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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Blain
I got the short end of that post. Thanks Doug! ...

I got the short end of that post. Thanks Doug! [ed. The hazards of quick cropping <g>. No hard feelings <g>. v/r,dr]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Blain
Gaggle of NorCal guys (and gals) lunchiní at...

Gaggle of NorCal guys (and gals) lunchiní at Hollister.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,815
Posted By Blain
Smile Ditto. I think I copied Mike.

Ditto. I think I copied Mike.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By Blain
Ill take this one step further. What if the...

Ill take this one step further. What if the neighbor adopted a dog with incessant barking. Might limit your leverage if you tried to complain. Also goes for loud parties dirt bikes etc.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,230
Posted By Blain
Ditto. Looks like a grain crack.

Ditto. Looks like a grain crack.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Blain
Isolator help

Doug will probably boot me for for trying to discuss something other then Vans but Iím not finding any help anywhere else and the knowledge here is second to none.

Building a Bush kit with Titan...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Blain
Wnbpro.com I think it is a free app. Easy to use....

Wnbpro.com
I think it is a free app. Easy to use. I have it loaded on an IPad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,256
Posted By Blain
Engage brain, pay attention, eliminate...

Engage brain, pay attention, eliminate distractions, make this landing the most intense youíll ever make and fly it all the way to the hanger.

I scratched wingtips by having head in...well.... a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By Blain
You guys that have done it, do you wire the...

You guys that have done it, do you wire the serial output in parallel to other devices? I have 1 puck for EFIS and 1 for ADSB. Iíd like to share the output if possible.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By Blain
Iíd like to add what impression is made when an...

Iíd like to add what impression is made when an aircraft sports Non AN hardware. My first thought is where else did the builder cut corners.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By Blain
Donít get into the habit of hardware store...

Donít get into the habit of hardware store fasteners. AN hardware despite the cost. That should promote a healthy conversation......
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By Blain
This was a valid configuration for my ship.

This was a valid configuration for my ship.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Blain
I think Iím out of open 232ís. Can I split the...

I think Iím out of open 232ís. Can I split the signal before it goes to the EFIS?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Blain
ELT GPS

Installing a 406. Have GPS antenna for EFIS and one for ADSB. Can I split the signal and feed the ELT or do I need another antenna?
Forum: Safety 06-06-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,864
Posted By Blain
Thanks for being the voice of reason, logic and...

Thanks for being the voice of reason, logic and aerodynamics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,572
Posted By Blain
Stick back and tail still comes up?

Stick back and tail still comes up?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By Blain
Ditto on the alcohol. I made it a firm rule no...

Ditto on the alcohol. I made it a firm rule no building after first sip. I violated my own rule once while building my -8. Replacement parts ordered from Vans the next day. Rule validated.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By Blain
My canopy leaks at the rear. As a passenger you...

My canopy leaks at the rear. As a passenger you can pull down on the frame and stop the flow. Maybe check the centering pin or the nylon block is secure? Same for skirts. I would think hard slip...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-16-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 238,940
Posted By Blain
Steady progress. Good job, Kent.

Steady progress. Good job, Kent.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-18-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 238,940
Posted By Blain
Good to see you still on it.

Good to see you still on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,361
Posted By Blain
Why donít you bring her to the Saturday lunches?

Why donít you bring her to the Saturday lunches?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,954
Posted By Blain
As a 20 year old with no concern for anyone other...

As a 20 year old with no concern for anyone other then himself I had a drum kit in my apartment. As a 60 year old with some life experience Iíd never consider trying to pound rivets in an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By Blain
I recently had the same problem. Push the sad...

I recently had the same problem. Push the sad card gently to the left while it is seated. Seems they have a card slot problem. Sent mine back for a quick fix. Shipped on Monday had it back on Friday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,669
Posted By Blain
Going to rat out the lunch gang. Nor Cal guys...

Going to rat out the lunch gang. Nor Cal guys meet up at 2O1 for some long awaited socializing.
https://i.postimg.cc/XvJhXXTX/20200523-125412.jpg (https://postimg.cc/w1CFGxxd)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Blain
Ravens

Great local news coverage video of the Ravens
https://kfbk.iheart.com/content/2020-04-30-stunt-pilots-show-some-love-for-hospital-workers-in-the-sacramento-sky/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,688
Posted By Blain
Like many ?This guy I know? has some learning...

Like many ?This guy I know? has some learning moments.
1st solo cross county did not top off tank, did not lean mixture, landed with about 1 gallon usable.
Robinson R22 smelled something burning...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,389
Posted By Blain
If it?s a taildragger consider making it...

If it?s a taildragger consider making it removable. Ground loops are hard on wingtips.......
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By Blain
Enjoyed the vid. What camera are you using under...

Enjoyed the vid. What camera are you using under the wing?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 82,631
Posted By Blain
I can?t remember the details but I replaced the...

I can?t remember the details but I replaced the bolts with the next longer to get the required thread protrusion.
Forum: California 03-16-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Blain
Ditto for Dilly. Actually enjoyed the inspection.

Ditto for Dilly. Actually enjoyed the inspection.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,008
Posted By Blain
My install looks nearly identical except I put a...

My install looks nearly identical except I put a ?Z? bend in the control rod to absorb any over stroke issues.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By Blain
The -8 needs a slot for submarine belt. Sent my...

The -8 needs a slot for submarine belt. Sent my foam and fabric I sourced locally to Abby at flightlines. She knows how to cover Vans foam. If you don?t have upholstery sewing experience these are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,480
Posted By Blain
My 2 cents. Use the RV for fun. Build hours. Then...

My 2 cents. Use the RV for fun. Build hours. Then decide if commuting is a good idea. You will probably realize that it?s not.
Forum: Safety 12-29-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 119,983
Posted By Blain
Excellent Mike. Thanks for your efforts.

Excellent Mike. Thanks for your efforts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By Blain
Standby frequencies from AFS 4500 to GTR 200

Anyone have a 4500 comunicating with the GTR? Very little information available describing the configuration.

Had an ICOM A210 and never got anything loading either. I wont rule out a wiring issue....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,309
Posted By Blain
Tom, so sorry. My condolences.

Tom, so sorry. My condolences.
Forum: COMM 11-18-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By Blain
GTR 200 /AFS 4500

Anyone feeding the GTR frequencies from the 4500? I?ve got an ICom and it isn?t recognizing what the 4500 is putting out. Want to upgrade to the GTR. Would like to know if they play nice together.
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,937
Posted By Blain
Well, I guess that answers that. I don?t think...

Well, I guess that answers that. I don?t think that is universally understood.
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,937
Posted By Blain
Never heard that. Can you cite the section that...

Never heard that. Can you cite the section that requires this?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By Blain
Butt the joint and reinforce from underside

Butt the joint and reinforce from underside
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,866
Posted By Blain
I stay away from the shooting range. Gas...

I stay away from the shooting range. Gas operations sound plausible however not a tire track to be seen out there. Now that I think about it there was another closer to Rancho Seco which does have a,...
Forum: ADS-B 07-17-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,866
Posted By Blain
Help with icon identification

I posted this on Advanced forum also. See if anyone on VAF has an idea.

AFS 4500 with Uavionix. Noticed an icon that I don?t see in the users manual. It is a yellow ring maybe 1000? in diameter. Not...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-15-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 238,940
Posted By Blain
Kent, what is your status?

Kent, what is your status?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,816
Posted By Blain
Hey, why are my photobucket images showing???? I...

Hey, why are my photobucket images showing???? I didn?t cave to their extortion.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,816
Posted By Blain
Check VAF almost every day! So the original plan...

Check VAF almost every day!

So the original plan was for my mother to sew the covers as she was an upholstry seemstres in her earlier days. She saw how complicated the patterns were and politely...
Forum: COMM 03-25-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Blain
A210 intercomm

I've read through other threads with similar issues but without resolution.

I can't seem to get all the settings correct to utilize the intercom feature. When the setting for Comm are set the...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,076
Posted By Blain
Could someone tell me what PLB isn?t subscription...

Could someone tell me what PLB isn?t subscription based?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,195
Posted By Blain
Worked on simply perfecting aileron rolls...

Worked on simply perfecting aileron rolls yesterday with my instructor. Becoming more proficient in my aircraft is probably the most satisfying outcome of the training. I would think any acro...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By Blain
+1 Sika. Holes equal cracks.

+1 Sika. Holes equal cracks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,526
Posted By Blain
Couple hour project with Vans parts. I say that...

Couple hour project with Vans parts. I say that for QB fuse, not sure if slow build kit made same provisions. Look at build manual to get familiar.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,128
Posted By Blain
Oh no, don't do that. Sika all the way.

Oh no, don't do that. Sika all the way.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By Blain
+2 for a commercial tack cloth.

+2 for a commercial tack cloth.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By Blain
Do yourself a...

Do yourself a favor;

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Push-On-Static-Port-Fittings-pair/productinfo/SPF140/#.XHleBaJKiM8
Forum: California 02-27-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,192
Posted By Blain
Can we do class time without flying?

Can we do class time without flying?
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 63,052
Posted By Blain
Well said, Michael.

Well said, Michael.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By Blain
IIRC, I pulled the shims and filled the voids...

IIRC, I pulled the shims and filled the voids just a day or so later. Summer in California so temps helped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By Blain
There are other threads on the subject but one of...

There are other threads on the subject but one of the reasons for spacers was to create an interface that will allow for differential expansion and contraction of steel frame and acrylic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By Blain
I?ve got to break from the last 2 posts. There is...

I?ve got to break from the last 2 posts. There is a lot of ?adjusting? to get the canopy where it belongs. Besides there isn?t any way to predict the location of the electrical tape for a clean edge....
Forum: ADS-B 11-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,183
Posted By Blain
I also have the Echo and get intermittent...

I also have the Echo and get intermittent ghosting. It seems to be dependent on the surface station being received. Some might be filtering while others are not.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,277
Posted By Blain
Scott, did you use spacers to allow for gap...

Scott, did you use spacers to allow for gap between frame and plexi?
Forum: COMM 09-09-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Blain
I put mine on top but not thrilled with it there....

I put mine on top but not thrilled with it there. I?d like to do an index finger trigger position. That grip is limited in ways to mount it.
Forum: COMM 09-09-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Blain
‘Tis what I seek. Thank you, sir.

‘Tis what I seek. Thank you, sir.
Forum: COMM 09-07-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Blain
PTT switch

I have a Ptt switch on the top of a Vans poly grip. It is a squishy momentary button. Would like to replace with a Ptt that has a tactile ?click?. Any recommendations?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,022
Posted By Blain
+1 Pro cam lock

+1 Pro cam lock
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