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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,114
A couple of years ago I looked at my post count...

A couple of years ago I looked at my post count and the per-day number and thought it was too high so I pretty much stopped.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-11-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
I'm not trying to do anything other than satisfy...

I'm not trying to do anything other than satisfy a curiosity.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-10-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Mostly just curious to see what the value of my...

Mostly just curious to see what the value of my time is. Just because I'm waiting for a fuselage kit to arrive and I've got nothing else to do.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-10-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Huh. Crickets.

Huh. Crickets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,174
For anyone who doesn't spend a lot of time in the...

For anyone who doesn't spend a lot of time in the Forums, the discussion is interesting but there's no detail or link to what people are talking about. Can someone post the actual release?

[ed. Bob,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-09-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
How much - RV12

What does a Synergy RV-12 go for compared to the current market value of an LSA RV-12 owner-built (which should be easy to establish since they're built to spec).

And is there any difference --...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,451
This is really the other side of the coin for me....

This is really the other side of the coin for me. There are so many *(&@&*^* tire kickers out there that I'm on the side of "whoever puts money in my hands first gets an airplane" camp.

But, yeah,...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
KSGS is a terrific airport and they've got a...

KSGS is a terrific airport and they've got a couple of young guys managing the place (the previous guy is under indictment for embezzling) and making all the right moves.

And they dropped the price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,401
That's pretty much why I stopped going to most of...

That's pretty much why I stopped going to most of the forums with obvious exceptions; they were often thinly disguised infommercials.
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
It's crazy. A retired person without concert...

It's crazy. A retired person without concert tickets could build one a year. :D
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
What you can do building an RV-12

I didn't get to Oshkosh this year so I spent the time building. The final wing took a week. A...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,830
I've always wondered this: When you build a...

I've always wondered this: When you build a plane, how many people actually work on the building process?
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,830
Not having fuel injection was one of the (few)...

Not having fuel injection was one of the (few) things that bummed me out about the RV-12.

I ordered the fuselage kit a few weeks ago -- because this thing is going together so darned fast!! -- and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,545
I was told today that the RV-12 can now be...

I was told today that the RV-12 can now be configured for a fuel injected engine, and that the fuel tank will now be part of the fuselage kit rather than the finishing kit.

Is the part of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,280
I'll miss seeing you this year, Jerry, but thanks...

I'll miss seeing you this year, Jerry, but thanks again for all you do.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
When I had the 7a, my wife wasn't much of a...

When I had the 7a, my wife wasn't much of a flyer, but Sky Harbor and a picnic on the beach was one of the few destinations that she'd hope in the plane in a second (also Madeline Island).

Such a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
"they grow up so fast" Young parents basically...

"they grow up so fast"

Young parents basically nod dismissively when the old folks tell them that.

They kvetch about the Terrible Twos and potty training and wonder if it will ever end.

They put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
You know, I know a few people at the FAA and I...

You know, I know a few people at the FAA and I wouldn't call them "usual jerks". They've always been pretty professional and friendly... at least to me.

It's true that I lost my medical for a time...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,232
I thought Jeff Skiles EAA mag article about...

I thought Jeff Skiles EAA mag article about flying the 12 to Oshkosh from the Pac NW was enlightening, you may want to check that out.

I enjoyed your comment on trying to get your wife to take some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
This is not entirely correct. It's not a "past...

This is not entirely correct. It's not a "past medical" it would be the last medical... if it was denied, suspended, or revoked"

From the FAA:

However, if your application was previously denied and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Tom Charpentier at EAA is who you want to talk...

Tom Charpentier at EAA is who you want to talk to. Or AOPA as has been pointed out.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-18-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,396
I have a fear of imposing upon people, even...

I have a fear of imposing upon people, even though I'd love it if people used the guest room at my house if they were passing through. Heck, I even have an empty hangar.

But I can see why people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
I know they're cheap but if anyone needs some...

I know they're cheap but if anyone needs some crush washers, drop me a line.

I ordered a bunch back when I thought I'd have a plan until I died.

No charge.

(I really miss my plane; I do NOT miss...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-14-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,114
That might be true but is an irrelevant point...

That might be true but is an irrelevant point w.r.t. the intent of the guidelines Doug has previous stated with regard to showing respect for survivors and family members.

I mean, it's fine with me...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-14-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,114
He easily could have. He was going to fly his...

He easily could have. He was going to fly his family up to New England THAT AFTERNOON (!), as I recall.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-13-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,114
Here you go....

Here you go. (https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20071120X01821&AKey=1&RType=Final&IType=FA)
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Rochester is one of the airports specifically...

Rochester is one of the airports specifically identified in AOPA's new focus on airports where the FBO gouges people. Did you find that to be the case?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
When I had a polished airplane, that was always...

When I had a polished airplane, that was always step number one after getting out. Put that cover on!
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-12-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,114
It is symptomatic of the times that the standing...

It is symptomatic of the times that the standing request on this board to be respectful of the survivors of pilots killed in plane crashes is equated to defending a person's decision to fly drunk.

...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-12-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,114
I'm just struck by the tone of THIS crash and...

I'm just struck by the tone of THIS crash and the condemnation of the pilot vs. the thread here when Dan Lloyd's probable cause was released.

I'm guessing it's because we knew Dan...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-12-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,114
So we're done with that rule about being...

So we're done with that rule about being respectful in accident investigations and remembering surviving family members?
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
I'll probably just scan 'em so I can gave a set...

I'll probably just scan 'em so I can gave a set at home.

FTR, I never thought the plans were wrong. I just like to know why things work.

It's probably an OCD thing.
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
OK, so I even though I'd already had my Saturday...

OK, so I even though I'd already had my Saturday Happy Hour beer, I drove back out to the hangar, checked the plans and figured out what you were saying. At least what I think you were saying.

What...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Yes. Of course I can read ahead. But the plans...

Yes. Of course I can read ahead. But the plans are 8 miles away.

I'm not doubting anything about the design. I was just asking questions.
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Confused by Section 13 Step 5

I'm confused by Section 13, step 5 of the RV-12 instructions. First, of all, as shipped from the factory, why aren't both spars mirrors of each other? The pre-riveted rib doublers aren't the same for...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,833
I've got a few of the threaded hose fixtures...

I've got a few of the threaded hose fixtures described above handing around the hangar doing nobody any good.

If anyone needs them, drop me a line. No charge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
What happens when you plug into the passenger...

What happens when you plug into the passenger side jacks and transmit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
I had an A210 and had the same problem, but it's...

I had an A210 and had the same problem, but it's likely not the radio.

It's likely your jack connections.

Can you also confirm that you're not actually transmitting when you lose sidetone (and that...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,124
Can you clarify that the $18,640 dual screen...

Can you clarify that the $18,640 dual screen option replaces the $15,275 standard option for the Garmin. It's unclear on the order form, particularly when the order form on the Dynon clear states...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,823
Boy, you know, we add dozens of pounds to these...

Boy, you know, we add dozens of pounds to these things when building to guard against any possible situation. The fire extinguisher doesn't seem to me to be the line in the sand.

What's the real...
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
I'm not priming so i'll cut these times in about...

I'm not priming so i'll cut these times in about half.
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Wing completion estimate

What did you guys find for the number of hours needed to complete the wing kit?

I ask because I overestimated hours on the emp so I've wasted 12 weeks of building time b/c of the lead time necessary...
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,129
One of the things I've noticed -- often while...

One of the things I've noticed -- often while crying -- is it's REALLY different building an RV-12 compared to the RV-7 because the aluminum we're working with is so thin.

I've never been real...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,129
Clamp it down by the flange on a rib or two. ...

Clamp it down by the flange on a rib or two. Put a small piece of thin wood (I use those Home Depot shims) on the flange, and clamp it to a -- preferably -- EAA Chapter 1000 workbenches using your...
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,129
I think throwing in the towel is a valid option...

I think throwing in the towel is a valid option if that's what you want to do; none of us can tell you how you should feel.

However, the fact you said you're ordering replacement parts tells me...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,445
New elevator skin is, what, about $75. Stiffeners...

New elevator skin is, what, about $75. Stiffeners can't be very expensive.

I can't tell you what to do. But I'd drill it off the spar and put on a new skin so I wouldn't have to look at it every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,179
Any regrets I have of taking advantage of...

Any regrets I have of taking advantage of light-sport have pretty much disappeared.

But to be honest, I really don't see the logic that I'm an unsafe pilot in an RV-7 (my doc, bless his heart, would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,409
Congrats, Doug. The only thing missing in your...

Congrats, Doug. The only thing missing in your timeline, though, is VAF's pedigree as a series of YahooGroups.

I wonder where some of those old-timers are now.

There was, for example, a guy in...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Any chance ADS-B will be standard in the RV-12...

Any chance ADS-B will be standard in the RV-12 package anytime soon? Is it already?
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Guys. Focus. I measured the bolt at the time of...

Guys. Focus.

I measured the bolt at the time of installation. It was the one called out in the plans.
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
I'm going from memory. it could be a 35. The...

I'm going from memory. it could be a 35. The question is the same regardless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,020
I've never gotten a quote from Avemco that wasn't...

I've never gotten a quote from Avemco that wasn't 75%+ more than what Jenny Brower could quote.

And the last time they didn't even send me the hat.:)

Haven't had the nerve yet to see if I can get...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
AN-37 bolt too short on trim servo?

Curious if anyone else has experienced the bolt that attaches the the trim servo to the aft bulkhead (through spacers) too short to allow a cotter pin through the castle nut or whether it's just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
Yep. We've all been there. Pressing on from our...

Yep. We've all been there. Pressing on from our little disappointments, figuring them out, fixing them, elevating our confidence in the process is what you're gonna miss once you're flying that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
That's what I did. Saved the pieces I cut off......

That's what I did. Saved the pieces I cut off... put them back on...started again.

For a little assurance that you're not alone in your struggles, I give you the Cowling Chonicles

Episode 1...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
I've thought about doing this in retirement too....

I've thought about doing this in retirement too. Just build planes to sell them.

Given how quickly these things go together, I can't imagine how fast you could build one once you've built one.
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
The top skin IS installed. I was noting that...

The top skin IS installed. I was noting that moving the fuse (without help) is difficult even without the tailfeathers attached.

Anyway, building in an empty hangar also gives me some options when...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Finishing tailcone

Once the tailcone is finished, is there any reason why the control surfaces need to be mounted at this point as the instructions indicate?

The reason I ask is because once the top skin is added,...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,970
Is there a directory of somewhere of place that...

Is there a directory of somewhere of place that offer the two-day course? I see the occasional note that SportAir workshops does, but they haven't offered it in quite some time, from what I can...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
What are you using for a puller. Wasn't there...

What are you using for a puller. Wasn't there some note that the puller Van's recommends won't work for certain rivets?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
I get the subtext of that response, Darrell, but...

I get the subtext of that response, Darrell, but given how you described yourself, I did give you some valuable advice.

You mentioned the "learning curve." I'm trying to help with that.

It's up to...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,813
Although I have a friend here who works at the...

Although I have a friend here who works at the local refinery and gives me heads up (I'm in MInn), the best way to know when they've switched to the summer blend is when your car picks up about 4-5...
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