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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By - Poindexter -
Great feedback and thanks for the detail email...

Great feedback and thanks for the detail email Tim! Has anyone tried to drill an additional hole for the AOA line, with using extension for jumping ribs at the wing-walk area? Looks super tricky to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-03-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By - Poindexter -
Garmin AOA retrofit install

Bought a low time (2014) RV7A 6 months ago, and ďoh boy,Ē itís been wayyyy better than expected! Anyway, been doing changes/upgrades/maintenance which has been fun. The plane is an all Garmin glass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By - Poindexter -
Falcon Insurance

600 hrs PIC
IFR rated
5 hrs transition training
RV7a
Not yet 60
$115K hull
$1,350/yr
Forum: California 11-22-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By - Poindexter -
Lemore airspace pass

Wick,
Perfect. Iím up for an annual in May. Since I frequently travel through the Lemore airspace, you could have an annual + free annual airspace pass. ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By - Poindexter -
Back to the questionÖ.

Folks, is there a glue or epoxy that I can secure the pieces together? I tried Weld-on 3. I let it dry for 3 days, but after my flight, it did not hold. Maybe user error or different type of adhesive...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By - Poindexter -
Tip-up canopy crack

I inherited a canopy crack on an RV7A. Photo attached. Been flying 80 hrs with it but want to secure it in place. Tried Weld-on 3, but it did not hold. Looking for solutions to fix it in place....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up Best plane ever

Dickson,

I bought an RV7A a couple months ago, and oh-boy, yee-haw, itís the greatest plane (for my mission) ever! All glass, IFR, CS prop, etc. Zips along 155 TAS, but my GS is typically around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By - Poindexter -
Leave in place?

Is there an epoxy or fastener where I can glue/fasten in place that someone can recommend?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By - Poindexter -
Unhappy Same thing

I bought an RV 7a that has the same crack. Tried to use Weld-on 3, but it did not hold. Looking forward to some more details on a solution. Kind of like a corner triangle solution rather than a big...
Forum: California 09-28-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By - Poindexter -
Johnny, Jim Casper can set you up with a DPE. I...

Johnny,

Jim Casper can set you up with a DPE. I recommend Vince Navarro, out of Tracy, but not sure if he does experimental. And, Andrew is correct about the inspection aspect. When I did my...
Forum: California 09-27-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up Jim Casper

Get hold of Jim Casper. Heís close to CCR (Concord), but will go anywhere. While I did my IFR in a 172, and now own an 7a, he flies a 6a out of a club in CCR. Heís worked with a fellow 14a owner....
Forum: California 09-07-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By - Poindexter -
Help getting from Bakersfield to San Luis Obispo

Wanted to see if someone can give me a ride from Bakersfield (prefer KBFL at Epic Jet) to San Luis Obispo (KSBP) this week (preferably Friday, Sept 10). I’ll also take any other day/time during the...
Forum: California 09-06-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,444
Posted By - Poindexter -
Harris & Gltz

Harris Ranch discount is 10%. You need to show your license.

The write-up about L45 (above) is perfect. I spent some time there last year, when I was on a job in Bakersfield. A fantastic group of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,015
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs down Oshkosh

After 32 years of not being at Oshkosh and returning this yearÖ no thanksÖ wish I was with Vlad in the middle ofÖ who caresÖ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,716
Posted By - Poindexter -
True Sling builder

If you want to see what itís like to build a Sling Tsi, check out Evan Brunyeís site:
https://youtube.com/c/EvanBrunye
Heís the real deal, not a builder assist, like the other guy:rolleyes:

You may...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,546
Posted By - Poindexter -
Lol

Nor California! Liked the write-up, but you cut school by not hitting the western (3) States, what Art said. Looks like you need to have a clean-up session;)
Forum: California 07-24-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,444
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up Iím going

Looking forward to it. I have a short hop from San Luis Obispo.
Paul
RV7a
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-22-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By - Poindexter -
New RV owners

Scott,

Congrats! I, too, just got an RV7A and flew it back to California from Minneapolis. Great transition training with Tom Berge and flew back myself.
Based at GNOSS (KDVO), but also spend time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,491
Posted By - Poindexter -
Vlad, Did you get new wheel pants? And, the...

Vlad,
Did you get new wheel pants? And, the cowling also looks new.
Paul
PS - those off-strip locations are excellent!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,686
Posted By - Poindexter -
Sorry, I donít agree. Iím the (new) 3rd owner of...

Sorry, I donít agree. Iím the (new) 3rd owner of an RV7A. The previous owner did a good job improving what the builder did and I plan on fixing/updating/perfecting it. Why? Because like Larry said,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,373
Posted By - Poindexter -
Cool Poignant post

As the proud, new owner of an RV7A, this is such a great topic. After years of stuck renting the usual dogs (172ís, 152ís, and some Arrows), I am ecstatic with my RV! Adios to High wing planes, high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,631
Posted By - Poindexter -
Loan

Banterra Bank, their aviation division. Theyíll take care of you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By - Poindexter -
LOL. So true. Seems like Iím always being...

LOL. So true. Seems like Iím always being diverted! The plane will be based, eventually, at Petaluma (O69) or Concord (KCCR).

Anyone have an available hangar at Petaluma?:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By - Poindexter -
Charles, Itís the IRS that set the 50% limit. Iím...

Charles,
Itís the IRS that set the 50% limit. Iím just an engineer, so an accountant may chime in on the details. I just know that we need to keep meticulous records, and (we) want to keep the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By - Poindexter -
Post Yes, butÖ

I am in the process of purchasing an 7a for business. So, here is the short version. We discussed this with our accountant, lawyer, insurance, etc. about the best way to set it up. For us, the plane...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-29-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,759
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up L45 IS Rocket Mecca

Hey TheToad,

Sounds like you need to take a trip to L45 (Bakersfield) to get Rocket and Vans inspired. Man, those boys down there have a LOT going on! Get hold of the EAA there, and look out! Wait...
Forum: California 04-25-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,444
Posted By - Poindexter -
Iíll go

Perfect. Iím up the road at SLO, working on a project, so will go. Lemme know the date.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By - Poindexter -
Greetings from Marin and Muir Beach! I can see...

Greetings from Marin and Muir Beach! I can see Sutro Tower from my house. Great photo. Okay, off to surf and mtn bike :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,611
Posted By - Poindexter -
Post Date/time/location?

For us Newbies, what is date, time, and location of the RV social? :confused:
Sorry, havenít been to Airventure since 1986. :rolleyes:
Forum: California 01-18-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up Andrew Kilroy

You should check out Andrew Kilroy in Oakland. Heís building a 14a and has a good/funky YouTube build channel. Iíve dropped in on him twice and heís been great with answering questions.
Forum: California 12-06-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By - Poindexter -
Rough & rednecks

Hi Joel,

I was going to take a 172 up there a couple months ago, but my buddy that has a 170 said no way. Said it gets a lot of ruts after the rains and rednecks are always ripping it up in their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,043
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thanks everyone. Weíll be meeting with our CPA to...

Thanks everyone. Weíll be meeting with our CPA to review year-end, and have the discussion. Iíll have him review the ďpersonally own it and get reimbursedĒ vs ďcompany owns it.Ē

Weíve done a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,043
Posted By - Poindexter -
Yes, with hangar and tool deductions. But, not...

Yes, with hangar and tool deductions. But, not for educational. Many of the tools for building an RV are also used for our business (compressor, riveting, and saw, etc). And, the hangar could store...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,043
Posted By - Poindexter -
Appreciate the input. Right now, the company pays...

Appreciate the input. Right now, the company pays for plane rentals, at the billed rate (rental cost of the trip).

Could do Danís method, but not sure if there is a plane mileage rate, like cars....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,043
Posted By - Poindexter -
Tax questions for company RV

Thought I’d reach out to the group with some tax and general questions before I turn it over to my CPA.

Background:
I own an (electrical/solar contractor) California S-Corp company that does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,959
Posted By - Poindexter -
This is awesome and will be great as I have...

This is awesome and will be great as I have relatives in Victoria and Kamloops.
Thanks!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-23-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,768
Posted By - Poindexter -
Mineral Canyon pickup

Wow, was just at Mineral Canyon, on a float trip down the Green River. Could of requested a Vlad pickup in exchange for some wine. :) Flying out would sure beat a rattle-ride in a van with other...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,749
Posted By - Poindexter -
RV 3 project for sale

Mark,
Thereís an almost complete RV3 project for sale, $15,000 USD, listed on one of the trade-a-plane site. Will get you flying in no time.
Paul
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,280
Posted By - Poindexter -
Yoke sizes

What size yokes would you get for the Numatx rivet squeezer? Looking at building an 7a or 14a.
Forum: California 09-23-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By - Poindexter -
Yes, was at the EAA meeting. As a follow-up,...

Yes, was at the EAA meeting. As a follow-up, super awesome folks at Bakersfield Municipal (L45). A lot is still going on with the Rocket boys and other builders. Best aviation is...
Forum: California 09-04-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up Bakersfield

BruceP, left you a pm to check out your 9A. Also, looking forward to checking out the RVs and Rockets at L45.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-15-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 288,082
Posted By - Poindexter -
+1 on what Enterprise said.

+1 on what Enterprise said.
Forum: California 08-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By - Poindexter -
Bakersfield: RV viewing & plane rentals

I will be in Bakersfield for (2) months (mid August to mid October) for work and wanted to see if:

(1) there are any RV’s that can show their build or finished ones. I’m interested in building an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,150
Posted By - Poindexter -
Good time to fly

Just got my IFR ticket, doing the full training and tests during Covid. Good plane availability along with an awesome instructor and DPE of choice - both of which are normally booked solid. Northern...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-12-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,631
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up Muir Beach

Even flew past my house. The north bay tour is always a great one to do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,918
Posted By - Poindexter -
Looks like a long trip to Saratoga and some recy...

Looks like a long trip to Saratoga and some recy on various mystery locations?;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By - Poindexter -
Windy.com And ForeFlight

Windy.com
And
ForeFlight
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By - Poindexter -
X2+ for windy.com. Wayyy better than the clunky...

X2+ for windy.com. Wayyy better than the clunky gov sites.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,951
Posted By - Poindexter -
Unhappy Stolen equipment coming to market soon

Looks like this trend is increasing. Head's up for equipment being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,633
Posted By - Poindexter -
Lightbulb Shop around

Agree, it sucks, BUT:
- you need to read the entire policy
- you need to highlight areas of concern
- you need to negotiate both cost AND terms
- you need to be able to shop around

Take the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,526
Posted By - Poindexter -
No

No. Off post drift, and no need to pontificate. The rule (repairman certificate) is stated, so that is what the OP is Discussing. No ?if?s,? ?should-be?s,? etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,526
Posted By - Poindexter -
Bobby?s right....

Bobby, you are correct. I know of (2) recent cases where the project was 90% finished, and the end-builder received the repairman certificate. Paperwork was all in order. Just the facts here, not...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,088
Posted By - Poindexter -
Post Written

Sheppard Air for the written.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By - Poindexter -
Other things to consider: (1) How old is the...

Other things to consider:

(1) How old is the project? Which translates to if the service bulletins have been addressed.
(2) How much re-work needs to be done. IE - An RV-7 that (may) need the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,492
Posted By - Poindexter -
Wow, saw you fly by. I was on my deck, in Muir...

Wow, saw you fly by. I was on my deck, in Muir Beach, and thought, "another RV, out for a spin!"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,928
Posted By - Poindexter -
Wink Get in each one

Back to the OP. I highly, HIGHLY recommend both sitting in and flying the models you are interested in. Visit the mothership or have someone take you up in theirs.

Many thanks to this forum and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,116
Posted By - Poindexter -
Wink There?s wayyyy more out there

Glad you discovered a gem that is dear to us climbing bums when we emerge from the Sierra. And, equally glad you did NOT find the multiple hidden hot springs out there. LOL :cool:

BTW - love the...
Forum: California 10-05-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,824
Posted By - Poindexter -
There?s a couple 10?s and a 14a at Livermore to...

There?s a couple 10?s and a 14a at Livermore to check out. Better yet, go to Van?s in Oregon where you can sit in both and get your free ride in one. Plus, they?ll answer all your comparison...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,414
Posted By - Poindexter -
LOL:rolleyes: I was going to come over and...

LOL:rolleyes: I was going to come over and measure your rotisserie project, BUT you?re currently wining and dining across Europe!

Thanks for everyone?s feedback. The neighbors, tourists, salt air...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,361
Posted By - Poindexter -
Hiatus timing

Back to the point...
Had 300 hours (200 hrs complex)
Took a 26 year hiatus
Took 14 hours to become re-current.

BUT, let?s be clear, I?m waaay wide-eye, cautious, and psyched about the great changes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,639
Posted By - Poindexter -
Red face NorCal is even worst

Come to NorCal. Other areas are cheap, in comparison :(
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,300
Posted By - Poindexter -
Keep asking the questions...

Philip, there's a pile of us behind you, just starting to build so appreciate the research and questions!
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,414
Posted By - Poindexter -
RV-14a in Single Car Garage - build size?

Planning on building an RV-14a in my single car garage (hey, it's what I have!).
The inner garage dimensions are 10'2" wide and 20'4" long. The good news is that doors open on both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By - Poindexter -
Thumbs up Van?s tour

Was there last month, and also flew in the -14.
Think about your build and mission, which will dictate the questions you will ask. For example, when I was there, it was important to decide between...
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