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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By sprucemoose
Not old Sam. Classic.

Not old Sam. Classic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By sprucemoose
You could easily do that, as long as you don't...

You could easily do that, as long as you don't drill the attach holes that connect the HS/ VS spars to the fuselage. If you do drill them, it is doable but much more difficult.

Go ahead and build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By sprucemoose
There was never a non-prepunched -8 tail kit. ...

There was never a non-prepunched -8 tail kit. The early -8 tails were the same as the later -6 tails (with the 020 rudder skins) and those were pre-punched.

It is important to note that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By sprucemoose
No. The scores are all kept secret and the...

No. The scores are all kept secret and the scoring sheets are destroyed after the show.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,074
Posted By sprucemoose
Well, how would you propose we do that, if...

Well, how would you propose we do that, if different from the status quo?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By sprucemoose
I wish I had taken more photos while at Oshkosh. ...

I wish I had taken more photos while at Oshkosh. I'm hoping someone else might have a photo they can post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,074
Posted By sprucemoose
As the north 40 was filling up, some of the...

As the north 40 was filling up, some of the overflow was directed to homebuilt and Vintage camping rather than sent to Fond du Lac. That explains what you were seeing. This has been happening at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By sprucemoose
Thanks Bill, it was quite an honor. Im about to...

Thanks Bill, it was quite an honor. Im about to leave Oshkosh and head home- I found room in my truck so I wont have to mail it. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,074
Posted By sprucemoose
Sorry Bill but no. The intersection guys are good...

Sorry Bill but no. The intersection guys are good at sorting those things out, and if they miss it my crew will catch it.

As for the lone 180 out on the island, hes been here since last Thursday....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By sprucemoose
8PM. The NOTAM goes into effect Friday so the...

8PM. The NOTAM goes into effect Friday so the airport closes at 8PM. Or as we call it, Miller Time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By sprucemoose
HBC will be open on Thursday and ready for you. ...

HBC will be open on Thursday and ready for you. You should have your HBC (not HBP) sign ready as there will be some of us working on the flightline, but not the full compliment. Just tell the tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By sprucemoose
Well, there is a post office on the north side...

Well, there is a post office on the north side of the airport on the N40 bus line. I dont imagine that they close during the convention. Might be worth looking into.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By sprucemoose
Keep in mind that the floor of Volk East is 8000...

Keep in mind that the floor of Volk East is 8000 MSL. Even the high Ripon approach is well below that.
Forum: Safety 07-12-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 63,007
Posted By sprucemoose
2018 thread bump

With Oshkosh just a couple of weeks away it is time to bump this old thread once again. Especially if it your first time flying in, please go back to page 1 and start reading.

I look forward to...
Forum: Midwest 07-03-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By sprucemoose
I wasn’t aware but I will get ahold of Fred. The...

I wasn’t aware but I will get ahold of Fred. The webinars are mostly geared towards North 40 GAC camping. The showplane areas like HBC do things a little differently- for example we never close to...
Forum: Midwest 07-03-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By sprucemoose
The campsite pass needs to remain on the camping...

The campsite pass needs to remain on the camping unit (tent) or it is no longer a valid campsite and could be cleared out. You can take the vehicle pass with you if you like, but nobody is going to...
Forum: Midwest 06-27-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By sprucemoose
Easiest way is to write your row # below the HBC....

Easiest way is to write your row # below the HBC. If you make a new sign, be sure to show the HBC sign to all the flag men and save the new one until you get picked up by a biker. The flag men out on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-06-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By sprucemoose
Congratulations and well done. What is your kit...

Congratulations and well done. What is your kit number? Great to see 6s still being completed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By sprucemoose
Like most days, it depends on the time of day...

Like most days, it depends on the time of day mostly, along with other factors like the weather. Sunday has become a heavy departure day the last few years as more and more folks stick around for...
Forum: Safety 05-02-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,701
Posted By sprucemoose
This one actually combines two issues in one. ...

This one actually combines two issues in one. Too bad this AC missed the boat on eliminating the word "experimental" from non-tower radio use completely.

I will respectfully disagree with the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,462
Posted By sprucemoose
You can come on Thursday or Friday if you like,...

You can come on Thursday or Friday if you like, that won't be any problem. Usually by Friday we have things completely set up and are ready to handle arrivals, but we also take in the early bird...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By sprucemoose
I understand how this would work but I am curious...

I understand how this would work but I am curious why you did it? What would this accomplish that the stock set-up would not? It would seem to restrict the amount of airflow coming in, so what is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By sprucemoose
Hello Rich, I supervise the volunteers in the...

Hello Rich,

I supervise the volunteers in the homebuilt parking area. If you are arriving Thursday or Friday you'll be among the early arrivals. We start parking on the east edge of Area 51, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By sprucemoose
I can't speak to the reliability in low temps but...

I can't speak to the reliability in low temps but I've used mine for 2 seasons now in a hangar that stays around 40F. It has been very reliable at that temp. I'm quite happy with it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By sprucemoose
It boots on power application.

It boots on power application.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By sprucemoose
Sounds like excessive wear on the steering arm,...

Sounds like excessive wear on the steering arm, specifically the slot that the locking pin rides in. It only takes a few thou of wear to cause this behavior. Fortunately they are cheap (around $25)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,365
Posted By sprucemoose
I'm with you on this. The OP was keeping speed...

I'm with you on this. The OP was keeping speed up at an airliner-type airport, which is certainly prudent in that environment (and requested by ATC.) Blasting into a GA-airport at cruise speed is...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,321
Posted By sprucemoose
Probably. Doing so might make your eventual...

Probably. Doing so might make your eventual egress easier... or it might prevent you from egressing at all if you are knocked unconscious because you sacrificed the protection afforded by a closed...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,321
Posted By sprucemoose
I've been following this debate since I started...

I've been following this debate since I started building my -6 nearly 20 years ago. In all that time, this is probably the first time I've heard someone make the case that visibility is better in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By sprucemoose
Congratulations and well done! My s/n is 40 away...

Congratulations and well done! My s/n is 40 away from yours- good to see the old -6s still getting completed. You'll love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By sprucemoose
You did say this was retrofitting an existing...

You did say this was retrofitting an existing hangar so that's a factor. New construction- no doubt I'd go in-floor heat but that's not your option. Modine is the easiest install. I also put in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By sprucemoose
Hint: buy local. Less obtuse answer: Racine is...

Hint: buy local.

Less obtuse answer: Racine is the home of Modine Manufacturing. You can't go wrong with a Hot Dawg forced air heater. You didn't mention any specifics about size, insulation, etc....
Forum: COMM 11-01-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,909
Posted By sprucemoose
Would you perform this adjustment on the ground...

Would you perform this adjustment on the ground (engine off) or in flight? Or does it make a difference.

I have a V6 in a very high-noise open cockpit and am still trying to tweak the settings.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-13-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By sprucemoose
I have one installed on a non-RV homebuilt. I...

I have one installed on a non-RV homebuilt. I only have about 10 hours on it but so far I like it. Feel free to PM or email with any specific questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,165
Posted By sprucemoose
That is ballast- 120 lbs worth. It is not needed...

That is ballast- 120 lbs worth. It is not needed but for the first flight I wanted to get the CG close to the middle of the range. I will expand the CG envelope slowly during phase 1 testing.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,165
Posted By sprucemoose
Surely you jest. I'll be happy if I can still...

Surely you jest. I'll be happy if I can still fly it in November. That's why I have two airplanes- one with a bubble canopy and dual heat muffs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,165
Posted By sprucemoose
Thanks Sam. The Lycon pistons and C90 cam make it...

Thanks Sam. The Lycon pistons and C90 cam make it really perform. I get 2600 static and about that on climb but can throttle way back for a comfortable cruising speed of 65-70. Ed Sterba nailed it on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,165
Posted By sprucemoose
I don't know but if I ever catch him with my...

I don't know but if I ever catch him with my wife, there's going to be trouble.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,165
Posted By sprucemoose
Non-RV first flight report

This is not a report of an RV first flight but Doug has given it his blessing. After nearly nine years, thousands of hours and a few cubic kilodollars, my RLU-1 project, more commonly known as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,103
Posted By sprucemoose
Oshkosh Homebuilt Camping time lapse

One of my fellow Oshkosh volunteers shot this time lapse video of HBC. An entire week is into 18 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW1ANf7GzEU
Forum: Safety 08-09-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,225
Posted By sprucemoose
Other than the cone, the airbox looks pretty...

Other than the cone, the airbox looks pretty standard. The filter is not designed to be attached to the carb, but to rest in the airbox as pictured.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,811
Posted By sprucemoose
Plenty of space as folks are starting to leave.

Plenty of space as folks are starting to leave.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,811
Posted By sprucemoose
Yes....

Yes.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=151690
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By sprucemoose
You are correct. Tomorrow it is still just sleepy...

You are correct. Tomorrow it is still just sleepy old Oshkosh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By sprucemoose
No....

No.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1183157&postcount=7

Pardon brevity, posting from my phone.
Forum: Safety 07-13-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 63,007
Posted By sprucemoose
2017 Thread Bump

Alright all, listen up. This is my annual bump of this thread to the top of everyone's feed. I do this every year, but this time it is even more important after the fiasco that was 2016. Go back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Posted By sprucemoose
That goes back a ways, before there was a...

That goes back a ways, before there was a dedicated homebuilt camping and everybody went to "showplane camping." Had to be at least 20 years ago.

You can always show a VAC sign and hope for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Posted By sprucemoose
This is not really accurate and could be...

This is not really accurate and could be misleading to newcomers. You might have gotten a spot there based on arriving early enough or knowing someone, but for the masses they'll be parked where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By sprucemoose
If you are going to use something like this,...

If you are going to use something like this, please be sure to set it up so that it does not block the taxiway lanes on either side of your airplane. It really needs to remain within the airplane's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,426
Posted By sprucemoose
Yes, by Wednesday things will start thinning out...

Yes, by Wednesday things will start thinning out (departures outpacing arrivals.). You'll have no trouble getting a spot, and possibly quite a good one. Just depends on what opens up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By sprucemoose
Parking is free. You only pay if you're camping...

Parking is free. You only pay if you're camping with the plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,426
Posted By sprucemoose
Robert, We start parking the HBP section from...

Robert,

We start parking the HBP section from the east and work west, while HBC starts west and works towards the east. The RV section of HBP (Area 51) starts just west of Eide Rd, and by Friday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By sprucemoose
Can't answer for N40 but in homebuilt our early...

Can't answer for N40 but in homebuilt our early arrival crew is there the weekend before opening weekend. Any time during the week before, by Wednesday we have rows set up and are ready.

Of course,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,426
Posted By sprucemoose
We tried that for a few years but we've moved...

We tried that for a few years but we've moved away from it for a couple of reasons. The biggest one is the relocation of the camping facilities, which erased the distinction between "in the back"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By sprucemoose
I'm not flying with it yet but I installed one in...

I'm not flying with it yet but I installed one in a non-RV homebuilt recently. A friend has a full MGL panel in his -10 and likes it, including the Xtreme as a backup to the larger screens. My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By sprucemoose
False. Spotted Cow is not permitted in MN.

False. Spotted Cow is not permitted in MN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,189
Posted By sprucemoose
Thanks. That makes the most sense given the 3...

Thanks. That makes the most sense given the 3 wires but sans documentation I'm left guessing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,189
Posted By sprucemoose
Does the Kavlico output ohms like the VDO or is...

Does the Kavlico output ohms like the VDO or is it a volts or amps output? The 3 wire configuration has me wondering and I cannot find any documentation.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-12-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,399
Posted By sprucemoose
Not at all, but there does come a time in every...

Not at all, but there does come a time in every such case where the greater good rests in the value to the pilot community in learning from the mistakes of others. In the hours/ days following an...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,875
Posted By sprucemoose
A hotel just came up in this thread....

A hotel just came up in this thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=149203
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By sprucemoose
He did say it's a it of a drive. It's on the...

He did say it's a it of a drive.

It's on the east side of Appleton, maybe 30 minute drive to Oshkosh.

And it's actually spelled Kaukauna.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,160
Posted By sprucemoose
Nah, didn't run my day, but did cause me to do...

Nah, didn't run my day, but did cause me to do more research. You are of course right about the tin plated vs. zinc plated sleeves. My apologies to Snopercod as well- that's what I get for posting...
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