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Forum: RV-7/7A 12-16-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By BillyBob
Yes, I've been reading all of that. My interest...

Yes, I've been reading all of that. My interest was in the details of the product, not the company. I just wanted to see what it looked like. A search before I posted revealed no deatils of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By BillyBob
Link?

Where are the details on this product? Link?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,268
Posted By BillyBob
Tank Photos

I'd also like to see the tank photos/details.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By BillyBob
But What If?

Let's say that the elevators are much more out of alignment, say with one trailing edge an inch or so off relative to the other. What would be the overall effect of this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By BillyBob
Photos from Martin in Oz

Here are the photos I received from Martin in Oz:

http://www.fnlpilots.org/images/hingedpanel/Bega flight 003 (Small)A.jpg
http://www.fnlpilots.org/images/hingedpanel/P1000784 (Medium)A.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,035
Posted By BillyBob
Me too!. Right now I only have a very coarse, low...

Me too!. Right now I only have a very coarse, low polygon count, RV-6 model translated from a flight simulator model back when you could do those things.
Forum: Texas (South) 11-28-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,847
Posted By BillyBob
I am not an expert in "west of Austin" but if you...

I am not an expert in "west of Austin" but if you head west on Hwy 71, I believe the choices are Lakeway, Spicewood, Horseshoe Bay (you are about at 1 hour drive here), then you get into Sunrise...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-28-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,847
Posted By BillyBob
Is the 1 hour drive time or fly time. If fly...

Is the 1 hour drive time or fly time. If fly time, that might open the criteria up some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By BillyBob
Thanks, Mel. That matches most everything I have...

Thanks, Mel.

That matches most everything I have been reading. My interest is that I have been looking for an orphaned kit to finish building. One recent RV-6 QB kit (2001) I looked at appeared to...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-26-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,847
Posted By BillyBob
Spicewood, TX...

Spicewood, TX (88R)
http://lakefriends.com/Spicewood_Airport/spicewood_airport.html


Here is mine but apartment is not built yet. It will be on the 20x60 loft at the upper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By BillyBob
Empennage History

To help me understand the several rudder,VS,HS types, I have a question.

I have heard that late RV-6 kits (2001) had the larger RV-7 VS and rudder Counter balanced). Also other posts have indicated...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,256
Posted By BillyBob
My thoughts were: 1. Best flexibility would be to...

My thoughts were:
1. Best flexibility would be to have the exit "plates" controllable via a control cable, as an overall CHT/oil temperature control.
2. Maybe there is data already available for...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,256
Posted By BillyBob
How is this any different than cowl flaps?

How is this any different than cowl flaps?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,685
Posted By BillyBob
Yes, I believe this has been done successfully by...

Yes, I believe this has been done successfully by several people. But it would be best done while building the wings. It doesn't seem like a simple & easy retrofit to an already built & flying plane;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,685
Posted By BillyBob
But I still have questions..... ;) In your case...

But I still have questions..... ;)

In your case (& mine) you use a tank with 2 bladders inside. As one gets used up, you can fill the other one. :)

1. Why are people using pumps to transfer aux....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,685
Posted By BillyBob
This has been my thinking also, as I fly mostly...

This has been my thinking also, as I fly mostly solo and I would like to be able to fly midwest to/from CA with only 1 fuel stop like Bob Axsom. This seems an easier retrofit to a flying side-by-side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,685
Posted By BillyBob
How about sharing all of the above....

How about sharing all of the above....
Forum: Propellers 11-01-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By BillyBob
I finished my work late and could only do a...

I finished my work late and could only do a cursory glance before my lantern battery ran down. What I believe I saw was the 6 white wires coming out of the tach display to a 3x2 pin nylon connector....
Forum: Propellers 11-01-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By BillyBob
Going out to the hangar this afternoon. I'll see...

Going out to the hangar this afternoon. I'll see if I can document mine at least.
Forum: Propellers 10-31-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By BillyBob
Document

I have a pdf that I made to document the Braal Tach I have. I can email it or ?.

PS: Just noticed my .pdf is 8 MB; so I'll reduce it down in size and them email it to you.

PSS: Emailed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,994
Posted By BillyBob
Fire Sleeving

My plane has a Mil-spec, braided, firesleeved, hose going to the fuel pressure sender; but the sender is not firesleeved. Since I have seen a number of posts stressing the need to firesleeve fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By BillyBob
Sad Result

Thank you Bob, for taking the lead in tracking this down.

bc
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,768
Posted By BillyBob
Reminder

Every time you answer Bob; I'm reminded I can't get a set like yours. :)
Sure wish I could.....
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By BillyBob
Other Models?

How about 3D models for the others 4,6,7,8,9 ????? Are there any around?

I know that some have been done for the flight simulators but the file format is hard to translate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,666
Posted By BillyBob
Quote: Originally Posted by Finley Atherton Here...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Finley Atherton
Here is my attempt so far with the transducer
-------

This "in-line" arrangement is very close to what I have; except that I have a support point on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2006, 08:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,666
Posted By BillyBob
As my plane is a little older, the fuel flow I...

As my plane is a little older, the fuel flow I installed is the Electronics International FP-5L. They are adamant about the transducer being after the mechanical fuel pump; which means firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,909
Posted By BillyBob
The airspace in this area is easy to visualize...

The airspace in this area is easy to visualize using Google Earth and the 3D airspace polygons adapted for it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By BillyBob
VS Tip Location

I would like to do this but it would be a retrofit to an older RV-6A with the older empennage.

Anyone have an older fiberglass tip (VS-630??) lying around?

bc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By BillyBob
Compact Flash DVR

I like their DVR also. Uses CF (compact flash) cards and records using mpeg2 versus mpeg4. It's a step in the right direction.

And yet another source for lipstick/bullet camers is PolarisUSA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By BillyBob
Thanks

All I can say is others have done it, and even smaller magazines. In fact the pdf versions of HomePower used to be free. Now they charge a nominal $15 or so for a years worth. The Home Power magazine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By BillyBob
My Version

I just lay on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon, reading my Home Power magazine, pdf version, on my wall sized LCD communications system/home theatre, dropping off into a nice long snooze. When the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By BillyBob
Good To Know

Thanks, Dan. That's good information as I have the miniDV version of the Video Walkman. Just didn't want to trash it as it would be hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By BillyBob
THANKS!

Thank you Doug and THANKS to everyone involved for doing the LOE flyin. I am looking forward to it.

bc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By BillyBob
Well, as long as Kit Planes seems to be...

Well, as long as Kit Planes seems to be listening:


The modern way to do this, is to a paradyme shift. Just consider the magazines creation as all electronic to begin with, and do it that way. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By BillyBob
LOE '06

Is it necessary to register or signup for LOE '06?
If so, where?

bc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By BillyBob
Well yes, probably an analog video lipstick...

Well yes, probably an analog video lipstick camera feeding the A/V inputs of a miniDV camcorder is the best we can do for now. But what I was looking to is the future.

As for the camcorder, all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By BillyBob
I Agree.

I agree on the pdf comment. IMHO Kit Planes (if they are listening) should:

1. Build the electronic version of the magazine as a single pdf, exactly like the paper version. Then add in all the nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By BillyBob
No CamCorder

Don't want a camcorder.............

Want Cams...... plus a Corder, preferably using flash technology (SD Card). :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By BillyBob
Video Systems

I'm interested in this too. My ideal system would be one or more digital cameras with HD quality & 16:9 aspect ratio, direct to a solid state digital recording system with several hours capacity. The...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-01-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillyBob
I may do that. Right now I am in Colorado. Later...

I may do that. Right now I am in Colorado. Later (snow time), I'll be spending more time in Texas near Austin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,765
Posted By BillyBob
Colorado Border Route

OK since I was one (hijacker) who spoke on O2, here is my route feedback.

For the Northern Colorado border route, just follow I-80 through Southern Wyoming. Good fuel stops at Rawlins or Rock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,765
Posted By BillyBob
Oxygen!

I too live at 5000'+ and have flown to 13,000'+ and have climbed 14K peaks with my brother without noticing anything. But keep in mind, it is like asking an instrument that may be broken, to measure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,195
Posted By BillyBob
Another Option

Instead of a passenger, carry 150/6 gallons of fuel in a centerline optional tank placed in the passenger seat location. Use a 4 port valve (3 tanks) and burn on the center tank first. This is what...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,593
Posted By BillyBob
"Open" EFIS

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyBob
Everyone else is asking questions; so I'll ask too. What brand/mfg of LCD displays are you using? Any interest in a joint "OpenEFIS" effort?bc



I'd consider...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillyBob
RV-6A "Rigging"

As I am an older pilot, my approach to my return to flying (flew when I was much younger) was to buy a flying RV-6A to gain experience while I worked on deciding what I wanted to build, and to have...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-11-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By BillyBob
Fredricksburg

Also at Fredricksburg, the Hangar Hotel and diner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,125
Posted By BillyBob
Your Time?

Did you factor in your time driving at $100/hour?? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,401
Posted By BillyBob
Status?

Are there any status updates from the lipstick CAM group?
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 07-07-2006, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,967
Posted By BillyBob
High Pitched Whine

Do you have ANR headsets?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,665
Posted By BillyBob
As for the gyro part, the two I know of are the...

As for the gyro part, the two I know of are the crossbow technology and the Pinpoint Inertial GADAHRS used by the Chelton system. The pinpoint people are not interested in any more "experimenting"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,665
Posted By BillyBob
Thank You

It does! Thank You.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,665
Posted By BillyBob
Display Mfg?

Does anyone have any idea who the display manufacturer is for the displays shown? I have been interested in experimenting with my own system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,273
Posted By BillyBob
You must have a lot of spare time.... go through...

You must have a lot of spare time.... go through several steps to download many articles, concatenate them in the right order, build one file..... and even then the nice features that could be there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,273
Posted By BillyBob
Kit Planes Suggestions

In case they may happen to read this thread:

1. I agree with the comment on one file (pdf). My opinion is the digital magazine should be built exactly like the paper version. Do the articles in word...
Forum: GPS 05-24-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,661
Posted By BillyBob
What is the largest SD card the unit will handle?...

What is the largest SD card the unit will handle?
and how do you combine maps from different sources?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By BillyBob
New Contact Info.

Does anyone have updated contact information for these extended range tanks MFG. I have tried the Grans Pass info & written letters.

Thx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By BillyBob
Need same for -6A

5.25" sounds too short to me. I did one a while back for an -6A, which is not going to help you. I don't think it is accurate either; so I am interested in the same for the -6A model.

This is...
Forum: RV-4 05-12-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,832
Posted By BillyBob
Ram Air Cooling?

Did you provide any type of cooling such as cooling shroud and ram air? Currently I have gascolator & mechanical fuel pump (of course) forward of firewall. Both have shrouds and ram air ducts.

My...
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,832
Posted By BillyBob
Wanting to install my FP-5L

OK, come on.... Which is it?

It's best to install BEFORE (as in the cockpit) OR AFTER the mechanical fuel pump....

I'd like to install my EI FP-5L and get the most accurate use of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,781
Posted By BillyBob
Apartment

For an apartment, you would need to be careful of zoning. Some locations are zoned for aircraft storage only.

But if everything is OK, then I've seen several done. I just finished a 60x60 with 20'...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By BillyBob
Images to go along with discussion

Here are two images to illustrate the various parts of this discussion. The damaged stop plate was due to excessive nose shimmy.

http://www.vintagewindmills.com/files/sidebyside.jpg...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-03-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By BillyBob
Good Information

Good Information & just the kind I was looking for originally. Plus I really did like being able to turn on a dime yesterday when I landed on a 30' wide runway, and needed to back taxi. I went by the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-03-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By BillyBob
Apologies

My apologies...

The last reply was a late reply from someone else. I had already decided it could go either way and actually the way you have it has some advantages as you mentioned. I'll probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By BillyBob
Side by Side Image

I created this image of a small part of the drawing and the previous image in this thread to illustrate my question. The "stops" plate is 180 off between the...
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