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Forum: California 10-05-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Ok. Thanks for the replies. I'm on there for a...

Ok. Thanks for the replies. I'm on there for a few hours, so I'll just park at transient near the restaurant.
Forum: California 10-04-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By 1flyingyogi
FBO at MYF

I might be flying down to MYF later this week and see that Gibbs is no longer there. What would you guys recommend? Is there free transient parking or would I need to get fuel from CrownAir for...
Forum: Steam Gauges 08-22-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks. I was hoping to get a cheap auto part...

Thanks. I was hoping to get a cheap auto part version until I upgrade to digital engine instruments. Will test it tomorrow just to make sure if it's the sender or the gauge.
Forum: Steam Gauges 08-22-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By 1flyingyogi
That was very helpful. Thanks! I spoke to a...

That was very helpful. Thanks! I spoke to a friend who said the exact same thing. He said most likely it's the gauge that went bad. The same thing happened to him with the needle sticking. Vans...
Forum: Steam Gauges 08-21-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By 1flyingyogi
oil pressure sender

Hey guys. Does anyone know what the compatible auto part is for a Vans oil pressure sender is? The Vans PN is: IE 411K

I'm pretty sure this is an auto part, but don't have a part number or car it...
Forum: California 01-07-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,873
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Welcome and congrats on your -7A! I'm just a few...

Welcome and congrats on your -7A! I'm just a few minutes south at KCPM. PM me if you ever wanna go flying or come down here for lunch. There's lots of good restaurants within 10 minutes of here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,204
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Cool! Looks like you guys are having a blast! I...

Cool! Looks like you guys are having a blast! I would love to get a glider raring some day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,204
Posted By 1flyingyogi
This is great! Apparently, I'm not the only...

This is great! Apparently, I'm not the only goofball on this forum doing silly, stupid, fun stuff. LOL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,204
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Pouring Tea While Rolling

The COVID lockdown was a good time for me to contemplate on some profound questions of life, like where did the universe come from? What is the purpose of life? And most importantly, is it possible...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-05-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,842
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Nice! What a coincidence, we just got back from...

Nice! What a coincidence, we just got back from our Utah/ Arizona trip too and Monument Valley was one of our stops. Monument Valley and Marble Canyon were two of the coolest places I've...
Forum: California 09-23-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,568
Posted By 1flyingyogi
There's so many fun places to fly to in CA. ...

There's so many fun places to fly to in CA. Depends on what you're looking for. Day trip, lunch run, fuel run, a longer overnight/ several night trip?

Our favorite short day trips include Santa...
Forum: RV-4 09-23-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,456
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I had a 1/2" gap before and hated it. Finally, I...

I had a 1/2" gap before and hated it. Finally, I machined down the prop extension by about 1/4" and it looks a whole lot better now, but as many have pointed out, taking the lower cowling on and off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,211
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for a great system!

Thanks for a great system!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,211
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I seem to be burning about 1/2 a gallon per...

I seem to be burning about 1/2 a gallon per minute and the valve is set at 3/4 turns out from fully closed as recommended. I'll do some fine tuning soon to get it as lean as possible while not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,605
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Great job Justin! You should have asked them if...

Great job Justin! You should have asked them if they wanted to do a top speed contest. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,211
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I got the 4 gallon tank, but would have preferred...

I got the 4 gallon tank, but would have preferred the 3 gallon (I'm a bit obsessed about not carrying any extra weight). The tank is mounted in the baggage area and I'll try to get a photo posted. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,211
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Two nozzles. Just the standard kit from Marvin.

Two nozzles. Just the standard kit from Marvin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,211
Posted By 1flyingyogi
It's not MYF, it's the practice area off the...

It's not MYF, it's the practice area off the coast of Palos Verdes. I didn't know there's any particular rules about where you can or cannot smoke...

I've seen it in a lot of places including our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,211
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I just started smoking - and loving it!

I just got done installing my smoke system (from Smoke System Helper) and had a chance to test it out yesterday. I'm very happy with the results and in one word, it's great FUN!!!

For you serious...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,795
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Wow, that's some stunning views! We've been...

Wow, that's some stunning views! We've been wanting to go to Glacier NP, but have hesitated b/c I've heard of issues with the weather (how unpredictable and rapidly it changes). What was your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,487
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks Carl! Perfect timing. I was just gonna...

Thanks Carl! Perfect timing. I was just gonna order the Barry or Lords.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,487
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Glad to hear you got your sag fixed with new...

Glad to hear you got your sag fixed with new rubber mounts. Are these the ones you used? I was surprised they cost THAT much each! ...
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Yes, trying out with weights in the back before...

Yes, trying out with weights in the back before putting a heavy passenger back there is a good idea. My plane flies VERY differently with an aft CG (like with a 170lb passenger or with wife and...
Forum: California 07-31-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I ordered from...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I ordered from McMaster Carr and will pick up tomorrow morning. I totally forgot about them. They have almost everything! :)
Forum: California 07-31-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By 1flyingyogi
scrap 4130 steel plate

I ordered a sheet of 3"x36" in .063" 4130 steel from Aircraft Spruce but they are out of stock. Steel suppliers locally either don't have any or require you to buy in huge sheets.

Does anyone in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Landoll Balancer bolt size?

Does anyone know what bolts I will need for installing the Landoll Harmonic Balancer? I could take everything off, measure and buy the bolts then install. But it would save time if I knew ahead of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,270
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Too many cool airplanes... not enough money. ...

Too many cool airplanes... not enough money. LOL.

It'd be nice to have a flying club with different types of aircraft and share costs.

Ron Rapp, totally agree on the affordability and bang for the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-06-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,270
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for your comments Jerry and Ron. Although...

Thanks for your comments Jerry and Ron. Although I very much enjoy aerobatics, I still consider the RV my "primary" plane and when I had the Laser (or whatever acro mount I may end up with in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-05-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,270
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I appreciate the tips, Eric. Yes, I realized...

I appreciate the tips, Eric. Yes, I realized that (about pulling more positive than negative). I was cheating b/c it's not comfortable for me to push too much negative - especially the switching...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-04-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,270
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Practicing Rolling [Half] Circles

My first few attempts at rolling circles in the RV. I've done a few in the Laser as well, and it's definitely more work and harder doing it in the RV.

For the non-aerobatic crowd, rolling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,464
Posted By 1flyingyogi
what's happening here??

Don't you just hate it when you're flying along, minding your own business and out of nowhere, an upside-down mountain falls out of the clouds behind you?? ...
Forum: California 03-07-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,256
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I'm definitely game for tomorrow. Today is not...

I'm definitely game for tomorrow. Today is not looking good. Please let us know what you decide.
Forum: RV-3 11-23-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,163
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Great write-up, Rob. I really liked the analogy...

Great write-up, Rob. I really liked the analogy of the crisp apple - right on!

My experience of owning the RV4 and Laser 200 are very similar to yours. The only thing I would add as far as...
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I use that space for storage when my wife and I...

I use that space for storage when my wife and I do an XC trip for balance reasons. I stuff the heaviest things up there. The only thing is it's pretty small so you won't be able to fit big items in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,950
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I used to lose huge amounts of oil and have a...

I used to lose huge amounts of oil and have a dripping wet belly after every aerobatic flight. The Raven "half" system (essentially a glorified air-oil separator) worked great to solve this problem....
Forum: California 11-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks very much for the help Bruce! It's now...

Thanks very much for the help Bruce! It's now painted and I had my first flight with it 2 weeks ago. It's holding up well as can be seen in the following photo. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,151
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I'm 4 Romeo Victor also! :D N724RV

I'm 4 Romeo Victor also! :D N724RV
Forum: California 09-07-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Here's a photo of this GREAT little puppy. I'm...

Here's a photo of this GREAT little puppy. I'm sure he'll make you or your kids very happy!

We would definitely him if we didn't already have a dog (who's very jealous). We need to find him a...
Forum: California 09-05-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Hey Xavier. Can you help spread the word for me?...

Hey Xavier. Can you help spread the word for me? Maybe someone at Compton wants him? I'm working every day until Sunday and hardly have time for this, but I really want him to find a good home. I...
Forum: California 09-05-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I've never heard of Pilots n Paws, but sounds...

I've never heard of Pilots n Paws, but sounds like a possibility. Let me look them up.
Forum: California 09-05-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,865
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Airport dog needs a home

There was a stray dog who's been running around the airport (KCPM) the past few days and the staff was going to take him to the shelter. I felt sorry for him so I agreed to take him home temporarily...
Forum: California 09-04-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,819
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Marc, do you still hang-glide? We should meet up...

Marc, do you still hang-glide? We should meet up sometime. Or better yet, fly down there together and hang out. =) Email me so we're not hijacking this thread. LOL
Forum: California 09-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,819
Posted By 1flyingyogi
One of our favorite things to do when flying to...

One of our favorite things to do when flying to MYF is taking the crew car (we always use Gibbs) and driving to Torrey Pines Gliderport to watch the hang-gliders/ paragliders/ RC gliders. It's a...
Forum: California 09-01-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By 1flyingyogi
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wCnlVuACtA1HKU33...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wCnlVuACtA1HKU33tsco57utYQr5RLtff15JxxgBWzxCzg36vpytoex0lX-hUmxIjhw_e2edVhvryNh7cfk5ebJGDdrPmZl1I6yxQnz5d2-fS5pvWgRXuabq_r7PSqmB1weB0QIM35QcLIXUK4gLXlFBJ8ov52ejIWBEld...
Forum: California 09-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Pretty frustrating. Sometimes Google photos post...

Pretty frustrating. Sometimes Google photos post without problems and other times it won't show. It's not anything I'm doing on my part.

But you can at least click on the links and see the photos,...
Forum: California 08-31-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Let me know if this...

Let me know if this works.

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMYp4Cy41lUYnWl0iM5MAq4rm4E_61IW9otxpR7

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPmt_yUriMoIMCeEogCD5NlKTaaNvMxooWSSc5z
Forum: California 08-30-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Looking for help fixing canopy

The canopy on my Laser broke. I was taxiing with the canopy slightly cracked open (it was hot!!) and a gust of wind blew it open, smacking it against the wing and breaking it.

I had a new bubble...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,096
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I agree. I didn't do it just for cost. It was a...

I agree. I didn't do it just for cost. It was a combination of availability, reliability, and cost, lifetime warranty, etc.

Aircraft alternators seem like such specialty items and so hard to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,096
Posted By 1flyingyogi
My alternator went bad shortly after I bought the...

My alternator went bad shortly after I bought the plane 3 years ago and I went with a Duralast alternator from Autozone and couldn't be happier. Mine is a 30amp alternator. I know you're looking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for everyone's input. I measured my deck...

Thanks for everyone's input. I measured my deck height last night and found it to be 4.46". It's not easy to measure precisely, but I'm certain that it's not more or less by 0.01". From what you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks! Looks like mine is a wide deck - I'll...

Thanks! Looks like mine is a wide deck - I'll confirm when I get to the hangar, but I'm quite sure it's a wide deck based on the the link you gave.

So... does anyone have a number for what the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Is there a difference for narrow vs. wide-deck...

Is there a difference for narrow vs. wide-deck O320? They say these numbers are for a narrow deck. Mine is a D2J O320 - is that narrow or wide?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Ralph, which model 320 was it that you measured? ...

Ralph, which model 320 was it that you measured? It's a pretty big difference between your number and Jim's. This would more than account for a difference in piston heights of different compression...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By 1flyingyogi
If in fact my case was decked, I already have...

If in fact my case was decked, I already have high compression, even with the stock 8.5:1 pistons. I don't want to go higher.

Lycon told me to get exact measurements, and they can calculate what...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Thanks for the replies. I'll measure and see...

Thanks for the replies. I'll measure and see what I get.

And yes, we made sure the rings are installed properly and carefully checked the gap for each one.

I can see the piston top and feel it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,254
Posted By 1flyingyogi
How to tell if I have a "decked" case?

Sorry if I'm using the wrong words, but if I heard correctly, Lycon said that my case was probably "decked" - meaning that someone in the past milled down the area of the case where the base of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 566
Posted By 1flyingyogi
difference between dampener and balancer

Can someone explain to me exactly what the difference between these are? I know what the words mean, but can someone make it more clear to me how these differ in the way they work and when you would...
Forum: California 06-18-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Looking for exhaust welder

I'm looking for someone in Socal who can fix my broken exhaust. Any recommendations??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Awesome job Patric! So much talent in the RV...

Awesome job Patric! So much talent in the RV community! :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,170
Posted By 1flyingyogi
My original post was last year and now my...

My original post was last year and now my cylinders are at Lycon for port/ flow balance. It's time to decide on pistons and I'm having a hard time deciding. Maybe some input from you guys can help...
Forum: California 05-28-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,933
Posted By 1flyingyogi
So the person to talk to is Gina Dart. They're...

So the person to talk to is Gina Dart. They're supposed to extend the membership by 4 months automatically. For me, apparently that didn't happen, so she took care of it for me. Call her at:...
Forum: California 05-24-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,933
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I paid for my yearly membership in July of last...

I paid for my yearly membership in July of last year. I only flew there a couple of times before they closed for the runway reconstruction. I just got notice to renew my membership in the mail. ...
Forum: California 05-23-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,933
Posted By 1flyingyogi
I was there last week. Runway looks good, but as...

I was there last week. Runway looks good, but as reported by others, very uneven and bumpy. Same with the asphalt taxiway. It's not bad enough to keep me away, but it's definitely one of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,990
Posted By 1flyingyogi
Me too! I'm "afraid" to know exactly how much...

Me too! I'm "afraid" to know exactly how much it's costing, so I don't keep track. But it doesn't matter, I'm enjoying it immensely. I've never done anything else in life that has given me this...
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