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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By crabandy
Finally found 20 minutes to work on my neglected...

Finally found 20 minutes to work on my neglected RV, tapped the new seal in place and ready to re-install my rebuilt SD8 on the vacuum pad.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On Yesterday, 10:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By crabandy
Tough loss especially during the Holidays, best...

Tough loss especially during the Holidays, best wishes for you and your family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,898
Posted By crabandy
Was going to re-install my repaired SD8 on the...

Was going to re-install my repaired SD8 on the vacuum pad, B&C had mentioned oil on the SD8 and the associated oil seal in the accessory case. I found the seal was leaking because the seal was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,742
Posted By crabandy
Bough the Gates 7355 XL belt and installed it, it...

Bough the Gates 7355 XL belt and installed it, it was slightly big and used almost all of the adjustment for the alternator belt tension.
I removed everything a second time and installed a Gates 7350...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,742
Posted By crabandy
I have an SD8 for backup, but I’ll also have dual...

I have an SD8 for backup, but I’ll also have dual crank sensors for EI and the thought of a half broke belt flailing around is a little spooky.

It struck me that the RV isn’t new anymore…………9 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,742
Posted By crabandy
Thanks Walt!

Thanks Walt!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,742
Posted By crabandy
When to replace alternator belt

What's the average lifespan of the alternator belt on a Lycoming?

I'm doing my condition inspection and initially the belt looks good, but as I turn the prop and watch the belt stretch over the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,785
Posted By crabandy
My undocumented theory is that heat kills...

My undocumented theory is that heat kills batteries, and pre-2012ish odyssey batteries were better.
I killed a std plastic orange Odyseey battery once a year in Kansas temps from 2013-2017 if memory...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,476
Posted By crabandy
Maintenance time, I suppose 30 min happy time in...

Maintenance time, I suppose 30 min happy time in the car seat followed by tolerating the pack for 20 minutes is as much as I can hope for.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By crabandy
Thx Bob and Blw2, really liked KJGG and it was...

Thx Bob and Blw2, really liked KJGG and it was nice to experience the same midwestern hospitality at an east coast airport.

Vlad, Thanks! Someday we’ll run into each other……

Pete, tell me twins...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2022, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By crabandy
1 more fuel/potty/milk stop and we're on our 3rd...

1 more fuel/potty/milk stop and we're on our 3rd and last leg of the day. Moon is up and reflecting off the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By crabandy
Tried to juggle time with my wife's...

Tried to juggle time with my wife's sister/weather/twins schedule as best we could. We launched outta Williamsburg/Jamestown about 12:30 eastern after an extra thorough preflight into gusty northern...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By crabandy
Our 5k and half marathon was cancelled due to...

Our 5k and half marathon was cancelled due to flooding concerns from the remnants of Ian moving northward, weather ended up ok except Friday.....go figure. The BIL and I did a consolation 7.5 mile...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By crabandy
Kansas City to Jamestown, VA

I had posted in the RV "weekend" section initially, but thought a little more detail was in order. It really is an amazing airplane, people think you're full of "it" when you're gassing up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By crabandy
I was gonna bring her a pillow but my hoodie...

I was gonna bring her a pillow but my hoodie sufficed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By crabandy
My FF has always fluctuated below 8.5ish GPH, I...

My FF has always fluctuated below 8.5ish GPH, I believe that leg was closer to 7 GPH. Could’ve easily got the 6.6 or less by going a little higher but my passengers or the stiffer headwinds up high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By crabandy
Flew the wife and twins to see her sister in...

Flew the wife and twins to see her sister in Virginia, run a 1/2 marathon and eat seafood.
2nd pic for Pete…..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By crabandy
Thanks everyone! I am lucky to have several...

Thanks everyone!

I am lucky to have several kiddos interested in flying, especially if there’s a destination involved! I know the training will be invaluable to them regardless which career path...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By crabandy
Flight training with my oldest Daughter

My oldest has quite a bit of time in the RV over the past 9 years, problem is it’s mostly been point to point XC. She can push the buttons, talk on the radio and hold alt/heading pretty darn...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,262
Posted By crabandy
That’s a HAUL!!

That’s a HAUL!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,191
Posted By crabandy
Not downplaying the cost at all, but you are the...

Not downplaying the cost at all, but you are the biggest motivator to make it happen.

I bought my tail kit newly married with just enough money for the kit and shipping, not a clue how I was gonna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,850
Posted By crabandy
I sure hope so, plan on seeding the Buffalo grass...

I sure hope so, plan on seeding the Buffalo grass next spring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,850
Posted By crabandy
Disked the weeds on the runway so hopefully the...

Disked the weeds on the runway so hopefully the dirt guy can finish the last of the runway dirt work and I can focus on planting grass.
Forum: The RV Grin 09-06-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By crabandy
Wow! “Are you Ready…..” “Too bad we’re going...

Wow!

“Are you Ready…..”
“Too bad we’re going anyways”

Might have to become part of my takeoff brief!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,160
Posted By crabandy
Awesome!! He looks to be close to the same age as...

Awesome!! He looks to be close to the same age as my little dude, they should hang out!
I’ve found the light speed’s with the “taller” head cushions have fit all my kiddos quite well.

I flew by your...
Forum: Southeast 09-01-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,263
Posted By crabandy
I’m gonna need baby holders if I drop by……

I’m gonna need baby holders if I drop by……
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,808
Posted By crabandy
Shoot, I’m based in Kansas and have been to...

Shoot, I’m based in Kansas and have been to Tangier twice. This post has me thinking it should be a third time soon…….
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,125
Posted By crabandy
Had to wait a bit for the fog to clear this...

Had to wait a bit for the fog to clear this morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,970
Posted By crabandy
You fly through my airspace on my 1 day off and...

You fly through my airspace on my 1 day off and I’ve missed you again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,643
Posted By crabandy
Made a 10 min flight instead of a 30 min drive to...

Made a 10 min flight instead of a 30 min drive to help a friend’s friend get comfortable in his new Pa28.
On the way down I swung over my runway project and found more progress was made on my...
Forum: Job Board 07-31-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,354
Posted By crabandy
I’m so busy with job A I really can’t wait the 6...

I’m so busy with job A I really can’t wait the 6 years to retire to a cushy job B for fun. I’ve got to see job A out first, 500 hours turbine will be cake after that. Problem is I’m not sure I’m...
Forum: Job Board 07-29-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,354
Posted By crabandy
I need 6 years to retire from my current job and...

I need 6 years to retire from my current job and 480 hours PIC turbine in the mean time…….
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 113,392
Posted By crabandy
Sheesh, I think I understand the total...

Sheesh, I think I understand the total performance concept Vans is going for but dang.
Why not make the 15 aerobatic, float capable, air conditioned with foldable wings so you can drive it like a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-24-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By crabandy
Wow, interesting.

Wow, interesting.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,456
Posted By crabandy
“GustBuster Guy” has done the calculations and...

“GustBuster Guy” has done the calculations and made spring loaded tubes for the rudder pedals and a bungee lock for the control sticks to absorb the gusts and allow them to move. A fixed rudder on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,456
Posted By crabandy
Steve, I have a completed rudder except for the...

Steve,
I have a completed rudder except for the fiberglass. I called the number above, the mailbox was full and was “Jacob Duncan.” Not sure I got the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By crabandy
I made my oil door into a cowl flap, it has...

I made my oil door into a cowl flap, it has really helped with my EarthX overtemp alarms and hot quick turn ground cooling.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=171987
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,510
Posted By crabandy
Flew an hour home and then drained the oil, we’ll...

Flew an hour home and then drained the oil, we’ll finish another day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,335
Posted By crabandy
Gorgeous cooler morning, took off with a 3 knt...

Gorgeous cooler morning, took off with a 3 knt tailwind and sliced through the buttery smooth air. On my way up through 7000 to catch a 20 knt tailwind there was a loud “POP” that immediately had me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By crabandy
So awesome to get to take your daughter along....

So awesome to get to take your daughter along. The crash pad on the slider rail is a must!
I’ld originally built in a single car seat attach points, I made some doublers over the lower bulkhead and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By crabandy
V notches to make room for canopy bow, slot in...

V notches to make room for canopy bow, slot in rear rail to release unheard block and canopy tilts forward?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By crabandy
One bite at a time……. I was finishing my tail...

One bite at a time…….

I was finishing my tail kit when my first daughter was born, then kinda a blur with a couple more kids and finishing/flying the RV.
Forum: Northwest 06-23-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By crabandy
I’m gonna remember this……

I’m gonna remember this……
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By crabandy
The wife bought a “light” version of the car...

The wife bought a “light” version of the car seats, with a little twist and slide they fit fine. I want to try making some new attach points and belts to make things easier to strap down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By crabandy
Flying Twins

See what I did there, total Dad joke……

A four hour drive with at least 1 if not 2 diaper and bottle stops vs a 52 min flight, plus taking the airplane is cheaper.

(If someone could give me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,070
Posted By crabandy
Waited for cooler temps in the eve to fly home...

Waited for cooler temps in the eve to fly home after a couple days at the lake, couple stray thunderstorms made for great scenery with the setting sun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 3,596
Posted By crabandy
My favorite maintenance cuz it’s so easy to go...

My favorite maintenance cuz it’s so easy to go from working to flying when your just cleaning/polishing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,089
Posted By crabandy
We watched my oldest run state track at the start...

We watched my oldest run state track at the start of the holiday weekend, I avoided most of the crowds by working Sun/Mon.
My poor RV hasn’t had the oil stirred or battery charged in 4 weeks since...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By crabandy
I’m sure you got a good one!

I’m sure you got a good one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By crabandy
So excited for you guys, you’ve made a LOT of...

So excited for you guys, you’ve made a LOT of progress!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By crabandy
A full airplane shot inverted over Lake Tahoe is...

A full airplane shot inverted over Lake Tahoe is guaranteed calendar material!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,285
Posted By crabandy
1 month shy of 9 years from tail kit to first...

1 month shy of 9 years from tail kit to first flight. I think the hardest part for me was the $$ after the fuse kit was underway, coupled with economic downturns etc it stalled my build.
Finally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,763
Posted By crabandy
Turbulence starts bothering me when I can’t drink...

Turbulence starts bothering me when I can’t drink my coffee, I get rather annoyed when I can’t even open the spill proof cup to sneak a drink between bumps. When it gets really bumpy I need to make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,551
Posted By crabandy
Untainted123, the super tracks would be a nice...

Untainted123, the super tracks would be a nice but so far I’ve modified everything to fit stock. I’ve been eyeing 300-6’s for a while, I’m afraid I missed my window though.

Marvin, twins might make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,551
Posted By crabandy
Thx Dan! Ummmm, about 38 weeks or so ago....

Thx Dan!
Ummmm, about 38 weeks or so ago.
There’s some parental experience involved but man did we ever get the perfect set.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,551
Posted By crabandy
At this point I need something turbine powered...

At this point I need something turbine powered with an aisle between the seats……
Although if the 15 is a 185 clone I’m in!

Don’t let go of that 6 easily…..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,551
Posted By crabandy
Did a trial fit with the new twins, it’s gonna...

Did a trial fit with the new twins, it’s gonna take another tie down or 2 and remove the O2 clamps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By crabandy
Also ran across this pic of my oldest daughter...

Also ran across this pic of my oldest daughter from what feels like a couple months ago......

Taking her pic walking into Prom last week.....

Time literally flys, 600 hours unforgettable flying and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this weekend (4/29/2022-5/01/2022)

Not exactly the weekend but my weekends have always been skewed....

Surfed some clouds on Thursday to accompany my parents' Dr appointments, looking forward to a couple airborne hours utilizing the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By crabandy
That’s Awesome!

That’s Awesome!
Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By crabandy
I’ve got an old roller I need to rebuild, can’t...

I’ve got an old roller I need to rebuild, can’t wait to retire!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this weekend (April 2,3 2022)

Suppose I’ll get it started since it’s still April Fools day……..

A Co-worker’s 17 year old daughter put “Pilot” down on her list of things she might want to do for a living. Local sources for Intro...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-30-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 384,809
Posted By crabandy
Yes Please!

Yes Please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,033
Posted By crabandy
Forget the “kick it.” If you’re a smidge high...

Forget the “kick it.”

If you’re a smidge high put in the proper aileron/rudder pressures in early and the bit of slip will bring you in steeper. If you are low bring the rudder/aileron pressure in...
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