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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By rmarshall234
You mean you're going to treat us as responsible...

You mean you're going to treat us as responsible adults and give us information _and_ control?;) Wow, how retro. I'm going to have to keep an eye on you guys... not in need of an EI system right...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By rmarshall234
This looks really nice - it has the cockpit...

This looks really nice - it has the cockpit display advance readout! I wouldn't install an EI system without being able to see what the timing is doing in all phases of flight.
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By rmarshall234
Wow. I'm not an AG Pilot nor do I aspire to be...

Wow. I'm not an AG Pilot nor do I aspire to be one (too old, dammit) but this thread is a shinning example of the wonderfully supportive, and incredibly resourceful nature of this Forum. Especially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By rmarshall234
When you switch off the mag you will barely see...

When you switch off the mag you will barely see an rpm drop, when you switch off the EI you will see a normal (100rpm or so) drop. In other words the EI is so efficient, it is accomplishing in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By rmarshall234
What you are going to is the exact set-up I had...

What you are going to is the exact set-up I had on my RV-3 w/ an O-320. I had the mag pick-up instead of the external sensor. It was The Bomb. Any particular questions? I wouldn't install a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By rmarshall234
OK thanks, I'll check it out but after-the-fact. ...

OK thanks, I'll check it out but after-the-fact. I cut the hole and installed the gauge today and it turned out great and was not too time-consuming.

Template, Dremel, deburring tool, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By rmarshall234
Thanks for all the tips, guys. I just realized...

Thanks for all the tips, guys.

I just realized the combination punch that I have available as a loaner (same as in the link) won't work because of clearance issues.

I cut a template with mounting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By rmarshall234
I like the idea of cutting a 2" plug to use as a...

I like the idea of cutting a 2" plug to use as a guide, will need to build the diameter back up however to make-up for the kerf of the saw blade.

Also, the < 2 1/4" abrasive can idea is a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By rmarshall234
Panel work - enlarging an existing hole

Does anyone know a nifty trick for enlarging an existing instrument hole from 2" to 2 1/4"? Will a Greenlee punch work? There isn't enough access to clamp a blank in place and then drill the larger...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-12-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm not sure what's happening "on the ground"...

I'm not sure what's happening "on the ground" over at Ellison but I applaud this new guy for at least trying to resurrect the company and provide support. Seems to me Ellison was all but dead about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By rmarshall234
>how does one go about getting an operation added...

>how does one go about getting an operation added to your operating limits to make this legal?


So, if anybody wants to follow this regulatory path to try to get FAA approval, I'd be willing to be...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm building an Acroduster II and wanted to do...

I'm building an Acroduster II and wanted to do something to provide "double containment" for the aluminum fuselage fuel tank with sits directly above the passenger's lap and my feet. After much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By rmarshall234
Hey Wingnut I'm not suggesting you do this but if...

Hey Wingnut I'm not suggesting you do this but if you do, two things to _really watch out for_...make absolutely sure he doesn't hit the vertical on the way out, and he needs to guard heavily against...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm a parachute rigger and I've often had RV...

I'm a parachute rigger and I've often had RV pilots (whom I've suggested wear a parachute for formation flight) say...."you can't get the canopy open in flight anyway". I never bought into that...
Forum: Safety 08-12-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,148
Posted By rmarshall234
This is a great testimonial from someone that we...

This is a great testimonial from someone that we all respect.

I can tell you from my 4 decades in the skydiving world dealing with in-air emergencies, and from watching other people deal with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By rmarshall234
Awesome. Great news Chuck and glad you were...

Awesome. Great news Chuck and glad you were interested. The Miramar A&P program was a wonderful investment for me. I learned a ton loved every minute of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By rmarshall234
Probably more time than you were looking to...

Probably more time than you were looking to invest but here's a good tip: Go over to Miramar College and sign up for Lonny Bossleman's A&P class on Recips. He gives (or at least used to) a lecture...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,104
Posted By rmarshall234
I am a parachute rigger and this is such a bad...

I am a parachute rigger and this is such a bad idea on so many levels (and I'm sure not legal as well) that I wouldn't even know where to begin in trying to dissuade the OP. So instead, here's a true...
Forum: RV-3 05-19-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,667
Posted By rmarshall234
I like this explanation. When I sold my 3 about...

I like this explanation.

When I sold my 3 about 10 years ago it took several months to sell. When my buddy was looking for a 3 about three or four years ago they were flying off the shelf.

Also, I...
Forum: RV-3 05-16-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,667
Posted By rmarshall234
I have noticed and have been wondering the same...

I have noticed and have been wondering the same thing. It seems to be completed airplanes that have been languishing as of late. I can understand one not wanting to start a new build of a -3...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,012
Posted By rmarshall234
Same here. As in post-crash fire. As soon as I...

Same here. As in post-crash fire. As soon as I bail out I take that concern right out of the equation. In fact, I can use smoke from the fire to determine wind direction for landing :D

As a...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,012
Posted By rmarshall234
I think it's a great idea and I've done it many,...

I think it's a great idea and I've done it many, many times. Wore my chute all the way from San Diego to Oshkosh and back in my RV-3. The peace of mind that comes from wearing a parachute is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By rmarshall234
It will cost you a lot more $ by having to hire...

It will cost you a lot more $ by having to hire out all of the work and finding a good A&P that has time for you is problematic right now.

Airplanes are mechanical beasts. Not having a good/basic...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-19-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By rmarshall234
Maybe you can check with this...

Maybe you can check with this guy....
https://youtu.be/4F-hnD5EsII

Sorry, given the title I couldn't resist. Besides, Eric is a really good guy and a Great Stick. And that's RV related :)
Forum: Safety 04-14-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,862
Posted By rmarshall234
How about a parachute? and flotation gear? It...

How about a parachute? and flotation gear? It seems like the RV-10 would be one of the easiest to bail out of once the door is gone. Don't have to worry about the crash then, just survival in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By rmarshall234
Yes, contact Holly at Para-Phernalia and she will...

Yes, contact Holly at Para-Phernalia and she will help you out. They make a 1 inch and 2 inch seat pad that will snap in place. Both memory foam and standard foam and in a color to match your seat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By rmarshall234
That same type 7 and type 8 webbing is used for...

That same type 7 and type 8 webbing is used for parachute harnesses and the approved method of cleaning is to use woolite and cool water. A mild scrub is fine, the two important steps are to make...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm a parachute rigger, dealer, and jumper with...

I'm a parachute rigger, dealer, and jumper with 40 years of experience. At 240 lbs you need good, professional advice on what to buy. You can call me during business hours and I'd be happy to...
Forum: RV-3 03-06-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By rmarshall234
What do you need to know? Here's data from my...

What do you need to know? Here's data from my old -3, S/N 495:

Datum: Main Landing Gear
Forward limit: 8.72
Aft limit: 13.58
Leading edge of wing = 1inch fwd of MLG
Leveling means: Top of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By rmarshall234
'cept for the Fog. It is "god's country" though...

'cept for the Fog. It is "god's country" though and I miss it. Someone needs to resurrect the runway/airport in Pope Valley. That's a really special place too!
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,589
Posted By rmarshall234
That is awesome!! I knew there was a lot of...

That is awesome!! I knew there was a lot of talent down there at Chapter 14, but didn't realize this is one of them. Great humor too.

They could have written that about me trying to land Plane...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By rmarshall234
Thank you, Terry. The Datum location is really...

Thank you, Terry. The Datum location is really all I need, I can take the measurement now. I didn't realize they would sell plans to non-builders, that is good information as well.

Blue skies!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By rmarshall234
Fuselage station for firewall

Anybody want to help save me some work by telling me the Fuselage Station of the firewall on an RV8? I'm not the builder, but an A&P doing a Raven "half system" installation and need to make the W&B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By rmarshall234
Thumbs up I'll give a Shout Out to Vic Syracuse. Vic came...

I'll give a Shout Out to Vic Syracuse.

Vic came to our home field awhile ago to do a pre-buy on an RV-8 I had been maintaining. We all were curious to see who this "RV Expert" was and I'll tell...
Forum: Reviews 02-08-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By rmarshall234
I know and have worked with both Donny and Matt...

I know and have worked with both Donny and Matt Winter for years and these guys really know their stuff. They get my high recommendation as well!
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,326
Posted By rmarshall234
Sending you a PM.

Sending you a PM.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,326
Posted By rmarshall234
Now is the time to think about a parachute too. ...

Now is the time to think about a parachute too. Planning on flying with one - either during initial testing or thereafter? A seat pack will add about 3" to your height and a backpack will push your...
Forum: RV-3 01-09-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By rmarshall234
What about gear shimmy with the stock tapered...

What about gear shimmy with the stock tapered gear arrangement though? That was a constant problem with my -3. I think the Grove Gear would be a considerable improvement in regards to shimmy. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By rmarshall234
Here's some free advice from a parachute...

Here's some free advice from a parachute rigger/skydiving instructor/a&p mechanic and pilot.

For those of you wearing parachutes and considering your emergency egress procedures....cockpit snag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,385
Posted By rmarshall234
I had a similar situation with a plexiglass...

I had a similar situation with a plexiglass canopy that had plastic film and dried white masking tape on it. Had been there for years and years. I tried all the usual things and then hit upon...
Forum: RV-3 12-04-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,901
Posted By rmarshall234
Sorry to all for the thread drift, but it seems...

Sorry to all for the thread drift, but it seems like this thread has run it's course anyway.

>We'll be flying IFR, as in, I Follow Roads

Smart man.


>Plus, we have 2 newly packed Strong 304...
Forum: RV-3 12-03-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,901
Posted By rmarshall234
>I'll be ferrying a T-28F Fennec from Ramona, CA...

>I'll be ferrying a T-28F Fennec from Ramona, CA back to Houston

Might be a bit north of your intended route but avoiding the White River Indian Reservation area East of Phoenix would be a good...
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,901
Posted By rmarshall234
I put 500 hours on my -3 and Yeller Daisy has...

I put 500 hours on my -3 and Yeller Daisy has summed it up quite well. Very narrow in there, and I'm a small guy. You'll need everything necessary for each leg of the flight already positioned and...
Forum: Midwest 11-03-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By rmarshall234
Here's another suggestion..... Get with Thad...

Here's another suggestion.....

Get with Thad LaReau who also has a newly acquired RV-8 (an absolutely beautiful one I might add) and is based at Longmont CO and the two of you can fly me out once a...
Forum: Midwest 11-03-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By rmarshall234
Fellow A&P here with a suggestion.... Since you...

Fellow A&P here with a suggestion....

Since you have your (newly minted) Certificate I think you should exercise your privilege and do the Condition Inspection yourself. You'll gain really good...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By rmarshall234
I would make sure it's not a fuel tank vent issue...

I would make sure it's not a fuel tank vent issue before I replaced the pump. Are the lines clear and unobstructed on both sides...does the problem exist regardless of which tank is selected.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,031
Posted By rmarshall234
>I know over the span of five decades... I know...

>I know over the span of five decades...

I know of SIX successful bail outs in the past 4 months alone. While two were test pilots at Mojave and may very well have jump experience, the other 4 did...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,655
Posted By rmarshall234
I would think any of these tilt-over canopies...

I would think any of these tilt-over canopies that don't have a "lip" at the leading edge to tuck under, are prone to being accidentally jettisoned if the front pin latching mechanism is compromised...
Forum: RV-4 09-02-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,655
Posted By rmarshall234
Very nice job dealing with the emergency. Glad...

Very nice job dealing with the emergency. Glad you and the a/c are safe.


One question please... there was a discussion here awhile back about whether a departing canopy would damage the tail. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmarshall234
>Looks like the top half is floating above! And...

>Looks like the top half is floating above!

And forward. As if it were a canard..

Very cool photo, congrats. Just goes to show...aviation is magical.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,674
Posted By rmarshall234
I agree with Mel. Or, to put it another way it...

I agree with Mel.

Or, to put it another way it comes down to priorities. Which is your greatest priority for that first flight:

1. To have the best possible chance of a good outcome. And, the...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,385
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm about ready to mount a fire extinguisher in...

I'm about ready to mount a fire extinguisher in my bonanza (halon of course) and aside from accessibility in flight my biggest concern is what is likely to happen to it in the event of a forced...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,721
Posted By rmarshall234
Nice work, Vic! I hope everyone appreciates the...

Nice work, Vic!

I hope everyone appreciates the seriousness of this error. I would think an in-air, fuel-fed fire, would be a _very likely_ result if that cap were to come off in flight. Or melt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-12-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,030
Posted By rmarshall234
Superb. Well done and you're a good man for...

Superb.

Well done and you're a good man for taking the time to share..

Yep, it's all about the story. The experiences, and the people you meet along the way.
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,460
Posted By rmarshall234
Are you sure about which you speak? This was one...

Are you sure about which you speak? This was one of the very early S/Ns and the build began in 1977. Van himself was the DAR, so I suspect he was happy with the choice of hardware.

The error in...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,460
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm glad this had a good outcome. My...

I'm glad this had a good outcome.

My comments:

1: A Pre-buy is not the same thing as a Condition Inspection. A pre-buy is not nearly as extensive and the main goal is to help the owner determine...
Forum: California 03-07-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By rmarshall234
Hangars are getting pretty tough to find out here...

Hangars are getting pretty tough to find out here but you can try calling Chuck Hall Aviation at Ramona Airport KRNM. 760 789-8178 They might have something available. Although not part of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,948
Posted By rmarshall234
>How many of you had someone else fly the first...

>How many of you had someone else fly the first flight or flights?

My feeling is that it is absolutely the *smart* thing to do. Picking someone who is not as emotionally attached and can be more...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By rmarshall234
Chandler Air Service. I got my TW endorsement...

Chandler Air Service. I got my TW endorsement there - best flight instruction I've ever received. They use Super Cubs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By rmarshall234
This is something I have always wanted to do -...

This is something I have always wanted to do - I'm envious. When it is time to OH my HIO-360 for my Acroduster project, it might make financial sense for me to go to the school and do the OH myself....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-27-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,330
Posted By rmarshall234
I'm sorry for your loss and condolences to the...

I'm sorry for your loss and condolences to the family. Hang-on to the memories.. Sounds like a loss for aviation too.
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By rmarshall234
Allen Silver has retired and I've taken over his...

Allen Silver has retired and I've taken over his Parachute Rigging business. You can call me tomorrow and I can tell you how the find the packing data card and answer any other questions you may...
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