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Forum: Texas (South) Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By rv7boy
Calendar reminder

This would make a good addition to the VAF Calendar where you’ll get more coverage and Doug will pick it up for his VAF Front Page news.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By rv7boy
VAF Calendar...

This would be a great addition to the VAF Calendar. You will get much more exposure there, especially when Doug puts the June VAF Calendar events on his Front Page. The VAF Calendar link is in the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-09-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,420
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Name change

In a recent ForeFlight update I noticed that 0M3 is now known as “Paul Bridges Field.” I am glad that it didn’t take very long to make the name change.

And in a bit of irony, this same county...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,535
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Excellent job Sam! I noticed you gave her a good...

Excellent job Sam! I noticed you gave her a good test flight this afternoon. Congratulations on a job well done.
A plaque at Marshall Space Flight Center left by the von Braun team said, “Better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,952
Posted By rv7boy
I marvel at this mysterious discussion. ...

I marvel at this mysterious discussion. :rolleyes:
Forum: The RV Grin 03-26-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Erin?

Wow, she looks like Bridget Moynahan, who plays the part of Erin on Blue Bloods!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,420
Posted By rv7boy
In Memoriam

And to bring closure, as I opened the weekly paper from home today, the first thing I noticed was an article about the Lewis County Commission renaming the airport in Paul’s name. So, very soon the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-31-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,420
Posted By rv7boy
I really didnt intend my post to lead to a...

I really didnt intend my post to lead to a discussion of the virus. Rather, it was an expression of grief over the death of a person who made a significant contribution to my aviation life by being...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-30-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,420
Posted By rv7boy
My CFI died from Covid

I was saddened today to learn that my CFI who taught me to fly, signed me off to solo, and instructed me through my first 30 hours died on Friday of Covid 19. He was also a good friend to me and many...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-27-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,507
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Great job!

Great job, Dan. Thanks for sharing your setup.

If you ever need a co-pilot let me know. I’ve flown about 12 Pilots N Paws missions in my 172. The speed and range of an RV make it an excellent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,134
Posted By rv7boy
Bob Hoover

Anybody else have memories of Bob Hoover? He did this in an Aero Commander about 50 years ago.
Now will someone try Bob Hoover’s version of the “Tennessee Waltz?” :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,502
Posted By rv7boy
AOPA Medical Services

After having two heart surgeries in 2009, i used the AOPA Medical Services folks to help me regain my Class III Special Issuance. I now fly with a Basic Medical Certificate, so I haven’t talked to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By rv7boy
Wheel Pants...Form vs Function

I haven’t finished my RV yet but I think it’s that age old design process of deciding “Form vs Function.” Do you want it to look a certain way or do you want it to perform? I don’t think these are...
Forum: Southeast 10-19-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By rv7boy
New FBO/Lower Fuel Prices at Pryor Field, Alabama

A new FBO has been established at Pryor Regional Airport, Decatur, Alabama (KDCU (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KDCU)).

The FBO is named Pryor Flight Center (https://flydcu.com/) and the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,058
Posted By rv7boy
Crows Foot wrench

After over 50 years of wrenching I discovered the value of a good crows foot wrench while working on a riding lawn mower last summer. With a twelve-inch long 3/8-inch drive extension, I couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,301
Posted By rv7boy
Congratulations, Kay. I still have “the best...

Congratulations, Kay. I still have “the best workbench ever built in Huntsville!”

:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,674
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Great Job, Dan!

If you need a First Officer/Animal Handler and/or a kennel for future flights, let me know. I’m thinking only a small kennel will fit your 7 but you’re welcome to try any that I have. Glad to see a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,765
Posted By rv7boy
Jessica, I trust you are okay with me posting...

Jessica,
I trust you are okay with me posting this Inside Edition video of you in the Ercoupe. Of the several I viewed, I thought this one showed best how you expertly use your feet to control the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,765
Posted By rv7boy
Just an observation...

If you see a video of Jessica you’ll soon realize that she has more dexterity in her toes than some of us have in our fingers! So all this talk about a boot or pedal may not be necessary.

We may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By rv7boy
Welcome Aboard, McFarlane Aviation Products

I am glad to see Doug introduce a new advertiser. McFarlane Aviation Products has supplied me with several parts for my C172. High quality, responsive service and a fair price.

And I can highly...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-22-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,945
Posted By rv7boy
Smile A thriller

Wow, Hans. What a thriller! I enjoyed your story but please don’t do that again! That’s too many failure modes for one two-hour flight. Thanks for sharing. You had me on the edge of my seat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 530,173
Posted By rv7boy
Vents?

Steve, maybe you could make the vents that were made by Larry Vetterman. Someone in the RV-4 forum is trying to buy some. Here’s the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 530,173
Posted By rv7boy
Yep!

I thought of that sad tale, Charlie, when I read this thread. I vowed I’d never buy a JPI product after it was settled. Matt couldn’t comment but it was obvious who won after the dust...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,827
Posted By rv7boy
Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.

Maybe Steve Melton could make something like this.
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By rv7boy
Check with Van’s before you arrive expecting a...

Check with Van’s before you arrive expecting a tour. Several years ago only the office personnel worked on Fridays. I got a nice tour on a Friday but it would have been better if the factory had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By rv7boy
Mahlon

Mahlon Russell used to work for Mattituck and still occasionally comments in these forums. He’s very knowledgeable about Mattituck and Lycoming engines, and he’s very helpful, too.

Maybe he’ll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,616
Posted By rv7boy
Excellent webinar

I really enjoyed it, Paul. The time went by so fast. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,627
Posted By rv7boy
A little history

Hi Tim,
The second owner of your aircraft lived near Pensacola but I don?t know how long 904DC stayed there before going to Texas and Kansas. I bucked a few wing rivets, witnessed the first flight...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-18-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,867
Posted By rv7boy
Good job!!

Good job!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,047
Posted By rv7boy
...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot...

...AND...a regular contributor to AOPA Pilot magazine. She?s written some interesting articles.
Forum: Safety 03-15-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,882
Posted By rv7boy
Two different topics here. Fire while flying and...

Two different topics here. Fire while flying and fire on the ground.

Original topic is use of ABC fire extinguisher due to fire during first engine start (ON THE GROUND) and resulting corrosion...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,882
Posted By rv7boy
Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are...

Good posting, Vic. I saw the photos, and they are sickening.

Two years ago, the airport board here [Pryor Field (KDCU) Decatur, Alabama] mandated that each hangar have a standardized ABC fire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By rv7boy
Why?

Why would anyone want to fly into Sun?n Fun WITHOUT ADS-B?
?If you dance to the music, you have to pay the fiddler!?
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,054
Posted By rv7boy
I don?t claim to be a paint expert but the...

I don?t claim to be a paint expert but the article in the original post is datedJuly 2002. I?m wondering if things have changed in 18 years.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By rv7boy
I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer...

I have a friend who is a CFII, an FAA volunteer safety representative and one of the safest pilots I’ve ever flown with. Yet his wife (sadly now deceased due to cancer) never would fly with...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-20-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,262
Posted By rv7boy
Request for RV-15 design input

See the Van’s FB page. Monday night (Jan 20, 2020) they asked for inputs on the design configuration of the RV-15.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/vansaircraftinc/posts/?ref=m_notif
Forum: Tools 01-19-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By rv7boy
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool ...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool www.cleavelandtool.com

Good, honest folks...and they advertise on Doug?s site.

P.S. They?re in Iowa, not Ohio. ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,656
Posted By rv7boy
I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I...

I look forward to flying my RV-7 but until then I am content to maintain my proficiency in my 172. I admit I appreciate the comment made by a popular aviation video blogger regarding his 172. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,361
Posted By rv7boy
Changing times

In the early 70?s, when I entered the workforce as an engineer, passengers actually took pride in the way they looked. Many men wore suits and ties, and ladies dressed well. By the 80?s things...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,842
Posted By rv7boy
My wife fully trusts me to make the right...

My wife fully trusts me to make the right decisions in my airplane project. Her concern is quality not the cheapest cost. She reminds me frequently that she will be riding with me. There is a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,842
Posted By rv7boy
For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of...

For me, the “recreation and education” aspect of building an airplane means I don’t want to be an accountant. That sounds like a job, and I’m now retired. :D

P.S. Why include the cost of the tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By rv7boy
Germany

Greetings Kay, from your RV friends in North Alabama. :) It is good to hear that you are almost ready to fly your RV-7.

I wish I could help you with your question. The suggestions offered thus far...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,214
Posted By rv7boy
Orientation

Belleville washers are really springs. Be sure to install them as specified by the designer. I’m not familiar with how many are used on the RV-10 landing gear, but I know first hand what can happen...
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By rv7boy
Payment Options

I bought my Appareo Stratus ADS-B installation from Stark. No problem, works great, and excellent price.

It wasn?t a problem for me, but he didn?t accept credit cards for in-house work two years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,118
Posted By rv7boy
It’s not just letters that can be confusing....

It’s not just letters that can be confusing.

Some number combinations confuse even the controllers. I’d say less than 10% of controllers understand my number on initial contact if I say it like I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,118
Posted By rv7boy
Why two letters? You can have an N number that...

Why two letters? You can have an N number that ends with only one letter. I have reserved ?N517D.? The explanation of my selection is in the other thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,118
Posted By rv7boy
This is similar to a very long thread started by...

This is similar to a very long thread started by Bill R. a long time ago.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1823&highlight=N517D&page=53
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,036
Posted By rv7boy
Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for...

Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for you.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,296
Posted By rv7boy
Obituary

I found this obituary of David (https://www.mvfh.org/obituary/david-domeier) and thought it appropriate to post it here. I wish I had met him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,142
Posted By rv7boy
Two years in a row...?

I got my calendars on Wednesday. As I looked through them I wondered, "What are the chances I could win a Golden Ticket two years in a row?"

It was 50-50...as I didn't get one THIS year. :(

But I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,765
Posted By rv7boy
NASA 3

Many years ago a takeoff from Redstone Army Airfield was aborted when a deer ran across the runway just after dawn. Several NASA managers were aboard the very old but very well maintained Gulfstream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,867
Posted By rv7boy
Oh Bob, what a poignant post. My sympathies and...

Oh Bob, what a poignant post.

My sympathies and concern to you as you grieve the loss of your Mother. May you have many happy memories of her life.

My mother didn't care much about flying, but she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,153
Posted By rv7boy
Snippy Controller

A different topic but a similar remark from ATC. Last Thursday, I had departed a UNICOM airport in Tennessee and requested VFR Flight Following to my destination, which was in Alabama. He was busy...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-01-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,296
Posted By rv7boy
Sadness

I am saddened to read this. Although I never met him, I could sense in his posts that he was a good man. My sincerest expression of sympathy is extended to his family and friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By rv7boy
Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and...

Yes, "Human Factors" is an important and interesting discipline. So much so that NASA has a whole cadre of folks who study it.
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,380
Posted By rv7boy
Tony Bingelis

Do any of the other oldtimers feel the spirit of Tony Bingelis floating through this thread? One of his books shows his version of this idea over 30 years ago.

I built two movable tool tables based...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,449
Posted By rv7boy
And you would not be buying from me. Regardless...

And you would not be buying from me.
Regardless of all the pontifications in this thread, the seller sets the rules.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,449
Posted By rv7boy
I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing...

I got burned on a car sale one time by agreeing to hold the car for a deposit. When the buyer could not arrange financing she came back with her tale of woe and a request for a refund of her deposit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,100
Posted By rv7boy
Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have...

Wow, like many things electronic, the prices have really come down. We bought one for our dad after his stroke about 16 years ago. Seems like we bought it from Sporty?s for apx $189.
Forum: Safety 08-22-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,994
Posted By rv7boy
Like others who posted above, my physician does...

Like others who posted above, my physician does my BasicMed exam as part of my regular exam. He only requires that I bring the vision report from my Optometrist.

I don?t know why the AOPA would say...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By rv7boy
BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw...

BTW, buy yokes for your squeezer, not yolks. Raw eggs have no place in our workshops. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,552
Posted By rv7boy
I didn?t go this year but I?ve been to Airventure...

I didn?t go this year but I?ve been to Airventure at least four times.

Too big? I don?t think so. Is Disney World too big? I tell friends who are planning to go to Airventure for the first time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,380
Posted By rv7boy
That?s ex-wife! And I believe the many photos...

That?s ex-wife! And I believe the many photos including her was one of the reasons he removed his site. Correct me if I?m wrong. He very rarely posts in these forums, but I think he monitors them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,380
Posted By rv7boy
Thumbs up Mel, Bob, Sam, Mark, Alex, Dan and Doug

I went to Sun’n Fun in 1993 intent on learning about the Mustang II. Didn’t know much about homebuilts and wandered around in a sea of airplanes until I found four Mustang II’s parked near the...
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