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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By scard
My butt and back hurt just thinking about it :).

My butt and back hurt just thinking about it :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By scard
Yeah, what "they" said :).

Yeah, what "they" said :).
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By scard
That is super! You sure showed up and got with...

That is super! You sure showed up and got with it. Congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By scard
Yes! The "innovation" is amazing. Allan, dude,...

Yes! The "innovation" is amazing.

Allan, dude, really?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By scard
Our airplane flies with two very active pilots. ...

Our airplane flies with two very active pilots. On one side is a QT Halo, the other side is a Clarity Aloft, for the last 1900hrs... I've made this comparison in posts in years past. (search). We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By scard
Hmm, that just sounds like a good ol' fashion...

Hmm, that just sounds like a good ol' fashion good time.... We've been flying some of the same airshows, shooting the... for the past few years.
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By scard
And here is why one might consider the value of a...

And here is why one might consider the value of a stainless version after "a little" time in service. The spring is darn near "oxidized"...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By scard
That is a NPT thread. Study the available...

That is a NPT thread. Study the available materials for it's properties, features, behaviors and expectations.

Bill's guidance doesn't need my concurrence :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By scard
If I forget something, I'm making a b-line for...

If I forget something, I'm making a b-line for Karl's tent! He has stuff on his list TWICE.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,307
Posted By scard
Get on with it! The world is your oyster :).

Get on with it! The world is your oyster :).
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By scard
< If Dan is going to get serious > Hmm, me too. ...

< If Dan is going to get serious >

Hmm, me too. But, "He who dies with ... wins." I don't look for excuses, for I spend a lot of time seeking forgiveness :).

I promise, you WILL find an...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By scard
Hmm, kinda' like air bags on a pinto with a pair...

Hmm, kinda' like air bags on a pinto with a pair of 16" sub woofers in the back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,222
Posted By scard
...and, if I squint really hard, they might be...

...and, if I squint really hard, they might be sitting in my original wing stand :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,713
Posted By scard
To revive the conversation... So, Brian, what did...

To revive the conversation...
So, Brian, what did you find? Anything? You started this because you thought you might be seeing the beginnings of a sticking valve.

When cold, we're noticing one...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By scard
Just for...

Just for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By scard
What exactly are you looking for? I have an...

What exactly are you looking for? I have an original 9A uncut panel and an untouched F-6103 OVSZ in the shop right now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By scard
This sounds like a fear based topic. Nervous...

This sounds like a fear based topic. Nervous pilots? There will be other airplanes within sight. Even at ATW. Solve that at home in many ways.

Mission objective is KOSH with your "showplane". ...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By scard
Most of that. Thanks Mike. Personally, I would...

Most of that. Thanks Mike.
Personally, I would have expelled only one four letter word, then just picked it up off the floor and continued executing with the "new", "untested", "experimental" part,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By scard
There was another hat sighting this morning in...

There was another hat sighting this morning in the great North West. And many thanks to fellow RV driver / builder and DAR from Oregon, Gary Brown. He is a class act if you are working on an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By scard
You guys are getting me all excited! I think...

You guys are getting me all excited!

I think next time I get the 1.5hr taxi around 27, I'll stop mid way somewhere to chat with a nice young lad that wants me to taxi faster. Maybe offer HIM a...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,949
Posted By scard
Yep. That was a hot topic in our household as we...

Yep. That was a hot topic in our household as we rely on each other to maintain instrument currency.
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,949
Posted By scard
Being able to legally act as safety pilot?

Being able to legally act as safety pilot?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,934
Posted By scard
I'm just not going to worry about exactly when we...

I'm just not going to worry about exactly when we get there. I know Jeff will find a place to stick my airplane and tent. If you try to too carefully engineer your Oshkosh experience, you'll surely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,065
Posted By scard
Hold the phone! Who is slacking around here? I...

Hold the phone! Who is slacking around here? I did a search and found nothing...

WOO, HOO!! Oshkosh 2018 is coming! It is all "official" because the 2018 notam is here :...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By scard
I'll see your carpet tape, and raise you some...

I'll see your carpet tape, and raise you some masking tape and superglue :). (thinner firmer stackup)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,212
Posted By scard
Hey now, you aren't going to get rid of me that...

Hey now, you aren't going to get rid of me that easy. The RH stick is the most important one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,212
Posted By scard
All those fancy A/P CWS/Disconnect and radio...

All those fancy A/P CWS/Disconnect and radio flip/flop (are you kidding me!) switches that the smart *** builder of my -9 installed over a decade ago have long since been broken off flush with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By scard
"...expensive magic water." Love it. After doing...

"...expensive magic water." Love it.
After doing the acid etch / alodine dance on our whole -9 project, I swore never again. So I ended up doing Prekote on a good chunk of the -8 project. "Self,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By scard
You're local plastic supplier? A little chunk of...

You're local plastic supplier? A little chunk of UHMW and 30min will take you far.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,404
Posted By scard
... Or you could really step out and burn a few...

... Or you could really step out and burn a few months to setup :). But first you have to figure out how to move 6000# of steel. Air Skates baby!

Anyway, some of my first airplane...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,533
Posted By scard
Rustoleum rattle can gray. 11yrs 2000hrs Still...

Rustoleum rattle can gray. 11yrs 2000hrs Still looks surprisingly good.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By scard
It is Monday for us workin' folk, which means,...

It is Monday for us workin' folk, which means, after hours, I'll see just how far I can make this putter drive :).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By scard
Oh, the horror, "with a good steel rule". Tell...

Oh, the horror, "with a good steel rule". Tell me it ain't so!

I'm starting to deliver reverse engineered dimensions to 5 decimal places these days with the appropriate $$$$ attached. THEN the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By scard
For building an RV? Unless you are going further...

For building an RV? Unless you are going further than 500' with 1/4" hose, NO. It doesn't matter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 113,835
Posted By scard
Steve, you need to get out from behind the...

Steve, you need to get out from behind the computer and fly more. That carpet isn't supposed to look like the living room floor. Ask my airplane if you don't believe me :).
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By scard
Holy cow! I don't think I've ever seen Taco with...

Holy cow! I don't think I've ever seen Taco with actual shoes on. I bet he walks funny. His backup flip-flops must have had a blowout!
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,937
Posted By scard
What you are really buying is a relationship with...

What you are really buying is a relationship with the small business owner, Jan.
Listen to Mickey. He and I stepped into that pot of goo about the same time.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,937
Posted By scard
Heading 180 @ max forward power captain!

Heading 180 @ max forward power captain!
Forum: Safety 04-09-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By scard
You lost me at "IFR", "IMC", "icing", with "temp...

You lost me at "IFR", "IMC", "icing", with "temp repairs and splices" that need further remediation due to "burnt wires"...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,184
Posted By scard
Some day when I grow up, I want to be just like...

Some day when I grow up, I want to be just like Tom and Bonnie, gallivanting about via RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By scard
Spot drill

Spot drill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By scard
If you take your time and go slow, you can use a...

If you take your time and go slow, you can use a little "craftsmanship" and massage the trailing edge to be as straight as you please if you pay attention to how it moves with every touch.

Apply...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,994
Posted By scard
Not a dumb question at all. The elevator is...

Not a dumb question at all. The elevator is always already full up, and the throttle is yet another tool available to fully manage the precise time, place, and rate of nosewheel touchdown. Use all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By scard
for center, enroute IFR low chart.

for center, enroute IFR low chart.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By scard
Always handy to have a dumb oil pressure gauge...

Always handy to have a dumb oil pressure gauge from the local autoparts store handy for a first sanity check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,009
Posted By scard
This thread was started with respect to an O320...

This thread was started with respect to an O320 that probably has a MA-4 carb which operates quite differently than the carb that you would expect to see on a O360. With the MA-4spa, it is my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By scard
And whatever you do, put those heavy tables on...

And whatever you do, put those heavy tables on retractable wheels. It doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, or time consuming. Just do it.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,135
Posted By scard
Ahh, over a decade ago, I would drive the hour...

Ahh, over a decade ago, I would drive the hour each way to the office and back each day and have almost no recollection of the commute at all, for 2yrs! Was I intoxicated? I guess so, all hopped up...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-08-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By scard
I notice that she didn't post a picture of the...

I notice that she didn't post a picture of the huge hole in the instrument panel. Big enough that you could stick your whole head into during flight :).

She says: "What's the problem? It flies...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-01-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By scard
Woohoo! Oshkosh is coming!

Woohoo! Oshkosh is coming!
Forum: COMM 03-01-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By scard
Wet noodle here. No problem at all. Over 10yrs...

Wet noodle here. No problem at all. Over 10yrs of flying the ILS with it (coax glued in a wing tip) and have never thought twice about it. It just works.

No marker beacon in the next one!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-18-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By scard
Of the PNP operations I've seen, ear protection...

Of the PNP operations I've seen, ear protection is the very least of the worries of the animals involved.

My 6am wake up call, a big juicy lick on the head, proves it. Forgeddaboudit and do good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Posted By scard
dry moly lube But general service history that...

dry moly lube

But general service history that I've seen seems to indicate it isn't really necessary.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,053
Posted By scard
The most important part of our shop drill bit...

The most important part of our shop drill bit organization is clearly defined "Tanya drill bits" in their own special index, and MY drill bits. Never are the two to be mixed. It is the rule and is...
Forum: Midwest 02-13-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,281
Posted By scard
CRAZY! (can't post just one word)

CRAZY!

(can't post just one word)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By scard
hallelujah! It sounds like someone else heard...

hallelujah! It sounds like someone else heard the words "QNH is ...." and said "huh?!"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,584
Posted By scard
The machinist in me uses a freshly ground brass /...

The machinist in me uses a freshly ground brass / bronze drift with a sharp edge and just enough hammer force to nudge the tab out of the way...

The mechanic in me uses a flat head screwdriver and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By scard
We must have the same friends... We've flown the...

We must have the same friends...

We've flown the RV to some pretty far away places, but Mexico, no thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-14-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,159
Posted By scard
Pete, You're numbers have always made me wonder...

Pete,
You're numbers have always made me wonder what is "wrong" with my airplane. Then I add fuel and go fly and it is all better.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,197
Posted By scard
Hey, that is MY secret and how I did mine years...

Hey, that is MY secret and how I did mine years ago. It "still" hasn't cracked and looks as beautiful as the day I finished it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By scard
A single lip cutter grinder is way more fun, and...

A single lip cutter grinder is way more fun, and accurate :).
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,596
Posted By scard
Next up is to plug the huge hole at the wing...

Next up is to plug the huge hole at the wing root/fuselage in the spar pass through.
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