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Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By Plummit
Be Careful Intalling UAV tail beacon!

I recently sold a used Uavionix Tail-beacon that was removed from a certified aircraft (C-172). The original installation was performed by an A&P IA in Dec of 2019. The unit worked flawlessly until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Plummit
This is why...

This is why I maintain my membership here at VAF. Genius!

-Marc
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-13-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Plummit
It's been a couple of years but one of the car...

It's been a couple of years but one of the car rental agencies (Enterprise?) would drop a car at Glendale Aero Services and it was pretty easy to get in and of without the high cost of...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-09-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Plummit
Ah yes, I see it now. Still some time in the...

Ah yes, I see it now. Still some time in the saddle. When we fly from LGB to 7S5 we do it with one stop and then get right back in the air. By the time we get there we are done!

-Marc
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-09-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Plummit
Wow!

That was an impressive flight! Non stop from 7S5 to FFZ. How much fuel did you use?

-Marc
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Plummit
W.A.G.

My WAG is 4 years from date of order. 1 year+ waiting for the kits, 2-1/2 years build time, and 6 months waiting for back-ordered and replacement parts. Oh, and you won't have a life during the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-08-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By Plummit
Pics and price adjustment

Here are a couple of pics and the price is lowered to $850. This really is a nice unit.

-Marc
marcwhis at gmail dot com

20683
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Plummit
Hmmm, I wonder what airplane you need struts...

Hmmm, I wonder what airplane you need struts for....

-Marc
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,900
Posted By Plummit
Are you really going to try to save a few pennies...

Are you really going to try to save a few pennies on O rings? I'm with Gary on this one; the cost savings don't add up to enough to justify the end result.

You know how copper wire was invented...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By Plummit
Well..... If you really want to get proficient...

Well..... If you really want to get proficient with using your feet, get some glider training. There are glider ops at 7S5 and you will be better prepared if you ever have an engine failure. I...
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Plummit
Count me in for one. -Marc

Count me in for one.

-Marc
Forum: Reviews 01-03-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Plummit
Walt, how do they work with your headset and...

Walt, how do they work with your headset and which headset do you use?

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Plummit
Sold pending payment

Tail beacon is sold pending funds.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By Plummit
If that were true, then every painted tank built...

If that were true, then every painted tank built with proseal would have blisters. I believe that blisters caused by fuel vapors are a result of poor sealing. I have seen fuel leaks that left the...
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Plummit
I'm sure us Aerocomposite owners would welcome a...

I'm sure us Aerocomposite owners would welcome a new spinner grommet replacement! Don't know if you will get rich making it but..... ;)

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By Plummit
Well you now know of at least one RV (mine) that...

Well you now know of at least one RV (mine) that had the blisters on the bottom, and I know of others, as does Bruce Hill. I believe that the rivets are "leaking" av gas because they weren't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By Plummit
That's true, but the OP referenced QB tanks and...

That's true, but the OP referenced QB tanks and those were only made in the Philippines. Certainly a home builder could muck up the tanks on a slow build but that wasn't what the OP was asking...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By Plummit
What we have seen is inadequate use of proseal on...

What we have seen is inadequate use of proseal on mine and other QB wings. In one of my wings there was still a paper sticker on the aluminum INSIDE the fuel tank! Vans instructions say to test the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By Plummit
Yes, not on a 14 but on a -10. It has to do with...

Yes, not on a 14 but on a -10. It has to do with the poor workmanship done in the Philippines. Unfortunately, this is the price you pay for having someone else assemble part of your aircraft.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By Plummit
Attempted to fly to KHII for an RV flyout but...

Attempted to fly to KHII for an RV flyout but unfortunately the winds were too strong at Havasu for safe landing. It was still an enjoyable out-and-return on New Years Day.

20357 ...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-01-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Plummit
Yup, that was me/us. When we left LGB it looked...

Yup, that was me/us. When we left LGB it looked like the wind was easing off and it was within my comfort level. When we listened to AWOS and checked the weather at 60 miles out it was 310 at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By Plummit
Experiencing more bumps doesn't make them any...

Experiencing more bumps doesn't make them any more enjoyable. Just sayin'

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By Plummit
I Have a friend that flies a C-414. One time he...

I Have a friend that flies a C-414. One time he was flying to L35 (Big Bear) with his family and SoCal approach asked him for a Pirep as two other planes turned around due to Turb. He turned around...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-01-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Plummit
I just called Havasu AWOS at 0815 Mountain...

I just called Havasu AWOS at 0815 Mountain (Havasu) time and the wind is being reported as 320 at 14. Weathermeister has the wind at 320 at 13 G 18. It is breezy to be sure, so consider your own...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,398
Posted By Plummit
Yes it's a little hard to justify 3X the cost of...

Yes it's a little hard to justify 3X the cost of an Odyssey and bad luck. Heck you could play the lottery with those odds!

-Marc
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-30-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Plummit
Hey watch it Bruce! My wife and I flew our C-172...

Hey watch it Bruce! My wife and I flew our C-172 to many fly-ins prior to becoming an "owner". Of course I parked with the other High-Wingers to save embarrassment, but still.... :D

See you on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By Plummit
That's the doohickey that connects the...

That's the doohickey that connects the whatchamacallit to the thigamagigg of the four-straff blower of the cooling system.

-Marc
Forum: Job Board 12-29-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Plummit
Wow, if you are at Flabob I would think that...

Wow, if you are at Flabob I would think that there would be several people there that could help with composite work. Check with Chapter 1.

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-26-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Plummit
UAV tail Beacon for Certified A/C

I have an ADSB tail beacon that was removed from our C-172 when we did a panel update recently. It was originally installed 2 years ago and has less than 150 hours use. Asking...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-23-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Plummit
I have a certified version for sale if...

I have a certified version for sale if interested.

marcwhis at gmail

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By Plummit
That was super cool, thanks! -Marc

That was super cool, thanks!

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-22-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By Plummit
FS Garmin 796

I'm selling our Garmin 796 /w/ all included accessories plus the hardwire kit. Current databases for Americas. $850/offer, including shipping in Conus. It's had a screen protector installed since...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By Plummit
Yeah but ya can't fly a PDF of an airplane.... ...

Yeah but ya can't fly a PDF of an airplane.... just sayin'! :D

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By Plummit
Whos carpet?

I need to replace the carpet in my -10 and it looks like there are 2 major players; AeroSport and SFS. Is one better? It looks like the SFS has a more complete set but I really don't need all of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Plummit
Congrats! Looks like a fine example with that...

Congrats! Looks like a fine example with that James cowl.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By Plummit
The last time I upgraded my lift struts I used...

The last time I upgraded my lift struts I used Bansbach AF051-77*. The description from Bansbach was A1A1F50-100-287/600N. There was a little futzing with the mounts but it wasn't too bad. Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,220
Posted By Plummit
Even the slow-build kits are way out there for...

Even the slow-build kits are way out there for shipping times. It seems that the current conditions and economy are going to help Vans solve their problems sooner rather than later.

Believe me I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,220
Posted By Plummit
And therein lies the deal-breaker for me. I just...

And therein lies the deal-breaker for me. I just retired and have the resources and time to build but the lead time makes it a no-go. Sometimes life just isn't fair....

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By Plummit
Sorry, your swag is on back order..... ...

Sorry, your swag is on back order..... :D

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Plummit
Hi Chris, what FBO are you flying with? -Marc

Hi Chris, what FBO are you flying with?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By Plummit
Got ours today too - all three of them. No...

Got ours today too - all three of them. No tickets golden or otherwise.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,331
Posted By Plummit
You can buy composite shims at your local...

You can buy composite shims at your local hardware store and stick it on with tape till you get it adjusted just right.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-12-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,523
Posted By Plummit
What makes it "best" and what makes it better...

What makes it "best" and what makes it better than something that works "fine"?

I used Aeroshell 22 last month on my RV.

-Marc
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,563
Posted By Plummit
The best comment was:

Flack55: "I've been the fast guy in the pattern, I've been the slow guy in the pattern, but I've always striven to not be THAT guy in the pattern..."

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By Plummit
But...

What do you do if you can't access the area to get another riv-nut or plate nut in there? I just ran into this on my plane during my inspection and it looks like it's in the area below the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,318
Posted By Plummit
I have 3 DMMs; an older unit that I used for work...

I have 3 DMMs; an older unit that I used for work for a couple of decades, a fluke clamp meter for measuring starting and running amps; and a Fieldpiece similar to the LT17A for the hangar. Love...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,960
Posted By Plummit
It didn't help me today; I received an emailed...

It didn't help me today; I received an emailed invoice for a purchase I didn't make and shipped to an address I don't have. I did receive a subsequent email in which my CC was credited for the...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-22-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,500
Posted By Plummit
So it's somehow less risky with more impaired...

So it's somehow less risky with more impaired people on board? The logic here escapes me.

-Marc
Forum: California 11-20-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Plummit
Condition Inspection

It's that time again so I'm looking for an A&P to do a C/I on my RV. I'm based at KLGB (Long Beach) but I can travel if necessary. My regular guy is way busy right now.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Plummit
Actually, you can drill out the sealed rivets and...

Actually, you can drill out the sealed rivets and use a thin putty knife to remove a repair disc/plate. It's a little work but do-able. If you have to do that just install an new plate instead of...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By Plummit
That works fine until some guy in a G-36 taxies...

That works fine until some guy in a G-36 taxies in and does a power turn to park....

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,906
Posted By Plummit
I happen to have a Brompton M3 for sale. Also a...

I happen to have a Brompton M3 for sale. Also a Bike Friday Tikit. Send me a PM if interested.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By Plummit
Interesting statement, as I've observed the Vans...

Interesting statement, as I've observed the Vans RV-10 demonstrator on display at various fly-ins with no gust lock installed....:eek:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,906
Posted By Plummit
Your list omits the Bike Friday "Tikit', which...

Your list omits the Bike Friday "Tikit', which will fold as small as a Brommie and comes in at less $$$.

-Marc
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,803
Posted By Plummit
A good friend of mine once said: "Show me...

A good friend of mine once said: "Show me something mechanical and I'll show you something that will fail." So far I have only seen anecdotal evidence regarding the "reputation" of Plane Power. ...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,687
Posted By Plummit
Excellent suggestion! In the incident/near miss...

Excellent suggestion! In the incident/near miss at Oceano it might have helped, but when someone is making a straight-in, or doing an overhead, you never know their speed unless you ask. If someone...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,687
Posted By Plummit
Nope, didn't "obviously" say that and don't...

Nope, didn't "obviously" say that and don't believe a *properly executed* overhead is unsafe. I do believe a straight in approach, when there are several aircraft in the pattern is unsafe. It's...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,687
Posted By Plummit
Nope, just join the traffic pattern and wait your...

Nope, just join the traffic pattern and wait your turn. It happens that the approach to a field can line up with a straight-in, but when other aircraft are in the pattern why not just join the conga...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,687
Posted By Plummit
My beef is with

...pilots who do a straight-in VFR approach when there are other planes in the traffic pattern. You know who you are, flying your RV into Oceano.... Grrrrr.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Plummit
Sounds like you have the OEM Grove brakes, which...

Sounds like you have the OEM Grove brakes, which were used after Vans changed from Cleveland. I'll have to look at the plans CD to get the part number for you. You should order the CD so you have...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Plummit
The original Cleveland brakes from the older...

The original Cleveland brakes from the older RV-10s used the Rapco disk number you have, but the lining was RA-66-112. These are Rapco numbers, not Cleveland. There should be a number on your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Plummit
Look at the bright side: At least you don't have...

Look at the bright side: At least you don't have to pay sales tax! (Sorry, I'm from California) :D

-Marc
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By Plummit
!

Don't mince words; tell us how you really feel! ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,863
Posted By Plummit
I'm a plumbing contractor and I can tell you that...

I'm a plumbing contractor and I can tell you that yes, 100LL will leak through when water won't. Gas floats on water which means that water has a higher density than gas.

-Marc
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