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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-12iS Ė Powerplant Kit Availability and RV-12/12iS options announced

Vanís is pleased to announce that we are now accepting orders for the RV-12iS Powerplant Kit. Orders placed for this kit will have approximately an eight-week delivery lead time. Between now and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By greghughespdx
UPDATE: We are looking for a RV-3 to participate...

UPDATE: We are looking for a RV-3 to participate in the showcase fly-by!

We know that the number of RV-3s that fly into OSH is relatively small, but we are hopeful someone out there will be flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By greghughespdx
UPDATE: As of Monday afternoon, we are still...

UPDATE: As of Monday afternoon, we are still looking for applications for the RV fly-by from confident, interested pilots and airplanes of the following models, so let us know if you're interested!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By greghughespdx
Airventure Oshkosh Flyover Opportunity for RV Pilots - and update on special parking

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2018 - 10,000 RVs Flyover Opportunity

We wanted to let everyone know about an opportunity for a handful of experienced volunteer RV pilots to participate in a fly-over during...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-29-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,129
Posted By greghughespdx
Lookin good, t-man. You get yourself wedged into...

Lookin good, t-man. You get yourself wedged into in those seat frames and make airplane sounds yet? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's annual banquet at Oshkosh - Keynote speaker Nigel Speedy

We're excited to announce (https://www.facebook.com/121827541221519/photos/a.124659254271681.21139.121827541221519/2027691220635132/?type=3) that Nigel Speedy, RV-8 builder/driver and chief flight...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,678
Posted By greghughespdx
Hmmmm... is right. ;) It's on Instagram, it must...

Hmmmm... is right. ;)

It's on Instagram, it must be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By greghughespdx
Some have wrapped the antenna wire around a rod...

Some have wrapped the antenna wire around a rod to form a coil in part of the antenna, to make it physically shorter. That's what I have done on mine, and mounted under the fiberglass emp fairing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By greghughespdx
Congrats - looks nice!

Congrats - looks nice!
Forum: RV-4 05-21-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep. call Clint and show him the pictures. He...

Yep. call Clint and show him the pictures. He will let you know what's needed. Similar situation for me. In the end, I changed to a trombone exhaust, but for specific reasons. That was after he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By greghughespdx
Try without the glasses (if can be done safely of...

Try without the glasses (if can be done safely of course) and see if the problem persists. Wearing the headset tight across the top of the head with glasses can sometimes create small air gaps, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By greghughespdx
Congrats to Alex and to Eagles Nest on the great...

Congrats to Alex and to Eagles Nest on the great success!!
Forum: Oregon 05-02-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By greghughespdx
Just listed, Hillsboro/North Plains (West of...

Just listed, Hillsboro/North Plains (West of Portland)

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9690-NW-Beach-Ct-Hillsboro-OR-97124/80925209_zpid/
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,075
Posted By greghughespdx
Curious, did you monitor/record altitude loss...

Curious, did you monitor/record altitude loss during the maneuvers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,076
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm curious which video you found helpful, and...

I'm curious which video you found helpful, and also where you found the pearl white you're referring to. I have an off-white color (light almond color as the paint shop nick-named it) that I need for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,076
Posted By greghughespdx
Are the checkerboards on the tail and wings small...

Are the checkerboards on the tail and wings small squares of vinyl or printed? Cover it all with the black and then knifeless tape? Looks nice!
Forum: Oregon 04-26-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By greghughespdx
There are buildable airpark lots available now at...

There are buildable airpark lots available now at Independence State airport and last I looked there was at least one home on an airpark for sale in Battle Ground, WA (just north of...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,952
Posted By greghughespdx
Related, sort of: If there's interest in a...

Related, sort of: If there's interest in a West-of-the-Mississippi RV-12 fly in, I'm glad to help sponsor something in the Portland area! We have five flying -12's and one under construction at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By greghughespdx
For better cabin heat, might want to call or...

For better cabin heat, might want to call or email Clint at Vetterman and discuss the relative benefits of a trombone exhaust and any power differences.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By greghughespdx
Looks like the nose-end of the cowl is sitting...

Looks like the nose-end of the cowl is sitting low in the photo. Once that spinner is on there, you'll want/need to make sure the cowl is centered around the prop/spinner circle. Have you already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep - and worth it

I have project/build insurance (actually not-in-motion coverage technically) via Gallagher (great company and people) and underwritten by AIG. When getting the quotes I asked about the different...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By greghughespdx
Just in case, have you looked at the tire for and...

Just in case, have you looked at the tire for and rubbing wear after this happens? Depending on how much air you added and shape changes, that's at least a possibility to also consider.
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,840
Posted By greghughespdx
Oregon starter list: Airplane Camping (camp site...

Oregon starter list:

Airplane Camping (camp site style) - Nehalem Bay airport (Manzanita OR)

Flying in and staying resort style for a day or two, non-camping - Sun River

Aviation Museums -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
Posted By greghughespdx
Don't forget to take a look at Advanced Flight...

Don't forget to take a look at Advanced Flight Systems (which is part of Dynon). They're in Oregon like us. :)

Antennas are mostly the same from one system to the next (accept possibly GPS antennas,...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By greghughespdx
I've had a very similar great experience with...

I've had a very similar great experience with Clint from Vetterman. Not only did he make an adjustment free of charge... When the system still wouldn't quite work he had me send it back and gave me a...
Forum: ADS-B 03-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,629
Posted By greghughespdx
Are the plugs and wire pinouts the same as the 39...

Are the plugs and wire pinouts the same as the 39 series, or different? If I have wires already run and tucked away between ship's power, GDL-39 3D and my 795, can I just remove the 39 and put the 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,160
Posted By greghughespdx
One and the same, is my understanding.

One and the same, is my understanding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By greghughespdx
Yeah I have been looking at that. Have not had...

Yeah I have been looking at that. Have not had time in the hangar this week to do much so no new work here. The idea is to get a cut that is very close to the cowl surface, then user paperclips or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By greghughespdx
Gotcha. I am planning to use paperclips after the...

Gotcha. I am planning to use paperclips after the initial cut that this things in intended to help make.

And over-complicate things? Me??? Hah... Ask my ex-wife about that. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By greghughespdx
Question Trying a baffle cutting idea

I'm currently working (when I can find some time away from my job, it's been crazy-busy) on the engine baffles for my 8A project. I actually have two baffle kits. One is the "old" style kit that was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By greghughespdx
Suggestions: 1. Be well hydrated. This is a huge...

Suggestions:

1. Be well hydrated. This is a huge air sickness cause.

2. Make sure you are well-rested. Again, a huge cause.

3. Look at the horizon.

4. Put your hands and feet on the controls....
Forum: ADS-B 01-19-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,812
Posted By greghughespdx
Steve and team - With the GDL82 SBAS (which is...

Steve and team -

With the GDL82 SBAS (which is the model currently shipping, with the built in GPS and antenna), can one choose to not use the antenna and go to the GTN or GNS navigator instead? I...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By greghughespdx
Give Abby at Flightline Interiors a call. She...

Give Abby at Flightline Interiors a call. She almost certainly made your stock seats and can tell you all about available upgrade options she can provide. Plus she's a class act and great to work...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By greghughespdx
Would be interesting to compare the rudder...

Would be interesting to compare the rudder shape/flatness/etc. of both airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,952
Posted By greghughespdx
Cool - any video of the snaps? Would be fun to...

Cool - any video of the snaps? Would be fun to see.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By greghughespdx
Run the #30 one more time to make sure you're not...

Run the #30 one more time to make sure you're not hung on a burr or something. Tighten up the hose clamp to help squeeze it but not too much, you don't want to break the clamp. Then use the dowel to...
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,183
Posted By greghughespdx
If it's stiff on the ground, or if the feel has...

If it's stiff on the ground, or if the feel has changed for you, take it apart and look at it. Not worth the risks that could potentially be involved, and pretty easy to inspect the assembly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By greghughespdx
Some of the docs available on the POH page...

Some of the docs available on the POH page (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm) here have checklists that shoudl help. Luca's RV-8 POH (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh/luke.pdf) has...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,862
Posted By greghughespdx
I'd replace it. 1. It's just too deep. 2. Every...

I'd replace it.

1. It's just too deep.
2. Every time I buy a new part (and I have bought several) the resulting pain I experience makes me that much more careful the next time around and on future...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,443
Posted By greghughespdx
I'll look for you at the January breakfast. I fly...

I'll look for you at the January breakfast. I fly out of Twin Oaks.
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
Posted By greghughespdx
Dimple the things. Depending on your dimple dies...

Dimple the things. Depending on your dimple dies you might have to/find it useful to grind down one side of the die so that might otherwise interfere with the nut part of the nutplate when squeezing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,443
Posted By greghughespdx
Like Bruce said, there are many of us around this...

Like Bruce said, there are many of us around this here Portland area willing to help if you want someone to ride along so you can fly it and/or get the phase one test hours flown off. Myself included.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,713
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep, I did something similar and found that the...

Yep, I did something similar and found that the bolts snugged everything up to the rails quite well once tightened down properly.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-03-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,079
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm sure I'm not the only person who is thinking...

I'm sure I'm not the only person who is thinking how every formation flight is a "Maiden Flight" for them. Great story!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By greghughespdx
Stein has lots of connector/wire options,...

Stein has lots of connector/wire options, examples:...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-02-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,322
Posted By greghughespdx
With the current trade-in program Avidyne is...

With the current trade-in program Avidyne is running through Dec 25 it might be worth taking a quick look and seeing if sooner is better than later financially?...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,775
Posted By greghughespdx
I've seen this behavior on my plane, and *only*...

I've seen this behavior on my plane, and *only* on the electronic ignition (with one mag, one EI on the engine) The mag ran fine, the EI did not. Lower power/MP was ok, but once crossing the line...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,884
Posted By greghughespdx
All of them :)

All of them :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By greghughespdx
I can tell ya that my experience this year,...

I can tell ya that my experience this year, having to file a claim on an airplane policy for the first time ever (in this case project insurance for a broken prop blade) that Gallagher and the staff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,607
Posted By greghughespdx
Plugs (one the bench) and wires (on a multimeter)...

Plugs (one the bench) and wires (on a multimeter) checked?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By greghughespdx
Or, put two screens in there and pop 'em both out...

Or, put two screens in there and pop 'em both out when you need access. By the time all is said and done it's almost like there's no panel in your way at all.

Mine also has a baggage compartment...
Forum: Interiors 11-06-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By greghughespdx
Abby at Flightline Interiors...

Abby at Flightline Interiors (http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/) is awesome. She made my interior, is terrific to work with and will work with you on your interior design details.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-02-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,795
Posted By greghughespdx
Goulding's Lodge Airport is a private, paved...

Goulding's Lodge Airport is a private, paved airport right in the middle of Monument Valley, across the roadway from the lodge, store, etc. It's private, but you can get permission to land there (see...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,821
Posted By greghughespdx
Admitted total paint noob here, so I will just...

Admitted total paint noob here, so I will just ask: Is there a "single-stage" (combined pigment+clear as you described) that you can apply additional clear coat on? Probably a stupid question, but...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,317
Posted By greghughespdx
What Turner said: Airspeed is critical in terms...

What Turner said: Airspeed is critical in terms of how a slip and the extended flaperons behave. You really have to slow it down and keep it there, else you're gonna be floating for sure.

Like you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By greghughespdx
Awesome shots! Calendar pics I hope. It looks...

Awesome shots! Calendar pics I hope. It looks downright terrific in person, too!
Forum: Reviews 10-10-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,451
Posted By greghughespdx
I can use Alexa either in person or remotely (via...

I can use Alexa either in person or remotely (via app) to turn stuff on and off using an electrical outlet similar to Bruce's (I have an Amazon Spot in the hangar - which also makes for great Pandora...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By greghughespdx
I've had the privilege of working with Lightspeed...

I've had the privilege of working with Lightspeed on some projects, have bought a few of their headsets over time, and live just down the road. I can honestly say, without hesitation, that they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,588
Posted By greghughespdx
Hey there, Evan - It was great to meet you in...

Hey there, Evan - It was great to meet you in Reno! Also fun to read the details of your Arlington story. :) If you're back up in the Portland area any time, be sure to drop a line!

greg
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By greghughespdx
Talking https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36613967184_2e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36613967184_2e24074c2b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XMs9Qh)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By greghughespdx
Looking forward to seeing ya both there! #Team130

Looking forward to seeing ya both there! #Team130
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,881
Posted By greghughespdx
Is the oil plug installed in the engine for the...

Is the oil plug installed in the engine for the governor operation? I wonder if something got missed maybe? That would be a bummer but if you are getting oil pressure without the prop cycling, it's...
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