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Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By mburch
I used an Anderson Powerpole connector...

I used an Anderson Powerpole connector (https://powerwerx.com/anderson-power-powerpole-sb-connectors) - available from your favorite ham radio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By mburch
The application guide...

The application guide (https://na.industrial.panasonic.com/products/batteries/rechargeable-batteries/lead-acid-vrla) for these Panasonic VRLA batteries includes this guidance:



- Matt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,033
Posted By mburch
Personally I decided to sell my P-Mag once I saw...

Personally I decided to sell my P-Mag once I saw how rinky-dink the terminal strip connector they use is.

- Matt
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,675
Posted By mburch
That's this airplane, a one of a kind turbine...

That's this airplane, a one of a kind turbine Lancair:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_FP0PZWzUs

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

mcb
Forum: ADS-B 07-31-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,587
Posted By mburch
Surprised the FAA didn't suggest simply picking a...

Surprised the FAA didn't suggest simply picking a different ADS-B product for the initial application, then changing it to the GDL 82 for the final installation and verification. They specifically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By mburch
If you have access to a lathe, the following is a...

If you have access to a lathe, the following is a slick method:

1. Get an AN832 bulkhead fitting in the correct size for your hose, and a 1/4" push-to-connect air fitting with a 10-32 threaded...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,863
Posted By mburch
Quite the inboard landing light location.

Quite the inboard landing light location.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-16-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,946
Posted By mburch
Maybe not well-suited to RV's, but this does look...

Maybe not well-suited to RV's, but this does look like it would be a great fit for little baby helicopters.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 35,986
Posted By mburch
For those would like to see a high-wing Van's...

For those would like to see a high-wing Van's bush plane, what's funny is that there's a thread (http://www.ransclan.com/forums/showthread.php?4743-Rans-S-22-What-s-next-for-Rans-Aircraft) just like...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,801
Posted By mburch
Now I'm very curious... what does this super...

Now I'm very curious... what does this super special tool look like?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By mburch
If you've got a velcro band on your watch, it...

If you've got a velcro band on your watch, it ought to take a lot less than 5 minutes to put it on in the morning!
Forum: Rocket 12-06-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,017
Posted By mburch
Next project: F-12 Raider LSA? :)

Next project: F-12 Raider LSA? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,318
Posted By mburch
Here are some videos showing the punches at Van's...

Here are some videos showing the punches at Van's in operation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTayEB3OKGQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkGn_szwxQM
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-14-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By mburch
I have some photos and dimensions on my build...

I have some photos and dimensions on my build log; link below. Engine is an IO-360-M1B on an RV-7. I used all custom cable lengths because I have a throttle quadrant instead of push-pull controls. I...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,728
Posted By mburch
My project is currently on pause due to a...

My project is currently on pause due to a cross-country move, so I'm still in the building phase. I did temporarily install it on the rudder and it did not shine directly through the canopy (it's...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,728
Posted By mburch
I also wanted a red beacon on the tail for ground...

I also wanted a red beacon on the tail for ground operations. My version uses a Whelen LED unit meant for emergency vehicles: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,196
Posted By mburch
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/rivs...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/rivspacer.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,538
Posted By mburch
The nut on the alternator pulley, and possibly...

The nut on the alternator pulley, and possibly the studs on any automotive electrical components you may have chosen to use.
Forum: RV-4 09-06-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,018
Posted By mburch
Having done the horizontal induction build on my...

Having done the horizontal induction build on my 7, I think you would be looking at a whole lot of custom cowling fabrication to make it work on the 4. It would be cool though!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By mburch
When you build an RV-7 QB you are shipped an RV-8...

When you build an RV-7 QB you are shipped an RV-8 wing, then instructed to whack a couple inches off the rear spar to account for the different fuselage profile. I imagine the flaps would be unique...
Forum: Steam Gauges 07-09-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By mburch
This seems like quite a lot of effort to detect a...

This seems like quite a lot of effort to detect a failure of the power supply to the instrument. What about a failure of the instrument itself? To me an issue with its internal sensors or moving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By mburch
Could you attach a 1/8" thick "ear" to the...

Could you attach a 1/8" thick "ear" to the throttle lever to give your clevis a place to bolt onto?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By mburch
Sounds like what you want is a button lock cable...

Sounds like what you want is a button lock cable (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/a700.php). I used one (with red-anodized knob) for my alternate air mechanism. It requires a pretty...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,160
Posted By mburch
I use large plastic or glass containers with...

I use large plastic or glass containers with wide-mouth screw-on lids. Compared to a snap-on lid, they go on gently and don't displace any air or force out any airborne particles.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,601
Posted By mburch
I'm looking at building a hangar myself. Having...

I'm looking at building a hangar myself. Having heard good things about R & M Steel (http://rmsteel.com/) in Idaho, I used their online instant quote tool to spec a 40'x50' hangar with an opening for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,325
Posted By mburch
I may know some people who have the answer. If I...

I may know some people who have the answer. If I find out anything I'll contact you offline.

mcb
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By mburch
So where exactly did you end up inserting the...

So where exactly did you end up inserting the "pilot temp" probe, Joe? Any discomfort on long flights?

http://www.aircraftspruce.eu/images/products_250x250/10-00808.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,074
Posted By mburch
There is a somewhat related kernel of truth here...

There is a somewhat related kernel of truth here that shouldn't get missed:

When cutting and splicing thermocouple wire using standard copper or gold-plated connectors and pins, best practice is to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,074
Posted By mburch
Hmm... you sure about that?

Hmm... you sure about that?
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,101
Posted By mburch
Yes Vic, these photos were just part of the...

Yes Vic, these photos were just part of the fit-up stage from years back.

mcb
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,101
Posted By mburch
It fit okay in my airplane, Scott, once I ground...

It fit okay in my airplane, Scott, once I ground off the superfluous mounting lugs in accordance with Skytec's installation instructions. I had to do a bunch of fiberglass work to get the snorkel to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,154
Posted By mburch
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. The...

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. The engine certainly sounds great in this Rans installation: https://www.facebook.com/409437375816533/videos/981530678607197/

mcb
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By mburch
Sorry, I don't have the plans here in front of...

Sorry, I don't have the plans here in front of me, but if you look up the MS number of the Phillips head screw specified in the plans, it should be easy to figure out. I believe I used stainless,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By mburch
I used a socket head cap screw. It's just...

I used a socket head cap screw. It's just possible to install and remove it with the dipstick tube in place, if you use a ball-end driver to get it started.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By mburch
And the Cessna 162 carb temp gauge is marked with...

And the Cessna 162 carb temp gauge is marked with a yellow caution range from 5° to 40°F... That's -15° to +4°C.
Forum: Safety 01-15-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,820
Posted By mburch
And possibly land shorter too, assuming you...

And possibly land shorter too, assuming you manage to catch the 3-wire!
Forum: Midwest 01-11-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,822
Posted By mburch
If you're near Wichita, head over to Hutchinson...

If you're near Wichita, head over to Hutchinson and spend a day at the Cosmosphere museum. It's truly world-class.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,229
Posted By mburch
Assuming the particular area of inhospitable...

Assuming the particular area of inhospitable terrain you are overflying has good cell service as well as good ADS-B ground station reception, of course...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By mburch
I'd start by consulting the battery...

I'd start by consulting the battery manufacturer's list of approved chargers. This is the most recent version I could find: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,168
Posted By mburch
^ Excellent risk mitigation in evidence here.

^ Excellent risk mitigation in evidence here.
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,412
Posted By mburch
If it's Vansbrau, it will be an empty bottle you...

If it's Vansbrau, it will be an empty bottle you have to fill yourself. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By mburch
They have a website, of course: ...

They have a website, of course: https://www.bose.com/support/factory_authorized_service.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By mburch
I've had the opportunity to fly long...

I've had the opportunity to fly long cross-country trips in the RV-6, -7, -9, -10, -12, and -14. Very little of that was in IMC, but I feel that I have enough straight-and-level stick time in all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,772
Posted By mburch
With Sagittarius ascendant and Mercury in...

With Sagittarius ascendant and Mercury in retrograde, the stars advise an abundance of caution with these structural components.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,022
Posted By mburch
The above suggestions are all right on the money....

The above suggestions are all right on the money. I had this happen on my RV-9A and it still makes me sick to think about it. In my case the broken-off triangle was slightly smaller and didn't reach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By mburch
I used a stainless drawer handle from Aviation...

I used a stainless drawer handle from Aviation Depot. People don't know it's not a custom aircraft part unless I point it out.

http://www.rv7blog.com/images/20070717_handle1.jpg...
Forum: Oregon 11-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,239
Posted By mburch
Wanted: Wing stand (OR/WA)

Fellow Oregonians,

While I complete a slow-motion cross-country move to this fair state, my RV-7 project is temporarily in storage at Independence. The gentleman who so generously loaned me his wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,747
Posted By mburch
That seems pretty typical, based on my...

That seems pretty typical, based on my experience. Flight schools and FBOs will never have much incentive to allow you to take their airplane for long periods of time without putting lots of billable...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,763
Posted By mburch
I will admit that I use a tiny amount of EZ-Turn...

I will admit that I use a tiny amount of EZ-Turn (fuel lube) on the threaded portion of aluminum flare fittings, just to prevent galling. Never anything on the sealing surfaces of course. I forget...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,600
Posted By mburch
Likely because Mode S was invented in the 1970's...

Likely because Mode S was invented in the 1970's (http://web.mit.edu/6.933/www/Fall2000/mode-s/today.html)... back when fewer people were concerned with online privacy! :)

mcb
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,537
Posted By mburch
Here's how I would fix that: 1. Firmly grasp the...

Here's how I would fix that:

1. Firmly grasp the rivet set between the thumb and forefinger of the right hand.

2. Using a gentle but positive underhand motion, toss it towards the nearest waste...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By mburch
I have seen this before in cases where a...

I have seen this before in cases where a round-head screw was used to attach the connectors to the tray, instead of countersunk screws as depicted. Easy to check and easy to fix if it turns out to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By mburch
My reading of 14 CFR 91.207(d)(1)...

My reading of 14 CFR 91.207(d)(1) (http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgFAR.nsf/0/0ca5c0070bd29144862569cf005f1030!OpenDocument) leads me to believe that "proper installation" means...
Forum: Southeast 08-18-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,902
Posted By mburch
That video is the best argument in favor of...

That video is the best argument in favor of flying cars that I've ever seen, inasmuch as it shows an airport which I'd greatly prefer driving to rather than landing at.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-14-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,848
Posted By mburch
Just curious, in what locations would RTV be used...

Just curious, in what locations would RTV be used during engine assembly that would allow it to migrate to the oil screen?
Forum: Oregon 08-07-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By mburch
Thanks everyone for the information. I got...

Thanks everyone for the information. I got connected with some hangar space that looks like it will work out just fine. Great to see the northwest RV guys are a friendly bunch! And thanks Doug for...
Forum: Oregon 08-07-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By mburch
Thanks Kai. We are thinking about an airpark for...

Thanks Kai. We are thinking about an airpark for our long-term house, just need a place to stash the airplane for a few months while we are in between houses!

- Matt
Forum: Oregon 08-07-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By mburch
Need temporary project storage space near Salem

Hi all,

My wife got herself a new job in Salem, so we are moving to the great Pacific Northwest. She has already moved into a small apartment out there to start her new job, and meanwhile I will be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,868
Posted By mburch
Well, clearly the list of appetizers should be...

Well, clearly the list of appetizers should be called "Primers". The customers can spend the whole meal arguing about which one is better, or whether or not you even need to eat one at all (they...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-29-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,017
Posted By mburch
The Cosmosphere is definitely worth a stop. I've...

The Cosmosphere is definitely worth a stop. I've been there many times, and I'd put it right up there with the Smithsonian. And in addition to a huge number of US space artifacts, it's said they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,695
Posted By mburch
Darn it, I selected the white ones based on the...

Darn it, I selected the white ones based on the temperature guidance on McMaster's website, which doesn't say anything about materials compatibility... shame on me for not researching further. I...
Forum: Propellers 06-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,872
Posted By mburch
Care to share which brand of spinner that is?

Care to share which brand of spinner that is?
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