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Forum: California 04-18-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By AX-O
Will have to miss it this time around. We have...

Will have to miss it this time around. We have our formation clinic.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-08-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By AX-O
Looking for the gentleman building "G-RVAA"

If you know him please tell him to contact me. I have tried to contact him numerous times via his blog and no joy. Thank you.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-03-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By AX-O
There is a plan in works for OSH. Stu was made...

There is a plan in works for OSH. Stu was made aware of the plan before he headed West.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-02-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By AX-O
(joke) ADS-B requirement now extended to Jan 1st of 2040

Just saw this on AvWeb.
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Do-not-approve-FAA-Extends-ADS-B-Mandate-to-2040-230532-1.html

looks like the requirement for compliance has been extended. Or is this...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By AX-O
Sir, congrats!

Sir, congrats!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By AX-O
WTB: Dorm room at OSH 2018

All,
My wife and I are looking for a dorm room in OSH for this year. We are actually looking for several rooms. If you have had a change of plans or have an extra room that you no longer need,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-14-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By AX-O
Wow, I did not expect to see that in this post. ...

Wow, I did not expect to see that in this post. I had those stickers made last year in support of Joe and his family :(

Break

We also had a great experience at this FBO.
Forum: California 03-09-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By AX-O
All, just some status. We received almost 80...

All,
just some status. We received almost 80 applications. We are in the process of figuring out ratios of carded folks to red scary/newbies/etc. Hope to have a final list within a week. Carded...
Forum: California 03-09-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By AX-O
All, I know the weather has been going...

All,
I know the weather has been going back/forward on rain. Please don't push it tomorrow. If the WX is within your limits, see you tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,572
Posted By AX-O
this one is close at 179...

this one is close at 179 KTAS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdGLPGgpyQA

I don't open it all the way any more after seeing the tufts. That being said, I tested at 169 KTAS/full open (and closed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By AX-O
I am moving to the formula 1 class if all goes...

I am moving to the formula 1 class if all goes well. Building a plane right now (i put pics on the ice cream social thread).

The Sport class is awesome but my RV cant hang. An RV class would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By AX-O
You wont see many of us there again. The class is...

You wont see many of us there again. The class is getting too fast. Also, the number of racer on the track may be going down. I am switching classes.
Forum: California 03-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By AX-O
See you soon Nordo. Break We may need to be...

See you soon Nordo.

Break

We may need to be serving hot chocolate vice ice cream. WX is going to be cold :eek:

Please dont forget to let me know if your coming. I have only received about 20...
Forum: California 02-28-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By AX-O
Update: -Gas price will be...

Update:

-Gas price will be $4.30/gal

-Unfortunately the new project will not be here for the social. I had to move it around and won't be able to pick it up. Since I said I would display it and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By AX-O
Congrats! Something to be said when I am on a...

Congrats! Something to be said when I am on a first name basis with you guys and it is not because I had to submit a claim or because things went bad.
Forum: California 02-27-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By AX-O
Last chance. Closing the application process...

Last chance. Closing the application process tomorrow.
Forum: California 02-25-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By AX-O
Dave, We will have your special ice cream ready....

Dave,
We will have your special ice cream ready.

See yall soon.
Forum: California 02-25-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By AX-O
2 weeks out. Hoping for good weather.

2 weeks out. Hoping for good weather.
Forum: California 02-14-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By AX-O
2 weeks out from our deadline. We have 55 people...

2 weeks out from our deadline. We have 55 people thus far signed up. If you have not submitted your application, you may want to do so.
Forum: California 02-07-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By AX-O
I don't understand your question. Are you asking...

I don't understand your question. Are you asking for me to invite avionic and propeller vendors to this event?
Forum: California 02-06-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By AX-O
West Coast Formation Clinic, WCFC 2018

*****carded folks, please fill out your application as soon as possible, so we can determine clinic size.*****

All,
I’m pleased to announce this year’s West Coast Formation Clinic, WCFC 2018. ...
Forum: California 02-06-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By AX-O
10th annual ice cream social at Inyokern, CA on March 10th

Sorry for the somewhat late notice, been busy with the new project. If you want to see it or find out what it is, show up.

The 10th annual ice cream social will be held at Inyokern, CA airport on...
Forum: Rocket 01-29-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 32,135
Posted By AX-O
They are building constant speed props. Very few...

They are building constant speed props. Very few though. They are also going through the process for FAA certification. When both of those go into full swing, look out. I just spent 10 days there...
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By AX-O
You can search on youtube for “SoCalRVator”. I...

You can search on youtube for “SoCalRVator”. I have some videos there. There is one from a 49 RV formation that we did. Some racing ones, and a few flying ones.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,696
Posted By AX-O
I had a crack within Approx 100 hrs. They welded...

I had a crack within Approx 100 hrs. They welded it and sent it back. I think the problem is that the flange gets bent 90 deg and it puts stresses on the metal because the small radius. My cracked...
Forum: RV-4 01-18-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By AX-O
Look at the links in my signature. I have pics in...

Look at the links in my signature. I have pics in there that will be helpfull.

I dont have that piece installed. I did however, work out a different solution.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,200
Posted By AX-O
You wont believe me if i tell you. Are you...

You wont believe me if i tell you.



Are you ready.....?




Water bottles stratigically cut around the hinge. Gouge from Reno.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,200
Posted By AX-O
It was our pleasure DR. Thank you.

It was our pleasure DR. Thank you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,200
Posted By AX-O
Thank you. A few pics of the show in Canada made...

Thank you. A few pics of the show in Canada made in the video.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,200
Posted By AX-O
A thank you video.

DR, if this video is not complying with the forum rules because it is considered advertisement, I understand, please delete.


all,
I made a video to say thank you to some of the folks that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By AX-O
That is so cool.

That is so cool.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By AX-O
Roel, I hate that you are in this position. I...

Roel,
I hate that you are in this position. I was there last year and it was the most frustrating experience ever. I ended up losing a lot of money and over 6 months. Never posted about it as that...
Forum: RV-4 12-18-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,044
Posted By AX-O
Looks very familiar.............

Looks very familiar.............
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By AX-O
I think the diameter on the rv-4 stick is...

I think the diameter on the rv-4 stick is different than the one on the side by side rvs. It has been a while since i installed mine.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,497
Posted By AX-O
Out of curosity, are subtracting the area of the...

Out of curosity, are subtracting the area of the exhaust pipes blocking the exit?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By AX-O
I use oops rivets for installing nut plates. ...

I use oops rivets for installing nut plates. Great trick I learned from Dan Checkoway. Hence the reason for the question.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By AX-O
Dang! that is cool. question, what cleco would...

Dang! that is cool.

question, what cleco would you use for a -3 rivet/hole that was "cleaned up" for the fix? silver or gold?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By AX-O
Yes. Extra words

Yes.

Extra words
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By AX-O
Looking for help setting up O2 with my jet mask

All,
I am trying to figure out how to integrate my MBU-12 O2 mask into my oxygen system in the RV. I already use the standard HGU-68 helmet but would also like to implement the mask/Comm. If you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By AX-O
I would make sure if bought second hand, that you...

I would make sure if bought second hand, that you have the predrilled fuse. Refered to as -1 (I beliieve, been a while now).

Early rv-8 fuses were like the rv-4, no predrilled holes.
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,189
Posted By AX-O
I would consider how the different wings...

I would consider how the different wings interface with the fuse and what that does to the pilot crew station.

Those are way different spar attachments between the RV-4 and RV-8 wings.
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By AX-O
I have one from Crow Enterprise (advertiser...

I have one from Crow Enterprise (advertiser here). It is something he is trying to develop. I have not been able to installed it yet. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,343
Posted By AX-O
Scott, I have been thinking about how you would...

Scott,
I have been thinking about how you would be able to obtain the data you want.

One way to get the data you want is by providing some sort of incentive to folks. I know Van's aircraft is...
Forum: Job Board 10-02-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By AX-O
Reading is fundinental. Guess i should try to do...

Reading is fundinental. Guess i should try to do a better job at that.
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By AX-O
Can you post a pic? Is the flat area on the...

Can you post a pic? Is the flat area on the cowling or the "airbox".

Nothing is too difficult to change. But it may require re-painting.
Forum: Job Board 10-02-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By AX-O
I would take an RV builder feedback over some of...

I would take an RV builder feedback over some of the A&Ps out there. A&P designation does not necessarily mean that they know the intricacie sof the RV-4 design over a almost 40 year history.

Maybe...
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By AX-O
Can you be a little more specific? Carb or fuel...

Can you be a little more specific? Carb or fuel injection? Vertical or horizontal induction? What does the "newer style snorkel" look like?

What do you consider old? The early RV-4 did not have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By AX-O
Not even close to the turbulance/wake created by...

Not even close to the turbulance/wake created by aircraft in front of you. The wing vortex coming off the plane in front of you rolls you to the left into the dirt. The only way out of it is to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By AX-O
One fun lap around the Reno pylons

A short and very minimally edited video around the Sport track. Not at full speed and not the race line. Just fun!

https://youtu.be/PRyeyXkT7ZQ

Thanks to Matt for the video.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,432
Posted By AX-O
We had a blast. The metal mafia tent was the...

We had a blast. The metal mafia tent was the center of activity all week.

Sorry if i was short with any one. As the week goes on we really get compressed with time and tasking.

Lots of folks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,432
Posted By AX-O
We qualified 28 pilots today in the Sport class....

We qualified 28 pilots today in the Sport class.

There were 5 planes that had some sort of issue before the sat 1200 dead line. I was the last stand by to make it.

This years speeds will show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By AX-O
Thanks for posting that Greg. We hav also been at...

Thanks for posting that Greg. We hav also been at it trying to get our bird ready. See you guys soon. Team 130!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,320
Posted By AX-O
That prop turn line is no joke. The FAA will be...

That prop turn line is no joke. The FAA will be there enforcing it and many other rules. It is a red and white line painted on the ramp.

If you fly in there, be careful with all the "additional"...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By AX-O
I have quantitative and qualitative data for the...

I have quantitative and qualitative data for the props on a -4. if you are interested, I can post some of the results. I did not want to derail this by posting for a different airframe although it...
Forum: Reviews 08-14-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By AX-O
DJM Manufacturing 4-inch tail wheel review

--------Fingers crossed that pics work-------

All,
I wanted to provide a product review on Dayton's 4-inch tail wheel. All pilots with the training wheel on the nose can stop reading now :D

I had...
Forum: California 08-14-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By AX-O
Mike (I am assuming that is your name), We have a...

Mike (I am assuming that is your name),
We have a SoCal RV yahoo group with approx. 800 people. Send me an email to address below and I will add you.

Subscribe...
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 35,686
Posted By AX-O
Dang. As they say these days "fake news". It was...

Dang. As they say these days "fake news". It was RV-10 not 10% off. Sorry.
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 35,686
Posted By AX-O
I think there is a 10% discount (or something...

I think there is a 10% discount (or something similar) on crow seat belts going on. I saw the ad on kitplanes. I should have paid more attention.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By AX-O
I had the same issue. It took a while to diagnose...

I had the same issue. It took a while to diagnose because it was also getting oil on the case and firewall. I bought a rebuilt one and turn the core in. The installation was a PITA but now...
Forum: Canada 08-07-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By AX-O
We were busy flying. No passengers during the...

We were busy flying. No passengers during the show. And the Snowbirds were busy flying the RVs when they came out. We do have video. at some point we will put something out.
Forum: Canada 08-06-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By AX-O
I sent this to DR with the pics shown on the...

I sent this to DR with the pics shown on the front page.

Link from front page: https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/AX4O/

----------------------------------
DR,
The West Coast Ravens had the pleasure of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By AX-O
All, Thanks for the feedback. I contacted the...

All,
Thanks for the feedback. I contacted the Plane Power folks regarding the light bulb and this is what they said.

"It needs to be an 100ma 14 volt incandescent bulb. You can buy them through...
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