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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,967
Posted By rmartingt
This would be my sole interest in an LLC or trust...

This would be my sole interest in an LLC or trust for the airplane. I understand that someone who digs hard enough could find the info on the LLC, but it would at least keep Joe Sixpack from easily...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-19-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By rmartingt
Back over the summer, when the fires were...

Back over the summer, when the fires were happening out west, I'm pretty sure I remember hearing one of the Van's folks mention that they had just had "the best sales week in the history of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By rmartingt
If it makes any difference, I started...

If it makes any difference, I started transitioning into my dad's RV-6 at 19, with 50 or so hours in C150s. It took a little while because I wasn't able to fly often, I was learning to handle a...
Forum: Interiors 02-27-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By rmartingt
I wasn't charged for shipping my samples, it just...

I wasn't charged for shipping my samples, it just took a couple weeks to arrive.

I think he does charge if you order a complete sample package (all colors, etc) but if you already know roughly what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By rmartingt
That's the risk you assume in the E-AB world. ...

That's the risk you assume in the E-AB world. Frankly I wouldn't have it any other way--I don't want or need someone to protect me from myself.



I don't have good numbers to compare on insurance,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By rmartingt
Donít just keep it a secret... share!...

Donít just keep it a secret... share! :cool:

(Iím getting closer to that point myself, so...)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,104
Posted By rmartingt
I attended both times Iíve been to Oshkosh (2013...

I attended both times Iíve been to Oshkosh (2013 and 2016). Much as Iíd like to go this year, I donít think Iím going to make it up again until my airplane is done, so maybe Oshkosh 2023?
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,205
Posted By rmartingt
From my experience talking to FAA and EASA...

From my experience talking to FAA and EASA regulators on the ASTM committee (back when they were working on rewriting Part 23) I found the Europeans far more open to new ideas, and far more willing...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,205
Posted By rmartingt
Moral of the story there is to know the systems...

Moral of the story there is to know the systems on your airplane (which goes for any airplane, but especially a homebuilt, whether you built it or not), not ďthis stinks because itís not the same as...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,205
Posted By rmartingt
Full disclosure: this is the way I went, though...

Full disclosure: this is the way I went, though I'm still building.

I too wanted most of your desires -- freedom from 100LL, no carb to ice up, no need to fiddle with mixture. I ended up choosing...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,205
Posted By rmartingt
The Raptor is hardly a good example of proper...

The Raptor is hardly a good example of proper development and testing. Indeed, it's a good example of how NOT to do it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By rmartingt
Ain't that the truth!

Ain't that the truth!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By rmartingt
All this talk of meticulous planning and record...

All this talk of meticulous planning and record keeping is giving me hives. I just followed the build manual till the fuselage got flipped. After that, I foundered a bit thanks to some "life events"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By rmartingt
I remodeled the parts and eliminated a lot of the...

I remodeled the parts and eliminated a lot of the unnecessary features like small radii and such. The mounting holes are there but not all the pins in the d-sub connector, for example.

I think the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By rmartingt
You have to draw it yourself in some form of CAD...

You have to draw it yourself in some form of CAD program, unless you have someone thatís doing it for you. Iím not aware of anyone that has ďstandardĒ panel cutout drawings available.

I used SCS...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,734
Posted By rmartingt
Knock out some of the honey-do list? Treat the...

Knock out some of the honey-do list? Treat the spouse to a date/trip? Buying yourself some goodwill doesn't make visible progress but might be quite helpful later...;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,401
Posted By rmartingt
The Replogle Gold Bug,...

The Replogle Gold Bug, perchance?
https://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/GauthierDavidJ/7650.htm

There are a couple of (apocryphal?) stories about this airplane; I can't find where I read them...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By rmartingt
I made simple dummy models for most of the Dynon...

I made simple dummy models for most of the Dynon components (all but the displays), and got a couple of extra backshells for checking fit. PM me with your email and I can email you the .stl files...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By rmartingt
More than anything else, it's going to depend on...

More than anything else, it's going to depend on how much time you have available to build. I have a feeling all these guys saying two years is realistic are retired, or at least empty-nesters. ...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-23-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By rmartingt
Have you checked directly with Andair? I ordered...

Have you checked directly with Andair? I ordered one directly through them a couple years ago, and though shipping was slow (and likely slower today) Iíd bet you can still order one at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By rmartingt
Today's wild idea... 3d-printed stick grip?

I've been trying to reach Infinity for a few days to place an order (their order form won't work right) to no avail. While running off another batch of dummy Skyview components so I can do some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By rmartingt
Lightbulb Indicator LED wiring?

Iím planning to install a ďsmoke onĒ indicator LED. I already have the LED itself; itís a small 12V unit. My question is, can I simply wire this LED in parallel, or do I need a resistor to protect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By rmartingt
Good to know, thanks... maybe itís worth just...

Good to know, thanks... maybe itís worth just ordering direct then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By rmartingt
Disregard, Raymo answered the question as I was...

Disregard, Raymo answered the question as I was typing.

Thanks!

Adding: I’ve actually found frequency flip-flop very useful, but that’s because I’ve been exposed to a lot of formation flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By rmartingt
Infinity grip ďdefaultĒ button config from Spruce?

Looking at possibly buying my grips from Spruce instead of directly from Infinity, but trying to figure out how much rewiring Iíd need to do...

What is the default configuration of the buttons on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By rmartingt
Ballast weight for engine hung, on gear, with wings removed?

Hoping to hang my engine for good in the next few weeks, and will probably be putting the aircraft on its gear (taildragger) at the same time. Anyone have a ballpark figure for how much ballast...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By rmartingt
I found my picture! On my work phone, of all...

I found my picture! On my work phone, of all things...

Adding it here in case someone looks this up as a reference later...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-28-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By rmartingt
Thanks, exactly what I needed to know. That's...

Thanks, exactly what I needed to know.



That's exactly why I want to get the cowl fitted now. I want to get the baffles trimmed and mounted (even if I don't have the seals on yet).

I have the...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-28-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By rmartingt
When does actual fiberglass work start on the cowl?

I'm hopefully going to hang the engine and start fitting the cowl in the next few weeks, so I'm trying to figure out when I need to order epoxy and other composite supplies. Will I need any resin,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
Yes, Icould combine one or two more... but I...

Yes, Icould combine one or two more... but I don't want to. I'm happy with the functions as they are.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By rmartingt
Two fingers on the trigger, and try to use the...

Two fingers on the trigger, and try to use the middle part of your fingers (not the tips).

Don't try to start with solo riveting; find a partner and do one side or the other. Only once you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
Absolutely true, it won't do squat all by itself....

Absolutely true, it won't do squat all by itself. I just like the idea of one that's nice and easily visible up high on the panel for general use.


Yes, I have done some chair flying in parellel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
Whoops, missed this... honestly that hasn't...

Whoops, missed this... honestly that hasn't seemed to be a problem in the -6 with manual flaps and trim. Granted, we almost always use half flaps, but typically I pull the flaps up after the "go"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
I have thought about that actually; the little...

I have thought about that actually; the little trapezoid on the screen is small. A $10 ball inclinometer may do the trick...


How often would that be used? Honest question; I've flown nothing but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
Those have separate controllers? I figured you...

Those have separate controllers? I figured you just hooked up a cannula and turned the regulator dial on the bottle (like the O2 bottles we carried on the fire truck). (note to self - research...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
Yes, remote mounted. Just forgot to mention...

Yes, remote mounted. Just forgot to mention those, because mainly I'm thinking/asking about things physically located on the panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
1. A big factor in choosing Dynon was that I have...

1. A big factor in choosing Dynon was that I have a fair bit of time behind a Skyview classic in my dad's -6. It's a familiar and (to me) intuitive interface compared to the AFS and Garmin setups I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
1. Forgot to mention the wifi dongle... yep,...

1. Forgot to mention the wifi dongle... yep, planning on that (itís one of the things that swayed my final decision vs. GRT)

2. Alt static... good idea, may retrofit... but that means running a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By rmartingt
What have I forgotten that goes in a panel?

So my panel layout is finally coming together and I'm looking to get it laser-cut soon so I can start wiring in switches etc. Avionics will be dummy boxes for now so I can do the wiring. But I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By rmartingt
I had my engine hung for a while in my stand. ...

I had my engine hung for a while in my stand. Put an extra sawhorse under the firewall, secured the tail end to the stand with a 2x4 crossbar, and ballasted the tail down

Next time I hang the...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By rmartingt
I found that a few simple provisions, like...

I found that a few simple provisions, like Dynon's servo brackets (they'll work with other brands too, apparently) and a bit of wiring conduit, was sufficient.
I'd leave wiring until you're ready to...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By rmartingt
The contersunk ones come in two shapes. No...

The contersunk ones come in two shapes. No difference but aesthetics and (probably) manufacturer.
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By rmartingt
I wouldn't bother worrying yet. Unless you're...

I wouldn't bother worrying yet. Unless you're among the world's fastest builders, the offerings will probably be very different come the time you actually need to decide.

I'm coming up on 8 years...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By rmartingt
Prior to the Part 23 rewrite, diesel-powered...

Prior to the Part 23 rewrite, diesel-powered aircraft would get an ELOS (equivalent level of safety) finding from the FAA to mark their fuel fill ports appropriately. An ELOS basically says youíre...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By rmartingt
IMHO after building 6 fuel tanks (and with the...

IMHO after building 6 fuel tanks (and with the disclaimer that 4 of them haven't flown yet) the tanks aren't really any more difficult than the rest of the build - just messier. And personally, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,330
Posted By rmartingt
Why couldn't you do that?

Why couldn't you do that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,083
Posted By rmartingt
My wife (married 13 years as of October) is...

My wife (married 13 years as of October) is generally in category 2. I donít think she was exactly thrilled about me starting my build when I didóIíd told her, on our very first date, that Iíd been...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By rmartingt
You might want to take a look at the FAA's NORSEE...

You might want to take a look at the FAA's NORSEE policy. I think this would fall into that category, where approvals are a fair bit easier.

It would be some paperwork but even with a hull...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-17-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 42,853
Posted By rmartingt
Time for another update! I've found that keeping...

Time for another update!

I've found that keeping a running "to-do list" has really helped me organize what I need to do and what needs to be done in what order. I just created a Google doc and...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,123
Posted By rmartingt
I’m building a 7 but I did the mod. You drill...

I’m building a 7 but I did the mod.

You drill the holes from the template (backup ring). Remove the ring, then cleco the panels on. Trace the edge of the panels. Then remove them, and cut the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By rmartingt
Sent you a PM about having one of these...

Sent you a PM about having one of these alternators laying aroun (never installed)...
Forum: Interiors 10-25-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,491
Posted By rmartingt
I was just quoted 33-35 weeks, presumably from...

I was just quoted 33-35 weeks, presumably from order to shipment. I think the actual manufacturing doesn't take nearly that long; there's just a big backlog.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By rmartingt
Iíve been painting interior components as I go...

Iíve been painting interior components as I go (before riveting them in). Iím not a great painter and figured an attempt to paint after assembly would look worse than one painted before assembly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By rmartingt
They just came in last week ;) Thatís the plan...

They just came in last week ;)

Thatís the plan for now.



Ha!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By rmartingt
Canopy or cowl/FWF next?

Iíve reached a point where (I think) all of my firewall-mounted equipment has been located, thanks to a temporary installation of the engine earlier. Now Iím trying to decide if I should proceed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,666
Posted By rmartingt
If you don't mind, how much did it cost to print...

If you don't mind, how much did it cost to print these? I've been mocking up some duct adapters but I was planning on printing a plug in PLA and making the flight article from fiberglass.

I was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By rmartingt
It is quite common for aircraft to not have their...

It is quite common for aircraft to not have their "deck angle" at zero during cruise. For constant altitide, wings-level flight, that angle will be greater at lower speeds (for equal weight) and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-11-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By rmartingt
The SDS throttle bodies don't provide fuel...

The SDS throttle bodies don't provide fuel delivery--they only handle air and are intended for EFI use. They won't replace a throttle-body injector.

My dad has used an Ellison TBI on his RV-6 for...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-11-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,342
Posted By rmartingt
What "announcement"?

What "announcement"?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,617
Posted By rmartingt
Umpco makes aircraft-grade P clamps with locking...

Umpco makes aircraft-grade P clamps with locking tabs so you don't fight them trying to get fasteners in. Unfortunately they are very hard to find from a reliable non-ebay source.

You would think...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-09-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By rmartingt
Color for underside of glareshield?

Getting ready to prime the forward structure and the inside of the upper skin. Figure I'll go ahead and paint the underside of the glareshield while I'm at it (I'm doing paint before assembly for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By rmartingt
I have a fuel selector in the standard place...

I have a fuel selector in the standard place (visible here (https://vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1362641&postcount=32)). The Fuel 1 and 2 switches are for the main pumps (no mechanical...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By rmartingt
I wouldnít have the D3 up there normally, only...

I wouldnít have the D3 up there normally, only for IFR flights (if I go that route). But Iíll try that out with my dadís RV-6 one day (maybe 3D print a box and tape it there to see how bad it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By rmartingt
I know; I have one of the programmers in hand and...

I know; I have one of the programmers in hand and have modeled it in CAD (accurately) for the final iterations. This is just a rough arrangement drawing because the picture is easier to work with at...
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