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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By bobnoffs
i've run into this with my builds a lot and in...

i've run into this with my builds a lot and in the end i tell myself''quit dinking around and use the rat tale files and be done''. in the end the file will be the quickest . with any power tool you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By bobnoffs
i used a screen out of a kitchen faucet but they...

i used a screen out of a kitchen faucet but they are becoming hard to find.a ''head shop'' has perfect screens for about a dime a piece.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By bobnoffs
yep, when i read the description on acs i thought...

yep, when i read the description on acs i thought ''diameter'' meant the hole. reading it again it logically would be describing the rivet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By bobnoffs
ok, got it. thanks.

ok, got it. thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By bobnoffs
sizing cherrymax

i see an oversize 1/8'' cherrymax uses a .140 hole. i don't see a drill made .140?
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By bobnoffs
fwiw i recently cleaned year old permatex #2...

fwiw i recently cleaned year old permatex #2 gasket sealer [non hardening] off of the tube using gasoline as the solvent.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,804
Posted By bobnoffs
same shop for both checks?

same shop for both checks?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By bobnoffs
thanks guys.

thanks guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By bobnoffs
remote cell switch

hi all,
i have been using a switch i built for many years and it works for me. kind of old technology using a photo cell to respond to a cell phone lighting up. i have a friend who wants a remote to...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,920
Posted By bobnoffs
i will also take dumb luck any time. probably a...

i will also take dumb luck any time.
probably a good idea to not have any more weight hanging from the key than necessary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By bobnoffs
one last poke at permatex #85420 gasket dressing...

one last poke at permatex #85420 gasket dressing and sealant and i am done.
i thought maybe i hadn't let the product ''cure'' enough before i put the pieces together so i put a glob on a piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By bobnoffs
i think i am going with the product from sky...

i think i am going with the product from sky geek. getting the plate off easily is important to me and the sky geek stuff falls between gel shoe insoles and rubber bands on the ''hardness chart''...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By bobnoffs
fuel tank inspection plate sealant

hi all,
i have built a tank for my 12 and i have the inspection plate op the top surface. it was recommended to me that permashield #85420 would provide a fuelproof seal and be easily removeable....
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By bobnoffs
so the display is reading''.......and 7 seconds....

so the display is reading''.......and 7 seconds. as you move you get closer to ''8 seconds''. my question is when does a garmin display change from ''7 seconds'' to ''8 seconds''?

all this ...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By bobnoffs
gps accuracy

this is mostly an academic question., specifically for garmin.
when a gps changes a number in its location, say a latitude ... deg, min., sec. how is the gps programmed to do so? halfway between...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By bobnoffs
i think that it tells the transponder to power up...

i think that it tells the transponder to power up every time the master is turned on vs. waiting for the on button on the transponder to be pushed.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By bobnoffs
you have too much spare time. you need a hobby.

you have too much spare time. you need a hobby.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By bobnoffs
carl,you don't think that the solenoid is the...

carl,you don't think that the solenoid is the major single point failure concern. there is a post with 3 of these failures on one pilot. what do you know of that is likely to fail more than 3 times...
Forum: Safety 09-02-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,985
Posted By bobnoffs
after all of this is said it comes down to how...

after all of this is said it comes down to how YOU take all this.when i was in my 30's i would regularly take my wife and 2 kids in my warrior to our up north cabin.
now i have grand kids and i...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,311
Posted By bobnoffs
funny you should say that. the carrier i have ...

funny you should say that. the carrier i have for my build in progress quoted a cheaper rate than the carrier who was already insuring the plane i was flying.
like i said you gotta check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,311
Posted By bobnoffs
it's your job to check on your agent. in the past...

it's your job to check on your agent. in the past several years i have had 2 very reputable agents according to comments from this site but rates have varied by over $200 from one to the other from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,311
Posted By bobnoffs
shop around at least every couple years.

shop around at least every couple years.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,575
Posted By bobnoffs
scuba shops sell pure silicone grease to be put...

scuba shops sell pure silicone grease to be put on o rings.so i am sure you can find it online.fuel doesn't dissolve it.
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By bobnoffs
from the beginning i planned my own panel so...

from the beginning i planned my own panel so van's panel pieces worked perfect as ''templates''.
i am 99% sure i still have the 3 pieces.i would send them to you for the postage and would want them...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By bobnoffs
elt location

hi all,
all that's needed to finish my wiring is mounting the elt. i have made my own fuel tank so i am interested in alternate places to mount it. 27 gallons doesn't leave room. any info on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By bobnoffs
taking sam's advice from an earlier post of mine...

taking sam's advice from an earlier post of mine about the same thing i just picked up the plastic fittings. less than $2 a pop . my local hdwe carries the tubing on a roll, pay by the foot.
i do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,104
Posted By bobnoffs
seems that i remember from the 60's when i got a...

seems that i remember from the 60's when i got a diver's card that using compressed air that wasn't delivered by a pump for air meant to be breathed could be dangerous because the wrong type of pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By bobnoffs
no other comments on experience so i will follow...

no other comments on experience so i will follow mel's advice. thanks mel
Forum: Tools 08-03-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By bobnoffs
even the best gun will leave a marred rivet head...

even the best gun will leave a marred rivet head with a poorlt surfaced, sized, shaped mandrel.
i took a 1/4'' bolt with coarse threads and dressed the head and drilled the proper hole size for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By bobnoffs
static line

hi all,
anyone found inaccuracies in airspeed etc. by just putting a filter on the static port of an instrument and let it sample air from the avionics bay?
i am a vfr only pilot. seems like less...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,609
Posted By bobnoffs
seems like the ultimate bottleneck is how many...

seems like the ultimate bottleneck is how many landings can be done. holding and procedure can be optimized but in the end i think landing capacity of the runways is a finite number and proper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By bobnoffs
are you looking for the spray on foam or...

are you looking for the spray on foam or conventional insulation?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By bobnoffs
checked out lowes/menards and they have them but...

checked out lowes/menards and they have them but a trip to them takes most of the day for me. found many sites on the web. cheap and lightweight. thanks guys.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By bobnoffs
pitot/static lines

hi all,
i have the 1/4'' o.d. poly lines for the lines and i also have metal fittings, 1/8npt to attach to the instruments. i would like so use the nylon 1/8'' dia. barbed type fittings in some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,573
Posted By bobnoffs
fwiw, the warning light is very important in my...

fwiw,
the warning light is very important in my opinion. i am wiring my panel now and i am putting in a momentary push button to test certain warning lights in my panel. the earth xbattery light is...
Forum: Safety 07-07-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By bobnoffs
gee's, when i go to the airport it is at least as...

gee's, when i go to the airport it is at least as good as going to the bar and shooting the breeze, telling lies to each other etc. i think i would think twice about calling one of the ''old timers''...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By bobnoffs
jesse, what color is your plane so i can stop by...

jesse,
what color is your plane so i can stop by and say hi?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By bobnoffs
i was just at a hamburger fly in a couple days...

i was just at a hamburger fly in a couple days ago and the crummy, falling apart wing walk on a 12 was what caught my eye. in the next 6 months i will have to put one on. the truck bed material...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By bobnoffs
thanks guys. i tried the step drill and it does...

thanks guys. i tried the step drill and it does work pretty good on aluminum. i am putting colored plastic over portions of my panel and then the plastic will be engraved for labeling.
bought a new,...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,229
Posted By bobnoffs
baggage floor seems to be about 8 deg. slope up...

baggage floor seems to be about 8 deg. slope up to rear. might be interesting and enlightening to fly the plane with some means of measuring when the nose is up 8 deg. from level.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By bobnoffs
miniature toggle switch

hi all.
i am looking for a mini toggle switch that is rated for 7.5-8 amps. panel hole size is .25''. acs carries one that is ''implied'' it is rated 8 amps but the description on mouser is 6 amps....
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,481
Posted By bobnoffs
i had been away from flying 30 yrs when my...

i had been away from flying 30 yrs when my build[not an rv] was done. got current in a taildragger but had 300 hrs tt. i had 3 offers from competent people to do first flight. i let my instructor do...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By bobnoffs
toggle switch hole reamer?

hi all,
i have trouble making a large hole round with a twist drill. has anyone used a reamer to make holes cut for switches in the panel round? looks like .480 or .485 diameter. any experience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By bobnoffs
drive! but check and see if renting some...

drive! but check and see if renting some furniture pads would be a help.
you would have to unpack the crates anyway to inventory.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By bobnoffs
all gone...........

all gone...........
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-08-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By bobnoffs
shrink tube battery cable ends

i have done 2 fwf installations and just at the end of this one i tripped on a really slick item. i got some 3/4'' i.d.double wall shrink tube with adhesive. this stuff slips over a terminal AFTER it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,110
Posted By bobnoffs
and in 2017 the u.s. exported 2.8 million tons....

and in 2017 the u.s. exported 2.8 million tons. how does all that make sense?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By bobnoffs
well, fwiw i just went outside with my handheld...

well, fwiw i just went outside with my handheld gps and turned it on while holding it next to the alternator of my car. then i repeated while the engine was running. the gps acquired satellites in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By bobnoffs
gps antenna, alternator

i have an easy spot to mount my gps antennas under the cowl but they are within 4'' of the alternator. will there be trouble?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By bobnoffs
osh what year

can anyone help me out here.........somewhere in my computer i took a pic of bob hoover and chuck yeager sitting on a stage having an informal talk with the crowd. somewhere on the tarmac i believe....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By bobnoffs
no problem sam. i am almost done already fixing...

no problem sam. i am almost done already fixing my rearrangement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By bobnoffs
charlie, including my warrior had alum. wire to...

charlie,
including my warrior had alum. wire to starter. after i replaced it with copper i didn't need a jump every time. but anyway............
i have read aero lectric many times and originally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By bobnoffs
thanks guys, i guess i will replace that battery...

thanks guys,
i guess i will replace that battery to terminal ground cable on the fwf side of the firewall. appreciate the input.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,895
Posted By bobnoffs
chris is pretty much right on. bradycardia...

chris is pretty much right on. bradycardia describes a heartrate less than 60. just like tachycardia describes a rate greater than 100. sinus bradycardia is good, it defines the rate as being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By bobnoffs
grounding battery

originally i wired my rv12 with the batteries [earthx] behind the panel . after considering an airtight battery box i have decided to remount the batteries fwf. the engine is grounded to a firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By bobnoffs
there is an animal in the rental dept. at ace...

there is an animal in the rental dept. at ace hdwe. called a ditch witch. this thing was absolutely bulletproof and worked magic to go thru 250' of heavy woods and put in a 20'' deep trench for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By bobnoffs
interesting.........i posted questions about...

interesting.........i posted questions about venting a month ago and really never read about problems like i am seeing on this thread. i am about done with the custom tank i built for my 12 . behind...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By bobnoffs
rattle can interiors

i have seen a lot of posts where builders have used rattle can primers on their interiors. are these interior primers getting a finish color coat or is the primer coat the end of it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By bobnoffs
i live in n. wi. so heat is a costly item. my...

i live in n. wi. so heat is a costly item. my shop is 16x24 in a pole barn. i have found that before mid december and then in only the coldest weather the concrete ''gives off heat'' for a long time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,552
Posted By bobnoffs
the point of the video was to practice keeping ...

the point of the video was to practice keeping the ball centered in the pattern. it doesn't matter how well you recover from this stall at altitude because if it happens turning final there is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,012
Posted By bobnoffs
putting an auto engine in an airplane should be...

putting an auto engine in an airplane should be the builders choice because he wants to do it period! i expect the builder knows full well engines were never run to failure in the shop.
no doubt...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,012
Posted By bobnoffs
i don't think the 180hp version came from a''...

i don't think the 180hp version came from a'' fit.'' i think it is a 2.0l .
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