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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By sprucemoose
I can't speak to the reliability in low temps but...

I can't speak to the reliability in low temps but I've used mine for 2 seasons now in a hangar that stays around 40F. It has been very reliable at that temp. I'm quite happy with it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By sprucemoose
It boots on power application.

It boots on power application.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By sprucemoose
Sounds like excessive wear on the steering arm,...

Sounds like excessive wear on the steering arm, specifically the slot that the locking pin rides in. It only takes a few thou of wear to cause this behavior. Fortunately they are cheap (around $25)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,859
Posted By sprucemoose
I'm with you on this. The OP was keeping speed...

I'm with you on this. The OP was keeping speed up at an airliner-type airport, which is certainly prudent in that environment (and requested by ATC.) Blasting into a GA-airport at cruise speed is...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By sprucemoose
Probably. Doing so might make your eventual...

Probably. Doing so might make your eventual egress easier... or it might prevent you from egressing at all if you are knocked unconscious because you sacrificed the protection afforded by a closed...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By sprucemoose
I've been following this debate since I started...

I've been following this debate since I started building my -6 nearly 20 years ago. In all that time, this is probably the first time I've heard someone make the case that visibility is better in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By sprucemoose
Congratulations and well done! My s/n is 40 away...

Congratulations and well done! My s/n is 40 away from yours- good to see the old -6s still getting completed. You'll love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By sprucemoose
You did say this was retrofitting an existing...

You did say this was retrofitting an existing hangar so that's a factor. New construction- no doubt I'd go in-floor heat but that's not your option. Modine is the easiest install. I also put in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By sprucemoose
Hint: buy local. Less obtuse answer: Racine is...

Hint: buy local.

Less obtuse answer: Racine is the home of Modine Manufacturing. You can't go wrong with a Hot Dawg forced air heater. You didn't mention any specifics about size, insulation, etc....
Forum: COMM 11-01-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By sprucemoose
Would you perform this adjustment on the ground...

Would you perform this adjustment on the ground (engine off) or in flight? Or does it make a difference.

I have a V6 in a very high-noise open cockpit and am still trying to tweak the settings.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-13-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By sprucemoose
I have one installed on a non-RV homebuilt. I...

I have one installed on a non-RV homebuilt. I only have about 10 hours on it but so far I like it. Feel free to PM or email with any specific questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By sprucemoose
That is ballast- 120 lbs worth. It is not needed...

That is ballast- 120 lbs worth. It is not needed but for the first flight I wanted to get the CG close to the middle of the range. I will expand the CG envelope slowly during phase 1 testing.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By sprucemoose
Surely you jest. I'll be happy if I can still...

Surely you jest. I'll be happy if I can still fly it in November. That's why I have two airplanes- one with a bubble canopy and dual heat muffs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By sprucemoose
Thanks Sam. The Lycon pistons and C90 cam make it...

Thanks Sam. The Lycon pistons and C90 cam make it really perform. I get 2600 static and about that on climb but can throttle way back for a comfortable cruising speed of 65-70. Ed Sterba nailed it on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By sprucemoose
I don't know but if I ever catch him with my...

I don't know but if I ever catch him with my wife, there's going to be trouble.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By sprucemoose
Non-RV first flight report

This is not a report of an RV first flight but Doug has given it his blessing. After nearly nine years, thousands of hours and a few cubic kilodollars, my RLU-1 project, more commonly known as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,834
Posted By sprucemoose
Oshkosh Homebuilt Camping time lapse

One of my fellow Oshkosh volunteers shot this time lapse video of HBC. An entire week is into 18 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW1ANf7GzEU
Forum: Safety 08-09-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,008
Posted By sprucemoose
Other than the cone, the airbox looks pretty...

Other than the cone, the airbox looks pretty standard. The filter is not designed to be attached to the carb, but to rest in the airbox as pictured.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,680
Posted By sprucemoose
Plenty of space as folks are starting to leave.

Plenty of space as folks are starting to leave.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,680
Posted By sprucemoose
Yes....

Yes.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=151690
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By sprucemoose
You are correct. Tomorrow it is still just sleepy...

You are correct. Tomorrow it is still just sleepy old Oshkosh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By sprucemoose
No....

No.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1183157&postcount=7

Pardon brevity, posting from my phone.
Forum: Safety 07-13-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 53,278
Posted By sprucemoose
2017 Thread Bump

Alright all, listen up. This is my annual bump of this thread to the top of everyone's feed. I do this every year, but this time it is even more important after the fiasco that was 2016. Go back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By sprucemoose
That goes back a ways, before there was a...

That goes back a ways, before there was a dedicated homebuilt camping and everybody went to "showplane camping." Had to be at least 20 years ago.

You can always show a VAC sign and hope for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By sprucemoose
This is not really accurate and could be...

This is not really accurate and could be misleading to newcomers. You might have gotten a spot there based on arriving early enough or knowing someone, but for the masses they'll be parked where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By sprucemoose
If you are going to use something like this,...

If you are going to use something like this, please be sure to set it up so that it does not block the taxiway lanes on either side of your airplane. It really needs to remain within the airplane's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,330
Posted By sprucemoose
Yes, by Wednesday things will start thinning out...

Yes, by Wednesday things will start thinning out (departures outpacing arrivals.). You'll have no trouble getting a spot, and possibly quite a good one. Just depends on what opens up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By sprucemoose
Parking is free. You only pay if you're camping...

Parking is free. You only pay if you're camping with the plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,330
Posted By sprucemoose
Robert, We start parking the HBP section from...

Robert,

We start parking the HBP section from the east and work west, while HBC starts west and works towards the east. The RV section of HBP (Area 51) starts just west of Eide Rd, and by Friday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By sprucemoose
Can't answer for N40 but in homebuilt our early...

Can't answer for N40 but in homebuilt our early arrival crew is there the weekend before opening weekend. Any time during the week before, by Wednesday we have rows set up and are ready.

Of course,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,330
Posted By sprucemoose
We tried that for a few years but we've moved...

We tried that for a few years but we've moved away from it for a couple of reasons. The biggest one is the relocation of the camping facilities, which erased the distinction between "in the back"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By sprucemoose
I'm not flying with it yet but I installed one in...

I'm not flying with it yet but I installed one in a non-RV homebuilt recently. A friend has a full MGL panel in his -10 and likes it, including the Xtreme as a backup to the larger screens. My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,995
Posted By sprucemoose
False. Spotted Cow is not permitted in MN.

False. Spotted Cow is not permitted in MN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By sprucemoose
Thanks. That makes the most sense given the 3...

Thanks. That makes the most sense given the 3 wires but sans documentation I'm left guessing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By sprucemoose
Does the Kavlico output ohms like the VDO or is...

Does the Kavlico output ohms like the VDO or is it a volts or amps output? The 3 wire configuration has me wondering and I cannot find any documentation.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-12-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,484
Posted By sprucemoose
Not at all, but there does come a time in every...

Not at all, but there does come a time in every such case where the greater good rests in the value to the pilot community in learning from the mistakes of others. In the hours/ days following an...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By sprucemoose
A hotel just came up in this thread....

A hotel just came up in this thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=149203
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By sprucemoose
He did say it's a it of a drive. It's on the...

He did say it's a it of a drive.

It's on the east side of Appleton, maybe 30 minute drive to Oshkosh.

And it's actually spelled Kaukauna.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,053
Posted By sprucemoose
Nah, didn't run my day, but did cause me to do...

Nah, didn't run my day, but did cause me to do more research. You are of course right about the tin plated vs. zinc plated sleeves. My apologies to Snopercod as well- that's what I get for posting...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,053
Posted By sprucemoose
I just bought some of these from Spruce a few...

I just bought some of these from Spruce a few months ago. They are indeed listed under the Nicopress sleeves page along with the plain...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,408
Posted By sprucemoose
Permanent magnet alternators (like the Rotax, or...

Permanent magnet alternators (like the Rotax, or the small B&C dynamos) require a different type of voltage regulator than an conventional alternator, and the large capacitor is part of that system. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,303
Posted By sprucemoose
Devilbiss makes a similar disposable cup system...

Devilbiss makes a similar disposable cup system called Dekups, which not only allows you to paint upside down but speeds cleanup greatly. They make adapters for all common spray gun types. It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,300
Posted By sprucemoose
I vividly remember him arriving at Oshkosh in his...

I vividly remember him arriving at Oshkosh in his Cozy with the new EFIS circa 2000. I had never seen such a thing- nobody had. It was one of those moments that I knew the world had changed, or at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,303
Posted By sprucemoose
I had excellent results with the Devilbiss Tekna...

I had excellent results with the Devilbiss Tekna Pro-lite, which is the gun they currently recommend. Get the one configured for waterborn finishes. I paid a little over $400 on Amazon. Use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,254
Posted By sprucemoose
I've got a NIB EX680 in the hangar if you want to...

I've got a NIB EX680 in the hangar if you want to swap it out and eliminate the battery itself as a suspect. It's on the shelf over the bench by the sink.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,264
Posted By sprucemoose
Bill is correct. Also- a lock nut requires a...

Bill is correct.

Also- a lock nut requires a certain amount of torque just to overcome the resistance of the locking feature. This torque must be added to the torque value in the chart to achieve...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,085
Posted By sprucemoose
Brian's link didn't work, but I think this is...

Brian's link didn't work, but I think this is what he was posting.

http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/Wing_Heavy.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
OSH
Views: 3,771
Posted By sprucemoose
We parked them near you just to put your...

We parked them near you just to put your awesomeness into stark contrast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
OSH
Views: 3,771
Posted By sprucemoose
I don't see any problem at all. To be clear-...

I don't see any problem at all. To be clear- there are dedicated areas for each type of homebuilt at Oshkosh. RVs are much more numerous than any other type, but there are dedicated areas for each of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
OSH
Views: 3,771
Posted By sprucemoose
The area north of the current HBC (the old red...

The area north of the current HBC (the old red lot auto parking) is not nearly big enough to contain all of HBC, and in fact some of HBC overflows into the west end of this area.

There is no mixing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,888
Posted By sprucemoose
+1. A lot of us cancelled due to wx but would...

+1. A lot of us cancelled due to wx but would still like to support the event.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By sprucemoose
I second the plug for Chapter 18. We have a...

I second the plug for Chapter 18. We have a couple of "bubba-sized" RV-8 drivers in the chapter as well as many other RVs and other homebuilts. I'll PM you some info.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-14-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,795
Posted By sprucemoose
I plan to tanker a case or two with me.

I plan to tanker a case or two with me.
Forum: Safety 08-18-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,638
Posted By sprucemoose
My Randy Simpson Ti-downs have spent the last...

My Randy Simpson Ti-downs have spent the last decade holding down a 10'x20' easy up for two weeks of everything Oshkosh can throw at it. I'm not sure how much lift that thing can develop in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,721
Posted By sprucemoose
This is not surprising, as the 6AM crew is pretty...

This is not surprising, as the 6AM crew is pretty sparse and they have to cover the entirety of homebuilt parking/ camping. We have a couple of early birds, a bunch more that come on at 7 (including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,721
Posted By sprucemoose
The way Dale and Bud described it is exactly how...

The way Dale and Bud described it is exactly how the system is supposed to work. When things get busy we do can get overwhelmed, but please be patient at the world's busiest airport.

As far as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,486
Posted By sprucemoose
There is an Internet cafe in Scholler just...

There is an Internet cafe in Scholler just southeast of the red barn that has had wired connections available in the past. They're not open yet (Thursday 7-21 4:30pm) but I'll keep an eye out when it...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 53,278
Posted By sprucemoose
There are other threads for the this sort of...

There are other threads for the this sort of question, please keep this one focused on safely flying into Oshkosh.
Forum: Safety 07-20-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 53,278
Posted By sprucemoose
One last thread bump before Oshkosh. I look...

One last thread bump before Oshkosh. I look forward to seeing everyone in a few days. Fly safe and READ THE NOTAM!!!
Forum: Safety 07-18-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 53,278
Posted By sprucemoose
You are right. The first link to the actual...

You are right. The first link to the actual article still works and I don't think it it password protected. Please verify this and I will fix the link.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,532
Posted By sprucemoose
Are you certain that there is nobody behind you...

Are you certain that there is nobody behind you doing exactly the same thing- going around you as you as you decide to pass the one ahead of you? That scenario 1) is very plausible 2) sets up a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By sprucemoose
I wonder how that works out this year. Uber...

I wonder how that works out this year. Uber drivers could make a killing.
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