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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By gnuse
PM sent on squeezer.

PM sent on squeezer.
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-30-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By gnuse
Searching for humptybump

I am hoping someone on the forum may have a current contact for Glen Salmon, "humptybump". I know he hasn't been active for a bit, but I have an I-Gate he helped with, that he famously devised with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-24-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By gnuse
I was hoping to find out enough to do more than...

I was hoping to find out enough to do more than replace the 9v battery, which didn't bring it back to life. It has worked since I owned the airplane and is about the only item on the plane without...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-23-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By gnuse
Help needed

Silence? VAF has always come through.

Does anyone know of this product? Have a manual or installation manual?

How about a contact or owner?

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,296
Posted By gnuse
I was asking if Van's showed what the calendar...

I was asking if Van's showed what the calendar photos were in reduced size.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-15-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By gnuse
Aero Enhancement Ultra Vision UV250-1

My RV-8 has this installed. I can find no specs or manual for this on the internet. There is a label on my panel that states: "Maximum backup battery lamp operation time is 4 hours". As it states...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By gnuse
Bill, Thanks! Thomas called me back this...

Bill,

Thanks! Thomas called me back this afternoon and we are going to see where it goes. I struggle to think how a company such as this can be so out of touch.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By gnuse
Thanks, Bill! That is exactly what I was hoping...

Thanks, Bill! That is exactly what I was hoping to hear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By gnuse
I am aware of the above posts, however this...

I am aware of the above posts, however this thread was to hopefully find a way to contact Champion. So far in three months they have not returned emails or phone calls.

Also, I doubt any shop has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By gnuse
Help trying to contact Champion Aerospace

I am trying to find an answer to the resistance in one of my REM38S spark plugs. I have been calling, leaving messages, emailing, etc. Champion Aerospace since September and have received NO return...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,908
Posted By gnuse
I'm surprised this thread has gone silent. It...

I'm surprised this thread has gone silent.

It would appear there is some number of defective Tempest oil filters in circulation.

Has anyone that has experienced the problem contacted them? If so,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 641,152
Posted By gnuse
Thank you. When I turned and saw my airplane with...

Thank you. When I turned and saw my airplane with that background, the color scheme made all of the sense in the world.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 641,152
Posted By gnuse
Here is my airplane in Grand Canyon last week for...

Here is my airplane in Grand Canyon last week for breakfast at L41.
Click for larger image.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By gnuse
Skydogs - 10 Days - 5000+miles - SW U.S.

Myself and a few other RV neighbors have enjoyed flying the entire U.S., every corner, top to bottom. This trip finished my of the country from north Georgia to L.A., Texas, N.M., AZ., CA., Catalina...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-21-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By gnuse
Skydogs - 10 Days - 5000mi - S.W. U.S.

Myself and a few other RV neighbors have enjoyed flying the entire U.S., every corner, top to bottom. This trip finished my of the country from north Georgia to L.A., Texas, N.M., AZ., CA., Catalina...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,239
Posted By gnuse
Have you been able to find any parts for these? ...

Have you been able to find any parts for these? Particularly the "Key Fitting".
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,250
Posted By gnuse
Agree, Stein connectors. I got tired of what I...

Agree, Stein connectors. I got tired of what I found elsewhere.
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-12-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,315
Posted By gnuse
I do and my iGate is still working. ADSB...

I do and my iGate is still working. ADSB certainly doesn't supply the information that APRS does. Like Sam, I'm not sure what I would do if it quit but Byonics has been 100% supportive of keeping it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By gnuse
PAI-700 vertical card compass 100% to VAF

I posted this ad in the classified and was quickly taken up on the offer. Thanks to those that made this happen.

Maybe we should all do a little cleaning out and support VAF more. :)
Forum: COMM 09-27-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
Thanks, Carl. I miss worded the TX light thing,...

Thanks, Carl. I miss worded the TX light thing, it is just an TX or RX indication on the screen of the radio, not an actual light.

It appears that sometimes the simplest procedure can solve a...
Forum: COMM 09-27-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
I am testing on the ground and then taking off....

I am testing on the ground and then taking off. I'm not sure I can answer your question other than that.

The sidetone is silent when not transmitting, as is the TX light missing on the Comm radios....
Forum: COMM 09-27-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
If this could be a cause, I am sure that there is...

If this could be a cause, I am sure that there is a possibility that the Bose might have gotten switched inadvertently. I will check how to do that and confirm it is set to MONO.

Would this cause...
Forum: COMM 09-27-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
Really? I don't understand your point.

Really? I don't understand your point.
Forum: COMM 09-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
Thanks, Carl. The problem is that the no TX is...

Thanks, Carl.
The problem is that the no TX is only happening in the air. Both radios receive and transmit perfectly on the ground - with engine off, taxiing out, and during run-up. Both radios do...
Forum: COMM 09-26-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
As I stated initially, I tried my Bose and a...

As I stated initially, I tried my Bose and a David Clark today with the same result...no TX in the air but excellent on the ground.
Forum: COMM 09-26-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
Today I did take the PMA4000 out of the panel and...

Today I did take the PMA4000 out of the panel and spray both connectors with DeOxit. I got the airplane all back together, however was unable to test fly it.

I did reread the manual this evening...
Forum: COMM 09-26-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
No mods excepting a smoke system. Both radios do...

No mods excepting a smoke system. Both radios do not transmit in the air, they do receive in the air.

I am working on the answer to your second question. There are two bent antenna on bottom of...
Forum: COMM 09-26-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,844
Posted By gnuse
Tx on ground, not in air

I am certainly no expert on these matters, so I hope the collective knowledge of this group can help guide me to a solution.

On a recent flight I realized that my RV-8's comm radios, a Garmin 430W...
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By gnuse
Easy, I use RAM mounts.

Easy, I use RAM mounts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,141
Posted By gnuse
RV-8 Deep front baggage removable bin???

Not sure how else to identify this, but I was wondering if another RV-8 owner has found a removable box/bin to put in the lower area of the front baggage compartment. I thought this would be an easy...
Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,282
Posted By gnuse
I can actually see my 740b in my RV-8 in any...

I can actually see my 740b in my RV-8 in any light, whereas my iPad is often not bright enough to see Foreflight very well --- and that is even with the Koger Sunshade overhead.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Posted By gnuse
I have some of those small mirrors that fit on...

I have some of those small mirrors that fit on the footprint of the roll bar, so that don't impact the view out. I used the click together/industrial strength velcro to attach them. It has worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,425
Posted By gnuse
Congratulations to your son. That sure likes...

Congratulations to your son.

That sure likes like where I took my check ride a long time ago!

Of course, having a World Champion Glider Pilot nearby helped I'm guessing.;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,094
Posted By gnuse
Two current RV-8 ads and the significant loss it creates for VAF!

I just wanted to bring attention to the two RV-8's currently for sale in the classified section.

Without going into detail, for anyone here will already know of these two, I would like to thank both...
Forum: Photography 12-18-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By gnuse
I believe the tie down threads are common to the...

I believe the tie down threads are common to the larger camera tripod. B&H Photo makes one that converts to the smaller camera mount thread and they are inexpensive and strong. Then just a lock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,774
Posted By gnuse
Very nice videos. Can you tell us about your...

Very nice videos. Can you tell us about your cameras? Especially the front 360 camera! Very cool idea.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-02-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,280
Posted By gnuse
I use a Drift Ghost 4K (value, endurance, and...

I use a Drift Ghost 4K (value, endurance, and aerodynamics) and a mount like you have on my wing. How did you mount the camera to the roll bar?

Thanks for providing the spectacular videos. Your...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-02-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,280
Posted By gnuse
Sure would appreciate hearing about your cameras,...

Sure would appreciate hearing about your cameras, the mounting, etc. Thanks for the great videos!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,038
Posted By gnuse
Thank you so much for this help. As I stated...

Thank you so much for this help.

As I stated previously, I am just replacing the SS tape that has been on the plane since new.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,038
Posted By gnuse
Thanks, Vince, but my Rocket has moved...

Thanks, Vince, but my Rocket has moved on.....years ago.

As I am trying to replace the SS tape on one flap, I am afraid your suggestion doesn't apply.

Hopefully someone will answer my first post.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,038
Posted By gnuse
RV-8 flap removal to replace SS tape

Dragging this thread out as it is one of many on VAF that is timeless.

My RV-8 has this stainless tape and an edge has come loose. Efforts to reattach it were unsuccessful, so I am OK with...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-17-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By gnuse
I should mention that Reggie stated that his new...

I should mention that Reggie stated that his new display is whiter than the original blue display. I think the pictures above confirm that.

The price was reasonable and the turn-around was less...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-16-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By gnuse
VM1000 display overhaul by Reggie

I felt I should share my experience with the support that Reggie gives the VM1000 owners.

The VM1000 display in my RV-8 was disappearing into darkness....literally.

Reggie has been one of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By gnuse
Grease on the tap is an easy way.

Grease on the tap is an easy way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By gnuse
I mounted my antenna next to the starboard vent...

I mounted my antenna next to the starboard vent tube on my RV-8. I have received 100% good ADSB reports. I mounted the uAvionix unit on the side of the gear tower.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-30-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,151
Posted By gnuse
Why do I think Vlad is about to make a post....

Why do I think Vlad is about to make a post. :rolleyes:
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-20-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 72,922
Posted By gnuse
Too much to hope that someone would design a...

Too much to hope that someone would design a "take-apart" solution so that no welding is required? Now that would be truly awesome. :)
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-20-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,480
Posted By gnuse
Have you checked with Allen -- Byonics? I have...

Have you checked with Allen -- Byonics? I have always had great help from him.
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-24-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,383
Posted By gnuse
Are you talking N153MC? If so, check the PM I...

Are you talking N153MC? If so, check the PM I just sent you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By gnuse
Glad you got the weight of the paperwork low...

Glad you got the weight of the paperwork low enough for the 8 to get back in the air. ;)
Forum: APRS Tracking 05-23-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,255
Posted By gnuse
Thumbs up The V6 made a big difference in my RV-8 wingtip...

The V6 made a big difference in my RV-8 wingtip installation. Thanks to Allen for getting me to change from what you were using. He is very, very good at keeping you up and running IMHO.
Forum: COMM 04-24-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By gnuse
Thanks, I was thinking I had missed out and then...

Thanks, I was thinking I had missed out and then you come to save the day.

George
Forum: COMM 04-24-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By gnuse
It appears that cable upgrade offer ended in...

It appears that cable upgrade offer ended in March.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,536
Posted By gnuse
Sam, any chance you will be able to supply us...

Sam, any chance you will be able to supply us with some measurements? Thanks.
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,965
Posted By gnuse
That video sure hooked me......still fun to watch!

That video sure hooked me......still fun to watch!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,491
Posted By gnuse
Last year I had my 430 upgraded to WAAS. Shopping...

Last year I had my 430 upgraded to WAAS. Shopping for price is not an option, but I realized that the cost of the upgrade was close to the increase in value of the unit. Garmin prices increase on a...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,664
Posted By gnuse
I got mine from Abby, and it made a dramatic...

I got mine from Abby, and it made a dramatic difference in reducing cold air entry. Her's are very nicely made.
Forum: Southeast 07-11-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By gnuse
What would you like to know? I live near by, flew...

What would you like to know? I live near by, flew there yesterday. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,985
Posted By gnuse
Regardless of your conclusions, I think Sam and...

Regardless of your conclusions, I think Sam and others will concur, that getting your HAM license (for many of us a life long dream) and the costs involved make APRS a worthy piece of technology....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,944
Posted By gnuse
Just a hint, but possibly you moved the Schrader...

Just a hint, but possibly you moved the Schrader valve and moved some dust/debris out of the seal. Not positive, but I would remove it and clean it off or replace it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,250
Posted By gnuse
I stumbled on this build from the past. Seems a...

I stumbled on this build from the past. Seems a reasonable solution, cost and time wise.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=119593&highlight=tail+jack
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,250
Posted By gnuse
Thanks for the input. I wonder if my wife will...

Thanks for the input.

I wonder if my wife will miss her Yoga pad.

As for leveling the aircraft that is good if there is a way to accomplish this. I have been hoping to find one of those tail lifts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,250
Posted By gnuse
Leaning into cockpit, how do you not slide down wing?

I hate leaning over the fuselage to undo the multitude of screws inside my RV-8. To add to that there is the aggravation of sliding down the wing and painful knees. Maybe it is winter and cold temps...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 34,768
Posted By gnuse
Kit Sn 81074 Rivets in place, so no holes for...

Kit Sn 81074
Rivets in place, so no holes for bolts. :)
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