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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,750
Posted By PropellerHead
Great panel!

Those new G3X touch panels are nice! I like the attention to layout and placement. I am also curious about the dual screen backup instruments device in the lower left. Who makes that product?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,235
Posted By PropellerHead
Nailed it!

So if they were pedicure chairs, the caption should read "Nailed It!" :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,776
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up Checker Your Six :-)

Nice! Like the fishnet stockings of the RV world. They all look faster with checkers!
Forum: Southeast 01-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,833
Posted By PropellerHead
Wow Bill, she's beautiful!

The plane looks amazing! I love the paint.
Your neighbors must be enjoying the show too.
Great job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,321
Posted By PropellerHead

Rudder lock is my guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,031
Posted By PropellerHead
Dayton "Stig" Murdock perhaps? :cool:

Dayton "Stig" Murdock perhaps? :cool:
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By PropellerHead

I was thinking more along the lines of swapping with another builder, but you already drilled the new holes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,719
Posted By PropellerHead
Functionality, Safety, and Simplicity...

I am, admittedly, delayed from starting my RV-10 because life got in the way with a job/home relocation and an upcoming house build. As upset as that made me for delaying my project, I'm pleased...
Forum: RV-4 07-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,808
Posted By PropellerHead
Sentimental Experimental?

You never know, maybe he owned the "Marie" Mooney and misses it after a damage incident or something. I can't say it looks good, but hey, it is experimental right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,310
Posted By PropellerHead
Lightbulb Brilliant!

Great way of promoting it (and reminding myself when I paid last :D).
Good idea Phil!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-12-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,830
Posted By PropellerHead
Please close thread...

Sharon just emailed me to tell me that Casey passed away. Casey's owner, Sharon, and I would like to thank the folks that tried to help so far.

Thank You,
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-03-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,830
Posted By PropellerHead
Any Interest?

I just heard from Sharon, the friend of the owner...

Now that the snow is gone and more favorable spring weather is here, is there a possibility of renewed interest here?

Thanks folks,
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-07-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,830
Posted By PropellerHead
More interest?

Any more interest guys/gals?
It looks like Pierre accomplished his gearbox mission so that's off the table.

Any more takers?

Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-25-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,830
Posted By PropellerHead
Update on Owner:

I reached out to the mission originator (Sharon) a week ago for the back-story on the owner of the dog. The information is below. Had some forum troubles posting :-(

I am surprised this went...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,830
Posted By PropellerHead
Help Request: Pilots-n-Paws - NJ to AZ

My dear friend Sharon is active with a local animal rescue/shelter group. I've shared a few stories with her about your successes here and she asked if I could post a transport mission request. ...
Forum: Formation Flying 12-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,083
Posted By PropellerHead
Focus on flying...

So besides the complexities of flying through the wake turbulence, someone even had the added distraction of maintaining focus while having Kari on board. That is total focus and dedication to task....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,215
Posted By PropellerHead

In my best Warner Brothers Daffy Duck voice...
"Of course you know this means war!"
Forum: Safety 07-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,990
Posted By PropellerHead

I'd taxi over to were he's going and ask him if it was him or his Seeing Eye Dog as PIC.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,342
Posted By PropellerHead
Three Finger Salute?

Button 1 = CTRL
Button 2 = ALT
Button 5 = DEL

Yeah, I'm an IT nerd.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,788
Posted By PropellerHead
Wear characteristics?

Good thread. I was just wondering which technique would hold up to wear better? I like both methods as far as cost and availability in my area, but I'm curious about wear.
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,943
Posted By PropellerHead
Very Cool!

Awesome job on the shop Sean. What floor is that? Tile or epoxy?

I'm relocating to the Central VA (Manassas/Nokesville) area from NJ next summer. The wife and I are interviewing builders at the...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,227
Posted By PropellerHead
Talking 10 O'lantern

Many of the best inventions and ideas were developed by accident.
Kind of like that time I was hanging the clock in the bathroom and slipped hitting my head - inventing the Flux Capacitor :D (Just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,618
Posted By PropellerHead
Hi Res Background

Anybody have a very high resolution image of that file? That would be the best desktop background I've seen yet! Awesome.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,307
Posted By PropellerHead
Lightbulb Nibbler Tracks

Cover the area with 1-2 layers of painter's tape.
That should eliminate nibbler tracks and allow a nice high contrast surface for your sharpie layout lines.
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,232
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up Congrats!

Congratulations on your RV-10 first flight! Even I'm grinning from this one.

I'm very pleased to see a RV-10 in the Manassas area since I'll be moving there next fall (relocating from Ft. Monmouth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,162
Posted By PropellerHead
Talking .007

Maybe they are James Bond fans :-)
Forum: Northeast 08-02-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up Try Ocean Air

You can try the folks at Ocean Air.
I know a few folks over there and they are VERY thorough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,438
Posted By PropellerHead
Rampage Mode

Laughing now, but not during the event/s...
This is definitely Deja Moo (Same BS all over again). When I get stupid and start finding 'lost' things right before my eyes, or I get enraged by the...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,682
Posted By PropellerHead

Way to go Ivan!

Man you're fast. I still haven't got my tail kit yet. A possible (95% sure) relocation for work has put quite a damper on things. Get the house ready to sell won over get the RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,105
Posted By PropellerHead
If decide to RV it...

Paul mentioned Shannon airport near Fredericksburg. Nice airport and it's plenty out of the way of the DC mess.

You might also try Stafford which is brand new and northwest of Shannon. Only...
Forum: Reviews 06-07-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,219
Posted By PropellerHead
Speaking from the "Bubba" perspective...

Some of us aren't really considered "FAA Sized Adults."
In my case, I'm over 6' and kinda heavy.
I'm wondering if those two little feet would just sink into the ground?:eek:
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,993
Posted By PropellerHead
Tool marks

The wax marks you refer to just look like tool marks from the wrench rubbing on the part when the bolts were tightened.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By PropellerHead
Painting Powder Coated Parts

I just went through this getting my shop ready for the build. My shelf brackets and tracks were all white powdercoat finished. I scotchbrite them thoroughly and painted with rustoleum blue. I found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By PropellerHead
Glad this came up

Also, can you request just shipping to the terminal for pickup instead of home delivery? I assume there is a lower charge for that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,220
Posted By PropellerHead
Lightbulb Using the RV-12 as a "Stepping Stone" to the RV-10

I've been committed to the RV-10 and have been doing the research and saving my money for getting the tail kit and tools. Got the AOK from the minister of finance (wife :-) and we're good to go for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,576
Posted By PropellerHead
Talking Is it drafty in here?

(Laughing very hard) I was just reminded of the joke about the difference between snow men and snow women... snowba**s :D
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 26,249
Posted By PropellerHead

I was cruising around on youtube and the iflyrv10 latch prototype that does not require a hole is on there. At work right now, so I don't have the bookmark.

My current intentions are to use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,462
Posted By PropellerHead
This wins as the quote of the week :D

This wins as the quote of the week :D
Forum: Tools 04-23-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,032
Posted By PropellerHead
Endorsed by the wife...

Another reason for doing it - motivated by my wife - to cover up the stains from when I left a gallon can of wood stain sticking out a bit too far on "her side" and she drove over it and exploded it...
Forum: Tools 04-23-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,032
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up Griots Garage

I've been getting ready to do the same thing.

One of the reasons I want to do it is: You can sweep the concrete 75 times and it's still dusty. I want to seal the concrete smooth for dust...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By PropellerHead

Is there a better handle solution for the inside? I've seen a nice flush solution for the outside (forget where), but the handle on the inside is just butt ugly. It is hard to go through all the...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,676
Posted By PropellerHead
Oscillating saws?

I have a Fein Multimater oscillating saw/tool that comes with diamond disk blades, carbide disk blades, toothed saw disks, etc. It reminds me of the bone cast saw mentioned earlier. I'd be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-19-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,126
Posted By PropellerHead
Lightbulb Time for a whitepages list?

Maybe Doug would be up for a whitepages listing on VAF for this if we have enough interest?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,061
Posted By PropellerHead
Slightly custom trailers...

Besides being a future RV-10 guy (Santa should be bringing my tail kit this year), I am an RC guy. It seems that there are some parallels to our hobbies.

There are a few trailer shops out there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,044
Posted By PropellerHead

Great tip by the way.

I borrowed (stole) some of that neat rubberized gauze stuff my wife uses in the kitchen cabinets to keep dishes from sliding. It works great on oil filters and threaded...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,466
Posted By PropellerHead

I use a variety of LokTite products and have found MSC to be a great source for even the hard to find versions.

They are at mscdirect dot com.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By PropellerHead

That's an Airtronics servo there :D
As I recall, he was sponsored by them a while back.
Remember the big yellow plane in the AMA magazine?

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,008
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up Paul's new job?

Hey, if that whole NASA thing falls through, you could always be a motivational speaker for Van's Aircraft.

Looks like we have a few new calendar shots Doug :-)

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,657
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up Setting a goal...

A while back, I needed surgery. As a self employed business owner / telecom contractor, income nearly stopped for two months while trying to recover. I think the meds were worse than the surgery.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 30,858
Posted By PropellerHead
72 Posts...

Heck, a pink scooter generated 148 posts :D
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-14-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,468
Posted By PropellerHead
Gretchen Saved!

From Sharon:

"WE SAVED GRETCHEN!!!! A local Lab rescue is going to take her once we get her to PA - still working that part out! THANK YOU to everyone who posted and cross-posted and told a friend...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,468
Posted By PropellerHead
Exclamation Urgent: Gretchen - Bloodhound / Lab Mix

Posted for a friend (Sharon)...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-29-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,304
Posted By PropellerHead
Shopping for / Moving to that house...

I can evision the whole RV builder real-estate process at work with us all. When he was shopping for the house it was probably like this...

"Yeah, ok, ok, nice bathrooms, but let's go see the...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,036
Posted By PropellerHead
Living Room Build

I catch **** for my RC planes all over the house already. If I built the RV-10 in the house, I'd be in serious trouble :eek:! Metal shavings and carpet don't mix :D.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 569,199
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs Up!

Very cool video!
You know you have to grease the landing when your buddies are watching, and man was that a smooth landing. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,160
Posted By PropellerHead
You're the man!

Paul, once again your brilliance in explaining a concept in clear understandable words will (remotely possibly) get me out of hot water with the wife. She accuses me of starting too many projects. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,453
Posted By PropellerHead
Doug, that temp gauge is very disturbing:eek:. I...

Doug, that temp gauge is very disturbing:eek:. I don't know how you handle it. Wow.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,155
Posted By PropellerHead
Some tips...

I've polished all sorts of parts for projects, aluminum, stainless, brass...

If you go to and get the random orbital sander bonnets, they are okay. Start with prepolishing liquid, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,439
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up A couple options...

I have this Bosch variable speed electric mini belt sander and use it for everything:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,285
Posted By PropellerHead
Ah. A fellow CSI fan :-)

Ah. A fellow CSI fan :-)
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By PropellerHead
AN better than SS

With my experience with giant scale RC and very large model engines (200+ CC), I can tell you that Stainless bolts shear very easily compared to AN bolts.

We had a number of guys shearing prop...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By PropellerHead
The Jantzi system

I recall the photos to Terry Jantzi "birthing" his airplane from the basement. He stuck some wood planks through the spar pocket with an axle sandwiched in the middle. A couple of BBQ or lawn mower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,685
Posted By PropellerHead
Talking Another kind of aviation related pumpkin shennanigans!

I very much enjoyed this thread laughing quite a bit while reading it.

I also fly R/C airplanes and have invented a game called RC Bowling as a contest at our club. It is held every October.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,967
Posted By PropellerHead
Thumbs up Man's Best Friend

I am a big fan of a company called Duluth Trading. They are the folks that make the Bucket Boss tool holders. They have a bunch of products tailored to taking pets on trips. One of those products...
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