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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By Arlen
Jim, My condolences to you on the loss of your...

Jim,

My condolences to you on the loss of your friends, and to their families. These kinds of tragedies should make all of us think very hard about the risky hobby or business in which we are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By Arlen
RV-8A, North Carolina, September 2, 2015

2 dead.

Why?

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NTSB Identification: ERA15FA335
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,532
Posted By Arlen
Two points: First, in the "impossible turn,"...

Two points:

First, in the "impossible turn," there is said to be a tremendous "ground rush" effect when in the steep bank descending turnback attitude ----> MANY competent pilots feel compelled to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,074
Posted By Arlen
RV-6, Tennessee, 9/2/15

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/newschannel5/news/Crews-Respond-To-Fatal-Plane-Crash-In-Hickman-County.html

God bless the pilot and family and friends...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-30-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,513
Posted By Arlen
Jason, Congrats on joining in with the saving...

Jason,

Congrats on joining in with the saving animals missions! Pilots N Paws is a great organization.

I use a collapsible/foldable crate in the back of our -6, sitting on top of a plastic cover...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,920
Posted By Arlen
Yes........ :)

Yes........ :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,170
Posted By Arlen
strop?py (strŏp′ē) adj. strop?pi?er,...

strop?py
(strŏp′ē)
adj. strop?pi?er, strop?pi?est **Chiefly British**
Easily offended or annoyed; ill-tempered or belligerent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,737
Posted By Arlen
No matter what brand of airplane I've had over...

No matter what brand of airplane I've had over the years, the engine sounds have always changed significantly as soon as I get a few miles off shore when heading to the Bahamas. :cool:

Every time...
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,923
Posted By Arlen
I recently had the old yellow stuff replaced by...

I recently had the old yellow stuff replaced by the nice 3-inch 3M tape....looks like new flaps.
See: "From old yellow UHMW tape to beautiful 'like new'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,915
Posted By Arlen
...and, a nice table, chairs and refrigerator in...

...and, a nice table, chairs and refrigerator in your hangAr. :cool:
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-28-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,748
Posted By Arlen
Redman, To insert photos here: ...

Redman,

To insert photos here: http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,769
Posted By Arlen
Tim, To Peter's point here, one could consider...

Tim,

To Peter's point here, one could consider the Gemini PFD, and wonderful little (3.125 inches) instrument that does quite a bit for its size, and, even with the back-up battery, will only add...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-22-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,113
Posted By Arlen
Beautiful airplanes and beautiful photos, Luke. ...

Beautiful airplanes and beautiful photos, Luke. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,723
Posted By Arlen
I fixed the Eraser Pad link above. Thanks for...

I fixed the Eraser Pad link above. Thanks for pointing that out.

Flyboy Accessories "Paint Protection Film" -- http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Paint-Protection-Film-p/2301.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,723
Posted By Arlen
From old yellow UHMW tape to beautiful "like new" flaps

Here was the start of removing the old stuff (BTW, a PITA). The Eraser Pad helped: ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-20-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,300
Posted By Arlen
Jan Bussell (based in Florida) is THE RV-6...

Jan Bussell (based in Florida) is THE RV-6 transition training master. He's great!

Cell 561 628 2105
janjoyce@centurylink.net
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,131
Posted By Arlen
Each of us is just one diagnosis -- any day now...

Each of us is just one diagnosis -- any day now -- from never being able to fly again.

Get the plane you want and can afford, and have fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,737
Posted By Arlen
I bought my short number from a broker a couple...

I bought my short number from a broker a couple years ago, but....it was only $125. It felt a little odd at the time, but I'm glad I got it. N4AS (my initials)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,495
Posted By Arlen
You can have a ballistic parachute in an RV-7 or...

You can have a ballistic parachute in an RV-7 or -9, offered by BRS: http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/experimental-aircraft-homebuilts/brs-parachute-now-available-vans-rv-7-rv-9
Forum: Safety 06-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,054
Posted By Arlen
...a well done video production, and several good...

...a well done video production, and several good reminders and lessons to remember..
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,931
Posted By Arlen
There is no doubt that adding ADS-B makes pilots...

There is no doubt that adding ADS-B makes pilots much more aware of some traffic in the area.

BUT, it is important to note that actual mid-airs are quite uncommon. I will quote a friend, M....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-09-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,626
Posted By Arlen
It's a beautiful plane built by a multiple-plane...

It's a beautiful plane built by a multiple-plane builder, nicely equipped, great cosmetics. It was for sale for $10K more than the current price way back when I was looking (January 2014).

It's...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,276
Posted By Arlen
They're both great; take nice HD video. I prefer...

They're both great; take nice HD video.

I prefer the Virb:
-- battery lasts longer
-- I can control the start/stop from my iPad (although I think that GoPro now has an app for that too)
-- Virb...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,276
Posted By Arlen
Yes, from http://planearound.com/main.sc the base...

Yes, from http://planearound.com/main.sc the base uses the screws of the wingtip...

I had a GoPro on this originally, so now I use the GoPro adapter/connector that came with the Virb to hook right...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,276
Posted By Arlen
....not sure how many cameras you want to...

....not sure how many cameras you want to mount...

One Garmin Virb on the wing tip has no appreciable effects on flight in an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,697
Posted By Arlen
Nice report, Michael! Living here in Florida,...

Nice report, Michael!

Living here in Florida, we've had many opportunities to hop over to the Bahamas over the years. The first couple trips are a little bit anxiety-producing, but then one has to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,451
Posted By Arlen
If you get a legitimate appraisal from a...

If you get a legitimate appraisal from a knowledgeable appraiser and it is indeed SIGNIFICANTLY more than what you paid for the plane, then celebrate!

Since Washington's sales tax rate is 6.5%, an...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,485
Posted By Arlen
Steve, Pierre Smith (here on VAF.com) is an...

Steve,

Pierre Smith (here on VAF.com) is an RV-10 aficionado, and is based in Louisville, Georgia.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,069
Posted By Arlen
Congrats on keeping your cool and flying the...

Congrats on keeping your cool and flying the airplane.

...you have video of the canopy departing in flight?
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,795
Posted By Arlen
Are you sure about your speeds? Are those TASs? ...

Are you sure about your speeds? Are those TASs? Or IASs?

I have the O-360 in my -6, and I am 200 lbs lighter and 20 knots TAS faster...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,613
Posted By Arlen
Here's a 6A advertised here on VAF....

Here's a 6A advertised here on VAF. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=124731
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,811
Posted By Arlen
Jack, I agree that it's wise to have back-up...

Jack,
I agree that it's wise to have back-up charts/plates (as I do on my iPhone), but I don't believe that the FAA requires "2."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By Arlen
I'm not recommending which brand to buy (I have...

I'm not recommending which brand to buy (I have Tempests), but note that Champion did apparently quietly fix the serious issues they were having the past few years.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-03-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 127,196
Posted By Arlen
Rosie et al, ...sounds like a great...

Rosie et al,

...sounds like a great adventure!

We'll be watchin' ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Arlen
Wayne, Anchorage to Florida is a nice trip; I...

Wayne,

Anchorage to Florida is a nice trip; I hope you'll post a report.

And hopefully someone here knows of a hangAr you can use...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-24-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,619
Posted By Arlen
According to YouTube, the copyright on this music...

According to YouTube, the copyright on this music should only keep it from being played in Germany.....it's supposed to be OK in the rest of the world. :confused:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,619
Posted By Arlen
Wow. I just did that too. It's like I was there...

Wow. I just did that too. It's like I was there all over again!

These machines are tremendous fun!

This is the 9th airplane I've owned, but my first Experimental, easy-aerobatic-capable plane. I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,619
Posted By Arlen
Having fun! This is How We Roll - the RV-6

It was a beautiful Florida morning, so I decided to try recording some moves in the RV-6.

Turn up the volume, and then click on the image to start the video....


http://i57.tinypic.com/2regnpl.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,334
Posted By Arlen
A more wild thought.... Go to Winter Haven,...

A more wild thought....

Go to Winter Haven, Florida, to Jack Brown's, and add a seaplane rating in one of their Cubs on floats. It only takes 2 days.

I think that was the most fun Flight Review I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,488
Posted By Arlen
Very nice, Bernardo!

Very nice, Bernardo!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-05-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 35,964
Posted By Arlen
It seems that "good IFR platform" is a function...

It seems that "good IFR platform" is a function of the pilot's readiness and the plane's equipment and reliability. I'm curious as to why you feel the -8 is a poor platform...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 84,921
Posted By Arlen
Go to the EAA site and send letters to your...

Go to the EAA site and send letters to your Congress people: http://govt.eaa.org/17422/support-pilots-bill-rights-2/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,111
Posted By Arlen
See: ...

See: http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,913
Posted By Arlen
I flew across the mountains from Montana to...

I flew across the mountains from Montana to Seattle, and then from southern California back across toward the east heading back to Florida last year in my RV-6.

Pick the day with nice weather, and...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-17-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,045
Posted By Arlen
April is one of the most beautiful months of the...

April is one of the most beautiful months of the year in Florida. There will be real weather 3 or 4 days during the month; you may want to pay for transient hangar space during those days.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,745
Posted By Arlen
Bob, congrats... You can now modify your...

Bob, congrats...

You can now modify your "Interests" in your VAF profile from "hopefully building" to "completed." :)
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,612
Posted By Arlen
The TT31 costs about $2500.

The TT31 costs about $2500.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-14-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,247
Posted By Arlen
Nice trip! BTW, Hangers are for clothes. Hangars...

Nice trip!

BTW,
Hangers are for clothes.
Hangars are for planes.

:D

.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-14-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,078
Posted By Arlen
The National World War II Museum is definitely...

The National World War II Museum is definitely worth a few hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Arlen
Blackstone Lab's Jim Stark is building an RV-12

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f641390cba42169db49e0cd6e/files/AC_newsletter.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,525
Posted By Arlen
I have the large, and never flew with the...

I have the large, and never flew with the small.

I would think that when seeking sun protection, larger is better.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,436
Posted By Arlen
Pahan (Avionics Installations, in Spruce Creek)...

Pahan (Avionics Installations, in Spruce Creek) put his up on top of his G3x panel:
-

http://i62.tinypic.com/24zgg1x.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,170
Posted By Arlen
The VAF thread discussing that -7A flutter and...

The VAF thread discussing that -7A flutter and break-up in Canada in 2010 is here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=72316
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By Arlen
Of course there are excluded pilots and excluded...

Of course there are excluded pilots and excluded commercial activities.

His original question was about....would insurance pay for something not smart like fuel exhaustion... The answer is "yes."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By Arlen
BRS makes a parachute option for certain RV...

BRS makes a parachute option for certain RV models.

Insurance covers the loss for just about any incident or accident.....no matter whether it's of a mechanical cause or caused by a pilot trick.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,618
Posted By Arlen
I have a foldable/collapsible wire dog crate; I...

I have a foldable/collapsible wire dog crate; I put it in the back (on a plastic sheet to protect the plane from doggie doo-doo ) and then unfold the crate and set it up in place.....works great. We...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-18-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,618
Posted By Arlen
Rescuing 210 dogs from Alabama to Florida - Pilots N Paws

Fifteen planes and pilots from Pilots N Paws in Florida....saved the lives of 210 innocent dogs.

This is GREAT FUN!
.
http://youtu.be/fT6hfeBB-2E

.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,366
Posted By Arlen
Thanks for the info. Anyone else got an...

Thanks for the info. Anyone else got an opinion?

Anybody use a great Airbnb.com home in that area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,366
Posted By Arlen
Favorite airport near OSH for AirVenture

I've searched but can't find a thread answering this question:

If your flying partner does not want to park the plane and stay on the OSH airfield, what is your favorite nearby airport for that week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,072
Posted By Arlen
A beautiful story, Ernie. Nice to see this...

A beautiful story, Ernie.

Nice to see this happening right here in Central Florida.

(and yes, Massey was IFR here the past 4 mornings...)
Forum: Safety 01-04-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,193
Posted By Arlen
Of course, many here only use a 'chute to comply...

Of course, many here only use a 'chute to comply with regs for doing aerobatics, and many feel that one can't jump out of an RV anyhow... it could be argued that a parachute in working/serviced order...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-04-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,645
Posted By Arlen
Eddie, I, too, have had better experience with...

Eddie,

I, too, have had better experience with Vimeo, i.e., less blocking of videos that are non-commercial in nature.

Can you try uploading to Vimeo and re-posting here?
Forum: Reviews 01-04-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,659
Posted By Arlen
Thanks for the PIREP. I had not seen these...

Thanks for the PIREP. I had not seen these before, and I will be replacing my current cardboard box with one of these bags.

For others, here's the link: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,252
Posted By Arlen
Good reminders, Steve. As Bob Hoover said years...

Good reminders, Steve.

As Bob Hoover said years ago: "If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible."
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