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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Plummit
So they HAD to pack it up like they did for the...

So they HAD to pack it up like they did for the 20 minute trip? Seems like you could have avoided some of the packing for such a short trip. Hope you make it to the Homecoming fly-in this year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Plummit
With my partnership in a C-172 we pay ourselves...

With my partnership in a C-172 we pay ourselves $60/per flight hour and that gives us a cushion after a while. For larger expenses we split the costs, but we will have a balance built up before long...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Plummit
Shhhh! The G-900X still does everything needed...

Shhhh! The G-900X still does everything needed for IFR flight, but honestly, I don't see why Gamin discontinued upgrades when the G-1000 is still being used and upgraded in Certified aircraft.

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 454,204
Posted By Plummit
But they got my N number wrong... Nice looking...

But they got my N number wrong... Nice looking panel Krea!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Plummit
+1 for not using silicone. I run into it all the...

+1 for not using silicone. I run into it all the time as a plumbing contractor where a shower enclosure was installed with clear silicone. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING will stick to it and it always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,662
Posted By Plummit
Interesting that there is no baggage weight...

Interesting that there is no baggage weight listed for the -10.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,422
Posted By Plummit
Well let me put it this way: My airplane engine...

Well let me put it this way: My airplane engine is no where close to running as smooth as my car. Heck it's not even as smooth as my Isuzu NPR HD diesel truck.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,422
Posted By Plummit
Yeah but, does your car engine shake like a...

Yeah but, does your car engine shake like a Lycoming at start-up and shut-down? :eek: I ALWAYS safety aviation oil filters and I've never had one come loose! :cool:

-Marc
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-19-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Plummit
You did it! Too bad that they put the...

You did it! Too bad that they put the photobucket watermarks on pics.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,890
Posted By Plummit
http://halie.com/scale/23/oDm.jpg http://halie.co...

http://halie.com/scale/23/oDm.jpg

http://halie.com/scale/23/oDy.jpg
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-18-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Plummit
Fail. Maybe if you removed the characters after...

Fail. Maybe if you removed the characters after .jpg
I tried it on your original url and it worked.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,890
Posted By Plummit
Since my RV buds weren't flying anywhere special...

Since my RV buds weren't flying anywhere special I hooked up with some Beechtalk friends for a flight to Harris Ranch. A bunch of Bo's showed up along with a couple of Cirrus (one brand new with...
Forum: GPS 05-15-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Plummit
Is the 760 even out yet? -Marc

Is the 760 even out yet?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Plummit
Not necessarily, mine is an Aero-Composites prop...

Not necessarily, mine is an Aero-Composites prop with (I think) nickel leading edge pieces. Mine was painted until I sent it in for O/H and they stripped. When it came back from American Prop...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Plummit
What size? Also, Sams Club has...

What size?

Also, Sams Club has these:
https://www.samsclub.com/p/15pk-nitrile-dipped-grease-monkey/prod22041017?xid=plp_product_1_1

They work pretty well and provide a good grip.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By Plummit
No Pics but...

We flew up to Big Bear for breakfast on Saturday. The airport office was closed but we walked to Thelma's for take out. Love those Southwest Breakfast sandwiches! Didn't bother with fuel as it was...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Plummit
There used to be a guy

Who did "builder assist" on RV-10s, and his name was "Nye" IIRC. Is he still around and does anyone have his contact info?

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Plummit
It's been a while since I looked at it but as I...

It's been a while since I looked at it but as I recall, the seat bottom and seat back are one piece. I'll take some pics for you today.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Plummit
Fly to Santa Paula

KSZP is only $3.29. Just sayin'

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Plummit
On our plane the cushion is velcroed down at the...

On our plane the cushion is velcroed down at the front, and to loosen the 4 bolts I have to hold the cushion up while loosening the hardware.

-Marc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,357
Posted By Plummit
The answer is even easier than that; when you...

The answer is even easier than that; when you remove the dip stick, just wipe it off with a rag or paper towel, then lay it on the wing walk where you have to see it when you get in the airplane! If...
Forum: GPS 04-29-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By Plummit
Sweet! So in reading the above, I ASSUME I can...

Sweet! So in reading the above, I ASSUME I can use my FS210 to transfer flight plans, adsb weather and traffic from my G-900x panel. Correct?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,167
Posted By Plummit
Poppys

Took a little oil-stir flight out to see the wild flowers in the SoCal desert:
http://halie.com/scale/20/oCV.jpg

and

http://halie.com/scale/20/oCg.jpg

Then we decided to fly over to Santa Paula...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By Plummit
Don't waste your time. Just carry a spare drain...

Don't waste your time. Just carry a spare drain valve and swap it out. They aren't that expensive, and you can change a valve with full tanks and very little loss. If you had to rebuild the valve...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Plummit
To each his own. IMHO, you can't do better than...

To each his own. IMHO, you can't do better than Michelin, and the quality is known. Expensive, yes. But I've experienced a flat tire away from home and I spent way more than the cost of a quality...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Plummit
It's a problem with the old Cleveland wheels, but...

It's a problem with the old Cleveland wheels, but there is clearance. I chose to switch to the Michelin 90* stem airstop tubes to make it easier to add air.

$175 or there abouts at Spruce,...
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,410
Posted By Plummit
Why? If you wheel-land the -4 what's the...

Why? If you wheel-land the -4 what's the difference? The prop will still clear.

-Marc
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,961
Posted By Plummit
You are a brave man to undertake a room addition...

You are a brave man to undertake a room addition on your home while rebuilding an airplane! Hats off to you.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,381
Posted By Plummit
Just a little oil-stir flight from LGB to over...

Just a little oil-stir flight from LGB to over Catalina Island. Nice day to fly and obviously a lot of other pilots felt the same way as it was busy over the local practice area. Oil stirred and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By Plummit
Aw come on! Now my wife wants to know what's so...

Aw come on! Now my wife wants to know what's so funny!... :D

-Marc
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Plummit
Gary, did you put a new panel in your -7? -Marc

Gary, did you put a new panel in your -7?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,879
Posted By Plummit
I can't believe you do all this without help from...

I can't believe you do all this without help from Facebook! <grin> Good Job!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,105
Posted By Plummit
That's it, first the water and toilet paper, now...

That's it, first the water and toilet paper, now the oxygen sensors. You guys gotta quit hoarding this stuff!

Pssst, Hey Allan, I want one too!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,464
Posted By Plummit
When I was a student pilot at Ruth Johnson flying...

When I was a student pilot at Ruth Johnson flying school in Chino, CA, another student had to make his solo cross county flight. Upon returning he was asked how it went and he replied that it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By Plummit
RIR

Filed TEC from LGB to RIR to top the tanks and keep the brain used to working in the system. Then VFR to Elsinore to check out the old Hang Gliding site. Then VFR back to LGB. Couldn't get Flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,455
Posted By Plummit
I use my RV...

...to practice Social Distancing! Works better than standing in line at Costco!
:)

-Marc
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-28-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By Plummit
I'm leaving mine installed and working. My wife...

I'm leaving mine installed and working. My wife has another way of tracking my flights if I'm X-C (redundancy).

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By Plummit
Stirred the oil

With a quick little IFR flight to KPOC and back. 2 approaches and a bit of actual!

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By Plummit
Brompton

I would like info on your electric conversion. What model did you start with? I have an M3L and I wish it had more gears. Possibly electric conversion would improve it.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,691
Posted By Plummit
Sweet! And a few words. -Marc

Sweet! And a few words.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By Plummit
Wow, that's a stretch! I'm just pointing out...

Wow, that's a stretch! I'm just pointing out *one* possible benefit. Not everyone is a builder.

The EAA has the Young Eagles program because they know that having more pilots is good for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,177
Posted By Plummit
Plummit

I flew Hang Gliders for 30 years and my "Home" flying site was Lake Elsinore, CA. Most every pilot gets a nick-name from the "E" team. Mine was simply "Marc the Plumber", until one day I launched...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By Plummit
Does anyone really think that Vans would be...

Does anyone really think that Vans would be happy(er) selling less kits if the Pro shops were shut down? I feel we all benefit from more flying examples than less.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,950
Posted By Plummit
My WAG is that as the airlines slow down, they...

My WAG is that as the airlines slow down, they are going to stop needing to fill the pilot shortage, which will trickle down to the flight schools losing customers, which will trickle down to GA...
Forum: California 03-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Plummit
Maybe we can get the Military to do a "Catalina...

Maybe we can get the Military to do a "Catalina Special" on it and... Oh wait, then they would charge outrageous landing fees. Never mind. :rolleyes:

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,255
Posted By Plummit
You may not have a choice this year in light of...

You may not have a choice this year in light of the recent current events. It sure looks like it will take an executive order, but that may not be far off.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By Plummit
Noted. So I gather that flying to the left coast...

Noted. So I gather that flying to the left coast is TOTALLY out of the question...

-Marc
Forum: California 03-09-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,659
Posted By Plummit
Host and Hostess

And here's Birthday Boy himself, along with his Better Half!

http://halie.com/scale/30/oHu.jpg

The RV Formation team:

http://halie.com/scale/30/oHE.jpg

And a 2-ship pass:
Forum: California 03-07-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,659
Posted By Plummit
We also will try for tomorrow. BTW, that's a...

We also will try for tomorrow. BTW, that's a nice weather page you have there at the IYK site:

http://inyokernairport.com/Aviation_Resources/index.html#AWOS

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By Plummit
The problem with filing down the mount is that...

The problem with filing down the mount is that you may end up with that "leg" not even touching the firewall at all. Once you start modifying the mount you own it!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,154
Posted By Plummit
The gear can be changed with the engine...

The gear can be changed with the engine installed, just not quite as easily. You could install the provided nose gear, hang the engine then swap it when the new one arrives.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,489
Posted By Plummit
Wow, Nice! Welcome to the 21st Century! -Marc

Wow, Nice! Welcome to the 21st Century!

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,154
Posted By Plummit
$500. I just spoke with Vans and they are...

$500. I just spoke with Vans and they are several months out due to a welder shortage.

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By Plummit
March Calendar Pic

Wow, is that one sexy plane!

http://halie.com/oH3.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,489
Posted By Plummit
CRQ

We flew down to CRQ for breakfast (no pics, sorry) Had a great breakfast and met a fairly new PP who flew down with her date, who happened to be a controller at John Wayne (KSNA). Good food, good...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By Plummit
The next question will be: "Which auto pilot?" ...

The next question will be: "Which auto pilot?" For years Tru Trak had the duties with the G900X, but if you go Garmin with the G3X you will get to use the Garmin autopilot, which in my humble...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By Plummit
Look us up when you get here. -Marc

Look us up when you get here.

-Marc
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By Plummit
While you're at it, mix in a little MMO.... -Marc

While you're at it, mix in a little MMO....

-Marc
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By Plummit
On both mains? -Marc

On both mains?

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Plummit
Nice looking paint job, but the hangars need some...

Nice looking paint job, but the hangars need some help! :D

-Marc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By Plummit
Nah, I didn't see the OP venting, just asking for...

Nah, I didn't see the OP venting, just asking for advise regarding what he perceived as a possible mistake. It's good that he mentioned the Price difference between the original receipt and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,521
Posted By Plummit
Hey Honey, guess what? I don't have to clean the...

Hey Honey, guess what? I don't have to clean the belly anymore! :cool:

-Marc
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