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Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By greghughespdx
Would be interesting to compare the rudder...

Would be interesting to compare the rudder shape/flatness/etc. of both airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,965
Posted By greghughespdx
Cool - any video of the snaps? Would be fun to...

Cool - any video of the snaps? Would be fun to see.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By greghughespdx
Run the #30 one more time to make sure you're not...

Run the #30 one more time to make sure you're not hung on a burr or something. Tighten up the hose clamp to help squeeze it but not too much, you don't want to break the clamp. Then use the dowel to...
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By greghughespdx
If it's stiff on the ground, or if the feel has...

If it's stiff on the ground, or if the feel has changed for you, take it apart and look at it. Not worth the risks that could potentially be involved, and pretty easy to inspect the assembly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By greghughespdx
Some of the docs available on the POH page...

Some of the docs available on the POH page (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm) here have checklists that shoudl help. Luca's RV-8 POH (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh/luke.pdf) has...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,780
Posted By greghughespdx
I'd replace it. 1. It's just too deep. 2. Every...

I'd replace it.

1. It's just too deep.
2. Every time I buy a new part (and I have bought several) the resulting pain I experience makes me that much more careful the next time around and on future...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,233
Posted By greghughespdx
I'll look for you at the January breakfast. I fly...

I'll look for you at the January breakfast. I fly out of Twin Oaks.
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By greghughespdx
Dimple the things. Depending on your dimple dies...

Dimple the things. Depending on your dimple dies you might have to/find it useful to grind down one side of the die so that might otherwise interfere with the nut part of the nutplate when squeezing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,233
Posted By greghughespdx
Like Bruce said, there are many of us around this...

Like Bruce said, there are many of us around this here Portland area willing to help if you want someone to ride along so you can fly it and/or get the phase one test hours flown off. Myself included.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep, I did something similar and found that the...

Yep, I did something similar and found that the bolts snugged everything up to the rails quite well once tightened down properly.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-03-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm sure I'm not the only person who is thinking...

I'm sure I'm not the only person who is thinking how every formation flight is a "Maiden Flight" for them. Great story!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By greghughespdx
Stein has lots of connector/wire options,...

Stein has lots of connector/wire options, examples:...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-02-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By greghughespdx
With the current trade-in program Avidyne is...

With the current trade-in program Avidyne is running through Dec 25 it might be worth taking a quick look and seeing if sooner is better than later financially?...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By greghughespdx
I've seen this behavior on my plane, and *only*...

I've seen this behavior on my plane, and *only* on the electronic ignition (with one mag, one EI on the engine) The mag ran fine, the EI did not. Lower power/MP was ok, but once crossing the line...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By greghughespdx
All of them :)

All of them :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By greghughespdx
I can tell ya that my experience this year,...

I can tell ya that my experience this year, having to file a claim on an airplane policy for the first time ever (in this case project insurance for a broken prop blade) that Gallagher and the staff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By greghughespdx
Plugs (one the bench) and wires (on a multimeter)...

Plugs (one the bench) and wires (on a multimeter) checked?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By greghughespdx
Or, put two screens in there and pop 'em both out...

Or, put two screens in there and pop 'em both out when you need access. By the time all is said and done it's almost like there's no panel in your way at all.

Mine also has a baggage compartment...
Forum: Interiors 11-06-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By greghughespdx
Abby at Flightline Interiors...

Abby at Flightline Interiors (http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/) is awesome. She made my interior, is terrific to work with and will work with you on your interior design details.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,137
Posted By greghughespdx
Goulding's Lodge Airport is a private, paved...

Goulding's Lodge Airport is a private, paved airport right in the middle of Monument Valley, across the roadway from the lodge, store, etc. It's private, but you can get permission to land there (see...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By greghughespdx
Admitted total paint noob here, so I will just...

Admitted total paint noob here, so I will just ask: Is there a "single-stage" (combined pigment+clear as you described) that you can apply additional clear coat on? Probably a stupid question, but...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,616
Posted By greghughespdx
What Turner said: Airspeed is critical in terms...

What Turner said: Airspeed is critical in terms of how a slip and the extended flaperons behave. You really have to slow it down and keep it there, else you're gonna be floating for sure.

Like you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,759
Posted By greghughespdx
Awesome shots! Calendar pics I hope. It looks...

Awesome shots! Calendar pics I hope. It looks downright terrific in person, too!
Forum: Reviews 10-10-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By greghughespdx
I can use Alexa either in person or remotely (via...

I can use Alexa either in person or remotely (via app) to turn stuff on and off using an electrical outlet similar to Bruce's (I have an Amazon Spot in the hangar - which also makes for great Pandora...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By greghughespdx
I've had the privilege of working with Lightspeed...

I've had the privilege of working with Lightspeed on some projects, have bought a few of their headsets over time, and live just down the road. I can honestly say, without hesitation, that they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By greghughespdx
Hey there, Evan - It was great to meet you in...

Hey there, Evan - It was great to meet you in Reno! Also fun to read the details of your Arlington story. :) If you're back up in the Portland area any time, be sure to drop a line!

greg
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,485
Posted By greghughespdx
Talking https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36613967184_2e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36613967184_2e24074c2b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XMs9Qh)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By greghughespdx
Looking forward to seeing ya both there! #Team130

Looking forward to seeing ya both there! #Team130
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,405
Posted By greghughespdx
Is the oil plug installed in the engine for the...

Is the oil plug installed in the engine for the governor operation? I wonder if something got missed maybe? That would be a bummer but if you are getting oil pressure without the prop cycling, it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By greghughespdx
Talking Getting ready for Reno - but we all know how this goes

George Ford is this monthís Vanís Calendar pinup airplane. Itís not all fun and games though. Weíve been working on the plane to get it all ready for competition in Reno next week. I think most of...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,481
Posted By greghughespdx
I fly around with no pants on all the time. Just...

I fly around with no pants on all the time. Just sayin'. :)
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,481
Posted By greghughespdx
Taking the wheel pant off after any hard landing...

Taking the wheel pant off after any hard landing as well as at regular inspection intervals to ensure the aircraft is safe, especially knowing a replacement part is available should the owner wish to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,518
Posted By greghughespdx
Agree with the "look outside and have someone...

Agree with the "look outside and have someone help" advice. One other thought: Have you tried removing/loosening all the screws on the baggage bulkhead and maybe the smaller side panels you moved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By greghughespdx
Busted. :) It was a fun flight to be sure. Some...

Busted. :)

It was a fun flight to be sure. Some people may know that Van spends most Saturdays all day mentoring kids building RV-12s in the TeenFlight program in the Portland area. He puts a ton of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By greghughespdx
Eclipse viewed from RV-10 in 360 video

Went up in a RV-10 with friends and flew through the totality shadow somewhere approximately over Weizer, Idaho at 16,500. Empty skies and smooth air. We were on a weekend eclipse-camping fly-out at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,689
Posted By greghughespdx
I have this in my -8 project with their...

I have this in my -8 project with their three-lever quadrant.

http://djmmfg.com/lowwingtiedownkit.aspx

Looks like they re-used a page filename in their online store. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,305
Posted By greghughespdx
We went up to 16.5 way up over Weiser, Idaho for...

We went up to 16.5 way up over Weiser, Idaho for the view in the totality path and shot some video/geeked out on the whole thing - it was amazing!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-16-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,962
Posted By greghughespdx
Looking forward to it again! See you there!

Looking forward to it again! See you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,117
Posted By greghughespdx
Go for it, thank you for your service, and be...

Go for it, thank you for your service, and be sure to post photos of your build as you go! I for one am excited already to see it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,731
Posted By greghughespdx
Congrats! I'm sure that hospital is taking good...

Congrats! I'm sure that hospital is taking good care of you all. I lived and worked in Farmington for several years before I moved up to the NW. Your baby-naming might need to include a reference to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By greghughespdx
Any chance youíll offer...

Any chance youíll offer assembled/soldered/completed boards? Iíd like one or two if you do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,742
Posted By greghughespdx
For limited use those eleastic headband LED...

For limited use those eleastic headband LED headlamps with red lights in them are pretty good. They point where your nose goes!

The battery powered sick on flexible strips are also an option if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,397
Posted By greghughespdx
Supposedly a Vetterman muffler system will...

Supposedly a Vetterman muffler system will generate more cabin heat capacity than standard heat muffs. Might be worth asking Clint?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,481
Posted By greghughespdx
I bought the 10.5" the other day. Very bright,...

I bought the 10.5" the other day. Very bright, brightest yet and noticeably so. The anti-reflective coating on it is said to be the least-reflective so far. Definitely much better in that regard (and...
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By greghughespdx
For my project and the one I'm involved in, I've...

For my project and the one I'm involved in, I've actually taken the -12 and -8 plans from CD and loaded them (with access limited to me only of course, not shared publicly) on Dropbox, where I can...
Forum: Oregon 06-09-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By greghughespdx
Also, if you do land at KEUG be sure to call...

Also, if you do land at KEUG be sure to call Cascade Approach inbound, and have them hand you off to the tower.
Forum: Oregon 06-09-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By greghughespdx
If it's just a quick in and out, they've been...

If it's just a quick in and out, they've been helpful and didn't charge me. It's been a while, though.

Then again, you could fly into Creswell (https://skyvector.com/airport/77S/Hobby-Field-Airport)...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By greghughespdx
Possibly due to likelihood of...

Possibly due to likelihood of dimples/countersinking engarging the holes? More likely in a dimple situation.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,897
Posted By greghughespdx
It's gonna be hot. The retractable sun shade...

It's gonna be hot. The retractable sun shade helps keep the sun from frying your skin directly but little for cabin temp. Invest in a canopy cover for when you're parked. The one Van's sells is just...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,391
Posted By greghughespdx
Not actually very complicated. Basically a set of...

Not actually very complicated. Basically a set of pressure/temp sensors with long leads, also a flow sensor of sorts, that can be placed in various locations under the cowl where you want to measure....
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,391
Posted By greghughespdx
I have a handful of them with various stages of...

I have a handful of them with various stages of code done for a variety of tasks in the airplane. One of the setups is for evaluation of temperature, pressure and flow at various points in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By greghughespdx
Nehalem Bay is great. The camp sites on the...

Nehalem Bay is great. The camp sites on the airport are non-reserved so first-come-first-served for pilots.

Other ideas:

Orcas - KORS
Electric City - 3W7
Daybreak (N of Vancouver, WA)
Forum: Fiberglass 05-23-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By greghughespdx
You're not out to lunch. They started green, went...

You're not out to lunch. They started green, went pink and now have a gray top surface, and per a discussion at the factory a couple weeks ago that's for the purpose you mentioned.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,492
Posted By greghughespdx
Will that with a 406 ELT as well?

Will that with a 406 ELT as well?
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By greghughespdx
Having been involved in this process a few times...

Having been involved in this process a few times now, I'd suggest you set the cowl aside, and wait until the engine is hung. The prop and spinner is a critical reference point for cowl positioning....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By greghughespdx
Mark's got it. Just confirmed on my plans.

Mark's got it. Just confirmed on my plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By greghughespdx
AFS recommends mounting the ADAHRS box(es) on a...

AFS recommends mounting the ADAHRS box(es) on a bracket between the upper longerons, just forward of the tailcone bulkhead where the static ports are located next to (that is, the static port...
Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By greghughespdx
Have you gone into setup *again* and scanned for...

Have you gone into setup *again* and scanned for SV network devices? Crazy dumb question I know, but are the servos powered up at the AP switch when you scan? Don't ask me why I ask that question...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By greghughespdx
The rivet is aluminum. The pull shank is steel....

The rivet is aluminum. The pull shank is steel. They're all that way. Keep calm, build on. :)

A good friend who's built *many* planes showed me a nifty trick a year or so ago to get the shop end of...
Forum: RV-12 05-11-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,969
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep. Sometimes a break is just as good as (or...

Yep. Sometimes a break is just as good as (or even better than) a change.

Stick with it. Frustration now adds to satisfaction later.
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 05-11-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,459
Posted By greghughespdx
Yeah, 7777 is for use by an intercepting DoD...

Yeah, 7777 is for use by an intercepting DoD aircraft when not in contact with ATC. If you squawk 7777, you look to ATC like you are the interceptor, when you are not. I'd think that could quite...
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,331
Posted By greghughespdx
I had a MGB for years. They say you need three...

I had a MGB for years. They say you need three (of any older British car). One to drive, one to look at, and one for parts! :D

(with apologies to our UK friends!)
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