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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,738
Posted By scard
Yeah, this will be a major score for someone. ...

Yeah, this will be a major score for someone. Guy is the right person to work with and get to know.
The mission of today can change tomorrow. Accepting this and being able to face it is liberating....
Forum: Tools 03-17-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By scard
Hakko and Metcal here at CMW. And, one for each...

Hakko and Metcal here at CMW.
And, one for each hand of course.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By scard
A quick run to see...

A quick run to see mom.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tq8knXS/0/964a4389/L/i-tq8knXS-L.png
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,697
Posted By scard
Forget the numbers. I'm very much looking...

Forget the numbers. I'm very much looking forward to that view in my next movement! Awesome picture.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By scard
Isn't it a hoot how Dan can spark this passionate...

Isn't it a hoot how Dan can spark this passionate conversation that comes up periodically. Tip-up / slider, primer, shop air lines... He knew exactly what would transpire :). The distraction is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By scard
Yep. Mine is all copper, that I've been moving...

Yep. Mine is all copper, that I've been moving from space to space for the last 30yrs, with drops taken from the top, with everything sloping back to the source and blowouts at each of the six...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-15-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By scard
What you found on AirNav is correct. Don is...

What you found on AirNav is correct. Don is usually quite available. You'll probably just want to try again.
(I'm at 40xs)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,713
Posted By scard
Ahhhh, you ship them to Vlad!!!

Ahhhh, you ship them to Vlad!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By scard
I'm sorry we missed you Jereme. I don't know how...

I'm sorry we missed you Jereme. I don't know how that happened :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,819
Posted By scard
7 full stop / taxi back laps in...

7 full stop / taxi back laps in 25min...
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WHmZmH7/0/862b3a72/L/i-WHmZmH7-L.jpg
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-31-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,833
Posted By scard
We've always had a good time at Boulder. It is...

We've always had a good time at Boulder. It is particularly "RV Friendly" :).

(fist bump to Dula)...
Forum: Safety 01-30-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,513
Posted By scard
Which goes beyond use of the radio, but speaks to...

Which goes beyond use of the radio, but speaks to overall situational awareness. The moment we step foot onto the airfield as pilots, we are called on to be aware. We are all human, but we can...
Forum: California 01-27-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By scard
Disclaimer: TX rv pilot that might have...

Disclaimer: TX rv pilot that might have traveled...

The last time I flew past Half Moon Bay, it was covered in a marine layer, the beauty that we had never seen before as we sailed by at 300-800' a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-24-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By scard
What a hoot!! Forget the rainbow, how about that...

What a hoot!!
Forget the rainbow, how about that ball cap and headset the star of the show was wearing! :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By scard
Me too! (other words for the machine)

Me too!

(other words for the machine)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By scard
I hear you, but no. We shed a tear for each piece...

I hear you, but no.
We shed a tear for each piece of paper that slowly departed the cockpit. Tracking flight progress on the paper chart, the right approach plate in paper... Yep, it still feels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By scard
How about that. Thanks Scroll. As much as I...

How about that.
Thanks Scroll.
As much as I thought I didn't need a bluetooth headset, because our audio panel has BT, I realized I was wrong. We've found it liberating to be in control of our own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,809
Posted By scard
You will get there, and it just might change your...

You will get there, and it just might change your life.
Forum: Tools 12-25-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By scard
And who is using something different? This is...

And who is using something different? This is also what I have, but would be willing to pay more for something "better". I can see a lot of potential improvements in the rolo-flair, and might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By scard
That thing that some of us do periodically...

That thing that some of us do periodically...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By scard
And a Mouser part# 736-PKGM06TLLN...

And a Mouser part# 736-PKGM06TLLN (https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/LEMO/PKGM06TLLN?qs=mDYDupiwM4DvYW2o4ymyAQ%3D%3D)
Works great with a CQ Headset.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By scard
It sounds like maybe you're just getting used to...

It sounds like maybe you're just getting used to a new airframe. It is all good. I have more than a few hours in an RV9, and often use a slip. In fact, it is a bit a part of my program borrowed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By scard
If you fly an RV, and the profile fits, simply...

If you fly an RV, and the profile fits, simply add to your departure checklist, "climb to and maintain 72 degrees (F)." Easy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By scard
That is awesome! I'm right behind you Pete, but...

That is awesome! I'm right behind you Pete, but you remind me to fly more. I'm feeling another 2700mi trip (one way) in my bones :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,066
Posted By scard
Wow, I feel for you guys! There was a time, many...

Wow, I feel for you guys! There was a time, many moons ago, that an empennage order was shipped the same week and yielded instant rivet banging. A glorious sensation it is. Hold strong and do...
Forum: Reviews 10-24-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 930
Posted By scard
John, It is great to hear that you are enjoying...

John,
It is great to hear that you are enjoying your headset. Let us know if you need anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By scard
As Bill said, a full hose down with LPS2. If...

As Bill said, a full hose down with LPS2. If that doesn't make them completely happy in 30sec, throw them out. The reality is that there are so many of these that are flying around for 30yrs with...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-21-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,741
Posted By scard
Woof! I love this. I've been known to take a...

Woof! I love this. I've been known to take a day and see how many I can hit. In Texas, this is multiple overnight trips that aren't possible to be "home in time for dinner"...

Maybe if I launched...
Forum: Interiors 10-21-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By scard
We're on year 14 of heavy abuse of our Classic...

We're on year 14 of heavy abuse of our Classic Aero seats that are Fabric and still look great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,671
Posted By scard
Petit Jean was a hoot and a holler' as always...

Petit Jean was a hoot and a holler' as always with quite the eclectic cast of characters. The first thing we did when we got home was cook up a big pan of colorful steamed vegetables :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By scard
Makes me almost feel like a hoarder these days. ...

Makes me almost feel like a hoarder these days. The engine for the RV8 sitting on the floor for too many years (I'm sorry Rhonda!). But it is like my own little money tree.
2022 for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By scard
That is next level commitment! I can't wait to...

That is next level commitment! I can't wait to see your airplane some day.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By scard
"depth of a rivet head" isn't going to do it. ...

"depth of a rivet head" isn't going to do it. Make yourself test coupons and do not machine countersink so much that the back side becomes a knife edge.
Forum: COMM 10-07-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By scard
So true. It reminds me of our diamond of...

So true. It reminds me of our diamond of diamonds inbound for a very important missing man over the Air force Academy in CO not so long ago, fully listening to country music for a couple of miles on...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,846
Posted By scard
It is still part of the program Paul, and has...

It is still part of the program Paul, and has even tumbled some efis gyros from the last decade :). I practice it often too. But (as this thread drifts), I certainly wouldn't imagine doing it IMC.
Forum: Safety 10-06-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,587
Posted By scard
I'm glad you asked (or reported your success)! ...

I'm glad you asked (or reported your success)! There is a growing community of bush pilots using the Wendy Exfil helmet which works great with your CQ...
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By scard
It just never gets old hearing about happy...

It just never gets old hearing about happy customers. We very much appreciate every one of you.

The truth is that the name just kind of happened. In the beginning, when I was laser focused on the...
Forum: COMM 09-28-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,633
Posted By scard
From the other side (it is a "headset problem of...

From the other side (it is a "headset problem of course"), does it do it with the mic disconnected?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By scard
Good Op Chris!

Good Op Chris!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By scard
Two "golfballs" and put only about 1/4 of it on. ...

Two "golfballs" and put only about 1/4 of it on. (Proper mixing of small units become an issue with usual shop operations.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,254
Posted By scard
Rod, It is great that you are enjoying the sound...

Rod,
It is great that you are enjoying the sound experience that we've worked so hard for on the CQ Headset with Bluetooth. It sounds like you've found that it really is something unique, as have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,254
Posted By scard
You're right, lots of variables. But the very...

You're right, lots of variables. But the very worst case, streaming audio at FULL volume continuously with auto-pause enabled, about 16hrs. My bluetooth headset has been in the airplane, flying for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,254
Posted By scard
Hi Gerry, Yes, Bluetooth upgrades are available...

Hi Gerry,
Yes, Bluetooth upgrades are available to existing CQ1 owners. Roy was correct, that the cost is simply the difference in price, which is currently $250. For a headset in good condition,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,254
Posted By scard
Thanks for noticing. "Continuous...

Thanks for noticing. "Continuous development"!



If you're happy with what you have, by all means, stick with it. The reality is that we all "hear" things differently. (Danger, I feel this reply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,254
Posted By scard
You're only real risk to try is a few bucks...

You're only real risk to try is a few bucks shipping. From our web store: RETURN POLICY We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on our headsets so that you can try them out in your own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By scard
Same here, about 15yrs ago. Alex is a kind soul...

Same here, about 15yrs ago. Alex is a kind soul and I'm happy to see he is still sharing his approach to transition training.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By scard
IN! Can't wait. Dan promised to drive me back...

IN! Can't wait. Dan promised to drive me back to my bride from the campsite after all the scotch had been consumed at the campsite... Should be a good time around the camp fire!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,254
Posted By scard
I think George does a good job demonstrating that...

I think George does a good job demonstrating that a CQ Headset is definitely a premium product that is NOT simply a minimum cost rebranded item from China. A CQ Headset with bluetooth and GA plugs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,254
Posted By scard
CQ Headset with Bluetooth!

The CQ Headset is now available with fully integrated Bluetooth functionality. Our unique Bluetooth headset control is a new in-house design, not a third party product add on or afterthought. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
Posted By scard
Give Tanya a ring. She does good ear tip...

Give Tanya a ring. She does good ear tip insertion coaching over the phone too.
We can even make it "Extra!" small for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By scard
There is another version of the same thing that...

There is another version of the same thing that has the N number on it. Just shoot an email off as the "owner".
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-01-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,362
Posted By scard
If you do that, please report the runout of those...

If you do that, please report the runout of those (both) spindles. Baldor for me. OR, I bet it would be just good enough to build an RV.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-30-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By scard
Mine hasn't worked for about 10yrs. I guess I...

Mine hasn't worked for about 10yrs. I guess I kinda' just abandoned it in place :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,589
Posted By scard
This is generally the 10' view. Those that have...

This is generally the 10' view. Those that have switched understand that there are significant differences.

A Bose looks a lot like a Lightspeed, which look a lot like a David Clark... from the...
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By scard
Yep, that push in the seat is "generated" by...

Yep, that push in the seat is "generated" by something, and it has a byproduct. :). Isn't it nice to have full horsepower available at all (most) times.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,278
Posted By scard
WOW! I think you checked most of the boxes. ...

WOW! I think you checked most of the boxes. Thanks for all the work it took to share that report!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,589
Posted By scard
Definitely "Other" in your poll for me.

Definitely "Other" in your poll for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,556
Posted By scard
I've done it. Small abrasive cutting disk to...

I've done it. Small abrasive cutting disk to very carefully cut the existing gear almost all the way through. A "tap" with a cold chisel to break it the final bit and it will fall right off.
Put...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,738
Posted By scard
Marc, I enjoy the memory so many moons ago when...

Marc, I enjoy the memory so many moons ago when we sat under the stars in deep South West Texas whilst you had a plan to stir this pot :). The beans were good and the stars were bright. Good times!...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,306
Posted By scard
Just beware of shaft wear issues. I started out...

Just beware of shaft wear issues. I started out with additional return springs for many hundreds of hours (or a thousand hrs?). I removed them long ago. I think the best improvement is a single...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,956
Posted By scard
Indeed! I was honored to sniff through the many...

Indeed! I was honored to sniff through the many details in Deene's shop during construction. A beautiful airplane (it's not easy being Green!). Where is it now? It was definitely a motivating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By scard
Thank you for your confidence Charlie. I believe...

Thank you for your confidence Charlie. I believe this is a critical detail that we completely solved with the CQ1.

Still in place after a loop - https://fb.watch/7tiJd5HDOz/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By scard
Bill, If you prefer for the mic to be more...

Bill, If you prefer for the mic to be more sensitive, you can simply turn the mic gain up on the CQ1. Every person and airframe environment is different, and I've always felt like others are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,462
Posted By scard
Vlad, it has been a few years since we crossed...

Vlad, it has been a few years since we crossed paths (before you were flying!), but that hat is just comical to a Texan. Sized just a few gallons small. Come on through and we'll get some brisket...
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