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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,297
Posted By brian
There are cheaper options that will use the...

There are cheaper options that will use the existing transponder. As I recall from looking into it about a year and half ago, there were uavionix and Levil Beacon.

There was some chat about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By brian
is there a formula for making a cap?

I'm about to make a sheet metal cap to cover an open cylinder. While I could just eyeball it and make random notches to prevent overlap when folding the flat sheet metal down over the sides of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,297
Posted By brian
the ADS-B rebate program is ON again !

Just got an email from the FAA a few minutes ago. I'd asked them earlier in the week when it was going to be effective, and they replied and said they'd let me know when. Well, they did it, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By brian
That link took me to several more links, all with...

That link took me to several more links, all with the exact same issue. So this isn't unique. Yes, I had a seep that I monitored for several years. It was just a blue stain, only 6" long and never...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By brian
The access holes are a good idea and would be a...

The access holes are a good idea and would be a lot easier than redoing all those rivets. They've already been redone once, when the SB was supposedly done back in 2010.

I contacted Paul at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By brian
can ProSeal DE-cure?

I pulled a fuel tank that had recently gotten more pronounced weeping/staining after several years of slight localized staining at one spot.

The proseal that is exposed on the outside has varying...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By brian
Hi Kyle, The leak is easy. I thought I could...

Hi Kyle,
The leak is easy. I thought I could have fixed that without even removing the tank. I confirmed that after removing the tank; it was only coming from one place - outboard bottom seam,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By brian
Fuel tank sloshing SB outsourcing or tips?

I have a fuel tank that has developed a slight seep, plus it looks like the sloshing compound SB was only about half-done on this tank, even though both tanks had been signed off in the logs as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 36,535
Posted By brian
another data field to add

I was asked about this today, and it seems like a good data point to include:

Declared Max Gross Weight
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 36,535
Posted By brian
suggestion for additional data field

Talking with a friend about his plane and its oil consumption made me realize another data field that should be added to the (excellent) form:
Oil Consumption: (how many hours before it needs a quart)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By brian
Hi John, Yes, I was/am. But I got no takers,...

Hi John,
Yes, I was/am. But I got no takers, even at what seems like a pretty fair price. I just renewed the ad. There are several others for sale here, too, and none seem to be moving or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By brian
Thanks for all the feedback. I'm glad to hear my...

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm glad to hear my interpretation was wrong. To me, "certificated" has always been the term I used to refer to a factory plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By brian
instrument check ride has to be in certificated?

I have been thinking of equipping my plane for IFR and getting the instrument training. However, as part of trying to find out just what equipment I'd need for the plane, I read the instrument PTS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By brian
huge price difference

Current pricing is just under 6x price of Pro-Seal from ACS vs Flamemaster from Van's. Van's quart is $41, ACS pint is $117
Forum: Northeast 06-03-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By brian
upcoming experimental fly-in at Lawrence, MA

breakfast, lunch, 5 seminars
Sat, June 24 KLWM
details here: http://www.106.eaachapter.org/2017experimentalflyin.htm
Forum: Northeast 05-20-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By brian
Thanks, Vlad. I haven't met you yet, but I...

Thanks, Vlad. I haven't met you yet, but I figured if anybody had been in there, it would be you. ;) I see what you mean about landing there, your approach speed had better be right on the...
Forum: Northeast 05-19-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By brian
9B1 Marlboro, MA pireps?

My sister lives near Marlboro, MA, and I was thinking of flying down there. The runway is only 1600x40 feet, so at first I was leery, but I've been wondering about the feasibility of landing there. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,788
Posted By brian
Vans RV

I came across this on FB by accident ;)
https://www.facebook.com/petesrvct/
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-07-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,328
Posted By brian
Oh great! Thanks for updating me on it; I was...

Oh great! Thanks for updating me on it; I was hoping someone would. It was bugging me that I remembered taking pictures of it, but I couldn't find them. That must be the one I was thinking of. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By brian
THANKS!

Thanks for the feedback, Walt, Steve, Greg. I'm back to looking forward to my G5 & GTN650 purchase when my Garmin dealer returns to the area.
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-06-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,328
Posted By brian
very interesting

I remember being quite enthused back in 2002 about the Affordable Turbine Power (ATP) turbine. Later known as Innodyne, it struggled awhile, had ups and downs, and was dead by about 2005 or...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,165
Posted By brian
bad email on file

I sent you an email thru VAF, but it bounced. Bad address.
Forum: California 05-05-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,555
Posted By brian
Is there a list of requirements and/or...

Is there a list of requirements and/or pre-requisites for doing this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,756
Posted By brian
He doesn't say he thinks it is expected by FAA,...

He doesn't say he thinks it is expected by FAA, he's only observing that in his opinion it seems more logical to go to regular PCP who knows you best
Forum: ADS-B 05-04-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,294
Posted By brian
2 good looking choices mentioned in this thread

I was on the verge of getting a Garmin 345 with an Aera 660 ($5k + $750), then downgraded that choice to a Garmin 335 ($3K + $750) when I realized Garmin won't talk to my WingX and that I already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,756
Posted By brian
went fine for me

My 3rd expires in November. I had a routine physical scheduled for today, so I tried the BasicMed, despite misgivings about PCP balking because they are not set up to do vision and hearing tests,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By brian
Thank you, Steve. Your answer is the sort of...

Thank you, Steve. Your answer is the sort of response I was looking for. What you say makes sense, and makes me feel better about my impending purchase.

1. So you would say that the one user who...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By brian
Well, let me try it again. I was really hoping...

Well, let me try it again. I was really hoping to get responses to either support or debunk the notion that the G5 or GRT mini or Dynon D10 either do or do not have this problem, based on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By brian
My question, or at least my intention behind the...

My question, or at least my intention behind the question, is not about unit failures or statistical failure rates. It is questioning the concept that a properly working, up-to-date, non-failed unit...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,503
Posted By brian
I understand that the OP probably is having a...

I understand that the OP probably is having a problem with his particular unit that will hopefully get fixed, but this post makes me wonder how reliable the G5s are. I am on the verge of equipping...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,500
Posted By brian
Nice write-up. Signature Aviation was...

Nice write-up. Signature Aviation was specifically mentioned as one of the most egregious examples in AOPA's recent article on FBO gouging. ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-27-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,850
Posted By brian
Yes

Yes, there is. Get a paper copy of the NYC TAC or Helicopter Route Chart (the ones in the iPad apps don't have all the details, AFAIK). Each will contain everything you need to know. For Hudson...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,937
Posted By brian
thanks!

Many thanks to all for the great advice. I have always pumped, then cranked, so I certainly won't be doing that any more. I'll probably just go with Paul's advice and pump smarter. If it ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,937
Posted By brian
Van's fuel primer system

My plane has no fuel priming system. Apparently no one in over 20 years has ever felt the need for one. I give it a pump or 2 with the throttle depending on how cold it is, none if the engine is...
Forum: ADS-B 03-02-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,532
Posted By brian
rebates status?

Does anyone know, or know where/how to find out, what percentage of the 20,000 rebates have been reserved?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By brian
Hacking? Mistake?

I got this email from VAF at 1027 am:

Dear brian,

Your account on VAF Forums has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-28-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,941
Posted By brian
Uncensored info...

Uncensored info here:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Viking_Aircraft_Engine/conversations/messages

I checked before posting, to see if it still exists. It does, but apparently hasn't been very...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 64,512
Posted By brian
Yes, the first link works and is not...

Yes, the first link works and is not password-protected. Thanks!
brian
Forum: Safety 07-17-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 64,512
Posted By brian
The above text only link no longer works

The above text only link no longer works
Forum: Northeast 06-24-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 836
Posted By brian
experimental fly-in Saturday at KLWM

http://www.106.eaachapter.org/2016experimentalflyin.htm
Sat June 25
always a great event, free seminars, good food, lots of planes, RV rep will be there
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,821
Posted By brian
Seems ok to me

Wheel pant mod could have been a bit neater, but no issue other than mildly bad appearance. I'd have to see cracks to really judge, but stop drilling a minor crack is SOP. Isn't that a Garmin 430 in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By brian
Thread update notifications are from blank sender, so marked as spam

I don't get on VAF much any more, but I wanted to inform Doug & site mgmt about how the notifications about a thread being updated come in. Gmail marks them all as spam, because they are from...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-04-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,976
Posted By brian
Blue skies, Pete!

I was just thinking about Pete a few days ago, and thinking that I hadn't heard from him in awhile, and that I should look him up. I am very, very sorry to hear of his passing. Peter was the nicest...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,702
Posted By brian
dies for sale

The person I sold the dies to saw this thread and asked me to post for him that he'd like to sell the dies. Apparently there's something wrong with his account and he can't post any more.

He said...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,702
Posted By brian
I checked with the person who bought my dies. ...

I checked with the person who bought my dies. He bought them a few years ago, but only just this Feb used them. He said:

I was able to get it done. I used a couple of 1"x18" pipes for added...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,702
Posted By brian
You CAN use a die, but it ain't easy

In my case, I couldn't remove the front leg for machining new threads for the SB (long story), so I had to do it in place. Details here: http://meyette.us/engineMar08.htm
I sold the dies to...
Forum: California 02-28-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By brian
Museum of Flying

It isn't downtown LA, but if you have 35 hours, should be plenty of time to visit it. Museum of Flying in Santa Monica. http://www.museumofflying.org. They have (or had-check first) the BD-5J that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,086
Posted By brian
easy solution

Besides the other suggestions (just check rolling resistance and appearance of tire on ground), what I did to make easy to check and inflate is just drill about a 1" hole in the side of each pant, at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,535
Posted By brian
NPRM only has 715 comments

I am surprised that the FAA's proposal to severely restrict what can be stored in a hangar, even excluding all but "final" assembly of a homebuilt aircraft, does not have more comments. There are...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-06-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By brian
I used a wide snowmobile trailer to move mine. ...

I used a wide snowmobile trailer to move mine. Tip it up, come-along the rolling fuselage on, lock it down.

http://www.meyette.us/RVmoving2.jpg

I also used this trailer to move the wings & other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By brian
i checked current posts for any news about it...

i checked current posts for any news about it before posting mine, but didn't see any (last post on existing thread was 8/11). I dont see a way to delete my posting, though. If a moderator wants to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By brian
BRS for RVs

AOPA newsletter today announced BRS (Ballistic Recover Parachute) available for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,685
Posted By brian
list of known trainers

Here's the list of known trainers. Please let me know of any necessary additions, changes, deletions.

http://www.meyette.us/training.htm

brian
Forum: Safety 07-23-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By brian
agreed

Yes, he's a very smooth professional. He's a retired college professor, so he's very experienced in teaching. As Jim Diehl said,, he has a very relaxed and calm demeanor. I took training from him...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-21-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,156
Posted By brian
It took me awhile to find it myself, but here is...

It took me awhile to find it myself, but here is a direct link to the page that describes what I had to do because I hadn't cleaned up the -A main gear weldment wing attach holes before mounting the...
Forum: COMM 06-18-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,387
Posted By brian
not recommended

I've owned my Pilot BluLink for over a year. Performance has been poor, customer service much worse.

They are very finicky as to which headsets and which radios they will work with.

Detailed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,720
Posted By brian
Do you mean that Canadians can still get real gas...

Do you mean that Canadians can still get real gas cans? As far as I knew, the only Canadian mfg was Wedco in Quebec, who made super cans. But several years ago, they got bought by a US company who...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,188
Posted By brian
THANKS TO ALL

Thanks to all the people who responded. I'll check out the angles next time I'm at the hangar, and will proceed with getting the link lengths right.
brian
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-07-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,188
Posted By brian
Hi Ralph - sorry I didn't get to chat with you...

Hi Ralph - sorry I didn't get to chat with you more at AirVenture 2012. I hope I run into you again. The springs are such that they are loose and just move out of the way when the pedal goes...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,545
Posted By brian
followup

I just posted a query on their website, and they replied with this info:

Hi Brian -

Thanks for your interest! We haven't officially released it yet, but here is a preview of what we are working...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,545
Posted By brian
Yes, that's the trailer I was describing in my...

Yes, that's the trailer I was describing in my post. I've seen it in person at AirVenture. They say it works fine for them, but it's no lightweight. Seems to be the only game in town at this...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,545
Posted By brian
Same here. After I sold my -7A, I was going to...

Same here. After I sold my -7A, I was going to build a -12, until I found out about the trailer situation. As you said, it was a shame to waste the engineering that went into making wings...
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