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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Veetail88
If you want REAL SMOOOOOOOTH, invest in the ball...

If you want REAL SMOOOOOOOTH, invest in the ball bearing unit from Darwin (JD Air). It'll accept your new fork assembly and prevent wear like that. And did I mention SMOOOOOOTH?

When I was using...
Forum: Southeast 07-14-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By Veetail88
Can’t wait! This is an awesome event. This...

Can’t wait! This is an awesome event. This one’s all about the RV community. No vendors, no forums, no flight time restrictions. Just RV folks and their airplanes having a great time! Wouldn’t...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-12-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Veetail88
Knew you guys would come through. Thanks!

Knew you guys would come through. Thanks!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-12-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Veetail88
B&C voltage regulator question

Folks,

I just replaced my Plane Power alternator with and ND and an LR3c external voltage regulator from B&C.

I have wired the low voltage light to an existing LED indicator (that matches the rest...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Veetail88
I see what you did there!

I see what you did there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,436
Posted By Veetail88
I live in the Milwaukee area and have dealt with...

I live in the Milwaukee area and have dealt with the lake many times.

The most scenic, as others have said, is to take the 2500' route along the shoreline past Chicago. Beautiful during the day,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,695
Posted By Veetail88
I also put my fuselage up on it's legs at this...

I also put my fuselage up on it's legs at this early state. A move I regretted all the way through. With it up that high you now have to climb up on something and then bend way over to get at all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,311
Posted By Veetail88
This is the most excellent news.....

This is the most excellent news.....
Forum: COMM 05-20-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Veetail88
I had one of those, and yes, there is a fuse. If...

I had one of those, and yes, there is a fuse. If you plug a mono head set into the unit and if the wiring is for stereo, it'll blow the fuse. Some other guy dove into it and figured out what fuse...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Veetail88
I'm guessing it's an easier method to use the...

I'm guessing it's an easier method to use the safety wire. Timely that you brought this up as I have that assembly apart at the moment to replace the lock mechanism. My pins are a snug fit sliding...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,343
Posted By Veetail88
Great! I'll watch for it! And when you get the...

Great! I'll watch for it! And when you get the lightweight aluminum brackets made, get them anodized red! Gotta look cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,738
Posted By Veetail88
I've never gotten "used to it", but rather I'll...

I've never gotten "used to it", but rather I'll tolerate it to fly.

Having said that, altitude is your friend. Generally, if you climb high enough you'll find smooth air. If there are scattered...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,343
Posted By Veetail88
Hey Bill, Is there any plan to make a belt drive...

Hey Bill,

Is there any plan to make a belt drive version of this? I currently run a B&C dynamo on my vacuum pad and it's been trouble free for 900 hours.

The 60 amp alternator hanging on the front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,664
Posted By Veetail88
Smoke, I know Devin and have flown some missing...

Smoke,

I know Devin and have flown some missing man formations with him in your old mount. The last being for a good friend that headed up our honor group. He is doing you and your fathers legacy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,522
Posted By Veetail88
I've used these. They work, but if you climb in...

I've used these. They work, but if you climb in the airplane without removing them you can't see them. On the other hand, I know of a guy that forgot them a couple of times and they blow into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,109
Posted By Veetail88
Nope. Not so. In the case I referred to earlier...

Nope. Not so. In the case I referred to earlier in the thread, I put it on straight”. And all was well right up to that mighty gust, then it wasn’t. Life comes at you fast bro.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,109
Posted By Veetail88
I ground looped the 8 pretty early on. ...

I ground looped the 8 pretty early on. Unfortunately it was at a towered class D airport and I took out a marker light on my way off the pavement. As such, it was reported and I had a little...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Veetail88
I didn't have on on my build, but if I ever build...

I didn't have on on my build, but if I ever build again, I'll get one. And about a 3' break and a lathe and a vertical mill, and and and..... My advice? Get one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,819
Posted By Veetail88
I was present at an identical result. I wasn't...

I was present at an identical result. I wasn't running the show, but a bunch of folks were out on a rock jetty in lake Superior. Wind was blowing inconsistently and those closest to the release...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,624
Posted By Veetail88
I've have the type of stripper that grips the...

I've have the type of stripper that grips the insulation and pulls it off without having a blade that cuts through the insulation and possibly nicking the wire strands. I think Bob Nuckols...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Veetail88
Thanks folks. Heading out this morning and I'll...

Thanks folks. Heading out this morning and I'll fly over to the front range at Boulder. Not trained in mountain flying so I have no desire to get in too close. Then home to MKE. I'm thinking the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Veetail88
North Denver area safe sightseeing

Hey folks, I'm in Brighton CO for business for a few days (with my airplane) and I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice for some safe sightseeing before I head home.

I've attended a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-20-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 41,067
Posted By Veetail88
Well, I suppose it takes thousands of people and...

Well, I suppose it takes thousands of people and many many different companies to bring the new I Phones to marked, ready for distribution right at the time of the official announcement. A few less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By Veetail88
Help with configurations

Wondering if anyone would be so kind as to provide the answers I need regarding configuring all my avionics.

I built my 8 several years ago now and everything's been fine, but I recently bought an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,374
Posted By Veetail88
N229Z Because Two Niner Zulu is fun to say.....

N229Z

Because Two Niner Zulu is fun to say.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Veetail88
THAT, is a VERY good question? The button lights...

THAT, is a VERY good question? The button lights never went out, so it's not like all the power in the unit shut down. And to tell you the truth, I don't recall if it was just my transmissions that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Veetail88
GMA 240 shutdown. Heat?

Folks,

I have a Garmin GMA 240 audio panel, and about a year ago, on a cross country I got to chatting with an ATC guy at Fr. Leonard Wood. It was during Covid when there was very little aviating...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 06-21-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By Veetail88
I use mine every time I fly, not even including...

I use mine every time I fly, not even including run up!

Even IF you never use them, what would you do if you needed them in an emergency?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,995
Posted By Veetail88
Thanks for the education gentlemen! Very much...

Thanks for the education gentlemen! Very much appreciated!
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,995
Posted By Veetail88
With your help and some sleuthing on the web, I...

With your help and some sleuthing on the web, I think I got it.

It appears that glide slope signal frequencies are from 329.15 to 335.0, and localizer AND VOR signals range is 108.1 to 111.95.

So a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,995
Posted By Veetail88
So the device isn't directional, and it becomes...

So the device isn't directional, and it becomes more an issue of allowing the full frequency width through?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,995
Posted By Veetail88
So just because I like to understand things, if...

So just because I like to understand things, if we're taking the signal from one antenna and splitting it to two different radio inputs, and diplexers are used to combine two sources into one cable,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,995
Posted By Veetail88
Reviving an old thread, when I built my 8, I...

Reviving an old thread, when I built my 8, I installed the tray and wired things for a GNS 430, but before I made the first flight I sold the radio for financial reasons; having not completed the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,995
Posted By Veetail88
Reviving an old thread, when I built my 8, I...

Reviving an old thread, when I built my 8, I installed the tray and wired things for a GNS 430, but before I made the first flight I sold the radio for financial reasons; having not completed the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By Veetail88
The answer is next year, when the better stuff...

The answer is next year, when the better stuff comes out. Itís ALWAYS next year.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,835
Posted By Veetail88
And yet another example of why I spend little...

And yet another example of why I spend little time on these forums anymore. Common sense, at times, seems truly uncommon. Folks, safe and pretty have nothing in common. I've seen a lot of pretty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,166
Posted By Veetail88
This thread is a perfect example of why I spend...

This thread is a perfect example of why I spend very little time here anymore. The "oh my GOD! You better not do that or you'll end up in a smoking hole.", or "if you had ANY SELF RESPECT AT ALL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,539
Posted By Veetail88
Joe, how about some details of the install? I'd...

Joe, how about some details of the install? I'd like to know if it works.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,016
Posted By Veetail88
Kind of like a dog with no legs. Doesn't matter...

Kind of like a dog with no legs. Doesn't matter what you call them, they're not coming anyway.

Personally, I find politics a much nobler cause to get my undies in a bunch over.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By Veetail88
My 8 is configured EXACTLY as you describe. ...

My 8 is configured EXACTLY as you describe. Works great. Simple fast test of p lead and internal alternator function. 1800 RPM, right mag off (right switch down) tests right mag p lead. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,168
Posted By Veetail88
Congrats Darwin! And to the rest of you, hold...

Congrats Darwin! And to the rest of you, hold onto your socks when you see Darwin's new ride! The build is second to none and the paint just spectacular!
Forum: Propellers 03-12-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,078
Posted By Veetail88
Paul Dye has a write up on this exact prop in the...

Paul Dye has a write up on this exact prop in the current Kit Planes Mag.
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,787
Posted By Veetail88
If the IFD draws more power and is popping the...

If the IFD draws more power and is popping the fuse, and if the fuse is sized correctly for the wire, please don't just change the fuse to a higher amperage unless you also change the wires to match...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Veetail88
Anyone else have another fix for this?

Anyone else have another fix for this?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Veetail88
Rudder cable tubing

At a bit over 750 hours on my 8, the plastic tubing rudder cable exit guides are about worn through and I'd like to replace them, but of course you can't get a new tube over the clevises. Wondering...
Forum: Reviews 02-04-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By Veetail88
Anti-Splat spar mod pirep wanted

Folks,

Been struggling to search the forum for input regarding the Anti-Splat horizontal stabilizer spar mod, and I'm sure there are plenty of opinions on the easier to install kit by Anti-Splat...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,531
Posted By Veetail88
Spilled your cocaine? Seems legit....

Spilled your cocaine? Seems legit....
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,056
Posted By Veetail88
What Paul and others have said. In phase 1 I...

What Paul and others have said. In phase 1 I tested mine right into the dark corners of Vans’ published envelope, and learned that stick pressure feedback reversal is real, it’s surprising and you...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-03-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,485
Posted By Veetail88
You could fly into Marathon and talk to the guys...

You could fly into Marathon and talk to the guys at the EAA chapter/museum. I have family with a home in Key Colony Beach and while I didn't fly in, I did visit the museum. Struck up a conversation...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,389
Posted By Veetail88
Looking for knowledge, I came upon this slightly...

Looking for knowledge, I came upon this slightly dusty thread and thought I'd add to it. Just for a data point, I've been running a 60 Amp Plane Power alternator for almost 6 years with an LED...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By Veetail88
When you get new blades for your Whirlwind...

When you get new blades for your Whirlwind prop!

http://i.imgur.com/LayW9hS.jpg (https://imgur.com/LayW9hS)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,239
Posted By Veetail88
There are companies on the web that can custom...

There are companies on the web that can custom etch glasses. They get pretty reasonable when you order them in bulk.

And YES, they would be a big seller! I'd be in for a 4 pack of Glencairn...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,285
Posted By Veetail88
The pop rivet works just fine, is dirt simple and...

The pop rivet works just fine, is dirt simple and basically free. For some reason quite a few folks just have to make things more difficult and come up with all kinds of purpose made machined ports...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,857
Posted By Veetail88
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,266
Posted By Veetail88
Very pleased to be able to help.

Very pleased to be able to help.
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,266
Posted By Veetail88
That is still the case.

That is still the case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By Veetail88
I just gave my daughter?s boyfriend his first...

I just gave my daughter?s boyfriend his first ride in a small airplane a couple weeks ago. Gave him all the info up front and he did great. Loved it. I asked if he wanted to experience 2 Gs and he...
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,266
Posted By Veetail88
I?ll send you my settings later on today. Left my...

I?ll send you my settings later on today. Left my phone in the car. There really is only one setting that?s a bit out of the ordinary to make the sensing work better. I think hard wiring might be...
Forum: ADS-B 02-24-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,266
Posted By Veetail88
I have an AFS 4500, gtx327 and uavionix EchoUAT...

I have an AFS 4500, gtx327 and uavionix EchoUAT with SkyFyx GPS antenna. Hot and ground from the gps and echo, signal wire from gps antenna to the echo and one signal wire to an open serial port on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,953
Posted By Veetail88
Hey, how about some for us 8 guys? We need em...

Hey, how about some for us 8 guys? We need em too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By Veetail88
Vinyl and decal source

Looking to add some invasion stripes and star and bars roundels to my 8 to dress her up a bit until I can devote another 15 grand to the plane in the form of a paint job.

Wondering what brand and...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,377
Posted By Veetail88
Just now wrapping up my install of the EchoUAT...

Just now wrapping up my install of the EchoUAT and SkyFyx combo with a Garmin GTX327, I called Uavionx support to get clear information regarding the GPS information.

I spoke with Dave in tech...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By Veetail88
A buddy of mine uses the slotted ones simply...

A buddy of mine uses the slotted ones simply because if he needs to open something and doesn?t have a screwdriver. He?ll use a dime if he has to. I disagree. If I have to hunt down a screwdriver...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,576
Posted By Veetail88
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
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