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Forum: RV-10 11-28-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By 543TB
There is also the issue of "want" vs. "need". ...

There is also the issue of "want" vs. "need". You have mentioned (I believe) twice that you're using an SL30 with two G5 and a GTN650 in your Arrow. Since you're familiar with that setup now, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,489
Posted By 543TB
We have two Citizen Tokyos. Not a terrible riding...

We have two Citizen Tokyos. Not a terrible riding bike, especially with the nicer seat, but we could not really easily get them in the back of the tip up -6 we had previously. The -7 slider with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By 543TB
Yup. Worked on it a few hours a day most days...

Yup. Worked on it a few hours a day most days after we hung the engine in October last year, it still wasn't fully ready to fly until mid April despite being pretty much done with the panel and the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By 543TB
Every canopy is built just a little bit...

Every canopy is built just a little bit differently. We had to trim quite a bit off ours, though maybe not as much as your old one appears to have been. It just depends upon where the canopy frame...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By 543TB
I had to go back and look through all my build...

I had to go back and look through all my build photos to see what we did. Ended up with washers only on the inside. As I recall, I tried doing it both ways, and did not get a satisfactory fit with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,695
Posted By 543TB
I find these remarks hilarious. First, it is an...

I find these remarks hilarious. First, it is an FAR requirement that if instruction is given the aircraft being used must have dual controls, the fact that most RV-4's lack dual controls immediately...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By 543TB
Yes, I have this exact setup. I had no issues...

Yes, I have this exact setup. I had no issues installing it except we had also installed a big home improvement store handle on the rear of the canopy through the overhead frame and that necessitated...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-11-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By 543TB
I have flown in a twin cessna and the work jet,...

I have flown in a twin cessna and the work jet, not yet in an RV or single - engine, but there is usually a wide array of various GA planes on the ramp. Generally, the density altitude is quite high,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By 543TB
Definitely do a warm day! We didn't touch it if...

Definitely do a warm day! We didn't touch it if it wasn't at least 85 degrees in the hangar. Making small cuts on the sides to whittle it down to the mold marks helped a lot in building confidence...
Forum: RV-15 08-05-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,285
Posted By 543TB
We're sort of in this camp... We also own a '57...

We're sort of in this camp... We also own a '57 Cessna 180 that I fear sooner rather than later won't be economical to maintain and I'm eyeing a potential replacement. Considered the Rans S21 as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By 543TB
I'm 5'1", he's 5'7". After flying a purchased -6...

I'm 5'1", he's 5'7". After flying a purchased -6 for awhile that was too much of a stretch for my legs (seat can only go so far forward without the stick becoming an issue) we built the -7 with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,724
Posted By 543TB
I can't speak for the entirety of AOPA, but I am...

I can't speak for the entirety of AOPA, but I am acquainted with the author of the article in question and not only is she an aviator, and an aviation attorney, but she is a homebuilder as well and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,100
Posted By 543TB
It might interest you to know that flight schools...

It might interest you to know that flight schools using RV-12s must use aircraft built using an approved builder process. Moreover, if I choose to apply for and am granted a LODA to offer my RV for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,100
Posted By 543TB
Herein lies the problem, it creates an...

Herein lies the problem, it creates an expectation that you can solve the problem by just finding someone to do it for free! Certainly CFI's didn't have to spend time and money and undergo scrutiny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,100
Posted By 543TB
The answer to your question is that a flight...

The answer to your question is that a flight review (no longer considered a "biannual") is training. Straight from the regs:

61.56 Flight review.
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (f)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,100
Posted By 543TB
I caught that, too. The only thing consistent is...

I caught that, too. The only thing consistent is the inconsistency. I'm a CFI, the way this reads is that I can still instruct someone in their EAB without a LODA, but I cannot be compensated. Why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,439
Posted By 543TB
Tav and Betty were my grandparents and both WWII...

Tav and Betty were my grandparents and both WWII veterans and I wanted to honor them as they both passed away early in our build. We chose 543TB because we (two pilots) thought it rolled off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By 543TB
So, when you arrive to camp registration, you pay...

So, when you arrive to camp registration, you pay for the week/remaining available days up front and then when you return the credentials you will (eventually, as in a week or so) receive a refund...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By 543TB
That's great! What a wonderful way to get young...

That's great! What a wonderful way to get young people engaged in aviation.
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,030
Posted By 543TB
Nice! Would you be offended if we wanted to...

Nice! Would you be offended if we wanted to bring a Cessna 180 there?

Yeah, CO, UT and WY don't belong in the Midwest group, we deserve our own!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By 543TB
+1 for the Whirl Wind. We have a 72" 300 series...

+1 for the Whirl Wind. We have a 72" 300 series on a Titan IOX-360. Love it, install was very easy and their customer service has been good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,384
Posted By 543TB
The 172 has the singular advantage of being so...

The 172 has the singular advantage of being so forgiving and easy to operate that just about anyone can learn to fly (and more importantly, land it). Parts are readily available. Thousands have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,779
Posted By 543TB
DAR inspection Friday afternoon, first flight...

DAR inspection Friday afternoon, first flight Sunday evening. Nine years and change since we opened the first kit, it was just about perfect.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By 543TB
As a CFI, I can tell you that the length of the...

As a CFI, I can tell you that the length of the FR pretty much depends upon the student's level of preparedness. I have done flight reviews for pilots that were pretty much pro forma since they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,045
Posted By 543TB
I understand the OP's sticker shock, but you have...

I understand the OP's sticker shock, but you have to look at it as though Van's is really just selling you the airframe. What you seem to be faulting Van's for is not telling you what the engine...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,733
Posted By 543TB
Lots of good tips and tricks here. My first...

Lots of good tips and tricks here. My first thought on glancing at your photos was also that the pressure on your air is way too high.

Using the rivet gun is a lot like sharpshooting... You have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By 543TB
Any DAR recommendations in Colorado?

It is getting to be about that time, give or take. I'd like to make contact with the DAR to see how far out things are scheduled so I don't get caught unawares that it's like a six month wait or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,948
Posted By 543TB
These are incredible, beautiful labors of love. ...

These are incredible, beautiful labors of love. Well done. I would definitely be interested in a mini-RV kit from the mothership!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,610
Posted By 543TB
My point, for those who have experience with...

My point, for those who have experience with those particular ILS approaches, is that following them with the autopilot on is akin to a Six Flags roller coaster. Very unreliable/sensitive below a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,610
Posted By 543TB
This has been a pretty amusing thread full of...

This has been a pretty amusing thread full of "experts" about GPS. Anyone who believes in the rock-solid infallibility of ground-based navaids compared to GPS... well, I have a nice bridge in NY to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,935
Posted By 543TB
Are we on, or postponing? Anxiously awaiting the...

Are we on, or postponing? Anxiously awaiting the news.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By 543TB
That is so cool! Congrats and happy birthday,...

That is so cool! Congrats and happy birthday, Travis!!
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,579
Posted By 543TB
With all due respect, it sounds like you already...

With all due respect, it sounds like you already had the airplane that suited your demands, just not the airplane that met her needs. You're asking to make an RV into something it wasn't really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By 543TB
Thursday and Friday afternoons for the both of us!

Thursday and Friday afternoons for the both of us!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,053
Posted By 543TB
As an RV owner, a builder, and having extensive...

As an RV owner, a builder, and having extensive experience as an instructor, I can tell you your goals are not mutually exclusive. You may start building and love it, or lose interest, and the same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,642
Posted By 543TB
Thank you! That might be the solution I'm...

Thank you! That might be the solution I'm looking for though it sounds like I can do without an additional box.
To everyone else, thank you for your replies. I had neglected the WAAS distinction...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,642
Posted By 543TB
GTN650/G3X dual comm ?

So, having spent a few hours searching the G3X install manual and searching online, I am still unsure about what capabilities the system has. I would like a minimalist panel and the original plan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,856
Posted By 543TB
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36676203896_55...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36676203896_557037190c_c.jpg

Just west of KAIA along the path of totality. Another reason to love that big unobstructed canopy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,818
Posted By 543TB
Beautiful! Got a similar video shot with my...

Beautiful! Got a similar video shot with my Garmin VIRB but can't get a quality still with the edit software :-( Nevertheless, what an experience!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,765
Posted By 543TB
DO read, learn, and follow the NOTAM. Fuel up...

DO read, learn, and follow the NOTAM. Fuel up nearby, take a bathroom break, grab a snack before heading in so there are no human or aircraft needs distracting you on the arrival.

DON'T anticipate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,940
Posted By 543TB
Still deciding on which delectable Colorado brew...

Still deciding on which delectable Colorado brew gets to take up all the extra weight and space in the back of the 6. Haha, did I say extra space?! I mean, which beer forces us to leave something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,989
Posted By 543TB
Talking Counting the days! It's not Summer without OSH,...

Counting the days! It's not Summer without OSH, Spotted Cow & RV'ers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By 543TB
Thank you very much. Van's shows the spacer...

Thank you very much. Van's shows the spacer C-805 online for order, but not 804. Is there a callout for angle to fabricate it from or something?

Edit: Never mind, the friendly lady on the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By 543TB
Little Help? Q for Supertracks owners or RV 8 builders

Okay, I'm striking out finding the answer on my own. Going to do a new build install of the FlyBoys Supertracks on a slider -7 and cannot find the part number for the -8 canopy slider rail so we can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,010
Posted By 543TB
Regarding the Citizen Tokyo, we have two and a...

Regarding the Citizen Tokyo, we have two and a tip-up 6. It is a VERY tight squeeze manipulating them into the back of the 6 over the seat back bar and under the aft canopy. First one goes in fine,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 238,965
Posted By 543TB
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8752/28682195005_f83...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8752/28682195005_f83d2a353e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KGxKix)DSC_0477(1) (https://flic.kr/p/KGxKix)


Obligatory Brown Arch photo at OSH '16 in our new VAF hats! Made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,282
Posted By 543TB
KLCG, Wayne, NB has a campsite on field. Very...

KLCG, Wayne, NB has a campsite on field. Very nice newer facilities, and it should easily be within 3 hours in an RV. Great fuel prices during OSH season, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 03:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,797
Posted By 543TB
We're in! Promise we won't bring Coors light as...

We're in! Promise we won't bring Coors light as our "local" Colorado beer B-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,889
Posted By 543TB
Congratulations! Great accomplishments, and...

Congratulations! Great accomplishments, and kudos to those who helped provide these young women with this wonderful opportunity!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,489
Posted By 543TB
Absolute perfection is the enemy of completion. ...

Absolute perfection is the enemy of completion. We've got scratches through plastic that came out of the crate that way. Build on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,620
Posted By 543TB
Our cats are both girls and are Vega and Duchess.

Our cats are both girls and are Vega and Duchess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 43,721
Posted By 543TB
Wow, that was the quickest decision to spend $300...

Wow, that was the quickest decision to spend $300 we've made in awhile! Just ordered the rudder stop a few weeks ago, too, wish we hadn't missed the supertracks then.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,698
Posted By 543TB
Multiple drills is a good thing, and lightweight...

Multiple drills is a good thing, and lightweight if you can (love the Ryobi). Experience has taught us that having multiple batteries for said drill(s) is critical. Nothing like getting three holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,274
Posted By 543TB
Only 2 more sleeps 'till we launch! (I have to...

Only 2 more sleeps 'till we launch! (I have to finish flying for work, first.) I always explain to people I fly with that OSH is like Summer camp for airplane geeks, and it elevates the experience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 39,090
Posted By 543TB
We were sad to miss it last year thanks to a...

We were sad to miss it last year thanks to a cancelled commercial flight that delayed our arrival. This year we're flying ourselves, albeit in something we can park in VAC, since our RV-7 is still in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,593
Posted By 543TB
There was a lot of cursing and more than a little...

There was a lot of cursing and more than a little blood involved in ours. Some people will say it is easier to start from the nose with the clecos and work back, ours was the other way around. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By 543TB
If you didn't already dedicate your Sunday to the...

If you didn't already dedicate your Sunday to the task, also make sure you go for broke with sealant in the corners! Better to have too much than to have too little and deal with plugging a leak. It...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,828
Posted By 543TB
Excellent! Congratulations (and you're...

Excellent! Congratulations (and you're celebrating with a Strany's Snowflake, very nice! :D)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,623
Posted By 543TB
That is so very cool. Congratulations on your...

That is so very cool. Congratulations on your anniversary, as well!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By 543TB
I know what you mean... We just got the Fuse kit...

I know what you mean... We just got the Fuse kit this week; we lost the race to get the wings completed before it showed up, but that's okay, we have become accustomed to having parts in just about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,838
Posted By 543TB
Talking 3TB still is minus a fuse and a right wing, so...

3TB still is minus a fuse and a right wing, so our Subaru will be making her second drive from Denver to OSH. We'll be there, can't wait!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,558
Posted By 543TB
It appears to be a small stress crack, but the...

It appears to be a small stress crack, but the weird thing is that it didn't show up until recently. It was definitely not there when and right after we installed the stall warning kit, and it isn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,558
Posted By 543TB
Strange crack in skin. Why would this happen?

Okay, friends. We've been building for awhile, and completed the leading edge (outboard) section on the left wing back in November. While out in the garage this week, we noticed what appears to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,337
Posted By 543TB
The one piece of advice I have is to expect to...

The one piece of advice I have is to expect to have to work hard and take time to get where you ultimately want to go. A few lucky pilots stumble into fabulous jobs very quickly by being at the...
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