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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Jaypratt
For Sale Dynon Heated Pitot

For Sale
Dynon Heated Pitot and mast.
Installed new, not used, not turned on. Removed,,,
$550 new. Sell for $455. Shipping included..USA
Or call 817-271-o59fore
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Jaypratt
FAB 0-360 540 Wanted

Who has a Airfilter kit to sell or loan? Vanís has these on Back Order.
FAB O-360/540. Air filter kit
Please email.

Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,695
Posted By Jaypratt
Time to build

QB =1,000 hours
Standard kit =2,000
I have built 18 or more RV8 s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By Jaypratt

Installing Baffling on new RV8. Borrowed Horse
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By Jaypratt

Turbo,,, is that your King Air?
That N# has been on aí fewí airplanes,,,
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By Jaypratt

I would like to know if the Aero Canopy fits any better than the Vanís standard issue?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,280
Posted By Jaypratt

My thought on the ideal Bush plane is the Cessna 180. I have owned one since 2009. That said,,,,,
The C172 is probably the most successful airplane ever. If I was the most successful kit company in...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,280
Posted By Jaypratt
2021. RV15?

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope we get lots of blue sky flying days in 2021.
Also I hope to finish and fly my third RV8 this year. 2020 found me without an RV to fly. It was a long year,,,,,,
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By Jaypratt

Thanks for the picture,,,, looks like it will work.
Iíll know as soon as my fuselage gets out of paint shop jail
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By Jaypratt
RV8 engine ?

RV8 engine mount question.

My new engine O-360 A1A. Has a rear facing oil filter
The other 15 or so,, RV8s Iíve built,,,,, their engines came came with an oil filter angled to the side about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,703
Posted By Jaypratt
RV8 engine ?

sorry,, wrong place,, original will not delete
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,019
Posted By Jaypratt
Welcome Kelsey

I think she will have an easy time marketing the 15! It will jump off the sand bar.
The company wonít be able to produce enough kits to satisfy the market for years to come.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,880
Posted By Jaypratt

Mechanics around DFW get $70- 100 per hour .
Fly out spend over night ,,,? Your looking at 2 days pay ,, minimum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,005
Posted By Jaypratt
Like it

Very nice.. hope you can market it
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,208
Posted By Jaypratt
Heller Bottom ,, Several times

I have landed Heller Bottom several times. The road out was not there. Washed out. Like completely gone. Has it been restored in the last year? I did not go to Heller this year.
Forum: RV-4 08-26-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,714
Posted By Jaypratt
Tail wheel?

I had 1800 hours in 172 and a V tail Bonanza.
I taught my self tail wheel. After building a RV6. In 1996, I taxied the plane several hours before flying. Easy airplanes ...
Since that first Tail...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-19-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,776
Posted By Jaypratt
Too bad,,,,

Too bad that other states don’t offer these out door experience opportunities.
Texas has two airports in State parks,,, one is closed. I have written and told them they are missing all the airplane...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,460
Posted By Jaypratt

Right,,, Iím hopping to fly my New RV8 to Oshkosh 2021. Better get moving...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,460
Posted By Jaypratt
Roy and Sandy

How do you know Roy and Sandy? They must live on their boat ? Do they a charter their boat to other couples?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,460
Posted By Jaypratt
Nice trip!

Looks cold but fun! Thanks for sharing. That dingy looks too small for 4 adults.
Tippy dingys can get you wet
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,002
Posted By Jaypratt

I have had N6YH reserved 22 years. Almost lost it when the renewal was lost mail.
Steve, knows that over 50 RV kits have been completed in my shop. I don?t do much else except fly, and build RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,002
Posted By Jaypratt

RV Central News!

My 2007 RV8 ?Borrowed Horse? has been gone for a year now. After 750 hours of pure fun flying, I still miss having that plane. So,,,,
I am building again. I found a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jaypratt

Thanks for the read! Good one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,851
Posted By Jaypratt
Keep on!


Keep On Keeping On!!
Great site, your have helped so many enjoy their building experience. And provided a clearing house for flyers to connect!
Love the kid up dates. She is...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-05-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jaypratt

If it?s free, it?s for me!


come to Hicks T67. #584
I?ll give you a tour of my shop, show you the tools of the trade.

Hope to see you soon
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,881
Posted By Jaypratt

The USB ports I installed cost $20. From Amazon look good, they have a Voltage led read out.
Sporty’s has USB charging ports for $350! That’s a little hard to take.
I’m thinking powering my $20...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,881
Posted By Jaypratt

Any ideas on how to filter out static?
I installed a USB charging plug . The Scout ADSB, or I phone, when plugged in, creates static ,,, sounds like a hiss very loud. Similar to squelch on the com...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,849
Posted By Jaypratt
February 6, 2020

February 6,2020
RV Central finished another RV14
Mel certified the plane
Jay Pratt did the first flight. February 7, 2020. No runs no drips, no errors.
Flew again Saturday, the sky was crowded, ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By Jaypratt

My neighbors teenage son did major damage to his F33 Bonanza with his car. His car insurance did not want to cover that large amount.
He hit the airplane in his dads hanger. The dad had lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jaypratt

If you buy in California. Fly it out. Do not stop anywhere.
Have the buyer sign a casual sale form, if they are not a dealer. You will not owe tax in Texas.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-23-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,361
Posted By Jaypratt
Van?s RV15

Having some fun with this thread.
If Van’s Develops something like I am wanting, I would jump on it. My Carol doesn’t think it could happen in time for me to get one. 3 more years ,, she guesses....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-22-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,361
Posted By Jaypratt

The plane I’m thinking of would land on river bars. My C180 lands and takes off river bars just fine. Bills 2+2 170 ideas will do that job as well.
A Home Built ‘improved’ C170/172 would weigh...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-22-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,361
Posted By Jaypratt
Bill?s 2+2

I think Bill is spot on with his ideas.
I too think there is a Big big unfilled hole in the Home Built market.
A 170/172 sized home built is not out there.
All metal, = easy to build
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-22-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,361
Posted By Jaypratt
What are they thinking?

I would like to be a fly on the wall in Ryan?s and Greg?s offices
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,872
Posted By Jaypratt

Good to know you are mending. But sorry you had to go back into phase one.
Looking forward to seeing you out and about soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,358
Posted By Jaypratt
New products?

My calendars did not come with a RV15 order form? I?m still out here, waiting
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-18-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,361
Posted By Jaypratt

Looking for a RV15.
When I find it, it will be High wing, go 150 mph, on 180hp, 26” wheels, plenty of baggage room. Something like DRs high wing RV Super cub thread.
I’ll build it fast. Where is...
Forum: Safety 12-11-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,773
Posted By Jaypratt

Vic, the way this was written I saw 7:00. - 8:30 central time
So I turn it on for 8:30. My bad, I heard the last 10 minutes. Bet it was good information.
My brain saw 7 eastern,, 8:30...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,016
Posted By Jaypratt


So sorry for you to loose Your Suzann. Glad you two got that trip in before she left us. I know you will be strong and carry on. She will be remembered with loving thoughts, and memories.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,018
Posted By Jaypratt
Van?s Aircraft ideas

I would like to see Van’s invest in making the canopies easer to build / assemble.
The RV14 canopy is so well engineered, it is an assembly job. Wonderful kit!
The RV8, 7, and 9 ,, tip up and slider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By Jaypratt
Hanger space

I own two 5000 sq” hangers. I have space for 2 RV s right now. You could move your plane in today. Lights, toilet, shower. $350 per month.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-10-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,362
Posted By Jaypratt
Black Hills Fly -In

Clint Is having his Black Hills Fly In Sep 12-15. KHSR. Hot Springs, SD
Tobin is coming. I?m leaving in the morning Wednesday Sept 11.
I?m staying with Vetterman?s . Some camp, some hotel it .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,796
Posted By Jaypratt

Wow! Now you are building a 10! It?s a Big job! You will love the plane
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By Jaypratt

The RV7 has a wider fuselage than the RV8. The Horizontal stab has a wider space for the RV7. Those H/S parts are different.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,394
Posted By Jaypratt
Oshkosh 2019

Carol and I arrived Home Built Camping Friday , before the flood.
This is Carols 15 th Oshkosh,,,,, my umpteenth.
We are glad to be here again. Welcoming pilots to Oshkosh!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,320
Posted By Jaypratt

Grass strip! I remember someone said that was not in the Cards repitor

Thanks for the story
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,916
Posted By Jaypratt
Over head wire

I too, have the trapped under wires dream, night mare
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-10-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,229
Posted By Jaypratt

Congratulations. Especially on getting a RV over a Mooney.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By Jaypratt

I was thrilled to see you guys !! Please come back again
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,670
Posted By Jaypratt

We need pilots here at Hicks.
Come here. Buy a hanger
Look on Google maps. 584 Aviator Dr, Fort Worth, Texas. We have 400 hangers. You own the dirt and hanger. No government interference.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By Jaypratt


Thank You for the calendar!!
Nice surprise

Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By Jaypratt

International visit!!

RV Central had some RV8 pilots come in for a visit yesterday From Italy!
Wow what a treat! One of the pilot?s orange RV8 has been pictured here a few times....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,805
Posted By Jaypratt
Refer to the build?

I have been in this so long I hardly know anyone that doesn’t have a RV!
When someone ask what are you building, I say,,, 8,,, 14,, or what ever is in the shop at the time. Second question might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,021
Posted By Jaypratt
RV7 price?

When was the 7 first offered? About,, 2000. Ish?

An RV7 could be 18 years old. If I have that right. Or could be new.
Airplane value is in the engine time. The airframe value is fairly constant, if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,746
Posted By Jaypratt
2019 here is how I hope

2019 resolutions.

The plan to fly more.

We volunteer at Oshkosh in HBC
In June we attend the Bush Wheel Super Cub Fly In at Johnson Idaho. And a Super Cub Fly In in Winifred, Montana

We headed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,746
Posted By Jaypratt
2019 New Year Resolutions

2019 New Year Resolutions

Exercise more
Lose weight
Install ADSB
Fly more this year.

Resolutions are made to be broken. Right?
I predict,,,,, This time next year I?ll be asking what you did to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,194
Posted By Jaypratt
Your in the middle

Your in the middle of hundreds and hundreds of RVs living in Keller.
Please feel free to come to Hicks T67 and see my RV Central Build Center.
I have RV projects building here. Come see how it?s...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-10-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,699
Posted By Jaypratt

Right On! Bill. !!!!
A 2+2 170 type plane would be the ticket. One or two up front. Rear seats optional. All metal
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-07-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,699
Posted By Jaypratt

I know a lot of people that Have RVs and C180, 185s and Cubs,,, that will not show up on this poll. Lots!
Off road flying is fun, fun, fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,908
Posted By Jaypratt
That about

That about sums it up.

Personal preference

I have built two RV6s and 2 RV8s.
1,500 RV6 hours in my log. 800 RV8 hours so far, in my 8. Borrowed Horse
I own and fly an 8, but love them both, 7 &...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-07-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,340
Posted By Jaypratt
Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing your trip.
Winter finds us reading more about flying than,, well, flying.
Glad to know you are getting to enjoy life and your airplane!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,699
Posted By Jaypratt
Flying a RV8

I’m Flying a RV8
Year 2002. I put my money on a North Star Bush kit plane. First flight was April, 2004
I have really enjoyed this 180 hp Super Cub type plane. Having a bush plane opens a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,516
Posted By Jaypratt
Hanger, no house

Hanger no house, is a no brainer. . I don’t want the expense or time spent to maintain a house. Here at Hicks that’s what we have.
My Problem is, my flying interest is in Utah, Montana and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,270
Posted By Jaypratt
3 years?

In the next three years, you will be building not flying.
If you start a RV10. Consider buying a RV to fly while you build.
I just waited 8 months, after ordering, to receive a RV10 QB kit. The...
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