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Forum: RV-10 01-16-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By Plummit
Yes the flight schools are busy, but here is...

Yes the flight schools are busy, but here is another data point: The airlines are hiring! I doubt that equates to a "rebirth", as those airline pilots probably aren't going to keep flying GA. ...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-13-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Plummit
Very nice, and a few words. -Marc

Very nice, and a few words.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,260
Posted By Plummit
Saturday

Saturday Rita and I flew to Hemet airport for a tasty breakfast, then in the afternoon we rescued an "RV".

This is our newest family member, "ArVee" ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By Plummit
What don't you like about the Odyssey battery? ...

What don't you like about the Odyssey battery? You are in the luxurious position of replacing a good quality battery on your time, at your leisure, before you have a failure. What are you trying to...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Plummit
Thanks Carl! -Marc

Thanks Carl!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Plummit
Yep, I have the new style. Somewhere I saw Van's...

Yep, I have the new style. Somewhere I saw Van's instructions for rebuilding the caps but I can't seem to locate them now. Anyone BTW this is for an RV-10, so the vent mod for RV-12 DNA.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By Plummit
But...

Can't you just go after the car owner directly? Why bother with the insurance company, unless the owner doesn't have anything of value.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,190
Posted By Plummit
Yes if you buy everything from M/H, it cost a...

Yes if you buy everything from M/H, it cost a pretty penny, but the convenience and fun of doing it yourself is Priceless! ;-)

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-07-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Plummit
You might want to try the COPA list too. -Marc

You might want to try the COPA list too.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Plummit
Thanks Scott, I'll check it out this morning when...

Thanks Scott, I'll check it out this morning when I go to the airport.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Plummit
Rebuilding fuel caps

My RV is a late 2008 QB kit and I assume it has stock fuel caps. I want to rebuild them so that I don't have to worry about the pin breaking so I ordered a rebuild kit from Vans. I looked on line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,544
Posted By Plummit
Then it will take years! ;-) -Marc

Then it will take years! ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Plummit
Do you have multiple radios in your plane? Does...

Do you have multiple radios in your plane? Does it happen on both radios? What audio panel?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,133
Posted By Plummit
I'm sure paying a lot less than that with a 200k...

I'm sure paying a lot less than that with a 200k hull and a 4-seat aircraft.

When I started shopping insurance, my original broker stated "Expensive!" when I asked about the RV-10. I changed...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-02-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Plummit
Traitor! We had 3 -10s, good friends and met new...

Traitor! We had 3 -10s, good friends and met new RV drivers. It was a good day! Thanks to Katie for stepping up!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Plummit
That could be and expensive bathroom...

That could be and expensive bathroom break...:eek:

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-01-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Plummit
I'll take it

Josh, I'll take your 740B.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By Plummit
The 7A holds more fuel for better range. That's...

The 7A holds more fuel for better range. That's a biggie in my book.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,369
Posted By Plummit
It's even worse than that, but I moved on from...

It's even worse than that, but I moved on from trying to work with Phillip, you should too.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,432
Posted By Plummit
Don't mince words Steve; tell us how you really...

Don't mince words Steve; tell us how you really feel! ;-)

-Marc
Forum: Tools 12-28-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
ATS
Views: 884
Posted By Plummit
Here's the real funny part: I originally ordered...

Here's the real funny part: I originally ordered a fractional drill index (1/16 - 1/2) but when I went to check out they were going to charge me shipping. The ad said free shipping. When I called...
Forum: Tools 12-27-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
ATS
Views: 884
Posted By Plummit
I too bought the compression tester (2EM kit)...

I too bought the compression tester (2EM kit) they had on sale. It said that it was for Lycoming and Cont. engines. It turns out that that they sent it with an 18mm extended tester, which I don't...
Forum: GPS 12-26-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 290,027
Posted By Plummit
+ one on that! I'm really surprised that Garmin...

+ one on that! I'm really surprised that Garmin hasn't released a larger version to replace the 796. There is definitely a need.

-Marc
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-23-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Plummit
Then there's that listing from today for the...

Then there's that listing from today for the $175k RV-7A.... ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Plummit
If Gary can't help let me know. I have a label...

If Gary can't help let me know. I have a label maker also.

-Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-21-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Plummit
Most Excellent! -Marc

Most Excellent!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Plummit
It might help if people knew your location. -Marc

It might help if people knew your location.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,317
Posted By Plummit
Yes, but if a dog "Boils his groceries" he will...

Yes, but if a dog "Boils his groceries" he will have this strong urge to "put it back where it came from". Let's just say that every time he licks your face after that, you won't be able to un-see...
Forum: California 12-17-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,127
Posted By Plummit
Sorry, can't say about the FBOs at SNA, but we...

Sorry, can't say about the FBOs at SNA, but we usually have a big fly-out to Havasu on New Years Day, join us!

-Marc
Forum: Safety 12-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Plummit
There is nothing else that gets soldered, but...

There is nothing else that gets soldered, but like I said, I don't know who made this jumper cable. I seriously doubt the builder (who I know) would do that.

The flux we use on copper pipes...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Plummit
My guess is:

This jumper came with my plane when I bought it. When I first opened the plug I thought I had a "Chernobyl", but on closer examination I came to the conclusion that couldn't have happened as the red...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Plummit
Don't Do This

A few weeks back I had a dead battery (don't ask) So I pulled out my trusty jumper and connected it in to a charged Odyssey 925 battery. The jumper cables and my plane have the Cessna/Piper...
Forum: Propellers 12-15-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,814
Posted By Plummit
Really? Why? I thought the idea was to use the...

Really? Why? I thought the idea was to use the throttle the most, but I'm not a formation flyer.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By Plummit
KLGB to KCMA

Flew IFR to CMA for breakfast, then IFR back, which makes for a nice little XC due to TEC routing taking us on an excursion around the Bravo airspace for LAX. Fun time and good breakfast!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By Plummit
That's not what Van's says

When I thought that Van's might repair my Quick build tanks that have leaked incessantly due to poor quality work-manship, Sterling Langrell wrote this in an email to me:



So fuel tanks leaks on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Plummit
Does the EGT rise when the MP wanders at idle? ...

Does the EGT rise when the MP wanders at idle? According to Vic, (great webinar Vic!) you may have an intake leak. Just a thought.

-Marc
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,991
Posted By Plummit
Tom, I don't know you personally but still feel...

Tom, I don't know you personally but still feel like you are family. There are no words I can say....

-Marc
Forum: Tools 12-06-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
ATS
Views: 884
Posted By Plummit
ATS

Anyone have experience with ATS, (Aircraft Tool Supply)? I ordered a compression tester that they advertised but didn't have stock to ship. Kinda got the run-around but maybe the person I spoke...
Forum: RV-4 11-30-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Plummit
I created my own check list(s) for ops. -Marc

I created my own check list(s) for ops.

-Marc
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,884
Posted By Plummit
I cycle 3 time on the first flight of the day,...

I cycle 3 time on the first flight of the day, then once on every flight after that. I wait just long enough to hear the engine change and see the RPM drop on the panel.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By Plummit
Just a few months ago a C-172 landed on runway 30...

Just a few months ago a C-172 landed on runway 30 at KLGB, turned off on taxiway Golf, and was blown over onto a wingtip by a Gulfstream doing a full-power runup nearby. The incident resulted in a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,118
Posted By Plummit
Please be careful about painting in a hangar as...

Please be careful about painting in a hangar as paint particles will find their way into adjacent structures. We had a guy who would paint in hangars at Long Beach and he trashed adjoining hangars...
Forum: Autopilots 11-21-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Plummit
FYI, Lucas is no longer with TT. -Marc

FYI, Lucas is no longer with TT.

-Marc
Forum: Painting your RV 11-20-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Plummit
SoCal, Pro and affordable? I suspect you only...

SoCal, Pro and affordable? I suspect you only get 2 of the three requirements... ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,268
Posted By Plummit
Our weekend

Saturday I flew Young Eagles in the morning in our C172, then my wife and I flew the RV-10 to Henderson, NV, then a Lyft ride to the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas where we caught the final show of the...
Forum: California 11-18-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Plummit
Steve Ming is at KLGB and he does the annual on...

Steve Ming is at KLGB and he does the annual on my RV-10, along with at least one other (that I know of) RV. Contact me if you want his number.
marcwhis at gmail.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Plummit
Dow Corning #4 is an electrical insulating...

Dow Corning #4 is an electrical insulating silicone that will make the filter easier to remove. A life time supply can be had in one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By Plummit
Plus, Mike needs the money to rebuild Draco.... ...

Plus, Mike needs the money to rebuild Draco.... ;-)

-Marc
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Plummit
You know it's funny, but I couldn't find an email...

You know it's funny, but I couldn't find an email address for you so I used the email function of VAF. Care to share the best way to get service on my Sorcerer? I don't mind jumping through the...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By Plummit
Well Andrew, I did reach out to you and got no...

Well Andrew, I did reach out to you and got no where. BK had a booth at the Spruce customer appreciation day in Corona in Sept, and I left a message with the rep for you to contact me. I sent you a...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By Plummit
Professionals? Sez who? ;-) -Marc

Professionals? Sez who? ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By Plummit
I know, huh. I was surprised too! I was at...

I know, huh. I was surprised too! I was at 10500', throttle fire-walled which was (IIRC) about 22 inches. I leveled off and started to lean to my normal ROP setting, saw the speed was faster than...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By Plummit
Yup, I get around 178 kts at 2500, but only about...

Yup, I get around 178 kts at 2500, but only about 172 at 2400.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 147,124
Posted By Plummit
My turn

Coming back from Big Bear this morning:

http://halie.com/scale/25/oFb.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,712
Posted By Plummit
Take care of yourself so you can take care of...

Take care of yourself so you can take care of those you love. I'll be contacting you for advice and parts when you return.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,058
Posted By Plummit
I'm thinking that not everyone that has...

I'm thinking that not everyone that has experienced a leak is on this forum or participated in this poll. It's possible that there are builders who contacted Vans directly, and Vans would be in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,058
Posted By Plummit
Well that's fair dinkum. What has Vans found...

Well that's fair dinkum. What has Vans found from sold and delivered QB kits that had leaks? I would doubt that's it's anywhere near 50% but is 20% considered acceptable? If the leaks aren't found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,058
Posted By Plummit
The failure rate of QB tanks is almost a joke-...

The failure rate of QB tanks is almost a joke- except to the owners! The attitude at Vans (at least towards me) is probably best described as "aloof". I get the feeling that with the popularity of...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,905
Posted By Plummit
You know, when a company puts out a product...

You know, when a company puts out a product where part of the work is already accomplished, I expect that part to be perfect! There shouldn't be any missed rivets, cases where wrong rivets were...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,905
Posted By Plummit
Horrible construction on the tanks. Maybe you...

Horrible construction on the tanks. Maybe you could remove them from the order and build your own. I doubt yours would be worse...

-Marc
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,290
Posted By Plummit
I just got directed to this thread from another...

I just got directed to this thread from another thread on QB tanks. What kind of gage are you using for yur fuel tanks? The reason I ask is that on my airplane with a G-900X panel, the tanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,155
Posted By Plummit
A couple of questions:

I currently have what I believe is the stock flap actuator in my -10. The flaps are controlled by a DPDT switch on the panel that locks in the up position, or is momentary for the "down" position. ...
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