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by flytoboat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2019!
Replies: 24
Views: 5368

Re: Black Otter 2019!

Looks like 5 from Illinois:
Don Miller
Lou Dieu
Stephen Helpingstine
Gene and Jan Helmkamp
See you Tuesday night!
by flytoboat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 9030

Re: Black Otter 2018!

Reservations for 3 please.
Don Miller, RV6A, flying
Stephen Helpingstine, RV12, Building
Lou Dieu, RV10, Building
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
"Let them eat meat!"

Don Miller
flytoboat
Collinsville, IL
by flytoboat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 8931

Re: Black Otter 2017

I'll be there with Lou (RV10 builder) and Stephen (RV12 builder)
Don Miller
by flytoboat
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 2014 - The Black Otter RivetBangers Dinner
Replies: 13
Views: 8316

bullojm1 wrote:My ground transportation to The Otter backed out due to his friends RV-10 having maintenance issues. Does anyone have an extra 2 spots in a car??

Mike,
We have 2extra seats. Give me a call at
Six one 8 five nine 3 77 nine eight.
We are staying in Sleepy Hollow. Where are you?
Don Miller
by flytoboat
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 2014 - The Black Otter RivetBangers Dinner
Replies: 13
Views: 8316

Black Otter

Been a while since I've logged in here (no time since I retired), but count me in for 2. The Black Otter is my favorite OSH dinner outing!
See you there
Don Miller (RV6A)
Stephen Helpingstine (RV12)
by flytoboat
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Official Otter 2011 sign up
Replies: 46
Views: 20530

Jeff,
I sent you an email, If it's not too late, I'm in + 2.
Prime Rib, Here I come!
Don Miller
by flytoboat
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: I've gone and done it again...
Replies: 13
Views: 5948

Looks like fun Chad. If the parts you need will fit in your airplane, give me a call and if I'm available I'll pick you up at Shafers Metro East (3K6) and take you to Wicks. Or call your order in and I can pick it up and meet you at 3K6. Don P.S. That bird should really scream with a Subie in it! :o...
by flytoboat
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Screwup Chronicles
Topic: Floor pans. I hate the screws.
Replies: 7
Views: 5795

"Getting an airworthy airplane ready to fly kinda sucks at this point"

I'll trade ya... :evil:
by flytoboat
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Introducing...N755CB
Replies: 25
Views: 12692

Great news Chad! Enjoy the Phase I. How big of an area did she give you?
by flytoboat
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: GREAT NEWS!! Jim Pappas...
Replies: 19
Views: 7490

Great news! He should celebrate with a new tail kit! :mrgreen:
by flytoboat
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: The Big Cut
Replies: 11
Views: 5518

Carl, Great job! Another milestone completed. Since you're in my neck of the woods now, if you need an extra hand for anything, don't hesitate to call.
by flytoboat
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2010
Replies: 38
Views: 12828

It will be next year for me too. I'm retiring at the end of this year and saving all my vacation time to sell back to finance an engine. :)
by flytoboat
Fri May 14, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Inspection scheduled!!
Replies: 12
Views: 6130

Way to go Chad!
by flytoboat
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: starter solenoid
Replies: 3
Views: 4829

Since the solenoid is controlled by a spring, there may be an issue with aerobatics and G forces overcoming the spring tension. I.E., if the G force overcomes the spring tension and closes the starter contact (becasue it's oriented wrong) with engine running, bad things can happen. I can't seem to f...
by flytoboat
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Things I love about Rivetbangers...
Replies: 23
Views: 8814

I don't post a lot, but the genuine comraderie here is quite evident. I'm not planning on OSH this year, but looking forward to the Otter again in 2011.
by flytoboat
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Any idea how much you have spent so far?
Replies: 23
Views: 10236

Quicken

I've used Quicken for years and can run a report for "RV" or "tools" and get exactly what I've spent. It's easy if you set up your categories.
by flytoboat
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Building a plane with aging eyes
Replies: 35
Views: 13808

CJ,
I haven't checked with an AME, but I think the reason they don't like contacts for close up vision is that it makes distance vision blurry. I know it does for me. I won't drive with my contacts in because distance is too blurry and depth perception suffers.
by flytoboat
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Building a plane with aging eyes
Replies: 35
Views: 13808

old eyes

Ditto what everone else said. I have to carry 2 pair of readers now - one (1.5) for reading the computer and dashboard, and another (2.0) for reading paper and working in the shop. I also have bifocal contacts, but I only use them if I'm not going to drive and I still have to use the readers for rea...
by flytoboat
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Help Me Decide!
Topic: Undecided between 7A and 9A
Replies: 19
Views: 13162

I originally decided to build a 9A for the lower landing speed. Then I saw some youtube videos of RV acro. Pretty much changed my mind to build a 7A when I got to do a roll in a 6A. Since my main mission for the airplane is cross country, the other benefit is a higher maneuvering speed, higher cruis...
by flytoboat
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: news.rivetbangers.com is now available!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6031

Great Pics! Keep it up - I have enjoyed it!
(can I get a free subscription too?)

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