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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-18-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,123
Posted By SantosDumont
I also have Verizon but even having 4 bars I...

I also have Verizon but even having 4 bars I could only get things to work between 12AM and 6AM in Scholler.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-15-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,123
Posted By SantosDumont
Don't plan on cell phone data working at all. ...

Don't plan on cell phone data working at all. That was my biggest surprise from my 1st trip last year. Apparently when you cram 600k people into a couple square miles there's not enough signal for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,922
Posted By SantosDumont
They're saving it all up for the 50th Anniversary...

They're saving it all up for the 50th Anniversary bash on Monday night at Airventure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,780
Posted By SantosDumont
I bought this cellular router...

I bought this cellular router (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DGPPD58?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details) from Amazon and seem to be getting decent service from T-mobile. I have Ubiquiti wifi...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By SantosDumont
I really wish I had ordered all my kits at the...

I really wish I had ordered all my kits at the same time. I spent a year in the garage with no work and nothing to do because of COVID. I would have a finished airplane now.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,966
Posted By SantosDumont
uh... call or email him? or any of the guys on...

uh... call or email him? or any of the guys on the RV training page?

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-flight-training/
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By SantosDumont
There's two holes you need to cut for the -14A...

There's two holes you need to cut for the -14A landing gear. The engine mounts and landing gear are in the finishing kit.

It's worth getting the digital plans and taking a look through them. All...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-21-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,632
Posted By SantosDumont
Oh no! I'm pretty sure he was a few hangars down...

Oh no! I'm pretty sure he was a few hangars down from me.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By SantosDumont
You can always go to Jean, lol. BVU has plenty...

You can always go to Jean, lol. BVU has plenty of tiedowns... it's always funny to see the jets that can make it into the 4000ft runway in the tiedowns that don't want to pay HND or VGT.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By SantosDumont
LAS is worth going to one time if you want to...

LAS is worth going to one time if you want to park at Atlantic and get a photo of your plane with the Strip in the background.

I generally recommend avoiding the Bravo airports however... they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,462
Posted By SantosDumont
Or just have a countdown of position in line. ...

Or just have a countdown of position in line. Send out updates every two weeks or something. Like if I know that I'm number 200, then I go to 100, then 50 that I'd better liquidate some funds and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,462
Posted By SantosDumont
Greg and Rian talked a lot about quick build but...

Greg and Rian talked a lot about quick build but didnt say anything about slow builds. So it seems that parts are being prioritized to go into shipping containers?
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-16-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,562
Posted By SantosDumont
Itís really hard to find Mogas in the western US....

Itís really hard to find Mogas in the western US. Pretty much every station is E10, but they all have diesel.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-15-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,562
Posted By SantosDumont
Fuel pump, alternators and hoses still need to be...

Fuel pump, alternators and hoses still need to be maintained on AVGAS engines.

The TBR isn't as big of a deal as it seems, and honestly, I kind of prefer the approach. It's not a brand new $90k...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,562
Posted By SantosDumont
To me the advantage of the diesel is being able...

To me the advantage of the diesel is being able to go to ANY airport in the world and filling up with JET-A. Heck, it doesn't even have to be an airport, I can go to any gas station and get...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,562
Posted By SantosDumont
Yeah, I even tried to sign up for their 5-day CD...

Yeah, I even tried to sign up for their 5-day CD maintenance class and they wouldn't let me.

Apparently there is some contention between the Germans and the Americans at Continental. At Osh I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,562
Posted By SantosDumont
It's not that Continental won't sell it... they...

It's not that Continental won't sell it... they don't want to sell it direct to end customers, or rather the German division that runs the CD line operates that way.

They want to sell and support it...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By SantosDumont
If you have the cash, buy them all. I wish I had...

If you have the cash, buy them all. I wish I had just bought everything at the same time.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,031
Posted By SantosDumont
If you had all the parts show up at once and...

If you had all the parts show up at once and could work on it full time then you could complete it in a year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,427
Posted By SantosDumont
When you come to Nevada go to LAS, park at...

When you come to Nevada go to LAS, park at Atlantic, and get the photo of the Strip behind your plane. It will only cost you 15 GAL of $8 100LL.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,635
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm thinking about using VPX and CBs for the...

I'm thinking about using VPX and CBs for the critical loads like EFII, fuel pumps, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By SantosDumont
I use a site called webuildplanes.com and then...

I use a site called webuildplanes.com and then just post screenshots from my daily videos. Itís pretty slick and tallies all your build time for you and makes log entires take 30 seconds.

You do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,360
Posted By SantosDumont
Vans announced last year they were retooling for...

Vans announced last year they were retooling for the 10 to also be final sized punched holes... not sure if they've completed that process...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,360
Posted By SantosDumont
The -10 has a ton more fiberglass for the...

The -10 has a ton more fiberglass for the doors.

The -14 can fly upside down.

It's a no brainer for me!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,758
Posted By SantosDumont
I hope someone takes pictures or makes a video...

I hope someone takes pictures or makes a video the next time they encounter this.

I actually went around at OSH and took pictures of the rudder and aileron trailing edges to compare to mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By SantosDumont
For $1000 Iíll drive to Auora and pick it up...

For $1000 Iíll drive to Auora and pick it up myself.
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,966
Posted By SantosDumont
Is there any other answer than Mike Seager? I...

Is there any other answer than Mike Seager? I just did 5hrs with him a couple weeks ago in N214VA and will be doing another 5 when Iím ready to fly my plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,673
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm sure I can easily find 6 months worth of...

I'm sure I can easily find 6 months worth of stuff to do in the panel. I want the engine to be the very last thing that arrives and shows up to a plane that's ready for it to be bolted on and go for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,673
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm planning on ordering the engine when I have...

I'm planning on ordering the engine when I have an engine mount to put it on that's attached to the firewall with the gear also attached.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By SantosDumont
Here's how I did...

Here's how I did it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pikriTixsh0
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,079
Posted By SantosDumont
The first time you have to troubleshoot the...

The first time you have to troubleshoot the connection between the devices you'll wish you just paid the $150... IMO that's not too much to have a backup GPS.

Plus if you ever have to ditch and walk...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By SantosDumont
There isn't much difference in between the two in...

There isn't much difference in between the two in the fuselage kits. Read section 26-10 and 26-11.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,328
Posted By SantosDumont
I was in 214VA this week and actually needed to...

I was in 214VA this week and actually needed to defrost the canopy. The fans were pretty ineffective. Using a towel to wipe off the condensation had immediate results.

I’m glad I experienced it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,315
Posted By SantosDumont
How do you like AZ82? I was thinking of driving...

How do you like AZ82? I was thinking of driving over there from Vegas to check it out. Iím looking for a place to summer ideally 6000+ft when its 115F in Vegas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,224
Posted By SantosDumont
I got a CALP a couple years ago so I could land...

I got a CALP a couple years ago so I could land my Mooney at a base I was commuting to do work this. It was super convenient because my customer was in a building right at the end of the runway and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,030
Posted By SantosDumont
Serious question... how is this any different...

Serious question... how is this any different than a Vans QB kit?
Forum: Tools 10-11-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By SantosDumont
I use the longeron, thin nose 3", and 1" short...

I use the longeron, thin nose 3", and 1" short with a notch that I grinded into it to do the trim tab.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,371
Posted By SantosDumont
Too bad MSFS IFR flight engine is complete...

Too bad MSFS IFR flight engine is complete garbage at the moment. They put all the money into making the graphics awesome. Story of every video game ever.

But hey if i can model my interior,...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,851
Posted By SantosDumont
I still have the whelen LED 500 taillight from my...

I still have the whelen LED 500 taillight from my Mooney when I put Tailbeacon on it... so probably just going to slap that on.
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By SantosDumont
I don't have this tool and have not found a...

I don't have this tool and have not found a reason to need it.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By SantosDumont
I use Andrew Kilroyís videos as the bible for my...

I use Andrew Kilroyís videos as the bible for my build. Iíll watch his video about a section before I do it.
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,449
Posted By SantosDumont
I have a 6Ē but I like the idea of having one for...

I have a 6Ē but I like the idea of having one for scotchbrite and one for grinding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,994
Posted By SantosDumont
This is so smart!

This is so smart!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By SantosDumont
There should be a RV class. I think I read...

There should be a RV class. I think I read somewhere that you only need 7 planes to sign up to be a class.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By SantosDumont
doesn't it have to freeze to like -40 for it to...

doesn't it have to freeze to like -40 for it to not cure?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm disappointed they're not live streaming it...

I'm disappointed they're not live streaming it this year. They did before and it was excellent. I'd even pay to watch.
Forum: Tools 09-14-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,591
Posted By SantosDumont
There's three tools I use: 95% edges -...

There's three tools I use:

95% edges - Scotchbrite 7S Wheel (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/scotchdeburrwheel.php)

5% edges - Mango...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,703
Posted By SantosDumont
It's not that hard if you have a work from home...

It's not that hard if you have a work from home job. My goal is 1hr per day and I'm usually able to squeeze it in between calls.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,703
Posted By SantosDumont
I had the money January 2020 for everything, but...

I had the money January 2020 for everything, but I thought eh I might as well leave my market accounts alone and let them continue to grow. Then March 2020 happened. I spent a year in my garage...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm sure you'll find someone in SoCal, but you're...

I'm sure you'll find someone in SoCal, but you're welcome to hop over to Vegas and look in my garage and smash some rivets if you want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By SantosDumont
The other day I pulled out my practice kit that I...

The other day I pulled out my practice kit that I did at the SportAir workshop. I was quite surprised at how banged up it was and how poorly all of the rivets were set...

so yeah get two or three...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm doing SB but I have tons of free time and I...

I'm doing SB but I have tons of free time and I want to drive every rivet myself. I really haven't found anything difficult... yet. Although when I pull out my empennage parts and look at them I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By SantosDumont
If you look at Pg. 27 of the VFR Chart Legend...

If you look at Pg. 27 of the VFR Chart Legend (https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/aero_guide/media/editions/16Jul2020/cug-complete.pdf) it says it's where class E...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-03-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,215
Posted By SantosDumont
As someone that needs to hop over the Rockies and...

As someone that needs to hop over the Rockies and Sierras, and wants to go where you can't get 100LL this thing scratches the itch for me. If they can actually get it out in 2023 Ima be first in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,167
Posted By SantosDumont
If I could do it over again I would have ordered...

If I could do it over again I would have ordered all of the kits at once so I wouldn't spend any time waiting on parts to show up, and I could have avoided that whole stock market fiasco. But who...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,126
Posted By SantosDumont
Canopy Release

Are there any procedures anywhere that describe what you need to do if you ever have to pull the canopy release during flight to bail out? What speed, attitude, etc?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,831
Posted By SantosDumont
I accidentally ripped my A20s in half climbing...

I accidentally ripped my A20s in half climbing out of my Mooney. Bose fixed them for free. Amazing service! Customer for life now.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By SantosDumont
get the dimple vise grips. I've also seen people...

get the dimple vise grips. I've also seen people fit the dimple dies in and then use vice grips to clamp down on them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,976
Posted By SantosDumont
Maybe get a solar charged battery to run the...

Maybe get a solar charged battery to run the compressor? It doesn't need to run constantly, mine kicks on maybe once or twice for 5 minutes per building session.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By SantosDumont
Iím using webuildplanes.com. It web based. It...

Iím using webuildplanes.com. It web based. It works great from my phone. Itís free. Its awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By SantosDumont
Just get started. If you need practice go buy...

Just get started. If you need practice go buy some aluminum from Home Depot until you're confident that you can smash a rivet and countersink consistently.

If you screw up a part, well that gives...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,683
Posted By SantosDumont
Just buy it from Vans. I bought some from a...

Just buy it from Vans. I bought some from a different vendor and it wasnít sticky enough to hold down the trailing edge. Bought from Vans and for the same price got a roll that was 2x as big,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By SantosDumont
Me too! I'm on the list at BVU, at the bottom...

Me too! I'm on the list at BVU, at the bottom because they somehow "lost" me.

I'm still about two years away from having a completed plane though.
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,712
Posted By SantosDumont
I kinda wish I would have kept my hangar, or at...

I kinda wish I would have kept my hangar, or at least found another airplane to share the rent. Instead I gave it up and now I'm at the bottom of the list.

At least I'm saving the hangar rent and...
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