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Forum: Propellers 09-29-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By Greg Arehart
Interesting, thanks. So what causes a system to...

Interesting, thanks. So what causes a system to go unbalanced between annuals (other than the obvious things like prop nick)? Do you typically see changes over 100 hours (again, neglecting the...
Forum: Propellers 09-28-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By Greg Arehart
I agree with Dan. I have a sense of the...

I agree with Dan. I have a sense of the differences but a nice tutorial would be a useful addition to the digital library.
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Greg Arehart
A bit late getting back to you on the diameters. ...

A bit late getting back to you on the diameters. Sensenich was 72" diameter and Catto is 68" so I gained 2" of clearance. Seems like a lot more than that. Both of mine are pitched for cruise and...
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Greg Arehart
RV-9 with standard Sensenich aluminum prop vs....

RV-9 with standard Sensenich aluminum prop vs. 3-blade Catto. Both have similar top speeds at 8500' DA (within measurement error). Both get me off the ground in about the same distance. I did not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Greg Arehart
Sometimes helps to get a clean hole if you do the...

Sometimes helps to get a clean hole if you do the last part of the last step from the back side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,851
Posted By Greg Arehart
Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a...

Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a couple more of 3/4-inch PVC. Split them lengthwise on a band saw so you have just over half of the diameter of the PVC on one of the splits. Glue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,851
Posted By Greg Arehart
Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a...

Buy a couple small pieces of half-inch PVC and a couple more of 3/4-inch PVC. Split them lengthwise on a band saw so you have just over half of the diameter of the PVC on one of the splits. Glue...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Greg Arehart
Another Fly-Q user here. I have found it more...

Another Fly-Q user here. I have found it more intuitive than Foreflight (admittedly, I didn't try a lot with Foreflight) and am very happy with their lifetime subscription as well as the service. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-12-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By Greg Arehart
What Paul said. Easiest to just call Fallon and...

What Paul said. Easiest to just call Fallon and request permission to go through the restricted space if you want to go direct. I've done this many times. Or the corridor only adds about 2 minutes...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,572
Posted By Greg Arehart
I'm not sure whether Canada recognizes BasicMed...

I'm not sure whether Canada recognizes BasicMed yet - you might want to check on that if you have any inclination to fly north (or Mexico if you want to fly south).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,762
Posted By Greg Arehart
Search the archives on here, there are a couple...

Search the archives on here, there are a couple of DIY options that are very cheap. Apogee kits is one that costs about $20, although you have to purchase a throw-away cell phone for another $20 or...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,971
Posted By Greg Arehart
As usual, we will be in residence at our cabin in...

As usual, we will be in residence at our cabin in Atlin BC from around June 1 through September 1. About 50 miles off (S of) the Alaska Highway. Anyone passing through is welcome to stop and visit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Greg Arehart
ATC frequency map

Anybody have a link to a downloadable ATC frequency map? I've looked online and unable to find anything (I have seen several maps of the control areas but not frequencies). Seems a useful tool to...
Forum: California 03-05-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By Greg Arehart
Two of us planning to come down from Reno, but...

Two of us planning to come down from Reno, but waiting for final weather info later in the week to confirm via email.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,568
Posted By Greg Arehart
Skateboard tape for almost 10 years, still looks...

Skateboard tape for almost 10 years, still looks new. I got mine free from the local shop because it was the end of a big roll and apparently not enough to do an entire board. Should come off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,846
Posted By Greg Arehart
When I built one of these years ago, instead of...

When I built one of these years ago, instead of the block in the back that slides, I used a bolt with a bunch of plywood wheels (pieces from another project cut using a hole saw) to allow for easier...
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,205
Posted By Greg Arehart
Is no night flying part of LSA? I thought if you...

Is no night flying part of LSA? I thought if you had a PP ticket and "downgraded" to LSA, you could still fly at night, or if you had a sport pilot ticket you could do some training and fly at night.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,213
Posted By Greg Arehart
The leg from NW Washington to Ketchikan is doable...

The leg from NW Washington to Ketchikan is doable from a fuel point of view. Check your bladder capacity. And the weather can be clear, but not often is all the way. You might get lucky but with a...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,700
Posted By Greg Arehart
I agree with von - get a taper reamer and taper...

I agree with von - get a taper reamer and taper pin. However, check the back side of the hole to make sure you can do this with the proper size taper pin and get a good clean surface on both holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,021
Posted By Greg Arehart
Scott, Yes, it was the old airfield. Still in...

Scott,

Yes, it was the old airfield. Still in use, though unofficially.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By Greg Arehart
I originally helped develop the Condor (was the...

I originally helped develop the Condor (was the test bed) and have used it for several years. Where I was based at the time (KRTS) the ramp cracks look like the Grand Canyon. The standard tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Greg Arehart
Worth buying one of the $30 tubing benders to...

Worth buying one of the $30 tubing benders to help avoid this if you end up bending any other tubing. should not be an issue unless there is a leak or the tube is completely squashed flat.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,743
Posted By Greg Arehart
Why? Thin skin and less penetration of the...

Why? Thin skin and less penetration of the countersink?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,067
Posted By Greg Arehart
For general lighting I just bought some Hikolity...

For general lighting I just bought some Hikolity ("High Quality"??) 4-foot LED lights. Good reviews on Amazon and so far (only a couple weeks) they are working well - nice and bright. Buy in a pack...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Greg Arehart
No, no, no, you guys have it all wrong. Best way...

No, no, no, you guys have it all wrong. Best way to keep dust off the wings is to fly the airplane.:D
Forum: Fiberglass 10-14-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,485
Posted By Greg Arehart
No impact on stall that I ever noticed. Probably...

No impact on stall that I ever noticed. Probably flown mine 200 hours without pants.
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-24-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,860
Posted By Greg Arehart
I use APRS (but requires a ham license, which I...

I use APRS (but requires a ham license, which I have - pretty easy to get) for tracking in most places, but doesn't work well or at all in some places (like northern BC where I spend summers). I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By Greg Arehart
Rudi, Thanks for the detailed instructions. ...

Rudi,

Thanks for the detailed instructions. I've done similarly on my PLB Li battery. All the "official" battery replacement places wanted over $100 to replace the batteries, so I bought new ones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Greg Arehart
I have these also, and they first failed...

I have these also, and they first failed partially a few years ago. I recall sending them to someplace in Indiana to be repaired (not CreativeAir, which probably went out of business because he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Greg Arehart
Paul, what's a cylinder exhaust...

Paul, what's a cylinder exhaust flamingo?:confused: (auto-correct?)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 101,639
Posted By Greg Arehart
Did you see the lake and flood? Happens most...

Did you see the lake and flood? Happens most every year and would be fascinating to watch, especially from the air.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_Glacier

Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 86,569
Posted By Greg Arehart
Log yard and sawmill. Burner to burn the...

Log yard and sawmill. Burner to burn the sawdust. Looks pretty unused lately.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-13-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,219
Posted By Greg Arehart
Pine Lake is CFY5. I've not been there but doubt...

Pine Lake is CFY5. I've not been there but doubt there is fuel. I would stop in Watson Lake to be sure.

I will send a PM with more info on Atlin.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-13-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,219
Posted By Greg Arehart
Sure, folks do it all the time. Probably safer...

Sure, folks do it all the time. Probably safer than the Sierras where bears are habituated to people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By Greg Arehart
Tubing cutter and deburring tool. Or if you...

Tubing cutter and deburring tool. Or if you really want perfect, chuck it into a lathe....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-09-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,219
Posted By Greg Arehart
We're at our cabin in Atlin, BC for the summer...

We're at our cabin in Atlin, BC for the summer and have a key to the gas pump at the airport! Might also have guest cabin space depending on the date(s) you are here. On a nice day, the Juneau...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,769
Posted By Greg Arehart
Copper also in gaskets and anything brass or...

Copper also in gaskets and anything brass or bronze.
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By Greg Arehart
I believe there was a 9 built in Alaska with...

I believe there was a 9 built in Alaska with floats. Big downsides: much more drag/slower speeds/higher cylinder temps etc. Low-wing airplanes are not very easy to dock on floats (how many other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Greg Arehart
When I ended up with a loose bolt, I replaced it...

When I ended up with a loose bolt, I replaced it with a taper pin a few years ago. Be careful not to oversize the taper hole - go slowly and check for fit often. And when you tighten it up with a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-28-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By Greg Arehart
Congrats Dan! I'm trying to catch up with you...

Congrats Dan! I'm trying to catch up with you but probably never will.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,784
Posted By Greg Arehart
I certainly would not want LEDs or any...

I certainly would not want LEDs or any electricity near my fuel, whether the fuel was leaded or not....
Forum: GPS 04-24-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By Greg Arehart
Mine is mounted under the cowl just forward of...

Mine is mounted under the cowl just forward of the firewall. Cowl is painted with Imron (yellow). No issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By Greg Arehart
I've always had quick responses from Richard...

I've always had quick responses from Richard Squires. He even spent a couple hours showing me around the place when I was visiting last December. Send him another email, as the original may have...
Forum: Midwest 04-05-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,192
Posted By Greg Arehart
I guess it's time I checked in to this thread. ...

I guess it's time I checked in to this thread. We're moving this weekend to Delta (KAJZ) from Reno (KRTS). Plane staying behind for a week or so until our hangar is finished being built. Looking...
Forum: Interiors 04-02-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,289
Posted By Greg Arehart
I used some ACS 3/4" soundproofing black foam...

I used some ACS 3/4" soundproofing black foam material (I don't recall what it is called but comes in various thicknesses - not fireproof at all). Over that I laid a piece of 0.040 aluminum on each...
Forum: California 03-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,894
Posted By Greg Arehart
Alpine County, CA (M45). Lonely paved strip with...

Alpine County, CA (M45). Lonely paved strip with no powerlines (that I remember anyway), nice backdrops etc. Only downside right now is that it may be closed due to snow. I don't believe they plow...
Forum: California 03-12-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,147
Posted By Greg Arehart
Thanks A & A for hosting this again. Beautiful...

Thanks A & A for hosting this again. Beautiful flight down from Reno and back.

Cheers,
Greg & Julia
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,933
Posted By Greg Arehart
I've been to 18k (absolute, did not check the DA)...

I've been to 18k (absolute, did not check the DA) in mine, with cannula oxygen. Still climbing fine, still in low-90s for oxygen saturation. Would like to try it higher some day just to see....

I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-07-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,273
Posted By Greg Arehart
I went from a flying 9A to a 9. The reverse...

I went from a flying 9A to a 9. The reverse should be similar, although I think it might be a bit more difficult overall. You need a new engine mount, gear leg weldments (if going from 9 to 9A),...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-06-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,147
Posted By Greg Arehart
Mod is reinforcement of the welds on standard...

Mod is reinforcement of the welds on standard steps. They tend to crack over time if not reinforced. Easier to do before installation than after.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By Greg Arehart
I was in and out of BOI a couple months ago (same...

I was in and out of BOI a couple months ago (same kind of quick turn) and the local fancy jet center folks were very nice to me, even though I didn't purchase any fuel. Plenty of space on the...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-28-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By Greg Arehart
I was going to use some of their primer a...

I was going to use some of their primer a half-dozen years ago, and was very unimpressed with their service (basically none). I would not be surprised if they were out of business if my experience...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,765
Posted By Greg Arehart
Lots of 360s out there in RV9/9As. Uses same...

Lots of 360s out there in RV9/9As. Uses same mount, baffles etc. as RV7 that you can order direct from Vans. Just let them know when you order the FWF kit what you want.

With the Catto, you may...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By Greg Arehart
When I was flying behind a Sensenich, ground idle...

When I was flying behind a Sensenich, ground idle was between 700-750 rpm and final approach idle maybe 1050-1100. This on an IO360. Of course you can adjust the ground idle and approach idle will...
Forum: California 02-19-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By Greg Arehart
Was any rationale posted for this? I landed at...

Was any rationale posted for this? I landed at Jackson Hole once and there was a $25 landing fee which was "waived with a fill up of fuel" so I topped up about 8 gallons and got away without paying...
Forum: California 02-15-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,147
Posted By Greg Arehart
Tentatively will be there with two of us, weather...

Tentatively will be there with two of us, weather permitting. Will email closer to the date to confirm.

Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,176
Posted By Greg Arehart
Flightline seats in my RV9 for over 8 years now. ...

Flightline seats in my RV9 for over 8 years now. Very satisfied with the fit and finish as well as wearability. Have flown a few 8-hour days with no issues.

Greg
Forum: Tools 02-01-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,984
Posted By Greg Arehart
I see several "retirement projects" in the...

I see several "retirement projects" in the offing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,804
Posted By Greg Arehart
I do have to stretch up a bit after landing...

I do have to stretch up a bit after landing because of sinking a bit in the memory foam seats after sitting for a while, but as has been said, visibility is very good for a taildragger. Rarely do I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-21-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,497
Posted By Greg Arehart
I've let my batteries go a bit beyond the 5 years...

I've let my batteries go a bit beyond the 5 years and it's now time to replace them. Found a link to a youtube video where a fellow takes one apart and replaces the batteries. Seems simple enough...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,795
Posted By Greg Arehart
I used 4-40 screws on mine with standard...

I used 4-40 screws on mine with standard nutplates (two legs riveted with some flox over the legs to help keep them in place in the fiberglass) and were I to do it again, I would go with 6-32 ones. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,180
Posted By Greg Arehart
If it's just for the inspection and first few...

If it's just for the inspection and first few hours, go to Home Depot and buy some numbers, stick them on, and decide on the final version later. Or you could keep them on indefinitely if you like...
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