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Forum: Engine Monitors 09-27-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Mark Albery
Assuming the geometry of the capacitance plate...

Assuming the geometry of the capacitance plate hasn't changed, then the capacitance being measured will be a function of fuel level and the fuel's dielectric property.

Have you put motor fuel in?...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Mark Albery
Compton EAA has a Chapter hangar...

Compton EAA has a Chapter hangar (https://www.96.eaachapter.org/hangarspace.htm).

May be worth a call to see if space is available. Very close to Long Beach.
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mark Albery
I used to fly regularly and payed just an annual...

I used to fly regularly and payed just an annual membership ($150 IIRC).

I had no problems with a tailwheel RV, but if you have to park outside of the paved area, it's best to push on and off by...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mark Albery
I use this one...

I use this one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EW1ZNC).

It's nominally 2X, but with an inset 5X lens, which I find quite useful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Mark Albery
I've used Skyview...

I've used Skyview (http://www.skyviewaviation.com/aircraft-relocation.html) out of Tracy CA.

They seemed to do a good job of packing into the container and shipped out of Oakland.

There seems to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,568
Posted By Mark Albery
But for controllers..... "Blue and White RV over...

But for controllers.....

"Blue and White RV over Fisk, rock your wings!...";);)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,751
Posted By Mark Albery
It seems a little bit of a grey area. They have...

It seems a little bit of a grey area.

They have a pilot function for which they must be qualified.

A safety pilot on a simulated IMC flight can legitimately log the time in that function as PIC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,751
Posted By Mark Albery
To raise an old topic: I've read AC90-116...

To raise an old topic:

I've read AC90-116 thoroughly, but it doesn't answer one question.

Is the observer pilot required to log their pilot function time in their pilot log book?

My interest is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By Mark Albery
I bought a set of these...

I bought a set of these (https://www.ebay.com/itm/440lbs-660lbs-Digital-LCD-AC-Floor-Bench-Scale-Postal-Platform-Shipping-USA-OY-/272752427507?var=&hash=item3f814fc1f3)

They've proven to be pretty...
Forum: California 09-18-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Mark Albery
I've heard people recommend Mickey Holton at...

I've heard people recommend Mickey Holton at Torrance (310-325 6169) with his green Citabria.

No personal experience with him, but used to see it flying regularly when I was based at Hawthorne.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,523
Posted By Mark Albery
Steve, You forgot Brian & Sylvia Foster...

Steve,

You forgot Brian & Sylvia Foster (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/amazing-around-the-world-adventure-for-couple-who-built-their-own-plane-1-5368758)
Maybe not solo, but neither were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,678
Posted By Mark Albery
Look what Ken Krueger did with the Vashon Ranger....

Look what Ken Krueger did with the Vashon Ranger. That has a lot of Vans influence. I'm sure that with the Vans collective skill, knowledge and reputation, they could come up with a compelling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By Mark Albery
One thing to check is if there are individual...

One thing to check is if there are individual reservoirs on the master cylinders. That is a popular mod as it eliminates a potential source of fluid leaking.

If so, then you could find that moving...
Forum: International 08-08-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mark Albery
Kind of! They call it Machine Mart...

Kind of! They call it Machine Mart (https://www.machinemart.co.uk/)

It may be worth a call to HMRC to see if there are any options like getting it classified as a temporary import. Potentially you...
Forum: International 08-07-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By Mark Albery
There is a VAT exemption for personal effects...

There is a VAT exemption for personal effects imported on change of residence to the UK.

But, to qualify, you must have owned the items outside of the UK for at least six months and you can not...
Forum: COMM 07-15-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mark Albery
I have the adapters unused if you need them (2...

I have the adapters unused if you need them (2 sets). I had my panel cut to the basic template.

Available after Oshkosh, or I can bring them to OSH.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mark Albery
The standard kit is all match hole cut and can be...

The standard kit is all match hole cut and can be cleco'd together out of the box (that still leaves final drilling, deburring, dimpling, priming and riveting).

The quick build has the wing and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mark Albery
Shipping to the UK will be a lot less for a...

Shipping to the UK will be a lot less for a standard kit and availability will usually be better.
No jigs or fixtures other than the support frame for the wing which is quite quick and easy to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,040
Posted By Mark Albery
Oil leaves the engine through either the...

Oil leaves the engine through either the breather, piston rings or valve guides if not through leaks which should be easier to spot.

So you shouldn't see a step change in oil consumption when you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,523
Posted By Mark Albery
From a facebook post by his support agents:

From a facebook post by his support agents:
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,765
Posted By Mark Albery
Try talking to Gallagher or Falcon agencies. They...

Try talking to Gallagher or Falcon agencies. They are both popular in the experimental community and could find you a better quote.

An initial high quote may come down a lot after the first year...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,922
Posted By Mark Albery
Typical empty weights are nearer 1000 lbs for the...

Typical empty weights are nearer 1000 lbs for the -4 and 1100 lbs for the -8 averagely equipped. So aerobatic payloads are more like 375 lb and 500 lb respectively (assuming -1 wing).

The best...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-21-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,523
Posted By Mark Albery
In which case it's whisky, not whiskey ;) But...

In which case it's whisky, not whiskey ;)

But well deserved either way.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-21-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,523
Posted By Mark Albery
Irish whiskey! Sacrilege! It should be a wee dram...

Irish whiskey! Sacrilege! It should be a wee dram of Old Poulteney! Wick's finest.

But that aside, very well done on reaching the first big milestone.

I look forward to reading about the onward...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,892
Posted By Mark Albery
The Azores is fine as a winter or bad weather...

The Azores is fine as a winter or bad weather alternative if you have the range and equipment including reserves. Several aircraft have crashed into the only mountain in the middle of the North...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By Mark Albery
In the UK Silmid ...

In the UK Silmid (https://www.silmid.com/sealants/polysulphide-sealants/)is a major supplier with a good selection of PRC sealants.

I suspect there are other suppliers in Europe as it is commonly...
Forum: California 06-14-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By Mark Albery
CA Use tax on new E/AB

I'm getting close to completing the 'other' project and know that the CDTFA will want their pound of flesh.

I found the form online for paying use tax, but it asks for a date of purchase and price...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-10-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,679
Posted By Mark Albery
Airspeed errors are more often due to static...

Airspeed errors are more often due to static issues rather than pitot.

A relatively easy check on the pitot is to make a manometer attached to the pitot head from clear tubing. A bit tricky with a...
Forum: California 06-05-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By Mark Albery
I recently used Danny McGehee when I re-imported...

I recently used Danny McGehee when I re-imported my RV-8.

Very satisfied. I'd certainly be happy to use him again.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,523
Posted By Mark Albery
It looks like you've proven the aircraft and...

It looks like you've proven the aircraft and pilot's endurance. That was a good 'hop' from SF Bay to Oshkosh.

I'd recommend the Inuk Hostel to stay in Nuuk if you need somewhere. Great host an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,480
Posted By Mark Albery
Just like this one...

Just like this one (https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Aero-Siemens-and-FlyEco-Show-Off-Hybrid-230712-1.html) shown at Friedrichshafen.
Forum: International 05-19-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mark Albery
Paddy, Check this out...

Paddy,

Check this out (https://eplica.samgongustofa.is/media/flug/VFR-GUIDE_22.3.2018.pdf) for Iceland. They say no special permission required for homebuilts, but check Iceland AIP GEN 1.2.

The...
Forum: International 05-18-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mark Albery
Most of the information that you want will be in...

Most of the information that you want will be in the Irish AIP.

You can register free with Eurocontrol (https://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/publicuser/public/pu/login.do), select 'enter applications',...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By Mark Albery
Hi Rogier, You don't need much for cold weather...

Hi Rogier,

You don't need much for cold weather protection, but rain is quite probable and maybe gusty winds.

Tie-down stakes for the RV (you could buy some there from the vendors).

Lots of gallon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,638
Posted By Mark Albery
Almost correct. ICAO don't have rules, they just...

Almost correct.
ICAO don't have rules, they just have standards and recommended practices.
Member states can vary from those SARPs, but they publish their differences from ICAO in the national...
Forum: California 05-07-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By Mark Albery
I'm at Hayward, which is one of the cheaper of...

I'm at Hayward, which is one of the cheaper of the Bay area airports.

There are waiting lists for all types of city-ownedhangars, but none less than 6-12 months.

There are some private box hangars...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mark Albery
I have previously contacted the factory to...

I have previously contacted the factory to confirm my RV-8 had a -1 variant wing.

The changeover happened in 2000, so if your kit was shipped after that time it will be a -1 with 1600lb aerobatic...
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mark Albery
Van's at Mojave Experimental Fly-in 4/21

They have announced that Rian Johnson from Van's (https://www.facebook.com/events/489607664767589/507933549601667/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1524062956661605) will be at Mojave for...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Mark Albery
I've only ever stopped there for gas, but it does...

I've only ever stopped there for gas, but it does seem to be in Uber coverage about $10-15 to the city centre.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-06-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,744
Posted By Mark Albery
You're not wrong! See FAR 91.225...

You're not wrong! See FAR 91.225 (https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?node=14:2.0.1.3.10#se14.2.91_1225) (f).
Forum: California 04-03-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Mark Albery
Hi Mike, I'm just over the Bay at Hayward. We...

Hi Mike,

I'm just over the Bay at Hayward. We have quite a few RVs on the field and plenty of other interesting stuff. You're not far from San Carlos, Reid-Hillview and San Jose too.

I'll likely be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By Mark Albery
Just display the "HBC" sign when you land and you...

Just display the "HBC" sign when you land and you will be marshaled to the right location. A good chance that you'll then be immediately greeted and handed a cold beer!

The registration car will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By Mark Albery
I'm not heading out this year, but the HBC area...

I'm not heading out this year, but the HBC area is one of the best things about SnF.
.
Almost certainly the Smith family will have the tent set up with tables and seating. A kitty system pays for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,638
Posted By Mark Albery
They were covered just to give a plain background...

They were covered just to give a plain background to the N number.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,638
Posted By Mark Albery
I used the Sporty's numbers and a roll of blue...

I used the Sporty's numbers and a roll of blue vinyl to cover up the star and bars underneath. It made peeling off easy too:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8133/8746285665_06a48ce005_b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By Mark Albery
Hi Rogier, Congratulations on the RV-8! I look...

Hi Rogier,

Congratulations on the RV-8! I look forward to seeing you and the -8 - maybe Oshkosh?

Most likely the first maintenance will be cowls off for the next oil change and general 50 hour...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,032
Posted By Mark Albery
Just got mine, so I agree! I have a 20*16 of that...

Just got mine, so I agree!
I have a 20*16 of that on my lounge wall.
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,747
Posted By Mark Albery
It's sometimes possible to get a straight pull on...

It's sometimes possible to get a straight pull on a Cherry rivet with the puller angled over slightly by using a wedge/shim. like the one that Cleaveland sell....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By Mark Albery
Dave, Yes I have got new wheel fairings, but not...

Dave,

Yes I have got new wheel fairings, but not fitted yet.

I used my thumb as the clearance gauge.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,006
Posted By Mark Albery
If you're heading to 4 corners, it wouldn't be...

If you're heading to 4 corners, it wouldn't be much further to land at Cortez and do a bit of exploring in the Mesa Verde.

I stopped off there earlier this year on the way to SnF. Well worth the...
Forum: California 11-01-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Mark Albery
Another vote for John Rutkosky, Precision Static...

Another vote for John Rutkosky, Precision Static Testing at LVK.
He's regularly on site at most of the Bay area airports usually doing several tests at each.

I just daisy chain a combination lock on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Mark Albery
Correct. The official ICAO type designator...

Correct.
The official ICAO type designator (https://www.icao.int/publications/DOC8643/Pages/Search.aspx) is RV6
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-24-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,335
Posted By Mark Albery
A promotional video is now on Facebook...

A promotional video is now on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheFerryPilotdotcom/videos/883942051769865/) with some nice clips from our trip earlier this year.

Several people have contacted me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By Mark Albery
I thought I hadn't seen any meteorites, then had...

I thought I hadn't seen any meteorites, then had a closer look at my photos and realised how many I had missed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By Mark Albery
Great to meet up again and beautiful weather. A...

Great to meet up again and beautiful weather.

A few pictures:
If you can't see the pictures try here (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FX21X75J08ayKCTy1)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By Mark Albery
It should be a great night for viewing the...

It should be a great night for viewing the Orionid meteor shower; moonless night sky and clear dry air. I'll bring camera and (mini) tripod.

See you all tomorrow!
Forum: Autopilots 10-03-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Mark Albery
Joe, Thanks for finding that. I've ordered one...

Joe,

Thanks for finding that. I've ordered one of those.

Digi-Key has such a vast catalogue that I failed to home in on the right part. I guessed it would be there somewhere!
Forum: Autopilots 10-03-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Mark Albery
Altrack control switch

I have the TruTrack Altrack altitude hold in my RV-8, but the LED in the control switch has failed.

TruTrack no longer support this AP, so I'm looking for a replacement.
It has two terminals for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Mark Albery
4.2A is just the Com side. Nav can draw another...

4.2A is just the Com side. Nav can draw another 1.2Aa.

Maybe a 7.5 CB would work. I'll have a look at my installation to see what was used.
Forum: International 09-19-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Mark Albery
There are over 300 RVs flying in the UK...

There are over 300 RVs flying in the UK (https://www.rvuk.co.uk/viewpage.php?page_id=2) and quite a few more in Ireland.

Tell us a little bit more about where you're travelling and you will probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By Mark Albery
It's in my diary!

It's in my diary!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-11-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By Mark Albery
I'll be driving up from the Bay. Can do a...

I'll be driving up from the Bay. Can do a post-party shuttle to Reno if anyone is in need.
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