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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By bruceh
Given the rapid development of modern avionics,...

Given the rapid development of modern avionics, order those as late as possible!

My Skyview system is now "classic". :)
Since its release they have updated it to Touch and HDX versions.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-13-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By bruceh
Oshkosh 2018 write up

I finally found some time to create another blog entry about our trek to Oshkosh (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2018/).

You can also skip ahead to the...
Forum: Reviews 08-13-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By bruceh
Bogert bogi-bar

My towbar developed a crack just below where the two tubes are welded together, and it would no longer spring back and hold on to the nose gear bolts. Contacted Bogert Aviation and inquired about any...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By bruceh
The local mechanic shop here fills mine for about...

The local mechanic shop here fills mine for about $25.
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By bruceh
You can do the VFR corridor over KSAN going south...

You can do the VFR corridor over KSAN going south at 3500'. Check the Terminal Area chart for details.
Flight following is always easy to get.
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By bruceh
Reuven Silberman has an RV-7A at KSEE and does...

Reuven Silberman has an RV-7A at KSEE and does transition training.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-06-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By bruceh
No, I'm trying to get to the mothership, not VAF.

No, I'm trying to get to the mothership, not VAF.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-06-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By bruceh
vansaircraft.com offline?

Is is just me? Trying to get to https://www.vansaircraft.com/ and I get this:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By bruceh
I'd fly out there for that!

I'd fly out there for that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,720
Posted By bruceh
I always joke that in east San Diego County we...

I always joke that in east San Diego County we get two weeks of winter. Two weeks meaning 14 days, non-consecutive, and "winter" meaning the high temp didn't hit at least 60 degrees. Usually, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,493
Posted By bruceh
Yes, there was some excitement at Wautoma (before...

Yes, there was some excitement at Wautoma (before we arrived). A Cessna had a hard landing and broke a gear leg. It was off to the side when we arrived and also still there when we departed the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By bruceh
We rolled the dice and headed to Wautoma. Us and...

We rolled the dice and headed to Wautoma. Us and 70 other airplanes on Sunday! Had a great time and the FBO rolled out the red carpet for everyone. I'd definitely keep this on the diversion list for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,493
Posted By bruceh
My son put together this video...

My son put together this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os4y5Mm7N2g) of our Sunday attempt and Monday arrival.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,493
Posted By bruceh
Probably a sacrilegious thought here, but maybe...

Probably a sacrilegious thought here, but maybe take a page from AOPA and split the big show into smaller regional events spread through out the year? It just can't keep getting bigger and bigger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,798
Posted By bruceh
A photo with proof of TWO non-homebuilts in HBC....

A photo with proof of TWO non-homebuilts in HBC. As I posted this on my Instagram feed with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,493
Posted By bruceh
This is what we saw on the EFIS 14 miles from...

This is what we saw on the EFIS 14 miles from...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,624
Posted By bruceh
It also happened in 2016. It's broke when the...

It also happened in 2016. It's broke when the weather impedes the days leading up to the show start.
I was in the 2016 debacle, but the controllers working that year were very clear on the radio that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,967
Posted By bruceh
We left Friday morning and made it to Bountiful,...

We left Friday morning and made it to Bountiful, UT for the night. Dodged around some thunderstorms over South Dakota and Nebraska. Had some very bumpy miles between Casper, WY and Rock Springs, WY,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,224
Posted By bruceh
Tried Saturday afternoon but it was just too...

Tried Saturday afternoon but it was just too crazy. Diverted to Wautoma and camped there last night. Made it in early this morning and it was already crazy busy. HBC row 316 at the very southern end....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By bruceh
I have the lightweight travel cover from...

I have the lightweight travel cover from Flightline. It is difficult to get it on the airplane if there is ANY wind. It is just too lightweight. Once it is on, all is good, so if you have a friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By bruceh
Check the Skyview documentation. There is a...

Check the Skyview documentation. There is a formula there for determining the K-factor.
I've kept track of my actual gallons used, and the gallons used determined by the flow meter. I think mine is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-17-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,924
Posted By bruceh
Looked on the web site but couldn't find a way to...

Looked on the web site but couldn't find a way to order a set.
Could you put me on the list for a set? Gold flanges, IO-320 E2D.

PM me if you need any other info.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By bruceh
I've just been living with the hot stumbling idle...

I've just been living with the hot stumbling idle for the last 4 years. I tried insulating the spider lines, but no difference. The steel lines are going to conduct the heat from the engine. Here in...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By bruceh
I left the wiring coiled up in the fuselage until...

I left the wiring coiled up in the fuselage until I attached the wings. You can easily pull the wires out to the wing tips and connect them up after the wings are on for good. I just left a service...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By bruceh
Just remember that TBO is not applicable to...

Just remember that TBO is not applicable to Experimental Amateur Built aircraft.

I recommend anyone worried about absolute TBO hours listen to Mike Busch's EAA seminar here on the subject...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By bruceh
How about...

How about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By bruceh
Here's a link to lots of photos of RV's...

Here's a link to lots of photos of RV's (http://www.flickriver.com/groups/rv/pool/interesting/). Just keep scrolling down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,337
Posted By bruceh
Dual P-mag real world fuel usage (IO-320)

I keep a spreadsheet for all of my fuel expenses that tracks everything.

Last year I flew 149 hours and averaged 6 gallons per hour at a cost of $26 per hour for gas. This is mostly cruising at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By bruceh
Just take the standard length of the Van's stick...

Just take the standard length of the Van's stick tubing and subtract off the length of the new Tosten grip above its mount and that is how much to cut off. You can even go a bit lower. Just make sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By bruceh
I bought the NAV/STROBE lights and they started...

I bought the NAV/STROBE lights and they started failing soon after i was flying. I emailed them and they offered to fix them - this was after they were no longer selling them. They resoldered some of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By bruceh
LA is a big place. Depends on which area you want...

LA is a big place. Depends on which area you want to visit. Valley? South Bay? Orange County? Inland Empire?

The easiest airport in LA/OC to visit is Fullerton.
Long Beach has construction going on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By bruceh
12 years! that is some perseverance. Have a safe...

12 years! that is some perseverance.
Have a safe and uneventful Phase 1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,786
Posted By bruceh
I always wanted to build, but the building was...

I always wanted to build, but the building was not just for building's sake. I wanted to get flying again. Now that I'm flying, I'd rather fly than build. Maybe another build some day, but it might...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By bruceh
Anywhere between 40-45 psi has worked fine for me...

Anywhere between 40-45 psi has worked fine for me on nearly 100% of landings done on paved runways. I check the inflation every 3 months and usually have to add a few pounds.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By bruceh
I'm not sure I understand your question. You...

I'm not sure I understand your question. You should be able to cleco all of the skins together in the proper layers and then match drill all of the holes prior to dimpling and riveting. Having the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By bruceh
A plug in electric would be great for local...

A plug in electric would be great for local flying, but not so much for long cross-country flights. We bought a Chevy Bolt last year and love the EV experience. It really is amazing technology....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By bruceh
I was just there downloading chart data for...

I was just there downloading chart data for Skyview.
Forum: Web Site Development 05-24-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By bruceh
I'll put another plug in for SmugMug...

I'll put another plug in for SmugMug (https://www.smugmug.com/plans). It's like $72 a year for the "Power" plan which allows you to use your own domain name. I've had my "overthehills.com" domain...
Forum: APRS Tracking 05-23-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,152
Posted By bruceh
update

I'm in the middle of doing my annual condition inspection, so the wing tips were off again. I had disconnected my J Pole antenna and put the APRS antenna that I got with the tracker inside the wing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By bruceh
Looks like Grand Canyon.

Looks like Grand Canyon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By bruceh
I didn't really have any issues with the JetFlex...

I didn't really have any issues with the JetFlex WR durability during the build process. I painted the interior pieces before assembly. The only advice I can give is let the JetFlex set up for 24-48...
Forum: California 05-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By bruceh
Just get a receipt from the seller. You'll also...

Just get a receipt from the seller. You'll also need to have this to get the Kit Bill of Sale from Van's, which you will need to get the airworthiness cert.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By bruceh
My single 10" Skyview is just fine for VFR. I...

My single 10" Skyview is just fine for VFR. I left room for another screen on the co-pilot side, but I don't find myself ever really needing it. There is a lot on the screen, but it doesn't feel like...
Forum: California 05-02-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By bruceh
You should pay this to the State Board of...

You should pay this to the State Board of Equalization. I put the use tax on my CA state taxes one year and they didn't accept it. Ended up getting the money refunded to me and then I had to send it...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,524
Posted By bruceh
I sent in my request for their trade in back over...

I sent in my request for their trade in back over a year ago (April 2017). Hoping it shows up soon for my next condition inspection in May.
Forum: California 04-25-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,752
Posted By bruceh
Lots of cool stuff to see from the air in LA....

Lots of cool stuff to see from the air in LA. Many of the Visual Reporting Points are nice to see:
Griffith Park Observatory
Santa Monica Pier
Marina Del Rey
LA Coliseum
Dodger Stadium
LA City...
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,401
Posted By bruceh
Hey, no ill will here to flying first and...

Hey, no ill will here to flying first and interior/paint later. I flew for over a year with pillow cases on my foam, and waited 3 years for paint. I get it. For those 3 years no one paid any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By bruceh
Like...

Like this.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Fuselage/Cabin-Interior-1/i-KC8zTZM/0/a5fe83f1/M/IMG_0916-M.jpg

Drill a hole in the rod end bearing, and a hole in the tube (at an angle from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By bruceh
Use VHB tape from 3M. It comes in various...

Use VHB tape from 3M. It comes in various thicknesses. McMaster-Carr has it, and many other suppliers from Amazon. Just peel and stick permanently. Backing is squishy foam so it gives in various...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By bruceh
Bought a slab of 3/4" UHMW plastic and probably...

Bought a slab of 3/4" UHMW plastic and probably have enough leftover for another 10 canopy guides. It is easy to cut with a saw, then just sand it...
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,401
Posted By bruceh
I can spill the beans on that... Flight school...

I can spill the beans on that... Flight school Trainer version of the RV-12is. Not a big scoop, but that's all he would confirm.

Good to see you guys there, too!
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,401
Posted By bruceh
I thought that might be the case. My photo didn't...

I thought that might be the case. My photo didn't catch the N number to verify what is on the registration. It's corrected now.
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By bruceh
I recently flew into SNA for the first time to...

I recently flew into SNA for the first time to meet a friend. Just get SoCal approach for flight following and no worries. They will direct you and hand you off to the tower. SoCal ATC is very...
Forum: California 04-21-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,401
Posted By bruceh
Photos!

Great day weather-wise to fly up to Mojave for the fly-in. Warm temps, not much wind, clear skies.
I took a bunch of photos here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,987
Posted By bruceh
I have the Tosten grips and use the coolee hat...

I have the Tosten grips and use the coolee hat for trim, trigger for PTT, small button under the PTT for autopilot disconnect, and the two top buttons for flaps up and down. The flap buttons are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By bruceh
One of the most useful suggestions I followed in...

One of the most useful suggestions I followed in my electrical design was to just keep it simple. Break it all down into circuits for each item that needs to be powered, and do one at a time. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By bruceh
Jetflex water-based has held up perfectly for my...

Jetflex water-based has held up perfectly for my panel. I put labels on using the Decalpro system and sprayed over them with some clear/flat spray paint (Krylon) and no issues. Even added the Dynon...
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,401
Posted By bruceh
Weather is looking good, so I am planning on...

Weather is looking good, so I am planning on going Saturday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,140
Posted By bruceh
Good job! I was wondering about the lightening...

Good job!

I was wondering about the lightening holes in the tip-up frame. I don't think I've ever seen that done before.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,018
Posted By bruceh
I wouldn't worry about it after 50 hours. LOP is...

I wouldn't worry about it after 50 hours. LOP is better for the engine temps (and fuel costs). There is plenty of information about LOP operation using the search here and google. On the Skyview,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,816
Posted By bruceh
Dish soap, water and a scrubber should take care...

Dish soap, water and a scrubber should take care of any organic residues. Why is bleach or vinegar recommended?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,870
Posted By bruceh
The name for the miracle of engineering is John...

The name for the miracle of engineering is John Roncz, who designed the airfoil. Google him for an interesting read.

At my most recent flight review (with PCHunt), we did some stalls and held it in...
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