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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Aggie78
Walt, That is good gouge and works well with...

Walt,

That is good gouge and works well with folks equipped with the SkyView (like myself) w/r/t to the other "stuff".

I missed that aspect, so thanks for the point out!

Take care,

Rob
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Aggie78
To be clear...that is a one-time only access...

To be clear...that is a one-time only access code. It gets you current until the next update cycle.

$500 is what it will cost you for an annual subscription to keep the GTN current and up-to-date...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By Aggie78
2 days? Maybe only if he doesn't know how to...

2 days?

Maybe only if he doesn't know how to read! If he does, plan on a week...maybe 2? :D

My folks live 30 miles away, and I have been to the museum dozens of times, dating back to when I was a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Aggie78
Walt, I don't know the answer for your specific...

Walt,

I don't know the answer for your specific question, but when I flew with Alex De Dominicis a few years back, I'm pretty sure his RV-7 was equipped with two separate 9-row oil coolers.

He...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Aggie78
Have done Krauseís many times! Plus, itís close...

Have done Krauseís many times! Plus, itís close enough to walk/stagger home when we plan on imbibing!

Also, we are part of a neighborhood group that eats together 2nd Sunday of every month. We...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Aggie78
Howdy, Neighbor! We’ve got a place down in NB,...

Howdy, Neighbor!

We’ve got a place down in NB, over on Santa Clara Ave! Retiring down there in ~2+ years.

We fly into KHYI (got a hail shed from the city to park under) for now until my hangar...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Aggie78
Bring it over to Hicks next time...

Roy may have a bottle; if not he will probably know someone who does.

Iíve run across a fella out here who had one, but canít remember the name at this time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,843
Posted By Aggie78
Interested...

Would make a nice fly out/stopover/tour for our quasi-annual getaway trek out to KSAF that we like to do in the fall...

Obviously...(like everyone else)...life/family/work schedule...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,294
Posted By Aggie78
https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation-All/n-7wJG55/O...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation-All/n-7wJG55/OSH-2018/i-v75zHdG/0/acc37a5a/XL/IMG_20180722_165704-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Aviation-All/n-7wJG55/OSH-2018/i-ZDj5dtc/0/106e4be4/XL/IMG_2018...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,147
Posted By Aggie78
I have been caught in the 36 conga line for over...

I have been caught in the 36 conga line for over an hour (last year when the C-5 departed and brought everything to a halt while it got pushed out/back taxied/took off on 36).

This year, same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Aggie78
Congrats to Team Aural AOA!

A big shout out for Mike (Vac) Vaccaro and his team that were one of the 5 finalists for the Founderís Innovation Prize....tonight at AirVenture was the last phase of the competition (shark tank...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,641
Posted By Aggie78
Any update out there for the GTN6xx?

I updated to software version 6.41 last year sometime...

A quick search of the web is not helping me discover if there’s something later out there than that for my GTN625.

If there is, can I sneak...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,530
Posted By Aggie78
Thread-appropriate music....

As we all make our "beer run" up to OSH for Sunday's soiree...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1vRvW3QUys
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,698
Posted By Aggie78
Aero Cosmetics Wash/Wax All

https://www.amazon.com/Aero-Cosmetics-Waterless-Aircraft-Motorcycle/dp/B00X04JRMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530503628&sr=8-1&keywords=wash+wax+all+-+aero+cosmetics+waterless+wash

I use this stuff,...
Forum: Southeast 06-29-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Aggie78
KLHW

I flew into LHW last year when we met up with my folks to tour Savannah and was treated great....reasonable fuel costs, and they stashed me in a almost-new huge hangar that I was the only occupant...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,439
Posted By Aggie78
Replacement Hangers

After I discovered a couple of broken ones, I sourced new ones from the folks up at Vetterman, who have designed a thicker, more robust set.

Approximately 100 hours since Iíve replaced them all with...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-14-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,910
Posted By Aggie78
Jealous...

Would love to attend this!

Was at Carroll County for nearly a week last month attending a wedding! While the wedding was nice...I'd have much rather had a little time out and gotten to hang with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,835
Posted By Aggie78
Welcome!

Joe,

C'mon up to Hicks sometime and I'll buy you (or, let you buy me!) lunch at The Beacon.

Quite a few of us AA types slumming up here....

Rob
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By Aggie78
Email sent...

Email sent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,649
Posted By Aggie78
Iíd like to echo...

The comments made by Ed, Dan and Walt upthread...

Less is more.

Simpler is better.

The builder of my RV-7 put a set of Infinity grips on them and every button or switch has a function...starter,...
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,574
Posted By Aggie78
Fentress Airpark-XS90

Located outside of San Marcos, Texas in Caldwell County. About 25 minutes (tollway) to Austin, 15 minutes to San Marcos, 40 minutes to San...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,129
Posted By Aggie78
Al, I agree! In fact, when not flying the RV I...

Al, I agree!

In fact, when not flying the RV I throw one in my suitcase and take it with me during my airline trips. Most every layover we have stays in a high-rise hotel in a 3rd world...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,141
Posted By Aggie78
State Form

Get your seller (a little after the fact, now) to sign this State form:

https://comptroller.texas.gov/forms/01-917.pdf

Itís a statement of occasional sale, no tax will be due.

I bought mine out of...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,129
Posted By Aggie78
Smoke Hoods

Smoke in the cockpit is one of my biggest concerns...I have had it happen before in a Transport Category aircraft (fire broke out behind engineerís panel) and it filled the cockpit with smoke so fast...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-14-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,387
Posted By Aggie78
A Thousand Years Ago...

When I was a young T-38 IP up there (1980-83 timeframe) the base had an aero club with a few 172's (actually old T-41's) some 150's and a Beech Sierra.

Is the club still operating? If so, you might...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By Aggie78
Guys, Thanks for the gouge, much appreciated! I...

Guys,

Thanks for the gouge, much appreciated!

I am leaning towards DMW as it just sounds like a little less headache dealing with the FBO/airspace down by FDK.

I do plan on taking the SFRA course...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By Aggie78
West Baltimore Airport Gouge Requested

Howdy Folks,

We have a wedding weíre flying up to in early May and looking for a place to bed down the RV thatís GA friendly and priced reasonably.

Wedding location is the west side of Baltimore...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,427
Posted By Aggie78
Some help found here...

A few articles on the subject by A&P IA/writer Mike Busch found...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-21-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,596
Posted By Aggie78
And...if you buy used, make sure to send them in...

And...if you buy used, make sure to send them in to Brad if they don't have the latest software upgrade.

Very important that the latest version is installed.

I'll echo the other comments; easy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,272
Posted By Aggie78
I had a post on that thread also (#2) and updated...

I had a post on that thread also (#2) and updated the links from my old Photo Bucket account to Google Photos where they reside now...haven't figured out a way to post them, but it appears the links...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,794
Posted By Aggie78
Hereís a very good article on Pre-Ignition

Put up by Mike Busch:

https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2015/04/13/destroy-your-engine/

If you go to the article, good pictures of engine damage and flight recorder screenshots to go along with Mikeís...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,723
Posted By Aggie78
71 lbs. IO-360 M1B, CS, Full glass, heavy...

71 lbs.

IO-360 M1B, CS, Full glass, heavy paint/interior, vac pad b/u alternator, Odyssey battery on firewall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By Aggie78
Here's a source of ready-to-go stiffeners

I used 'em...worked great!

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146750
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Aggie78
Switching tanks...

I use the aux pump to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fuel under positive pressure when switching from one tank to the other.

The drill goes something like: Boost pump-ON; Note fuel pressure rise;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,450
Posted By Aggie78
Jackpoint Insert

The folks at Anti Splat Aero have a Grade 8 jackpoint threaded insert that I've found works well and doesn't break the bank:

https://antisplataero.com/products/quality-jack-points
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By Aggie78
IFR MEL (Minimum Equipment List)

Autopilot req'd.

I won't fly single pilot IFR in an RV without it. Too many ways in a quick-handling type of aircraft like the RV is to get into an unusual attitude without it.

No autopilot? No...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,677
Posted By Aggie78
I agree with you. There is also risk introduced...

I agree with you.

There is also risk introduced when doing any kind of maintenance, and I prefer not to touch a system that is operating within limits or is under its useful life span.

This is a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By Aggie78
Museum..

Wednesday, the forecast looked pretty crummy, so off the the EAA museum we went for my first-ever visit to the place.

Serendipity delivered us there just as the skies opened, and I happily spent the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,518
Posted By Aggie78
Time had better fly.... I'm suffering casualties...

Time had better fly.... I'm suffering casualties before the kickoff of the event.

My six pack is down to a fiver...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By Aggie78
Wilco. I think we're leaving early Saturday...

Wilco.

I think we're leaving early Saturday morning, shooting to arrive at OSH before/between/after when the mass gaggles arrive... exact timing driven by the situation... weather, etc.

See ya up...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,211
Posted By Aggie78
Late last year, I did the new seat/sheepskin...

Late last year, I did the new seat/sheepskin upgrade from Cleveland over the faux leather from another purveyor that came with the bird...figger'ed if that was good enough for the day job (airline...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-13-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By Aggie78
Hi John! I will definitely look for you up...

Hi John!

I will definitely look for you up there! Safe travels on the way!

And the sofa is cleaning up purty good for my "hangar crib"...thanks for the swag!

Swing by 707 for a beer...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-13-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By Aggie78
I'm going, probably flying 2-ship up with Roy...

I'm going, probably flying 2-ship up with Roy Geer in his RV-8.

Leaving the 22nd, stay till Thursday or Friday, depending on wx...

In the dorm over at UWO...my days of tent camping ended when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By Aggie78
Some info that might be a help found...

Some info that might be a help found here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148846

Bummer, and good luck snaking it outta there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,815
Posted By Aggie78
Great upgrade report!

You will really enjoy the extra capability, Sid, not just on "fer-shor" solid IFR days, but on those days when it's kinda scuzzy marginal VFR-ish...I was losing more than a few trips due to those...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By Aggie78
Verbiage that has preceded many unexpected,...

Verbiage that has preceded many unexpected, unintended and usually regretted outcomes.

For my fellow Southerner's, another way of saying "Hold my beer and watch this...."
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,843
Posted By Aggie78
Savvy Analysis

Engine monitor with download capability?

You might consider signing up for their pay service, they have an analytics program called "failing exhaust valve analysis" or FEVA that has a very good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,781
Posted By Aggie78
Exactly what I have for the Missus...works good,...

Exactly what I have for the Missus...works good, complaints waaaay down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,529
Posted By Aggie78
Question about a TG-10 Heater Box

Fully pulling the control cable on my heater leaves me with ~1/4" gap from fully "Open" on the air blocker door in the heater box....

Will air loads push it closed the rest of the way, or must I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By Aggie78
Can't remember if it was last year or year...

Can't remember if it was last year or year before...ACS had free shipping from AirVenture...

Many other merchants do as well...

I bought a case and had it sent home...showed up about the same time...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By Aggie78
Very old tech solution...

Duct tape on the inside of the fairing, just a piece every few inches or so between the rubber and metal to hold it in place and keep it from pulling out...

Worked better than any adhesives I've...
Forum: Safety 06-15-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,589
Posted By Aggie78
Bumping this back to life again...

Because I'm still trying to get the opinion of folks who have done a lot of overwater/back country flying on the Land-Shark survival bag found here:

https://www.land-shark.com/

I'm looking for a...
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,880
Posted By Aggie78
I gave up on British motorcars....

When my brother-in-law's old Triumph Spitfire quit running once, I seemed to recall that the fix was buying a new taillight bulb.

Seems the ground for the ignition circuit was somehow wired through...
Forum: Safety 06-13-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,589
Posted By Aggie78
Bumping this old thread up...

I'm getting a land/limited overwater equipment kit together, and this post caught my eye, especially the comments regarding life rafts.

Any thoughts on the use of something like this for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By Aggie78
So many reasons why...

We put up with all the things we do and obstacles we overcome to finally get airborne are revealed in your video.

Gorgeous scenery, perfect music. Really well done.

A reminder too...God does great...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,202
Posted By Aggie78
This looks like a great day trip!

Any comments on things to do/see/eat at nearby Beaver Island?

I was thinking a visit or overnight stay at Beaver Island combined with a day trip/picnic over to North Fox would be a fun...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By Aggie78
Ping us down here at Hicks...

Sid,

Let me know when you guys are heading to Hard 8 or up to Cedar Mills sometime...usually we can get a posse of Hicksonian's to do a burger/BBQ run with enough heads up.

Have also had the tuna...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,805
Posted By Aggie78
Those Pelican's Perch articles are really...

Those Pelican's Perch articles are really chock-full of good info...

Relevant to this thread, I copied this nugget:

Our POHs instruct us to use full-rich for takeoff. The extraordinarily rich...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-02-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Aggie78
What it looked like a few years ago....

Great documentary of a fighter squadron based in Corsica during WW2 can be found here:

http://iloveww2warbirds.com/thunderbolt-documentary-of-p-47-squadron-film/

I watched it also on Netflix the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By Aggie78
Dual 10" Skyviews with 2 ADHRS, Primary and...

Dual 10" Skyviews with 2 ADHRS, Primary and Standby, both with backup batteries.

Backing that up is a Dynon D6 tied into the pitot/static system, also with a backup battery installed.

B&C backup...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,773
Posted By Aggie78
Scheduling Conflict?

With the 2017 HBC Beer Social?

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148715

Looks like they're both Sunday afternoon?

Not that the Beer-thingy in HBC wrapped up early last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Aggie78
Post #17 in this thread may be of some...

Post #17 in this thread may be of some help:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=81212&page=2
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