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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Gear leg shielding

I have the same issue, often.....usually after takeoff. It is always the gear leg shielding the interrogation from the tower radar.
Try turning next time you get the question? See if this is your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Congratulations

Congratulations on the first flight Claude, nice looking airplane! Good luck with the 25hr flyoff.

Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,076
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
cute

thanks for the shairing the video Levi, it brings back memories of my own daughter. we used to go up and do some humptybumps, and she would say "that tickles my tummy......again Daddy...! haha

Marc
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,954
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
firewall wrinkle

My RV-4 developed a wrinkle such as the one in your photo (but on the starboard side) at about the 3hr mark (I think as a result of a hard landing)...:-( I was concerned at first but now have 750hrs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
AL welding

Don't contaminate the AL with epoxy. Use hose clamps clamps or secure it to plywood somehow....?? Hard to say with out seeing what you have.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-01-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Awesome video...thanks for sharing :-)

Awesome video...thanks for sharing :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,702
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Wood strip/Fiberglass leading edge

Rusty,
By your video it looks like you have the stock aluminum fairing. Do you have the wood leading edge wrapped in fiberglass installed?
I have an RV-4 and opted to not use the lighter AL gear leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
thanks for sharing

I have a grandson the same age (and granddaughter the same age as well) who also loves airplanes but grampa hasn't given him his first ride ....yet!.....truely special, thanks or sharing even though...
Forum: Canada 10-15-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,250
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Ditto on UPS

Ditto, as Tom says re:UPS doing the brokerage..!
Forum: Canada 10-15-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,250
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
brokerage

you sure can broker it yourself as I did years ago now!? Most kits were straight forward but the "finishing kit" as I recall was more of an issue because of how Van's listed the contents of the kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,095
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Screws/wedges

Sorry to hear about your canopy misfortune. The problem with using a screw to hold the acrylic is that it will act as a wedge and as the temperature changes a crack(s) will develop. I've seen several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,579
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
congratulations!

well done...! congratulations
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Colours

Wow, the colours and the HD video are amazing.....!! nice flight and tribute to your friends.
Forum: Canada 04-25-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Come on up for a visit

Vlad,
Only three unfortunately?? On the bucket list though....
Come on up to CYXE for a visit anytime, you could check off all of the above at the same time. We could knock off a grass strip or two...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Nice pictures Gerry....mornings are a sacred time...

Nice pictures Gerry....mornings are a sacred time !
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Chisel

Scott,
A hardened chisel is only tempered/hardened (actually two step process, which I won't get into) at the cutting edge. The shaft which you strike with a hammer is not hardened (which is why they...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-24-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,950
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Doug, Love the one liners that movie....."you...

Doug,
Love the one liners that movie....."you screw up just ,this much!, and you'll be flying a load of rubber dog **** out of Hong Kong" (couldn't fit this one into the video)...Lol
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-24-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,950
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Bill, I thought a really fitting ending would...

Bill,
I thought a really fitting ending would have been to do a roll ! :-)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-15-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,282
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Hey Doug, Where is the camera mounted? I like the...

Hey Doug,
Where is the camera mounted? I like the perspective from this angle!

Marc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,950
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
early bird

Mike, I was wheels up at 0645......
Bill, thanks for the compliment......I am still a mere amateur at making videos, glad you enjoy watching.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-11-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,950
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Fun video

I never tire of the song or the movie....! :-)
https://vimeo.com/178016240
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,783
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
watch or replace

Troy,
I have a picture (can't put my finger on it though) of some spar rivets on my -4's wing that I thought had cracks in them (during construction not flying yet, I built the spar as per the old...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,547
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
nice video

Ed,
I enjoyed your video, thanks for sharing.
Cavu
Marc
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-03-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,311
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
nice video

thanks for sharing the nice video. It's been an amazing winter in Canada as well and we are making the best of it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,173
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
the darndest things happen

the darndest things seem to happen and trying to explain how sometimes is almost futile. On a few occasions the steel clips which attach the steering chain to the rudder horn would come off. How in...
Forum: RV-4 12-21-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 244,036
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
great job

Nice job Greg. I remember that day as though it was yesterday, and the nice part is that it gets better!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,507
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Great narrative....

Darren,
Thanks for sharing the story. We in Canada have to go to great lengths to find an airport with a restaurant within walking distance......only the largest have such luxury! For sure its a $100...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,111
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Great story

Gerry,
Thanks for sharing that cool story.....I can imagine that the RV grin went from ear/ear....:D
Forum: RV-4 10-01-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,560
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Lifting apparatus

Bob,
A cable around the axle and lift it up a few inches. I built a lift for the tailwheel which doubles to also lift the wheels. A person could use a floorjack also. Works like a...
Forum: RV-4 09-24-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 244,036
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Smile Still the best looking of the lot

the -4 is (in my opinion the best looking of the fleet)..but I might be somewhat biased.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,005
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Straps on flange

Gary,
I don't think I would use the crankshaft flange as a place for the tie-down straps..... Just me and and an extremely expensive hunk of metal??
Forum: RV-4 05-31-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 267,322
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Luv the -4

Congratulations......I've been following along with your build over the years, nice to see that RV grin....you're going to really love the -4, its the best of the fleet in my opinion (but I may be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,331
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
I don't know you but I'm feeling good about your...

I don't know you but I'm feeling good about your news. onward and upward !
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,836
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Stainless Steel tubing

Jerald,
If you are worried about fatigue, change the tubing to Stainless. I did this with my -4.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Definitely locked together

Yes there are definitely two pins which have been pushed together (picture adjusted in Lightroom to see the individual lockpins)....a hammer and solid edge (vise) will fix the problem.
Forum: Safety 11-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,028
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
rust kills them

Drain the tank regularly, and even doing that will not guarantee that it will not do this. Usually it will start leaking first and at least give some warning. glad no one was injured..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,884
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Nice...

That's a classic...."Oh my Gosh" !! Awesome video and pre rendezvous setup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
SOS ??

Stephen....How long before we see morse code ?? :-)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,026
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Great video

Nice flying and video....awesome!!
Forum: Canada 09-29-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,632
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
MD-RA.com

You should become familiar with this website. It has information on importing amateur built (experimental in the US) into Canada.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,131
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Condolences Doug

Condolences from your friends north of the border.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,117
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Flying

Congratulations......!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-31-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
-20C here this morning...arrghhh!!

Nice shots Stephen.."...I think our crocus's are about a month behind your Daffy Dills.....:(
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,055
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Oil and oxygen

Stephen,
Nice smoke generation. I noticed your set up and that you have the Oxygen bottle really close to the oil tank......not a good scenario if you have a leak, fire etc. ?? Nice looking clean...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,715
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
nice pictures

Stephen.....nice pictures !
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,696
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
nice video

thanks for the video....we are presently in the midst of a deep freeze so flying is out of the question (actually going to the hangar is not an option either), windchill is -47 this morning, so it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,531
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Congrats

Congratulations...... !! Onward and upward as they say....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Nope wont work

I tried that..... Even welded a bolt onto one end to pack the sand......result 'kink'. :(. This procedure does work with mild steel pipe though.
Maybe for a bend of a few degrees it would turn out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Bending 4130

Unless you have the proper mandrels don't even try to bend this stuff.....it will kink no matter how careful you are.....that's been my experience anyway...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-11-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,935
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
In a word...Awesome

The flying was pretty good too....<gr> Really nice job guys ! One of the best videos yet.....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-27-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 122,698
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
2000ft

Its 2000x100 ft. I rolled to the end for my wingman....:-)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-26-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 122,698
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Grass field landind

A good look at landing on grass....
https://vimeo.com/68908964
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,279
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Too much grinding

The original weld is still there, but looks like someone may have been too zealous with the grinder and they ground through the pipe to make it look better. Do not leave as is.
Re-weld and move...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Nice pictures

The magic of an evening flight and its colours.
Thanks for posting!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-15-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,878
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Be there in October

Visiting Italy in October.....maybe we could connect ..??
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 136,762
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Great write-up.....

As we are having one of the longest winters on record and one of the slowest return to spring conditions, I am really enjoying living vicariously through Rosie's posts......what a great adventure !!...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,356
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Nice

Congratulations Ken.....a squeaker landing to boot......let the fun begin....!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 896,343
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Ok ?? these are Great pictures

Those are really good pictures. I like the nice prop disks in these two.....the background is stunning as well.....
Forum: RV-4 01-28-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,085
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Two styles of cowl....old,new

Two different styles of cowls there......Notice the two on the left have a much smaller spinner, thats the old style cowl. Cowls did not come with the bumps on them, that would have been a builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,384
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
oouch...here's the offender

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QYXukNvcNhE/UO21jifzImI/AAAAAAAAEys/v7m3nQSzVhM/s640/IMG_3291_2.JPGhttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cwk5x3gY3zE/UO21pRZfD4I/AAAAAAAAEy0/zCpmHlDz0jw/s640/IMG_3295_2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,736
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Ashish, Keep it simple. Carwarmer inside the cowl...

Ashish,
Keep it simple. Carwarmer inside the cowl for a few hours is sufficient to preheat engine.

Marc
Forum: RV-4 01-09-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,110
Posted By Marc DeGirolamo
Picture

Not sure if this is what you are wondering about ??

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Il_hni4PljI/UO2ralViL6I/AAAAAAAAEyc/xBdZYw32G54/s640/IMG_2729.jpg
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