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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,424
Posted By jmbaute
Yeah, I could probably add in the fleet sizes and...

Yeah, I could probably add in the fleet sizes and do some more work there to make the numbers more meaningful. However, knowing how messy the "make" and "model" fields of the dataset are, doing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,424
Posted By jmbaute
No, because they aren't reported in the NTSB data...

No, because they aren't reported in the NTSB data set the report uses.

Maybe "analysis" isn't the right word to describe this effort, because the analysis is really up to the end user. It is more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,424
Posted By jmbaute
All GA accidents

Here (https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiYzI5NDM5ZWEtOTliOS00NjU4LTljZGUtYjIyMDc0OWIyNjM5IiwidCI6ImU0MmUzNTJmLWZiZDUtNGI3Mi1iOTRlLTFjMDkzNzk0Mjc4MiIsImMiOjN9) is a similar report showing the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,424
Posted By jmbaute
RV accident data analysis

I wanted to learn a new data analysis tool (Power BI) so I decided to build a simple dashboard based on the NTSB database. I thought it might be interesting to the community so I am sharing the link...
Forum: Job Board 12-18-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By jmbaute
AAR Landing Gear

My younger brother worked at AAR near Miami about 5 years ago. He was one of several interns. They service gear for passenger and military aircraft.

http://www.aarcorp.com/

No leads on a specific...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-09-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,138
Posted By jmbaute
There is another thread that suggests setting...

There is another thread that suggests setting them with a ball peen hammer....After clenching them with a squeezer, I used a shorter rivet the next time and tried the hammer method- not perfect but...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By jmbaute
Lots of people do, I always did fine with a rivet...

Lots of people do, I always did fine with a rivet gun/plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,025
Posted By jmbaute
You are not alone!

Reminds me so much of a mistake I made on my empennage....I posted a question here as well.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=18188

Enjoyed going back and re-reading all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,925
Posted By jmbaute
Probably not the end of the world. I'd send an...

Probably not the end of the world. I'd send an email to Van's and work on something else for the weekend. Chances are you can go up a rivet size or use a screw. You might have to use a doubler on the...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By jmbaute
You can probably get a better deal from a place...

You can probably get a better deal from a place that sells skydiving equipment- those guys are dealers for outfits like Strong and others, and -may- be better to advise you on a rig.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By jmbaute
I've done it twice - the big recommendation I...

I've done it twice - the big recommendation I have is to have someone with you to look for traffic and avoid arriving during the airshow- sometimes they run longer than they publish. My first time we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,905
Posted By jmbaute
Just put a dab of proseal on it from the inside....

Just put a dab of proseal on it from the inside. Having just completed my tanks about 10 minutes ago (!), one thing I learned through this process is that a blob of it will patch a hole just fine-...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,066
Posted By jmbaute
I understand your confusion as I just finished...

I understand your confusion as I just finished the first baffle. It isn't clear. In the end, I used the same technique I used everywhere else- fay sealing + the bead + proseal in the dimple and on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,895
Posted By jmbaute
I had an accident in the shop and had to replace...

I had an accident in the shop and had to replace the entire rear spar. Vans recommendation was to make doubler strips and place them on the interior of the wing ribs where needed. I don't recall if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,642
Posted By jmbaute
If you believe what the FAA is telling us, they...

If you believe what the FAA is telling us, they need to cover their costs of production and distribution, and charts have never been free. The digital charts were free to this point because they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,642
Posted By jmbaute
I'm really sad to see Runwayfinder go. Back...

I'm really sad to see Runwayfinder go. Back before I started PDFPlates.com, and actually enjoyed flying as a hobby (yep, it has ruined it), I used Dave's site before every flight. It would be great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 98,963
Posted By jmbaute
I am fuming right now; There is more on Runway...

I am fuming right now; There is more on Runway Finder's blog, http://bit.ly/fR2reJ.

RunwayFinder doesn't use a singe bit of code developed by FlightPrep. They just did a better job of it....
Forum: Safety 04-14-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,739
Posted By jmbaute
The thing about a lot of Florida DZs is that...

The thing about a lot of Florida DZs is that jumpers are traveling there from Europe and all over the world. Not likely they would even know about SnF. This time of year, in Florida the drop zones...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-10-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,702
Posted By jmbaute
Pierre is looking for enroute charts, so while...

Pierre is looking for enroute charts, so while the plates may help, they aren't what he's after.

We're actually working on some enroute stuff, though. I have a few Kindle samples if anyone wants...
Forum: Reviews 04-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 25,218
Posted By jmbaute
Sunlight readability is poor, to be honest. Eink...

Sunlight readability is poor, to be honest. Eink has it beat in that department. It will probably be a problem in a bubble canopy but high wing pilots might be ok. Fingerprints really become...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-18-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,074
Posted By jmbaute
I was going to do the 2nd leg of this mission...

I was going to do the 2nd leg of this mission today but it got postponed till tomorrow. I am unable to fly tomorrow...is there anyone else that may be able to meet Pierre 1/2 way between Georgia and...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-15-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,074
Posted By jmbaute
Pierre, I live about 1 mile from KBCB. Not sure...

Pierre,

I live about 1 mile from KBCB. Not sure if I can help with the next leg but if you need ground support please get in touch.

I'm going to see if I can move some work stuff around and do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,437
Posted By jmbaute
Just a data point: I can promise you that your...

Just a data point:

I can promise you that your insurance company will google your N number within minutes of receiving a claim for damages. So, I'd be careful about using it in blogs, screen names,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By jmbaute
Roanoke

Moved to the area about a year ago (Blacksburg), wondering if there are any builders in my area?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,049
Posted By jmbaute
We release a new set every 28 days, on the NACO...

We release a new set every 28 days, on the NACO cycle. Normally, the new set is up about two weeks before the next expires- for example, you'll find the Jan 14 cycle on the website right now.

You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,049
Posted By jmbaute
The plates themselves take a little over 3.8 GB...

The plates themselves take a little over 3.8 GB (entire US, including Alaska, Hawaii, PR, VI, etc). Add in AFDs and you are pushing 4 GB.

That said, you can pick and choose which states or regions...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,049
Posted By jmbaute
Talking The website is the reason progress on the -7 has...

The website is the reason progress on the -7 has halted. Wanna build my tanks?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,049
Posted By jmbaute
Yes, I agree...I did not expect the iPhone to be...

Yes, I agree...I did not expect the iPhone to be so readable. You can carry all the plates you'll ever need in your POCKET. I still don't think I'd try to fly with them as my primary, but if the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,049
Posted By jmbaute
Absolutely! Laptop, mac, pc, iPhone, eReader,...

Absolutely!

Laptop, mac, pc, iPhone, eReader, whatever.

PDF = 'portable document format'

Come on over and give them a try.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,606
Posted By jmbaute
I did get to try the Nook, but not with...

I did get to try the Nook, but not with PDFPlates. The screen was very small, and I also crashed the device once (not sure how). I received a Pirep from one of the users of the website - he didn't...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-18-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,949
Posted By jmbaute
I have to say I was really disappointed with the...

I have to say I was really disappointed with the simulator when learning the 430. The King video was helpful, but probably not worth $250. For me the bigger issue is staying current on it when I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,606
Posted By jmbaute
Well, they claim native pdf support so we'll see....

Well, they claim native pdf support so we'll see. They don't have one yet in my local B&N so I haven't tried it. Hoping for table of contents support but some things I read on their forums were not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,606
Posted By jmbaute
A PDFPlates.com user posted this video of the...

A PDFPlates.com user posted this video of the Kindle 2 in use.

http://twitvid.com/37276
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,606
Posted By jmbaute
Amazon has just announced native PDF support for...

Amazon has just announced native PDF support for the Kindle 2, which is good, and the stuff we have at www.pdfplates.com work on it. Hugh is correct, though, that the screen is much smaller, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,049
Posted By jmbaute
It is pretty cool to see traffic from here into...

It is pretty cool to see traffic from here into pdfplates.com, for I am one of you. Unfortunately I haven't driven a rivet in months because of the work the website takes. It is been fun, though, to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,711
Posted By jmbaute
Congrats, Doug. Bax was a special writer and...

Congrats, Doug.

Bax was a special writer and your receipt of this award is an honor. I was lucky enough to own his old Mooney for a couple of years. I hope your RV brings you as many adventures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,565
Posted By jmbaute
Another (free) source of PDF plates is...

Another (free) source of PDF plates is www.PDFPlates.com

These are bookmarked and indexed. Works real well on a PC. Mobile wise, I have only tried them on my Blackberry. The bookmarks don't work...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,139
Posted By jmbaute
I just moved to VA and have been considering...

I just moved to VA and have been considering doing this myself....the comments I read on Airnav and AOPA about Dulles were all positive. I think it is pretty common.

Please post your experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By jmbaute
I have a 2002ish era wing kit for my 7 that I got...

I have a 2002ish era wing kit for my 7 that I got used. I have noticed some discrepancies in the drawings vs the written instructions, but that may just be the mish mash of documents that I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,941
Posted By jmbaute
Ha! Told you not to paint that belly white,...

Ha! Told you not to paint that belly white, Jamie! A nice navy blue down there and you'd never notice.

I chased oil leaks in my old Mooney constantly. I have nothing really to add other than don't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,680
Posted By jmbaute
The 300 XL is a very capable IFR GPS, just not as...

The 300 XL is a very capable IFR GPS, just not as new and sexy as the 430. I'm not sure, though, that it wouldn't be cheaper to install a 430 vs the 300XL + nav/com. Pros & cons both ways.

A non...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 23,549
Posted By jmbaute
I have been having this problem (not finding...

I have been having this problem (not finding satellites) and talked to Garmin at OSH. They admitted it was a known issue and did a firmware update for me at the show, which was supposed to fix it....
Forum: Florida (South) 06-03-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By jmbaute
I was at KHWO just a few weeks ago...nice new FBO...

I was at KHWO just a few weeks ago...nice new FBO (Bobbys Landing?) Fuel reasonable, no courtesy car. Not sure about other ground xport options- I had a ride.

Friendly mechanic replaced the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,725
Posted By jmbaute
Aeroelectric Bob recommends these thermocouple...

Aeroelectric Bob recommends these thermocouple splices

http://www.omega.com/pptst/SMPW_SMP_HMP_HMPW.html

I just bought some, but have not tested them. On my plane, I used fast on terminals. the EGT...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By jmbaute
McMaster-Carr www.mcmaster.com

McMaster-Carr

www.mcmaster.com
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-14-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,706
Posted By jmbaute
Just did this a week or so ago. Parked at...

Just did this a week or so ago. Parked at Signature at KSAV, beware there is a steep ramp fee, but part of it might be waived with fuel? Check first.

Get a car, but it is easy to walk around town....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,207
Posted By jmbaute
Just some follow up on this since I had similar...

Just some follow up on this since I had similar problems with the rivet set from Planetools. I borrowed a Cleveland set from another builder (thanks, Jamie) and just did my aileron stiffeners with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,289
Posted By jmbaute
I don't see anything wrong with the plan, as I...

I don't see anything wrong with the plan, as I did something similar. A couple of observations of my experience:

- there are lots of hidden costs to owning an airplane, even a simple one. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,207
Posted By jmbaute
I'm real glad to see this thread. I was having...

I'm real glad to see this thread.

I was having similar problems with the same tool. The supplier sent me a new one free of charge, since I thought it was a defect in the tool (the head of the rivet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,751
Posted By jmbaute
I use the same blade on an older Craftsman saw. I...

I use the same blade on an older Craftsman saw. I can get them at my local sears, but I also ordered two the other day when I bought my digital level mentioned in another thread. $8.99 each. At...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,109
Posted By jmbaute
Which square?

Skyfrog-

For those of us with a similar background, care to share which square you put in your container? Their website doesn't list compatible canopies other than the conicals, or pack volumes....
Forum: Southeast 01-02-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,802
Posted By jmbaute
I got the same bill. They sure were quick this...

I got the same bill. They sure were quick this year.

In Gwinnett, they tax at the same rate as a car, I think. I forget what the bill was on our old Mooney, but it was like $350 or something last...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-06-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By jmbaute
My Mooney doesn't have them, and I never had an...

My Mooney doesn't have them, and I never had an issue with 3 different instructors. I guess it's all in who you pick.

Good luck.
Forum: Autopilots 12-05-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,257
Posted By jmbaute
Thanks to everyone who has replied. I have...

Thanks to everyone who has replied. I have learned a lot.

Another few questions:

In looking at the TruTrak and Trio sites, it seems these autopilots are GPS only. So, how would one track a...
Forum: Autopilots 12-04-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,257
Posted By jmbaute
Basic Autopilot Questions

I've never had the luxury of flying a plane with an autopilot. My old Mooney has a 'wing leveler', which has never worked. On my recent flight from Atlanta to San Antonio, about 13 hours round trip,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,496
Posted By jmbaute
I have some of that material that I purchased for...

I have some of that material that I purchased for the same reason...but never used it. If you need it, I will be happy to make you a deal to get it out of the shop.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,712
Posted By jmbaute
I've done it two ways: Note scrawled on a scrap...

I've done it two ways:

Note scrawled on a scrap of paper, in pencil (empennage kit)

Formal bill of sale (standard form like you find all over the place online), for my wings.

I don't think Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,282
Posted By jmbaute
If you choose to not purchase a tool kit as most...

If you choose to not purchase a tool kit as most do, I'd start with the basic stuff required to build one of the practice kits.

A compressor is vital and that would be at the top of the list. Get a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,415
Posted By jmbaute
Where it all begins

And, just in case you're curious how they get the plastic on there, I snapped this picture when I was at Van's this summer.

http://www.baute.net/images/rv/plastic_monster.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,767
Posted By jmbaute
I?m 35, married, and child free. I used to be a...

I?m 35, married, and child free. I used to be a mechanical engineer. Now, I mostly do software for the manufacturing sector. I gave up my passion of skydiving about 4 years ago for flying lessons,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By jmbaute
I was one of the beta testers (strictly...

I was one of the beta testers (strictly volunteer) for this site and personally know the folks implementing it. I don't know for sure (didn't ask) but I am reasonably certain that they have no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By jmbaute
I just did this for my instrument...

I just did this for my instrument ticket...instructor told me it was for pre-PPL time. I don't think it matters that much though, because the examiner didn't seem to care.
Forum: California 07-31-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,561
Posted By jmbaute
Gosh, I guess in my mind I had envisioned...

Gosh, I guess in my mind I had envisioned something much cooler than an amusement park ride.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: California 07-31-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,561
Posted By jmbaute
Irvine- Tethered balloon?

Instead of going to Oshkosh last week, I got to go on a business trip to SoCal. I was curious about what appeared to be a large tethered balloon east of the 405 around Irvine.

Anyone know what this...
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