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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,370
Posted By Paul K
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By Paul K
I too was thrilled about the results of this mod...

I too was thrilled about the results of this mod but now I am having to replace my tires and am wondering if there is a good way to rebalance the assembly after the new tire is installed?

Edit: Has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,697
Posted By Paul K
RVís at Sun N Fun 2021

I spent the week at Sun N Fun camping in HBC and didnít see as many RVís as I thought there would be. I did see several very nice examples and am wondering if any RVís were judged winners? Is there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,027
Posted By Paul K
Last Monday I flew from 8D4 (Sparta Michigan) to...

Last Monday I flew from 8D4 (Sparta Michigan) to Sun N Fun, camping inHBC leaving this Friday for KLOM Wings Field Philadelphia for my grandsonís birthday. Will be leaving here in a couple of days...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-27-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By Paul K
Sun 'n Fun 2021 camping

I am thinking of going to Sun 'n Fun this year and camp with my 7. Looking for any information, where is HBC on the grounds? Shower facilities? Camping conditions? Etc. I've never camped there and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-26-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,678
Posted By Paul K
Looking to visit and want to camp with my 7. I...

Looking to visit and want to camp with my 7. I have only visited twice before and never stayed overnight. Any information about HBC and camping experiences appreciated. Not much on there web site...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By Paul K
In my 7, getting it to stall full power is a...

In my 7, getting it to stall full power is a challenge. How much altitude do you want to gain? I find a 2/3 power stall is more positive but as mentioned already, keep the ball centered otherwise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,119
Posted By Paul K
Yes, plan to be there but as usual the weather...

Yes, plan to be there but as usual the weather has a lot to do with when we arrive. Will do my best to be there!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-08-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 570,775
Posted By Paul K
8118 John Tune Airport TN

8118

John Tune Airport TN
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,149
Posted By Paul K
Iím a little shocked that anyone would have...

Iím a little shocked that anyone would have anything unsupported and allowed to come into contact with anything else FWF or anyplace else on the entire airplane! Iím serious!!!!! This is a pet...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By Paul K
Iím located in Michigan so have the same issues. ...

Iím located in Michigan so have the same issues. I installed a pan heater and on the wall, an internet controlled power switch. The plane is in an unheated hangar so I turn the heater on via cell...
Forum: Southeast 11-22-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By Paul K
KASD Slidell

Need to make a business trip to New Orleans and looking for a good place to park for a couple of days. Thinking Slidell but looking for suggestions. Any VAFers in the area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,867
Posted By Paul K
Visited several local airports

There are several local airports that I rarely ever visit. Some are in ďfly over countryĒ and some just donít have any reasons to stop. Any way it was a beautiful day with clear skies but strong...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,010
Posted By Paul K
I took some photos of my simple plenum during a...

I took some photos of my simple plenum during a prop seal...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,010
Posted By Paul K
I built my plenum back in 2011 when James was...

I built my plenum back in 2011 when James was about the only option. I wanted something simpler and built a cover using the standard aluminum sides and strips of baffling seal material as flaps to...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-01-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,294
Posted By Paul K
Serious question, I have no experience flying...

Serious question, I have no experience flying formation at all! I am a low time pilot, 850 hrs, and have no acro experience. If I donít fly for awhile, unusual attitudes can give me headaches after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,574
Posted By Paul K
Better yet, make a whistle that sounds like a P51...

Better yet, make a whistle that sounds like a P51 Merlin! Iíll take two and pay way more that their worth!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,756
Posted By Paul K
We did Pictured Rocks a couple of years ago. You...

We did Pictured Rocks a couple of years ago. You are having much better weather than we did. Great photos!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By Paul K
Let’s see if it works for me! Well that was easy!

Let’s see if it works for me!

Well that was easy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,350
Posted By Paul K
I also saw it listed as NIB. This is not...

I also saw it listed as NIB. This is not acceptable and poster needs to be banned regardless if he responds or not. This is obvious bad behavior! We donít need this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,285
Posted By Paul K
Very interesting, I used Dresser recaps two set...

Very interesting, I used Dresser recaps two set ago but havenít been able to get them lately. Has anyone increased the front tire size on their a model? This seems to be the week tire of the three.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,778
Posted By Paul K
If you donít want to twist, you can always...

If you donít want to twist, you can always sleeve. Bought two spools of the nylon snake skin sleeve and secured the ends with shrink wrap. Also bought heat resistant for FWF, it is identified by a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,236
Posted By Paul K
Batteries seem to die slowly but alternators just...

Batteries seem to die slowly but alternators just die instantly! I have dual batteries and dual alternators. Iíve lost an alternator (PlanePower) and not terminated the flight and Iíve lost a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By Paul K
Tremendous testimony to the program and all those...

Tremendous testimony to the program and all those who volunteer to mentor and teach our youth about aviation! Thank you Ernie and all involved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Paul K
Look back just a couple of days and you will see...

Look back just a couple of days and you will see two threads on headsets. Might also want to consider CQ1 or similar.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By Paul K
I always cross reference the instructions with...

I always cross reference the instructions with the rivet call out on the plans. That will clarify the size and type of hole treatment required. The prints are accurate.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By Paul K
Welcome to the fun! If you ever get to Sparta...

Welcome to the fun! If you ever get to Sparta (8D4) there are at least two being built right now, one just started by a repeat offender, and one almost finished. Also at least 8 on the field flying....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,980
Posted By Paul K
Last fly-in ever at Park Township Airport, MI

Park Township Airport was voted out of existence this past Spring and is closing forever this October! A bunch of us and others from the area visited for their last fly-in. Beautiful weather and a...
Forum: Reviews 06-12-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,859
Posted By Paul K
Installed the almost a 14 mod

I installed this and love it! I was having back problems because I couldn?t recline my seat enough and this totally took care of it. I had a hard time removing rivets holding the old seat back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,334
Posted By Paul K
Thanks Scott, I don?t ever use foam ear plugs as...

Thanks Scott, I don?t ever use foam ear plugs as I?ve never been able to keep them in my ears! I watched the video and was doing it basically correct but will pick up some and try it again. I like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,334
Posted By Paul K
I thought about going that route but have never...

I thought about going that route but have never used anything like what Scott and Tonya offer. I?ll go back a take another look.

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,334
Posted By Paul K
Best headsets for RV?s

Recently, I took a trip from Michigan to Philadelphia and back in my RV 7a. I have the Veterman 4 pipe exhaust system, relatively loud! A friend allowed us to use their Light Speed Zulu 3?s in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,322
Posted By Paul K
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5f86QTy4He5wY11y8 My...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5f86QTy4He5wY11y8

My 7a has been parked all week at KLOM Wings field, Philadelphia. We are leaving tomorrow morning to go home and will post some photos later. The crew...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By Paul K
Can?t say enough about this site. Agree with...

Can?t say enough about this site. Agree with Facebook but keep it to follow a couple of airplane camping sites, my dream life after I build the new high wing, big tire RV xx someday:D.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,487
Posted By Paul K
May 31, 2020 weekend

We traveled from Sparta Michigan 8D4, to KLOM Wings field Philadelphia. Decent weather all the way, nice tail wind. 2 hours and 40 minutes exactly, wheels off to landing. Traveled the route below...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,251
Posted By Paul K
Blue to black screen

I had an alternator failure and even with load shedding, I had one GRT look just like that when the voltage dropped below about 9 volts. The other GRT was on a back up battery and lasted 35 to 45...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Paul K
WEST System aerospace

WEST makes an aerospace product that they don’t really advertise but if you post cure the plenum after the initial cure in an oven at about 400f degrees For a day or two, it will take any temps we...
Forum: Northeast 05-10-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By Paul K
KLOM information request.

Looks like we will be flying the 7 from Michigan to Philadelphia in the next three weeks or so for a stay of several days. Wings Field is only about 5 miles from our daughters house and grand child....
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,986
Posted By Paul K
Baffles paint

I used automotive base/clear and no issues after 7 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By Paul K
My 24 x 36 wasn?t any to large! It worked out...

My 24 x 36 wasn?t any to large! It worked out well enough to allow for a spray booth in the back large enough for a wing but very tight! The better organized you are, the smaller space you need.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-07-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By Paul K
Very nice and fun to watch.

Very nice and fun to watch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,134
Posted By Paul K
Hey Gary, Surprised we didn?t run into each...

Hey Gary,

Surprised we didn?t run into each other out there! Sue and I were between Grand Haven and Holland at about the same time judging from your sunset photos and ours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,134
Posted By Paul K
Took the wife up for some sunset photos. A...

Took the wife up for some sunset photos. A beautiful flight and evening with some decent photos and big smiles. We really needed to get back to normal even if for only a few minutes. Good medicine!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 543,928
Posted By Paul K
Good job Steve! I was on a medication a couple...

Good job Steve!

I was on a medication a couple of years ago that jumped my weight up to 210! I have been a runner most of my life so this was really difficult and in addition hard to get into my 7....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,610
Posted By Paul K
Closed towers

It makes one wonder why some of the smaller Delta airports bother with towers? I’ve been to several and have wondered why they are there. Is there a closure list somewhere?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,782
Posted By Paul K
Dave, tried to send to you with a few photos but...

Dave, tried to send to you with a few photos but keeps dumping! Not sure if you received any of it and would like to send additional photos. Let me know if anything was received.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,843
Posted By Paul K
I miss being there camping next to the 7 with all...

I miss being there camping next to the 7 with all my friends,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,307
Posted By Paul K
Audrey Reeves

WOW! Just like that, from little helper to engaged! Congratulations to the whole family! We?re proud of her!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By Paul K
I was in the sign industry for 41 years and...

I was in the sign industry for 41 years and watched neon go from main stream to mostly just an art form. Very hard to find a tube bender anymore and anyone to repair it. At the end of my career...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,843
Posted By Paul K
Social spacing being hard to do in a 7, took a...

Social spacing being hard to do in a 7, took a solo flight from Sparta MI to Muskegon, turned south and dropped to 500’ along the Lake Michigan shore taking photos of the cottages falling Into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,685
Posted By Paul K
I renewed 11 months ago so renewal should be...

I renewed 11 months ago so renewal should be interesting!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,768
Posted By Paul K
Steady oil pressure

I?ve been running an ECI IO360 for 8 years and have never seen a change in oil pressure more than a pound or so! Always run 7 quarts but I have cold air eduction so that may be different than what...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,828
Posted By Paul K
No complaints here,

Just replaced my 680 after 7years. Still working but did notice less endurance so changed it out just before we start a trip to the Bahamas. Don't want battery issues away from home.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Paul K
Great Florida adventure

Really enjoyed your video! Wife and I are getting ready to fly from Michigan to the Bahamas, meeting about 20 other aircraft of various types in Fort Pierce and staying together at a resort way down...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-28-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,902
Posted By Paul K
kLEE just south of The Villages

I'll second KLEE! Super nice and supportive. Just a 15 or 20 minute drive to the villages.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,477
Posted By Paul K
Drizzle and freezing rain for us!

Weather here in Michigan was not flyable this weekend plus there is a snow drift in front of my hangar at least 3? deep! Just didn?t want to face moving it by hand and couldn?t find a plow...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Paul K
HX

I have two 8.4 HX units and the documentation has always been difficult and seems like they have made no effort to improve after the HXr came out. Now, I would guess it will never happen being so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Paul K
GRT product line up?

Looks like there's a whole lot of stuff missing all of a sudden! Is this their new line up?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By Paul K
What Ed said!

I have been asked to look at a couple of flying RVs locally and unofficially for friends and have developed a couple of quick glance items. THere are some easy areas to observe that will clue you in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Paul K
Mine was out of trim by a half ball to the left...

Mine was out of trim by a half ball to the left early phase one without the fairings or pants. With the fairings and pants installed, trim moved to a half ball right! I had set the fairings and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,025
Posted By Paul K
Moving to a new hangar, about a hundred feet...

Moving to a new hangar, about a hundred feet away! Could fly it there but weather calling for 100% rain/snow mix. Yuck!

Might finally get around to installing the ADSB unit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,926
Posted By Paul K
Not real exciting but helped 41 scouts earn their...

Not real exciting but helped 41 scouts earn their aviation merit badges! My 7a was used to teach pre flights and other lessons about aviation safety. Actually had a lot of fun interacting with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-17-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paul K
It's always a fun race for us. The cold windy...

It's always a fun race for us. The cold windy weather this year was almost too much for my old bare knees, really tightened up the last 4 miles but still able to finish upright under my own power,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paul K
Hey! I'm in that last photo! Well the hotel I...

Hey! I'm in that last photo! Well the hotel I stayed in is in the photo. My wife and I were in Chicago for the weekend running the Chicago Marathon. The darker area in front of the city line of...
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