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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By Steve Ashby
Wish you were here

We drove down from Atlanta yesterday in fairly rough weather. Lots of crashes on I-75.

Once at the show, things were looking up. We snagged some wonderful tent camping sites. It was about 1/3 less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,852
Posted By Steve Ashby
Don't miss Paul's Webinar on EAA tonight

Paul Dye's EAA Webinar happens tonight at 8:00 EDT
Forum: COMM 07-10-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Steve Ashby
Thank you all for your incredible help!

I am blown away by the generous input of you brother RVers. This is all valuable information.

I am buying a GMA 340 and I will be on the hunt for an adaptable and affordable HF transceiver for...
Forum: COMM 07-07-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Steve Ashby
Trying to figure out how to integrate HF into the cockpit

I definitely have trans-oceanic aspirations. I know some have converted an Icom ham setup to handle aircraft frequencies. I am just looking for a lightweight and affordable solution.

If possible, I...
Forum: COMM 07-06-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Steve Ashby
Can I channel a HF transceiver through a Garmin 340 audio panel?

I am planning on installing a HF transceiver in my 8A. Most installations I have seen are pretty cobbled together with a hand held mic.
The Garmin GMA 340 has provisions for 3 coms. Does anyone know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Steve Ashby
Can you point me in the right direction

I can?t find the remote oil cooler mount at ACS. Can you give me a part number or something?
Forum: RV-4 12-12-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,653
Posted By Steve Ashby
Vic, if you are listening

I am just finishing up my baffles, with the oil cooler mounted thereon (RV-8A). I would be happy to mount it elsewhere, if that is better. What say you?
Forum: Tools 11-13-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,211
Posted By Steve Ashby
Plus one on the aircraft tools oil filter cutter

I purchased the ATS oil filter cutter at OSH several years ago and it works like a dream. Fast and solid.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By Steve Ashby
Tim Haas at Approach Faststack is the best

I have dealt with Tim Haas at Approach for several years and he is top drawer. He has never failed to take care of me. Stein is also a great guy, but I have been well served by Tim.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-30-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,547
Posted By Steve Ashby
God?s Speed Dick

Over the past few years, I have really missed seeing Dick at SNF and OSH. Now I know why. He was one of my RV-8 heroes that inspired me to begin building an 8 and to polish it instead of painting. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By Steve Ashby
I would start with Approach


Since you have the Approach Fast Stack Hub, and since Tim Haas at Approach is a cracker jack avionics guru, I would send the stack up there and see if he can sort it out. He has never failed...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,160
Posted By Steve Ashby
Survival vest

Anybody have some recommendations on a good vest to carry survival items?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,549
Posted By Steve Ashby
Is it just me?

Every time I do more than two rolls, or pull ang significant g?s, I get air sick. It wipes me out for the rest of the day. Otherwise, I would love to join the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds. I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-29-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,669
Posted By Steve Ashby
Can you point me to the Dan Horton post?

I can't find a Dan Horton post regarding the rail you discussed. It sounds interesting.

Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 67,006
Posted By Steve Ashby
I hope I am not wrong

Manuel did not build his 6.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 67,006
Posted By Steve Ashby
What an inspiration!

John is the newest member of a very exclusive club.

A little perspective:

-Number of persons who have summitted Mt. Everest -over 4,000
-Number of persons who have swam the English Channel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By Steve Ashby
Attaboy to Rob Traynham

What a great story about Rob Traynham on the front page today. Surely the highest and best use of his RV!

As the Aussies say, GOOD ON YOU!.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,951
Posted By Steve Ashby
Did she fly today/

I had a blast working on the left wing and flaperon on Tuesday. It was great to see the general public pulling rivets and signing their names.

I am assuming that the 12 flew. Is there any video of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,075
Posted By Steve Ashby
Congratulations Fred!

The project you started years ago took flight today as a result of your grit, determination and perseverance. What an incredible achievement. All the better that it took place on The Fourth of July.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-26-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,927
Posted By Steve Ashby
Holy Mama!

Best first flight video ever! How much does this kid charge to produce a first flight video? I want to get him under contract before his prices go up!
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,901
Posted By Steve Ashby
What do we use to plug it?

I am working on FWF and have a red cap as depicted in Skylor?s photo. What is the correct part to plug this little doober?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By Steve Ashby
How about Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.?

If that works for most of us, we can set a hard time for Tuesday at 11:00 local time. Same place, Theater in the Woods. I will take care of the doughnuts and the duct tape name tags.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By Steve Ashby
Heck yeah!

Does a wild bear poop in the (theater in the) woods?

Of course we can have another 8(A) gathering at OSH this year. Didn?t we have it on Thursday last year? If that works, let?s do Thursday again....
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Steve Ashby
Been there scores of times

The 57th Ftr. grp. Has good food and an excellent decor. There are many original photos of the men who served in that group in North Africa in WWII. There are lots of windows to the taxiway to...
Forum: Reviews 03-14-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,040
Posted By Steve Ashby
Plus one

Chad is a great guy and has been very helpful to me. Before I met Chad, I did not know which end of the wire the electrons went in!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,212
Posted By Steve Ashby
Oil on canopy?

The video was impressive, but what is the deal with the fluid on the canopy. It looks like oil to me.
Forum: Southeast 01-13-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Steve Ashby
Come bunk with us!

If you are ok with the northeast part of town, your best bet will be Gwinnett County airport (KLZU), conveniently located close to major arteries. We have a hangar you can use right next to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,613
Posted By Steve Ashby
I am a family lawyer in Georgia

I do not know about California family law, but I would probably not utilize a bill of sale in this instance. Rather, this transaction is a transfer of property rights incident to a divorce. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,792
Posted By Steve Ashby
Sweet Baby

I have named my project (soon to be an 8A) after my soulmate and muse, Sweet Baby. Pinup nose art will complete the picture.

However, I did not stop there. Since I plan on flying Sweet Baby around...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-23-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,366
Posted By Steve Ashby
Packaging tape?

Would it work the next time to cover the foam with clear packaging tape before applying the glass? That should give you a easy release once the glass is cured.
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,822
Posted By Steve Ashby
Chad, what say you?

I don?t doubt Dan, but I would like to have a little more explanation. Is the solid state architecture not able to handle a runaway alternator.
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,822
Posted By Steve Ashby
Will Vertical Power Primary Power System Protect the Battery?

I am on the list for the new Vertical Power Primary Power System. I assume that this solid state system will protect the battery and electrical system from such over voltage excursions. Is that the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,436
Posted By Steve Ashby
What a great adventure!

And what a great video! You have created some awesome images. I could not help thinking how wonderful it would be for you to narrate the video. There must be many stories behind the images. Thank...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,471
Posted By Steve Ashby
RV-8(A) OSH Gathering Photo

I finally got home and sorted out the group photo from the gathering. Here are the happy campers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,471
Posted By Steve Ashby
It was great to see you guys

I had a great time talking to my RV-8(A) brethren at the Theater in the Woods. The duct tape name tags were the result of me forgetting to purchase "proper" name tags. I think it worked out even...
Forum: COMM 07-26-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,303
Posted By Steve Ashby
One solution

When Bill Randolph circled the planet in his 8, he ran his HF antenna from the left side of the cockpit to the left wing tip and then back to the left horizontal stab. Worked for him. Others have...
Forum: Southeast 07-26-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,563
Posted By Steve Ashby
Don't pick up legal advice in a police station or on the internet.

A tax law question this important should be directed to a tax attorney or CPA who is hired to advise you. WAGs from well meaning folks who do not actually know the answer are a recipe for disaster...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,471
Posted By Steve Ashby

OK Campers,

I am blasting off for OSH tomorrow morning. This is your last minute reminder that we are holding our RV-8(A) Airventure get together at Theater in the Woods on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,975
Posted By Steve Ashby

A quote from the SB

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By Steve Ashby
Welcome to Georgia!

Gwinnett Aero has always been good to our EAA chapter. If there is anything else we can do for you, give me a call. 404-310-5128
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,299
Posted By Steve Ashby
Great Job Boss!

Thank you for all the advance work Jerry. I can't wait to get there on Saturday. Volunteering at HBC has been the best experience.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,471
Posted By Steve Ashby
It looks like we have a concensus!

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. At the Theater in the Woods. I will take care of the donuts. How about coffee?

Any other suggestions? Let me know.

Steve Ashby
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,471
Posted By Steve Ashby
Lasures is readily accessible to campers

If anyone is worried about getting to Lasures, it is not difficult. Just take the North 40 bus to the gate near Friar Tuck's on the northwest side of the field. Go through the gate and walk across...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,471
Posted By Steve Ashby
I would like to be a community organizer!

I will be volunteering at OSH all week and would be happy to heard all the 8(A) cats. Besides, our brother Luke will be here from Italy, which deserves a special celebration. What if we break from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,638
Posted By Steve Ashby
I am also looking for a suitable location. I am...

I am also looking for a suitable location. I am thinking I might put it on the underside of the floor of the forward baggage compartment. That keeps it out of the way of rudder pedals, but close to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By Steve Ashby
What great photos!

Just make sure that jib doesn't deploy in the air!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,587
Posted By Steve Ashby
Use a tap

When I had to install the fuel tanks, I had the same problem. Someone suggested that I run a #8 tap once or twice through each nut plate with lube. It worked like a charm. Contrary to some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By Steve Ashby
Congratulations Audrey!

Chemistry is no frivolous matter. You and your peers will be manipulating the building blocks of the universe. For cryin out loud, DO GOOD WORK!

I would encourage you to look into the PhD program...
Forum: California 04-27-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,919
Posted By Steve Ashby
OK Brian and Brandy -DISH!

What did y'all see? I know you could not take photos, but tell us what cool things are going on as Space X. Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By Steve Ashby
Dan Horton's article in Kitplanes

Brother VAFer Dan Horton has written an excellent article about the new Just Aircraft Superstol Stretch XL in the April issue of Kitplanes. Although the aircraft reviewed was not an RV, the quality...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,904
Posted By Steve Ashby
Welcome to the Family

Look me up at Homebuilt Parking. I will be there volunteering with orange wands, an orange vest and a goofy smile on my face (all week). Let's do lunch and talk RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,152
Posted By Steve Ashby
Marathon Key is great fun

Just last week my wife and I spent 4 enjoyable days in Marathon key, with a side trip by rental car to Key West. We stayed at Rainbow Bend resort, sort of shabby chic right on the water and you get...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-23-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 570,180
Posted By Steve Ashby
Photo fail

Sorry to say, Brian, but even the photo links are not working. Maybe one of those overpaid moderators can help you out.
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,440
Posted By Steve Ashby
The VPX is an excellent component

The VPX is a real game changer. It drags aircraft electrical distribution systems into the 21st century. It is head and shoulders above the old circuit breaker/fuse and mechanical relay systems. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,000
Posted By Steve Ashby
Structure question is answered in my mind.

Mike Stewart installed his version of the Tuckey Tanks on his RV-Super 8 wings several years ago. He used the stock tank skins and drilled the holes for the screws wherever they hit. You might...
Forum: Reviews 10-14-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By Steve Ashby
Vertical Power Service Incredibly Responsive

After considerable research, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a Vertical Power VPX-Pro electrical management system at OSH from Tim Haas at Approach Fast Stack (a great guy and great...
Forum: Interiors 10-04-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,857
Posted By Steve Ashby
Jon Johanson sells these seats

His web site:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By Steve Ashby

I made that mistake. Much later in your build, you will drill the HS to the fuselage. You may find that holes drilled to final size do not line up well enough to provide the necessary edge distance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By Steve Ashby
I have heard that brother VAFer Jerry Fischer...

I have heard that brother VAFer Jerry Fischer does tanks.
Forum: Safety 08-15-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,672
Posted By Steve Ashby
I can't believe any of you former Boy Scouts don't recognize Tom's knot

It is a bowline knot. It is very strong, but it does not tighten the slack like a taught line hitch does. So, if you use a bowline knot, it will not come loose, but there will be a little slack in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,150
Posted By Steve Ashby
Forget the screws

Just glue the skirt on with Sikaflex, using clecos to hold it on till it dries. You can get enough adhesive distance between the skirt and the frame by sandwiching a small rubber o-ring between them....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,556
Posted By Steve Ashby
Blaine, That looks cool. Can you post some...

That looks cool. Can you post some drawings or more photos of it by itself?
Forum: ADS-B 07-28-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 39,136
Posted By Steve Ashby
I posed the same question.

I have a yet to be installed 23ES for my project. I spoke with a team x member at the OSH Garmin tent and he said that there is no real functional difference between it and the new 35R.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,605
Posted By Steve Ashby
I have been looking.

I have also been looking also, but have not found anyone yet. Will report.
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