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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By Blain
Try MetalMart in Rancho Cordova.

Try MetalMart in Rancho Cordova.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,190
Posted By Blain
Engage brain, pay attention, eliminate...

Engage brain, pay attention, eliminate distractions, make this landing the most intense youíll ever make and fly it all the way to the hanger.

I scratched wingtips by having head in...well.... a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Blain
You guys that have done it, do you wire the...

You guys that have done it, do you wire the serial output in parallel to other devices? I have 1 puck for EFIS and 1 for ADSB. Iíd like to share the output if possible.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By Blain
Iíd like to add what impression is made when an...

Iíd like to add what impression is made when an aircraft sports Non AN hardware. My first thought is where else did the builder cut corners.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By Blain
Donít get into the habit of hardware store...

Donít get into the habit of hardware store fasteners. AN hardware despite the cost. That should promote a healthy conversation......
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Blain
This was a valid configuration for my ship.

This was a valid configuration for my ship.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Blain
I think Iím out of open 232ís. Can I split the...

I think Iím out of open 232ís. Can I split the signal before it goes to the EFIS?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Blain
ELT GPS

Installing a 406. Have GPS antenna for EFIS and one for ADSB. Can I split the signal and feed the ELT or do I need another antenna?
Forum: Safety 06-06-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,034
Posted By Blain
Thanks for being the voice of reason, logic and...

Thanks for being the voice of reason, logic and aerodynamics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,227
Posted By Blain
Stick back and tail still comes up?

Stick back and tail still comes up?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Blain
Ditto on the alcohol. I made it a firm rule no...

Ditto on the alcohol. I made it a firm rule no building after first sip. I violated my own rule once while building my -8. Replacement parts ordered from Vans the next day. Rule validated.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By Blain
My canopy leaks at the rear. As a passenger you...

My canopy leaks at the rear. As a passenger you can pull down on the frame and stop the flow. Maybe check the centering pin or the nylon block is secure? Same for skirts. I would think hard slip...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-16-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 221,189
Posted By Blain
Steady progress. Good job, Kent.

Steady progress. Good job, Kent.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-18-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 221,189
Posted By Blain
Good to see you still on it.

Good to see you still on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 26,763
Posted By Blain
Why donít you bring her to the Saturday lunches?

Why donít you bring her to the Saturday lunches?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,356
Posted By Blain
As a 20 year old with no concern for anyone other...

As a 20 year old with no concern for anyone other then himself I had a drum kit in my apartment. As a 60 year old with some life experience Iíd never consider trying to pound rivets in an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By Blain
I recently had the same problem. Push the sad...

I recently had the same problem. Push the sad card gently to the left while it is seated. Seems they have a card slot problem. Sent mine back for a quick fix. Shipped on Monday had it back on Friday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,398
Posted By Blain
Going to rat out the lunch gang. Nor Cal guys...

Going to rat out the lunch gang. Nor Cal guys meet up at 2O1 for some long awaited socializing.
https://i.postimg.cc/XvJhXXTX/20200523-125412.jpg (https://postimg.cc/w1CFGxxd)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By Blain
Ravens

Great local news coverage video of the Ravens
https://kfbk.iheart.com/content/2020-04-30-stunt-pilots-show-some-love-for-hospital-workers-in-the-sacramento-sky/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,886
Posted By Blain
Like many ?This guy I know? has some learning...

Like many ?This guy I know? has some learning moments.
1st solo cross county did not top off tank, did not lean mixture, landed with about 1 gallon usable.
Robinson R22 smelled something burning...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,192
Posted By Blain
If it?s a taildragger consider making it...

If it?s a taildragger consider making it removable. Ground loops are hard on wingtips.......
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,870
Posted By Blain
Enjoyed the vid. What camera are you using under...

Enjoyed the vid. What camera are you using under the wing?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 78,726
Posted By Blain
I can?t remember the details but I replaced the...

I can?t remember the details but I replaced the bolts with the next longer to get the required thread protrusion.
Forum: California 03-16-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Blain
Ditto for Dilly. Actually enjoyed the inspection.

Ditto for Dilly. Actually enjoyed the inspection.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,814
Posted By Blain
My install looks nearly identical except I put a...

My install looks nearly identical except I put a ?Z? bend in the control rod to absorb any over stroke issues.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,409
Posted By Blain
The -8 needs a slot for submarine belt. Sent my...

The -8 needs a slot for submarine belt. Sent my foam and fabric I sourced locally to Abby at flightlines. She knows how to cover Vans foam. If you don?t have upholstery sewing experience these are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,366
Posted By Blain
My 2 cents. Use the RV for fun. Build hours. Then...

My 2 cents. Use the RV for fun. Build hours. Then decide if commuting is a good idea. You will probably realize that it?s not.
Forum: Safety 12-29-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 114,368
Posted By Blain
Excellent Mike. Thanks for your efforts.

Excellent Mike. Thanks for your efforts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By Blain
Standby frequencies from AFS 4500 to GTR 200

Anyone have a 4500 comunicating with the GTR? Very little information available describing the configuration.

Had an ICOM A210 and never got anything loading either. I wont rule out a wiring issue....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,597
Posted By Blain
Tom, so sorry. My condolences.

Tom, so sorry. My condolences.
Forum: COMM 11-18-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By Blain
GTR 200 /AFS 4500

Anyone feeding the GTR frequencies from the 4500? I?ve got an ICom and it isn?t recognizing what the 4500 is putting out. Want to upgrade to the GTR. Would like to know if they play nice together.
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,997
Posted By Blain
Well, I guess that answers that. I don?t think...

Well, I guess that answers that. I don?t think that is universally understood.
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,997
Posted By Blain
Never heard that. Can you cite the section that...

Never heard that. Can you cite the section that requires this?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Blain
Butt the joint and reinforce from underside

Butt the joint and reinforce from underside
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,669
Posted By Blain
I stay away from the shooting range. Gas...

I stay away from the shooting range. Gas operations sound plausible however not a tire track to be seen out there. Now that I think about it there was another closer to Rancho Seco which does have a,...
Forum: ADS-B 07-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,669
Posted By Blain
Help with icon identification

I posted this on Advanced forum also. See if anyone on VAF has an idea.

AFS 4500 with Uavionix. Noticed an icon that I don?t see in the users manual. It is a yellow ring maybe 1000? in diameter. Not...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-15-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 221,189
Posted By Blain
Kent, what is your status?

Kent, what is your status?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By Blain
Hey, why are my photobucket images showing???? I...

Hey, why are my photobucket images showing???? I didn?t cave to their extortion.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By Blain
Check VAF almost every day! So the original plan...

Check VAF almost every day!

So the original plan was for my mother to sew the covers as she was an upholstry seemstres in her earlier days. She saw how complicated the patterns were and politely...
Forum: COMM 03-25-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By Blain
A210 intercomm

I've read through other threads with similar issues but without resolution.

I can't seem to get all the settings correct to utilize the intercom feature. When the setting for Comm are set the...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,508
Posted By Blain
Could someone tell me what PLB isn?t subscription...

Could someone tell me what PLB isn?t subscription based?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,802
Posted By Blain
Worked on simply perfecting aileron rolls...

Worked on simply perfecting aileron rolls yesterday with my instructor. Becoming more proficient in my aircraft is probably the most satisfying outcome of the training. I would think any acro...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,154
Posted By Blain
+1 Sika. Holes equal cracks.

+1 Sika. Holes equal cracks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By Blain
Couple hour project with Vans parts. I say that...

Couple hour project with Vans parts. I say that for QB fuse, not sure if slow build kit made same provisions. Look at build manual to get familiar.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By Blain
Oh no, don't do that. Sika all the way.

Oh no, don't do that. Sika all the way.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,093
Posted By Blain
+2 for a commercial tack cloth.

+2 for a commercial tack cloth.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Blain
Do yourself a...

Do yourself a favor;

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Push-On-Static-Port-Fittings-pair/productinfo/SPF140/#.XHleBaJKiM8
Forum: California 02-27-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,985
Posted By Blain
Can we do class time without flying?

Can we do class time without flying?
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 58,071
Posted By Blain
Well said, Michael.

Well said, Michael.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,353
Posted By Blain
IIRC, I pulled the shims and filled the voids...

IIRC, I pulled the shims and filled the voids just a day or so later. Summer in California so temps helped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,353
Posted By Blain
There are other threads on the subject but one of...

There are other threads on the subject but one of the reasons for spacers was to create an interface that will allow for differential expansion and contraction of steel frame and acrylic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,353
Posted By Blain
I?ve got to break from the last 2 posts. There is...

I?ve got to break from the last 2 posts. There is a lot of ?adjusting? to get the canopy where it belongs. Besides there isn?t any way to predict the location of the electrical tape for a clean edge....
Forum: ADS-B 11-07-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,036
Posted By Blain
I also have the Echo and get intermittent...

I also have the Echo and get intermittent ghosting. It seems to be dependent on the surface station being received. Some might be filtering while others are not.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,189
Posted By Blain
Scott, did you use spacers to allow for gap...

Scott, did you use spacers to allow for gap between frame and plexi?
Forum: COMM 09-09-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Blain
I put mine on top but not thrilled with it there....

I put mine on top but not thrilled with it there. I?d like to do an index finger trigger position. That grip is limited in ways to mount it.
Forum: COMM 09-09-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Blain
‘Tis what I seek. Thank you, sir.

‘Tis what I seek. Thank you, sir.
Forum: COMM 09-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Blain
PTT switch

I have a Ptt switch on the top of a Vans poly grip. It is a squishy momentary button. Would like to replace with a Ptt that has a tactile ?click?. Any recommendations?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By Blain
+1 Pro cam lock

+1 Pro cam lock
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By Blain
Nibble on the Todd?s with narrow cuts. Work it...

Nibble on the Todd?s with narrow cuts. Work it down, it will arrive where it belongs and fit well. Sika in place. Really no more difficult then any other process in the build.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By Blain
I think it was called micro fasteners. They...

I think it was called micro fasteners. They aren?t listed as Torx, I guess that is a brand. By memory ( best I can do tonight) called 6 lobe fasteners. PM me if you can?t find them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,246
Posted By Blain
Alt and AS. I also had my glass go dark over...

Alt and AS. I also had my glass go dark over hostile terrain. I find myself cross checking the steam gauges with what the glass has to say. Keeps them both honest...!
Forum: Safety 07-14-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,562
Posted By Blain
One for the helicopter guys that makes you...

One for the helicopter guys that makes you pucker-broken pitch link bolt in main rotor of Bell 47.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,949
Posted By Blain
Not meaning to hijack the thread but the question...

Not meaning to hijack the thread but the question is related. When departing an airport with a DA of say, 4,000' would you lean to best power on runup and depart or or go full rich?

I was shown the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,321
Posted By Blain
I?ve had to trace wiring issues that turned out...

I?ve had to trace wiring issues that turned out to be broken wire at solder joint. Now crimping D Subs with the CORRECT crimp tool. It must be a d-sub crimper. Spend the dough for the right tool....
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