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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By wcalvert
I sympathize with your plight ... hangar space is...

I sympathize with your plight ... hangar space is always at a premium in the Northwest.

What's actually encouraging is that the PA manager is willing to move folks out of hangars that contain no...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By wcalvert
Sounds like each DAR and FSDO office is a little...

Sounds like each DAR and FSDO office is a little different. During my application for the inspection certificate the office was in lockdown and we did it all online and over the phone. By the time...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-30-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By wcalvert
Nice one Mel !! It's all about looks ... tippers...

Nice one Mel !!

It's all about looks ... tippers look cooler from the inside AND the outside.

Let the debates begin in earnest! :D
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By wcalvert
Planes are always happiest on grass ... !! ;)

Planes are always happiest on grass ... !! ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-30-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By wcalvert
+1 on a simple approach of using a date stamp...

+1 on a simple approach of using a date stamp next to each line completed in the plans and some photos (mostly for future use when your memory fades) ...

My DAR looked at my docs for about 15...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By wcalvert
My impression is that the wear at the screw is...

My impression is that the wear at the screw is caused by movement between your spinner and the backing plate. "Fixing" the screw hole will only delay the future movement and you'll be back where you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By wcalvert
"Wide tip up universal" on a tip up canopy ......

"Wide tip up universal" on a tip up canopy ... extra width is just right :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By wcalvert
You talking about the little tweezers like thing...

You talking about the little tweezers like thing that grabs the top of the mini fuse?

Head over to a decent auto parts store ... or scrounge any parts yard and grab one out of an old glove box.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By wcalvert
Unhappy Picture downside up ...

Steve,

If you open your image with a GNU image manipulation program (GIMP), rotate and save the file without the XMP and Exif data (that tells the file how to orient among other things) you'll get...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-18-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By wcalvert
Simpe ?

Throw a rope around the axle and pull her back into the hangar. A rope weighs 6 ounces, works great, lasts a long time ...

Just sayin'
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By wcalvert
Lightbulb I installed foam wedges in the "ribs" of the...

I installed foam wedges in the "ribs" of the upper and lower baggage bulkhead to limit air leaks etc. from the aft fuselage. There are a lot of openings back there that might be letting in fumes. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By wcalvert
Another data point ... My 7 will make some...

Another data point ... My 7 will make some exhaust smell when leaning way past LOP in slower flight (110 -120kias) or when at high AOA doing slow flight (near to stall). This is all with flaps...
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By wcalvert
You got it!!

You got it!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By wcalvert
Wow, what a mess. The Skagit through MV is...

Wow, what a mess. The Skagit through MV is expected to crest over 37' soon and set some soggy record. Thanks for the tour.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By wcalvert
Well I don't feel so incompetent with my legal...

Well I don't feel so incompetent with my legal interpretation then. On my way!! :)

Thanks
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By wcalvert
Post Registration marks for US aircraft visiting Canada

I'm reading the Standard 222 - Aircraft Marking and Registration - Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) for information about the size of proper markings. Two questions come up.

The standard for...
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By wcalvert
Spirit level (or electronic) across the cockpit...

Spirit level (or electronic) across the cockpit gunwales and then across the span of the horizontal stab ... block the fuselage until it's stable and level, then proceed to the Hstab.

Guess the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,285
Posted By wcalvert
Just bought a Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding...

Just bought a Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike used from Ebay Returns Department ... $100. They're about $400 new and can't be found right now.

20" wheels, aluminum frame, single speed,...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,497
Posted By wcalvert
Brian, I'll choose to disagree with your...

Brian, I'll choose to disagree with your comment:

"the non-towered pilot who announces "Cessna 12345 departing runway 18"...and that's it. If I'm approaching the airport, this type of announcement...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By wcalvert
This isn't an engineering proof, but Lycoming...

This isn't an engineering proof, but Lycoming says this:

"OPERATING CONDITIONS
Average *Oil Inlet Temperature

Ambient Air Desired Maximum
Above 80F 180F (82C) 245F (118C)
Above 60F ...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By wcalvert
ABA - Amateur Built Aircraft

ABA - Amateur Built Aircraft
Forum: Northwest 11-09-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By wcalvert
Steve, I'm in Anacortes and finished my -7 a few...

Steve,

I'm in Anacortes and finished my -7 a few months ago. Send me a PM if you'd like to see my plane or need any free advice! :D

Based at 74S
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By wcalvert
Tim, glad you took all those comments the "right...

Tim, glad you took all those comments the "right way". I was concerned later that it might have come across a little too brutal!

Another thought to ponder ... what if in your check ride the...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By wcalvert
Lightbulb Would it be out of line to suggest that you spend...

Would it be out of line to suggest that you spend some time exploring these maneuvers on your own in order to gain the proficiency and experience with your aircraft?

Not trying to jam you, but it...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By wcalvert
Trent, I've not built a 14, but my 7 had a...

Trent,

I've not built a 14, but my 7 had a similar issue on one aileron, something discovered after assembly. Another buddy is building an 8 and saw a similar result, a slight twist in the assembly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,321
Posted By wcalvert
Model: 7 Engine/HP: IO360 parallel Prop Fixed...

Model: 7
Engine/HP: IO360 parallel
Prop Fixed Catto 3 blade + 20# plate for CG
Empty Wt. 1133
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,774
Posted By wcalvert
Tom, great write up! You bravely admitted your...

Tom, great write up! You bravely admitted your error, and now we can all learn something from your ordeal.

Glad to hear it turned out well, and thanks for sharing. Be safe!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,160
Posted By wcalvert
Another cowl outlet baffle

Did some cowl mods recently, copying ideas already thrown out on this post. My cooling was mostly acceptable, even in Moab this summer (4000'+ and 90+ oat) occasionally running warm, but there is...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By wcalvert
A couple of comments: This mod would be more...

A couple of comments:

This mod would be more difficult after the canopy "glass" is installed, but with a little ingenuity it should be possible. All my wiring is accessible. Just a matter of...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By wcalvert
Fan pics ...

Greg, here are the promised pics of the fans on my -7.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By wcalvert
Greg, can take some tomorrow and post ... stay...

Greg, can take some tomorrow and post ... stay dry this week!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By wcalvert
The videos done by Dave P are outstanding. He's...

The videos done by Dave P are outstanding. He's a great example of a tech who is thinking about the issues he sees and working out an explanation for them. No need to dig into the engineering...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By wcalvert
My -7 has four small computer cooling fans (1...

My -7 has four small computer cooling fans (1 3/4") across the span of the glare shield.

Originally I put them in to provide some defog and cooling air to my boxes underneath.

Now I find that one...
Forum: Safety 10-29-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By wcalvert
Most welcome ... no popcorn here!

Most welcome ... no popcorn here!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By wcalvert
Do a quick check once you"re set and before...

Do a quick check once you"re set and before locking anything in place ... rotate the push rod until it hits the stop limit on each end. It should still be well engaged on both rod ends. That will...
Forum: Safety 10-29-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By wcalvert
Whatever makes you feel good

Eric, this question has been around a long time, and doesn't need to be personally justified to the crowd by the individual pilot IMO.

Yes, you could fit a seat pack in your airplane, although you...
Forum: Safety 10-27-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,934
Posted By wcalvert
Flat out couldn't watch that video ...

Flat out couldn't watch that video ...
Forum: Tools 10-25-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,812
Posted By wcalvert
MScopes works fine on an Android phone. Glare...

MScopes works fine on an Android phone.

Glare ... try turning the brightness down a bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,330
Posted By wcalvert
Consider proper heating a cost of doing business...

Consider proper heating a cost of doing business ... it'll be money well spent.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By wcalvert
Vans sells a U shaped bracket that should work,...

Vans sells a U shaped bracket that should work, and like Ralph said, I agree that the tie strap is critical. I had to make my own, but not a big deal.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,639
Posted By wcalvert
A better mousetrap invented by a friend ... the...

A better mousetrap invented by a friend ... the post aligned with the center of crank allows for perfect alignment.

Once the two halves of the cowl are roughly fitted together, the assembly can be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 897,344
Posted By wcalvert
Novacula Occami ... nicely done Sir!

Novacula Occami ... nicely done Sir!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By wcalvert
Sleeping Dog ... let it lie My opinion tho, you...

Sleeping Dog ... let it lie

My opinion tho, you gotta sleep at night!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-14-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,345
Posted By wcalvert
Happy to see your progress and willingness to...

Happy to see your progress and willingness to think "out of the box" with your painter. Looking forward to seeing the completed work.

The videos are fun to watch, great job on the narrative.

Keep...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,451
Posted By wcalvert
Clearly two different camps here. Whatever level...

Clearly two different camps here. Whatever level of Gee Whiz you choose to build (low or high, for your own good reasons), just be sure you have a way to avoid blowing the starter or ring gear off...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By wcalvert
No tailwheel lock required since it's connected...

No tailwheel lock required since it's connected to the rudder ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By wcalvert
CIGAR TIPS .... GUMP Done I pulled up next to...

CIGAR TIPS .... GUMP

Done

I pulled up next to a brand X the other day and waited patiently for the aircraft ahead to takeoff, the pilot head down and intently doing something on his magic screen. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,988
Posted By wcalvert
I recommend watching the gun, not the bar. Feel...

I recommend watching the gun, not the bar. Feel the bar in place, watch the gun for alignment and placement.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By wcalvert
Clamp it down to a heavy table, give the arm a...

Clamp it down to a heavy table, give the arm a pull to realign it. Use a square to check the alignment of the plunger to the bottom plate front to back and side to side. If the upper arm is...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By wcalvert
The whole move away from ILS to RNAV approaches...

The whole move away from ILS to RNAV approaches has always made me somewhat nervous for this very reason. Jamming is common, RAIM reports are there for a reason.

Happily I'll be retired and flying...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,572
Posted By wcalvert
On my -7 I did nearly the same setup as Ray. ...

On my -7 I did nearly the same setup as Ray. Milled two UHMW blocks to fit the curve of the filter (Andair), bolted the block to the fuse side and held in place with screw type hose clamps. Easy to...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,956
Posted By wcalvert
A 2-3 g spiral into inadvertent IFR requires some...

A 2-3 g spiral into inadvertent IFR requires some serious skill to recover from. At that point you bought yourself at the least an incursion from the rules, and maybe worse. You better be on your A...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,240
Posted By wcalvert
Ok, I apologize for my snarky remark! I've not...

Ok, I apologize for my snarky remark! I've not seen an aircraft with a trim switch on the dash, so it didn't seem possible you could fly a stick with the trim button running backwards... my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,240
Posted By wcalvert
Flown with the trim reversed for 11 YEARS?!! Wow

Flown with the trim reversed for 11 YEARS?!! Wow
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By wcalvert
Keep it up on the DIY ! Good tips and techniques...

Keep it up on the DIY ! Good tips and techniques here.

One comment about using "comfort foam" for the whole cushion. The Sunmate foam is available in various densities from Hard to Extra Soft. ...
Forum: Reviews 10-05-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By wcalvert
Take a look...

Take a look at:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ETZGEMINIPL--dekoni-audio-bulletz-gemini-memory-foam-3mm-earphone-tips-all-sizes
Forum: Reviews 10-05-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By wcalvert
Chris, you directing question that to me?...

Chris, you directing question that to me? regarding the in ear tips?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By wcalvert
Make your own or buy them already formed? 3M 77,...

Make your own or buy them already formed?

3M 77, bandsaw and the right foam ... you can do it yourself for a lot less $.

Take a look at Dynamic Systems, Inc. for the foam supplies in their Sunmate...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By wcalvert
Terry hit it on the head. Just like a door in...

Terry hit it on the head. Just like a door in your house that doesn't swing smoothly through it's full range, the axis of your hinges (think all the lugs on your "piano" hinge) are not in...
Forum: Reviews 10-05-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By wcalvert
Agreed that these "in ear" sets rock. I also had...

Agreed that these "in ear" sets rock. I also had trouble with the in ear seal, and just like the CQ website states, fit is the most critical part of the system.

Using the "pull the ear up, back,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 60
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 10,485
Posted By wcalvert
Moose Creek USFS camp

Beauty of a spot for a overnight ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By wcalvert
In the USA ... Fellers is hard to beat $ wise,...

In the USA ... Fellers is hard to beat $ wise, has free shipping and a good website.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,644
Posted By wcalvert
Small batches of sealant mixed on a metal plate...

Small batches of sealant mixed on a metal plate with a spatula, then scooped into a zip top bag (lots left from parts packaging), snip the end and squeeze away. Toss when complete.

Cost is 0, mess...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By wcalvert
KIAS or KTAS?

KIAS or KTAS?
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