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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,312
Posted By tfriendshuh
Finally got around to mine... SmugMug Link...

Finally got around to mine...

SmugMug Link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By tfriendshuh
Departure was a quick and easy non event at 8am...

Departure was a quick and easy non event at 8am Sunday morning :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,353
Posted By tfriendshuh
I agree :-)

I agree :-)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,786
Posted By tfriendshuh
never had a problem with my 8A on grass...

never had a problem with my 8A on grass

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-BXgZxmj/1/b6eed1c7/X4/i-BXgZxmj-X4.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By tfriendshuh
when this happened to me it turned out to be a...

when this happened to me it turned out to be a bad ignition coil - but i have mags plus LSI

do you have dual mags or some sort of eletronic ignition?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,562
Posted By tfriendshuh
Great photos - thanks for sharing!

Great photos - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
Ok so I'm a moron.... According to TruTrak,...

Ok so I'm a moron....

According to TruTrak, shear screw can in fact shear and it is not unpossible for it to "stick" at some point and have AP function.

Tonight I went out to reproduce the "works...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
TruTrak says check the "VRT Activity" setting and...

TruTrak says check the "VRT Activity" setting and (like Jesse :cool:) wants ground confirmation / listening for servo activity so I'll be checking all that out tonight.
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
This was my first thought too (ITSM manager...

This was my first thought too (ITSM manager natch) :D

Two changes since it was last working:

I swapped out a bad ignition coil - very unlikely to have an effect

I updated the Garmin database -...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
I'll be at the hangar tonight so of course, I'll...

I'll be at the hangar tonight so of course, I'll check it out :):D after that, I'm also going to fly out to a nearby airport with an LPV approach and do a coupled approach or two to ensure the full...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
1. AP isn't connected to the EFIS (Dynon D100)...

1. AP isn't connected to the EFIS (Dynon D100)

2. ARINC direct to AP

3. From the AP head

4. Yes and no. It's not that it "isn't stopping at the correct altitude", it's not engaging at all (in...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
Yes - I think this is the only possibility. I...

Yes - I think this is the only possibility. I haven't heard back from TruTrak yet, but will let you know when I do.

Thanks
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Jesse, the servo is not engaging, the...

Thanks Jesse, the servo is not engaging, the stick is not steady fore/aft when the leveler button is pushed and no pitch deflection occurs when I dial in a + or - vertical speed. On the ground or in...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
this is my thinking as well - input for course...

this is my thinking as well - input for course and coupled glide slope comes from the GTN650 via the arinc module

I'm not an expert but it's my understanding that the AP control head has it's own...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
Level button engages and holds course but does...

Level button engages and holds course but does not maintain altitude or even neutral pitch - i.e. I can still easily deflect stick fore/aft.

I was on a long x-country when I discovered this so I had...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
new problem - was working fine until this...

new problem - was working fine until this weekend...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By tfriendshuh
Very strange A/P problem - pls help me troubleshoot!

TruTrak Vizion 385 installed with Garmin GTN650 and HS43 module.

Was on a long cross country over the weekend and discovered the AP will only hold course, not altitude, gotta be the elevator servo...
Forum: Reviews 05-17-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up Lightspeed Engineering

A big THANK YOU shout out to Klaus at Lightspeed Engineering :D

Was prepping the RV for upcoming cross country trip to New Orleans with the wife and had a mag check failure - one of my 12 year old...
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Jim - I got a campsite for Thursday at the...

Thanks Jim - I got a campsite for Thursday at the park - PM sent with details :D
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Rusty, but the wife has reviewed options...

Thanks Rusty, but the wife has reviewed options and made her desires known :D

We'll be spending some time at Petit Jean - hiking and looking at the waterfall ;)
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Ben - I thought Perryville looked like a...

Thanks Ben - I thought Perryville looked like a good alternate too :)
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks guys - that's exactly what I'm looking...

Thanks guys - that's exactly what I'm looking for!

:D:D

love finding remote grass strips :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-BXgZxmj/1/b6eed1c7/XL/i-BXgZxmj-XL.jpg
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By tfriendshuh
Airport Camping along the Mississippi?

I'm making a trip from Duluth to New Orleans later this week and I'm thinking of spending a night somewhere in between - a nice rural airport where I could pitch a tent and roast a marshmallow or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-13-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By tfriendshuh
beautiful day!

I finally got back up in the air after a three week hiatus - the light was amazing :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Flying/n-SZfpD7/i-n4MjvMj/0/e6b0fcff/X2/i-n4MjvMj-X2.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,114
Posted By tfriendshuh
Mark Serbu of BFG-50 fame? I had one of those,...

Mark Serbu of BFG-50 fame? I had one of those, wish I'd never sold it :D

Anyway, it's a fairly small pool to draw from, so I think there's an ebb and flow to what's for sale at any given time -...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By tfriendshuh
adorable! thanks for sharing :)

adorable! thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By tfriendshuh
pic and links don't work for me - :confused:

pic and links don't work for me - :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By tfriendshuh
You're retired US Army - go through USAA. They...

You're retired US Army - go through USAA.

They don't directly underwrite aircraft, but they have relationships with brokers with advantageous rates for members
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,501
Posted By tfriendshuh
ayup - at least until i can find a visual horizon...

ayup - at least until i can find a visual horizon :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,501
Posted By tfriendshuh
recently got my IFR rating, so I needed to...

recently got my IFR rating, so I needed to upgrade my panel :-)


.https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-595V29X/1/e050ac9a/XL/i-595V29X-XL.jpg


Thanks Steinair (https://www.steinair.com/)...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By tfriendshuh
RV-8 parking at Thunder Bay?

Anyone know anything about short term (maybe 2 weeks) hangar or tie down space in Thunder Bay?

thnx
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By tfriendshuh
beautiful! thanks for sharing :)

beautiful!

thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By tfriendshuh
I did this too - works great - looks sharp

I did this too - works great - looks sharp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By tfriendshuh
Sherwin Williams Sky-Scapes aerospace base/clear...

Sherwin Williams Sky-Scapes aerospace base/clear paint. Same paint Cirrus uses on their planes.

by Midwest Aircraft (http://www.midwestaircraftrefinishing.com/)

added 11 lbs
moved CG aft by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By tfriendshuh
When I was learning how to fly my RV I extended...

When I was learning how to fly my RV I extended the flaps above Vfe a couple times - a blown fuse was the only result.

I've also flown home with a blown fuse and 20 degrees of flaps - do you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,543
Posted By tfriendshuh
Dynon D100 AFS 2500 Garmin 496 GPS GMA-340 comm...

Dynon D100
AFS 2500
Garmin 496 GPS
GMA-340 comm panel
GTX-327 transponder
SL-40 radio

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-4KQ9mzq/0/e059efd0/XL/i-4KQ9mzq-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,017
Posted By tfriendshuh
How much are you paying? I've got full...

How much are you paying?

I've got full replacement coverage valued @$80K for under $900 per year - doesn't seem like there's a lot of room for reduction realistically - heck I pay more than that for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By tfriendshuh
I had to replace the switch at the same time I...

I had to replace the switch at the same time I cleaned the motor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,501
Posted By tfriendshuh
Talking made some updates to mine recently - best was...

made some updates to mine recently - best was notching the center panel to accommodate my knees - I have a 36"...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By tfriendshuh
Nice pictures - and Vlad - which one is that? -...

Nice pictures - and Vlad - which one is that? - can't see a hull#

I really wanna land an RV on a carrier :D

Couple of knots of wind down the angle and you wouldn't even need a tail-hook :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,237
Posted By tfriendshuh
This. Assuming you have a functional gyro or...

This.

Assuming you have a functional gyro or glass equivalent, Keeping the shiny side up is trivial if you spend any time at all on a PC sim. Navigation, separation, and and preventing CFIT are of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By tfriendshuh
very nice - thanks for sharing :)

very nice - thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,568
Posted By tfriendshuh
Looks like onions... Maybe sweet Vidalia? :D

Looks like onions... Maybe sweet Vidalia?

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,947
Posted By tfriendshuh
Bright sunlight made this one pop for...

Bright sunlight made this one pop for me...

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-Ntkd9Tc/0/08637a56/XL/i-Ntkd9Tc-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By tfriendshuh
the quote i got was 10k

the quote i got was 10k
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By tfriendshuh
I've had my dark paint job for a couple of months...

I've had my dark paint job for a couple of months - about 25 hours of flight time.

It's usually hangared, but has been parked outside for a few days on trips at very warm temps (warm for MN, South...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up congratulations! as a buyer not a builder, I am...

congratulations!

as a buyer not a builder, I am so impressed with guys like you who get out there and get 'er done!
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-13-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,432
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up awesome :)

awesome :)
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-13-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,432
Posted By tfriendshuh
So where's the after paint pic?:confused::D

So where's the after paint pic?:confused::D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 902,504
Posted By tfriendshuh
built in 2007 - new to me in 2016 - finally...

built in 2007 - new to me in 2016 - finally gets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,843
Posted By tfriendshuh
Super cool - thanks for sharing! Talk to me...

Super cool - thanks for sharing!

Talk to me about canopy - was the tip-up easier/better option to stretch than a slider or was that also personal preference?

thnx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By tfriendshuh
:D https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-7G...

:D

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-7GqQF5T/0/d53d883c/X2/i-7GqQF5T-X2.jpg
Forum: Northwest 07-14-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Tim, I'll try that.

Thanks Tim, I'll try that.
Forum: Northwest 07-13-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By tfriendshuh
Idaho Falls PIREP?

I'm considering a relocation to the Idaho Falls area and would appreciate any input on the area airports & flying community.

thnx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By tfriendshuh
Where did the pics go?

Where did the pics go?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By tfriendshuh
I use this version...

I use this version (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WI3GU8S/) both for both pilot and pax with no discernible system...
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,975
Posted By tfriendshuh
RV-4 is awesome and if I were a smaller fella...

RV-4 is awesome and if I were a smaller fella that's what I would be flying.

However - I'm 6'5" and my traveling companion is 5'11" and we simply won't fit in a -4.

Have you sat in one?
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-09-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,816
Posted By tfriendshuh
The universe sometimes fixes stupid for you ...

The universe sometimes fixes stupid for you :cool: ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 113,211
Posted By tfriendshuh
Wheee! https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/...

Wheee!

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-5Bfr7wB/0/2a7cee0d/X2/i-5Bfr7wB-X2.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,771
Posted By tfriendshuh
I think David's talking about the ninebot one -...

I think David's talking about the ninebot one - it's a unicycle and as such, has a significantly steeper learning curve than the 2 wheeled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 113,211
Posted By tfriendshuh
:D https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-zh...

:D

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-zhwR4Hd/0/X2/i-zhwR4Hd-X2.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By tfriendshuh
Nevermind found it....

Nevermind found it....
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