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Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By scard
Of the PNP operations I've seen, ear protection...

Of the PNP operations I've seen, ear protection is the very least of the worries of the animals involved.

My 6am wake up call, a big juicy lick on the head, proves it. Forgeddaboudit and do good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By scard
dry moly lube But general service history that...

dry moly lube

But general service history that I've seen seems to indicate it isn't really necessary.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,085
Posted By scard
The most important part of our shop drill bit...

The most important part of our shop drill bit organization is clearly defined "Tanya drill bits" in their own special index, and MY drill bits. Never are the two to be mixed. It is the rule and is...
Forum: Midwest 02-13-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,629
Posted By scard
CRAZY! (can't post just one word)

CRAZY!

(can't post just one word)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By scard
hallelujah! It sounds like someone else heard...

hallelujah! It sounds like someone else heard the words "QNH is ...." and said "huh?!"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By scard
The machinist in me uses a freshly ground brass /...

The machinist in me uses a freshly ground brass / bronze drift with a sharp edge and just enough hammer force to nudge the tab out of the way...

The mechanic in me uses a flat head screwdriver and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By scard
We must have the same friends... We've flown the...

We must have the same friends...

We've flown the RV to some pretty far away places, but Mexico, no thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-14-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,143
Posted By scard
Pete, You're numbers have always made me wonder...

Pete,
You're numbers have always made me wonder what is "wrong" with my airplane. Then I add fuel and go fly and it is all better.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,672
Posted By scard
Hey, that is MY secret and how I did mine years...

Hey, that is MY secret and how I did mine years ago. It "still" hasn't cracked and looks as beautiful as the day I finished it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By scard
A single lip cutter grinder is way more fun, and...

A single lip cutter grinder is way more fun, and accurate :).
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,096
Posted By scard
Next up is to plug the huge hole at the wing...

Next up is to plug the huge hole at the wing root/fuselage in the spar pass through.
Forum: Tools 12-29-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,629
Posted By scard
Yep, it is three phase and my shop has a phase...

Yep, it is three phase and my shop has a phase converter putting out the third leg for all of my machines. Works fine. For the first pass, I'll be retaining existing servos (SEM) and adding newer...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,629
Posted By scard
I've been hearing this a lot lately. I don't get...

I've been hearing this a lot lately. I don't get it :). I can still get in and move around the existing projects.


Not that big of a deal. You just have to have a good relationship with the wife...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,629
Posted By scard
Delay of game?

So, I took a little time off work this holiday and got to thinking.... I wonder how would be the most fun to cut a new instrument panel (among other things)?
Then, out of the blue (literally!!)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By scard
Yes. It will work fine with a small hose. The...

Yes. It will work fine with a small hose. The squeezer takes very little volume. Same applies to most air tools used to build an airplane in the home shop. Almost the only time a 3/8 (or larger)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,843
Posted By scard
.035 wall (other useless words here)

.035 wall

(other useless words here)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By scard
I love my fine-wires!

I love my fine-wires!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By scard
Heck yeah! Today's mission was a PnP dog flight...

Heck yeah!
Today's mission was a PnP dog flight to San Angleo CAVU, but why not file IFR? This was my first experience filing from foreflight (I always use weathermeister) and getting back a notice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By scard
Always fun to see Goliath post. We hope to see...

Always fun to see Goliath post.
We hope to see you again soon.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By scard
Moral of the story. Ask the inspector. You'll...

Moral of the story. Ask the inspector. You'll get all kinds of different answers from different inspectors, no matter if they are "right" or "wrong". That doesn't matter. Your goal is to minimize...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By scard
The magic statement is in you Operating...

The magic statement is in you Operating Limitations.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,756
Posted By scard
We have more than a few hours on our -9a O320 and...

We have more than a few hours on our -9a O320 and this will be the first time I've said it out loud, I would install an IO360 if I had it to do over again. I have even had recent dreams of simply...
Forum: Reviews 11-07-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By scard
And he'll do anything to liberate you from a few...

And he'll do anything to liberate you from a few bucks.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DzFgBn6/0/206ff751/L/i-DzFgBn6-L.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,431
Posted By scard
Pictures can be very deceiving! :).

Pictures can be very deceiving! :).
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By scard
God forbid, DON'T inhibit her access to the...

God forbid, DON'T inhibit her access to the washer and dryer in ANY way!!! You'll end up washing your own underwear like the rest of us schmucks that have our priorities all out of whack in no time!
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By scard
The basic concept of ADSB in the Bahamas, and...

The basic concept of ADSB in the Bahamas, and some defined "requirement" makes me chuckle. Unless you're talking about Nassau (who would bother to go there?), have you seen what the rest of the...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By scard
A lot of us would be shocked at the lack of...

A lot of us would be shocked at the lack of deburring in some production aircraft facilities. Nothing more than knock the big chip off of the back side of the hole, if that.

Keep your standards as...
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,007
Posted By scard
Really!? I feel like I just fell off of a turnip...

Really!? I feel like I just fell off of a turnip truck.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By scard
This is what I've always done... But I buy them...

This is what I've always done...
But I buy them by the full case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By scard
A potentially, highly calibrated, instant...

A potentially, highly calibrated, instant reading, compression tester that the vast majority of us carry around with us at all times. Why not use it every time you go fly? Just use good practice and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,716
Posted By scard
"...breaking the seal between the rings and the...

"...breaking the seal between the rings and the cylinder." I've heard this kind of thing a number of times and don't really understand it. I even had an A&P proclaim something like if you separate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By scard
The guide was clearly shot. The morning that we...

The guide was clearly shot. The morning that we pulled the cylinder, you could clearly see the valve doing a side-step into the seat with the borescope as I rocked the prop open/closed. Now, That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By scard
The cylinder is back on and ready for a test...

The cylinder is back on and ready for a test flight this weekend. Not too shabby, AOG only one weekend.
While the #3 cylinder was away on vacation, I took the time to add bypass ducts to the #3 and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-11-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,658
Posted By scard
Hmm. You have my attention with tape...

Hmm. You have my attention with tape...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,031
Posted By scard
Google works just fine "site:vansairforce.com ...

Google works just fine

"site:vansairforce.com search terms here"

Search, don't sort!
Forum: Tools 10-11-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,964
Posted By scard
Gasp! :) Albrecht

Gasp! :)



Albrecht
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By scard
Listen to Walt and Vic. I had one in a wingtip...

Listen to Walt and Vic. I had one in a wingtip that didn't make it out of phase I over 10yrs ago. It was quickly moved to a "proper" external location.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,862
Posted By scard
Yep. That. I did it with a lathe, but basic...

Yep. That. I did it with a lathe, but basic care with hand tools should work just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By scard
I guess all I can say is that we all have...

I guess all I can say is that we all have different risk tolerances. I like being able to observe the monster that lurks in full view.
Forum: Tools 10-02-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,964
Posted By scard
I have one of those horrible pieces of junk...

I have one of those horrible pieces of junk rusting away in my hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By scard
The same $99 ebay from china articulating head...

The same $99 ebay from china articulating head usb camera that a bunch of us bought a little over a year ago. Taking a good look inside a cylinder should be child's play these days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By scard
These ECI cylinders eat exhaust valves like...

These ECI cylinders eat exhaust valves like candy. We've gone around and around for the last 10yrs. They've all been off at least once. Old hat. Field Replaceable Unit.
Forum: Tools 10-01-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,964
Posted By scard
Nah, good old iron is timeless. I would love to...

Nah, good old iron is timeless. I would love to get my hands on a "slightly used" mid '30s south bend drill press. Just so my Clausing had a buddy to talk to when the shop lights are out.

Sorry,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By scard
Exhaust valve progression

Here is an exhaust valve progression we've been "watching" for about the last 100hrs.

Compression not up to snuff and the pre-flight elbow check verifies it each flight... About a year...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,862
Posted By scard
This is the way to go...

This is the way to go...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-24-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By scard
Yeah, that. I know Pittstown point was wiped out...

Yeah, that.

I know Pittstown point was wiped out years ago. It looked like there was still nothing there when we flew over it in April.

We're saddened for all the great islands much further down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By scard
There was another hat sighting today! And guess...

There was another hat sighting today! And guess what, it was VAF advertiser day! It "pays" to advertise. We had a ball of fun again today, and Stein even got an "official" call this morning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By scard
Don't Jump!!! Take the ladder back down to the...

Don't Jump!!! Take the ladder back down to the logic side. Each rung is one to be carefully considered on one's own. Only you can own it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By scard
hat sighting

Tanya and I took the week off of work and were transported across the country to Yakima, Washington for a week of experimental aircraft construction. We're two days in and I'm just having a ball...
Forum: COMM 09-05-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By scard
The insides are incredibly simple. Pop it open...

The insides are incredibly simple. Pop it open and put eyeballs (and a DMM) on the other end of the wires too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,636
Posted By scard
I was going to say the same. Sex appeal! Why...

I was going to say the same. Sex appeal! Why else would you build a -8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,636
Posted By scard
I've had my pair sitting in the back of a closet...

I've had my pair sitting in the back of a closet for years, and I ain't sellin' :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,384
Posted By scard
Paul, I know you've talked about burping the plug...

Paul, I know you've talked about burping the plug caps before. I think you should have a serious talk with your mechanic :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,104
Posted By scard
See ya Saturday as usual. - If ya' ain't...

See ya Saturday as usual.

- If ya' ain't camping, you aren't doing it "right".
- Campers have more fun when the sun goes down.
- The bears will keep you nice and warm at night (there are none, so...)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By scard
It is not a problem at all. It is just a badge...

It is not a problem at all. It is just a badge of honor for those of us with the little wheel on the correct end!

Ever seen a tailwheel get ripped off on the edge of the pavement? It makes a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By scard
This is the standard look of mine. It is...

This is the standard look of mine. It is everything that is swirling around in the lower cowl, gets pushed down the leg fairing. Mix in a little dirt and dust and it can get pretty funky.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,085
Posted By scard
Thanks for the link. That is totally everybody's...

Thanks for the link. That is totally everybody's grandpa, at least mine. When I get there, I hope you'll understand my "grumpy" humor.

I actually had the chance to fly my grandfather in later...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,381
Posted By scard
We have an RV, so there was no excuse not to be...

We have an RV, so there was no excuse not to be dead center of totality when the time came. We launched Saturday for Memphis for some late night downtown (tourist) adventures for a couple days. ...
Forum: Tools 08-20-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,890
Posted By scard
Not always the fault of the tool. Drilling a...

Not always the fault of the tool. Drilling a triangular hole is a skill easily learned by the operator.
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,890
Posted By scard
Clausing or Textron Bridgeport

Clausing

or

Textron Bridgeport
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,154
Posted By scard
OOB I shake my head at you <with a smile>.

OOB
I shake my head at you <with a smile>.
Forum: Safety 08-10-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,269
Posted By scard
OMG, a "sock" pulled inside out! I've been doing...

OMG, a "sock" pulled inside out! I've been doing it wrong for over a decade. Back to the shop to tinker some more with some knocked up glass...
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