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Forum: Reviews 10-22-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By Plummit
!

Don't mince words; tell us how you really feel! ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,502
Posted By Plummit
I'm a plumbing contractor and I can tell you that...

I'm a plumbing contractor and I can tell you that yes, 100LL will leak through when water won't. Gas floats on water which means that water has a higher density than gas.

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Plummit
Thanks guys, looks like the IBBS is the ticket,...

Thanks guys, looks like the IBBS is the ticket, and I'll get the big battery (6ah) to give the most back-up time available.

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Plummit
TCW IBBS or IPS with G-900X

I want to be able to run my panel during engine start but the builder didn't provide for that. Stein built the panel and they made no provisions for running the avionics during engine start. The...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By Plummit
I'm interested in the carpet kit and the eyeball...

I'm interested in the carpet kit and the eyeball vents.

-Marc
Forum: GPS 10-07-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Plummit
Garmin 760 Portable

I Like the GPS 760 for my portable receiver. It's size is great for the cockpit without being too big, it is always Sunlight readable, never overheats, and being an android/PC guy, I didn't have to...
Forum: COMM 09-25-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Plummit
I have both and used the Bose schematic. My...

I have both and used the Bose schematic. My panel was built by Stein and the GA jacks were prewired. I recommend using a short lead off of your GA jacks, at least for the one connection that has 3...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,413
Posted By Plummit
Tim, I understand that you had your alternator...

Tim, I understand that you had your alternator checked or repaired at a local shop. What shop did you use and do you have contact info?

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By Plummit
Well.... The engine is off a Piper Arrow. What's...

Well.... The engine is off a Piper Arrow. What's the most typical prop-strike damage to a retractable airplane? Core value.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,518
Posted By Plummit
Yeah I have one of those bottle draining...

Yeah I have one of those bottle draining thig-a-ma-gigs but I got too nervous about all of the dust in the air getting into the oil. I know that oil attracts dust like stink on $hit....:D

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Plummit
I don't know anything about them but there is...

I don't know anything about them but there is Santa Monica Propeller:
https://www.santamonicapropeller.com/

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By Plummit
Band Aid (or equivalent) bandages. The day I do...

Band Aid (or equivalent) bandages. The day I do a condition inspection without leaking human 5606 is the day I hire someone else to do it!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,149
Posted By Plummit
Parked the RV

So I could fly Young Eagles in the Cessna this weekend! Oh yeah, this also doubles as a "hat sighting". :D

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By Plummit
First off, I agree with you that a repair needs...

First off, I agree with you that a repair needs to be done from the inside of the tank. For the record, this was not "next" to the wing walk area; it was the wing walk area that is supposed to take...
Forum: Propellers 09-06-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Plummit
Just a pirep on American Propeller, the paint...

Just a pirep on American Propeller, the paint they used on my prop sucked. It started deteriorating right away. Of course they said to pull it off and send it back for a free repair..... ...
Forum: Propellers 09-06-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Plummit
I just cut a section of inner tube and stretched...

I just cut a section of inner tube and stretched it over the hub like a condom. Seemed to work just fine with no ill effects. I probably have some left if you want me to send you a piece.

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By Plummit
When I complained to Vans about leaking rivets on...

When I complained to Vans about leaking rivets on the top of my QB tanks, I was instructed to seal the leaks with proseal applied on the exterior. I was told that they repaired similar leaks in the...
Forum: Propellers 09-05-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Plummit
If the prop is free go ahead and use it, but I...

If the prop is free go ahead and use it, but I consider Aero Composite props to have little value due to the company offering no support. AC props had their own spinner that had a special rubber...
Forum: California 09-04-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,166
Posted By Plummit
Yup

We made it after breakfast at CMA. We were going to hang out but the clouds started rolling back in so we bailed early. Nice to meet Pete and Pete! :cool:

-Marc and Rita
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,920
Posted By Plummit
Worked on a pesky seeping fuel tank leak yet...

Worked on a pesky seeping fuel tank leak yet again. No pics, but it's the only time you will hear me cuss Vans QB kits...... I just hate those 21 dash-3 bolts that secure the "Z" brackets on the...
Forum: Safety 08-31-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,468
Posted By Plummit
Wow, the things I learn on Vans Airforce just...

Wow, the things I learn on Vans Airforce just boggle the mind!

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By Plummit
I bought the new hardware kit from Vans, and did...

I bought the new hardware kit from Vans, and did everything new. It wasn't that expensive and there was a change in the nuts compared to what I had on my plane.

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-21-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Plummit
Very nice video! If you get back out to SoCal...

Very nice video! If you get back out to SoCal look me up.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By Plummit
My plane had a roll input when the flaps were...

My plane had a roll input when the flaps were raised. I checked them and found that my right flap was badly misadjusted. After I corrected the adjustment there is no longer a roll input. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By Plummit
Shotgun em

Mine looked just like yours with the gap. Don't mess around just replace them all with Lord. I found a better price than Spruce online and spruce matched it. You will get even a lower price from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,488
Posted By Plummit
Tips are great and usually appreciated. For that...

Tips are great and usually appreciated. For that reason I like to carry $5 bills to hand out. Unfortunately the guy who fueled my plane today struck out as I warned him to slow down as the tank was...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,411
Posted By Plummit
Kalifornia. In L.A. county they also charge...

Kalifornia. In L.A. county they also charge extra tax for the water department (Even though it's not an amphib) the school district (even though it doesn't teach classes) and anything else they can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By Plummit
(1) Yes they are pulled rivets but the sealed...

(1) Yes they are pulled rivets but the sealed type. Proseal only between the cover and the bulkhead.
(2) I believe it's a 5" cutter, but I didn't personally drill the holes. You can choose any hole...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,240
Posted By Plummit
"November 814Romeo Victor, you're cleared to land...

"November 814Romeo Victor, you're cleared to land number 4 for two six Right, follow the Biplane ahead, I'll call the base...." Longest 30 seconds of my life.
:rolleyes:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Plummit
Nice play list!

To that I add Imagine Dragons, Linkin' Park, Foo Fighters and a whole host of Alternative.

-Marc
Forum: Oregon 08-01-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Plummit
I plan to be there! -Marc

I plan to be there!

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Plummit
Dikes work

A good pair of diagonal pliers is all you need for the cutting, then dress the cut with your grinder or file. I like the Kleins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bnqFwAf7HM

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,524
Posted By Plummit
Congrats Chris! -Marc

Congrats Chris!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,211
Posted By Plummit
Anytime the FAA is going to give me something...

Anytime the FAA is going to give me something just for the asking, I'll take it- Thank you very much! My glass isn't half full; My cup runnith over!

But as I said in another thread, there are so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,211
Posted By Plummit
An Experimental aircraft already gives you the...

An Experimental aircraft already gives you the authority to do things you "Normally" aren't supposed to do. Maintenance on EAB is one example. So yes, I'm comfortable with the situation. It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,211
Posted By Plummit
Wow, that looks like a big bird... :( -Marc

Wow, that looks like a big bird... :(

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By Plummit
Pretty much agree with Bob's settings except I...

Pretty much agree with Bob's settings except I use 130 kias for climb -especially in the summer (hotter weather). Keeping the oil and #6 cyl temps under control requires a bit more speed when it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By Plummit
On Saturday I parked the RV so I could use my...

On Saturday I parked the RV so I could use my C-172 to fly Y.E. I flew 3 flights for a total of 7 kids. I don't know why but I'm starting to like the Y.E. flights! Especially the part near the end...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,732
Posted By Plummit
Depends...

I guess if there is no "trading" going on... :D

-Marc
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-11-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By Plummit
I was looking for that thread with the A/C...

I was looking for that thread with the A/C designations. Anyone have the link?

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,787
Posted By Plummit
As soon as I saw your post I changed channels but...

As soon as I saw your post I changed channels but it wasn't on this morning in the LA market. That's what lead me to search for the video. Good job Paul! Thanks for sharing.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,732
Posted By Plummit
A little off topic, but I would be willing to bet...

A little off topic, but I would be willing to bet a tank of 100LL that your operating expenses (Which include hangar/tiedown condition inspection, oil, tires, insurance, maintenance, overhaul...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,787
Posted By Plummit
https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-this-morning-saturda...

https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-this-morning-saturday/video/GX_GfoKxgTmRizKfsiwslMQuRHLQV2Pw/paul-dye-on-new-book-and-legendary-nasa-career/

You'll have to watch a commercial though.

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,787
Posted By Plummit
Here ya go!

https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/1413841145344532483

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,732
Posted By Plummit
I was waiting for someone to say that! ...

I was waiting for someone to say that! Seriously, I would be careful about saying "I'm not safe because I did my BFR in a Cessna as opposed to an experimental." If I didn't feel safe to fly I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,732
Posted By Plummit
I was answering Odens_14 request for how many...

I was answering Odens_14 request for how many LODAs he would need for a flight review. Anyone who needs a flight review can easily get one at pretty much any flight school. Yes you will be flying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,732
Posted By Plummit
The answer is none: You don't need a LODA to do...

The answer is none: You don't need a LODA to do a flight review.

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By Plummit
Well it's for, um, well you know, it's kinda......

Well it's for, um, well you know, it's kinda... um... well it goes well with the chrome pushrod tubes and rocker covers. Yeah that's it.:rolleyes:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Plummit
That bird is too nice to even leave the...

That bird is too nice to even leave the hangar....

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,866
Posted By Plummit
Open the pic on your PC with photo editing...

Open the pic on your PC with photo editing software. Find the "rotate" control and rotate the pic. Save it. When you go to the attachment paperclip browse for it and it will be rotated. I saved...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Plummit
JMHO

Here is my take on doing a partnership build. Don't!

The thing that makes Vans kits work is doing most of the building at your home shop. When you have a partnership, "home shop" will only apply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,614
Posted By Plummit
Here ya go.

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-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By Plummit
I'll answer with a resounding "YES". I'm not...

I'll answer with a resounding "YES". I'm not cheap and would go for it in a heartbeat.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Plummit
Bling! Also something to keep the intrepid...

Bling! Also something to keep the intrepid aviator busy when he is bored by giving him something else to clean and polish.

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 06-30-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Plummit
They are unobtainium. I ended up using an old a...

They are unobtainium. I ended up using an old a aviation inner tube section that fit over the hub and seems to work just fine.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Plummit
What prop? Don at AFP says that a light prop...

What prop? Don at AFP says that a light prop will contribute to idle problems due to the lack of flywheel effect from the prop.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By Plummit
You guys are brutal! -Marc

You guys are brutal!

-Marc
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-24-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,665
Posted By Plummit
We plan to be there. -Marc and Rita

We plan to be there.

-Marc and Rita
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,830
Posted By Plummit
That's sure one to file in the organic hard drive...

That's sure one to file in the organic hard drive for future use!

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,949
Posted By Plummit
That's not good enough! What is leaking and what...

That's not good enough! What is leaking and what is it going to take to fix it?
:rolleyes:

-Marc
Forum: Oregon 06-22-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Plummit
7S5

There are several RV's at Independence airport, 7S5. Check it out! Look up Henry Bartle and he can probably hook you up with a couple of builders/owners.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Plummit
Having repaired the switches I changed the...

Having repaired the switches I changed the pre-takeoff check list. Now in addition to "Doors locked, buttons out" (referring to the buttons you have to push to unlock the doors), I first verify the...
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Plummit
Photos

Here are the pics of the switches Bruce installed. These photos are from the starboard door, both front and back.

-Marc

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Forum: RV-10 06-19-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Plummit
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/omron/v-153-1...

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/omron/v-153-1c5/?qs=jlWqeHNmHbTf9bwtjCIW5Q%3D%3D&countrycode=US&currencycode=USD
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