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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,454
Posted By scard
Another super easy E-Lift install. The CMW...

Another super easy E-Lift install. The CMW E-Lift continues to ship at a pretty consistent pace. Tail draggers (conventional gear) are winning by about 15% :).

We got a pile of parts back from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By scard
We sure are glad you were able to entice the ol'...

We sure are glad you were able to entice the ol' gal out of the basement!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By scard
Tear down for condition inspection here. It will...

Tear down for condition inspection here. It will be back together by next weekend. You can cover a lot of ground with two people working 6-8hrs per day.

Tanya found the first bolt to be ejected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,485
Posted By scard
Welcome to the club! Compared to mine, that is...

Welcome to the club! Compared to mine, that is full Sesamy street big bird style!

I barely felt mine in the darkness. The air was so calm that my brain said it felt like the elevator bell crank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By scard
Cyrus, We have a standard CQ1 with the mic on the...

Cyrus,
We have a standard CQ1 with the mic on the left side, a model with the mic on the right side, and my favorite, a standard CQ1 in orange. Each are newly available with a LEMO style plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,572
Posted By scard
I think this is a very planning concept. We've...

I think this is a very planning concept.

We've been to OSH every year for well over a decade (I know, young kids) and never felt "stuck in the beehive". If you can see that the holds are all full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By scard
No technical advantage at all. Yeah, I've seen...

No technical advantage at all. Yeah, I've seen enough RVs that have been built with only LEMO jacks that needed this option.

The response to this addition indicates that the need is far greater...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By scard
Joe, you bet. We'll be in touch with how best to...

Joe, you bet. We'll be in touch with how best to proceed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By scard
Nope. Still raw after 14 years and a lot of...

Nope. Still raw after 14 years and a lot of hours in some pretty out of the way places. I also can't think of any reason NOT to do a nice (sealing) primer coating or something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By scard
CQ1 Headset now available with LEMO style plug

The CQ1 is now available with a 6 pin LEMO style airframe cable.
It is still the same great passive headset that does not utilize or need ship power and still weighs only 3.7oz in total. You won't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By scard
THIS! Oh, how I wish I was that smart when I did...

THIS! Oh, how I wish I was that smart when I did mine!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,572
Posted By scard
Ok, I'm onboard with this. The first thing I see...

Ok, I'm onboard with this.

The first thing I see is I hope they have a much more powerful ATIS transmitter. I've never been able to receive ATIS far enough out to make the furthest transition...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By scard
I just jam one end of mine in the air vent and...

I just jam one end of mine in the air vent and call it done :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By scard
All good comments so far. It sounds like it is...

All good comments so far. It sounds like it is time to DO at least something. I agree with the idea of heading to the local flight school tomorrow and get started (however slowly) on the PPL. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By scard
Amen to that! At least I've gotten away with...

Amen to that! At least I've gotten away with "Anything firewall forward is your responsibility and fault." At least for the last 14yrs.

Really Jeff, I'm super stoked for you and yours.




Or,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By scard
Quite fantastic for sure! You'll spend the rest...

Quite fantastic for sure!

You'll spend the rest of your years thumb wrestling for the airplane. Believe me, I'm an "expert" :).

Voice of experience: Shut up and stay the heck out of her way :).
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-20-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By scard
Yeah, I've done one of those "sporty" landings on...

Yeah, I've done one of those "sporty" landings on the USS Sedona within that wind range. Not planning on doing it again any time soon.

Although I guess it pales in comparison to one night into St....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By scard
Thanks for the reminder Randy. Heard, and...

Thanks for the reminder Randy. Heard, and challenge accepted. This year has me really missing the big long distance stuff that we became so accustomed to. When a couple thousand mile trip starts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,079
Posted By scard
KTPL formation clinic

Helped keep some red scarries safe and a little formating with about 50 other like minded RV'ers working on honing their formation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By scard
We drug the airplane out and spent some quality...

We drug the airplane out and spent some quality time with a hose and bucket of soapy water. Her once per year bubble bath to strip off the first layer of oak pollen.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,080
Posted By scard
Alex, your evidence is a good reminder to all of...

Alex, your evidence is a good reminder to all of us.
Guilty, I have a filter waiting for me on the bench.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By scard
Not expected behavior. The carb float is stuck /...

Not expected behavior. The carb float is stuck / valve didn't seat. Not appropriate for flight.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,028
Posted By scard
We've also been using the Krytox golden tube for...

We've also been using the Krytox golden tube for a number of years and often comment about the "early years" without it. The fuel caps just work with it. The guys running the fuel truck don't even...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-27-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By scard
Yeah, just split it. No big deal.

Yeah, just split it. No big deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By scard
Congrats Tom & Bonnie!!!! Welcome to the...

Congrats Tom & Bonnie!!!! Welcome to the club.

I still "...want to be just like Tom & Bonnie when I grow up."

See ya' soon, somewhere.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By scard
We're an Autodesk Fusion 360 shop with paid...

We're an Autodesk Fusion 360 shop with paid licenses at CMW. I think it is still mostly free until you make $100k. I couldn't comply with the Solidworks license or it's limitations when they...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-14-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By scard
Yep, we do very similar to Tom and Bonnie. Using...

Yep, we do very similar to Tom and Bonnie.
Using the ATC system along there is the easiest way to keep everyone happy.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,680
Posted By scard
The long answer is, "NO". Our 9A has treated us...

The long answer is, "NO".

Our 9A has treated us well for way over 2000hrs, but aerobatic it is not. There are all kinds of missions, and most of us try to explore various things with not just one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By scard
I think you pretty much have it. It is just...

I think you pretty much have it. It is just supported by the canopy lip itself at the rear, which is pulled down to the roll bar. That is it. There is no support off of the longerons. There will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By scard
2 large welding O2 bottles, a cascade hose, a...

2 large welding O2 bottles, a cascade hose, a whip with a valve and you're done. Priceless for the long distance travelers. Useless for remaining in the pattern.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,382
Posted By scard
Thanks Dan. I've seen similar kinds of stack-ups...

Thanks Dan. I've seen similar kinds of stack-ups out in the wild too. I struggle with how to encourage the builder to look at it a little more, but usually find a way. When it just doesn't look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,606
Posted By scard
YUP! Call CMW if there are any majority sponsor...

YUP! Call CMW if there are any majority sponsor needs as previously indicated.

Scoot & Cookie are still IN.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By scard
That sounds like great advice :).

That sounds like great advice :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,882
Posted By scard
Good job guys!! I'm not so sure about the pilot...

Good job guys!!
I'm not so sure about the pilot riding in the back seat though. It must not have been her leg.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By scard
You're in for a journey. Go with it. You'll...

You're in for a journey. Go with it. You'll figure out what YOU really need along the way.

You aren't going to be trying to accomplish "LEAN" production. There are solutions to workbench clutter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,595
Posted By scard
Guilty. I stopped messing with errant (carb)...

Guilty. I stopped messing with errant (carb) fuel pressure indications long ago. Maybe I'll get back to working on that some day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,404
Posted By scard
I LOVE the color!!! But I have a nose wheel and a...

I LOVE the color!!!
But I have a nose wheel and a ramp into the hangar. What ever shall I do :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,882
Posted By scard
Just a couple of weeks ago. A PnP rescue (scared...

Just a couple of weeks ago. A PnP rescue (scared and doesn't even know how to walk on a leash). This is how Tanya transports "unknowns", tied down to a baggage tie with enough lead to lick your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,882
Posted By scard
Yeah baby!!! Skylar PnP rescue and resident RV...

Yeah baby!!!
Skylar PnP rescue and resident RV builder / supervisor on the way home from KMPJ after a night of other animals sniffing her butt through the tent :). She doesn't mind IFR in the crud,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By scard
I see no reason to not start building now if that...

I see no reason to not start building now if that is what you want to do.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,246
Posted By scard
Gotta' move that puppy! Here is what they look...

Gotta' move that puppy!

Here is what they look like years later after having been rescued by RV. At my desk this very...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-15-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By scard
The contribution of these latched canopies...

The contribution of these latched canopies (talking about an RV), to overall fuselage torsional stiffness, is exceptionally small. I would be surprised if Vans engineers even considered it seriously...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,346
Posted By scard
Welcome! I think your research is about spot on,...

Welcome!
I think your research is about spot on, and further, your first shot ability to put the numbers together mean you are a perfect fit to make the short jump to "experimental". It sounds like...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By scard
We've shipped quite a few of them. The E-Lift are...

We've shipped quite a few of them.
The E-Lift are on the shelf and go out within hours.
https://elift.cardmachineworks.com/

https://elift.cardmachineworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Lift1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By scard
For me, if my pants aren't already soiled, we're...

For me, if my pants aren't already soiled, we're still just working together, so we negotiate. If I'm not hearing that we're working toward a solution, second round from me is, "Unable". If it...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By scard
Nice! Before all that "tech" existed, we just...

Nice! Before all that "tech" existed, we just drove behind the tow truck on the big day and took pictures at the stop lights. A moments day indeed!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,495
Posted By scard
Sure! It has been done. It is called a -7 with...

Sure! It has been done. It is called a -7 with a different horizontal stab. :).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-01-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,585
Posted By scard
No pics, but the airplane flew twice today with...

No pics, but the airplane flew twice today with two different pilots. Both testing products for 2021.
I had a rocket ship for my flight with none of the usual "support equipment" aboard. Only 12gal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By scard
http://www.aeroelectric.com/ Get the book. The...

http://www.aeroelectric.com/

Get the book. The education is worth it.
You are on the right path to go in search of your own understanding.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-27-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,907
Posted By scard
Bob, you and Judy touched many lives, and our...

Bob, you and Judy touched many lives, and our condolences indeed.
I remember one moment many years ago that I was frustrated with my project because I didn't have the right tool. So I picked up the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,062
Posted By scard
Good show! That is how it is done. What we would...

Good show! That is how it is done.
What we would pay for some of that smooth air during the Falcon Flight shows... :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,587
Posted By scard
The important part is that our community has...

The important part is that our community has people like David. He has a skill, oh wait, more than just one. He makes some of the most amazing candies, is an expert small part welder, and is ever...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,471
Posted By scard
Paul, Send a note to your manufacturer, surely...

Paul,
Send a note to your manufacturer, surely they'll just drop you a couple in the mail. If they won't... ping me at the link below.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,894
Posted By scard
Strategic planning to prepare you for the ups and...

Strategic planning to prepare you for the ups and downs of the process. Enjoy it, own it, and build on! :).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,454
Posted By scard
It seems tis the season for people to have their...

It seems tis the season for people to have their airplanes apart with the wheels and brakes off. Maybe it is condition inspection time across the country. We sure do appreciate the CMW E-Lift...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By scard
There is always a reason to crawl back there,...

There is always a reason to crawl back there, once per year. Battery or not.

My RV-8 fastback battery is in the back.
Forum: COMM 11-16-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By scard
Isn't that a shame. You are correct when you...

Isn't that a shame. You are correct when you dive into most others, but I can assure you that isn't the case with the CQ1 :). A side effect of my original effort of "I don't care what it costs. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,534
Posted By scard
Perfect! That is the experience of this process....

Perfect! That is the experience of this process. You ARE an airplane builder.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,176
Posted By scard
We just use a gallon ziploc bag tucked up under...

We just use a gallon ziploc bag tucked up under there. Just spin it off without a care. We don't use anything else, and never loose a drop.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By scard
Antenna line issues?

Antenna line issues?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,265
Posted By scard
An RV gets to 10k' exceptionally quickly. "Climb...

An RV gets to 10k' exceptionally quickly. "Climb and maintain 72 degrees."
Forum: Reviews 11-03-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,187
Posted By scard
Gary, we very much appreciate your order and it...

Gary, we very much appreciate your order and it is always great to hear about happy customers with happy ears.

We're shipping daily, often within hours of orders. I hope you're liking your Orange...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By scard
I would highly encourage you to join your local...

I would highly encourage you to join your local EAA chapter and engage the tech counselor / flight advisor programs. Those are the vetted people that will be happy to sit down and dive into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,247
Posted By scard
It was just one of those magical flying weather...

It was just one of those magical flying weather weekends in Central Texas. A little "product testing" enroute to hand deliver product over BBQ. Clear, calm, cool, and at solo weight without the CFO...
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