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by plbarrett2004
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: RV9A WV
Replies: 25
Views: 22358

Re: RV9A WV

You sure are making quick progress! Looks great!
by plbarrett2004
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Gathering of RV's - June 18th
Replies: 16
Views: 12523

Re: Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Gathering of RV's - June 18th

Event weather updates will be available at: http://www.eaa1384.org There will be door prizes and pilots may register in advance or upon arrival. We encourage pre-registration as it helps us plan accordingly, but it is NOT mandatory! You can pre-register by following this link: http://goo.gl/forms/vf...
by plbarrett2004
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: RV Choice
Replies: 8
Views: 5760

Re: RV Choice

All good advice above. I'll reiterate / add a couple of thoughts. Bruce hit the nail on the head. Pick a mission and stick to it. From what you've described it sounds like you want side-by-side seating, VFR, non-aerobatic airplane. This narrows the choice down to the RV-7, 9, 12, or 14. If you don't...
by plbarrett2004
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: New Forum software is online and ready to use!
Replies: 10
Views: 6698

Re: New Forum software is online and ready to use!

Looks great Mike!
by plbarrett2004
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: Elevator Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 5667

Nothing a beer or several won't cure!
by plbarrett2004
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: Elevator Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 5667

Thanks all. Here's the response from Ken @ Van's: "Actually, that's darn close to perfect alignment. Nail it down before it gets away." Even after reading that it is still bothering me. So, I'm going to leave it alone for now. If it still bothers me when I start flying I can fix it then.
by plbarrett2004
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: Elevator Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 5667

Elevator Alignment

After drilling the elevator horns, I have a slight mis-alignment. With the elevator horn drilled and bolted at both ends I clamped the right elevator at the counterweight. http://papalimabravo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/img_9167.jpeg The result is a slightly high left counterweight arm. It only ...
by plbarrett2004
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: Cockpit paint
Replies: 6
Views: 5523

I'm using automotive Delfleet Essential two part epoxy primer, and corresponding paint, for my interior. Some people use the jet flex or other aviation specific paints, but in my judgment they are more trouble than they are worth. I have yet to meet a builder who used rustoleum rattle can paint and ...
by plbarrett2004
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: Show Planes Fastback Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 9419

Show Planes Fastback Kit

I received my Show Planes Fastback kit today, and I must say I'm impressed with the company, the kit, and the instructions. Bryan has been responsive to all my questions, and the kit quality is top notch. I can't wait to get started! I have been considering a fastback kit since the beginning of my b...
by plbarrett2004
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Oshkosh 2015 Trip Write-up
Replies: 10
Views: 6835

Excellent trip write up Mike! That Spotted Cow went down well with dinner! Thanks! <3
by plbarrett2004
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: OSH 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 8065

Mike, I expect to see you at the end of that beer bong in tomorrow's OSH update!! Drink one for me!
by plbarrett2004
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Primers & Paint
Topic: Priming question
Replies: 5
Views: 8432

Agree completely with Mike on AKZO. I've used it for all my priming (except the QB fuselage). Its bullet tough, relatively easy to work with, and dries very quickly. I sprayed my AKZO in a garage, outside, and in the hangar. It dries so quickly over spray is not an issue. Highly recommended. That sa...
by plbarrett2004
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Flying in Santiago, Chile!
Replies: 5
Views: 4371

Flying in Santiago, Chile!

In early January, I traveled to Santiago, Chile as part of a short term study abroad trip for my MBA program. When I travel, I try to meet new people wherever I can. RV builders and pilots are an added bonus! Knowing the trip was coming, I contacted Fernando Abasolo via VAF to see if he'd be interes...
by plbarrett2004
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: San Diego to Boulder, CO
Replies: 5
Views: 4645

Excellent trip write up and photos! Thanks for sharing... I'm jealous! Write ups like this are great for keeping me motivated!
by plbarrett2004
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Fast build kits?
Replies: 2
Views: 3173

I can't speak from personal experience as I've been slow-building thus far, but I plan to order a quick build fuselage in the very near future. Everything I have ever heard concerning the build quality is that it is very well done.

Cheers!
by plbarrett2004
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Help Me Decide!
Topic: QB RV-7 vs RV-14 cost for first time builder
Replies: 8
Views: 28308

John, Chad's post is right on the money, and sufficiently thorough that I can't add a lot. I will reiterate that you shouldn't worry about skills in choosing a kit. Pick the RV you want. When I started building my -8 I had virtually no knowledge or skills, nor did I have any tools. Fortunately, the ...
by plbarrett2004
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Congratulations to Captain John on his first flight!
Replies: 52
Views: 26523

Congratulations!!!!
by plbarrett2004
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: First passengers!
Replies: 6
Views: 4816

Congrats! :mrgreen:
by plbarrett2004
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: VFR on top experience
Replies: 6
Views: 5618

Of that, 15 have to be with a CFII, the other 25 can be with a friend who has an instrument ticket (Calling Peter Barrett - want some free beer in exchange for RV rides???). Does this sound correct? You've got it dead on. (40 actual or simulated, and 15 of those with CFII) The only additional point...
by plbarrett2004
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter Prime Rib Champion
Replies: 21
Views: 18425


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