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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By tfriendshuh
I've found that pushing a 2500 lb Stearman around...

I've found that pushing a 2500 lb Stearman around with main wheel A-frame style towbar is the easiest way to position it, especially into a T Hangar. Works well on lumpy grass or gravel too as long...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-05-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By tfriendshuh
Try Ladd Klinglesmith at Mack Mesa. Phone...

Try Ladd Klinglesmith at Mack Mesa. Phone 970-260-0707

I flew my -8 in there a couple weeks ago and he was super helpful and seemed to know everyone in the area.

He's a CFI and he mentioned he had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By tfriendshuh
Nice panel :D I've done a similar cutout and...

Nice panel :D

I've done a similar cutout and it's been enormously helpful comfort wise for longer flights as well as ease of getting in and out.

I'm 6'5" with a 36" inseam so every little bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By tfriendshuh
Clarity Aloft.

Clarity Aloft.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,424
Posted By tfriendshuh
here's...

here's mine:


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-JCCFVf6/0/37012905/XL/i-JCCFVf6-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZCD6F5Z/1/c6db937e/XL/i-ZCD6F5Z-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By tfriendshuh
I spoke with my local examiner about checkride in...

I spoke with my local examiner about checkride in my RV-8A and he said regs required full controls (so brakes & rudder, too , not just throttle/stick)

He was willing but mine didn't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,392
Posted By tfriendshuh
Gitche...

Gitche Gumee

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CgpMphN/0/d797da78/X4/i-CgpMphN-X4.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,927
Posted By tfriendshuh
I think it sounds awesome :)

I think it sounds awesome :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,213
Posted By tfriendshuh
Took advantage of some warm(ish) weather and flew...

Took advantage of some warm(ish) weather and flew out over the Apostle...
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,163
Posted By tfriendshuh
we're hiring ...

we're hiring :-)

https://cirrusaircraft.com/careers/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,280
Posted By tfriendshuh
Flew up the river with a virb360 mounted under...

Flew up the river with a virb360 mounted under the tail...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying/n-SZfpD7/i-jj2ctdh/0/760ac70a/X3/i-jj2ctdh-X3.jpg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YMVwLw6Qbw)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,899
Posted By tfriendshuh
I use the Kelty - Acadia 4. It's a 4 person free...

I use the Kelty - Acadia 4.

It's a 4 person free standing Tent with fiberglass poles - the poles are heavy-ish so not really appropriate for backpacking but great for airplane camping since it packs...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By tfriendshuh
take off and fly...

take off and fly by...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying/n-SZfpD7/i-3tfXtQN/1/2b332921/S/i-3tfXtQN-S.jpg (https://youtu.be/8IOWlQsmPLc)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,441
Posted By tfriendshuh
thanks for posting.... respect

thanks for posting....




respect
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By tfriendshuh
My wife had some college friends visit, the...

My wife had some college friends visit, the weather was so nice, and RV grins were...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By tfriendshuh
I thnk it's fixed now :)

I thnk it's fixed now :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By tfriendshuh
Landing in the grass

Beautiful day in Superior WI...

(click the picture for link to youtube video)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying/n-SZfpD7/i-frkfWkV/3/6e23c2e0/M/i-frkfWkV-M.jpg...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-30-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,677
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the story :)

gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing the story :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 94,049
Posted By tfriendshuh
My RV will soon be sharing a hanger with this...

My RV will soon be sharing a hanger with this one:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Buccaneer/n-4hwzj7/i-cNQKMgL/0/59202cb3/XL/i-cNQKMgL-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,271
Posted By tfriendshuh
No issues at all.... Paint it how you like...

No issues at all.... Paint it how you like it...


https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-d6Jw268/0/e5b39242/XL/i-d6Jw268-XL.jpg
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-04-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,238
Posted By tfriendshuh
Mean cycles between failure of the pump likely...

Mean cycles between failure of the pump likely exceeds the lifetime airframe cycles by an order of magnitude

Turn it on and off whenever you think you need to.

Don't over think it

:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,351
Posted By tfriendshuh
Funny, when I bought my -8A I had the same...

Funny, when I bought my -8A I had the same requirements as you but reversed.

I wanted an -8 but couldn't find the right engine/prop/build quality combination so I ended up with an 8A.

So if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By tfriendshuh
+1 for Tom Berge @ rv transition :)

+1 for Tom Berge @ rv transition :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,411
Posted By tfriendshuh
Very nice - has anyone figured out how to put a...

Very nice - has anyone figured out how to put a -A model on ski's yet?

I live on a nicely frozen river but there's too much snow to land on wheels...

:cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,611
Posted By tfriendshuh
Hey Jay - are any of those 400 hangars currently...

Hey Jay - are any of those 400 hangars currently for sale?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-20-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up Thanks Bill :)

Thanks Bill :)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-20-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By tfriendshuh
Mesa or Chandler?

Flying the RV to visit mom in Apache Junction - should I fly into Chandler or Mesa Gateway - or somewhere else?

Going to rent a car and spend a couple days.

Thanks
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-14-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,350
Posted By tfriendshuh
It's a sad world where BWB is gone and that clown...

It's a sad world where BWB is gone and that clown is still with us :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,703
Posted By tfriendshuh
Finally got around to mine... SmugMug Link...

Finally got around to mine...

SmugMug Link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,463
Posted By tfriendshuh
Departure was a quick and easy non event at 8am...

Departure was a quick and easy non event at 8am Sunday morning :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,771
Posted By tfriendshuh
I agree :-)

I agree :-)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,947
Posted By tfriendshuh
never had a problem with my 8A on grass...

never had a problem with my 8A on grass

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-BXgZxmj/1/b6eed1c7/X4/i-BXgZxmj-X4.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By tfriendshuh
when this happened to me it turned out to be a...

when this happened to me it turned out to be a bad ignition coil - but i have mags plus LSI

do you have dual mags or some sort of eletronic ignition?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,484
Posted By tfriendshuh
Great photos - thanks for sharing!

Great photos - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
Ok so I'm a moron.... According to TruTrak,...

Ok so I'm a moron....

According to TruTrak, shear screw can in fact shear and it is not unpossible for it to "stick" at some point and have AP function.

Tonight I went out to reproduce the "works...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
TruTrak says check the "VRT Activity" setting and...

TruTrak says check the "VRT Activity" setting and (like Jesse :cool:) wants ground confirmation / listening for servo activity so I'll be checking all that out tonight.
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
This was my first thought too (ITSM manager...

This was my first thought too (ITSM manager natch) :D

Two changes since it was last working:

I swapped out a bad ignition coil - very unlikely to have an effect

I updated the Garmin database -...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
I'll be at the hangar tonight so of course, I'll...

I'll be at the hangar tonight so of course, I'll check it out :):D after that, I'm also going to fly out to a nearby airport with an LPV approach and do a coupled approach or two to ensure the full...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
1. AP isn't connected to the EFIS (Dynon D100)...

1. AP isn't connected to the EFIS (Dynon D100)

2. ARINC direct to AP

3. From the AP head

4. Yes and no. It's not that it "isn't stopping at the correct altitude", it's not engaging at all (in...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
Yes - I think this is the only possibility. I...

Yes - I think this is the only possibility. I haven't heard back from TruTrak yet, but will let you know when I do.

Thanks
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Jesse, the servo is not engaging, the...

Thanks Jesse, the servo is not engaging, the stick is not steady fore/aft when the leveler button is pushed and no pitch deflection occurs when I dial in a + or - vertical speed. On the ground or in...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
this is my thinking as well - input for course...

this is my thinking as well - input for course and coupled glide slope comes from the GTN650 via the arinc module

I'm not an expert but it's my understanding that the AP control head has it's own...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
Level button engages and holds course but does...

Level button engages and holds course but does not maintain altitude or even neutral pitch - i.e. I can still easily deflect stick fore/aft.

I was on a long x-country when I discovered this so I had...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
new problem - was working fine until this...

new problem - was working fine until this weekend...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,270
Posted By tfriendshuh
Very strange A/P problem - pls help me troubleshoot!

TruTrak Vizion 385 installed with Garmin GTN650 and HS43 module.

Was on a long cross country over the weekend and discovered the AP will only hold course, not altitude, gotta be the elevator servo...
Forum: Reviews 05-17-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,024
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up Lightspeed Engineering

A big THANK YOU shout out to Klaus at Lightspeed Engineering :D

Was prepping the RV for upcoming cross country trip to New Orleans with the wife and had a mag check failure - one of my 12 year old...
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,964
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Jim - I got a campsite for Thursday at the...

Thanks Jim - I got a campsite for Thursday at the park - PM sent with details :D
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,964
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Rusty, but the wife has reviewed options...

Thanks Rusty, but the wife has reviewed options and made her desires known :D

We'll be spending some time at Petit Jean - hiking and looking at the waterfall ;)
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,964
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Ben - I thought Perryville looked like a...

Thanks Ben - I thought Perryville looked like a good alternate too :)
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,964
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks guys - that's exactly what I'm looking...

Thanks guys - that's exactly what I'm looking for!

:D:D

love finding remote grass strips :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-BXgZxmj/1/b6eed1c7/XL/i-BXgZxmj-XL.jpg
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,964
Posted By tfriendshuh
Airport Camping along the Mississippi?

I'm making a trip from Duluth to New Orleans later this week and I'm thinking of spending a night somewhere in between - a nice rural airport where I could pitch a tent and roast a marshmallow or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-13-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,114
Posted By tfriendshuh
beautiful day!

I finally got back up in the air after a three week hiatus - the light was amazing :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying/n-SZfpD7/i-n4MjvMj/0/e6b0fcff/X2/i-n4MjvMj-X2.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,438
Posted By tfriendshuh
Mark Serbu of BFG-50 fame? I had one of those,...

Mark Serbu of BFG-50 fame? I had one of those, wish I'd never sold it :D

Anyway, it's a fairly small pool to draw from, so I think there's an ebb and flow to what's for sale at any given time -...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,762
Posted By tfriendshuh
adorable! thanks for sharing :)

adorable! thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,762
Posted By tfriendshuh
pic and links don't work for me - :confused:

pic and links don't work for me - :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By tfriendshuh
You're retired US Army - go through USAA. They...

You're retired US Army - go through USAA.

They don't directly underwrite aircraft, but they have relationships with brokers with advantageous rates for members
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 834,661
Posted By tfriendshuh
ayup - at least until i can find a visual horizon...

ayup - at least until i can find a visual horizon :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 834,661
Posted By tfriendshuh
recently got my IFR rating, so I needed to...

recently got my IFR rating, so I needed to upgrade my panel :-)


.https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-595V29X/1/e050ac9a/XL/i-595V29X-XL.jpg


Thanks Steinair (https://www.steinair.com/)...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 749
Posted By tfriendshuh
RV-8 parking at Thunder Bay?

Anyone know anything about short term (maybe 2 weeks) hangar or tie down space in Thunder Bay?

thnx
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,326
Posted By tfriendshuh
beautiful! thanks for sharing :)

beautiful!

thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,295
Posted By tfriendshuh
I did this too - works great - looks sharp

I did this too - works great - looks sharp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By tfriendshuh
Sherwin Williams Sky-Scapes aerospace base/clear...

Sherwin Williams Sky-Scapes aerospace base/clear paint. Same paint Cirrus uses on their planes.

by Midwest Aircraft (http://www.midwestaircraftrefinishing.com/)

added 11 lbs
moved CG aft by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,164
Posted By tfriendshuh
When I was learning how to fly my RV I extended...

When I was learning how to fly my RV I extended the flaps above Vfe a couple times - a blown fuse was the only result.

I've also flown home with a blown fuse and 20 degrees of flaps - do you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,961
Posted By tfriendshuh
Dynon D100 AFS 2500 Garmin 496 GPS GMA-340 comm...

Dynon D100
AFS 2500
Garmin 496 GPS
GMA-340 comm panel
GTX-327 transponder
SL-40 radio

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-4KQ9mzq/0/e059efd0/XL/i-4KQ9mzq-XL.jpg
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