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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,460
Posted By Ron Lee
I was impressed by one younger girl who was among...

I was impressed by one younger girl who was among the first to toss the bags and she got four in on her first try.

I should have done it to get a t-shirt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,460
Posted By Ron Lee
5.2 hours to get back home. Headwinds and...

5.2 hours to get back home. Headwinds and possible severe turbulence ( I did get any).

I stopped at Sundance Airpark to the northwest of Oklahoma City and that place is nice. I thought it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,231
Posted By Ron Lee
What is your planned route?

What is your planned route?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ron Lee
I had a Ft Pierce Customs guy act like taped N...

I had a Ft Pierce Customs guy act like taped N number was illegal several years ago.

No problem in Key West Florida or El Paso TX.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,247
Posted By Ron Lee
I have one of the Wolverine oil sump heaters. ...

I have one of the Wolverine oil sump heaters. Plug it in the night before and the entire engine is toasty warm. I plug the cowl inlets with towels and place a packing mat over the top of the cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,099
Posted By Ron Lee
Mine is due in January. I will mail the...

Mine is due in January. I will mail the paperwork in about three weeks.

I did get the early notice then another a few days ago. I think that the newest letter only mentions mail-in reregistration.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-07-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,989
Posted By Ron Lee
This is sad to hear. Bob was incredible with...

This is sad to hear. Bob was incredible with his quest to make his plane faster. Fortunately I got to meet him and Jeanine in Memphis when I did my first and only race several years ago.

He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ron Lee
Imagine being is a heavily forested area and you...

Imagine being is a heavily forested area and you are not able to help in your rescue/alerting of rescue assets.

Would you rather that they know your location to 10 meter radius or 300 meter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,962
Posted By Ron Lee
Why would you let comments like this bother you? ...

Why would you let comments like this bother you? It was an awesome flyover.
Forum: Formation Flying 10-13-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 55,367
Posted By Ron Lee
Incredible.

Incredible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By Ron Lee
try all small letters...just in case. I get in...

try all small letters...just in case. I get in just fine

The first item is a number ONE.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By Ron Lee
Lockheed Martin Offers New Graphic Briefings

Source: AVWebFlash

"Pilots now can access new enhanced pre-flight briefings online from Lockheed Martin Flight Services, and also can utilize a new easy open/close feature for their flight plans,...
Forum: Propellers 10-09-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,947
Posted By Ron Lee
Damon, you may be close to a nose over at those...

Damon, you may be close to a nose over at those power settings if the tail can come up.
Forum: Propellers 10-09-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ron Lee
Current price of Catto 2 blade prop

For RV, O-360

Seems like his website is being modified and that info is not available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,443
Posted By Ron Lee
98.3% plus more characters

98.3% plus more characters
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-08-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,095
Posted By Ron Lee
The place that Rosie posted is very shallow. You...

The place that Rosie posted is very shallow. You can walk out maybe 100 yards or so before the water is up to your shoulders.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,806
Posted By Ron Lee
You won't know until you fly.

You won't know until you fly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,176
Posted By Ron Lee
Fix the 60% error in the K factor. That is easy...

Fix the 60% error in the K factor. That is easy and may take care of your alarms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,194
Posted By Ron Lee
I did call FSS and the person I talked to did not...

I did call FSS and the person I talked to did not mention that TFR. I am now confident that I have no realistic way to be informed of this type TFR so despite my best efforts to adhere to the rules,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,194
Posted By Ron Lee
ADS-B in...don't have have it EFIS.....don't...

ADS-B in...don't have have it

EFIS.....don't have or need it

Game overtime issue. No excuse. Flag the TFR on the TFR website and with FSS and I will deal with overtimes issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,849
Posted By Ron Lee
I did not go. The forecast winds were too high...

I did not go. The forecast winds were too high and the cloud cover seemed iffy although I did not check the bases.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,194
Posted By Ron Lee
"Any person who knowingly or willfully violates...

"Any person who knowingly or willfully violates the rules concerning operations in this airspace may be subject to certain criminal penalties under 49 USC 46307. "

I am safe. Plus if they do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,194
Posted By Ron Lee
Stadium TFR: Easy to bust?

Here is what make me check on this.....from the LOE 2013 post:



I checked the FAA TFR site. Nothing.

I just called the FSS folks and mentioned a flight from south of Denver to KFNL, 330-400 PM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,849
Posted By Ron Lee
Looks like you have to stay at least 3000' ABOVE...

Looks like you have to stay at least 3000' ABOVE (AGL) the stadium but verify.

Frankly, flying that low in that area is something I avoid. I also avoid VFR flight corridors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,849
Posted By Ron Lee
Isn't Boulder some distance SSW of KFNL? I am...

Isn't Boulder some distance SSW of KFNL?

I am not seeing the TFR yet on the FAA site.

Current KDEN TAF

FM050800 29012KT P6SM FEW120 SCT200
FM051700 33015G28KT P6SM FEW220
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,293
Posted By Ron Lee
The bolded part appears to be factual. I believe...

The bolded part appears to be factual. I believe that there is/was a post about it on this site. Whether it was a factor in this event is unknown. However, other than checking certain hardware, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,849
Posted By Ron Lee
TAF for DEN FM051600 33016G26KT P6SM FEW200

TAF for DEN

FM051600 33016G26KT P6SM FEW200
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,849
Posted By Ron Lee
Thanks GH. I saw the planned ramp issues and for...

Thanks GH. I saw the planned ramp issues and for phases 2 and 3, ramp space was marginal at worst and poor at best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,849
Posted By Ron Lee
The previous post on the apron status was not...

The previous post on the apron status was not clear to me. If someone comes up Saturday for an hour or so, will there be asphalt/concrete ramp space?

I avoid taxiing on unprepared surfaces.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,135
Posted By Ron Lee
I doubt that is correct. Read...

I doubt that is correct. Read this

http://pikespeak.us.com/Essentials/hours-and-fees.html
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,770
Posted By Ron Lee
Let's get some rate of descent numbers in this...

Let's get some rate of descent numbers in this configuration. Add in power setting and indicated airspeed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,554
Posted By Ron Lee
That may be true. Is an in-cabin PVC rudder lock...

That may be true. Is an in-cabin PVC rudder lock that butts up against the spar area better?
Forum: Safety 09-25-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 96,035
Posted By Ron Lee
With a sample size of TWO, it may or may not be a...

With a sample size of TWO, it may or may not be a 7A issue period. We do not know if all 7s have been checked.

Is the tail section the same on a 8A as a 7A?

What about wind issues on the ground? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,554
Posted By Ron Lee
Engineering...

Engineering source:

http://www.wildblueinnovations.com/Engineering--Wind-Load-Info-.html

"A wind gust of 50 kts. produces 71 lbs. of force on the RV7, 9 and 10 rudders. With the rudder deflected 35...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Ron Lee
Wait for the NTSB? As someone else requested,...

Wait for the NTSB?

As someone else requested, the info is already known about the location of the various parts. The media probably has it. What harm is there in just providing the relative...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,516
Posted By Ron Lee
Last Saturday I went to a fly-in breakfast at...

Last Saturday I went to a fly-in breakfast at Leadville, CO. I had been listening to the parking suggestions during the flight in and that ended as I turned off the runway.

I followed the guy ahead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,516
Posted By Ron Lee
I was involved with responding to an experimental...

I was involved with responding to an experimental crash not many years ago.

Some Fed came down and at the crash site I helped establish control continuity.

After the plane was moved to a hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,516
Posted By Ron Lee
If I have two choices: 1) People can see my...

If I have two choices: 1) People can see my plane and possibly damage things due to messing with it or 2) My plane is safe from damage from thoughtless people and no one sees it. I will pick option...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,516
Posted By Ron Lee
Are you folks using an offset wrench to check the...

Are you folks using an offset wrench to check the jamb nuts?
Forum: Safety 09-22-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 96,035
Posted By Ron Lee
Maybe this is appropriate for a separate thread...

Maybe this is appropriate for a separate thread but I have to wonder if my current control surface methods are adequate. I use a PVC device that is placed between the rudder pedals and a point by...
Forum: Safety 09-22-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 96,035
Posted By Ron Lee
I checked mine.

I checked mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,516
Posted By Ron Lee
Mike, that may be it. I lost my hard drive last...

Mike, that may be it. I lost my hard drive last December so my info on that may have been lost. Someone found enough info that I decided that I need not worry about my RV-6A.

As for the 7A, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,516
Posted By Ron Lee
Can we expect Vans to be involved in this...

Can we expect Vans to be involved in this process? My memory is sketchy but wasn't there another RV crash in the last year or so that Van's was involved in the investigation? If so, were the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,092
Posted By Ron Lee
Continental engines look funky.

Continental engines look funky.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 87,794
Posted By Ron Lee
Thanks for posting the pictures. I wish I had...

Thanks for posting the pictures. I wish I had been able to meet him.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,264
Posted By Ron Lee
Actually there is a well-known story about an RV...

Actually there is a well-known story about an RV owner wanting to change from an O-360 to an O-320. The story quickly spread from internet forum to internet forum and achieved a life of its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,710
Posted By Ron Lee
I may go there Saturday for their pancake...

I may go there Saturday for their pancake breakfast. I am not scared.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,264
Posted By Ron Lee
Resale will suffer with an O-320. My biased...

Resale will suffer with an O-320. My biased suggestion to a friend looking to buy a RV-7 with an O-320....forget it.

Same airspeed (O-320 and O-360) means almost identical fuel...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-18-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,881
Posted By Ron Lee
There must be a section devoted to this...

There must be a section devoted to this topic.

Scroll down and look in the Never Ending Debate section...First topic.

As for leaving the plane in flight, doesn't the tip up have an option for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,710
Posted By Ron Lee
Also discussed here...

Also discussed here recently.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=104305
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By Ron Lee
I see you Bob.

I see you Bob.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ron Lee
Don't be surprised if flight following coverage...

Don't be surprised if flight following coverage is marginal at the altitudes you will be flying in remote areas.

That is one reason why I got a PLB. See my post in the Safety section.
Forum: Safety 09-16-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By Ron Lee
ACR PLB Rebate

http://www.acrartex.com/landing/2013springpromo/

If you were considering buying a 406 MHz PLB, this may be a good time to get one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ron Lee
Seeks appropriate competent advice on whether...

Seeks appropriate competent advice on whether taking an aspirin or equivalent before making that crossing may help prevent a headache.

Also, while some of the terrain west of the Rockies (desert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ron Lee
Tony, it may only be 15 minutes max. You will...

Tony, it may only be 15 minutes max. You will see the pass area well ahead and can do your best to judge when to climb so you are getting max altitude just before the pass. Cross until you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ron Lee
Monarch and Marshall passes are the ones I...

Monarch and Marshall passes are the ones I described (but did not name) in my previous post.

In an RV, those are not problematic passes. If you want more than a thousand feet clearance, pop up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ron Lee
From either Colorado Springs (KCOS) or Pueblo...

From either Colorado Springs (KCOS) or Pueblo (KPUB) heads towards Fremont Co (1V6). Avoid R2601 A/B

Continue west towards Salida (KANK) at 7523 feet.

Turn north if you want to land at Leadville...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ron Lee
Oh my. You are in for such a treat. There is so...

Oh my. You are in for such a treat. There is so much to see that you won't have time for all the suggestions. I am heading out for a bit but will add my ideas later.

La Junta (KLHX), CO is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By Ron Lee
I would suggest changing the title to include...

I would suggest changing the title to include your area.

(I added clarification to the title. Thanks, Ron, for your suggestion. s/ rv7boy, one of the moderators)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By Ron Lee
Thanks for the update. Looks like any impacts...

Thanks for the update. Looks like any impacts may not be known for a while and the fly-in is still three weeks away.

I just found a PDF showing areas being worked on at this site: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,849
Posted By Ron Lee
I know that there are higher priorities right...

I know that there are higher priorities right now, but when you have time, can you address what impact, if any, this ramp construction will have on transient RV parking?

08/009 FNL APRON LIMITED...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By Ron Lee
NOTAM: !FNL 08/009 FNL APRON LIMITED PARKING...

NOTAM: !FNL 08/009 FNL APRON LIMITED PARKING AVBL WEF 1308231346-1310112300

Is this going to adversely impact parking for LOE 2013?
Forum: Safety 09-13-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,533
Posted By Ron Lee
One item I did not see listed was a wing leveler...

One item I did not see listed was a wing leveler autopilot. In addition to making cross-countries less tiring, if a person makes a serious mistake and enters clouds, a wing-leveler could be the tool...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By Ron Lee
Gary, just be vigilant to mudslides. I don't...

Gary, just be vigilant to mudslides. I don't know what your terrain is like but heavy rains in mountainous areas in other parts of the world have been deadly.
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