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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By rmarshall234
If you are using it as a throttle cable on a...

If you are using it as a throttle cable on a Formula One racer I'd say "yes".

At the end of one of my very first heat races at Reno and at the top of the zoom I went to ease the throttle back from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By rmarshall234
Here's a tidbit for the memory bank... You can...

Here's a tidbit for the memory bank...

You can send it to Aircraft Accessories in OK and they will convert it from a high pressure pump to a low pressure pump. Or vis a versa. Good pumps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By rmarshall234
Looks like a Weldon to me. Good pumps, I just...

Looks like a Weldon to me. Good pumps, I just put one in my biplane project.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm quite sure you are fine. Looks good to...

I'm quite sure you are fine. Looks good to me.

I've never heard of a minimum length requirement or concern.
Forum: RV-4 09-20-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By rmarshall234
There you go...from a painting...

There you go...from a painting professional.


I've used Prekote with very good success as well. I think it was manufactured for Boeing and is the go-to-alternative to the previous harsh on your...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By rmarshall234
There is a mathematical formula that one can use...

There is a mathematical formula that one can use to make incredibly accurate (multiple) bends in tubing. We had to do it in A&P school but I think it can be found in AC 43.13.1B. It takes time to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-15-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By rmarshall234
PM sent regarding the Garmin 250XL

PM sent regarding the Garmin 250XL
Forum: California 09-14-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By rmarshall234
Tons of empty hangars out here in Banning. Cheap...

Tons of empty hangars out here in Banning. Cheap too. We need more active flyers - come on out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By rmarshall234
I don't have a definitive answer but I would...

I don't have a definitive answer but I would interpret the regulation to mean anything within the outer limits of that upside down wedding cake. Including *below the class B shelf. I know here in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,049
Posted By rmarshall234
Tipping at the FBO

Here's a personal story to help support my earlier post:

I purchased some jacks off another forum today and the pilot/owner is out of town. He called the FBO and asked the office if the lineman can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,856
Posted By rmarshall234
Ah...the Shower Solution! That's the best...

Ah...the Shower Solution! That's the best problem solver there is, nice job thinking outside the box.;)
Forum: California 08-15-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By rmarshall234
Sweet. Way to go Bruce!!

Sweet. Way to go Bruce!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,049
Posted By rmarshall234
Tip the ramp guys, or not? Heck yeah. If they...

Tip the ramp guys, or not?

Heck yeah. If they give good service.

In this race-to-the-bottom society we seem to be living in now with the haves and the have nots, it's practically the only way to...
Forum: California 08-13-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By rmarshall234
Have you tried calling Derick at Pacific...

Have you tried calling Derick at Pacific Executive Aviation? They used to have a Maroon colored SUV used as a curtesy car. Buy Fuel for car and plane though!:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,381
Posted By rmarshall234
I have first hand knowledge because I did pretty...

I have first hand knowledge because I did pretty much exactly what you are talking about. I bought a suitable engine about 5 years ago when it became available at a good price. Set it aside until...
Forum: RV-3 07-15-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By rmarshall234
Why would you want to take a chance with this and...

Why would you want to take a chance with this and not just add a back-up fuel pump like every other RV we've all seen? Imagine that engine driven pump failing at the worst possible time - on final...
Forum: Propellers 06-20-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By rmarshall234
Not sure if this will be helpful but... Clark...

Not sure if this will be helpful but...

Clark Lydick of Performance Propellers once told me to use nail polish to seal a small scar (caused by poor spinner clearance) in the wood of one of his...
Forum: RV-3 06-15-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,988
Posted By rmarshall234
Sweeeeeet!! Very nice, enjoy it and single-seat...

Sweeeeeet!!

Very nice, enjoy it and single-seat flying.

My only suggestion would be to sort out any shortcomings it may have right away. Mine had a slightly heavy wing and a too-far-forward CG for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By rmarshall234
The fine wire is extremely hard and *brittle. Do...

The fine wire is extremely hard and *brittle. Do not touch it when cleaning or you run the risk of breaking it and buying a new plug.
Forum: RV-3 06-11-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By rmarshall234
Maybe somebody can check me on this but I seem to...

Maybe somebody can check me on this but I seem to recall that aircraft certification requires 9" of prop clearance on the ground for a TW airplane and 7" for a nosedragger. Seems like a good...
Forum: Reviews 05-31-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By rmarshall234
That's good to know, thanks!

That's good to know, thanks!
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By rmarshall234
Isn't Randy Lervold (RV-3 and 8 builder...

Isn't Randy Lervold (RV-3 and 8 builder extraordinaire) over at Dynon now? Having moved from Carbon Cub. Good things seem to follow that guy around.
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By rmarshall234
Just Wheel Land it. I said pretty much the same...

Just Wheel Land it. I said pretty much the same thing as you to my buddy Charlie when I first got my -3 and that was his advice, "Just Wheel Land It". So I did and I never looked back. 500 hrs...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-26-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By rmarshall234
What you are speaking of is called an Enrichment...

What you are speaking of is called an Enrichment Valve and no, the Ellison TBI doesn't have this specific feature. Having said that, the metering holes / jets in the slide of the Ellison may be...
Forum: RV-3 05-09-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,365
Posted By rmarshall234
Don't rule out a well designed FP wooden...

Don't rule out a well designed FP wooden propeller. I had one of the early Clark Lydick Laminated Maple Performance Propellers on my RV3. The Anhedral Design. Granted, my -3 had high compression...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,929
Posted By rmarshall234
Allen Silver is extremely knowledgeable but he is...

Allen Silver is extremely knowledgeable but he is a dealer for Softie parachutes only. Softie makes a _great_ parachute it may not be the best choice for you and your application. Just keep that in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By rmarshall234
To Pete's point: Come out to KRNM one day and...

To Pete's point:

Come out to KRNM one day and watch him put his T-6 away and then watch the lineman put Chuck Hall's P51 away by towing from the front. It will sometimes take a new lineman 6 months...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,266
Posted By rmarshall234
Awesome, will do, thanks so much!

Awesome, will do, thanks so much!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,266
Posted By rmarshall234
This in an interesting thread. I will soon be...

This in an interesting thread.

I will soon be adapting a Bonehead Mamba skydiving helmet for use in the biplane I am building. The Mamba has a CF chin guard which I like, and I will mount the mic...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By rmarshall234
^^^ Great advice

^^^

Great advice
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By rmarshall234
I concur. Aircraft Magneto Service in MT rocks! ...

I concur. Aircraft Magneto Service in MT rocks! The only place I'll send my mags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,889
Posted By rmarshall234
Are you working with Donnie (Avengerboss) at...

Are you working with Donnie (Avengerboss) at KRNM? If there are good RVs in the area for sale he would be the guy that knows about them.

Having said that, you can't go wrong with a Bonanza. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By rmarshall234
Perhaps there is a restriction in the induction...

Perhaps there is a restriction in the induction air at full throttle.? Too much fuel or not enough air would make it run rich. What kind of air filtration is he running? Maybe a flight w/o the air...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By rmarshall234
^^^ This is why I believe it is so important to...

^^^

This is why I believe it is so important to have a timing display in the cockpit and I think the folks over at SDS are the only one's providing it.

High cylinder head temps are the concern and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,383
Posted By rmarshall234
If it were me I'd check Chino and Riverside. ...

If it were me I'd check Chino and Riverside. Oceanside wouldn't be bad if you wind up in South OC but hangar space might be limited. Carlsbad sucks for GA.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By rmarshall234
I've been using Costco 12" wide Stretch-tite...

I've been using Costco 12" wide Stretch-tite saran wrap. Cleaned the glass with Plexus first, then wrapped the glass with the cling-wrap. Seems to be working well.
Forum: Flight Testing 10-09-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,708
Posted By rmarshall234
Get a parachute and have someone teach you how to...

Get a parachute and have someone teach you how to use it properly. It the flying part goes sideways just change hats and go for a skydive instead. Having a parachute and a well rehearsed "plan B"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,018
Posted By rmarshall234
>Lesson forgotten and relearned: Thoroughly...

>Lesson forgotten and relearned: Thoroughly understand the operation of any system before tearing into it for a repair!

I worked with an overly rambunctious A&P once who would jump right into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,365
Posted By rmarshall234
The best thing I found for the tight confines of...

The best thing I found for the tight confines of my RV3 was a wine sack. Flexible so you can shove and store anywhere, can be used as a lumbar pad :p, give's your water a nice grape flavor..:D and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,054
Posted By rmarshall234
>Has anyone found anything of significance when...

>Has anyone found anything of significance when disassembling Gascolator for inspection?

I found a big leaf in there once, was all coiled up like a cocoon. I always wondered if it was the swirling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By rmarshall234
You can also wear a parachute. It will add 3...

You can also wear a parachute. It will add 3 inches to your inseam and give you an option should you ever have a really bad day flying.
Forum: Reviews 09-13-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By rmarshall234
Vic Syracuse is the Real Deal. He came to our...

Vic Syracuse is the Real Deal.

He came to our airport to do a prebuy on an airplane I had been maintaining so I got to see him in action. Not just with the mechanical stuff but afterwards when he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,632
Posted By rmarshall234
Transferring fuel always gives me the creeps for...

Transferring fuel always gives me the creeps for this very reason. I view it like I view similar risks....the likelihood of something happening is pretty low but the _consequences_ if something goes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,264
Posted By rmarshall234
Very cool! And particularly that you caught it...

Very cool! And particularly that you caught it on film.

I don't understand the phenomenon all that well but there's a great photo of this and Sean D. Tucker on the Softie website which is very...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-12-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,388
Posted By rmarshall234
Fuel injection. I'm not sold on that new one...

Fuel injection.


I'm not sold on that new one from down under (Rotec?) but maybe others have tried it and are happy.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-11-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By rmarshall234
I would advise against drilling into the Ellison...

I would advise against drilling into the Ellison TBI. Those things are as rare as hens teeth anymore and getting them serviced is nearly impossible and you have no idea what introducing a probe...
Forum: Steam Gauges 08-10-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,193
Posted By rmarshall234
When that oil and goo finally works its way up...

When that oil and goo finally works its way up into the gage the needle will start "sticking" too. Best to keep it out as Vic suggests. I like the filter suggestion as well but have never tried it.
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,214
Posted By rmarshall234
$26K w/o labor, wow. I could put you and 9 of...

$26K w/o labor, wow. I could put you and 9 of your friends in brand new parachutes and teach you how to use them for that. Even more with the volume discount:D Heck, we could even have our own...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,776
Posted By rmarshall234
I knew a mechanic that would install two gaskets...

I knew a mechanic that would install two gaskets and swore by that technique.

But definitely, DC-4. I put that stuff in my coffee ;)

Hi Pete.
Forum: RV-3 07-24-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,548
Posted By rmarshall234
It all depends on how the guy built it, Mark. ...

It all depends on how the guy built it, Mark. Being an experimental, he could have done anything. Although, I'd be surprised (or maybe not :eek:) if he ran flexible line for the entire length so...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,686
Posted By rmarshall234
3 crashes, Pilot and PAX bailed out in each...

3 crashes, Pilot and PAX bailed out in each instance.

Engine failure over very inhospitable terrain.

Spin testing that wouldn't recover (test pilots)

Rudder control failure in flight.

Bottom...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,686
Posted By rmarshall234
Thanks for sharing Doug. I have several other...

Thanks for sharing Doug.

I have several other customers that have bailed out too. There were 6 guys that bailed out in 2018 alone. It's doable.

Funny thing is...most of the resistance I hear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,289
Posted By rmarshall234
Yes. It's a really good and rare person to come...

Yes. It's a really good and rare person to come forward with a post like this. The kind of guy we want to stick around!

Cheers.
Forum: Safety 06-19-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,686
Posted By rmarshall234
I choose option C: Point the airplane to open...

I choose option C: Point the airplane to open water and Parachute to safety.:) Just make sure its a Softie :D

Especially the guys in the Red Pitts...geezz, you know they must have had parachutes...
Forum: RV-3 05-05-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By rmarshall234
Find a long runway and "fly it on" in a wheel...

Find a long runway and "fly it on" in a wheel landing. Then just keep reducing your speed a little at a time until you find the sweet spot. And _then_ look inside and see what the numbers are.

I...
Forum: RV-3 05-03-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By rmarshall234
Have you talked to the manufacturers? Barry or...

Have you talked to the manufacturers? Barry or maybe Lord in this case..

They almost all have technical departments and you can usually talk to one of the engineers that designs the thing. That is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By rmarshall234
If you get the Lycoming Operators Manual for the...

If you get the Lycoming Operators Manual for the engine(s) in question it lists all of those dimensions. Will be very helpful / useful information for operating that engine as well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By rmarshall234
Short and slim probably = less than 180 lbs and...

Short and slim probably = less than 180 lbs and therefore you can get by with the Softie Micro. A couple inches more narrow than the standard Mini. Give Holly a call and she'll make sure you wind...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,175
Posted By rmarshall234
Good post. And good decision making...

Good post. And good decision making yourself.

Reminds me of the awful F18 tragedy in San Diego some 10 or 12 years ago where the pilot ejected safely but the airplane crashed into a home just a few...
Forum: Safety 04-07-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,175
Posted By rmarshall234
My buddy Jeremiah Jackson crashed his new RV-10...

My buddy Jeremiah Jackson crashed his new RV-10 on the 4th flight due to an oil line that wasn't torqued properly and subsequently dumped all the oil overboard. Occurred ~ 8 miles east of Ramona...
Forum: Safety 04-05-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,175
Posted By rmarshall234
Excellent. Nice work. A great after action...

Excellent. Nice work. A great after action report for all of us to learn from and a very honest self-evaluation.

As for the suggestion from friends regarding airborne troubleshooting...we have a...
Forum: RV-3 04-01-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By rmarshall234
Slow down with flaps deployed...:)

Slow down with flaps deployed...:)
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,439
Posted By rmarshall234
I once had an employee fire off one of those ABC...

I once had an employee fire off one of those ABC extinguishers in the (non-aviation) shop to try to mask the smell of the joint he was smoking when a Security Guard knocked on the door. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-12-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,331
Posted By rmarshall234
I fly into Banning a lot since my sister lives...

I fly into Banning a lot since my sister lives there. I like it. Yes, it's pretty desolate but the fuel prices are good and lots of ramp space to tie down....into the wind of course. Yes, it gets...
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