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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-17-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By rocketman1988
Camlocs

PM sent on Camlocs...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-16-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,641
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

The devil is always in the details.

Like the often overlooked cabin width of 44". So basically the Sling "4" seater is about the sized of a C-172 inside...

So is it a "4 Seater"? Well,...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,736
Posted By rocketman1988
so...

"...If you want to play around down low like the military does, you can't lift enough fuel..."

So maybe we need an RV tanker, too!:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By rocketman1988
photos

Anyone have a good sight to use for pictures here? Photobucket isn't working for me for some reason...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,876
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

"...I have been in thunderstorm rain so heavy that it became hard to maintain a horizon..."

Why?
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By rocketman1988
.02

"...Also, for those who have gone before me, I have heard it said that when I get the windshield in, I'm 1/2 way done..."

I am not sure about that...it seems the last 10% takes 90% of the time.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,957
Posted By rocketman1988
And

And, though MEK works well, it is also very bad for you and can cause permanent neurological issues. It is easily absorbed through your skin, too...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By rocketman1988
Size?

For small holes I use two nester tinnerman washers and a stainless screw and nut. One goes on the front side of the firewall with the dimple going through the hole, the other is nested from the back...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By rocketman1988
Data point

At work, pretty everything is white light with the exception of a red lense on the grimes light...that never gets used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By rocketman1988
Iil

The case that I got rid of, the bottles were stamped...

The oil in those bottles bears very little resemblance to the oil that has been in the ground for 65 million years...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By rocketman1988
question

"...are the connectors from that place aviation quality?..."

I am not sure what you are asking. They are comparable to the AMP connectors that I have used...I have been happy with them and they do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By rocketman1988
try here

I have used this place and they are fast and the prices are pretty good:

https://www.elecdirect.com/crimp-wire-terminals/ring-crimp-terminals/nylon-ring-terminals

.and I wouldn't drill those ring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By rocketman1988
Iil

I found this out after I sold my 172. I had a case of expired oil left over and tried to give it away. No one would take it... talked to the local mechanic and he showed me the expiration date. He...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By rocketman1988
And

“..:And yes, a lot of shops are understaffed - and under-experienced;...”

That is no excuse. Years ago, we had a C421 in for an annual. Long story short, the shop either did not replace or used a...
Forum: COMM 08-08-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By rocketman1988
Lemo

The way I understand it, the only difference is no batteries; the electronics are the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,147
Posted By rocketman1988
Sight

We were camping at 8th and Elm and saw what looked like a four person tent flying like 50 feet in the air north of where we were. That tent was airborn for a relatively long time!!!
Forum: Primers 08-07-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By rocketman1988
But

...but comparison of steel, which is very susceptible to corrosion, and aluminum which is not very susceptible to corrosion, is a good illustration of perspective.
Forum: Primers 08-07-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By rocketman1988
aluminum

To say that 2024 aluminum is "VERY corrosive" may be a bit of an embellishment...

Is the 2XXX series more prone to corrosion than other alloys? Yes, but you have to put that in perspective.


Here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By rocketman1988
data

Just a data point.

I have applied epoxy coating to a workshop floor and a small hangar.

The workshop was basically brand new concrete, no stains, and sufficiently cured per the epoxy instructions. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,195
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Well stated, Vic...
Forum: Reviews 08-03-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By rocketman1988
next stop...

BATTLEBOTS
Forum: Reviews 08-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By rocketman1988
question

How would it work with the -10's wheel pant?

I am not sure there would be sufficient clearance between the cross bars and my wheel pant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By rocketman1988
Fittings

I just checked and the extra fittings I have are straight... sorry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By rocketman1988
ok

I will find out and let you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By rocketman1988
If you want...

I think I may have some of these fittings. I used the duplex valve in my -10 and I think I ended up using straight fittings instead of 90s.

I can't get to my shop today to verify but I can check...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,538
Posted By rocketman1988
Most important

What does Van’s think about spins in the -12? They designed it, after all...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,641
Posted By rocketman1988
interesting

60K?

So you would be talking about an fat ultralight...seriously.

Consider that a -12 is over $75k.

Consider something like a QC Challenger XL-65 will cost you around $36k without paint or...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-30-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,641
Posted By rocketman1988
Next

If the next rv is already in design, it would seem to me that Van’s has a defined direction. A poll or consensus from a meeting would then serve to stir the pot and generate interest more than drive...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-28-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,496
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

"...Your unit is an extra cost item,..."

An item that is NOT required for the system (EFII) to be functional...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-28-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By rocketman1988
Ditto

Same for me. I am not flying yet but Robert has been there for all questions and has helped customize my system32 for my -10 install.

Feel free to contact me as well if you want to discuss it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,511
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

Can’t imagine if it were bigger...Fitbit says I walked over 19,000 steps each day I was there!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-28-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,496
Posted By rocketman1988
Efii

The system32 is NOT vaporware. I have the complete system, in hand. First star very soon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,511
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

So what do you think will happen to snf if everybody goes there instead?

Just returning from a great 5 days at OSH...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,089
Posted By rocketman1988
ALSO...

If you are using a garmin system, it has auto trim capability.

This requires that the servo drive wires are connected to the roll servo (2 wires).

The default location for the aileron trim is in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By rocketman1988
yum

HuHot is great...bring your appetite!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,790
Posted By rocketman1988
Wisdom

“...if it seems too good to be true, it probably is...”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,426
Posted By rocketman1988
Hahaha

"...No one wants to spend more money than they have..."

Sure they do! EVERYONE wants to spend more money than they have!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,790
Posted By rocketman1988
Be realistic...

You really need to realistic about your build because:

1. It is going to take longer than you think.

2. It is going to cost more than you think

Any "simple mods" you plan on doing, well,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By rocketman1988
Skybolts

I did the whole cowl with skybolts, and never looked back...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Nice...

Nicely stated.

I am at the point where I am 95% done. My kids are now in college and some days, it is difficult to muster any motivation to build on. I can easily see how many builds get sold shy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,970
Posted By rocketman1988
voice

It is kind of funny, once you get used to callouts the only time you will realize how accustomed you have become is when they aren't there...it usually ends with a firm landing!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,970
Posted By rocketman1988
RJ 200

Never had the "opportunity" to fly the rj...though I get a kick out of some of the jumpseat briefings..."Don't worry, it going to look bad but we will be ok...":D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,970
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm

I think you might get a nasty surprise pulling the power off at 20-30 feet in quite a few jets...

If you did that in a 727, you would open the cockpit door to find the rubber jungle...

In the 767,...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By rocketman1988
Tim

OMG. Single engine over mountains at night...what are you thinking? That is WAY too dangerous! Next you will say you have an electrically dependent engine! Oh, the horror!:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By rocketman1988
Comment

My comment was hypothetical. I have not mounted my elt antenna as of yet.

My point was that of the buttered bread. You really don’t know which side will be up. Same goes for an incident. That is...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Impressive

"... hopefully without any loans, you're ready to start..."

It is impressive when an EAB gets finished and flies.

I am more impressed, though, with anyone who can build a $150k+ airplane and do it...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By rocketman1988
thoughts

While I agree with the comments about internally mounting the antenna, some of the comments here propose a top mounted antenna.

It would be interesting to look at the data to discover how many...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Be realistic

Lots of good info but let’s be realistic...

Even a fixer upper io540 for the rv-10 is going to be $25k+, a runout core is worth $12k...doing the math yields a necessary savings of at least $700 a...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

“...Here's the thing, your salaries will go up and once the plane is finished...”

Oh, I got a great laugh out of that one...

How then, do you explain a 52% paycut, loss of a pension, and ten YEARS...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

another thing...

I am 6.5 years into my build, 2200 hours invested, and not flying yet.

I made the commitment to NEVER put the project before family; I haven't missed a soccer game, band concert,...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Run the numbers...

You need to run some numbers. Some honest numbers

The previous post would have you purchase a Cherokee 180 or Comanche 260, and fly it.

Either of those aircraft are going to cost $50k+ to buy....
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By rocketman1988
Chuckle

I have to chuckle at some of these posts.

If you follow all of the "advice" and the installation manuals, the best place to locate the ELT antenna is with the magnetometer...10 feet from the...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

"...If you can't pay cash for a car, you sure can't pay for an airplane..."

How many folks out there CAN afford to pay cash for a car...ever?

There are plenty of people who can't afford to pay cash...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
More like

A few hundred a month? A few thousand would be a closer number...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm

“...You have to work on it EVERY DAY...”

You have to TRY.

Life happens, work happens, and so the best you can do is try.

Those that choose the project over family, may find the costs are not...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah

I planned on 5 year build time and $150k budget for my -10.

I am at 6.5 years and 2200 hours build time and am not flying yet.

I will have $185k, without paint, when I do my first flight.

My...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By rocketman1988
50!?

A 50 turn spin? From what altitude?
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By rocketman1988
Spreaders

Harbor freight has the yellow plastic spreaders...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,055
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

So, you are flying an arrival that Requires a speed, the aircraft is capable...do you add “a few more knots” because it’s “prudent”?

Sorry, when it comes right down to it, that does not work on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,055
Posted By rocketman1988
Exactly

Exactly. If you aren’t comfortable with “slow flight”, get some training and/or practice until you are comfortable.

All of the rv’s except the -10 have stall speeds around 58 mph or less. That’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,055
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

This reminds me of those guys on the highway that just HAVE to get there a minute earlier...and end up becoming a danger to everyone else.

As has been stated earlier, the RV's fly just fine at 90...
Forum: Primers 06-22-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By rocketman1988
Can't say

I honestly can't say if it will affect the primer.

I'm not sure as to why you would put CorrosionX over epoxy primer, though. If you are going to spray the epoxy, it is going to form a seal over...
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