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Forum: Northeast 09-19-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Thermos
Oct 7 Fall Foliage and Chili Fly-In at 1P1

Hello fellow RVers -

We're gonna cook up a pot of chili on the afternoon of Saturday, 7 October for a long-delayed fly-in at 1P1, Plymouth NH. Arrive whenever you want, food will be ready around...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-03-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,485
Posted By Thermos
I completely missed this thread, Carl - thanks...

I completely missed this thread, Carl - thanks for pointing it out and thanks for sharing your flutter/aeroelasticity knowledge!

Dave
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,485
Posted By Thermos
I've kept track of structures-related accidents...

I've kept track of structures-related accidents in RVs in general, but my focus is obviously on the -7.

There have been two other RV-7/7A tail separation accidents in recent memory that appear to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Thermos
I'm doing the same thing

John,

That's the engine/airframe setup I have as well, and for the most part the OP drawings have worked well for me. I used the OP locations for throttle, mixture and prop cables with no problems....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Thermos
Alex, Sam - Thanks, I've got some of each and...

Alex, Sam -

Thanks, I've got some of each and give them a try. Glad to hear that the epoxy stuck well over the cleaned area.

Best,

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Thermos
Not sure what you mean...?

Not sure what you mean...?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Thermos
Getting oil drips out of an unfinished cowling

A question for VAF fiberglass experts -

I've been working on fitting my lower cowl, and it's been staying on the airplane for a few days at a time. I didn't notice a few, very slow, oil drips from...
Forum: Northeast 07-06-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Thermos
Hey Mike, What's the runway condition at...

Hey Mike,

What's the runway condition at Hawthorne?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,916
Posted By Thermos
Call your elected representative...

I was in the same situation a few months ago. No one could tell me where my medical was at, except that it wasn't at Oklahoma City any more.

I called the FAA Regional Flight Surgeon's office and...
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Thermos
Adam, Check your PMs... Dave

Adam,

Check your PMs...

Dave
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Thermos
Hi Adam, Where in NH are you? if you're anywhere...

Hi Adam,

Where in NH are you? if you're anywhere close to KASH, let me know...would be glad to have you over to the hangar for a beverage! Bob D is my tech counselor as well and his hangar is close...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By Thermos
You're welcome! Hoping for a first on-airplane...

You're welcome! Hoping for a first on-airplane engine run later this year, I'm looking forward to seeing how it runs.

I think my engine was one of the first that Tim did for an RV, or any E-AB...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,116
Posted By Thermos
Hi Gary, Any feedback from Garmin yet? I've got...

Hi Gary,

Any feedback from Garmin yet? I've got a G5 in my panel waiting to be flown and your experience has me interested - not concerned yet, just interested.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,251
Posted By Thermos
Another reason why I'm very happy to be insured...

Another reason why I'm very happy to be insured through NationAir...er...Gallagher!

:)

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Thermos
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your help. With your assistance and some re-reading of Dan Horton's posts, I think I have a handle on prepping my fiberglass parts.



Bob, the Thermos (AKA me, that was my USAF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Thermos
Temporary finish coat on fiberglass?

Hey all,

I'm starting finish work on my spinner, it's the first piece of fiberglass on which I've done any pinhole filling and painting.

I've seen a lot of pictures of RVs with gray paint, maybe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By Thermos
Bought my engine from Unlimited Aero Engines

Flybipe,

I engaged Tim Hess at Unlimited to build a Superior XP-360 (IO-360-M1B equivalent) engine for my RV-7 project.

Tim came highly recommended by several A&Ps/IAs in the Boston area whom I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Thermos
Try a Touch-n-Prep pen...

...no rinsing required! Not as cheap as a bit of Alodine 1201 but a lot easier to use, especially in a situation such as yours.

http://www.steinair.com/product/alodine-touch-n-prep-pen/

Stein has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,535
Posted By Thermos
GMU-11 redundancy for failed GMU-22

Brian, G3expert folks -

I've already made provisions for a GMU-22 in my RV-7. With a G3X Touch/G5 combination, it's the only non-redundant component in my primary flight display avionics. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,057
Posted By Thermos
Outstanding stuff, Rob! I've been putting off the...

Outstanding stuff, Rob! I've been putting off the same task because I just didn't know how to get started and between your and Dan's post, I think I'm good to go.

One question...what did you use to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,624
Posted By Thermos
Mike, I went through the same trades and...

Mike,

I went through the same trades and couldn't find any low-loss coax that wasn't expensive, thick, inflexible and/or readily available. So, I stayed with RG-400 and placed the antenna just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 54,721
Posted By Thermos
Well, here's hoping Garmin gives it a try!

Well, here's hoping Garmin gives it a try!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 54,721
Posted By Thermos
Perhaps it is, but when I asked Brad at Emag...

Perhaps it is, but when I asked Brad at Emag about this capability he seemed willing to give information to Garmin (or other EFIS builders) to have a go at some sort of interface. Emag's EICAD...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 54,721
Posted By Thermos
How about the ability for the G3x Touch to listen...

How about the ability for the G3x Touch to listen to and display Emag/Pmag serial data? I doubt I'm the first person to ask for this, but I can't find it mentioned anywhere else in the thread or on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By Thermos
Pics of hangers on Vetterman trombone exhaust installations

For fellow builders installing Vetterman dual-muffler trombone exhausts, would any of you share pictures of your exhaust hanger installation? I'm most interested in RV-7 installations, but pics of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,194
Posted By Thermos
CHT probe placement?

Anybody have any pictures or advice on CHT probe placement on the trombone exhaust? I'm trying to avoid drilling on the pipe bends, but that may be tough to do.

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By Thermos
Thanks Michael...that's what I was considering...

Thanks Michael...that's what I was considering also. I definitely want to avoid an AN elbow fitting on the pump inlet, hopefully there are no fuel-flow disturbance issues with a 90 degree full-flow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By Thermos
Low points in firewall-forward fuel lines

A question for the group -

I'm making measurements for a firewall-forward fuel line order from TS Flightlines, for an IO-360-M1B on my RV-7. The most practical way to run the firewall-to-fuel pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Thermos
Come on up to ASH...

...and you're welcome to use my riveting tools - compressor, squeezer, guns, etc.

PM me and I'll send you my contact info.

Dave
Forum: COMM 10-17-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,475
Posted By Thermos
Got a ham radio friend?

You might try to find a local ham with an antenna analyzer that covers UHF (like this one...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,743
Posted By Thermos
Works great, thanks Steve! Dave

Works great, thanks Steve!

Dave
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,743
Posted By Thermos
Team X, Ditto on the installation manual...I'm...

Team X,

Ditto on the installation manual...I'm at the point where I need to install structure under my panel to accommodate this box. Just tried the link on Garmin's GTX45R webpage, it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Thermos
Roger, I'm finishing my RV-7 at Nashua, NH...

Roger,

I'm finishing my RV-7 at Nashua, NH (KASH), just north of Boston. I can't offer you a ride yet, but I'm always happy to host visitors if you want a (non-flying) RV fix.

If you're staying...
Forum: Northeast 09-20-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Thermos
1P1 chili fly-in canceled...

Hello friends,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’re forced to cancel the chili fly-in at 1P1 on 1 October. It’s unlikely we’ll be able to reschedule this fall, so we hope to catch up with...
Forum: Northeast 09-14-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Thermos
That's great David, we'll have a lot of...

That's great David, we'll have a lot of chili!

Dave
Forum: Northeast 09-07-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Thermos
Mike, I don't think anybody else has at our...

Mike,

I don't think anybody else has at our fly-ins, but somebody who's flown in there should chime in.

Dave
Forum: Northeast 09-07-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Thermos
1 Oct chili fly-in at 1P1, Plymouth NH

Hello fellow RVers,

We're gonna cook up a pot of chili on the afternoon of Saturday, 1 October for a long-delayed fly-in at 1P1, Plymouth NH (http://www.airnav.com/airport/1P1). Arrive whenever you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-23-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By Thermos
Alfio, all - I live VERY close to Hanscom so if...

Alfio, all -

I live VERY close to Hanscom so if you're planning to land there and need a lift to a T station or somewhere downtown, don't hesitate to get in touch with me - dave at mightyrv dot com....
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,743
Posted By Thermos
Essentially you're getting a GTX-23ES and a...

Essentially you're getting a GTX-23ES and a GDL-39 in one unit. So...you'll have ADS-B Out on 1090, and ADS-B In on 1090 *and* UAT all in the same box.

Might be a little more expensive, but it'll...
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,743
Posted By Thermos
I was on the very verge of writing a check for my...

I was on the very verge of writing a check for my avionics, I'm glad I waited!

Brian and Team X, how does the GTX 45R compare size-wise to the GTX 23ES? I didn't see an updated install manual on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Thermos
The Lycoming document states "lubricate threads...

The Lycoming document states "lubricate threads unless otherwise specified." I know that anti-seize/lubricant is used on exhaust studs/nuts, but what about other studs/nuts, like the governor and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,865
Posted By Thermos
The FAA, especially Flight Standards, is very...

The FAA, especially Flight Standards, is very sensitive to pressure from above -

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/consistency_standardization/

Having seen the FAA from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,218
Posted By Thermos
I may not have time for a Vermont run before OSH,...

I may not have time for a Vermont run before OSH, but I'll definitely arrive with a good Boston microbrew!
Forum: Reviews 06-20-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By Thermos
Two Thumbs up for Up North Aviation

I just finished laying out and cutting my instrument panel with Bill Morelli at Up North Aviation (http://www.upnorthaviation.com), and if you're looking for someone to do this work for your project,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,727
Posted By Thermos
Paul, Many thanks for posting those...

Paul,

Many thanks for posting those pictures!

Please check your PMs...I have a question for you.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,727
Posted By Thermos
Checking in on the thread...

Hi Paul,

I'm probably one of the last PCU-5000 group buy people to install his governor. I just downloaded your plans, thanks very much for tackling this. Any chance you could re-post the pictures...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,800
Posted By Thermos
An onboard weather radar would be nice, but I...

An onboard weather radar would be nice, but I don't think it would be compatible with what our airplanes are capable of. I can imagine it leading pilots to tackle weather that they should otherwise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,393
Posted By Thermos
+2, ready for some Spotted Cow!

+2, ready for some Spotted Cow!
Forum: Northeast 05-16-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By Thermos
Thanks all - I have a taker who responded...

Thanks all -

I have a taker who responded off-list and he's supposed to pick the stand up this weekend. If that falls through, I'll let you know ASAP in the order of your posts.

Adam, yes I do...
Forum: Northeast 05-15-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By Thermos
Free to a good home - rolling fuselage stand

Fellow NERV folks -

I'm finally done with my rolling fuselage stand and it's ready to move on to another project...

http://mightyrv.com/?p=3455

If you're interested, feel free to reply here or via...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 89,609
Posted By Thermos
I had the same thought about my built but unflown...

I had the same thought about my built but unflown wings until I saw these words in the SB -

"NOTE: Completion of the modifications in this service bulletin as a preventative measure (prior to cracks...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 317,444
Posted By Thermos
Congrats Chris, and Go Jackets! ;) Dave

Congrats Chris, and Go Jackets! ;)

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Thermos
Yup, that's right...no need for a firewall fuel...

Yup, that's right...no need for a firewall fuel pump with the Andair in the cockpit and a mechanical fuel pump on the engine, so no need for the doubler.

Hope this helps...

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 95,614
Posted By Thermos
Good question, Upperdeck - you beat me to it -...

Good question, Upperdeck - you beat me to it - and an even better answer, Steve. It's very cool to see Garmin work hard to implement dissimilar redundancy in an E-AB product.

It's a good thing I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Thermos
Fly up to KASH!

Fly up to KASH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,441
Posted By Thermos
I have an Andair 62 micron filter upstream of my...

I have an Andair 62 micron filter upstream of my Andair boost pump. Based on information I'd previously received from Mattituck, I hadn't planned on installing another filter after the boost pump but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 54,721
Posted By Thermos
Brian, Apologies for possibly repeating a...

Brian,

Apologies for possibly repeating a question, but pushing an IFR flight plan to the GTN from Garmin Pilot requires *only* the G3X Touch's Connext capability...no Flightstream...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-23-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,179
Posted By Thermos
Another Russian-built aircraft at Tonopah. ...

Another Russian-built aircraft at Tonopah. You're in good company (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4477th_Test_and_Evaluation_Squadron), Vlad! ;)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,069
Posted By Thermos
I'm already envisioning our RV in a picture like...

I'm already envisioning our RV in a picture like this!

Nice to see that the Park Service moved the "Welcome to KFFA, please register" sign so it doesn't interfere with the picture...

Dave
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-20-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,952
Posted By Thermos
RTV on the fuel line fittings...yikes. Scary and...

RTV on the fuel line fittings...yikes. Scary and sobering that a simple mistake can have such catastrophic consequences.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By Thermos
Tom, The section views on Drawings 48 or 49 show...

Tom,

The section views on Drawings 48 or 49 show that the skirts don't overlap the fuselage, but you could probably do it however you want as long as you have the material to ensure a good edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,767
Posted By Thermos
Mike, I think you're the reason why there's no...

Mike,

I think you're the reason why there's no Heady Topper left every time I try to get some in Vermont! :D

Dave
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