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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...Going in with the mind set that "there is something wrong with this plane and they are going to look until they find it"..."

That is called a "Witch Hunt"...

...and usually will result in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree

I would add that an "Inspector" that has little or no experience with Experimental aircraft, may not be the best person to inspect one...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By rocketman1988
some times

"...The degree gets you in the door..."

Yeah, not always...hence the numerous posts above...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, I do...

Yes, I think, based on my experience, the ME degree is desirable to a larger market of businesses...

When the space industry imploded after Challenger, I sent letters to many companies outside of...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

I had a plant trip/CJO to one of the big GA companies in Wichita...

One of the interview questions was, "Where do you see yourself in this company?"

I answered, "Conceptual Design".

The...
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By rocketman1988
.02

This discussion hits close to home; I too, was bore sighted on everything SPACE. Everything I did to get my degree was space oriented. I had dreams of working on the Shuttle program and was well on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and it's all or nothing; you have to mix the WHOLE tube at once and whatever is not used, goes to waste...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By rocketman1988
Try this

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mr+label+wire+flag&ref=is_s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By rocketman1988
Or...

Use torx screws, they don’t cam out and they are available in #6 size...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...but there is plenty of area in the middle that is just the thin web that presumably is not carrying any load for the wing..."


TLAR engineering is not advised here...call Van's; as has been...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By rocketman1988
Ice

Well, I can tell you an acquaintance got into icing conditions in a C182 in northern Wisconsin. It took full throttle to maintain a descent rate for landing. He made the landing, barely. There was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By rocketman1988
perfection...

"...It's only on the second, or even third build that you're expected to achieve perfection...."

No, you will NEVER achieve perfection...ever.

You can get incrementally closer with each build but...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,269
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually...

If you are using the Van’s aileron trim with the RAC trim servo, there are five wires. The two white wires are motor power; reversing the polarity reverses the motor. The other three wires are for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By rocketman1988
Perfection...

There is NO such thing as a perfect airplane or a perfect build...

Build to the best of your ability and be proud of the result...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By rocketman1988
fact

That's a fact...and if you fly 121 then you KNOW what I'm talking about!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By rocketman1988
"...I always announce what I am climbing or...

"...I always announce what I am climbing or decending to. I don't care that it wastes time..."

Larry, as you should according to proper phraseology. I think you might have thought the statement...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

“...You are either Level, Climbing, or Descending. No “with you”. No “climbing to”. No “4 for 5”...”

Well, you would be very disappointed listening to radio chatter day in and day out. All of those...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By rocketman1988
Atc

“...Nope, read again what he wrote...”

I did... and I read it to mean he called atc with his call sign, waited (unkey the mic) and then made another call. If he actually kept the mic keyed, the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...so I have begun to just call out my tail # and wait. Then "RV226 whiskey lima level eight thousand"..."

...and you contribute to the congestion on the frequency because now he has to ASK for the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By rocketman1988
Phraseology

You can look up the proper phraseology here:

https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/libview_normal.aspx?id=17272

and a summarized version...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,638
Posted By rocketman1988
Info

There are several informational packages on planning and building your strip available from the EAA and AOPA. Some good info there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By rocketman1988
yeah...

Just wanted to highlight the total aspect. Wouldn't want someone to get 56" unintentionally...:eek:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By rocketman1988
Note

Note that it is 28” total...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By rocketman1988
Camco

I found the Camco product to give more consistent results than soap water; you definitely know when there is a leak...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By rocketman1988
leaks

Was the temperature constant?

Also, there is a product that HVAC guys use to check for leaks that works FAR better than soap and water...

Camco 10324 Gas Leak Detector with Sprayer - 8 oz
Forum: Autopilots 11-01-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,573
Posted By rocketman1988
umm...

"...AT is not required for Autoland..."

Uh, if you don't have AT then it isn't an autoland because you are intervening...
Forum: Autopilots 11-01-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,573
Posted By rocketman1988
umm...

"...(in a two person crew the pilot monitoring would act as the AT)..."

Yeah, no...
Forum: Autopilots 10-31-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,573
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh, Oh...

"...Except the throttle controls altitude, not airspeed..."

The popcorn is ready!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By rocketman1988
For Sale: Intersection Fairings, Windows, HIDs

U-1019-L/R and U-1020-L/R Intersection Fairings for RV-10, New Untouched, $39 Each new $120 shipped for ALL four pieces

C-1004-L/R RV-10 Rear Windows, uncut still in plastic wrap $163 each new $160...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By rocketman1988
stall warning

I am pretty sure that I will be removing the stall warning; wish I hadn't installed it in the first place.

G3X system with AOA and IBBS backup...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

How about here?

https://www.flyefii.com/products/accessories/spark-plug-adapters/
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By rocketman1988
hey...

https://www.mcmaster.com/levers

https://www.mcmaster.com/knobs

https://www.mcmaster.com/knobs
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By rocketman1988
And

I have also found that some abrasives are better than others. The cheapest ones usually do not perform anywhere near as well as the quality ones...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,134
Posted By rocketman1988
fact

That's a fact...

It was truly amazing how those simple cuss words would just flow freely into sentences and phrases without even thinking about how to link them together...:eek:

As far as what to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By rocketman1988
wire

To get to 28 AWG, you may need to have two sets; one for the smaller wires and one for the bigger wires...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,134
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

And you will be AMAZED how fast that jar fills when working on:

The cabin top

The doors

The wheel pants

The cowling
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-26-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By rocketman1988
Curious...

"...I wasn't happy with any other solutions..."

This is NOT clickbait...

I am genuinely curious as to what you were not happy about with the currently available systems?

The major players in this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,134
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Set up a Cuss Jar in your shop.

Each time you cuss, put a dollar in that jar.

When you get to the Avionics purchase, empty the jar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,774
Posted By rocketman1988
???

"...and allowed flight into a bad cell..."

Is there such a thing as a "good cell"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By rocketman1988
quality

"...Any product that I purchase, I expect Lexus quality. My quality expectations do not change as to where THEY decide to have their product assembled. That is their choice, not mine. But they should...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,126
Posted By rocketman1988
Unfortunately...

Unfortunately, there seems to be a stigma attached to executing a go around. Many people think that they are "less of a pilot" if they can't "salvage" or "rescue" and approach or landing.

When an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By rocketman1988
umm...

"...They do not self discharge..."

Uh, yes they do. As a NiMH battery they just self discharge at a slower rate than a typical dry cell...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,126
Posted By rocketman1988
Can it be salvaged?

I would submit that if you are questioning whether the approach can be salvaged, you probably should probably be doing a go around...

Go arounds are free; why try and salvage a poor approach?
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,407
Posted By rocketman1988
interesting

It is interesting to see the number of QB complaints there are.

It would also be interesting to hear from those that have been satisfied with them.

A reasonable conclusion may then be reached;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

"...Certainly no flange should ever be attached to the external tank tall without appropriate reinforcement from the inside..."

Well, I guess we will see...

There are a bunch of ER tanks out there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By rocketman1988
I used...

I used these and they worked great...

http://hotelwhiskeyaviation.com/fuel-bung-kits
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yeah mine is working now, too. Must have went down for awhile.
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,407
Posted By rocketman1988
No issues

I had no issues with the QB wings.

I actually removed the tanks from the QB wings to install some the ER tanks and to pressure check them. I found no leaks. I also checked the vent B nut and it was...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By rocketman1988
Feed Throughs

Galin, they are yours...I will box them up.

PM sent with contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,873
Posted By rocketman1988
actuator

The stock bracket will need to be modified slightly; the mod can be retrofit without much effort.

The position pot is internal and uses the same three wire setup as the RAC POS sensor.

The motor...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By rocketman1988
For Sale! Intersection Fairings, Windows, and More...

U-1019-L/R and U-1020-L/R Intersection Fairings for RV-10, New Untouched, $39 Each new $125 shipped for ALL four pieces

C-1004-L/R RV-10 Rear Windows, uncut still in plastic wrap $163 each new $175...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By rocketman1988
Kit Log

Has anyone been having issues with mykitlog.com?

I haven't been able to connect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By rocketman1988
thanks!

Yes, I guess I wasn't clear.

My point was that the Princeton sensor probes seem to work fine with the G3X system and a converter is not necessary...

Thank you for your input!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By rocketman1988
possible...

I spoke with Todd at princeton some time back about this. I think part of the confusion is that princeton makes capacitance SENSORS and they also make a capacitance CONVERTER/INTERFACE.

After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By rocketman1988
And

I just read an article on the cies (?) sensors. Need to research but they look really nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

Well that depends on the engine. I know a guy that ordered a new engine a long time ago and still doesn’t have it. I had Barrett build mine and it took nearly 8 months to get it.

Plan wisely and do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By rocketman1988
probably...

Probably because the MTV 12 is rated for a maximum of 300 HP and the MTV 9 is rated for 450 HP. For those of us who have engines producing 300+ HP, the MTV 12 would be at or beyond it's limit during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,157
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

1. It will cost more than you think/plan.

2. It will take longer than you plan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,379
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow, that's a huge generalization. Let's go to...

Wow, that's a huge generalization. Let's go to Oshkosh and look at the RVs there and grade them all on workmanship. How many would be above your particular subjective bar? Would you consider those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,379
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

Disgraceful?...Probably.

Disgusting?...Definitely.

Dangerous?...Questionable.

The aircraft has been flying with that wiring, so the empirical evidence would suggest that it is NOT dangerous...and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,379
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...a lot of PVC insulation and automotive grade (not pidg) connectors to me..."

There are many, many flying aircraft out there with "automotive" wiring in them. That in itself has nothing to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,379
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually...

Not that I would EVER endorse a rat’s nest like that, just because it’s not “pretty” does not mean it’s not “airworthy”...

I have seen many “airworthy” installations that looked pretty messy to...
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