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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By DeeCee 57
congrats on the build, congrats on all these...

congrats on the build, congrats on all these accident free hours and aerial adventures!


where do you take the time to fly as much as you do then :confused:

Oh well, you gotta have some eastern...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By DeeCee 57
are you pulling our leg Mickey :confused: I’m...

are you pulling our leg Mickey :confused:

I’m privileged to know the OP personally, and can assure that A/, he ain’t, and B/, he is one of the nicest guy on the planet.
He is probably bored some,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,605
Posted By DeeCee 57
This is nasty :D

This is nasty :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 74,808
Posted By DeeCee 57
now, having flown a couple of hours on my...

now, having flown a couple of hours on my friend's Tony -8...

I'm lucky enough to have flown the -4, the -6 (which I own, -8 tail on), the -7, and now the -8. I now have >2K tailwheel flying, and a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 74,808
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on that!

+1 on that!
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,246
Posted By DeeCee 57
the statement is, not the OP...

the statement is, not the OP...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,246
Posted By DeeCee 57
what a British understatement... RIP RayJen :(

what a British understatement...

RIP RayJen :(
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By DeeCee 57
quite a few people have done this trip, tough not...

quite a few people have done this trip, tough not sure in a specific -7. You might also check the following site: https://www.earthrounders.com/singles.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,506
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks Sam, difficult to tell with ageing...

thanks Sam, difficult to tell with ageing eyes...
Good work and happy for you that she's all fit again :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,506
Posted By DeeCee 57
Sam, yep, nice repair... keep that buck around...

Sam, yep, nice repair... keep that buck around and you will not have another wing birdstrike :D

Don’t wanna spoil the party, and not sure 100%, but is there still a crack on the left side of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By DeeCee 57
Keep wondering about the flight hours relation to...

Keep wondering about the flight hours relation to the wear of such items :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,354
Posted By DeeCee 57
well... AntiSplat has some very good stuff on...

well... AntiSplat has some very good stuff on offer, just not sure about this one...

And I will stick to the 2’ long drain pipe cut in half, idea from another VAF thread, thanks: not a single drop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yep, interesting problem... And yes Blain, the...

Yep, interesting problem...

And yes Blain, the tail will come up with that stick held fully back, as low as 2300RPM on my CS.

I regularly fly into “Europe’s highest elevated airport” as they tout...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,354
Posted By DeeCee 57
for anyone wondering about the pros and cons, a...

for anyone wondering about the pros and cons, a reminder as to how the system works, courtesy of DanH

I'm not sure there will be much of a reverse flow thru the pump. The way the pump builds up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,506
Posted By DeeCee 57
Sam, happy it was not worse. Also, you’re highly...

Sam, happy it was not worse. Also, you’re highly experienced and will find the best way to fix it :)

You might have had the following idea already; assuming the pull skin method doesn’t work to your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By DeeCee 57
... and a 2 foot long plastic 2” drain pipe cut...

... and a 2 foot long plastic 2” drain pipe cut in half lengthwise works even better, and is way cheaper. Positioned below the filter, not one drop of oil escapes.
Idea found, were else, here on VAF...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-29-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,818
Posted By DeeCee 57
and another round of popcorn for everybody, all...

and another round of popcorn for everybody, all on me this time :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-28-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,592
Posted By DeeCee 57
powerwise, nothing new here... Super -7 (and -6,...

powerwise, nothing new here... Super -7 (and -6, and...) already exist and fly, not with a meager 260, but rather 300hp :D

One of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By DeeCee 57
maybe the valve of your smoke system leaks under...

maybe the valve of your smoke system leaks under rotational Gs ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By DeeCee 57
Know of a couple of guys flying around with them...

Know of a couple of guys flying around with them installed. It is an aerodynamic sin. And it hurts my eyes really bad :eek:

Various reasons cited, such as: „too lazy“ or „used as another reference...
Forum: RV-4 04-23-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By DeeCee 57
Good one, cracks me up :D

Good one, cracks me up :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By DeeCee 57
bellissimo Luca! Bit of turbulences, additional...

bellissimo Luca!
Bit of turbulences, additional workload... know why you’re tired after the flight :D
Very nice framing as well.

Ti saluti
Forum: RV-3 04-21-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks Scott and Skysailor. I'm aware of said 5...

Thanks Scott and Skysailor.

I'm aware of said 5 pages containing various articles about not installing turbos, not installing engines that are too powerful in the RV-9, Smokey's report, etc, thanks....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,742
Posted By DeeCee 57
the whole subject has been discussed a few times...

the whole subject has been discussed a few times already... here for instance:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190262
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,298
Posted By DeeCee 57
Justin, has the update mentioned above come out?...

Justin, has the update mentioned above come out? Might have missed it... thanx
Forum: RV-3 04-20-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By DeeCee 57
Was looking for this on Mothership‘s site the...

Was looking for this on Mothership‘s site the other day, but couldn’t find it... any idea where that bulletin is :confused:
Thanx!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,426
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 Flew The Tubes myself for the last 20 years...

+1

Flew The Tubes myself for the last 20 years of my career... I’d say about 80% of my ex-colleagues weren’t GA interested, just here for the good money (if flying for a major), other fringe...
Forum: International 04-14-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,903
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks for your comments Steve. We have quite a...

Thanks for your comments Steve. We have quite a few of our RVs just supported by a strap at the rear, and yes, one thing is to make sure that it is positioned on a bulkhead. On the mains we have...
Forum: International 04-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,903
Posted By DeeCee 57
donaziza, on your...

donaziza, on your request:

https://youtu.be/d4d2aI0W8Ok

woz quite windy today... the whole rig can extend more, and doesn't normally dance that much :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,091
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1, same here

+1, same here
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By DeeCee 57
Great stuff :cool: PS One thing I've been doing...

Great stuff :cool:

PS
One thing I've been doing for a while and set aside as a future "substitute", is RC flying :o
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,903
Posted By DeeCee 57
MacCool, actually not too expensive (LSZF is a...

MacCool, actually not too expensive (LSZF is a reasonable place :)), running at around $400/month. But, like on all airports here, landing fees are charged... again ok here, about $10 a...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,903
Posted By DeeCee 57
http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0794-640.jpg htt...

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0794-640.jpg

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0770-640.jpg

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_1089-640.jpg

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0806-640.jpg

http://www.a...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,903
Posted By DeeCee 57
Stack ‘em Up (...RVs)

A teacher of mine told me once, too many years ago, that the country I live in has the shape of a cowpat. Centered on the old continent, but not really part of Europe politically speaking. Overcrowed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By DeeCee 57
All due respect Mickey, but u probably mean...

All due respect Mickey, but u probably mean injected aircraft piston engine, wild guess, still well below 1/2 of the aircraft piston engine population ;)
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By DeeCee 57
Glenn, save your back :o As usual a 30’’ search...

Glenn, save your back :o

As usual a 30’’ search returns quite a few, one of them:
Forum: Rocket 04-07-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 99,677
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the reply titanhank :cool: Nice to see...

thanks for the reply titanhank :cool:
Nice to see that John’s original is still around and given some TLC. Sure like the exterior paint as well, nice job 👍🏻
Forum: Rocket 04-07-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 99,677
Posted By DeeCee 57
lookin great titanhank, love the CF look :) Now,...

lookin great titanhank, love the CF look :)

Now, comin from a foreigner, a genuine query: my ship sports 2x G5s as well, along with a magnetometer and OAT sensors... and backup battery on each of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DeeCee 57
or using a single steering link...

or using a single steering link...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By DeeCee 57
The limit is when one is hitting the rudder stops...

The limit is when one is hitting the rudder stops :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,088
Posted By DeeCee 57
a trait of VAF... There might be more answers to...

a trait of VAF...

There might be more answers to your question, but IMHO the two most important ones are:
- early detection of oil contamination, I call it On Condition Maintenance. As an example, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By DeeCee 57
:eek: Quite frankly, bearing the brand, was...

:eek:

Quite frankly, bearing the brand, was suspecting something like that. And yes, I clicked the link...

Gonna stay with my excellent Flyboy Accessories TW for now, thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By DeeCee 57
My 2ct... I've had my share of stuck or sticking...

My 2ct...

I've had my share of stuck or sticking valves over the years, 3 on the smaller Contis, and one on a Lyc 320. Happened in flight on the Contis, and on the ground in the form of morning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By DeeCee 57
not sure it was a positive reaction from Dick......

not sure it was a positive reaction from Dick... he’s always been very cautious and never advocated any RV as the ultimate aero gun.

There is a major reason as to why the vast majority of unlimited...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,544
Posted By DeeCee 57
Tim, here’s Lycoming write up:...

Tim, here’s Lycoming write up: https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Suggested%20Maintenance%20Procedures%20to%20Reduce%20the%20Possibility%20of%20Valve%20Sticking.pdf

And here’s a pretty...
Forum: Rocket 03-30-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By DeeCee 57
Disclaimer: I'm in no way Rocket knowledgeable...

Disclaimer: I'm in no way Rocket knowledgeable :o

What I know is that there are no stick range of motion published for RVs. One builds or assembles the aircraft, then measures, adjusts and marks the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By DeeCee 57
others will sure join in with their solutions and...

others will sure join in with their solutions and advice... in the meantime...

I have hardwired power supplies for two cameras on my ship: Power is supplied from a separate 3A CB to a dedicated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,656
Posted By DeeCee 57
I don’t call them whatever, pointless as they...

I don’t call them whatever, pointless as they don’t bulge anyway. I just screw em, in or out with either screws or bolts.
Couple of em thingy as spares hanging on a hanger in the hangar :D

Popcorn 🍿...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By DeeCee 57
Correct. Of note: been flying my carbed O-360 in...

Correct.
Of note: been flying my carbed O-360 in ice conductive weather more than once, but never encountered carb ice... standard Van's airbox/filter.
Regarding the ability of leaning, yes, there is...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-28-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By DeeCee 57
Chris, I reworked my riveted panel 3x now......

Chris, I reworked my riveted panel 3x now... spent countless hours on my back with the manual flap lever on one side and the removed right stick trunnion on the other, both happily working their way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,891
Posted By DeeCee 57
nothing... Since I'm retired (:D) I try whenever...

nothing...

Since I'm retired (:D) I try whenever possible to avoid the crowded skies associated with increased collision risk we encounter on a beautiful week-end as such around here.
Went RC flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,946
Posted By DeeCee 57
wished I invented the stuff... That would pay...

wished I invented the stuff...

That would pay for loads of popcorn :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,007
Posted By DeeCee 57
Which nerves :confused: 40+ years of flying, some...

Which nerves :confused:
40+ years of flying, some Ks hours in said years, took care of all nerves I still had :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1. Had the same manufactured from some angle...

+1. Had the same manufactured from some angle bar, works perfect.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By DeeCee 57
Walt, with all due respect, not gonna call that...

Walt, with all due respect, not gonna call that science:


Hopefully meant as "lesser" in the value of used numbers ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By DeeCee 57
Kay, I guess it will help some, to a lesser...

Kay, I guess it will help some, to a lesser degree. Proper flying technique helps tremendously :D

I am running a tire P of 25-30 on my -6.9 with -7 gear and stiffeners... and just suffered 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By DeeCee 57
mmmh... yep, pretty good. “High Flight” on our...

mmmh... yep, pretty good.
“High Flight” on our side of the Pond ain’t bad either ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By DeeCee 57
been using aluminum BBQ pans such as those...

been using aluminum BBQ pans such as those...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,024
Posted By DeeCee 57
and so do the other RV models :D

and so do the other RV models :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By DeeCee 57
Neither will I :D Any kind of serious...

Neither will I :D
Any kind of serious crosscountry flying will, one day or another, require all controllability, including that tailwheel steering...

My tale, here goes:
Some 30 years ago, whilst...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,631
Posted By DeeCee 57
good stuff Flyboykelly Was surprised of hearing...

good stuff Flyboykelly

Was surprised of hearing so little about the coolest -8 on the planet. That explains :)
I'll sure be following your progress, but will not be able to comment or like any since...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By DeeCee 57
and more questions coming ;) an RV8 (my...

and more questions coming ;)

an RV8 (my favourite of the RV’s).
- why? Looks? Get a flight on that -8, I bet your -6 was flying better, as in more responsive and agile, with the same performance on...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By DeeCee 57
AFAIK today’s date is March, 11th of 2021... so...

AFAIK today’s date is March, 11th of 2021... so much about your warranty.
My 3 blade MT was factory painted yellow, and I would not want it any other way.

Personal advice, have it painted whatever...
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