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Forum: Northwest 04-25-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Flybipe
Another vote for Gary Brown

Gary inspected my Pitts in February - highly recommend.
Forum: Oregon 02-10-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Flybipe
Another recommendation for Gary

Just had Gary Brown do an airworthiness inspection for me - he would be a great choice, easy to deal with, fair pricing, and practical.
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By Flybipe
Weight difference

I bought a WD core from a high-performance engine builder who happened to have it laying around but had experience building up both.

He mentioned that the WD's were about 10 lbs heavier than a ND...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-23-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,790
Posted By Flybipe
Priorities

If I were in charge of sales and marketing at Vans, I would look at my competition for a new kit sale as an already flying aircraft, an already started kit, or a different design.

So addressing...
Forum: Oregon 12-23-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flybipe
Craigslist?

Are these the same hangars advertised for sale on Craigslist? If so I sent you an inquiry.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-12-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,929
Posted By Flybipe
First customer RV-14 flight

We were just looking at this the other day, I believe the first customer flight was in early 2016. So roughly 3.5 years after the aircraft's debut.

Hard to believe the RV-14 has been around that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By Flybipe
Skydynamics

Has anyone had any luck ordering exhaust systems from Skydynamics lately? I have had a system on order for a very long time and am struggling to get updates on when it will be finished. The system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By Flybipe
Same here

I had a similar experience recently. It was a little over two weeks from the time I sent my materials in until I received my registration and requested N-Number.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-19-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 250,502
Posted By Flybipe
Faster to build is the trend

Some Carbon Cubs are being built in 500 hours or less by repeat builders now - including fabric. The quality of those kits is amazing!

Vans is on the right track to keep working towards...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By Flybipe
I went new...

My builder went with a new one, and I asked him to have it cryo-treated.

https://www.kitplanes.com/coming-into-the-cold/
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,693
Posted By Flybipe
Lead times...

I ordered a 540 from another well known engine builder which required them to get a new crank from Lycoming. That, plus the backlog of their other work meant I waited 28 months, yes over two years,...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,060
Posted By Flybipe
Haven't seen it yet at UAO

I've been based at Aurora since about 1996. If I recall correctly, Van's flew several of their other prototypes back in the 90's and early 2000's before they were announced.

Today, my guess is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,340
Posted By Flybipe
Where is this being offered?

I?ve not heard of this being offered for the -10, is this something you can do with a build assist center like Synergy?
Forum: GPS 12-06-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 337,316
Posted By Flybipe
Won't boot after new software...?

I finally got around to installing this new version of the software today. Once installed it now won't boot up and shuts down after the startup / spinning garmin logo screen. Is there a recovery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,269
Posted By Flybipe
Summer and winter

A California Car Duster is great for wiping off dust in the summer and a commercial grade dehumidifier keeps it dry in the winter. I also keep a few small portable electronics dryers from West...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 58,117
Posted By Flybipe
Great, thanks!

Thanks, PM sent
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 58,117
Posted By Flybipe
Anodizing

What color are they and are they all pre-sold? I?d be interested in a set for a 6 cylinder.
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,205
Posted By Flybipe
Not much depth in the L3 product line

Can't help but wonder if the Garmin GNX 375 will kill this product. It appears to do everything the Lynx does with the huge benefit of being an IFR GPS...
Forum: GPS 04-26-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,835
Posted By Flybipe
Steve, do you have a screenshot of what the 660...

Steve, do you have a screenshot of what the 660 should look like in landscape mode ie when installed in a panel dock when receiving attitude information from the GTX345?

Or does it only display...
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 44,025
Posted By Flybipe
I?ve owned two of f the three

I had a 3 bladed Hartzell composite on my plane. When it was time for an OH I sent it to a well known west coast prop shop for OH and they noted some fine linear indications in the blades that did...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By Flybipe
Oregon Aero

Talk to the folks at Oregon Aero. They make Parachute Pads, which are memory foam pads designed to be ?worn? in conjunction with a seat or back type parachute to make them more comfortable.

?We...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,426
Posted By Flybipe
Think I?ll cancel my plans to fly in next year

Sounds like this creates a lottery system for who gets to land at Oshkosh. Show up and you may get to proceed, or you may be told to go land somewhere else. What prevents you from being the unlucky...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,426
Posted By Flybipe
I can appreciate the sentiment but it looks like this was overthought

+1 on that.

With no disrespect to those that were asked to review this and come up with a solution, bring back the experienced controllers, stick to the 1/2 mile in-trail separation, restrict the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 158,668
Posted By Flybipe
How to participate?

How does one get their teen involved in the Portland Program? I have a 16 year old sophomore in the West Linn area that would be interested in learning about this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,141
Posted By Flybipe
Race 49

Anyone know what happened to Race 49 - Rocket 6? Bird strike?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 250,502
Posted By Flybipe
RV Bush Plane = Vashon?

All of you wanting a RV back country bush plane, don?t you think Vashon will deliver on something like that eventually?

Look at where they are at now, where they are trying to go, and who they...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,426
Posted By Flybipe
If it ain?t broke...

Ok, I?m gonna get flamed for this I?m sure but the system in general ain?t broke - it has worked for YEARS.

This year, however it broke down.

But with better controllers (and more of them...
Forum: Safety 07-25-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,426
Posted By Flybipe
Better ID of aircraft for some controllers

Some controllers do better than others, but I have witnessed significant confusion because pilots fail to recognize when controllers are talking to them because controllers are calling everything a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By Flybipe
Leave early and it?s ok

Last year I was ready to crank on Sunday morning as soon as they opened the airport (7AM). ?Was one of the first to leave and had no issues.

(But my dad hung around for a little while and said it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By Flybipe
Definitely do Oshkosh

I’ve done both, Appleton is a pain in the butt if you want to use your airplane as “home base” during the convention since you can’t go back and forth to it during the day easily.

And, my brother...
Forum: Oregon 02-05-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,350
Posted By Flybipe
Email sent!

Great feedback on John, I have sent him and email, will see if we can connect.

(I also received a PM indicating that Craig Roberts is still doing paint work at Aurora...)
Forum: Oregon 02-04-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,350
Posted By Flybipe
John Stahr

Thanks, does John do paint schemes that are more "mundane?" His work that I have seen is beautiful but often involves elaborate schemes and airbrush work. I'd love to say John painted my plane but...
Forum: Oregon 02-04-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,350
Posted By Flybipe
Still around?

Does anyone know if Craig Roberts or Classic Aircraft Reatoration are still in business or painting aircraft? I have tried contacting both via phone and email and gotten no response?

Anyone else in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,492
Posted By Flybipe
High speed tourer

I would love to see Van expand into the high(-er) speed touring market that was left wide open by the demise of the composite two seaters from Lancair and Glasair i.e. I have long since thought the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,366
Posted By Flybipe
Thanks

Thanks Dave, with over 700 views of this question, I was a little surprised that NO ONE appeared to have any experience with Unlimited Aero!

Sounds like Tim built you a great engine!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,366
Posted By Flybipe
Unlimited Aero Engines

Does anyone have an experience with Unlimited Aero Engines in MA/Tim Hess? I haven't found many mentions of this shop online, wondered if anyone had any first hand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By Flybipe
Aurora State Airport

Craig Roberts, Aurora State Airport. North end near departure end of Rwy 17. He has painted many RV's and experimental. Award winner.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,402
Posted By Flybipe
Aviation Consumer

Aviation Consumer just ran a good article on battery chargers and overall battery maintenance.

They recommended the BatteryMinder brand of chargers and there are specific ones depending on what type...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,242
Posted By Flybipe
Thanks!

That would be helpful to have his contact info...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,242
Posted By Flybipe
Tail Lynx

Is anyone with experience with the Tail Linx tail wheel springs that Vans sells able to tell me whether they will work for a center-to-center rudder horn to tail wheel horn distance of 17"? It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By Flybipe
Thumbs up Thanks!

Will do, appreciate the quick reply!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By Flybipe
JD Air Tail Link question...

For those of you that have one, I'm trying to figure out if the JD Air tail link is easily "disassembled" so I can make custom linkage to fit my application (Pitts S-1-11, Aviation Products 4" double...
Forum: Midwest 04-23-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,155
Posted By Flybipe
A great airport

I learned to fly at Boyceville. There used to be a great FBO/flying club there run by Dick Aukema, who used to run a great FBO at Troutdale, OR years before. Dick had a small fleet of 150's, a...
Forum: Oregon 03-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,734
Posted By Flybipe
Opening date?

Any update on when the airspace officially changes? I have heard a number of different dates...

(Wish they would have picked a different color for it too!)
Forum: Oregon 04-15-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By Flybipe
Aurora is best choice

Aurora is the best choice for an airport near Wilsonville but hangars there can be hard to come by at times and expensive. I pay $475 a month for a large T Hangar (but I can get my Pitts and a...
Forum: Tools 01-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,314
Posted By Flybipe
Best Bench Brake for sheet metal

I'm looking to add a sheet metal brake to a 24' car hauler/mobile shop that we have at work and looking for recommendations on what folks havethat works well. Box and pan would be nice but not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,846
Posted By Flybipe
Are you wrapping the cables around the headset?

How are you storing them?

I used to work at a flight school where the rental headsets were constantly having cables replaced because renters would wrap the cables around the headset very tightly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,209
Posted By Flybipe
NAFCO

I have financed 2 experimental Pitts through NAFCO...absolutely a positive experience all the way around. Don't know what they are lending on these days but I wouldn't hesitate to call them again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,392
Posted By Flybipe
Kind of reminds me of when...

...JPI bought Vision MicroSystems. VM is now dead. What'd that take, about 3-4 years?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-10-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By Flybipe
Tillamook Air Museum

And its moving....to Madras. Announced last week or so. Apparantly they bought an air tanker business and are moving it and the collection to Madras within a few years...

Certainly better flying...
Forum: Oregon 01-04-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Flybipe
I used a flatbed trailer

I rented a flatbed trailer from they guy south of Sherwood (right hand side of 99, before you get to the YMCA when headed towards Newberg) to move my Christen Eagle a few years back. It was low to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 981
Posted By Flybipe
Gear leg fairing photo tutorial?

Does anyone who has installed the fiberglass gear leg fairings have a blog online or photo tutorial they can point me to? Getting ready to install a set of rocket gear fairings and a picture is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,260
Posted By Flybipe
Two words come to mind...

Astronaut diapers!
Forum: RV-1 06-28-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 55,638
Posted By Flybipe
I saw it...

Was out cleaning the hangar and saw it take off...sort of felt like I just saw somebody famous: )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,784
Posted By Flybipe
Open doors

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The hangars were full, and every Saturday and Sunday it seems most were open and someone was always doing something, ready for a Coke and hangar talk... I fly a bit and work...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By Flybipe
Thanks....

This is all helpful. I now see that Greg Poe had one in his new MXS so it must have worked ok for him....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By Flybipe
Roll rate limitation

Does anyone know what the roll rate limitation is for the G3X AHRS unit? I'd like to put this in my Pitts because it is a nice light stand alone package for a plane like that but don't want it to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-08-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,955
Posted By Flybipe
Thunder at La Cholla?

Gil, is that Thunder based at La Cholla? We've got a family place in Stone Canyon right under the turn from base to final and one warm March day about a year a go I came running to see what could...
Forum: Reviews 03-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By Flybipe
Another way of looking at it...

...and poor quality control: )

But glad you got it taken care of!
Forum: Oregon 01-27-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,634
Posted By Flybipe
Yes it is expensive!

I have leased a hangar mid-field next to Aurora Aviation for the last 8 years or so and pay $500 a month. It is a larger T hangar with a leaky metal sliding door, poor lighting and the roof leaks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,457
Posted By Flybipe
It works fine.

Before there were lightweight coms on the market this was the standard setup for most hardcore acro planes well into the 90's - even Tucker's plane was set up like this 10 years ago.

I flew this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,964
Posted By Flybipe
Redundancy

The idea behind the dual lap belts in a true aerobatic installation is that each attach point is to be attached to a completely different structural member in the fuse such that if there was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,963
Posted By Flybipe
Lane Wallace snoozers

I've got a bet going with my brother about how many articles Lane Wallace is going to milk out of that stupid cross country trip she took with her boyfriend's step-nephew. Come on Lane, just few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By Flybipe
Good input!

Thanks for the feedback, that is what I was looking for!
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