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Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,777
Posted By swaltner
My -8A would have had a similar issue when...

My -8A would have had a similar issue when installing the step. I don't remember there being a note about UHMW tape in the instructions at the time. Instead of bending the tube like that, I had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By swaltner
I don?t have first hand knowledge of flying with...

I don?t have first hand knowledge of flying with them, but I do know that Prairie Air Service in Benton, KS keeps their twin busy throughout the year with people working on theIr multi-engine...
Forum: Midwest 12-09-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,157
Posted By swaltner
Just an FYI that they’ve recently poured some...

Just an FYI that they’ve recently poured some more concrete to roughly double the ramp parking here at Stearman.The parking issues should be addressed.

Watch out for the VASI lights on the East side...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,088
Posted By swaltner
Lots of replies already. I get it and my other...

Lots of replies already. I get it and my other wiring supplies from B & C Specialty (the starter and alternator folks), since they're just up the road from...
Forum: Midwest 06-19-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By swaltner
If you don't find an offer closer to Wellington,...

If you don't find an offer closer to Wellington, you're welcome to park in my hangar at Stearman Field (1K1 in Benton). Stearman Field is 30 nm NNE of Wellington (50 miles or 1 hour by car). There's...
Forum: Midwest 05-01-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By swaltner
There are several flying examples of the RV...

There are several flying examples of the RV portfolio in the Wichita area. Not a -7 exactly, but there?s a -7A owner at Stearman Field. I?ll ping him tomorrow to see if he?ll be home in the evening....
Forum: Midwest 12-08-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,568
Posted By swaltner
You might want to contact AOPA (or EAA) to ask...

You might want to contact AOPA (or EAA) to ask about this. I remember AOPA getting involved when Florida tried billing people use tax on new aircraft when they came to visit. If Michigan is trying...
Forum: Midwest 01-28-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,157
Posted By swaltner
Ugh, sorry to hear about the response that you...

Ugh, sorry to hear about the response that you received when you notified the airport owner about the incident, but it doesn't surprise me.
Forum: Midwest 01-28-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,157
Posted By swaltner
Sorry to hear about the trouble while visiting...

Sorry to hear about the trouble while visiting 1K1. The ramp was pretty full today yesterday as this was the first nice flying day in a while. While I wouldn’t expect or request compensation, I’d be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,686
Posted By swaltner
Had a friend point me to...

Had a friend point me to http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141668, which I didn't find when I searched the forums (used the part number, not snorkel in my searches). I'll see if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,686
Posted By swaltner
Interference - VA-132 Snorkel Alternate Air Door and Cylinder #2

I'm using the VA-132 snorkel on an IO-360-M1B equivalent (Superior XP-360 with parallel valve cylinders and forward facing induction). I believe the snorkel was originally designed for the...
Forum: Midwest 10-17-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,909
Posted By swaltner
I was also trying to view the page at work, so...

I was also trying to view the page at work, so maybe aggressive firewalls were getting in the way.

The newly uploaded images look great.
Forum: Midwest 10-17-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,909
Posted By swaltner
I don't know what .webp files are, but my browser...

I don't know what .webp files are, but my browser (Safari on a Mac) isn't displaying the images you tried to include.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,949
Posted By swaltner
Reviving a long-since dead thread... Eclipse...

Reviving a long-since dead thread...

Eclipse path:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html

This eclipse has really been my drop dead date for getting the RV...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-10-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,310
Posted By swaltner
N941WR's comment about EFIS systems is something...

N941WR's comment about EFIS systems is something to be aware of. This will determine which specific AP options you have available. With the new EFIS systems that are on the market, most vendors have...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,601
Posted By swaltner
At 9:06 PM tonight, the runway was NOTAM'd closed...

At 9:06 PM tonight, the runway was NOTAM'd closed from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM tomorrow.
Forum: Safety 04-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,601
Posted By swaltner
Drag Racing on the Runway at an Airport Community

I live at an airpark that is privately owned, but Airport Use is "Open to the public".

At big events (the yearly fly-in among other days), it gets kind of crazy. At the town party today, people were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By swaltner
Recycling Scrap Aluminum

So, over the course of working on the RV-8A project, I've collected a pile of scrap aluminum parts. Most of the pieces that were large enough have been cut down to make shims and other parts that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,471
Posted By swaltner
Ditto

Did you make sense of this part of the drawings? I'm at the same stage and trying to figure out how those parts are trimmed and go together.

My pictures of baffle installations on local RVs don't...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,966
Posted By swaltner
Three from Wichita

There will be at least three of us flying in from Wichita, KS. Our aircraft will be a Cessna 182 since my RV-8A is still under construction in the garage and Jim Smith's RV-6 is stuck in the hangar...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By swaltner
Re: Back to Bob

Before posting this question, I had thought about calling Avery to see what they suggested, but didn't figure it was worth it on a tool that was 5.5 years old. I called down a couple days ago and Bob...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By swaltner
Sioux Air Drill with Sticky Trigger

I purchased my tool set from Avery back in April 2003 and have mostly been happy with the tools. The angle drive unit they included was junk, but I've heard they dropped that from their kit and I've...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By swaltner
I went the route of purchasing a junk battery for...

I went the route of purchasing a junk battery for a garden tractor from Wal-Mart and use that to power all my equipment. Every once in a while, I toss it on the battery charger for the car. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,477
Posted By swaltner
Many of the 406 MHz ELT units that are out have...

Many of the 406 MHz ELT units that are out have this feature in them. All 406 MHz ELTs are already registered for the specific aircraft, so as soon as the signal is received, the monitoring facility...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,865
Posted By swaltner
Thanks for the suggestion Kevin. I'll give it a...

Thanks for the suggestion Kevin. I'll give it a shot this weekend when I get a little free time.

Steve
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,865
Posted By swaltner
Software for Creating Wiring Diagrams on Macintosh

I've read through the forums looking at posts on software for creating wiring diagrams and found several suggestions for software that runs on Windows. It looks like many have gone with the ExpresSCH...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By swaltner
Re: Airshow Discounts Available at Aero Composites

Thanks. I ended up and called ACI yesterday afternoon. I didn't write down the name of the guy I talked to, but he sounded like one of the head people there. We talked for a while about their props...
Forum: Propellers 03-30-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By swaltner
Airshow Discounts Available at Aero Composites

I'm getting ready to order an Aero Composites propeller and wanted to know if they usually offer discounts at airshows (Sun-n-Fun, Oshkosh, etc...). I'm not planning on going to Sun-n-Fun, but if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By swaltner
Engine prices

FYI, I have a new 180 hp IO-360-M1B engine on order from Penn Yan Aero. This priced out at $23,250. Granted, this is being built from a Superior kit, but it's a lot easier price to swallow that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By swaltner
Scheduling Kit Deliveries

If you haven't gotten these truck deliveries before, the trucking companies usually are really good about helping out. I've had my wing/fuselage/finish kits all delivered to my house via ABF. I'm in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By swaltner
Doh!

Doh! <embarrassed> I missed that little detail on the drawing since I didn't quite make the connection that the exploded view was shown up-side down. The cradle I have the fuselage sitting on blocks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By swaltner
RV-8A Engine Mount Bolts through F-896 and F-897

I'm getting ready to drill the engine mount bolt holes to final size and am confused about what to do with the two inside lower bolt holes that get drilled through F-896 and F-897. I have a QB...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By swaltner
Forward facing sump options

I am "THIS" close to ordering my Superior engine through Penn Yan Aero and was going to call later today to get some more details. The hold up has been the forward facing sump. I called late last...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By swaltner
Fuel return line on RV-8

FYI, The fuel system on the RV-8 for the fuel-injected engines has fuel lines coming from the tanks to the fuel selector inputs. Coming out of the bottom of the fuel selector, there is a tee that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,423
Posted By swaltner
Re: Manual flaps?

The problem with putting manual flaps in the RV-8/8A is the location of the flap control arm. This arm hinges _behind_ the rear seat. You could potentially convert this system to a manual mechanism,...
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