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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By crabandy
Pretty sure Iíve got a couple at KOWI.

Pretty sure Iíve got a couple at KOWI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,224
Posted By crabandy
Yes. A thorough passenger brief and demonstration...

Yes. A thorough passenger brief and demonstration is a must with any RV. Even fellow RV pilots that are used to a tip up or a slider.

The .040 over the windscreen/rollbar is pretty robust, I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,224
Posted By crabandy
I found using a large piece of paper or...

I found using a large piece of paper or lightweight construction paper works well to find the basic shape to transfer to the unbent aluminum. In this case, lay the midpoint of the paper at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,224
Posted By crabandy
Nice work Matt!! Hope your forearms have...

Nice work Matt!! Hope your forearms have recovered.

Thanks for reviving and re-illustrating this for everyoneís use. The metal fairings really are a great alternative to the fiberglass if you so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By crabandy
You’re nailing it Pete! Don’t bother to show us...

You’re nailing it Pete!
Don’t bother to show us the graphs 10-15knts faster burning an unholy 10 GPH!
7500 and up burning 91 octane running LOP has been my promised land for a while now, hard to hate...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By crabandy
I used Soric for my cowl flap oil door, it’s...

I used Soric for my cowl flap oil door, it’s significantly larger than the stock door and no flexing issues. But instead of the lower cowl pressure trying to bend and open the door, mine just gets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,493
Posted By crabandy
Lilí Dude would love someone to play with!

Lilí Dude would love someone to play with!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,493
Posted By crabandy
Yes Please!

Yes Please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,868
Posted By crabandy
Cancelled my Florida fishing trip with my...

Cancelled my Florida fishing trip with my brother, icing on the flight there and back and thunderstorms while we were going to be there. Home improvement projects and a little hunting in single digit...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By crabandy
Glad to see a conclusion for this story and...

Glad to see a conclusion for this story and another successful RV trip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By crabandy
Congrats Doug!!!

Congrats Doug!!!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,956
Posted By crabandy
This has Pete Howell written all over it!

This has Pete Howell written all over it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,640
Posted By crabandy
My backup SD8 is once again providing power...

My backup SD8 is once again providing power thanks to the fine folks at B&C. Iíve spent several months chasing a user/voltage modification set-point error after a main Alt over voltage brush failure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,639
Posted By crabandy
Going on 7 years without a VOR/LOC using a 400W...

Going on 7 years without a VOR/LOC using a 400W and I havenít missed the Nav function at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,296
Posted By crabandy
Clear communication is always paramount, Pan Pan...

Clear communication is always paramount, Pan Pan or May Day will be the attention getter......Don’t think of the controller as a pilot friend, pretend he is your neighbor down the street that hasn’t...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,049
Posted By crabandy
Use your Vnav to configure your descent. If I’m...

Use your Vnav to configure your descent. If I’m getting a good tailwind and temp up high I’ll stay up longer and use 800-1000 fpm. If I wanna leave the power in and and pick up speed in smooth air...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By crabandy
Donít rule out the ďRĒ airports either, lots of...

Donít rule out the ďRĒ airports either, lots of friendly folks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,246
Posted By crabandy
Youíd be surprised at the odds, thereís always an...

Youíd be surprised at the odds, thereís always an Rv builder within motivational distance within the states at least. The RV network is there, use it and pass it along several years from now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By crabandy
Gave an RV buddy a ride to Illinois, on the way...

Gave an RV buddy a ride to Illinois, on the way back Lil' dude and I stopped at the Missouri Capital. This pic was actually leaving, a crosswind over the Mighty...
Forum: RV-4 12-21-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,900
Posted By crabandy
I’ll second Rvbuilder2002, it takes very little...

I’ll second Rvbuilder2002, it takes very little changes to the aileron to make a big difference.
I originally had a heavy wing and fixed it by very slightly squeezing the aileron. Fast forward...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,212
Posted By crabandy
Holy Smokes! I see the next wallpapers!

Holy Smokes! I see the next wallpapers!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By crabandy
Nice! Curious if you noticed a sound/tone change...

Nice!

Curious if you noticed a sound/tone change with the bump installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,388
Posted By crabandy
I'm gonna say its RV related cuz eventually...

I'm gonna say its RV related cuz eventually that's where the RV is gonna live. Spent the last 3 weeks a couple hours at a time after work etc thinning out the tree row to 1 row of trees, it had grown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,427
Posted By crabandy
We celebrated the life of a pretty amazing...

We celebrated the life of a pretty amazing man/wife/family that had befriended us years ago when we moved to town. I had to dust off my organ playing skills when the family asked if I would play, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 527,089
Posted By crabandy
Iíll agree with you on the stock throttle knob,...

Iíll agree with you on the stock throttle knob, nice work!
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-21-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By crabandy
Need more info, My bet is it is not between the...

Need more info, My bet is it is not between the slider frame and the Plexi that you need to seal.
What part of the canopy was the water coming in at?
Any pics of your canopy fairing fit? Canopy to...
Forum: Safety 11-12-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,896
Posted By crabandy
Really surprised myself with an ice encounter, no...

Really surprised myself with an ice encounter, no forecast ice and clouds/visible moisture were low-mid 40ís. Cruised well over the layer of clouds in the low teens and essentially cold soaked the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,688
Posted By crabandy
Condition Inspection a month early because the...

Condition Inspection a month early because the hangar weather is way nicer now than in December. My youngest 2 enjoying the weather after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By crabandy
Sigh,,,,,,,,the wife wonít let me take him out of...

Sigh,,,,,,,,the wife wonít let me take him out of Kindergarten for flying adventures Anymore......needless to say Iím more than a little bummed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-05-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By crabandy
More gas and less overhauls!

More gas and less overhauls!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,258
Posted By crabandy
I had some loose plans to join my previous...

I had some loose plans to join my previous co-workers and "Pizza Boss" for an informal reunion. 3 hours of driving or 50 mins of flying and a requisite crown vic for a 30 min drive was way more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,982
Posted By crabandy
Plane and pilot performed flawlessly, I thought...

Plane and pilot performed flawlessly, I thought the partial new wings skins made it look like a solar powered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,982
Posted By crabandy
Giving back to my build mentor

Getting more from......errr I mean giving just a smidge back to my build mentor. I don't think we can ever repay those that help us (push us through) the build process, the only re-payment is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,969
Posted By crabandy
Crazy where a couple hours will take you in an...

Crazy where a couple hours will take you in an RV! I also LOVE northern AZ!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,114
Posted By crabandy
Depends.......on the area and conditions. 2ish...

Depends.......on the area and conditions. 2ish hours and plenty of airports no problems, 4 hours and scarce airports lets get comfortable. Down low a potty stop is only 30 minutes if you’re fast, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,522
Posted By crabandy
The kiddos opted to climb through the pressure...

The kiddos opted to climb through the pressure tube to exit through the cockpit on the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,522
Posted By crabandy
Several pics flying around the Ozarks. I'ld...

Several pics flying around the Ozarks. I'ld equate the initial takeoff push in the seat similar to a 180 hp constant speed RV but lumbering after that. I couldn't even imagine what it would be loaded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,522
Posted By crabandy
We used the RV to make quick work out of a trip...

We used the RV to make quick work out of a trip to Table Rock Lake, down on Thursday after a late afternoon kindergarten assessment and me back to work on Saturday afternoon. 4 hour drive versus my...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-01-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,057
Posted By crabandy
I attended this clinic last year as a FNG red...

I attended this clinic last year as a FNG red scary, these clinics are where to start and finish. Amazing amount of quality instruction, you will be a better pilot! Honestly canít believe itís free,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By crabandy
Understand and thank you KORK-Heads for your work!

Understand and thank you KORK-Heads for your work!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-15-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,625
Posted By crabandy
There cannot Be anyone who dis-likes this, it is...

There cannot Be anyone who dis-likes this, it is too good!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By crabandy
What a great use of time and the airplane! I...

What a great use of time and the airplane! I always opt for the chopped steak at KHUT, if youíre in the vicinity again donít hesitate to reach out.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-10-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,078
Posted By crabandy
What a trip for the memories book, I would love...

What a trip for the memories book, I would love to do the same someday!

Romeo Mike sliding it in on the grass.....

https://andycrabtree.smugmug.com/RMI-NOT-OSH2020/i-3qxRPVJ/A

Lil' Dude and I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,304
Posted By crabandy
Great analogy, I also “smoke it if I got it.” I...

Great analogy, I also “smoke it if I got it.” I also have the MH pulse demand and 647 bottle and use it often above 10, I arrive much more “refreshed” and it also extends my 2 hour bladder to 3+. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,304
Posted By crabandy
Please keep it up, Iíve been dreaming of visiting...

Please keep it up, Iíve been dreaming of visiting Roy and Sandy during the summer on a trip like this. Amazing adventure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,243
Posted By crabandy
I've used child sized cheaper headsets and...

I've used child sized cheaper headsets and regular child sized muffs. I've had the best luck using my standard lightspeed headset, I did have them send me a "tall" head cushion that works for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,610
Posted By crabandy
Lil' Dude and I REALLY enjoyed spending some time...

Lil' Dude and I REALLY enjoyed spending some time with the Children of the corn. Interesting strip and really good practice, on the shorter side and shaped like a "nanner" that works like a charm....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,021
Posted By crabandy
The RV turned a 30 minute drive into 10 minutes...

The RV turned a 30 minute drive into 10 minutes of getting the oil up to temp thanks to the 90+ weather. Lil' dude was all in for today's mission of helping Cindy out, unfortunately her husband flew...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,416
Posted By crabandy
Scott, Fantastic post as always, I too had to...

Scott,
Fantastic post as always, I too had to bookmark this to read when I could afford the attention it deserves.

I learned to fly at and spent 3 1/2 years on a previous WWll base utilizing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By crabandy
Romeo Mike, Defenitely borrow the Mountain High...

Romeo Mike,
Defenitely borrow the Mountain High O2, once you fly with it a couple times I bet you end up getting an O2 system. Mine has easily paid for itself in less than a year in fuel and engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
Thanks everyone! We just had our county planning...

Thanks everyone! We just had our county planning committee zoning hearing, our special use zoning permit passed with all yes’s. Now on to the county commissioners, odds seem to be in our favor.

Only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
Just start with answering 1 of your questions and...

Just start with answering 1 of your questions and go from there.

Step 1 for me was a new house for the wife.......We started saving and looking for land for the house, if it just so happened to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
Sent you a PM with my info. I know the county...

Sent you a PM with my info.

I know the county has been burned at the airport and also with a un-approved dirt-bike track.

I've spoken to 2 different strips in Douglas county, so far they've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
Anytime Fred!

Anytime Fred!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
Approximately 2500X60 although I'll likely get...

Approximately 2500X60 although I'll likely get 2600. I do plan on a little tree trimming at one end and dropping the powerlines underground at the other.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Dan, I'll dig further at the state level....

Thanks Dan, I'll dig further at the state level. I've been in contact with the state division of airports and the response I received was private airports are up to the county. I think it was more of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
There are quite a few private airports in my...

There are quite a few private airports in my area, All the owners in my county I've talked to have no idea about the county zoning. Most are on the sectional and haven't had any issues.
Half of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By crabandy
Private Airstrip Zoning

It's really no surprise I'm looking to the VAF community for help with this, throughout my build and beyond the people and advice have really made things happen for me.

I rushed my "special use...
Forum: Midwest 06-08-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By crabandy
Love it Pete! If you need some water and heat...

Love it Pete! If you need some water and heat about 3.5 south let me know....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,236
Posted By crabandy
Frank was an excellent guide and filled us in on...

Frank was an excellent guide and filled us in on lots of local info. He makes his own belt buckles out of bull horns with his brand on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,236
Posted By crabandy
A local historian paired us up with a local...

A local historian paired us up with a local rancher Frank to show us around.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying-with-family/i-HLZvs76/0/75fedb14/L/IMG_7612_heic-L.jpg

My Great Grandma was born and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,236
Posted By crabandy
We were treated to good food, local sights and...

We were treated to good food, local sights and good company for the afternoon and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,236
Posted By crabandy
My daughter and I picked up a puppy in Missouri...

My daughter and I picked up a puppy in Missouri and delivered it to my Sister in Law in Louisiana. My daughter was excited enough about the flight she was willing to learn about aviation weather and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By crabandy
Double Thumbs up!!

Double Thumbs up!!
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