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Forum: Safety 08-28-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,248
Posted By Mark Burns
Well said Michael! This thread reminds me of the...

Well said Michael!

This thread reminds me of the old saying "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink!"

Something else needs to be said also.
The 8 rudder just looks way better...
Forum: Safety 08-20-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,248
Posted By Mark Burns
Mike, It's P/N VS-809 It was $31.50 in 2012 Mark

Mike,
It's P/N VS-809

It was $31.50 in 2012

Mark
Forum: Safety 08-20-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,248
Posted By Mark Burns
Walt, I built and installed the 8 rudder for my...

Walt,
I built and installed the 8 rudder for my 7A back in 2012 after flying with the big rudder 4 years.

I decided to do it after reading about some failures of the big rudder.
I was afraid I might...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,122
Posted By Mark Burns
+1 Help us Garmin

+1
Help us Garmin
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-20-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mark Burns
Having an ignition system that can be controlled...

Having an ignition system that can be controlled over WiFi is something that I could never do.

I'm an industrial electrician and have seen a lot of advances over the last 40 years. The new machines...
Forum: Southeast 09-17-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,311
Posted By Mark Burns
I'm fairly close

Derek,
I have a 7A based at F87 Farmerville, Louisiana.
I'd be happy to give you a ride and talk about RV's.


Mark
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-23-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mark Burns
Battery charging thoughts

I was looking to buy a new battery charger. (For my boat)
Trying to find one made in the USA. Found a few but they are pricey.

Reading all the spec's about this charger or that one made me wonder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,948
Posted By Mark Burns
First solo was at KPRG Edgar County Airport....

First solo was at KPRG Edgar County Airport. Paris, IL
Cessna 150 N10545

1975

Rental was $22 hour with instructor.
I made $1.65 an hour then so it was quite expensive!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,297
Posted By Mark Burns
Nice!

Very nice work!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-27-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mark Burns
Luke, Nice video! Very fun to watch. Mark

Luke,
Nice video! Very fun to watch.

Mark
Forum: Formation Flying 02-17-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,112
Posted By Mark Burns
Bulldogs are getting practiced up

I snapped a few shots Saturday at Pine Bluff, AR.
So much fun!

Link probably wont work if you don't have "google photos" :-(

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hcyM6gpKx3xgdnST8
Forum: Formation Flying 08-27-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By Mark Burns
Pine Bluff Formation Clinic date set!

The 2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic will be held from Friday Oct 25 to Sunday Oct 27 at Grider Field (KPBF) in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. No experience necessary. Guaranteed to be fun and improve your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 48,199
Posted By Mark Burns
My recommendation based on experience

I'd go with this auto alternator.
V-belt pulley is correct.
It's internally regulated but I'm ok with that.
You could be too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By Mark Burns
One of my favorites

West End Pizza
Just across the street from the Hilton.

Try this pizza!
From their menu:

WISCONSIN BRAT PIZZA
Real Wisconsin Johnsonville Bratwurst atop our special blend of cheeses with a ketchup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,585
Posted By Mark Burns
Yes, practice flying at 90 kts. Put a bit of...

Yes, practice flying at 90 kts. Put a bit of flaps in so you can see over the nose.

Get in line and everything is usually ok. Except for LAST YEAR.

What happened last year has me very concerned and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,482
Posted By Mark Burns
2 abreast !! OMG LOL Falcon Flight (RV's) in 2016...

2 abreast !! OMG LOL
Falcon Flight (RV's) in 2016 landed in 4-ship echelons!
Ok, not exactly abreast but pretty much the same thing.

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,124
Posted By Mark Burns
Hi Jim, Just put the HBC sign in your windscreen,...

Hi Jim,
Just put the HBC sign in your windscreen, follow the flagmen and you will wind up in the right place 😀. When you register they will ask if you want your airplane judged.

Hope to meet you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mark Burns
Oshkosh arrival, any news from EAA?

Has there been any reports from the EAA about changes being made to avoid last year's arrival mess?

I was fortunate to be in the thirty something RV arrival last year, but the horror stories I heard...
Forum: Primers 02-27-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By Mark Burns
Better primer IMHO

Hey John,
Do yourself a favor and try some Duplicolor Self Etching Primer!
You can get it at O'reilly's auto part stores.

It's green like aircraft primer is supposed to be :)
Old school like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,739
Posted By Mark Burns
Another photo

Here's "Bulldog Flight" chasing the Bulldog! What fun!
Getting that "lock on" tone would be fun.

The photo was shot with a long lense. We are further apart than it looks.
Thanks to Sara Works for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,734
Posted By Mark Burns
Nice!

D. Gherardini,
Great story!

Mark
Forum: Tools 01-18-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,290
Posted By Mark Burns
Don't over think it

I have a few reamers.

I don't recall a single time that I used a reamer on my slow build 7A.
It has been 10 years though.

Do the plans mention a reamer anywhere?

OK, I'll answer my own question. I...
Forum: Reviews 01-16-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,455
Posted By Mark Burns
CQ1 Headset review !

I saw a post a few days ago about the new headset from CMW.
Reading it I was blown away because they are made by Card Machine Works!

That's Scott and Tanya Card, long time VAF folks.

Disclaimer...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,269
Posted By Mark Burns
Brantel, I don't want to comment on the video...

Brantel,
I don't want to comment on the video other than to say I don't think wingtip clearance was an issue.

10 kts of crosswind is the maximum recommended for a formation takeoff.

I would most...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-11-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,206
Posted By Mark Burns
Pine Bluff Formation Clinic

It was an awesome clinic at Pine Bluff!
Links to photos and videos below Bulldog's report!

Here's a report from Bulldog:

We just had one of the best clinics I have been to. There were 29 pilots...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-08-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,206
Posted By Mark Burns
Pine Bluff Formation Clinic date set!

We want to be sure all interested pilots know about the 2018 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic at Pine Bluff, AR scheduled for Oct 5th-7th. Here's the link to the group site.

It's always a fun...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mark Burns
Wink Jerry, Some oil in the intake tube is normal for...

Jerry,
Some oil in the intake tube is normal for all the aircraft engines I've worked on.
There is no seal on the valve stem like car engines.

You say "once it got hot ran rough". Could be a magneto...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mark Burns
I'd go straight to the mags

You say you have Bendix mags. I have Bendix mags on my engine. I've had some issues. I've installed 3 rebuilt mags on my engine in 1500 hours. And installed new point sets also.

Do you know if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,814
Posted By Mark Burns
Chris, My rudder had a bit of a twist. Like you I...

Chris,
My rudder had a bit of a twist. Like you I sent photos to Vans and they said not to worry. It turned out to be a non-issue. So the advice to "build on" is good advice!

Now for my suggestion!...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,735
Posted By Mark Burns
Cool

Hi Scott,
That's a cool find!
I've had some experience maintaining and programming one that was similar.
That was about 20 years ago.... You can do some cool things for sure. You can also tear up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,916
Posted By Mark Burns
link

Here's the link.
Took me awhile to find it!

I've never seen one.

http://www.andair.co.uk/product/drain-valve-dv125/

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,158
Posted By Mark Burns
I'd do Mobil 1 again without hesitation

Walt's a good friend of mine and he has some excellent points about using "unapproved fluids".

I'm an A&P but I don't have near the aircraft experience Walt has.
I only worked as an A&P for a few...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-24-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,801
Posted By Mark Burns
Yes, you must have dual controls. You have plenty...

Yes, you must have dual controls. You have plenty of time to get them installed.
I hope you decide to do it!

Mark

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m599/mabbmbcb/facebook_1506231599833.jpg
Forum: Formation Flying 07-05-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,801
Posted By Mark Burns
Thanks Scoot! And to John and Dan for bringing...

Thanks Scoot! And to John and Dan for bringing it to our attention!

Should be good now.
Forum: Formation Flying 07-03-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,801
Posted By Mark Burns
2017 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic date set!

The 2017 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic will be held from Oct 20 to Oct 22 at Grider Field (PBF) in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. No experience necessary. Guaranteed to be fun and improve your stick & rudder...
Forum: Southeast 06-25-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By Mark Burns
Thanks for all the replies! Good info! Mark

Thanks for all the replies!

Good info!

Mark
Forum: Southeast 06-24-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By Mark Burns
Good GA friendly airport near Knoxville, TN?

One of my granddaughters is in DC with her other grandparents for two weeks.
My son is planning to meet them halfway (driving) for her return to Louisiana.
8 hours each way for him!

When I heard...
Forum: Reviews 05-27-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,958
Posted By Mark Burns
Marvin is a great guy!

And he's also great pilot!

Here's a shot of Marvin on my wing. (The middle RV)
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m599/mabbmbcb/P1170700AA.jpg...
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,175
Posted By Mark Burns
As flight lead I actually said "Choke the...

As flight lead I actually said "Choke the chicken" one time.
I got a big laugh from my wingmen!

The official term is "Choke the Parrot" !! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,152
Posted By Mark Burns
Let me try to explain

Scott,
As one piston retracts, another is extending. Any crankcase air pumping is cancelled out.
There will be some wind, but no "crankcase" pressure generated by just the pistons stroking.

A broken...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-12-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,838
Posted By Mark Burns
Thanks John for chiming in!! Jim, Everything...

Thanks John for chiming in!!

Jim,
Everything John said is correct. Except for him being just an average guy.

The clinic costs $75
That includes at least three very good meals!
The hotels rooms are...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-14-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,989
Posted By Mark Burns
Formation with Warbirds!

Halls, TN Airshow. Bulldog Flight Formation Team. After the Friday afternoon practice we were giving airshow sponsor rides.

I was leading a flight of 3 RV's. The TBM Avenger and Mustang took off...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-09-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,670
Posted By Mark Burns
Pine Bluff Formation Clinic date set

The Pine Bluff Arkansas Formation Clinic date has been set.
(KPBF)

September 23,24-25. Mark your calendars and sign up now!

https://groups.yahoo.com/group/2016PineBluffClinicgroupurl

Thanks,
Mark
Forum: Formation Flying 04-26-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,710
Posted By Mark Burns
Another thought to consider is for you guys to...

Another thought to consider is for you guys to sign up for the Kansas City clinic.

It's May 21,22-23.

Kansas City is just a nice RV flight away from Louisville, KY.
A lot of guys going are farther...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-16-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mark Burns
You are correct!! My mistake. I've gotten those...

You are correct!! My mistake.
I've gotten those two cities mixed up before :mad:

They're on the same river and not too far apart by RV:D

Mark
Forum: Formation Flying 04-15-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mark Burns
Randal has done it again!

Thanks for the kind words guys!

Randal is getting faster at the video editing. He just finished one from last Saturday. We performed at a Car Show in Natchez, MS.

Natchez is where David (Tater)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,711
Posted By Mark Burns
Nice!

Nice job guys and Cathy!

These missing man formations are very moving when watched from the ground.

Mark
Forum: Formation Flying 03-26-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mark Burns
Bulldog Flight Formation Video

Randal Warren, team member of "Bulldog Flight" recently completed this video.
Our team thinks he did a great job!

Check it out. Be sure to watch it at 1080p if you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,880
Posted By Mark Burns
Very Nice!

Great work Walt!

I like the color of the panel also.

Mark
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 80,467
Posted By Mark Burns
Install both steps!

On a 7A install both steps!

That's my advice after 1200+ hours.
I can't imagine having to look after a folding step stool.

As many rides as I've given the stool would have been a royal PITA.

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,976
Posted By Mark Burns
Spring Formation Clinic

"Bulldog Flight" is planning a spring formation clinic in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
KPBF

A date has not been set, but it should be in March.

Stay tuned.

Mark
Forum: Safety 11-06-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 41,907
Posted By Mark Burns
yep

Expect a formation flight to do an overhead approach.

Like Scott said the Flight Lead should adjust the "flights" path for other traffic.
Most pilots are very courteous and will offer to adjust...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,606
Posted By Mark Burns
Formation practice

Chip,
Nice write-up!
You were training with some of the best!

Some of the guys local to the Pine Bluff area got together at Pine Bluff on Friday.
We had a couple of great practice flights also. So...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,011
Posted By Mark Burns
More photos from Petit Jean

First let me say that I accidently left one camera at Petit Jean!
I threw my coat on the right wing while un-tying the plane.
Camera was in coat pocket.

Apparently it blew off as I taxied onto the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,104
Posted By Mark Burns
Bill, Don't worry, grandkids will be here before...

Bill,
Don't worry, grandkids will be here before you know it!!

Andy,
Thanks for sharing your flight!

Mark
Forum: Formation Flying 09-05-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,606
Posted By Mark Burns
You are correct. Here's the information that's...

You are correct.

Here's the information that's on the yahoo group page. I should have posted it earlier. Thanks.

This is a temporary group to conduct the 2015 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic at Pine...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-05-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,606
Posted By Mark Burns
Arkansas, The Natural State!

Robert,
The clinic is in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. KPBF

So, it's not very far from you at all :)

And absolutely you can show up and see how the clinic works.

The main purpose of these clinics is to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 32,587
Posted By Mark Burns
We'll be there!

Cindy really looks forward to Petit Jean!

My hat is off to the Hot Springs and North Little Rock EAA chapters that make this event so wonderful!

See you there!

Mark
Forum: Formation Flying 08-28-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,606
Posted By Mark Burns
Pine Bluff Formation Clinic Oct 30 - Nov 1

The 2015 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic will be held at Grider Field (KPBF) from Oct. 30 - Nov 1, 2015

Below is the Yahoo Group site to join at the following...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-04-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By Mark Burns
Insert hinge pin lightly oiled. Paint and let...

Insert hinge pin lightly oiled. Paint and let dry. Remove pin and paint will flake off pin as it slides out.

Mark
Forum: Formation Flying 06-30-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,494
Posted By Mark Burns
Requesting title change

Can a moderator change the title of this thread please?

Replace or remove "down".

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,895
Posted By Mark Burns
I had screens come loose also.

My SL-40 screen started to come loose so I just pulled it off.
Turns out it is actually two layers of plastic that came off.

What's left is another layer of plastic that feels secure.
I can't tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,519
Posted By Mark Burns
Corrosion

Do not wait to get this cleaned up and primed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,930
Posted By Mark Burns
Rules must be a lot more different than I thought...

Rules must be a lot more different than I thought up there in Canada.

Down here a commercial pilot has lots of limitations on being "for hire".

Mark
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