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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,191
Posted By Dan Langhout
TV News Report

N1218B

https://www.waff.com/2022/05/02/pilot-serious-condition-following-crash-moontown-airport/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,191
Posted By Dan Langhout
RV-7A down

RV-7A down yesterday at Moontown (3M5). Pilot injured and in the hospital.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 05-01-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Dan Langhout
Probably need to do it outside of PnP then. ...

Probably need to do it outside of PnP then. Would need to be folks with certified planes (not experimental like RVs') and pilots with Commercial ratings to keep it all legally within the FAA regs...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 05-01-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots N Paws +1 but . . . . . .

. . . . Pilots N Paws is generally about flying RESCUED dogs/cats etc to rescue organizations, fosters, and sometimes forever homes. It is a charitable thing so there aren't charges. Doesn't mean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots N Paws #31

Cookie, an expectant momma, is on her way to Vermont from Luverne, AL. I picked her up at the Troy, AL airport (KTOI) and flew her back to Moontown (3M5). She is catching ground transport the rest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots N Paws

Coco was trying to get to Chicago. I picked him up in Corinth, MS (KCRX) and flew him to the Shelby County, IL airport (2H0) about 100 Nm south of Chicago to meet the second leg...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Dan Langhout
Dogs in Planes

I don't have any technical suggestions for securing a dog in the back of a tandem aircraft - but I have flown lots of different good sized dogs (40-70 lbs) in the baggage area of my -7. In my...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By Dan Langhout
I sent the .pdf file Scheme Designers supplied me...

I sent the .pdf file Scheme Designers supplied me with to Aerographics out in Colorado. They then cut paint the masks which I used when I painted the plane.
Worked very nicely. IMHO, for long,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-31-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,616
Posted By Dan Langhout
Don't see why not

I would think it would work OK. The upper end of the door is pretty well supported by the slot so I wouldn't expect any fatigue issues from vibration. Might want to evaluate the clearance between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,219
Posted By Dan Langhout
10

I think we have 10 at 3M5 (7, 2 7As', 2 6s', 6A, 2 9As', and 2 8s'). Used to be a 12 but he moved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,403
Posted By Dan Langhout
My 2021 Non-Local Flights

Lots of these are Pilots N...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep Nope Nope - make sure they get scuffed.

Yep
Nope

Nope - make sure they get scuffed.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By Dan Langhout
Over Anything

IIRC, Jetflex primer is only used on certain types of plastic.
During my build, I finished my interior with Jetflex (solvent base - not water). I shot it over AKZO green epoxy primer, PPG DPLF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By Dan Langhout
Asked the local TV Meteorologist . . . .

. . . . and he said

So . . . . . yeah!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By Dan Langhout
I was about 15 Nm East of Columbus, GA on a...

I was about 15 Nm East of Columbus, GA on a heading of 150 when this photo was taken. Winds at my altitude were approx 250 @ 14.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By Dan Langhout
Cloud Type?

I feel like I am supposed to know this - but I don't. Saw these interesting clouds over Georgia on Sunday. I was at 9000 ft and these clouds were probably around 4000-5000? Interesting wave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,348
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks!

Yep - works for me! Thanks again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,348
Posted By Dan Langhout
New Store Issue

The new store looks great! I created an account, associated my plane with it, etc. I did notice an issue while I was poking around though. Didn't find anywhere to report a problem on the website -...
Forum: GPS 11-16-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,164
Posted By Dan Langhout
I feed my garmin gdu-375 (not part of a G3X...

I feed my garmin gdu-375 (not part of a G3X system) this way from my IFD440. Works perfectly. Don't see why it wouldn't work with the 760.
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,202
Posted By Dan Langhout
Beat me to it.

Actually part of IFR procedures - who'd a thunk it?
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,202
Posted By Dan Langhout
Works both ways

Agree - its easy to let the traffic on the map substitute for the look outside. I have to slap myself periodically to keep from doing it :o.

Interesting though, about a year ago ADS-B traffic...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,202
Posted By Dan Langhout
Joe Student here

Sorry for the use in the title and second paragraph - Guess I am still "Joe Student" after 37 years and 1100 hours. I hope I am still learning things . . . .
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,202
Posted By Dan Langhout
Uncontrolled Field Ops - A Confession

They say confession is good for the soul - so I am going to try to do mine some good. A mistake (failure) on my part yesterday could have caused a serious, possibly fatal accident. Luckily, there...
Forum: Interiors 10-25-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,595
Posted By Dan Langhout
Not the greatest picture of the interior - but...

Not the greatest picture of the interior - but you can see the colors. 7 years and 800+ hours. The leather seats have worn more than I would have expected. Definite abrasions on the top of each...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Dan Langhout
Engine Mount?

Be interested to know what sort of engine mount has both the socket for the tricycle nose gear AND the sockets for the tail dragger main gear!?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Dan Langhout
Well - Thanks!

Well - Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep

2-ft long leashes looped around the flap shaft. Enough for them to move around but short enough to keep them in the back.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Dan Langhout
Photo from Unusual Perspective

I just like this photo of my -7 because of where it was taken from. Over the last couple of years, I have been replacing all the metal siding on my hangar. One day, standing high up on the scaffold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots N Paws

Three puppies showed up at Moontown (3M5) Saturday morning ready to start on their trip to Wilkes Barre, PA. I flew them from Moontown up to Elizabethton, TN (0A9) to meet with the leg 2 pilot. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,912
Posted By Dan Langhout
See Post #17

See Post #17
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,912
Posted By Dan Langhout
Fitting Dog Crates

Two of the blue crates sit on the baggage floor facing forward. The third blue crate sits crossways accross the top of the first two secured by some cord. The small pink crate just sat on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,912
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots N Paws

Flew the first and second leg of a long transport. Picked up two Tibetian Spaniels at my home airport (3M5). Then flew up to Smyrna, TN (KMQY) to pick up two cats. Then flew the next leg from...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-04-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dan Langhout
A few comments: * Personally, I am not a big fan...

A few comments:

* Personally, I am not a big fan of HVLP guns. These were originally developed to meet environmental requirements - not because they worked better. These days, you can also buy...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dan Langhout
JIS

I discovered part of my problem. The screws are Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) screws - not Phillips. They have a dot on the heads which is a dead giveaway. My bad.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dan Langhout
Brush Inspection On PP alternator

Anybody else have problems trying to remove the regulator/brush assembly from a Plane Power alternator to inspect the brushes? 7 years / 800 hours I figured it was about time. 3 screws hold the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep

Just started my Condition inspection. Planned to quickly get the compression test out of the way - except #1 tested out at 60 psi with loud hissing through the exhaust pipe :mad:. The "inspection"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By Dan Langhout
Big Dogs

Well - the baggage area weight limit on an RV-7 is 100 lbs, so you would be right at the design limit. From a practical standpoint though, getting big dogs in and out of the baggage area is what can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yeah - he is tethered back there - but it...

Yeah - he is tethered back there - but it wouldn't be good if he really went nuts. 62 dogs/puppies so far and only one that was even a little bit of a problem.

The South seems to always have full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By Dan Langhout
Jack

Jack the German Shepherd was on a two day, eight leg transport from Brownsville, TX to Newport, RI. He spent the night with a foster in Chattanooga, TN where I picked him up (KCHA) this morning and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,583
Posted By Dan Langhout
Old PP

I too have a 60 AMP Plane Power purchased in the 2009-2010 time frame (before Hartzell). In operation since 2014 and now closing in on 800 hours with no problems whatsoever (even original belt). No...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,583
Posted By Dan Langhout
Plane Power

Just curious, is the service center open for anyone to visit/get help or are you on the bouncer's VIP list at the door? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,799
Posted By Dan Langhout
Breakfast in Birmingham

Flew from Huntsville to Birmingham to have breakfast with my son. Flight included an approach to minimums at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,329
Posted By Dan Langhout
Lycoming

So - an update: Instead of hone and re-ring last annual, I replaced all 4 cylinders with new Lycoming cylinders. 180 hours on the new cylinders now - using about 1 qt every 18 hours. Couldn't be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Dan Langhout
Fit Fine

I have transported many different dogs in this size range on Pilots N Paws flights in my -7 (basically same fuselage as the -9). No issues with fit. The main problem is actually getting them back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,223
Posted By Dan Langhout
Baird to Terre Haute

Baird the German Short Haired Pointer needed to get to Chicago. I took him from Muscle Shoals, AL (KMSL) to Terre Haute, IN (3I3).
As you can see from the photo, I carefully briefed Baird...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,122
Posted By Dan Langhout
Drawer Handle

Been working great for 7 years / 700 hours. Doesn't twist the canopy when you pull on it. Liberty "Tapered Bow Pull - Brushed Satin Nickel" 64mm, Part#...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,339
Posted By Dan Langhout
Stella

This good looking Husky girl, Stella, went from Baton Rouge, LA (KBTR) to Wadsworth, OH (3G3) on Saturday in 3 legs. I flew down to Baton Rouge to pick her up and met the 2nd leg pilot at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,396
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Weekend - Another Pilots N Paws Mission

So this is #20 for me. Bruce was the subject of a 4 leg transport from Crystal River, FL (KCSG) to Lamoni, IA (KLWD). I flew the 2nd leg from Dublin, GA (KDBN) to Savannah, TN (KSNH). Long day for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep - but of course retail self-serve systems...

Yep - but of course retail self-serve systems cost $$$. Owner is unwilling to make the investment given the low sales volume. We may run into this issue as well, but currently are looking at much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dan Langhout
3000 gallons - enough for a "Bobtail" truck...

3000 gallons - enough for a "Bobtail" truck load.



I would love to know which specific system you are using. I have done a pretty deep dive into the hardware that is available.



The airport will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dan Langhout
Avgas Fuel Club (Co-op, Whatever . . . )

Has anyone seen, heard, or had experience with an Avgas "Fuel Club"? I have an opportunity (!?) to help create such a thing here at Moontown. Basically, the club would purchase the tank and pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,543
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yet Another Pilots n Paws Mission

"Pluto" needed a ride from Gadsden, AL (KGAD ) to Beaufort, SC (KARW) to meet the Noah's Ark rescue lady. He will get some surgery on his shoulder in Charleston next week. He was a really sweet dog...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Dan Langhout
Not surprised the SL-30 worked. AFAIK, the SL-30...

Not surprised the SL-30 worked. AFAIK, the SL-30 does not have ARINC and will provide it's full guidance either via old fashioned analog connections or RS-232. I would guess its replacement, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Dan Langhout
Nope, at least not from your typical GPS...

Nope, at least not from your typical GPS navigator including the IFD440. Don't know about something like an SL-30 or GNC-255.

A serial connection will get you lateral guidance - which does not get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Dan Langhout
You would need to use Garmin's ARINC adapter...

You would need to use Garmin's ARINC adapter (GAD-29) to get what you want on the G5. I have a similar set up to yours (Dynon Skyview with IFD440 and a G5 backup). I connected the G5 to the IFD...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,518
Posted By Dan Langhout
37 . . . .

. . . . is what I run in my -7. I can still get some shimmy occasionally, but it's not bad. Much higher psi and it can rattle your teeth. YMMV.
My goal was to find the highest pressure that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dan Langhout
Wink Fastest RV on the Planet (wink)

Ok, I now have documented proof that my RV-7 is the fastest one on the planet . . . . .

Take a look at the Flightaware plot from my Pilots N Paws flight down to Lake City, FL on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,686
Posted By Dan Langhout
In my experience, it does not seem to bother the...

In my experience, it does not seem to bother the dogs - although many do seem to fold their ears back.

My perspective on this is that in all likelihood, this will be the only time these dogs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,686
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Pilots n Paws Mission

A momma and her 3 puppies were headed to Tampa, FL. The foster brought the dogs to me at Moontown (3M5) this time. I flew them down to Lake City, FL to meet Luiz who was flying them the rest of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By Dan Langhout
You've got it covered . . . . . .

. . . . . . . but here is a link to the original post.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=579645&postcount=4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,371
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . for the responses folks! I think I may do a little prototyping and collect some temperature data just to amuse myself. I'm looking to end up with something I would feel good about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,371
Posted By Dan Langhout
DIY Preheat using Oil Filled Heater??

Has anybody explored (or built) an engine pre-heater using a portable oil filled electric heater? You know, the ones that look like old fashioned radiators?

Seems to me this might be a reasonably...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,164
Posted By Dan Langhout
MapMX

Actually, the IFD440 supports the MapMX data protocol just fine. I use it to feed both my G5 and a Garmin GDU-375 (non-G3X) MFD.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By Dan Langhout
Nothing Special

Scuffed, cleaned, primed, and painted just like the rest of the exterior of the plane. No issues after 6-1/2 years/700 hours.
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