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Forum: Reviews Today, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,533
Posted By scard
Brian, We know your plight well. Maybe Clarity...

Brian, We know your plight well. Maybe Clarity should ship with velcro instead of the little rubber band thingy that few people use. Tanya used a "hair clip" with a clarity for a lot of years to...
Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,533
Posted By scard
Michael, I'm actively working on a lot of ideas,...

Michael,
I'm actively working on a lot of ideas, but I can tell you that music input integrated into the headset isn't one of them right now. There are a lot of ways to skin that cat, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By scard
Greg, Just so it has been said, all of us...

Greg, Just so it has been said, all of us computer scientists have always appreciated "the list". It is the thing we find most comfortable and usable in our new fangled fancy world :). Please don't...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By scard
"Light Twin" is what Tanya and I have been...

"Light Twin" is what Tanya and I have been calling our RV when I finish the -8!
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By scard
Woah, nice! That Orange speaks to me and has...

Woah, nice! That Orange speaks to me and has been in my future plans for some time.

Kurt, I can't wait to see it live and in person.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By scard
Nice. Congrats Douggie! It is nice to be able...

Nice. Congrats Douggie!

It is nice to be able to do it in the RV. I did my commercial back then in a Cessna bomber, and it felt "dirty".
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-09-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By scard
Sure is nice to be able to trade up :).

Sure is nice to be able to trade up :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By scard
Here, do it like this...

Here, do it like this :).

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DzFgBn6/0/206ff751/M/i-DzFgBn6-M.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By scard
Bill, you were not forgotten :). Welcome back!

Bill, you were not forgotten :). Welcome back!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By scard
We have nice little access holes in the pants...

We have nice little access holes in the pants with cute little spring door things... and NEVER use them. "The builder" thought it was a good idea over a decade ago, but I tell ya', he was wrong. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,093
Posted By scard
I guess I never realized how lucky I am. Mine...

I guess I never realized how lucky I am. Mine came from Minnesnowda and lives in Texas. She just puts on more layers. "Don't need all that stuff that would burn more fuel."
Forum: Tools 01-25-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By scard
I think I do very similar to Mel. Life isn't...

I think I do very similar to Mel. Life isn't nearly as fun if I horde all my toys, I mean tools, for myself. I find great joy in sharing. However, I have had the OP problem in earlier years when I...
Forum: Reviews 01-17-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By scard
No kidding :). All good. I guess it never...

No kidding :). All good.
I guess it never occurred to me that someone would think we weren't making our own boards :). Obviously I intend for you to be able to get in there without having to fish...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,844
Posted By scard
Yep. I call it kamikaze counter sinking or...

Yep. I call it kamikaze counter sinking or dimpling. Free hand can liberate you from the cage :). Just be darn sure you can meet your quality assurance expectations before ruining a part. The...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By scard
You sir know the art to pause and think :). Good...

You sir know the art to pause and think :). Good show!
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,533
Posted By scard
Yep, that is an option. I must say, I've been...

Yep, that is an option. I must say, I've been surprised at how many people like the triple flange (not a lot, but enough). We'll end up carrying some, but it won't be my first recommendation. It...
Forum: Reviews 01-14-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,533
Posted By scard
You are so correct that ear tip opinions are...

You are so correct that ear tip opinions are incredibly individual and we intend to talk a LOT more about ear tips. We have all kinds of "diy" suggestions and critical parts in the works to augment...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-14-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By scard
Yes, and yes. You'll be good to go with a...

Yes, and yes. You'll be good to go with a friction throttle.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By scard
Stop, pause, don't make any sudden moves. It...

Stop, pause, don't make any sudden moves. It will be there tomorrow and the next day.

From what it sounds like, the tap isn't actually broken off inside what you were tapping. Any such event is...
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,533
Posted By scard
DaleB, It sounds like you too have identified ...

DaleB,
It sounds like you too have identified (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1315731&postcount=12)many of the compromises that we've sought to resolve. To be clear, we also...
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,533
Posted By scard
Well, it looks like Guy beat me to the punch...

Well, it looks like Guy beat me to the punch while I was out at lunch.

Bryan,
You are correct that we had been using various in-the-ear headsets for quite a long time. That experience is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By scard
I flew a Cessna 206 to BBQ today and we were...

I flew a Cessna 206 to BBQ today and we were burning 14gph at times doing 135kts down low. It was just wrong from an RV perspective...

My RV9 was on the right wing sipping fuel, having a coffee...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By scard
Guy is currently flying one of our new CQ1...

Guy is currently flying one of our new CQ1 headsets that are now shipping. https://cqheadset.com/

Cheers,
Scott
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By scard
Yeah, right Pete, just stop that, too many...

Yeah, right Pete, just stop that, too many amazing pictures :).
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By scard
Bogi bar in use daily for us.

Bogi bar in use daily for us.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By scard
Many will recognize that hat from a certain VAF...

Many will recognize that hat from a certain VAF "vintage". It has about four other friends in daily rotation and they all show the ravages of over a decade of FUN.
Forum: Midwest 01-01-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By scard
Wow Pete, great views. We got our flight in...

Wow Pete, great views. We got our flight in today too, but the weather was a lot worse, or better (40deg) depending on your perspective.
Happy New Year.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-30-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,632
Posted By scard
For those that are looking, don't forget that...

For those that are looking, don't forget that turning a -9A into a -9 is completely doable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,788
Posted By scard
I'm curious, when you do a big retrofit like...

I'm curious, when you do a big retrofit like this, what is your approach to how much pre-existing wiring to try to save? Lean toward rip it out, or try to save every usable connection?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By scard
The way I remember the first build: For 2yrs...

The way I remember the first build: For 2yrs 7mo, the only requirements were that I go to work every day, advance my career, and Build the Plane! Long commutes to work became mental planning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By scard
We have always loved ours. Having that little...

We have always loved ours. Having that little bit of warp drive sure does come in handy sometimes (often!).
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By scard
Let's see, the "Horton Hat". One side beer tube...

Let's see, the "Horton Hat". One side beer tube to mouth, the other side water with a tube down the arm to the sanding hand with a metered drip. Oh, then I guess we need to automate the balanced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,875
Posted By scard
Nice! I like. I've never really liked any kind...

Nice! I like.
I've never really liked any kind of "console" there, but you make me think I could do better than just throwing random stuff into that dark hole only to be in search of it later.
And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By scard
The second one, by far, has my vote. But I do it...

The second one, by far, has my vote. But I do it kinda' backwards. First, it is just a bolt, no need to place a special order. Second, I treat it as non-adjustable and don't use a hole in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,527
Posted By scard
Gary, I'm curious how many hours you have on your...

Gary,
I'm curious how many hours you have on your Clarity and how many times you've had the speaker wires repaired?
Forum: Texas (North) 12-16-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By scard
It was indeed great to see everybody. We also...

It was indeed great to see everybody. We also missed some of the notably absent suspects too.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vxWBf93/0/81f77c3b/M/i-vxWBf93-M.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,527
Posted By scard
We just jam them into the air vent and...

We just jam them into the air vent and forgedaboudit. It doesn't have to be complicated if It Just Works.

The Captian's...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By scard
That drain is hanging out in the wind and really...

That drain is hanging out in the wind and really does start to corrode over time. This is one place where a stainless fitting really would have some value in my opinion.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By scard
I can attest to an intermittent pmag failure...

I can attest to an intermittent pmag failure causing a CS prop "surge" momentarily as it catches back up. The more intermittent it is, the more potential prop (and RPM) surge you may feel. From my...
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By scard
Nice. I still feel the same way about mine...

Nice. I still feel the same way about mine (hers? / ours!). It just makes me smile every couple of days. As much as I think about, plan, talk, about changing it... After a decade and 2000hrs, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-07-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,564
Posted By scard
No kidding! It IS a thing. And... How about...

No kidding! It IS a thing.

And... How about those two women sporting new quality headsets during their grand adventures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,069
Posted By scard
Not to hijack the thread, but, holy posted...

Not to hijack the thread, but, holy posted treasure trove Dr. Horton! I must have missed it, but when did you become so "internet savvy"? Thanks for getting affairs in order and getting your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,152
Posted By scard
Apparently central TX really is full, as...

Apparently central TX really is full, as evidenced by the .5 acre of dirt (only) that recently sold for $0.25M just 1000' from my front door...
Yikes.

Luckily the airplane doesn't care what stuff...
Forum: Oregon 11-22-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By scard
I think the info Carl posted from the faa is...

I think the info Carl posted from the faa is good. Gary is great to work with and loves RVs. He is one of "us" after all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By scard
Congrats! You are indeed saving a perfectly good...

Congrats! You are indeed saving a perfectly good machine and it will reward you in short order. Welcome to the mix.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,177
Posted By scard
There exist important things to see in "tiny...

There exist important things to see in "tiny land". I've been spending a LOT of time on one of these recently. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,905
Posted By scard
Whatever you do, do NOT do this. The pump design...

Whatever you do, do NOT do this. The pump design is fundamentally flawed (head gasket failures). I still have one of these at my shop that kinda' works but it terribly annoying. I'll be getting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By scard
Yep, the bee's knees all the way around.

Yep, the bee's knees all the way around.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By scard
A bluetooth audio panel has been the way to go...

A bluetooth audio panel has been the way to go for us.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-04-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,257
Posted By scard
That is just super! Congratulations Greg! You...

That is just super! Congratulations Greg! You will find so much utility with it.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-01-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By scard
Retirement. other words here

Retirement.


other words here
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By scard
Boy, that looks like great fun!!! (But somebody...

Boy, that looks like great fun!!!

(But somebody is about to trade up from that yellow thing on the head with the short boom. In the mail...)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By scard
Thanks for sharing Mark. You are blessed.

Thanks for sharing Mark. You are blessed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,544
Posted By scard
It was indeed a hoot to watch from the ground! ...

It was indeed a hoot to watch from the ground! Super fun.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By scard
We had just a splendid time getting to chat with...

We had just a splendid time getting to chat with new and old friends this weekend at MPJ. It was great to see everybody.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-21-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By scard
Oh, boy, that water is looking nice and warm :).

Oh, boy, that water is looking nice and warm :).
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,847
Posted By scard
The stated performance numbers at 12-14k' have me...

The stated performance numbers at 12-14k' have me scratching my head a bit. A tad worse than our -9 at that altitude.
Forum: Safety 09-01-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,690
Posted By scard
And just for reference, if I use Bill's numbers...

And just for reference, if I use Bill's numbers in my C/S -9, just as I descend below the tree line, I'll be coming down like a ton of bricks in what would not be considered a landing, but a very...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-31-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 96,465
Posted By scard
I too would order a Vans "cub" kit...

I too would order a Vans "cub" kit today.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,302
Posted By scard
Oh, man, don't tempt me. Our wing is just so...

Oh, man, don't tempt me. Our wing is just so happy up there and a joy to watch the miles just tick away at almost no fuel flow while sucking O2, eating a sandwich (always tastes better at altitude),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By scard
disposable...

disposable Pipettes
https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Essential-Bottles-Disposable-Graduated/dp/B073WLCQWD/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1535287351&sr=8-6&keywords=disposable+pipette
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,302
Posted By scard
I hear my -9(A) in the overhead right now. It...

I hear my -9(A) in the overhead right now. It only has about 2000hrs on it. The only thing I wish for is an IO-360 simply for time to climb to FL180 where the fun really begins. I've been really...
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