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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By cattflight
As I understand it here, the gasket does not...

As I understand it here, the gasket does not require sealant but rather the bolt threads do because the threads extend into the casing and that makes the bolt shafts susceptible to oil leaks.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By cattflight
Found a guy close by that does soda-blasting....

Found a guy close by that does soda-blasting. Apparently he's done entire aircraft both aluminum and fiberglass. I may let him test it on some wheel pants I also have. He says the baking soda is a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By cattflight
Stripping paint from used cowling

I have a second hand cowling (top and bottom). Wondering what the best method of stripping the original paint is without compromising the fiberglass. Should I just bring this to a local body shop...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,474
Posted By cattflight
The idea behind a Radon Mitigation System is to...

The idea behind a Radon Mitigation System is to grab the Radon from below the home before it gets into the home and vent it outside and above the roofline. A professional installation involves a core...
Forum: Northwest 08-06-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By cattflight
Still hunting!

Still hunting!
Forum: Northwest 06-12-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By cattflight
Seeking Hangar in vicinity of Spokane

We are relocating for a few years to Spokane, WA and I am currently seeking a hangar for my Glastar project. Hoping some VAF'ers may know of hangar rentals or sales in the area. Ideally, I'd like to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-14-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By cattflight
Love doing touch n' goes at KFLY. Nice and narrow...

Love doing touch n' goes at KFLY. Nice and narrow but long runway.

I am almost positive I saw you fly over our home in Elizabeth. Pretty good ground speed!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-08-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,431
Posted By cattflight
I think you flew right over my house. Is that HWY...

I think you flew right over my house. Is that HWY 86 down below?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-04-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,031
Posted By cattflight
My favorite valley in all of Colorado. Great...

My favorite valley in all of Colorado. Great photos!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By cattflight
Expercraft back up and running!

Having almost given up on this, I tried today to upload photos to new and previous posts AND IT WORKED!!

I haven't validated all the features but thought I'd let anyone interested know we may be out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
Maybe I am too naive...

At nearly 50 years old, maybe I am still naïve or have just maintained my faith in humanity far too long, but the fact that Rob Riggen has made ZERO attempt to reach out to his Expercraft subscribers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
Wait for it.....

2 more weeks down....still unable to load photos or access my profile page.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,668
Posted By cattflight
I've got 2x 3oz tubes of this stuff ...

I've got 2x 3oz tubes of this stuff (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/permthrdseal.php?clickkey=8718)left over from my SS brake line work. Used it only on the pipe thread ends exactly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
I just got a PayPal email notification for my...

I just got a PayPal email notification for my November payment. They have a dispute center. Ill be trying that next. Probably include October as well. It's only $10 bucks over the 2 months but it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
22 days and counting....

...and Expercraft is still not working properly. I've left 3 VMs and sent 4 emails to Rob. ZERO response. Should we all just give up or is there a chance he'll get this back up and running?? Anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
All good points for the primary record keeping....

All good points for the primary record keeping. But I also use the blog to give friends and family a view into my progress. My fellow Glastar builders also appreciate having a place to look at my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
In the cloud...

I don't like seeing the words "program" or "download" for something like this. Expercraft has the right idea by hosting this service in the cloud, accessible from a web browser. It's just a shame...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
I have 140+ entries and almost 1000 hours of work...

I have 140+ entries and almost 1000 hours of work documented here. I printed my log to a PDF but I really don't want to transfer all this data into a new format. But, at this point, I may start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,373
Posted By cattflight
Real world experience

I had a very recent un-forecasted LLWS experience on a trip back to KAPA from Texas while crossing back into CO. Despite very smooth skies 2k' AGL, our intended fuel stop had surface winds at 24G36...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
Sure would be nice if he could put a notice on...

Sure would be nice if he could put a notice on the website with the latest info. Some of the broken links make no sense at all. For instance; I cannot get to my account page nor the contact page....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
Does anyone have contact info for Expercraft? A...

Does anyone have contact info for Expercraft? A phone number or email address?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
Right, but I am not at a point where I need to...

Right, but I am not at a point where I need to have a PDF of the project. But I guess now I know I should be offloading my blog every so often in the case this happens.
What concerns me is how the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
Uh-oh. That's not good. My entire build log is on...

Uh-oh. That's not good. My entire build log is on there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,403
Posted By cattflight
Expercraft site down?

He folks,
I tried to log in to Expercraft last night to update my project and received a message saying it was undergoing maintenance. Just tried to log in again tonight and it is STILL undergoing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,780
Posted By cattflight
Got it. Makes sense. Thanks, Dan.

Got it. Makes sense. Thanks, Dan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,780
Posted By cattflight
Horizontal foil seam?

Is there any reason the foil overlap and seam cannot be horizontal across the firewall? Dimensionally, to use the material off the roll best, the Fiberfrax on my FW would have its own seam or overlap...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-21-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,625
Posted By cattflight
Bringing our dog to the Bahamas?

Hey folks,
Long time member, but still building my Glastar...hoping my RV buddies can help me out here!

I am finally fulfilling my dream of flying myself, my wife and our Shih-Tzu to Eleuthera in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-18-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By cattflight
Phoenix area rental for Super Bowl?

We're Seahawks fans living in Denver and we're planning to head to Glendale for the Super Bowl. Wondering if anyone has a hangar apartment, condo or other space available for rent for a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,275
Posted By cattflight
Nice going, Joe! Was that N555XD you trained in...

Nice going, Joe!
Was that N555XD you trained in with AFC? I am flying her for my BFR on Saturday. Been doing tailwheel training in the Citabria to get ready for my first flight in my Glastar (once...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By cattflight
I just sent a 3rd note to Andair.... this time to...

I just sent a 3rd note to Andair.... this time to felicity@andair.co.uk as recommended above. Two voicemails were also not returned. Despite us homebuilders being a small part of their business,...
Forum: Safety 09-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,268
Posted By cattflight
Wow, Chuck. I just got chills reading that. I...

Wow, Chuck. I just got chills reading that. I would lose the "mid June" statement as it's not relevant and it interrupts the power of that sentence.
Whichever way you go, I bet it'll be a winner! ...
Forum: Safety 09-07-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,268
Posted By cattflight
In the Blink of an Eye Lessons learned after an...

In the Blink of an Eye
Lessons learned after an airplane crash

You'll want a simple title and a subtitle with a little more context, but only enough to lure folks in. Good luck with the book! And...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By cattflight
Thanks guys. I'll wait it out. The gentleman...

Thanks guys. I'll wait it out. The gentleman working their booth at OSH seemed to be the dad of the owner. He kept saying his "son was going to killl him for selling all this stuff at heavy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By cattflight
Andair radio silence?

Wondering if anyone else has experiened the same issue....

I ordered a fuel selector, fuel pump and filter at the Andair booth at OSH for show special pricing (jusy shy of $1k). They said it would...
Forum: RV-4 08-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 299,726
Posted By cattflight
Steve, Which Catto did you install. I have an...

Steve,
Which Catto did you install. I have an IOX-340 Stroker going on my Glastar. Thinking about a Catto FP.
-Paul
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By cattflight
Sport Air workshop!

Congrats on the RV-8 kit purchase! If I was going to build another plane, the -8 would be my choice. I'm building a Glastar for utility (and fun!). But I attended the Sport Air sheet metal workshop...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-06-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 124,606
Posted By cattflight
Wow. Love that place. My brother got married...

Wow. Love that place. My brother got married there a decade ago, right before I became a pilot. We even watched the Northern Lights from there the night of his wedding! I always figured I'd fly...
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-31-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,515
Posted By cattflight
Well let me tell you....as the sole 12th man in...

Well let me tell you....as the sole 12th man in my office building (upwards of 600 people), living and working in Denver, nothing would do my heart more good than to see that 747 fly over downtown...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By cattflight
Nice!

About the only thing that makes up for not seeing the kind of Fall colors I grew up with back east, is the look of new fallen snow against the Aspens, Ash and Cottonwoods in the Colorado...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By cattflight
Another way to heat your resin....

What a crock! :D

A Goldenrod also works well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,362
Posted By cattflight
Definitely not overkill and definitely a good...

Definitely not overkill and definitely a good idea. I bought 2x 4" marine bilge exhaust fans and used them in a paint booth about 2x the size of yours. They move about 200-ish cu ft/min. [like this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,931
Posted By cattflight
RV Retract??

Clearly most are in favor of a retract version. Wonder if Van will finally take the hint? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By cattflight
I found some!

Thanks, Rock. I found a buddy at my home field who had some to spare.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By cattflight
Denver builders: I need AAPQ-42 blind rivets..STAT!

Hey gang. I managed to come up 20 AAPQ-42 blind rivets short for my weekend work. Anyone have any extras they want to sell or some you can lend me and I will replace with the order I place...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,274
Posted By cattflight
Seems like the single biggest improvement to...

Seems like the single biggest improvement to speed the build. Are they able to do this now simply due to the quality and precision of the manufacturing tooling?
Forum: Primers 05-01-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,593
Posted By cattflight
Price disparity on NAPA 7220

Yikes! I just checked NAPA online and they are saying $10.69/can. What am I missing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By cattflight
Centennial APA - shoot striaght in for RWY 28

Centennial is just south of town and relatively close to the light rail which will get you downtown if not renting a car. Unlike BJC or FTG, I think it's easier to approach from the east/southeast...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,807
Posted By cattflight
Great ideas. Thanks!

Ha! I was thinking "there's a new model of RV that includes 'facilities'?" I must not have been keeping up with the Vans page!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,807
Posted By cattflight
Final Shuttle Launch: Viewing location recommendations?

Hey all you Florida RV drivers - and any others who've viewed an STS launch first-hand...

My wife and I are looking to head to Florida for the final Shuttle Atlantis launch scheduled for July 8th. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,646
Posted By cattflight
Congrats Jim Gray!

+1!! N747JG is an amazing aircraft....and I've seen this thing in action. Staring at it on the ramp pales in comparison. Truly inspirational piece of work by a great guy! Congrats Jim!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,978
Posted By cattflight
Timing couldn't be better!

Deb, Scott,

Thanks so much for (re)posting this. My wife and I are heading out for Oshkosh on Thursday and spending 5 nights in a rental RV (sadly, of the 4-wheeled type) to immerse ourselves in...
Forum: RV Threads: The Best Of The Best (copies) 07-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 53,587
Posted By cattflight
Timing couldn't be better!

Deb, Scott,

Thanks so much for (re)posting this. My wife and I are heading out for Oshkosh on Thursday and spending 5 nights in a rental RV (sadly, of the 4-wheeled type) to immerse ourselves in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By cattflight
ideas for next phase of life...

....because my wife found out these exist and wants one in our next plane:

Figure out a way to:

a) build into a new RV during construction
b) retrofit into an existing RV

a BRS that doesn't eat up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,924
Posted By cattflight
Why don't you just buy it and finish it yourself?

Not sure if you're looking to build the same model, but maybe you could buy his in the unfinished state, finish it at your own pace, and fly it.
Putting a fixed fee model together for something...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,574
Posted By cattflight
E-LSA compliance

Got it. No deviations whatsoever. So that would explain the E-AB designation on an RV12 with a three blade prop on Barnstormers. Thanks.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,574
Posted By cattflight
Extent of E-LSA compliance required?

So, in reviewing the RV-12 E-LSA info on Van's website, I see this statement mentioning compliance:

"Although the E-LSA category does not permit builders to deviate from the kit or plans (no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,117
Posted By cattflight
RV-9a for $32k??

Apparently you can build one for LESS than that. The report said they can cost UP TO $32k! :)

Glad to hear the pilot is okay. Anyone have any perspective on whether a rollover in a tip-up versus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By cattflight
Spokane builders?

Howdy folks,
My wife and I are going to be visiting my in-laws on the South Hill on Memorial Day weekend and I would love to catch up with any Spokane area builders to show my father-in-law a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 76,877
Posted By cattflight
Heat solution: what about a poor man's radiator?

Any chance you can employ a similar radiant cooling concept to what a lot of folks are doing in the planes with an ice chest and a 12V fan? If you used the baffle area and had a location for ice or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,471
Posted By cattflight
Planning to start @ age 44

...later this summer for me. Have approx 25% of the cash saved specifically for RV building, and I plan to stowe away the rest over the course of an approx 5 year build. I was (am) waiting to start...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 923,967
Posted By cattflight
Amazing RV-7!

Nice work and congratulations. She's beautiful. Quite an insipration to the rest of us!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,782
Posted By cattflight
First Solo comparison to Tail Kit

Someone once compared building the tail kit to the feeling you got after your first solo. It is the first time you feel like "Hey, I can really do this!"

Congrats. I am hoping to be a few short...
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