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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,573
Posted By Mile High Relic
It is winter and you are in Minnesnowta. I'm...

It is winter and you are in Minnesnowta. I'm sure you told her more than a thousand times to put a hat on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,352
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'll be there in a couple weeks

I Flew in to North Las Vegas last year, and it was fine place to land. Tower was very busy when we arrived on a Monday afternoon. We came in from the east on the Cortez route through the class B. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,247
Posted By Mile High Relic
We took off a few minutes before the C-17 got...

We took off a few minutes before the C-17 got there. We saw him in the air about 7 miles out. The C-17 went around right? It sounded pretty hairy. And I guess there was a bunch of wash that hit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,239
Posted By Mile High Relic
After watching ping pong and tennis ball sized...

After watching ping pong and tennis ball sized hail pummel my neighborhood (and my beater Acura) a couple weeks ago I was really glad the plane was in a hangar up at the airport 5 miles away. My...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,482
Posted By Mile High Relic
I bought an RV-6 about three and half years ago...

I bought an RV-6 about three and half years ago with exactly 3 hours tailwheel time in a Citabria.

I believe the 6 is the best value in the entire RV line if you are going to buy an already built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,033
Posted By Mile High Relic
Beautiful job, Bob. Blue and polished is...

Beautiful job, Bob. Blue and polished is probably my favorite finish.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mile High Relic
I will send you a PM in case you are looking for...

I will send you a PM in case you are looking for someone local that will train in your plane.

I have flown with several good instructors in Denver, and they are all experienced in RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By Mile High Relic
A little late on the reply, but the wait for...

A little late on the reply, but the wait for County owned hangar space at KBJC is about 2-4 years. Get on the list now, it is reasonably priced but you have to survive the wait. KEIK, where Dave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,025
Posted By Mile High Relic
My main goal was a plane to use for x-country...

My main goal was a plane to use for x-country flights in the 600-900 nm range, and 130 mph just doesn't cut it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 42,670
Posted By Mile High Relic
Snowshine

The sun is out at my house in Arvada, 5 south of KBJC...hang on...now it is snowing...wait, more sun...uh hang on.

Typical Colorado weather, but I agree with Ron D, or at least I hope he is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,293
Posted By Mile High Relic
My first tip would be to read VAF for hours and...

My first tip would be to read VAF for hours and hours, including all the discussions on Gross Weight for the RV-6, along with all the other classic RV debates.

My second tip would be to take your...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-30-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,896
Posted By Mile High Relic
I saw a loose 3 ship fly over my house at about...

I saw a loose 3 ship fly over my house at about 7:15 AM Saturday while I had the dog out. It made me smile. I could see it was Jim and Steve, but didn't recognize Bob at the time.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-29-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 86,575
Posted By Mile High Relic
You will be missed, Tony.

Every time I've logged on to VAF over the past week I have each time been sad to see this thread. I first saw the post that Friday night, just a few hours after the accident. This is not good was...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-26-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,292
Posted By Mile High Relic
Same here. To me, over the mountains, IFR only...

Same here.

To me, over the mountains, IFR only stands for I follow roads. The conventional wisdom around here is that IMC in the winter is almost a guarantee of picking up ice.

As for performance,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,784
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm not sure what qualifies as approved but Gary...

I'm not sure what qualifies as approved but Gary Brown in the Portland area offers training in his RV-7. He might be too busy fighting fires, but the thread at the link below has his contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Mile High Relic
The adjusters are a necessity for me, and I'm...

The adjusters are a necessity for me, and I'm pretty sure I would have skipped buying any RV without them. Seems like a minor thing to put in, and you never know what size pilot may be the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mile High Relic
It seems like Glympse might be an incredibly...

It seems like Glympse might be an incredibly useful (and somewhat frightening) free App. Download and configuration were simple, but I haven't tested it much yet. It does what it says when I'm...
Forum: Midwest 07-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Mile High Relic
KMIC is another option and I talked to one of the...

KMIC is another option and I talked to one of the FBOs there earlier this week. It is North Of Sixty Flying and they don't seem to be on Airnav or FltPlan, but here is a link:...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,439
Posted By Mile High Relic
Glad it worked out for you. Personally, I would...

Glad it worked out for you. Personally, I would ask for a credit card capable gas pump, a runway without weeds, and an accurate A/FD entry.

Maybe it was the Cherokee I was in back then, which...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,439
Posted By Mile High Relic
Meh-stosha

Thanks for the trip report and the pictures.

I bought a 696 recently too, and struggled with how/where to mount it, but I copied a solution from a picture posted of Mikey here:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,827
Posted By Mile High Relic
I've been there at least a couple days for each...

I've been there at least a couple days for each of the last 4 years, and I flew in for the first last time last year and camped in HBC.

I wish I was going, but this year it just doesn't seem like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By Mile High Relic
I sent a PM w/ some info.

I sent a PM w/ some info.
Forum: Midwest 07-10-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mile High Relic
One of the best kept secrets in the land is that...

One of the best kept secrets in the land is that the winters in Denver aren't really that cold, and since it is so dry, it is very tolerable.

Bad winters are sort of a myth perpetuated to keep...
Forum: Midwest 07-08-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,975
Posted By Mile High Relic
Not. Don't make me regret inviting you a year...

Not.

Don't make me regret inviting you a year ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,210
Posted By Mile High Relic
Except that it is a 3 year cycle, not 2. :)

Except that it is a 3 year cycle, not 2. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,053
Posted By Mile High Relic
This is always what I assumed was happening, and...

This is always what I assumed was happening, and in reading through this thread I started thinking it would be a good experiment to run next time the FAB is off the plane.

My O-360 starts well cold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,548
Posted By Mile High Relic
My panel isn't that different from yours, and I...

My panel isn't that different from yours, and I would just opt for the autopilot. I'd keep an eye out for some used or "never installed but decided on a different direction" autopilots. Search the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,944
Posted By Mile High Relic
Yeah, but there aren't any storm in Oklahoma, are...

Yeah, but there aren't any storm in Oklahoma, are there?

One thing I noticed on my recently acquired 696 w/ XM is that there are coverage gaps in the radar picture. If you zoom out far enough the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mile High Relic
I bet you had shrinkage. :) I was amazed at the...

I bet you had shrinkage. :)

I was amazed at the size and shape difference between the new and old filters, and someone posted pictures documenting that phenomenon awhile...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mile High Relic
Interesting. My POH specifically calls out the...

Interesting. My POH specifically calls out the E-3450. And, the new filter appears to fit significantly better than the old one, which had shrunk quite a bit. The old filter was barely (or wasn't)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mile High Relic
I just happen to have that info laying on my...

I just happen to have that info laying on my desk. I purchased an E-3450 from summitracing.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,382
Posted By Mile High Relic
I agree 100% with Bob Turner. Your pitot can and...

I agree 100% with Bob Turner. Your pitot can and will ice over without any signs of ice on the flight surfaces. I have had this happen, although not in an RV. A small horn of rime was visible on...
Forum: GPS 05-15-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mile High Relic
Sweeeeeet. I'm just about ready to buy one.

Sweeeeeet. I'm just about ready to buy one.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,923
Posted By Mile High Relic
This is mostly what I do, but instead of counting...

This is mostly what I do, but instead of counting I just look at the flap. When it gets about half way down I let off the switch. I think 4 seconds in my plane would have me well past half flaps...
Forum: Safety 05-12-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,263
Posted By Mile High Relic
landing versus flying

Right stick/left rudder is what you would normally do with a right crosswind, just before touching down. The way I fly is to have a crab correct for the drift, and then the slip you describe is what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,571
Posted By Mile High Relic
I like a lot of things about the Onex, and if I...

I like a lot of things about the Onex, and if I put my mind to it I might actually be able to build one, whereas I think an RV-3 would be beyond my ability. When it comes to considering the looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,983
Posted By Mile High Relic
Sweet. Congrats on flying w/ the new rudder, and...

Sweet. Congrats on flying w/ the new rudder, and on the 1 yr build milestone too.

I love flying at night, although I haven't really gone out after sunset in forever. I considered it Sunday and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,108
Posted By Mile High Relic
Have I mentioned the KBJC weekly lunch gathering...

Have I mentioned the KBJC weekly lunch gathering to you yet?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mile High Relic
Congrats. The plane looks nice (that means the...

Congrats. The plane looks nice (that means the pic came out OK).
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,287
Posted By Mile High Relic
I have a 27" inseam and fly a 6. I use a 1"...

I have a 27" inseam and fly a 6. I use a 1" piece of foam behind me, but I could move the rudder pedals closer a couple different ways if I wanted to. The are a few places that sell bolt on...
Forum: Midwest 04-22-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm based at KBJC and so are a bunch of other...

I'm based at KBJC and so are a bunch of other RVs. Pretty nice airport and the controllers are generally good. Are you flying to KBJC or asking about driving to there from the big airport? Getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 26,343
Posted By Mile High Relic
Mine is a little different. I have the power...

Mine is a little different. I have the power lines, but I'm on the freeway and there are over-passes too. And, I'm not the one flying! I'm on a big jet and don't even control my own destiny.
Forum: Propellers 04-05-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,319
Posted By Mile High Relic
Since no one else responded I'll give it a shot. ...

Since no one else responded I'll give it a shot. I can't necessarily tell you what the "correct" parts are, but I can tell you what is on my O-360-A1A equipped RV6. I am not the builder, but it has...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,968
Posted By Mile High Relic
If you come through Denver you can land at...

If you come through Denver you can land at Leadville and then make it a high/low run.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-04-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 184,108
Posted By Mile High Relic
Service huh? :p Maybe that is what happened when...

Service huh? :p Maybe that is what happened when I flew from Indy to an airport north of Chicago. I got "shortened" to out over Lake Michigan ~10 miles offshore. I was in and out of clouds and...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,101
Posted By Mile High Relic
The SAIB says 2% failure at 2000 cycles, but...

The SAIB says 2% failure at 2000 cycles, but recommends 2000 hours. Seems like too many hours to me. If my plane gets to 2000 hours (or even 2000 cycles) on the switch/breakers with me flying it,...
Forum: Safety 03-21-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,936
Posted By Mile High Relic
Next time you are near some duct tape and 100LL,...

Next time you are near some duct tape and 100LL, put them together and see what happens.

Duct tape over any fuel opening is a bad idea. A spare gas cap weighs almost nothing.
Forum: Safety 03-19-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,033
Posted By Mile High Relic
I think we all think this sometimes, but the idea...

I think we all think this sometimes, but the idea is sort of ludicrous. Tell someone you just met that you fly around in a little 2-seat airplane that YOU built from a kit. Then ask them if they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,127
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm with Tony. $20 a couple years ago for...

I'm with Tony. $20 a couple years ago for SkyChartsPro and the iPad has essentially paid for itself in paper chart savings. As has been mentioned in other threads, the iFly isn't quite as good when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,330
Posted By Mile High Relic
I just read about how this can happen if the...

I just read about how this can happen if the pitot freezes over slowly.

When your pitot gets completely frozen over quickly, it actually traps the pressure inside the tip of the pitot tube. Your...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-31-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 184,108
Posted By Mile High Relic
Yep, the frequencies are easy enough to find, but...

Yep, the frequencies are easy enough to find, but the local t/n's for clearance delivery seem to be a well hidden item.

Flight Service or a local airport bum are the only places I've found that can...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-31-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 184,108
Posted By Mile High Relic
I have done this too and it works great IF you...

I have done this too and it works great IF you have a good number. It is a lot easier to hit your release window when you call on your cell from the run-up area.

Is there a good on-line source of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,830
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm still trying to get the plan together but...

I'm still trying to get the plan together but I'll almost certainly be down there 3/15 to 3/18, but most of those days will be family stuff and I'm not sure that will actually include any Spring...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-24-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,004
Posted By Mile High Relic
I have a similar goal, but I'd like to hit both...

I have a similar goal, but I'd like to hit both coasts in the same DAY, just to say I did it. Long day for sure, with two pilots and perfect weather needed. I also want to make a Leadville to Death...
Forum: Northwest 01-22-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By Mile High Relic
Gary Brown is in Portland, and could probably do...

Gary Brown is in Portland, and could probably do it for you.

If interested, you can find his contact information searching for his name on VAF.
Forum: COMM 01-15-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,342
Posted By Mile High Relic
Why not allow users to update the database while...

Why not allow users to update the database while it is inserted on platform? I know we would not be able to keep up with every change, but as John S says, bad data is worse than no data. 95% of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,429
Posted By Mile High Relic
Airplane insurance is not a bet or an investment....

Airplane insurance is not a bet or an investment. Bets and investments have the DESIRED outcome of the return of principal plus some gain. Insurance is the cost of protecting assets. The desired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,429
Posted By Mile High Relic
I totally disagree with this way of thinking...

I totally disagree with this way of thinking about insurance. I NEVER want to collect on insurance. I have no "hopes of recovery" at all. I am not risking a penny when I buy insurance and I really...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,277
Posted By Mile High Relic
millelacs.com/activities/icefish/ When I lived...

millelacs.com/activities/icefish/

When I lived in the Minneapolis burbs my neighbor built a 24' x 12' Ice house in his driveway one summer, and had it hauled up to Mille Lacs on a flat bed. They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mile High Relic
When I had a LASAR mag failure (just east of...

When I had a LASAR mag failure (just east of Greeley, btw) I ended up sending it to some guys up at Pro Aero Engines in BC for an inspection. I believe they are right next door to Aero Sport Power...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By Mile High Relic
It is pretty hard to accidentally get into the...

It is pretty hard to accidentally get into the mode where you set K factor, so I think you probably changed the display to liters. It is pretty easy to do. Don't ask how I know. I keep an FP-5...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,291
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm sure one of our engine gurus will speak up...

I'm sure one of our engine gurus will speak up shortly, but IIRC the guy who gives the engine presentation in the Lycoming tent at Oshkosh said the oil temp is generally about 50 degrees hotter in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,692
Posted By Mile High Relic
Maybe, but it's your plane, so you get to be as...

Maybe, but it's your plane, so you get to be as anal as you want.

Me? I clean the belly once every couple of years, whether it needs it or not.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mile High Relic
It would be worth the $85 to get the radio back,...

It would be worth the $85 to get the radio back, but you probably realize that. The screen is supposed to be the part that ends up making these unrepairable. Not my area of expertise, but it...
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