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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
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, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
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 09-20-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By crabandy
That’s a HAUL!!

That’s a HAUL!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,171
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, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,418
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, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,418
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,125
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,918
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,966
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, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
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 07-30-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,630
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 07-30-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,819
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 07-30-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,671
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, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,671
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, 10:36 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,705
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By crabandy
Wow, interesting.

Wow, interesting.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,580
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, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,580
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, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
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, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,233
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,122
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
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 06-22-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,631
Posted By crabandy
I’m gonna remember this……

I’m gonna remember this……
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
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, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 3,304
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,578
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, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,468
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,468
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,957
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,197
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, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,047
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,047
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, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,047
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,047
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
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, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
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, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By crabandy
That’s Awesome!

That’s Awesome!
Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,734
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, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,764
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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 370,608
Posted By crabandy
Yes Please!

Yes Please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,311
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,777
Posted By crabandy
Took my littles to Silver Dollar City and played...

Took my littles to Silver Dollar City and played a little on the lake, it’s exhausting having this much fun!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-22-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By crabandy
Another great flight, so jealous of that scenery!

Another great flight, so jealous of that scenery!
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,486
Posted By crabandy
Plenty of comm issues in various rental and...

Plenty of comm issues in various rental and training aircraft.

I opted for 1 GTR 200 for cost/weight/simplicity in my 7 with no regrets. Plenty of IFR flying and never wished for a second radio, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By crabandy
Got to meet M5fly, and go for a local flight!

Got to meet M5fly, and go for a local flight!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By crabandy
Thread drift but I’m guessing the lights are...

Thread drift but I’m guessing the lights are still on a switch like the master, I suppose you could wire the lights to the master switch.
I developed a habit of checking the 4 M’s...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By crabandy
4 years and a week for me, about 100 hours per...

4 years and a week for me, about 100 hours per year. It was overtemped quite often the first year.
I’ld say the last 15 hours/2-3 months of flying sometimes the first crank wouldn’t pass the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,709
Posted By crabandy
Shoot, I was just there 2 weeks ago. Nothing like...

Shoot, I was just there 2 weeks ago. Nothing like cheap fuel to attract pilots.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,709
Posted By crabandy
Went to the airport just to replace my EarthX...

Went to the airport just to replace my EarthX battery. I needed to get back home for other projects but it would be a shame to waste a day without a breath of wind in Kansas.
I left things firewalled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By crabandy
Serious Congrats Doug, I’m sure it’s an insane...

Serious Congrats Doug, I’m sure it’s an insane amount of humbling hard work. Like you said, kinda like building an RV.
I heard a new one to me the other day, curious if it comes up in the sim……maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By crabandy
Lil’ Dude would absolutely Love a copilot, all...

Lil’ Dude would absolutely Love a copilot, all too often it’s just grown ups. I do recall Guy brought his lil dude to the RV social to play with Weston several years back.
My fingers are crossed the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 351,896
Posted By crabandy
EarthX Battery Life

As posted earlier I gave up on the odyssey battery after 6-7 of them failed at 10-12 months. My EarthX I installed Feb of 2018 failed me today, a smidge over 4 years later Feb of 2022.
I did notice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By crabandy
Standard Nuvite process, looks much better in...

Standard Nuvite process, looks much better in pics and from 30’ as it hasn’t seen a buffer for a couple years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By crabandy
Pics I forgot to include

Pics I forgot to include
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By crabandy
What did you do with your RV this weekend 2/18/22-2/20/22

Overnight temps around 2*F after 8-10” of snow, 4-wheeled to the airport after the mid shift and found the “ways” plowed. Yes!!! Plugged in the airplane and went to sleep for a couple hours,...
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By crabandy
Doesn’t get much more NW Louisiana than...

Doesn’t get much more NW Louisiana than Shreveport, if flown into KDTN several times but not sure about the curtesy cars. Lots of season crawdad places to choose from!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-14-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By crabandy
I can only Hope that as well, possibly even have...

I can only Hope that as well, possibly even have his own build log one day!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-12-2022, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By crabandy
Since we'd successfully passed the cold front and...

Since we'd successfully passed the cold front and skipped lunch we were definitely focusing in on food, snacks in the cooler weren't going to cut it. It didn't take long to figure out Gaston's was...
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