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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-28-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 620,127
Posted By NickAir
That VOLTAR paint and sky is a picture to frame....

That VOLTAR paint and sky is a picture to frame. Very unique and high visibility. Good job!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 914,445
Posted By NickAir
Aaron?s RV8 Fastback is the best thought out RV...

Aaron?s RV8 Fastback is the best thought out RV build I have seen. He gave me a tour the other day. Very impressive in many areas. Best I have seen.
Great job Aaron!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-16-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 620,127
Posted By NickAir
Danny, that is an awesome shot with Beautiful...

Danny, that is an awesome shot with Beautiful Doll! High cool factor.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-16-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 620,127
Posted By NickAir
I vote for that B-17 with the RV7. With that...

I vote for that B-17 with the RV7. With that Magnificent sky it should be in a big frame hanging somewhere special.
Forum: Oregon 04-07-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,269
Posted By NickAir
Legal beach landing

As mentioned and pictured prior, for a normal legal beach landing, S16 Copalis is a State airport and closed winter months. Also, a high tide may influence your desire to land. Low tide is smart. It...
Forum: Oregon 04-07-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By NickAir
Welcome Aboard Aaron

Good to have another RV at the field. We met the other day as you gave me a tour of your 8. One of the best thought out builds I have seen. Great Job!
Spring is here. Weather is starting to break,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By NickAir
KSLE hanger

Do you want to rent or buy a hanger?
Forum: Oregon 09-26-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,164
Posted By NickAir
Hangar deal for a Van's RV at Salem KSLE

Hangar for rent at KSLE, McNary Field, Salem, OR. Enclosed hangar hangar building. Individual hangar. Electricity provided, concrete floors, rolling doors. McNary Field KSLE now has a restaurant,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,743
Posted By NickAir
fuel issue

It has been wonderful of you to keep us all in the loop by posting your progress. We may be in the same sit one day and because of you sharing we will have a better reference of what to troubleshoot....
Forum: Oregon 09-09-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,481
Posted By NickAir
pre-buy inspection

Maybe consider requesting that the owner fly RV7 to an airport near a GOOD RV pre-buy inspector. Good opportunity to go for a nice test flight with the owner. You could include a test list to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,143
Posted By NickAir
mouse milk applicator

I tried the above applicator and they are too short.

A syringe with a long needle gets to the hard to reach spots. These syringes can be purchased at any animal feed store for under a dollar.
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 38,543
Posted By NickAir
new prop option

Looking forward to hearing the official results on this prop. It looks promising!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,178
Posted By NickAir
easy learning pilot types

Many quick learning pilots that I have known are like Matthew above.
On another hand, my son is not athletic, has some of the above experience and has high skill sets in gaming. This kid picked up...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,959
Posted By NickAir
Cabin heat

Another option that I would do next plane.

Heated seats. Simple. They work wonderful in my truck, even when I take off in the winter before the engine warms, the seat heaters are worth every penny....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,508
Posted By NickAir
Headsets

We prefer clarity aloft (CA) because they are passive noise reduction. Simple with no batteries.

No problem storing them or keeping them out of sight at an airshow.

No problem with weight as they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By NickAir
Exhaust Crack Repair

My RV7 Had a cracked header pipe, #2. Cracked at welded flange.

Repaired with a re-weld away from home base to get RV to home base. Called Vetterman about issue, the cracked and re-welded header...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,656
Posted By NickAir
Popping when throttle is pulled

Simple:
straight pipes is the issue.

To reduce popping, clean and re-gap plugs or replace with new plugs.

This makes a big difference on my IO-360 RV7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,696
Posted By NickAir
Canada to the Keys

Route:?

Since I used to live in Port Charlotte, FL., my vote is for a Gulf Coast route to Naples, view 10,000 islands then across the everglades via Alligator Alley in case an emergency landing is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-11-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,393
Posted By NickAir
Halon

I believe in a Halon unit between the seats on my -6 and -7 as Walt's photo.

Accessable to the pilot and passenger, in flight.
Forum: RV-4 01-09-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,110
Posted By NickAir
Battery Tender

There are several good tenders out there. My last battery on the RV7 lasted 7 years. I believe the tender helped.

Here is a link to the model tender I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By NickAir
cleaning engine

My experience has been that with certified aircraft, at annual, the A&P uses engine cleaner on the entire engine every year to remove the oil film.

I only do this as needed. My -7 does not need it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 620,127
Posted By NickAir
Really a nice shot of your RV. Beautiful! Good...

Really a nice shot of your RV. Beautiful!
Good job catching the photo opportunity.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,609
Posted By NickAir
IO vs Carb

Agreed on the "Never use absolutes." It just invites drama.

RV's with IO fuel vs Carb. I have had both: a 6- w/carb O-320 and now a 7- w/IO-360. I liked them both. The IO 7- has advantages of some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,195
Posted By NickAir
bird whistle

I have, (slow flight,) passed hawks at near 2000 ft and all they do is dog-eye me and keep flying as I overtake them. Cool feeling. They knew I was passing them, but did not flinch at all. Not sure a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By NickAir
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to Doug and your family.

You are appreciated by many.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,745
Posted By NickAir
Van has said many times, over the years, to build...

Van has said many times, over the years, to build the RV's basic and light.
I have flown bare interior RV's as well as insulated and upholstered RV's.
My vote is with the others here, to invest in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,525
Posted By NickAir
RV7 seat options

Oregon Aero is my choice, hands down.
Others do look good although Oregon Aero feels good also.
Worth every penny.
http://www.oregonaero.com/seat-systems/features-benefits
Forum: RV-4 12-06-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,388
Posted By NickAir
Flipped RV EVAC

Actually jlisler, above, makes a point with Merit. His idea of a battery powered drill could be one of the hand held lithium types that is light. An option that is simple and would likely work.

I...
Forum: RV-4 12-05-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,388
Posted By NickAir
evac

Evac on RV flip:

Canopy:
Firearm= simple and effective, (fuel leaking makes firearm an EVAC no go)

Large knife= Recommend US military M9 bayonet (light; strong; back side fine saw that would work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,337
Posted By NickAir
Fuel storage

A friend has a 200 gallon farm fuel tank he mounted on a simple trailer. It has an electric pump, hose and nozzle. The whole thing cost him about $600.

I understand the motorcycle issue. My friend...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,602
Posted By NickAir
battery service

The odyssey PC680 in my RV7 went weak last winter and was replaced at 7 years. Be sure to check all connections before blaming the battery. A bad ground can cause symptoms also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,337
Posted By NickAir
55 gallon drum fueling vs 5 gallon cans.

5 gallon cans are an affordable and simple way to transport and transfer fuel with out any extra equipment or cost. It has worked well for generations in aviation. It works easy with low wing planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,337
Posted By NickAir
55 gallon drum fueling

Your idea will save money and be more convenient.

Research:
1) some airports forbid self fueling.
2) some states forbid transportation of class 1, 2, or 3 flamables in over certain amounts in non...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,216
Posted By NickAir
data plate

Locate just like Bob showed in the 2nd post with his photo. Under the left horizontal stabilizer is where many certified aircraft locate theirs, so it is about as standard as you can get.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,547
Posted By NickAir
Plane Power

I had the auto type alternator. As others, my alternator's mounting ear cracked. I upgraded to what Van's offers now, PlanePower alternators.
They are manufacturers of both certified and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,967
Posted By NickAir
Plexis vs Pledge

I used lemon Pledge for years in the 80's and 90's on the canopy as well as the leading edges of the wings, cowling and wheel pants. It made the bugs come off easier. Many others did this as I saw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,665
Posted By NickAir
Factory data

Factory Data usually rules in these debates as well as keeping people from getting confused. Factory data only applies to their specific referenced equipment.

Thanks Bob
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 243,472
Posted By NickAir
VAF Hat Sighting

Me with my VAF hat sitting in a P-51 at Tillamook, Oregon.

http://victorynw.com/yahoo_site_admin1/assets/images/Me_in_P-51_-_600x800.32915306_large.jpg

My wingman also swapped into my RV7...
Forum: Safety 11-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,124
Posted By NickAir
Bird Strike

I live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, (bird migration route.) Thousands of birds. I totally agree with David (Oz) above, always pull up when approaching a bird/flock conflict, unless the flock...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,406
Posted By NickAir
Master Switch

The master switch must be on to supply the starter with electricity from the battery to crank engine for startup. After starting the airplane with a standard Magneto it will run until the fuel is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,654
Posted By NickAir
plane power alternator

I put a plane power alternator on my -7 this summer and have been enjoying it since. No issues. The battery handles all needs at below 1200.

They make certified aircraft alternators. Parts on mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,942
Posted By NickAir
Leaning

Interesting webinar. Good basic to advanced info.

I have understood for decades that, a full rich mixture, full power climb-out (below 5000') will help keep CHT below 400.
Doug's VAF site has...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,719
Posted By NickAir
winter oil temps

The Vans cooler shutter on my -6 did not work very well.

The oil cooler block off plate worked great if it was very cold out. The drawback to the block off plate is that the cowling needs removal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,873
Posted By NickAir
Wheel Bearings

It only takes 20 minutes to clean and repack the wheel bearings even by hand. The process of cleaning the bearings allows thorough inspection. Simple, quick and cost effective. These OEM type tapered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,665
Posted By NickAir
battery switch before engine start

Here is the results from my request on this subject, with PlanePower.
They sell certified and experimental internally regulated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,098
Posted By NickAir
Wink Flaps

Configuration: Many different styles.

Mine is simple and effective:
1) Momentary (up-off-down) switch mounted on dash next to throttle so my thumb can reach it when hand is on throttle. (Preferred...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,967
Posted By NickAir
Saving 20K

Good job for Day Night VFR. Yes, you could say you saved 20K and still have every thing you need.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 1,267,816
Posted By NickAir
big red button

Flyguytki,
the big red button looks good in there. Good job. I also like your throttle setup. There may be a conversion in my future. Do you have details on your throttle setup?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,430
Posted By NickAir
RV rudder

RV's are not known as rudder planes as Citabria's are. In 26 years of being around RV's, I have never heard a case of not having sufficient rudder.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 1,267,816
Posted By NickAir
Where is the key.

Very clean panel. Where do you put the key to start :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,174
Posted By NickAir
eyes

Good job making this decision. Other's I know have been satisified with it.

Smart plan to do it in the winter. You should be ready to fly before spring.

Appreciate your posts. God's speed for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,738
Posted By NickAir
first flight

Congrats. Nice looking 6.

You sure do have the RV grin on :-)

Enjoy phase one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,828
Posted By NickAir
V-Day

Thanks to Doug for honoring all of us Veterans.

I support Doug for running the best RV service on the planet.

Thank you Doug. [ed. ABSOLUTELY my pleasure! dr]
Forum: Autopilots 11-14-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,204
Posted By NickAir
Garmin vs iPad

I agree with what Bob explained. My issue with the iPad is it still does not have a sunlight readable display. Maybe someday. Untill iPad gets the sunlight readable display I will stick with my very...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By NickAir
Transition training

Transition training with out a plane.

Trip up to Oregon and train with Mike Seagar. He is the most experienced RV pilot on the planet. I believe he is nearing 20,000 hrs.

Here is Van's authorized...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 914,445
Posted By NickAir
Simplicity

bifft,
I honor and respect you for your simplicity approach to having real fun!

Nice job.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By NickAir
winter starting

Bob, above, is absolutely correct. A quick starting Lycoming does not need the mags timed. A slow starting Lycoming should have the mag timing checked.

I did not consider this as your issue since...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By NickAir
Slow winter starting

Steve,
a preheat of the engine is best.
If that is not an option then try waiting 2 minutes to crank after priming to let fuel atomize better, (Cold weather trick.) Just one option.
Give it a try....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 34,879
Posted By NickAir
NEW V/S Modification

Good Mod. My RV7 will appreciate it. Always have wondered about the vilolent forces that slipping will apply to the verticle stabilizer.

The cracks others talk about are disturbing.

Your mod is...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By NickAir
Rustoleum

This paint looks interesting for my cargo area. How is it applied?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,048
Posted By NickAir
spade connections

Shrink wrap over the spade connections keeps them clean. Also insulates from a contact.
Forum: California 11-10-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By NickAir
PSP area hanger

PSP gets severe wind and sand blowing. Sand is the problem. I would not keep a plane at PSP with out a hanger.

Check with the three valley airports for some one that may share hanger space for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,925
Posted By NickAir
Thread

I agree that all information is good. This site is about RV's.

A few clicks away there are thousands of sites that are commited to medical info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,733
Posted By NickAir
Liability

As Larry wrote:
"No liability release statement signed today protects you from gross negligence later."

Also, many contracts require insurance with the airport owner named. This will cost you more...
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