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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By Capflyer
Mt. St. Helens Video Photo Bombed

Looks like an RV photo bombing the video at the 25 minute mark. One of us? Good views from the ground in the video otherwise. https://youtu.be/zwxGIqlcbCw
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-02-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,528
Posted By Capflyer
Welcome Mark. My build partner Mark and I are...

Welcome Mark. My build partner Mark and I are building an RV8 at GAI and also have a flying one there. If you would like to come by and see a project in its latter stages of a build you are welcome...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Capflyer
In our partnership we have an LLC. Each of us...

In our partnership we have an LLC. Each of us pays a set amount each month that covers fixed costs which are the insurance and hangar. We have a wet rate that covers variable and semi-variable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,525
Posted By Capflyer
Failed runup yesterday prior to our take off roll...

Failed runup yesterday prior to our take off roll grounded us. After spending a chunk of day switching out the Lightspeed for a PMag (great idea Mike B) we got clobbered with storms. Have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,559
Posted By Capflyer
Good info Gary. I would like to add that at...

Good info Gary. I would like to add that at 90kts cruise if you put in 10deg of flaps it will keep your nose down, lowering your AOA and allowing you to see better over the nose making it easier to...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Capflyer
Page 1 of the NOTAM. Warbirds are considered...

Page 1 of the NOTAM. Warbirds are considered show planes. If you are camping with your Mooney it will be GAC and if just parking it and camping/staying elsewhere it is GAP. Both GAP and GAC fill...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By Capflyer
How about a trimmed fender washer on both sides...

How about a trimmed fender washer on both sides of the FW hole with a bolt through the center to clamp it shut. Makes it look more natural instead of a patch and no holes to drill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,525
Posted By Capflyer
Couldn't make it last year but planning on...

Couldn't make it last year but planning on bringing this non-political statement direct from DC this year....and it's darn tasty.

http://www.dcbrau.com/img/corruption1.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Capflyer
I'm not an engineer but have experience with...

I'm not an engineer but have experience with brake fade on the race track. I doubt thicker rotors would help. They are heavier and will increase the rotational mass requireing even bigger brakes to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-06-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,161
Posted By Capflyer
Looking forward to seeing a lot of RV's on...

Looking forward to seeing a lot of RV's on Saturday.

Heads up for W29, Bay Bridge Airport, they have a some noise abatement proceedures that everyone is asked to follow. Most important to know is...
Forum: Reviews 05-31-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By Capflyer
Having dealt with both, I will stick with...

Having dealt with both, I will stick with Steinair. Only positive experiences with Steinair which I cannot say for Stark. Plus Steinair supports the RV and EAB community.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,484
Posted By Capflyer
Good catch. I looked at the picture before...

Good catch.

I looked at the picture before reading the rest of the post and it took me a moment to see the b/u alternator. A habit I have always done is when I check the oil on pre-flight I look...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,195
Posted By Capflyer
Based on what you said I would also doubt the...

Based on what you said I would also doubt the brakes are glazed, that would require a lot of heat. I would also say that the beding proceedure (breaking them in) should be done. There are compounds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,466
Posted By Capflyer
As someone based in the SFRA/ADIZ since its...

As someone based in the SFRA/ADIZ since its inception, I would highly recommend that if Part 91 and IFR that the SFRA course is taken. We have no empathy for pilots who bust the SFRA anymore, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,466
Posted By Capflyer
The only three airports that require vetting are...

The only three airports that require vetting are Potomac VKX, Hyde W32, and College Park CGS.

Montgomery GAI, Leesburg JYO, and Manassas HEF are not in the FRZ and do not require vetting and a pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,466
Posted By Capflyer
Guys, stop confusing Ryan with complicated...

Guys, stop confusing Ryan with complicated scenarios. This is very simple. Fly into GAI, take a short cab ride/Uber to the Shady Grove metro station, then take the subway down to Alexandria. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,280
Posted By Capflyer
It is silly that they don't install these bolts...

It is silly that they don't install these bolts during the quickbuild process when access is much easier. As noted by many posters, this was overlooked during construction so just think about how...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-16-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,357
Posted By Capflyer
There is only one thing worse than trying to find...

There is only one thing worse than trying to find a hangar in the DC area and that is traffic.

If you will be at the Pentagon and living close that probably means the Arlington area or downtown DC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,054
Posted By Capflyer
Yes, great idea on a clinic.

Yes, great idea on a clinic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By Capflyer
Fixed link to picture file.

Fixed link to picture file.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By Capflyer
Oshkosh Tower View

Took this panaramic picture from the Oshkosh tower during the Wednesday airshow. It was taken just before the RV 30 ship lined up on Rnwy 9 for take off. Rnwy 9 is on the left side of the picture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,524
Posted By Capflyer
Awesome answer....thank you Randy. My flying RV8...

Awesome answer....thank you Randy.

My flying RV8 doesn't have an inverted oil system or fuel injection. The RV8 build is FI so my partner and I will take a look at the two systems you mentioned. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,524
Posted By Capflyer
I really wanted to attend this one but ended up...

I really wanted to attend this one but ended up missing it. However, I did go by the IAC building and sign up for a free six month membership. One of my buddies competes with his Super Decathalon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,008
Posted By Capflyer
Tim, great video hearing the bedlam begininngs on...

Tim, great video hearing the bedlam begininngs on Sunday. I had to hold at Green Lake for about 45 minutes, Rush Lake was full in the hold there. Apparently a Mooney plowed into 27 and collapsed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,008
Posted By Capflyer
Oshkosh & Controllers

Home today from another awesome week of AirVenture. This was my 14th year in a row and I don't see an end in sight. Every year I stay with a large group of mostly spam cans in the North 40. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,533
Posted By Capflyer
I am fortnunate to have a local location for a...

I am fortnunate to have a local location for a small chain named Calliflower. They specialize in hydraulic hoses and fittings for industrial applications which use 37.5deg fittings. The shop is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,698
Posted By Capflyer
Posting a reminder to everyone doing their CI's...

Posting a reminder to everyone doing their CI's to check the air filter for shrikage. The old filter had just shy of 1000hrs and 8 years on it and probably should have been replaced earlier. It was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,192
Posted By Capflyer
Anyone know the N number on the plane?

Anyone know the N number on the plane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,366
Posted By Capflyer
Just had a flat right after landing two weeks...

Just had a flat right after landing two weeks ago. Fortunately it happened as we were taxiing off the runway. Unforutnately in continuing to move the plane forward so it didn't block the area off...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-02-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,424
Posted By Capflyer
First on the switch. Reverse the R & L assuming...

First on the switch. Reverse the R & L assuming the EI is on the right side. When the EI is grounded to off and the mag is not firing it puts a strain on the EI when it restarts causing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,730
Posted By Capflyer
Carbon Fiber Finishing

My building partner and I have been doing a lot of experimental vacuum bagging with carbon fiber and have gotten the proceedure down but the finish is always dull. I'm curious what the best method...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By Capflyer
Respirators

When both building and maintaining our aircraft we are often exposed to particulates, poisonous gases and vapors. Not all respirators are created equal. Here is a cheatsheet to be sure you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,296
Posted By Capflyer
I have used GoPros for years and at OSH this year...

I have used GoPros for years and at OSH this year I picked up the new Garmin Virb XE. It would be hard to say which is better. They both have poor battery life and grainy video for anything beyond...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Capflyer
Good point Tom. I wonder if you turn the auto...

Good point Tom. I wonder if you turn the auto feature off if the transponder will remain in its last setting, such as you had it set to "ALT" before shutting down then does it stay there when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Capflyer
See if there is a setting in the install manual...

See if there is a setting in the install manual not the user manual. If I recall there was a way to disable this function in the GTX327. Of course in my area having this feature enabled helps keep...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,009
Posted By Capflyer
Same here! Please...pictures and from anyone...

Same here! Please...pictures and from anyone else who has done something similar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,281
Posted By Capflyer
Oopsie, thanks for the heads up ...

Oopsie, thanks for the heads up http://www.isupplyw.com/Products/Rhino-4200-Basic-Industrial-Handheld-Label-Maker--1-Line--4-350x8-2350x2-625__DYM1801611.aspx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,281
Posted By Capflyer
Try this one Dymo Rhino 4200 ...

Try this one Dymo Rhino 4200 http://www.isupplyw.com/Products/Rhino-4200-Basic-Industrial-Handheld-Label-Maker--1-Line--4-350x8-2350x2-625__DYM1801611.aspx

Use the discount code VAF1939 in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,210
Posted By Capflyer
I would be curious how much the tire heats up on...

I would be curious how much the tire heats up on landing. If it heats up quickly and a lot, with higher initial inflation you could be in for some serious high pressure in the tire when it gets hot....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,724
Posted By Capflyer
Thanks Arnie. Yup, I was referring to the list...

Thanks Arnie. Yup, I was referring to the list not the magazine. There are certainly others that should/could make a best-of list but the intent is that an RV was on the list. We've all got our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,724
Posted By Capflyer
30 Most Important Airplanes Of All Time

I don't think it will surprise anyone here about one of our own making this prestigious list from Popular Mechanics...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,725
Posted By Capflyer
Love my N7 2nd Gen and have been running Naviator...

Love my N7 2nd Gen and have been running Naviator for the last three years. Very powerful app. Unfortunately two issues have cropped up with the tablet. First, the battery life is now decresed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By Capflyer
3/16" aluminum tubing works fine. Here is a link...

3/16" aluminum tubing works fine. Here is a link to the original post from many years ago on Rivetbangers http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=6&dayid=710. Mike did a great job of documenting how he...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-31-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By Capflyer
Greg is correct. In my RV4 I simply switched the...

Greg is correct. In my RV4 I simply switched the leads between L & R on the key switch and then never had another instance after that with backfiring. I see no reason why not to wire it to the key...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,403
Posted By Capflyer
One of the benefits of our North 40 group...

One of the benefits of our North 40 group campsite is it is right on the taxiway between Kermit Weeks hangar and the fire house on the North side of 9/27. Every performer passes within feet of our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,152
Posted By Capflyer
Lost My Oakley's

I'm pretty sure I lost my black frame Oakley sunglasses at the RV Social last Monday at OSH. Had them on my head/hat and when I stumbled over to SOS afterwards they were missing. Love these so if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,562
Posted By Capflyer
Congratulations and welcome to an exclusive club....

Congratulations and welcome to an exclusive club.

Caution though Ben. I proposed to my wife on the Tri Motor six years ago at her third Airvenure and it was her suggestion to get married the next...
Forum: Rocket 07-19-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,456
Posted By Capflyer
What oil cooler do you currently have? If it is...

What oil cooler do you currently have? If it is a stock Van's cooler you will be much better off just getting a larger SW oil cooler instead of adding a secon cooler. Made a huge difference in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,089
Posted By Capflyer
Ace's Cafe typically serves dinners later than...

Ace's Cafe typically serves dinners later than the other onsite food vendors but not sure what time they stay open to. Reasonably priced and food is good. They have two or three complete dinner...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,780
Posted By Capflyer
Suggest you check the magnetic field around the...

Suggest you check the magnetic field around the magnetometers. There are a few apps for both Apple and Android that are free. I had a problem with my magnetometer mounted in the wingtip of my RV4. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By Capflyer
Hmmm, I never expereienced that with my SX. I...

Hmmm, I never expereienced that with my SX. I know that user defined waypoints are entered using no spaces, not sure if that is an issue here. Always had access to all the numbers. Is there any...
Forum: RV-4 07-10-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By Capflyer
Agree that calibrating your own is best practice....

Agree that calibrating your own is best practice. You may even find it different from one tank to the other like I did on my RV4. I purchased an inexpensive uncoated broom handle from Aviation...
Forum: RV-4 07-07-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,898
Posted By Capflyer
Not a great view but mine was covered with a...

Not a great view but mine was covered with a simple panel and a stick boot.

http://i61.tinypic.com/s180o3.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
Posted By Capflyer
Oshkosh En-Route EAA Food Stops

Every year I tend to mix up my en-route stop to and from AirVenture. It's a pain to find a stop with a restaurant and every once in a while I land at an airport whose EAA chapter puts out a spread. ...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-22-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By Capflyer
Beat me to it. GRT Decode is the best program to...

Beat me to it. GRT Decode is the best program to use to get your data. Flight, engine, and GPS. It will produce a kml file so you can see your flight on google earth. Best way to use it is...
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,100
Posted By Capflyer
I believe the battery in the remote switch is...

I believe the battery in the remote switch is good for 10 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,942
Posted By Capflyer
BINGO! RV4 and a Spec Miata. I might even let...

BINGO!

RV4 and a Spec Miata. I might even let you pass me on the track one day in it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,178
Posted By Capflyer
Good suggestiions guys. I learn things new...

Good suggestiions guys. I learn things new everyday like using margarine, Yum. On the gloves the powdered exam gloves already have cornstarch in them. Problem is they get slimmy and uncomfortable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,178
Posted By Capflyer
Waterless Hand Cleaning

Thank you those of you that placed orders on my inaugural week advertising here on VAF. In my real daytime job I sell safety and cleaning products and hope to be a resource to answer questions here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,942
Posted By Capflyer
If you think a heat cycle in the Cayman is...

If you think a heat cycle in the Cayman is expensive wait until you get an older plane that will require a ton of TLC and A&P expertise. In other words you'll need a pit crew for the PT-26. How...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By Capflyer
Ron, I was trying to see if I had pictures from...

Ron, I was trying to see if I had pictures from my RV7 build but didn't take any. At one time there was a nice post on the old Rivet Bangers site now defunct that showed Mike B.'s copy of what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By Capflyer
How about no hinge pin cover and use the hidden...

How about no hinge pin cover and use the hidden hing pin method so no plate/cover is needed? Pin come into the cockpit and are fed to the cowl hinges through brake tubing. Very easy to do and looks...
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