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Forum: RV-9/9A 08-14-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By scrollF4
RV-9(A) wanted

Hiyaa Folks.
Not for me, but my bro-in-law is interested in acquiring a nice RV-9 or -9A in the near future. The simpler the panel, the better. He hopes to keep the price below $90K if possible. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,153
Posted By scrollF4
Back to the OP’s original question

Scott,
I’m sorry I took so long to get back to this thread, but I finally got the cowling off KELLI GIRL and measured my blast tube. I’m using a 1” ID scat tube blasting air from over the #3...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-09-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,184
Posted By scrollF4
Link no workee

Bomber,
Can you please just post the link. Whatever you did attach doesn’t work.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-08-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By scrollF4
X2 for Walt

X2 for Walt
Forum: Texas (North) 08-06-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By scrollF4
Richmond Aircraft Service

Contact Randy Richmond at rrv8er@yahoo.com. He’s located at Roanoke TX and is renowned for his RV expertise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By scrollF4
Nose wheel needs mod

Kevin,
Previous commenters pointed out the apparent drag on wheel rotation being caused by your nose wheel bearings. I ASSUME you have the stock unsealed “pack’em yourself” bearings.

Here’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By scrollF4
TM-291 like Fun said. However, every few months...

TM-291 like Fun said. However, every few months I plug mine in and leave it connected for several hours. If the battery cells aren't balanced, this balances them. Improves battery performance, IMO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,100
Posted By scrollF4
Great debate...and it’s an ongoing one regarding...

Great debate...and it’s an ongoing one regarding strengths/weaknesses of the A model nose strut, pilot techniques, modifications, etc.

NONE of this identifies the mishap’s cause. Please observe...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By scrollF4
Moderator note

I deleted two posts for not adhering to VAF Posting Rule #2: Threads SPECULATING about the causes of a crash/incident before the Probable Cause document is issued are not allowed here. Please stick...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By scrollF4
…x2. I used the pneumatic squeezer every chance...

…x2. I used the pneumatic squeezer every chance I had, for the very reasons Walt mentioned. Whenever possible, I clamped the squeezer frame into my table vice, allowing me to use both my hands for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,298
Posted By scrollF4
Not so sure. EarthX BMS does NOT disconnect for...

Not so sure. EarthX BMS does NOT disconnect for overvoltage and it does NOT began to protect until 16V. That is well documented in their pubs, and discussed WIDELY in this forum (I recall you’re...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,298
Posted By scrollF4
Glen, It sounds like your main BMS battery is NOT...

Glen,
It sounds like your main BMS battery is NOT an EarthX but some other brand. Am I correct?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,298
Posted By scrollF4
Well said, Glen, I totally agree.

Well said, Glen, I totally agree.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,298
Posted By scrollF4
Actually, Rather than assume, please do tell us...

Actually,
Rather than assume, please do tell us the battery manufacturer. Not all BMS’s are the same.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By scrollF4
Possible stuck valve. Consider doing a...

Possible stuck valve. Consider doing a compression check. I had the same, and when Randy Richmond checked the compression, #4 showed 0 psi.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-20-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By scrollF4
Walt, Nothing against the old system, but you’ll...

Walt,
Nothing against the old system, but you’ll really like MH. I hope you’re getting the pulse demand unit.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-19-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By scrollF4
KMBY Moberly—Fantastic AirVenture Fuel Stop

Hey Texans flying north for Oshkosh, SERIOUSLY consider using KMBY as your fuel tip-off point. 100LL was just over $4, and the pulled pork sandwiches are among the best I’ve had. Ever. :cool:
Forum: RV-4 07-13-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By scrollF4
Dude! That looks SWEET!

Dude! That looks SWEET!
Forum: Texas (North) 07-12-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By scrollF4
When was this?

I had KELLI GIRL in the pattern several times this week through yesterday. Ya should’a dropped by.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By scrollF4
I don't know that it's a marketing tool, because...

I don't know that it's a marketing tool, because true VNAV is a very nice thing to have. It's how airliners' FMCs work. It decreases workload even further during busy portions of a SID, approach,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,203
Posted By scrollF4
Every oil change

One cup of MMO in the sump on every oil change. Started doing this after my 1st stuck valve at 450ish tach hours. So far so good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,689
Posted By scrollF4
Nah, I didn’t overthink it. My approach made the...

Nah, I didn’t overthink it. My approach made the key(s) a non-issue. Hey, whatever works for each person.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,689
Posted By scrollF4
Two rocker switches and a starter pushbutton, no key

I’m somewhat surprised that nobody mentioned the risk of losing the key (unless I missed it).

I originally built KELLI GIRL with the classic keyed ignition switch. In 2015 when KELLI GIRL was being...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By scrollF4
Smoke System Helper

Give Marv a call at Smoke System Helper (VAF advertiser).
https://www.smoke-system-helper.com/complete-kits/Complete-Kit-4-Gal-RV-8-Hidden-p105223620

His RV-8 smoke kit fits in the forward deep...
Forum: Safety 06-16-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By scrollF4
This is a great discussion area, I'm glad you...

This is a great discussion area, I'm glad you brought it up.
Aren't you omitting key information from your assessment? Consider that a helmet is designed to protect specifically against impact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By scrollF4
VAF Search is your friend

Terry,
Over the last decade, several quite-useful VAF threads have discussed this problem. Do a VAF search of threat titles using the words "LED noise" and simply "noise", kick back, and read the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By scrollF4
My winter drip...

Phillips XC 20-50

Reiff sump heater: https://www.reiffpreheat.com/

Switchbox control, to remotely start the Reiff heater the night before I fly: https://switchboxcontrol.com/the-switch-box

A...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-14-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By scrollF4
Yep, same here. KELLI GIRL will be in action. ...

Yep, same here. KELLI GIRL will be in action. (...I’m talking about the RV-7A, of course)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By scrollF4
Matt was my CFII two years ago...a fine pilot,...

Matt was my CFII two years ago...a fine pilot, good friend, and quite articulate and funny. Glad you got him on the VAFCast, Doug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,007
Posted By scrollF4
Newbie, Nobody has bashed Alan. Jack just gave...

Newbie,
Nobody has bashed Alan. Jack just gave consumer feedback, and Alan responded appropriately...all good. Several folks have rendered their opinions about specific products. Alan criticized a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,804
Posted By scrollF4
You’ll probably find a better deal at the Spruce,...

You’ll probably find a better deal at the Spruce, Sporty’s, or other retailer location.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By scrollF4
Larry, To complete my mental image of this...

Larry,
To complete my mental image of this breakout board's use, where would you install it? I need to get to it easily for frequent stick removal/remounting.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By scrollF4
YES!! Thank you, Waldo. Your solution is...

YES!! Thank you, Waldo. Your solution is exactly what I'm looking for, and a better solution than my DSUB CPC search:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=171499

I will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By scrollF4
Regarding your EGT observations, I corroborate...

Regarding your EGT observations, I corroborate your observations with my own identical readings (including smoke). Must be a sensor sample rate change, although the Dynon tech folks told me nothing...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-07-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By scrollF4
Definitely Austin Exec. Easy Uber/Lyft into...

Definitely Austin Exec. Easy Uber/Lyft into town, decent overnight fees and hangarage if the storms come. DO NOT >>REPEAT<< DO NOT tie down at Austin Bergstrom...unless you simply hate your money....
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-07-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By scrollF4
Well for starters, The EAA weekend class gave me...

Well for starters,
The EAA weekend class gave me a great foundation. I attended when they offered it in Chesepeake, VA, in the early stages of my build.
Forum: Safety 06-05-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By scrollF4
Gibson and Barnes. Outstanding equipment. Quick...

Gibson and Barnes. Outstanding equipment. Quick turn-around for my USAF helmet's modification for GA, and again to install their noise cancelling earpiece system. Outstanding quality and...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-29-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By scrollF4
Ty, For 52F hangars, call Tina’s Pilot Shop at...

Ty,
For 52F hangars, call Tina’s Pilot Shop at (817) 490-0046. They’re sort of an info hub (ie the bulletin board) for hangars here, and I know they have one posted.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By scrollF4
I offer two pieces of advice: - Remember that...

I offer two pieces of advice:

- Remember that when you drill through the canopy, your objective really is to create enough friction to heat and melt through the material, not to cut a hole. I kept...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By scrollF4
Oh I'm sure they break down, maybe even come with...

Oh I'm sure they break down, maybe even come with a carry case like my Browning Cynergy, which stores nicely across the back wall of my 7A in it's padded case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By scrollF4
I agree with Walt. Beyond that recommendation,...

I agree with Walt. Beyond that recommendation, do your EGTs stay consistent across all cylinders when you throttle back? Why I ask: If a dynamic balance doesn’t fix it, and if one of your EGTs...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By scrollF4
Tangier Island is my favorite crab cakes...

Tangier Island is my favorite crab cakes destination. It's out in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. If that's not too far, I think you'll love it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By scrollF4
Too big

Thanks, Pat.
I have those CPCs from Stein. The pins are larger than D-sub. I'm looking for a smaller sized plug, and D-sub should fit the bill.

I also emailed Stein to see if he has something...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By scrollF4
Stick rewiring help -- DSub Circular Power Connector

Folks, I'm looking for a good CPC Dsub connector (two, actually) for 16 pins. I'm relooking my stick wiring, particularly regarding removable sticks with my Infinity mil grips. My current mil-spec...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By scrollF4
An important question

Denver,
Forgive me, but to ensure we're not all assuming what may (or may not) be obvious, please allow me this question:

Do you have the GTN650 and SkyView connected through an ARINC module? ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By scrollF4
...and hitting VNAV will give you flight director...

...and hitting VNAV will give you flight director vertical steering if you’re hand-flying the needles/bat wings (autopilot deselected). If you also selected NAV, you’ll have lateral/roll mode...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-05-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By scrollF4
Either last year or the year before. Quite...

Either last year or the year before. Quite recently. The paint hasn’t faded.
Forum: Texas (North) 05-05-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By scrollF4
Yes there is.

The 99s painted a nice rose at Gainesville KGLE on the main ramp.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Fantastic clinic!

Put me in, Coach! Luke and Shorts and the rest of Falcon Flight did a fantastic job running this clinic. Great mix of pilots of all levels. Jarhead was my check pilot: Solid appraisal and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By scrollF4
Hi Ben. Mike will be along shortly to give you...

Hi Ben.
Mike will be along shortly to give you the unofficial OFFICIAL VAF welcome, but I’ll jump ahead and welcome you to a fantastic forum. Keep us posted on the build.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-25-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By scrollF4
Great video, of a fantastic swaray (sp). See...

Great video, of a fantastic swaray (sp). See y'all in the fall!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By scrollF4
The puff of smoke is intense momentary heat...

The puff of smoke is intense momentary heat created by the molecular friction generated by the rivet squeeze.
Seriously.

The radial lines are gravity lines radiating from the worm hole...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,345
Posted By scrollF4
It's raining here today and I had to work. ...

It's raining here today and I had to work. Thanks for keeping my soul in the air, Herman. Tschuss!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By scrollF4
Bill is correct. It's an RPM range where the...

Bill is correct. It's an RPM range where the Hartzell engineers have noted excessive vibration. However, it can change from other factors.

For example, I have the same engine and prop as you. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By scrollF4
Scott, Here’s the transition training list from...

Scott,
Here’s the transition training list from the VAF home page:
http://www.vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By scrollF4
AeroLEDs. They’ve worked flawlessly for 750...

AeroLEDs. They’ve worked flawlessly for 750 hours so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,814
Posted By scrollF4
Whatever works

Bottom line (no pun intended): Oshkosh HBC campers walk a lot. Stay dry, stay comfortable, stay fresh.

On a different note, remember that you don’t have to pack everything in and out. There’s a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,814
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up OK, regarding chafing, let's get real. If you're...

OK, regarding chafing, let's get real. If you're going to tackle it, go full force:https://freshballs.com/fresh-balls/

Along with ALL the great advice posted in this thread, I simply NEVER leave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By scrollF4
Thumbs up Congratulations EarthX!

Fantastic news, Kathy, well done. Great news about a GREAT battery.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By scrollF4
First flight

I began Phase 1 with the aircraft fully dressed, including the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By scrollF4
Yes, it does. No, you don’t.

Yes, it does.



No, you don’t.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By scrollF4
I bought 40 and 60 lb bags of water softener salt...

I bought 40 and 60 lb bags of water softener salt from Home Depot Aviation Supply, and I kept the receipt. 3x 60 lb bags placed/strapped down next to me (passenger seat removed) equaled a 180 lb...
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