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March 24, 2017.   Issue No. 4,336.
  Formula 1 racing starts back up this weekend, so I'm jazzed and the DVR is set (virtual circuit guide for Australia).  The changes in the '17 season are summarized HERE.
  Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend.

Eagle's Nest Projects - Space Center Houston ...Ernie

Eagle's Nest Projects was the greeting exhibit at CCISD's 4th Annual Science Extravaganza held at Space Center Houston.  Couldn't resist the opportunity to stray a little off course to get this photo of N911EN, Clear Springs High School's 3rd RV-12 build.  more


Cooling and fuel vapor lock helped by cowl flap ...Flflyer

My RV7 is not the Oshkosh show winning baffle installation, but it is in decent shape. Still, I've had cooling problems in the hot weather, such as reaching 400F CHT before I'm ready to level out during climb. I've checked fuel flow, tried various baffle and cowl tweaks that I've read about here, and finally a nice guy told me to check out AntiSplat while I was chatting at Sun n Fun.

I ended up ordering one cowl flap, figuring that I could get another if I needed it. It was easier than I thought to cut the hole with the template. I used one of those vibrating cutters with the half-moon fine tooth attachment. I was a little worried about crushing the cowl with air hammered rivets, but used soft, flush rivets and it was pretty easy with a mushroom head on the rivet gun. continue


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RV-10 Garmin panel coming together ...Greenley

A few weeks ago I got a couple of large boxes from Stein. These boxes contained two G3X Touch screens, auto pilot controller, G5, audio panel, GTR20 radio, etc. Stein also cut out some insert panels for my aerosport panel.

I have been working on mounting the electronics and gotten a good start on wiring. Here is the current status, with enough hooked up to apply some power:


Rudder Issues ...BruceMe

I'm replacing the vertical and rudder and it's not fitting.

My plane... Mid-90's slow-build RV-6. I think it's a very old serial number.

Several problems..

I had a heck of a time finding a vertical that even looked like it fit right. There are at least 4 "flavors". I finally found and stuck with the smaller counter-balanced vertical/rudder. I think is one of the last QB RV-6 vertical/rudders built.

So I put it per the plans with the normal front spar tab and plate and bolted the rear spar to the last bulkhead.

First problem...  continue


New Dual Band ADS-B Receiver from Dynon and AFS


7A Rebirthing Progress ...kentlik


Hi Res/LARGE RV Panel Pics

A project begins...   Use your smart phone to take a pic of your RV panel.  Email it to me full size.  I'll host it.  Here's my panel full size as an example (3,264 x 2,448 pixels) - taken with a nothing-special iPhone.

More are starting to come in now...  See 'em.


Drainage Improvements ...my home field.

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How to Minimize the Chance You Could be Dealing with a Scammer

...when using the classifieds.

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