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by CaptainWacoal
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Third class and light sport
Replies: 7
Views: 10934

Re: Third class and light sport

Third Class Medical reform is not all that it was cracked up to be. My third class medical was due to expire on May 1st (coincidentally the same day as BasicMed was to begin). After making an appointment 3 months before my medical was to expire, with the same Medical Examiner that has done my 2nd/3r...
by CaptainWacoal
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: RV 12
Topic: LACK OF INTEREST???
Replies: 3
Views: 8999

Re: LACK OF INTEREST???

Van obviously hasn't lost interest in the model, as he recently made some MUCH appreciated changes in the RV-12, exchanging the standard engine from the Rotax 912 ULS to the Rotax 912 IS Sport, a much improved change, IMHO (in spite of the $5000 increase in price). Anyone else agree or disagree?
by CaptainWacoal
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: RV 12
Topic: LACK OF INTEREST???
Replies: 3
Views: 8999

Re: LACK OF INTEREST???

SORRY..... I am referring to RV-12 posts. There obviously are posts regarding other models. Is there no longer any interest in the RV-12 since the basic-med passed congress?
by CaptainWacoal
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: RV 12
Topic: LACK OF INTEREST???
Replies: 3
Views: 8999

LACK OF INTEREST???

I realize everyone has a life outside of aviation, myself included, but what gives here? This website says that I made the LAST post on it, AND THAT WAS 2 YEARS AGO!!! WHAT GIVES??? Is this website DEAD and no one bothered to tell me????
by CaptainWacoal
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 2-Cents Worth???
Replies: 14
Views: 13740

My pleasure CJ, after all, from looking at fotos of your RV-7's first flight, I realized that we are/were almost neighbors, I grew up in Walpole, home of Massachusetts' "big house".
by CaptainWacoal
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 2-Cents Worth???
Replies: 14
Views: 13740

Don't know the next time I'll be in Westminster or Baltimore (being that I'm on the "other" coast-I grew up on the East coast, but took my discharge from the AF on the West coast...winters a SOOOO much better), but I will definitely try to look up Mike and Spike whenever I attend any EAA events and ...
by CaptainWacoal
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 2-Cents Worth???
Replies: 14
Views: 13740

Well, Mike, at the risk of sounding redundant, I'll say it again, and I'm sure everyone on your very fine website will chime in with me... THANK YOU!!!
by CaptainWacoal
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 2-Cents Worth???
Replies: 14
Views: 13740

Thanks CJ for your response, and THANK YOU, Mike Bullock. (and sorry for giving Spike full credit for your fine website... thought HE is ALSO listed as a "chief rivet banger" and I'm sure he also deserves a sincere THANK YOU also). THANK YOU to both of you! And WILL DO reference the "buy Mike a beer...
by CaptainWacoal
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: peeling the blue stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 27381

HaHaHa, dummy me!!! Thought there was some secret way of pounding rivets without marring the surrounding skin.
by CaptainWacoal
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 2-Cents Worth???
Replies: 14
Views: 13740

2-Cents Worth???

I don't see anywhere on this website for me to add my "2-cents worth." No, I'm not talking about "my opinion" or "my questions", THAT comes almost automatically without much fore-thought. I'm talking about annual "Donations" or "Contributions/Dues". This site obviously takes someone (Spike, I think)...
by CaptainWacoal
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: peeling the blue stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 27381

Tom,
This may be a stupid question, but, What is "rivet tap"?
by CaptainWacoal
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Basic, basic construction question.
Replies: 7
Views: 9396

CJ,
Just out of curiosity, why do you suggests that I peel it all off now, does it get harder to peel off as it ages? Even if I use my wife's hair dryer to soften it later when I want to remove it???
by CaptainWacoal
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Basic, basic construction question.
Replies: 7
Views: 9396

SOLDERING IRON!!! Wow, I would have never guessed... Thanks a lot!
by CaptainWacoal
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Basic, basic construction question.
Replies: 7
Views: 9396

Basic, basic construction question.

This is probably one of the most basic questions that anyone has ever asked the forum, but I see in a lot of construction photos that guys have taken of their projects in various stages of construction and I often see the blue vinyl protective covering left on the aluminum sheet to protect the proje...
by CaptainWacoal
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Third class and light sport
Replies: 7
Views: 10934

Third class light sport

You are probably correct that if the third-class medical goes the way of the light-sport that several, if not many light-sport kit manufacturers will probably go out of business. That said, I very highly doubt Vans will be one of them. Vans is the leader in aluminum airplane kits and their operation...
by CaptainWacoal
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Third class and light sport
Replies: 7
Views: 10934

The Hangar

One BIG plus in RV-12's favor is that it is the only RV model that Van's Aircraft builds, as an S-LSA. $127,000 will buy you a brand-new factory built airplane. Has anyone checked the price of a brand-new Cessna 172 lately... about twice the price of the RV-12. Sure, it has 2 extra seats, but it is ...
by CaptainWacoal
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: delete
Replies: 2
Views: 5461

delete

The EASIEST WAY, Paulie, is to delete the link on YOUR computer to the VAF website, and don't return to it. Rather simple. BTW, what did they do or say that got you sooooo upset?
by CaptainWacoal
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: RV 12
Topic: RV Kit orders
Replies: 10
Views: 18174

RV Kit Orders

Thanks, Chad. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself, so far, and I haven't even banged (pulled in the RV-12's case) a rivet yet!!!
by CaptainWacoal
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Help Me Decide!
Topic: How do you guys afford this stuff?
Replies: 75
Views: 88914

How Can You Guys Afford This Stuff

Rod, my response is not meant to put you down, not in the least, but your original sentence about being "new to aviation" speaks VOLUMES! Lawyers and product liability laws, and deep-pocket payouts... THEY are why aviation is so expensive!!! Experimental aviation has done A LOT to minimize this beca...
by CaptainWacoal
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: RV 12
Topic: RV Kit orders
Replies: 10
Views: 18174

RV Kit Orders

Thanks Mike. That pretty much explains it quite thoroughly!