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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By greghughespdx
Try without the glasses (if can be done safely of...

Try without the glasses (if can be done safely of course) and see if the problem persists. Wearing the headset tight across the top of the head with glasses can sometimes create small air gaps, which...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By greghughespdx
PM sent, thanks.

PM sent, thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By greghughespdx
Congrats to Alex and to Eagles Nest on the great...

Congrats to Alex and to Eagles Nest on the great success!!
Forum: Oregon 05-02-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By greghughespdx
Just listed, Hillsboro/North Plains (West of...

Just listed, Hillsboro/North Plains (West of Portland)

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9690-NW-Beach-Ct-Hillsboro-OR-97124/80925209_zpid/
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,477
Posted By greghughespdx
Curious, did you monitor/record altitude loss...

Curious, did you monitor/record altitude loss during the maneuvers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm curious which video you found helpful, and...

I'm curious which video you found helpful, and also where you found the pearl white you're referring to. I have an off-white color (light almond color as the paint shop nick-named it) that I need for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By greghughespdx
Are the checkerboards on the tail and wings small...

Are the checkerboards on the tail and wings small squares of vinyl or printed? Cover it all with the black and then knifeless tape? Looks nice!
Forum: Oregon 04-26-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By greghughespdx
There are buildable airpark lots available now at...

There are buildable airpark lots available now at Independence State airport and last I looked there was at least one home on an airpark for sale in Battle Ground, WA (just north of...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,412
Posted By greghughespdx
Related, sort of: If there's interest in a...

Related, sort of: If there's interest in a West-of-the-Mississippi RV-12 fly in, I'm glad to help sponsor something in the Portland area! We have five flying -12's and one under construction at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By greghughespdx
For better cabin heat, might want to call or...

For better cabin heat, might want to call or email Clint at Vetterman and discuss the relative benefits of a trombone exhaust and any power differences.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By greghughespdx
Looks like the nose-end of the cowl is sitting...

Looks like the nose-end of the cowl is sitting low in the photo. Once that spinner is on there, you'll want/need to make sure the cowl is centered around the prop/spinner circle. Have you already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep - and worth it

I have project/build insurance (actually not-in-motion coverage technically) via Gallagher (great company and people) and underwritten by AIG. When getting the quotes I asked about the different...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By greghughespdx
Just in case, have you looked at the tire for and...

Just in case, have you looked at the tire for and rubbing wear after this happens? Depending on how much air you added and shape changes, that's at least a possibility to also consider.
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By greghughespdx
Oregon starter list: Airplane Camping (camp site...

Oregon starter list:

Airplane Camping (camp site style) - Nehalem Bay airport (Manzanita OR)

Flying in and staying resort style for a day or two, non-camping - Sun River

Aviation Museums -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By greghughespdx
Don't forget to take a look at Advanced Flight...

Don't forget to take a look at Advanced Flight Systems (which is part of Dynon). They're in Oregon like us. :)

Antennas are mostly the same from one system to the next (accept possibly GPS antennas,...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By greghughespdx
I've had a very similar great experience with...

I've had a very similar great experience with Clint from Vetterman. Not only did he make an adjustment free of charge... When the system still wouldn't quite work he had me send it back and gave me a...
Forum: ADS-B 03-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,798
Posted By greghughespdx
Are the plugs and wire pinouts the same as the 39...

Are the plugs and wire pinouts the same as the 39 series, or different? If I have wires already run and tucked away between ship's power, GDL-39 3D and my 795, can I just remove the 39 and put the 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By greghughespdx
One and the same, is my understanding.

One and the same, is my understanding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By greghughespdx
Yeah I have been looking at that. Have not had...

Yeah I have been looking at that. Have not had time in the hangar this week to do much so no new work here. The idea is to get a cut that is very close to the cowl surface, then user paperclips or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By greghughespdx
Gotcha. I am planning to use paperclips after the...

Gotcha. I am planning to use paperclips after the initial cut that this things in intended to help make.

And over-complicate things? Me??? Hah... Ask my ex-wife about that. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By greghughespdx
Question Trying a baffle cutting idea

I'm currently working (when I can find some time away from my job, it's been crazy-busy) on the engine baffles for my 8A project. I actually have two baffle kits. One is the "old" style kit that was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,275
Posted By greghughespdx
Suggestions: 1. Be well hydrated. This is a huge...

Suggestions:

1. Be well hydrated. This is a huge air sickness cause.

2. Make sure you are well-rested. Again, a huge cause.

3. Look at the horizon.

4. Put your hands and feet on the controls....
Forum: ADS-B 01-19-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,030
Posted By greghughespdx
Steve and team - With the GDL82 SBAS (which is...

Steve and team -

With the GDL82 SBAS (which is the model currently shipping, with the built in GPS and antenna), can one choose to not use the antenna and go to the GTN or GNS navigator instead? I...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By greghughespdx
Give Abby at Flightline Interiors a call. She...

Give Abby at Flightline Interiors a call. She almost certainly made your stock seats and can tell you all about available upgrade options she can provide. Plus she's a class act and great to work...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By greghughespdx
Would be interesting to compare the rudder...

Would be interesting to compare the rudder shape/flatness/etc. of both airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,322
Posted By greghughespdx
Cool - any video of the snaps? Would be fun to...

Cool - any video of the snaps? Would be fun to see.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By greghughespdx
Run the #30 one more time to make sure you're not...

Run the #30 one more time to make sure you're not hung on a burr or something. Tighten up the hose clamp to help squeeze it but not too much, you don't want to break the clamp. Then use the dowel to...
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,090
Posted By greghughespdx
If it's stiff on the ground, or if the feel has...

If it's stiff on the ground, or if the feel has changed for you, take it apart and look at it. Not worth the risks that could potentially be involved, and pretty easy to inspect the assembly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By greghughespdx
Some of the docs available on the POH page...

Some of the docs available on the POH page (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm) here have checklists that shoudl help. Luca's RV-8 POH (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh/luke.pdf) has...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,660
Posted By greghughespdx
I'd replace it. 1. It's just too deep. 2. Every...

I'd replace it.

1. It's just too deep.
2. Every time I buy a new part (and I have bought several) the resulting pain I experience makes me that much more careful the next time around and on future...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,196
Posted By greghughespdx
I'll look for you at the January breakfast. I fly...

I'll look for you at the January breakfast. I fly out of Twin Oaks.
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By greghughespdx
Dimple the things. Depending on your dimple dies...

Dimple the things. Depending on your dimple dies you might have to/find it useful to grind down one side of the die so that might otherwise interfere with the nut part of the nutplate when squeezing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,196
Posted By greghughespdx
Like Bruce said, there are many of us around this...

Like Bruce said, there are many of us around this here Portland area willing to help if you want someone to ride along so you can fly it and/or get the phase one test hours flown off. Myself included.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep, I did something similar and found that the...

Yep, I did something similar and found that the bolts snugged everything up to the rails quite well once tightened down properly.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-03-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,893
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm sure I'm not the only person who is thinking...

I'm sure I'm not the only person who is thinking how every formation flight is a "Maiden Flight" for them. Great story!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By greghughespdx
Stein has lots of connector/wire options,...

Stein has lots of connector/wire options, examples:...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-02-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By greghughespdx
With the current trade-in program Avidyne is...

With the current trade-in program Avidyne is running through Dec 25 it might be worth taking a quick look and seeing if sooner is better than later financially?...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,450
Posted By greghughespdx
I've seen this behavior on my plane, and *only*...

I've seen this behavior on my plane, and *only* on the electronic ignition (with one mag, one EI on the engine) The mag ran fine, the EI did not. Lower power/MP was ok, but once crossing the line...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,748
Posted By greghughespdx
All of them :)

All of them :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By greghughespdx
I can tell ya that my experience this year,...

I can tell ya that my experience this year, having to file a claim on an airplane policy for the first time ever (in this case project insurance for a broken prop blade) that Gallagher and the staff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By greghughespdx
Plugs (one the bench) and wires (on a multimeter)...

Plugs (one the bench) and wires (on a multimeter) checked?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,963
Posted By greghughespdx
Or, put two screens in there and pop 'em both out...

Or, put two screens in there and pop 'em both out when you need access. By the time all is said and done it's almost like there's no panel in your way at all.

Mine also has a baggage compartment...
Forum: Interiors 11-06-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By greghughespdx
Abby at Flightline Interiors...

Abby at Flightline Interiors (http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/) is awesome. She made my interior, is terrific to work with and will work with you on your interior design details.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,604
Posted By greghughespdx
Goulding's Lodge Airport is a private, paved...

Goulding's Lodge Airport is a private, paved airport right in the middle of Monument Valley, across the roadway from the lodge, store, etc. It's private, but you can get permission to land there (see...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By greghughespdx
Admitted total paint noob here, so I will just...

Admitted total paint noob here, so I will just ask: Is there a "single-stage" (combined pigment+clear as you described) that you can apply additional clear coat on? Probably a stupid question, but...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,159
Posted By greghughespdx
What Turner said: Airspeed is critical in terms...

What Turner said: Airspeed is critical in terms of how a slip and the extended flaperons behave. You really have to slow it down and keep it there, else you're gonna be floating for sure.

Like you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,993
Posted By greghughespdx
Awesome shots! Calendar pics I hope. It looks...

Awesome shots! Calendar pics I hope. It looks downright terrific in person, too!
Forum: Reviews 10-10-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,181
Posted By greghughespdx
I can use Alexa either in person or remotely (via...

I can use Alexa either in person or remotely (via app) to turn stuff on and off using an electrical outlet similar to Bruce's (I have an Amazon Spot in the hangar - which also makes for great Pandora...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By greghughespdx
I've had the privilege of working with Lightspeed...

I've had the privilege of working with Lightspeed on some projects, have bought a few of their headsets over time, and live just down the road. I can honestly say, without hesitation, that they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,432
Posted By greghughespdx
Hey there, Evan - It was great to meet you in...

Hey there, Evan - It was great to meet you in Reno! Also fun to read the details of your Arlington story. :) If you're back up in the Portland area any time, be sure to drop a line!

greg
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,590
Posted By greghughespdx
Talking https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36613967184_2e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36613967184_2e24074c2b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XMs9Qh)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By greghughespdx
Looking forward to seeing ya both there! #Team130

Looking forward to seeing ya both there! #Team130
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,735
Posted By greghughespdx
Is the oil plug installed in the engine for the...

Is the oil plug installed in the engine for the governor operation? I wonder if something got missed maybe? That would be a bummer but if you are getting oil pressure without the prop cycling, it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By greghughespdx
Talking Getting ready for Reno - but we all know how this goes

George Ford is this monthís Vanís Calendar pinup airplane. Itís not all fun and games though. Weíve been working on the plane to get it all ready for competition in Reno next week. I think most of...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,303
Posted By greghughespdx
I fly around with no pants on all the time. Just...

I fly around with no pants on all the time. Just sayin'. :)
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,303
Posted By greghughespdx
Taking the wheel pant off after any hard landing...

Taking the wheel pant off after any hard landing as well as at regular inspection intervals to ensure the aircraft is safe, especially knowing a replacement part is available should the owner wish to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,927
Posted By greghughespdx
Agree with the "look outside and have someone...

Agree with the "look outside and have someone help" advice. One other thought: Have you tried removing/loosening all the screws on the baggage bulkhead and maybe the smaller side panels you moved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,745
Posted By greghughespdx
Busted. :) It was a fun flight to be sure. Some...

Busted. :)

It was a fun flight to be sure. Some people may know that Van spends most Saturdays all day mentoring kids building RV-12s in the TeenFlight program in the Portland area. He puts a ton of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,745
Posted By greghughespdx
Eclipse viewed from RV-10 in 360 video

Went up in a RV-10 with friends and flew through the totality shadow somewhere approximately over Weizer, Idaho at 16,500. Empty skies and smooth air. We were on a weekend eclipse-camping fly-out at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By greghughespdx
I have this in my -8 project with their...

I have this in my -8 project with their three-lever quadrant.

http://djmmfg.com/lowwingtiedownkit.aspx

Looks like they re-used a page filename in their online store. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,764
Posted By greghughespdx
We went up to 16.5 way up over Weiser, Idaho for...

We went up to 16.5 way up over Weiser, Idaho for the view in the totality path and shot some video/geeked out on the whole thing - it was amazing!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-16-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,268
Posted By greghughespdx
Looking forward to it again! See you there!

Looking forward to it again! See you there!
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