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Forum: Interiors 12-27-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,738
Posted By mculver
Alas, the photos in this thread are no longer...

Alas, the photos in this thread are no longer available. Anyone (Dan?) able to re-post them an update the thread?

Thanks!

Mike
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-09-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,778
Posted By mculver
And there are some things that you don't want to...

And there are some things that you don't want to know...
Forum: Safety 11-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,354
Posted By mculver
I think the collapse of GA is already in the rear...

I think the collapse of GA is already in the rear view mirror. Some of the type clubs now have national membership teetering on 100 total members for widely-flown types. Main reason for shrinkage is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,782
Posted By mculver
The last hangar that I planned to rent came with...

The last hangar that I planned to rent came with Wi-Fi, which would have been a game changer for remote control. Unfortunately I became sick and was unable to move in.

However as Wi-Fi becomes...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,998
Posted By mculver
The best thing that I did once inventory ran low...

The best thing that I did once inventory ran low was to order a stock of nutplates and rivets from Genuine Aircraft Hardware (http://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/). That way I never came close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,344
Posted By mculver
+1 -- Jack is indeed a leader, but more...

+1 -- Jack is indeed a leader, but more importantly IMHO the EAA is why we are able to build in the first place. I believe in them enough that I became a lifer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,392
Posted By mculver
Just stuck $50 in the hopper. Sorry to hear that...

Just stuck $50 in the hopper. Sorry to hear that you are in this spot -- even more disappointed that all our contributions are likely to only inflict a small scratch on the bill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,126
Posted By mculver
If I can also answer, Seattle Avionics Voyager...

If I can also answer, Seattle Avionics Voyager runs on the Surface Pro. I have had good past (pre Pro) experience with them, although there was some trash talk from Fan Boys recently regarding the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,126
Posted By mculver
I started out with v1 of the Surface Pro - in...

I started out with v1 of the Surface Pro - in fact i am typing on it right now. It's smaller than the new Surface Pro 3, and is in effect the mini version. You will have the added advantage of saving...
Forum: International 09-25-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,949
Posted By mculver
It is indeed wet right now -- in fact they closed...

It is indeed wet right now -- in fact they closed a highway a couple of days ago because the rain was so hard that they were worried about soil stability. If you read Spanish, www.nacion.com is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,862
Posted By mculver
In the background, you can see my clips on...

In the background, you can see my clips on cardboard setup. Sorry; however this is the cleanest shot that i have...

http://rv9-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/IMG_2450.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,862
Posted By mculver
I cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as...

I cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as the prints, then used these binder clips to hold the entire stack on the cardboard (2-3 clips along each of the 4 edges). In addition the clip in along...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-10-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,917
Posted By mculver
Doug, may the warmth and brightness of the...

Doug, may the warmth and brightness of the heavens shine upon you and your family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,361
Posted By mculver
Without going off the deep end, see this...

Without going off the deep end, see this page:
http://www.gelighting.com/LightingWeb/na/resources/tools/lighting-assistant-toolkit/lighting-layout-estimator.jsp

Remember that you want 50 fc at 30"...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,684
Posted By mculver
Wow! Congrats on the sign-off. EAA Chapter 1440...

Wow! Congrats on the sign-off. EAA Chapter 1440 meets tomorrow night (Tuesday). Come tell folks about the news!

Hopefully I will make the meeting -- may be some logistical issues in that dimension.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,361
Posted By mculver
I bought some 400W metal halide hi bays with...

I bought some 400W metal halide hi bays with prismatic reflectors. For my duty cycle (weekends) led did not pay back.

See...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,110
Posted By mculver
In my opinion, this year's event was the best in...

In my opinion, this year's event was the best in a number of years. The hardware collection is always awesome; and this year it felt more social. The weather was definitely better than the past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,198
Posted By mculver
You should copy/paste this review over on Amazon....

You should copy/paste this review over on Amazon. There are a number of RV-specific reviews over there!

Full disclosure: they tell me that I am an employee...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 40,092
Posted By mculver
I've been in that joint. Was talking to FSS for...

I've been in that joint.

Was talking to FSS for a briefing and to file a flight plan. Meanwhile the noise in the background was straight out of the Star Wars bar scene. FSS was audibly suspicious...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,525
Posted By mculver
Wow, that Imperial War Museum upgrade is...

Wow, that Imperial War Museum upgrade is something else! Wonder if the Lancaster and other planes are still in that dimly-lit gallery. Was kind of depressing on a bright, sunny day -- although likely...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,525
Posted By mculver
One more idea that I can't believe I...

One more idea that I can't believe I missed!

Take your logbook along, and your medical, and by some dual in a Tiger Moth. You can do this at White Waltham (http://www.wlac.co.uk/wlac/), which is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,525
Posted By mculver
+1 on Duxford. You can take the train from London...

+1 on Duxford. You can take the train from London to Cambridge, and then a local bus out to Duxford (if you don't have your own wheels). Tip: purchase the train ticket a few days in advance and as I...
Forum: Polishing your RV 07-09-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,388
Posted By mculver
Word is that corn starch is corrosive. And...

Word is that corn starch is corrosive. And because it works its way into seams and under overlaps. it can cause corrosion in places that are hard to see.

I have no personal knowledge about whether...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,318
Posted By mculver
Give the Seattle Avionics guys a chance to chime...

Give the Seattle Avionics guys a chance to chime in. They are super-responsive and located in the same building as Dynon. The last people on the planet to want you to have a bad experience is Seattle...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-29-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 231,206
Posted By mculver
This is an epic thread; however some of the...

This is an epic thread; however some of the embedded photos at the top of the thread seem to have been removed from the server that hosted them. Any chance of re[posting/fixing the thread with fresh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,562
Posted By mculver
Don't worry about camping reservations ahead of...

Don't worry about camping reservations ahead of arrival. Attendance has dropped off so much that there will be loads of space. This seems to be true at too many (most) fly-ins.

Everett is a 15-20...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,952
Posted By mculver
I have frequently used a SVEA 123 stove for...

I have frequently used a SVEA 123 stove for aircraft camping, because I purchased the stove back in the sixties for backpacking and, well, I still have it. BTW, If you are familiar with that stove,...
Forum: Northwest 06-22-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,048
Posted By mculver
Paul - Our weather in the Seattle area at this...

Paul -

Our weather in the Seattle area at this time of year is characterized by marine layers that tend to burn off by noon or 1 PM. Tuesday looks just fine for VFR, if you arrive early afternoon...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,576
Posted By mculver
Leave your nav lights and strobes on all the time...

Leave your nav lights and strobes on all the time -- unlikely to miss that in a hangar. Saved my battery several times....
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,494
Posted By mculver
Personally I like something that is industry...

Personally I like something that is industry standard. When you need juice is not the time to be screwing around, trying to match your connector with the one that the FBO expects. (Assuming that it...
Forum: ADS-B 01-05-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,808
Posted By mculver
This is cheap and extremely cool technology!...

This is cheap and extremely cool technology! Costs just $12 or so plus shipping at www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C37AZXK. All the software is readily available for free, although some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,665
Posted By mculver
And then, of course, there is that three letter...

And then, of course, there is that three letter word in the title of this thread: YUK

www.sayitshort.com/Community_YUK_113929 or just have fun with Google :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-12-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,035
Posted By mculver
A collection of airport cameras from around the...

A collection of airport cameras from around the Pacific Northwest. Many of these are links to the State of Washington's airport camera network; just presented all in one...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,930
Posted By mculver
Looks like the entry-level 406 MHz are $589-$600...

Looks like the entry-level 406 MHz are $589-$600 or so (Aircraft Spruce and also Chief Aircraft)
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,930
Posted By mculver
Get out the popcorn. My personal opinion, always...

Get out the popcorn.

My personal opinion, always look forward with technology. I installed 406 maybe 5 years ago in my non-RV plane, and just in the lower maintenance department (longer battery...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,757
Posted By mculver
Great article -- they fly into SEA daily, and now...

Great article -- they fly into SEA daily, and now I am going to think "RV" when they go over the house.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,433
Posted By mculver
Worth adding the obvious too -- Paul taking over...

Worth adding the obvious too -- Paul taking over as editor resulted in a number of excellent articles, with this one being my favorite example!

(I was building my RV-9 to be a trans-Atlantic flyer...
Forum: Safety 10-02-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 32,609
Posted By mculver
Oh boy -- brought shivers to my spine. I was at...

Oh boy -- brought shivers to my spine. I was at C29 a couple of years ago and watched a plane depart Runway 09 with the fuel shut off. They made it about 350 feet into the air, and wound up in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,211
Posted By mculver
This is a super easy fix, with the biggest...

This is a super easy fix, with the biggest challenge being simply believing that what I am about to say is true.

Remove the old seal -- I put a couple of sheet metal screws into the front of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,875
Posted By mculver
Worth checking local stores at...

Worth checking local stores at www.NapaOnline.com. What I discovered here in the Seattle area is that at any given time some stores have it on sale, but not all stores. They seem to use it as a...
Forum: Tools 08-30-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,577
Posted By mculver
Thanks to everyone for their replies. I have been...

Thanks to everyone for their replies. I have been on the road; however was reading them as they were posted.

rwtalbot, I appreciate your feedback in particular. What I was trying to avoid is the...
Forum: Tools 08-29-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,577
Posted By mculver
CNC Milling Machines

Thinking about a CNC Milling Machine to manufacture custom RV parts, even though I had to give up the core RV-9 project, as some may recall.

More precisely, thinking about a Grizzly G0704...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,755
Posted By mculver
Fortunately most people have a great experience...

Fortunately most people have a great experience with Lycoming direct.

I purchased a factory-remanufactured (zero time) O-235 for a non-RV installation 11 years ago. Absolutely flawless from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By mculver
Personally I suggest staying on Orcas Island. The...

Personally I suggest staying on Orcas Island. The airport is near Eastsound, and there are all sorts of options from hotels to vacation rentals. Use www.tripadvisor.com (http://www.tripadvisor.com)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,550
Posted By mculver
Our furnace is in the garage. So I simply cut a...

Our furnace is in the garage. So I simply cut a hole in the forced-air plenum and installed an adjustable vent. This is actually a red-tag offense from a code point of view because the air supply for...
Forum: COMM 06-30-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By mculver
Sounds like the battery -- and the battery might...

Sounds like the battery -- and the battery might be at end of life if charging it has little to no effect
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-30-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,414
Posted By mculver
I just toss used polishing materials. Not worth...

I just toss used polishing materials. Not worth the conversation that it causes with your wife if she sees that stuff in the washing machine.
Forum: RV-4 06-30-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,608
Posted By mculver
DOT 4 fluid WILL cause the rubber components to...

DOT 4 fluid WILL cause the rubber components to fail. I made this mistake years ago, and my brakes failed as I was attempting to stop short of the active at MSP with a 727 in short final. Was invited...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-06-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,746
Posted By mculver
Can you call the seller (widow)? Betting they...

Can you call the seller (widow)? Betting they have some leftover boxes with your hardware.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,905
Posted By mculver
I used to design lighting, as I believe a couple...

I used to design lighting, as I believe a couple of folks on VAF do. Some thoughts...

4 ft fixtures are designed to be installed in offices. OK, not the fixture, but the ballast inside them. And...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-20-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,357
Posted By mculver
Sounds like you might be heavy on qty applied....

Sounds like you might be heavy on qty applied. That's a common mistake. Check out www.perfectpolish.com (http://www.perfectpolish.com) for tips in this regard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,894
Posted By mculver
You could make some legal 2" numbers, with these...

You could make some legal 2" numbers, with these being additional "artwork". But I personally believe that doing it once, per regs, is the right answer.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-14-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,635
Posted By mculver
I (was) priming everything. I also own a 1947...

I (was) priming everything. I also own a 1947 unprimed Luscombe, which was not primed internally. Every year you hold your breath and hope that no one finds any surprises. Life is too short for that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 31,436
Posted By mculver
+1 for the detailed write-up. I was...

+1 for the detailed write-up. I was purpose-building my 9 for this mission, before I got sick. So very interested in the vicarious version of the trip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By mculver
This brings back memories! First of a similar...

This brings back memories! First of a similar trip on my Honda 350 from Wisconsin to Seattle to San Francisco, and back to Wisconsin.

And then my brother and I traveled around New Zealand on this....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,746
Posted By mculver
So inquiring minds always want to know... How did...

So inquiring minds always want to know... How did you discover this engine? Sounds like a sweet deal.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-17-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 47,515
Posted By mculver
+1 on loving the stories and photos! Especially...

+1 on loving the stories and photos! Especially after having had the honor of meeting the two of you at OSH last year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,715
Posted By mculver
Whole new meaning for 12 o'clock high

Whole new meaning for 12 o'clock high
Forum: International 01-23-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,611
Posted By mculver
Closely related, I received the following NPRM...

Closely related, I received the following NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) from the FAA this morning. It is currently only for Part 121 operations; however we all know which direction this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,804
Posted By mculver
Wow -- you are rocking along!

Wow -- you are rocking along!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,610
Posted By mculver
Thanks Steve - Very helpful! Need to fit the RV,...

Thanks Steve -

Very helpful! Need to fit the RV, once it is completed, into a hangar with a Luscombe. You confirmed what I thought: I need to raise the Luscombe in order for the RV to slide under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,610
Posted By mculver
While we are at it, what is the floor to VS tip...

While we are at it, what is the floor to VS tip clearance in a RV-9? Also doing layout, but on a hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,002
Posted By mculver
+1 on Fein -- has been an excellent investment....

+1 on Fein -- has been an excellent investment. Especially for non-RV stuff that pops up. Such as when the BMW filled up with water after a door seal failed a few weeks ago. The Fein literally sucked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By mculver
I've sanded with 400 grit on my Luscombe (leading...

I've sanded with 400 grit on my Luscombe (leading edge of the gear fairing), and then used progressive grades of Nuvite. In the end it looked awesome.
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