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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,999
Posted By Aggie78
Thread-appropriate music....

As we all make our "beer run" up to OSH for Sunday's soiree...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1vRvW3QUys
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,985
Posted By Aggie78
Aero Cosmetics Wash/Wax All

https://www.amazon.com/Aero-Cosmetics-Waterless-Aircraft-Motorcycle/dp/B00X04JRMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530503628&sr=8-1&keywords=wash+wax+all+-+aero+cosmetics+waterless+wash

I use this stuff,...
Forum: Southeast 06-29-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Aggie78
KLHW

I flew into LHW last year when we met up with my folks to tour Savannah and was treated great....reasonable fuel costs, and they stashed me in a almost-new huge hangar that I was the only occupant...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By Aggie78
Replacement Hangers

After I discovered a couple of broken ones, I sourced new ones from the folks up at Vetterman, who have designed a thicker, more robust set.

Approximately 100 hours since Iíve replaced them all with...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-14-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,352
Posted By Aggie78
Jealous...

Would love to attend this!

Was at Carroll County for nearly a week last month attending a wedding! While the wedding was nice...I'd have much rather had a little time out and gotten to hang with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By Aggie78
Welcome!

Joe,

C'mon up to Hicks sometime and I'll buy you (or, let you buy me!) lunch at The Beacon.

Quite a few of us AA types slumming up here....

Rob
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By Aggie78
Email sent...

Email sent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,557
Posted By Aggie78
Iíd like to echo...

The comments made by Ed, Dan and Walt upthread...

Less is more.

Simpler is better.

The builder of my RV-7 put a set of Infinity grips on them and every button or switch has a function...starter,...
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,377
Posted By Aggie78
Fentress Airpark-XS90

Located outside of San Marcos, Texas in Caldwell County. About 25 minutes (tollway) to Austin, 15 minutes to San Marcos, 40 minutes to San...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,621
Posted By Aggie78
Al, I agree! In fact, when not flying the RV I...

Al, I agree!

In fact, when not flying the RV I throw one in my suitcase and take it with me during my airline trips. Most every layover we have stays in a high-rise hotel in a 3rd world...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,490
Posted By Aggie78
State Form

Get your seller (a little after the fact, now) to sign this State form:

https://comptroller.texas.gov/forms/01-917.pdf

Itís a statement of occasional sale, no tax will be due.

I bought mine out of...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,621
Posted By Aggie78
Smoke Hoods

Smoke in the cockpit is one of my biggest concerns...I have had it happen before in a Transport Category aircraft (fire broke out behind engineerís panel) and it filled the cockpit with smoke so fast...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-14-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,253
Posted By Aggie78
A Thousand Years Ago...

When I was a young T-38 IP up there (1980-83 timeframe) the base had an aero club with a few 172's (actually old T-41's) some 150's and a Beech Sierra.

Is the club still operating? If so, you might...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Aggie78
Guys, Thanks for the gouge, much appreciated! I...

Guys,

Thanks for the gouge, much appreciated!

I am leaning towards DMW as it just sounds like a little less headache dealing with the FBO/airspace down by FDK.

I do plan on taking the SFRA course...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Aggie78
West Baltimore Airport Gouge Requested

Howdy Folks,

We have a wedding weíre flying up to in early May and looking for a place to bed down the RV thatís GA friendly and priced reasonably.

Wedding location is the west side of Baltimore...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,249
Posted By Aggie78
Some help found here...

A few articles on the subject by A&P IA/writer Mike Busch found...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-21-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,220
Posted By Aggie78
And...if you buy used, make sure to send them in...

And...if you buy used, make sure to send them in to Brad if they don't have the latest software upgrade.

Very important that the latest version is installed.

I'll echo the other comments; easy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By Aggie78
I had a post on that thread also (#2) and updated...

I had a post on that thread also (#2) and updated the links from my old Photo Bucket account to Google Photos where they reside now...haven't figured out a way to post them, but it appears the links...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,808
Posted By Aggie78
Hereís a very good article on Pre-Ignition

Put up by Mike Busch:

https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2015/04/13/destroy-your-engine/

If you go to the article, good pictures of engine damage and flight recorder screenshots to go along with Mikeís...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,578
Posted By Aggie78
71 lbs. IO-360 M1B, CS, Full glass, heavy...

71 lbs.

IO-360 M1B, CS, Full glass, heavy paint/interior, vac pad b/u alternator, Odyssey battery on firewall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By Aggie78
Here's a source of ready-to-go stiffeners

I used 'em...worked great!

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146750
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Aggie78
Switching tanks...

I use the aux pump to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fuel under positive pressure when switching from one tank to the other.

The drill goes something like: Boost pump-ON; Note fuel pressure rise;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By Aggie78
Jackpoint Insert

The folks at Anti Splat Aero have a Grade 8 jackpoint threaded insert that I've found works well and doesn't break the bank:

https://antisplataero.com/products/quality-jack-points
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,718
Posted By Aggie78
IFR MEL (Minimum Equipment List)

Autopilot req'd.

I won't fly single pilot IFR in an RV without it. Too many ways in a quick-handling type of aircraft like the RV is to get into an unusual attitude without it.

No autopilot? No...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,443
Posted By Aggie78
I agree with you. There is also risk introduced...

I agree with you.

There is also risk introduced when doing any kind of maintenance, and I prefer not to touch a system that is operating within limits or is under its useful life span.

This is a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By Aggie78
Museum..

Wednesday, the forecast looked pretty crummy, so off the the EAA museum we went for my first-ever visit to the place.

Serendipity delivered us there just as the skies opened, and I happily spent the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,534
Posted By Aggie78
Time had better fly.... I'm suffering casualties...

Time had better fly.... I'm suffering casualties before the kickoff of the event.

My six pack is down to a fiver...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Aggie78
Wilco. I think we're leaving early Saturday...

Wilco.

I think we're leaving early Saturday morning, shooting to arrive at OSH before/between/after when the mass gaggles arrive... exact timing driven by the situation... weather, etc.

See ya up...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,895
Posted By Aggie78
Late last year, I did the new seat/sheepskin...

Late last year, I did the new seat/sheepskin upgrade from Cleveland over the faux leather from another purveyor that came with the bird...figger'ed if that was good enough for the day job (airline...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-13-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Aggie78
Hi John! I will definitely look for you up...

Hi John!

I will definitely look for you up there! Safe travels on the way!

And the sofa is cleaning up purty good for my "hangar crib"...thanks for the swag!

Swing by 707 for a beer...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-13-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Aggie78
I'm going, probably flying 2-ship up with Roy...

I'm going, probably flying 2-ship up with Roy Geer in his RV-8.

Leaving the 22nd, stay till Thursday or Friday, depending on wx...

In the dorm over at UWO...my days of tent camping ended when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By Aggie78
Some info that might be a help found...

Some info that might be a help found here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148846

Bummer, and good luck snaking it outta there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,370
Posted By Aggie78
Great upgrade report!

You will really enjoy the extra capability, Sid, not just on "fer-shor" solid IFR days, but on those days when it's kinda scuzzy marginal VFR-ish...I was losing more than a few trips due to those...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,715
Posted By Aggie78
Verbiage that has preceded many unexpected,...

Verbiage that has preceded many unexpected, unintended and usually regretted outcomes.

For my fellow Southerner's, another way of saying "Hold my beer and watch this...."
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By Aggie78
Savvy Analysis

Engine monitor with download capability?

You might consider signing up for their pay service, they have an analytics program called "failing exhaust valve analysis" or FEVA that has a very good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,425
Posted By Aggie78
Exactly what I have for the Missus...works good,...

Exactly what I have for the Missus...works good, complaints waaaay down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,347
Posted By Aggie78
Question about a TG-10 Heater Box

Fully pulling the control cable on my heater leaves me with ~1/4" gap from fully "Open" on the air blocker door in the heater box....

Will air loads push it closed the rest of the way, or must I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By Aggie78
Can't remember if it was last year or year...

Can't remember if it was last year or year before...ACS had free shipping from AirVenture...

Many other merchants do as well...

I bought a case and had it sent home...showed up about the same time...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Aggie78
Very old tech solution...

Duct tape on the inside of the fairing, just a piece every few inches or so between the rubber and metal to hold it in place and keep it from pulling out...

Worked better than any adhesives I've...
Forum: Safety 06-15-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,487
Posted By Aggie78
Bumping this back to life again...

Because I'm still trying to get the opinion of folks who have done a lot of overwater/back country flying on the Land-Shark survival bag found here:

https://www.land-shark.com/

I'm looking for a...
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,538
Posted By Aggie78
I gave up on British motorcars....

When my brother-in-law's old Triumph Spitfire quit running once, I seemed to recall that the fix was buying a new taillight bulb.

Seems the ground for the ignition circuit was somehow wired through...
Forum: Safety 06-13-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,487
Posted By Aggie78
Bumping this old thread up...

I'm getting a land/limited overwater equipment kit together, and this post caught my eye, especially the comments regarding life rafts.

Any thoughts on the use of something like this for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,246
Posted By Aggie78
So many reasons why...

We put up with all the things we do and obstacles we overcome to finally get airborne are revealed in your video.

Gorgeous scenery, perfect music. Really well done.

A reminder too...God does great...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,940
Posted By Aggie78
This looks like a great day trip!

Any comments on things to do/see/eat at nearby Beaver Island?

I was thinking a visit or overnight stay at Beaver Island combined with a day trip/picnic over to North Fox would be a fun...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,614
Posted By Aggie78
Ping us down here at Hicks...

Sid,

Let me know when you guys are heading to Hard 8 or up to Cedar Mills sometime...usually we can get a posse of Hicksonian's to do a burger/BBQ run with enough heads up.

Have also had the tuna...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,472
Posted By Aggie78
Those Pelican's Perch articles are really...

Those Pelican's Perch articles are really chock-full of good info...

Relevant to this thread, I copied this nugget:

Our POHs instruct us to use full-rich for takeoff. The extraordinarily rich...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-02-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By Aggie78
What it looked like a few years ago....

Great documentary of a fighter squadron based in Corsica during WW2 can be found here:

http://iloveww2warbirds.com/thunderbolt-documentary-of-p-47-squadron-film/

I watched it also on Netflix the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By Aggie78
Dual 10" Skyviews with 2 ADHRS, Primary and...

Dual 10" Skyviews with 2 ADHRS, Primary and Standby, both with backup batteries.

Backing that up is a Dynon D6 tied into the pitot/static system, also with a backup battery installed.

B&C backup...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,354
Posted By Aggie78
Scheduling Conflict?

With the 2017 HBC Beer Social?

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148715

Looks like they're both Sunday afternoon?

Not that the Beer-thingy in HBC wrapped up early last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Aggie78
Post #17 in this thread may be of some...

Post #17 in this thread may be of some help:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=81212&page=2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,728
Posted By Aggie78
This system has been posted here...

This system has been posted here before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kswau1mGBE8

To my knowledge, no one has installed one under the cowl of an RV.

The activation temp of 248F may be too low...
Forum: ADS-B 05-26-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,195
Posted By Aggie78
Randy, That's great news, thank you very...

Randy,

That's great news, thank you very much!

And Jeff... regarding aviation purchases...any familiarity with the term "aviation cost units".

Very handy when discussing a need with higher...
Forum: ADS-B 05-26-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,195
Posted By Aggie78
Randy, Did you have to do any software "wakeup"...

Randy,

Did you have to do any software "wakeup" or programming with the upgrade?

Any settings changes?

Or is it truly "plug and play"?

I'm a few weeks behind your install and hopefully don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By Aggie78
Thanks for the link to the video. Ok, so it's...

Thanks for the link to the video.

Ok, so it's not 100% proof that one can predict escape using the LifeHammer, but it's the 2nd data point in this discussion that it WILL stand a decent chance of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-25-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Aggie78
David, Search this website with the terms...

David,

Search this website with the terms "sticking exhaust valve" and you will get hits with many threads, including one I started...

Not an uncommon malady in the Lycoming world...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Aggie78
Here's how I mounted mine...

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/aggies78/IMG_20170525_124510.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,519
Posted By Aggie78
I'm just glad...

We aren't using the T.O. (Technical Order) that dictated not replacing the skinny little main tires we had on the T-38 (155 KIAS final approach speed!) until the FOURTH cord was showing!

By the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By Aggie78
Paul, Did you see the PIREP and link in post #6...

Paul,

Did you see the PIREP and link in post #6 of this thread posted by rzbill?

That link took you to a VAF posting made in 2008 using the LifeHammer and compared it to a center punch and another...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By Aggie78
I have a -7 and live in a hangar over at...

I have a -7 and live in a hangar over at Hicks...come by anytime (coordinate to make sure I'm here.) Happy to tell lies/swap sea stories with you.

Plus, when we're done talking flying, it looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By Aggie78
I use this...

Mounted to the flap actuator housing between the...
Forum: Autopilots 05-15-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By Aggie78
Well, I was hoping for something sexy...

Like a failed pitch servo I could point at and go "A ha!" to.

Not to be.

Moving the pitch servo over the roll servo and hooking it up there and the pitch servo worked like a champ.

So...Not a...
Forum: Autopilots 05-15-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By Aggie78
Tech support troubleshooting

They suggested since the system is now seeing the roll servo, if it's possible, gain access to the roll servo connector, disco it and connect up the wiring harness of the pitch servo to it.

If it...
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