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Forum: Safety 04-15-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,629
Posted By Plummit
Wow! Folks I think we have a Blue Ribbon...

Wow! Folks I think we have a Blue Ribbon winner...

-Marc
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Plummit
Because if there is an incident where it will...

Because if there is an incident where it will cost $160k to repair my plane, the insurance company could buy and I would be paid far less than it's worth - or I'd be stuck with a huge repair bill if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Plummit
Just got my quote with AIG: $2541 That's with...

Just got my quote with AIG: $2541

That's with $225k hull, PPASEL, instrument, Rotor wing (H) and glider rating with over 2000 hours.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Posted By Plummit
Excellent question and would like to know how...

Excellent question and would like to know how there can be any difference with the engine not cranking or running.

-Marc
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-09-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Plummit
Pass...... -Marc

Pass......

-Marc
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Plummit
I'll post the actual cost when I receive the...

I'll post the actual cost when I receive the quote but after speaking with my agent, I learned that under-insuring can cause you to lose your plane if the cost to repair equal 80% of the "agreed"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Plummit
I received an interesting email from my insurance...

I received an interesting email from my insurance agent; She said that one of the companies she was getting a quote from wanted me to justify the $200K value I wanted for the hull insurance. Looking...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By Plummit
I got real good at removing my Anti-Splat control...

I got real good at removing my Anti-Splat control lock with my feet while strapped in to my -10....:D

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,608
Posted By Plummit
I maintain that there is no correlation between...

I maintain that there is no correlation between air and oil filters, and I'm pretty sure that K&N would never say "Don't change or clean your filters until they become a little dirty because they...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Plummit
Well I'm still interested if the deal falls...

Well I'm still interested if the deal falls thru.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Plummit
I recommend caution with more "robust" people. ...

I recommend caution with more "robust" people. The steps on an RV-10 have a maximum weight rating that can be exceeded. My flying weight is 180 and the steps on my -10 flex when I step up. I have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,608
Posted By Plummit
I take exception to this school of thought. I'm...

I take exception to this school of thought. I'm pretty sure that the oil filter manufacturers have a different idea about dirt in an oil filter. Indeed, at some point the filter could become so...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Plummit
Where are you located in CA? Is this a 12v...

Where are you located in CA? Is this a 12v unit?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By Plummit
I was wondering who that was up there.... ...

I was wondering who that was up there.... :cool:

We flew to L35 today and ended up with 2 RV-10's, a 7A and a 6A.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,608
Posted By Plummit
There is no way that an oil filter holds a quart...

There is no way that an oil filter holds a quart of oil. Ain't gonna happen. Having said that, I change the filter anyway. I wish I could change the oil in the cooler and other places that hold...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,579
Posted By Plummit
Wow, only $180k hull??? Would you sell your -10...

Wow, only $180k hull??? Would you sell your -10 for $180k? Seems to me that's pretty low...

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,126
Posted By Plummit
You could always try MMO... :D -Marc

You could always try MMO... :D

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,195
Posted By Plummit
I'm sorry, but that just elicited a Belly Laugh...

I'm sorry, but that just elicited a Belly Laugh from me. Hadn't heard that one before...:D

-Marc
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Plummit
+ 1 for Falcon Insurance of Houston. My agent is...

+ 1 for Falcon Insurance of Houston. My agent is Martha Christian, 281-540-8822. She has always found good rates for me.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,629
Posted By Plummit
Clay Lacy

Rita and I took a short breakfast run to KCMA this morning. When we returned, our hangar-neighbor arrived to take his friend flying, and he was gracious enough to grace our RV for a couple of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Plummit
On the RV-10, it's tough to get a putty knife in...

On the RV-10, it's tough to get a putty knife in there to separate the sender if it's just prosealled on. I used the rubber gasket on mine: One side used proseal and I tried something different on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,503
Posted By Plummit
Yeah but 2-stroke engines don't have valves, the...

Yeah but 2-stroke engines don't have valves, the lubrication of which was what I thought was intent of using MMO.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,840
Posted By Plummit
I'm sorry Pierre but they were NOT built with...

I'm sorry Pierre but they were NOT built with expert workmanship. The number of QB fuel tank failures attest to that. My own QB wings still had the sticker on the rib inside the fuel tank! They...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By Plummit
G900X backup battery

I would like to install a backup battery to run my G-900X EFIS during engine start. I'm pretty sure that someone has added a TCW battery to run the 900X panel. Which battery did you use and do you...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By Plummit
Sure looks like a screw is backing out on the...

Sure looks like a screw is backing out on the inboard side of that scoop. :D

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 45,905
Posted By Plummit
As long as you aren't the one getting the dust...

As long as you aren't the one getting the dust stirred up that sounds reasonable...:D

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 45,905
Posted By Plummit
But wouldn't the AMOC still leave you with a...

But wouldn't the AMOC still leave you with a rebuilt crank in a motor with 4 hours on it?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By Plummit
Flew IFR to our old Covid standby, KCRQ on...

Flew IFR to our old Covid standby, KCRQ on Saturday morning for breakfast, then today, we flew IFR to KCMA and got to hear those glorious words:

"N814 Romeo Victor, we need you to slow down, you're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 45,905
Posted By Plummit
I know that if I was going to pull an engine and...

I know that if I was going to pull an engine and suffer the down-time to pull the crank, that same crank isn't going back in my airplane! To heck with resale value, my family rides in my plane. That...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-12-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Plummit
And therein lies the problem: Who determines...

And therein lies the problem: Who determines "happiness"? :rolleyes:

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Plummit
Not an MT but...

My -10 has an Aero Composites prop and it was painted by the builder. When I had it overhauled at American Propeller in Redding, CA, they removed the paint and repainted it. One of the services...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,435
Posted By Plummit
More important is WHEN are you going to have time...

More important is WHEN are you going to have time to fly? Building a -10 is no small task.

-Marc
Forum: California 03-09-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Plummit
What FBO do you use Mr. Doc? -Marc

What FBO do you use Mr. Doc?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,483
Posted By Plummit
Interesting weekend

Saturday the wife and I flew to KCRQ for a great breakfast.

Today (Sunday) was IMC so we filed for KCMA thinking it would be a nice change, Joined the GPS Zulu approach with Magoo who then turned...
Forum: GPS 03-05-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Plummit
There was a problem with the software that caused...

There was a problem with the software that caused a charging problem with the external battery. Update the software and try recharging. You might get lucky.

-Marc
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,841
Posted By Plummit
The covers are sold singly, the rivets by the...

The covers are sold singly, the rivets by the bag. I recommend you buy asw many covers as there are cells in the fuel tank. You cam alwasys sell what you don't use, or keep them on hand for the...
Forum: Tools 02-28-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By Plummit
Wow that's really clear! Has anyone tried the...

Wow that's really clear! Has anyone tried the Vividia...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,632
Posted By Plummit
Very Nice! ColdPlay makes great background...

Very Nice! ColdPlay makes great background music.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By Plummit
Seems like it all...

Seems like it all "Depends".....:D

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By Plummit
If that were the case, then he wouldn't buy a QB...

If that were the case, then he wouldn't buy a QB kit either. Slow build all the way.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Plummit
On my Power Tow, I just turned the lugs around...

On my Power Tow, I just turned the lugs around from what I used on my old C-172.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,638
Posted By Plummit
Very nice! You will love the -10 even more when...

Very nice! You will love the -10 even more when you start traveling with it.

-Marc
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,239,890
Posted By Plummit
You know, I just may be able to help you out. I...

You know, I just may be able to help you out. I have a Blue taxi lamp that was removed from Corona Airport when they upgraded the lighting. I also have the base for it but it's quite heavy. I paid...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-18-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 186,319
Posted By Plummit
By all means keep us informed. Your updates are...

By all means keep us informed. Your updates are worth the price of admission many times over!

-Marc
Forum: Midwest 02-18-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Plummit
Wow, that's quite a title. Can you imagine if...

Wow, that's quite a title. Can you imagine if the Wright brothers were taxed on their "Home-built"? :eek:

-Marc
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,867
Posted By Plummit
If you have a plenum, looking the injector lines...

If you have a plenum, looking the injector lines over doesn't happen very easy.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By Plummit
You will absolutely LOVE PHX in...

You will absolutely LOVE PHX in August......;)

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Plummit
Don't know if I would go out on that limb with...

Don't know if I would go out on that limb with you Walt.... :rolleyes:

I do agree that you need to be careful buying from ACS. I bought an Odyssey 925 battery from ACS Corona and the date code...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,686
Posted By Plummit
Saturday we flew IFR from LGB to CRQ and joined...

Saturday we flew IFR from LGB to CRQ and joined the 200 knot club.

8381


8383

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,794
Posted By Plummit
I didn't buy a fast airplane just to slow down,...

I didn't buy a fast airplane just to slow down, save fuel and stay in the air longer....:D

-Marc
Forum: Oregon 02-09-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Plummit
Gary Brown is at 7S5, just South of...

Gary Brown is at 7S5, just South of Portland.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,794
Posted By Plummit
And to think that someone once told me that...

And to think that someone once told me that Stevie Wonder could weld.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By Plummit
Here's another pic of my trim tab. This is...

Here's another pic of my trim tab. This is looking from the right side of the rudder.

8111

This is looking from the left:

8112

-Marc
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 02-07-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By Plummit
The LAX SFRA is flown off the 132 radial of SMO. ...

The LAX SFRA is flown off the 132 radial of SMO. I program it as SMO - VPLSR in the GPS and it works out nicely.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,937
Posted By Plummit
Got our -10 back together last night and filled...

Got our -10 back together last night and filled my (previously leaking) repaired tank with fuel. No Leaks!!! What a great feeling that is! Took it for a breakfast run to Palomar where I saw this...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,608
Posted By Plummit
That's 2 strikes....:D -Marc

That's 2 strikes....:D

-Marc
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,608
Posted By Plummit
I showed it to my wife and she said "It doesn't...

I showed it to my wife and she said "It doesn't bother me." Start wife shopping...:D

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,035
Posted By Plummit
It wasn't only the leaks; when I finally pulled...

It wasn't only the leaks; when I finally pulled my tanks for repair, the quality (or lack thereof) became clear. They even left a sticker on the aluminum inside the tank! I sincerely hope that Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,035
Posted By Plummit
If you think that's bad just wait til you get...

If you think that's bad just wait til you get your quick-built wings with the poorly constructed leaky tanks... I feel your pain!

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Plummit
Do the repairs yourself and save a whole bunch of...

Do the repairs yourself and save a whole bunch of trouble (and $$$) packaging your tanks to send off to WNM. It's not that difficult and the repair parts are available from Vans. I can provide...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,929
Posted By Plummit
Lots of opinions on different ways to seal the...

Lots of opinions on different ways to seal the sending units so I ran it by my AP-IA. His opinion is that if the sending units come with a rubber gasket then use it. That's the way the new C-172s...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,929
Posted By Plummit
Thanks Larry, but I'm gonna give it a try. Steve...

Thanks Larry, but I'm gonna give it a try. Steve Smith used that method and says it has lasted 11 years so far. If it does leak it's easy to R&R the sender and reseal.

People with a higher...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,929
Posted By Plummit
I finally got the %$@#$ pro-sealed sending unit...

I finally got the %$@#$ pro-sealed sending unit out last night. I ended up grinding the thickness (of the brand new putty knife I bought) down to something thinner and more flexible. Once I got the...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,506
Posted By Plummit
Hopefully some of the savings are tax $$$! ...

Hopefully some of the savings are tax $$$! :D

-Marc
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