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Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dantilla
It is normal, and expected, for an airplane to...

It is normal, and expected, for an airplane to come with complete maintenance logs.
First page in my airplane's logs has the factory test pilot's signature, and everything from tire changes to every...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dantilla
What does it cost to own an airplane? All...

What does it cost to own an airplane?

All you've got.


Edit: I appreciate Mark knowing his actual costs. I've had a couple Bonanzas similar to Mark's and my bookkeeping system is simple-...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dantilla
I'm currently building an RV-7. Big...

I'm currently building an RV-7.

Big advantage of going with an experimental is the ability to maintain it yourself.
With a certified airplane, outside of the very basics like an oil change, all...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-12-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By Dantilla
Convertible top might just need to stretch out. ...

Convertible top might just need to stretch out.
The top of my first convertible ('67 Camaro) would be almost impossible to close if I left it down for too long.
As long as I put the top up...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-09-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By Dantilla
Lots of places in mountainous areas with poor to...

Lots of places in mountainous areas with poor to no cell service.
In the flat mid-west, easy to have complete coverage with fewer, taller cell towers.
My own house is on the ragged edge of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-09-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By Dantilla
I did this quite often when I was single. Spur...

I did this quite often when I was single.
Spur of the moment, grab the backpack, sleeping bag and tent, and head to the Cascades.
Usually already driving towards the mountains, still deciding...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-08-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,682
Posted By Dantilla
Jeep Wrangler. Use the prop rod, and it's like...

Jeep Wrangler.
Use the prop rod, and it's like any other hood.

Better: Forget the prop rod. Flip the hood over until its resting on the windshield header.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-07-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 992
Posted By Dantilla
I paid for my wife to have AAA for a couple...

I paid for my wife to have AAA for a couple years, until I realized that if any of my friends get stranded, they call me, as I have a flatbed trailer with ramps.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By Dantilla
f this were a few decades ago, they would all be...

f this were a few decades ago, they would all be dead.
A 1980 Impala's safety equipment consists of...Lap belts. That's about it.

Crumple zones, air bags, anti-lock brakes, crash tests, yada...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-06-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dantilla
Not sure an HOA would be able to help much here.

Not sure an HOA would be able to help much here.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Dantilla
I am very impressed with the current generation...

I am very impressed with the current generation of Mustang.
Rented a base model last year from Phoenix Sky Harbor, took it to Sedona & Back.
Even in rental trim, a very impressive ride. ...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,246
Posted By Dantilla
I find this very curious.... I'm sure glad I...

I find this very curious....

I'm sure glad I bought my first house while in my mid-20s and single.
Real estate has been good to me.
And when single girls find out you already own a home, that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 841
Posted By Dantilla
I'm quite the do-it-yourselfer, with a...

I'm quite the do-it-yourselfer, with a construction background.
I've never owned a stud finder.
As an ex-framer, I can tell where a stud should be, and I'm usually correct.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-10-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Dantilla
Watched the story unfold in real time, as he was...

Watched the story unfold in real time, as he was a regular on the aviation forum.
Kept us updated on his antics.
Some thought he was a wonderful high achiever, living the dream.
Others saw through...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Dantilla
Well known character on an aviation-based forum...

Well known character on an aviation-based forum I'm on.

Up for parole soon. Who knows what the next chapter will be...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-04-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47,847
Views: 8,489,758
Posted By Dantilla
Possible theft recovery. A friend bought a...

Possible theft recovery.

A friend bought a Nissan 300ZX turbo at an insurance auction with very minimal damage.
Found the insurance card in the glove box, called the agent.
The story- A young...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dantilla
Recently sold a commercial building. Last time...

Recently sold a commercial building.
Last time we had a vacant spot, I put out my normal ad.
Got inundated with calls wanting to open up a pot shop there.

NO! My other businesses don't want...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dantilla
My Jeep Wrangler ate a couple cats until we...

My Jeep Wrangler ate a couple cats until we discovered #1 & #2 injectors were swapped.
From the factory!.

Switched the two injectors, and it's been fine ever since.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-29-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 924
Views: 56,926
Posted By Dantilla
Several have suggested that the developer of the...

Several have suggested that the developer of the Raptor should mount his Audi-based drive train on a Velocity airframe for testing.
Likewise, he should mount a known engine like the Continental...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-29-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Dantilla
Ok, my wife gets an extra hug today. She is one...

Ok, my wife gets an extra hug today.
She is one of the rare ones who understands boys never truly grow up.

She is actually getting more adventuresome herself. Yay!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-28-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 56,926
Posted By Dantilla
In my opinion, the Raptor has zero chance of...

In my opinion, the Raptor has zero chance of meeting its goals.

For those unfamiliar, the Raptor is the brain child of a guy with a computer tech background, who thinks his ideas will...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-27-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 924
Views: 56,926
Posted By Dantilla
Chit chat about this has been on the aviation...

Chit chat about this has been on the aviation sites for a while.
It has been seen in tests recently, but they've kept the lid on any details until now.

Some advance aerodynamics predict...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-26-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,781
Posted By Dantilla
Back to the Lambo.... I've got a few track...

Back to the Lambo....

I've got a few track days with a Gallardo under my belt.
What impressed me most is how competent it is on the track, yet the suspension doesn't beat you up on public roads....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-26-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By Dantilla
Love it! When my daughter was in the...

Love it!

When my daughter was in the tricycle stage, I put some orange cones out on the driveway.
She would weave in and out, shouting: "Autocross! Autocross!"
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 08-22-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Dantilla
This^ Since it's their property, they are...

This^
Since it's their property, they are responsible.
Propose to them that you will pay to have professionals remove the tree, and in return you get a statement from them showing it as a...
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