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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-21-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By douglassmt

Nice Herman! I couldn't help laughing out loud!
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 391,904
Posted By douglassmt

Well if I could find those switches on the Aerosport website I'd upgrade too!
Forum: Formation Flying 01-14-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By douglassmt
No RV10s

I'm curious why no RV10s? Certainly isn't a matter of keeping up and visibility is extremely good even without the bubble canopy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By douglassmt
Florida RV friendly CFIs?

Anyone know of RV familiar CFIs in the Orlando area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By douglassmt

Iím 84 but got my tail kit from that area.
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,763
Posted By douglassmt
Vs. QT Halos

Wow, how interesting. I've been flying with the QT Halos for several years now having found that they are better at noise suppression (and much, much cheaper) than my Zulus. I've been happy with them...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By douglassmt

I've had the pleasure of flying with Hermann in his RV-7 out of that grass strip and it was a hoot. Hermann is a gentleman and a fine aviator and his planes are works of art. I still owe him a trip...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By douglassmt

Thanks a lot!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By douglassmt
RV-9A Vx, Vy

Are Vx and Vy published anywhere, specifically looking for them for RV-9A.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,756
Posted By douglassmt

When I was at this stage I learned that Van only bought engines for his personal planes and the company planes from Bart at Aerosport Power. Considering I live not too far from them I figured that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,999
Posted By douglassmt
Might be in your neighborhood next year

There's a chance I might be landing in Prestwick late next May, although unfortunately not in my RV-10. I'm hoping to be on the crew of Miss Montana, part of the DDay Squadron...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By douglassmt
One idea

One possibility is the rod that connects the stick linkages for left-right movement. It runs between the sticks perpendicular through the tunnel. If I recall correctly, you have to relieve some of...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,510
Posted By douglassmt
Love mine

I've got one on my -10 and it actually comes in pretty handy. On a busy ramp airplane noises tend to get ignored. A quick toot on the horn gets everyone's attention because it isn't expected - prior...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
Posted By douglassmt
Missed the party

You just missed us. There were 5-6 planes there by Sunday morning. We arrived Friday IFR in the smoke. It cleared a bit Saturday and a bunch of Bonanzas came in. Everybody except one plane were gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 926
Posted By douglassmt
Fuel Flush

I'm helping a 93 year old gentleman get his very nice RV-9A ready to sell. Due to health issues it hasn't flown in a while. I have a long list of to-do items but one is to drain the fuel from the...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,976
Posted By douglassmt
True confessions

I read this with interest because the same thing happened to me. I helped a friend finish his RV-7, including getting it painted (by someone else), final assembly, panel design and procurement,...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By douglassmt
Best Advice

The best advice I got during the build was: if you want to fly your plane a lot when you finish it, look at people who are flying theirs a lot and do what they did.

The implication is that you avoid...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By douglassmt
Me too

I used them where the screws attach the hinges at the top.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By douglassmt
Tach or Hobbs?

Dumb question, but on all these hours do you typically use Tach time or Hobbs? Since our modern EFISs track both, and there is a decent difference, 15% or so.
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,659
Posted By douglassmt
+5 for Seager

Mike is the best. I've trained with him three times. Once about halfway through my build, again 3 months before first flight and then again a few years later for a refresher and BFR. Vernonia is a...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By douglassmt
Japanese saw

I used one of these japanese saws on my cowl once it got down to the final touches. It has a very narrow kerf and makes a nice straight, narrow gap. It is useful for the gaps on the sides and front....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By douglassmt
Thankful indeed

Today I was struck in a unusual way about the freedoms we enjoy in this country. Just before daybreak I took off from Missoula, Montana in an airplane that I assembled with my own two hands from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,255
Posted By douglassmt
Vlad ok?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By douglassmt
New owner

Wait, did I read correctly that Wally sold Synergy Air? Hadn't heard that. Hope they keep up the same level of quality in their training classes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,524
Posted By douglassmt
Already did

Same thing happened to me on my first one. They gave me a part number when it broke again but I was unable to find it on ACS. I'll call them again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,524
Posted By douglassmt
Where to buy

Did you find where to buy the replacement shroud? Seems like they could make it out of a better metal - the stuff feels pretty cheap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,524
Posted By douglassmt

For some reason my email notices of replies to this thread went to spam, which I just noticed. Since my original PP failure at 250 hours TT (I think), I have had no issues. I check it carefully for...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-15-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,106
Posted By douglassmt

We live in Missoula and it has been smoky but we had a nice soaking rain Sunday that knocked a lot of the smoke down. It's creeping back but not sure what it's like around GNP. You could look at...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By douglassmt
1000 hrs ok

Mine is fine after 1000 hrs. I've got 1/4 turn fasteners on the bottom cowl. They're also powder coated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,441
Posted By douglassmt
Other mods

You can also look into this:

I haven't done it but I have other products from them and they are good. I also static balance my wheels/tires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,441
Posted By douglassmt
Stuck brake

The brake cylinders will stick unless you install an aftermarket return spring. I have them on the pilot side and they've worked flawlessly for 1000 hours. I don't have them on the copilots side so...
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,253
Posted By douglassmt

Mike Seager. Vernonia, OR. He's just the best.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,420
Posted By douglassmt

I get this all the time, people asking me what plane would I like to "upgrade" to "next." I have to stop and think. If money were no object, sure I'd have a Kodiak, Caravan, Epic, or a Jet - or all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,266
Posted By douglassmt
Herman, you're the best!

Herman, you're the best!
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,609
Posted By douglassmt
McMaster Carr

This stuff has worked great on two airplanes. It's black, squeezes on and stays on, looks good, cheap.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,380
Posted By douglassmt
Failure, but...

I just saw this poll and had to vote for a failure but...I was one of the early VPX Pros that had low voltage to the flaps. But I had over 800 hours on it before it caused the flaps to stop working....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,910
Posted By douglassmt
+1 for VP-X

I have over 900 hours on my VP-X pro now and would echo the sentiment that I would never build a panel again without it. I've had a couple issues - mine was one with the low flap circuit voltage -...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 38,658
Posted By douglassmt
Free gas

If you are coming near Missoula you must stop and have another Moose Drool (or 6). I will fill you up so plan to arrive on fumes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 104,849
Posted By douglassmt
RV10, no cracks

Checked mine, RV-10, 4.5 years, 880 hours, no cracks. Also, I was able to inspect thoroughly the upper aileron bracket without removing the aileron or cutting away the aileron gap
Forum: Fiberglass 06-06-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,297
Posted By douglassmt
This is the answer, but you should use 36 grit to...

This is the answer, but you should use 36 grit to rough up the aluminum to give it tooth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By douglassmt
What Upgrade?

Geoff -

What did they upgrade? I have the same unit as yours and the last update I heard Bill talk about was to turn it into a dual band receiver so we could receive both UAT and 1090ES. Is that...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,950
Posted By douglassmt


A must related read here:
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,267
Posted By douglassmt

I replied earlier to this thread and just noticed someone asked what I did once I figured out my FS-14 only produced 13+ V. I sent it back to Plane Power and they converted it to the FS-14b for me...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,837
Posted By douglassmt
Not crazy, smart.

I had this discussion a short time ago with my hangar mate, a serious aviator who now flies a beautiful Cirrus G3 Turbo for a client (He also built and flies an RV-8, so he knows):

Him: Hey, your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,143
Posted By douglassmt
Panel frame

Is that Geoff's standard symmetrical panel? If so, I might be talked into the big screen in the middle if I don't have to change the panel frame.
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,969
Posted By douglassmt

Mike is the best. Take full advantage of your training time in beautiful Vernonia.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,736
Posted By douglassmt
2008 Beach Party

I was still a student pilot in April 2008 when my instructor invited me to fly up to a fly-in BBQ on the beach at Flathead Lake. After arriving and making a landing on the sand in our humble 172, a...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By douglassmt
Another neighbor

You have some -10s nearby. You've already heard from Jack in Prosser. I'm in Missoula and come to Spokane fairly often. Let us know if you need any help. Jack's younger and better looking than me but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,243
Posted By douglassmt

Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 30,605
Posted By douglassmt

As it happens we are planning to overfly Alvord Friday on our way to the Bay Area, then return Sunday night or Monday. We may decide to drop in to check it out, maybe even spend the night on Sunday...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,141
Posted By douglassmt

Fabulous pictures Vlad, especially the one of the lady and the masted sailing ship. You must have circled for days to get that picture.

If you're planning a new Great West Adventure, Jack and I hope...
Forum: ADS-B 05-28-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,415
Posted By douglassmt
ADS-B Save

I suspect as ADS-B becomes more widespread (the traffic portion specifically) these types of incidents (or not incidents) will become more commonly reported. Yesterday I was descending into...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,304
Posted By douglassmt

Ditto on everything. The nutplates on the back of the seat rails may be the best mod. If you have to remove your seats even once it is worth it vs the bruised knuckles and blue words that go with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,468
Posted By douglassmt
Data point

One more option. I have a 60 amp Plane Power main alternator and the 30 amp FS-1 backup alternator. I have their fields controlled through a single switch that can be Main-Off-Backup. So, if the main...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,434
Posted By douglassmt
Yikes, headset testimonial

If that headset still works you can probably sell the video to the manufacturer as a testimonial. Good job flying the plane.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 67,650
Posted By douglassmt

I bet I'm one of the very few Gringos who has ridden in back in Bastien's RV-8. Looking good Bastien, hope all is well!
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By douglassmt

I may have this data somewhere from when I was calibrating fuel tanks. I'll let you know if I find it.
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,880
Posted By douglassmt
I love mine

It's definitely your decision but I have the Aerosport OH console with lights, air (with the NACA vents and Aerosport controller), and it made a lovely conduit for wiring and hid the GPS antenna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By douglassmt
Thanks all

Thanks to the responders, keep them coming. I still have not heard from Angus Aviation. However, I have it on good authority that the composite material used to build the pitot tubes changed when it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By douglassmt
When did you buy it? I might be interested.

When did you buy it? I might be interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By douglassmt
Melted Gretz Heated Pitot

On Sunday I took off for a fun flight in VFR. I have had the Gretz Heated pitot since first flight in February 2012, used it occasionally in IMC but less than handful of times. It has been tested in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By douglassmt

Thanks for the info. Dont bother digging out the paperwork. I'll let you know if we need it. I'll see if anyone else weighs in.
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