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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,777
Posted By Chofrock
More detailed reports....

More detailed reports.

http://www.katu.com/news/local/99135494.html

http://www.kgw.com/news/Small-plane-crashes-in-Oregon-City-99134144.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,490
Posted By Chofrock
Using RF signals while flying.

We are all told to turn off our cell phone and electronic devices during takeoffs (and climbs) and landings (and descents) on commercial flights. But is using a cell phone really dangerous or is the...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,342
Posted By Chofrock
Apps

Is the skychart the only iPhone app for aviation?

Maybe there are other apps that could be developed...

A check list would be neat.
Forum: Reviews 03-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,342
Posted By Chofrock
Better hardware for the money

There is better hardware for the money on the market, or soon to be on the market.

I don't know if there is any iPhone (iTouch) software for aviation, if there is not, the iPad is not going to be...
Forum: Oregon 03-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,846
Posted By Chofrock
Question Steel for Backriveting Plate

I am in Portland and am looking for a local place to buy a long piece of steel for a back riveting plate. Ideally I would like a piece that is the length of my bench 6-8 ft long.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,387
Posted By Chofrock
Tip: Work Shop Planning

I am thinking about building an RV, just like many others. But I wanted to make sure it would fit in the space that I have available to work on it. In this case that is my garage.

I have found an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Chofrock
Noisy Building

I am right next to an airport. Well, just across the street. I have a hand held and I cannot get any reception at my desk.

I am on the far side of the building, not near any windows, and I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By Chofrock
4 seats verses 2

Well, I have narrowed my choices down to either building an RV-8 or an RV-10.

Like all big decisions I like to compile a list of pros and cons of each choice. I would like you all to help me out...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Chofrock
Here is place where you can buy the fast back...

Here is place where you can buy the fast back option.

http://www.showplanes.com/index_1024.htm

I personally like this look a lot better, I only wish they could make a slider option with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,975
Posted By Chofrock
Maybe that price is listed in Canadian dollars. ...

Maybe that price is listed in Canadian dollars. ;)
Forum: Web Site Development 06-14-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,180
Posted By Chofrock
Web Page Software

I know several RV builders have websites. I hope they are the same people that come here.

What software does everyone use for creating thier web pages?

I thought about creating a perl script that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,018
Posted By Chofrock
This is my plan too. I plan on getting the cash...

This is my plan too. I plan on getting the cash to pay for it thru bonuses and stock participation at my job, and driving my older car. Too bad I cannot use the credit card miles to buy plane parts....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,099
Posted By Chofrock
It looks like it is in Nevada....

It looks like it is in Nevada.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=107RV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chofrock
There is a large Helicopter school in Hillsboro,...

There is a large Helicopter school in Hillsboro, Oregon. Just a few minutes west of Portland, OR.

Hillsboro Aviation. http://www.hillsboroaviation.com/page.asp?id=215
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Chofrock
If you are building in a 20X20 garage I should be...

If you are building in a 20X20 garage I should be able to do the same in my 21x23 garage. :)

I will probably have to stick the nose or the tail outside to fit the Vertical and Horizontal stabs....
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Chofrock
Fuselage Size

On an RV-10, What is the lenght of the fuselage, from the firewall to the tail (with or without the tail on).

What is the width of the fueslage, and the width of the tail?


I have a two car...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,632
Posted By Chofrock
Is there any definitive way to tell them apart?...

Is there any definitive way to tell them apart? Other than getting out a measuring tape and measuring the cockpit width?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,632
Posted By Chofrock
Had to break it up in two posts, too many images...

Next are the side-by-side RVs, the RV-6, RV-7, RV-9. The RV-9 is the easiest one to separate from the others,
http://www.karmy.com/rv9a/images/FlyingVA.jpg
The wings are larger than the others and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,632
Posted By Chofrock
Which RV is that?

I am fairly new to being around RVs and I still have trouble sometimes in being able to tell them apart. So, here are some of the things that I have noticed that you can look for.

Lets start out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,601
Posted By Chofrock
Hobbs Meter

I just looked on the Hobbs meter, and it lists 30 RV-10s flying. :eek: Can that be true?

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/flights.htm

(there should be a sold meter too) :)
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,945
Posted By Chofrock
How Many RV-10 Builders are first time builders?

I want to build an RV-10, plus I would like to have an RV-8 too for those times when I fly by myself. :)

I thought about building the 8 first and then building the 10, but that would take a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By Chofrock
I had no idea.

I had no idea that the FAA would take my medical away for Sleep Apnea. :( I should have thought about that, but I haven't been thinking clearly until recently. (I have not been flying anyways, I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,751
Posted By Chofrock
Some more information

I don't know anything about this topic, but I found a webpage that has some information.

http://www.matronics.com/rv-list/hovan/tips/AlAnDef.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,745
Posted By Chofrock
Would that be strong enough to squeze rivets too?

Would that be strong enough to squeze rivets too?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 29,566
Posted By Chofrock
My job title is "Component Design Engineer". It...

My job title is "Component Design Engineer". It has been my job title the whole time I have been with the company, even thought I have done several different jobs. I started out designing Silicon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By Chofrock
I think you are going to have a hard time getting...

I think you are going to have a hard time getting the FAA to agree with your idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,864
Posted By Chofrock
I agree with you. As a seller it is a great place...

I agree with you. As a seller it is a great place to do business, things seem to go for much more than what you could sell them for anywhere else.

As a buyer, ebay is not so great. Things often...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,864
Posted By Chofrock
Exclamation New Spin

I bid on this item.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4616484039&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT

It looks like it is everything you would need for your RV, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By Chofrock
Question Maybe you could have just sent him an email?

Maybe you could have just sent him an email?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By Chofrock
Another cheap technic I have seen is writing with...

Another cheap technic I have seen is writing with a permenant marker (sharpie) on normal heat shrink (white is easiest), and then shrink as usual. The lettering shrinks, and you end up with very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,734
Posted By Chofrock
I have not seen an RV-8, but I have seen people...

I have not seen an RV-8, but I have seen people talk about an RV-7A here in this forum (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=4858).

There is lots of interesting descussion about MS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,745
Posted By Chofrock
Your favorite tool?

Many people have talked about many different tools that help them in the building process. Some are expense, some are not.

Which tool (outside of the stand "kit" tools) has help you the most, or...
Forum: Reviews 02-15-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,532
Posted By Chofrock
I too have taken the one day class taught by...

I too have taken the one day class taught by Synergy air. I enjoyed it and planned to take the empanage class. I have since reconsidered, mostly because I do not think the $1900 is worth it. Plus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 83,253
Posted By Chofrock
Oregon tax

Oregon has no sales tax, so we don't have to worry about that. :D

From what I could find, (after a few minutes with google) it appears that there is no personal property tax, except for those used...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,191
Posted By Chofrock
I have been looking at these, and wondering if it...

I have been looking at these, and wondering if it can be done without the welding (since I do not know how to weld). Instead of welding on the bottom angle backets, couldn't they just be bolted on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,481
Posted By Chofrock
Off Topic: Stability vs. Money.

If you had the option, would you choose to stay with a stable company, or leave and work for a start-up company that is willing to pay you 30% more?

Assume similar benifits, similar work. The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,869
Posted By Chofrock
The real question...

What you should really be asking yourself is which one are you going to build first. :D


Personally, I plan on building a 8A first, followed by a 10 so I can have fun by myself, and fun with a few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2005, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,880
Posted By Chofrock
Pre-Punched.

If you are planning on building then you should know that the -8 is pre-punched, wheras the -4 is not.

The pre-punched kits are much easier to put together. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By Chofrock
Work area

Hi everyone,

I have decided to build an 8A, but first I need to convert my garage into a work shop. I have most of a 2 car garage to work with (part of it has been converted into a laundry room, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,715
Posted By Chofrock
Any new news on the T-Shirts? I would like to...

Any new news on the T-Shirts?

I would like to have a XXL.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,524
Posted By Chofrock
Cross-Country in an RV-8A

I am planning on ordering my van's kit soon. I have yet to decide between an 7 or an 8. One of the many thing that I plan to do with this plane is to visit my family, they live 1/2 way across the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By Chofrock
Where is Tom Emery located? There is a local...

Where is Tom Emery located?

There is a local company, here in Oregon, that offers a single day class in which the practice kit is put together (minus the epoxy step), and a full week class, in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,935
Posted By Chofrock
Post "A" Model Nose Wheel Shimmy

I am going to order my RV kit soon, and thought I had decided on a Tri-cycle landing gear, better visiblity, it is what I am used to, etc. Then, I spent a Saturday helping out at Home Wing Fly-In in...
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