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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By punkin
Smoke and mirrors...

Ok, no smoke, just mirror. Even though I put it on my checklist, I always seem to forget to neutralize trim setting before the canopy is closed. I bought a cheap little automotive sun visor mirror...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By punkin
Santa Fe?

I ended up doing my ch3ckride in a 172 due to schedule conflicts, but Geoff Veneklasen out of Santa Fe was at least willing to discuss a check ride in an rv.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By punkin
I did mine in my -6

I started in a Pacer and then sold it when I bought the RV. Hull coverage of $50k and it was not awful. That said, after my check ride (and about 70hrs in the -6) I upped hull value to $60k due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By punkin
IFS

I followed Sam. Very happy.
Forum: COMM 04-05-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By punkin
Or "make" a long nosed 90.

In a similar situation, one of the long phillips screwdrivers, heat and a 90 bend gave me something to hold the head. Basically have to turn the nut to line up the screw with the phillips bit, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,727
Posted By punkin
So...

Am I to infer that an RV built yesterday is considered a replica of an RV built 30 years ago, and therefore eligible under the chapter and verse stated?
Forum: Safety 03-28-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By punkin
Papa bear

Man, I havenít heard his name in years! That guy gave a lot. I wonder how many lives he saved by teaching basic common sense in a way that kids and adults alike stayed interested in and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,874
Posted By punkin
One more thing...

I love the setup. I actually 3d printed the button and slotted part of the plunger from ABS, and used a piece of aluminum between them. works like a champ. followed (I think it was Mel’s) advice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,874
Posted By punkin
Elec. components

Hey gabe, I went ahead and converted with stuff I built after a kind VAFír sent me the page from the plans that detailed the manual flap setup.

I had several people tell me they were interested in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By punkin
Call Billy Mitchell

Pm sent, knows all youíd need to know about RVs and more
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By punkin
AHA!

Makes perfect sense, Charlie.

I totally missed the direct reference to what I said. I feel dumb. But I guess I expected F scale--I don't leave for Ecuador until Monday, then I get to be confused...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By punkin
?

I'm not following Charlie? What did I miss? Sometimes you super smart guys are enough steps ahead of me that I miss it entirely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By punkin
Tough crowd!

I agree, I should have switched the probes while I was waiting on the engine, i simply didnt think about it. You are sure right about them being a pita when changing plugs.

lots of changed on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By punkin
CHT reading bayonet vs. spark plug ring sensors

I'm breaking in my new engine, and of course I'm totally stressed about CHT. I spent the last few days reading most of the relevant posts.

My engine shop has been great, and they indicated that my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 649
Posted By punkin
Finally, itís alive (again)

Iíll post more soon in the engine section, but Iím just pleased right now to announce that my airplane is alive again, rocking a freshly repaired and upgraded engine.

My original intent was to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By punkin
Almost there...

So, two months ago I pulled my cylinders to upgrade my pistons to higher compression pistons. The plan was just swap in some 8.5:1 pistons, hone the cylinders, and reassemble.

Fate had other plans,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By punkin
Welcome!

Scott, welcome!

I havenít had the pleasure of meeting Jesse or his family, but as a guy who does part time mission work (on the ďotherĒ side of Ecuador), I finally visited iTec this year, and I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By punkin
For anyone else confused in the future...

Here's the response from Superior, which I got after I had been educated by the engine shop...

130700 is NOT a Superior part number, as I was beginning to suspect...

"The normal piston for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By punkin
I did it and like it.

Iím glad I switched, it works well for my use. I actually had another VAF member send me the pages out of the plans, and I cobbled together the parts.

I used ABS filament and 100% fill and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By punkin
For what?

It seems like it should be, It doesn't show in any search on their website or google with any reference other than a couple being sold on eBay. Seems odd. Do you know if that part number reflects a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By punkin
Help Identify pistons?

Hey guys, engine shop is coming for my engine on Monday, and Iím sure they can answer, but...itís Saturday.

The pistons removed from my o-320 are marked inside ďsuperiorĒ and the on one inside skirt...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By punkin
Times...

About 1950 total time, about 550 SMOH. I bought it two years and about 120hrs ago.

Unfortunately, the airplane came from the Chicago area, and the other 430hrs were put on by the builder and 2nd...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By punkin
Thanks guys

I appreciate the humor. And, yes, it will be nice to know a reasonable baseline for engine break-in and oil sampling moving forward.

My wallet is gonna hurt though. My dad, who just put a factory...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By punkin
That's what I told my wife...

I'm trying to find some positive in it, and honestly, even finding it now, in MY hangar instead of anywhere else, is a pretty big blessing. Not being airborne when making the discovery is great, but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By punkin
Well that didn't go as planned...opening pandora's box.

So I pulled everything down to ready to remove cylinders, then had one of the engine shop guys come help me pull the cylinders for my piston upgrade.

#1 and #2 no problem, pulled #3 and there is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By punkin
Travers uses Petersen...

Andrew, I was excited that you seemed to be describing what I wanted...and I clicked through their website and their product is EXACTLY the product that I had. It's great if you can get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By punkin
sent pm

That's been my experience as well. I've sent you a PM, thanks for the heads up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By punkin
Accidental death policy

For lots of reasons that only underwriters will ever know, for the last few years, I have carried a life insurance policy that excluded general aviation related death, and an accidental death policy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By punkin
I should start with me...

Re: weight... it weighs 1094.5 lbs with 6qts of oil. (Weighed 3 times on digital scales borrowed from my EAA chapter) Thatís with a 10lb landoll ring and prestolite starter, and still a 15.6lb...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By punkin
Which has me curious...

There are 8.5 pistons for the parallel valve engines and 8.7 for angled valve...why? Seems like a deliberate thing to do...not 8.5, not 9, but 8.7...but no 8.7 for parallel valve? Or is it some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By punkin
So...

Youíre saying even if Iím crazy, at least Iíll have company?
It sounds like the guys who have gone from 7:1 to 8.5:1 have seen similar improvements to what you saw. That would be a nice boost. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By punkin
I wish!

I would have been all over C/S, even looked at some of the electrically controlled options...my engine canít been equipped with a hydraulic c/s. Honestly, that would be all and exactly what I need. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By punkin
Thanks Mel...

The problem is, I really value your opinion, and the knowledge and experience you bring to the forum...so it would be much easier if you would tell me Iíd be thrilled with 10 more horsepower and how...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By punkin
No fair!

But Mel, you’re making 175! I am really enjoying offairport stuff in my -6, but lack some of the oomph that I’d like to have for getting in the air quickly. If I repitch my GA prop to super climb,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By punkin
Best plan for 160hp upgrade... o-320

I have an o-320 E2A with about 1950 hours total and 540 since it was majored with NuChrome cylinders and 7:1 pistons. Oil use is very low, not scary low, but pretty minimal...about a quart every 30...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 63,290
Posted By punkin
One more

https://i.imgur.com/Cgf5f8i.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By punkin
More pasture fun...

https://youtu.be/6-WK4ayvIr8

Flew down to Texas for fuel and a Braumís burger and ice cream cone. Great day!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-24-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 63,290
Posted By punkin
A little playing over the grasslands day after thanksgiving

http://i65.tinypic.com/2ludh1t.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/1zc25n6.jpg
Forum: Midwest 11-23-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By punkin
Call Ed...

Ed Oconnor flies an RV8 hangared across from me at GXY, heís a CFI and might be willing. Pm me if you want his number. Heís a great guy, he got me squared away in my -6 when I got it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By punkin
Gear leg stiffeners, or no?

Having watched the recent shimmy and gear leg stiffner videos, there seem to be a group of non-builder owners like myself who haven't addressed some of this stuff.

With my giant tires, I still have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By punkin
They are amazing.

I have had so much fun with my daughterís, including printing the plunger and button for my conversion to manual flaps...still playing with AOA vane, havenít installed it yet.

I enjoyed the design...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,423
Posted By punkin
Weíve moved..

From what song describes our flying, to flying playlists.

Iím all over the board...usually what I can download free from Amazon music. Currently...

Chris Ledoux
Statler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By punkin
Buy a hose...

I fill mine from welding bottles with an adapter from a vet supply in ft. Worth, check eBay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,425
Posted By punkin
Me too

I punched my AP and focused on altitude...decided I would count to 30 and if not cleared, Iíd climb. I knew it was clear above me, I thought I had a good hole to the airport, ďone little cloudĒ was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By punkin
Maybe?

Was it a ram style mount or panel mount? I might have the ram style yoke mount for a 496 that we don't have any more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By punkin
Iím local to you too...

I work in Lafayette, fly out of GXY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By punkin
Thatís mine...

600s? No, much bigger... :)

They are Desser 21/800-6...Desser claims 4” taller than a standard 800-6 without being quite the size and weight of an 8.50

Love it, but I give Sheepdog the credit for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By punkin
Appareo ESG

Easy install for me to do myself, with $500 rebate and selling my old xponder I think I netted out at around $1500 bucks...

Of course, while I had everything apart, I spent my savings on other stuff...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By punkin
That seems logical...

I'll roll with that until I have another $1500 to do the other one! :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-22-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By punkin
Single Pmag and Slick Magówhich holes?

My o-320 is set up with the standard two slick mags crossing over (2 top and two bottom plugs)

When I replace the right side mag only with a pmag and auto plugs, should I leave the crossed config? ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-03-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By punkin
Awesome! Visit to ITEC at PTZ, Shell, Ecuador

On a whim and a nudge from above, I shot Jesse Saint a message here last night. My wife and I have been in Ecuador the last two weeks supporting our church plants and projects here. With a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,874
Posted By punkin
Deployment speed

I don't have a problem with my 'lectric ones...I just would prefer to be able to deploy and dump them much quicker for short field work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,874
Posted By punkin
Thanks Mel

If it's handy and you could shoot a photo and dimensions that'd be cool.

I suppose I ought to buy a set of plans anyway, since you guys seem as familiar with them as I am with my kids!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,874
Posted By punkin
Well...I may be crazy, but not because of this.

Glad to know it's an option.

I'll toss an ad in the classifieds to see if anyone is sitting on the parts. Thanks guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,874
Posted By punkin
Manual flap -6 or am I dumb?

I posted a question earlier about converting my rv-6 back to manual flaps...didn't get any replies.

Today, I asked an RV-8 builder at the airport (a guy I respect a lot!) and he told me the RV-6 was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By punkin
Not local but...

I use airplaneoil.com . They've treated me well and the shipping cost factored in to the case price is still much better than I can buy locally here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By punkin
Removing electric flaps and install lever?

For a non-builder, how big of a deal would it be to remove the electric flaps on my 1993 -6 and replace with a lever?

Since I seem determined to make my RV into as capable of a short field aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By punkin
I think it's a great idea...

For the reasons stated by schmitty, that would be an ideal engine for me! Low compression, run on autogas, with a constant speed prop.

In a perfect world I'll find a -6,-7, or -9 someday set up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By punkin
The tires...

They can absorb a lot...they can also launch me back into flight if I have too much speed...it's fun to play though!

I sure love this airplane. It's way better than I'll ever be, but I'm having fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By punkin
Getting better, here's today...

This morning was my best in dad's pasture. I walked off about 550' after wheels touched, and about 675' total from the fence (literally). If I work on my touchdown point and slow it down a bit, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By punkin
Silly me...

A couple of days into learning 3d modeling, I was just proud to turn a couple feet of weed eater line into a tangible thing.

We've all got very strong opinions on lots of stuff -- I think in large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By punkin
Mechanical vane, or Differential pressure?

I got mad when I let some of the smoke out of the very simple circuit I built for a differential pressure setup. My -6 even has the piper blade style pitot which I think will be really easy to...
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