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Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,482
Posted By BlndRvtr
Yes, but are they thoroughly TSO'd:D George

Yes, but are they thoroughly TSO'd:D

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,691
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks for all the replies. A powered puller is...

Thanks for all the replies. A powered puller is on the list.

This is for a teen build project, so multiple, affordable hand pullers would be nice as well, since we envision multiple, simultaneous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,691
Posted By BlndRvtr
Just starting an RV12 project. The hand rivet...

Just starting an RV12 project. The hand rivet puller listed in Vans plans is $225. A HF tool is $4.99. Is it really necessary to spend an extra $200 to install airworthy LP3-4 rivets?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,965
Posted By BlndRvtr
Toolbox Kit for sale?

Does anyone have a surplus Vans Toolbox kit they'd like to sell?

George
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By BlndRvtr
SB 16-05-23

How many folks here have had to replace their nose gear fork WD-1203 due to cracks as referenced in SB 16-05-23?

Is there a more durable replacement available?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,319
Posted By BlndRvtr
Regarding the new W&B. I'm surprised I haven't...

Regarding the new W&B. I'm surprised I haven't seen a recommendation to run a revised W&B exercise before installing the battery. I don't know how wide the envelope for an RV-8 is, but 3 or more...
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,659
Posted By BlndRvtr
Nice trim wheels. Looks like the Connie at...

Nice trim wheels.
Looks like the Connie at Greenwood Lake, NJ. Is it?

George
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,495
Posted By BlndRvtr
Jim, regarding your use of a wooden dipstick....

Jim, regarding your use of a wooden dipstick. What does this stick look like? I haven't found a dipstick solution that can accommodate the filler neck curve.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,150
Posted By BlndRvtr
Bob (and other concerned CFIs) The BasicMed rule...

Bob (and other concerned CFIs) The BasicMed rule allows for student pilot training, getting paid for providing flight instruction, conducting IPCs, etc. Basically all CFI privileges in allowable...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-23-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,060
Posted By BlndRvtr
Vlad, good to see the TFR doesn't completely...

Vlad, good to see the TFR doesn't completely close off the Hudson corridor.

George
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 209,381
Posted By BlndRvtr
Yes, thank you for restoring the link Don. George

Yes, thank you for restoring the link Don.

George
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 209,381
Posted By BlndRvtr
RV12 Album

How do you get to see all these beautiful RV12s? When I click on the "First Flights Album" link I get a "404 Error" page.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,302
Posted By BlndRvtr
I didn't know Al Gore was British! George

I didn't know Al Gore was British!

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
Posted By BlndRvtr
Almost looks like a baby Bearcat! Wish there was...

Almost looks like a baby Bearcat!

Wish there was an audio file, bet it sounds GREAT!

George
Forum: COMM 08-11-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks. George

Thanks.

George
Forum: COMM 08-09-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By BlndRvtr
Narco Escort II Manual Wanted

Does anyone have a Pilots Guide or Installation Manual for a Narco Escort II that they are willing to share?

On line searches came up empty.

Thanks,

George
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 23,365
Posted By BlndRvtr
Sam, you better make more popcorn, A LOT...

Sam, you better make more popcorn, A LOT more:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12 02-10-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,858
Posted By BlndRvtr
I seem to recall some Van spin videos on YouTube...

I seem to recall some Van spin videos on YouTube early in the RV12s life.
But I don't recall the outcome.

If Vans is offering it as a primary trainer in the S-LSA version, you would think it would...
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,352
Posted By BlndRvtr
Lining & Rivets

FYI: the RV12 brake linings (M66-106) require the long rivets. 12 rivets and 4 linings for a complete brake relining.

George
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,961
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thank you Joe. It's nice when others are willing...

Thank you Joe. It's nice when others are willing to share their experiences for the educational benefit of their fellow pilots. As I gain more experience in the
-12 I'll reciprocate.

George
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,961
Posted By BlndRvtr
And what was the result of flight with an...

And what was the result of flight with an unlatched canopy? Any detrimental effects other than noise?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By BlndRvtr
what brand of cylinders?

what brand of cylinders?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,489
Posted By BlndRvtr
Now they look as good as they did back in the...

Now they look as good as they did back in the early '60s.

George
old curmudgeon
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,278
Posted By BlndRvtr
FYI Don, during about the same time period as TWA...

FYI Don, during about the same time period as TWA Eastern Airlines also operated a JetStar for executive use and some limited pilot training.
I worked on one during college. One mighty fine machine,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,982
Posted By BlndRvtr
It'll be a shame to cover it with a cowling. That...

It'll be a shame to cover it with a cowling. That baby deserves a clear, lucite cowl!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,361
Posted By BlndRvtr
I stand corrected. Thank you for helping me be...

I stand corrected. Thank you for helping me be more accurate. Post now corrected.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,361
Posted By BlndRvtr
Well, if you do intentional acro, with a...

Well, if you do intentional acro, with a passenger, FAR 91.307(c) says you have to have a chute.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,648
Posted By BlndRvtr
When did they switch from the coffee cups to...

When did they switch from the coffee cups to glass mugs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,089
Posted By BlndRvtr
You are kidding, right?!? The RULE (FAR...

You are kidding, right?!?

The RULE (FAR 91.113(b)) of "see and avoid" does not mean staking your life and the lives of others on some electronic gizmo. Having flown many hours with very...
Forum: COMM 06-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By BlndRvtr
Will there be demo units available at OSH? If so,...

Will there be demo units available at OSH? If so, what booth location(s)

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By BlndRvtr
gregg, How much ME time do you need? Do you...

gregg,

How much ME time do you need? Do you already have your multi?
PM me if you want more info.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,920
Posted By BlndRvtr
I wonder what it would take to buy the Mattituck...

I wonder what it would take to buy the Mattituck division from TCM?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By BlndRvtr
Above 13'

If your mounting height IS above 13' (probably about 20-22') in a cold shop, then what do you recommend?

George
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By BlndRvtr
KitLog on Mac

Or, since you already own a copy of Windoze, just run it on BootCamp (included with your new Mac) and spend no more money for a third program. It should work fine.

George
Forum: Flight Testing 12-26-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By BlndRvtr
Perfect links. What a great group of guys. Will...

Perfect links. What a great group of guys.

Will use these wisely. Thanks for the help.

Happy New Year!

George
Forum: Flight Testing 12-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By BlndRvtr
Santa ROCKS

Well it looks like Santa is delivering an Airworthiness Certificate for a friend's RV-4. This is a second hand kit completion. Does anyone have a source for a set of Flight Test Cards for an RV-4?...
Forum: GPS 12-08-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By BlndRvtr
Jack, Give Apollo/GarminAT in Oregon a call....

Jack,

Give Apollo/GarminAT in Oregon a call. They will be glad to help you. At that number you are contacting the original Apollo folks and they are still quite proud of their family of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,476
Posted By BlndRvtr
Ann Can Fly!

[/QUOTE] {Did anyone else ever have a copy of “Ann Can Fly!” in their house?}
Paul[/QUOTE]

Sure, didn't we all? I wonder how many Cessna 180 kits Monogram sold because of that book? I know they sold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,056
Posted By BlndRvtr
KHLN

Brian.

Beautiful pictures. PM sent.

George
Forum: GPS 08-27-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,380
Posted By BlndRvtr
GX55 Install Manual

Craig,

Check your VAF forum listed e-mail.

For some reason I don't have attachment privileges here. So contact me via e-mail directly and I'll send you the manual.

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,079
Posted By BlndRvtr
I've been very pleased with my B&C. 500 hrs,...

I've been very pleased with my B&C. 500 hrs, about 375 starts, not a glitch.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,005
Posted By BlndRvtr
So will this be the colors of this years Oshkosh...

So will this be the colors of this years Oshkosh shirts?!?
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,135
Posted By BlndRvtr
Standard aircraft safety wire is stainless steel....

Standard aircraft safety wire is stainless steel. Brass wire is also available but rarely used. The most common sizes are .020, .032 and .041. It is readily available from most aircraft supply houses...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By BlndRvtr
In an early Apollo CNX80 manual Wal-Mart Eyeglass...

In an early Apollo CNX80 manual Wal-Mart Eyeglass cleaner was recommended. I've used it for over 5 years with no ill effects and it's free after the first purchase.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,559
Posted By BlndRvtr
Three Letters...

T S A !! The best friend General Aviation ever had! :eek:
George
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks, that's what I needed to know. Do you see...

Thanks, that's what I needed to know. Do you see Light Sport categories on the northern horizon?

George
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By BlndRvtr
Canadian Sport Pilots

Does Canada have a Sport Pilot category? If so, does it allow folks to fly LSAs without a medical? On a related note, are there any RV-12s being built in Canada?

George
Forum: Steam Gauges 01-13-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,852
Posted By BlndRvtr
May not be req'd, but ...

With reference to 91.217, I would say a TSO'd altimeter is not required (note the "or" between para. 2 and 3). See what your tech says to that. However, since your goal is to mix with a bunch of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,737
Posted By BlndRvtr
Why are you considering reduced power take-offs?...

Why are you considering reduced power take-offs? Are you running an engine with full power time limits? Do you perceive a benefit from reduced power take-offs? Once we know your goals then we can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,336
Posted By BlndRvtr
Unhappy So if you pay sales tax as you go, can the state...

So if you pay sales tax as you go, can the state then come after you for sales tax on the completed airplane?:(

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 87,651
Posted By BlndRvtr
Yes, until yesterday there was a sectional on the...

Yes, until yesterday there was a sectional on the AirNav pages, in addition to the roadmap. Thank you FlightPerp!

George
Forum: Steam Gauges 12-12-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By BlndRvtr
More info would be helpful: What type "Garmin...

More info would be helpful: What type "Garmin nav/com"? What model "garmin vor/ILS" head? A picture of the situation would be great. Actually a panel shot encompassing the whole system would be...
Forum: Safety 12-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,348
Posted By BlndRvtr
I think it all boils down to this one important...

I think it all boils down to this one important question: (borrowed from that famous RV pilot Clint Eastwood)
“You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?'...

I never feel that lucky,...
Forum: GPS 11-24-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By BlndRvtr
[QUOTE=Brantel;487800]Can the 430W/530W hold at a...

[QUOTE=Brantel;487800]Can the 430W/530W hold at a published hold point that is not associated with any approach? I can't for the life of me figure out how if it can... (automatically and while...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-15-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,903
Posted By BlndRvtr
Findings: 9 @ 75k + 1 mil damage = $2700 per...

Findings:

9 @ 75k + 1 mil damage = $2700 per year

9A @ 75K + 1 mil damage= $2200 per year

Even with a TD it's less than $8/day. Skip the Starbucks, pack a lunch; you're covered! Surely having...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,277
Posted By BlndRvtr
Has anyone informed EAA and AOPA of these...

Has anyone informed EAA and AOPA of these tracking incidents? I'd be curious as to their thoughts about such activity.
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,813
Posted By BlndRvtr
Scott you are correct. Stall training both wings...

Scott you are correct. Stall training both wings level and in turns has been a part of the Private Pilot checkride for as long as I can remember. I started flying in 1969. It's still in the current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,693
Posted By BlndRvtr
Also note that even if 91.205 did apply to an...

Also note that even if 91.205 did apply to an experimental, note that it says POWERED...
So I guess even standard certificated sailplanes don't need compasses.

The stuff you learn here,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By BlndRvtr
Stall AOA is a fixed value for each airfoil in a...

Stall AOA is a fixed value for each airfoil in a given configuration. Vans should know that value. Of course trying to discover it is much more fun than just calling Vans. But you might want to...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By BlndRvtr
LPS 3 is a great rust preventative. Speaking of...

LPS 3 is a great rust preventative.

Speaking of cold, it's important that no water remain in that tube in freezing temperatures lest the water freezes and splits the tube.

George
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By BlndRvtr
I'll second that 3/32" allen wrench. And as Bob...

I'll second that 3/32" allen wrench. And as Bob pointed out, DON"T OVERTIGHTEN the locking screw. Garmin made them with a brass screw and once you strip it (easily done), it's duct tape to hold the...
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,721
Posted By BlndRvtr
So, does this mean when you drive your new Lexus...

So, does this mean when you drive your new Lexus from NH to Maine for a nice lobstah dinner that you have to pay a 6% sales tax to Maine for the privilege of visiting their fine state? And when is a...
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