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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,604
Posted By captainron
"At the stop sign, make sure to brake to a full...

"At the stop sign, make sure to brake to a full stop."
Brake gently on slippery road surfaces.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,149
Posted By captainron
Guess I'll never win the Nobel Prize!:(

Guess I'll never win the Nobel Prize!:(
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,149
Posted By captainron
You guys didn't get the memo on global warming?

You guys didn't get the memo on global warming?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,566
Posted By captainron
Kinda heavy and bulky head-bangers. Wouldn't...

Kinda heavy and bulky head-bangers. Wouldn't something like this be better?
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/cockpitLight.php
Forum: RV-3 03-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,319
Posted By captainron
Question I've got all of you beat! Just last week I rented...

I've got all of you beat! Just last week I rented a Hertz car at the Orlando airport at 09:33 and returned it the next afternoon at 15:49. They said I put 2837 miles on it, but it was OK because it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By captainron
Just make sure you support all this stuff to...

Just make sure you support all this stuff to protect from vibration. To just keep adding nipples, tees, sending units, etc. from the oil pressure port on the engine is a sure way to insure that your...
Forum: Tools 03-03-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,634
Posted By captainron
Won't Lowes help you out at all? Sadly in this...

Won't Lowes help you out at all? Sadly in this age, there are few products that are made "like they used to". Cheap steel and iron of unknown origins, not properly heat-treated, shoddily...
Forum: Tools 03-02-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,634
Posted By captainron
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with...

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with aluminum or more likely, mystery-metal pumps, but when they advertise "cast-iron pump" then it should be so! If Grainger says their compressor pumps are...
Forum: Tools 03-02-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,634
Posted By captainron
Make sure what you're getting

I was about to buy a "cast iron" model from Lowes, but when a magnet I took to the store with me didn't stick to the pump housing, I passed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,034
Posted By captainron
Especially in Nylon cord tires!

Especially in Nylon cord tires!
Forum: GPS 02-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By captainron
Garmin 496 / XM question

Will an active subscription XM antenna work and display WX on any 496, or does it have to be the one it's married to?
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,668
Posted By captainron
THAT!....was an extended vacation, George!

THAT!....was an extended vacation, George!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By captainron
Terry, I think you're worrying about this a bit...

Terry, I think you're worrying about this a bit too much. I'm sure that boat fixtures made of heavy cast brass with waterproof lighting elements would work just fine- once it gets off the ground!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,708
Posted By captainron
Actually, why is that any funnier than an "inch"...

Actually, why is that any funnier than an "inch" crescent wrench?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,203
Posted By captainron
Tools known as E-Z Outs, EZ Outs, Easy-outs, etc....

Tools known as E-Z Outs, EZ Outs, Easy-outs, etc. can be found most anywhere. Try Sears. Or Google.

Oops, Rick beat me to it!
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-16-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,260
Posted By captainron
If you spent any money with them, then at least...

If you spent any money with them, then at least you got the part of the honeymoon that you probably look forward to the most..........:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By captainron
Thanks! Just send it the cheapest way that's...

Thanks! Just send it the cheapest way that's convenient. If it's over $10, I'll pay the difference.
Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By captainron
I'll take it if it includes shipping. PM me with...

I'll take it if it includes shipping. PM me with payment info required.
Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,510
Posted By captainron
Applications? Is that the range that runs through...

Applications? Is that the range that runs through Pennsyltucky?:confused:
Forum: Reviews 02-09-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,753
Posted By captainron
I bought one of the H10-40's when they first came...

I bought one of the H10-40's when they first came out. After several years the mic became intermittent so I figured since it was out of warranty I'd try cutting it open to see if I could fix it. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By captainron
The $40 beam type is a better choice in all...

The $40 beam type is a better choice in all respects. They read from 0 to 60 inch pounds so they are very accurate in mid scale which is where most of your measurements will be. They let you read the...
Forum: Reviews 02-08-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,753
Posted By captainron
I've never seen a D/C that wasn't "under...

I've never seen a D/C that wasn't "under warranty".:)
Forum: Tools 02-08-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,209
Posted By captainron
Don't waste the time trying to polish it. Just...

Don't waste the time trying to polish it. Just take it to a machine shop with Blanchard grinder and have it grained for a few bucks. When I took mine in and explained to the guy what it was for, he...
Forum: Tools 02-06-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,284
Posted By captainron
Don't you think you could get $80 for it when...

Don't you think you could get $80 for it when you're done with it?
Forum: GPS 02-06-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 220,653
Posted By captainron
AV8OR

What is the overall consensus on these now that they've been out for awhile?
For those that own them, would you buy it again, or would you have gone for a Garmin?
Thanks for your opinions.
Forum: Tools 02-06-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,284
Posted By captainron
The desired lower RPM has more to do with the...

The desired lower RPM has more to do with the fact that the fly-cutter can't be practically balanced while running due to its adjustability. This makes lightweight drill presses shake and wobble, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,697
Posted By captainron
Pierre, that might work for a stuck ring, but...

Pierre, that might work for a stuck ring, but when you can hear the air leaking through the exhaust system past the valve, then it probably won't do any good. Since staking the valve did do some...
Forum: Propellers 01-15-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,291
Posted By captainron
I would have to disagree with the folks who say...

I would have to disagree with the folks who say it's a hindrance. Having the prop governor control your RPM to prevent overspeeding while fighting up/downdrafts doesn't seem like it would be a...
Forum: Tools 01-12-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,732
Posted By captainron
Dittos on the Ryobi. They're tiny but...

Dittos on the Ryobi. They're tiny but powerful.
http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/6929/dsc00874tb1.th.jpg (http://img67.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00874tb1.jpg)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,800
Posted By captainron
What would you call strapping on a device loaded...

What would you call strapping on a device loaded with many gallons of highly explosive gasoline and plenty of electrical detonators, or does the fact that they're strapped to your posterior instead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,800
Posted By captainron
Likewise, count me in on only seeing the positive...

Likewise, count me in on only seeing the positive aspects here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By captainron
If you view the rudder pedals in their neutral...

If you view the rudder pedals in their neutral position as an isosceles triangle, the base of this triangle would be the delrin block, while the vertical pedal legs would represent the triangle's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,607
Posted By captainron
An overhead projector, casting an image of the...

An overhead projector, casting an image of the back rivet plate seems like a much easier solution. Why make it complicated?:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,393
Posted By captainron
Tom Brink is right. There has been so much talk...

Tom Brink is right. There has been so much talk over the years about "oops" rivets, and the oversize rivets most people are familiar with are the 1/8" shank rivet with the head being the approximate...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,084
Posted By captainron
I decided on the dimensions I wanted before I...

I decided on the dimensions I wanted before I decided on the belts. I went with 5/16" spacing between the plates, and 1/4" bolt hole. I made a plywood spacer 5/16" thick, bolted the plates to it, and...
Forum: COMM 12-20-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By captainron
Do you only have one comm? It certainly sounds...

Do you only have one comm? It certainly sounds like you're mic signal is not reaching the radio- you could try a different mic, or try the other seat's mic jack if so equipped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,725
Posted By captainron
Alright, who has the yellow plane...

Alright, who has the yellow plane here?:D

http://radar.zhaw.ch/resources/airtraffic.wmv

Fun watching the difference between day and night!
Forum: Tools 12-08-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,553
Posted By captainron
Recoiless bucking bar....

Anyone have any experience with something like this?

http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,5581.html
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-08-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,741
Posted By captainron
Gary, while fitting the new angle bracket, either...

Gary, while fitting the new angle bracket, either cleco the top deck back in place, or use the top deck as a template to make a strap brace across the work area so the longerons don't get slightly...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-02-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,139
Posted By captainron
Turboprops heat the fuel through a heat exchanger...

Turboprops heat the fuel through a heat exchanger heated by the oil supply before sending the fuel to the burners.
In RV's, though, it always gets down to how much extra weight (and corresponding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,081
Posted By captainron
Old style bumper jacks work great also.

Old style bumper jacks work great also.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By captainron
Yeah, England should know better! Who knows about...

Yeah, England should know better! Who knows about So. Africa or Canada?
In this colony, it's spelled vacuum!
Forum: Tools 11-23-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,678
Posted By captainron
See thread: ...

See thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=14676
If you bought it from Avery, it is most likely already sanded to the correct height.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,193
Posted By captainron
Tractor Supply Co. has lots of fuel transferring...

Tractor Supply Co. has lots of fuel transferring equipment and truck-mounted tanks for those of you with a store nearby.
Forum: Tools 11-16-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By captainron
I bought a new Sioux when I started this project....

I bought a new Sioux when I started this project. I then bought a used Atlas-Copco drill with a keyless Rohm chuck from the Yard store for as a backup.
I've never seen any drill with a more accurate...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By captainron
Just make them adjustable by drilling more...

Just make them adjustable by drilling more mounting holes. Don't forget that the middle support block has different hole spacing, so calculate all the hole spacing so that you don't end up with two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,671
Posted By captainron
Thanks, I'll try that. Just not savvy in these...

Thanks, I'll try that. Just not savvy in these things, I guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,671
Posted By captainron
http://i37.tinypic.com/ipmbnp.jpg That's much...

http://i37.tinypic.com/ipmbnp.jpg

That's much better! What should you select to get the picture size to fit the page?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,671
Posted By captainron
Test image from...

Test image from Photobucket:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n81/pacomutt/DSC00528.jpg

Works OK; sorry, not an RV!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,893
Posted By captainron
But they were fun to watch "unwind" when they...

But they were fun to watch "unwind" when they would bind-up in whatever you were drilling!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,437
Posted By captainron
Hi Dominik, I think you just got a bad die. That...

Hi Dominik, I think you just got a bad die. That ridge is really overworking the metal, I believe. You say the die is new, so it really shouldn't have those tool marks. I think a bad one just got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,437
Posted By captainron
Hi Dominik, my dimple dies are the highly...

Hi Dominik, my dimple dies are the highly polished ones from Cleaveland, but I have one from ATS that looks like plain, unpolished steel. I bought it for its height to use in an alligator squeezer...
Forum: Tools 11-03-2008, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By captainron
A machinist square is probably what you want....

A machinist square is probably what you want. This one is 4" by 2.5" and is great for most applications. Check the MSC sale fliers for deals on these. Get the imported ones....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,495
Posted By captainron
What can I use in place of a #19 drill...

What can I use in place of a #19 drill bit?

Since you asked, tapered reamers are nice items to have around.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By captainron
Them: We have a $50.00 minimum. You: OK, I'll...

Them: We have a $50.00 minimum.
You: OK, I'll take the fittings and two $20's please.
Forum: Tools 10-27-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,526
Posted By captainron
An accumulator (extra air tank) plumbed onto your...

An accumulator (extra air tank) plumbed onto your system will keep a smaller compressor from running as often. It's not often you need a really big compressor. Mine's a Craftsman Professional 25...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By captainron
Substitute a single-legged platenut.

Substitute a single-legged platenut.
Forum: Tools 10-11-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By captainron
Yes! Ain't that neat?

Yes! Ain't that neat?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,669
Posted By captainron
The other day I was landing a Turbo Commander on...

The other day I was landing a Turbo Commander on the short parallel runway at West Palm Beach. Landing next to me on the big runway was a Citation. I had to chuckle a little since I had about a 20 kt...
Forum: RV-4 10-05-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,707
Posted By captainron
I would get a box-end wrench and try that....

I would get a box-end wrench and try that. Usually the higher the quality of the wrench, the thinner they are as far as the wall thickness of the socket, or "box".
Grind down the walls of a cheap...
Forum: Tools 10-01-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,128
Posted By captainron
This might be of some interest to those who want...

This might be of some interest to those who want to keep the dust down. I used a Rubbermaid tub that fits around the grinder. In the bottom of the tub, I cut out a slot for a vacuum attachment that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,060
Posted By captainron
Can I assume that the K&N filter is a premium...

Can I assume that the K&N filter is a premium filter, not the $3.79 Purolator on the shelf at Wal-Mart?
This doesn't seem like the place to economize.
Thanks, and nice job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By captainron
Hi Mike, I'm close enough that I can drive to...

Hi Mike, I'm close enough that I can drive to your shop If you think I could help you out. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,758
Posted By captainron
Just pick them up at any hardware store! 1/4-20...

Just pick them up at any hardware store! 1/4-20 nylon lock nuts-stainless steel
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