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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By BuckWynd
FS: Whirlwind 200RV Prop/Spinner, Never used

Whirlwind 200RV prop and spinner. Purchased for my IO-360-powered RV project, but I later decided to upgrade to an IO-375, so I'm upgrading my prop too.

The prop was never installed – in fact, it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By BuckWynd
CANBus wing root connector?

Everything electrical in my wings has wing root connectors. That will make it easy to install the wings after everything is painted someday. I am installing a Garmin G3X system, and the autopilot...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,647
Posted By BuckWynd
FYI: I recommend you use this link to go right to...

FYI: I recommend you use this link to go right to the applicable part:

https://youtu.be/KvyUK10y0Cc?t=86
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By BuckWynd
There are some inconsistencies in the product...

There are some inconsistencies in the product descriptions out there. For instance, when you do a search at Aircraft Spruce, the referenced part number for the "new" Fuel Pressure sensor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,638
Posted By BuckWynd
The pods are called Smokewinders, and they're...

The pods are called Smokewinders, and they're make by Sanders Smoke Systems: http://sanderssmoke.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By BuckWynd
RV-8 forward cross-brace: Drill holes?

I am aware that the plans say that "no material may be removed" from the forward cross-brace between the gear towers. But I'd really like to use that brace to help support a relatively lightweight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,430
Posted By BuckWynd
Congrats!

Way to go, Squaz! You're an inspiration.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,983
Posted By BuckWynd
I used a set of heavy-duty ratchet straps to...

I used a set of heavy-duty ratchet straps to widen the support. They allowed me to spread the bar to about 26-1/4", which resulted in the desired final width of 24-3/8".

Don't pull on anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 25,929
Posted By BuckWynd
You can create whatever term you want, but it...

You can create whatever term you want, but it has no legal standing or enforceability. "AD" is a term for a specific FAA document, not something you just make up. (There's no regulation that says I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,289
Posted By BuckWynd
If I'm not mistaken, the pilot is the same...

If I'm not mistaken, the pilot is the same gentleman who used to custom-bend RV-8 control sticks for lots of us, back in the mid-2000s. My condolences on the damage to his plane.

JonJay, I will PM...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 174,075
Posted By BuckWynd
Here are a couple of those stories: Memories Of...

Here are a couple of those stories:
Memories Of The Orphanage -- Two Men Relive Their Days At A Montana Home And Give New Insight Into A National Debate...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,315
Posted By BuckWynd
I would like to see some scientific testing of...

I would like to see some scientific testing of that, too. I do know that "AeroElectric Bob" did a write-up that suggests Fast-Ons are certainly very suitable for aircraft use, despite some long-held...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,315
Posted By BuckWynd
Perhaps this is a good time to ask why solder is...

Perhaps this is a good time to ask why solder is being used in a crimped terminal in the first place. A properly crimped connection (using aviation-grade crimp terminals, the correct crimping tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,123
Posted By BuckWynd
The silence is deafening.

I placed an order for a volt/ammeter with them over six weeks ago. Over the past two weeks I have left voicemails, emailed them, and also used the "contact us" pop-up feature on their website, trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,054
Posted By BuckWynd
+1 for the screw-starter tool. They're available...

+1 for the screw-starter tool. They're available at the big box stores, or online: http://www.toolsource.com/phillips-screw-starter-pocket-clip-p-71158.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,904
Posted By BuckWynd
I'm not touching that with a ten-foot... pole. ...

I'm not touching that with a ten-foot... pole. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By BuckWynd
Folks, he's being humble. That airplane was a...

Folks, he's being humble. That airplane was a Bronze Lindy winner at Oshkosh this year!

(Way to go, Squaz -- I haven't seen it since it was bare aluminum. VERY nice!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,359
Posted By BuckWynd
Just wondering if anyone has used a "Thermo Cube"...

Just wondering if anyone has used a "Thermo Cube" switch (http://www.thermocube.com/) for their engine preheater.

It looks like they have five different temperature ranges available, three of which...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,457
Posted By BuckWynd
That's the most motivational set of photos I have...

That's the most motivational set of photos I have had the pleasure of viewing in a long time. My congratulations to both the builder and photographer!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,921
Posted By BuckWynd
Invasion stripes

There is some information about the specs for invasion stripes on the following sites:

Wikipedia "Invasion Stripes" article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_stripes)

Air-Land-Sea Weapons...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 250,592
Posted By BuckWynd
Flew these for a few...

Flew these for a few years:
http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/misc/DayJobs-A10.jpg

Then spent seven more in these:
http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/misc/DayJobs-T38.jpg

Now flying part-time in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,495
Posted By BuckWynd
Test-fit yourself first!

To anyone who's thinking about fabricating a "sloping side panel" modification in their RV-8, I would strongly advise you to spend a little quality time actually sitting in a similarly-equipped...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-29-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By BuckWynd
Pat, I think you should listen to what Steve is...

Pat,

I think you should listen to what Steve is saying very carefully. He is too much of a gentleman to over-dramatize or expand on his opinion, but he really knows what he is talking about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,032
Posted By BuckWynd
I've managed to get quite a few hours flying with...

I've managed to get quite a few hours flying with both the new GTN-650 and GTN-750 in a non-RV aircraft, and I must say that I was a bit skeptical of them at first. My biggest concern was using them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,998
Posted By BuckWynd
Congratulations, Jason. Welcome to the fraternity...

Congratulations, Jason. Welcome to the fraternity of aviators! That PPL is is the start of a wonderful, life-changing process of learning.

Best of luck as you also begin to build an RV. That, too,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,041
Posted By BuckWynd
I don't think anybody is suggesting that Dick...

I don't think anybody is suggesting that Dick Rutan's level of experience makes it "OK" to fly low over a highway. I think the point was that, as a community, we have always had a problem with people...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,888
Posted By BuckWynd
Not specifically aimed at RV-7s, but there are a...

Not specifically aimed at RV-7s, but there are a couple of general RV construction videos available at www.HomebuilderVideos.com (http://www.homebuildervideos.com/)

Very suitable to all models.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,705
Posted By BuckWynd
OK. I guess I get to post, then. I have about 5...

OK. I guess I get to post, then. I have about 5 hours of flying with both a Garmin 750 and a 650, wearing USAF Nomex gloves, and I find that the touch screens work about half the time. I have now cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,041
Posted By BuckWynd
Advice for aviators and YouTube users

Please forgive this interjection into the topic at hand, but it IS related.

In my mind, there is "risky" flying and there is "blatantly illegal" flying. I see them as two separate issues, albeit...
Forum: Safety 10-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,164
Posted By BuckWynd
Yes, they do. And there's a link to Tina's Pilot...

Yes, they do. And there's a link to Tina's Pilot Shop (with a photo of desert tan gloves) right there on the *front page* of VAF. ;)
Forum: Texas (South) 10-06-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,842
Posted By BuckWynd
It's also worth noting that Canyon Lake Airport...

It's also worth noting that Canyon Lake Airport has had some serious flooding in the past. (I realize that the current drought in Texas makes this seem like a non-issue, but things change. Property...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,126
Posted By BuckWynd
In about 1993, I was sitting #1 for takeoff at...

In about 1993, I was sitting #1 for takeoff at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, TX in a T-38 with my student. It was a hot day, so we still had our canopies open as we accomplished our pre-takeoff...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-26-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,652
Posted By BuckWynd
Really nice job, Brent. I've enjoyed your posts...

Really nice job, Brent. I've enjoyed your posts on VAF, and your airplane is an inspration.

Love the way the black-and-white spinner turns gray when it's rotating. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-06-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,629
Posted By BuckWynd
Awesome, Craig! I'm sure you know how fortunate...

Awesome, Craig! I'm sure you know how fortunate you are to live (and fly) in such a beautiful place.

The Drift HD-170 is definitely my current favorite for getting inexpensive HD aerial footage. I...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-23-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,739
Posted By BuckWynd
Nope, just lightened it up so the colors could be...

Nope, just lightened it up so the colors could be seen better!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By BuckWynd
Thanks, Steve! That meet-up will be a treasured...

Thanks, Steve! That meet-up will be a treasured memory from OSH 2011.

(And it looks like floppy hats are gaining ground as a fashion accessory in the RV-8 community...) :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,754
Posted By BuckWynd
Why in RV-9/9A section?

MODS: Can we please move this discussion from the RV-9 Section to the General Discussion area so people like me who only read certain sections will find it? :) Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,352
Posted By BuckWynd
They're called "canopy breaker tools," and you...

They're called "canopy breaker tools," and you can find a MUCH lighter and probably equally-effective tool called the Piranha available at:

Flyboy Accessories...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By BuckWynd
I like that idea, but I think I'd make the oil...

I like that idea, but I think I'd make the oil cooler knob RED and the alternate air knob BLUE, since oil is sort of "red" and air is sort of "blue." :) Maybe it's just me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By BuckWynd
Stock or Grove?

Do you have stock Van's gear legs, or the Grove gear? If you have the Grove airfoiled gear (not sure if the non-airfoiled gear legs are the same), that would account for the difference in thickness,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-09-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,088
Posted By BuckWynd
Yo're right, there's no manual in the box, but...

Yo're right, there's no manual in the box, but there is a manual you can download from the Apple site: http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipad

It has lots of little tips you'd never figure out by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,357
Posted By BuckWynd
Chris, The "RV Builder Basics" video might help...

Chris,

The "RV Builder Basics" video might help you, too.
http://www.homebuildervideos.com

[Disclaimer: I'm the producer...] :D
Forum: Painting your RV 04-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,739
Posted By BuckWynd
Let me introduce you to one that has shades of...

Let me introduce you to one that has shades of both. :D It's on my field, and it can ALWAYS be seen, regardless of the background sky...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,781
Posted By BuckWynd
Has anyone put a G1000 in an RV-8?

No, I'm not gonna do it. :D But a friend of mine is considering it. He found a used Garmin G1000 EFIS system, and an initial session with a measuring tape suggests it is physically possible to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,036
Posted By BuckWynd
Glenn, The idea is that there are several "key"...

Glenn,

The idea is that there are several "key" altitudes in the engine-out pattern that, if achieved, will determine if you can continue as planned -- or if you'll have to either extend/shorten the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,743
Posted By BuckWynd
Interesting. My kit is 2006 vintage, so perhaps...

Interesting. My kit is 2006 vintage, so perhaps there have been some changes. My plans show at least 2" needs to be trimmed off the flap's top skin along a curving line. I'll be doing the flaps in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,445
Posted By BuckWynd
Military offset grips

For what it's worth... All the fighter and trainer aircraft types I flew in the AF had offset grips. Finding "center" has never been the slightest problem, even under very high workloads.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,743
Posted By BuckWynd
Greg, I can answer that one for you -- (sorry...

Greg,

I can answer that one for you -- (sorry for jumping in, Roee).

On the -7 and -8 (and maybe others), the top skins of the flaps are intentionally built too long and have to be trimmed several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 105,093
Posted By BuckWynd
I grew up as a total airplane geek and a huge fan...

I grew up as a total airplane geek and a huge fan of the USAF Test Pilot School, X-planes, Edwards AFB, NASA Dryden, Mojave, etc. After spending some time around there while flying in the Air Force,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,316
Posted By BuckWynd
Never apologize for Joe Satriani music -- it's...

Never apologize for Joe Satriani music -- it's perfect!



Far from wasted. Time spent watching flying videos featuring RVs and magnificent scenery are not deducted from one's lifespan. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,375
Posted By BuckWynd
Wouldn't the cabin lights themselves be your...

Wouldn't the cabin lights themselves be your annunciator that they're on? I must be missing something. Sorry for being so dense...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,894
Posted By BuckWynd
My pet peeve is when people misspell "pet peeve."...

My pet peeve is when people misspell "pet peeve." ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,407
Posted By BuckWynd
It's actually an RV-8. But he's packed as much...

It's actually an RV-8. But he's packed as much gear on his -8 panel as you -10 guys usually do... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,203
Posted By BuckWynd
Been there...

Things like that have happened to me, too -- and especially when I'm feeling smug and invincible. I did it early on in the process of installing 118 nutplates in my floor. Dropped a tungsten bucking...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 739,262
Posted By BuckWynd
My wings are on, with the help of fellow...

My wings are on, with the help of fellow homebuilders Tom, Chris, Luke and Eric. Everything went as well as I could have possibly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,752
Posted By BuckWynd
1. Go to airport. 2. Find qualified acro...

1. Go to airport.
2. Find qualified acro instructor who will teach you in your RV.
3. Sign up for acro lesson.
4. Revel in the knowledge that you will be learning a 1G roll (and lots of other things)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,116
Posted By BuckWynd
Concept diagram

I've had some questions regarding how the AGB-1 is to be used as low-amp remote grounding point, so here's a diagram that I hope explains the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,116
Posted By BuckWynd
Hi Mark, You are indeed looking at the back side...

Hi Mark,

You are indeed looking at the back side of a male connector. It's permanently mated to a female PCB connector inside the case. When you're wiring your panel, all you do is crimp a male...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,116
Posted By BuckWynd
Hi Folks, Thanks for the inputs. We definitely...

Hi Folks,

Thanks for the inputs. We definitely and clearly state in both our website and our assembly manual that this type of ground bus is to be used for low-draw items such as EFISs, EISs,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,116
Posted By BuckWynd
Avionics Ground Bus kit

I'm pleased to announce a new product I developed for aircraft electrical systems.

It's called the AGB-1 Avionics Ground Bus, and it's a way for you to reliably and easily consolidate your low-amp...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-21-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,575
Posted By BuckWynd
Great idea, Mike! You need some moisturizing...

Great idea, Mike!

You need some moisturizing hand lotion. Your skin looks awful. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,758
Posted By BuckWynd
Volume 2, Mounting the Wings and Tail

We're pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Les Bourne's "RV Builder Basics" DVD series. Volume 2 is called "Mounting the Wings and Tail" and it covers the critical tasks that will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,837
Posted By BuckWynd
Foster, I found one mis-sized nutplate in my...

Foster,

I found one mis-sized nutplate in my fuselage (a #6 instead of a #8). Rather than replace it, I just used a #6 screw in that particular location.

The only other minor workmanship issues...
Forum: GPS 02-02-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,500
Posted By BuckWynd
That's a very alarming article, especially the...

That's a very alarming article, especially the parts about the performance degradation of aviation GPS units in the presence of the ground-based transmitters. (For those who haven't read the article,...
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