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Forum: Alternative Engines 05-08-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Gash
How to ruin a brand before it's even created. Wow.

How to ruin a brand before it's even created. Wow.
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,336
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Ralph, you are an excellent human being!

Ralph, you are an excellent human being!
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Gash
I sure have. Contact Brown's Bikes in Avalon....

I sure have. Contact Brown's Bikes in Avalon. It's $30 per bike for the whole day. You'll also need to pay fees for Catalina Conservancy permits. This is a requirement to hike, bike, camp, etc in...
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Gash
I was just at Catalina last week. The runway is...

I was just at Catalina last week. The runway is in great condition (newly refurbished by the USMC) and the restaurant is open. Shuttle service to Avalon is of course available and reliable. But one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,392
Posted By Gash
Allan's correct on all points. And I've been...

Allan's correct on all points. And I've been doing a "caveman" version of this method for years in which I poke a hole in the filter and then blow into the hole with rubber-tipped compressed air....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,392
Posted By Gash
I bought one of these less than 1 minute after I...

I bought one of these less than 1 minute after I got the email announcement from Allan. I might be his first customer for this item, and I'm really looking forward to using it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gash
This should be an improvement! I was one of the...

This should be an improvement!

I was one of the fortunate ones in 2018 who got in just as the airport went VFR but before the insanity started. I only did one circuit around the lake, not several...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-23-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Gash
I don't have any photos, but here are the first...

I don't have any photos, but here are the first 30 pages (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) of the RV-16 plans set.
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By Gash
Congratulations! You have a great looking...

Congratulations! You have a great looking airplane.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Gash
I'd jam mine in the air vent, but that's where I...

I'd jam mine in the air vent, but that's where I keep my chocolate chip cookies. :D Anybody who doesn't get the joke...you need to order a headset from Scott and his wife, call sign "Cookie".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,094
Posted By Gash
Excellent advice, and it's always enjoyed more...

Excellent advice, and it's always enjoyed more when so ably written by Mike in the Queen's English! :)
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 03-17-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,225
Posted By Gash
Not in my recent experience. I also haven't had...

Not in my recent experience. I also haven't had luck getting the mini route lately. I hope the OP's results are better than mine though! So my cautious advice would be to make the mini route "Plan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,579
Posted By Gash
I fly to Mexico all the time with Myron on Flying...

I fly to Mexico all the time with Myron on Flying Samaritan trips. I go in my certificated spam can Piper Saratoga though, so haven't had to think twice about any experimental aircraft issues.

I can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,820
Posted By Gash
That's a beautiful airplane! I'll bet you could...

That's a beautiful airplane! I'll bet you could go 191 kts if you remove and stow the tie down rings. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Gash
Hi Ed, I actually went through the process by...

Hi Ed,

I actually went through the process by myself last May during the height of the Covid confusion. I did everything over the phone with our Scottsdale FSDO rep, who was also sitting at home...
Forum: Safety 01-27-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,803
Posted By Gash
^^^^ This is why I love VAF. Dumb political...

^^^^
This is why I love VAF. Dumb political science majors like me get to rub shoulders with brilliant aeronautical minds. I learned something new. Thank you!
Forum: Tools 01-25-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By Gash
That's a fine looking piece of work there Larry!

That's a fine looking piece of work there Larry!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,472
Posted By Gash
Thanks Michael!

Thanks Michael!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,472
Posted By Gash
Rob, can you provide a link to the Ultra Light...

Rob, can you provide a link to the Ultra Light Absorbing Flock Sheet please? I've tried every possible search term on Amazon and can't find it. Thanks.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,602
Posted By Gash
Did you re-time the mags? Sorry if you wrote this...

Did you re-time the mags? Sorry if you wrote this elsewhere and I missed it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,577
Posted By Gash
Is there a chart for that? :confused:

Is there a chart for that? :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,481
Posted By Gash
I just flew the RNAV 13 at KPVU four days ago...

I just flew the RNAV 13 at KPVU four days ago down to the min at 3/4 mi visibility. I snuck in under the wire, as the ATIS changed to 1/2 mi vis about 5 minutes later. Like I've said before in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,602
Posted By Gash
Hey Lt Dan, I've been a dual PMAG user for about...

Hey Lt Dan, I've been a dual PMAG user for about 1500 hours on 3 different planes. Here are some ideas:

1. Time your mags. It's easy (blowing in the tube) and takes about 5 minutes. Follow the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,481
Posted By Gash
I believe in priming the interior and exterior...

I believe in priming the interior and exterior surfaces of every single part of your airplane. And then you should prime all of your car parts and airport bicycle too.

...oh sorry, wrong thread. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By Gash
I've bought from Stark in ATL, and I'm all the...

I've bought from Stark in ATL, and I'm all the way out here in Arizona! Stark is really that good!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,662
Posted By Gash
I've been flying a Bonehead helmet in the Extra....

I've been flying a Bonehead helmet in the Extra. Like Kahuna, I put that Oregon Aero mic cover on, but it still picks up a ton of background noise in my radio transmissions. Sometimes I have to hold...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Gash
When landing from the backseat of the RV-8, I...

When landing from the backseat of the RV-8, I find it most convenient to reach up with my left hand and gently push the front seat pilot's head to the right, just far enough so I can see his flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,432
Posted By Gash
I'm on my third RV now (RV-14A, RV-7, RV-8). I...

I'm on my third RV now (RV-14A, RV-7, RV-8). I have flown in lots of rain and clouds. These airplanes have been my ride to work for several years. None of them ever leaked a drop of rainwater. I've...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-22-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,996
Posted By Gash
Beautiful airplanes!

Beautiful airplanes!
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,285
Posted By Gash
Talk to Rosie. I'm sure he can do it! :)

Talk to Rosie. I'm sure he can do it! :)
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By Gash
You could PM woxofswa here to get some real world...

You could PM woxofswa here to get some real world info. Myron has a beautiful RV-10 that he flies to Mexico once a month with the Flying Samaritans. I fly my hot and sweaty Saratoga, and he usually...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,294
Posted By Gash
I use Marvel Mystery Oil when it's needed. It's...

I use Marvel Mystery Oil when it's needed. It's somewhat of a family tradition. My grandfather said they had barrels of MMO for the B-25s he was flying out of Okinawa back in WWII. He had bullet...
Forum: Reviews 10-28-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,624
Posted By Gash
Alex did my transition training 9 years ago. It's...

Alex did my transition training 9 years ago. It's good to see that he's still at it. I agree, he's a great guy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By Gash
Question for our Aussie pilots - Prebuy needed

Hello to my friends down under. I'm looking for a reputable mechanic who could do a prebuy inspection on an aircraft at Bankstown Airport. Experience with radial engines is a requirement. Thanks very...
Forum: Safety 10-14-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,647
Posted By Gash
Holy smokes! That could have been a much worse...

Holy smokes! That could have been a much worse outcome for the pilot. I'm glad he's okay, and thanks for posting these pics Paul.
Forum: Safety 10-14-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,666
Posted By Gash
I have a few thousand hours in Lycomings. The...

I have a few thousand hours in Lycomings. The only problem I ever had was a blown crankshaft seal which was my fault, not the engine's. I was close to a runway and got it down before all the oil...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-11-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By Gash
I'm building a race car right now. I was actually...

I'm building a race car right now. I was actually thinking about putting the PPS in my car instead of the usual old-tech stuff in automobile electronics.

...but the $1500 price tag changed my mind...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-19-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,594
Posted By Gash
Here's another Arizona dust and sand trick. I lay...

Here's another Arizona dust and sand trick. I lay down a garden hose just inside the rubber door seal, running the full width of the hangar. Any dust that blows under the door seal gets stopped by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,202
Posted By Gash
I once filled 6 piddle packs on a pond crossing...

I once filled 6 piddle packs on a pond crossing from Saudi Arabia to Singapore. Get the ones with the white powder in them. There's less sloshing than the packs with sponges.

Also from my younger...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Gash
Thanks for the great video Roberto! Ella tiene la...

Thanks for the great video Roberto! Ella tiene la alegra pura en su cara!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-04-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Gash
Thanks guys. I checked all harness ends secure,...

Thanks guys. I checked all harness ends secure, terminal blocks secure, wires inside the terminals secure. I pulled the PMAG and there's no unusual movement in the shaft, and rotation is perfect. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-04-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Gash
Id like to figure this out too. doing the...

Id like to figure this out too. doing the startup LED test Im getting flashing yellow which indicates a sensor magnet range check failure. The gear and shaft look and feel just fine. Is there...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-03-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Gash
Johh, your posts are timely. I have dual PMAGs on...

Johh, your posts are timely. I have dual PMAGs on my IO-390. I was climbing out this afternoon passing through 11,000 MSL when I got a rough running engine. CHTs were normal and EGTs were lower than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,470
Posted By Gash
Here's a little bush plane technique that works...

Here's a little bush plane technique that works in the RV too: while on the ground, move your stick full deflection to one side. Look out the window at the down aileron. Now move the flaps down to...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,450
Posted By Gash
I'm looking forward to seeing this engine on the...

I'm looking forward to seeing this engine on the RV-15! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,292
Posted By Gash
What are your expanded envelope exercises?

What are your expanded envelope exercises?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,673
Posted By Gash
Nice briefing Carl! This thread should be a...

Nice briefing Carl! This thread should be a sticky just so guys can find that easier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,653
Posted By Gash
Here are two techniques you can try for...

Here are two techniques you can try for hammerheads in the RV-8. These both worked fine for me while flying in contests, and I never had any problems "flying over".

1. When flying the upline, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,653
Posted By Gash
Nice use of the 360 camera. I do the same thing...

Nice use of the 360 camera. I do the same thing to help me debrief my acro flights. I have a small suggestion that might help your snap roll. I see that you're simultaneously applying left rudder and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,653
Posted By Gash
Amen brutha! Monoplane snaps are a big deal to...

Amen brutha! Monoplane snaps are a big deal to get right, and there’s no faking them in front of real judges. I spent an entire day—2 tanks of gas—with Bill Stein sitting on the ground coaching me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,653
Posted By Gash
Ralph, I'm not sure what you're trying to say...

Ralph, I'm not sure what you're trying to say there. Ron is simply stating a well-known fact in the International Aerobatic Club, that Vans RV aircraft are very capable, safe and enjoyable to fly in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gash
Just a small correction. When soaring and trying...

Just a small correction. When soaring and trying to climb in thermals, you should fly at your min sink airspeed, not best glide (L/D max). Min sink speed is slightly slower than best glide. There's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,006
Posted By Gash
Nasty, the steak dinner is on me next time. I...

Nasty, the steak dinner is on me next time. I think you bought all the drinks last time I saw you in Fort Lauderdale!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,006
Posted By Gash
At an uncontrolled airport, there is no right of...

At an uncontrolled airport, there is no right of way for somebody who just exited a runway. Landing aircraft clear the runway, hold short of the taxiway, and then wait for any other aircraft that are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Thank you for that reply Mahlon. I love it when I...

Thank you for that reply Mahlon. I love it when I can get valuable education here for the price of my annual VAF donation. That was excellent!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,972
Posted By Gash
First solo in a Schweitzer SGS-233 glider at the...

First solo in a Schweitzer SGS-233 glider at the US Air Force Academy, June 1987. We did take offs behind the tow plane on pavement, and then landed on a giant unmarked grass field. A year later I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,954
Posted By Gash
Just go to Costco, everybody's doing it there.

Just go to Costco, everybody's doing it there.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-06-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,630
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Cookie, that was a great explanation! Thanks for...

Cookie, that was a great explanation! Thanks for taking the time to put that together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By Gash
Thumbs up Excellent Video on Kitplanes: Shops and Shop Spaces

I just watched a great video on Kitplanes, "Virtual Roundtable: Shops and Shop Spaces (https://www.kitplanes.com/kitplanes-virtual-round-table-shops-and-shop-spaces/#comment-182839)". These guys put...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By Gash
I would just like to say, thank you for referring...

I would just like to say, thank you for referring to it correctly as a condition inspection. When people call them "conditional" inspections, it's like nails on the chalkboard to me. :)
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By Gash
Thanks Koupster, that's the same balancer I have...

Thanks Koupster, that's the same balancer I have so I should be good to go right out of the box.

And Gusmax! That dynamic balancer is really cool. I already have the same Dynavibe prop balancer. I...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By Gash
Hmmm...didn't think about the hub size. I'll...

Hmmm...didn't think about the hub size. I'll probably just fabricate my own hub sleeve to make it fit.
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By Gash
How are your tires after you did the balance?...

How are your tires after you did the balance? Shimmy gone?

I bought a Harbor Freight wheel balancer to use next time I swap out tires. I'm hoping it's worth the effort...can't hurt I suppose.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-25-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,545
Posted By Gash
Talking "35 years old, eating a steady diet of government...

"35 years old, eating a steady diet of government cheese, thrice divorced, and living in a van down by the river! Well I'm here to tell you that you're probably gonna find out as you go out there,...
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