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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,905
Posted By flytoday
Milestone, future adventures

Celebration with Lone Star Squadron pilots and friends, at 3T2, marking the sale of the RV6A, planning Critters and Oshkosh ‘21.

Carl “Pyro”
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,844
Posted By flytoday
RV12 info and debate is interesting. Is this...

RV12 info and debate is interesting. Is this opinion paragraph about medicine VAF appropriate?

I fly an -A model, some pilots choose tailwheel planes. Riskier? Some choose to decline flights in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,631
Posted By flytoday
Sold my -6A

Sold my -6A to a good owner and home on 4/18, and watched her fly off from Texas to the Northeast US. Took 4 trips for AirVenture, owned for 9 years & 9 months, and flown for 970 hours of enjoyable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By flytoday
User report

FYI - I was flying RV7A, FL to TX during Feb Freeze. OAT in 30s, new iPad mini w FF on loosely snug kneeboard. After about an hour of direct sunlight FF complained that OVERHEAT was near. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,808
Posted By flytoday
Building schedule?

How soon do you want to fly? If you’re working 40 hrs/wk to eat, it may take 5-10 years to build an RV besides the -12. Look closely at required tools, workspace, your skills, and the trade-off of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-18-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By flytoday
Talking More anecdotes and opinions....

Agreed, however in that blob of airspace just south of Palatka the mix of airspace is complicated enough that I choose to stay clear of all unless ATC says it’s all COLD.

IIRC the airway from Mobile...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By flytoday
Many times, east and westbound in/out of Central FL

Flown this VFR route many times....

Eastbound flight following - Mobile Approach, Pensacola Appr, Eglin Appr, Cairns Appr, Tallahassee Appr, then Jax Appr or Jax Center. From Mobile to Tallahassee...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 137,673
Posted By flytoday
Related?

I like that paint scheme! I think we are cousins.... junior cousin, I’m a -7A :)

Carl
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Forum: RV-14 01-07-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,936
Posted By flytoday
Flying TV ?

Hi Monica,

If I get across the pond without my RV could i still come see your cool camera gear at Flying TV? Awesome website! It would be great to for you to shoot videos at Osh 2021!

Welcome...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,347
Posted By flytoday
Happy New Year Jay and Carol

Thanks for all your help and friendship over the years Jay!

Planning to see you at Hicks and Osh 2021!

Carl
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Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By flytoday
Happy New Year Vlad and VAF

Hi Vlad,

Happy New Year, 2021!

My 1st try with “new” VAF photo posting. The yellow -6A is being replaced by a beautiful red -7A. Eager to learn the new panel and renew my IFR skills.

Carl
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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By flytoday
UPDATE EMAIL from Seattle Avionics support:

UPDATE EMAIL from Seattle Avionics support:

...........
We apologize for the delay in the release of the data this go around. The FAA charts, particularly the LO/Hi charts had some issues with them...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By flytoday
DynonHDX, missing Audio callouts, random?

New user of two HDX displays, a 10” and a 7”, in my -7A. Very happy user, then audio callouts disappeared?!?

Flew new system for a few flights, over a few weeks. I’d get audio announcements for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By flytoday
Slow Seattle Av/Dynon 30Dec Charts update?

12/31/2020

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UPDATE FROM S A support a few posts down....
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Anyone else have delayed Seattle Avionics release of the updated “paid” Dynon charts needed yesterday (30Dec2020)?

Don’t...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By flytoday
Mixed Cockpit

I have a Garmin 175 connected to Dynon HDX displays. Also have an Aera 660 and G5 for battery only operations. Also Garmin ASDB in and out.

I’d appreciate a session demonstrating the interactions...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-01-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By flytoday
Stuck at airport without ground transport

First assumption for the following thoughts - it’s 2019 before the Corona Zombies arrived... Right now, in 2020, the world is crazy...

One option that comes to mind, if there is an Enterprise Car...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By flytoday
Super! Congratulations on your FirstFlight! I...

Super! Congratulations on your FirstFlight! I admire your building skills and persistence!

Carl
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Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By flytoday
Priority to Build or Fly?

Maybe I missed details in the Original Post, but not sure if building or flying is the higher priority. With recent (Oct2020) VAF account date and few (2) posts there’s always a question in my mind...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,822
Posted By flytoday
-A chick magnet

Finally the debate is settled, -A models rule!

Carl
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Forum: RV-14 06-07-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,457
Posted By flytoday
Congratulations!

Congratulations! That?s super. I admire all you builders who have the perseverance and patience to complete a flying RV.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By flytoday
So envious!!! Still figured my 4 yr old...

So envious!!!

Still figured my 4 yr old grandkids were a bit too small to see out of the 6...

Nice seat engineering!

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,720
Posted By flytoday
Been using FF for 8 years. Started with iPad2,...

Been using FF for 8 years. Started with iPad2, now using iPad Air. Probably want to buy the most power and memory you can afford. Consider carefully how and where you will mount it. Bigger iPads...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,011
Posted By flytoday
Congrats Jay, It will be interesting to see your...

Congrats Jay,

It will be interesting to see your progress and the new colors you and Carol select!

Hope to come up soon and show you my new ride.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,467
Posted By flytoday
Congratulations. You own a time machine! Some...

Congratulations. You own a time machine! Some of us want to build, some want to fly, some want to or need to do both. Fly often, don?t let it sit!

Thank you builders!!!

Carl
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Forum: RV-4 05-12-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 260,799
Posted By flytoday
Great work Nick! Really efficient use of panel...

Great work Nick! Really efficient use of panel space.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By flytoday
Build or buy

Hi Mark,

Welcome to VAF. Assuming you are new to reading VAF.

It seems building an RV, while employed full-time, averages 5 - 10 years. If you love building, build it. If you want to fly, buy an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By flytoday
Early if you have to cut it short!

When I depart HBP on the final Sunday afternoon it seems 90% of the Homebuilts are already gone.....

Concur with other posters, the time to see Homebuilts and pilots visiting HBP and HBC is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By flytoday
DeLand, New Smyrna, Spruce Creek...

Grew up in DeLand - KDED, and fly my RV over there at least once a year. 20 minute drive to the track at Daytona. Never a problem getting KDED tiedown space. There is an EAA chapter there you...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,643
Posted By flytoday
iPad app, free trainer for new GTN 650Xi/750Xi?

9 am EST, Jan 8

Just downloaded the TXi app into my iPad and cannot find option to select GTN 650Xi. FYI: to find the TXi app in the Apple App Store don?t search on GTN. Search for TXi.

My TXi...
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-22-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By flytoday
Overfly the Shuttle Landing Strip

Haven?t done it in a few years, but some of us have flown RVs over the Shuttle Landing Strip at KSC. Flying southbound down the coast from New Smyrna, under/away from Orlando Class B, call the tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By flytoday
Want a -7A now, actual shopping experience report...

Right now, 12/22/2019 I am shopping for a -7A.

My WTB -7A VAF thread, started about 40 days ago got exactly one response in 30 days.

I found a few more 7As by other sources, got serious on one, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By flytoday
12s and Houston

Sent you a PM about 12s and Houston.

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,882
Posted By flytoday
RV buyer, not a builder

Interesting thoughts about your building process. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and dilemma.

I purchased my -6A in 2011. I wanted a safe airplane that was well built. I?ve been averaging...
Forum: Job Board 11-04-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By flytoday
Ag flying businessman

Stopped earlier this year at Jennings, Louisiana, airport 3R7. Ag plane activity is common at the field.

Airport manager, DeWayne Bebee, (337) 616-2370, was a kind man and explained many aspects of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,782
Posted By flytoday
Flytoday - each day, Sat & Sun

Finished two week trip, by WN, to LAX late Friday, so flew the -6A around SE Houston on Sat and Sun afternoons. Following frontal passage on Friday the visibility was outstanding and the temps...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 66,787
Posted By flytoday
Smile Video for Safety class, with International Students

Hermann -

I?ll be showing your Osh arrival to Home arrival video to my Aviation Safety class this morning... Wow, great job! I see one of my still pictures in the departing Osh for Madison...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-20-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,981
Posted By flytoday
Plane Crazy PIREP

Wore my Vans Aircraft shirt to Plane Crazy at Mojave on 10/19/19. My -6A is safely in the hanger in Houston, so I didn’t fly-in. The Plane Crazy day’s focus was the 40th Anniversary of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 67,542
Posted By flytoday
Faith, relationships, freedom, America - consider, FLYTODAY

Scott -

Thank you for your efforts to capture your travels in photography and words. A reminder to consider our personal faith, our relationships with people, interactions with instant new...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By flytoday
Recommend the ABQ Fiesta, at least once!

My pleasure Vlad! Guy and I really enjoyed your visit to ABQ, and I?m hoping the Fiesta jacket is holding up well. Guy is still there, but I?ll be MIA this year.

Yes, it is crowded, like Osh is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 66,787
Posted By flytoday
Caught you leaving OSH19...

https://i.postimg.cc/vmDTZ34X/3-CCE061-C-12-C6-4-C9-A-8454-E736-FDFAF0-F8.jpg (https://postimg.cc/kV3qjNFt)

https://i.postimg.cc/Qt2JbBLG/84-EE3191-ABF1-44-CF-9-CB8-59249-AD7748-E.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,376
Posted By flytoday
CLL and back

Very hot in SE TX, summer continues!

Saturday takeoff at Sunrise for 40 minute flight to CLL, bkfast with A&M student son, back home around 10 am before the temps hit hi 90s! By car, over 4 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,456
Posted By flytoday
+1 ABSOLUTELY GREAT RECOMMENDATION!!! IN...

+1

ABSOLUTELY GREAT RECOMMENDATION!!! IN WRITING, SHARED BY EMAIL TO ANY/EVERY PROSPECTIVE BUYER!!! SELLER DEFINES THE ?RULES?, BUYER ACCEPTS OR MOVES ON...

BOTH PARTIES, BE HONEST!!!

Carl
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,456
Posted By flytoday
Sticky, I hope

Reading this thread with great interest. I hope it earns a Sticky.

I may be shopping soon, and have not been buying and selling vehicles as a career, sideline business, or hobby like a few in this...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By flytoday
I know it?s thread drift, but I?ve found courtesy...

I know it?s thread drift, but I?ve found courtesy cars at small, single-runway airports in TX, OK, KY, TN, OH, LA, WI, MS, ...

I try to add that data to the Comments section (or sometimes FBO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,896
Posted By flytoday
Check the prior builds....

You could possibly save some time by contacting some of the owners of his/her previous builds and get their opinion of their planes build by him/her....

Maybe one of them is flying/living close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,896
Posted By flytoday
One thing to note is that you can hire/use anyone...

One thing to note is that you can hire/use anyone to work on your Experimental plane. Literally anyone. Someone who has built a similar plane, an owner of another RV, the guy down the street who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,896
Posted By flytoday
Go to Oshkosh, opinion on parts

If possible go to Oshkosh later this month. There are multiple presentations about most if not all aspects of building, flying, and maintaining Experimentals. A trip to Wisconsin may be a minor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 94,559
Posted By flytoday
Paul, I hope we can see this beauty at Osh19! ...

Paul,

I hope we can see this beauty at Osh19! What an unforgettable birthday gift!

Carl
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Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-29-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,449
Posted By flytoday
Another runway collision, March 2019

https://ktla.com/2019/03/14/probe-underway-after-2-small-planes-collide-at-compton-airport-killing-1-and-injuring-another/

FYI - Runway collision in Compton, CA last month.

Carl
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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,231
Posted By flytoday
Congrats, me too in 2011

Great news Chuck.

The -6A is a great design. No regrets for me in almost 8 years of -6A ownership.

Be Sure the nosewheel bracketry is correctly installed! Mine was backwards when i purchased...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,845
Posted By flytoday
Best Wishes!

Hi Vic,

It was a pleasure to meet you at Oshkosh. Congratulations on your new endeavor.

Just a thought, you might consider adding KFFC to your website?s home page. Initially I used FFlight to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,217
Posted By flytoday
Great News!

Congratulations Doug! Thanks for sharing your website, personal stories, and the accomplishments of your entire family!

Carl
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Forum: GPS 02-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 983
Posted By flytoday
Aera 660 suggestion

Like to suggest a change to the Garmin aera 660 system software. A change in the area of creating a new flight plan. The following are the button selections:

Flight Plan List
Menu
New Flight...
Forum: GPS 01-17-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By flytoday
Case Closed

With my ccard number Garmin got a replacement 660 quickly shipped to me. New unit arrived and works great. Shipped my broken 660 to them with RMA, and now they received it and fully refunded my...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By flytoday
Called Garmin support. They expect this fail to...

Called Garmin support. They expect this fail to charge and even acknowledge External Power is a hardware problem so they are sending a replacement 660.

Carl
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Forum: GPS 01-08-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By flytoday
Email just sent to g3expert, thanks Levi for...

Email just sent to g3expert, thanks Levi for sharing the history, to tell me (us) it’s a new problem...

Added to another email four photos of my inner case data, under the battery, and the software...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By flytoday
How to reboot/reload?

Thx for the response....

Beyond power cycles can you tell me a procedure? Also I have swapped batteries, so short of opening it (which I will not do) to remove a possible data keeper battery, I’m...
Forum: GPS 01-07-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By flytoday
Garmin aera 660 Problem, HW or SW?

Purchased my new aera 660 at Osh17. Really works/worked well, regularly used, started to act up last week.

Last week it started to refuse to charge the battery. New Garmin battery arrived today,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,306
Posted By flytoday
Happy New Year - 2019

Best wishes to you and your family Doug for a great 2019. Please never hesitate to share your family news along with hosting this excellent forum with mostly :) useful, and often conflicting :eek:,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By flytoday
-6A Examination

Make sure the bracket that restrains the nosewheel from castering 360 degrees is oriented properly! Also look as the single bolt or pin that is holding the nose strut into the engine mount, and...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,801
Posted By flytoday
Condolences

Talked to Jon at the last few Oshkosh years, he was always smiling. Watching the Redline night show was a highlight of the week.

The Haley-batics videos are great, and show the loves of a father...
Forum: ADS-B 09-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,133
Posted By flytoday
In current US airspace I think for the ADS-B out...

In current US airspace I think for the ADS-B out system to operate a Mode C transponder needs to be operating simultaneously. Would it be possible to examine recorded FAA ADS-B data and radar data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,645
Posted By flytoday
Good discussion!

Appreciate all the feedback on my ?flytoday? post.

We likely know student pilots who flew many hours and never quite finished the PPL. Similarly PPL pilots that fly for a few years and stop. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,645
Posted By flytoday
Flying on a schedule? Non-professional IFR?

Earned my IFR rating in 1985, now VFR only. Retired, no schedule!

Clearly getting an IFR ticket is a great accomplishment, and would likely enhance a pilot?s skills and safety.

I?d be interested...
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