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Forum: RV-10 Today, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By scard
Anytime I ship a crate that big, I toss in some...

Anytime I ship a crate that big, I toss in some large sheets of aluminum...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-15-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By scard
Nice! I think this might be the best...

Nice! I think this might be the best image.
Looking mighty happy with that CQ1...
Forum: Reviews 05-12-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
Dave, If you have an ear tip that you love, it is...

Dave,
If you have an ear tip that you love, it is my pleasure to help you with integration. We have various fittings that work with just about any "100" size ear tip. If you're referring to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-01-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,114
Posted By scard
I do suspect you saw Rosie and the crew for this...

I do suspect you saw Rosie and the crew for this year.
Unfortunately we skipped this year. Last time saw us as far south as Grenada. That is when the fun really starts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,841
Posted By scard
And this is actually a thing too. We (Falcon...

And this is actually a thing too. We (Falcon Flight) have long had a LOA with our local facility for some operational clarity.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By scard
This might look like a point instance, but the...

This might look like a point instance, but the funny thing is that Tanya is always on the hunt for some unsuspecting sole to give an epic ride. In fact, I think she has instigated a number of RV...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By scard
Field wire and connector. Even if it "looks" ok,...

Field wire and connector. Even if it "looks" ok, it is probably a 30min operation to run a new one just to rule it out.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-22-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By scard
Definitely an easy task as Bill described. Let's...

Definitely an easy task as Bill described.

Let's see:
- #2 phillips
- 3/8" wrench x 2
- 3/8" ratcheting box end
- 3/8" 1/4 drive socket and ratchet (no extension)
- 7/16" short combo wrench
-...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,927
Posted By scard
Target across the street and a credit card cover...

Target across the street and a credit card cover almost everything.

I've been meaning to work on a tiny LED to mark the tent stakes for years, for the 3am stumble... Still haven't worked on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,027
Posted By scard
Steve, If you stick with it, it WILL change your...

Steve,
If you stick with it, it WILL change your life.
Welcome aboard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By scard
Hmm, I know that guy too! (except the brand in...

Hmm, I know that guy too! (except the brand in this other 'un-named' freezer is Flamemaster)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By scard
Truth is I didn't know I was supposed to be...

Truth is I didn't know I was supposed to be nervous about the pond. We do other operations whereby we're quite used to having full commitment to "my side of the runway" and any deviation could have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By scard
We're reading a little more into this than I...

We're reading a little more into this than I intended. Greg is the kind of guy that would use a chisel and stone tablet if that is what you needed him to do for you to have success.
A headset sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By scard
I wouldn't call it a knock, but a statement of...

I wouldn't call it a knock, but a statement of not functionally appropriate for the environment for a number of reasons.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By scard
RV9 and CQ1 go to aerobatics school

Tanya and I had been talking about doing some proper aerobatics training for quite some time. We're always noodling opportunities to advance basic airmanship skills and this was a big one on our...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-20-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 43,911
Posted By scard
Whoops, I just lost a good chunk of my evening...

Whoops, I just lost a good chunk of my evening reading this thread as we dream about blue water.... and begin to hatch a plan.

There is a treasure placed for future RV'ers
Forum: Midwest 03-20-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By scard
...and the very best overnight is at Gary's...

...and the very best overnight is at Gary's house! Ask me how I know, even if it is 33F, coming down the ILS into KFTG to 200-300'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,170
Posted By scard
I have one of those magical credit cards right...

I have one of those magical credit cards right here in my desk and still use it periodically. These days it does require a "note" on the order to remind them of the golden goose. Although, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By scard
Simply marvelous to work out a solution to your...

Simply marvelous to work out a solution to your problem. The engineer in me starts thinking about "optimization" possibilities, but your magical power seat looks like it works. I like. Good on you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By scard
Plug electrode MIA

Sometimes I continue to marvel at what an engine will endure and never complain. Found a tempest fine wire with the electrode fully gone. This wasn't even detected in a runup/mag check. I guess it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,937
Posted By scard
Ditto, and ditto.

Ditto, and ditto.
Forum: Reviews 02-24-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
Tom, Thanks so much for the positive comments. ...

Tom,
Thanks so much for the positive comments. It is a pleasure to share what we've accomplished. I too was wishing, asking, pleading for something better for over a decade.
Don't hesitate to reach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,551
Posted By scard
Simply awesome!

Simply awesome!
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,889
Posted By scard
I was thinking the same. I still feel like my...

I was thinking the same. I still feel like my RV9-A is "new" with only 2000+hrs on it. Cracked right step and all. I've been living on the wild side every time I climb into the pilot's seat for...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
Brian, We know your plight well. Maybe Clarity...

Brian, We know your plight well. Maybe Clarity should ship with velcro instead of the little rubber band thingy that few people use. Tanya used a "hair clip" with a clarity for a lot of years to...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
Michael, I'm actively working on a lot of ideas,...

Michael,
I'm actively working on a lot of ideas, but I can tell you that music input integrated into the headset isn't one of them right now. There are a lot of ways to skin that cat, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By scard
Greg, Just so it has been said, all of us...

Greg, Just so it has been said, all of us computer scientists have always appreciated "the list". It is the thing we find most comfortable and usable in our new fangled fancy world :). Please don't...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By scard
Woah, nice! That Orange speaks to me and has...

Woah, nice! That Orange speaks to me and has been in my future plans for some time.

Kurt, I can't wait to see it live and in person.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,321
Posted By scard
Nice. Congrats Douggie! It is nice to be able...

Nice. Congrats Douggie!

It is nice to be able to do it in the RV. I did my commercial back then in a Cessna bomber, and it felt "dirty".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By scard
Here, do it like this...

Here, do it like this :).

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DzFgBn6/0/206ff751/M/i-DzFgBn6-M.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By scard
Bill, you were not forgotten :). Welcome back!

Bill, you were not forgotten :). Welcome back!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By scard
We have nice little access holes in the pants...

We have nice little access holes in the pants with cute little spring door things... and NEVER use them. "The builder" thought it was a good idea over a decade ago, but I tell ya', he was wrong. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,787
Posted By scard
I guess I never realized how lucky I am. Mine...

I guess I never realized how lucky I am. Mine came from Minnesnowda and lives in Texas. She just puts on more layers. "Don't need all that stuff that would burn more fuel."
Forum: Tools 01-25-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By scard
I think I do very similar to Mel. Life isn't...

I think I do very similar to Mel. Life isn't nearly as fun if I horde all my toys, I mean tools, for myself. I find great joy in sharing. However, I have had the OP problem in earlier years when I...
Forum: Reviews 01-17-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By scard
No kidding :). All good. I guess it never...

No kidding :). All good.
I guess it never occurred to me that someone would think we weren't making our own boards :). Obviously I intend for you to be able to get in there without having to fish...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,302
Posted By scard
Yep. I call it kamikaze counter sinking or...

Yep. I call it kamikaze counter sinking or dimpling. Free hand can liberate you from the cage :). Just be darn sure you can meet your quality assurance expectations before ruining a part. The...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,148
Posted By scard
You sir know the art to pause and think :). Good...

You sir know the art to pause and think :). Good show!
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
Yep, that is an option. I must say, I've been...

Yep, that is an option. I must say, I've been surprised at how many people like the triple flange (not a lot, but enough). We'll end up carrying some, but it won't be my first recommendation. It...
Forum: Reviews 01-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
You are so correct that ear tip opinions are...

You are so correct that ear tip opinions are incredibly individual and we intend to talk a LOT more about ear tips. We have all kinds of "diy" suggestions and critical parts in the works to augment...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-14-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By scard
Yes, and yes. You'll be good to go with a...

Yes, and yes. You'll be good to go with a friction throttle.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,148
Posted By scard
Stop, pause, don't make any sudden moves. It...

Stop, pause, don't make any sudden moves. It will be there tomorrow and the next day.

From what it sounds like, the tap isn't actually broken off inside what you were tapping. Any such event is...
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
DaleB, It sounds like you too have identified ...

DaleB,
It sounds like you too have identified (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1315731&postcount=12)many of the compromises that we've sought to resolve. To be clear, we also...
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,270
Posted By scard
Well, it looks like Guy beat me to the punch...

Well, it looks like Guy beat me to the punch while I was out at lunch.

Bryan,
You are correct that we had been using various in-the-ear headsets for quite a long time. That experience is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By scard
I flew a Cessna 206 to BBQ today and we were...

I flew a Cessna 206 to BBQ today and we were burning 14gph at times doing 135kts down low. It was just wrong from an RV perspective...

My RV9 was on the right wing sipping fuel, having a coffee...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By scard
Guy is currently flying one of our new CQ1...

Guy is currently flying one of our new CQ1 headsets that are now shipping. https://cqheadset.com/

Cheers,
Scott
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By scard
Yeah, right Pete, just stop that, too many...

Yeah, right Pete, just stop that, too many amazing pictures :).
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,418
Posted By scard
Bogi bar in use daily for us.

Bogi bar in use daily for us.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By scard
Many will recognize that hat from a certain VAF...

Many will recognize that hat from a certain VAF "vintage". It has about four other friends in daily rotation and they all show the ravages of over a decade of FUN.
Forum: Midwest 01-01-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By scard
Wow Pete, great views. We got our flight in...

Wow Pete, great views. We got our flight in today too, but the weather was a lot worse, or better (40deg) depending on your perspective.
Happy New Year.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-30-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,395
Posted By scard
For those that are looking, don't forget that...

For those that are looking, don't forget that turning a -9A into a -9 is completely doable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,142
Posted By scard
I'm curious, when you do a big retrofit like...

I'm curious, when you do a big retrofit like this, what is your approach to how much pre-existing wiring to try to save? Lean toward rip it out, or try to save every usable connection?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,160
Posted By scard
The way I remember the first build: For 2yrs...

The way I remember the first build: For 2yrs 7mo, the only requirements were that I go to work every day, advance my career, and Build the Plane! Long commutes to work became mental planning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By scard
We have always loved ours. Having that little...

We have always loved ours. Having that little bit of warp drive sure does come in handy sometimes (often!).
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By scard
Let's see, the "Horton Hat". One side beer tube...

Let's see, the "Horton Hat". One side beer tube to mouth, the other side water with a tube down the arm to the sanding hand with a metered drip. Oh, then I guess we need to automate the balanced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,234
Posted By scard
Nice! I like. I've never really liked any kind...

Nice! I like.
I've never really liked any kind of "console" there, but you make me think I could do better than just throwing random stuff into that dark hole only to be in search of it later.
And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By scard
The second one, by far, has my vote. But I do it...

The second one, by far, has my vote. But I do it kinda' backwards. First, it is just a bolt, no need to place a special order. Second, I treat it as non-adjustable and don't use a hole in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By scard
Gary, I'm curious how many hours you have on your...

Gary,
I'm curious how many hours you have on your Clarity and how many times you've had the speaker wires repaired?
Forum: Texas (North) 12-16-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By scard
It was indeed great to see everybody. We also...

It was indeed great to see everybody. We also missed some of the notably absent suspects too.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vxWBf93/0/81f77c3b/M/i-vxWBf93-M.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By scard
We just jam them into the air vent and...

We just jam them into the air vent and forgedaboudit. It doesn't have to be complicated if It Just Works.

The Captian's...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By scard
That drain is hanging out in the wind and really...

That drain is hanging out in the wind and really does start to corrode over time. This is one place where a stainless fitting really would have some value in my opinion.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By scard
I can attest to an intermittent pmag failure...

I can attest to an intermittent pmag failure causing a CS prop "surge" momentarily as it catches back up. The more intermittent it is, the more potential prop (and RPM) surge you may feel. From my...
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By scard
Nice. I still feel the same way about mine...

Nice. I still feel the same way about mine (hers? / ours!). It just makes me smile every couple of days. As much as I think about, plan, talk, about changing it... After a decade and 2000hrs, I...
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