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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,366
Posted By douglassmt
Vlad - those antlers are actually from a medium...

Vlad - those antlers are actually from a medium size bull, a five-point, but they have decent mass. For a really good bull you'll find them at least six on a side, the bases as big around as your...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By douglassmt
If you have a stock build you're losing some...

If you have a stock build you're losing some cooling air on #6 to the oil cooler. Seal it all up the best you can, maybe get a butterfly valve for the oil cooler, and you'll be fine. 10-15 deg higher...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By douglassmt
He said CHT, not EGT

He said CHT, not EGT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
In my opinion, it would be foolish not to install...

In my opinion, it would be foolish not to install this tool and to use it frequently. I'm pretty sure it's included with the AFS EFIS or at least available as an option at a very reasonable price....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
Yes, RPX is a nice, if remote, stop that usually...

Yes, RPX is a nice, if remote, stop that usually has cheap gas. We were there to pick up a Cessna that had lost an engine returning from OSH last year and was able to glide in to RPX and land without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
This is very true. As a case in point, after I...

This is very true. As a case in point, after I replaced the fine-wire plug on #6 with a massive electrode plug and flew again, the inflight LOP mag check at 9500' or so resulted in the same loss of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
What you say seems intuitive but I've looked back...

What you say seems intuitive but I've looked back several flights before that one, when I got to the same altitude, and it just wasn't there. I will repeat the inflight LOP mag check when I get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
It was a bit overdue for the 500-hour inspection...

It was a bit overdue for the 500-hour inspection so I have it in to a shop. They will clean it all up and they gave me a new spring for the lead. If it had not been due for inspection I would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
I think it works now. Sorry for the clumsiness.

I think it works now. Sorry for the clumsiness.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
I switched to Flickr but now the images are too...

I switched to Flickr but now the images are too small to see very much. Standby unless someone knows how I can fix it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
Well shoot. They work fine on my screen but not...

Well shoot. They work fine on my screen but not on my ipad. Stand by, I'll try to figure it out.

[ed. You need to set them to 'share'. v/r,dr]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
Try again

Try it again. I originally used my old Photobucket account but they somehow blocked the link. I moved them to Google Photos and now they show up on my screen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By douglassmt
Why we have engine monitors

I haven't posted in a while but thought this might be of interest. I fly an RV-10 Aerosport Power IO-540 with a slick mag and a Lightspeed Plasma III ignition. Everything has worked flawlessly for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,904
Posted By douglassmt
Well, we did the Hudson River flight in Miss...

Well, we did the Hudson River flight in Miss Montana. You taught me well.
Back in Missoula so come see us.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,904
Posted By douglassmt
Witness Protection?

That looks like a place they would put you in the witness protection program. However, you are much closer to God's country now, so don't be a stranger. Or maybe we will drop in on you, bring our own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,078
Posted By douglassmt
???

Are you moving?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By douglassmt
Well, you asked for it...the newly crowned Miss...

Well, you asked for it...the newly crowned Miss Montana Mo Shea in the front office of the old one....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By douglassmt
Busted

I saw you Vlad! If you had stopped I had another 6 pack of Moose Drool for ya...
Forum: International 08-14-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,829
Posted By douglassmt
Lessons learned

I suppose. Off the cuff...

1. Everything takes longer and costs more outside the US. Plan accordingly and take local currency for the places you'll stop.
2. Every airport in Greenland is closed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By douglassmt
Type rating

Well, we now have TWO DC3s (it’s a long story) and are offering type ratings complete with instructor and examiner. PM me if you want more info.
Forum: International 08-13-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,829
Posted By douglassmt
Info if you want it

I just finished two north atlantic crossings following approximately your route. I learned a ton and would be happy to pass it along if you want to PM me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By douglassmt
Miss Montana DC-3, RV Related

This topic is not obviously RV related, but more than you might think. Some of you know that I've been involved with the Miss Montana to Normandy project for the last year or more. We successfully...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,908
Posted By douglassmt
Yes

I used it and think it is a good idea. I helped a low-time guy complete his 7A and then did the first flight for him, followed by several more. Then he joined me for the additional flights. It worked...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-21-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By douglassmt
Great

Nice Herman! I couldn't help laughing out loud!
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 454,060
Posted By douglassmt
Where

Well if I could find those switches on the Aerosport website I'd upgrade too!
Forum: Formation Flying 01-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By douglassmt
No RV10s

I'm curious why no RV10s? Certainly isn't a matter of keeping up and visibility is extremely good even without the bubble canopy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By douglassmt
Florida RV friendly CFIs?

Anyone know of RV familiar CFIs in the Orlando area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By douglassmt
84

Iím 84 but got my tail kit from that area.
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,362
Posted By douglassmt
Vs. QT Halos

Wow, how interesting. I've been flying with the QT Halos for several years now having found that they are better at noise suppression (and much, much cheaper) than my Zulus. I've been happy with them...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By douglassmt
Great!

I've had the pleasure of flying with Hermann in his RV-7 out of that grass strip and it was a hoot. Hermann is a gentleman and a fine aviator and his planes are works of art. I still owe him a trip...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By douglassmt
Thanks

Thanks a lot!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By douglassmt
RV-9A Vx, Vy

Are Vx and Vy published anywhere, specifically looking for them for RV-9A.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,019
Posted By douglassmt
Aerosport

When I was at this stage I learned that Van only bought engines for his personal planes and the company planes from Bart at Aerosport Power. Considering I live not too far from them I figured that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,959
Posted By douglassmt
Might be in your neighborhood next year

There's a chance I might be landing in Prestwick late next May, although unfortunately not in my RV-10. I'm hoping to be on the crew of Miss Montana, part of the DDay Squadron...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,155
Posted By douglassmt
One idea

One possibility is the rod that connects the stick linkages for left-right movement. It runs between the sticks perpendicular through the tunnel. If I recall correctly, you have to relieve some of...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,313
Posted By douglassmt
Love mine

I've got one on my -10 and it actually comes in pretty handy. On a busy ramp airplane noises tend to get ignored. A quick toot on the horn gets everyone's attention because it isn't expected - prior...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,336
Posted By douglassmt
Missed the party

You just missed us. There were 5-6 planes there by Sunday morning. We arrived Friday IFR in the smoke. It cleared a bit Saturday and a bunch of Bonanzas came in. Everybody except one plane were gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,127
Posted By douglassmt
Fuel Flush

I'm helping a 93 year old gentleman get his very nice RV-9A ready to sell. Due to health issues it hasn't flown in a while. I have a long list of to-do items but one is to drain the fuel from the...
Forum: Safety 05-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,137
Posted By douglassmt
True confessions

I read this with interest because the same thing happened to me. I helped a friend finish his RV-7, including getting it painted (by someone else), final assembly, panel design and procurement,...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,452
Posted By douglassmt
Best Advice

The best advice I got during the build was: if you want to fly your plane a lot when you finish it, look at people who are flying theirs a lot and do what they did.

The implication is that you avoid...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By douglassmt
Me too

I used them where the screws attach the hinges at the top.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,107
Posted By douglassmt
Tach or Hobbs?

Dumb question, but on all these hours do you typically use Tach time or Hobbs? Since our modern EFISs track both, and there is a decent difference, 15% or so.
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,194
Posted By douglassmt
+5 for Seager

Mike is the best. I've trained with him three times. Once about halfway through my build, again 3 months before first flight and then again a few years later for a refresher and BFR. Vernonia is a...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By douglassmt
Japanese saw

I used one of these japanese saws on my cowl once it got down to the final touches. It has a very narrow kerf and makes a nice straight, narrow gap. It is useful for the gaps on the sides and front....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By douglassmt
Thankful indeed

Today I was struck in a unusual way about the freedoms we enjoy in this country. Just before daybreak I took off from Missoula, Montana in an airplane that I assembled with my own two hands from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,693
Posted By douglassmt
Vlad ok?

https://m.facebook.com/MoabTimesIndependent/posts/10155575532050860
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,043
Posted By douglassmt
New owner

Wait, did I read correctly that Wally sold Synergy Air? Hadn't heard that. Hope they keep up the same level of quality in their training classes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,917
Posted By douglassmt
Already did

Same thing happened to me on my first one. They gave me a part number when it broke again but I was unable to find it on ACS. I'll call them again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,917
Posted By douglassmt
Where to buy

Did you find where to buy the replacement shroud? Seems like they could make it out of a better metal - the stuff feels pretty cheap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,917
Posted By douglassmt
Puzzling

For some reason my email notices of replies to this thread went to spam, which I just noticed. Since my original PP failure at 250 hours TT (I think), I have had no issues. I check it carefully for...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-15-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,069
Posted By douglassmt
Options

We live in Missoula and it has been smoky but we had a nice soaking rain Sunday that knocked a lot of the smoke down. It's creeping back but not sure what it's like around GNP. You could look at...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,068
Posted By douglassmt
1000 hrs ok

Mine is fine after 1000 hrs. I've got 1/4 turn fasteners on the bottom cowl. They're also powder coated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,717
Posted By douglassmt
Other mods

You can also look into this:

http://antisplataero.com/products/main-wheel-bearing-mod

I haven't done it but I have other products from them and they are good. I also static balance my wheels/tires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,717
Posted By douglassmt
Stuck brake

The brake cylinders will stick unless you install an aftermarket return spring. I have them on the pilot side and they've worked flawlessly for 1000 hours. I don't have them on the copilots side so...
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,739
Posted By douglassmt
Seager

Mike Seager. Vernonia, OR. He's just the best.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,253
Posted By douglassmt
+1

I get this all the time, people asking me what plane would I like to "upgrade" to "next." I have to stop and think. If money were no object, sure I'd have a Kodiak, Caravan, Epic, or a Jet - or all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,810
Posted By douglassmt
Herman, you're the best!

Herman, you're the best!
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By douglassmt
McMaster Carr

This stuff has worked great on two airplanes. It's black, squeezes on and stays on, looks good, cheap.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#8451a22/=14gx93x
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,351
Posted By douglassmt
Failure, but...

I just saw this poll and had to vote for a failure but...I was one of the early VPX Pros that had low voltage to the flaps. But I had over 800 hours on it before it caused the flaps to stop working....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,310
Posted By douglassmt
+1 for VP-X

I have over 900 hours on my VP-X pro now and would echo the sentiment that I would never build a panel again without it. I've had a couple issues - mine was one with the low flap circuit voltage -...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 42,510
Posted By douglassmt
Free gas

If you are coming near Missoula you must stop and have another Moose Drool (or 6). I will fill you up so plan to arrive on fumes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 112,607
Posted By douglassmt
RV10, no cracks

Checked mine, RV-10, 4.5 years, 880 hours, no cracks. Also, I was able to inspect thoroughly the upper aileron bracket without removing the aileron or cutting away the aileron gap fairing...by...
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