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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,541
Posted By thinkn9a
Check out Kitplanes article

The $30,000 RV-9A
Yes, Virginia, it is possible to build an airplane for less than the price of a new car.

By Marc Cook -March 10, 2008

Also,... poke around this site,...and find how Doug saved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By thinkn9a
Trimming FLYLEDS boards, recommended tools/methods

What are good tools and methods for trimming the boards? Any recommended protection for the board while doing it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By thinkn9a
Which bulkhead for GMU-11, in 9, 6, or 7?

Wondering what bulkhead(s) have been used and results. ( just forward of tail or just aft of baggage bulkhead)

Also interested in any tips or recommendations for mounting.
Forum: Reviews 10-04-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,229
Posted By thinkn9a
Ear plug placement

Click on the “FAQ” tab on the CQ headset webpage

WATCH the video at the bottom
(And read through the FAQs)

I know, I know,... simple stupid ear plugs,......
Well,... they fit better, and cancel,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-01-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,489
Posted By thinkn9a
Other manual options

Couple possibilities that are not like a traditional full size hand pump, or classic, arm wrestle, carry along bike pump

Zefal smart pump - folding feet, and by using tube within a tube, (Extends...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,346
Posted By thinkn9a
Welcome aboar)

The official welcoming committee will be along shortly

(Always fun when chance to go first arises)

Not to worry,.... by the time rolls around to work the engine,... you will have plenty of...
Forum: Safety 06-21-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,500
Posted By thinkn9a
B-17 and control lock

For those not aware, the acceptance flight for the B-17 design ended in a fatal crash just after takeoff.

The reason,... the control lock was not removed,.... result.... checklists......

If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By thinkn9a
Time out !

So,... was the attorney in the hangar buying upholstery for two lawn chairs, or buying it for an airplane?

Where is the Paul Harvey moment?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By thinkn9a
Error 3 3 , is just saying I told you earlier ...

“A previous error or errors were reported. The previous error or errors should be noted and/or corrected.”

Recommend downloading documentation....and confirming / accomplishing calibration.... ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,595
Posted By thinkn9a
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By thinkn9a
I?m guessing

She is past the wheel pant for a hat point,....

Always good to have Such help
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,955
Posted By thinkn9a
Caution with air source

As has been mentioned earlier,.... need to be careful you don’t put some bad stuff in, while you are trying to get the air dry in the crankcase. I would NOT use blast from compressed air or a air...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,955
Posted By thinkn9a
Experiment 3 ??

Forced air vent through breather tube during initial cooling phase.. with fish tank pump, or ballon inflator or other simple pump
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By thinkn9a
background on options along the way, for your ditty bag

My wife was not thrilled about flying the mountains,... so coming out of Auburn we stopped at S83,... so we could stretch, get fuel, and get set for going on. It was a nice stop with self serve fuel...
Forum: Midwest 02-28-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,887
Posted By thinkn9a
Don?t know about zip code and self serve,.. but

Couple of alternatives with 2 runways,... roughly 80 miles further from St Louis

Cape Girardeau KCGI - shows good price on self serve, and not bad on full. There is a restaurant on the field,.....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-23-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,462
Posted By thinkn9a
Ocean Springs Airport

Good job on the go around. The airport is known for having some squirrelly winds due to the trees. North or South winds have a bit of a funnel effect and you get changing wind speeds coming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,754
Posted By thinkn9a
FAA says 77 experimental aircraft have one of the crankshafts

Following from proposed AD and related words

The FAA estimates that this proposed AD would affect 115 crankshaft assemblies installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. This cost estimate does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,189
Posted By thinkn9a
Careful, Fumpa has two sizes

The one Amazon has is the “mini”

I think we would want the regular size,..which is not a whole lot bigger,...and is in the link in this thread...

Possible alternative is mini foot pump that Amazon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,332
Posted By thinkn9a
...till you said ?fly / navigate?

I was going with Ipad....
Yes,..I know a lot of folks use them successfully, but I have had my share of overtemp shutdown, program crash, can?t see ( not much of problem with newer)

So I would go...
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,265
Posted By thinkn9a
Any update on FAA note on failure/degradation ?

trying to decide if I should put Freeflight on the ?to be considered list? for my implementation of ADSB

Doesn?t look like a lot of folks have these units, but those that did reported good support...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By thinkn9a
Local EAA folks can provide another set of eyeballs

There are several good references,... look at POH listing on this site,.. it also has some condition inspection checklists which is a good starting point. (Also W.W.W.T.P. Is a bit dated,.. but...
Forum: Southeast 12-08-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By thinkn9a
Pensacola approach and others are good to work with

In my few visits over that way I have found them easy to work with.

Sounds like you have the airspace?s sorted out.

Other than that,..
...... often, a fair number of fires in the area, that,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,287
Posted By thinkn9a
Smile I think ?the kid? could handle a good chunk of the East coast

With that tool and attitude,....

As long as VAF doesn?t end up on the wrong side of official child labor / OSHA laws....

The picture is another in the long line I have enjoyed seeing with all the...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,829
Posted By thinkn9a
Survival water container and stowage ?

What are some recommendations for container(s) and how/where to stow them?

I suspect whatever your favorite brand of water is, the bottle will not survive an impact. If you have a large...
Forum: Midwest 09-05-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By thinkn9a
Good use of mental health dollars !

I think Pete and Andi have a very good grip on how to use mental health dollars 😁

Gotta believe the de-stress value of the evening was considerable.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,333
Posted By thinkn9a
Search ?battery rejuvenation? in prior posts

Prior to declaring victory, with one charge,....
Recommend you try the slow discharge, then charging at recommended voltage and amperage,..... then doing it again and again (longer each time) till it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,333
Posted By thinkn9a
Odyssey TM on parasitic load

Regardless of the application, it is important to make sure your battery does not have a parasitic load; if there is a slow drain, connect the battery to a float (trickle) charger that puts out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,333
Posted By thinkn9a
Odyssey Technical Manual, ninth Ed. 2016 (page 16)

Chart shows for deep cycle operations,...charging at 14.7 volts more than doubles the life of the battery, compared to 14.2 volts....

....wonder where 13.7 volts would lie on the graph, ....(and how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,890
Posted By thinkn9a
Congrats,..glad to hear about the buy back

As for places to stop between Bowling Green and St. Louis...
- MVN has been mentioned,...I planned to stop there one time,.. but a thunderstorm arrived and parked first...
Other places
- MWA - fairly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,180
Posted By thinkn9a
Wink Eagles with fish, vs airplanes

Ok,...anyone else catch another story on eagle with fish in September, Air & Space mag? ( page 8, letters)

737 out of Juneau almost hit the eagle,...
Yet again, Eagle dropped fish on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,180
Posted By thinkn9a
Talking Off topic - call for peanut gallery review of eagle and fish story

My encounters with eagles would cast the fish story in a different light......

I think he was just jettisoning external / heavy ordnance, (oh, by the way on target) he could have max...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By thinkn9a
SLC altitudes


We were flying in from the south, and going into skypark KBTF..and were not cleared into Class B until at or past ?point of the mountain?, VPPTM, so we were under their airspace until then....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By thinkn9a
From a first time newbie

Depending on where you are flying out of by SLC, you may or may not care to come down alongside SLC going south to Utah lake, east of Eagle mountain and west of Provo. (SLC controllers were great,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-23-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By thinkn9a
WAAAM was so good, had me thinking about moving there

Very interesting place,... lots of different airplanes and automobiles,..and a few odds and ends. (Washing machine engine, tractor, fire truck, etc.)

What blew me away was that the ONLY two PAID...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By thinkn9a
From Odessey Technical Manual (2016)

Cycling tests conducted on an ODYSSEY PC545 battery demonstrated the impact raising the charge voltage from 14.2V to 14.7V has on the cycle life of the battery. The results are shown in the graph at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By thinkn9a
Congrats to ALL

Please pass along my congrats,... as I won?t be at Osh this year.

Good to hear of young folks doing such.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By thinkn9a
Caulk tool?

I haven?t worked flox,... but have used the caulk tools. Suspect they would work on small corners. The yellow spreaders mentioned earlier would be needed for larger areas.

Quick online search...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-20-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By thinkn9a
Click and Clack troubleshooting tip,... if you think it is water

Really,...came from them... but it worked on my old reliable import that had turned into not so reliable, but not totally predictable. It would be less than reliable on wet or rainy days....

On a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,227
Posted By thinkn9a
If you make it to Mississippi coast and still need one....

I have a spare you can borrow for a while...

Check PM for contact info
Forum: Safety 05-02-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By thinkn9a
Something like ???... Thermo-Tec Thermo-Sleeve Protectors 14010 ??

Stuff is available from summit racing,.....

Anyone have thoughts or experience?
Forum: Reviews 04-02-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By thinkn9a
Thumbs up Aircraft Specialty - another very satisfied customer

After making up all the major hoses during my build, I was not looking forward to completing replacement of hoses for time in service. I contacted Aircraft Specialty about sending in my hoses so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By thinkn9a
Confirm applicability - fluids you use and temps you fly

Following edited info pulled from data at first site identified,.... looking at it,... you would not want to use Viton if getting your brake fluid from Local auto parts place... or if you do really...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,330
Posted By thinkn9a
Probably should see what the experts say

There are any number of references that can be found,... the one below gives several values, with the important takeaway is that you can handle about twice as much fore and aft deceleration /g than...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-28-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,488
Posted By thinkn9a
Glad you had the pie,....and took some home

I suspect there are a number of us folks that should have eaten some pie.

My small sample space has several times I wish I had. And only one I might take a pass on is the time with the bald...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,428
Posted By thinkn9a
Visit the Odyssey battery web site

And look at their technical manual ....

Checking an open circuit voltage on the battery after SIX HOURS of not charging or discharging, will show you amount of charge.

12.8V = 100 percent

11.7. =...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,244
Posted By thinkn9a
While we are getting explanations,....

Walt, et al,

Not arguing,... just trying to understand

Am I getting this correct? With a dead battery, (ok,.apparently just almost).... providing 8 volts to system,...while cranking the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,244
Posted By thinkn9a
Wiring or battery, or both?

Bill noted that the Pmag will start/work with 9V (battery), yet the starter was turning over the engine. (Guessing it was more than a blade or two)

So, question for the gurus,... is a new battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By thinkn9a
Other info

Visit Stein Air and look at the support section for video on crimping rg-400

( coming from a rookie, only comment,... the video shows you where the pin crimp is on the tool,... I found turning...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-03-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By thinkn9a
Good choice,... remember some desserts must be ordered when ordering meal

When we were there about 3 years ago,... there was a door,... but you had to flag down someone at the restaurant to let you in.

While you are there,...take time to look through the old terminal, at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,229
Posted By thinkn9a
Artex 345 manual ?requirements?

While the initial cost looks good,.... I?m not a fan of the DETAILED requirements for annual check,.... including mention of dummy loads, frequency check,.. use of,.... etc.

Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By thinkn9a
Thoughts on using a direct splice?

Link below has data sheet that shows 8 to 12 butt splice

Reasons for or against using such for fusible link, if you can get a...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,674
Posted By thinkn9a
Very Flexible Routing = VFR

Flexible on timing, path, number of stops, alternative stops,....and delayed execution.

And what the others said about checking and cross checking,...and continuing to confirm you have options in...
Forum: Safety 10-05-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By thinkn9a
this isn't recreational..... but maybe it will be educational

If someone can help me begin to understand what is being said in the documents cited below.

I will note from the start, that this was not an exhaustive search, as I did not care to spend the...
Forum: Midwest 09-29-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By thinkn9a
Can?t see pics

And usually don?t have a problem seeing them....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,966
Posted By thinkn9a
Manuals by the manufacturers are good sources of info

Recommend doing a search on ?aircraft tire maintenance?.... it should yield manuals by Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone. (Listed in sequence of longest to shortest...)

Although geared to big...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By thinkn9a
Be careful with the grinding compound

In fact, if you can find lapping compound you might use that.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By thinkn9a
Getting hinge pins to fit

Do a search with. ?Grinding compound hinge?..... it should return one item with title above.

Lots of good info in the thread including,... check alignment of each eyelet by pushing pin in (and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,253
Posted By thinkn9a

I picked some up at my local bicycle shop! surprised me..

so REI should have it also
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,183
Posted By thinkn9a
Didn?t he say out of wood ? 😳

But if you are going in the ditch,.....
Can?t you sort one out with a battery pulled off the plane due to age, and a rebuilt flap actuator that has been degreased and brushes replaced? 😁
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By thinkn9a
Recommended ?out? airports from OSH

With all the folks using out airports this year, there should be a good corporate knowledge of recommended and not recommended airports.

Please let the rest of us know your new found jewel or new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,721
Posted By thinkn9a
Thrashing,.... is the term

What James was recalling is called ?thrashing?,..... the official technical term. I really like it. I talks to what happens when you approach the limit of throughput. Instead of graceful...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,284
Posted By thinkn9a
Requirements for solution?

So,... solutions start with requirements,..... ( and should be guided by facts / analysis)....

While we wait for facts and figures..... how about some brainstorming on REQUIREMENTS,...not point...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,284
Posted By thinkn9a
Don't forget the PILOT as a key part in the system change

I'm sure the systems analysis folks will sort out the max landing rates achievable, and potential maximum arrival rates given multiple scenarios of day, weather, special landings, emergencies, etc. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,721
Posted By thinkn9a
Brainstorming, con?t

Flow control

- simple system..... using registration numbers,.... group them into 3 or 4 groups,... assign them a time slot e.g. on hour to 15 min after,.... 15 min after to 30 min after,... ...
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