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Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By scard
It sounds like maybe you're just getting used to...

It sounds like maybe you're just getting used to a new airframe. It is all good. I have more than a few hours in an RV9, and often use a slip. In fact, it is a bit a part of my program borrowed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By scard
If you fly an RV, and the profile fits, simply...

If you fly an RV, and the profile fits, simply add to your departure checklist, "climb to and maintain 72 degrees (F)." Easy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By scard
That is awesome! I'm right behind you Pete, but...

That is awesome! I'm right behind you Pete, but you remind me to fly more. I'm feeling another 2700mi trip (one way) in my bones :).
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By scard
Oh, the places 9PZ has been and the things she...

Oh, the places 9PZ has been and the things she has seen. I've flown it many years ago and it is an honest airplane, and I can/will attest to the commitment of the builder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,308
Posted By scard
Wow, I feel for you guys! There was a time, many...

Wow, I feel for you guys! There was a time, many moons ago, that an empennage order was shipped the same week and yielded instant rivet banging. A glorious sensation it is. Hold strong and do...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-03-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By scard
That is unfortunate. I have samples of the cable...

That is unfortunate. I have samples of the cable assemblies used on the CQ Headset that are/have been sitting out in the full Texas sun, wind and rain for the last five years. They still look like...
Forum: Reviews 10-24-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By scard
John, It is great to hear that you are enjoying...

John,
It is great to hear that you are enjoying your headset. Let us know if you need anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By scard
As Bill said, a full hose down with LPS2. If...

As Bill said, a full hose down with LPS2. If that doesn't make them completely happy in 30sec, throw them out. The reality is that there are so many of these that are flying around for 30yrs with...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-21-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,797
Posted By scard
Woof! I love this. I've been known to take a...

Woof! I love this. I've been known to take a day and see how many I can hit. In Texas, this is multiple overnight trips that aren't possible to be "home in time for dinner"...

Maybe if I launched...
Forum: Interiors 10-21-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By scard
We're on year 14 of heavy abuse of our Classic...

We're on year 14 of heavy abuse of our Classic Aero seats that are Fabric and still look great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,419
Posted By scard
Petit Jean was a hoot and a holler' as always...

Petit Jean was a hoot and a holler' as always with quite the eclectic cast of characters. The first thing we did when we got home was cook up a big pan of colorful steamed vegetables :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By scard
Makes me almost feel like a hoarder these days. ...

Makes me almost feel like a hoarder these days. The engine for the RV8 sitting on the floor for too many years (I'm sorry Rhonda!). But it is like my own little money tree.
2022 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By scard
That is next level commitment! I can't wait to...

That is next level commitment! I can't wait to see your airplane some day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By scard
"depth of a rivet head" isn't going to do it. ...

"depth of a rivet head" isn't going to do it. Make yourself test coupons and do not machine countersink so much that the back side becomes a knife edge.
Forum: COMM 10-07-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By scard
So true. It reminds me of our diamond of...

So true. It reminds me of our diamond of diamonds inbound for a very important missing man over the Air force Academy in CO not so long ago, fully listening to country music for a couple of miles on...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,012
Posted By scard
It is still part of the program Paul, and has...

It is still part of the program Paul, and has even tumbled some efis gyros from the last decade :). I practice it often too. But (as this thread drifts), I certainly wouldn't imagine doing it IMC.
Forum: Safety 10-06-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By scard
I'm glad you asked (or reported your success)! ...

I'm glad you asked (or reported your success)! There is a growing community of bush pilots using the Wendy Exfil helmet which works great with your CQ...
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By scard
It just never gets old hearing about happy...

It just never gets old hearing about happy customers. We very much appreciate every one of you.

The truth is that the name just kind of happened. In the beginning, when I was laser focused on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 624,791
Posted By scard
Steve, you're late to the 2021 party. Welcome to...

Steve, you're late to the 2021 party. Welcome to the struggle of, almost hand to hand combat, trying to acquire material to keep product flowing (pun!). I won't comment on your robot aspirations...
Forum: COMM 09-28-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By scard
From the other side (it is a "headset problem of...

From the other side (it is a "headset problem of course"), does it do it with the mic disconnected?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By scard
Good Op Chris!

Good Op Chris!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By scard
Two "golfballs" and put only about 1/4 of it on. ...

Two "golfballs" and put only about 1/4 of it on. (Proper mixing of small units become an issue with usual shop operations.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By scard
Rod, It is great that you are enjoying the sound...

Rod,
It is great that you are enjoying the sound experience that we've worked so hard for on the CQ Headset with Bluetooth. It sounds like you've found that it really is something unique, as have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By scard
You're right, lots of variables. But the very...

You're right, lots of variables. But the very worst case, streaming audio at FULL volume continuously with auto-pause enabled, about 16hrs. My bluetooth headset has been in the airplane, flying for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 624,791
Posted By scard
Nice modeling, but I thought we would get what...

Nice modeling, but I thought we would get what kind of pizza this evening :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By scard
Hi Gerry, Yes, Bluetooth upgrades are available...

Hi Gerry,
Yes, Bluetooth upgrades are available to existing CQ1 owners. Roy was correct, that the cost is simply the difference in price, which is currently $250. For a headset in good condition,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By scard
Thanks for noticing. "Continuous...

Thanks for noticing. "Continuous development"!



If you're happy with what you have, by all means, stick with it. The reality is that we all "hear" things differently. (Danger, I feel this reply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By scard
You're only real risk to try is a few bucks...

You're only real risk to try is a few bucks shipping. From our web store: RETURN POLICY – We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on our headsets so that you can try them out in your own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By scard
Same here, about 15yrs ago. Alex is a kind soul...

Same here, about 15yrs ago. Alex is a kind soul and I'm happy to see he is still sharing his approach to transition training.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 624,791
Posted By scard
I too am doing some long term testing of the same...

I too am doing some long term testing of the same in the flight environment. There is definitely a load vs. adhesive area solution that isn't yet clear to me. There is also a big difference between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By scard
IN! Can't wait. Dan promised to drive me back...

IN! Can't wait. Dan promised to drive me back to my bride from the campsite after all the scotch had been consumed at the campsite... Should be a good time around the camp fire!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By scard
I think George does a good job demonstrating that...

I think George does a good job demonstrating that a CQ Headset is definitely a premium product that is NOT simply a minimum cost rebranded item from China. A CQ Headset with bluetooth and GA plugs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,836
Posted By scard
CQ Headset with Bluetooth!

The CQ Headset is now available with fully integrated Bluetooth functionality. Our unique Bluetooth headset control is a new in-house design, not a third party product add on or afterthought. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By scard
Give Tanya a ring. She does good ear tip...

Give Tanya a ring. She does good ear tip insertion coaching over the phone too.
We can even make it "Extra!" small for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By scard
There is another version of the same thing that...

There is another version of the same thing that has the N number on it. Just shoot an email off as the "owner".
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-01-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,489
Posted By scard
If you do that, please report the runout of those...

If you do that, please report the runout of those (both) spindles. Baldor for me. OR, I bet it would be just good enough to build an RV.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-30-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By scard
Mine hasn't worked for about 10yrs. I guess I...

Mine hasn't worked for about 10yrs. I guess I kinda' just abandoned it in place :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,761
Posted By scard
This is generally the 10' view. Those that have...

This is generally the 10' view. Those that have switched understand that there are significant differences.

A Bose looks a lot like a Lightspeed, which look a lot like a David Clark... from the...
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By scard
Yep, that push in the seat is "generated" by...

Yep, that push in the seat is "generated" by something, and it has a byproduct. :). Isn't it nice to have full horsepower available at all (most) times.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,796
Posted By scard
WOW! I think you checked most of the boxes. ...

WOW! I think you checked most of the boxes. Thanks for all the work it took to share that report!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,761
Posted By scard
Definitely "Other" in your poll for me.

Definitely "Other" in your poll for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By scard
I've done it. Small abrasive cutting disk to...

I've done it. Small abrasive cutting disk to very carefully cut the existing gear almost all the way through. A "tap" with a cold chisel to break it the final bit and it will fall right off.
Put...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,979
Posted By scard
Marc, I enjoy the memory so many moons ago when...

Marc, I enjoy the memory so many moons ago when we sat under the stars in deep South West Texas whilst you had a plan to stir this pot :). The beans were good and the stars were bright. Good times!...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By scard
Just beware of shaft wear issues. I started out...

Just beware of shaft wear issues. I started out with additional return springs for many hundreds of hours (or a thousand hrs?). I removed them long ago. I think the best improvement is a single...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By scard
Indeed! I was honored to sniff through the many...

Indeed! I was honored to sniff through the many details in Deene's shop during construction. A beautiful airplane (it's not easy being Green!). Where is it now? It was definitely a motivating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By scard
Thank you for your confidence Charlie. I believe...

Thank you for your confidence Charlie. I believe this is a critical detail that we completely solved with the CQ1.

Still in place after a loop - https://fb.watch/7tiJd5HDOz/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By scard
Bill, If you prefer for the mic to be more...

Bill, If you prefer for the mic to be more sensitive, you can simply turn the mic gain up on the CQ1. Every person and airframe environment is different, and I've always felt like others are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,432
Posted By scard
Vlad, it has been a few years since we crossed...

Vlad, it has been a few years since we crossed paths (before you were flying!), but that hat is just comical to a Texan. Sized just a few gallons small. Come on through and we'll get some brisket...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-11-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,669
Posted By scard
Happiness at 14.5k' sucking on...

Happiness at 14.5k' sucking on O2.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2Ls37ks/0/1bf0a8e7/M/i-2Ls37ks-M.jpg
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,203
Posted By scard
Classic Aero. 14yrs of hard abuse, 12hrs at a...

Classic Aero. 14yrs of hard abuse, 12hrs at a time in the seat many times and still amazed that our *** doesn't hurt. After all these years, we don't talk about our seats at all. We get in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,096
Posted By scard
Talking Ed, you make me wonder if I should go fly from...

Ed, you make me wonder if I should go fly from the left seat, I'm quite certain it still works. I always wonder why the line guy walks up to my passengers :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,197
Posted By scard
I'm certain we've long since paid for our O2...

I'm certain we've long since paid for our O2 cylinders in the hangar (disclaimer, not the CFO). I've been operating a 2 bottle transfill with the biggest cylinders that you would want to move by...
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By scard
So, what are the parameters? - Cost? -...

So, what are the parameters?
- Cost?
- availability of all HP at all times?
- Long distance cruise performance?
- Stopping power!?
- operator and/or maintenance complexity?

Over the last 14yrs with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,197
Posted By scard
Yup! Been using it for my O2 addiction since day...

Yup! Been using it for my O2 addiction since day 1 over 14yrs ago.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-04-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By scard
Fred, That is a LOT of water retention to be able...

Fred,
That is a LOT of water retention to be able to feel in trim. I think I have two or three drains and a strategic pass through between each bulkhead. My second mortgage while building many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,197
Posted By scard
I have somewhere around 10 cylinders of various...

I have somewhere around 10 cylinders of various "process gasses" at multiple locations. We own all of them as opposed to lease just for accounting simplicity. I guess, if our shop was going through...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-03-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By scard
Let a little time pass. Fly it. You might be in...

Let a little time pass. Fly it. You might be in possession of a good bird.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,810
Posted By scard
Seems like 20min to make a form, squirt the...

Seems like 20min to make a form, squirt the inside with a little diesel fuel and pour it up.

And, failure is a major option with the end use.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By scard
Yep, Sal is our go-to as well.

Yep, Sal is our go-to as well.
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,737
Posted By scard
Ok, I've been watching, but you guys just stepped...

Ok, I've been watching, but you guys just stepped into my office.
We fly this little O320 with a tractor carburetor that we've worn out multiple times due to "excessive" throttle movements :). (FFI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,002
Posted By scard
Good times for sure. Time marches on. There are...

Good times for sure. Time marches on. There are over a decade of RV builders among us that know not of what you speak :).

Hopefully soon to be uncovered and moved to shop center! (OSH resets my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,002
Posted By scard
Saturday, a little post OSH 4ship...

Saturday, a little post OSH 4ship action.
https://photos.smugmug.com/VAF/n-cbjqBM/2021-pub/i-gLtSxmB/0/adbeea05/M/IMG_1335-M.jpg

Sunday, the post OSH wash down from the "dust storm" in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By scard
I have a continuous stream to my CQ Headset with...

I have a continuous stream to my CQ Headset with Bluetooth in the shop and airplane flowing a very dynamic mix from Segovia classical guitar, through the classics to the most obnoxious metal :). ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-31-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By scard
That setup is really an unnecessary exercise of...

That setup is really an unnecessary exercise of frustration and not as "accurate" as you might think.
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