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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,474
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow 4x4 tug

Been using this for three years with good success. Only problem is that when your wife sees how well it works, she is gonna need one, too. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,484
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow get dual 10s

I initially paneled a 10 inch in front of pilot and a 7 inch in front of co-pilot. Left screen is normally configured to show flight instruments, engine instruments , and a zoomed in map (immediate...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 46,587
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Good info!

Thanks, Steve!

I really appreciate your thorough, evidence-based study and unbiased reporting. In aviation, as in life, facts work better than opinoin. Thanks!

In mentally preparing for when it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Stick grabber gust lock, but doubles as a camera...

Stick grabber gust lock, but doubles as a camera mount. :D

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag186/RLKellogg/20170402_111441_zpsb5hfiogs.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By RKellogg
Ever see one of these?

... mostly carbon steel, one moving part, orange paint, knurled knob, 1/4-20 thread.

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag186/RLKellogg/20170422_150414_zpsgbl0xxbb.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 130,260
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Static port plumbing

Bill,
In your tailcone photo, it looks like the static port plumbing will connect the line forward at the bottom of that tee on the right static port. If rain water or wash water gets in the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,372
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Mission Profile...?

My -7A started out as a -7. During the build process I got a ride in a -7, and the forward visibility during taxi caused me to re-think the little wheel question. I had read reports about highly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,672
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Solenoid - automotive.

Michael, I had same issue with two different low time ST starters, same p/n. Replacement solenoid fixed problem. Found ST difficult to deal with. Apparenly they do not track production by serial...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-08-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 75,278
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Vlad, you are amazing! Thx for posting! A...

Vlad, you are amazing! Thx for posting! A bright spot in a cold rainy day.
Forum: Safety 11-30-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,115
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Huh??

I am all for safety, and fires in cowls are bad.

But there are many variables in the system. The method of exhaust pipe support (or lack thereof) may be more critical to header pipe fatigue. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-20-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,922
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow primer?

Thanks! ...on the aluminum parts or the fiberglass parts?

Sure was swell.flying in my corner of the.midwest today, after two days of high winds and low klag. Eventually did.find a copilot for a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-20-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,922
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Well, huh....

So this story outlines the reason i deceided that a side by side better fit my mission profile than a tandem. And yet, here i sit at Panera enjoying a crispy apple muffin with my morning joe. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,988
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Snorkel

Simon,
Looks good. Did you check clearance to the cowl yet? Need adequate gap to allow engine motion relative to cowl. That may be when the fun starts, IIRC...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,269
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Sounds like work...

I built a 4 into 1 for my -7A. The combination of nose gear, cowl, and cold induction eliminated commercially available offerings at that time. I bought 321 1.75 x .035 wall stainless straights and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,444
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Be patient...

Gary,

I remember being at that stage of phase one and thinking, "am I ever going to trust this plane/pilot combination enough to dare carrying a passenger?". Continue being thorough, deliberate,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,374
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow time for compromise...??

Three decades ago I repeatedly faced this term, across three continents, and determined that "GAGE" was the better spelling. It is phonetic, efficient, easy to remember without complex memorized...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,922
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Thanks!

Alex, CanJoy, Chuck, Doug, Charlie, 8Ball, Ben, Bret Mike, Red,

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, glad to hear that it made someone smile, or stop and think, or something.

So far the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,585
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Rudder change...

The first RV-7 kits used the -8 rudder. Later kits use the -9 rudder to improve spin recovery, IIRC.

And don't overlook the A-model nose gear mods....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,922
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow How I Met Gayle

How I Met Gayle

Chasing the setting sun toward the west, the prairie glides past beneath my silver wing. The heat of the autumn day fades seamlessly to the chill of night. Farm buildings, small...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,048
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow glass upgrade - go big!

I realize each situation is different, ASF, but I might replace the entire six-pack sub-panel with as large a screen as possible. There is so much information available from modern glass, most of it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,369
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow beaches...

Fascinating, Vlad!

Forgive my ignorance, but is there a way to "read" the sand before landing? I can imagine it is like landing on Velcro, and by the time you realize that it is too soft you are...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,624
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow parabolic reflector

Based on personal experience with a Sport Criuser, the interior surface of the open canopy reflects and focuses the sun's rays in a concentrated spot that melts/burns the top of the glareshield. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,919
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Direct to inspection cover...

I mounted the module directly to the top side of the inspection cover. It was the simplest retrofit method, and has worked well so far. During inspection, after removing the inspection cover screws...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,524
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow header tank vent line...

Would connecting a vent line from the top of the header tank back to (either) of the high-wing tank resolve this issue? No need to add an additional external vent port, and the header tank sees...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 163,591
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Wow!

Clap, clap, clap! Thanks, Vlad, for having the guts to live this adventure, and the generosity to share it so eloquently with us. I have held a hunderd questions about logistics, but can only cheer...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 185,034
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Yeah, but...

... doesn't the organization bear some responsibility for telling its people that they don't need to be 'jackboots' all the time? My taxes are paying his salary. Wish I could write a couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,672
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Trust...

Its an issue of trust. Years ago I paid for a pre-buy, and later found out that the inspector was friend of seller. Oops.

He who pays the piper gets to call the tune. Usually.

Roger
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 163,591
Posted By RKellogg
Ahhhhh....!

This is going to be good. Lemee go get a large mug of coffee...
Thanks, Vlad!
- Roger
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,008
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Tip: excess aluminum tubing >> vase

Well, there was some leftover tubing, and you know how much fun it is to make those flares in with the Rolo-Flare tool... a bit of epoxy and, ... a gift for your sweetie! But don't tell her you made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,839
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Level turn is not a 1g turn...

Just to clarify, a coordinated LEVEL turn is not a 1g maneuver. At any bank angle the load factor increases, proportional to the inverse of the cosine of the bank angle . Recall from primary...
Forum: Safety 03-21-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,588
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow white-tailed hawk?

So, was that a white-tailed hawk? Did he have a bald head? Couldn't tell...but he didn't work too hard to evade.

A year ago, 3000 feet at cruise, saw a hawk 500 feet higher and off to right, as...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-06-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,208
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow NYNY

Pretty cool, Vlad! Thanks for sharing. I must get there someday soon.
Roger
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,749
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow and you wonder why??

[QUOTE=mike newall;1059081]Now...
My wife does not like flying in little airplanes, ...



Mike,
If I rolled my wife, she would never touch the plane again. And I'd probably have to steam-clean the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-29-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,682
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow heat gun

Use heat gun or other source of heat on the back side of aluminum. Huge difference.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-03-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,351
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Nice!

Vlad, your pix make Illinois seem so... boring. I need to get out more...
- Roger
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,468
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow perspective...

Break up the long row of toggles. Make it easy to find switches without reading labels. Place the mag p-lead switches high in panel, avoid accidental bumps. Consider service of behind-panel items....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,814
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Sharing...

Larry, enjoyed your post. My WWII vet passed before I finished the RV. Right up 'til the end he would ask about project progress and showed a deep interest. Wish there were a picture of him...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,833
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Ten Inch SVs, please!!

Hi, Pilp Bilbo!
Everyone has opinions, a few of mine, no charge. >>
I have been flying with two SkyViews for 200 hours, one SV-10 and one SV-7. With this experience, I am planning to replace the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,285
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow We named a cloud after you!

Merry Christmas, BabyDoll!

Thanks for sharing all those flying adventures with us this past year! Kitty Hawk, Wilmar, Kenmare, Ocean Isle Beach, Niagara Falls, Rick’s Boatyard Café, Petit Jean,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,490
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Inverted fuel vents...

If the vent port is higher than the fuel level when the plane is belly-up, it shouldn't leak fuel, unless the fuel is expanding within the tank which could happen if the hypothetical inversion occurs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,490
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow fuel tank vent manifold

Hmmmm... interesting. So, does the aluminum drum fill up with fuel when the fuel in the tank expands in the sun? Is there a way to drain it? Could it fill up with condensation, and freeze?

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,490
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Fuel Tank Vent lines freezing?? >>KitPlanes

I read Ken Krueger's (excellent) article about fuel system design in the recent issue of KitPlanes magazine last night. (Thank you, Ken!) The part about fuel vent lines not having a low spot that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Grins!

Congrats, Tim!

Welcome to VAF. Nice looking plane. We chatted briefly on the ramp at 3MY last Sunday morning.

Fly Safe!

- Roger & Wild Blue
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,579
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Once-through wisdom...

After building an RV-7A, and flying it for 190 hours, I'd offer the following:

Decisions I would repeat:

- Side-by-side - I like (mostly) the co-pilots I fly with, and am willing to trade away a...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-20-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 101,458
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow well, since you asked...

... I found a couple of pix. The PB uses two existing hanger walls. A third wall and ceiling are 6 mil Visqueen on 2x4 stud frame. The end wall is a full-width roll-up visqueen door, with rope...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-19-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 101,458
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow paint booth ideas...

Steve, Looks like a good start!

Paint spray droplets and volitiles are denser than air and will settle to the floor. Sucking the air out at the lowest level will suck out the dirtiest air.

You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,876
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow orphaned projects

Dave,

I picked up an orphaned project at a similar stage 7 years ago. In retrospect I got a good deal. Saved a year of building time and about 7AMU. Got me started on a truly fun project at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Keep pounding those rivets!

Vlad, Rocky, Bill, CJ, Ben, Merrill,

Yes, if I had known six years ago how much fun this was going to be, I would have expedited the build!

Hoping to add "AR" to the states list this weekend...

-...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow First anniversary report - Wild Blue

Just completed first annual condition inspection. Generally pleased with the way things look after 180 hours of flying adventures. So far we have landed in IL, WI, MN, ND, NY, NC, IA, MO, MI, KY,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,456
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Lake Superior WX

Dale, the WX was splendid, as evidenced in the pix. Sorry to hear that it isn't always that nice. Was hoping that there was a perpetually sunny northern paradise just three hours north of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-24-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,456
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Sault St Marie, Michigan

Last month we flew up to Sault St Marie, MI, from our base near Chicago, had a great time! We like to find destinations that are walkable. We landed at Sanderson Airport, walked to hotel, walked to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-24-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,694
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow great idea...??

Vlad,
I can guess "what", but have no idea "where". I can hardly wait!
- Roger
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,694
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Ohio lakes ...

I have heard that every lake in Ohio (except Lake Erie) is manmade. Heard that someplace, and haven?t found evidence to the contrary yet.

A recent flight to KFFA took us past this manmade lake. ...
Forum: RV-3 09-21-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 215,125
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Katie, looks like the ram shaft of your squeezer...

Katie, looks like the ram shaft of your squeezer is crying out for a drop of light oil! (Looks like a bit of rust from here.) Nice report, thanks for sharing in such detail. - Roger
Forum: Fiberglass 09-21-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,027
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Thin ??

Barney,
Is the fiberglass thin in that area? (Tap with a coin.) If it is thin in the seam area, you could reinforce the inside with a small piece of fiberglass cloth or tape and epoxy. Sand the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,984
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Thanks for the great write-up Pete! Been meaning...

Thanks for the great write-up Pete! Been meaning to get there to see the detector, since I did a wee bit of the engineering that went into the 48 foot long PVC extrusions that make up the MINOS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,619
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow ZipLock ??

Wow... cool. I can't wait until my next oil change! Thanks, Vlad!
- Roger
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,207
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Hmmm... this sounds like a good solution. Does...

Hmmm... this sounds like a good solution. Does it introduce any additional potential failure modes? .025 wire?
- Roger
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-11-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,487
Posted By RKellogg
Talking .... I know a guy that can fix roofs....

.... I know a guy that can fix roofs....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,991
Posted By RKellogg
Talking Darwin was partly right...

Hmmm... maybe not. Personal observation is that the species tends to breed before it reaches the age where it begins leaving fuel drains open for climb-out. Small sample size, though. :D
- Roger
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,036
Posted By RKellogg
Talking Nickels, dimes, and quarters?? For paying...

Nickels, dimes, and quarters?? For paying landing fees??
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,069
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow condition inspection ?

Hmm. So should each circuit breaker be deliberately shorted to verify that it will trip? ...Maybe as part of annual condition inspection?

BTW, I really do not like the 'feel' of the switch...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,069
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Especially when you need a dozen of 'em... but...

Especially when you need a dozen of 'em... but being stranded in East Overshoe on a Saturday night isn't cheap either. :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,069
Posted By RKellogg
Arrow Yes.... sorry. I redacted that sentence to...

Yes.... sorry. I redacted that sentence to avoid insulting any particular brand. My lawyer said...
Thanks for the advice!
- Roger
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