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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dvalcik
New RV8 at KPTW

Yesterday Lee’s RV 8 took her first breath :D

YouTube video
https://youtu.be/zZVNqVCeN54
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By Dvalcik
Relocate

You can drill it but difficult to be exact. Just relocate an inexpensive pitot. I think I spent $35 and used the service panel. It was replaced in about an hour and then used a new solid spinner...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Dvalcik
The Plans for the Pedal Plane

Just to let everyone know I used the plans that Jerry Folkerts sells for his EAA chapter. The plans were easy to follow and came with a complete list of materials needed. I did apply a few changes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Dvalcik
Had to attach the photos they would not show from...

Had to attach the photos they would not show from my website link on a computer but an iPhone does. Not sure what is going on. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile RV3 ish pedal plane for the Grandkids

I’m close to finishing up on the Grandkids pedal plane. Build from the plans from an EAA chapter in Colorado. Finally getting around to paint. I still need to touch up a few spots and pen strip...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Dvalcik
Recommendation

Contact aircraftspecialty

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/

http://aircraftspecialty.com/PDF%20Documents/RV12%20Hose%20Guide.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By Dvalcik
Come on Vlad you know there would be no formation...

Come on Vlad you know there would be no formation if she was with me, nope my youngest son :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By Dvalcik
3 RV12s

1 1/2 hours of flying in PA with my buddies for breakfast and back.

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_10.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_0784.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,817
Posted By Dvalcik
I agree with Scott just be careful. The exhaust...

I agree with Scott just be careful. The exhaust hole is only 1/2 to 1 inch longer. That was the only thing I did at was done at the time of the build. Two people and it is still easy. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,495
Posted By Dvalcik
LODA

I got mine in 6 days from my FSDO. Very easy process, but surprised it is only good for 48 months.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,778
Posted By Dvalcik
+! swap them after my annual - ready for the next...

+! swap them after my annual - ready for the next year
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,817
Posted By Dvalcik
I elongated the hole where the exhaust comes out...

I elongated the hole where the exhaust comes out and have been able to remove it with another persons help - one on each side and drop down, twist & angle then pull forward. Still have to be careful...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Dvalcik
Old post from a few years ago

This is from a old VAF post from 2016 from my RV12 so a little less baggage capacity than the RV9

Short 2 min video

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/youtube delta.jpg

https://youtu.be/shJHWIAj040
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By Dvalcik
Went out with a photographer

Friday afternoon we went out with a photographer for a quick shoot out of Heritage Field. Ken was the photographer and he just sent this to me. Had a great day flying with Mike for this photo op.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By Dvalcik
Photo bombed Mark’s selfie

We flew about 1.5 hours (round trip) of formation flying for breakfast. Mark’s selfie from his camera mounted on his glareshield.

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/IMG_Mark_042421.jpg

Short 2.5 min video...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Dvalcik
No major pitching, just added a little more trim,...

No major pitching, just added a little more trim, but not much. Starting slowing her down and began the descent back to the airport.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Dvalcik
I had to remove the xmradio music due to...

I had to remove the xmradio music due to copyright music in the background :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Dvalcik
RV12 Canopy latch failure in flight

Got back in the air after installing my Gearbox. At about 2000 ft climbing to 2500 ft into the flight I had a Canopy latch failure. Noticed wind and light on the sides of my canopy. After a quick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,008
Posted By Dvalcik
Gearbox

I received my gearbox back from Lockwood and finished most of my conditional inspection. Installed the gearbox with help from my fellow RVrs in the area. Great community, Thanks Dave, Mark, &...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 238,520
Posted By Dvalcik
Hat sighting on the slopes

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_049.jpg

Last day of teaching on the slope in PA
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,008
Posted By Dvalcik
Gearbox

As part of my conditional inspection, I sent the gearbox off for inspection.

http://Rv12pilot.com/VAF/img_0604.jpg

Unfortunately I was in the club for recommended gear replacement. I created a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By Dvalcik
Rotax Gearbox poll

Sent my gearbox in for inspection and need to replace the gears. Poll question if you sent your Rotax Gearbox in for the 600 inspection did you?
Forum: Autopilots 02-23-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By Dvalcik
I had only the one and went back and added both...

I had only the one and went back and added both since the other is a short cut on the EFIS for level flight and direction along with the 180 deg turn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 23,066
Posted By Dvalcik
From a few years ago - Delta flying with me

My Dog Delta - Full name Delta Oscar Golf

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta 050716a.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta050716b.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/delta050716c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,376
Posted By Dvalcik
This weekend

Many years later, but I am teaching again on weekends as a level 2 PSIA ski instructor at a family friendly ski area, it feels good teaching again. Had a blast teaching over the past few days. Got...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-03-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,638
Posted By Dvalcik
Great pics Vlad - Happy New Years

Great pics Vlad - Happy New Years
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,638
Posted By Dvalcik
1/1/21 New Years Flights - add your flight

Thought I would start off a thread for first flights for 2021. Hope weather is better where you are but I did get to sneak off for a 50 min flight. 29 degrees and gloomy in the Philly area....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By Dvalcik
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=165037
Read down this thread
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,815
Posted By Dvalcik
Nice Video

Good job editing and beautiful backdrop
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-08-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,244
Posted By Dvalcik
Erich this thread is about APRS - but what are...

Erich this thread is about APRS - but what are you using for ADSB? Echo and GRT, if so contact me their may be a simple fix. I had a problem passing the FAA but not recognized - there is a possible...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,244
Posted By Dvalcik
Yes in still broadcast, Mark I have an extra unit...

Yes in still broadcast, Mark I have an extra unit if you need one for the new bird.
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 157,945
Posted By Dvalcik
Dennis nice paint design, make sure you let us...

Dennis nice paint design, make sure you let us know when you are back in PA
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dvalcik
Landed multiple times with the castering nose wheel

Castering nose wheel can be interesting, but no real problem. You can put a little angle to adjust for the P factor. First to at Alton Bay and the last photo is Branch Lake ME

Landed there 4 over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 157,504
Posted By Dvalcik
Flight over NY

http://rv12pilot.com/VAF/ny%20flight.jpg

3 RVs out of PA

Brent is lead #1, I am #2 and Jeff is #3 (photo from his ship) over the East River heading towards Lady Liberty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,576
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile Flight Down the Hudson

Great flying today, 3 planes flew to Poughkeepsie for Bfast then down the Hudson Corridor over Central Park then by Lady Liberty on the way to Old Bridge to see an RV. A short 2 min picture slide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,956
Posted By Dvalcik
Working on the new hanger for 25DV

Finishing up work on my new hanger now that we are back in PA. I have a smaller hanger vs the hanger I had in Maine, but a good location at Heritage field. I have added more electrical circuits,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,724
Posted By Dvalcik
+1 for Scott’s comment

+1 for Scott’s comment
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By Dvalcik
Congrats - enjoy phase 1

Congrats - enjoy phase 1
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By Dvalcik
Well done - hope to do some social distance...

Well done - hope to do some social distance flying next to you one of these weekends :D
Forum: Northeast 07-31-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By Dvalcik
Unfortunately it has been canceled due to Covid -...

Unfortunately it has been canceled due to Covid - the KBST is hoping to have it next year. I am looking forward to attending next year since I have relocated to PA and hope to bring a large gaggle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,575
Posted By Dvalcik
The 1st min and 1/2 of the short video is the...

The 1st min and 1/2 of the short video is the flight over the graduation from the local papers facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/VillageSoupME/videos/685899318859364/?d=n
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,575
Posted By Dvalcik
Graduation Fly-over

Our airport was used for the graduation ceremonies due to Covit. We were asked to do a fly over to kick of the afternoon's graduation.
The school had social distancing under control and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By Dvalcik
You will will have to build as an EAB but no...

You will will have to build as an EAB but no issues. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By Dvalcik
Answer

Your correct a HUD paired to the GRT, the Fish Eye GoPro and angle pointing up makes it look funny.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-21-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By Dvalcik
Smile Fly over for the Hospitals in Maine

I work for a Hospital system and took a personal day with two of my RV buddies to recognize the work and dedication they give day-in and day-out. We flew over 8 hospitals thanking the healthcare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Dvalcik
I?ll let you know in 2 days just ordered one...

I?ll let you know in 2 days just ordered one :)

blue tooth to the 796
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,291
Posted By Dvalcik
Doug I agree with Mike on another 13 :)

Doug I agree with Mike on another 13 :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,652
Posted By Dvalcik
I work for a Hospital system and we have been...

I work for a Hospital system and we have been going for 3 weeks non stop, but I
did get a chance to get out and clear my head with a formation flight with a few
buddies on Sat. We did practicing...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dvalcik
plus 1 nice system

plus 1

nice system
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,893
Posted By Dvalcik
Thumbs up Standard Tie Downs work

Agree with Scott, on one of the trips to Oshkosh 3 of us stopped in Dayton to visit the Museum, we got a call that next morning from the FBO stating there were 3 RVs trying to fly away. The good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 56,199
Posted By Dvalcik
Straight shot to drill use plenty of boelube. My...

Straight shot to drill use plenty of boelube. My RV is an EAB, but I don’t remember notching anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,496
Posted By Dvalcik
I carry a multipurpose tool attached to my...

I carry a multipurpose tool attached to my shoulder harness.
StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0155.jpg

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0154.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 56,199
Posted By Dvalcik
Completed my SB today - short 1 min...

Completed my SB today - short 1 min clip

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0143.jpg

https://youtu.be/3PCZEQr1_xU
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,046
Posted By Dvalcik
new prop

Installed the new Sensenich 3 blade replacing my 6 year old 3 blade Sensenich a few months ago. Longer blades and thinner than the original 3 blade I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,566
Posted By Dvalcik
4 RVs visit fellow RVr Nic?s latest project...

4 RVs visit fellow RVr Nic?s latest project

https://youtu.be/50jLl6CRHso


http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0422.jpg

Cool Day in Maine

http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/img_0423.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,044
Posted By Dvalcik
Scott do you have any performance numbers from...

Scott do you have any performance numbers from the 2 planes that flew together to Oshkosh? 3 blade vs 2 blade
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,472
Posted By Dvalcik
I believe the issue is Flight aware is just...

I believe the issue is Flight aware is just starting to increase the voluntary reporting stations to receive and report back 978 UAT data.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By Dvalcik
Bent great video! You took some time editing...

Bent great video!

You took some time editing the history along with the flight, Outstanding

We may need to start calling you Brent ?DeMille?

Thanks again

The Governor
Forum: Northeast 09-06-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,883
Posted By Dvalcik
Dan, join us in Belfast for the flyin Sept 14th...

Dan, join us in Belfast for the flyin Sept 14th and dinner at Young?s Lobster Pound Friday the 13th. Many of the RV guys fly up Friday morning and we get together that night for a good time. We are...
Forum: Northeast 09-02-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By Dvalcik
Sounds good will you be arriving in time for the...

Sounds good will you be arriving in time for the mass flight to Owls Head and the the dinner Friday night?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By Dvalcik
I believe it would hold 3 B-52 - one of the guys...

I believe it would hold 3 B-52 - one of the guys also stated each of the arches were a continuous concrete pour. The concrete was brought up by rail.

The echo from the acoustics is unbelievable...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-25-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By Dvalcik
10 RVs visit Loring AFB - 25 year of closing the base

We got permission from Loring Development Authority to land at ME16 formerly Loring Air Force Base (which is closed except with permission on special occasions.) The Loring Military Heritage Center...
Forum: Northeast 08-11-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By Dvalcik
5th - Belfast ME Lobster fly-in

KBST Lobster fly-in is about 30 days out.
http://rv12pilot.com/vaf/VAF ver 2019 81019 final ver web size.jpg

Hope for good weather, email me for assistance with Rooms or rental cars.
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,950
Posted By Dvalcik
Email from support

Looks like UAT functionality is coming soon. Email below from my request to support.
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