,017
Posted By crabandy
Mike, You need a narrator for this and an...

Mike,

You need a narrator for this and an illustrator to boot to illustrate and narrate this adventure properly. Quite the adventure, keep burning 100LL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By crabandy
3D printers are Cool!

A friend at work is always making new items with his 3D printer. I was replacing my LED panel light dimmer with one from SteinAir and the existing hole was quite a bit larger than the new dimmer. A...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-12-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By crabandy
Stew, Thanks for the insight. My best guess is...

Stew,
Thanks for the insight. My best guess is the screw placement should still allow for the fairings to flex with the gear, it is a single point close to the gear leg fairing centerline only a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By crabandy
The gear leg fairings fit very snug over the...

The gear leg fairings fit very snug over the stiffeners and glass, Much more secure than the hose clamp and tab via plans.

I added one screw on the inside of the upper gear leg and intersection...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By crabandy
Gear Leg Stiffeners

My installation of the FlyBoy's wooden gear leg stiffeners. Only 1 flight and 4 landings but I really like them, much less springy and more of a conventional solid feel for landing and taxi.

First...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
Flying again, 4 landings on the fixed gear leg....

Flying again, 4 landings on the fixed gear leg. Fingers crossed its many thousands more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By crabandy
Almost forgot, Lil’ Dude discovered Flight Sim on...

Almost forgot, Lil’ Dude discovered Flight Sim on the airport computer during our sack/microwave lunch today. He’s never gonna be the same…..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By crabandy
Finally finished my condition inspection after...

Finally finished my condition inspection after fixing my loose gear leg and adding wood stiffeners. Wow, what a difference the stiffeners make!

My lil’ Dude helped me finish put everything back...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By crabandy
BBBRRRrrrrrr Meme…….. We hit 70* in Ks today and...

BBBRRRrrrrrr Meme……..

We hit 70* in Ks today and I did a little fiberglass work in the hangar, it’s been an off start to December. 8 years ago Dec 13 I did my first flight and pretty sure it didn’t...
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,721
Posted By crabandy
Focus your attention on listening and watching,...

Focus your attention on listening and watching, you don’t have to have a radio much less talk to fly at an uncontrolled field. Most would be better served to turn their radio off…..

Way too many...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Terry, it all adds to the thoughts and...

Thanks Terry, it all adds to the thoughts and ideas.
Was there weight on the gearleg as you were reaming or jacked up?

When I did my tail wheel I squared up a 2x6 with perpendicular supports on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
I was thinking about using a taper pin up top...

I was thinking about using a taper pin up top instead of the bolt, similar to the tailwheel taper pins I installed. I found nothing loose at the top bolt no matter what I shook. Without the gear leg...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
Welding a tube clamp and slotting it was another...

Welding a tube clamp and slotting it was another idea that I was kicking around.

Added the wood stiffeners today, I should got a laser level years ago. I did several string line iterations with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
The leg and socket were greased per the...

The leg and socket were greased per the plans.

Langair mentioned loose bolts at the top, I’ve had to slightly re-torque on inspections but nothing major.

I did have a slight wheel shimmy, as I got...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-02-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By crabandy
Super Awesome!

Super Awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By crabandy
Boat jack stands

Lots of different ideas on jacking RV’s in the hangar, just another idea/version.
There’s several different versions of these in different heights, I chose these due to the bolted configuration...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
Similar to Cessna’s service letter and other...

Similar to Cessna’s service letter and other friends advice I decided to shim and use an epoxy adhesive. I would rather attempt this method and fly it and see what happens as to leave it loose and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
I pulled the gear leg, really wasn’t that big a...

I pulled the gear leg, really wasn’t that big a deal. The gearleg and socket seemed to be wearing/elongating at about a 45* angle to the longitundinal axis of the airplane. Front lower portion and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,729
Posted By crabandy
Jack Stands

I always hated borrowing my airport neighbors slightly teetering and leaky wing jacks. I generally have to work in “an hour here, 2 hours there” type increments at the hangar. I wanted a secure way...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
Vans and Langair have both advised the loose gear...

Vans and Langair have both advised the loose gear leg isn’t cause for major concern, more of a fly and keep an eye on it. I think it’s worth a try to fix the wobble now instead of flying with it...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,474
Posted By crabandy
Pretty sure it’s already been done with the...

Pretty sure it’s already been done with the RV8/7/6.
Pretty sure any properly leaned 320/360 powered RV8/7/6 is faster and burning less fuel than a 12 above 100knts. Much less than 120knts in mine...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By crabandy
Nothing a sanding drum can’t make room for!

Nothing a sanding drum can’t make room for!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
Sorry, different computers and software. Try it...

Sorry, different computers and software. Try it again
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,111
Posted By crabandy
RV7 loose gear leg

Doing the condition inspection on my RV7 (590hours) I found the left gear leg had some slop in it. It seems to be loose in the lower socket of the leg, the top bolt is tight and the leg doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By crabandy
Condition inspection stuff.

Condition inspection stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,585
Posted By crabandy
Pillows and blankets from Goodwill are the best...

Pillows and blankets from Goodwill are the best topped with wood planks. At the time I used garbage bags of packing peanuts under the planks….
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,082
Posted By crabandy
Mine’s boring compared to the previous...

Mine’s boring compared to the previous weekends!

The RV turned an 8+ hour drive into 2-50ish minute flights. I was able to arrive in time to service and winterize our boat and have dinner with my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By crabandy
I thought Vans had brought up the issue of the...

I thought Vans had brought up the issue of the loose wheel pant brackets, the aluminum spacers needed to be replaced with something harder. Now I can’t find it, I was going to address it soon as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,300
Posted By crabandy
I was giving a bi-annual in an ARROW once on a...

I was giving a bi-annual in an ARROW once on a short grass field where the long time owner had leaned a little too much for the density altitude, scary indeed.

I agree with Steve and others above...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 10-30-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,178
Posted By crabandy
Bill, I think the last of the season has last but...

Bill,
I think the last of the season has last but when it warms up again go to the Burger Burn!
https://m.facebook.com/burgerburn/
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 10-30-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,178
Posted By crabandy
Bill, Double Thumbs up as he knows his stuff,...

Bill,
Double Thumbs up as he knows his stuff, utilizes it around the country weekly and plays a decent guitar with not a half bad singing voice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By crabandy
Awesome, look forward to bumping into you and...

Awesome, look forward to bumping into you and Collin someday!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By crabandy
Ya I think next year maybe we can make a couple...

Ya I think next year maybe we can make a couple balloons look like the ones on the briefing sheets!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By crabandy
Nice work Rob! I’m looking forward to teaching...

Nice work Rob! I’m looking forward to teaching more skills to the kiddos, can’t wait till they can work under the panel for me:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By crabandy
Proud Dad

I snagged Lil’ Dude after school and we headed to the airport to check off some items on the Condition Inspection Checklist (Thx Walt!).
I’ld already Torqued the prop bolts but he observantly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,712
Posted By crabandy
A 30 minute flight sure beats a 2+ hour drive to...

A 30 minute flight sure beats a 2+ hour drive to watch my oldest daughter in the regional XC meet, their girls team took 1st!
No car at the airport and ironically 3.2 miles to the golf course where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,684
Posted By crabandy
2 1/2 years and 250hours+ on the oil door/cowl...

2 1/2 years and 250hours+ on the oil door/cowl flap with no issues just cooler temps, my carb fuel boiling issue has been 95% resolved and battery temp alarms are drastically reduced. One of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By crabandy
The weekend was kinda blur, seeing old friends...

The weekend was kinda blur, seeing old friends and meeting new ones was the best part. Popping Balloons was definitely second!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By crabandy
Petit Jean for me and my littles, what a Great...

Petit Jean for me and my littles, what a Great Fly-In! A little weather delayed our arrival Friday but the next 2 days were fabulous.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,217
Posted By crabandy
Bought the transfill hose from mountain high and...

Bought the transfill hose from mountain high and my own large O2 bottle from the local PraxAir store. Love to eventually buy another bottle for $350ish, but as it is I exchange a mostly full bottle...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-13-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By crabandy
Marvin, I’m gonna need Sandy to call my copilots...

Marvin, I’m gonna need Sandy to call my copilots in sick for half a day Friday so we can make it there by early afternoon…..
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,746
Posted By crabandy
Getting rid of the reverse bend for a radius...

Getting rid of the reverse bend for a radius makes so much sense, if I ever take mine off I’ll make a new one with the rolled upper edge.
Forum: Polishing your RV 10-05-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,692
Posted By crabandy
Depends on your level of OCD…… Don’t care who...

Depends on your level of OCD……

Don’t care who you are but fingerprints on any state of polish is maddening, everyone just wants to touch it.

Had mine polished up decently about 4 years ago,...
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