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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By N282S
Practice.

We've all been there. Riveting seems hard at first, but it is a steep learning curve. You will catch on in no time. All good advice above. Just keep pushing on the gun AFTER you release the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,077
Posted By N282S
Stuff like this makes us all frustrated. Sorry,...

Stuff like this makes us all frustrated. Sorry, it just must be your turn.

I am really hesitant to jump in here, but I did a very small upgrade to my panel. After the upgrade, the autopilot would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By N282S
It's a mixed bag

I usually started each build session with ELO's "Hang On Tight To Your Dreams". Followed that with audio books. Michener can buck a truck load of rivets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,902
Posted By N282S
What our buddy, Dan said. Please.

What our buddy, Dan said. Please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,211
Posted By N282S
Aircraft Spruce also

Aircraft Spruce no longer accepts payment via "their" Pilot Visa Card which used to include free shipping. My last order was $62 plus $28 shipping!!!
I said, "No Thanks" and ordered grease and...
Forum: Oregon 10-23-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,221
Posted By N282S
I totally agree with sailvi767 assessment and Mr....

I totally agree with sailvi767 assessment and Mr. Dye on this. So So true. Might even be worth your time to look into the maintenance aspects of the airpark, ie., who mows the runway, who's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,100
Posted By N282S
Mine jams if I don't buckle it in this...

Mine jams if I don't buckle it in this sequence:
If the release mechanism is on the right lap then, first insert crotch strap then right shoulder tongue, left shoulder tongue and finally left lap...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,383
Posted By N282S
Wink pc 680s

Hi, Bob. To answer your question, there are alternative batteries. Here is a thread on the PC680 that will give you some light reading while turning your plastic gloves inside out and finding...
Forum: Tools 03-13-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,231
Posted By N282S
Get it now

Have a buddy loan me his dewault. When I got home, I logged on Amazon. Next thing I reached for was my plastic.


It absolutely rocks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,803
Posted By N282S
Take a look at the Apex

Although you posted in the "RV12" side, there is a good thread on PC680s and alternate batteries here:

www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173617&highlight=apex+battery&page=7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,283
Posted By N282S
I'd rather have my throat slit.

I have a thirty seven year career as a KC-135 boom operator and about the same # as a pilot so, yes, I'm a bit spoiled. But, I've made eighteen trips from Topeka to French Valley, California in two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,852
Posted By N282S
Me too - no not the hash tag

10 year old 7, 1500 hours - I fly a lot.
First one lasted three years and totally drained twice but came back to life both times.

Second one lasted four years and totally drained once but also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,793
Posted By N282S
pix

Scot and Tanya:
These pictures totally captured the moment.



Awesome
Boomer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,630
Posted By N282S
I never ever assisted an F4 close his receptacle....

I never ever assisted an F4 close his receptacle. Never.


The other Boomer
Forum: Safety 07-18-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,586
Posted By N282S
News media: "The pilot was the only person...

News media:
"The pilot was the only person on-board during the crash, and there were no other reports of injuries. The sheriff's office said he has been flying since his military service during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,731
Posted By N282S
It's bad. Really bad.

I would send you a pic of my RV packed for HBC but the FAA would be knocking on my door and throwing a lock on the propeller. It's just awful.

There are many threads on Oshkosh camping and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,923
Posted By N282S
Heavy foam insulation

I flew my 7 for about 50 hours without any carpet or insulation and never noticed a heat problem, but it was loud. I purchased classic aero's floor carpet/insulation and it made a big difference...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,814
Posted By N282S
Suction cup hooks

Suction cup hooks for the showers are handy for dirty clothes, clean clothes, toiletry bag, towel, etc. They stick to the stainless steel shower walls and and are easily removed when...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,258
Posted By N282S
Ouch

Reference Ax O's last picture. Never a good thing to see a guy with a hammer in one hand and a finger from the other hand in his mouth.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-31-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By N282S
You will get what you need

emag will send you the required studs and base gasket. Just remind them when you order. Also, if installing dual mags, follow the instructions on grounding, NOT to the forrest of tabs but a common...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,021
Posted By N282S
No, Dean. You are not worrying too much. I lay...

No, Dean. You are not worrying too much. I lay awake at night with mental images of a mouse running along the attic rafters with a kitchen match in its mouth scraping against nearby objects.

I too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By N282S
DITTO

Allan makes great stuff. I have his oil filter wrench, prop wrench and Ultimate Gust Lock: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=101971&highlight=ultimate+gust+lock


And, that's...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,845
Posted By N282S
Check availability

As you can tell, there are pros and cons either way.


BUT


Whichever way you go, make absolutely sure they have the kit available.


Ten years ago I waited for over FOUR MONTHS during the winter. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,571
Posted By N282S
Days Gone By

Mr. Kristensen. Sorry, I can't help you with the Bahama trip, but, thanks for posting a link to your build site. I did enjoy a tour of your workshop. Sadly, of all your many successful designs, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,245
Posted By N282S
Arggggh! Here you go Allen or is it...

Arggggh!
Here you go Allen or is it Allan?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vf8N6GpdM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,752
Posted By N282S
Yeah, what Mr. Dye said.

Yeah, what Mr. Dye said.
Forum: Safety 08-03-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 28,579
Posted By N282S
I agree, EXCEPT, the part,"Go to Ripon and join...

I agree, EXCEPT, the part,"Go to Ripon and join the peasants.' But, I agree with his frustration!!!

Yes, this was the perfect storm of prolonged bad weather, hard surface only taxiway usage, mass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,938
Posted By N282S
Beer!!!

Seven days and a wake up! Boomer's in as well as the usual gaggle of KC Flight boyz.
Forum: Safety 07-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 118,077
Posted By N282S
Please, do NOT be this guy!!!

It just hurts to listen to this.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no5YX71PT6o
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,868
Posted By N282S
Easy Peasy

Shawn, I did this on my 7 and was a simple task. And, flying formation with this configuration is way way natural. Unfortunately, second party picture hosting is difficult to do unless your willing...
Forum: Tools 10-01-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,635
Posted By N282S
Recommendation

Drill presses are like cameras, phones, cars, golf clubs, airplanes, wives and fishing boats. Get the very best one you can afford.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,672
Posted By N282S
Ask the bottom line questions

It's like going into the Verizon/AT&T/Sprint store. How much will MY BILL be when I walk out the door?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,978
Posted By N282S
get pmag/s

Exactly what Brian and Mike said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,779
Posted By N282S
I also live at an airpark. Neighbors still think...

I also live at an airpark. Neighbors still think I'm insane. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,281
Posted By N282S
Help needed

I had to have my wife and neighbor help me in a few places here and there.
I'm thinking you won't need help at all.

Enjoy the build. They are amazing airplanes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,475
Posted By N282S
Thumbs up

Yes to Blackstone.
check pms
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,841
Posted By N282S
Directions

It does not matter which wire goes to which side of the shunt. What is important is you keep the shunt level so electrons do not pile up on one side.

kidding (sorry).
Forum: Formation Flying 03-25-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,460
Posted By N282S
Jesse, don't bow out. Come on down. If this is...

Jesse, don't bow out. Come on down. If this is your first time at formation, we'll go up and do some two or three ship work to kind of give you a feel. The idea is bring you along at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,618
Posted By N282S
That sure is a pretty prop

Yeah, but, they're gonna want to run it for 45 days.

Sorry, that was too easy.
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,587
Posted By N282S
Ooops, one more thing

Before working up under the instrument panel, I sneak downstairs and steal the back cushion from the wife's couch. Shoving that down on the floor under the instrument panel will give your back some...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,587
Posted By N282S
Wait wait wait

Mine is a 7 and not a 14, but I would strongly resist any temptation to rivet that skin on until the very end. But, you are right, there are some places where I just could not reach with any kind of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,749
Posted By N282S
I've done both

Allan, pm sent
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,171
Posted By N282S
I'm sorry, Bill. I don't know of a better...

I'm sorry, Bill. I don't know of a better number. I also don't know of a better painter.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,433
Posted By N282S
Mini Bike

Looks good, Tinker, but what about that mini-bike sitting on the workbench. I need one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,732
Posted By N282S
Best of Antisplataero LLC

#1 Ultimate Gust Lock
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=101971&highlight=ultimate+gust+lock
#2 Prop wrench
#3 Oil Filter Wrench

Nice work, Alan.
Forum: Rocket 12-07-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,853
Posted By N282S
HRII Gear leg fairing cracks

I'm doing some glass work on a friends rocket. The leading edge of both gear leg fairings are cracked at about the half way point. I suspect gear leg flexing during landing is putting stress on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,747
Posted By N282S
Smell this

Remember the Double VooDoo kits? Two combat jobs for under $5.

For me, a freshly spent shotgun shell and the very early model engine fuels which contained benzene (now a known carcinogen no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,128
Posted By N282S
Safety??

A backup alternator is a great safety feature, especially when mounted on engine number two. I know, I know... I suppose, if your primary alternator can't handle the total amps a second might help,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By N282S
Parking space

Hi, Gil.
Check your private Messages.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,826
Posted By N282S
Mr

Most any or all decent word processors, including Mac, have the ability to insert photographs. The photo's can be easily edited by adding circles or arrows to point out specific areas of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 28,515
Posted By N282S
Mr

Have not been to Sun N Fun - yet.
Would love to see photos or a link to photos such as photo bucket, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,395
Posted By N282S
Mr

Lots of youtube videos on this. Basically, you'll need a pair of pliers :eek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnLdpSRMsEs
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,398
Posted By N282S
Mr

1400+ hours - no problems.
http://www.matronics.com/governor/index.htm
Forum: COMM 11-06-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,164
Posted By N282S
PS Engineering

I removed a Sigtronics 200S for the PM3000 and never looked back. Their intercoms are very robust, easy to install and having TWO unswitched audio inputs can be very handy. Also, the squelch knob...
Forum: COMM 10-07-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,236
Posted By N282S
I took Vern's AMX-2A a step further, eliminated...

I took Vern's AMX-2A a step further, eliminated the dpdt switch, added a relay and control both radios from two push buttons on the control stick. Easy peasy, no switch flipping, no audio panel and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By N282S
Duct Tape

Ran a piece of 1" duct tape all around the battery leaving enough slack at the top to form a handle big enough to slip four fingers underneath. Then another 1" piece placed sticky side to sticky...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,979
Posted By N282S
return altitude

Nice work, Pete. When you were turned back the first time at the airport, did you maintain at or below 1300'? I would think a "departure altitude" would be a good idea. I don't remember seeing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 26,932
Posted By N282S
Of course, the weather can make or break any trip...

Of course, the weather can make or break any trip and aside from the nasty weather on the first Saturday, the balance of the week was phenominal. My highlights include:

Ron "Shorts" Walker video...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,943
Posted By N282S
Bad ground

The PTT switch applies ground to the tip of the pilots mic jack. My guess is the PTT is flaky or a bad connection at the switch, the mic jack tip or pin 24 of the A210 connector.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-29-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By N282S
alternator or strobe whine

I have 1000 hrs and have just started hearing a high pitched whine in the headset. I don't get it on the ground but once airborne it becomes quite noticeable. If I turn the strobes off, the noise...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-29-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,965
Posted By N282S
I got shot

Just I was standing up to get out, a guy with a big lens said, "let me get a picture". He snapped one and hustled off. I've been wondering who that was. Now I know. Thanks!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,546
Posted By N282S
Groan...

There really should be a 'like' button.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,631
Posted By N282S
Wheel and leg fairings

I see you have a 12 and I'm talking about a 7, but may apply to you also, especially the cowl area. One thing that has plagued me is the rivets that hold the leg fairings together - not a problem...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By N282S
proseal on rudder

Yes, just don't get carried away. This is a flying surface which will require balancing before flight and again after it's painted. Also, some apply a very thin coating to stiffeners of the rudder...
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