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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,894
Posted By punkin
They are amazing.

I have had so much fun with my daughter’s, including printing the plunger and button for my conversion to manual flaps...still playing with AOA vane, haven’t installed it yet.

I enjoyed the design...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,156
Posted By punkin
We’ve moved..

From what song describes our flying, to flying playlists.

I’m all over the board...usually what I can download free from Amazon music. Currently...

Chris Ledoux
Statler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By punkin
Buy a hose...

I fill mine from welding bottles with an adapter from a vet supply in ft. Worth, check eBay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,236
Posted By punkin
Me too

I punched my AP and focused on altitude...decided I would count to 30 and if not cleared, I’d climb. I knew it was clear above me, I thought I had a good hole to the airport, “one little cloud” was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By punkin
Maybe?

Was it a ram style mount or panel mount? I might have the ram style yoke mount for a 496 that we don't have any more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By punkin
I’m local to you too...

I work in Lafayette, fly out of GXY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By punkin
That’s mine...

600s? No, much bigger... :)

They are Desser 21/800-6...Desser claims 4” taller than a standard 800-6 without being quite the size and weight of an 8.50

Love it, but I give Sheepdog the credit for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By punkin
Freight chain...

If you can find a way to leap frog it to Denver area, I can probably last mile it to Canton/Fairview/watonga area...I’ve got friends down there I need an excuse to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By punkin
Appareo ESG

Easy install for me to do myself, with $500 rebate and selling my old xponder I think I netted out at around $1500 bucks...

Of course, while I had everything apart, I spent my savings on other stuff...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By punkin
That seems logical...

I'll roll with that until I have another $1500 to do the other one! :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By punkin
Single Pmag and Slick Mag—which holes?

My o-320 is set up with the standard two slick mags crossing over (2 top and two bottom plugs)

When I replace the right side mag only with a pmag and auto plugs, should I leave the crossed config? ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-03-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By punkin
Awesome! Visit to ITEC at PTZ, Shell, Ecuador

On a whim and a nudge from above, I shot Jesse Saint a message here last night. My wife and I have been in Ecuador the last two weeks supporting our church plants and projects here. With a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By punkin
Deployment speed

I don't have a problem with my 'lectric ones...I just would prefer to be able to deploy and dump them much quicker for short field work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By punkin
Thanks Mel

If it's handy and you could shoot a photo and dimensions that'd be cool.

I suppose I ought to buy a set of plans anyway, since you guys seem as familiar with them as I am with my kids!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By punkin
Well...I may be crazy, but not because of this.

Glad to know it's an option.

I'll toss an ad in the classifieds to see if anyone is sitting on the parts. Thanks guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By punkin
Manual flap -6 or am I dumb?

I posted a question earlier about converting my rv-6 back to manual flaps...didn't get any replies.

Today, I asked an RV-8 builder at the airport (a guy I respect a lot!) and he told me the RV-6 was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By punkin
Not local but...

I use airplaneoil.com . They've treated me well and the shipping cost factored in to the case price is still much better than I can buy locally here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By punkin
Removing electric flaps and install lever?

For a non-builder, how big of a deal would it be to remove the electric flaps on my 1993 -6 and replace with a lever?

Since I seem determined to make my RV into as capable of a short field aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By punkin
I think it's a great idea...

For the reasons stated by schmitty, that would be an ideal engine for me! Low compression, run on autogas, with a constant speed prop.

In a perfect world I'll find a -6,-7, or -9 someday set up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,133
Posted By punkin
The tires...

They can absorb a lot...they can also launch me back into flight if I have too much speed...it's fun to play though!

I sure love this airplane. It's way better than I'll ever be, but I'm having fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,133
Posted By punkin
Getting better, here's today...

This morning was my best in dad's pasture. I walked off about 550' after wheels touched, and about 675' total from the fence (literally). If I work on my touchdown point and slow it down a bit, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,903
Posted By punkin
Silly me...

A couple of days into learning 3d modeling, I was just proud to turn a couple feet of weed eater line into a tangible thing.

We've all got very strong opinions on lots of stuff -- I think in large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,903
Posted By punkin
Mechanical vane, or Differential pressure?

I got mad when I let some of the smoke out of the very simple circuit I built for a differential pressure setup. My -6 even has the piper blade style pitot which I think will be really easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,903
Posted By punkin
3D printed AOA vane prototype

Inspired by my kids' aforementioned aquisition of a 3D printer, a few commercial aoa vanes like belite, two days of watching YouTube videos on how to use Fusion 360, and a lot of stubbornness, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By punkin
Lulzbot

I usually check the markets I get to often on craigslist to see regional variations...for me that's usually Colorado and Fort Worth area -- interesting that there were no Lulzbots for sale in TX when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By punkin
My nephew gets the credit...it's what he taught...

My nephew gets the credit...it's what he taught her how to use. Of course, I'm sure with some brilliant marketing, the fact that the Lulzbot units are what some of the schools around here is not a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By punkin
Answers and guesses

In extreme winds, I'd tie it off (or get it the heck out of there...) I wouldn't depend on any extraneous stuff, especially not something I made with a technology I am just learning. My paint may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By punkin
A little more engineering needed...

An unscientific break test had the figure 9 doohickey break at an estimated 150lb steady pull (not a "snatch").

I'll do some playing and see if I can make it stronger and more viable.

This 3d...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,495
Posted By punkin
Congrats!

What a neat story! That will be so cool for you to tell and retell! My wife worked in the NICU at Cooks back when we were just married.

I'm assuming you're at Sheppard...any chance you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By punkin
So my 11 year old bought a 3d printer...

Actually, I did, and she's paying installments. I've never messed around with one until now, and I'm already hooked.

I've seen these cool little paracord rope lock things, and found a design...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By punkin
Call Billy Mitchell

He hasn't returned my text just yet, but he's got time in pretty much everything from the Wright Flyer on up. Does a lot of test flights and first flights for folks...many in the EAA around know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By punkin
Thanks!

This site is so awesome!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By punkin
Help identify this starter on my O-320?

Hey guys, there are no markings I can find on this thing. It weighs exactly 8.5 lbs, and bolts to the bracket shown in the photos.

Can one of you super smart airplane part genius types tell me what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,492
Posted By punkin
Costs...

I think with zero time I paid $1200 the first year with $22k hull value on a pacer, and a little over $1800 for $50k hull -6 after 55 or so pacer hours, but still no ppl. Year two on the rv was just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,492
Posted By punkin
I'm a low time mostly tail wheel guy...

I've got about 160hrs, 139 of which is tailwheel, approximately equally split between a pacer and my -6.

Maybe it's rookie naïveté, but I believe that I am an infinitely better pilot because of it. ...
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,460
Posted By punkin
Well...

Nicole from Catto was great, and very gracious with her responses. It is clear why so many rv'ers think so highly of the family.

However, the variables I've created with a fairly unique setup for...
Forum: Propellers 07-06-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By punkin
But not with a GA prop...

I had talked to Sam about upgrading me to 7/16 bolts and a heavier crush plate, but if I go GA, it puts me back to having weight issues...
Forum: Propellers 07-06-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By punkin
Landol Landoll Inertia ring drawing/sketch / dimensions/ or just sell me one? :-)

Anyone ever sketched up a flywheel inertia ring for an O-320 ? Anything from rough dimensions to full on CAD drawing would be awesome.

There were even some photos posted a few years ago in a...
Forum: Propellers 07-05-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,460
Posted By punkin
Ok...bear with my analogy...

Perhaps my thinking is all wrong. In my mind, if I was talking about a car, I need a "lower gear". My first prop was like driving in 5th gear all the time...it got fast (eventually) without...
Forum: Propellers 07-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,460
Posted By punkin
I didn't repitch

I sold it, because if it was repitched enough I figured the 2600 restriction would just frustrate me...and then I would have a prop few would want. :confused:

I realize it's different. Sure wish I...
Forum: Propellers 07-05-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,460
Posted By punkin
Can a propeller make me happy? (FP 150hp O-320 options)

I bought a flying RV6 with o-320 150hp, solid crank. It had a Sensenich metal prop on it...70CM 77 pitch. I couldn't get more than 2150rpm static. It was fast though.

Replaced prop with sterba...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,045
Posted By punkin
Thanks Luke!

Once I make a permanent-ish prop decision, my interior is next. I'll be chatting with you!

Any input on what wears better or cleans easier with having to step on the seats in and out? Perhaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,045
Posted By punkin
Reviving old thread

Hey Luke, I know it's last year's thread, but is there a Sierra kit like that for the RV6?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By punkin
Deal on a Zulu 3

Curious if there are dealers that sell below MAP for a light speed Zulu 3? Or if anyone knows of OSH specials that are going to be worth doing?

I don't begrudge vendors making a living, but every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By punkin
Thanks Sam!

Great input! Those are kind of the same questions I have. I will see how well the ADSB does for a while...I've always thought the APRS thing was cool, but like you say, may be approaching a point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By punkin
Flight tracking / ADSB vs APRS

I'm hoping to do my ADSB validation flight this weekend. Messing with the install got my wife asking me what exactly it does...I really don't know the answer.

BUT, she also has been asking about me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By punkin
Great!

Thanks guys for all the great info! Sounds like I need to go schmooze an engine guy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By punkin
Cool, and to reinstall?

I can't imagine there is clearance to reverse the process...do I just tap them in? Do they "seat" to a specific depth, or is there a depth stop?

I haven't had my prop off in some time, so I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By punkin
Changing prop lugs O-320

In my attempt to make the best correction for CG on my airplane, I spoke again with Sam @ Saber, who made my prop extension and crush plate. He said I can go to a 20lb crush plate, but he wants me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By punkin
Maybe?

I'm at GXY, I also live in Jtown. I share with my dad's 182, but his should be gone at that time. Shoot me a pm with your dates and I'll confirm when he is/isn't here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By punkin
It's all good...

I thought there might be others out there that needed a push or some encouragement!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By punkin
Recently

Wasn't there an amputee that modified with dual hand brakes I saw a thread about here recently?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By punkin
Thanks guys

OK fellas, the last couple of posts make a lot of sense. That is exactly the kind of info I was looking for, because I figured I was not thinking it through well. I think my basis of misconception...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By punkin
That would be a weird business model...

Jesse, you may be right, but when I sold my piper pacer midstream I did not have any trouble getting credit for that, and they have no problem adding the RV six.

It would seem a weird model to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By punkin
Rerating/ rewriting insurance...

I was pretty excited to email my insurance agent today and let her know that I was finally a certificated pilot. I was a little surprised to read her reply that I would need to wait until my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By punkin
Stressful yes, but needn't be..

I had a GREAT examiner, who wanted me to succeed. I would not say there were any off the wall questions or gotchas.

My biggest stress was only having 10 or so hours in a 172, and only the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By punkin
License to learn for sure!

It's really just loosening the reins a bit, spreading out a bit, and next step getting some mountain instruction. Dads got a hi-po 182 so I need to get checked out in that too.

I'm certain I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By punkin
Finally! PPL checkride complete!

I drug it out too long, two airplanes, lots of solo time and messing around, finally got in a 172 long enough to get comfortable-ish and did my checkride today.

I had zero solo time in a 172...it...
Forum: GPS 04-16-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By punkin
Garmin subscriptions changed?

I've got a gdl 39 3D that I use with garmin pilot and my iPad...

I sure thought I bought US Standard and then VFR premium...I played a little with synthetic vision, safe taxi, and terrain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,580
Posted By punkin
Amen, brother. I'd say the fact that a...

Amen, brother. I'd say the fact that a resurrected 10 year old thread still generating commentary and helping bring rv'ers together gives it some worth, but...to be fair, of course I'm the one that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,265
Posted By punkin
Love them, hate the peanuts!

Hey Jim! Have only good things to say about everything EXCEPT those $@&! Peanuts! Make it stop, and you win, we all win! :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,580
Posted By punkin
Well , poo! I spent a couple weeks in Baños...

Well , poo! I spent a couple weeks in Baños studying Spanish.::I woulda made the trip, but I wasn't sure where that was based out of... next time!
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