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Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By scard
Gotta' move that puppy! Here is what they look...

Gotta' move that puppy!

Here is what they look like years later after having been rescued by RV. At my desk this very...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-15-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By scard
The contribution of these latched canopies...

The contribution of these latched canopies (talking about an RV), to overall fuselage torsional stiffness, is exceptionally small. I would be surprised if Vans engineers even considered it seriously...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,281
Posted By scard
Welcome! I think your research is about spot on,...

Welcome!
I think your research is about spot on, and further, your first shot ability to put the numbers together mean you are a perfect fit to make the short jump to "experimental". It sounds like...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By scard
We've shipped quite a few of them. The E-Lift are...

We've shipped quite a few of them.
The E-Lift are on the shelf and go out within hours.
https://elift.cardmachineworks.com/

https://elift.cardmachineworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Lift1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By scard
For me, if my pants aren't already soiled, we're...

For me, if my pants aren't already soiled, we're still just working together, so we negotiate. If I'm not hearing that we're working toward a solution, second round from me is, "Unable". If it...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By scard
Nice! Before all that "tech" existed, we just...

Nice! Before all that "tech" existed, we just drove behind the tow truck on the big day and took pictures at the stop lights. A moments day indeed!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,912
Posted By scard
Sure! It has been done. It is called a -7 with...

Sure! It has been done. It is called a -7 with a different horizontal stab. :).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By scard
No pics, but the airplane flew twice today with...

No pics, but the airplane flew twice today with two different pilots. Both testing products for 2021.
I had a rocket ship for my flight with none of the usual "support equipment" aboard. Only 12gal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By scard
http://www.aeroelectric.com/ Get the book. The...

http://www.aeroelectric.com/

Get the book. The education is worth it.
You are on the right path to go in search of your own understanding.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-27-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,638
Posted By scard
Bob, you and Judy touched many lives, and our...

Bob, you and Judy touched many lives, and our condolences indeed.
I remember one moment many years ago that I was frustrated with my project because I didn't have the right tool. So I picked up the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By scard
Good show! That is how it is done. What we would...

Good show! That is how it is done.
What we would pay for some of that smooth air during the Falcon Flight shows... :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By scard
The important part is that our community has...

The important part is that our community has people like David. He has a skill, oh wait, more than just one. He makes some of the most amazing candies, is an expert small part welder, and is ever...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,345
Posted By scard
Paul, Send a note to your manufacturer, surely...

Paul,
Send a note to your manufacturer, surely they'll just drop you a couple in the mail. If they won't... ping me at the link below.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,446
Posted By scard
Strategic planning to prepare you for the ups and...

Strategic planning to prepare you for the ups and downs of the process. Enjoy it, own it, and build on! :).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,896
Posted By scard
It seems tis the season for people to have their...

It seems tis the season for people to have their airplanes apart with the wheels and brakes off. Maybe it is condition inspection time across the country. We sure do appreciate the CMW E-Lift...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By scard
There is always a reason to crawl back there,...

There is always a reason to crawl back there, once per year. Battery or not.

My RV-8 fastback battery is in the back.
Forum: COMM 11-16-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By scard
Isn't that a shame. You are correct when you...

Isn't that a shame. You are correct when you dive into most others, but I can assure you that isn't the case with the CQ1 :). A side effect of my original effort of "I don't care what it costs. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,677
Posted By scard
Perfect! That is the experience of this process....

Perfect! That is the experience of this process. You ARE an airplane builder.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,337
Posted By scard
We just use a gallon ziploc bag tucked up under...

We just use a gallon ziploc bag tucked up under there. Just spin it off without a care. We don't use anything else, and never loose a drop.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By scard
Antenna line issues?

Antenna line issues?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,984
Posted By scard
An RV gets to 10k' exceptionally quickly. "Climb...

An RV gets to 10k' exceptionally quickly. "Climb and maintain 72 degrees."
Forum: Reviews 11-03-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By scard
Gary, we very much appreciate your order and it...

Gary, we very much appreciate your order and it is always great to hear about happy customers with happy ears.

We're shipping daily, often within hours of orders. I hope you're liking your Orange...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By scard
I would highly encourage you to join your local...

I would highly encourage you to join your local EAA chapter and engage the tech counselor / flight advisor programs. Those are the vetted people that will be happy to sit down and dive into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By scard
It was just one of those magical flying weather...

It was just one of those magical flying weather weekends in Central Texas. A little "product testing" enroute to hand deliver product over BBQ. Clear, calm, cool, and at solo weight without the CFO...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,677
Posted By scard
I wouldn't go so far as to try to put a cherry...

I wouldn't go so far as to try to put a cherry max in it. Yeah, some of those you won't buck. I would put a pulled rivet in there, maybe a MSP?, and move on unless you really want to set the...
Forum: Reviews 10-28-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By scard
Yep. Alex did my transition training 14yrs ago,...

Yep. Alex did my transition training 14yrs ago, and subsequently Tanya's too. He's simply the kind of guy that you would want to be around.

This young guy! (LOE 2007)
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-26-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,062
Posted By scard
That is a good one and you have a lot of local...

That is a good one and you have a lot of local experts up there.

Down here in Central TX, I've done it every which way, mostly related to the weather. The most important thing is absolute clarity...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,322
Posted By scard
Jeff, They are both nearly perfectly suited to...

Jeff,
They are both nearly perfectly suited to your (current) mission. As a buyer, you will be perfectly happy with a good example of either that you can actually get your hands on. Beware, when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 474,905
Posted By scard
I've done quite a bit of testing for air tight...

I've done quite a bit of testing for air tight cavities using the normal FFF "hobby" type processes we're talking about here. You have to step pretty far from normal profiles to make it happen with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By scard
So, I guess we're talking about the Crow Kam...

So, I guess we're talking about the Crow Kam Lock? I suspect you're in possession of a quality harness that just needs some maintenance.
I've had their standard latch link 5 point for over a decade...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By scard
What Paul said. I count 6 here in my drawer, not...

What Paul said. I count 6 here in my drawer, not including the big alligator squeezer.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By scard
I suspect most of us have done some massaging at...

I suspect most of us have done some massaging at this point.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,677
Posted By scard
Oh, boy, your life is about to change! Have fun!

Oh, boy, your life is about to change! Have fun!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,395
Posted By scard
You end up educating yourself, just like your...

You end up educating yourself, just like your crew chief did. Except, you only "must" learn just enough to do what you want to do on your one project. Yes, the components usually come with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By scard
I just plugged that into the "search" on the...

I just plugged that into the "search" on the front door of the web store and it came right up with the part. $278 (add to cart).
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By scard
Just my choice. It is my go-to for a wet seal of...

Just my choice. It is my go-to for a wet seal of two pieces of aluminum. I have no such fear of the south end of a north bound skunk :).
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,065
Posted By scard
"RETURN POLICY We offer a 30 day money back...

"RETURN POLICY We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on our headsets so that you can try them out in your own aircraft. A full refund less shipping charges will be issued on any CQ1 headset...
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,065
Posted By scard
Mike, your frustration rings very true! Wouldn't...

Mike, your frustration rings very true! Wouldn't it just drive you bananas if you had to send your headset back multiple times just to try to get it to match the same product in the same cockpit? I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By scard
In the -1 RV8 kit, that skin comes with the huge...

In the -1 RV8 kit, that skin comes with the huge hole already punched in it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By scard
Just a basic sheet metal patch. Fair it with...

Just a basic sheet metal patch. Fair it with some proseal.
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,065
Posted By scard
And, if you do, we do custom work for a small...

And, if you do, we do custom work for a small fee! :).

break

Thanks Paul for the kind words. We can't make 100% of everyone that happy, but we try darn hard each and every day. I suspect that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,896
Posted By scard
It has been interesting to watch CMW E-Lift sales...

It has been interesting to watch CMW E-Lift sales distribution between tail dragger versions vs. nosewheel. I felt sure we would sell more of one than the other. As they continue to ship weekly, so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By scard
I fully jumped ship a few years ago and went way...

I fully jumped ship a few years ago and went way back to tygon and barbed fittings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,439
Posted By scard
How about that! Flying his favorite CQ1 headset...

How about that! Flying his favorite CQ1 headset too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By scard
Standard build and Showplanes here.

Standard build and Showplanes here.
Forum: RV-4 09-27-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By scard
And while you have it in the...

And while you have it in the air...
https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=184578&highlight=e-lift
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,295
Posted By scard
Welcome to the club! You're in good company. ...

Welcome to the club! You're in good company. I'm sure you're going to enjoy that airplane a lot.
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,031
Posted By scard
Just to be clear, what are we talking about here...

Just to be clear, what are we talking about here with "stripping" of the screws. Do you mean stripping the threads, or the cross point "Phillips" tool camming out?

In either case, a power...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By scard
Hmm, me too. But I haven't practiced enough in...

Hmm, me too. But I haven't practiced enough in the last few years to be able to know exactly where it is to be able to grab it the first attempt with my eyes closed. Good reminder. I'll do better....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,683
Posted By scard
Oh my! And I thought our deer problem on the...

Oh my! And I thought our deer problem on the airport was bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By scard
It sounds like they'll both work just fine for...

It sounds like they'll both work just fine for you. As you're buying, I would think you'll be perfectly happy with a nice example of either that you find within your price point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By scard
Congrats! It is a milestone indeed. Just...

Congrats! It is a milestone indeed. Just getting broken in.
It has been done a time or two. Next stop 2000.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,747
Posted By scard
No air filter? I think that is a critical piece...

No air filter? I think that is a critical piece of the puzzle.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By scard
Priceless! :). Thanks for reporting the...

Priceless! :). Thanks for reporting the "test".
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,373
Posted By scard
I’ve come to think that VFR assumes the pilot...

I’ve come to think that VFR assumes the pilot will never fly into A below minimum weather condition based on their ability. “Light IFR” allows us to assume they/we Will.

I speak from my own mistakes...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-13-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,373
Posted By scard
Yep, like that. Every instrument pilot I know...

Yep, like that. Every instrument pilot I know (at least 2 in my household) loads every radio and nav solution with at least something. Sure, we're going to fly the LPV with the easy button, but... ...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By scard
Incredibly easy to replace. Yes, adhesive...

Incredibly easy to replace. Yes, adhesive backed. I did mine many years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,873
Posted By scard
It was certainly way too nice in central TX to...

It was certainly way too nice in central TX to just sit on the ground. There is always "flight testing" to be done. Just enjoying the NOT 100deg...
Forum: Tools 09-12-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,078
Posted By scard
I'm into the "trash tools" buckets very often. ...

I'm into the "trash tools" buckets very often. Usually straight to the mill, lathe, welding table, bandsaw...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9GLdT5s/0/8ef95f71/M/i-9GLdT5s-M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,310
Posted By scard
And looking good! Some keen viewers will...

And looking good!
Some keen viewers will recognize the man lift. It has been all over the airfield.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,156
Posted By scard
Just a matter of flight planning. Climb to 10K',...

Just a matter of flight planning. Climb to 10K', power off, point the nose down, and let 'er rip.

Make sure you have a checklist for that before you post video.
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,602
Posted By scard
Nah, I've spent just enough time with Dan to know...

Nah, I've spent just enough time with Dan to know he doesn't bite and IS old enough to kindly give you a shoulder nudge away from the deep end if you'll budge. Good conversation!
Forum: Tools 09-10-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,078
Posted By scard
Probably impossible to get video of as it...

Probably impossible to get video of as it requires 3.2 hands, your tongue stuck out at exactly the right angle and the phase of the moon to be just right. I've done it a few times, but wouldn't tout...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By scard
Pretty much what Sid said. Clearly just letting...

Pretty much what Sid said. Clearly just letting it fall to the ground from 6" or more doesn't exude the finesse that most of us strive for in this most skill demanding phase of flight.
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