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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,910
Posted By Steve Ashby
I hope I am not wrong

Manuel did not build his 6.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,910
Posted By Steve Ashby
What an inspiration!

John is the newest member of a very exclusive club.

A little perspective:

-Number of persons who have summitted Mt. Everest -over 4,000
-Number of persons who have swam the English Channel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Steve Ashby
Attaboy to Rob Traynham

What a great story about Rob Traynham on the front page today. Surely the highest and best use of his RV!

As the Aussies say, GOOD ON YOU!.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,899
Posted By Steve Ashby
Did she fly today/

I had a blast working on the left wing and flaperon on Tuesday. It was great to see the general public pulling rivets and signing their names.

I am assuming that the 12 flew. Is there any video of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Steve Ashby
Congratulations Fred!

The project you started years ago took flight today as a result of your grit, determination and perseverance. What an incredible achievement. All the better that it took place on The Fourth of July.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-26-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,346
Posted By Steve Ashby
Holy Mama!

Best first flight video ever! How much does this kid charge to produce a first flight video? I want to get him under contract before his prices go up!
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,618
Posted By Steve Ashby
What do we use to plug it?

I am working on FWF and have a red cap as depicted in Skylor’s photo. What is the correct part to plug this little doober?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By Steve Ashby
How about Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.?

If that works for most of us, we can set a hard time for Tuesday at 11:00 local time. Same place, Theater in the Woods. I will take care of the doughnuts and the duct tape name tags.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By Steve Ashby
Heck yeah!

Does a wild bear poop in the (theater in the) woods?

Of course we can have another 8(A) gathering at OSH this year. Didn’t we have it on Thursday last year? If that works, let’s do Thursday again....
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Steve Ashby
Been there scores of times

The 57th Ftr. grp. Has good food and an excellent decor. There are many original photos of the men who served in that group in North Africa in WWII. There are lots of windows to the taxiway to...
Forum: Reviews 03-14-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By Steve Ashby
Plus one

Chad is a great guy and has been very helpful to me. Before I met Chad, I did not know which end of the wire the electrons went in!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,258
Posted By Steve Ashby
Oil on canopy?

The video was impressive, but what is the deal with the fluid on the canopy. It looks like oil to me.
Forum: Southeast 01-13-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Steve Ashby
Come bunk with us!

If you are ok with the northeast part of town, your best bet will be Gwinnett County airport (KLZU), conveniently located close to major arteries. We have a hangar you can use right next to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Steve Ashby
I am a family lawyer in Georgia

I do not know about California family law, but I would probably not utilize a bill of sale in this instance. Rather, this transaction is a transfer of property rights incident to a divorce. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,307
Posted By Steve Ashby
Sweet Baby

I have named my project (soon to be an 8A) after my soulmate and muse, Sweet Baby. Pinup nose art will complete the picture.

However, I did not stop there. Since I plan on flying Sweet Baby around...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-23-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,058
Posted By Steve Ashby
Packaging tape?

Would it work the next time to cover the foam with clear packaging tape before applying the glass? That should give you a easy release once the glass is cured.
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,892
Posted By Steve Ashby
Chad, what say you?

I don’t doubt Dan, but I would like to have a little more explanation. Is the solid state architecture not able to handle a runaway alternator.
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,892
Posted By Steve Ashby
Will Vertical Power Primary Power System Protect the Battery?

I am on the list for the new Vertical Power Primary Power System. I assume that this solid state system will protect the battery and electrical system from such over voltage excursions. Is that the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,916
Posted By Steve Ashby
What a great adventure!

And what a great video! You have created some awesome images. I could not help thinking how wonderful it would be for you to narrate the video. There must be many stories behind the images. Thank...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,953
Posted By Steve Ashby
RV-8(A) OSH Gathering Photo

I finally got home and sorted out the group photo from the gathering. Here are the happy campers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,953
Posted By Steve Ashby
It was great to see you guys

I had a great time talking to my RV-8(A) brethren at the Theater in the Woods. The duct tape name tags were the result of me forgetting to purchase "proper" name tags. I think it worked out even...
Forum: COMM 07-26-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By Steve Ashby
One solution

When Bill Randolph circled the planet in his 8, he ran his HF antenna from the left side of the cockpit to the left wing tip and then back to the left horizontal stab. Worked for him. Others have...
Forum: Southeast 07-26-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,008
Posted By Steve Ashby
Don't pick up legal advice in a police station or on the internet.

A tax law question this important should be directed to a tax attorney or CPA who is hired to advise you. WAGs from well meaning folks who do not actually know the answer are a recipe for disaster...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,953
Posted By Steve Ashby

OK Campers,

I am blasting off for OSH tomorrow morning. This is your last minute reminder that we are holding our RV-8(A) Airventure get together at Theater in the Woods on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,430
Posted By Steve Ashby

A quote from the SB

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By Steve Ashby
Welcome to Georgia!

Gwinnett Aero has always been good to our EAA chapter. If there is anything else we can do for you, give me a call. 404-310-5128
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,303
Posted By Steve Ashby
Great Job Boss!

Thank you for all the advance work Jerry. I can't wait to get there on Saturday. Volunteering at HBC has been the best experience.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,953
Posted By Steve Ashby
It looks like we have a concensus!

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. At the Theater in the Woods. I will take care of the donuts. How about coffee?

Any other suggestions? Let me know.

Steve Ashby
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,953
Posted By Steve Ashby
Lasures is readily accessible to campers

If anyone is worried about getting to Lasures, it is not difficult. Just take the North 40 bus to the gate near Friar Tuck's on the northwest side of the field. Go through the gate and walk across...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,953
Posted By Steve Ashby
I would like to be a community organizer!

I will be volunteering at OSH all week and would be happy to heard all the 8(A) cats. Besides, our brother Luke will be here from Italy, which deserves a special celebration. What if we break from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,369
Posted By Steve Ashby
I am also looking for a suitable location. I am...

I am also looking for a suitable location. I am thinking I might put it on the underside of the floor of the forward baggage compartment. That keeps it out of the way of rudder pedals, but close to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By Steve Ashby
What great photos!

Just make sure that jib doesn't deploy in the air!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,180
Posted By Steve Ashby
Use a tap

When I had to install the fuel tanks, I had the same problem. Someone suggested that I run a #8 tap once or twice through each nut plate with lube. It worked like a charm. Contrary to some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By Steve Ashby
Congratulations Audrey!

Chemistry is no frivolous matter. You and your peers will be manipulating the building blocks of the universe. For cryin out loud, DO GOOD WORK!

I would encourage you to look into the PhD program...
Forum: California 04-27-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By Steve Ashby
OK Brian and Brandy -DISH!

What did y'all see? I know you could not take photos, but tell us what cool things are going on as Space X. Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,520
Posted By Steve Ashby
Dan Horton's article in Kitplanes

Brother VAFer Dan Horton has written an excellent article about the new Just Aircraft Superstol Stretch XL in the April issue of Kitplanes. Although the aircraft reviewed was not an RV, the quality...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By Steve Ashby
Welcome to the Family

Look me up at Homebuilt Parking. I will be there volunteering with orange wands, an orange vest and a goofy smile on my face (all week). Let's do lunch and talk RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,485
Posted By Steve Ashby
Marathon Key is great fun

Just last week my wife and I spent 4 enjoyable days in Marathon key, with a side trip by rental car to Key West. We stayed at Rainbow Bend resort, sort of shabby chic right on the water and you get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 426,784
Posted By Steve Ashby
Photo fail

Sorry to say, Brian, but even the photo links are not working. Maybe one of those overpaid moderators can help you out.
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,645
Posted By Steve Ashby
The VPX is an excellent component

The VPX is a real game changer. It drags aircraft electrical distribution systems into the 21st century. It is head and shoulders above the old circuit breaker/fuse and mechanical relay systems. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,066
Posted By Steve Ashby
Structure question is answered in my mind.

Mike Stewart installed his version of the Tuckey Tanks on his RV-Super 8 wings several years ago. He used the stock tank skins and drilled the holes for the screws wherever they hit. You might...
Forum: Reviews 10-14-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By Steve Ashby
Vertical Power Service Incredibly Responsive

After considerable research, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a Vertical Power VPX-Pro electrical management system at OSH from Tim Haas at Approach Fast Stack (a great guy and great...
Forum: Interiors 10-04-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,499
Posted By Steve Ashby
Jon Johanson sells these seats

His web site:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By Steve Ashby

I made that mistake. Much later in your build, you will drill the HS to the fuselage. You may find that holes drilled to final size do not line up well enough to provide the necessary edge distance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Ashby
I have heard that brother VAFer Jerry Fischer...

I have heard that brother VAFer Jerry Fischer does tanks.
Forum: Safety 08-15-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,199
Posted By Steve Ashby
I can't believe any of you former Boy Scouts don't recognize Tom's knot

It is a bowline knot. It is very strong, but it does not tighten the slack like a taught line hitch does. So, if you use a bowline knot, it will not come loose, but there will be a little slack in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,434
Posted By Steve Ashby
Forget the screws

Just glue the skirt on with Sikaflex, using clecos to hold it on till it dries. You can get enough adhesive distance between the skirt and the frame by sandwiching a small rubber o-ring between them....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,356
Posted By Steve Ashby
Blaine, That looks cool. Can you post some...

That looks cool. Can you post some drawings or more photos of it by itself?
Forum: ADS-B 07-28-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,161
Posted By Steve Ashby
I posed the same question.

I have a yet to be installed 23ES for my project. I spoke with a team x member at the OSH Garmin tent and he said that there is no real functional difference between it and the new 35R.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,191
Posted By Steve Ashby
I have been looking.

I have also been looking also, but have not found anyone yet. Will report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,333
Posted By Steve Ashby
Wouldn't this be a great forum/workshop topic at OSH

It sounds like wrapping is a learnable skill that looks great, gives good service and is cheaper than paint. This is the classic formula for a home builder! Hopefully, someone who has that skill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Steve Ashby
We will look after you


We took care of Jim Deas when he was in town. Happy to help you out. EAA Chapter 690 is located at the Gwinnett County airport, northeast of Atlanta and convenient to expressways. Give me a...
Forum: RV-1 07-03-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,140
Posted By Steve Ashby
Proud foster father

Beautiful child Jer. It is a great thing that you took custody when you did and then looked after her and moulded her, allowing her to blossom in her new home.
Forum: Southeast 06-22-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Steve Ashby
Be our guest at Lawrenceville

Please feel free to bunk with us at the EAA Chapter 690 hangar complex at the Lawrenceville airport, KLZU. We will find you a place to hang your hat. The airport is located just northeast of Atlanta...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-28-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,212
Posted By Steve Ashby

If I use the California Custom polish, will that somehow prevent me from going back later with a more traditional system like Flitz or Nuvite?
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,965
Posted By Steve Ashby
Lexicologists Unite!

I think Gil should receive a special VAF award for using the work diaphanous in a post involving aircraft construction!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Steve Ashby

I was just grilling chicken and sipping a Moscow mule on my back deck when I read this post and blew a mouthful of mule through my nose. Dang that stings.
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,658
Posted By Steve Ashby
Thanks to God that Tom is back

Not to hijack this thread, but I am so very happy to hear that Tom is active and mobile again. Welcome back brother.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,422
Posted By Steve Ashby
I am in the middle of cockpit construction.

Does this mean that the arm rest is not very useful? I have seen bins below the armrest, but not above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By Steve Ashby
Try farther out

At this stage, your best bet is to try for hotels in Tampa or Orlando. You can then commute into the show fairly easily if you go in early each day.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 906,663
Posted By Steve Ashby
Dang Dom!

I know you guys are on the other end of the planet, but how do you keep it stuck to the ramp like that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By Steve Ashby
It's not working for me either.

I just tried to pull up notams for ATL (Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) and got nada. You would think they would always have notams there.
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