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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By rackley16
I'm no plane builder yet, but do you really want...

I'm no plane builder yet, but do you really want fuel in the cockpit with you in the event of an emergency like an electrical fire or worse? Oil is one thing, but avgas or even Mogas is whole other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By rackley16
Thanks all! I will give Avware a try. Again, I...

Thanks all! I will give Avware a try. Again, I am sorry if this is really basic or the wrong section. I did look and nothing really fit for my question. Thanks to those who replied. I need all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By rackley16
advise on weather app

Hi all. I am a student pilot at the present so most of this is all new, please bear with me.

What is a good weather app for an android system phone that is a free sign up? My "smart phone" is an...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By rackley16
It will come in really handy if you ever need to...

It will come in really handy if you ever need to check crank run-out or end play. It can be used to check valve lift. Basically anywhere that needs a precision linear measurement, and that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,916
Posted By rackley16
You could run mogas in a low compression engine...

You could run mogas in a low compression engine safely. Really low, like < 8.5:1. The problem then becomes the loss of power associated with low compression. As well as poor combustion.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,672
Posted By rackley16
Why does this site not have an I-trader system? ...

Why does this site not have an I-trader system? Is it cost? I don't know, but other sites I have used for other hobbies have a rating system I am sure people are familiar with. It helps for sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By rackley16
Cool story. It was fate.;)

Cool story.

It was fate.;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,561
Posted By rackley16
Wow! Great job!

Wow! Great job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,061
Posted By rackley16
Thanks OP for bringing this up. Your thread is a...

Thanks OP for bringing this up. Your thread is a very timely one after yesterday. I had some serious thoughts if this whole pilot thing was going to be for me. I didn't know that there were many...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,719
Posted By rackley16
That is awesome! Congrats!

That is awesome! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By rackley16
Way cool!!! You mean I am not the only crazy...

Way cool!!! You mean I am not the only crazy one. Everyone in my family thinks I am a nut for building a plane. Let alone before I even know how to fly.

Good job, and congratulations on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,358
Posted By rackley16
Thanks for sharing OP. Keep up with the info as...

Thanks for sharing OP. Keep up with the info as it progresses. I too want to do vinyl wrap when mine get to that point. Just debating if I want to try to tackle it myself or hire a Pro. So I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By rackley16
I agree with Kentlik. I too, weld a lot at work...

I agree with Kentlik. I too, weld a lot at work for a living and the hazards of burning substances that are not cleaned off are very hazardous. The risk of some epoxy getting in between the joint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By rackley16
Ask them for a material cert? I used to get them...

Ask them for a material cert? I used to get them all the time from material suppliers when I worked on certified aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,356
Posted By rackley16
Well that is good news. I was not around here...

Well that is good news. I was not around here for the beginning of this thread, but the ending is shaping up to be pretty darn good.

Glad to hear you wife is winning the battle. Will say a prayer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By rackley16
Thats awesome, congrats!

Thats awesome, congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By rackley16
Even here in Kommifornia it is still 100 times...

Even here in Kommifornia it is still 100 times better than any other country I have been in. I saw quite a few of them in my travels in the Marine Corps and as Dorothy would say. "There's no place...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,517
Posted By rackley16
Wow. I certainly hope he is OK. It looks as if...

Wow. I certainly hope he is OK. It looks as if that is him standing in on of the pics. If it is, that's a good sign he's alright.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,935
Posted By rackley16
Absolutely perfect. The dream unfolded in living...

Absolutely perfect. The dream unfolded in living color before my eyes.

congrats and well done!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,069
Posted By rackley16
subscribed. Inquiring minds want to know.

subscribed. Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,856
Posted By rackley16
Well done. Good video that was informative and...

Well done. Good video that was informative and entertaining.

On a side note, I noticed the flag hanging in your hanger. It's a little early but Happy Birthday. ;)

Semper Fi
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By rackley16
congrats! Nice plane and video. Well Done!

congrats! Nice plane and video. Well Done!
Forum: Safety 10-18-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,255
Posted By rackley16
Yes. Thank You for taking the time to do the...

Yes. Thank You for taking the time to do the lengthy write-up, and being detail oriented. This is exactly the stuff I need to read about and learn.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,034
Posted By rackley16
You don't need a pilots license to buy an RV kit,...

You don't need a pilots license to buy an RV kit, or start building and planning it for that matter.

I am not a pilot yet. Notice I said "yet".

I do appreciate thorough explanations that most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By rackley16
Nicely done! I hope to make it to the finish...

Nicely done! I hope to make it to the finish line someday, too. In the mean time, I live vicariously through you guys. It's pure inspiration I tell ya.;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By rackley16
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.a...

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecID=1147

Maybe this and a copper crush washer would do the trick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,697
Posted By rackley16
That was really fun and inspiring to watch. ...

That was really fun and inspiring to watch. Great job and congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By rackley16
That is a really great and inspiring story. That...

That is a really great and inspiring story. That young man is going places. Literally and figuratively. Thanks for sharing OP.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,965
Posted By rackley16
With 80 psi in the cylinder there is about 1650...

With 80 psi in the cylinder there is about 1650 lbs of force being applied to the small end of the connecting rod. At TDC everything is in a straight line as far as force application. It takes very...
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