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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,045
Posted By aparchment
Best wishes

It's great to see this unique and diverse community pulling together to support you and your wife.

Best wishes for her continued good progress and a ongoing remission.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
Gracias

Thanks Steve!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
Printing Info For CF

Steve,

I blame you for getting me hooked on 3D printing!

Can you share any specifics on getting the carbon reinforced plastic to print well? Temps, feed rates, nozzle material and aperture, etc. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By aparchment
Yes, but will be costly

I think that's only if you have the "S" model. If you don't the cost isn't far off from a repurchase, if I recall correctly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,847
Posted By aparchment
Ipad as PFD

As a frequent IPad user and a self confessed Apple fan-boy (mostly), I would be very concerned about those IPads locking up or rebooting during a critical portion of the approach, which in actual IFR...
Forum: Northeast 06-07-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By aparchment
Details

Hi Bob,

When does it start/end?

This is a neat event in a neat place.

Antony
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
Screen insert

Steve,
For those who are concerned about smaller insects, they could also embed a micro screen between the plastic and the vent fitting.
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,891
Posted By aparchment
Here you go

https://icaro2000.com/Products/Helmets/All-helmets/All-helmets.htm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,459
Posted By aparchment
Yes, sounds like delamination

I agree. Given the info provided it sounds like a delamination issue between the aluminum skin and the fiberglass fairing which is laid up in place as multiple layers of glass. Ideally you will...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-26-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By aparchment
KBVY - Beverly is most convenient

Ryan,

As John mentioned, Beverly, which is just to the north of the city and a 45 minute train ride into the heart of downtown Boston, is a very good option for you. The east side of the airport is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
Nice!

Nice work Steve! Thanks for continuing to bring nicely engineered pieces to market.
Antony
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
Don't scrap it!

It's such an elegant solution though! Teflon tape to protect the bolt maybe?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
scanner question

Steve,

Is that a projector that you are using to display a known pattern on the surface so the 3D scanner can track better, or are you doing photogrammetry with multiple cameras?

Looking forward to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
More rigging fairing maybe?

Steve,
How about something over the cable that fairs the clevis and attach bolt/nut? It would have a slot in the side just like the clevis.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 304,144
Posted By aparchment
Thanks!

LOL! Great idea Steve. Give her a leg up on devising practical solutions.

Thanks to you and Amanda for the printed fuel drain fairings. They fit like a glove.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-08-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 156,484
Posted By aparchment
Oops!

I think I just did! Okay, going forward, Sheep Island it is.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-08-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 156,484
Posted By aparchment
Randolph Island?

Hey Vlad,
Did you mean Richmond Island? The pic you posted looks like Richmond. For what it's worth the cove on the lee of the island is a great place to swim and go to the beach in the summer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,902
Posted By aparchment
Hmmmm

Hi Paul,

I have a tremendous amount of respect for you, but I have to say I was surprised by this tone. Yes, this is a learning situation; but scud running is highly dangerous. I think it warrants...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,902
Posted By aparchment
More than a little scary

Ditto. Guys if you can build the plane you can get the instrument rating. Even if you are good on the instruments when you get into trouble, if you aren't coordinating with ATC and others in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,555
Posted By aparchment
Never gets old

The Hudson VFR corridor trip never gets old. Highly recommend it to everyone.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,558
Posted By aparchment
Me too

I used one as well. It worked great. I don't recall how wide I cut the tip. I think the opening was just over an eighth of an inch.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,627
Posted By aparchment
Wear time?

To the OP -- brilliant idea! How quickly do they wear. I am long past this point, but still curious for any remaining small area demurring.

Re the Cratex points, I used these too, but found that...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-13-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 104,693
Posted By aparchment
Useful app and another tip

Brian,

Your non-sugar diet is going to pay off big time. It will also get easier to adhere to it once you get it out of your system and your digestive system returns to a healthy state (probiotics...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By aparchment
Go for it

I would set that room up as a booth in a heartbeat. My downdraft collapsible spray booth has been incredibly useful. It keeps overspray off of anything else in the garage and pretty much eliminates...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 566,948
Posted By aparchment
John, Do you have any pics of how you did your...

John,
Do you have any pics of how you did your Baja landing/taxi light installation? It looks like they are adjustable up/down and left/right using spring loaded screws, but it would be great to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By aparchment
Boston airfields

Ditto on Beverly (KBVY). It's a great field to fly out of. Outside of Boston class Bravo, but towered and all the bells and whistles needed for a good training experience. It's also only 30...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 139,640
Posted By aparchment
Inspirational!

Vlad,

Your trip reports are incredibly inspirational. I don't plan to go as broadly afield as you, but I can't wait to explore once mine is done. The Caribbean awaits!

Safe travels.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 139,640
Posted By aparchment
Southern Hospitality!

Wow, that's some great southern hospitality! Thanks for the heads up and extending the offer to the community Bill. It's good to know you are down there as I plan my east coast excursion for when...
Forum: Northeast 09-16-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,685
Posted By aparchment
Thanks

Thanks Mike. I doubt I am as cute as the pretty blond, so I understand if you don't have room. Besides I don't think I fit in a 4 at 210 pounds.
Forum: Northeast 09-16-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,685
Posted By aparchment
Ride Up!

If anyone is flying over my area (coastal MA north of Boston) I would love to bum a ride. Happy to chip for gas.

I am near the Beverly airport (KBVY) and Newburyport (2B2). I can also get to Pease...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,139
Posted By aparchment
Agreed

I agree. Hobbyists aren't the issue for the most part (though the BVLOS FPV guys concern me). They received training, are AMA members, are part of a community that helps them understand the shared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,139
Posted By aparchment
Where is the drone

There are proposals to use ADS out for this. You have also hit on a key factor in my opinion. The location should only be broadcast to other aircraft in a threat radius. Also, the system shouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,139
Posted By aparchment
Actually it is easy

I know it's easy to do what I propose. I think you are confusing two concepts. The geofencing to which I referred was in relation to point of origin/takeoff, not the Airmap database.

As I noted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,139
Posted By aparchment
Where to apply pressure

I suspect most of the inappropriate behavior is due to ignorance of the rules by newbies to flying. Therefore I have long thought that the most appropriate place to apply pressure is on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,139
Posted By aparchment
Please be sure before reporting drone sitings

Guys,
I don't want to go too far afield with this potentially non RV thread, but as a fellow pilot, an RV guy and also a drone industry guy I respectfully ask that you be 100% sure that something is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,702
Posted By aparchment
Pics

Dave,
Do you have any pics to clarify where you are? It sounds like you are working on the tipper frame and running into challenges on the forward edge rivets?
Antony
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,618
Posted By aparchment
Finally!

Great to hear about this improvement. It should solve some thorny issues like jettison safety without compromising lifting ease, improving normal ingress and egress and changes in frame geometry...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,804
Posted By aparchment
Other hole

Hey Eric,
That other #19 hole looks a little irregular as well.

One other question, is the mottled appearance due to an application of primer? Is that bare aluminum showing through the primer?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-11-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,867
Posted By aparchment
Love it

Nice write up Mike. Hope to see you in this neck of the woods this summer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By aparchment
Congrats!

Congrats Kurt. Actually I think your 9A is a great instrument platform. I remember after getting my instrument ticket I went out and test flew a couple of planes to decide what I wanted to build. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By aparchment
Ditto on SWF

I used to stop at SWF all the time as a fuel stop on the way to PA from ME. It's a very nice airport and close to Orange County Choppers if you like bikes. There was an older guy who worked the FBO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By aparchment
More recommendations

Yes, definitely cross the sound. Do it at its narrowest point if you are concerned. It's really not that wide, and if you keep enough altitude you have a lot of gliding options. The air traffic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By aparchment
Thanks!

Thanks guys. I thought my signature had my location. I am in Massachusetts.

Dick I would love to work with Bill, but he needs a CAD file for my non-standard panel, and I can't get the curve right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By aparchment
Instrument punch to loan?

Does anyone have a 3 1/8 and 2 1/4 instrument punch I could borrow for a day? If you're local I can pick it up and if you aren't I would be happy to do shipping both ways.

Happy to reciprocate if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,864
Posted By aparchment
Thanks

Thanks for the suggestions guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,864
Posted By aparchment
Lord Mounts - Which and best place to buy?

Guys,

Do any of you have a better source for the Lord dynafocal mounts than Van's or Spruce (part number J-9613-40 or J-9613-49). It bugs me that a few pieces of rubber and washers are going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,356
Posted By aparchment
Here you go.

Happy to help. Nice scheme.

http://i57.tinypic.com/20l88x.jpg
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,482
Posted By aparchment
Do Acadia National Park

Guys,

You may as well stop in at the Bar Harbor (Bah Hahbah) airport, borrow the airport car and circumnavigate the ring road at Acadia National Park. It's well worth it. If you have more time rent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,629
Posted By aparchment
I own these currently. They are nice, but I am...

I own these currently. They are nice, but I am switching to something that will let me install a slightly bigger landing light in my wingtip.

I will sell mine for a reasonable price if anyone...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,054
Posted By aparchment
Great book!

I echo the sentiment above. Marc thank you for cutting to the chase in your book and delivering the information concisely and logically. I am a smart guy and a technology guy, but I couldn't get...
Forum: Northeast 04-20-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By aparchment
KBVY

KBVY is now my local airport and I have flown out of there a lot. What type of service do you need? Hangar or just tie down?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,520
Posted By aparchment
Ceramic coating to reduced heat transmission through firewall / floorboards?

Not to take this thread too far off track, but are any of you familiar with coatings that would reduce the heat on the firewall or exhaust exit area? One of the model jet manufacturers uses...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,629
Posted By aparchment
Recommend ZTron?

I can start a separate thread on this, but curious if the people here would recommend ZTron. I am not excited about spending $1000 for navs/strobes and though ZTron would be a nice option, but if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,465
Posted By aparchment
Thanks

Thanks guys. JB has switched roles, and he was my initial contact. I just got an email from Kevin Eldredge last night who was the person JB handed me off to telling me he had left.

I will try a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,465
Posted By aparchment
Any issues with ECI/Titan?

Guys

Has anyone had trouble getting in touch with the folks at ECI over email?

I have been trying to reach them to get a deposit back with no luck. Next step is the phone I guess, but my days tend...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,370
Posted By aparchment
What's in a name

You should be particularly concerned given your call sign of Boom ;)
Forum: Northeast 10-29-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,837
Posted By aparchment
Welcome!

Dave, welcome to New England! I used to live in southern Maine, but am now just north of Boston in MA. Looking forward to getting to know you. Looks like you will be trying to find a hangar at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 36,097
Posted By aparchment
Look at it from their perspective

Completely agree with Bob.

Most of the responses here contemplate establishing a very negative interaction with the public. That certainly will not win aviation any friends. I hate to say it, but...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,709
Posted By aparchment
Acadia Trip

Bill,

If you plan an Acadia trip next year, let me know. I can give you some good pointers that maximize the eating and viewing aspects of the trip.

There are a good number of RVers scattered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,573
Posted By aparchment
Way to go!

Fantastic job Bob (and of course AOPA)! Very nicely done.
Forum: Northeast 09-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,378
Posted By aparchment
Great choice

Montauk in the off season is great! Fantastic beach and The Inlet has the best seafood around.

Here is a shot I snapped a few years ago down by the on beach camper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By aparchment
Devil's Advocate

To counter the drill recommendations -- I used a die grinder and found it very easy to control due to it's weight and the fact that the high RPMs and a light touch kept it from getting caught in the...
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