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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,502
Posted By scard
I think we are the only ones that I'm aware of...

I think we are the only ones that I'm aware of that have regularly flown air shows with the -9A with Falcon Flight, and I would say, down low, after you deal with the -20HP, the biggest real...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-22-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By scard
What Bill said. I was there in the beginning, and...

What Bill said.
I was there in the beginning, and Jan even had a few of my dollars for a bit (hard to admit, past life). RUN.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By scard
Sure is. There is a blind dimple...

Sure is. There is a blind dimple...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By scard
It is a common plight of having important parts...

It is a common plight of having important parts of your life scattered about at different locations. Once you figure out that you need a copy of each tool at each location, then you find that ones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,183
Posted By scard
Don't forget that you'll also want to build a rig...

Don't forget that you'll also want to build a rig to do high (really high) pressure testing, safely, of your lines after fabrication.
Forum: Tools 11-12-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By scard
That airwolf cutter that Gary linked to is what...

That airwolf cutter that Gary linked to is what we've been using forever as well. Many of our neighbors seem to like it too.
I used it the other day and thought to myself, "I like this tool."
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,487
Posted By scard
Now I have a goal... Working on my British...

Now I have a goal... Working on my British accent!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By scard
Nice. I can tell you a story of the very day...

Nice. I can tell you a story of the very day that Luke found that his go bag needed a major upgrade. I think I provided TWO o-rings out of my bag, away from home, that day :).
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By scard
Congrats! The second half of your adventure has...

Congrats! The second half of your adventure has only just begun.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,841
Posted By scard
So true! It is nothing but a personal problem of...

So true! It is nothing but a personal problem of making it happen :).
Truth be told, there is only one original WS (out of 3) left in our panel. I added an early HX quite some time ago, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,841
Posted By scard
Those are original WS displays. The same as are...

Those are original WS displays. The same as are still flying in our airplane, just because we haven't gotten around to replacing the panel.
Your serial numbers are very similar to ours. We've...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,572
Posted By scard
Indeed! Common sense comes fast to some, not so...

Indeed! Common sense comes fast to some, not so much for those that just watch their elbow drip blue liquid :).

I think I've stopped at least a half dozen people from draining a whole tank just to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,572
Posted By scard
Like others said. Plus: There is no need at all...

Like others said.

Plus: There is no need at all to drain the tank to swap the quick drain. Unscrew to the last couple of threads, then quickly remove, place a finger over the hole and either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,878
Posted By scard
Like Paul, we've been using Weathermeister for...

Like Paul, we've been using Weathermeister for 12yrs. It is our main go-to tool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,861
Posted By scard
(Beware, Dog people!) As far as we're concerned,...

(Beware, Dog people!)

As far as we're concerned, Kira stole the show! Your investment has been worthwhile. We were impressed from across the creek while she ignored all other people and dogs while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,861
Posted By scard
It was a good time as always. We had a fantastic...

It was a good time as always. We had a fantastic time talking with old and new friends. I think our first year on the mountain was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By scard
Currently Beringer for the last about...

Currently Beringer for the last about 1100hrs.
Prior to that, Grove.
Prior to that, Matco.

I guess we've done them all. I'm staying with the Beringer obviously.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,861
Posted By scard
Bill is looking at usairnet.com...

Bill is looking at usairnet.com (http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?state=AR&sta=KRUE) there.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-08-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By scard
Whoop!!! Boy do I know about the dog load. Who...

Whoop!!!

Boy do I know about the dog load. Who loves their doggie!!!?? <insert your own pic here>

Skylar in the tent completely pooped out at Petit Jean, WAY past her bed...
Forum: Reviews 10-08-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By scard
Bud, I'm happy to hear that you're happy. We're...

Bud,
I'm happy to hear that you're happy. We're here for you.

Brian,
We received and responded to your message. I think we'll find it as simple as flipping the switch on the side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By scard
Tanya and I have camped at PJ nearly every year...

Tanya and I have camped at PJ nearly every year since about 2009. That is LONG before the current fully produced event started. All of the effort that Bill and the rest of the PJ crew put in is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By scard
Brett, Welcome! Whatever you choose, you'll love...

Brett,
Welcome! Whatever you choose, you'll love it, coming from the certified world of performance. Do you and your wife have a pre-existing understanding about tandem seating? In a lot of cases...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 276,152
Posted By scard
Wow, I didn't realize that headset control box...

Wow, I didn't realize that headset control box "holder" was a thing. All those batteries and such must be quite the burden :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,588
Posted By scard
"Winter"? What is that? When you have the shop...

"Winter"? What is that? When you have the shop A/C set at 68 :).

Definitely light. When you think you have just about too much, double it.

At least one of your many grinders setup on an open...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,888
Posted By scard
That is a great picture. It tells a good...

That is a great picture. It tells a good story.

It almost makes me think that our modern huge glass producers would have a market with a "retro mode".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By scard
You really should be able to see a .004" hole...

You really should be able to see a .004" hole with your regular readers or 10x loupe that you keep in the tool box.

My 2c is that .004 is smaller than I would prefer. Failing other looking devices,...
Forum: Autopilots 09-16-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By scard
It pitches for IAS (within limits set). No...

It pitches for IAS (within limits set). No auto-throttle.
I think I see your confusion though as Bob's comment seems to imply a coupled approach and IAS. The pilot is definitely required to manage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,715
Posted By scard
Austin to Sedona NM for lunch after hiking the...

Austin to Sedona NM for lunch after hiking the airport loop for 2hrs, then on to Vegas.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LX8jsfz/0/c4c84e7d/M/i-LX8jsfz-M.jpg

Hiked some pretty crazy stuff at Red...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,766
Posted By scard
And I thought something much different when I...

And I thought something much different when I first saw this puddle once parked at the pumps. The picture looks like the classic brake failure. Until I saw the water streaming down from the wing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,004
Posted By scard
The -12 isn't a particularly loud cockpit, but...

The -12 isn't a particularly loud cockpit, but the good old DC10-13.4 may certainly be lacking, unless you've already lost most of your hearing :). I would obviously suggest fixing the noise issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By scard
Congrats Mickey! It has been a LONG road with...

Congrats Mickey! It has been a LONG road with some painful detours.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-06-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By scard
They are mountain bike trail soccer balls for my...

They are mountain bike trail soccer balls for my morning ride. They are littering the trails right now and provide a continuous opportunity for a tire kick, even with squirrels attached!
Forum: Safety 09-05-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,248
Posted By scard
Forget all the electronics and stuff. Fly the...

Forget all the electronics and stuff. Fly the airplane, don't let it fly you. For final safety of flight, never let the autopilot deviate so much without, "Pull harder and shear the (expletive)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,768
Posted By scard
Ours: Not "mild" back pressure, but stick ALL...

Ours: Not "mild" back pressure, but stick ALL the way back at all times just prior to engine start until the nose wheel comes off the ground. Only then, modulating back pressure to keep it 3" (?)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,864
Posted By scard
There is something else going on there. More...

There is something else going on there. More mass flow isn't what you're looking for here.
Forum: Oregon 08-29-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,769
Posted By scard
If Vlad chickened out. Save yourself and avoid...

If Vlad chickened out. Save yourself and avoid it!!
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By scard
Just order the tail kit NOW. It is almost zero...

Just order the tail kit NOW. It is almost zero risk. I'll personally come up there if you don't get any takers before your wing kit arrives :). We'll go for a very expensive airplane ride.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By scard
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By scard
No alternator blast tube on (either of) our...

No alternator blast tube on (either of) our alternators. 2000+hrs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By scard
Bare (sealed) concrete. Or, if you're going to...

Bare (sealed) concrete.

Or, if you're going to treat it like your living room, you might choose other options such as a really expensive epoxy coating, which still isn't bulletproof.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,906
Posted By scard
Looks like I'm late to the party, but I too can...

Looks like I'm late to the party, but I too can attest that an O-320 can ingest a huge amount of rain that you would never want to fly through!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,234
Posted By scard
I wonder how many of us have actually used that...

I wonder how many of us have actually used that second alternator that we haul around 100% of the time. I have. It allowed us to continue a week long trip without a care in the world until we got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By scard
Good times. Tanya tells a story about how, after...

Good times.
Tanya tells a story about how, after we got married, it took 16yrs for her to be able to park a car in the garage. (I didn't say "her" car!)

Now, a couple decades in, she has a full...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,001
Posted By scard
Yep. Tanya and I both did our IFR checkrides in...

Yep. Tanya and I both did our IFR checkrides in the RV, what seems like a long time ago.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By scard
Very neat. Very similar in nature to being able...

Very neat. Very similar in nature to being able to "see" things you never imagined in a sound "image".
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 48,434
Posted By scard
Herman, It was an absolute pleasure to meet you...

Herman,
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you at OSH. You are a humble soul sir.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,871
Posted By scard
Yeah, sad slow death. When Larry V. decided he...

Yeah, sad slow death. When Larry V. decided he was done, he asked if Tanya and I would pick it up almost a decade ago. We graciously declined. Russ D. picked up the slack for a few years. I seem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,388
Posted By scard
Thanks for sharing that Chris. It is a humbling...

Thanks for sharing that Chris. It is a humbling reminder of the little things we can do to improve our dispatch reliability.

Now that you're home safe, I'm sure you've already pulled the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,871
Posted By scard
On our outbound Thursday morning, we listened as...

On our outbound Thursday morning, we listened as they re-wrote the notam on the fly and tried to get everyone to start the "procedure" NOT at rippon but at the south west corner of Green lake, and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,162
Posted By scard
It was a hoot yet again. So many good...

It was a hoot yet again. So many good conversations and so little time. Thanks so much to the beer ferry and the super awesome sponsors!

It is the single best opportunity for "Names + Faces".

We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,559
Posted By scard
There was a whole generation of us that lived off...

There was a whole generation of us that lived off of Checkoway’s progress reports, then continued to carry the torch for a little while.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,384
Posted By scard
It happened, and was epic as usual! There were...

It happened, and was epic as usual! There were more than enough of us to have a quorum. I didn’t notice that anything was amiss :). Yeah, there are a lot of us here :)

Beer has been consumed from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,748
Posted By scard
Tanya and I are here of course. Just having a...

Tanya and I are here of course. Just having a ball in HBC. We’re all dried out (almost). After the great tent collapse of 2019.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By scard
OSHKOSH!

Oh, man, I'm still flying my desk, but we launch tomorrow. Mass cookie production is in full swing. I think I have quality control duties in a bit. I checked the hangar earlier and the airplane is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,157
Posted By scard
Yeah, I'm not really qualified as an expert...

Yeah, I'm not really qualified as an expert packer, but I "observe" the expert every year with my mouth shut. Heavy stuff goes forward (tool bag, tie downs), and I've created some extra hold downs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,162
Posted By scard
OR,,, Follow ME (and Tanya)!! It works,...

OR,,, Follow ME (and Tanya)!! It works, really.

Wonder through HBC an hour before and make a friend. "Hey, are you going to the...."
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By scard
We've been mowing on Dave's Treats this week too!...

We've been mowing on Dave's Treats this week too! YUM. (Thanks Dave!)

Somehow, there is an abundance of, yet to be baked, supplies in my refrigerator right now. I don't know what Dave's yield is,...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-16-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By scard
Yep, the CFO shipped our tub yesterday too, but...

Yep, the CFO shipped our tub yesterday too, but ours only came in at 34# !! I must be doing something wrong :p See ya on the welcome wagon!

Our rough plan is a Saturday early morning arrival. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By scard
phenolic scraper

phenolic scraper
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By scard
Why not? My 15yr old RV9A "kit" still flies...

Why not? My 15yr old RV9A "kit" still flies great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,191
Posted By scard
That was my first reaction, then I realized that...

That was my first reaction, then I realized that this kind of personal entertainment just might be the bliss that many of us are in search of. The fact that Dan has the time and mindset to "tinker"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By scard
I don't have one to show you on the field, but I...

I don't have one to show you on the field, but I think I'm quite qualified to talk about the showplanes fastback as I've built all of it, and it is sitting here 3' from me as I write this.
I promise...
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