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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Guy Prevost
Happy first post! Welcome! I flew my 8a with...

Happy first post! Welcome!


I flew my 8a with about 100 hours, 70 or so of that a decade earlier. I got very current before my first flight, then did transition training with Mike Seager. I have...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,474
Posted By Guy Prevost
My wife was able to transition to our RV-10 in...

My wife was able to transition to our RV-10 in just a few hours after receiving her PPL in a 172. Obtaining true comfort took longer. She had a lot of experience in the back of our RV-8a, but no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,223
Posted By Guy Prevost
I’ll bring a kid for one of yours to play with....

I’ll bring a kid for one of yours to play with.

Guy
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-10-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By Guy Prevost
The interior is simply Rustoleum Stone Gray. It...

The interior is simply Rustoleum Stone Gray. It has proven very durable and should be easy to retouch, although I've never had to. It's nice and light.





Suri is adapting well and Pete is being...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-09-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,321
Posted By Guy Prevost
Mission Accomplished!

Trip report here: https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1501962&postcount=1

Thanks for the encouragement and offers of help.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By Guy Prevost
Controllers at FCM were nice and conversational,...

Controllers at FCM were nice and conversational, asking a lot of RV-10 questions during the taxi to Thunderbird Aviation. We spent about 45 minutes on the ground. I quickly filed an IFR flightplan...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By Guy Prevost
Race to Rescue Suri

We have a wonderful two-year old Rhodesian Ridgeback that we adopted from Ridgeback Rescue US. My wife recently came across another puppy with the same foster family in Minnesota. Suri spent the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,289
Posted By Guy Prevost
We were able to rescue Suri successfully last...

We were able to rescue Suri successfully last week. (Reference original thread: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191317 )

The weather window wound up being tight, so we wound up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,289
Posted By Guy Prevost
We flew a few pups last year. The pandemic kept...

We flew a few pups last year. The pandemic kept mom extremely busy at work. This was a good way for me to get to fly while entertaining the kids and making the world a tiny bit better. The kids...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 64,545
Posted By Guy Prevost
Here’s my experience with a Plane Power backup...

Here’s my experience with a Plane Power backup alternator. It went off line in flight. Inspection showed it dangling from the cable. It took less than 100 hours for the threads in the bolt on adapter...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By Guy Prevost
Here’s my experience with a Plane Power backup...

Here’s my experience with a Plane Power backup alternator. It went off line in flight. Inspection showed it dangling from the cable. It took less than 100 hours for the threads in the bolt on adapter...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-22-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,321
Posted By Guy Prevost
This could be perfect! I’ve sent a PM with my...

This could be perfect! I’ve sent a PM with my contact information to work details.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By Guy Prevost
This is a brilliant idea! Thanks for taking the...

This is a brilliant idea! Thanks for taking the time to post it.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,321
Posted By Guy Prevost
Awesome Scoot! She’ll have a big brother, adopted...

Awesome Scoot! She’ll have a big brother, adopted from the same people about 1.5 years ago. Here’s Pete. He flew Delta, which turned into a goat rope. ...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,321
Posted By Guy Prevost
Doesn’t it! :D I almost PM’d Pete directly but...

Doesn’t it! :D I almost PM’d Pete directly but didn’t want to put him on the spot. But since you called him out....
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-18-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,321
Posted By Guy Prevost
Puppy Rescue help from MSP area needed

Howdy,

We’re about to adopt our second Ridgeback puppy from Ridgeback Rescue US. “Harlowe” is currently being fostered in the Minneapolis / St. Paul region and I’m hoping to arrange a shuttle to get...
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,300
Posted By Guy Prevost
I'm still a happy user after nearly two years of...

I'm still a happy user after nearly two years of use. Best headset I've ever owned and I've had a fair number, including the latest noise cancelling units.

Guy
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By Guy Prevost
I did the same.

I did the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Guy Prevost
I've been using it since before VAF existed. It's...

I've been using it since before VAF existed. It's not free, but it is stable, reliable, and the hosted photo quality is excellent. I use them for photo printing, Christmas Cards, etc. Nothing but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,967
Posted By Guy Prevost
This. Inquiring minds want to know....

This. Inquiring minds want to know....
Forum: Reviews 01-12-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By Guy Prevost
I finally wrote up my method

Rather than starting a new thread on rolling your own ear buds, I revived Ironflight's post from 2007. My update begins on post 64, here:...
Forum: COMM 01-12-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 38,303
Posted By Guy Prevost
Howard Leight Plugs continued

Be patient. Let the plugs expand around the tube. It may take an hour or so depending on the temperature and age of your ear plugs. I usually make a batch of at least 50 pairs, so the first should...
Forum: COMM 01-12-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 38,303
Posted By Guy Prevost
My method

I've had a few questions on my method recently an decided to document my method. I'm a big fan of Howard Leight Max Lite ear plugs. I have small ear canals, so these may not be the best option for...
Forum: Reviews 01-12-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By Guy Prevost
Long Term Review of the CQ1 Headset + Comparisons to the competition

About a year ago, I wrote a rave review about the CQ1 Headset by Card Machine Works. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167636 I?m likely biased in my opinion, but such bias is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By Guy Prevost
I have also had great luck with Rockerswitch Pros.

I have also had great luck with Rockerswitch Pros.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,906
Posted By Guy Prevost
Wow! This thread is back after 12 years and I?m...

Wow! This thread is back after 12 years and I?m on my second RV (hopefully starting #3 before long). Mickey has it right as usual.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,267
Posted By Guy Prevost
Great trip write up guys! Thanks for taking the...

Great trip write up guys! Thanks for taking the time to write it. I grew up just outside that giant hole in the ground and my father was an industrial relations guy at the mine.
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Guy Prevost
I'm in Albuquerque, about an hour (by RV) from...

I'm in Albuquerque, about an hour (by RV) from Muleshoe or Clovis. I'm traveling this weekend, but might be able to head your way in a week or two. PM me and we'll see if we can figure something...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,127
Posted By Guy Prevost
Option #3 has worked well for me, and only took a...

Option #3 has worked well for me, and only took a few minutes. Make sure you use a low expansion foam. Since the cowling is flammable, I didn't worry too much about overall flammability.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,892
Posted By Guy Prevost
It shouldn't make a difference at all, except to...

It shouldn't make a difference at all, except to take an extra minute or so to warm up with the extra quart. The volume of oil doing the cooling at any given time stays the same even if you change...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,342
Posted By Guy Prevost
Brilliant! My two favorite things are Airplanes...

Brilliant! My two favorite things are Airplanes and Bikes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,004
Posted By Guy Prevost
The radial cracks are actual cracks in the...

The radial cracks are actual cracks in the Anodize. Anodization converts Aluminum to Alumina--a ceramic.
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,038
Posted By Guy Prevost
My 10's oil consumption goes way down between 6...

My 10's oil consumption goes way down between 6 and 7 quarts too.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Guy Prevost
It was adding up the # of backup batteries I...

It was adding up the # of backup batteries I needed for my dual electronic ignition glass panel airplane that pushed me in this direction. I just went with two EarthX batteries on the firewall and...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,340
Posted By Guy Prevost
I almost said yes, but it?s a great guest...

I almost said yes, but it?s a great guest headset. It?s no fun sharing ear cooties.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,054
Posted By Guy Prevost
I missed it too, despite emailing them repeatedly...

I missed it too, despite emailing them repeatedly for information about when sign up would be available. They have a huge ramp. Ridiculous.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,438
Posted By Guy Prevost
Looks like an awesome daddy daughter date Andy! ...

Looks like an awesome daddy daughter date Andy! Thanks for taking the time to write it up!

Guy
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By Guy Prevost
They're sealed and shouldn't leak. If yours is...

They're sealed and shouldn't leak. If yours is leaking, I think something is horribly wrong with it. I don't think they should even leak if the case is damaged due to the nature of the cells. I'm...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Guy Prevost
Advanced Flight WILL pass ADSB weather and...

Advanced Flight WILL pass ADSB weather and traffic to Foreflight over WiFi. It also passes position and attitude.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,982
Posted By Guy Prevost
I had a similar issue with a different...

I had a similar issue with a different manufacturer's system a few years ago. I was testing a navigator for one company, and have an EFIS by another company When flying a particular ILS approach at...
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,340
Posted By Guy Prevost
Hi Bryan! Whether you try them or not is...

Hi Bryan!

Whether you try them or not is certainly up to you! :) I was just trying to relay a positive experience. I don't have financial interest in the CQ1, but I do consider the Cards friends...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,340
Posted By Guy Prevost
Thumbs up Awesome new headset! CQ1 from Card Machine Works

I?ve had the privilege of flying with a new in-the-ear headset for a few months. It was designed after years of frustration with the offerings from the two established in-ear headset manufacturers....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By Guy Prevost
I?ve been off of the internet for a few days....

I?ve been off of the internet for a few days. Happy New Year!
I did spend 8 hours of flight time with one of those headsets, although mine is awesome, it?s not as brightly colored as either of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,846
Posted By Guy Prevost
What an amazing undertaking! Nice work!

What an amazing undertaking! Nice work!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,296
Posted By Guy Prevost
This isn't a headset thread, but...

In those photos, Tanya is in fact sporting the best headset known to humans. I've flown primarily with QT Halos for the last decade, but have two Bose A20s for the groms and a Lightspeed Zulu 2. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-07-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,296
Posted By Guy Prevost
Hah! Tanya speed. It?s amazing anyone can keep...

Hah! Tanya speed. It?s amazing anyone can keep up. Great report, thanks for taking the time to write it!

Guy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,054
Posted By Guy Prevost
There is now a Fly-in planned for April 7, 2019,...

There is now a Fly-in planned for April 7, 2019, so I'm abandoning the idea of creating my own version. It's too costly in terms of dollars and time.

FMI: https://lcspacefestival.com/

I'll post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,441
Posted By Guy Prevost
Update 20181127. As stated in the thread linked...

Update 20181127. As stated in the thread linked in the original post, my goal was to enable people to fly into Spaceport America. It was going to cost me at least $5k up front to arrange that and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,528
Posted By Guy Prevost
The frames were strapped down with the seatbelts,...

The frames were strapped down with the seatbelts, but I should've done a better job on the packs. They were light and wedged in, but your observation is still valid; it would have been bad in a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,528
Posted By Guy Prevost
I rode SPDs for decades and still use them for...

I rode SPDs for decades and still use them for Cyclocross and on the tandems. I use Look Keo on the road bikes since my power meters (Garmin Vector) require them, and flats on the mountain bikes. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,528
Posted By Guy Prevost
RV-10 Mountain Biking

At Oshkosh a lot of people asked me about fitting bikes in the RV-10. Most people believed that road bikes fit, but not large FS mountain bikes. It is quite doable. With the rear seats removed we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,523
Posted By Guy Prevost
That's awesome. My condition inspection is...

That's awesome. My condition inspection is coming up--I've got to do a better job at getting my littles engaged. Right now they mostly fight with each other at the hangar. :(
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By Guy Prevost
Cool photos! You can't mention a folding bike...

Cool photos! You can't mention a folding bike (singular), but we're missing a photo! Folding tandem?

I've no interest in ball games, but I would attend one if I got to fly and bike there! (As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,054
Posted By Guy Prevost
As this crazy idea grows, I've had to revisit my...

As this crazy idea grows, I've had to revisit my original intent. How do I get enough pilots together to foot the bill for a Spaceport Visit?

The Trinity site tour is October 5. That's opening day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,054
Posted By Guy Prevost
The plan is October 2019. This is the place for...

The plan is October 2019. This is the place for info until I firmly commit, at which point I'll open up a detailed thread instead of this feeler conversation:
My action items:

Obtain Permission to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,441
Posted By Guy Prevost
LOE 2019! ---Doug?

It appears that the last RV LOE was in 2015. It used to be one of the biggest events on the RV calendar. I'm considering a resurrection in 2019. I don't believe any emails I've sent asking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,054
Posted By Guy Prevost
Spaceport left a message yesterday and asked me...

Spaceport left a message yesterday and asked me to commit. Depending on the immediate financial commitment required, I may just do that.

I've emailed Doug twice to ask for permission to use the LOE...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By Guy Prevost
Andy, hanging out with you and your dude was one...

Andy, hanging out with you and your dude was one of the highlights of the trip. Looking forward to doing it again.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By Guy Prevost
It's an Evenflo High Back Big Kid Booster. I...

It's an Evenflo High Back Big Kid Booster. I found it through someone else's post here on VAF. They're surprisingly inexpensive on Amazon. I keep the pilot's seat all of the way back except for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-06-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By Guy Prevost
We had a weather window home on Wednesday morning...

We had a weather window home on Wednesday morning and took it. It was an uneventful trip, with a short stop in Hayes, KS. The guy in the left seat looked like this most of the way:
...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-06-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By Guy Prevost
Part Deux

We hung out in Portage for a while, listening on Live ATC to the madness that's already been discussed ad-nauseum. It didn't seem like it was going to resolve quickly, so we saddled up and headed to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-06-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By Guy Prevost
Oshkosh 2018 Father-Son Adventure

Every year, I block off Oshkosh week in my calendar. My wife has to plan vacation time a year in advance, so whether we go to Oshkosh or not, it's a great placeholder for some time off. This year,...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,263
Posted By Guy Prevost
My kids have practically grown up in our RV-10. ...

My kids have practically grown up in our RV-10. It's a great family airplane.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vacation/Ridgecrest4-CA-3D2017-to-visit-S/i-HDNdSBk/0/109d4bc8/XL/IMG_6262-XL.jpg

Guy
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,892
Posted By Guy Prevost
Same here. I've been wondering about this too. ...

Same here. I've been wondering about this too. Glad to know mine seems to be in family.
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