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Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,903
Posted By mbauer
There are two kinds of luck! Mike

There are two kinds of luck!

Mike
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By mbauer
One Way

Hi,
In the past read about someone who used tape to fix. Think it was Steve Melton.

Anyway, here is a link to a thread on how I taped my tip up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,666
Posted By mbauer
Denali Flight 8-28-2021

Blue skies and not much smoke/haze from fires. Winds were less than 3kts at Denali. Just to the west at 18,000ft there was a great tailwind to push me back home to Kenai.

Drove to my RV washed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,156
Posted By mbauer
The 150cf is good choice, small enough to move...

The 150cf is good choice, small enough to move around, but plenty of refills in it before you need to get another. The Aviator would be the better choice.

Are you buying brand new? If not be sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,156
Posted By mbauer
The CGA 540 is a valve and not a tank size. CGA...

The CGA 540 is a valve and not a tank size. CGA stands for Compressed Gas Association. Different CGA valves are used for different gasses and/or different pressures for the same gas.

CGA 540 is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,156
Posted By mbauer
Mostly true: Air separation plants are all over...

Mostly true:

Air separation plants are all over the USA. Once the air is separated into the different gases they ship to "fill plants" in isotanks, or cryogenic liquid tanks as mentioned earlier....
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 07-21-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 28,012
Posted By mbauer
Mountain Flying by Sparky Imeson

A great book on mountain flying is one by Sparky Imeson.

Mountain Flying has some great tips of what to look for. Published by Airguide Publications, INC. copyright 1975


Mentions the mountain...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 07-11-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 28,012
Posted By mbauer
Fly Above to Get Better View

Flew Idaho to Mt Rushmore in record high temps with 40kt tailwind. 12,500 ft was still 60degree F.
13533

Climbed over all the ranges in my way.

On the way back a week later climbed over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By mbauer
RV-6 Flight

Hi Roger,

Just sent you a PM.

For more info on my RV-6 flight check out: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=196498&page=3

and ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By mbauer
Aerocovers

Vlad told me about someone who makes really nice covers. Aerocovers

Really impressed with the one for my RV6. Quick turnaround when ordering.

On June 18, 2021 RV-6 was outside when two tornados...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,642
Posted By mbauer
Checked it out. Subscribed. Thank you for...

Checked it out. Subscribed. Thank you for helping me understand the what and why, the "what the" is going to be interesting!

Did not know about the shrinking air filter. My first one was split...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,823
Posted By mbauer
Experienced More Than Once

More than once! Every project I try!

Here is something that made some sense of how I felt after a grueling 1558 mile flight one fuel stop/lunch break for fuel, day ended with 9.9 hours of flying. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By mbauer
You've got a place to stay! Planning a trip...

You've got a place to stay!

Planning a trip again in two years for visiting friends, plan to stop in and say hi. This year was a plan with no deviations/super focus to get to KFFA.

A co worker just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,956
Posted By mbauer
Nite Ize Gear Ties

My cowl pins have finger loops on the end.

Recently I made a tool to pull and push them in place. Simplifies installing them. 10-seconds max each pin. Used to take longer, best part is my arm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By mbauer
Just Flew A Route From Idaho East

Hi Rocky,

Tetons, Yellowstone, W43 Hulett, WY, KCUT Custer County.

Near W43 is the Devil's Tower and KCUT is MT Rushmore (5-min flight).

Used KVTN for fuel on my recent trip. KVTN is Valentine,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By mbauer
Congratulations

Awesome!

Congratulations!

Sure was some hot weather flying they did.

Interesting thing, when they landed at KBYI just before they arrived there, were a couple of women that landed in a C182. They...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,907
Posted By mbauer
A Poem

Hi Smokey,

What an extreme loss. For times like these I found a poem that helps me. Not sure if it will for you hoping it does help:

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

I am not there. I do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,462
Posted By mbauer
PAYA to PAEN

Here are some photos of the diversion. AUX tank was a big help when deciding what to do. At the decision point I still had 5-hours of fuel to burn, 2-hour flight to PAYA so far.

I did not take any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,462
Posted By mbauer
PAPG to PAYA

After checking the weather along the route, PACV reporting MVFR, so was PAEN.

Flew the plan until reaching PAYA, it didn't look good towards PACV. A quick call to Juneau Radio verified IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,462
Posted By mbauer
Sunday 27 June 2021 KORS-PAPG

Time to head back to Alaska.
This flight covered 1558.8 miles in 9.9 hours flying time. Lunch break/refuel at PAPG.

This the KORS to PAPG Post 4.6 hours covering 758.3 miles, a 34 mph tailwind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,462
Posted By mbauer
Saturday 26 June 2021

Saturday the 26th I flew the Idaho Primitive Area from U70 to 32S and then back to KORS:

Flew directly over one of the airstrips my Grandpa used to take me too; The Root Ranch.

The Flying B was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,145
Posted By mbauer
PAEN to KFFA

Arrived at KFFA June 20, 2021:
29.8 hours/4481.5 miles.
13151

13152

13153

13154
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By mbauer
KBYI

Saw them at the Burley, ID KBYI stop.
13108

Mike Bauer
Forum: Northeast 05-27-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,750
Posted By mbauer
Hi Jerry, What day at KFFA? Was going to leave...

Hi Jerry,

What day at KFFA?

Was going to leave tomorrow for a flight down, however, WX in Petersburg, AK, PAPG, is non-workable until June 21st.

Plan to arrive 25/26 June at KFFA. For fuel been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,406
Posted By mbauer
Why Pay So Much For a Transfer Tank?

For doing fuel transfers, 55-gallon steel drum and a barrel pump are in my future.

Buying 100LL from a local fuel supplier will save a $1 per gallon, than what the fuel pump price is at the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By mbauer
I've tried three different brands, did not try a...

I've tried three different brands, did not try a Bruce's, a coup[le of friends mention they eventually leak in heavy rain. Same as all I have tried.

The best fit and toughest is one I bought from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By mbauer
Hi Steve, It might have been your post that got...

Hi Steve,

It might have been your post that got me to try this. Read it several months ago, I could not find it again, after looking for it and even asking if somebody knew what thread I was looking...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By mbauer
Attempt to Stop Rain Leaking Into Cockpit-Tip Up

My RV-6 is parked outside in the weather. Alaska can get a little rough at times.

Been thinking on ways to seal the top of the cowling where the tip up canopy meet.

At first bought new weather...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By mbauer
Go Around-Birds

Two summers ago landing here at PAEN some whooping cranes were next to the edge of the runway. They were about 5-feet to the side of a runway light on the left side of the runway.

I did not see them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,073
Posted By mbauer
Seal-All Fix

My -6 started to leak last October. 938hours on it. I bought some SEAL-ALL (contact adhesive and fuel sealant) in a yellow tube designed to seal fuel leaks even when wet with fuel.

Ran the tank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,085
Posted By mbauer
Thank you for the photos. Incredible...

Thank you for the photos. Incredible flight!

Where did you score those "personal electric contraptions"?

Really liked the demonstration. How hard to balance?

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By mbauer
Medical

Agree with what you're saying. In my case a twenty year issue with my medical. 1996-2016.

Found out I could get a class III with no waivers (2016 Direct talk with Oklahoma). Next day (Dec, 2016)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By mbauer
Tip-up or slider? Have any photos? That would...

Tip-up or slider?

Have any photos? That would help....

Thank you.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By mbauer
Taping Cowling / Canopy to Stop Rain Leaks?

I read about someone who used tape to divert rain water from getting into a tilt-up canopy. Searched but could not find the thread.

Anybody use wide tape across the top of the cowling to divert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,418
Posted By mbauer
Hair Dryer

Cheapest way to preheat?

I use three portable hair dryers. Cost was $11 each.

Two go in inlet openings running on low 750watt setting, Spin prop to hold in place.

The third one is bungy corded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,031
Posted By mbauer
Cessna Tow Bar

I bought a used Cessna towbar off of eBay for cheap.

Added a hose clamp to keep it closed. Formed aluminum tube, fits in RV-6 cargo area. Super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,937
Posted By mbauer
RV6 At Kenai

Hi Andrew,

Live in Nikiski, RV-6 parked at the Kenai Airport. This weekend looks good for flying (Feb20-21), if interested more than happy to see what you think of a RV-6.

I was originally...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-12-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By mbauer
Grounding issue: Static Electricity Mike

Grounding issue: Static Electricity

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,893
Posted By mbauer
You just gave several reasons why this airport...

You just gave several reasons why this airport would be off my list in a heartbeat. Evict, evict evict. Why would you want to try for a hanger after saying that.?

Thinking it was the other renters...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-24-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By mbauer
Prop Back

This would be great for the back side of props. No, reflections off the spinning disk.

Mike
Forum: Painting your RV 01-24-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By mbauer
Curious, what brand you're having issues finding...

Curious, what brand you're having issues finding the OV filters for?

Honeywell North? They are starting to ship again.

Mike
Forum: Propellers 01-23-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,325
Posted By mbauer
Helicopter AP/IA

Lost my regular AP/IA to full time work. Spent summer of 2020 on the ground trying to get a mechanic.

New AP/IA works on all the local Medvac helicopters.

Almost any helicopter mechanic can balance...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,300
Posted By mbauer
Chrome Paint

3-names come to mind:
Spectrachrome-looks they have some issues with their honesty

Cosmichrome-Wow

Pchrome cheaper alternative

I've bought some small rattle cans from a hobby supply: Spaz...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By mbauer
Aluminum Thickness

After reading an on-line article about aluminum tanks by Tony Bingelis (EAA Sport Aviation-Dec. 1986) decided to go for it.

The article mentions .040 to .050 aluminum for the tank. This is for a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-11-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By mbauer
I have an aluminum tank that holds 22-22.5...

I have an aluminum tank that holds 22-22.5 gallons, sits in the passenger seat of my RV-6 and works great. It does not use a pump, plumbed into Vans standard three-way fuel valve using 1/2" Rubber...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,560
Posted By mbauer
RV-Jack Update

Haven't been frequenting this site very much lately.

Notice some questions and comments on the jack.

Yes, I've sold a few, Covid has caused some issues with getting them made.

I tried to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By mbauer
Plans for a Christavia MK4 said to use a simple...

Plans for a Christavia MK4 said to use a simple bowden cable to raise lower a landing light.

Simple enough to mount the light on a pivot and then the cable to push /pull it up and down.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By mbauer
CGA-Compressed Gas Association

CGA-540

Search on-line for Superior or Western Fittings when looking for CGA items.

Almost any local Welding Supply Store can help get the adapter you need, Just give them the CGA number and if you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,841
Posted By mbauer
Hi Tony, Replied to your PM. Only person I know...

Hi Tony,

Replied to your PM.

Only person I know that might be able to help is Rockwoodrv9, he has since moved, but mentioned several local RV's located in Caldwell/Nampa area.

Good luck with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,683
Posted By mbauer
Awesome! We have a CAP located near where I park...

Awesome!

We have a CAP located near where I park my RV6.

Are there any age limits to how old you can be to join?

Every once in a while they have a C172 and a Cherokee parked outside the hangar....
Forum: Safety 07-08-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,134
Posted By mbauer
Tilt Up Opening Near VNE

After my experience with the canopy opening on my RV-6, and the nose dive it wanted to do, been thinking about my reactions.

The one thing that I'm convinced is: 1st thing after recognizing what is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By mbauer
Does SW have any Nurbs controls to adjust how...

Does SW have any Nurbs controls to adjust how they appear?

Non-uniform rational basis spline

Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) is a mathematical model commonly used in computer graphics for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By mbauer
I see what you're saying. Never considered what...

I see what you're saying. Never considered what the difference would be for a full size aircraft.

My designs are small models made using cardstock paper, 7ft Long SR71 Blackbird is my biggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By mbauer
Have Inventor 2019, just learning how to do the...

Have Inventor 2019, just learning how to do the Feature Base Modeling in it. Mastering Sheet Metal Design with Inventor is my go to book for instruction.

Most of my CAD work has been Civil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By mbauer
I've plotted several airfoils. Use straight...

I've plotted several airfoils. Use straight lines to do them. This is done using AutoCAD in a 2D drawing.
https://i.ibb.co/mv7k3CZ/airfoil-plot1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/16CdgKW/Airfoil-plot3.jpg

Best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By mbauer
Man you got that right! Tammey replied back fast!...

Man you got that right! Tammey replied back fast! She has no record, then Barb from Vans contacted me with the info I needed. Tammey did verify gold as the way to tell.

Mine were purchased in 1993....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-31-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,003
Posted By mbauer
Count My Vote

I'll vote for a high performance jet. Even a prop-jet.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-31-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,980
Posted By mbauer
RV-16

Would like to see a RV-16.

All out aerobatic to be able to play with the big Boys 'n Girls.

Just think what that would be like after flying the designed for everybody ones we have!

Best...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,871
Posted By mbauer
Bird nest or a critter home of some kind in the...

Bird nest or a critter home of some kind in the air intake.
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By mbauer
How do you tell if the spar is Phlogiston? Bought...

How do you tell if the spar is Phlogiston? Bought my RV-6 already flying, one of the selling points was it has the Phlogiston Spar.

Is there a stamp or just the appearance as you mention?

Best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,171
Posted By mbauer
The sugar could cause a different kind of eating...

The sugar could cause a different kind of eating problem here in Alaska.

Might want to check what kind of local wildlife there is before setting any food items out overnight.

Great coffee though....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,696
Posted By mbauer
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Mike

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,429
Posted By mbauer
Geez, thought maybe he was looking for a tow and...

Geez, thought maybe he was looking for a tow and the HP available when at 100% has flames coming out the exhaust.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,171
Posted By mbauer
Sterno Stove

I use a Sterno Stove. Part of my survival gear. Three cans of fuel in the plastic wrap are easy to store, use zipper-loc bags just in case.

Fuel is small, light weight, stove folds flat. Carry one...
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