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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 1,136,618
Posted By msturgis
ONE WORD...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Texas (South) 04-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By msturgis
Austin Tools...

I usually see them around Lake Travis trying to show off in their 88' Bayliners while.... Oh wait, you mean THAT kind of tool. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,675
Posted By msturgis
Looks good Dave. Hard to tell from the photo,...

Looks good Dave. Hard to tell from the photo, what is that about 2/3rd the way down your fuse? Static port? Or the pop out handle mod?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,392
Posted By msturgis
Ala Rudy's plans

Total cost about $150

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp268/msturgis78/wingjig.jpg
Forum: Safety 04-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,293
Posted By msturgis
Honest question. In regards to getting out due to...

Honest question. In regards to getting out due to structural failure, with the loss of a wing, tail, etc what type of Gforce would you expect to encounter while tumbling towards the ground?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,137
Posted By msturgis
Old thread I know, but if I had a 200hp C1C,...

Old thread I know, but if I had a 200hp C1C, could I just add a new cold air induction set up as a fix to the rear sump issue?
Forum: GPS 04-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,096
Posted By msturgis
Thanks for the info! I've seen some of the 28v...

Thanks for the info! I've seen some of the 28v systems for not much at all (like under 3k) Is it possible to have a converter for 14v ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,685
Posted By msturgis
Hey Jonn, curious what Airpark in Houston you'd...

Hey Jonn, curious what Airpark in Houston you'd be at? It looks like Dry Creek some land left, yours?
Forum: GPS 04-11-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,096
Posted By msturgis
Used Garmin Prices.

So I've been watching the market for used 430/530 series since the new gen GNS' have come out. Seems to be some good deals on the WAAS units and the non WAAS units have dropped to a "almost on a shoe...
Forum: Southeast 04-11-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By msturgis
Thanks everybody! I'll be taking all of you up on...

Thanks everybody! I'll be taking all of you up on your great offers. After spending numerous hours negotiating pilot contracts non stop during the day, I think some RV related activities will help me...
Forum: Southeast 04-09-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By msturgis
RV Builders/Flyers South of ATL?

Due to my companie's merger, it looks like I will be spending some significant time during the weekdays at ATL. My company has given me an apartment right next to the airport :rolleyes::rolleyes:

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429
Posted By msturgis
Looks great! Congrats!

Looks great! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,552
Posted By msturgis
What about a 401k loan. That way you are least...

What about a 401k loan. That way you are least paying your self back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,501
Posted By msturgis
Keep your eyes open. As we get closer to the...

Keep your eyes open. As we get closer to the date, some stuff may open up as people change their plans. I think the college dorms have space most years.

Of course there is always the camp ground...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,901
Posted By msturgis
Wow! Just Wow. I'm glad they are ok. Probably...

Wow! Just Wow. I'm glad they are ok.

Probably doesn't matter, but do you know if this was a Todd's canopy or Vans?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By msturgis
Congrats!! Glad you kept the project, and are...

Congrats!! Glad you kept the project, and are back at it! Make sure to post lots of photos of your progress.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
Posted By msturgis
Congrats on your first flight!

Congrats on your first flight!
Forum: Tools 04-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By msturgis
I had the same problem when I first started using...

I had the same problem when I first started using mine. Like the others have said. You need to have the setting so that the internal arm can go over center which provides the force to squeeze the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By msturgis
I think they are used when you want to fly on...

I think they are used when you want to fly on April 1st :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-31-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,910
Posted By msturgis
All are good. I have to say I have never had a...

All are good. I have to say I have never had a better experience with any company in any industry than Avery tools. Bob and Judy are truly great people. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,983
Posted By msturgis
John. Post the link here. I will put up the...

John. Post the link here. I will put up the photos.
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 155,193
Posted By msturgis
But are those two seats sbs or tandem?

But are those two seats sbs or tandem?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,015
Posted By msturgis
That's a cool video. I've done one outside loop...

That's a cool video. I've done one outside loop in a non RV. It wasn't the most comfortable maneuver.
Forum: Rocket 03-28-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,700
Posted By msturgis
Just an FYI. This post was from 2007. I may be...

Just an FYI. This post was from 2007. I may be wrong but I don't even think they make any EVO kits any more
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,407
Posted By msturgis
I second what bird said. The back seat is not a...

I second what bird said. The back seat is not a great place to be for longer trips. If you do go with the 4 try and find one that has the foot well mod. The mod gives a few extra inches for your pax...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-28-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,834
Posted By msturgis
Very cool. What part of N Sweden was that? I used...

Very cool. What part of N Sweden was that? I used to live in both Gavle and south of Stockholm in an area called Farsta Strand.

Always was curious about general aviation in Svergie. I know the...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 155,193
Posted By msturgis
With all the RV1 interest, he found a bunch of...

With all the RV1 interest, he found a bunch of old playboys to use as quckbuld fuselages. Match hole tail and wing. You got your self an RV14 "A"if you'd like the wheel up front! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,680
Posted By msturgis
You in fact have the option to add rudder...

You in fact have the option to add rudder (extensions) to the rear seat.
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 155,193
Posted By msturgis
Yup, i'm with you. I wasn't being sacastic in my...

Yup, i'm with you. I wasn't being sacastic in my question. I actually don't know, do Sailplanes come in both flavors? I can only recall sailplanes that have some inline lowprofile wheels in the...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 155,193
Posted By msturgis
Wouldn't the (A) part of the 14a indicate both a...

Wouldn't the (A) part of the 14a indicate both a tri and taildrager? Do sailplanes have both tri and tail wheels?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,601
Posted By msturgis
Im with you. Once you cut off the anchors and...

Im with you. Once you cut off the anchors and patch them, no one will know. Small price to pay in order to have a solid foundation for our expensive wings. I only had to drill two holes per post and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,601
Posted By msturgis
Thumbs up Wing Jig done, thanks Rudi!

It's been a long time coming! Feeling like I've made a big step forward after stepping away from the build for almost two years.

Big thanks to Rudi for having his jig plans online. A few changes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,696
Posted By msturgis
Thanks Marc. That's a great feature. I agree that...

Thanks Marc. That's a great feature. I agree that this technology would be very useful being another layer of safety.

One question I had, if a pilot were to be solo an some how becomes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By msturgis
Thanks guys! On a more positive note, I realized...

Thanks guys! On a more positive note, I realized it was not the tank skin. It's actually the right side leading edge skin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,696
Posted By msturgis
No argument here... I too think keeping the -200...

No argument here... I too think keeping the -200 alive would be a smart move!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,696
Posted By msturgis
The VP-200 going away issue aside. I think this...

The VP-200 going away issue aside. I think this new product is great and one of the things I love about exp. aviation. Companies are able to be cutting edge while avoiding a lot of the red tapes that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By msturgis
Angry Poor storage leads to trouble

So when I put my project on the backburner last year I though I did a pretty good job of putting the parts away and making sure they would be safe for when it was time to build again. I guess I was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,563
Posted By msturgis
Hi Jim. There are lots of RVs flying and being...

Hi Jim.

There are lots of RVs flying and being built in the Houston area. There is also a group that gets together once a month a different locations through out the area. Let me know if you have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,305
Posted By msturgis
Sounds great David. I'll defiantly hit you up for...

Sounds great David. I'll defiantly hit you up for some avionics advise. I'll let you know next time I head out for a test flight. Do you ever do the ridealongs? I think I scared the last guy sitting...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,305
Posted By msturgis
Hey David. You a Jetlinker like my self? I've...

Hey David. You a Jetlinker like my self? I've been doing a bunch of test flights out in SHV lately since they are only letting us Managment types do the tests. In fact I was talking about the -8 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,161
Posted By msturgis
Congrats! Looks great.

Congrats! Looks great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 967
Posted By msturgis
Used Canopy?

Wondering how hard it would be to fit a used canopy already attached to the frame for my RV8.

Any thoughts?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By msturgis
^^^^^^ Agreed^^^^^^^^

^^^^^^ Agreed^^^^^^^^
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,589
Posted By msturgis
PM Sent...........

PM Sent...........
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By msturgis
Ian. HS-707 is pop riveted along with HS-708 to...

Ian.

HS-707 is pop riveted along with HS-708 to the front spar. As for riveting to the skin, you would rivet the top accessing the flange from the unriveted bottom of the assembly. Note the plans...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,000
Posted By msturgis
It was fun. Since the plane was a regional jet we...

It was fun. Since the plane was a regional jet we had to take the long way through Europe, Saudi Arabia, then the length of the African continent. It was great to hear the Joburg controllers after...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,000
Posted By msturgis
That set up looks really nice! Curious how you...

That set up looks really nice! Curious how you like it compared to your BMA.

Where is Kyalami in SA? I recently ferried a plane from Texas to Lanseria, then spent some time in a lodge outside of...
Forum: RV-1 03-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 54,149
Posted By msturgis
You got it. On the way.

You got it. On the way.
Forum: RV-1 03-14-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 54,149
Posted By msturgis
GPS

I have an older Garmin GPS III you guys are welcome to borrow. If you need it, I can FEd Ex it ou tomorrow morning.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-14-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 30,700
Posted By msturgis
Looks great. Loving the German Shepherd! My GSD...

Looks great. Loving the German Shepherd! My GSD loves hanging out in the shop with me while I build :)

I grew up in the Eden Praire area and loved looking at the few RVs while working the ramp at...
Forum: Autopilots 03-13-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,588
Posted By msturgis
I'd be interested to hear if anyone has gone from...

I'd be interested to hear if anyone has gone from a TT auto pilot to the Dynon Skyview set up.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,194
Posted By msturgis
Whoa

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,508
Posted By msturgis
Pretty neat. I'd rather buy from a fellow RVer...

Pretty neat. I'd rather buy from a fellow RVer than give any more of my money to Midway. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By msturgis
Tried bigger bucking bar, adjusting psi, and...

Tried bigger bucking bar, adjusting psi, and using two people. The factory head looks better but I'm still not able to get square on the head resulting in damage to the rib flange.

Not sure what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,865
Posted By msturgis
Rv4

There is a flying RV-4 on Barnstormers right now for 39k
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By msturgis
I agree I can use my larger bucking bar. I still...

I agree I can use my larger bucking bar. I still think the divots, or smileys in the flange will happen due to not being fully square on the factory head.

It's hard to see in the photo but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By msturgis
Question Rivet help

So working on the wing ribs to spars. In retrospect I should have started with the main spar before riveting the rear spar.

I'm have problems riveting the ribs to the main spar. I'm using my offset...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By msturgis
Thanks Paul! I'll have to take you up on that. :)

Thanks Paul! I'll have to take you up on that. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By msturgis
Lighting recommendations

Trying to figure out what landing light set ups people like. I like the aero led products but very costly. Has anyone flown with both the duck works set up and switched to the aero leds?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,172
Posted By msturgis
$200 seems high. I did my metal stands for around...

$200 seems high. I did my metal stands for around $100. I called around to a few metal supply companies and picked the best deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,320
Posted By msturgis
Practice makes perfect.

Like any acquired skill, if you stop using it your proficiency goes down hill quick. At my airline if you haven't flown for 60days you are required to jump in the sim for training.

So since i'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,926
Posted By msturgis
Thanks Brian. I've kept up with you via Facebook,...

Thanks Brian. I've kept up with you via Facebook, I'll admit watching your RV posts is a big reason I held on to my project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,926
Posted By msturgis
Engine Prices

So when my son was sick I basicly fell of the face of the "RV World" for some time.

I ended up selling my angle valve IO360 core, and some other items to help pay for health care costs. I did so...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,675
Posted By msturgis
Thumbs up Looking good Adam!

Looking good Adam!
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