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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,446
Posted By crabandy
Best thing I've heard all day, Merry Christmas!

Best thing I've heard all day, Merry Christmas!
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By crabandy
I trimmed most pieces, but it's been too long to...

I trimmed most pieces, but it's been too long to remember exactly what. I've removed that piece multiple times since though, and the above paraphrasing is my best at describing it. As I recall you...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By crabandy
Hard to describe but......start the baffling...

Hard to describe but......start the baffling piece at a 45* angle both horizontally and vertically from how the rear baffle will sit on the the engine (slide the baffling in from the top of the...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By crabandy
I have serious doubts about air pressure being...

I have serious doubts about air pressure being able to bend that metal lip. What's the closest thing the air filter retaining frame can hit? What's the clearance between the air filter retaining...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By crabandy
Long Extension cord, blanket for cowling (and...

Long Extension cord, blanket for cowling (and survival) and a paint removing heat gun.
Forum: Midwest 11-24-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By crabandy
Wow Pete, Very Special flight indeed!

Wow Pete, Very Special flight indeed!
Forum: Midwest 11-10-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By crabandy
Katie, Welcome to the neighborhood, I'll keep my...

Katie,
Welcome to the neighborhood, I'll keep my ears open for hangar space.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,919
Posted By crabandy
Toolbuilder nails it pretty well, we rationalize...

Toolbuilder nails it pretty well, we rationalize ourself into a situation.

So there I was, several years of instrument currency and even flirting with proficiency every now and again. Weather triple...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,856
Posted By crabandy
Vlad, I bring my pre-heat with me so I'm not...

Vlad,
I bring my pre-heat with me so I'm not relying services/people that may not be available, plus it's usually FREE!
For preheat while traveling I toss in a paint-removing heat gun ($20-$30, same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By crabandy
Great job Mikey!

Great job Mikey!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,870
Posted By crabandy
Mya's still smiling about her prize winning haul...

Mya's still smiling about her prize winning haul last year! Planning on PJ for sure, not sure which kiddo will accompany me this year. I'm looking forward to when I can bring the wife!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,853
Posted By crabandy
Thank you Scott for your VAF Novels posted, not...

Thank you Scott for your VAF Novels posted, not only the inspiration to fly your RV like many dream too but also your talent in writing. Your honest ups and downs of small airports is all too real, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By crabandy
I have a similar engine/accessory case and ended...

I have a similar engine/accessory case and ended up using dual EFII, Most of the EI's have a crank trigger option.
Ask Robert at EFII about his handy little cover plate with a dowl and O-ring that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,648
Posted By crabandy
Serious Congrats!! I remember hitting some...

Serious Congrats!!

I remember hitting some decent turbulence with my wife when she was 7ish months pregnant with our first and started having contractions but I was in a C150 and going nowhere fast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By crabandy
I-Red, I like your perspective! I'm in a...

I-Red, I like your perspective!

I'm in a similar situation myself and am always trying to convince the wife she needs to get more air time!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,036
Posted By crabandy
I appreciate the compliment, but I've yet to...

I appreciate the compliment, but I've yet to polish any part of my RV and that rudder is some of my roughest metal work on the whole airplane if you can excuse the 2 neighboring rivet gun smileys on...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By crabandy
With 1 shunt I would assume you "fail" the main...

With 1 shunt I would assume you "fail" the main alt by turning off the field and seeing if #2 is outputting amps into the system during run-up before takeoff.

I opted to use 2 shunts for my Plane...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-01-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By crabandy
Polar Bear Cooler

I got this "Polar Bear" soft cooler for the airplane and love it, the rectangular size is perfect for the side by side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By crabandy
Safe flight and see ya at the show!

Safe flight and see ya at the show!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By crabandy
I love reading about your trips, tailwinds and...

I love reading about your trips, tailwinds and smooth skies always!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By crabandy
Mike, It's over double the distance but you and...

Mike,
It's over double the distance but you and the wife are welcome to stay at our place if plans change.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By crabandy
They grow up fast.....

I started building my RV shortly after getting married, still not sure which is crazier .....
My oldest helping me make airplane...
Forum: Midwest 06-20-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By crabandy
Agreed, my wife's favorite in-flight activity is...

Agreed, my wife's favorite in-flight activity is napping....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,508
Posted By crabandy
I bought a transfill hose and my own re-fill...

I bought a transfill hose and my own re-fill bottle from my local welding supply store, way easier and cheaper in the long run.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By crabandy
Short term soak of PMC 780 Dry in oil and water...

Short term soak of PMC 780 Dry in oil and water was fine, the sample I soaked in 2stroke gas showed a little aging.
Post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By crabandy
Scott, I believe the rubber DanH used isn't made...

Scott,
I believe the rubber DanH used isn't made anymore, I've used a similar formulation from the same company "Smooth On" Urethane rubber "PMC 780 Dry" with excellent results....
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-13-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
New lower oil cooler duct...

New lower oil cooler duct...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-12-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By crabandy
Glad to hear Judie got good news!! I thought...

Glad to hear Judie got good news!!

I thought that was you checking on at 14.5 the other day RST..OWP, I'll say Howdy next time. Hopefully see you guys at OSH.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-12-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
Several tanks of fuel later, #4 cylinder dropped...

Several tanks of fuel later, #4 cylinder dropped 15* and is now right in line with #3 in climb and all cylinders in cruise. Oil temp is close to the same, the lower duct was consistently showing .25...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By crabandy
I have one from my O-360, not sure of...

I have one from my O-360, not sure of compatibility but can check #'s in within a couple days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,015
Posted By crabandy
I flew into KHEF, parked on the NW side and...

I flew into KHEF, parked on the NW side and walked to the VRE for transport into the metro. If this Kansas boy found it doable it should be no problem for you. If you're interviewing for an airline I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By crabandy
Eric, they are out of school for the summer!...

Eric, they are out of school for the summer!

Pete, yes on the happy and healthy and enjoying it! Yes on belly cleaning sort of.....once it's a little warmer they'll wash the top side while I'm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By crabandy
Amateur built, Amateur maintained

Almost made it to 50 hours this time for oil change/air filter/general look-see under the cowl service. It's more fun for everyone when they are challenged and involved, this supervisor was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By crabandy
Looks gorgeous there, keep a floating and a...

Looks gorgeous there, keep a floating and a flying!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-22-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By crabandy
Pete has to be one proud Dad-e-o!

Pete has to be one proud Dad-e-o!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By crabandy
Not infinity, but Tosten grips in my 7. The Gust...

Not infinity, but Tosten grips in my 7. The Gust Buster clamps below the actual grips around the metal control stick, I can't see it not working unless your sticks are cut really short. Also the...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,524
Posted By crabandy
Eric, Nice to meet you, thanks for showing us...

Eric,
Nice to meet you, thanks for showing us around. My Lil Guy enjoyed the hangar flying! Sorry I couldn't offer a ride this time, remember as long as the work is airworthy most of the cosmetic...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By crabandy
I can probably get a good estimate on my next...

I can probably get a good estimate on my next flight if I remember.

My EBUS/Batt Bus pulls about 7 amps with a full dual EFII ignition no fuel, dual screen G3X and a MidContinent SAM backup EFIS....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,542
Posted By crabandy
I've used it, it's the only way to travel when it...

I've used it, it's the only way to travel when it fits in your travel plans! Thanks to everyone offering a place to stay/hangar/vehicle etc, I appreciate it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By crabandy
I've done the same thing squeezing rivets on the...

I've done the same thing squeezing rivets on the cowling hinge, but the eyelet wasn't flattened it was bent out of plane with the other eyelets. It doesn't take 1/32-1/16 off to make the hinge pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,055
Posted By crabandy
Yes on the RTV seal as BillL described!! I...

Yes on the RTV seal as BillL described!!
I taped/waxed my baffles and spread some ultra black RTV onto my sanded and cleaned plenum, installed the plenum with very light pressures on the screws so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-27-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,364
Posted By crabandy
Awesome!!!!!

Awesome!!!!!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-22-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
Ground run and subsequent test flight went well....

Ground run and subsequent test flight went well. The boot does transmit quite a bit of vibration to the oil cooler and the fiberglass duct at idle, above 1000RPM it barely moves. Part of me thinks I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-21-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
Hahaha, QA inspector Lil' Dude also reorganizing...

Hahaha, QA inspector Lil' Dude also reorganizing the "upper" drawers on the toolbox. At least I used to have a vague idea where things were...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-21-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
I finally assembled it...

I finally assembled it...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-20-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,546
Posted By crabandy
Thanks for posting, I'm looking forward to the...

Thanks for posting, I'm looking forward to the next round of videos.

I shrunk my stock lower exit to approximately 35 sq inches and at the same time I extended it back and curved all the corners....
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
I installed the rear baffling piece and RTV'd the...

I installed the rear baffling piece and RTV'd the Oil Cooler Boot to the baffling. The extra bracing around the oil cooler junction left the ol' center case to baffling angle brace unneeded so I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-14-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By crabandy
I love these views, they seem to be earned and...

I love these views, they seem to be earned and not bought...

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/crabandy/airplane/27058CD0-FAC9-4796-B833-6C611E0F5CC8_zpsn5cjcqn7.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By crabandy
That's funny!!

That's funny!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,043
Posted By crabandy
I didn't even consider flying or airplanes...

I didn't even consider flying or airplanes because they were for "rich" people. When I started re-evaluating my purpose in college I decided to give flying 1 semester, I justified the cost because it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By crabandy
Pretty smooth in January.....and some snow on the...

Pretty smooth in January.....and some snow on the western...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By crabandy
I MUST go...

I MUST go...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
I made Z-Brackets for the other sides of the...

I made Z-Brackets for the other sides of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By crabandy
A call to SteinAir will fix you up, they had a...

A call to SteinAir will fix you up, they had a cheat sheet of settings for me.
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,350
Posted By crabandy
I have the Mountain High AL-647 and the O2D2-2G...

I have the Mountain High AL-647 and the O2D2-2G for my RV7, I usually set it for O2 above 050 if I'm planning on flying above 080. The O2 seems to help with fatigue/feeling fresher upon arrival as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 36,704
Posted By crabandy
Oh my, I can't wait to do a flight like this. I...

Oh my, I can't wait to do a flight like this. I can't wait to read about this years trip!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,496
Posted By crabandy
Doug, Thanks for providing this forum for us, as...

Doug,
Thanks for providing this forum for us, as others have said it is an invaluable resource for building, flying and maintaining an RV. It's not just web based either, I've had a ton of fun...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-03-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
I'm really kicking myself for the workmanship on...

I'm really kicking myself for the workmanship on the upper flange. I was hurrying to finish it up before work and it was off square and not quite big enough. Enough about the lemons the new flanges...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
Dan, That was kinda my original plan and might...

Dan,
That was kinda my original plan and might still work if I remove a bit of the rubber, I have plenty of thickness. Problem is removing the rubber, this stuff is tuff!

I think a little time...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 196,050
Posted By crabandy
Popped the mold and styrofoam out and trimmed it...

Popped the mold and styrofoam out and trimmed it up slightly. The lower flange near my thumb is pretty much non-existent, the flange and body of the duct pretty much just joined together. I should've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 393,568
Posted By crabandy
Love it Blake!

Love it Blake!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-30-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By crabandy
The Bar has been set...

The Bar has been set...
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