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  1. Most people use 100-125 hours, but in reality there are just too many variables. It’s going to be different for each category of aircraft.
  2. I built my RV-10, so I have the Repairman’s certificate. With that said, anyone can do maintenance on any EAB aircraft like a RV. You only need an A&P for the Condition Inspection if you don’t have the Repairman’s certificate. mine has been flying for seven years. Oil changes and brake pads have been my primary maintenance expense. Mine has been pretty maintenance free.
  3. Jason has a great paint job! My RV-10 is at the same airport. I'm not a Viper guy either. (but my son is).
  4. How much to purchase, if I may ask? It really depends on the build quality and what's on the panel. I've seen RV-8s go anywhere from $80k - $135k. They are really holding their resale value well.
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    I've had one for over year. I used it temporarily while my Navworx box was being repaired. I've since replaced that with another panel mounted solution. Stratux units work fine and can be built quite inexpensively or you can buy turnkey units from a variety of resellers off Amazon. There are literally dozens of antenna options, some more elegant than others. I prefer the antennas that attach directly to the SDR. The only real issue that I had was that the USB power cable would vibrate loose causing intermittent power issues. In all fairness, that may be a function of the design of the case not supporting the adapter adequately. I never bothered with the AHRS features. I already had three in the panel and a fourth would have been just a waste of money. Even in my RV, I prefer panel mounted devices over a bunch of boxes sitting on the glareshield or someplace else.
  6. http://popularmilitary.com/breaking-u-s-air-force-thunderbird-crashes-dayton-air-show/
  7. https://www.rt.com/usa/393783-us-ohio-thunderbird-accident/ http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thunderbird-f-16-military-jet-flips-over-dayton-ohio-air-n776081
  8. Local news reports are stating that one of the Thunderbird F-16s flipped while taxiing due to wind gusts at KDAY. No injuries are being reported. A quick search yielded no photos or more information.
  9. I just noticed on vansairforce.net that there is a go fund me page for the family. https://www.gofundme.com/barber-patrol
  10. rv10

    AERO app

    FYI. WingX provides it's product free to anyone on AD, CAP, or to CFIs. http://www.hiltonsoftware.com/ShopInitialPurchase.html Call us at 954-859-4632 and we will get your account setup or renewed over the phone. We recommend calling us if you have a group purchase, are active Military or Civil Air Patrol. That along with a Stratux box will give you great SA. This will give you ADSB in. The only caveat is that to get the TIS-B feed, you need an aircraft with ADSB out in your vicinity. The FIB-B feed for weather is always transmitted. If your iPad doesn't have a GPS, you can get an inexpensive one and plug it into the Stratux box. Here's a source for one that's turnkey and hard to beat the price by purchasing the components separately. https://www.amazon.com/Vilros-Raspberry-Aviation-Set-Micro-Pre-loaded/dp/B01BX1QSFK The only issue is that they ship 0.8r2 of the Stratux code. 1.01 is the current release, but it's really simple to update yourself.
  11. https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/2015-eaa-airventure-oshkosh/7-21-2015-b-52h-homebuilt-to-receive-special-award July 22, 2015 - At more than 159-feet long and 40-feet high, it has to be the largest “homebuilt” on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The B-52H Stratofortress on Boeing Plaza is getting second looks from people with its signs noting that the “Classic Homebuilt” plane has been flown for more than 14,000 hours in more than 50 years and that it is to be judged in the homebuilt competition. And it’s been getting a few questions from people, too, about if it is really a homebuilt, says Lt. Ed Rowe of the 343rd Bomb Squadron. (No, it isn’t.) Mike Dooley, homebuilt co-chairman, said the whole thing started as a joke. “The crew came to us and asked for a prop card,” he said. “So the boss decided to register it in the database as a homebuilt… and honor the experimental nature of the first B-52.” The homebuilt judges looked at the plane on Tuesday morning, posing for photos with the Air Force Reserve crew. Chief Judge Bob Reese said the plane would be receiving a special award from them on Saturday. “This is a special airplane, and we felt they deserved something special,” he said. “It’s been in continuous service for more than 40 years and served well in Vietnam and other war efforts. Plus, it’s still going.” Rowe said the plane actually has 19,000 flying hours on it, but they couldn’t find a sign printed with more than 4,000 hours. So someone simply added a “1” before the “4” to make it close, at 14,000 hours. Homebuilt judge Eric Hansen may be biased in his evaluation of the plane since both he and his father actually flew it while in the military. In fact, father and son also flew the plane with a Chicago Sun-Times reporter in 1979, who took photos and wrote a story was about the need to replace the B-52 because of its age. “But this thing is good for another 20 or 30 years,” Hansen says. “It really is a great plane.”
  12. My NAvWorx ADS600-B shuts down when transponder goes into standby mode. No transponder, no ADSB. I went standby at Ripon on arrival and left it on automatic when departing. The day I departed it seemed as if I had 15-20 aircraft about half my speed ahead of me in the departure conga line. ADSB was a great help finding and avoiding these aircraft, including a couple bozos that thought it was better to start the inbound turn to Ripon about 5nm south of the airport. Then there was the one Cessna bozo that flew the rail road tracks west to Ripon. That got everyone's attention.
  13. I know it's an obvious answer, but have you tried calling OKC and asking them? You may have to play twenty questions to convince them that it's you.
  14. You can do it online...... https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/amsrvs/logon.asp After I logged on, one of the available choices was to request a replacement card.
  15. I'm still getting the following warning from the office Sophos filter.
  16. There may not be enough time to coordinate the passes, but you can tour the Tower of London at night after hours. There is a limited number of passes available. The tour is different than the one in the day time (no Crown jewels, etc). You are locked in the facility, and they unlock and lock doors as they go through the tour. Being fairly dark in most of the passage ways and the depending on the story telling capability of your tour guide, it is definitely an unique experience. The family was well entertained. The tour was less than twenty people with a dedicated guide. Our guide was a phenomenal story teller. My middle school age daughter (at the time) became so intrigue from his stories, she started reading more about the Tower's history when we returned home. I don't recall the specifics (it was a few years ago), but we had to write a letter to request the pass and they were mail back to us in the USA. During the prime tourist period, they may be hard to get on short notice. I agree with the comments about Stonehedge, completely underwhelming. We found the British Museum and the one at Greenwich interesting.
  17. While a little off topic, it appears that the EAA Museum is collecting nose art and leather jacket artwork. Perhaps the EAA would be willing to preserve some of the history that is being taken down? http://www.eaaforums.org/showpost.php?p=25199 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  18. Grandfather: PPL, B-25, North American Aviation Uncle: PPL, North American-Rockwell Aunt: North American-Rockwell Me: PPL, FAA, NetJets Son: USAF (ENJJPT)
  19. My son is a Computer & Electircal Engineering major, graduated in December, and heading to ENJJPT. So it's not entirely lost for EE's. Knowing what the criteria is for selection is another matter.
  20. As of this morning, the View New Content button doesn't seem to work. It states that there is no new content, but when I check the forums, I can see plenty of new posts. Anyone else having similiar issues?
  21. Larry Mullen,Deputy Director, DoDMERB participates on another forum. He's a pretty good source to ask about medical disqualifications. He is usually very responsive to questions. The following is a copy of his post on the best method to contact him. You only need to supply the last four of your ssn if you have a pending dodmerb review. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For your information: For many of the newcomers to the Forums. I am prohibited access to the Forums during the workday while working at USAFA. Therefore, I can only access late at night; weekends; holidays; and while on leave. Private Messaging is far too difficult for me to handle, given the above. Therefore, if anyone has a direct question, they can send me an email. "If" they are already an applicant, send me your full name and last 4 SSN to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I have a laptop, BlackBerry, and I-phone. Unless in a meeting or a similar tasking, I'm usually very responsive...and far more responsive than my having to use the Forums. __________________ Larry Mullen Deputy Director, DoDMERB Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.milAvailable 24/7/365 90% of my responses are within the hour 100% of responses are within 24 hours
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    But you will most likley need them to get back into the US. Per DHS: All U.S. citizens including children must present a passport or other approved travel document when entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens can present a passport, NEXUS card at airports with NEXUS kiosks, U.S. military ID with travel orders, or a U.S. Merchant Mariner Document when on official business.
  24. The RV parking area is being increased significantly this year. The Red Auto Parking area is being repurposed to RV parking. I know the RV-10s are being moved from their traditional area right off the fliteline to the former Red Auto Parking area, just west of the "Mustang Corral". For those flying in with an experimental, there should be plenty of parking this year.
  25. I don't recall the Showplane areas getting full the last couple of years. The GA area does usually get full on Sunday evening or Monday morning. It doesn't start opening up again until about Wednesday for GA. If you are in a 1970 or older aircraft, you can park in vintage. That's were I parked my Cherokee. I volunteered parking RVs last year and will probably do the same this year.
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