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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By bruceh
I have the lightweight travel cover from...

I have the lightweight travel cover from Flightline. It is difficult to get it on the airplane if there is ANY wind. It is just too lightweight. Once it is on, all is good, so if you have a friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By bruceh
Check the Skyview documentation. There is a...

Check the Skyview documentation. There is a formula there for determining the K-factor.
I've kept track of my actual gallons used, and the gallons used determined by the flow meter. I think mine is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,898
Posted By bruceh
Looked on the web site but couldn't find a way to...

Looked on the web site but couldn't find a way to order a set.
Could you put me on the list for a set? Gold flanges, IO-320 E2D.

PM me if you need any other info.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By bruceh
I've just been living with the hot stumbling idle...

I've just been living with the hot stumbling idle for the last 4 years. I tried insulating the spider lines, but no difference. The steel lines are going to conduct the heat from the engine. Here in...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By bruceh
I left the wiring coiled up in the fuselage until...

I left the wiring coiled up in the fuselage until I attached the wings. You can easily pull the wires out to the wing tips and connect them up after the wings are on for good. I just left a service...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By bruceh
Just remember that TBO is not applicable to...

Just remember that TBO is not applicable to Experimental Amateur Built aircraft.

I recommend anyone worried about absolute TBO hours listen to Mike Busch's EAA seminar here on the subject...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By bruceh
How about...

How about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By bruceh
Here's a link to lots of photos of RV's...

Here's a link to lots of photos of RV's (http://www.flickriver.com/groups/rv/pool/interesting/). Just keep scrolling down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,087
Posted By bruceh
Dual P-mag real world fuel usage (IO-320)

I keep a spreadsheet for all of my fuel expenses that tracks everything.

Last year I flew 149 hours and averaged 6 gallons per hour at a cost of $26 per hour for gas. This is mostly cruising at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By bruceh
Just take the standard length of the Van's stick...

Just take the standard length of the Van's stick tubing and subtract off the length of the new Tosten grip above its mount and that is how much to cut off. You can even go a bit lower. Just make sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By bruceh
I bought the NAV/STROBE lights and they started...

I bought the NAV/STROBE lights and they started failing soon after i was flying. I emailed them and they offered to fix them - this was after they were no longer selling them. They resoldered some of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By bruceh
LA is a big place. Depends on which area you want...

LA is a big place. Depends on which area you want to visit. Valley? South Bay? Orange County? Inland Empire?

The easiest airport in LA/OC to visit is Fullerton.
Long Beach has construction going on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By bruceh
12 years! that is some perseverance. Have a safe...

12 years! that is some perseverance.
Have a safe and uneventful Phase 1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,694
Posted By bruceh
I always wanted to build, but the building was...

I always wanted to build, but the building was not just for building's sake. I wanted to get flying again. Now that I'm flying, I'd rather fly than build. Maybe another build some day, but it might...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By bruceh
Anywhere between 40-45 psi has worked fine for me...

Anywhere between 40-45 psi has worked fine for me on nearly 100% of landings done on paved runways. I check the inflation every 3 months and usually have to add a few pounds.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By bruceh
I'm not sure I understand your question. You...

I'm not sure I understand your question. You should be able to cleco all of the skins together in the proper layers and then match drill all of the holes prior to dimpling and riveting. Having the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By bruceh
A plug in electric would be great for local...

A plug in electric would be great for local flying, but not so much for long cross-country flights. We bought a Chevy Bolt last year and love the EV experience. It really is amazing technology....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By bruceh
I was just there downloading chart data for...

I was just there downloading chart data for Skyview.
Forum: Web Site Development 05-24-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By bruceh
I'll put another plug in for SmugMug...

I'll put another plug in for SmugMug (https://www.smugmug.com/plans). It's like $72 a year for the "Power" plan which allows you to use your own domain name. I've had my "overthehills.com" domain...
Forum: APRS Tracking 05-23-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,741
Posted By bruceh
update

I'm in the middle of doing my annual condition inspection, so the wing tips were off again. I had disconnected my J Pole antenna and put the APRS antenna that I got with the tracker inside the wing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By bruceh
Looks like Grand Canyon.

Looks like Grand Canyon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By bruceh
I didn't really have any issues with the JetFlex...

I didn't really have any issues with the JetFlex WR durability during the build process. I painted the interior pieces before assembly. The only advice I can give is let the JetFlex set up for 24-48...
Forum: California 05-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By bruceh
Just get a receipt from the seller. You'll also...

Just get a receipt from the seller. You'll also need to have this to get the Kit Bill of Sale from Van's, which you will need to get the airworthiness cert.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By bruceh
My single 10" Skyview is just fine for VFR. I...

My single 10" Skyview is just fine for VFR. I left room for another screen on the co-pilot side, but I don't find myself ever really needing it. There is a lot on the screen, but it doesn't feel like...
Forum: California 05-02-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By bruceh
You should pay this to the State Board of...

You should pay this to the State Board of Equalization. I put the use tax on my CA state taxes one year and they didn't accept it. Ended up getting the money refunded to me and then I had to send it...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,806
Posted By bruceh
I sent in my request for their trade in back over...

I sent in my request for their trade in back over a year ago (April 2017). Hoping it shows up soon for my next condition inspection in May.
Forum: California 04-25-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,644
Posted By bruceh
Lots of cool stuff to see from the air in LA....

Lots of cool stuff to see from the air in LA. Many of the Visual Reporting Points are nice to see:
Griffith Park Observatory
Santa Monica Pier
Marina Del Rey
LA Coliseum
Dodger Stadium
LA City...
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,317
Posted By bruceh
Hey, no ill will here to flying first and...

Hey, no ill will here to flying first and interior/paint later. I flew for over a year with pillow cases on my foam, and waited 3 years for paint. I get it. For those 3 years no one paid any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By bruceh
Like...

Like this.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Fuselage/Cabin-Interior-1/i-KC8zTZM/0/a5fe83f1/M/IMG_0916-M.jpg

Drill a hole in the rod end bearing, and a hole in the tube (at an angle from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By bruceh
Use VHB tape from 3M. It comes in various...

Use VHB tape from 3M. It comes in various thicknesses. McMaster-Carr has it, and many other suppliers from Amazon. Just peel and stick permanently. Backing is squishy foam so it gives in various...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By bruceh
Bought a slab of 3/4" UHMW plastic and probably...

Bought a slab of 3/4" UHMW plastic and probably have enough leftover for another 10 canopy guides. It is easy to cut with a saw, then just sand it...
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,317
Posted By bruceh
I can spill the beans on that... Flight school...

I can spill the beans on that... Flight school Trainer version of the RV-12is. Not a big scoop, but that's all he would confirm.

Good to see you guys there, too!
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,317
Posted By bruceh
I thought that might be the case. My photo didn't...

I thought that might be the case. My photo didn't catch the N number to verify what is on the registration. It's corrected now.
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By bruceh
I recently flew into SNA for the first time to...

I recently flew into SNA for the first time to meet a friend. Just get SoCal approach for flight following and no worries. They will direct you and hand you off to the tower. SoCal ATC is very...
Forum: California 04-21-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,317
Posted By bruceh
Photos!

Great day weather-wise to fly up to Mojave for the fly-in. Warm temps, not much wind, clear skies.
I took a bunch of photos here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,543
Posted By bruceh
I have the Tosten grips and use the coolee hat...

I have the Tosten grips and use the coolee hat for trim, trigger for PTT, small button under the PTT for autopilot disconnect, and the two top buttons for flaps up and down. The flap buttons are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By bruceh
One of the most useful suggestions I followed in...

One of the most useful suggestions I followed in my electrical design was to just keep it simple. Break it all down into circuits for each item that needs to be powered, and do one at a time. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,684
Posted By bruceh
Jetflex water-based has held up perfectly for my...

Jetflex water-based has held up perfectly for my panel. I put labels on using the Decalpro system and sprayed over them with some clear/flat spray paint (Krylon) and no issues. Even added the Dynon...
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,317
Posted By bruceh
Weather is looking good, so I am planning on...

Weather is looking good, so I am planning on going Saturday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,019
Posted By bruceh
Good job! I was wondering about the lightening...

Good job!

I was wondering about the lightening holes in the tip-up frame. I don't think I've ever seen that done before.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,859
Posted By bruceh
I wouldn't worry about it after 50 hours. LOP is...

I wouldn't worry about it after 50 hours. LOP is better for the engine temps (and fuel costs). There is plenty of information about LOP operation using the search here and google. On the Skyview,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By bruceh
Dish soap, water and a scrubber should take care...

Dish soap, water and a scrubber should take care of any organic residues. Why is bleach or vinegar recommended?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,679
Posted By bruceh
The name for the miracle of engineering is John...

The name for the miracle of engineering is John Roncz, who designed the airfoil. Google him for an interesting read.

At my most recent flight review (with PCHunt), we did some stalls and held it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By bruceh
I used the Van's fairings and they came out fine....

I used the Van's fairings and they came out fine. You do need to trim them down a bit. My build log has a whole section (http://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project/Finish-Kit/Landing-Gear/) on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By bruceh
Dynon Skyview has something similar in their map...

Dynon Skyview has something similar in their map data. Hit NRST button and scroll over to the COM tab and it will show a list of frequencies. Or select a nearby airport and look at their COM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By bruceh
Pros: It looks great. I like having the lock for...

Pros: It looks great. I like having the lock for the cabin. Nothing hanging out to snag on. Beefier than the stock aluminum sheet. Larger catch, so I would assume this is better for safely staying...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By bruceh
I also have an O-320-E2D flying in my RV-9A. I...

I also have an O-320-E2D flying in my RV-9A. I bumped the compression to 8.5:1 and added Fuel Injection with dual P-Mags.
I used the wider IO-360 bottom cowl and had no issues with fitment with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,102
Posted By bruceh
The date on this chart is a year old, so...

The date on this chart is a year old, so hopefully it will be updated soon if there is any changes with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,102
Posted By bruceh
From the 15.3.3 release notes: Fixed: Wi-Fi...

From the 15.3.3 release notes:
Fixed: Wi-Fi traffic transmission to supporting apps improved.

I haven't tried it yet. I usually have Foreflight running on my iPhone while flying, but I've never seen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,384
Posted By bruceh
Easier said than done. One of the hardest issues...

Easier said than done. One of the hardest issues in building an RV is keeping the momentum going. It takes $$$ to maintain a bunch of that momentum. My build project would grind to a halt until I got...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,883
Posted By bruceh
Wife's new toy

My wife teaches engineering at our local HS, and finally got her new toy set up. We got to play with it a bit...
Forum: California 03-07-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By bruceh
Lots of RV's in Ramona. Come on up for the RV...

Lots of RV's in Ramona. Come on up for the RV Fly-in on May 5 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157368).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,959
Posted By bruceh
EAA Hints for Homebuilders has a video...

EAA Hints for Homebuilders has a video (http://www.eaavideo.org/detail/video/2363274331001).
Forum: Safety 02-21-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By bruceh
I've attended the webinars that EAA puts on for...

I've attended the webinars that EAA puts on for Oshkosh arrivals (http://www.eaavideo.org/detail/video/5472404816001/webinar--tips-for-flying-into-eaa-airventure-2017?autoStart=true&q=notam).
Maybe...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,480
Posted By bruceh
I've also found that getting the start process...

I've also found that getting the start process down pat (both hot and cold) using the Airflow Performance FI with purge valve has been a struggle using their recommendations.

For me this has been...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By bruceh
Similar story on the RV-9 fuselage. Just a bit...

Similar story on the RV-9 fuselage. Just a bit too much sag between the saw horses made it difficult to line up the various floor and side pieces. I took out the sag and everything got much easier to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By bruceh
Fiberglass is infinitely fixable/fillable. Just...

Fiberglass is infinitely fixable/fillable. Just wait until you see the cowling! :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By bruceh
Yup, been there, done...

Yup, been there, done that!

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Empennage/Assembling-the-Horizontal-1/i-5rxPfSr/0/46cdaa6a/M/IMG_7054-M.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By bruceh
You can bend back the skin quite a way (well over...

You can bend back the skin quite a way (well over 90 degrees) to get in there with a small bucking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,522
Posted By bruceh
Same here. Even after painting, which moved the...

Same here. Even after painting, which moved the CG aft more, I can't get out of CG range unless the pilot (me) weighs about 40 pounds and I'm on empty fuel load (with full 100 pounds of baggage).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By bruceh
Use the search function here. There was a good...

Use the search function here. There was a good post from Mahlon (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=768808&postcount=6) about the "break-in" process. I used it on my rebuilt O-320...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,013
Posted By bruceh
I have similar issues (AFP FI, dual P-mags) with...

I have similar issues (AFP FI, dual P-mags) with the fuel injection lines boiling in any warm weather (and its always warm in San Diego). Engine just will not idle happily below 1000 rpm when we are...
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