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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,779
Posted By RScott
Hand propping RV's

Our EAA chapter had a good hand propping session last night, & everybody who wanted to had a chance to try hand propping, with proper instruction & supervision so it wouldn't be a hand chopping...
Forum: Safety 06-29-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,455
Posted By RScott
Engine out, tried to turn back...

Kitfox didn't make it, apparently a traditional stall spin. Passenger was killed. Passenger was a mechanic and instructor and long time member of our EAA chapter, former president. We know he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,144
Posted By RScott
Engine sold--Safe payment?

Buyer is in Arizona, I am in Oregon and I'll be shipping the engine to him. Seems like a nice guy, I have met him and he has seen the engine and logs. He will pay for shipping.

He has sent 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By RScott
Swapping ELT's; need antenna help

This is on my '41 Interstate Cadet, a tube & fabric plane that has an internally mounted ELT antenna.

I'm replacing my ELT (Artex 110-4) with an Ameri-king 450, a 121.5 model that uses the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,464
Posted By RScott
Where to buy mogas

Not to start a debate about the merits & problems of flying with non-ethanol mogas, but here is an extensive listing of where to get E0 for those who do use it:
http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp

May...
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,235
Posted By RScott
It was the EPA, not congress that approved 15%...

It was the EPA, not congress that approved 15% ethanol, and only for late model cars--2001 and later.

So 15% presents a practical problem for the gas stations, who carry regular, mid grade and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,207
Posted By RScott
RV-9A fatal in Oregon

One of our EAA 902 chapter members was killed yesterday when his RV-9A crashed and burned. Our chapter president and a few members had the awful task of assisting with cleaning up the wreckage under...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,747
Posted By RScott
FWIW, in the latest Kitplanes Ron Wantaja has an...

FWIW, in the latest Kitplanes Ron Wantaja has an article about homebuilt safety and compares tricycle RV's with td's. Turns out the td's have a slightly better safety record than trikes--opposite of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,052
Posted By RScott
Masterplumber, thank you for your informed...

Masterplumber, thank you for your informed comments.

You are right on with the comment about agent orange. I have a friend who served in Vietnam and had prostate cancer. The VA stepped right up &...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,030
Posted By RScott
I'm glad you said "middle of the runway". On a...

I'm glad you said "middle of the runway". On a BFR an instructor wanted me to land on the approach end, simulated engine out. I though that was dumb & felt it was smarter to look for a spot farther...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,052
Posted By RScott
A couple issues I have not seen mentioned: 1. ...

A couple issues I have not seen mentioned:

1. "Watchful waiting" is sometimes the recommendation, figuring you will die of something else before the cancer gets you. That's what the told a friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,677
Posted By RScott
The spectrometers the USAF uses vary about 2 ppm...

The spectrometers the USAF uses vary about 2 ppm just in measurement errors, but a few elements vary more than others--not nickel, iron or aluminum, however. Other spectrometers may or may not vary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,677
Posted By RScott
Al normal, nickel high

I have access to a spectometer and have been doing oil analysis for a friend for several years, since his engine was new--from 2002 to 2009 and he has over 1000 hours now. Been doing it for some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,076
Posted By RScott
This was addressed in the latest issue of Light...

This was addressed in the latest issue of Light Plane Maintenance.

They say the E series engines (or at least some of them) use plain steel cylinders instead of nitrided, which can better tolerate...
Forum: Safety 03-29-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,754
Posted By RScott
Here are some suggestions: 1. Don't delay, do...

Here are some suggestions:

1. Don't delay, do what you want now because you never know what will hit you tomorrow. At our EAA chapter, we have 2 or 3 guys who have been diagnosed with diabetes or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,565
Posted By RScott
My PVC pipe blew up. Real exciting. First you...

My PVC pipe blew up. Real exciting. First you hear it explode and pieces flying, then the rush of air comes instantaneously after that, then the compressor comes on, all in a split second. Then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,683
Posted By RScott
A guy at our airport with a Cessna 140 just tried...

A guy at our airport with a Cessna 140 just tried out his solution. He has had to push his plane out up a little grade that is wet and a little slippery in the winter.

He used two 2" nylon tow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By RScott
Wow, my tale is almost identical to Bill R's, but...

Wow, my tale is almost identical to Bill R's, but just sold the RV-6 tail kit to Jerry yesterday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,778
Posted By RScott
You can do your own research at...

You can do your own research at http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp

You have to be your own statistician to develop valid info.

I did a lot of research before I started my -9A and concluded that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By RScott
I used it for the cockpit. Followed their...

I used it for the cockpit. Followed their instructions, but sprayed too fast and didn't get enough paint on it for the last coat, so it didn't flow out as it should. That was a good mistake,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By RScott
EAA's procedure for testing autogas is as...

EAA's procedure for testing autogas is as follows:

Graduated Cylinder Method - To 9 parts of gasoline (900 ml), add 100 ml of water for a total of 1000 ml in the graduated cylinder. Shake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By RScott
FAA database lists 485 RV-9's and 9A's. The NTSB...

FAA database lists 485 RV-9's and 9A's.

The NTSB database shifts over time, defaulting the earliest year to 2005 now and probably changing that each year. I just noted you can list an earlier if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By RScott
Corrected

Kent is right & I corrected my original post and clarified the 0.8% for the Glasairs, which originally read .8%, which is the same thing.

BTW, last time I searched, there were zero fatalities listed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By RScott
Accident numbers for some fast planes

At last night's EAA board meeting, we briefly discussed the Lancair accident on the east coast where a Lancair lost it's prop and in making an emergency landing on the beach, hit and killed a jogger....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By RScott
As someone else said, a good briefing is a must. ...

As someone else said, a good briefing is a must. But also, as you taxi out, run up, take off, etc., tell them what is going on and what to expect. Nervous passengers get more nervous when you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By RScott
Mike's Paint Progress

Mike Rhodes is down in Eugene, OR getting his plane painted and has posted progress pics here: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,799
Posted By RScott
You do you TCP or Decalin, don't you? If not, do...

You do you TCP or Decalin, don't you? If not, do that. Aircraft Spruce has them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By RScott
Transporting unfinished kit?

Medical problems--not actually too serious, but the FAA doesn't like the meds--have led me to decide to sell my kit.

I believe things work out best when you make it easy for folks to do what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,454
Posted By RScott
My first boss in the Air Force, Captain Sparks...

My first boss in the Air Force, Captain Sparks was a sergeant pilot during WWII flying Piper Cubs on Ascension Island, which is a little more than halfway from Brazil to Africa and a little south of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By RScott
So much for precision in measurements

I liked the way those electronic calipers switched between metric and inches with the push of a button, so when the HF ad that came yesterday had ads for a couple models of electronic calipers, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,243
Posted By RScott
Whoever had the restless leg syndrome, my cure...

Whoever had the restless leg syndrome, my cure was to simply cut out soft drinks and take calcium supplements. Works for me, no FAA problems and no restless legs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,400
Posted By RScott
I would like a helmet to be useful, but how often...

I would like a helmet to be useful, but how often would it help? It wouldn't help in every accident, that's for sure. 2 crashes at my airport since about 1995, both fatal, a helmet wouldn't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,006
Posted By RScott
I buried my line to my house, 1/4 mile from the...

I buried my line to my house, 1/4 mile from the road. The most efficient way for me was to have the phone company plow in both the power and phone lines at the same time. Started at 0700 and done...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By RScott
Rocketbob, You are expecting the wrong thing...

Rocketbob,

You are expecting the wrong thing from oil analysis.

You see one size particle in the filter, OA looks at microscopic particles, up to only about 10 or 15 microns. OA tells you you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By RScott
I did the same as Steve Lynn. Factory folks say...

I did the same as Steve Lynn. Factory folks say you don't really need a jig for prepunched kits, but you need some way to support it.

3" casters should work well. I used 2" casters from Home Depot...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,696
Posted By RScott
Just remember a new canopy is about $1,000. Two...

Just remember a new canopy is about $1,000. Two builders I know in our area have paid the price. I am not sure that temperature was related to their cracks, but if you don't have to take a chance,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,645
Posted By RScott
I have always found Avemco to be expensive. They...

I have always found Avemco to be expensive.

They used to have a tie-in with EAA and when I was newsletter editor, each year when I renewed my insurance I put an announcement in the newsletter about...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,985
Posted By RScott
Where is the magnetic source? Find that out...

Where is the magnetic source?

Find that out first, but that is a little difficult on a finished canopy. I checked my slider frame using my field compass which kept me from getting lost in the woods...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,772
Posted By RScott
I bought an engine thru Barnstormers. There was...

I bought an engine thru Barnstormers. There was no way I was going to send over $12K to someone and just trust him to send me the engine much less send one that fit the description. I didn't know...
Forum: Safety 02-08-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,622
Posted By RScott
This was several years ago and the details are...

This was several years ago and the details are fuzzy in what's left of my mind.

A local guy in a -3 or -4 had a problem on takeoff, ended up in the brush off the runway, upside down a few feet off...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,279
Posted By RScott
I doubt it is possible to seal the engine with...

I doubt it is possible to seal the engine with plastic, what with all the wires, hoses and engine mount in the way.
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,378
Posted By RScott
BRS advertises that they have saved X number of...

BRS advertises that they have saved X number of lives, but that's just advertising and really represents the number of chutes deployed and the people in those planes.

In many cases, the people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,243
Posted By RScott
Several years ago at Van's Homecoming I saw a...

Several years ago at Van's Homecoming I saw a beautiful panel that looked like wood but was some kind of laminate material, maybe like you would see on a counter top. Did not look chintzy; looked...
Forum: Tools 01-12-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By RScott
Avery fixed mine for $35.

Avery fixed mine for $35.
Forum: Tools 01-11-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By RScott
One for sale here on the VAF site: ...

One for sale here on the VAF site: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=52923
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,851
Posted By RScott
East side of the Sierras: Watch out for west...

East side of the Sierras: Watch out for west winds.

If you go up the coast on your way to Monterey, check http://www.spacearchive.info/vafbsked.htm before you go. You just might get a chance to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,418
Posted By RScott
The viscosity cup is only necessary if you don't...

The viscosity cup is only necessary if you don't weigh the paint, catalyst and water when you mix, as shown on the video. The cup is hard to find and local paint suppliers had their own favorite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,387
Posted By RScott
Back at work in 4 days--isn't modern medicine...

Back at work in 4 days--isn't modern medicine great?

I had a balance problem last summer and talked to the FAA regional office (the next level up from the FSDO, but your FSDO can probably get you...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,549
Posted By RScott
That part #4 is easy to lose down the drain when...

That part #4 is easy to lose down the drain when cleaning the gun.

And Stewart has a spray gun cleaning product, might not be so nasty to use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By RScott
I am not familiar with the cockpit setup in the...

I am not familiar with the cockpit setup in the -8, so my comments may or may not be useful.

Can you remove the brace? If so, take it to a shop that does magnetic particle inspection (AKA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,880
Posted By RScott
Maybe I've just been lucky. I stopped by Van's...

Maybe I've just been lucky. I stopped by Van's with no notice & picked up my tail kit. No delay on the wing kit beyond what their website said for lead time. Fuse and finishing kits, same thing. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,145
Posted By RScott
Lycoming told me to fill it with auto oil--an...

Lycoming told me to fill it with auto oil--an O-320. I did that and it took 7 gallons. Was told by local experienced folks that oil would leak out, and it does; I have probably lost a gallon in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,907
Posted By RScott
The "skirt": Wow! I haven't seen that before. ...

The "skirt": Wow! I haven't seen that before. Every now and then, someone comes up with something new.

My guess, and that's all it is, a guess, is that you didn't hold the bar tightly against the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,907
Posted By RScott
Just a couple thoughts: Why not prime after...

Just a couple thoughts:

Why not prime after dimpling, not before?

The heavier the bucking bar, the better. Lots of folks use the tungsten BB's; I haven't tried one but those who have would trade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By RScott
I heard Evan was no longer doing tanks--Did I...

I heard Evan was no longer doing tanks--Did I hear wrong?

Anyway, the tanks aren't really as hard as you might think. I suggest doing them yourself unless you have plenty of money to burn.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,106
Posted By RScott
Kahuna, I think it wasn't a matter of the Miata...

Kahuna,

I think it wasn't a matter of the Miata being a faster car; I think you were the faster/better/more aggressive driver. You caught him on the curves, he ran away from you on the straights,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By RScott
Don, Did you mix the paint too vigorously,...

Don,

Did you mix the paint too vigorously, getting air bubbles in the paint? Stewart cautions against getting bubbles in the paint, stirring, not shaking.
Forum: Primers 11-11-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By RScott
I figured the NAPA primer was Sherwin Williams,...

I figured the NAPA primer was Sherwin Williams, because it looks to be identical--same color, same can. The SW primer is good to 40 deg.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By RScott
Regarding painting outside, note that he is...

Regarding painting outside, note that he is Minnesota. Waiting to paint outside could slow things down quite a bit.
Forum: Safety 11-04-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,882
Posted By RScott
I remember one time I filled my plastic jugs with...

I remember one time I filled my plastic jugs with 100LL, and as I carried the cans to my pickup, I could feel the static charge lift the hair on my legs. I wiped them down with a wet cotton rag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By RScott
The Tatco might be OK for use now & then, and you...

The Tatco might be OK for use now & then, and you can buy additional yokes for little more than half the cost of a yoke for an Avery or Cleaveland.

But, the Cleaveland Main Squeeze is the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By RScott
Watch out for too much air flow. It can cause...

Watch out for too much air flow. It can cause turbulence that swirls the paint right back at you.
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