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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,322
Posted By chinch
Thanks everyone!

Once again, I am overwhelmed by the wealth of knowledge and depth of generosity of this community. Since this entire trip is all about Oshkosh, I'm going to immerse myself in it - Camp Scholler it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,322
Posted By chinch
Help! Oshkosh

Hi all,

A last minute change in plans means that I am able to travel to the States and attend Oshkosh this year, first time since a one day (blush) visit in '86.

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,303
Posted By chinch
Mind that first step....

Yeah, it's a long way down with the glide capability of a dead sheep, hence the BRS. It will be very interesting to see what the deadman's curve looks like as testing progresses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,303
Posted By chinch
Martin jet pack flies 3500' AGL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SHPedpE70Es

Flying under remote control for altitude testing with 80 kilo test mannequin, also passes ballistic chute deployment test from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By chinch
Thanks Pierre, much appreciated. Rob, thanks for...

Thanks Pierre, much appreciated. Rob, thanks for the smile!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By chinch
Newbie question - O320 "facelift"?

Assuming an O320 (~500 SMOH) is in good internal condition but the external presentation is wanting (chipped and flaked paint), what can be done to make it look more presentable without completely...
Forum: Midwest 03-20-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By chinch
The RV community, and the members of this forum...

The RV community, and the members of this forum in particular never fail to surprise me for the better ? within 24 hours of posting my request for help, a fellow Vansairforcer was onsite at I91 and...
Forum: Midwest 03-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By chinch
Help! Any DAR in or near Boonville, Indiana I91?

Hi all

If there is a DAR or similar at Boonville, Indiana who may be able to perform a pre purchase inspection of a classic aircraft on my behalf, I would love to hear from you via PM or email to...
Forum: Rocket 03-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By chinch
What a great trip that will be - know that Barry...

What a great trip that will be - know that Barry is looking forward to it. Wish I was going with you all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By chinch
Yes sir, that they are. Jerry's workmanship is...

Yes sir, that they are. Jerry's workmanship is simply astonishing (quality stick, too) and as for Barry's experience and expertise - I can sum that up in one word: Saffire. I've fallen hard for that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By chinch
Wow. What a blast.

What an amazing 24 hours I have had.

Arrived into Ontario, CA at lunchtime yesterday, picked up by my good friend Barry who drove me to Chino. Lunch at Flo's, then flew a PA-18 to Flabob, where I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,658
Posted By chinch
Newbie engine frustration - HELP!

I don't what it is with these engine sellers websites, but I swear it's as if they don't want to make sales, at least to anyone who doesn't have a PhD in aircraft engines or has already built two or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 34,567
Posted By chinch
Hi Chris, can you please give more details on the...

Hi Chris, can you please give more details on the process for the panel? Can you only make them for the -7? Also would appreciate learning more about the side panels?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 34,567
Posted By chinch
What process is involved...

...in custom building a panel that looks like that? And am I correct in understanding that the side panels are from Aero Classics, but are not available for the RV8? If that's the case, what would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,052
Posted By chinch
Strain gauge

We have heard of simple strain gauges on undercarriage to successfully and reliably indicate airborne status for tracking systems - does not seem to be a reason why this would not be equally useful...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,573
Posted By chinch
With gentle respect, reverse engineering is...

With gentle respect, reverse engineering is probably not that dependent on a CG model when you can buy kits and plans showing every detail... :)

But your post reminds me of the (possibly even true!)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,679
Posted By chinch
Jeff, I'm thinking this is a genuine candidate...

Jeff, I'm thinking this is a genuine candidate for a low cost HUD - according to the literature, the physics results in a pseudo collimated aspect, which, if true, means that the single biggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,679
Posted By chinch
I've never really understood the Virtual HUD. The...

I've never really understood the Virtual HUD. The point of a HUD is to keep your eyes out of the cockpit, which is a desirable thing in emergency situations - like an engine failure. With a stopped...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-17-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,270
Posted By chinch
There is a gorgeous looking black -8 at 2:42....

There is a gorgeous looking black -8 at 2:42. Anyone know who that belongs to or where photos may be found?
Forum: Safety 12-04-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,317
Posted By chinch
Experience does not equal quality decision making processes..

...so long as you apply the same evaluation criteria to that 'somebody else'.

I watched an RV-4 being flown for the first time at a local airfield about ten years ago. The pilot had looked at all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,786
Posted By chinch
Official word from Vans

First of all, thanks so much for all the feedback, it's given me a great more deal confidence about the decision I'm making, and set me straight on a number of things I hadn't thought through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,786
Posted By chinch
Quick Build priming and build quality

Can anyone confirm the degree to which the QB kits (the 8 in particular) are alodyned and primed? There is only one reference on the Vans site that I can find to priming, and it offers no detail.

Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,303
Posted By chinch
Gasman - I fully understand that, EAA hyped the...

Gasman - I fully understand that, EAA hyped the thing (not Martin, BTW) and the media came like moths to the flame - as it captured their imagination as much as anyone else.

I don't think MJP are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,303
Posted By chinch
By way of follow up: A hovercraft? Only in...

By way of follow up:

A hovercraft? Only in ground effect? Attached to the ground by two safety guys? No, no and no....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,919
Posted By chinch
I've moved my comments on that subject to the...

I've moved my comments on that subject to the 2008 thread concerned, which is a more appropriate place. Happy to discusss and discourse there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,303
Posted By chinch
Hmm.

Well, I understand the disappointment for those who had let their imaginations run a little free at hearing 'jet pack' and waiting for ages, and then not seeing anything, or hearing a screaming two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,919
Posted By chinch
Here it is. ...

Here it is.

http://www.martinjetpack.com/media/2734/_martinjetpack002.jpg.

www.martinjetpack.com

I was lucky enough to hear Glen talk to a 'home crowd' audience about six weeks ago. An amazing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By chinch
Don, that post just made my week, if not my year....

Don, that post just made my week, if not my year. Thanks.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,434
Posted By chinch
Amen to that...

There is nothing *quite* so satisfying as acquiring a new tool that can do quickly and cleanly what would take hours to do poorly otherwise - a fly cutter recently purchased for a wood working...
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-27-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,656
Posted By chinch
Whether GPS reflections or negative altitudes...

... either way it should not affect you at altitude. Unless you plan on doing some really low flying, in which case your APRS is going to be the least of your concerns :eek:
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-26-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,656
Posted By chinch
What Kevin said. I can never say in a few words...

What Kevin said. I can never say in a few words what I can say in a hundred.
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,656
Posted By chinch
Hey Vlad - I knew I love that Mini Cooper of...

Hey Vlad - I knew I love that Mini Cooper of yours for a reason - it's a rocket ship!

Typically there are two obvious sources of such an error - GPS reflections deep in an urban jungle can cause a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,746
Posted By chinch
That's horrific!

That's horrific!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 876,321
Posted By chinch
After that picture, you are my new personal...

After that picture, you are my new personal hero!!

WOW!!!

Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,878
Posted By chinch
Hi Stan, None that I can think of. We were...

Hi Stan,

None that I can think of. We were careful to make sure everyone knew that genuine incidents would not be charged for, and to make sure that installers and operators could test new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,878
Posted By chinch
Absolutely correct - which is why new Iridium...

Absolutely correct - which is why new Iridium personal tracking units with bidirectional global text messaging and 911 alerts are being looked at with special interest by SAR authorities that we work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,878
Posted By chinch
You are correct. Your 406 PLB and 406 ELT are...

You are correct.

Your 406 PLB and 406 ELT are supported by international convention under the international COSPAS/SARSAT agreement, and are escalated immediately to the relevant SAR...
Forum: Tools 09-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,218
Posted By chinch
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for the excellent feedback and leads.

Did I say how great this forum is?

Chris
Forum: Tools 09-11-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,218
Posted By chinch
Correct bend radius for sheet aluminum?

I've just purchased a 3-in-1 roller/press brake/shear, and in line with comments made in this forum some months ago, 90 degree bends are very sharp, and I suspect, not appropriate for sheet aluminum...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,330
Posted By chinch
Jay, check your PM.

Jay, check your PM.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,386
Posted By chinch
Any builders near La Verne, CA?

Maybe a quick drive by is in order?

Performance Engines Inc.
1935 McKinley Ave Ste C
La Verne, CA 91750
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,912
Posted By chinch
I apologise...

... for contributing to hijacking my own thread by replying to Vlad - but it was too good an opportunity not to share my secret shame!! :-) :-)

My key driver here is that I want to get a realistic...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,912
Posted By chinch
Hah! I squeezed my first rivet on my 8 back in...

Hah! I squeezed my first rivet on my 8 back in 1998, ...lemme see, carry the one, add my shoe size, I make it over 100,000 hours and the skin still isn't on the HS! That's got to be a record.... (of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,912
Posted By chinch
Actual build times?

Hi everyone.

I'm trying to do the maths on QB vs standard RV8 kit. When I first started my -8 emp kit back in 1998, the standard kit was widely thought to require ~2000 build hours. But since then, ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,683
Posted By chinch
Wow.

The stops on your four point aileron roll are so crisp! - very, VERY nice.

What is that music called? I've heard it somewhere before....?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,429
Posted By chinch
This reminds me of the apocryphal story of the...

This reminds me of the apocryphal story of the WWII Tiger Moth instructor who would habitually remove his control column and tap the student on the head with it before throwing it overboard.

On one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-27-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 149,639
Posted By chinch
Meanwhile...

...in unrelated news, 3M shares have risen two hundred points this morning on unconfirmed reports of a massive and as yet unexplained spike in sales by their cutting and polishing products...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 51,113
Posted By chinch
It is, when the whole world comes to Oshkosh!...

It is, when the whole world comes to Oshkosh! Except me :(:(:(

Keep the pictures coming, team, those of us who can't make the pilgrimage are living vicariously ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,270
Posted By chinch
Wow.

Hi Dan

Can you please do into more detail about how you achieved that particular finish? Did you shoot it yourself? In a booth, garage or back yard? HLVP? What primer did you use? How many coats of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 26,742
Posted By chinch
Sorry to ask the obvious question...

...but how does one come by a surplus HUD and HOTAS from a -16? :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 26,742
Posted By chinch
Hey Don, I'm sure these people will sell you...

Hey Don, I'm sure these people will sell you one...

http://www.esterline.com/Portals/17/Documents/en-us/sparrowhawk.pdf

Then we only have to figure out how to make it show your iPod playlist....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,704
Posted By chinch
It's not about driving the screen or creating the...

It's not about driving the screen or creating the content on the screen. That's not difficult to do (do well - now, that's a different issue).

The big challenge continues to be collimating the...
Forum: Reviews 07-18-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,968
Posted By chinch
3G != 3GS

Just to avoid any confusion - a 3G (first 3G iPhone) is not the same as a 3GS (which came out later, with the compass etc). As I understand it, a 3GS runs iOS4 reasonably happily. 3G, not so much.
Forum: Reviews 07-15-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,968
Posted By chinch
Welcome to my world

This is probably the best indication yet of what to expect if you upgrade to iOS4 on an iPhone...
Forum: Reviews 07-15-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,968
Posted By chinch
Not to detract from how cool it is that this neat...

Not to detract from how cool it is that this neat little app has been written, but if you have an iPhone 3G, my strong recommendation is do NOT upgrade to iOS4. It's simply not worth the pain. My 3G...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-09-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,966
Posted By chinch
Hmm, am intrigued....

...by the piping structures shown in the fourth photo and what they may have been used for. They repeat down the tunnel at regular intervals. Given what looks like burn patterns on the wall...
Forum: COMM 07-02-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,815
Posted By chinch
Hi Daniel Thanks so much for the correction and...

Hi Daniel

Thanks so much for the correction and clear explanation - boring facts indeed! I now know something I didn't yesterday. I love this forum!

Cheers
Chris
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,145
Posted By chinch
I am SO glad I was not the only one! :rolleyes:

I am SO glad I was not the only one! :rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,379
Posted By chinch
Thanks so much!

I really appreciate the great advice from everyone - thank you so much!

In weighing up the options, my attachment to a 3 blade CSU is an emotional one, not a practical one, and on reflection, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,379
Posted By chinch
IO-360-M* with Whirlwind 150/151?

I am hoping that someone may be able to confirm whether the combination of a IO-360-M* (M1B, etc) and a Whirlwind 151 3 Blade CSU (http://www.whirlwindaviation.com/series150.php) is an approved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,828
Posted By chinch
There's an analogy here with satellite based...

There's an analogy here with satellite based subscription television. The dish receives every channel, the receiver can decode every channel, but I can't watch every channel. But I can call up the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 973,921
Posted By chinch
Nice work Neal, I like the symmetry. Can I ask...

Nice work Neal, I like the symmetry.

Can I ask a dumb newbie question - what is that between the Dynons?
Forum: COMM 06-24-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,815
Posted By chinch
All GSM based phones (850/900/1800 Mhz) will...

All GSM based phones (850/900/1800 Mhz) will cause audio interference which occurs when the phone is moving between towers, or when the phone is actively transmitting data - e.g. checking for mail,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By chinch
Yup, I have a ruined -8 empennage kit that...

Yup, I have a ruined -8 empennage kit that testifies to this. It's only good for rivet practice now.
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