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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Reliability ?

Jim, I don't really think reliability is a good word for smoke injectors. :) If they have a hole and shoot oil into the exhaust pipe, they are working...but maybe they just work less over...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-15-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By BillSchlatterer
YOU are the best part !

Sandra, what a great story. It's folks like you and Roy that really make Petit Jean so special. Thanks for posting!

Bill
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,493
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Update

Just an update .... this is our assessment and not that of an aero'engineerical type .... we dug up a digital micrometer and verified that the spar box was 60 thousandths too small to take the spar....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,493
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Check it out ....

Now having seen this for the first time, I would suggest that you mike(mic?) your spars and then mike the spar box clearance when you get the fuse. That's the right time to think about what to do if...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,493
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Vans reply

Well, their answer was to drill out the bottom front flange on the spar box, and then bolt the spar in so that it is pulled baaaaack into position. Check the holes and hope they haven't moved much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,493
Posted By BillSchlatterer
What's the dimension ?

Just curious if anyone has the exact width dimension on the upper and lower wing spars where the bolts go through?

Doug's issue is a puzzle? The fuse is a quick build so the spar box should have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-14-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Play Issues

Please let me know if you're having issues playing the video through DropBox. And let Kent & Lana know if you liked it! :)

Thanks Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Gascolator Access ??

Not sure why access is a problem. Add the longer drain connection fitting on the bottom of the gascolator. If you put a dime size hole in he bottom of the cowl directly underneath the fitting, you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-13-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean Magic .... the video is out!

Video links below ..... Petit Jean 2017 really was something special. It really is the people that make it special and our photographers have done a great job capturing the miles of smiles. Kent &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean Video

Not sure how long this will be in Kent’s Drop Box account so download it if you want to. It will end up on the www.PetitJeanFlyIn.com website one way or the other! Kent said to say thanks to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Fixed the link

Oops, thanks Figs, got'er done. Just saw Kent & Lana's video and it is AWESOME. Hope to have it up tomorrow. It's a big file :)

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Pictures from Petit JEan 2017

I'm a little late in posting these links but Petit Jean 2017 was something very special. What a great group of RV drivers and riders! I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves! The links to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Bracket replacement ...

The new bracket is easier to use if you want to remove the whole wheel pant for annual but that once a year ease isn't worth it in my opinion if that's the only reason you want to change it.

My old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,629
Posted By BillSchlatterer
ACS

I purchased white and black tints from ACS and used them extensively with the West systems products. Used a lot of black under the windshield so that the area showing to the cockpit side looked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Even people in RV's love RV's :-)

You're right about the campers across the lake. :) Normally there is a lot more flying going on and Saturday will have 50-100 flight operations of various sorts including visitors, fly/drop ins,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smiles on the Ramp :--)

Don't we all :)

Check out these smiles from Petit Jean 2017 .... real pictures are still out but these are pretty typical RV Ramp Grins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
New model designation .... RV "Tapper Ten" ...

New model designation .... RV "Tapper Ten" ;)

http://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/b/i/l/l/schlatterer/2017-11/sm/img_2017_11_06_191227_01-84868624.jpg


PS .... suggesting water resistant chalk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Petit Jean ... highlights !

Just have to double down and say what a great weekend it was! Weather was marginal to say the least but 20 pilots and crew decided to show up on Thursday just to help and be there early! What a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean 2017 - 2 days out --- Some rooms starting to open up

2 days out and it looks like we are beginning to see a few cancellations coming in as things get closer which is what we always expect! We have folks booked from 21 states so it's pretty unlikely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Yup ... just a couple

Paul, got three open at the moment. PM or EM and we're get you covered.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Rooms Open

We were completely sold out but it looks like we might have 2 only of the single queen rooms open at the RCC for Friday and Saturday. :) Preference given to two night stays but we'll work hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean Statistics

The clock is ticking ;) We're now 5 days out and it's looking like a record year for attendance if you go by the registrations. Currently, we have 141 pilots registered, about 135 airplanes with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room at Mather Lodge

It appears that there might be a room at Mather Lodge for Friday and Saturday night. :) If you're interested PM me and I'll give you the phone number.

135 Airplanes registered as of tonight.


Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Morrilton .... as an alternate WX location

JT, thanks for the update on the Morrilton. I hate the delays but I hope the airport is still open on Nov 3-5. :o Last year, Morrilton, Russelville, Harrison, Pine Bluff, and others became very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Improvements ... we got'em!

So this is just to let you know the Indians aren't laying low! When you arrive at Petit Jean this year, don't be shocked .... she has a new set of clothes .... all new black & white resurface :--) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Update ... 20 days out!

UPDATE 10/13/2017 20 days out and counting down! We've started to cut 5 acres of grass, trimming trees, and spiffing up the Campground! Working out schedules and transport logistics. Tonight,...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-25-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Why not ?

Well, there are still some folks that won't come and I sorta understand why.... :(

..... after all, you can only take so much great EAA catered cooking, free drinks in an original WWII Officers...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,858
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Probably too simple but .....

Might not be your problem but I know about this because it happened to me! Full confession, from 20 feet away, it looked perfectly straight and the aileron to inside tip fit was perfect. I never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Hhmm.... I have this particular airplane, a...

Hhmm.... I have this particular airplane, a really nice gal named Jennifer as a "rightseater" and you as the pilot :). So..... 1 RV + 1 nice couple + completed OnLine Registration form means we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
I keep looking for you to register an 8 with...

I keep looking for you to register an 8 with Tanya bringing the 9 :-). How's it going ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
A couple of my favorite shots from Petit...

A couple of my favorite shots from Petit Jean:

Dinner and fun at the RCC Stockyard Dinner. Mya Crabtree ....smiles for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,574
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Petit Jean 2017 .... The Gathering is ON! Nov 3,4 & 5 (10/30/17 2 rooms left)

UPDATE 1/9/2018 ... :--) Pictures and albums at the end of this thread in post #46

UPDATE 11/6/2017 ... It's a wrap! :--) Pictures and albums in post #46 Check out the comments...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Creativ Air Storbes and Lights -- Help?

I purchased and installed a Creativ Air Strobe system 8 years ago and now the strobe power unit has failed. I can't seem to find any current information on CreativAir and was wondering if anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,431
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Maybe too simple .....

With my RV7a, I theorized that the problem might be too much air velocity through the muff. It's not really controllable with the flap because the bypass air is continuous and it takes a lot to slow...
Forum: Reviews 05-28-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Nice Shot

Mark, great shot. :) Small factoid.... Marvin used to hold an unlimited low level acro card and flew a Swift doing airshows for a couple of years. Pretty sure he used a Smoke Systems Helper smoke...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,729
Posted By BillSchlatterer
ABSOLUTELY Get one!

Even if not for yourself, there may/will come a time when you or a friends airplane is making smoke. I have had it happen twice, once in a remote backcountry airstrip and my friends carb bowl gave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By BillSchlatterer
No, and why would I .... ?

No I don't know the difference :rolleyes: .... but then all I need to know is the email contact info for Jennifer Cummins or Jenny Estes at Nationair, now Gallagher ;)

I'm good as long as they know...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,601
Posted By BillSchlatterer
I don't get it ?? What's the failure mode?

Great job of SA and getting the airplane down to a convenient airport. Very calm for a truly "Oh Sh##" experience.

But now I'm curious about the how and why! I can see some wobble, wear, out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,402
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Choices .... ??

Nobody said it but there are $40,000 flying RVs out there and $140,000 RVs not yet built and some 10s that will hit $200,000 plus. Decide if you want to build and fly, or fly and build, or just fly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,191
Posted By BillSchlatterer
PC 680 Technical Manual ... a good read!

Odyssey puts out a really good technical manual on the PC680. Most of the questions and issues in this thread are addressed. In particular, the issues around charging between 14.2 and 14.7 are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,841
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Bonaco

Bonaco.... I hope that's right...it's been a while :) makes premade custom SS Shielded brake likes for all the RVs and they are really nice. As I remember it, all they needed to know what the type...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,484
Posted By BillSchlatterer
To check/solenoid ... or not!

Most of the Bulldog Formation group uses Marvin's stuff and we like it a lot. :) The solenoid or check valve is something you really need to do just for belt and suspenders work. What can happen,...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,409
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Garmin ADSB and ADSB + Outputs ??

I am trying to tie my 430W into my GTX330ES for ADSB out. Connected the appropriate wires but when I go to configure the channel in the 430W it gives me an option of ADSB and ADSB+ ? Does anyone...
Forum: Tools 12-23-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,233
Posted By BillSchlatterer
These work well !

Seat pans are the worst but this tool is the best. You can drill out the heads of 5 or 50 as fast as you can go ....maybe 2-3 seconds each at the most to make the hole. Then reverse the bit and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,435
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Don't do it ...

I have a RV7a and can tell you that I would never want SOMEONE ELSE moving my airplane that way. If you apply pressure in front of the vertical stab which is where most folks have to start because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Not really ....

I have asked and had no one step up. I did get a quote on 2M a couple of years ago but it was about twice the 1M rate and I didn't take it.

You also don't usually find smooth coverage either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,752
Posted By BillSchlatterer
51% Rule

I think you have to be pretty careful anymore and Van probably has some trouble making sure the 51% rule is met. I think they intentionally leave much of the non-critical issues like deburring just...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,663
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Nose II

Directions were clear for me. About a two hour job assuming that it fits under your existing gear leg fairing. Mine did with no problem and I really like it.

Can't tell a thing about if it works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,181
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Pictures and Video are finally up!

PICTURE UPDATE 11/3/2016 ... 2016 Picture's and Video are up ... :)... and they are really nice. If you were there, you probably have a wall hangar in this bunch. You can find them on the Petit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,663
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up But everyone that eventually got there ... About...

But everyone that eventually got there ... About 98 ish in total ins & outs, took one of Amanda's First Class dop kits home in their goodie bag! So see ...... You were there :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,663
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Quick Update

Wow....Got home tonight and had 10 envelopes in the mail. It will take me a while to get emails to everyone but someone suggested that I just put the donor initials in a post for the ones I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,663
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Thanks

I just wanted to thank everyone who has contributed both from those that attended and many from those that did not. Your gracious help has just about got us back in the "only lost a little" category...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,663
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thanks to all ...... Donater's :-)

Holy Spotted Cow and Cheese Curds :) You fly a thousand miles, then drive another 500, all the while hauling Cow and Curds. :p Then you pick up strays, deliver the mail, and who knows what else...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,663
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up And this is just to prove Vic and Carol were...

And this is just to prove Vic and Carol were really there :) Photos by Paul Brown

http://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/b/i/l/l/schlatterer/2016-10/sm/img_2016_10_25_191058_01-86533067.jpg

We'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,663
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Thanks so much !

Several of the PJ locals have been viewing this thread and frankly, we are a little short on words. That isnít like us but the support for this yearís shortfall is overwhelming in a host of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,181
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Bob & Linda Connor

Jim, thanks for pointing that out. :) Bob & Linda Connor are an indispensable part of the PJ Team as well as our Bulldog Formation Group. Bob recently graduated from the Air Boss Academy at Miramar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,181
Posted By BillSchlatterer
So that was you :-) Sorry'bout that!

Bob, we looked at all the stuff piled around the airplane and assumed you had gone to lunch at Mather Lodge. :confused: We checked to see that no one was in the campground or restrooms and we had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,181
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Sometimes folks ask, "Why would the PJ Crew go to...

Sometimes folks ask, "Why would the PJ Crew go to all this work ....??" Now the best answer is to point them to this post! Andy, you and Mya are one of the best examples of why we do what we do! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,181
Posted By BillSchlatterer
AWESOME !

Dan, these are just awesome. It's a shame the low ceilings killed the Petit Jean Point Photo Run picture sessions. Next year for sure. Thanks for all your effort on these....nothing but net! :D ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,181
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean 2016 .... what an AMAZING group of RV Pilots

Stunning Sunday Departure Pictures by Dan Valovich: .....https://www.flickr.com/photos/dm50384/albums/72157675340827685

It's amazing to me when folks like something so much they offer to pay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,181
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Petit Jean 2016 - Final Tuesday Update

Man, are we ever excited! :) Our group slipped off early from work today to sort out last minute issues like raffle prizes, food confirmations, clearing room reservations, and updating email lists...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,251
Posted By BillSchlatterer
540 Hours ... no blast tube ... no issues

B&C 60 Amp with B&C Regulator.... 5 years .... 540 Hours .... no blast tube .... no problems.


RV7a O-360 CS

I really like the B&C stuff, looks good usually is good and there stuff is nice. Pricy...
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