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Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Benjamj
JPI makes one that comes with probes for a nice...

JPI makes one that comes with probes for a nice price.

MGL Xtreme and Blaze EMS
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Benjamj
The owner can get plans free from the vans...

The owner can get plans free from the vans store.

I would access it through this link, not sure if you can:
https://store.vansaircraft.com/aircraft/download/kitplans/?file=04A_4.pdf&kit=RV-4
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Benjamj
Looks like one of these:...

Looks like one of these: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/expbus3.php

I have no experience with them, but I've seen them on VAF before.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,672
Posted By Benjamj
Late to the party, but anecdotally: I had been...

Late to the party, but anecdotally:

I had been riveting, sawing, grinding, and intermittently expletiving in my uninsulated metal building for 18 months, when my neighbor asked me, "when are you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,305
Posted By Benjamj
As a for-profit business, they very-well should...

As a for-profit business, they very-well should be. It's the obvious decision to make when you can't keep up with orders, and there's no indication with things slowing down in the future.

With as...
Forum: Propellers 12-29-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By Benjamj
If you make it out to northern Texas, I'll help...

If you make it out to northern Texas, I'll help out. Not looking to sell, and probably won't get to Portugal any time soon :(
Forum: Tools 12-25-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By Benjamj
I bought the ridgid 37* tool off Amazon:...

I bought the ridgid 37* tool off Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HWNS40/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and am very happy with it. Excellent quality/finish/fit etc. ...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-25-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,864
Posted By Benjamj
I've been dreaming of a 4-place twin with...

I've been dreaming of a 4-place twin with conventional landing gear and retractable mains, counterrotating props, potentially with UL Power...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-22-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,864
Posted By Benjamj
I'm hoping the 15 will be a faster citabria, and...

I'm hoping the 15 will be a faster citabria, and the 16 a faster 180.
Forum: RV-15 11-08-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,651
Posted By Benjamj
And if they take money first and deliver planes...

And if they take money first and deliver planes later, they'll have float to hire lots of rivet-smashers and fiberglass sanders.
Forum: RV-15 11-08-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,651
Posted By Benjamj
He also mentioned they're planning to make...

He also mentioned they're planning to make factory planes following MOSAIC.
Forum: Interiors 11-08-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By Benjamj
Can you send me the same PM or post it here? I...

Can you send me the same PM or post it here? I want to know more as well...
Forum: RV-4 11-08-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Benjamj
To me, the tip over canopy of the 4 is one of its...

To me, the tip over canopy of the 4 is one of its strengths. Entry and visibility are great and maintenance is low. If I ever build an 8, it will have a Fastback for these reasons.
Forum: Primers 10-26-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Poll: Rust-Oleum
Views: 1,850
Posted By Benjamj
I'm alodining our RV-7 and priming mating...

I'm alodining our RV-7 and priming mating surfaces with Rustoleum professional aluminum primer. It's *not* self-etching (that's a different rustoleum product), but the alumiprep prior to alodine is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Benjamj
There are. I was fortunate to buy out a hangar...

There are.

I was fortunate to buy out a hangar with an old soul's collection still in it and have a zillion of these little things. They're a nice cosmetic touch and I plan to use them select...
Forum: Texas (North) 10-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Benjamj
Have a friend in Wichita Falls who is a tech...

Have a friend in Wichita Falls who is a tech counselor. Sent him a text and got the response:

$400 plus travel. Basically a condition inspection. Without sign off. I list any gigs on my worksheet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By Benjamj
My wife and I would really like to go, but have a...

My wife and I would really like to go, but have a daughter due Oct 5. We were hoping to visit family at KHOT around the same time, so we might get to pop up for a couple hours. Is there a best day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By Benjamj
I ended up with a flat nosewheel on our Grumman...

I ended up with a flat nosewheel on our Grumman AA5 on roll-out at KLQK in Pickens. The mechanic there was quite accomodating in coming out on a Sunday to replace it. His main gig is apparently...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,707
Posted By Benjamj
https://www.vansaircraft.com/order-a-kit/kit-price...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/order-a-kit/kit-prices-and-lead-times/
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Benjamj
What would the clearance look like if you riveted...

What would the clearance look like if you riveted the aft most hole?
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,887
Posted By Benjamj
An all-metal tandem high-wing with aerobatic...

An all-metal tandem high-wing with aerobatic capability and faster cruise than a decathlon would really excite my wife. Can't count the number of times she's inquired about "can we buy a...
Forum: GPS 07-30-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,618
Posted By Benjamj
I have a good friend who got his IFR ticket in a...

I have a good friend who got his IFR ticket in a TriPacer equipped with a 355 and dual G5s. He still flies the wings off that plane. There's no kill like overkill, but the things that we "want" for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-19-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Benjamj
I used tape. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Results...

I used tape. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Results great.
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,967
Posted By Benjamj
Second this. Spent 5 months waiting for the wing...

Second this. Spent 5 months waiting for the wing kit after finishing the tail.
Forum: Northeast 05-27-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,761
Posted By Benjamj
Second this. Also, It's a 6mile hop to Dare...

Second this.

Also, It's a 6mile hop to Dare County across the way from KFFA. The FBO is very accomodating, and there's some neat things to see around Roanoke.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,905
Posted By Benjamj
If an everyday passenger and prolonged XC aren't...

If an everyday passenger and prolonged XC aren't considerations, a light-as-possible RV8 with a minimalist panel and a fixed prop would be a blast.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By Benjamj
I stopped at KPCD a week ago and fueled up at the...

I stopped at KPCD a week ago and fueled up at the self serve. Fantastic equipment and a phenomenal price. Met a guy with a pristine Beech Mentor doing the same thing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,058
Posted By Benjamj
As a Psychiatrist, I have to ask: What does the...

As a Psychiatrist, I have to ask:
What does the PTSD button do? What does that acronym stand for in your plane?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By Benjamj
I don't have one, but I have flown in an 8 with...

I don't have one, but I have flown in an 8 with this prop. Guy that owned it said he paid $800 for the prop used, which was the obvious buy. It was also powered by an overhauled O-320 that sounded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By Benjamj
Yeah. It was the wrong rib. The second time, it...

Yeah. It was the wrong rib. The second time, it was just that there was no hole. The third time it was the wrong rib. The fourth time, it was the wrong rib. The fifth time, it was the same rib...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By Benjamj
In the same spirit, if someone wanted to start...

In the same spirit, if someone wanted to start rewriting the build manuals for the -7, -8, -9 to match the layout of the build manuals for the new planes, that'd be killer.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By Benjamj
I would sell it as well, outright. If it has...

I would sell it as well, outright.

If it has some sentimental value, consider selling a 49% share with the option to buy out when you get home and provision for full insurance. Your buyer really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By Benjamj
I started our 7A project 2 months after arriving...

I started our 7A project 2 months after arriving at Sheppard AFB. I know I'll be here for 4 years (medical corps), and I'll be punching out as soon as they let me. We don't have any kids (yet), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,396
Posted By Benjamj
RAmen. I had figured the CFSM had gone by the...

RAmen.

I had figured the CFSM had gone by the wayside. I'm happy to be proven wrong.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 12-10-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,936
Posted By Benjamj
We would fly to that. Will be about 4 years for...

We would fly to that. Will be about 4 years for us to get relocated to a state in the same timezone.
Forum: Safety 12-06-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,290
Posted By Benjamj
Looks like whoever put it there was giving the...

Looks like whoever put it there was giving the instructions printed on the module a college try.
Forum: Tools 11-15-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,554
Posted By Benjamj
I bought Isham's set off planetools, and am...

I bought Isham's set off planetools, and am really glad I did. The DRDT-2 is a must-have, as well as the pneumatic squeezer. I opted for the middle of the road drill upgrade, and love my drill. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,069
Posted By Benjamj
I chose the 7a over the 14a. We have been very...

I chose the 7a over the 14a.

We have been very happy with the cabin width of our Grumman Traveler (AA5), which is nearly identical to a 7a.

I prefer an IO-360 to an IO-390.

I've never been in a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,413
Posted By Benjamj
1166 out of 10779 RVs completed are RV-9s...

1166 out of 10779 RVs completed are RV-9s according to https://www.vansaircraft.com/first-flights/

I am building a 7 and not a 9 because the 7 satisfies the aerobatic component.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-21-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,623
Posted By Benjamj
I have some friends who will fly aerobatics in...

I have some friends who will fly aerobatics in their Navions with 2 in the front, none in the back, and use it for XC flights fully loaded. If the RV10 had the same capability, I'd be starting that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Benjamj
Order the avionics absolute last and make that...

Order the avionics absolute last and make that decision when you come to it.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,457
Posted By Benjamj
I have nothing to offer you, but others will want...

I have nothing to offer you, but others will want to know: which model?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By Benjamj
He is reporting having one of these...

He is reporting having one of these https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/153681 hooked up to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,714
Posted By Benjamj
MD Here, though not an AME yet. Don't worry...

MD Here, though not an AME yet. Don't worry about taking up our time. If we need to prioritize some other activity, we will. Most docs are not critical care/pulmonologists/hospitalists. The bulk...
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