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Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By flyboy1963
actual user data needed!

to expand on Aviator's comment; my ol spot 1 and 2 seemed to eventually get a sat lock when out on the airport on the dash of my RV.

the Spot 3, for all it's gadgetry, has often failed to acquire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,191
Posted By flyboy1963
material specific solution?

If I may throw in some material observations;

most of the optically clear laminates were developed for glazing, thus are NOT stretchy, and won't conform to the compound curves of a canopy. All the...
Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By flyboy1963
SPOT 2 way Satellite messenger?

This just popped up on my email from Aircraft Spruce.( Canada)

so, about $350... plus $200 a year for a big orange.....blackberry? ;-)

I doubt anyone has one yet, but I really need a plain English...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,253
Posted By flyboy1963
LESSONS LEARNED, or NOT?

great discourse here, the post is meant to educate, and it did that.
thank you all.

now;
why?
HOW would 'a pilot' know what an engine with one bad lead/plug/coil sounds like? it sure as heck isn't...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-04-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By flyboy1963
WTB SPARK plug socket - 7/8"

no idea why you'd have one to sell, but some hangars just have more than one under the bench, right?
magnetic would be fabulous.

....gave mine away in the tool kit when I sold my plane last year,...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,007
Posted By flyboy1963
speed, pressure, direction etc....

if we look for good examples, ( not necessarily practical) you seem to see a trend; more prop blades, lower tip speed, more cylinders, so each has less 'bark' ( 6-cyl?), minimum rpm of the engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,257
Posted By flyboy1963
some light reading

surely you've seen this;

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Acrylic_Canopy_and_Lexan_Window_Hints.pdf

another note; the curing agents in silicone, and there may be quite a wide variety among brands,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By flyboy1963
other turbines?

Maaaaaaaaaany moons ago someone developed a turboprop BD-5t, with a little APU from helicopters, I believe it was a Solar.

I see they are still around, with some military uses of course.....this...
Forum: Safety 03-29-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By flyboy1963
terrain? weather? critters? clothing?

a few quick points not to drift this thread.

we have a fantastic local survival guy .....named Pete Wise...seems a nice but odd coincidence.

I participated in a course this time last year, our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,080
Posted By flyboy1963
one more data point

okay Dave, you are getting ALL the feedback you asked for!...and then some!

a couple more points from a former -9a owner.

safety; to address some of the issues.....
upgrade to the rv-10 nosegear...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By flyboy1963
make your own bits

if you take the drill size you want ( old and dull is ok) then use a Dremel with an abrasive disc.....put the bit in a vise, get out your reading glasses, and then take the 'rake' out of the bit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By flyboy1963
my silly opinion

welcome!
....I have to make this one observation whenever someone talks about 'all that power' and 'stress' and TBO etc.

the 180 hp 0-320 is going to be at 2700 rpm, right? How many hours of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,202
Posted By flyboy1963
Plenum? bright yellow fabric Plenum?????

is it ok to drift this thread now?

...what's up with that plenum on top of Vlad's engine? Looks like it's anything but rigid, but a brilliant idea.
Gotta be quite heat resistant though.
okay,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By flyboy1963
one barometer of cost?

I have to compare this to the corn price frenzy when ethanol became mandated in some fuels. Everyone was going to starve because the price of corn increased by x%.
An interview with a big cereal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By flyboy1963
check the white pages

....hmmmm, seems Saskatoon, Vernon BC, the wet coast are some options.

that's from the VAF white pages.

If you search the Transport Canada registrations, you might find more, but contact info is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By flyboy1963
forensic study time....

I had NOT seen that video, thanks for posting.

from a purely educational standpoint, what can we learn?

1. the canopy, unless pinned open somehow, will slam forward during most impacts, water or...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By flyboy1963
loving the grin

yep, the passenger RV grin....priceless......and even better when it comes from the young ones!

...imagine Monday when the kids talk about what they did on the weekend?....soccer, baseball, bike...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By flyboy1963
keeping the faith!

I hear the guys are at the halfway point....follow them on their site, facebook is good also!

https://www.facebook.com/GiveHopeWings/posts/985686604903434

Dave is great at the social media...
Forum: Safety 02-06-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By flyboy1963
some things are just....well.....funny

well Bill, I am no expert, but pretty sure you have to go into...

Printers.....Ctrl <P>
settings;

Windows (emulate) print settings;
TAB to 'print setup'

open - page orientation
select -...
Forum: Southeast 01-22-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,524
Posted By flyboy1963
a little confirmation please?

Joop...thanks for the PIREP....but can you confirm something?
It sounds like there is NO flight 'test' or checkout of any kind. This is what I read also in my research from the Canadian side.

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,213
Posted By flyboy1963
another option?

ok, just a shot in the dark....
if the plane ain't 'quite' finished yet, is it too late to make it one of those Rv-9's that's registered as a light-sport? would that help with the license issue?
yes,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,089
Posted By flyboy1963
docking??? we don' need no steenkin' dock!

...well, seriously, I have never been a float pilot, but have ridden quite a few times.
Almost without exception, every dock we visited on the west coast had a gangway to a FLOAT, which was a foot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By flyboy1963
the iron-clad absolutely infallible rule!

This is pretty easy actually.

take every tool you own, put it in your truck. (borrow some if you have to, in order to achieve full max. GVW and/or the volumetric capacity of your vehicle.)

go to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By flyboy1963
how about NON-traditional? ( d r i f t i n g h e r e )

...So.....I'm thinking about the CHT's and oil temp in this scenario;

heavily laden AirBoat, Pusher config of course, going 20-30 mph in ambient temps of 90+ degrees. The hot cylinder fin air goes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By flyboy1963
good advice!

thanks Jim, mine have just a few ridges it seems. So far my research points towards light very wet honing to attempt to smooth them out a bit. With new pads, the o-rings will be operating in a...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By flyboy1963
...when in doubt......

I had a pc925 and never 'externally' charged it. If it would fire the engine every 3 months, it got flown and recharged a bit. 3 years of flying 6 or 8 hrs a year, and it's still going...now in year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By flyboy1963
shimmyshimmyshimmy

Hey Bob, where do you fly out of in beautiful Twisp? ;-)

I have sold my -9a, but had the occasional shimmy.
I think you are going to find a lot of info and opinions, so what works for you may not be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By flyboy1963
Cleveland brake rebuild...what & how????

Okay gang, I've searched for hours, and come up with nothing at all on the subject! (Parker Cleveland 30-59A unit)
my brake caliper bores are lightly ridged; can I clean these up with a hone? or is...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By flyboy1963
+1 for Air1

okay, I'm not a builder, but seems the folks at Air1 tend to do some legwork for you, and find something that works.
Not always the cheapest, altho they were this year, and were the only ones not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By flyboy1963
apples n oranges

....nobody has mentioned the airfoil on the -9, which is quite different from the others.....so you can't just say 'with 3 more feet of span, it's gonna climb better'.
Those that have mentioned the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,578
Posted By flyboy1963
$$$$$$$$$??????????

this stuff is awesome, and inspirational for us guys hoping to retire some day. ( fantasizing now about a hangar with scads of tools & gadgets like this....)

........so, how much, really, in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By flyboy1963
how schmart???

......ummmm, you are probably right, smart like tractor, but remember, she's been with you for 5 years and 0.7 aircraft, so lacks a little something in her overall judgement!

....jus'...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By flyboy1963
could be the big light in the sky!

My tip lenses were melted much like yours, by the nav light focusing the suns rays on the lens.
....of course, you'd have to be outside for this to happen.
I replaced the lens, and covered the bulb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By flyboy1963
damage vs danger?

...so do you think there was a risk of fire, leakage ( AGM less acid) or other issues? Does it still make juice?
I've seen the Odyssey offered in a metal case, perhaps that should be standard for...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By flyboy1963
NO PROBLEM!

....apparently Dr. Mark is NOT married....

or he'd know when to make decisions.

it's when you wife TELLS you that it's time!

( added bonus, you are told WHAT to decide, AND the outcome!)

:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 41,265
Posted By flyboy1963
inlet heII

yep, baffling is what these are to me!

....not a builder, but inherited some pretty effective, well done baffles.
BUT!!!
the better they are, the more they become an absolute BBEEYYYATCH! to get...
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-24-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,788
Posted By flyboy1963
SPOT cashes in!

I have similar sentiments to the others; great little tracker, useful, good backup to ELT, but not the ideal PLB perhaps.
THEN I get the renewal notice that the basic plan, plus tracking, is now...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By flyboy1963
can't go wrong with a -14

too pricey? find a partner, that'll help get you thru the build too!

sit in as many RV's as you can find. I am 5' 11" on a good day and sure, there's a little air over my headset, but canopy bumps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,607
Posted By flyboy1963
more data points needed!

So I would expect almost no measurable difference on a flush-riveted polished vs painted surface....surely there are 1932 NACA tests for this?????

my new ride has lots of domed rivets, and I wonder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,169
Posted By flyboy1963
FEES?

I may be off base here, but many of the airports' ramp or landing fees may not be 'NavCan', but the local airport authority, funding runway paving .....or a new parkade!:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By flyboy1963
one more point

ok, so since nobody has quite covered it yet; here's how I equipped my Rv.

1. spray foam can between the seats, passenger can easily grab and wet down both pairs of legs, to buy some time.
2. Halon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By flyboy1963
Propeller care: Planishing vs filing? Pireps?

I've filed the leading edge of my Sensenich FP a dozen times, following the recommend procedure for dressing nicks...filing, then removing scratches with emery cloth. ( also refinished the back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By flyboy1963
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??????

Ok Rob, I was gonna say that we had all the smartest guys in the country commenting on this............., and here Mr. Google has actually come up with the confirmation of your statement, which I was...
Forum: Reviews 04-27-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By flyboy1963
cost per hour?

Vlad, for me it would be $1000 a year for 1500 points or less. ( flying 30 hours)

for you? :rolleyes:
essentially it looks like a nickel a point, so if you do every 2 minutes, it's $1.50 an...
Forum: Reviews 04-26-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By flyboy1963
SPOT vs inREACH????

I am surprised at the lack of comments with SPOT taking away the lower cost option of 'basic'.
It now costs $200 to have any subscription at all, ($300 Canadian!) :eek: so I have not renewed for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By flyboy1963
old skool

...hey, you're a homebuilder, right?

straight edge, razor knife, weed, pre-mask, done.

sadly, a LOT of silly videos online, not much good info.

I guess I'll have to start a vinyl application...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,719
Posted By flyboy1963
A BLACK DAY INDEED

Sorry to hear of this Tim, especially at Oliver.....proving that putting fences around airfields just keeps the honest people out!

I wonder how the Viper ran on leaded 100? really good, or really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 108,090
Posted By flyboy1963
one more member....just NOT me!!!

so my RV-9a, 150 hp, finally joins the 200 kt club!!!

.....I just wish I were the pilot!

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae160/flyboy1963/C-FINT%20204%20kts_zpsvxbnrz7o.jpg

famous world rounder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,111
Posted By flyboy1963
Aerosport Power

don't rule out this renowned Canadian engine builder....probably hundreds of RV's with their engines over the last 25 years.

with the current exchange rate, even tho most of the parts come from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By flyboy1963
lots of commentary

good input guys.....

I think the one that resonated was to 'improve the environment'...but until they raise the bag limit on scumbags, we are stuck with them.
Current Environment:
our field is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By flyboy1963
yes, and no

probably Dan, but that would remove the convenience of the 'hit and run' technique.
these guys jam the jug under the spring plunger....leave...then retrieve it later, we think, so removing the plug...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By flyboy1963
Fuel quick-drain lock DIY

nice part of a low-wing, easy to add fuel.
BAD part, easy to remove fuel!

I drained about 10 gallons by wedging a plastic jug with long spout, under my drain sump.

...now it would appears someone...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,400
Posted By flyboy1963
Welcome!

Hi Ryan,
I'll be the first canuck to welcome you ....official greeting on the way!

check our good ol' COPA

https://www.copanational.org/HomebuiltGettingStarted.cfm

and see if there's an RAA or EAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,985
Posted By flyboy1963
one silly idea

Mark, you are no doubt a highly experienced stickhandler, so just a crazy idea here....you say you were 'lighter'.
if you can quantify how that affected the CG, I know when I am tail heavy, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,859
Posted By flyboy1963
one observation

ok, there may not be a topic more unpopular, yet more widely discussed than these types.....

my thoughts: Can a company really absolve themselves of liability?
should they be able to?

much as it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-22-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By flyboy1963
same

little broken window icon...no pics.

hmmm, server glitch, or moved, or d.o.a.???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,338
Posted By flyboy1963
wait for it.....

official greeter is comin'!

you say 3 girls, do you mean one woman and 2 girls?
either way, you're screwed! ;-)

did you factor into this the $187,382 you are supposed to be saving for their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By flyboy1963
hmmmmm

that is odd.....
I just didn't see it. this might be tough to do a search for.

the upper cowl pins, I screwed a U-shaped bracket on the firewall, so as they try to back out, the L bend hits the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,021
Posted By flyboy1963
another data point

borrow one.
turn it on. Fly.....
turn it off. go Fly.
see how you feel after an hour's flight.


since there are a LOT of users that will say Bose this and Zulu that, I always remind folks of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Posted By flyboy1963
one way

I just recently took some fat, like 3/4" weatherstripping foam, cut individual pieces ( not that hard, took 13 seconds!) and stuck them in each 'vee'.
sliced almost flat with the back surface, so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,548
Posted By flyboy1963
good tips...

lots of suppliers, but waaaaaaaay back in this thread, there was an issue that the US suppliers would not ship to Canada; thus the quest for a source within the great white northern state, (where we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,962
Posted By flyboy1963
one way to do it....

2 lengths of J-profile scraps, and a wedge under the longeron to produce the appropriate 8 degree tilt to match the unit in the panel. ( yours may vary)
This is behind the rearmost bulkhead,...
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