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Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By larrynew
For the first year after moving to the hanger, I...

For the first year after moving to the hanger, I kept tools in my truck that I used at home and at the hanger. I gradually found the ones I needed to buy an extra to have one for both locations. A...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,119
Posted By larrynew
That alone is worth the price of admission for me.

That alone is worth the price of admission for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By larrynew
Iíve heard itís hit or miss for some but for me,...

Iíve heard itís hit or miss for some but for me, it has worked 100% with the stock Skyview 978 UAT setup with NO flight plan or flight following for the last 3 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By larrynew
Exactly what I’ve done for the last year and it...

Exactly what I’ve done for the last year and it has worked extremely well. The free account at Flightaware sends you an email minutes after you launch like, “N4EW spotted in flight near Branson, MO...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By larrynew
Just replaced a 2 month old Odyssey 680 that was...

Just replaced a 2 month old Odyssey 680 that was leaking a very small amount along the bottom seam. Removed and scrubbed the battery box and surrounding with baking soda, light sanding of corrosion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,783
Posted By larrynew
Junk

This might win the prize for “Junk RV” that actually flew.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJDR70QwgyA/U87b7xKYfLI/AAAAAAAAUBw/Bncgd_vUwf0/s800/1001074cw0.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,331
Posted By larrynew
Good Lighting

+1 on previous posts including the camp porta-potty.

It's frustrating to not have good...
Forum: Tools 06-17-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By larrynew
Love my Semco. I bought used on ebay for about...

Love my Semco. I bought used on ebay for about the same price you're seeing but would pay full retail if I had to build another fuel tank. I also use it with a long nozzle and RTV for the baffles.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-11-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,375
Posted By larrynew
We've done it for the last several years but last...

We've done it for the last several years but last year I had sticker shock for the cost of shipping. FedEx from Texas to OSH was $70 but return was $240 :eek:. I asked for the least expensive...
Forum: Reviews 06-10-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By larrynew
Shout Out to Batterymart.com PC680

Shout Out to Batterymart.com. They replaced two defective Odyssey PC680 batteries for me in one year. They were both under warranty and less than a year old so yes, they only did the proper thing by...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By larrynew
I use a fish scale just like the plans show....

I use a fish scale just like the plans show. Works great. I have two, a 50lb Rapala from Amazon and 30lb antique brass Chatillon from eBay. Measure within a pound of each other.
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By larrynew
Five bags of water softener salt in a plastic tub...

Five bags of water softener salt in a plastic tub with a tie down strap wrapped around them pulling down with the tail tie down. Rented hanger so I didn't want to drill the floor. Cheaper than sand...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 31,559
Posted By larrynew
Ross, PM sent for set of 4 SDS Aero O-ring...

Ross,

PM sent for set of 4 SDS Aero O-ring Sealed Induction Tube Flanges. Carbureted O-360, Parallel Valve, Gold Anodized, 1.75".

Lhanks,
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By larrynew
For anyone else dealing with this, if the airport...

For anyone else dealing with this, if the airport accepts money from the FAA, recent rule changes have defined building as an acceptable hanger activity. EAA can help with the details and fight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By larrynew
Just did a complete service of the nose wheel and...

Just did a complete service of the nose wheel and fork including removing all old grease. The castle nut is definitely too tight to turn on its own after adjusting for breakout. Could the fork...
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,079
Posted By larrynew
I have the older Dynon SV-ADSB-470 which is UAT...

I have the older Dynon SV-ADSB-470 which is UAT only. I always show up on Flightaware and have for several years. In all 48 lower states. VFR 1200 no flight following. Their free account keeps the...
Forum: COMM 05-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By larrynew
I've very occasionally had static while IMC. I...

I've very occasionally had static while IMC. I have 2 radios with the secondary having the antenna on top of the fuselage. Switching to the upper antenna radio has always worked and the static on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By larrynew
My son and I did our 48 states in 7 days trip the...

My son and I did our 48 states in 7 days trip the last week of May last year and did it 100% VFR. We changed our planned stops in about 6 states for weather but were still able to find VMC in other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By larrynew
Here is EAA's answer to "Equipping a homebuild...

Here is EAA's answer to "Equipping a homebuild for IFR Operations":...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By larrynew
+1. And, I ordered the smallest hole size and...

+1. And, I ordered the smallest hole size and drilled the ball out to the size I wanted. Made for a much more accurate fit to the cables.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By larrynew
Much smoother and easier to rotate with the PVC....

Much smoother and easier to rotate with the PVC. Tried with just the 2x4 and it hung up. The PVC doesn't go the entire length like the 2x4, just the first 2 ribs on each end. And this wasn't my idea...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-02-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By larrynew
If you're asking about painting the wing: Two...

If you're asking about painting the wing: Two sawhorses with 2 pieces of pvc pipe in the lightening holes just aft of the spar. 2x4 running the length and screwed to sawhorses on both ends. Smaller...
Forum: Midwest 03-31-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By larrynew
+1 for KPLK. Visited Branson before the big...

+1 for KPLK. Visited Branson before the big eclipse. Plenty of Uber so didn’t need to rent a car.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By larrynew
I have two of the behind-the-seat wedge shaped...

I have two of the behind-the-seat wedge shaped Bison Bags. I leave them in the plane 99% of the time and have never used them for luggage. Tie downs, canopy cover, tools and spares, jump starter,...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-18-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By larrynew
Galveston

Galveston KGLS would be an easy day trip from San Marcos. Was just there yesterday. Departed after lunch for about an hours flight. Second FBO just started Friday so they were very friendly and gas...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By larrynew
Remote CO Detector

Copied from a post on the Dynon forum:

A friend located this small, remote CO detector that says it interfaces to (among others)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By larrynew
David, Email sent. Thanks, Larry

David,

Email sent.

Thanks,
Larry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By larrynew
Thanks Melinda. Maybe keeping it in the freezer...

Thanks Melinda. Maybe keeping it in the freezer is an option. Next to the proseal :). Certainly can't keep it in the hanger in Texas!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By larrynew
Extra PC680 - Sell or Keep

Returned a bad battery to batterymart.com under warranty and received a new replacement. Sure like working with businesses with integrity! But, now I have two as I bought one so I wouldn't have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,175
Posted By larrynew
Dave, Iíd like to try it. 700 hours behind my...

Dave,
Iíd like to try it. 700 hours behind my Skyviews and Iíve put off finishing the checklists long enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By larrynew
No. In my unscientific testing it did fine for 2...

No. In my unscientific testing it did fine for 2 people up to about 14.5. Above that (up to 17.5), it was only good for 1 person. Caveat: that one person was me and my O2 tolerance is certainly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By larrynew
G3

Tested an Inogen G3. Found it only supplied enough O2 for 1 person above about 14.5. Unscientific using a finger pulse oximeter. Flying pilot was on regular oxygen bottle. It was heavy and I didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,208
Posted By larrynew
Same...Just think how much money I could save if...

Same...Just think how much money I could save if I built another.
Forum: Texas (North) 01-09-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By larrynew
Comal County. No LLC, paid as a private citizen....

Comal County. No LLC, paid as a private citizen.

"Anyone who buys taxable goods and services that are stored, used or consumed in Texas from a seller who does not charge Texas sales tax owes Texas...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-09-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By larrynew
I paid use tax to the Texas Comptroller on the...

I paid use tax to the Texas Comptroller on the cost of the kits from Van's as I purchased them. I live in the county so it was 6.75% vs. 8.25%.
Forum: COMM 11-26-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By larrynew
+1 why mine is mounted high.

+1 why mine is mounted high.
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By larrynew
Also look at Time-Sert for thread repair....

Also look at Time-Sert for thread repair. Previous discussion on VAF: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=41510&highlight=sert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By larrynew
Tried the first two. Liked the simple "U" shape...

Tried the first two. Liked the simple "U" shape best.
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,554
Posted By larrynew
Good older AOPA article by Budd Davisson about...

Good older AOPA article by Budd Davisson about the difference between "VFR on top" and "VFR over the top".

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2001/july/flight-training-magazine/over-the-top
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By larrynew
Drone FLIR

https://www.flir.com/products/vue-pro/?model=436-0013-00S&pi_ad_id=%7Bcreative%7D&gclid=Cj0KCQjwl9zdBRDgARIsAL5Nyn2WsyQMplwtmQZgZjO5QXxr8y6TEu9W0fA0K6EtPPjvE5ef2SDjAH8aAgdLEALw_wcB

Anyone looking at...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-20-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By larrynew
Called before going today and they said open...

Called before going today and they said open Friday - Monday only for now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By larrynew
Carefully consider the right location and...

Carefully consider the right location and potential interference with battery removal and replacement.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By larrynew
The jackpoints from wintermotorsports work great...

The jackpoints from wintermotorsports work great on my -7. When traveling far from home, I carry an aluminum scissor jack I found on ebay. Only weighs 2 lbs. Search for "aluminum Porsche scissor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By larrynew
Same retirement schedule! Currently trading my...

Same retirement schedule! Currently trading my time for 100LL (work) 1 block from Santa Clara Ave.

Let me know when you're in town. Krause's Biergarten (https://www.krausescafe.com/biergarten/) has...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By larrynew
Please do. Happy to help if Iím home. PM or email...

Please do. Happy to help if Iím home. PM or email first, though, as we fly A LOT!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By larrynew
If youíre down by KBAZ New Braunfels, Iíll fill...

If youíre down by KBAZ New Braunfels, Iíll fill it. Happy to help a fellow Rhino/RV-7A driver. Other RVs welcome, too. Standard aviation bottle fitting CGA-540.
Forum: Texas (South) 08-20-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By larrynew
When is it?

When is it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,707
Posted By larrynew
Count us in too.

Count us in too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,352
Posted By larrynew
Same question. Hate to sleep on the ground if...

Same question. Hate to sleep on the ground if they're closed after we arrive on Saturday evening in HBC.
Forum: Midwest 06-27-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By larrynew
I've done it from HBC and found that I needed a...

I've done it from HBC and found that I needed a printed sign to make it clear that I'm returning to my previous spot. I printed something like "ALREADY HAVE PARKING SPOT ROW _____" on the back of my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
We should have stopped to say hi as we parked...

We should have stopped to say hi as we parked next to you on purpose. We kept an eye out for RVs on the trip but only saw a couple, which surprised us.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
48 States in 7 Days - Day 7

Day 7 - Friday, June 1st, 2018

We were up early at cousin Mark and Gayle's house with Uncle Tommy arriving at exactly 6 a.m. to cook a delicious southern breakfast including grits with Aunt Lois...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
48 States in 7 Days - Day 6

Day 6 - Thursday, May 31th, 2018

The two man tent was quite cozy. We have a bigger one but this one is nice and light and was only meant as a backup for this trip. Glad we had it. Austin said he...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
48 States in 7 Days - Day 5 (continued)

Next stop was eventually Petersburg, West Virginia (W99). Leaving the low weather coast and flying west, we had to avoid the huge DC SFRA airspace and some weather while we were looking for a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
48 States in 7 Days - Day 5

Day 5 - Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

We planned to depart Maine about 1 p.m. to allow us time to eat lobster for lunch. We will visit New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
48 States in 7 Days - Day 4 (continued)

Rutland, Vermont (KRUT) continues the beautiful countryside with the airport being in a lush hilly valley. We saw a cool big house in the woods next to the airport. Nothing open so we had to make our...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
48 States in 7 Days - Day 4

Day 4 - Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Today was a long day with stops in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and Maine. Another early drive through breakfast of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,630
Posted By larrynew
What he said :). I try to check the easy, fast...

What he said :). I try to check the easy, fast and cheap things first.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
48 States in 7 Days - Day 3

Day 3 - Monday, May 28th, 2018

Departed Hettinger early on day 3 of our trip. We visited Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Our first destination was originally Hulett,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,167
Posted By larrynew
We don't plan to do the 48 state thing again but...

We don't plan to do the 48 state thing again but do have a bunch of places we plan to re-visit with time to enjoy. Like these!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,630
Posted By larrynew
I had one tank's float stick when I first tried...

I had one tank's float stick when I first tried the Skyview calibration pours. I ended up giving the round plate a few raps with a rubber hammer and it unstuck and has read accurately for 600+ hours....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By larrynew
+1. Same as Danís and no problems in 600 hours,...

+1. Same as Danís and no problems in 600 hours, mostly in the Texas heat.
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