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Forum: RV-14 12-24-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,962
Posted By rackley16
Thanks! I really enjoy the aerobatic vids. ...

Thanks! I really enjoy the aerobatic vids. Someday I will get there, but until I can, living vicariously through you guys will have to do.

Merry Christmas, Tim!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,329
Posted By rackley16
Tom, I am so sorry to hear the news. I offer our...

Tom, I am so sorry to hear the news. I offer our Condolences and prayers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,653
Posted By rackley16
So sorry to hear this, Tom. You and Suzannne are...

So sorry to hear this, Tom. You and Suzannne are in our prayers.

Ben
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,683
Posted By rackley16
My condolences Bob on the loss of your Mom. Your...

My condolences Bob on the loss of your Mom. Your family is in our prayers. Great writing BTW, I really enjoyed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,070
Posted By rackley16
Sending well wishes and some prayers for a speedy...

Sending well wishes and some prayers for a speedy recovery, Bob.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,653
Posted By rackley16
Enjoy some vacation time. Take are of Susanne...

Enjoy some vacation time. Take are of Susanne and worry about the rest later. It'll still be there when you get back. Said a little prayer for Susanne's continuing recovery and your strength to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,295
Posted By rackley16
In other words. "You don't know what you don't...

In other words. "You don't know what you don't know";)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By rackley16
As a hotrodder at heart with tons of hot rod...

As a hotrodder at heart with tons of hot rod engine background I have as many questions as Charlie.

How much different are the port locations on the parallel vs angle valve heads? Are the intake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By rackley16
Congrats! Awesome accomplishment and a heck of a...

Congrats! Awesome accomplishment and a heck of a job. Glad to hear it flew so well. Good Job!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,503
Posted By rackley16
Here is a twist. What if you bought a wing kit...

Here is a twist. What if you bought a wing kit or or tail feathers second hand? Do you think I will have to pay use tax on those purchases? I didn't buy from a business, so private sale and it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By rackley16
Big CONGRATS to Val. Thanks for sharing as it is...

Big CONGRATS to Val. Thanks for sharing as it is a really good program and it is great to see the outcomes of these fine young people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By rackley16
Holy smokes!!! That sound too close for comfort....

Holy smokes!!! That sound too close for comfort. Glad you and yours are OK. Prayers sent.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 78,209
Posted By rackley16
Thank You! This is a really awesome post.:)

Thank You! This is a really awesome post.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,088
Posted By rackley16
Great story! Thanks for taking the time to...

Great story! Thanks for taking the time to share, because it sounds as if time is a rare commodity for you.
Forum: Safety 08-12-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,777
Posted By rackley16
I bought my copy to try to learn more. Hopefully...

I bought my copy to try to learn more. Hopefully I'll never need it, but the possibility exists, so....I bought it. Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,490
Posted By rackley16
Really cool!!! Congratulations!

Really cool!!! Congratulations!
Forum: Safety 06-28-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,717
Posted By rackley16
I have nothing to add except my limited...

I have nothing to add except my limited observations. I am starting late. Early 50's and just a student pilot. I had to stop training for the last 8 months as life got in the way, but will resume...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 74,830
Posted By rackley16
Thank you for taking the time to share this...

Thank you for taking the time to share this adventure! Fantastic pics!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-19-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By rackley16
Our condolences on your loss. He sounds like a...

Our condolences on your loss. He sounds like a heck of a good man. Guys like that are pretty special when they touch your life. And to think, he touched your whole life. That's a blessing.

Ben
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By rackley16
Pretty cool story. All this time I thought I...

Pretty cool story. All this time I thought I must be the only one crazy enough to buy a kit before I can even fly!!!! Awesome how it has changed your life so much.

Inspirational for me if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By rackley16
Your story is motivation. I am glad to hear that...

Your story is motivation. I am glad to hear that you are back in the building game and mostly that your best friend and bride is doing better and on the mend! Fantastic news!

I am somewhat in...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,258
Posted By rackley16
The accident rate always concerns me. The...

The accident rate always concerns me. The difference with me is this. My life long exposure to mechanical things, repair and maintenance, fabrication skills that I use on a daily basis give me...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,855
Posted By rackley16
Thank You so very much Claude for sharing all of...

Thank You so very much Claude for sharing all of this. I am a very low time student pilot with the "mid life" dreams of piloting my own airplane. All of the things you have described are struggles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,292
Posted By rackley16
I will get training some day. I am entering the...

I will get training some day. I am entering the world of aviation a little late. Most of you guys have flown your whole adult lives, evidently. Just being able to fly was a life long dream for me....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-01-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,034
Posted By rackley16
Wow! That is a beautiful plane! Very nice.

Wow! That is a beautiful plane! Very nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By rackley16
I just listened in. Good stuff, Doug! You did...

I just listened in. Good stuff, Doug! You did great. Don't worry about not knowing what you're doing....It never stopped me, and you should see the things I've created. ;) Actually, you wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 34,227
Posted By rackley16
Oh heck yea! I'll take ya out for a burger and a...

Oh heck yea! I'll take ya out for a burger and a beer.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,122
Posted By rackley16
Cool! Congrats!!

Cool! Congrats!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 34,227
Posted By rackley16
That was a fun read. Albeit a bit scary in the...

That was a fun read. Albeit a bit scary in the beginning.....You are truly blessed Andy. Best of luck to you, Pie and your whole family! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,327
Posted By rackley16
Thank You bkervaski and Terrye for the response...

Thank You bkervaski and Terrye for the response and the info. Very much appreciated. I am going to look into putting together something to run it on and use it to help my education into the IFR...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,327
Posted By rackley16
Alright, sorry for the side track guys, but I...

Alright, sorry for the side track guys, but I gotta ask because I am an older guy that never had a computer until about 15 years ago and never had video games.

That said, is Xplane worth while as a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 342,727
Posted By rackley16
Well, look at the bright side. At that temp the...

Well, look at the bright side. At that temp the pretty blue film on the parts is color coordinated with your bobolones. So you'll have that goin for ya.:p
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,754
Posted By rackley16
Ryan, I am sure you are in good company as there...

Ryan, I am sure you are in good company as there have been many mistakes made over the years in building many RV's. Someday you will look back and smile about it, I am sure. I have been where you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,243
Posted By rackley16
1. Work more on the RV while losing weight. 2....

1. Work more on the RV while losing weight.
2. Complete PPL while losing weight (I'm a little behind the aviator curve...:o)
3. Start my IFR training while losing weight
4. Continue working on last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 239,606
Posted By rackley16
Or, you could stay warm by working faster!:p I...

Or, you could stay warm by working faster!:p



I kid! I kid! Couldn't resist. Thanks for all your postings, I really enjoy following along on everyones builds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,089
Posted By rackley16
Wow! That is a fantastic paint job! You did a...

Wow! That is a fantastic paint job! You did a really awesome job on your build. Congrats!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,037
Posted By rackley16
Ha, that was a head scratcher for a minute. Then...

Ha, that was a head scratcher for a minute. Then I remembered where I grew up (about 100 miles north of you), and the whole idea of specific chores that are done in the fall came rushing back. Its...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,947
Posted By rackley16
By the looks and the description I would check...

By the looks and the description I would check the case halves for alignment of the bearing bores. sounds like there is case distortion or the crank is bent. That bearing got hot.

Does your friend...
Forum: California 11-04-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,570
Posted By rackley16
Ha Ha Ha that brought a chuckle. I grew up on a...

Ha Ha Ha that brought a chuckle. I grew up on a ranch in South Dakota where my parents raised a small herd of bison as a side to a large herd of beef cattle. I recall this exact temperament of the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-03-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,030
Posted By rackley16
Congrats! Not old hat to me, as I have yet to...

Congrats! Not old hat to me, as I have yet to even complete my initial PPL!!!!!!! The simulated IFR training is actually my favorite part. I aspire to follow in your foot steps and get an IFR...
Forum: California 10-30-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,570
Posted By rackley16
Just yesterday I was talking with a buddy of mine...

Just yesterday I was talking with a buddy of mine who is still active duty. Catalina airport came up and he told me about the Marine Corps doing the work. He knows the chief engineer in charge of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,987
Posted By rackley16
Well. I love RV 's. I am building one, but my...

Well. I love RV 's. I am building one, but my first love was the Temco Swift. It is one sexy plane. The Super Swift is not really a slouch. Even the old 125 hp planes are still just plain classy. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By rackley16
That is really cool. I wish I would have had...

That is really cool. I wish I would have had that type of opportunity when I was in High school. Congrats to you and the students!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,661
Posted By rackley16
Well done!! Congrats!! The pic with you and...

Well done!! Congrats!! The pic with you and your arms raised int he air in triumph pretty much says it all.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 40,386
Posted By rackley16
What sad news. Prayers and Condolences go out to...

What sad news. Prayers and Condolences go out to his family and friends. that video of him and his daughter doing some aerobatics steamed me up a bit.

So sad.
Forum: Propellers 09-27-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,056
Posted By rackley16
Well heck, if you are still around in 5 years or...

Well heck, if you are still around in 5 years or so (that's my estimated timeline for the build), I will definitely take you up on the offer. It might take longer. :o
We shall see.

In the mean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,813
Posted By rackley16
Did you use the 518 without the silk thread? I...

Did you use the 518 without the silk thread? I am assuming so as the approved method from Lycoming calls out for not using the tread with the Loctite.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By rackley16
AME George W. Merkle 2910 Jefferson St. ste...

AME George W. Merkle
2910 Jefferson St. ste 103
Carlsbad , Ca. 92008

(760) 729-2381

He is literally 91 years old. He was a really great AME for me. He is a bit talkative, but a very nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,700
Posted By rackley16
Wow. I have watched that video taken by beach...

Wow. I have watched that video taken by beach goers a few times before. I am eagerly awaiting the part 2.

Thanks for sharing. I hope to learn things that could help me in the event of a similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,725
Posted By rackley16
Nice! Congrats on the first flight. The plane...

Nice! Congrats on the first flight. The plane looks really nice.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,818
Posted By rackley16
Wow! Great trip report and the pictures were...

Wow! Great trip report and the pictures were fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Someday I hope to do the same. That looked like a really fun time.
Forum: California 07-28-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By rackley16
Prayers to all involved. I used to do some...

Prayers to all involved. I used to do some Calfire dozer work in another life when I was much younger. It can be scary to say the least. Most people don't realize the depth of destruction in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,912
Posted By rackley16
Wow. Prayers sent for continued improvement for...

Wow. Prayers sent for continued improvement for your wife and for you to keep being strong for her. Wishing you and Suzanne all the best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,184
Posted By rackley16
Switch the plugs and wires to a different...

Switch the plugs and wires to a different cylinder and see if the problem moves with parts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,179
Posted By rackley16
Yea. That's scary. How many hours since they...

Yea. That's scary. How many hours since they were new? Has the head ever been really hot or suspect of shock cooling?

How long did it take to get n the ground once it started acting up?

If that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,166
Posted By rackley16
Thank You Bob for that excellent explanation. I...

Thank You Bob for that excellent explanation. I can honestly say I learned something new today. This was kind of timely anyway as we are doing "under the hood" training time for my PPL. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,406
Posted By rackley16
Wow! Really cool. Congrats and thanks for the...

Wow! Really cool. Congrats and thanks for the video! Exciting stuff!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,166
Posted By rackley16
I have a question. Pardon my ignorance, but I am...

I have a question. Pardon my ignorance, but I am a mere student pilot still, and Instrument rating will be next year, at the earliest.

I have heard that ordinary vacuum gyros can be upset in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,402
Posted By rackley16
That is a sweet plane! congrats!

That is a sweet plane! congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,262
Posted By rackley16
I can say from years of working in Q.C. and...

I can say from years of working in Q.C. and having my A&P rating, all of my measuring tools and any shop measuring tools are calibrated at a regular intervals. Period. A torque wrench is a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-25-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,292
Posted By rackley16
Congratulations! That was a great video. ...

Congratulations! That was a great video. Thanks for sharing your adventure. Well done.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-12-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,922
Posted By rackley16
That was a really nice read, smokyray. I am with...

That was a really nice read, smokyray. I am with you in the statement freedom isn't free. It costs. The price is high, but the pay-off is well worth it. From a
former Marine who traveled pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,487
Posted By rackley16
Wow. Nice write up. After reading that, I can...

Wow. Nice write up. After reading that, I can guarantee when I complete my RV I WILL be doing the OSH trip to OSH. Sounds like more fun than a barrel full of monkeys.
Forum: California 05-05-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By rackley16
What if you purchased a kit from a private seller...

What if you purchased a kit from a private seller that could not finish it and paid cash? Possibly at a pretty good savings verses a new kit from Van's? Would you report that? How would they know...
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