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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,167
Posted By lancef53
I had my RV8 painted there also. They do great...

I had my RV8 painted there also. They do great work!

I can't wait to see it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,296
Posted By lancef53
I have a couple of lifts like that, and you would...

I have a couple of lifts like that, and you would be more than safe without the rack and counterweight. The lifts rarely have the weight centered, and buying a 9000# lift for a 1000# plane should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,809
Posted By lancef53
I would be a customer for sure! I don't see...

I would be a customer for sure!

I don't see how the 12 fits into vans style any better than a high wing plane would, but that seems to have been accepted by the masses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,324
Posted By lancef53
Very Nice--They painted my RV8 about 2 years ago.

Very Nice--They painted my RV8 about 2 years ago.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,750
Posted By lancef53
2k is nothing in the grand scheme of...

2k is nothing in the grand scheme of building/owning the plane. Build what you want, there is no way to change your mind after the build for $2000.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,056
Posted By lancef53
My dad has been flying since 1966, and just a...

My dad has been flying since 1966, and just a couple of weeks ago was in the back of my 8. I must have told him 3 times each to step on the seat, and not to hold the canopy.

Any guesses what he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,462
Posted By lancef53
Yes, you drill holes every inch or so, depending...

Yes, you drill holes every inch or so, depending on how many positions you want. A collar on each end retains the mechanism.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-14-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,505
Posted By lancef53
Very Cool!

Very Cool!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,459
Posted By lancef53
I wanted to post about Bob this weekend but...

I wanted to post about Bob this weekend but didn't know if it would be deleted.

Bob was a great guy, and his love of aviation shone thru. I just spoke to him at a flyin Memorial Day weekend we hold...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,362
Posted By lancef53
I have done the process on that engine and on a...

I have done the process on that engine and on a completed tank. The inverted stuff is pretty straitforward, get a raven kit and follow his instructions. The flop tube is not bad, just messy with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By lancef53
I have done it with my kids, started with them in...

I have done it with my kids, started with them in the champ or cherokee when they were 3, and in the RV8 at 5 and 7(after phase 1)

Start with small trips, to see how they handle it. Work your way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,472
Posted By lancef53
Go ahead and lift it. The cylinder bolts see...

Go ahead and lift it. The cylinder bolts see more force everytime a cylinder fires.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,516
Posted By lancef53
If vans went to PP and QB on a RV3, you would be...

If vans went to PP and QB on a RV3, you would be able to buy a kit for the same money as some flying RV3s. Doesn't make sense to me, or Vans.

Personally, I hope they don't waste any time on the 3. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,187
Posted By lancef53
I used aviation seminars a few years ago for my...

I used aviation seminars a few years ago for my private, and it was very good. A couple friends did the same just last year, and both came thru good.

I think it is a great tool, and helps to point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,021
Posted By lancef53
Finished an 8 in March of 2010, now very slowly...

Finished an 8 in March of 2010, now very slowly working on a 6. And some other projects:confused:
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,791
Posted By lancef53
I love mine, and they were great to deal with. ...

I love mine, and they were great to deal with. Give them a call!
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,982
Posted By lancef53
Why do you run the fuel down so far on the one...

Why do you run the fuel down so far on the one tank?

Very impressive--I need to stay away from this place or I am gonna end up building one!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,116
Posted By lancef53
How is an airworthiness surrendered?

How is an airworthiness surrendered?
Forum: RV-1 07-08-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 54,541
Posted By lancef53
So did RV move from Forest Grove, OR to Forest...

So did RV move from Forest Grove, OR to Forest Grove, MI? Odd that they have the same name. Or maybe a typo?

Neat history lesson!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,995
Posted By lancef53
I hauled a set about 1200 miles in the back of a...

I hauled a set about 1200 miles in the back of a pickup with a 8' bed, with the tailgate down. A 10' trailer would be fine.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-27-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,274
Posted By lancef53
Holy smokes!! RV traffic in ND-awesome. I am...

Holy smokes!! RV traffic in ND-awesome. I am between Fargo (FAR) and Grand Forks (GFK) on a private strip by D56.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,829
Posted By lancef53
Neat setup-- It is amazing how many people...

Neat setup--

It is amazing how many people struggle to understand the difference in a ball bearing and a cone and cup type bearing, and the preload issue.

How much for just the bearing mod? No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,716
Posted By lancef53
A wire transfer is very easy, and costs $20 here.

A wire transfer is very easy, and costs $20 here.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,269
Posted By lancef53
My canopy is sika'd on also, and I found a crack...

My canopy is sika'd on also, and I found a crack in it this spring.

I wonder how the canopy/frame/skirt will come apart?

Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,914
Posted By lancef53
Maybe a call to Mr. Rhodes would be a good move? ...

Maybe a call to Mr. Rhodes would be a good move? He seems to be very helpful/knowedgeable when it comes to insurance:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,047
Posted By lancef53
I converted the engine for my 8 to FI. Don at...

I converted the engine for my 8 to FI. Don at airflow helped out, and it is very straightforward. Basically, you are looking at getting two high pressure boost pumps, the Fi servo and spider, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,085
Posted By lancef53
Very neat!! Was the prop windmilling during the...

Very neat!! Was the prop windmilling during the move? Every single picture shows it in a different position.
Forum: Rocket 06-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,464
Posted By lancef53
How long are your legs? I have a 36" inseam and...

How long are your legs? I have a 36" inseam and don't seem to have any issues. I have the deluxe throttle quadrant and the prop and mixture lever position isn't the most comfortable, but the panel...
Forum: Rocket 06-03-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,464
Posted By lancef53
I haven't been in a rocket, but I built my 8 with...

I haven't been in a rocket, but I built my 8 with height in mind. (I am 6'4") There are several things you can do to an 8 to make more legroom and headroom. The legroom items can be done to a...
Forum: Tools 05-29-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,312
Posted By lancef53
Neat find!!

Neat find!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 45,864
Posted By lancef53
Very neat--one of a kind!! Have fun with it!!

Very neat--one of a kind!!

Have fun with it!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,702
Posted By lancef53
BAS makes them for RV-8s. I have one on my 180,...

BAS makes them for RV-8s. I have one on my 180, and need to get one for my RV8. A buddy has one on his 8.

http://www.basinc-aeromod.com/tailpull.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 33,361
Posted By lancef53
I don't have an A model, but the design seems...

I don't have an A model, but the design seems like it would have a dampening effect like wrapping the gear legs with the wood strips. It seems like it would have some effect, even if it wasn't doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,885
Posted By lancef53
Fargo, ND (FAR) has a neat little Museum on the...

Fargo, ND (FAR) has a neat little Museum on the field, and several resturants and a couple hotels within a 5-10 minute walk of the museum. The museum usually has a P-51, and Corsair, and a TBM,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,000
Posted By lancef53
I have the one from ATS. Easy to use, especially...

I have the one from ATS. Easy to use, especially if your starter has the index.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-21-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,738
Posted By lancef53
No problems here on a finished tank either. Just...

No problems here on a finished tank either. Just need to cap the access, move the pickup, and move the float type sending unit, if equipped.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-15-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,674
Posted By lancef53
Only 10 knots? I thought it would be closer to...

Only 10 knots? I thought it would be closer to 15:)

Looks great!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,446
Posted By lancef53
Another vote for raven--they were great to work...

Another vote for raven--they were great to work with, and way less $$$$.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-28-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,948
Posted By lancef53
I had my RV 8 painted black and dark silver. No...

I had my RV 8 painted black and dark silver. No trouble so far, and I actually think it is hotter in the cockpit if it is closed than the black...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-18-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,475
Posted By lancef53
Thanks for the replies. I think I will go with...

Thanks for the replies. I think I will go with kens suggestion, and go from there.

Thanks for the help!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,475
Posted By lancef53
I have contacted vans, and they haven't been much...

I have contacted vans, and they haven't been much help.

Yes, the 7 bottom is flat and the 6 is curved, so they won't be a direct replacement. How do I know the height of the elevator pushrod?

Is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,475
Posted By lancef53
Can I use RV-7 seat ribs in a RV-6

I am trying to build my RV6 with as much room as possible, and noticed the seat base ribs on a 7 are 1/2" to 1 1/8" lower that the ribs for my 6. Could I use the ribs for a 7 in a 6? would that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By lancef53
I think those bolts have been hit and miss on the...

I think those bolts have been hit and miss on the QB over the years. My QB from 2008 had the bolts installed, while a buddys earlier model didnt have them.

There is some reference to them in past...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,230
Posted By lancef53
Thanks for the replies, I will look into them. I...

Thanks for the replies, I will look into them. I did my transition training in a 6, and the legroom was fine. I was more concerned with shoulder width.

Any thoughts on the slider or tip-up?
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-22-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,230
Posted By lancef53
How to build a RV-6 for a tall pilot??

Just starting to work on the fuse of a RV6 kit I purchased, and have been searching for info on building it with the most interior room possible. Besides seat cushions and pedal adjustment, what can...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,006
Posted By lancef53
I love the idea of a 10 TD, and would order one...

I love the idea of a 10 TD, and would order one up in a heartbeat. If this get serious, count me in!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,516
Posted By lancef53
My plane started out as Builder Number 80114. I...

My plane started out as Builder Number 80114. I purchased the tail and wings from another builder, and went to my builder number 82780 when I finished it in April of 2010.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 277,099
Posted By lancef53
I am a farmer in North Dakota, fourth generation....

I am a farmer in North Dakota, fourth generation. We have been turning some of the same dirt since 1895. Wheat, corn, soybeans, and some of the edible beans Brantel talks about.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By lancef53
The roll servo for a Dynon installs in the wing,...

The roll servo for a Dynon installs in the wing, not the belly. Should be a pretty straightforward install, but crawling in the tail isn't real fun.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,236
Posted By lancef53
How fast can you fly with them? Any more...

How fast can you fly with them? Any more pictures?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,938
Posted By lancef53
Silver and...

Silver and Black

http://www.midwestaircraftrefinishing.com/projects10.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,505
Posted By lancef53
I kind of like it, I have no time for tire...

I kind of like it, I have no time for tire kickers!

Get to the point:-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,299
Posted By lancef53
I am about 2 minutes away from the farm strip, or...

I am about 2 minutes away from the farm strip, or 20 minutes from the airport. Depends on the season!!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-15-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,778
Posted By lancef53
I switched a superior 0-360 to FI. I bought a...

I switched a superior 0-360 to FI. I bought a used bendix servo and spider/nozzles from a salvage yard, and sent it to Don at airflow. He set it up to run on ethanol for me. I also got a hi...
Forum: Midwest 11-11-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By lancef53
I am just South of Grand Forks, by Mayville. ...

I am just South of Grand Forks, by Mayville. D56.

Last I checked, Minot was in ND.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,553
Posted By lancef53
I have a bose x and a Zulu. They are both nice,...

I have a bose x and a Zulu. They are both nice, but I prefer the Bose. The bluetooth is handy on the Zulu, but my next purchase will be a Bose.
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,949
Posted By lancef53
Great to see another North Dakota RV'r!!! I am...

Great to see another North Dakota RV'r!!!

I am just a few miles away by Mayville-Portland. I have a wing rack for wings for a 7-8 that you can use, if it would fit. There is a flying 3 by Hatton,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,403
Posted By lancef53
I built an 8, thinking it would be a way to a 10....

I built an 8, thinking it would be a way to a 10. I will soon start a 10, and sell the 8 to pay for some of the $$$ items.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,795
Posted By lancef53
I put mine below the selector valve, between the...

I put mine below the selector valve, between the tower and spar. Not real easy to get at, but better than many other items on the plane.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,922
Posted By lancef53
Ok, just curious. I haven't used mine for a...

Ok, just curious. I haven't used mine for a couple years, and mine might be a little different. I just bought the front end kit, and made the frame.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,922
Posted By lancef53
Couldn't you just adjust the die to eliminate the...

Couldn't you just adjust the die to eliminate the problem?
Forum: Propellers 09-25-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,257
Posted By lancef53
What prop? There are some certified ones out...

What prop? There are some certified ones out there, but most are 14" instead of 13"
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-25-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,988
Posted By lancef53
I have heard that also. I was heading home from...

I have heard that also. I was heading home from the lake and heard some friends on the frequency towing a glider, so I decided to go see them. As soon as I asked for a change, they questioned me as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,711
Posted By lancef53
What exactly does an overhaul consist of? Is it...

What exactly does an overhaul consist of? Is it a IRAN, or are specific parts replaced? Thanks
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