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Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,447
Posted By Brian Denk
This is a nice house. I know the builder....same...

This is a nice house. I know the builder....same guy who built my house at E98!

I live maybe 1/2 mile to the north from this home.

It's a peaceful neighborhood, lots of airplane people, some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By Brian Denk
So, analog TV is going away, and 121.5 ELT's...

So, analog TV is going away, and 121.5 ELT's around the same time. Hmmm....:rolleyes:

At least a TV analog/digital converter only costs $40!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,401
Posted By Brian Denk
Eh, ya'll quit yer yappin' and git'r DONE!! Is...

Eh, ya'll quit yer yappin' and git'r DONE!!

Is this a new classification for "High Time RV8" status?

What say ye, Danny?

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,812
Posted By Brian Denk
This is horrible. My airpark neighbor is...

This is horrible. My airpark neighbor is finishing a Velocity. Owner of the V in this accident is apparently known and reported on the "Reflector"...their builder's forum. I just helped my buddy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,715
Posted By Brian Denk
Go for it!

There is ZERO to worry about. Just do it! I did, when my gyros started getting really stupid. The D10A fit right into the AI hole no problemo. Run power to it, yank out the entire vac system and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By Brian Denk
After I moved to the airpark, I started burning...

After I moved to the airpark, I started burning about 50/50 av/mogas. One tank was for auto, the other for av. Takeoff/landing was done on the avgas (better vapor lock protection). The engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Brian Denk
I would classify that as a $100 BURRITO. :D

I would classify that as a $100 BURRITO. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,511
Posted By Brian Denk
Ack! Liquid cooling. It'll never fly. :D

Ack! Liquid cooling.

It'll never fly. :D
Forum: California 12-05-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By Brian Denk
I concur with Louise's Palomar report. We flew...

I concur with Louise's Palomar report. We flew in there (in the C-180) last June and it was mayhem getting in and down. The mix of aircraft at the time had the tower guy pulling his hair out....an...
Forum: Oregon 11-29-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,072
Posted By Brian Denk
Egads....how long until this virus spreads across...

Egads....how long until this virus spreads across the nation?

I just ponied up $345 for my STC for the Skywagon.

It would be a hassle for me and the other mogas users, but a hit to the bottom...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,718
Posted By Brian Denk
Time for a reality check

I'm going to go against the grain here. A largish family with all non-teenaged kids (read: need constant attention) is not a prime domestic situation for building an airplane. Yes, still it is done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,990
Posted By Brian Denk
Why yes, yes I do.

I fly RC at my airpark home but mostly just electrics. If there is anyone in the pattern, taxiing or starting up. I land. Period. I fly close, tight and quiet (acro/3D). Sometimes we have hours...
Forum: RV-3 11-21-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,808
Posted By Brian Denk
If I've said it once I've said it a thousand...

If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times....VAN, MATCH-HOLE the RV-3
KIT!!!!!!

Talk about a slam-dunk, super easy build, low buck pocket rocket of an airplane.

If I could get my RV-10 ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,327
Posted By Brian Denk
Well, FI isn't the only choice. ...

Well, FI isn't the only choice. http://www.ellison-fluid-systems.com/

I've never operated one but they seem to work fine once setup properly. An Ellison appears to be a more direct replacement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By Brian Denk
Yeah boy, blustery all day here in the middle Rio...

Yeah boy, blustery all day here in the middle Rio Grande Valley. Forecast for better conditions tomorrow. Any RV'ers heading home, north up the river feel free to stop by E98 (Mid Valley Airpark). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,748
Posted By Brian Denk
Neato! We gotta do something like this at my...

Neato! We gotta do something like this at my airpark. We have two car collectors here and they probably have at least 20 classic rides between them. This would include fully operational Ford model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,994
Posted By Brian Denk
I would decide on the kind of hangar door you...

I would decide on the kind of hangar door you want fairly soon. You'll lose some opening width with stacked, accordian type doors, but not lose any with bifold, horizontally hinged types. I have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,403
Posted By Brian Denk
If it should come down to it, resale value on the...

If it should come down to it, resale value on the 'stang would be much higher than the supermodel, who would still have high maintenance demands with ever diminishing return on investment. Warbirds...
Forum: RV-3 08-14-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,990
Posted By Brian Denk
Oh well now that just does it. I simply must...

Oh well now that just does it. I simply must have one. Attaboy, Randy. I hadn't checked your website in a while then just a few days ago had this curious thought sneak up on me...I wonder if the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,275
Posted By Brian Denk
I don't think so

Highly unlikely. Like the -9 and -10, acro is not it's intended mission. Yes, it probably can be tossed about but what if you fall out of a loop or get behind it on the pull coming out the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Brian Denk
I never had it happen on my RV8, but got quite a...

I never had it happen on my RV8, but got quite a dose of tailwheel shimmy on my trip home in my new C-180 with 10" tailwheel. I'm pretty sure it was initiated by my (poor and inexperienced)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,318
Posted By Brian Denk
What I found most annoying in '03 was the fact...

What I found most annoying in '03 was the fact that the RV's were all parked ahead of the airshow safety line. So, for most of the afternoon airshow, you could NOT go to your airplane, nor could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By Brian Denk
I can relate to the "no camera" issue! I got to...

I can relate to the "no camera" issue! I got to ride in the B-17G "Sentimental Journey" back in the mid 90's....including 30 mins in the left seat. No pics to archive the wondrous experience but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By Brian Denk
Yep, it'll work. I have a -A4J, with an updraft...

Yep, it'll work. I have a -A4J, with an updraft sump installed, making it a -M essentially.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,256
Posted By Brian Denk
Well shucks, thanks for the memories! GREAT...

Well shucks, thanks for the memories! GREAT looking airplane. The GLO dudes sure know their stuff! When I was looking for a painter, most shops would reply..."RV8? What's that?"

It sure has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Brian Denk
yeah, I can relate.

Yep, same here, on a recent trip. I usually see 75psi or so, and it was down to 60-65. I typically see about 5 psi drop with hot oil vs. cold, but we were up to temp with all else looking normal. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By Brian Denk
Yup. Called around, nobody has it. Even Summit...

Yup. Called around, nobody has it. Even Summit Racing doesn't have them in stock. K&N makes so many different shapes and sizes it's no wonder no single store could stock them all. Thus, ordered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By Brian Denk
Dan posted the Van's part number which is also...

Dan posted the Van's part number which is also the K&N number...E-3450. (Gee, why didn't I think of that? :confused: ) It can be found at Summit racing and probably others. Van's price is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By Brian Denk
K&N FAB O360 filter cross ref

It's time to replace the K&N filter in the FAB airbox. Too many bug strikes have actually torn into the mesh screen around the filter media. I couldn't find a useful part number on the filter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,812
Posted By Brian Denk
Absolutely GET CHECKED! I just had a full...

Absolutely GET CHECKED! I just had a full physical this month (not the FAA class three If-you-can-walk-talk-and-have-a-pulse physical), but a thorough going over. I'm turning 43 next month and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By Brian Denk
I remember wrestling with that stuff years ago. ...

I remember wrestling with that stuff years ago. So, it's not a problem with a current batch as far as I can tell, but par for the course. I just about ripped the silicone material apart trying to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,255
Posted By Brian Denk
O/T Birdstrike worries? How about space junk?

This would certainly get my attention.

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=145&ContentID=24657
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,910
Posted By Brian Denk
As an RV8 owner and parent (since building the...

As an RV8 owner and parent (since building the RV), my mission has changed. My wife and I decided back in '97 on the -8 thinking we would not have children. Well, that changed and so has the needs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Brian Denk
HaHa indeed!

Gadzooks! It was YOU! :D Looks like you planted an RV grin on the guy that stuck. I asked him for the culprit behind his contacting me about my -8 but maybe he forgot your name. Probably still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Brian Denk
Need RV-8 ride for prospective RV buyer, N. FLA.

Anyone in the north Florida, Jacksonville area, willing to provide an RV8 demo ride to the possible future owner of my RV8? He's located at Cuyler field (pvt.), about 25 miles northwest of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,097
Posted By Brian Denk
I just replaced the worn Densos for NGK BR9ES. ...

I just replaced the worn Densos for NGK BR9ES. Gapped them to .032". Couldn't find a gap reference in the LSE installation manual, or maybe just missed it. No Densos available at the local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,298
Posted By Brian Denk
Team ropin' RV style

So, I guess the "rope trick" isn't just for Lycoming valve guides anymore. Only reason it wouldn't work as well for me is that I have to steer the airplane back into the corner of the hangar to get...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Brian Denk
Genetic predisposition? Interesting! I manually...

Genetic predisposition? Interesting! I manually cleco'd the entire airplane and never had a pneumatic squeezer. We had a health fair at work during this time. They had a hand strength device and a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Brian Denk
Welcome to the New Mexico RV community! You're...

Welcome to the New Mexico RV community! You're starting a journey of learning, self-discovery, humility and passion the likes of which non-airplane building aviators will never know.

It's also just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,298
Posted By Brian Denk
Neat idea, Larry! The Bogi hasn't whacked the...

Neat idea, Larry! The Bogi hasn't whacked the rudder on my plane yet, but it certainly could. I got along for years without one by pushing the plane backwards into the hangar at the HS leading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,071
Posted By Brian Denk
I fly naked and it makes MY NEIGHBORS nervous. ...

I fly naked and it makes MY NEIGHBORS nervous. :eek: (Airpark).

HAH! Roberta, you just HAD to know you'd rile up the boys with that one. :)

I was covered from first flight without any build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,298
Posted By Brian Denk
I use the Bogi bar. ...

I use the Bogi bar. http://www.bogert-av.com/bogi-bars.php

Model 4-RV. Works great even on the stock axle bolt. Not sure about the Bell.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By Brian Denk
Agreed. Don't start paint prep until you're...

Agreed. Don't start paint prep until you're ready to paint. Besides, the shiny alclad surface looks a lot nicer. It also will help protect against pigeon and moth poop. Been there, seen both! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,071
Posted By Brian Denk
who, me? Disgruntled?

I'm one of the disgruntled category of Tech Counselors. I freely admit it. Fill out the form, send in to EAA, then what do they actually DO with it? I mean an RV is an RV. The only time I ever saw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,035
Posted By Brian Denk
I have the 760 Com and it works well. LED...

I have the 760 Com and it works well. LED displays aren't readable in direct sunlight, but hasn't been much of a problem. Unit puts out a good signal and I've never had anyone say they couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,206
Posted By Brian Denk
speaking of hoses

While we're talking about it, what is the recommended replacement criteria for fuel and oil hoses? I read somewhere that every five years or at major overhaul, whichever comes first, is the key. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,303
Posted By Brian Denk
If you're looking for clay to make forms for...

If you're looking for clay to make forms for fiberglass layups, green, oil based artist's clay works great. I bought a block of it years ago and it's still pliable today. Find it at an art supply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Brian Denk
Yes, it might. But then it might also throw more...

Yes, it might. But then it might also throw more light out to the sides where you really don't need it. Flicker off the back of the prop disc isn't so good for night vision.

That's my best guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,587
Posted By Brian Denk
Yeah, it's been on the local news for the past...

Yeah, it's been on the local news for the past two days but with NOTHING saying WHAT kind of airplane they're looking for. I mean come on, a few details might help in case anyone in the area saw or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By Brian Denk
I had bubbles visible that simply would not go...

I had bubbles visible that simply would not go away. Even so, the brakes were always plenty firm and functional. Still, it looked just...wrong. So, to eliminate all those clear runs of tubing, I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,075
Posted By Brian Denk
I did install a layer of foam under the leather,...

I did install a layer of foam under the leather, but it's certainly not necessary. I used headliner foam, which is about 1/2" thick maybe. You can pull the leather down tight to make the leather...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,075
Posted By Brian Denk
I glued on leather (3M 777 adhesive or most any...

I glued on leather (3M 777 adhesive or most any form of upholstery contact cement). For the edge roll, glued the same leather around a length of rubber hose, slit down the seam, then slipped over...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Brian Denk
Well, it's a brutal experience. Route your wiring...

Well, it's a brutal experience. Route your wiring and tubing to allow the best access possible. Also, schedule a chiropractor visit after each gear bolt torque session. Someone has probably come up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By Brian Denk
Recent experience here

I just did the Kinder deed a few weeks ago. My son's class teacher asked me to talk about my RV. I just brought my picture book of construction images, an access hole cover, piece of angle, and a...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By Brian Denk
Yes, the -10 is a big plane, with more rivets and...

Yes, the -10 is a big plane, with more rivets and parts count in general. Even so, I would expect airframe completion to take not much more time than say, a current -7 or -9 kit. Really, the...
Forum: Midwest 02-12-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,264
Posted By Brian Denk
Cool! As a recent custom-home-on-an-airpark...

Cool! As a recent custom-home-on-an-airpark buyer, I can tell you it TOTALLY ROCKS. We also have several non-airplane types on the park, but they mostly just do their own thing, and don't complain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,330
Posted By Brian Denk
Man, putting it on that street must have been...

Man, putting it on that street must have been like threading a needle while wearing ski mittens. Terrific job, Rick!

As a member of the RV fixed pitch glider club, I can attest to the importance of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,405
Posted By Brian Denk
Mag?

Have an impulse coupled mag? Vacuum pump getting ready to go? Baffles cracked and loose somewhere? Alternator bearings worn? Engine mounts OK? Lots of possibilities. TOO many. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,939
Posted By Brian Denk
Huh??

The back seat stick in my -8 is a PITA for pax egress and impossible to fit my son's car seat with it installed. Thus, it shall remain not installed. Additionally, a permanently bolted-in-place,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,023
Posted By Brian Denk
And to think Dubya is *supposedly* an ex-aviator...

And to think Dubya is *supposedly* an ex-aviator (Air Guard). We all know his DAD is one. Why we're seen as such a burden to the big iron I just cannot understand. Where do the pilots for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,130
Posted By Brian Denk
OUTSTANDING, JERRY!! Man I'm proud of ya. I...

OUTSTANDING, JERRY!!

Man I'm proud of ya. I know how hard it can be to work on an airplane with the little one in your life now. You kept at it, asked questions, and relied on your buddies (I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,766
Posted By Brian Denk
That's what I have now. Bendix impulse coupled...

That's what I have now. Bendix impulse coupled mag on left side and Lightspeed Plasma II on right side. The mag is just along for the ride in cruise power as the spark has already been advanced by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By Brian Denk
Just when I try to really lock down my oil...

Just when I try to really lock down my oil consumption rate, I go get silly with the airplane (acro, acm) and then who knows how much went out the breather? I wonder if even a straight-and-level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,293
Posted By Brian Denk
I guess "Predator" is a most appropriate name in...

I guess "Predator" is a most appropriate name in this instance. Somebody outta go to jail over this.
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