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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,271
Posted By scard
Really!? I feel like I just fell off of a turnip...

Really!? I feel like I just fell off of a turnip truck.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By scard
This is what I've always done... But I buy them...

This is what I've always done...
But I buy them by the full case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By scard
A potentially, highly calibrated, instant...

A potentially, highly calibrated, instant reading, compression tester that the vast majority of us carry around with us at all times. Why not use it every time you go fly? Just use good practice and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,185
Posted By scard
"...breaking the seal between the rings and the...

"...breaking the seal between the rings and the cylinder." I've heard this kind of thing a number of times and don't really understand it. I even had an A&P proclaim something like if you separate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By scard
The guide was clearly shot. The morning that we...

The guide was clearly shot. The morning that we pulled the cylinder, you could clearly see the valve doing a side-step into the seat with the borescope as I rocked the prop open/closed. Now, That...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By scard
1" steel tube, 2 welds, 2 holes and Bob is your...

1" steel tube, 2 welds, 2 holes and Bob is your uncle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By scard
The cylinder is back on and ready for a test...

The cylinder is back on and ready for a test flight this weekend. Not too shabby, AOG only one weekend.
While the #3 cylinder was away on vacation, I took the time to add bypass ducts to the #3 and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-11-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By scard
Hmm. You have my attention with tape...

Hmm. You have my attention with tape...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,225
Posted By scard
Google works just fine "site:vansairforce.com ...

Google works just fine

"site:vansairforce.com search terms here"

Search, don't sort!
Forum: Tools 10-11-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By scard
Gasp! :) Albrecht

Gasp! :)



Albrecht
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By scard
Listen to Walt and Vic. I had one in a wingtip...

Listen to Walt and Vic. I had one in a wingtip that didn't make it out of phase I over 10yrs ago. It was quickly moved to a "proper" external location.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,920
Posted By scard
Yep. That. I did it with a lathe, but basic...

Yep. That. I did it with a lathe, but basic care with hand tools should work just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By scard
I guess all I can say is that we all have...

I guess all I can say is that we all have different risk tolerances. I like being able to observe the monster that lurks in full view.
Forum: Tools 10-02-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By scard
I have one of those horrible pieces of junk...

I have one of those horrible pieces of junk rusting away in my hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By scard
The same $99 ebay from china articulating head...

The same $99 ebay from china articulating head usb camera that a bunch of us bought a little over a year ago. Taking a good look inside a cylinder should be child's play these days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By scard
These ECI cylinders eat exhaust valves like...

These ECI cylinders eat exhaust valves like candy. We've gone around and around for the last 10yrs. They've all been off at least once. Old hat. Field Replaceable Unit.
Forum: Tools 10-01-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By scard
Nah, good old iron is timeless. I would love to...

Nah, good old iron is timeless. I would love to get my hands on a "slightly used" mid '30s south bend drill press. Just so my Clausing had a buddy to talk to when the shop lights are out.

Sorry,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By scard
Exhaust valve progression

Here is an exhaust valve progression we've been "watching" for about the last 100hrs.

Compression not up to snuff and the pre-flight elbow check verifies it each flight... About a year...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,920
Posted By scard
This is the way to go...

This is the way to go...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By scard
Wise choice. One of ours failed this weekend. ...

Wise choice. One of ours failed this weekend. About 12yrs old. RIP.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-24-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By scard
Yeah, that. I know Pittstown point was wiped out...

Yeah, that.

I know Pittstown point was wiped out years ago. It looked like there was still nothing there when we flew over it in April.

We're saddened for all the great islands much further down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By scard
There was another hat sighting today! And guess...

There was another hat sighting today! And guess what, it was VAF advertiser day! It "pays" to advertise. We had a ball of fun again today, and Stein even got an "official" call this morning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By scard
Don't Jump!!! Take the ladder back down to the...

Don't Jump!!! Take the ladder back down to the logic side. Each rung is one to be carefully considered on one's own. Only you can own it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By scard
hat sighting

Tanya and I took the week off of work and were transported across the country to Yakima, Washington for a week of experimental aircraft construction. We're two days in and I'm just having a ball...
Forum: COMM 09-05-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By scard
The insides are incredibly simple. Pop it open...

The insides are incredibly simple. Pop it open and put eyeballs (and a DMM) on the other end of the wires too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,082
Posted By scard
I was going to say the same. Sex appeal! Why...

I was going to say the same. Sex appeal! Why else would you build a -8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,082
Posted By scard
I've had my pair sitting in the back of a closet...

I've had my pair sitting in the back of a closet for years, and I ain't sellin' :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,013
Posted By scard
Paul, I know you've talked about burping the plug...

Paul, I know you've talked about burping the plug caps before. I think you should have a serious talk with your mechanic :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,951
Posted By scard
See ya Saturday as usual. - If ya' ain't...

See ya Saturday as usual.

- If ya' ain't camping, you aren't doing it "right".
- Campers have more fun when the sun goes down.
- The bears will keep you nice and warm at night (there are none, so...)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By scard
It is not a problem at all. It is just a badge...

It is not a problem at all. It is just a badge of honor for those of us with the little wheel on the correct end!

Ever seen a tailwheel get ripped off on the edge of the pavement? It makes a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By scard
This is the standard look of mine. It is...

This is the standard look of mine. It is everything that is swirling around in the lower cowl, gets pushed down the leg fairing. Mix in a little dirt and dust and it can get pretty funky.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By scard
Thanks for the link. That is totally everybody's...

Thanks for the link. That is totally everybody's grandpa, at least mine. When I get there, I hope you'll understand my "grumpy" humor.

I actually had the chance to fly my grandfather in later...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By scard
We have an RV, so there was no excuse not to be...

We have an RV, so there was no excuse not to be dead center of totality when the time came. We launched Saturday for Memphis for some late night downtown (tourist) adventures for a couple days. ...
Forum: Tools 08-20-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,411
Posted By scard
Not always the fault of the tool. Drilling a...

Not always the fault of the tool. Drilling a triangular hole is a skill easily learned by the operator.
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,411
Posted By scard
Clausing or Textron Bridgeport

Clausing

or

Textron Bridgeport
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,392
Posted By scard
OOB I shake my head at you <with a smile>.

OOB
I shake my head at you <with a smile>.
Forum: Safety 08-10-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,548
Posted By scard
OMG, a "sock" pulled inside out! I've been doing...

OMG, a "sock" pulled inside out! I've been doing it wrong for over a decade. Back to the shop to tinker some more with some knocked up glass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By scard
In other words.... Come on in, the water is...

In other words.... Come on in, the water is fine!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By scard
You got the state right. Gary IS a mountain man,...

You got the state right. Gary IS a mountain man, but not quite cool enough to be a "tailwheeel guy". He'll be around shortly to defend himself :).

Seismo, you better not be shuckin' my corn!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By scard
...correction, Seismo (aka Gary) flies an RV6-A.

...correction, Seismo (aka Gary) flies an RV6-A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 43,451
Posted By scard
With all the lights on, if you stick your arm...

With all the lights on, if you stick your arm out, you can see a faint shadow on the floor. For me, that equals not enough light. I think this is mostly due to the 12' ceiling. I am going to add...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By scard
That. However, if they have been installed,...

That. However, if they have been installed, which some of these clearly have been (others just knocking around in the bag), then put back into inventory, how do you know they weren't over torqued or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,845
Posted By scard
Good morning from Home after sleeping in my own...

Good morning from Home after sleeping in my own bed for the first time in a week. We arrived Sat. afternoon with little excitement and left Friday morning. I think we've concluded that this is one...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-26-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By scard
We feel your pain being parked in the S 40 on...

We feel your pain being parked in the S 40 on "the island" while we look at all that empty space in Area 51 proper. Saturday arrival.
Oh well, things change and I'm committed to having fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By scard
D with MH pulse ox. We've been everywhere and...

D with MH pulse ox. We've been everywhere and never run out. I AM addicted to O2.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,845
Posted By scard
Mmmmm..... Oh, I mean, QA/QC inspection failed!

Mmmmm.....

Oh, I mean, QA/QC inspection failed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,845
Posted By scard
The cookies are in the oven! They often fail...

The cookies are in the oven! They often fail quality control, so I wouldn't get your hopes up, but we'll see ya' tomorrow (hopefully)...

Jeff, it seems you WILL want to look for us late in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,857
Posted By scard
Some "Bucket Head" from Austin made the W&B cut. ...

Some "Bucket Head" from Austin made the W&B cut. See ya soon.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By scard
Thanks for posting this. Not every RV adventure...

Thanks for posting this. Not every RV adventure has to be completely EPIC. You made excellent use of the resources for a fantastic weekend to just step OUT.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,144
Posted By scard
Hubba, hubba, hubba! Packing is progressing...

Hubba, hubba, hubba! Packing is progressing here. The plastic bin is ready to ship on Monday. ("ring-a-ling... Welcome wagon." Yeah, I need a ride to fedex receiving, we're on row ..)
Forum: Texas (North) 07-15-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By scard
Tell Jarhead to guard company as we'll be in...

Tell Jarhead to guard company as we'll be in trail out of Austin on Sat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By scard
Similarly, in Falcon Flight, we have...

Similarly, in Falcon Flight, we have "Shorts".

Be careful about showing up not fully dressed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,144
Posted By scard
Jerry, keep us updated... while the rest of us...

Jerry, keep us updated... while the rest of us are flying a desk until it is time to escape northbound.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By scard
Yep. Works great. We call it kamikaze dimpling...

Yep. Works great. We call it kamikaze dimpling for the reasons already mentioned. One of Tanya's least favorite things to do. No margin for error :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By scard
What ignition is on it? Constant speed prop?

What ignition is on it? Constant speed prop?
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,049
Posted By scard
We'll be there in HBC all week. We'll offset all...

We'll be there in HBC all week. We'll offset all of the "important" people (you know who you are) and not be busy at all. Just sitting there by the airplane with our feet in the grass having a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,005
Posted By scard
Congrats Sid! The beginning of a whole other...

Congrats Sid! The beginning of a whole other realm of responsibility.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By scard
If flying an experimental: HBC for parking. No,...

If flying an experimental: HBC for parking. No, tickets on the field. Bring bug spray if concerned. It IS Wisconsin. There is food on the field during the week and bounding weekends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By scard
Oh, we'll be there! And I'm sure Cookie will...

Oh, we'll be there! And I'm sure Cookie will have some weird need to run someone over with YOUR golf cart :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By scard
If the number of times that I've almost been run...

If the number of times that I've almost been run over by somebody way more important than myself on the grounds is any indication, I would say that the world's supply of golf carts is fully tapped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By scard
I bet Tanya would be happy to untie for a couple...

I bet Tanya would be happy to untie for a couple hour mission come Wednesday! Really.

He might get quizzed about metal buildings though.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 85,246
Posted By scard
Aww, that isn't "that" much water... At least...

Aww, that isn't "that" much water... At least there aren't too many sharks in that water. I guess the cold would get you faster than the shark in the south. Just don't let darkness and clouds...
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