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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By longranger
I built two 4x8 foot tables that worked fine in a...

I built two 4x8 foot tables that worked fine in a hangar, or in a shop where you can access both sides. In my garage, where I had to move them up against the wall, it was sometimes hard to reach...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,773
Posted By longranger
Iíe had very good experience with these AUKEY...

Iíe had very good experience with these AUKEY dual 2.4 amp chargers from Amazon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By longranger
Piece of cake before the fuselage center section...

Piece of cake before the fuselage center section is assembled, but probably not too difficult to retrofit. The hardest part will probably be match drilling the brackets to the floor ribs. Youíll need...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By longranger
Thumbs down For RV-7,8,9,10, and 14, there is only a stub...

For RV-7,8,9,10, and 14, there is only a stub spar that bolts to a built up fuselage center section. Different from an RV-3,4,6. The stub spars on my -7 spars only go 5-1/4 inches inboard of the wing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By longranger
There’s more flex in the center section than you...

There’s more flex in the center section than you think. When building up my F-704 bulkhead I used a set of blocks from a previous RV-7 builder and even added a couple of layers of masking tape to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,991
Posted By longranger
Tobias, I had forgotten your visit to Tehachapi...

Tobias, I had forgotten your visit to Tehachapi until Paul called a week or so ago and reminded me. You and Hermann are both welcome here in Brighton any time you are back on this side of the...
Forum: Midwest 08-04-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By longranger
Dan Valle, 313-539-9818. He is a former Michigan...

Dan Valle, 313-539-9818. He is a former Michigan resident now living in Tennessee, but comes back up this way from time to time. You might try calling him to see what his schedule is. I caught him...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-29-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,103
Posted By longranger
How to interpret NEXRAD: Green removes the...

How to interpret NEXRAD:
Green removes the bugs.
Yellow removes the paint.
Red removes the wings.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-25-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,991
Posted By longranger
Thank you Gary, I was having a hard getting the...

Thank you Gary, I was having a hard getting the pilot of 628PV to look like Paul.:o
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-24-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,991
Posted By longranger
Hermann, say hi to my California buddy (and...

Hermann, say hi to my California buddy (and Karen’s favorite substitute teacher) Paul Rosales (N628PV)!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,258
Posted By longranger
John Harmon and the “Bakersfield Bunch” RVs and...

John Harmon and the “Bakersfield Bunch” RVs and Rockets.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,991
Posted By longranger
Hermann, I and the rest of the ďBrighton Air...

Hermann, I and the rest of the ďBrighton Air ForceĒ really enjoyed your visit! Youíre welcome back any time.
Forum: Southeast 06-29-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By longranger
Paulding Northwest Airport, Georgia

Jeremy (I forgot what you said your VAF screen name is), I really enjoyed the short visit we had at the fuel pump yesterday; it may have just inspired me to get back going on my -7 project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By longranger
Not an RV, but I strapped a full keg (15.5...

Not an RV, but I strapped a full keg (15.5 gallons) of beer in the back seat of my 170 and flew it into my own bachelor party.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-24-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 45,051
Posted By longranger
Lookiní a little wolly there, Gary!

Lookiní a little wolly there, Gary!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-19-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,991
Posted By longranger
Absolutely! Whatever your preference.

Absolutely! Whatever your preference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,006
Posted By longranger
The first thing we bought for ours was a...

The first thing we bought for ours was a kegerator. Gotta have something to do when the dayís work or flying is done, or to entice the neighbors over to help!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,991
Posted By longranger
Hermann, Iím really enjoying watching your...

Hermann, Iím really enjoying watching your progress! if your travels take you over southeast Michigan, feel free to stop at 45G. Iíll provide a bed and a beer or two, and will spring for a load of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By longranger
If you didnít seal BOTH ends of the wire from the...

If you didnít seal BOTH ends of the wire from the inboard capacitance plate to the center terminal of the BNC connector, it WILL leak. Fuel has a very low surface tension and will wick between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,043
Posted By longranger
My 40x12 Schweiss bi-fold is a little slow (takes...

My 40x12 Schweiss bi-fold is a little slow (takes a full minute to fully open), but overall I am happy with it. It is what was on the hangar when I bought it. A couple of guys here at 45G have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By longranger
Welcome Ryan! Iím about 100nm east of you. Let me...

Welcome Ryan! Iím about 100nm east of you. Let me know if I can be of any help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By longranger
I have a bin with all my aluminum, scraps from...

I have a bin with all my aluminum, scraps from the project. I keep everything bigger than a 3/8Ē circle (thats the smallest piece you can put a #40 hole in with adequate edge...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By longranger
I didnít recall having an issue with this, so...

I didnít recall having an issue with this, so went back to my build log for that item (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=longranger&project=2052&category=7420&log=232747&row=59) and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By longranger
The RV White Pages, accessible from the front...

The RV White Pages, accessible from the front page, lists everyone who doesnít mind having other VAFers having their contact info. I see two listed in Ann Arbor. If you donít mind traveling as far as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,174
Posted By longranger
Thank you Ben! I too havenít had the wire dream...

Thank you Ben! I too havenít had the wire dream since I first brought it up in this thread nearly six years ago. I donít recall having any flying dreams since I retired and moved onto an airport...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,501
Posted By longranger
This looks identical to the switch and bezel B&C...

This looks identical to the switch and bezel B&C provided with the push button starter STC for my C170ís O-300. No issues whatsoever in 13 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By longranger
Yes, fond memories of mine too. Itís a 100-knot...

Yes, fond memories of mine too. Itís a 100-knot airplane that only climbs 700fpm on a good day, but I raised two daughters in it and have seen a good chunk of the US and Canada in it. If I ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By longranger
I wouldnít count on a braided hose at all. The...

I wouldnít count on a braided hose at all. The resistance (https://www.thoughtco.com/table-of-electrical-resistivity-conductivity-608499) of stainless steel is 40+ times that of copper for the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By longranger
I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast. I was quite...

I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast. I was quite surprised at how similar many of Chrisí answers were to what mine would have been. Also, Iíve never met Doug in person (missed him by about 15 minutes at...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By longranger
I borrowed spacers from another 7 builder. They...

I borrowed spacers from another 7 builder. They were pieces of laminated wood milled to the corrrect thickness. I added a layer of blue painterís tape to each side to ensure I wouldnít have a problem...
Forum: Midwest 02-07-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,800
Posted By longranger
I went through a similar process when I moved my...

I went through a similar process when I moved my 170 to Michigan a couple of years ago. Once they checked the FAA Aircraft Registry and found that I had owned the airplane since 1982, they sent me an...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By longranger
With the wing skins clecoed on, just make sure...

With the wing skins clecoed on, just make sure the inboard and outboard ends of both spars are all parallel with each other.

I didnít trust mine to come out square, so I borrowed a set of adjustable...
Forum: Tools 01-22-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By longranger
Sounds like your ďbrass inline regulatorď is just...

Sounds like your ďbrass inline regulatorď is just an adjustable orifice, which only drops pressure under flow. With a rivet gun, the first few hits will be harder, as there is full pressure at the...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,016
Posted By longranger
And I'm sure that some pilots on IFR flight plans...

And I'm sure that some pilots on IFR flight plans forget that they are obligated to look out the window in VMC, one of whom is the Citation pilot reading the newspaper.:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By longranger
Wait until your are very close to final...

Wait until your are very close to final inspection before first flight, i.e. wait until it's almost an airplane. Many states use the FAA Aircraft Registry to find new owners to whom to send out sales...
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By longranger
I’ve had fixed-pitch McCauleys done at both...

I’ve had fixed-pitch McCauleys done at both Sensenich in PA, and at H & S Propeller in White Lake, MI. I was happy with both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,629
Posted By longranger
1. Get back on my RV-7 after an incredibly stupid...

1. Get back on my RV-7 after an incredibly stupid mistake on drilling the HS to the fuselage back in September.

2. Get started on the finish kit, which has been sitting in the hangar since June with...
Forum: Tools 12-31-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By longranger
Yes. This book also has a 30+ page chapter on...

Yes. This book also has a 30+ page chapter on uncrating, assembling, and rigging a Jenny!
Forum: Tools 12-29-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By longranger
Tools from 1918

This is a photo of a page from an original copy of the 1918 edition of A-B-C of Aviation by Victor W. Page that I received as a Christmas present.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ahu0b6.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,940
Posted By longranger
State Farm. No issues whatsoever with 1350sq ft...

State Farm. No issues whatsoever with 1350sq ft attached hangar and airport access.
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By longranger
Should be some over at Loves Landing.

Should be some over at Loves Landing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By longranger
Now there are at least two members of that...

Now there are at least two members of that club...:o
http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_2052/full/FP07042013A0004S.jpg

I seem to remember I had to fight with it regardless of orientation.
Forum: Safety 12-15-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By longranger
I did it backwards from a lot of folks... through...

I did it backwards from a lot of folks... through the nail side. How, you ask? I was drilling out a rivet and trying to walk the hole to the center when the 1/16Ē bit broke and at was left if the bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By longranger
Iíve had that problem with my mini (itís a 4, I...

Iíve had that problem with my mini (itís a 4, I think...), but I got an articulating mount and since, have always been able to find an angle that will negate the glare.
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By longranger
A good reason to program more than one...

A good reason to program more than one fingerprint into the phone. ;)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-08-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,403
Posted By longranger
Since you mentioned the 170 specifically as...

Since you mentioned the 170 specifically as qualifying as a bush plane, I answered the poll ďyesĒ. But, even though I regularly operate on grass and I have been to Johnson Creek, my 170 with its...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By longranger
I just clamp my DRDT to the bench and use a...

I just clamp my DRDT to the bench and use a couple of small portable tables on each side to support large...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By longranger
With good-quality filtered differential signal...

With good-quality filtered differential signal conditioning for the thermocouples it probably won't be a problem, but best practice is to minimize routing them parallel to the plug wires.
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 421,819
Posted By longranger
I noticed that too; I think it is the way he...

I noticed that too; I think it is the way he painted around the windows to give the appearance of having a canopy rather than doors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,091
Posted By longranger
Thumbs down J My take on that comment was that the poster...

J

My take on that comment was that the poster was implying that the fact that the bolts were relatively undamaged was evidence (not necessarily proof) that they backed out from not being safetied.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,201
Posted By longranger
I retired from Edwards AFB in California 3 years...

I retired from Edwards AFB in California 3 years ago and have been on 45G (http://www.brightonairport.org/) in southeast Michigan ever since, and honestly think it was the best move I could have...
Forum: Tools 11-16-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,526
Posted By longranger
I just received my 460 today. Iím using it on an...

I just received my 460 today. Iím using it on an iPad mini and didnít get a picture at first. It worked fine after I remembered to go to Settings on the iPad and manually switch the WiFi to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,929
Posted By longranger
The I set the aileron position using a taut...

The I set the aileron position using a taut string with a loop tied in one end clecoed into the forward tooling hole in the leading edge rib, and the other end taped securely to the trailing edge...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By longranger
Vanís seems to have designed the fuselage so that...

Vanís seems to have designed the fuselage so that rain will run off without tending to run down between skins. (My Cessna 170 was NOT designed that way...)
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,929
Posted By longranger
Mark, you may have to joggle the inboard end of...

Mark, you may have to joggle the inboard end of the lower flap skin to allow the flapís trailing edge to come up to meet that of the aileron. If you droop the aileron to meet the flap, youíre going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,678
Posted By longranger
For a REAL ego boost, give furlongs per fortnight...

For a REAL ego boost, give furlongs per fortnight a try. 1 statute mph = 2,688 fpf.

On cross country flying, I seem to pay more attention to ETE than to speed in either set of units. Time is one set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,389
Posted By longranger
I always thought I wanted to build a wood...

I always thought I wanted to build a wood airplane, and the only reason I didnít start a Falco was the complexity and low completion rate. I still think itís one of the sharpest airplanes out...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 500,435
Posted By longranger
Iím with the others who think there needs to be a...

Iím with the others who think there needs to be a ďlikeĒ button. Very sharp!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,270
Posted By longranger
Hopefully you intended to say youíre going to...

Hopefully you intended to say youíre going to mount it on the vertical stabilizer. You donít want an antenna on a moveable control surface.
Forum: Safety 10-17-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,131
Posted By longranger
In the daylight, the majority of the time you...

In the daylight, the majority of the time you will break out of clouds, but night goes all the way to the ground whether VFR or IFR.;) You pays your money and takes your chances.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By longranger
I just finished replacing the entire forward spar...

I just finished replacing the entire forward spar assembly in my HS and just reamed and dimpled the outboard prepunched holes in the flanges on the HS-702 spar channels on the bench. The inboard spar...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,627
Posted By longranger
The mantra when I worked for a NASA contractor:...

The mantra when I worked for a NASA contractor: "Better, faster, cheaper. Pick two.";)
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