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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,040
Posted By flyboy1963
^^^same as JOE ^^^^ addition to the above, which was pretty much my exact experience....

I now have to fill out a half-dozen pages of paper every time I apply for anything, explaining why I am nearly dead and/or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By flyboy1963
how about Canada?

the paint and maintenance shops in southern BC are full of US aircraft during the winter, who want to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate. could likely do the same!...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 09-13-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By flyboy1963
one more opinion

for what it's worth;
Bad situation #1.
where you made your calls becomes irrelevant if he's not on frequency. I don't know how you confirm that he's heard you, other than by his actions, which...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By flyboy1963
more than one?

....this from a guy who has done NO flight testing....

is there more than one?
can the MT fail in coarse, and fine pitch?
I would think you want best ratio, meaning DISTANCE....
and also minimum...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By flyboy1963
Tools you really need....

okay, good thread, I actually was sure this was going in a different direction.
you know:

- Patience
- more space
- more money
- marriage counselor
- more time
- more hours in a day ( see above)
Forum: Canada 08-19-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By flyboy1963
Note: not just trees!

....pretty much west and southerly flows into half the smoke is NOT likely from our fires! Starting to taste like California grass, and Washington sage right now! They just cancelled a big...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By flyboy1963
glass half full? predictions.........

......sorry Tim, I'm thinking more like a couple more DECADES, of this, ....or......until the glaciers move back down!? I might actually be retired by then, so hope it's better VFR!
Forum: Canada 08-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By flyboy1963
fire map?

that's a tough one! hopefully some frequent flier will chime in.

the gov. has a map, but not all that useful to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By flyboy1963

well done Claude, on the completion, and safe end to the first flight!

....and nice to see that you now have one of about 3 ( three) aircraft in Canada with the registration marks actually done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By flyboy1963
different strokes?

...aha! it is possible the McFarlane is ideal for the long, curving runs, but not so great for the tight flip-flop corners at the inlets?
....or is it the opposite? I don't want to cheap out...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,412
Posted By flyboy1963
one more opinion

Like Rob, I had a 2 lb BC behind the flap brace; considered it 'on-ground, or post crash', and unlikely to come loose on impact.

Second was a 1 lb BC, (Halon even better), on the Front side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By flyboy1963
Baffle material - pireps please

I have some old black stuff, not in good shape..... It has left some marks on the cowl, but not eating it's way thru.....yet.

seems the 'standard' is blue or orange silicone, although some say it...
Forum: Reviews 05-23-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By flyboy1963
actual user data needed!

to expand on Aviator's comment; my ol spot 1 and 2 seemed to eventually get a sat lock when out on the airport on the dash of my RV.

the Spot 3, for all it's gadgetry, has often failed to acquire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,768
Posted By flyboy1963
material specific solution?

If I may throw in some material observations;

most of the optically clear laminates were developed for glazing, thus are NOT stretchy, and won't conform to the compound curves of a canopy. All the...
Forum: Reviews 05-23-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By flyboy1963
SPOT 2 way Satellite messenger?

This just popped up on my email from Aircraft Spruce.( Canada)

so, about $350... plus $200 a year for a big orange.....blackberry? ;-)

I doubt anyone has one yet, but I really need a plain English...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By flyboy1963

great discourse here, the post is meant to educate, and it did that.
thank you all.

HOW would 'a pilot' know what an engine with one bad lead/plug/coil sounds like? it sure as heck isn't...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,089
Posted By flyboy1963
speed, pressure, direction etc....

if we look for good examples, ( not necessarily practical) you seem to see a trend; more prop blades, lower tip speed, more cylinders, so each has less 'bark' ( 6-cyl?), minimum rpm of the engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By flyboy1963
some light reading

surely you've seen this;

another note; the curing agents in silicone, and there may be quite a wide variety among brands,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,258
Posted By flyboy1963
other turbines?

Maaaaaaaaaany moons ago someone developed a turboprop BD-5t, with a little APU from helicopters, I believe it was a Solar.

I see they are still around, with some military uses of course.....this...
Forum: Safety 03-29-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
Posted By flyboy1963
terrain? weather? critters? clothing?

a few quick points not to drift this thread.

we have a fantastic local survival guy .....named Pete Wise...seems a nice but odd coincidence.

I participated in a course this time last year, our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,040
Posted By flyboy1963
one more data point

okay Dave, you are getting ALL the feedback you asked for!...and then some!

a couple more points from a former -9a owner.

safety; to address some of the issues.....
upgrade to the rv-10 nosegear...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,223
Posted By flyboy1963
make your own bits

if you take the drill size you want ( old and dull is ok) then use a Dremel with an abrasive disc.....put the bit in a vise, get out your reading glasses, and then take the 'rake' out of the bit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By flyboy1963
my silly opinion

....I have to make this one observation whenever someone talks about 'all that power' and 'stress' and TBO etc.

the 180 hp 0-320 is going to be at 2700 rpm, right? How many hours of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,138
Posted By flyboy1963
Plenum? bright yellow fabric Plenum?????

is it ok to drift this thread now?

...what's up with that plenum on top of Vlad's engine? Looks like it's anything but rigid, but a brilliant idea.
Gotta be quite heat resistant though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,626
Posted By flyboy1963
one barometer of cost?

I have to compare this to the corn price frenzy when ethanol became mandated in some fuels. Everyone was going to starve because the price of corn increased by x%.
An interview with a big cereal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By flyboy1963
check the white pages

....hmmmm, seems Saskatoon, Vernon BC, the wet coast are some options.

that's from the VAF white pages.

If you search the Transport Canada registrations, you might find more, but contact info is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By flyboy1963
forensic study time....

I had NOT seen that video, thanks for posting.

from a purely educational standpoint, what can we learn?

1. the canopy, unless pinned open somehow, will slam forward during most impacts, water or...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By flyboy1963
loving the grin

yep, the passenger RV grin....priceless......and even better when it comes from the young ones!

...imagine Monday when the kids talk about what they did on the weekend?, baseball, bike...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By flyboy1963
keeping the faith!

I hear the guys are at the halfway point....follow them on their site, facebook is good also!

Dave is great at the social media...
Forum: Safety 02-06-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By flyboy1963
some things are just....well.....funny

well Bill, I am no expert, but pretty sure you have to go into...

Printers.....Ctrl <P>

Windows (emulate) print settings;
TAB to 'print setup'

open - page orientation
select -...
Forum: Southeast 01-22-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,792
Posted By flyboy1963
a little confirmation please?

Joop...thanks for the PIREP....but can you confirm something?
It sounds like there is NO flight 'test' or checkout of any kind. This is what I read also in my research from the Canadian side.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,673
Posted By flyboy1963
another option?

ok, just a shot in the dark....
if the plane ain't 'quite' finished yet, is it too late to make it one of those Rv-9's that's registered as a light-sport? would that help with the license issue?
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,644
Posted By flyboy1963
docking??? we don' need no steenkin' dock!

...well, seriously, I have never been a float pilot, but have ridden quite a few times.
Almost without exception, every dock we visited on the west coast had a gangway to a FLOAT, which was a foot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By flyboy1963
the iron-clad absolutely infallible rule!

This is pretty easy actually.

take every tool you own, put it in your truck. (borrow some if you have to, in order to achieve full max. GVW and/or the volumetric capacity of your vehicle.)

go to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,098
Posted By flyboy1963
how about NON-traditional? ( d r i f t i n g h e r e )

...So.....I'm thinking about the CHT's and oil temp in this scenario;

heavily laden AirBoat, Pusher config of course, going 20-30 mph in ambient temps of 90+ degrees. The hot cylinder fin air goes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By flyboy1963
good advice!

thanks Jim, mine have just a few ridges it seems. So far my research points towards light very wet honing to attempt to smooth them out a bit. With new pads, the o-rings will be operating in a...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By flyboy1963
...when in doubt......

I had a pc925 and never 'externally' charged it. If it would fire the engine every 3 months, it got flown and recharged a bit. 3 years of flying 6 or 8 hrs a year, and it's still in year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By flyboy1963

Hey Bob, where do you fly out of in beautiful Twisp? ;-)

I have sold my -9a, but had the occasional shimmy.
I think you are going to find a lot of info and opinions, so what works for you may not be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By flyboy1963
Cleveland brake rebuild...what & how????

Okay gang, I've searched for hours, and come up with nothing at all on the subject! (Parker Cleveland 30-59A unit)
my brake caliper bores are lightly ridged; can I clean these up with a hone? or is...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By flyboy1963
+1 for Air1

okay, I'm not a builder, but seems the folks at Air1 tend to do some legwork for you, and find something that works.
Not always the cheapest, altho they were this year, and were the only ones not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By flyboy1963
apples n oranges

....nobody has mentioned the airfoil on the -9, which is quite different from the you can't just say 'with 3 more feet of span, it's gonna climb better'.
Those that have mentioned the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,844
Posted By flyboy1963

this stuff is awesome, and inspirational for us guys hoping to retire some day. ( fantasizing now about a hangar with scads of tools & gadgets like this....), how much, really, in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By flyboy1963
how schmart???

......ummmm, you are probably right, smart like tractor, but remember, she's been with you for 5 years and 0.7 aircraft, so lacks a little something in her overall judgement!

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By flyboy1963
could be the big light in the sky!

My tip lenses were melted much like yours, by the nav light focusing the suns rays on the lens.
....of course, you'd have to be outside for this to happen.
I replaced the lens, and covered the bulb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By flyboy1963
damage vs danger? do you think there was a risk of fire, leakage ( AGM less acid) or other issues? Does it still make juice?
I've seen the Odyssey offered in a metal case, perhaps that should be standard for...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By flyboy1963

....apparently Dr. Mark is NOT married....

or he'd know when to make decisions.

it's when you wife TELLS you that it's time!

( added bonus, you are told WHAT to decide, AND the outcome!)

Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 44,822
Posted By flyboy1963
inlet heII

yep, baffling is what these are to me!

....not a builder, but inherited some pretty effective, well done baffles.
the better they are, the more they become an absolute BBEEYYYATCH! to get...
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-24-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,710
Posted By flyboy1963
SPOT cashes in!

I have similar sentiments to the others; great little tracker, useful, good backup to ELT, but not the ideal PLB perhaps.
THEN I get the renewal notice that the basic plan, plus tracking, is now...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,683
Posted By flyboy1963
can't go wrong with a -14

too pricey? find a partner, that'll help get you thru the build too!

sit in as many RV's as you can find. I am 5' 11" on a good day and sure, there's a little air over my headset, but canopy bumps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,967
Posted By flyboy1963
more data points needed!

So I would expect almost no measurable difference on a flush-riveted polished vs painted surface....surely there are 1932 NACA tests for this?????

my new ride has lots of domed rivets, and I wonder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,368
Posted By flyboy1963

I may be off base here, but many of the airports' ramp or landing fees may not be 'NavCan', but the local airport authority, funding runway paving .....or a new parkade!:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,894
Posted By flyboy1963
one more point

ok, so since nobody has quite covered it yet; here's how I equipped my Rv.

1. spray foam can between the seats, passenger can easily grab and wet down both pairs of legs, to buy some time.
2. Halon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By flyboy1963
Propeller care: Planishing vs filing? Pireps?

I've filed the leading edge of my Sensenich FP a dozen times, following the recommend procedure for dressing nicks...filing, then removing scratches with emery cloth. ( also refinished the back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,802
Posted By flyboy1963

Ok Rob, I was gonna say that we had all the smartest guys in the country commenting on this............., and here Mr. Google has actually come up with the confirmation of your statement, which I was...
Forum: Reviews 04-27-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By flyboy1963
cost per hour?

Vlad, for me it would be $1000 a year for 1500 points or less. ( flying 30 hours)

for you? :rolleyes:
essentially it looks like a nickel a point, so if you do every 2 minutes, it's $1.50 an...
Forum: Reviews 04-26-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By flyboy1963
SPOT vs inREACH????

I am surprised at the lack of comments with SPOT taking away the lower cost option of 'basic'.
It now costs $200 to have any subscription at all, ($300 Canadian!) :eek: so I have not renewed for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By flyboy1963
old skool

...hey, you're a homebuilder, right?

straight edge, razor knife, weed, pre-mask, done.

sadly, a LOT of silly videos online, not much good info.

I guess I'll have to start a vinyl application...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,821
Posted By flyboy1963

Sorry to hear of this Tim, especially at Oliver.....proving that putting fences around airfields just keeps the honest people out!

I wonder how the Viper ran on leaded 100? really good, or really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 112,353
Posted By flyboy1963
one more member....just NOT me!!!

so my RV-9a, 150 hp, finally joins the 200 kt club!!!

.....I just wish I were the pilot!

famous world rounder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,434
Posted By flyboy1963
Aerosport Power

don't rule out this renowned Canadian engine builder....probably hundreds of RV's with their engines over the last 25 years.

with the current exchange rate, even tho most of the parts come from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By flyboy1963
lots of commentary

good input guys.....

I think the one that resonated was to 'improve the environment'...but until they raise the bag limit on scumbags, we are stuck with them.
Current Environment:
our field is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By flyboy1963
yes, and no

probably Dan, but that would remove the convenience of the 'hit and run' technique.
these guys jam the jug under the spring plunger....leave...then retrieve it later, we think, so removing the plug...
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