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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rootski
Introducing a new VAF Advertiser - And A Quick Question

Hello VAF! I started and run TiWings (pronounced “tie-wings,” or however else you like), and you may have seen me around recently. I’m the titanium bolt guy, and I suppose this is my formal grand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Rootski
Are you using your -7 for the training?

Are you using your -7 for the training?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By Rootski
We also carry it on TiWings now:...

We also carry it on TiWings now: http://www.tiwings.com/collections/all/products/baja-squadron-xl-led-spotlight :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 67,482
Posted By Rootski
My advice is to make sure you use cast vinyl...

My advice is to make sure you use cast vinyl instead instead of calendared. Calendared vinyl starts out kind of like a big wad that's pushed and spread to make the vinyl sheet, which results in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 45,369
Posted By Rootski
It's interesting how I've seen this change in...

It's interesting how I've seen this change in just four years. I used to fly a CTLS quite a bit, and I used to have to lead with "experimental" and add type when asked. Nowadays I can specify CT when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,231
Posted By Rootski
I don't think they're teaching this in training...

I don't think they're teaching this in training consistently - I know I never heard it mentioned by my CFI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,642
Posted By Rootski
My wish list (beyond what I've quoted): -That...

My wish list (beyond what I've quoted):

-That Synergy make good on their promises and built an airplane that holds 6 and flies 200KTAS+ for <6GPH without breaking the bank or a reasonable skill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,642
Posted By Rootski
Lots of clinics (in CA especially) are working on...

Lots of clinics (in CA especially) are working on anti-aging treatments. There's some interesting stuff in the pipe but right now it's mostly just injecting you with hormones. Oh well, might as well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,642
Posted By Rootski
I see your matched-hole RV-3 and raise you a...

I see your matched-hole RV-3 and raise you a matched-hole RV-4. And Rocket.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,917
Posted By Rootski
Man, that'd look so cool. Have you tried this?...

Man, that'd look so cool. Have you tried this? How's daytime visibility?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,782
Posted By Rootski
I bet that was an expensive fix all around,...

I bet that was an expensive fix all around, accounting for a new prop and all the other work that comes with a prop strike.

A next-best-alternative recommendation to the high degree-of-difficulty of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,782
Posted By Rootski
That doesn't look like a ductile shear failure to...

That doesn't look like a ductile shear failure to me, especially that jagged edge on the head side.

If you're interested, PM me your address and I'll send you a titanium replacement, free of charge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,850
Posted By Rootski
Thanks, time to go get rich! :D

Thanks, time to go get rich! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,850
Posted By Rootski
I think I learned more in this thread than in my...

I think I learned more in this thread than in my aero engineering class. And pitot/static design is one of the first things we learned, because it's one of the simplest.

I would think avoiding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,842
Posted By Rootski
The excellent Van's safety record speaks louder...

The excellent Van's safety record speaks louder than we do!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,782
Posted By Rootski
That's a 5/16"-24 x 2-1/8th, or .3125" diameter....

That's a 5/16"-24 x 2-1/8th, or .3125" diameter. That's a decently chunky bolt, I'm also surprised it failed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,200
Posted By Rootski
True, but having a BIG reserve on that trip is a...

True, but having a BIG reserve on that trip is a good idea. There's been more than one accident from people coming up just short of the islands.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,227
Posted By Rootski
Great news! Congratulations!

Great news! Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,075
Posted By Rootski
I see. Always wanted to fly myself up to ski, but...

I see. Always wanted to fly myself up to ski, but I've yet to get around to doing any mountain training. I've kicked some back-of-the-napkin ideas around for some ski-carrying apparatus as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,782
Posted By Rootski
If it is indeed an AN3 shear bolt, then it's a...

If it is indeed an AN3 shear bolt, then it's a #10-32 with a diameter of .19" and it'd be made of 8740 steel with a shear modulus of 80 Gpa. Rule of thumb for 8740 shear strength is .577 x ultimate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,782
Posted By Rootski
I love the plug! :D But as a responsible...

I love the plug! :D But as a responsible proprietor I should let you know that empirical reports show Grade 5 titanium usage in shear applications is not very well understood, so I recommend 8740 in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,075
Posted By Rootski
Did any of you guys find a way to haul skis in...

Did any of you guys find a way to haul skis in your RVs, or did the crowd just rent at the hills?
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By Rootski
Stan, Try this:...

Stan,

Try this: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=89721
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,547
Posted By Rootski
My advice is to spend a little upfront figuring...

My advice is to spend a little upfront figuring this problem out. Which one you decided to build will be a huge time and money committment, so don't be afraid of a little research cost. Where are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Rootski
Seconded. A HUGE part of learning to fly,...

Seconded. A HUGE part of learning to fly, especially when it comes to emergency procedures, is understanding how the systems interact. And that's knowledge that, if you were training during testing,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,359
Posted By Rootski
You're gonna need a LOT of loctite for that one.

You're gonna need a LOT of loctite for that one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,757
Posted By Rootski
Congratulations! Looks like a blast.

Congratulations! Looks like a blast.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,470
Posted By Rootski
Probably wouldn't hurt to replace it with a...

Probably wouldn't hurt to replace it with a low-profile head or a hex-flange. How much does the shank stick out in the inboard-head configuration?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,185
Posted By Rootski
Now that thing is cool. But it'd take me about 5...

Now that thing is cool. But it'd take me about 5 minutes with it to put a wing into someplace it shouldn't be.
Forum: RV-4 01-27-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,878
Posted By Rootski
That IOX-409 is still cheaper a Deltahawk, my...

That IOX-409 is still cheaper a Deltahawk, my current favorite...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 599,860
Posted By Rootski
Best tail number ever!

Best tail number ever!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,043
Posted By Rootski
What thread and shaft lengths do you need? If you...

What thread and shaft lengths do you need? If you can please provide them we'll work on stocking them. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,043
Posted By Rootski
We got those!

We got those!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,043
Posted By Rootski
Thanks Bill! Really great stuff. I'll get with my...

Thanks Bill! Really great stuff. I'll get with my supplier on those.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,043
Posted By Rootski
Titanium Bolts, Nuts, and Studs: Sizes Wishlist

Hey RVers,

I'm working a deal sourcing titanium bolts, nuts, studs, and other hardware for the GA/home build community.

Never built an RV before (but I've always wanted to) so I don't know what...
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