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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Plummit
Now "that" is an excellent retort! Hope your...

Now "that" is an excellent retort! Hope your "maintenance" allows return to service with no restriction Paul.

-Marc
Forum: Autopilots Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Plummit
You know it's funny, but I couldn't find an email...

You know it's funny, but I couldn't find an email address for you so I used the email function of VAF. Care to share the best way to get service on my Sorcerer? I don't mind jumping through the...
Forum: Autopilots Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Plummit
Well Andrew, I did reach out to you and got no...

Well Andrew, I did reach out to you and got no where. BK had a booth at the Spruce customer appreciation day in Corona in Sept, and I left a message with the rep for you to contact me. I sent you a...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Plummit
Professionals? Sez who? ;-) -Marc

Professionals? Sez who? ;-)

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By Plummit
I know, huh. I was surprised too! I was at...

I know, huh. I was surprised too! I was at 10500', throttle fire-walled which was (IIRC) about 22 inches. I leveled off and started to lean to my normal ROP setting, saw the speed was faster than...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By Plummit
Yup, I get around 178 kts at 2500, but only about...

Yup, I get around 178 kts at 2500, but only about 172 at 2400.

-Marc
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-03-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Plummit
Works great! -Marc

Works great!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 143,177
Posted By Plummit
My turn

Coming back from Big Bear this morning:

http://halie.com/scale/25/oFb.jpg
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Plummit
I think the reason you had 2 https is that when...

I think the reason you had 2 https is that when you hit the photo icon it automatically has HTTP. If you past the location, then BAM! You have 2. Ask me how I know....

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By Plummit
Take care of yourself so you can take care of...

Take care of yourself so you can take care of those you love. I'll be contacting you for advice and parts when you return.

-Marc
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,973
Posted By Plummit
My first knee surgery was in the Army by a "Hot...

My first knee surgery was in the Army by a "Hot shot" doc who kept mentioning Gayle Sayers and his knee surgery. I learned that football players will do a lot of stuff to keep that paycheck coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By Plummit
I'm thinking that not everyone that has...

I'm thinking that not everyone that has experienced a leak is on this forum or participated in this poll. It's possible that there are builders who contacted Vans directly, and Vans would be in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By Plummit
Well that's fair dinkum. What has Vans found...

Well that's fair dinkum. What has Vans found from sold and delivered QB kits that had leaks? I would doubt that's it's anywhere near 50% but is 20% considered acceptable? If the leaks aren't found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By Plummit
The failure rate of QB tanks is almost a joke-...

The failure rate of QB tanks is almost a joke- except to the owners! The attitude at Vans (at least towards me) is probably best described as "aloof". I get the feeling that with the popularity of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Plummit
No image shown. -Marc

No image shown.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By Plummit
You know, when a company puts out a product...

You know, when a company puts out a product where part of the work is already accomplished, I expect that part to be perfect! There shouldn't be any missed rivets, cases where wrong rivets were...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By Plummit
Horrible construction on the tanks. Maybe you...

Horrible construction on the tanks. Maybe you could remove them from the order and build your own. I doubt yours would be worse...

-Marc
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,663
Posted By Plummit
I just got directed to this thread from another...

I just got directed to this thread from another thread on QB tanks. What kind of gage are you using for yur fuel tanks? The reason I ask is that on my airplane with a G-900X panel, the tanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,843
Posted By Plummit
A couple of questions:

I currently have what I believe is the stock flap actuator in my -10. The flaps are controlled by a DPDT switch on the panel that locks in the up position, or is momentary for the "down" position. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Plummit
I'm confused. You said: If you *removed* the...

I'm confused. You said:



If you *removed* the cap and heard air leak, wouldn't that by default indicate a valve core leak???

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Plummit
It's close

I have to leave the cap off the valve stem on my cheaper tube with a 90 degree stem. I had bought a better tube when we had a flat and AOG event at an airport with no weekend services. I rented a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By Plummit
1st Sunday at Santa Paula

This morning we flew to Santa Paula for their 1st Sunday (of the month) event.
We transitioned the LAX Special flight rules corridor at 4500 feet:

http://halie.com/scale/25/oFy.jpg

It was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By Plummit
Ramona air fair

Bruce Hill's beautiful -9A

http://halie.com/scale/25/oFY.jpg

A nice pedal plane:

http://halie.com/scale/25/oFl.jpg

and:
http://halie.com/scale/25/oFw.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,228
Posted By Plummit
Fun Weekend

Yesterday we finally had some cooler weather with clouds so flew IFR to HMT for breakfast, then on to AJO for the Spruce Customer Appreciation sale event. Met Chris Smith who's building a -10, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,029
Posted By Plummit
What wheel do you have? Where are you...

What wheel do you have? Where are you located?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,727
Posted By Plummit
Without pics it didn't happen! ;) -Marc

Without pics it didn't happen! ;)

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,727
Posted By Plummit
Satuday was work (improvements) on the RV. Today...

Satuday was work (improvements) on the RV. Today (Sun) we flew to Camerillo for breakfast.

Met an "imposter" who coincidentally shared the same call sign
(4 Romeo Victor) in his RV-10. It was...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-21-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,380
Posted By Plummit
When we were there (VGT) last weekend, I was...

When we were there (VGT) last weekend, I was asked on arrival if I needed fuel. I told them yes but I wanted to wait until we were departing. I had them top the tanks prior to departing and the...
Forum: California 09-19-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Plummit
What part of L.A.? -Marc

What part of L.A.?

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Plummit
So only Ferrous metal is a concern? No worries...

So only Ferrous metal is a concern? No worries with non-ferrous metal in the filter?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,329
Posted By Plummit
Possibly a different agent! When a fellow RV...

Possibly a different agent! When a fellow RV pilot recommended Martha Christensen to me I got a lower rate than my old agent could come up with. And my rate has gone down every year so far. As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,491
Posted By Plummit
Let me help: http://halie.com/o5N.jpg

Let me help:

http://halie.com/o5N.jpg
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-17-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,380
Posted By Plummit
Having just returned from an overnight at VGT, I...

Having just returned from an overnight at VGT, I can unequivocally say that the $15 overnight fee is the best deal in Vegas! The room at the Park MGM not so much.... :mad:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,491
Posted By Plummit
Vegas

My wife and I flew from LGB to VGT on Friday. The purpose? Why to take in the Eric Clapton concert Friday night! We stayed the night then flew to Big Bear for breakfast the next morning. Fun...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Plummit
Thanks!

Thanks Joel, that is what I thought but couldn't find a definitive answer for!

regards
-Marc
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Plummit
Gee, I never thought of that!!! ;-) And of the...

Gee, I never thought of that!!! ;-) And of the Google returns, which one should I choose? They all look different with no hole cut in the center... :rolleyes:

-Marc

Edit: well I heard back from...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Plummit
Like this

http://halie.com/scale/25/o5a.jpg

http://halie.com/scale/25/o5d.jpg
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By Plummit
Update

Well it's annual inspection time so I decided to tackle that pesky mag again. The mag came out fairly easy but the drive required some finagling to get it out.

Once out and the gear clocked back 1...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Plummit
K&N Filter replacment

I need to replace the Rod Bower Ram Air filter cartridge on my RV-10. Does anyone have the number for the K&N replacement?

TIA
-Marc
Forum: Northeast 09-05-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Plummit
I think the best place for Lobster is in the...

I think the best place for Lobster is in the ocean, but that's just me...
;-)

-Marc
Forum: California 09-03-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,885
Posted By Plummit
Brian, we have a saying in Hang Gliding: No...

Brian, we have a saying in Hang Gliding: No frame no brain! Hang Gliders have rigid bones (read a frame) and para gliders maintain their shape by air pressure alone. I flew hang Gliders for 30+...
Forum: California 08-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Plummit
02 refill

I just purchased transfill equipment to refill my on-bnoard 02. I currently have the adapter for the Mountain High on-board system and one for Scott regulators. If you need a refill using one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Plummit
I doubt you will be able to do that outside of...

I doubt you will be able to do that outside of using one of the FBO's. I could help you at Long Beach, but not KSNA.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Plummit
Great resources, thanks guys. I'll just order...

Great resources, thanks guys. I'll just order from Brfown as they have a roll of 1/16 x 3" material for a good price.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Plummit
1/16" baffle material

I'm looking for 1/16" orange baffle material and having a hard time finding it. 3" wide roll is perfect, but no joy at Spruce or Wicks. Suggestions?

-Marc
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By Plummit
Conspiracy theories abound! Perhaps the RV-15???...

Conspiracy theories abound! Perhaps the RV-15??? ;-)

Nice to meet you at 7S5 last weekend Scott.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,105
Posted By Plummit
John Guest developed the "push-to-connect"...

John Guest developed the "push-to-connect" fittings in the '70's. they typically use an "O" ring with stainless teeth to grab the tube. Today Push fittings are made of both metal (typically brass),...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-18-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By Plummit
Vans was at 7S5 for the homecoming fly-in this...

Vans was at 7S5 for the homecoming fly-in this weekend.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By Plummit
You don't need all that "fancy" stuff; Just buy a...

You don't need all that "fancy" stuff; Just buy a Pig form-a-funnel and drop the filter! I use mine every Oil change and don't spill a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,161
Posted By Plummit
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/eif...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/eift60.php

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Plummit
I don't know how much Donnie is doing these days...

I don't know how much Donnie is doing these days but do a search for "Jackpoints" and he will come up. I'll send you a pm.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Plummit
The wing tie-down points are recommended by Vans....

The wing tie-down points are recommended by Vans. I use the Bogert jack points and a jack I built from a hydraulic ram purchased at...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Plummit
Too bad you aren't closer. I have a Craftsman...

Too bad you aren't closer. I have a Craftsman table saw that's FREE! Just pick it up in Long Beach. Oh and make a donation to D/R too.

-Marc
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,522
Posted By Plummit
Nah, it's subterfuge. Take a look at the...

Nah, it's subterfuge. Take a look at the background in the close-up of the DRDT... Looks like a real shop to me! I do like the wall art though.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,817
Posted By Plummit
Thanks!

Thanks Andrew, I'll call next week and hopefully be able to resolve my issues.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,817
Posted By Plummit
Great, maybe I can finally get the issues with...

Great, maybe I can finally get the issues with Sorcerer resolved!

-Marc
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Plummit
I understand, no problem. I bought the HF wrench...

I understand, no problem. I bought the HF wrench as I needed to torque something while I was waiting for my ordered Snap-On to arrive. I feel it's just as good, just not quite as easy to use.

-Marc
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Plummit
Free!

I'll give you my 1/4" drive Harbor Fright torque wrench if you need it.

-Marc
Forum: Rocket 07-21-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,563
Posted By Plummit
I strongly recommend Martha Christian at Falcon...

I strongly recommend Martha Christian at Falcon Insurance. GREAT customer service and the best price (yes better than other mentioned insurance company) and rock solid. Having said that, I've never...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Plummit
Not sure I understand that, but I think you are...

Not sure I understand that, but I think you are saying the piston rod should be down when the door is up? When my door is closed, the piston rod would be slightly up.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Plummit
We had just landed at KLGB when we got news of...

We had just landed at KLGB when we got news of the first Ridgecrest quake. As we were taxiing in, a jet-driver came on the radio: "Long Beach Ground, did you feel that quake?" "Oh yeah" was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Plummit
Uh oh Carl, you're angered the grammer gods on...

Uh oh Carl, you're angered the grammer gods on the forum now, and you WILL be roasted til well-done and burned black... :cool:

-Marc
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