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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,089
Posted By rmarshall234
>Looks like the top half is floating above! And...

>Looks like the top half is floating above!

And forward. As if it were a canard..

Very cool photo, congrats. Just goes to show...aviation is magical.
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,262
Posted By rmarshall234
I agree with Mel. Or, to put it another way it...

I agree with Mel.

Or, to put it another way it comes down to priorities. Which is your greatest priority for that first flight:

1. To have the best possible chance of a good outcome. And, the...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm about ready to mount a fire extinguisher in...

I'm about ready to mount a fire extinguisher in my bonanza (halon of course) and aside from accessibility in flight my biggest concern is what is likely to happen to it in the event of a forced...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,938
Posted By rmarshall234
Nice work, Vic! I hope everyone appreciates the...

Nice work, Vic!

I hope everyone appreciates the seriousness of this error. I would think an in-air, fuel-fed fire, would be a _very likely_ result if that cap were to come off in flight. Or melt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-12-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By rmarshall234
Superb. Well done and you're a good man for...

Superb.

Well done and you're a good man for taking the time to share..

Yep, it's all about the story. The experiences, and the people you meet along the way.
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,135
Posted By rmarshall234
Are you sure about which you speak? This was one...

Are you sure about which you speak? This was one of the very early S/Ns and the build began in 1977. Van himself was the DAR, so I suspect he was happy with the choice of hardware.

The error in...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,135
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm glad this had a good outcome. My...

I'm glad this had a good outcome.

My comments:

1: A Pre-buy is not the same thing as a Condition Inspection. A pre-buy is not nearly as extensive and the main goal is to help the owner determine...
Forum: California 03-07-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By rmarshall234
Hangars are getting pretty tough to find out here...

Hangars are getting pretty tough to find out here but you can try calling Chuck Hall Aviation at Ramona Airport KRNM. 760 789-8178 They might have something available. Although not part of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,585
Posted By rmarshall234
>How many of you had someone else fly the first...

>How many of you had someone else fly the first flight or flights?

My feeling is that it is absolutely the *smart* thing to do. Picking someone who is not as emotionally attached and can be more...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By rmarshall234
Chandler Air Service. I got my TW endorsement...

Chandler Air Service. I got my TW endorsement there - best flight instruction I've ever received. They use Super Cubs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By rmarshall234
This is something I have always wanted to do -...

This is something I have always wanted to do - I'm envious. When it is time to OH my HIO-360 for my Acroduster project, it might make financial sense for me to go to the school and do the OH myself....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-27-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm sorry for your loss and condolences to the...

I'm sorry for your loss and condolences to the family. Hang-on to the memories.. Sounds like a loss for aviation too.
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By rmarshall234
Allen Silver has retired and I've taken over his...

Allen Silver has retired and I've taken over his Parachute Rigging business. You can call me tomorrow and I can tell you how the find the packing data card and answer any other questions you may...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm not sure there is an optimal size. I would...

I'm not sure there is an optimal size. I would think the larger the hole the more effective however. But, also more unattractive. In A&P school they told use to use a number 40 or a number 30...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,161
Posted By rmarshall234
whatever the fix, keep in mind how critical that...

whatever the fix, keep in mind how critical that bolt and juncture is. And the loads imposed upon that area.
Forum: California 12-30-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By rmarshall234
Sounds good, Roy. If you speak to Francisco,...

Sounds good, Roy. If you speak to Francisco, feel free to mention my name - I used to work there. Also, Chuck Hall regularly flies his P-51 "Six Shooter" out of Ramona. I real treat, even for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By rmarshall234
>You hoon:) Thank you Sir. Yes, thank you very...

>You hoon:)

Thank you Sir. Yes, thank you very much..:):) Had to Wiki it and now I have a wonderful new word to add to my personal lexicon. A compliment indeed..:D

>Saturn V Rocket

You fully...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By rmarshall234
Put 500hrs on my -3 and in and out of KAVX a...

Put 500hrs on my -3 and in and out of KAVX a bunch and all but the first hour or two, I used the following technique: Get the TW up to a level attitude asap. Improves visibility, directional...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,779
Posted By rmarshall234
Not sure if you are talking psychology or...

Not sure if you are talking psychology or physics. (But assuming the latter since that is what I thought the thread was about...)

>many of us *feel* pulled toward the edge when we look over a...
Forum: California 12-27-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By rmarshall234
Your might try Francisco at Aeromechanix in San...

Your might try Francisco at Aeromechanix in San Diego, they are pretty good about those kinds of things. 760 522-8320

I'm based at the same airport - Ramona, KRNM. Let me know if there is anyway I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,779
Posted By rmarshall234
Sorry, I've got thousands of skydives and have...

Sorry, I've got thousands of skydives and have looked over many cliffs and have been hooked up a couple of times, but can't make the same connection as you.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,779
Posted By rmarshall234
Beautiful!! I love it! could it be the that the...

Beautiful!! I love it!

could it be the that the Arc of the electrical connection being made is what creates the sensation that the wrench is being pulled in? And, once the arc has been...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,779
Posted By rmarshall234
Some good comments here and now my own... It...

Some good comments here and now my own...

It it's not high current but instead high voltage, what is _that_ force called?

The welding explanation would explain why it's hard to remove the wrench...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,779
Posted By rmarshall234
>There is no force that holds the contacts...

>There is no force that holds the contacts together during high current flow.

Then how come when I'm removing the positive cable from a battery and the wrench shorts to ground :o it feels like it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,779
Posted By rmarshall234
Here is an experiment I would like to try but it...

Here is an experiment I would like to try but it will be about 2 weeks until I am able...

While cranking the starter motor shut off the master solenoid and see if it actually removes power from the...
Forum: RV-3 12-16-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By rmarshall234
I would agree with Mr. Dye. MY -3 was 826lbs...

I would agree with Mr. Dye.

MY -3 was 826lbs empty and would true out at 198mph at 2400 rpm. It had molded fiberglass wing intersection fairings as well as the pressure recovery wheel pants and...
Forum: California 11-20-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By rmarshall234
Same here. I'm based at Ramona Airport (KRNM).

Same here. I'm based at Ramona Airport (KRNM).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,478
Posted By rmarshall234
My RV-3 did not have a filter. I put about...

My RV-3 did not have a filter. I put about 500hrs on it and it had 700 SMOH when I sold it. Although I think air filtration _on the ground_ is a very good idea, my results were excellent over a 7...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,683
Posted By rmarshall234
There is at least one fatality related to using...

There is at least one fatality related to using rudder pedal extensions that I know of - Vicky Cruise, the world class aerobatic pilot.

I haven't seen the extensions from Vans, but would...
Forum: Propellers 07-28-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By rmarshall234
The Hub Mdl # is: 3C2L46D675-01 and the blade...

The Hub Mdl # is: 3C2L46D675-01 and the blade Mdl # is: R03CG82-12

I just spoke with the really helpful guys at American Propeller and they gave me more info. Was definitely built for an IO-360...
Forum: Propellers 07-25-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By rmarshall234
Thank you, that is helpful. I've done business...

Thank you, that is helpful. I've done business with American Propellers before. Didn't know they have picked up where Aero Composites left off though. I'll give them a call.
Forum: Propellers 07-25-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By rmarshall234
Aero Composites Prop - looking for info

I'm trying to help a friend sale his Aero Composites CS 3 blade propeller and have already done a search here for information....

You guys that are flying behind one of these props, do you have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,544
Posted By rmarshall234
Most excellent. Congratulations!! I was just at...

Most excellent. Congratulations!!

I was just at an A&P symposium in Mesa AZ and one of the speakers was Nicole Charnon. She is the current accident investigator for Continental Motors. She has...
Forum: Tools 02-23-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,732
Posted By rmarshall234
Brown Tool.

Brown Tool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,649
Posted By rmarshall234
No recommendations but "good luck" and congrats...

No recommendations but "good luck" and congrats for getting as far as you have already. Getting your A&P is a big deal and represents a huge amount of work, preparation and commitment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,027
Posted By rmarshall234
Chris Frisella at Bonehead Composites makes a...

Chris Frisella at Bonehead Composites makes a _really good_ helmet for pilots. He's an RV guy too.

Had a guy at our field take off in his One Design and the Tilt Over canopy opened up on the climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,027
Posted By rmarshall234
A wingsuiter makes a pretty good sail when they...

A wingsuiter makes a pretty good sail when they inflate their wings too soon and jump _up_ when leaving the jump plane. They usually don't fair too well when making this mistake but the horizontal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,027
Posted By rmarshall234
I wouldn't be too concerned about the canopy...

I wouldn't be too concerned about the canopy taking out the fin. That part of the structure is pretty stout and remember, when the canopy is jettisoned it is going the same speed as the fin. How...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,720
Posted By rmarshall234
I would check your fuel tank venting system. A...

I would check your fuel tank venting system. A slight blockage could cause a change like this to occur.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,871
Posted By rmarshall234
You might want to check with here: ...

You might want to check with here: www.overhaulbids.com

A great resource when considering engine work..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,151
Posted By rmarshall234
>As has been discussed numerous times on this...

>As has been discussed numerous times on this forum, the RV aircraft are either extremely difficult or impossible to exit during flight.



Thank you for that. I will do a search and check into it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,151
Posted By rmarshall234
I just noticed this thread and read quickly...

I just noticed this thread and read quickly through the responses and am astounded that with four pages of comments, no one has mentioned wearing a parachute.

I had been a skydiver for two decades...
Forum: RV-3 08-08-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,427
Posted By rmarshall234
>Any comments from you guys on the CG location...

>Any comments from you guys on the CG location that is comfortable for the -3?

If I had it to do over again I would set it up so I am typically operating closer to the middle of the range. My -3...
Forum: RV-3 08-07-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,427
Posted By rmarshall234
If it were me I'd stay away form anything that...

If it were me I'd stay away form anything that moves the CG forward on an RV3.

MY -3 had a fwd cg condition simply because the large Concord battery was between the rudder pedals. It flew so much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,351
Posted By rmarshall234
Allen Silver also makes a ratcheting seat belt...

Allen Silver also makes a ratcheting seat belt for Experimental airplanes and calls it the Acrobelt. I hear nothing but good things about it and Allen's workmanship and customer service is...
Forum: RV-3 06-09-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,803
Posted By rmarshall234
I think HFS is correct. I've heard that before.

I think HFS is correct. I've heard that before.
Forum: RV-3 05-29-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,634
Posted By rmarshall234
Although I didn't build my -3, it first flew in...

Although I didn't build my -3, it first flew in 1981 and had wing tanks so I know it can be done. Mine had the spar mods as well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,633
Posted By rmarshall234
>I do not like continued operation at low green...

>I do not like continued operation at low green numbers. I believe high green numbers are beneficial for valve lubrication.

I would agree wholeheartedly. Any comments on high oil pressure robbing...
Forum: RV-3 05-28-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,016
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm going with the consensus.. My -3 had an...

I'm going with the consensus..

My -3 had an O-320 with 10.5:1 pistons and some other cool stuff and it could do formation T.O.s with an Extra 300. Could outfly the design speed too.

Keep it light...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By rmarshall234
Can't you just pitch the prop to run at 2900 rpm?...

Can't you just pitch the prop to run at 2900 rpm? That's what it's designed to run at.
Forum: RV-3 01-31-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By rmarshall234
I used 95 mph as best glide when I had my...

I used 95 mph as best glide when I had my RV3.

Good on you for working these kinds of drills - have fun!

There is a dry lakebed to the east of us that I used to use. I always wanted to kill the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,865
Posted By rmarshall234
>using an alternate oil filter such as NAPA Gold...

>using an alternate oil filter such as NAPA Gold 1068 for ~ $7 in lieu of the Tempest 48-110-2 at ~ $23


Here's my take on the subject...

If you've ever had the seal blow out of an automotive type...
Forum: Propellers 10-05-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,894
Posted By rmarshall234
I did a CI on an RV7 last year that had a...

I did a CI on an RV7 last year that had a vibration issue. A couple of the crankshaft flange lugs were too long, and were bottoming out in the counter bore of the prop flange. This was preventing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By rmarshall234
I hear these guys http://www.desser.com/ are a...

I hear these guys http://www.desser.com/ are a good source for aviation tires.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,609
Posted By rmarshall234
AC 43.13 supports what the others here have said....

AC 43.13 supports what the others here have said. "Components should extend out from their mounting position a distance that permits rotating and unlocking (or locking) the electrical connector. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,777
Posted By rmarshall234
Skydiver/pilot/parachute rigger here with some...

Skydiver/pilot/parachute rigger here with some free advice...

If given the option, always choose the Back Type emergency chute. Reasons:

Cleaner deployment. (should you ever need to use...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,776
Posted By rmarshall234
does anyone know the particulars re: Vicky...

does anyone know the particulars re: Vicky Cruise's fatality? I understand it was the result of rudder pedal extensions. If using these, it might be worth checking into.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,685
Posted By rmarshall234
>why would you need 35* advance at idle??? >and...

>why would you need 35* advance at idle???
>and 16 * full power why not apposite????

I believe it has to do with the _load_ on the engine. Idle = low load and therefore more advance. Full power =...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,753
Posted By rmarshall234
Yes, you might try annealing the copper as...

Yes, you might try annealing the copper as mentioned here. The reason they crack is they get work-hardened.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,260
Posted By rmarshall234
If you have a quick drain, how about changing the...

If you have a quick drain, how about changing the filter and doing all that other stuff every other oil change. I'm not necessarily recommending this, but it would cut the frustration / time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By rmarshall234
Another thing you can do is go to Costco and buy...

Another thing you can do is go to Costco and buy one of those big boxes of 12 inch saran wrap. They call it Stretch-tite. It works great for stretching another layer of protective film over the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,814
Posted By rmarshall234
I would suspect under inflation as the cause. ...

I would suspect under inflation as the cause. See that a lot with those small tires that don't hold much air and are almost impossible to keep full inflation all the time. More pronounced, it shows...
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