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About SteveR

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    Real men wear scarves.
  • Birthday 05/13/1977

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  • Location
    Hudson Oaks, TX (KWEA)

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  • I currently fly:
    GN-1 Pietenpol "Air Camper", L-2M Taylorcraft, C-177B Cardinal. Glasair IIS 70% complete

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  1. Engine cleaning solvent

    I need some engine cleaning solvent (i.e., Varsol, Mineral Spirits, Stoddard Solvent, etc.). In OKC, there was a place that sold it by the gallon out of a gasoline-style pump. It was great to fill up a 5-gallon can. Anyone know of a source around here?
  2. Is anyone still using this board?

    Start a thread (or two or three)! That is what will get it going.
  3. Bought a new shed out back for my mower

    I have zero complaints about the Higher Power door. If it could be improved I don't know how. It wastes no interior space, is simple and requires basically no maintenance. It is sealed really well too...one you get construction dust out of the hangar, it stays dust free inside. It also helps moderate the hangar temp very well...on one of the 10 degree nights we had last week, the hangar stayed in the mid 40s. It has no air leaks that I can find. I know a pilot at KWEA who builds steel buildings, Kirby Berry, he could build a hangar for you.
  4. Another cool ForeFlight trick

    I went a couple of years without using Foreflight, I'm using it again now and it really has a lot of neat features. The estimated glide range ring is one of my favorites. We flew home from Abilene in the dark last weekend, and 80% of the time I was able to keep an airport inside the glide ring. 100% of the time I-20 was in the glide ring. I generally try to avoid night flying, but it is really nice to have that extra tool when you need it.
  5. Bought a new shed out back for my mower

    Thanks! Eventually we will build a hangar in the backyard (our house backs up to the runway at KWEA, and we have access to the runway).
  6. Restaurant at KADM is still alive and well

    Good to know, thanks!
  7. Had to keep dodging these darn jets in the air and on the taxiway. I kept making calls on 122.7 and not one of those jokers was using a radio. Seriously though, it was fun to go through the Bravo, haven't done that in a while. Keeps you on your toes. I had a meeting about 15 minutes from Bush...it was really convenient to leave the house and be in Houston 90 minutes later. Saved about 4-5 hours travel time vs. taking Southwest, which is what I usually do. Didn't have to get up a 3AM, and didn't have to deal with TSA trying to steal my laptop (which happened to me a few months ago at Hobby).
  8. 1943 L-2M Taylorcraft

    I've decided to wait on the partnership until I get the engine stuff sorted out. Leaning towards a C-85 because they are lighter, and the legal props for an O-200 limit the RPM enough that an C-85 makes as much and maybe more power at takeoff. I'm also re-building the observer's desk in the back and a couple other minor items. It has a radio (MGL V6) which is also the intercom. No transponder, but you don't need one to fly under (not in) the Bravo in this plane since it does not have an engine driven generator.
  9. Fortunately it is large enough to fit a few airplanes as well. ...or that is how I sold the idea to my wife. I haven't posted much here in a while, so I thought I'd put this out there to try to help get the forum going again. We live at KWEA now, built a house on the west side of the runway in 2016. We intend to build a hangar in the backyard in a couple of years, in the meantime we bought this. I'm enjoying it thoroughly after years of renting hangars. We'll have to have everyone over sometime. I'm thinking about getting a projector sometime and having pilot friends/family over to watch a good aviation movie in the hangar sometime. k fo r
  10. 1943 L-2M Taylorcraft

    Here is the original AAC dataplate. I'm trying to find a place to get a reproduction so this one doesn't deteriorate further.
  11. 1943 L-2M Taylorcraft

    I didn't buy the one in the pictures above, but ended up finding one in Louisiana that wasn't for sale, and I talked the owner into it. Took all the nieces and nephews for rides on Thanksgiving. Here are a few pictures. This one has an A-65, but I am looking for a C-85 to put in it.
  12. Is anyone still using this board?

    I check in on occasion, I'd use it more if there was some traffic. I thought about starting a few fresh threads then inviting people over from Facebook, that might be enough to get it started again. This thread has 14 views since you posted, so a few people are here.
  13. Anyone want to make a trip to KDRI (250NM)

    I intend to pick up the Tcraft this Saturday if I can get a ride out there, anyone heading that way Saturday morning?
  14. Hangar space available at KWEA

    Anyone looking for Hangar space at KWEA, (Parker County Airport, west of Fort Worth), let me know. I have space available in an almost new 50x70 hangar right at the runway. Hangar has a hydraulic remote control door, LED lighting, air compressor, lots of power throughout hangar, fridge, water, access to pilot lounge/bathrooms/shower, etc. Very easy access to airport from I-20. Text or call 405-209-9010. $275 to $400 per space depending on aircraft size, etc.
  15. I'm looking at an L-2M in Louisiana, anyone want to give me a ride down there? I"ll buy gas/lunch of course. Good chance I'll fly it home. https://www.airnav.com/airport/DRI