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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,909
Posted By Paul Tuttle
It appears I have sold my airplane.

After much deliberation, I had determined it was time to sell my plane and free up some time and money for other things. Not sure if there is such a thing as being "over hobbied" but I'm close to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Paul Tuttle
d-120 ammeter fluctuation +- ?

Over the last few flights the ammeter on the D-120 has been fluctuating between -30 and +6. It will stabilize for a while and then do it again. The volts seem to stay around +14 while this is going...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,511
Posted By Paul Tuttle
OK... So it wasn't photoshop, but you're still an...

OK... So it wasn't photoshop, but you're still an artist in my book. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,511
Posted By Paul Tuttle
CJ, she ain't even real. I know photoshop when I...

CJ, she ain't even real. I know photoshop when I see it.:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,697
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Great story Bob. A Year or so ago we lost a...

Great story Bob.

A Year or so ago we lost a friend at our airport. When she was overdue we initiated a search and found her aircraft a short distance from the the field. I had been talking to her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Right you are. It is quite likely the final...

Right you are. It is quite likely the final assembly happened there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Yup, that's Mel's plane. I think he operates out...

Yup, that's Mel's plane. I think he operates out of Moncton NB.

Scottsfield is a private strip on the banks of the St. John river. The owner was a long time COPA director and used to have an RV-8...
Forum: International 08-18-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,750
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I took a Russian on my Harley, that count? :D

I took a Russian on my Harley, that count? :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,590
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Jay, Too bad we didn't know you were in the...

Jay,

Too bad we didn't know you were in the area. My wife and I make day trips to the bay frequently, it's about a twenty minute drive from home. Also a three minute flight from Stanley where I keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By Paul Tuttle
A fellow on our field added things up (not an RV)...

A fellow on our field added things up (not an RV) and told his wife. :eek:

Plane's now for sale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,652
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Great comments! I don't really beat myself up...

Great comments!

I don't really beat myself up too bad. Usually it's more of an admiration thing, because the workmanship I see in some examples is outstanding and beyond my skill set.

As has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,652
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Workmanship. Being your own worst critic a few years after the fact.

My -8 has been flying for a few years now. It flies nice, works good and looks decent from a few feet away. However, when I see an RV at an event somewhere, or a picture of one where the workmanship...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Beats taking some other dumbbell. :D

Beats taking some other dumbbell. :D
Forum: Safety 07-07-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,108
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Where I am. As soon as the tower is notified that...

Where I am. As soon as the tower is notified that an aircraft has a problem of any kind, be it a mechanical or medical issue on board, we are notified immediately. We have predetermined standby...
Forum: Safety 07-06-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,108
Posted By Paul Tuttle
We run usually between 5 and 7 hundred calls a...

We run usually between 5 and 7 hundred calls a year. That's everything from smouldering cigarette butts to a 747 crash. And we're not a huge airport.

I'm at the end of my career and had reached the...
Forum: Safety 07-06-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,108
Posted By Paul Tuttle
That all sounded very "fire fightery" Mr Dye, but...

That all sounded very "fire fightery" Mr Dye, but in a very "Airplaney" sense.:D

It surprises me how much the thought process is transferable from one to the other. Evaluate what's going on and work...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,108
Posted By Paul Tuttle
We have a few mottos in the fire service. 'We may...

We have a few mottos in the fire service. 'We may doze, but we never close' is one. :)

My favourite however was ' We eat until we're tired, then sleep until we're hungry' :D

The fact is though, in...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,108
Posted By Paul Tuttle
From both sides.

I drove these things for 35 years.

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b636/Ptuttlerv8ptuttle/aaaa_zpsav75g6vq.jpg...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,347
Posted By Paul Tuttle
My friend and VAF member, flew F-18s in the...

My friend and VAF member, flew F-18s in the Canadian Air Force. He did the test flights and checked me out on mine. He is the only other person on the insurance and has a standing invitation to fly...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,114
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I got a bunch on my tanks to. Flies like a dream....

I got a bunch on my tanks to. Flies like a dream. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,608
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Thanks for the info folks. Just ordered one from...

Thanks for the info folks. Just ordered one from ACS.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,608
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Thanks folks, I have the headset adapter. I'll...

Thanks folks,

I have the headset adapter. I'll try it out next time I go and see how it works.
A friend has an older handset and the range is not that great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,608
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Antenna for Icom backup radio?

My SL-40 went black for a few minutes last evening. I think I have that problem sorted out, but it got me thinking about carrying my Icom -A6 as a backup.
I don't think the little rubber antenna that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Looks real nice CJ.

Looks real nice CJ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Radio gremlin. SL-40

I'm trying to solve a little problem with my SL-40 radio and don't seem to be having much luck.

When I'm on the ground it transmits loud and clear, but when I get up to cruise speed all I get is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,775
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Hi Nathan, I kept it simple. Lycoming...

Hi Nathan,

I kept it simple. Lycoming 180hp,carb, Catto prop.

I fly off 2000 ft grass runways on hot days with a couple of 200lb people and don't have any problems.

The plane is a joy to fly and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,310
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I had the same issue. I noticed a fuel stain...

I had the same issue. I noticed a fuel stain appearing when when the plane was out in the sun and a while later a shot of fuel came out of the vent. I had to remove the tank to re seal it so I...
Forum: Safety 04-01-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,845
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Right on mike.:)

Right on mike.:)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,178
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Halifax NS

I work at the international at Halifax NS. There are no landing fees for the light stuff that I am aware of, but you start paying as soon as you go to the FBO
There are three on the field, but one...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-27-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,704
Posted By Paul Tuttle
You guys got nuthin!...

You guys got nuthin!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,299
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Hey Dan, I thought we were pals? :D

Hey Dan, I thought we were pals? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,299
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Winter blues. Might as well start on the annual.

We went to Stanley to start picking away at the annual and ran into this. I got stuck trying to get in the road and ended up hiking in. Another snow storm is forecast for mid week. By the looks of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,514
Posted By Paul Tuttle
We're workin on it....

We're workin on it. :)

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b636/Ptuttlerv8ptuttle/7a46c313dd9653af9880137659aafb17_zpsf5b76045.jpg[/URL][/IMG]
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-24-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 40,835
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Winter ops Stanley N.S.

There is no winter maintenance on the field, but we haven't had much snow this year so far. An unusual mid winter opportunity....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Whenever I was asked when my plane was going to...

Whenever I was asked when my plane was going to fly I'd respond with 'every part has flown across the shop at least once.':D if I stopped every time I got upset with myself, it would still be in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,643
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I was given a helmet. What now?

We went to visit a friend for lunch today and he gave me this nice helmet and nomex flight suit. He told me it was taking up space in his locker and he wanted to get rid of it.

I've not really...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,842
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I drilled the stick just under the grip and ran...

I drilled the stick just under the grip and ran the wire down the front of the stick.
Can't see the wire. As stated in other posts, the further from the pivot point the better.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,156
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I guess everyone who goes there takes pictures of...

I guess everyone who goes there takes pictures of these things. :) Here's mine from a month ago. The Udvar-Hazy is a pretty amazing place as...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,762
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Not quite sure how Brian did it , but I witnessed...

Not quite sure how Brian did it , but I witnessed it in person when he did. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,156
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I was just there.

I was at the Smith a few weeks ago. Lots of neat stuff to see.

One of my paintings is among their collection somewhere.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Just received this response from Transport Canada...

Just received this response from Transport Canada Atlantic.

Hi Paul,

The MD-RAs in our region have expired. I have just completed the renewal documents and sent the documents out to be vetted. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Here's one of mine. Credit Chris Walker...

Here's one of mine. Credit Chris Walker photo

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b636/Ptuttlerv8ptuttle/8dca2730cab15f0b050010abe711567e_zpsb85c05ec.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Troy, I'll send an email to the TC fellow I...

Troy,

I'll send an email to the TC fellow I dealt with. I'll post it if I'm able to get a response.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,921
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Scott's right. I painted my own and was deficient...

Scott's right. I painted my own and was deficient in all the above mentioned areas. :eek: At least I know who to complain to when I look at the paint job.:o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,522
Posted By Paul Tuttle
They meet at -40 and it just gets worse from...

They meet at -40 and it just gets worse from there. What I remember most is my eyelids freezing open and my nostrils freezing closed. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,808
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I stuck on some of that self adhesive foam...

I stuck on some of that self adhesive foam weather stripping from Home Depot. I put a strip on the canopy skirt where it contacts the fuselage. Works like a charm for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,522
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Or putting an engine tent on a DC-3 in Resolute...

Or putting an engine tent on a DC-3 in Resolute Bay NWT at -52 degrees.
Forum: Safety 11-02-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,106
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Having had an engine failure, I found the...

Having had an engine failure, I found the experience is similar to what I'm called to do on the job as a firefighter. You are faced with an immediate critical problem and you have to make rapid...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I had a local shop make a cable, basically a...

I had a local shop make a cable, basically a shorter version of the throttle and mixture cables. It works really well. The only thing I've found is it never gets used. If someone is flying from the...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,304
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I had Vans include the wiring harness with the...

I had Vans include the wiring harness with the FWF order. I would have been better off had I just bought the wire I needed and did my own thing. A very wise gentlemen (Paul Dye) told me once "Every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,946
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Some people just make your day better.

We got this picture of my Friend Jordan by my plane today. He's been coming to Stanley Airport since he was a baby. Both his Dad and Grandpa own and fly a plane here. He's had his share of challenges...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 95,007
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Loves to fly. Loves riding her Harley to....

Loves to fly. Loves riding her Harley to. :)

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b636/Ptuttlerv8ptuttle/623317294c52b9f658b233f0810ebe4d_zps8051b9c3.jpg
Forum: Reviews 10-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Thumbs up T S Flightlines. Another thumbs up.

I've just installed a primer line setup that Tom made for me.

Tom in my view provides the kind of quality service and products that are hard to beat in this day and age. I told him what I needed and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,919
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I installed a pan heater a couple of weeks ago....

I installed a pan heater a couple of weeks ago. It will bring the oil temp up to 110 degrees. I also had problems getting the accelerator pump method to work with any consistency and if the engine is...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,321
Posted By Paul Tuttle
That's how it is.

Too bad I discovered this information after I got my kit, but had other items shipped this way. My friend had a kit shipped here and it was pretty much hassle free using the exact method you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,814
Posted By Paul Tuttle
I ask a Bad A$$ biker chick to guard mine....

I ask a Bad A$$ biker chick to guard mine. Working good so far.:)

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b636/Ptuttlerv8ptuttle/imagejpg1_zps336bd2c6.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,992
Posted By Paul Tuttle
+1 for these. Simple, clean and they work.

+1 for these. Simple, clean and they work.
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,179
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Al, Sorry I didn't get back to you, I over...

Al,

Sorry I didn't get back to you, I over looked this thread. The suffrage warehouse was in the Burnside Park in Dartmouth, but I can't remember the name. It shouldn't be hard to find though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,047
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Vlad, There down here on the ground buddy. You...

Vlad, There down here on the ground buddy. You have to spend more time on the ground.:D

I've met Debbie a few times and aside from being a great airplane building partner with Rob, she's a real nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 44,335
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Looks like they might be cutting you some slack...

Looks like they might be cutting you some slack on account of your obvious wildlife control abilities. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,258
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Mine to.

Passing through 120 to 130 kts I hear a thump. Actually the lady in back hears the thump and advises me every time.:)
Forum: Painting your RV 07-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By Paul Tuttle
Water transfer painting.

I'm not quite sure how you would apply this on an entire airplane, but smaller parts could be easily done. Has anyone tried this?

http://youtu.be/COGtUkLdX0Y
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