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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-12-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By Secondwind
Is this the same plane that is on ebay right now?

Is this the same plane that is on ebay right now?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Secondwind
Check with McMaster Carr. If anyone will have...

Check with McMaster Carr. If anyone will have them it will be them.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-01-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Secondwind
If only it was in Florida.

If only it was in Florida.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,690
Posted By Secondwind
It's the same with car shows. I did a full frame...

It's the same with car shows. I did a full frame off restoration on my car. All the mechanicals, body work, paint, and interior was done by me. It's not perfect but it's better than it was when it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,251
Posted By Secondwind
Or all the licorice in the electrical panel in...

Or all the licorice in the electrical panel in their house.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,251
Posted By Secondwind
Don't need it as long as it's in a fully primed...

Don't need it as long as it's in a fully primed tail dragger with a sliding canopy.

Sorry I couldn't resist.
Forum: Florida (South) 03-22-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By Secondwind
I would be really interested in seeing the group...

I would be really interested in seeing the group of planes when you come down. I work at the naples airport.
Forum: Florida (South) 02-28-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By Secondwind
Might also check out Marco Island Executive...

Might also check out Marco Island Executive Airport. Tie-down might be a little cheaper than Naples.

What models of RV's are coming down?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
Posted By Secondwind
No way would I continue doing condition...

No way would I continue doing condition inspections on an aircraft I no longer owned. If/when something bad happens then its your name in the logbook saying it was airworthy even if the new owner did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,367
Posted By Secondwind
Has anyone ever taken a pair of rv4's or 8's and...

Has anyone ever taken a pair of rv4's or 8's and put them together like a f-82 twin mustang?
Forum: Painting your RV 01-28-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,763
Posted By Secondwind
As a professional auto restoration specialist I...

As a professional auto restoration specialist I can tell you exactly what caused all those problems. The dry spots are from the painter trying to maximize profit by using minimal materials. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By Secondwind
Spend the time and do it the right way. It will...

Spend the time and do it the right way. It will be yours, a family members, or friends life counting on it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,147
Posted By Secondwind
Towing width

The legal trailer width is 8'6" (102") in the US. If you ever noticed on semi trailers they usually have a 102 on one of the doors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,472
Posted By Secondwind
I used to be a troll for 40 years. Now I'm a ****...

I used to be a troll for 40 years. Now I'm a **** yankee after I transplanted to Florida. I miss the summer and fall in Michigan but sure don't miss the winters ice and snow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,274
Posted By Secondwind
The problem is when you have too many for one...

The problem is when you have too many for one side and not enough for the other side. And God forbid if they send you rivets for the tail when you need them for the firewall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By Secondwind
I have run into issues on cars that at higher rpm...

I have run into issues on cars that at higher rpm a plug will start dropping out. Sometimes they do it all the time and sometimes its intermittent. Makes it kind of a bugger to track down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,816
Posted By Secondwind
Another wrench into the mix. If you want a slider...

Another wrench into the mix. If you want a slider canopy you are stuck with the -7A. I wish they would have a slider option for the -14.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,805
Posted By Secondwind
Auto mechanics also do not have to prove...

Auto mechanics also do not have to prove experience to take the tests. Anyone that walks in and puts down the money can take them. Also with auto mechanics the ASE certification is not required. Only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,402
Posted By Secondwind
Might be a dumb question but did you get ahold of...

Might be a dumb question but did you get ahold of the paint shop? Seems like if they lost a part then they should be liable for the replacement of said part.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,451
Posted By Secondwind
Where's the pictures?

Where's the pictures?
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,504
Posted By Secondwind
Very well written. Everybody makes mistakes,...

Very well written. Everybody makes mistakes, learning from those mistakes are up to the individual. I have heard many pilots say that getting your ticket is your first license to learn.

When I first...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-13-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,497
Posted By Secondwind
Just be sure to wash the plane really well. That...

Just be sure to wash the plane really well. That salt can do nasty things to aluminum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Secondwind
Ralph, that is exactly the comparison for build...

Ralph, that is exactly the comparison for build time i was looking for. As good a deal as the 6 kit is I think I'm going to hold out for the 7. I like the idea of the extra fuel, Vans supported...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Secondwind
That is my concern with the 6 kit. The whole...

That is my concern with the 6 kit. The whole thing is less than the 6 fuselage kit currently costs from Vans. The additional build time and less support from Vans plus the other advantages of the 7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Secondwind
Partial built rv6 or new rv7?

I have a line on a partially built rv6A kit for a reasonable price. The tail and wings have been completed with no work started on the fuselage. The fuselage kit is for a 6A, is it possible to build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By Secondwind
No worries Ken. These are exactly the answers...

No worries Ken. These are exactly the answers I've been looking for.

For a long time I have looked at the Mustang II. Unfortunately even though it has been around for nearly 40 years it doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By Secondwind
Can you elaborate more on #4?

Can you elaborate more on #4?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By Secondwind
How did you decide?

Some questions for the good folks on the forum.

1. What other aircraft did you consider before deciding to go with Vans?

2. What was your ultimate deciding factor to go with Vans?

3. How did you...
Forum: Florida (South) 02-01-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,170
Posted By Secondwind
Marco island airport is advertising hangers...

Marco island airport is advertising hangers available. Not sure if they do short term or not.
Forum: Florida (South) 01-03-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 0
CFI
Views: 456
Posted By Secondwind
CFI

The boss just gave me the green light on getting my PPL. Can anyone recommend a CFI in the Marco Island/Naples area?
Forum: Florida (South) 12-01-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By Secondwind
EAA chapter in Collier county at APF seems pretty...

EAA chapter in Collier county at APF seems pretty active. I think they are building a Sling there. Could be worth a call.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,478
Posted By Secondwind
I agree with what others have said. I am an auto...

I agree with what others have said. I am an auto mechanic by trade. Oil consumption does not just spike like that without a reason. You need to find a new mechanic. A borescope might show something...
Forum: Florida (South) 06-01-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By Secondwind
Big thanks go out to Cheeta 29 for letting me see...

Big thanks go out to Cheeta 29 for letting me see his beautiful -7A and taking me for a ride.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,496
Posted By Secondwind
Sounds about like buying a car when the owner...

Sounds about like buying a car when the owner wont open the garage. Why is the second owner selling it in such a short time? Perhaps he/she knows about potential expensive and or deadly problems....
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By Secondwind
The preview plans on the flash drive are just...

The preview plans on the flash drive are just that, preview plans. They have a good number of the drawings and a lot of the construction manual but it is not a complete set. I just got the flash...
Forum: Florida (South) 05-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By Secondwind
Mike I had thought about the 8 just for the cool...

Mike I had thought about the 8 just for the cool factor but it comes down to the wife wouldnt be too happy stuck in the back seat.
Forum: Florida (South) 05-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By Secondwind
Building it myself is half of the adventure. I...

Building it myself is half of the adventure. I restore classic cars for a living so i am well acquainted with fabrication, wiring, engines, and paint. I want the tailwheel because, well it just looks...
Forum: Florida (South) 05-13-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By Secondwind
Fort Myers isnt really a big deal for me, its...

Fort Myers isnt really a big deal for me, its only an hour or so away. Marco is unfortunately one of those places you can't get to from here kind of things.
Forum: Florida (South) 05-13-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By Secondwind
Want to see a -7 and -9

Hi everyone, im new here but have been thinking about building a -7 or -9 for a while now. Wondering if there is anyone around the Naples area that has a -7 or -9 or perhaps both that I could arrange...
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