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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By catmandu
I'd rather be lucky than good, mag in and out...

I'd rather be lucky than good, mag in and out with no issues, other than 12 hours round trip on the road. There is still an overall issue, so I bought some supplies and a proper multi-meter at the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-08-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By catmandu
Thanks guys, good info. Seems there was a recent...

Thanks guys, good info. Seems there was a recent replacement of the magneto prior to failure (with a used unit) so hopefully that bodes well for a 'good' removal.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-08-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By catmandu
AOG: 540 magneto replacement, need advice

I've done this on four cylinders, looks like this is a slightly different animal. Aged narrow deck, IO-540-D4A5, driving half a day to it, maybe tomorrow, with new magneto, but looking for tips. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By catmandu
Thanks, Van's Borg!

I use that STNG (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation) analogy because I feel we are a collective.

The knowledge you have given me, a non builder, but (sometimes) smart dude,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,369
Posted By catmandu
As mentioned, I flew dmat's plane last week. ...

As mentioned, I flew dmat's plane last week. First impression of the seats is quite favorable when you see them, high quality fit and finish. 5.2 hours flying that day, never was uncomfortable. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By catmandu
I wanted an 8 with a big engine and constant...

I wanted an 8 with a big engine and constant speed prop. Spent 2.5 years figuring out the details of that build. Then, a good man found me the plane in my signature at the right price with 90% of...
Forum: Safety 07-26-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By catmandu
Bill, thanks for being forthright. While I am...

Bill, thanks for being forthright. While I am good on my control checks (my wife finds it cute I still say 'aileron waves hello' from time to time) I had become lax in my autopilot operational...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By catmandu
Sent you an email but it bounced. PM sent.

Sent you an email but it bounced. PM sent.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,487
Posted By catmandu
Man, that talk alone might force me to wedge a...

Man, that talk alone might force me to wedge a quick trip to OSH into my schedule!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By catmandu
Okay, everybody keep quiet about this or the...

Okay, everybody keep quiet about this or the dudes at Short N Numbers will figure out a way to automate the clicks and monetize it! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By catmandu
If you’re talking the DIY cylinder jacks, first I...

If you’re talking the DIY cylinder jacks, first I chock both mains, front and back. Then I use one jack on center line under the firewall, incorporating a 1x2 laterally to help spread the load. ...
Forum: GPS 06-28-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,299
Posted By catmandu
Shipping so much that the one we need which was...

Shipping so much that the one we need which was due today now shows backordered! :(
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-26-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,442
Posted By catmandu
My Mastercraft ski boat throttle is set up to...

My Mastercraft ski boat throttle is set up to always have tension on it, for precise control of boat speed during slalom course runs, similar concept to the spring on the stick the Blue Angels fly...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-26-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By catmandu
I assume we are not talking paint? 3M 1080 vinyl...

I assume we are not talking paint? 3M 1080 vinyl and seam tape, good info in this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=98932&highlight=vinyl+wrap+stripes+tape).
Forum: Tools 06-23-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By catmandu
I have used both these options with good success,...

I have used both these options with good success, after a little bit of practice to refine the technique.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By catmandu
Spend money a little at a time. Look for deals...

Spend money a little at a time. Look for deals here and there as they pop up. I was where you are, with a Sport SX and a TruTrack Gemini, although I already had vertical commands enabled. Then I...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By catmandu
Yellow fan at a diesel shop. Luv it! :)

Yellow fan at a diesel shop. Luv it! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,029
Posted By catmandu
Get off my lawn, you millennial techno geek!...

Get off my lawn, you millennial techno geek! Probably don't know how to use a rotary phone! :D
Forum: RV-4 06-06-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By catmandu
Cobra, you are my hero. Today, anyway! Cat

Cobra, you are my hero. Today, anyway!

Cat
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-05-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By catmandu
Went to Nashua and back yesterday to drop River...

Went to Nashua and back yesterday to drop River off. Took a pilot friend along to show her how to fly the Hudson along the way.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-05-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By catmandu
Dog crate: Soft sided one from Amazon...

Dog crate: Soft sided one from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0716F3H8C).

For my -6a, the 30" model was just a bit too big, so I went with the 26". 50 lb dog is my limit, just because of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By catmandu
Things are getting weird in FSDO land. Sounds...

Things are getting weird in FSDO land. Sounds like they are updating your OpLims to the newest verbiage. A fellow I know has a plane where he needed to get new OpLims, and an update to the new...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-03-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By catmandu
River, a dog destined for greatness!

We went from three dogs to none, and my wife said no more until we are 80 so we can drop everything and jump in the RV and travel. Can't argue with that too much!

But I still need a dog fix from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By catmandu
Windshield washer silicone hose from any auto...

Windshield washer silicone hose from any auto parts supplier.
Forum: Safety 06-02-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,413
Posted By catmandu
Found this on the interwebs, attributed to...

Found this on the interwebs, attributed to Wikipedia, so it must be true!

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-23214e49537ef6401f67ff60ab9da6b9-c
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,493
Posted By catmandu
Out for this year, family wedding to attend. ...

Out for this year, family wedding to attend. Ya'll enjoy!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,844
Posted By catmandu
They needed your plane to pretty the place up,...

They needed your plane to pretty the place up, stealth makes an airframe so asexual.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By catmandu
I consider it a tool in the box. Like the...

I consider it a tool in the box. Like the official Lycoming position says, don't forget your other tools. The oil analysis trend on an engine I owned showed a sudden slight increase in wear. So we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By catmandu
Pretty sure we have a similar set up. My...

Pretty sure we have a similar set up. My journey: found the automotive 50 Amp alternator I wanted to use after researching here, configured the bracket to work by reversing it, putting alternator...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,905
Posted By catmandu
No judgement here. Understand the risk, and...

No judgement here. Understand the risk, and accept it, or not. There is relatively little difference in deceleration considerations between an RV and an airliner when you have a lap child. There...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By catmandu
I did some reasearch and best bang for the buck I...

I did some reasearch and best bang for the buck I could find was a Sensorcon...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-16-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By catmandu
With the amount of precipitation weíve gotten...

With the amount of precipitation weíve gotten this year Iíd venture that Kentmorr has been closed more than it has been open (currently closed).
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By catmandu
You need to do the online course...

You need to do the online course (https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/courseLanding.aspx?cID=405) within 60NM of DC. You can then transit through, enter, or depart the SFRA per the procedures in the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-12-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By catmandu
Plus one for bottom mount that works, no metallic...

Plus one for bottom mount that works, no metallic paint pirep, sorry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By catmandu
I am going to assume you mean KTVL, two days, one...

I am going to assume you mean KTVL, two days, one night, and want more nature than tourism. Shoulder season at the lake, but that is to your advantage.

Arrange the rental car at the airport, arrive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,330
Posted By catmandu
glug glug glug,.... That's the sound of 100LL...

glug glug glug,....

That's the sound of 100LL being poured onto the campfire.

Soooooo, are overhead breaks OK at non-towered airport.[/QUOTE]

I was just thinking this thread is turning into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,855
Posted By catmandu
This sort of thing is what I would tend to go...

This sort of thing is what I would tend to go with, hard to beat powered speakers for getting loud over ambient noise, as long as sound fidelity is not an issue:

Wal-Mart all in one box, $99 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,330
Posted By catmandu
:rolleyes: But on topic, near Philly yesterday a...

:rolleyes:

But on topic, near Philly yesterday a plane popped up on frequency: "Experimental 58RV" which complied with regulations and also identified type right away. So, no more initials at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By catmandu
Note to self: When given the choice to fly with...

Note to self: When given the choice to fly with Phil, or fly with any other pilot, take option B. :D

One engine failure under my belt, but had another with 16k lb of thrust available, pretty routine...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By catmandu
Some goofy Viper dude sent me down the Z-tron...

Some goofy Viper dude sent me down the Z-tron rabbit hole (Blessed Easter, Smokey!). They tried, but could never get me stuff that worked.

I then was able to 'liberate' some Aveo...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,927
Posted By catmandu
I went down this road. Because of weight (cg),...

I went down this road. Because of weight (cg), for a -6 you can put an early -7/current -8 tail on it, but not a late -7/current -9 tail on it. Clear as mud? :D
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-16-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By catmandu
So, RV friendly CFI in or around Minden, NV?

Might be in need of a CFI to provide PPL instruction in my RV-6A. If we can find that, might also need some hangar space for a few months. Any leads?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By catmandu
Working on a leaky through stud on the case, why...

Working on a leaky through stud on the case, why did I not think of the tube of Hylomar Blue sitting in the drawer. Thanks!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By catmandu
What distance?

What distance?
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By catmandu
Coax relay or switch maybe?

Coax relay or switch maybe?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By catmandu
Thank you for teaching me something I really...

Thank you for teaching me something I really should have known!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,164
Posted By catmandu
Neck, Build what you want if you can afford...

Neck,

Build what you want if you can afford that.investment of time.

If not, quickly find a good RV, any RV, at the right price, and fly the testicles off of it.

Find a better RV later if you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,198
Posted By catmandu
Ron, every time you and others post an...

Ron, every time you and others post an opportunity or report on an IAC opportunity I say “I really need to do that sometime.” I miss the days of being taken to task, goods and others, etc. There...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,871
Posted By catmandu
60 amp alternator, PC680, worst case 7.5 Ah alarm...

60 amp alternator, PC680, worst case 7.5 Ah alarm battery to give me 30 plus minutes of avionics buss to get out of the clouds. Diodes make it all work effortlessly.

And an alternator on the pmag,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,919
Posted By catmandu
Nice work, humble host! Now you can use the...

Nice work, humble host! Now you can use the overused, but so true, "I can't believe they pay me to do this!"
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-06-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By catmandu
Itís a -6, not an -8, Joel: you sure you donít...

Itís a -6, not an -8, Joel: you sure you donít have a heavy pilot and not a heavy wing? Might want to fly with an equally sized passenger with even fuel to set a proper baseline.

Just a word of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-03-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By catmandu
11x4.00-5 Ply # and manufacturer selection up to...

11x4.00-5

Ply # and manufacturer selection up to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By catmandu
I went with a shielded one from Blue Sea...

I went with a shielded one from Blue Sea (Https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1MTAA/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) vice the ACS one as it had two 2.1A ports, two iPads at one time if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By catmandu
My guy says to expect two to four hours when we...

My guy says to expect two to four hours when we fly a plane in for an IFR check, allows for a little bit of troubleshooting. $300 flat fee no matter the configuration, $100/hr shop rate to fix bigger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,838
Posted By catmandu
Dropbox worked well, until it didn’t. Imgur is...

Dropbox worked well, until it didn’t. Imgur is doing good so far. But I am a cheap pilot and not so prolific picture poster, so I did not venture into the pay to play world of Smugmug, which has been...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,886
Posted By catmandu
Well, I'll vote for a lesson to be learned: by...

Well, I'll vote for a lesson to be learned: by me! Cheapo tap or not, that is one goodly tool to put in my noggin' bag, time to invest in some piano wire of varying diameters. Thanks!
Forum: Formation Flying 01-13-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By catmandu
Don, Show up, check your ego at the door, have...

Don,

Show up, check your ego at the door, have fun. I did that as a lapsed military formation flier two years ago, now I have an FFI card and a whole bunch of new flying friends.
Forum: Job Board 01-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By catmandu
Any Commercial Kitchen designers out there.

Our church would like to improve our 40 year old kitchen in conjunction with a water damage insurance claim. I had great luck getting some simple CAD drawings here when I needed them. Unfortunately...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By catmandu
I have a lot of 'travel' items that routinely...

I have a lot of 'travel' items that routinely live in the bottom six inches or so of the baggage area of my -6a, including a collapsible tow bar. I try to compartmentalize them, but I do not secure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By catmandu
Hinge pin trick?

I have a six inch hinge on the inner cowl inlet that has taken to backing out one eyelet or so every flight. Is there some way other than a lock (safety wire or some such thing) to keep this from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,625
Posted By catmandu
Fly to more distilleries with airplane camping...

Fly to more distilleries with airplane camping allowed.

One would be more. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By catmandu
Glad that all worked out for you. Enjoy!

Glad that all worked out for you. Enjoy!
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