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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-14-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,086
Posted By humptybump
Very plausible deduction.

Very plausible deduction.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-14-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,086
Posted By humptybump
I forgot to add, I was able to diagnose it as far...

I forgot to add, I was able to diagnose it as far as it being a DNS issue / likely a cached DNS issue. On those occasions where I could not get to the VAF forums, I could get to the home/launch page...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-13-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,086
Posted By humptybump
Ditto. It’s a combination of Safari Mobile, iOS...

Ditto. It’s a combination of Safari Mobile, iOS networking, and VAF. I have had the exact same issue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-10-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By humptybump
I just use the “compass” app on my phone. It has...

I just use the “compass” app on my phone. It has a second screen that acts as a digital bubble level. You can even “zero” it to any arbitrary starting point....
Forum: Fiberglass 12-09-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 50,788
Posted By humptybump
The current 3D printing technology that a builder...

The current 3D printing technology that a builder can afford can not create a part that will hold up to the heat environment of the engine compartment.

There are a number of non-structural objects a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-09-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By humptybump
Yes. I find that most “driving shoes” and similar...

Yes. I find that most “driving shoes” and similar “pedal feel” footwear don’t transition well to lots of walking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By humptybump
As a pilot who frequently requests the...

As a pilot who frequently requests the identifiers to be spelled, having a textual transfer of the clearance information would be wonderful - even if all other tasks of the departure and arrival were...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-08-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By humptybump
Another source is “wrestling shoes”.

Another source is “wrestling shoes”.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By humptybump
nice welding jig...

nice welding jig...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-05-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By humptybump
Congratulations Denny ... but don’t be showing...

Congratulations Denny ... but don’t be showing that Case crappp in my neck of the woods. This here is Deere country :-)
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Forum: Northeast 12-05-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By humptybump
Jake. This is generous. I have a need in about a...

Jake. This is generous. I have a need in about a month. I’ll be in touch and will find some suitable compensation :-)
Forum: Propellers 12-05-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By humptybump
Repairable? Yes. End user repairable? Possibly...

Repairable? Yes.

End user repairable? Possibly but only if it can be determined it is surface damage only.

Repair options include paint removal to insure the damage is limited to the edge. Fill...
Forum: Propellers 12-04-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By humptybump
If you have one set of bolts connecting an...

If you have one set of bolts connecting an aluminum section to the engine flange and then a separate set of bolts from the aluminum section to the propeller, this is what I was calling an...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-02-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By humptybump
As I got further into my instrument training, I...

As I got further into my instrument training, I found this advice to be the best option for me.

By always loading the flight plan into the IFR GPS, I was always practicing what I would need in real...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By humptybump
Oops. If a moderator could correct the title...

Oops.

If a moderator could correct the title please. It should read:

“Prop Spacer or Prop Extension - Survey”

This will help current and future readers and searches.

Thanks.
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By humptybump
Prop Hub or Prop Extension - survey

I was recently told that the long bolts required for using a 2-1/4” propeller spacer were getting hard to purchase and there are advantages to a using a prop extension. (I had no problem with a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By humptybump
Are you selling single or dual ground electrode...

Are you selling single or dual ground electrode fine-wire plugs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 53,786
Posted By humptybump
Bob Axom used a solution for performance testing...

Bob Axom used a solution for performance testing his racing mods which compensated for the variability of times of day and between days. Granted, he was always testing at WOT but the goal was the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By humptybump
Caveats: #1, it does not apply to the OP because...

Caveats: #1, it does not apply to the OP because he clarified he is asking about FI; caveat #2, for the life of me I can not find the original material.

OK, short of the above, sometime in the past...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-22-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 50,788
Posted By humptybump
Don - I can not see the image but you said...

Don - I can not see the image but you said "print" a mold. Depending on the complexity of you mold, you may have real issues. (I just went down this path.) If you can display the image, I can provide...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-22-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 50,788
Posted By humptybump
PDF of DanH's valuable work

I've been making reference to DanH's fiberglass work and was bummed when I realized (1) I had lost the PDF I had created from this thread, and (2) the photos fell victim to the PhotoBucket EUA.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By humptybump
I have a solution similar to John (aka...

I have a solution similar to John (aka LuckyDuck)

If you have an EFIS system which integrates with a tablet, then a simple RAM ball mount is an easy “future-proof” solution.

I have the G3X Touch as...
Forum: APRS Tracking 11-20-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By humptybump
I agree that http://aprs.fi is the best for live...

I agree that http://aprs.fi is the best for live tracking. The http://airprs.com is good for reviewing flights.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By humptybump
Are you asking about mobile tablets or...

Are you asking about mobile tablets or smartphones or are you asking about Touch Screen EFIS’s?

The Garmin G3X Touch does not require special gloves. It does not use the capacitive touch technology.
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,534
Posted By humptybump
I’m part of the crowd which believes an audio...

I’m part of the crowd which believes an audio panel is the best solution but will admit to using a “simple” switch between radios.

The switch really should switch “speaker”, “mic”, and “PTT”....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By humptybump
I’ll be posting pictures when the project has...

I’ll be posting pictures when the project has been tested. It will likely bee a couple more weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By humptybump
I’ve been using a 3D printer for several years in...

I’ve been using a 3D printer for several years in several technology areas. My most recent use case is to creat molds for custom fiberglass parts. I find it much more predictable to design and define...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By humptybump
I did the same.

I did the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 53,786
Posted By humptybump
I did catch that you have an SLS at work (which...

I did catch that you have an SLS at work (which is why I was specific to mention the filament based FDM printers most builders might encounter at home).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 53,786
Posted By humptybump
Just an FYI ... When FDM printing with any of...

Just an FYI ...

When FDM printing with any of the carbon fiber reinforced materials, its important to use a [stainless] steel nozzle as the carbon will wear standard nozzles.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,807
Posted By humptybump
"Compromise is natural to good design."

"Compromise is natural to good design."
Forum: GPS 11-01-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By humptybump
Should you lose the G3X display, you lose the...

Should you lose the G3X display, you lose the ability to tune your remote radios. The GTN-650 gives you the ability to still tune one radio with knobs.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-31-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By humptybump
Within reason, your instrument approach speed is...

Within reason, your instrument approach speed is a personal choice.

You have more time to adjust and stabilize if you are at 90kts vs 130kts.

You will want a speed that is easy to transition to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-25-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By humptybump
The new panel looks great and very functional. I...

The new panel looks great and very functional. I had forgotten how "mature" the old panel was :rolleyes:
Forum: GPS 10-24-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By humptybump
There are several methods of learning new "glass"...

There are several methods of learning new "glass" including the GTN-650. Here is something that may help.

Imagine a scenario or ask a CFII for a scenario such as:

depart your local airport
climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By humptybump
EN-17 is a great accomplishment for both the...

EN-17 is a great accomplishment for both the students and mentors!

The thought of EN-21 is an incredible success story for the Eagle's Nest Program!
Forum: Safety 10-15-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By humptybump
Duct tape (the ultimate multitasker) and a Swiss...

Duct tape (the ultimate multitasker) and a Swiss Army knife (not the monster but the kind with a couple of blades, can opener, etc, and possible scissors.

Create a "bar" (or two or three) by pulling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By humptybump
This is a timely post (or at lest me finding it)....

This is a timely post (or at lest me finding it). I'll have to see how many of those I still have around.

Now if there was a common free roller-thinging for getting out bubbles.
Forum: Autopilots 10-04-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By humptybump
Once the "Baro Minimums" is set, the audio alert...

Once the "Baro Minimums" is set, the audio alert will occur when descending to/through the selected altitude independent of any active approach.

This allows to you to (1) use the feature as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By humptybump
The experimental version is available now for...

The experimental version is available now for under $100. The STC'd version will be available for $2500 installed. The military version should be contained by the additional $52B funding request of...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,679
Posted By humptybump
Brian, can you elaborate on where the discrete...

Brian, can you elaborate on where the discrete inputs are? As I recall, there are more than on “box” which can provide them.
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,679
Posted By humptybump
Im sure there are some things exposed. For...

Im sure there are some things exposed. For example “control wheel steering (CWD)” and “take-off go-around” (TOGA)”. Most things require an external module such as the auto-pilot controller or the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,013
Posted By humptybump
Your RTW trip is far more than I have on my...

Your RTW trip is far more than I have on my bucket list.

I run a 23gal AUX tank in my RV-8 regularly. While I seldom do legs over 5hrs, I do a number of 7+ hour days into locations without...
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By humptybump
I was within 50 minutes but the weather didn't...

I was within 50 minutes but the weather didn't clear before I had to head back. :(

Here's hoping for better weather next year!
Forum: Safety 09-16-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By humptybump
We are breaking a GMO variety of deer with...

We are breaking a GMO variety of deer with self-illumination - in red light so as to not affect night vision.
Forum: Northeast 09-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By humptybump
I may have to adjust my route. What is the window...

I may have to adjust my route. What is the window on Saturday for the fly-in?
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-13-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By humptybump
The MGL Xtreme EFIS with EMS started out as my...

The MGL Xtreme EFIS with EMS started out as my VFR instrumentation. It's now my IFR backup. It has its own GPS as well as the OAT, AHRS and Magnetometer modules on its CAN bus. It's a very complete...
Forum: Northeast 09-12-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By humptybump
I was expecting "thanks for the warning"...

I was expecting "thanks for the warning" :eek:
Forum: Northeast 09-12-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By humptybump
The eastern seaboard is looking pretty good so...

The eastern seaboard is looking pretty good so Virginia will be represented.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,473
Posted By humptybump
Noob question. I now know what "Dow #4" is....

Noob question.

I now know what "Dow #4" is.

What does "burp the plug wire" mean?

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By humptybump
The compact avionics from Dynon do enable some...

The compact avionics from Dynon do enable some very functional panel designs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By humptybump
size-wise, the GTN-750 matches up to the IFD540...

size-wise, the GTN-750 matches up to the IFD540 but the challenge in the tandems is the available panel real estate when there are two screens already.



This is another "nicety" if you use Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By humptybump
This is where the "total Garmin echo system" has...

This is where the "total Garmin echo system" has an advantage. You can flightplan with Garmin Pilot on your tablet (or phone) and then "push" it to the GTN via the G3X Touch. You still make enroute...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,327
Posted By humptybump
This seems like a good time to quote Paul, "I'm...

This seems like a good time to quote Paul, "I'm not an RF engineer, I just listen to guys who are". (Smart armature radio guys count.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,327
Posted By humptybump
Thankfully I found all the necessary materials,...

Thankfully I found all the necessary materials, tools, and instrumentation in my shop. (amazing what 30 years of hording will get you.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,327
Posted By humptybump
Interesting observation. A J-Pole at the right...

Interesting observation. A J-Pole at the right frequencies would need to be more than 6' long.

I'm not an RF engineer, so I have no idea how Bob Archer created a well tuned performing antenna which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,327
Posted By humptybump
detailed construction diagram of wingtip VOR antenna

I recently built a wingtip VOR antenna using updated design documentation from that noted in this thread. The results have thus far been more than acceptable. Initial testing was just a handheld and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By humptybump
We're going through a similar update, albeit only...

We're going through a similar update, albeit only 9 years. New mounts, hoses, exhaust gaskets, etc. - pretty much anywhere "new meets old".
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-15-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,516
Posted By humptybump
The poll has settled down (for the most part). ...

The poll has settled down (for the most part). I'd like to say "thanks" to everyone for participating and for the comments.

As of now, with 170 data points, it's 5:2 with fuel injection results...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,516
Posted By humptybump
There's been a surge in polling data (161...

There's been a surge in polling data (161 results) from fuel injection 5:2 over carburetor. The carburetor install with single EI are 4:3 while the fuel injection installs are back up to 2:1 in favor...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-12-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,516
Posted By humptybump
I've got to give this a try ... RV-8 - Slicks...

I've got to give this a try ...



RV-8 - Slicks and a carburetor
RV-6 - pMags and a carburetor
RV-3B - pMags and fuel injection
Tundra - pMags and fuel injection

It's a tough call on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-12-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,516
Posted By humptybump
I think the poll is somewhat "self selective"...

I think the poll is somewhat "self selective" since it's title focuses on combinations with electronic ignition.
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