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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-21-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Bernardo
I take a lot of photos out of RVs. I have...

I take a lot of photos out of RVs.

I have considered Larry's idea for a door. Glider people do this kind of thing all the time, e.g. this one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,723
Posted By Bernardo
As I explained here (with lots more photos)...

As I explained here (with lots more photos) (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=187269&page=2)...
Forum: RV-1 04-22-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 54,788
Posted By Bernardo
I agree that it would be a shame if this airplane...

I agree that it would be a shame if this airplane is "lost". For many years (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=99926), once in a while I contemplate trying to buy it. Now that I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,038
Posted By Bernardo
You may wish to check out SB 13-3-21 from...

You may wish to check out SB 13-3-21 from Van's:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-13-3-21/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,290
Posted By Bernardo
Beautiful! We really do live in an exceptional...

Beautiful! We really do live in an exceptional corner of the world. Flying out of Portland, I'm lucky to see that sight often, but I do miss living in Seattle and taking quick flights to the North...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 149,666
Posted By Bernardo
Ha! Puget-Sound-area pilots will recognize those...

Ha! Puget-Sound-area pilots will recognize those islands (on the cover) in a heartbeat. I may have to check this book out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By Bernardo
I don't think I knew that. Congratulations! As...

I don't think I knew that. Congratulations!

As for my favorites...


Burt Rutan's Race to Space, by Dan Linehan, about the many unusual airplanes that Burt/RAF/Scaled created over the years. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Bernardo
The RV-12 took me and my wife on what we call a...

The RV-12 took me and my wife on what we call a "volcano tour" on Saturday. We timed it so that the Sun rose just before we reached Mount Hood. We flew one lap around it and then headed to St Helens,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Bernardo
After three weeks of almost non-stop rain, last...

After three weeks of almost non-stop rain, last week we finally got some VFR days in the Portland area. I didn't go anywhere in particular, just sightseeing around town and trying to not let myself...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,110
Posted By Bernardo
Like on the wheel pants, the builder came up with...

Like on the wheel pants, the builder came up with some curves for the wings that look very nice IMHO.

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Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,110
Posted By Bernardo
I have co-owned two RV-6s. The builder of the...

I have co-owned two RV-6s. The builder of the second one was clearly into late-1950s Corvettes :cool:

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bernardo
You could simply stuff an iPhone microphone...

You could simply stuff an iPhone microphone (bluetooth or wired) into your headset ear-piece, i.e. in or around your ear.

What I do is, I plug wired earbuds into my iPhone, the kind that have a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-01-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,836
Posted By Bernardo
There is a third way: biofuels. About as...

There is a third way: biofuels. About as sustainable and carbon-neutral as a battery, with about the same energy density as fossil fuels.

One possibility is synthetic UL91, which has already been...
Forum: Northwest 11-08-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bernardo
Steve, I know of two online communities full of...

Steve,

I know of two online communities full of friendly, helpful people who are always more than happy to answer questions and lend a hand - true communities, which are few and far between these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Bernardo
You mean TangoFlight.org...

You mean TangoFlight.org (https://www.tangoflight.org/), right? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,310
Posted By Bernardo
I have not flown any flight sims in ages, so I'm...

I have not flown any flight sims in ages, so I'm totally out of the loop here, but... FWIW, I've heard of this RV-10 for X-Plane that looks pretty...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bernardo
While doing air-to-air photography, I like this...

While doing air-to-air photography, I like this angle because it makes the airplane look like it has retractable gear ;)

(You may have seen this photo on the calendar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,160
Posted By Bernardo
I'm firmly in the camp that Van's sealant gun...

I'm firmly in the camp that Van's sealant gun (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?browse=tools&product=sealant-gun) is well worth 17 dollars.

Scott's video...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 25,201
Posted By Bernardo
My favorite RV photo that I ever took: Tom...

My favorite RV photo that I ever took: Tom Powers' RV-8 and Jim Ruttler's RV-10 over Lake Tapps (just south of Seattle) with Mount Rainier in the background. The other photos from that flight are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,122
Posted By Bernardo
I see a reason: Flutter. Watch this...

I see a reason: Flutter.

Watch this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egDWh7jnNic#t=95
Do you really want to be the pilot of an airplane that is going through this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,966
Posted By Bernardo
Same here. It also works when I shoot video with...

Same here. It also works when I shoot video with my iPhone and stuff the "hands-free" microphone (either a little bluetooth ear-piece, or the thicker part of the white earbud wire) into the headset...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,848
Posted By Bernardo
Nehalem

Took a lovely trip in the RV-12 to Nehalem Bay State Park on the Oregon coast. One of my favorite airports to land at, within easy walking distance to a beautiful beach (and you can camp there, too,...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-27-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,862
Posted By Bernardo
Oh man. That’s terrible. I only ever met Ken a...

Oh man. That’s terrible.

I only ever met Ken a few times, but although I never got to know him very well, one of those meetings had a major impact on my life.

In the few years just before and just...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,433
Posted By Bernardo
Bem-vindo!!! 🇧🇷👍🇧🇷

Bem-vindo!!! 🇧🇷👍🇧🇷
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,921
Posted By Bernardo
Three more... Look at that wildfire smoke!

https://i.imgur.com/AMyElDT.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HxGgCEp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IZFlk4F.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,921
Posted By Bernardo
Lake Odell by RV-12

Had a great time this weekend at Lake Odell, Oregon, including flying from Portland to Crescent Lake and back.

When I left, the sky was overcast at 4000 feet, which did not allow for a direct...
Forum: Rocket 08-17-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,822
Posted By Bernardo
Wheel pants have more to do with the trailing...

Wheel pants have more to do with the trailing edge than the leading edge. Unless you're going supersonic, pointy noses / leading edges do not do much to reduce drag (the slight drop in pressure drag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,857
Posted By Bernardo
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing. I have...

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing. I have spent a lot of time thinking about the spanwise lift distribution, vorticity, and wingtip design - and even taught classes that touched on these subjects...
Forum: RV-4 08-14-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,331
Posted By Bernardo
Someone has done...

Someone has done...
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