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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,085
Posted By RVadmirer
PM has been sent.

PM has been sent.
Forum: GPS 07-07-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,035
Posted By RVadmirer
Thanks Paul. I've never updated my -396 as...

Thanks Paul.

I've never updated my -396 as often as I should but the updates are overpriced in my view, at least compared to charts that have to be printed, shipped, stored etc. etc vs. just the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,169
Posted By RVadmirer
I did when it occurred to me it might ruffle...

I did when it occurred to me it might ruffle feathers. When it comes to safety I'd prefer to be accurate than PC. I think it's more important.... :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,169
Posted By RVadmirer
Depends on the bolt size.....

Depends on the bolt size.....
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,039
Posted By RVadmirer
Did any of you guys see a light green RV4 being...

Did any of you guys see a light green RV4 being repaired there? Did it look like they were making good progress? Any talk about it during the visit?
Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,769
Posted By RVadmirer
Have been using DOT 5 for years - works just...

Have been using DOT 5 for years - works just fine. Safe too.
Forum: GPS 01-28-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 59,955
Posted By RVadmirer
I know this is an old post but.... I tried Flight...

I know this is an old post but.... I tried Flight Intel and found it often did not list the AWOS, which is the first thing I look for when approaching an airport, or flight planning to one. When I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,650
Posted By RVadmirer
Dropped mine on asphalt and had to start with 400...

Dropped mine on asphalt and had to start with 400 sandpaper to get out the scratches. Worked my way all the way out to Plexus and it looks good. Followed these instructions:

During my last engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,531
Posted By RVadmirer
Exclamation +1.....!!!!!!!!!!!!

+1.....!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Fiberglass 12-08-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,024
Posted By RVadmirer
Better to use the epoxy wipe method Dan has found...

Better to use the epoxy wipe method Dan has found successful.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,928
Posted By RVadmirer
Gotta respectively disagree with you Dan. The...

Gotta respectively disagree with you Dan. The only composite guru that ever suggested using wax paper was Nat Puffer and he modified his recommendation in the following Builder Hint:

Newsletter#...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,976
Posted By RVadmirer
Steve, what fuel are you running with those...

Steve, what fuel are you running with those plugs? Did you make your own harness?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,928
Posted By RVadmirer
Not sure wax paper is such a good idea. Don't...

Not sure wax paper is such a good idea. Don't hear much mention of it in the composite world. If the wax gets into the epoxy you've contaminated the work. With wax it would then not be the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,558
Posted By RVadmirer
The canard forums are discussing too. Seems...

The canard forums are discussing too. Seems there have been some fires in commercial applications.....? One battery guru suggested waiting a couple years, may have been an old comment. Hope so,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 34,658
Posted By RVadmirer
+4 ......just tried again and couldn't find...

+4 ......just tried again and couldn't find anything.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,439
Posted By RVadmirer
That's funny! May not be the only way - but it's...

That's funny! May not be the only way - but it's still the right way.....;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,780
Posted By RVadmirer
I think Crusty and Paul might have some good...

I think Crusty and Paul might have some good ideas for you.

I flew 11.5 Hobbs one day from Memphis to Boeing Field and felt tired like you do but that was a long day. My buddy waiting for me to...
Forum: Propellers 11-19-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,445
Posted By RVadmirer
I apologize for forgetting to ask about pricing. ...

I apologize for forgetting to ask about pricing. I get the impression he has worked out the bugs of the new edges and pricing is adjusted accordingly. They seem to be a little longer and wider now....
Forum: Propellers 11-18-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,445
Posted By RVadmirer
Catto

May be visiting the shop this weekend if the weather cooperates. Any questions you want answered?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 33,478
Posted By RVadmirer
XTreme Question

Are the Mini's only available with the offset between panel cutout and the face?
Thank you.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,747
Posted By RVadmirer
I know you guys like the nice smooth finish on...

I know you guys like the nice smooth finish on metal but I've used Rusto's Stone finish on my rough composite interior and love it. Easy to touch up, easy to redo, etc.

This has to be a prep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,793
Posted By RVadmirer
You might try some dental floss as a saw. I use...

You might try some dental floss as a saw. I use that on RTV'ed stuff and it works well. May well be too weak for your purposes. Maybe really fine nylon thread? Could get a start on the edge so...
Forum: Tools 11-10-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,290
Posted By RVadmirer
Finally some useful feedback - thanks! Saved me...

Finally some useful feedback - thanks! Saved me a trip to the store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,039
Posted By RVadmirer
Not sure what the broo-ha-ha is....:confused: ...

Not sure what the broo-ha-ha is....:confused: Nothing they did was illegal was it? Much like ag flying. Dick and Burt know that area extremely well as they did a lot of their fun flying and photo...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,222
Posted By RVadmirer
Talk to Lycon. They have proof of a few HP per...

Talk to Lycon. They have proof of a few HP per cylinder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By RVadmirer
My parts done this way are very susceptible (sp?)...

My parts done this way are very susceptible (sp?) to chipping and flex cracks. Maybe different materials used in the process are better suited than what I used.....?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,733
Posted By RVadmirer
Why not try a dealer.........:confused:

Why not try a dealer.........:confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,733
Posted By RVadmirer
My -680 croaked for 'no apparent reason' and I...

My -680 croaked for 'no apparent reason' and I took it to an Odyssey dealer. They charged it up and it's been fine ever since. Didn't see what they used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,966
Posted By RVadmirer
I was told those plugs will chip the paint over...

I was told those plugs will chip the paint over time.
Andy Patterson, the fellow that built a fabulous cover plane featured on Kitplanes a few months ago sent me these pictures of a snazzy way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 34,658
Posted By RVadmirer
+1...! Same here.

+1...! Same here.
Forum: Safety 10-13-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,501
Posted By RVadmirer
To each - his own......

To each - his own......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By RVadmirer
The only West pair most often used for structural...

The only West pair most often used for structural work on composite planes is with the slow hardener. And most epoxies can be warmed up to break down any crystalization and be perfectly useful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 34,658
Posted By RVadmirer
[QUOTE=Tram;583755]Ok, so I just ordered a couple...

[QUOTE=Tram;583755]Ok, so I just ordered a couple hundred. Everything is going "6-lobe." Have you found a decent driver tip for them or are they less prone to needing a special tip?[QUOTE]

I used...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,681
Posted By RVadmirer
Would the 9 series plug be applicable to a 150 hp...

Would the 9 series plug be applicable to a 150 hp Lyc. with one Slick and one P-mag? I can't get close to 400 RPM. About 900 is as low as it will idle smoothly.....:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,887
Posted By RVadmirer
Just about snorted beer out my nose reading this,...

Just about snorted beer out my nose reading this, yes I know......:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,054
Posted By RVadmirer
Lambs ne: Cheng Shin

A lot of us canards use them and have seen some improvement with both them and the improved wheel pants. A canard aerodynamics guru created the first mold for them and Sam sells the results.
The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,418
Posted By RVadmirer
George, can you explain this in a little more...

George, can you explain this in a little more detail? Not sure I understand what you mean by neutral and 2.2 G's etc.
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 34,658
Posted By RVadmirer
Ditto what Bob said. Those torx heads are...

Ditto what Bob said. Those torx heads are fabulous. Have never stripped one and regularly replace phillips. They are stainless but then I'm not on aluminum.....:o

Mike Melville tried them out for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,458
Posted By RVadmirer
Ditto Gucci Dude. Good price and service. I...

Ditto Gucci Dude. Good price and service.
I had the Champion Customer Service chief do one for me at Oshkosh. Actually I just brought it up to use as an example for some questions and he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By RVadmirer
http://www.sacskyranch.com/lord.htm

http://www.sacskyranch.com/lord.htm
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,126
Posted By RVadmirer
The oil can works great! Use clear tube, hold it...

The oil can works great! Use clear tube, hold it up to bleed it well before attaching to fitting then pump away until no more bubbles at the top of the masters. Did both brakes from complete...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,864
Posted By RVadmirer
PC-680 has been well discussed on this and other...

PC-680 has been well discussed on this and other forums and seems to be just fine for starting up to O-360's for several years. Mike has my last one, probably used on his golf cart.....
Maybe the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,009
Posted By RVadmirer
Abso-freaking-lutely! Have always dreaded the...

Abso-freaking-lutely!
Have always dreaded the day I have to set down with no power and wouldn't think twice about using the longest runway available.
Good call John.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,009
Posted By RVadmirer
Wrong Way Pilotage....

We have had 2 Falcons land at Davis (3200') thinking they were at Yolo a couple miles away and twice as long....
The first one I saw pictures of. They yanked up the stairs and beat feet when they...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-01-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,545
Posted By RVadmirer
Thanks!

........for the tip on pump wrench. Had no idea they made one I could copy!

On this plug issue I've read and followed advice to make a socket that grabs the adapter with flats ground on it so it...
Forum: GPS 08-30-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By RVadmirer
I polished mine off without knowing it. Now it...

I polished mine off without knowing it. Now it looks awful and is harder to see in the sun........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,389
Posted By RVadmirer
Can we copy the photo we find of our own plane?

Can we copy the photo we find of our own plane?
Forum: International 08-27-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,007
Posted By RVadmirer
Aerobatics

The World Aerobatics Championship is in Italy through the 10th of September...

31 Aug to
11 Sep 2011 26th FAI World Aerobatic Championships
Foligno (Italy)

Frankly I'd be eating and drinking too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By RVadmirer
Thumbs up Dittos on Craig

Have always had good experiences with Craig. From chatting at airshows to doing lunch in Tracy to the accurate advice he's given me he's a real pro and all around good guy. Glad to hear his rep is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,855
Posted By RVadmirer
When I picked up my plane the pump was dead and I...

When I picked up my plane the pump was dead and I insisted on a new one for the trip cross country. Ordered one overnighted from Cal to FL and watched the mech. install. He used a flat blade...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,296
Posted By RVadmirer
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=75750
Forum: GPS 07-03-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 59,955
Posted By RVadmirer
App Question

Is anyone concerned that a weather app wants permission to access your contact list?
The last app I looked at had this in the permissions and I booted it. Don't use apps at all now. No, I'm not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,751
Posted By RVadmirer
Parking Question

I can't find a parking diagram for Airventure. Does anyone know where non-camping homebuilt parking will be?
Thanks!
Forum: Safety 06-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,050
Posted By RVadmirer
I'm with Pierre and Stein on this one.

Seems this thread has clearly delineated those that enjoy the freedoms that others have worked to win or keep based on confronting such overstepping "officials."
A sad lesson for the kids to see...
Forum: Autopilots 06-26-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,005
Posted By RVadmirer
Servo

If Airparkguy didn't buy the servo, what are you asking for it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,199
Posted By RVadmirer
Rocket Cafe

Don't miss it at L45! Can't imagine many other reasons to stop there....?
Guess who owns it and is often sitting at the counter......? Awfully nice guy.

http://www.rocketshopcafe.com/
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,175
Posted By RVadmirer
Pin Striping

Have not read all the post here but after today's visit to the Patriot Jet Team's open house I remembered that they had a pin striper come in and put a red pinstripe at the edges of color changes on...
Forum: Autopilots 06-25-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By RVadmirer
Ditto David

Navaid (second hand) working fine after 6 years. That extra $1,200 for a Trio buys a lot of fuel. Got an extra head for $150 and the servo is easily repairable if and when it gives problems.
You...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,175
Posted By RVadmirer
Are you really a closet 49er fan......? All look...

Are you really a closet 49er fan......? All look good. Bill has a pretty good eye for this stuff if you've seen his new scheme!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,603
Posted By RVadmirer
PC-680

On an O320 - first one lasted 2 years......
This one is now on a trickle charger 50% of the time and hope it lasts longer! No problem with the alternator so don't know why it croaked so soon.....
Forum: Safety 03-03-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By RVadmirer
Lightbulb Hot Rodding

Lot of common sense in old Paul:

AVWEB INSIDER BLOG: SILLINESS IN THE PATTERN
When the local homebuilt contingent goes rogue and does pretend fighter pilot jargon on the CTAF, is it time to pull...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,587
Posted By RVadmirer
Technique

I hope Dan chimes in here, given his expertise and status with this forum, but, as a former composite guy, I have to take issue with the technique here. 'About a half pump' is not the way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 48,125
Posted By RVadmirer
...then square the turn at the 180. That G...

...then square the turn at the 180. That G loading right there is where you'll bleed the most speed, plus it'll displace you to a proper distance from centerline to keep the turn in for the...
Forum: Propellers 12-23-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,950
Posted By RVadmirer
Why Not

Ask Craig, he probably knows how to do it.....:rolleyes:
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