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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,337
Posted By FlyingBanker
Prop will need to be replaced. There was a strike...

Prop will need to be replaced. There was a strike that bent one blade and there is a fair gouge out of the leading edge on the other blade from the cable fence.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,337
Posted By FlyingBanker
Yes, had the Anti-Splat nose job installed when I...

Yes, had the Anti-Splat nose job installed when I bought it 2 1/2 years ago. Plus I had dissipated much of the energy by the time I hit the ditch. I almost made the stop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,337
Posted By FlyingBanker
Thanks Kyle. Yes, private strip (32GA) in...

Thanks Kyle. Yes, private strip (32GA) in Eatonton, GA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,337
Posted By FlyingBanker
Tore up my 6A - Need some guidance

So, I tore up my 6A this morning. I was taking off and needed to abort the takeoff. Thought I had enough runway left, but didnít quite get it stopped in time. Hit a wire fence and ditch at the end of...
Forum: California 08-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By FlyingBanker
Lee did the pre-buy for my RV-6A when I bought it...

Lee did the pre-buy for my RV-6A when I bought it in 2018. It was based at Livermore, but owner was able to fly it to Lee for the pre-buy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,203
Posted By FlyingBanker
Oil and filter change and then replacing all...

Oil and filter change and then replacing all baffle seals - project still ongoing. Trying to get those CHTs down.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By FlyingBanker
Thanks, Brad, that did the trick.

Thanks, Brad, that did the trick.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By FlyingBanker
Thanks! I'll check that tonight.

Thanks! I'll check that tonight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,087
Posted By FlyingBanker
Saturday - flew to KLZU for EAA690 pancake...

Saturday - flew to KLZU for EAA690 pancake breakfast.
Monday - flew with my wife to KHXD (Hilton Head) to catch up with an old friend I hadnít seen in 20 years.
Tuesday - flew home from Hilton Head,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By FlyingBanker
G3X Touch/GNX 375 Bluetooth

I have set the G3X Touch settings to automatically connect via Bluetooth to the GNX375 in my panel. However, every startup, I have to manually make that connection. Is there a setting Iím missing...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By FlyingBanker
Nicely done! Hit the dot right on the money.

Nicely done! Hit the dot right on the money.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,100
Posted By FlyingBanker
I don't know where the problem lies, but I have...

I don't know where the problem lies, but I have experienced it. Was running about 300 rpm low. Tried everything that has already been suggested to no avail. Fortunately, was planning a panel...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,425
Posted By FlyingBanker
I spoke with the pilot, Luke. We talked about our...

I spoke with the pilot, Luke. We talked about our RVs. Didnít get his last name, but he says heís on VAF too.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-31-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By FlyingBanker
Barnstormers Grill at GA2 Peach State Aerodrome...

Barnstormers Grill at GA2 Peach State Aerodrome south of Atlanta is a good spot. Lots of history at the field and great food at the restaurant. EAA690 has a pancake breakfast the first Sat of each...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-22-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By FlyingBanker
Relatively new to Oshkosh, so want to be...

Relatively new to Oshkosh, so want to be considerate and respectful. 1st time at OSH was '19 and we camped in HBC. This year, due to health concerns for my wife, we are not camping, but are staying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By FlyingBanker
Paul, I bought your book, but itís the Kindle...

Paul, I bought your book, but itís the Kindle version on my iPad. Donít reckon you can autograph that. But I am looking forward to just saying hi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By FlyingBanker
Got mine yesterday.

Got mine yesterday.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,924
Posted By FlyingBanker
Not gonna be staying in HBC this year, but flying...

Not gonna be staying in HBC this year, but flying in commercial and staying in the dorms (better for my wife's health issues). But planning to spend some time hanging out in HBC. Hope to see you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By FlyingBanker
Info here:...

Info here: https://www.eaa.org/airventure/plan-your-eaa-airventure-trip/guest-services/shipping-services
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,517
Posted By FlyingBanker
Dodged some scattered storm cells around Lake...

Dodged some scattered storm cells around Lake Oconee in central Georgia yesterday afternoon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By FlyingBanker
Thanks - I should have caught that. ...

Thanks - I should have caught that. Congratulations to them as well!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By FlyingBanker
EAA Founder's Innovation Prize Grand Championship

The EAA judges have chosen the top five finalists to present their solutions for lowering the in-flight loss-of-control accident rate in a Shark Tank-style program during An Evening With Innovators...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By FlyingBanker
Iím based at a grass strip in my 6A. Iíve had no...

Iím based at a grass strip in my 6A. Iíve had no issues. I did get the Antisplat Aero Nose Job to strengthen the nose gear leg. Use very good soft field takeoff and landing technique every time, even...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,708
Posted By FlyingBanker
Ed, I think this update is just for non-touch...

Ed, I think this update is just for non-touch G3X. Most current version for G3X Touch is still 8.81 according to the website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,784
Posted By FlyingBanker
Our first visit to Oshkosh was in 2019. We flew...

Our first visit to Oshkosh was in 2019. We flew in my new-to-me RV6A and camped in homebuilt camping. It was an adventure and a bucket list item for me, but with my wife's health issues, was not an...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By FlyingBanker
I ordered these from Amazon and they work great...

I ordered these from Amazon and they work great attached to the ASA Easy Out bar in my 6A. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 159,104
Posted By FlyingBanker
For the callout for minimums, it would be useful...

For the callout for minimums, it would be useful to have a callout at minimums plus 100' to give time to arrest the descent to avoid busting minimums if distracted by other workload tasks on the IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,089
Posted By FlyingBanker
Good news from the CDC today. "Fully vaccinated...

Good news from the CDC today. "Fully vaccinated Americans can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing." Dr. Rochelle Walensky,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,344
Posted By FlyingBanker
Flew with my wife to KLZU for the EAA 690 monthly...

Flew with my wife to KLZU for the EAA 690 monthly pancake breakfast. Nice morning flight and made some new friends. Great turnout.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,590
Posted By FlyingBanker
Ditto my 6A - 2700' grass home strip, so many...

Ditto my 6A - 2700' grass home strip, so many landings and takeoffs from that strip in the past 2.5 years with standard wheel pants. I did wind up with a cracked bracket on the nose wheel pant that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By FlyingBanker
See thread here: ...

See thread here: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=194870
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-28-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 28,065
Posted By FlyingBanker
We flew my newly purchased 6A from Livermore, CA...

We flew my newly purchased 6A from Livermore, CA to central Georgia a couple of years ago. We did 3hr max legs, 2 legs per day (we were in winter so not wanting any night flights). We went southern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,715
Posted By FlyingBanker
Rider took his first ride with me in the RV when...

Rider took his first ride with me in the RV when he had just turned 4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,715
Posted By FlyingBanker
Flew to Greenville, SC to pick up our 6yr-old...

Flew to Greenville, SC to pick up our 6yr-old grandson and fly him back to Lake Oconee to spend the weekend with my wife and me. Iíll fly him back home tomorrow evening. Turns a 6 hour round trip...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By FlyingBanker
See here: ...

See here: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=194552
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By FlyingBanker
I use these in my 6A. ...

I use these in my 6A. https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/headset-holder
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,481
Posted By FlyingBanker
But they are still listed in the Advertisers...

But they are still listed in the Advertisers Index as NationAir Insurance.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By FlyingBanker
It was on p.2 of the section of RV-14 plans here:...

It was on p.2 of the section of RV-14 plans here: https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV-14_50.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By FlyingBanker
Thanks - exactly what I needed.

Thanks - exactly what I needed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By FlyingBanker
Trying to find a Vans part

Iím trying to find a part shown in the RV-14 plans that I want to use on my cabin heat cable attachment on my RV-6A. Picture attached shows part number VA-181-1, but that is not found on Vans site....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By FlyingBanker
I now have 195 hrs on my RV-6A that I purchased...

I now have 195 hrs on my RV-6A that I purchased just over 2 years ago. All of my prior experience before that was in Cessna 172s, a Piper Cherokee 180, and a Beech Musketeer. I love the RV handling...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By FlyingBanker
Tampa Area PIREP

Any thoughts on plusses or minuses of either KVDK or X39 as my choice of overnight in Tampa area? Fuel looks to be much cheaper at X39, but FBO hours show only open 8am - 4:30pm. I wouldn't be...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-05-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By FlyingBanker
Looking for a hangar

I'm hoping to find a hangar at either KVDF or X39 for night of 4/16/21. Going to SnF and hopping over there after the airshow on Friday. Hotel where I'm staying is equal distant between the two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,577
Posted By FlyingBanker
Flew to Greenville, SC (KGMU) with my bride to...

Flew to Greenville, SC (KGMU) with my bride to have lunch with our daughter, son-in-law, and 6-yr old grandson at the Runway Cafe and watch him enjoy the aviation-themed playground. I may be biased,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By FlyingBanker
Sign me up for a pair for my 6A if you decide to...

Sign me up for a pair for my 6A if you decide to produce for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,568
Posted By FlyingBanker
I'm not sure you're talking to the right person...

I'm not sure you're talking to the right person at EAA. We looked into this in 2019 because my wife was in the same situation. Bringing your own mobility scooter was absolutely allowed then. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,568
Posted By FlyingBanker
Just outside the show grounds. Easy 5 minute...

Just outside the show grounds. Easy 5 minute walk.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,478
Posted By FlyingBanker
What about under the oil screen? Thatís where I...

What about under the oil screen? Thatís where I have the hardest time getting something in the tight space there to catch the oil when I pull the screen plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,063
Posted By FlyingBanker
Ed Wischmeyer

Great write up in the April issue of AOPA Pilot magazine about our very own Ed Wischmeyer and his work to advance aviation safety through his E3 exercises. Ed, Iím going to have to hop down to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,783
Posted By FlyingBanker
Flew over to KFFC to pick up a couple of needed...

Flew over to KFFC to pick up a couple of needed parts from Aircraft Spruce on Saturday. Gave the plane a nice bath and belly rub (wash and wax) after church on Sunday. Sheís looking good this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By FlyingBanker
That's a 2022 Van's calendar photo there!

That's a 2022 Van's calendar photo there!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-27-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By FlyingBanker
In 2019 HBC was about as far away from the main...

In 2019 HBC was about as far away from the main area as it could be and still be on the airport grounds. Made me feel like Homebuilts werenít that important to the SNF folks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By FlyingBanker
I got same notice from Global, but my renewal...

I got same notice from Global, but my renewal rates wound up being very close to my prior year premium.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,622
Posted By FlyingBanker
+ 1 on satisfied MyFlightbook user.

+ 1 on satisfied MyFlightbook user.
Forum: Safety 02-04-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By FlyingBanker
Retrofit crotch strap mounting - RV-6A

My RV-6A was built with a four point harness system. I upgraded the belts to a five-point system (needed longer belts than Van's standard), but I don't know how to retrofit the mounting bracket for...
Forum: GPS 01-19-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By FlyingBanker
Garmin User Fields

For those of you with a Garmin GPS, what do you have set for the map user fields that you find most useful as information source? The defaults on mine are Distance, Track, Ground Speed, and Desired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,736
Posted By FlyingBanker
Got some aviating in. On Sat, flew to KGMU to...

Got some aviating in. On Sat, flew to KGMU to finally celebrate Christmas with our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We were in isolation over the holidays since my wife was diagnosed COVID...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By FlyingBanker
Educational resource sought

Wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for resources to help me learn more about airplane electronic systems and be able to understand the wiring on my purchased RV-6A and diagnose...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 897,759
Posted By FlyingBanker
No attitude indicator? What am I missing?

No attitude indicator? What am I missing?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By FlyingBanker
Old pant is very beat up anyway, so ordering new...

Old pant is very beat up anyway, so ordering new one of that as well (U-813A-1 and U-813B-1) so those should work with the U-713C brackets, right?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By FlyingBanker
6A nose wheel pant attachment brackets

I remember reading something on here about a new attachment method for the nose gear rear wheel pant that does not require removing the axle blot and wheel to remove the rear pant. Iíve tried...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,100
Posted By FlyingBanker
I'll be sure to do that when I win it!

I'll be sure to do that when I win it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,100
Posted By FlyingBanker
That's OK. When I win it, I'm gonna fly it...

That's OK. When I win it, I'm gonna fly it anyway. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,100
Posted By FlyingBanker
See the AOPA sweepstakes RV-10:

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