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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By scard
That is a great picture. It tells a good...

That is a great picture. It tells a good story.

It almost makes me think that our modern huge glass producers would have a market with a "retro mode".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By scard
You really should be able to see a .004" hole...

You really should be able to see a .004" hole with your regular readers or 10x loupe that you keep in the tool box.

My 2c is that .004 is smaller than I would prefer. Failing other looking devices,...
Forum: Autopilots 09-16-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By scard
It pitches for IAS (within limits set). No...

It pitches for IAS (within limits set). No auto-throttle.
I think I see your confusion though as Bob's comment seems to imply a coupled approach and IAS. The pilot is definitely required to manage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,742
Posted By scard
Austin to Sedona NM for lunch after hiking the...

Austin to Sedona NM for lunch after hiking the airport loop for 2hrs, then on to Vegas.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LX8jsfz/0/c4c84e7d/M/i-LX8jsfz-M.jpg

Hiked some pretty crazy stuff at Red...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,184
Posted By scard
And I thought something much different when I...

And I thought something much different when I first saw this puddle once parked at the pumps. The picture looks like the classic brake failure. Until I saw the water streaming down from the wing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,479
Posted By scard
The -12 isn't a particularly loud cockpit, but...

The -12 isn't a particularly loud cockpit, but the good old DC10-13.4 may certainly be lacking, unless you've already lost most of your hearing :). I would obviously suggest fixing the noise issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By scard
Congrats Mickey! It has been a LONG road with...

Congrats Mickey! It has been a LONG road with some painful detours.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-06-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By scard
They are mountain bike trail soccer balls for my...

They are mountain bike trail soccer balls for my morning ride. They are littering the trails right now and provide a continuous opportunity for a tire kick, even with squirrels attached!
Forum: Safety 09-05-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By scard
Forget all the electronics and stuff. Fly the...

Forget all the electronics and stuff. Fly the airplane, don't let it fly you. For final safety of flight, never let the autopilot deviate so much without, "Pull harder and shear the (expletive)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,279
Posted By scard
Ours: Not "mild" back pressure, but stick ALL...

Ours: Not "mild" back pressure, but stick ALL the way back at all times just prior to engine start until the nose wheel comes off the ground. Only then, modulating back pressure to keep it 3" (?)...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-02-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By scard
Understood. We're super happy for you that the...

Understood. We're super happy for you that the airplane is back, and even more so that everybody is healthy.

We'll be "In Stock" when you're ready to try a CQ headset (https://cqheadset.com)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-01-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By scard
There are also alternatives.

There are also alternatives.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,929
Posted By scard
There is something else going on there. More...

There is something else going on there. More mass flow isn't what you're looking for here.
Forum: Oregon 08-29-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By scard
If Vlad chickened out. Save yourself and avoid...

If Vlad chickened out. Save yourself and avoid it!!
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By scard
Just order the tail kit NOW. It is almost zero...

Just order the tail kit NOW. It is almost zero risk. I'll personally come up there if you don't get any takers before your wing kit arrives :). We'll go for a very expensive airplane ride.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By scard
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By scard
No alternator blast tube on (either of) our...

No alternator blast tube on (either of) our alternators. 2000+hrs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By scard
Bare (sealed) concrete. Or, if you're going to...

Bare (sealed) concrete.

Or, if you're going to treat it like your living room, you might choose other options such as a really expensive epoxy coating, which still isn't bulletproof.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,487
Posted By scard
Looks like I'm late to the party, but I too can...

Looks like I'm late to the party, but I too can attest that an O-320 can ingest a huge amount of rain that you would never want to fly through!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,975
Posted By scard
I wonder how many of us have actually used that...

I wonder how many of us have actually used that second alternator that we haul around 100% of the time. I have. It allowed us to continue a week long trip without a care in the world until we got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By scard
Good times. Tanya tells a story about how, after...

Good times.
Tanya tells a story about how, after we got married, it took 16yrs for her to be able to park a car in the garage. (I didn't say "her" car!)

Now, a couple decades in, she has a full...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,550
Posted By scard
Yep. Tanya and I both did our IFR checkrides in...

Yep. Tanya and I both did our IFR checkrides in the RV, what seems like a long time ago.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By scard
Very neat. Very similar in nature to being able...

Very neat. Very similar in nature to being able to "see" things you never imagined in a sound "image".
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 38,124
Posted By scard
Herman, It was an absolute pleasure to meet you...

Herman,
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you at OSH. You are a humble soul sir.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,087
Posted By scard
Yeah, sad slow death. When Larry V. decided he...

Yeah, sad slow death. When Larry V. decided he was done, he asked if Tanya and I would pick it up almost a decade ago. We graciously declined. Russ D. picked up the slack for a few years. I seem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,089
Posted By scard
Thanks for sharing that Chris. It is a humbling...

Thanks for sharing that Chris. It is a humbling reminder of the little things we can do to improve our dispatch reliability.

Now that you're home safe, I'm sure you've already pulled the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,087
Posted By scard
On our outbound Thursday morning, we listened as...

On our outbound Thursday morning, we listened as they re-wrote the notam on the fly and tried to get everyone to start the "procedure" NOT at rippon but at the south west corner of Green lake, and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,390
Posted By scard
It was a hoot yet again. So many good...

It was a hoot yet again. So many good conversations and so little time. Thanks so much to the beer ferry and the super awesome sponsors!

It is the single best opportunity for "Names + Faces".

We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,693
Posted By scard
There was a whole generation of us that lived off...

There was a whole generation of us that lived off of Checkoway’s progress reports, then continued to carry the torch for a little while.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,748
Posted By scard
It happened, and was epic as usual! There were...

It happened, and was epic as usual! There were more than enough of us to have a quorum. I didn’t notice that anything was amiss :). Yeah, there are a lot of us here :)

Beer has been consumed from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,166
Posted By scard
Tanya and I are here of course. Just having a...

Tanya and I are here of course. Just having a ball in HBC. We’re all dried out (almost). After the great tent collapse of 2019.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By scard
OSHKOSH!

Oh, man, I'm still flying my desk, but we launch tomorrow. Mass cookie production is in full swing. I think I have quality control duties in a bit. I checked the hangar earlier and the airplane is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,951
Posted By scard
Yeah, I'm not really qualified as an expert...

Yeah, I'm not really qualified as an expert packer, but I "observe" the expert every year with my mouth shut. Heavy stuff goes forward (tool bag, tie downs), and I've created some extra hold downs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,390
Posted By scard
OR,,, Follow ME (and Tanya)!! It works,...

OR,,, Follow ME (and Tanya)!! It works, really.

Wonder through HBC an hour before and make a friend. "Hey, are you going to the...."
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By scard
We've been mowing on Dave's Treats this week too!...

We've been mowing on Dave's Treats this week too! YUM. (Thanks Dave!)

Somehow, there is an abundance of, yet to be baked, supplies in my refrigerator right now. I don't know what Dave's yield is,...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-16-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By scard
Yep, the CFO shipped our tub yesterday too, but...

Yep, the CFO shipped our tub yesterday too, but ours only came in at 34# !! I must be doing something wrong :p See ya on the welcome wagon!

Our rough plan is a Saturday early morning arrival. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By scard
phenolic scraper

phenolic scraper
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By scard
Why not? My 15yr old RV9A "kit" still flies...

Why not? My 15yr old RV9A "kit" still flies great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,653
Posted By scard
That was my first reaction, then I realized that...

That was my first reaction, then I realized that this kind of personal entertainment just might be the bliss that many of us are in search of. The fact that Dan has the time and mindset to "tinker"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By scard
I don't have one to show you on the field, but I...

I don't have one to show you on the field, but I think I'm quite qualified to talk about the showplanes fastback as I've built all of it, and it is sitting here 3' from me as I write this.
I promise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,653
Posted By scard
I just want to know if I got the high score for...

I just want to know if I got the high score for the number of times a monkey can hit the play button in a row!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,279
Posted By scard
Absolutely not correct. Most of us have seen RVs...

Absolutely not correct. Most of us have seen RVs that are flying, even the RV9 kind, that were absolutely "junk" and not airworthy. Fundamentally, you pretty much know one when you see it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,216
Posted By scard
Nuttin' wrong with your airplane! :). Fly happy!

Nuttin' wrong with your airplane! :). Fly happy!
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,216
Posted By scard
Beware with the answer. Greg is "special", as...

Beware with the answer. Greg is "special", as will be his number.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,216
Posted By scard
You are in good company. Mine is a little slow...

You are in good company. Mine is a little slow too. After over a decade of enjoyment (160hp C/S hartzell), I've only just recently started to ponder where my other 5kts went. I recently spent a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-28-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By scard
Same event on my lightspeed a couple of years ago.

Same event on my lightspeed a couple of years ago.
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,106
Posted By scard
Dan, We're certainly planning on being at OSH in...

Dan,
We're certainly planning on being at OSH in HBC as usual the first half of the week. There won't be a booth or any hard sales, but we'll be happy to hang out and talk headsets in the cool grass...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By scard
Probably the same number of times Taco came close...

Probably the same number of times Taco came close to tent camping :). (dude spent some serious time on mt rainier in a previous life)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,936
Posted By scard
Wow. There is a welcome underlying shift in...

Wow. There is a welcome underlying shift in messaging with this addition.
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By scard
And 14gph! Gasp. Twice the fuel flow that "the...

And 14gph! Gasp. Twice the fuel flow that "the pilot" will allow me to set in cruise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By scard
You'll get a lot of very passionate opinions with...

You'll get a lot of very passionate opinions with this question. It is a very personal conclusion and everybody is different.

It is a little like asking what kind of cheese you like on your...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By scard
Also, don't forget, most major and minor...

Also, don't forget, most major and minor emergencies can be easily solved with a short walk across the street to Target with a credit card.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By scard
Definitely engine! The engine has been sitting...

Definitely engine! The engine has been sitting here for my -8 project for years and Rhonda gives me **** about it every OSH. Life happens when you least expect it. I'm not at all concerned with it...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-11-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By scard
I predict Brian and I will be on the same Welcome...

I predict Brian and I will be on the same Welcome Wagon to go pick up our "box" :).
We don't ship stuff that we can't live without for a night or two. Like the tent!
Forum: Texas (South) 06-07-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By scard
I think Sid nailed it. You're headed to Exec for...

I think Sid nailed it. You're headed to Exec for "easy". They will take care of you. It is not an out of the way country airport, but sounds like the right place for your mission.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By scard
Congrats on your project. The reason you haven't...

Congrats on your project.
The reason you haven't found much about a grove one piece gear is because you have yourself a real unicorn there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,390
Posted By scard
Sounds like another ball of fun. Can't...

Sounds like another ball of fun. Can't wait.

Many thanks to the sponsors. We're pleased to have had the opportunity to do business with 80% of them.
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By scard
And whatever you do, definitely wheels! I use...

And whatever you do, definitely wheels!
I use padded cutout plywood in the shape of the leading edges on one end. I suspect suspended carpet probably would have rotted away by now as long as my -8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,240
Posted By scard
Yeah, hold up your sign HBC and you'll land in...

Yeah, hold up your sign HBC and you'll land in heaven. AKA "sea of RVs".
There is nothing more to do or say. Enjoy. See ya' there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By scard
Congrats! I absolutely know the plight. Way back...

Congrats! I absolutely know the plight.
Way back then, we had to bypass the traditional "sit and wait" and insert a big pile of dollars that we didn't have. It was worth it.

You're IN. Enjoy it.
Forum: Reviews 05-27-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,106
Posted By scard
That is a completely normal configuration. Every...

That is a completely normal configuration. Every ear tip type uses a fitting of one kind or another to connect to the sound tubes.

Shoot us an email and we'll be happy to send you a picture if you...
Forum: Safety 05-23-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,588
Posted By scard
It took me about 450hrs before I started to...

It took me about 450hrs before I started to accept that we built a proper machine that wasn't going to kill us in the next 30sec. That was a long time ago, and oh the places we've been since...
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