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Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,861
Posted By islandmonkey
Bob, I bet you have plans already in place on the...

Bob, I bet you have plans already in place on the power end of your 6a. If not, start on the plans now and look at the timeline for completion. This will give you a good wintertime project that will...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-22-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,791
Posted By islandmonkey
Never a more truer word spoken. I thought I...

Never a more truer word spoken.

I thought I would never get over the death of Levis our Doberman cross. Five years on and I have three dogs now. All of them give me motivation, calm me down and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,147
Posted By islandmonkey
Hi Bob, I was so sorry when I heard about your...

Hi Bob,

I was so sorry when I heard about your beloved wife. I did not want to burden you with extra sadness as I felt it was not the time or place. I wanted to give you words of support through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,147
Posted By islandmonkey
Update

Just a short update.

In early December, I was put on a combination of morphine and cortisone which dramatically reduced the pain I was having. After this, I was put on a treatment of chemo which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,910
Posted By islandmonkey
Some good ideas above.

There are some very good ideas above. Especially if your mobile. For really good tips I save them to my build website which you can access below and look at Builder Tips on the top RH side. I do try...
Forum: RV-4 02-10-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,857
Posted By islandmonkey
Larger Tires Maybe?

Oly,

Do you land on grass or soft ground?? If so you could from Spruce buy a 380x150-5. It is 15" dia and 6" wide.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2531/2999/320/HPIM0427.jpg

The tire VANS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,844
Posted By islandmonkey
Aircraft Engravers

You could try here:


Aircraft Engravers (http://www.engravers.net/)


They do data plates and other nifty stuff. Mike Starkey has used their engraved switches in his 10 and they look really good....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By islandmonkey
Strap Duplicators Maybe?

You may want to look at this useful little device which enables a hole to be match drilled accurately. I am not sure if the dimple will affect accuracy so take care. I know that some of the "Gurus"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,433
Posted By islandmonkey
Here is a link to my website where I have posted...

Here is a link to my website where I have posted a page for Tools I may Want to Get (http://www.inselaffe.com/rv3/wordpress/2012/01/19/tools-th/)

This list is not complete and will add to it in...
Forum: RV-3 02-07-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,879
Posted By islandmonkey
Then you have three individuals, Me, Myself and...

Then you have three individuals, Me, Myself and I.

There will be only two others to share the experience.


Thanks for the update Paul. I always look at your posts and find 99.9% of them informative...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,720
Posted By islandmonkey
Nice One!

I agree with the others above. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to photograph this procedure and post it here. I have book marked it for future reference.

It is posts like this one that make...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,554
Posted By islandmonkey
True Bill, on all three points you make. I did...

True Bill, on all three points you make. I did mention the added complexity.

Really only only the right light needs to be dippable and the movement rate could possibly adjusted so that the rate of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,554
Posted By islandmonkey
How about self leveling lights that automatically...

How about self leveling lights that automatically dip and continue to point at the runway as the tail goes down. I know it would add complexity and is another thing to go wrong but some builders...
Forum: RV-4 02-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By islandmonkey
Mike, Check this thread out I started a few...

Mike,

Check this thread out I started a few weeks ago. It pretty much says what I asked and answers your question.


RV-4 Seats (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=81048)


Good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By islandmonkey
I am going to do exactly what Dan says in the...

I am going to do exactly what Dan says in the last post and is shown here on Steve Sampsons's very good RV-4 website. As Steve says, why complicate matters by adding electronics that will go wrong...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,356
Posted By islandmonkey
Thanks for the report Stephen. I had slightly out...

Thanks for the report Stephen. I had slightly out of balance main wheels on my Cub when I owned her. I could have done with this product then. I will be making a note of this thread for future...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,048
Posted By islandmonkey
Use the manual trim available from Vans...

Use the manual trim available from Vans here:

Manual Trim (http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/catalog.cgi?ident=1328356076-196-252&browse=airframe&product=ail-tx)

It works, is light and is simple...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By islandmonkey
Welcome

Welcome to VAF Olli. Nice to see someone in a neighbouring country.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-02-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,044
Posted By islandmonkey
David, You have a great big empty feeling at the...

David,

You have a great big empty feeling at the moment. This will slowly pass but not go away entirely. The memories of the good times will remain.

My thoughts are with you. Just remember that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,511
Posted By islandmonkey
We should use Strawberries

We should use strawberries. After all it is just a number. Just make sure you use one number, stick with it, and have an easy way to convert to other measurements.

I use the numbers in the POH for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,449
Posted By islandmonkey
I have dogs, so it is sweep up chips after every...

I have dogs, so it is sweep up chips after every session- Has to be a habit.
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,639
Posted By islandmonkey
I am always grateful for your input Smokey. To...

I am always grateful for your input Smokey.

To be honest I think I could source memory foam here in Switzerland or even go to an Automobile "Bling" shop to see what they have on offer. This would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,773
Posted By islandmonkey
Great Idea and so simple and cheap too.

Clive,

The best ideas are the simplest. I am going to store that away somewhere on my website. I hope you don't mind if I copy your photos.

Thanks very much for an excellent idea.

Tony
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,983
Posted By islandmonkey
Zero, nada, zilch. I am Jealous.

None so far, but I have lots of tail wheel time and I have flown YAK 52's, Bulldogs and a lovely Stampe. I love tandem seat aircraft and I suspect I will have to get to England to take up an offer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,793
Posted By islandmonkey
But Where do they go?

Good tip Paul.

There have been a number of good tips posted recently, this one included. When I post a tip I usually put "Tip" as the first word of the title in order to help anyone using the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,181
Posted By islandmonkey
Here is something I googled. It is not an RV. It...

Here is something I googled. It is not an RV. It shows the safety wire preventing the nuts (bolts) from undoing. Hope it helps.
Use 0.040 as Gil suggests.

Also here is a link to Experimenter...
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,235
Posted By islandmonkey
It is a little treasure chest located at the end...

It is a little treasure chest located at the end of each rainbow.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-16-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,414
Posted By islandmonkey
I am 60 next month Willie, I hope to be doing...

I am 60 next month Willie, I hope to be doing what your doing now when I am 70. Well done mate. Could you post more pictures of your 4?

Cheers

Tony
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,830
Posted By islandmonkey
From what I have heard Dominik, HB-YDO was sold...

From what I have heard Dominik, HB-YDO was sold and exported to France and is now on the French register. I do not know if it is still in airworthy condition. I will be devoting all my efforts now in...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
Thanks Ken for the qualified aeronautical...

Thanks Ken for the qualified aeronautical engineers point of view.

The three points listed by Ken need to be addressed by Vans. I am not so sure we will get a statement out of them on this. Lets see...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
Thanks for those words Steve, they help a lot. I...

Thanks for those words Steve, they help a lot.

I too unlike Russ says am interested in the reasons and the math behind this. Obviously we do need a more definitive statement from Dick or someone at...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
mmmmm

Hey Kevin, That was a very quick response. Thanks very much.

We could thrash this one to death in a new thread, if it's not been done already?
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
Hi Steve, At the moment I am feeling pretty...

Hi Steve,

At the moment I am feeling pretty lousy, having just finished Radiation Therapy. The doc said I would get to feel worse before I started to get better. Let's see what happens in the next...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
I have been rummaging around without success...

I have been rummaging around without success trying to find this statement by Van. I have an idea it might have been in context with flying overweight RV-10's but I am probably wrong on this one. Oh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By islandmonkey
Did you ever fly out of Egelsbach near Frankfurt...

Did you ever fly out of Egelsbach near Frankfurt Michael?
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
I personally, am not so sure on this one Russ. I...

I personally, am not so sure on this one Russ. I know the fuel weight is concentrated outside of the wing root and therefore the effective downforce is eliminated. But the weight does have to be...
Forum: RV-4 01-14-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
That means you will take off with just over 14 US...

That means you will take off with just over 14 US gallons of fuel on board. Hopefully no one blocks the runway while your hanging your wife upside down Steve.

Or you could take off with more fuel...
Forum: RV-4 01-14-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
Lightbulb For me the 250lb pax will not be entering my...

For me the 250lb pax will not be entering my airplane. Sorry big guys. Others here like Russ have different criteria and they seem not to mind carrying a large heavy mass in the rear. However Russ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By islandmonkey
Here is a good source of information produced by...

Here is a good source of information produced by The EAA on sheet metal working.

EAA Videos (http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1431564069?bclid=1445041267&bctid=29739780001)

I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By islandmonkey
I will double check. I could have sworn it was.

I will double check. I could have sworn it was.
Forum: RV-4 01-14-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By islandmonkey
Tip - RV-4 Centre of Gravity Observations

I spent yesterday knocking together a generic RV-4 weight and balance spreadsheet. I derived the sheet from the one available from my website for the 3. After I finished the sheet I started playing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By islandmonkey
The 4 has balanced elevators and rudder the 3...

The 4 has balanced elevators and rudder the 3 does not. I would not want flutter developing if I used a 3 emp on a 4
Forum: RV-4 01-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,639
Posted By islandmonkey
I have Charlie, I have also sent you an email. I...

I have Charlie, I have also sent you an email. I really appreciate your help here. VAF is a great resource with very helpful people. It's worth every penny I donate to Doug each year as an...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-13-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,445
Posted By islandmonkey
You must be real proud of your dad Ed, sounds...

You must be real proud of your dad Ed, sounds like he was a great guy. That empty feeling will never go away I am sorry to say but it will get easier to bear over time. I am really sorry for your...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,830
Posted By islandmonkey
But

Thanks Deal, pounding will be commencing very very soon.

From what I have heard and I know there are one or two people on here that will confirm this that the 4 gives everything the 3 does with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By islandmonkey
You name it. There are many ways it can get wet....

You name it. There are many ways it can get wet.

You leave the canopy open and a sudden shower of rain occurs. (Don't ask).

You spill your favourite beverage while flying (again don't ask).

You...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,830
Posted By islandmonkey
RV-3 in Switzerland.

I was going to build a 3 here in Switzerland and even bought the Emp kit. However I decided to go for a 4 as I was told it could take at least another year to get certification for the 3 in...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,163
Posted By islandmonkey
Well Done!!!!!

I too am very jealous Dan. You have a great looking 3 there and you must be very proud.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,270
Posted By islandmonkey
Nice one Bryan. Another one for the "Tips""...

Nice one Bryan. Another one for the "Tips"" section I think. What do you say Moderators?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By islandmonkey
If the insulation gets wet, it will hold the...

If the insulation gets wet, it will hold the moisture and corrosion could get started.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,405
Posted By islandmonkey
Excellent report. I have book marked this one and...

Excellent report. I have book marked this one and it should go into the "Tips" section IMHO.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-12-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 23,409
Posted By islandmonkey
Positive

Glad to see you posting on other threads too Bob.

You are in my thoughts daily.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,768
Posted By islandmonkey
With respect to fuel tank senders. If you decide...

With respect to fuel tank senders. If you decide at some future point to use mogas, autofuel or another fuel that maybe ethenol based then capacitive fuel senders are inaccurate. I have gone for...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,142
Posted By islandmonkey
Here are some pictures of Frank's very nice...

Here are some pictures of Frank's very nice...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,639
Posted By islandmonkey
Thanks Deal, I have taken a look at Pierre's...

Thanks Deal, I have taken a look at Pierre's thread and I have found it very interesting and have I have also tagged it for follow up.

One criteria of my 4 construction, is to build light. However...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 199,938
Posted By islandmonkey
Here is a photo of me enjoying a weissbier taken...

Here is a photo of me enjoying a weissbier taken in 2010. I have recently lost just over 20 Kilos, that's about 45 lbs. I would not recommend my diet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,956
Posted By islandmonkey
I too have a serious back problem that is being...

I too have a serious back problem that is being dealt with as I write this post. I am currently researching the cushions that RV-4 builders use but I am also looking at what is installed in the rest...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,639
Posted By islandmonkey
Hi Steve, How are you? Still in Austria? I have...

Hi Steve,

How are you? Still in Austria?

I have Becki Orndorf's site bookmarked and I did like the way your seat turned out in G-IKON. Did you use Oregon Air foam for the cushions? How comfortable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 199,938
Posted By islandmonkey
Trading Floor Suppeot

I work for a large Swiss bank based in Zurich. I support foreign exchange traders in a number of Java based applications that manage risk and position and that can also initial trades. A lot of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,228
Posted By islandmonkey
I would take care that the flexible hose has no...

I would take care that the flexible hose has no chance on rubbing on the tyre. (tire for my US cousins).
Forum: RV-4 01-09-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,639
Posted By islandmonkey
Thanks for the link Mike. Does anyone have any...

Thanks for the link Mike.

Does anyone have any feedback on the above Cleveland product? I have dealt with Cleveland and I do know they are a very reputable company.

Where seats are concerned, I...
Forum: RV-4 01-09-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,639
Posted By islandmonkey
Its Oregon Aero

So it looks like I will go Oregon Aero and get the cushions covered locally in Switzerland or Germany.

Steve, I could not find any pictures on your site unfortunately.

Thanks anyway all of you...
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