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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 149,031
Posted By Vlad
Whatís there on top a mountain near Hurricane...

Whatís there on top a mountain near Hurricane...
Forum: RV-6/6A Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Nice paint scheme Cole. A great view of Golden...

Nice paint scheme Cole. A great view of Golden Gate!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Vlad
Doc and Bud both passed. Good job!

Doc and Bud both passed. Good job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,908
Posted By Vlad
Landed on Wah Wah hardpan on the way to work...

Landed on Wah Wah hardpan on the way to work...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 225,783
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Congratulations!

Nice picture on front page. It looks like you just earned your degree in aeronautics congratulations! Happy testing!
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Vlad
Pin them to intersection fairings Gary. I used...

Pin them to intersection fairings Gary. I used screws now switched to safety wire.
Nice picture on Alton Bay ice btw :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By Vlad
Back in the days when I was building Vans...

Back in the days when I was building Vans included a special rivet for mishaps like that. You had to sift through thousands of them to find it though... Nowadays, sorry you have to buy the whole new...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Vlad
Good choice on the model Curt. You will love...

Good choice on the model Curt. You will love it.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Aleutian%20Campaign/.highres/Shishaldin%20-%201%201.jpg
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-22-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By Vlad
It's been a while Jeffskey see you soon...

It's been a while Jeffskey see you soon...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Planning to stop by for a day or two :)

Planning to stop by for a day or two :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-20-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 225,783
Posted By Vlad
Very neat Jeremy good job! I like how you...

Very neat Jeremy good job! I like how you shielded the heating scat from exhaust pipe. Good luck on airworthiness inspection.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By Vlad
Bill glad to see you here! Flown to your airport...

Bill glad to see you here! Flown to your airport couple times great place tasty oysters :)
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Vlad
Building a 14 Scott? Leave it alclad itís going...

Building a 14 Scott? Leave it alclad itís going under the rug anyway :)
Forum: Northeast 02-11-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By Vlad
Good memories at Alton Bay. First time I visited...

Good memories at Alton Bay. First time I visited in Feb 2012 and was coming several times a year as soon as they open. There were two years ice was too thin and they remained closed. There was a year...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,884
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Glad to hear that Martin! Now I am positive you...

Glad to hear that Martin! Now I am positive you can make Osh-22. Reserve me a parking spot next to you in Sea of RVs I will be a bit late :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-10-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By Vlad
Enjoyed the read very much. Thank you!

Enjoyed the read very much. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,517
Posted By Vlad
Years ago I assisted a builder in Republic of...

Years ago I assisted a builder in Republic of Moldova to purchase an RV8 empennage kit. All was good till it was not. A FedEx contractor in that part of the world could not find the address so after...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,320
Posted By Vlad
I cut a filter once a month on average. I had to...

I cut a filter once a month on average. I had to cut the nipple to accommodate the red cutter. Then a good friend of mine gave me his old never used Avery tool. Love it! Bob made great tools back in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,949
Posted By Vlad
#63 tubes

Interested in tubes. Let me know how to send payment.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By Vlad
Revert to original paint scheme...

Revert to original paint scheme :D

https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Sun-n-Fun%202009/S-n-F%202014/.highres/DSC_0142.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Vlad
It does fit without any room to spare.

It does fit without any room to spare.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,298
Posted By Vlad
After winds calmed down flew to check...

After winds calmed down flew to check Intergalactic Spaceport. Too cold for aliens...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 494,605
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up The loft looks great Steve! I like the joists...

The loft looks great Steve! I like the joists color.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-27-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 185,730
Posted By Vlad
Talking Near Three Corners

It's beyond that bridge Randy. I was good on weight and speed but not on width. Toit!

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So I had to deplane, cross the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By Vlad
Any chance a small amount sprayed/lost fluid...

Any chance a small amount sprayed/lost fluid during the bleed collected then dripped down? I also had a hairline circumference crack due to overflaring aluminum brake line above the caliper. Noticed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,960
Posted By Vlad
Sadie

My good friend Wade and his dog Sadie. March 2017 somewhere over New Jersey.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/.highres/First%20dog%20in%20my%20RV%20-%201.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,457
Posted By Vlad
Smile I built before PPL

I built my RV9A before PPL Brandon. I started hammering flying lessons when I moved my project to the airport for final assembly. Had a checkride in a 152 couple weeks after getting airworthiness...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 1,216,605
Posted By Vlad
This is a clean facility Ryan could easily...

This is a clean facility Ryan could easily compete with Martin J Filiatrault in neatness :)
Congratulations to your son Jake...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Vlad
Nice shots Robert congratulations! There is a...

Nice shots Robert congratulations! There is a cool formation team by you Smoke On Aviation you would be a great addition to that fine group. They are slow movers though with a 9 in the midst :D
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 252,133
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Just wow! I never imagined itís possible to pack...

Just wow! I never imagined itís possible to pack such an avionics suit into this little panel space very impressive!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,992
Posted By Vlad
Met a visiting buddy in the air then drove a...

Met a visiting buddy in the air then drove a FOLLOW ME aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By Vlad
I donít have the list Dan sorry. I am well passed...

I donít have the list Dan sorry. I am well passed 5K hours and need to rebuild it third time :o
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Vlad
Congrats on first flight of the year Alfio! Itís...

Congrats on first flight of the year Alfio! Itís a good thing the flat happened at home airport :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up Raquette Lake what a place! Landed there several...

Raquette Lake what a place! Landed there several times. Been to Tap Room and boat restaurant good entertainment. Thanks for the excursion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By Vlad
Looking good Dave! Is it lake Winnipesauki? Is...

Looking good Dave! Is it lake Winnipesauki? Is the ice forming on Alton Bay?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-04-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By Vlad
Cool thanks Tron! I will check them out and...

Cool thanks Tron! I will check them out and report here :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-03-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,986
Posted By Vlad
The ice there was of a decent surface but wind...

The ice there was of a decent surface but wind was too strong for a full stop. So it would be a touch and go.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/qq197/N666BK/Tour_de_Wyoming_-_1_(14).jpeg

See...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-03-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,986
Posted By Vlad
From Rawlings I headed toward Miracle Mile, a...

From Rawlings I headed toward Miracle Mile, a backcountry airstrip near North Platte River.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/qq197/N666BK/Tour_de_Wyoming_-_1_(7).jpeg

Frozen snow on the Mile...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-03-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,986
Posted By Vlad
Talking Tour de Wyo Ming

Last minutes of previous year...

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/qq197/N666BK/Tour_de_Wyoming_-_1.jpeg

The New Year started perfect. Off work early, short preheat at 30F and onward and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 149,031
Posted By Vlad
Yes I have been there Dave. Not a typical RV...

Yes I have been there Dave. Not a typical RV surface I would say itís like Russian Flats of Montana. Leave you fairings at home and come not painted :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 149,031
Posted By Vlad
Cool ice formations on North Platte River in...

Cool ice formations on North Platte River in Wyoming. Close to Miracle Mile...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Vlad
Nice pictures. I have flown Oregon coast itís...

Nice pictures. I have flown Oregon coast itís pretty.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Vlad
Carl we havenít seen your new ride yet. How about...

Carl we havenít seen your new ride yet. How about a picture or two? Happy New Year!

https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/N666BK/Alton%20Bay%20Kitty%20Hawk/.highres/AltonBay-4.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Vlad
David man what a beautiful panel. I am very...

David man what a beautiful panel. I am very jealous :)
Forum: Interiors 12-30-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,211
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Mitch very nice colors. Beautiful design....

Thanks Mitch very nice colors. Beautiful design. On the carpet are those patches detachable? Do you have a picture of the foam on the other side of the floor carpet by any chance? From my experience...
Forum: Interiors 12-28-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,211
Posted By Vlad
Thanks Jay! Please post the carpet picture when...

Thanks Jay! Please post the carpet picture when you receive the interior.
Forum: Interiors 12-28-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,211
Posted By Vlad
I didnít find floor carpet on their website. Do...

I didnít find floor carpet on their website. Do they make it? My AeroClassic is so worn out I am ashamed even to take a passenger :) Their carpet is an outstanding sound proofing, look and comfort...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By Vlad
My RV bud sent me an email I think it's a good...

My RV bud sent me an email I think it's a good one :)



He has the instrument too.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By Vlad
Hi Mark, Say, today, 15 min after takeoff unit #2...

Hi Mark,
Say, today, 15 min after takeoff unit #2 precessed about 20 degrees. I lined up both and after an hour of playing around local followed by a convoluted 7 min taxi #2 was off approximately 70...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-27-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 67,199
Posted By Vlad
Merry Christmas

A very nice six year journey congratulations Ed on a job well done 👍
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Vlad
Rocky I will buy your old style engine mount and...

Rocky I will buy your old style engine mount and nose gear. The time is coming to replace it. 5K+ hours of beating is showing :D

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/qq197/N666BK/Washboard_1.jpeg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By Vlad
I have two standalone instruments flown almost...

I have two standalone instruments flown almost 900 hours. AI is rock solid but DG mode is all over the place. Desperately needs a magnetometer.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-25-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,270
Posted By Vlad
The program is complete to the highest level. It...

The program is complete to the highest level. It took 9 months it's my 5th state and in a record time. The Utah program was probably the easiest the nice challenge was going advanced to locate...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By Vlad
You will love the 9 Katie great choice! I was...

You will love the 9 Katie great choice! I was wondering what happened to your 3B project you were so close... Welcome back!

PS; place order for the wings right away there is not much to build in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By Vlad
Hi Tom, One possible reason might be the...

Hi Tom,
One possible reason might be the nosewheel stayed cocked before touchdown. Did you slip it on final? Itís very hard to duplicate I had it three or for times through the years. The noise and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Vlad
No need to filter cooling air the fins are not...

No need to filter cooling air the fins are not that close to be clogged with dust. I fly to unimproved fields and off airport once in a while and other then occasional large bug nothing catches in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-22-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Vlad
Nice safetywiring job Karl! I would suggest to...

Nice safetywiring job Karl! I would suggest to add second safety wire from the opposite end. The gasket is thick and filler tube may move. Donít ask how I know this :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By Vlad
Nice jacket Higher Commander! :D [ed. Pop's...

Nice jacket Higher Commander! :D

[ed. Pop's Leather in Turkey. Gift from Rob Smokey Ray a few years ago (he had two and one was sitting idle - my go to jacket for the rest of my life for sure!). ...
Forum: Reviews 12-21-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,964
Posted By Vlad
These are the three standard components I dropped...

These are the three standard components I dropped off as well when I ordered the FWF kit. 5K+ flying hours later no regrets. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Vlad
Rust Prevention Program

Flew on RPP toward Colorado the only valley had light to moderate chop.
Gates of Lodore to the right.

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Spotted couple...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-17-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By Vlad
Thumbs up I love stories like this thanks Joe! A great...

I love stories like this thanks Joe! A great memory refresh... Outlaw field, Smelterville :)
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-16-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By Vlad
My concern is their tiedowns around main gear...

My concern is their tiedowns around main gear legs. If there is a brake line installed the rope may squash it. The best anchor point would be center section stubs. Leave the extended spacer there and...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,955
Posted By Vlad
Welcome Jim. There are several threads here on...

Welcome Jim. There are several threads here on VAF about canopy braking tools. This is one of them https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=104197
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-13-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,544
Posted By Vlad
Cool always liked your tracking site Joe. Thanks...

Cool always liked your tracking site Joe. Thanks for doing it!
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