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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,460
Posted By stinson pilot
I just had my MA 4-5 rebuilt on my Stinson...

I just had my MA 4-5 rebuilt on my Stinson here:

Russ Romey

D & G Supply/Ducarra Aviation
Russ@dgsupply.com
Tel 800-446-8160/ 269-684-4440

Good rep in the Stinson community and I'm sure some here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,539
Posted By stinson pilot
There's only one way to get consistently good...

There's only one way to get consistently good flush rivets.

Use both hands...requires someone else to buck. A flush die has to be controlled with the second hand.

I've shot hundreds of thousands of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,203
Posted By stinson pilot
You can make a rivet gauge easy enough. Quick and...

You can make a rivet gauge easy enough. Quick and simple if you don't trust your eyes.

All the dimensions are in the chart posted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,883
Posted By stinson pilot
Another vote for Crow. Easy folks to work with...

Another vote for Crow. Easy folks to work with and lots of options.

I put the Crows in my Skybolt. I did the pull up belts on the lap and pull down on the shoulder. I also put another belt with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 25,474
Posted By stinson pilot
Just an FYI, Strong Enterprises Parachutes don't...

Just an FYI, Strong Enterprises Parachutes don't have the 20 yr limit like most other manufacturers.
Forum: Northwest 11-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,586
Posted By stinson pilot
Closed down a month or so ago.

Closed down a month or so ago.
Forum: Safety 11-07-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,043
Posted By stinson pilot
Zip ties don't really belong in the engine...

Zip ties don't really belong in the engine compartment.

The only place they're used on big airplanes is in the pressurized areas. The hot/cold cycles make them brittle and never in a high vibration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,887
Posted By stinson pilot
I wouldn't discount the Sonerai in your price...

I wouldn't discount the Sonerai in your price range. I've owned one, built one.
Great flying airplanes, sporty, cheap on gas and just plain fun.

What the guys told you about knowing what you're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,327
Posted By stinson pilot
Ditto...I've sent several customers mags to them....

Ditto...I've sent several customers mags to them. Good folks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,188
Posted By stinson pilot
Nice pics!

Nice pics!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-31-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
Posted By stinson pilot
Excellent...thanks!

Excellent...thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,591
Posted By stinson pilot
The acro guys see higher RPMs consistently. With...

The acro guys see higher RPMs consistently. With the newer light weight composite and wood props, not as big a deal.
I've got a 3 blade Performance Propeller on my Skybolt. I see 3000 RPM when I'm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,454
Posted By stinson pilot
We use those at Boeing Flight Test to secure...

We use those at Boeing Flight Test to secure ballast and all manner of things carried for flight test purposes. Emergency equipment, tool kits, coolers for the crew etc.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,598
Posted By stinson pilot
I agree that all the ratings tend to make one a...

I agree that all the ratings tend to make one a better overall pilot.

What I haven't seen mentioned is this:

There's a huge gulf between being IFR current (FAR requirements) and being proficient...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,836
Posted By stinson pilot
Very nice! Made me think of one of my favorite...

Very nice! Made me think of one of my favorite poems:

Because I Fly

Because I fly
I laugh more than other men
I look up an see more than they,
I know how the clouds feel,
What it's like to have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,622
Posted By stinson pilot
This got off onto CFIT, I think we were talking...

This got off onto CFIT, I think we were talking about basic pilot skills eroding due to dependence on high tech gadgets. Situational awareness has improved tremendously with these things.

There's no...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By stinson pilot
I picked up a set a few years ago. It's the only...

I picked up a set a few years ago. It's the only extensions I use now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,935
Posted By stinson pilot
Wow! This guy is something else...

Wow! This guy is something else...
Forum: Tools 08-11-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,316
Posted By stinson pilot
This is Boeing's recommendations and what we...

This is Boeing's recommendations and what we teach if you're interested. We do a little bit of drilling in aluminum (and other materials) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,622
Posted By stinson pilot
To me, just another thing for pilots to fixate on...

To me, just another thing for pilots to fixate on instead of flying the airplane.

Take a look at aircraft accidents over the last 30 years. The more tech is incorporated, the more it becomes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,099
Posted By stinson pilot
Not a thing wrong with open cockpit! This is how...

Not a thing wrong with open cockpit!

This is how to get the dirt out...

http://youtu.be/2OpI9mqsMgE
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,603
Posted By stinson pilot
Haven't seen it mentioned...when you do drive a...

Haven't seen it mentioned...when you do drive a rivet out after drilling the head/tail...ALWAYS back up the material with a bucking bar along side the rivet you're driving out. This will prevent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,603
Posted By stinson pilot
As long as you maintain proper Edge Distance,...

As long as you maintain proper Edge Distance, going oversize isn't a big deal.
But with careful removal, you should be able to avoid it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,783
Posted By stinson pilot
PARE: P-Power off, A- Ailerons neutral, R- Rudder...

PARE: P-Power off, A- Ailerons neutral, R- Rudder opposite, E- Elevator aft in an inverted spin to break it. (same as upright, but forward elevator to break the spin)

That's the normal recovery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,783
Posted By stinson pilot
The right aileron is needed to counter engine...

The right aileron is needed to counter engine torque.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,783
Posted By stinson pilot
Oh, we look at airspeed plenty! Just not so much...

Oh, we look at airspeed plenty! Just not so much in this maneuver.
All the clues to perform the maneuver correctly are outside the airplane. Primarily, the wing tip. Watching for vertical, also...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,682
Posted By stinson pilot
That's a nice Smiley...you'll have to drill easy,...

That's a nice Smiley...you'll have to drill easy, be sure not to go deep, till you can pop the head.
The other option is to drill the shop head. I've taught this, and it can be done. Again, don't go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,783
Posted By stinson pilot
In this position, the gyro precession tends to...

In this position, the gyro precession tends to pull you over on your back. Forward stick counters that.

As far as airspeed, every airplane will be a little different. We're not looking at airpspeed....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,744
Posted By stinson pilot
Glad you got it sorted out.

Glad you got it sorted out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,744
Posted By stinson pilot
Easy way, set your prop at 25° BTDC as Bob...

Easy way, set your prop at 25° BTDC as Bob mentioned, then move the mags till you get the buzz. Done...
Direction doesn't matter.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,464
Posted By stinson pilot
Nice trip! I was down there for 10 months about...

Nice trip!

I was down there for 10 months about 3 yrs ago. Went to Spruce and bought a GPS. Saw the Fender factory, but didn't realize they did tours.

I did visit Carvin and bought a nice custom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By stinson pilot
Nice! Wish I had stayed the night.

Nice! Wish I had stayed the night.
Forum: Northwest 07-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By stinson pilot
And hot this weekend! Supposed to be 90° both...

And hot this weekend! Supposed to be 90° both days this weekend!
Forum: RV-3 06-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,656
Posted By stinson pilot
A lot depends on the windscreen. Shape, size...

A lot depends on the windscreen. Shape, size etc.

My Skybolt cruises at 120 mph, calm as can be in the rear pit. VNE to 200 mph, could only tell by looking at the ASI, no noticeable difference.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By stinson pilot
Rest easy...all techniques mentioned are done...

Rest easy...all techniques mentioned are done just this way in the big airplane world.
Multiple smaller wires in a larger terminal, mixtures of different size wires in larger terminals, if not enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,605
Posted By stinson pilot
Congrats! Everyone I've met at a competition has...

Congrats! Everyone I've met at a competition has been very accepting and friendly to all.

I did my first competition last year, lots of fun and good people.

You can always buy a bigger bucket!
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,431
Posted By stinson pilot
You've done well teaching them! They even have...

You've done well teaching them! They even have the lingo..."He's Airborne!"

I have an RV grin and I don't even have one!

Awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,903
Posted By stinson pilot
Unless you do the Condition Inspection at the end...

Unless you do the Condition Inspection at the end of the 12th month, finish it on the 1st of the next month...in which case you can squeeze 13 months out of it. :D

A bakers dozen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,591
Posted By stinson pilot
I think Eric would say you did pretty good. Looks...

I think Eric would say you did pretty good. Looks good to me, but I'm still a rookie too. I do love doing slow rolls. I like to do them really slow. Lots of fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,990
Posted By stinson pilot
Not TP...but open cockpit is the way to flower...

Not TP...but open cockpit is the way to flower bomb!

http://youtu.be/qnfBk_voIyE
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,964
Posted By stinson pilot
I didn't see these mentioned, maybe I missed...

I didn't see these mentioned, maybe I missed them, but just in case:

http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=50855191001

http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1590219800
Forum: Formation Flying 03-22-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,610
Posted By stinson pilot
Looks like fun to me!

Looks like fun to me!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,911
Posted By stinson pilot
Great pic!

Great pic!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,170
Posted By stinson pilot
That's exactly the way I feel. While my Skybolt...

That's exactly the way I feel. While my Skybolt isn't a Pitts, it is based on the Pitts S2, just 20% bigger.

Here's a little of my therapy...


http://youtu.be/G9Dh5GPonSk (Not embedding for some...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-26-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,517
Posted By stinson pilot
Nice...enjoyed it!

Nice...enjoyed it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,320
Posted By stinson pilot
Whoops...sorry about that. Fixed the original...

Whoops...sorry about that.
Fixed the original post.

For comparison:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e73/cobradriver/Aircraft/Skybolt_zps6f01024c.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,320
Posted By stinson pilot
Update on my briefing stick: Finally got around...

Update on my briefing stick:

Finally got around to having one made.
They do good work. They made the prop a little small, I'm going to see if they'll redo it, they just sent me the pics for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-10-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,288
Posted By stinson pilot
Great pics! Looks like you had a great flight.

Great pics! Looks like you had a great flight.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By stinson pilot
Very nice! Thanks for taking us along.

Very nice! Thanks for taking us along.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,372
Posted By stinson pilot
Great Pic & Video! Thanks for sharing.

Great Pic & Video! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,738
Posted By stinson pilot
Vic has it. The 2K is a "Range". If it's set on...

Vic has it. The 2K is a "Range".
If it's set on 2K, you can measure anything from 0 to 2,000 Ohms.
On the 2K range a .862 reading would be 862 ohms
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,411
Posted By stinson pilot
Very nice indeed!

Very nice indeed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,441
Posted By stinson pilot
Gibson & Barnes is another good spot for...

Gibson & Barnes is another good spot for gloves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,274
Posted By stinson pilot
Mitch, here's a basic description: Loop: Should...

Mitch, here's a basic description:

Loop: Should be round, entry & exit altitudes should be the same

1/2 Cuban: First part should be round, stop on the 45° exactly, the roll will be a slow roll,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,806
Posted By stinson pilot
Emailed my representative today. Waiting to see...

Emailed my representative today. Waiting to see if this passes will be worse than waiting for Christmas to open gifts as a kid!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,710
Posted By stinson pilot
Very nice! You've got some skills!

Very nice! You've got some skills!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,725
Posted By stinson pilot
Very nice! I enjoy watching your videos.

Very nice! I enjoy watching your videos.
Forum: Rocket 11-20-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,231
Posted By stinson pilot
Michael, that is a great looking Rocket! Too bad...

Michael, that is a great looking Rocket!

Too bad you can't keep the HB for those day's only two wings will cure!

Congrats...I've been an RV fan since the RV-3.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,210
Posted By stinson pilot
This may not be the answer you're looking for,...

This may not be the answer you're looking for, but in the professional structures world we teach to never shoot flush rivets with one hand.

If you shoot with one hand, you will bum up the skin on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,320
Posted By stinson pilot
Briefing Sticks

Not sure if you have seen this, I did a search and didn't come up with anything.

These are pretty cool. You can get them custom painted to your paint scheme.

I'm in no way affiliated with them. I'm...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-10-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,579
Posted By stinson pilot
Very nice...thanks for sharing. Being a retired...

Very nice...thanks for sharing.

Being a retired Naval Aircrewman, I really like these guys!
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,646
Posted By stinson pilot
Another note on countersinking. The material has...

Another note on countersinking. The material has to be thick enough for a particular size rivet so that it's not knife edged.

I don't have the reference handy, but can look it up if anyone is...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,111
Posted By stinson pilot
That was awesome! Great job to all of you!!

That was awesome! Great job to all of you!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,723
Posted By stinson pilot
We use these a lot in the...

We use these a lot in the industry.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-PC-Drill-Bushing-Kit-Aircraft-Tools-/141097447572

Edit: Larry beat me to it..
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