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Forum: My RV Build Project 12-31-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,889
Posted By Red Voodoo
Paul, I just read through this entire thread....

Paul, I just read through this entire thread. Congratulations on persevering. You're making steady progress... you'll get there. And I now know what a "ystervark" is!
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By Red Voodoo
Very interesting. Nice to see some successful...

Very interesting. Nice to see some successful applications of the Subaru.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-23-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,963
Posted By Red Voodoo
If only Vans would produce such a design, using...

If only Vans would produce such a design, using the RV-9 empennage... I'd have a head start!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,441
Posted By Red Voodoo
To get back to the OP's original question, I will...

To get back to the OP's original question, I will second the recommendation of Synergy Air South. I have seen their work first-hand, and can confirm that it is done to the highest standards. Plus,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,025
Posted By Red Voodoo
Tom, I join the others in grief for your loss....

Tom,
I join the others in grief for your loss. Maybe this poem by Henry Van Dyke will bring you a little comfort, as it has for me in such times:

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore....
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,455
Posted By Red Voodoo
Okay, THAT is tight. Nice job!

Okay, THAT is tight. Nice job!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,496
Posted By Red Voodoo
Thumbs up Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: California 01-31-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Red Voodoo
VAF member pmccoy had these guys do...

VAF member pmccoy had these guys do his:

https://www.gatorwraps.com/pete-mccoys-rv-9a-vinyl-wrap/
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-08-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By Red Voodoo
Remarkable, and very moving. I appreciate you...

Remarkable, and very moving. I appreciate you taking the time to post this.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 33,023
Posted By Red Voodoo
Thumbs up Outstanding!

I just took the time to go through (most of) your photos, and I have to say, your work looks superb. Great job documenting everything as well; good inspiration for other builders. It's looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,326
Posted By Red Voodoo
I'm not far from you Ed... about a half-mile to...

I'm not far from you Ed... about a half-mile to the west of I-95. Best of luck to everyone... this could be a bad one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,568
Posted By Red Voodoo
Remarkable! Well done jeterjim.

Remarkable! Well done jeterjim.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,176
Posted By Red Voodoo
A "vanguard" of RVs.

A "vanguard" of RVs.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-08-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,243
Posted By Red Voodoo
Dugaru, You should go to...

Dugaru,

You should go to https://www.vansaircraft.com/ and click on the "Support" button. In the drop-down menu click on "Service Information/Revisions" and go to the RV-6/6A page. About halfway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,903
Posted By Red Voodoo
Guilty! Living the dream at the 'Stream! I'm in...

Guilty! Living the dream at the 'Stream! I'm in Service Engineering. You?

Plenty of RV folks at GAC. Welcome to VAF!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,046
Posted By Red Voodoo
A Monel rivet, protruding head, would be an...

A Monel rivet, protruding head, would be an MS20615, identified with two round dimples in the head. The markings in the photo sure look like two raised dashes or squares to me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,046
Posted By Red Voodoo
Looks like an MS20470DD rivet: button head, 2024...

Looks like an MS20470DD rivet: button head, 2024 aluminum. The two dashes indicate the material. But the circle in the center wouldn't normally be there... hmmmm.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 10-23-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,851
Posted By Red Voodoo
Mal, that is really cool. Great work they're...

Mal, that is really cool. Great work they're doing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,848
Posted By Red Voodoo
A Public Service...

...Actually, just a slow night at work. I'd been pondering what N-number I'd like to have adorn my still-to-be-built aircraft. Like a lot of people, I like short and easy-to-say numbers, but I'd also...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,615
Posted By Red Voodoo
I've seen various versions of the following,...

I've seen various versions of the following, attributed to different people, so I'll just pass it along without crediting the original author, with apologies. I found it comforting when I lost my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,854
Posted By Red Voodoo
Really nice job Peter; beautiful scenery, and I...

Really nice job Peter; beautiful scenery, and I really like hearing the communications. Very cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,702
Posted By Red Voodoo
Buy lots of #40 (silver) Clecos; you're going to...

Buy lots of #40 (silver) Clecos; you're going to need them. A hundred would not be too many, just to get started. You'll see what I mean when you get to the wings!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By Red Voodoo
That depends in part on the length and condition...

That depends in part on the length and condition of the strip. An acquaintance of mine regulary operates his Comanche off a well-maintained, 2,700-foot grass strip with no issues. At least two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,482
Posted By Red Voodoo
From Van's website: Preview...

From Van's website:

Preview plans $45
Empennage $995
Wing $5905
Additional for quick-build wings $4610
Fuselage $3095

Total without finishing kit $14,650
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-16-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By Red Voodoo
Dan, To answer your question a little more...

Dan,

To answer your question a little more explicitly: you do need to contact Vans to get the builder number transferred to your name. I did exactly the same thing a couple years ago (bought an RV-9...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By Red Voodoo
Gregg, I've got a piece of .0075" shim material...

Gregg,

I've got a piece of .0075" shim material on my desk, and I placed a sheet of ordinary copier paper over it, and ran my finger along the edge as a very rough check of how distinct the step is...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-05-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,902
Posted By Red Voodoo
So sorry...

Usually attributed to Henry Van Dyke:

I am standing by the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and...
Forum: Southeast 12-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,380
Posted By Red Voodoo
Price Reduced

Okay, I've had some interest and some numbers have been kicked around. No firm offers yet, but it's all been enough to convince me that an adjustment in my asking price is in order. Accordingly, I'm...
Forum: Southeast 12-07-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,380
Posted By Red Voodoo
Top Questions Answered

Everybody,
Two questions are coming up frequently enough so that a little clarification seems in order:
1. The lot is NOT directly on the South Newport River; it is on the marsh, with the river in...
Forum: Southeast 12-04-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,380
Posted By Red Voodoo
Coastal Georgia Airpark Lot For Sale (Eagle Neck)

I really like this lot, but other opportunities have presented themselves which encourage me to try selling it. The lot is a hair over one acre, has about 200 feet street frontage and 100 feet along...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By Red Voodoo
You can return for credit

I bought a kit from an inactive builder, and it included the cable for manual elevator trim (the original owner had ordered the electric trim kit). I returned it to Van's and they gave me a credit on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,784
Posted By Red Voodoo
ChiefPilot, if there's hangar space available...

ChiefPilot, if there's hangar space available nearby that would make working on the airplane feasible, I'll go on record right now as being willing to contribute toward the cost of renting it for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,412
Posted By Red Voodoo
Looks like Aircraft Spruce carries...

Looks like Aircraft Spruce carries them:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/andairThrottlequadrants.php
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By Red Voodoo
There's no reason why you couldn't decide on an...

There's no reason why you couldn't decide on an assembly to get started on (tanks, ailerons, flaps), study the drawings and make a list of all the parts you'd need, get those ordered, and get to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,797
Posted By Red Voodoo
Hi Andrew... Sounds as though you're looking to...

Hi Andrew...

Sounds as though you're looking to expand the RV-9's already great capabilities even further; that's why they're called "Experimental"! Please keep us updated on your mods (especially...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-18-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,066
Posted By Red Voodoo
The best point of contact at Eagle Neck is Wayne...

The best point of contact at Eagle Neck is Wayne Owens at (912) 832-6778. He's the de facto gatekeeper. Failing that, try Jeff Anderson at (912) 342-2322.
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,852
Posted By Red Voodoo
Glenn, thanks for the tip. Vern, thanks for the...

Glenn, thanks for the tip.

Vern, thanks for the "welcome south", but it's actually north for me; born and raised in Savannah. I'll definitely be paying Hangar D-30 a visit!

Paul, thanks for the...
Forum: Southeast 02-13-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,852
Posted By Red Voodoo
Peachtree City, Newnan, Falcon Field, etc.

A career move is taking me to the Atlanta area for the next year or so. I'll be renting an apartment somewhere, and without home improvement projects to do, I think I'm going to find myself with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,913
Posted By Red Voodoo
Joe, please check your private messages.

Joe, please check your private messages.
Forum: Southeast 11-29-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By Red Voodoo
Pretty cool!

I clicked on the link about 10:15-ish, and you were over Summertown; burial place of my Confederate veteran great-grandfather. Amazing, this modern technology. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By Red Voodoo
Michael, I had a similar incident with one of my...

Michael,

I had a similar incident with one of my j-stringers; I added a hole in the bottom of the rounded part of the stringer:o. I used a small round file to turn this ragged hole into a smooth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 158,256
Posted By Red Voodoo
Tom, I would definitely buy a 9/9A (preferred)...

Tom,

I would definitely buy a 9/9A (preferred) or 7/7A giclee print. And if another commitment for an 18 X 24 or 24 X 36 of the 8 is needed to reach critical mass, put me down for either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Red Voodoo
Wow!

I only just now stumbled onto this post. What a great idea. I hope someone in VAF can get involved in this worthy cause.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,543
Posted By Red Voodoo
WOW!

...is about all I can say. Thanks so much Rudi, for your beautiful photos of a place very few of us in the U.S. know anything about. I'd love to see your country first-hand some day!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,477
Posted By Red Voodoo
I think that long term, your RV will prove to be...

I think that long term, your RV will prove to be a better investment than most stocks these days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,937
Posted By Red Voodoo
After over thirty years of riding motorcycles...

After over thirty years of riding motorcycles (sometimes as my only vehicle) I felt perfectly at ease with them. Always on alert from danger from ?cagers?, but quite comfortable. Then, a few years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,684
Posted By Red Voodoo
So true! Well, happy sweatin', thanks for the...

So true! Well, happy sweatin', thanks for the input, and safe travels.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,684
Posted By Red Voodoo
Jon, Bill, Jim, and Joe, Thanks for all the...

Jon, Bill, Jim, and Joe,

Thanks for all the input. I'm in no way locked into the idea of using this engine, but I want to do my homework regarding the feasibility of doing so. You've all given me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,684
Posted By Red Voodoo
O-290 Gee it's hard to find parts!

Okay, I know I?ve got myself an orphan here, but before throwing up my hands in dismay, I wanted to tap into the engine knowledge with which VAF is so blessed. Some time back, I acquired an O-290G,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-15-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,892
Posted By Red Voodoo
No pun intended but... DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!

No pun intended but... DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!
Forum: Painting your RV 04-27-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 317,717
Posted By Red Voodoo
Scott, For more than one reason your nose art...

Scott,

For more than one reason your nose art brings the phrase "Double D" to mind!
Nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By Red Voodoo
Thread Protection...

is all they're there for. Those longer bolts get to be relatively expensive, so a little extra protection for them doesn't go amiss.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By Red Voodoo
[QUOTE I can't believe nobody has made a film...

[QUOTE I can't believe nobody has made a film about the subject [/QUOTE]

Not a bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 103,716
Posted By Red Voodoo
Stewie?

What is it about that little sociopath that would make a couple of middle-aged engineers pick him for an avatar?
Forum: RV-3 03-08-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,577
Posted By Red Voodoo
Those bandits never had a chance!

Those bandits never had a chance!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-02-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,752
Posted By Red Voodoo
Just wait

Pierre,

In case you didn't know it, the former Richard Sipp home in Eagle Neck is for sale...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-05-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By Red Voodoo
Tom, Measuring from the outboard to the inboard...

Tom,

Measuring from the outboard to the inboard edges of the bottom skin (along the forward edge, just aft of the leading edge) I get 128 inches. Add about 5 inches for the bit of main spar that...
Forum: RV-3 01-24-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,223
Posted By Red Voodoo
DO IT!

Consider yourself prodded, and welcome to the club!
Forum: COMM 01-16-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,146
Posted By Red Voodoo
That caught my eye too. Actually it's Tan...

That caught my eye too. Actually it's Tan Ru/Nomad:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Tan_Ru

No, I'm not a Trekkie. I'm just cursed with a good memory for absolutely useless stuff!
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,325
Posted By Red Voodoo
Tail and Wings

Fellow RV-3 admirers:

There is an ad on the Barnstormers website for an RV-3 tail and wings. Located in Miami and for sale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,001
Posted By Red Voodoo
I'd love to, if it's mine!

Oh man, how I wish I were doing exactly that right now!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 432,604
Posted By Red Voodoo
Thumbs up felicita??es

Muito bonitos, JC!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By Red Voodoo
Same Here

I had virtually the same issue. There was a rivet where a bolt was to be installed eventually. I carefully drilled it out, and all was well. Mine is a fairly early spar; don't know the number, but my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,225
Posted By Red Voodoo
Thumbs up Very, VERY cool!

Very, VERY cool!
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